|Reviews for A Morbid Taste for Ice|
| Gnimaerd 5/18/13 . chapter 24
This is the best bloody Loki/Darcy fanfiction I've /ever/ read. It's better than "Blame it on the vodka" and "Funny that way" and every single other fanfiction I've ever read. It's /beautiful./ Oh, please don't stop.
| GhostxHunterxLlamas 5/16/13 . chapter 24
Oh my this story is getting good.
| DefyGravity18 5/10/13 . chapter 24
I will have you know that I am obsessed with this. I would give you a better review, but I'm on an iPad. Everything about this is perfection. I'm so glad I found it. Update as soon as you can. You can count on me sticking around to finish.
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 24
So, um, it's past the beginning of May. *taps finger pointedly*
Seriously, though, I find myself a little relieved that there isn't more. Because I've been neglecting my own projects the last few days in favor of getting absorbed in this tale. If there were fifty more chapters of this story, I'd spend the next week reading instead of writing (or art-ing - I'm slipping behind on all fronts).
The plot thickens. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. (And yes, I still don't trust Sean. There's just something about him, I don't know. Probably because cornflower blue is such an unnatural color and really, really unfair to the rest of the human race who can never hope to acquire such gifted genetics.)
**She sighed, realizing that being the God of Mischief's conscience was a full time job with lots of unpaid overtime.
Since said God of Mischief lacks a conscience of his own entirely, there is a whole lotta truth to that sentence, lol.
Thank you for the fun diversion into a ship I've never considered before - with the added bonus of a murder mystery. :) I'm not sure that I'm converted to Loki/Darcy overall, but I ship it for your story. Many happy returns in your endeavors. (And I hope, if you have any published fiction out there, that you direct me where to find such stories.)
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 23
Finally, I am able to catch these last two chapters! And then I'll be all morose like the rest of your readers that there is no "next" button to click until you descend from your might writing throne and deign to update the story. ;)
Ah, well. C'est la vie.
One quote from this chapter:
**"I am not a hero. I am Loki and if you are to be my partner in crime, you can't keep playing the fool."
Thank you for keeping Loki, well, LOKI. Because I'm not the kind of woman who loves her supervillains with the thought that I can someday change them into altruistic gentlemen. And I don't understand writers who claim to be a rabid Loki fangirl and then feel the need to give him that kind of unbelievable and OOC turnaround (usually with the trope of "healing vaginas" as my dear friend - another Loki/Darcy author - so aptly, and somewhat crassly, describes it).
So thank you for writing a credible story where Loki might fall for Darcy, and more importantly, where Loki might not go on a psychotic, murderous rampage to rival the New York Incident (though if that comes later in the story, I'll still probably be an embarrassing whimpering fangirly mess). He's still Loki, but more like the Loki before all the crazy.
Oh, and by the way. I still really don't trust Sean. Honestly, every time you work hard to give him alibis and to prove that he has nothing to do with anything, my suspicions grow further.
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 22
I'm pretty sure that there has never been a sexier line in fanfic than this:
**"I like you in my shirt, making it yours," he moved over her like water, lips taking hers briefly, "while I make you mine."
And then I totally howled when "Mom & Dad" walked in on Loki and Darcy. Hil-freaking-arious!
**"Thor, the unicorns stopped following me home junior year in high school."
And again with Darcy's descriptors:
**"-and then he learned his dad was the blue, freezy version of Darth Vader,"
Sadly my eyes are drooping so much that I cannot read the last two chapters. :( Ah, well. There's always tomorrow. ;)
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 21
So glad that Loki would not leave when Darcy told him to get out. There was a chance to draw the angst out to agonizing levels, and I'm glad you had pity on us poor readers and gave us something far, far better instead.
Again the Voice of Loki appears, I love it. It came out in this for me:
"I guess that's stupid. We're barely friends."
"You know that isn't true," he said, his voice shadowed with frustration.
I don't know why some dialogue hits me between the ears like that, but this one did.
And SEXY TIEMZ. Wheee!
But honestly, I kinda liked the banter and cuddling afteward a little more. I'm such a girl. *sigh*
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 20
And Tom Hiddleston (or his very distinct voice, rather) came out again in this chapter:
**Eyes once again on the doorway, he said, "I'm sorry. You weