|Reviews for Still Up There On the Mountain|
| lovinlife48 10/8/12 . chapter 2
This was such a nice story. I like how McGee is strong and a good friend. I do wish Gibbs would have somehow found out but it is believable since he has a weakness for those daughter types. I loved it!
| saisoto 12/8/11 . chapter 1
I like the way you write this one. Don't think Ziva would act like that, but love how McGee defends his friend.
BTW I'll make the drawing :)
| USAFChief 8/28/11 . chapter 2
I don't know about Snoop, but it helps me a bit, although I'd still like to see Tony and Ziva visit Selwin again. The old man might have some advice for the two of them.
Just a thought.
| Lidil 6/18/11 . chapter 2
| XX-Samantha-XX 4/19/11 . chapter 2
Oh scouse, i really do love that you had to guts to bad mouth ziva some hehe...she has been acting quite badly towards Tony recently and i don't like it either because he still at least cares about her...unlike her, she just seems to flaunt everything in front of him saying she is soo much better than him...Awesome job :D Well done !...i really loved that Timmy was so friendly...i really love your way of Tony and Timmy's brothership, its pretty epic ! :D
| TesubCalle 3/28/11 . chapter 2
I've finally got some time at my disposal to read (Spring Break!) and enjoy.
Being a card-carrying member of the 'no-romo' club, I'm secretly pleased that this was not a TIVA tale. It was just full of all kinds of Tony awesomeness.
Timmy is certainly finding ways to shine in your fics these days, too! I adored his honesty and his 'mission' to get through to both Tony and Ziva.
It's appalling to think that Ziva would discount anything Tony might say, but the scary thing is that she does have a record of treating him rather shabbily. I was extremely pleased that Tim was able to see right through her and point out a few things that needed pointing out.
Thanks for writing this, and thanks especially for the moments with Lucy. :-)
BTW - Arthur Hastings better not even think he can touch his ex-wife, Tam, Sunny, Keshowse, Patch, Polly, Lucy, or our intrepid NCIS agents. What a foul and despicable man!
| cheekymice 3/20/11 . chapter 2
And why is it that the trolls always post anonymously ...weird that huh? Ignore the silly person as she doesn't understand the concept of 'fiction'...to rabid to care that the story is cracking. ;)
| Fivetimesthelove 3/9/11 . chapter 2
I enjoyed this story very much and thought that the characterisations were very good and the story well told.
For me, (a novice writer) one of the benefits and attractions of the FanFiction site is the freedom to write my stories how I see the characters. The freedom of speech, yeah?
What is particularly sad is when writers are vilified for expressing an opinion that differs from some readers. What a boring and tedious world this would be if we all thought the same and what a sad and dark world it would be if we tried to suppress the creativity of others, simply because we disagreed with their opinions.
Many people have tried that over the years - we call them despots, tyrants and dictators.
I am not surprised that Saddened Monkey is sad. She keeps ignoring the warnings placed by authors to assist readers to AVOID the stories they may have a problem with. Why would she do this unless she was particularly looking to upset another writer - and to do so ANONYMOUSLY - how brave!
Pity, because I'm sure that many of us could respond to her challenge and list the examples of moments when Ziva HAS disobeyed Tony in the field. The episode Cloak is one - she was specifically ordered (by Gibbs and Tony) not to engage the Marines...and yet she did.
Sadddened Monkey - if you don't want to be sad anymore - pay attention to the warnings and read the stories that you are more likely to enjoy. But if you'd rather be a monkey - ignore the warnings and keep leaving scathing ANONYMOUS reviews. The choice is yours.
| sarahsrr 3/9/11 . chapter 2
Great second part. And yes no one talks bad about little Lucy. And Gibbs concern about Arthur seeking revenge is very real now after the threats he made to Polly and Patch. Love you bringing old characters including Kath back. Loved the serious Tony taking the lead here while staying put at NCIS.
And Tony real realizing Hastings threats were real and Caspar Horowitz from Tonys Baltimore days. But by the time he made the connection the team was gone. So he calls Ziva who dismisses him and disobeys Tonys frantic request. So he rushed down to Abbys lab to stop them from going in. Thankfully Tony got Gibbs to stop the team from going in and gave them the warning about the trap. Then he updated Gibbs on the old case. Gibbs asks why he didnt call Ziva. Loved the Abby was closer but then sh'e always listen to Tony about everything.
And thankfully Tony stayed put and the caught Caspar before he could kill everyone. And thankfully Tim talked to Ziva and set her straight about Tony. Loved how you added a case where we could see the Tony we all love with danger and no whumping this time. And a chance for Tim to set Ziva straight as they need to on the show. You did great and cant wait for your next work!
| Belker 3/9/11 . chapter 2
Noooo - it's too short! I want more Kath, more Patch, more heroic Tony and more brotherly McGee! ;)
Oh well, I'm glad you gave us this extra material (like on DVDs) with Ziva shaping up at the end. I don't believe she's malicious at all, but like you described, doesn't take Tony seriously at all times.
| sarahsrr 3/9/11 . chapter 1
Sorry for taking absolutely way too long to finish reading and leave a review. Please forgive me!
Well wonderful as usual! Loved little precious Lucy making an appearance in your sequel! And glad Tony was able to open up to someone other than Abby even if it was a baby. I loved Tony'd fatherly love for her and how calm and relaxed the little thing made her.
And so glad that Tony and McGee finally had a mature conversation. I am sure McGee was concerened about Tony and they got it all out to why they have trouble having a serious conversation and why. They both have a hard time expressing their feelings. Which is why they both joke around so much. But glad they were able to actually talk and truely have the long needed serious conversation.
And glad they had the needed discussion about Ziva and why they never talk any more. And that Tonys tired of the tension and the fact that she is cold toward him and always treating him as less than competent and trying to fight all of his battles. And expecting him to oogle over him and be so obsessed over her love life. But it all went kaput when Ziva called Lucy a thing. Well done and you really hit the nail on the head when you truthfully described the relationship and the anoyingness of Tony and Ziva's relationship and the fact that Tim and Tony arent even friends on the show anymore. But well done and fantastic job! Sarah
| Madances 3/8/11 . chapter 2
Thank you for this chapter. I enjoyed it very much. Tracy
| Azamiko 3/7/11 . chapter 2
*thumbs up* Glad someone talked to Ziva.
| vanishingp2000 3/7/11 . chapter 2
Yay. Go Tim and go Tony. I really liked the way Tim spoke to Ziva and I was glad that Tony did overhear, even if he was embarrassed. Liked the ending too. Glad that Gibbs didn't come down too hard on Tony too. Many thanks as always. VPx
| Angel of Clay 3/6/11 . chapter 2
First off, I read a significant amount of NCIS fanfiction, but I rarely leave reviews. Not because the story isn't worth it but because I feel that there is nothing more to add to the comments already submitted. I am motivated to leave a review now in order to disagree vehemently with a review left by another reader.
Your characterizations of everyone in this work (and in all of your works) is wonderful. A person, real or depicted in fiction, cannot come hold a position in any sort of law enforcement for over a decade and not me actually good at their job, and you do an excellent job of showing us the side of Tony that gets down to the business of putting away criminals. I particularly loved that Tony broke the case in this through the never-shown, very unglamorous "legwork" that makes up a significant portion of actual police work.
If your depiction of Ziva is a little on the harsh side I view it as a little bit of hyperbole to prove a point. Ziva has grown colder towards Tony in the last couple (few?) seasons. A very recent example would be in the last episode where she commented that she felt like taking a shower after every conversation with Tony (seriously uncalled for cruelty.) Tim's psychological explanation for this distance hits the nail on the head. It makes so much sense! If there are some that cannot handle this portrayal, they certainly do not have to read it, you gave sufficient warning in your summary.
Your Tony and Tim friendship is absolutely heartwarming (I love a good Tony & Tim friendship story). It is a very good continuing development of their character growth that is consistent with all of your other work (which I have read AND loved) and is also an element of the show that I wish was more often included. Reality would dictate that if there were real animosity between the two that one would have transferred long before now, ergo, despite very different personalities, they should be good friends.
Lastly, I want to say that this is an excellent follow-up to an amazing story. You are a very gifted writer and it is a pleasure to read the stories you write. The effort taken to bring this story to us is much appreciated for I am well aware that there is nothing remotely EASY about writing, be if fanfiction or not.
Maybe some sad monkeys should find other trees to play in.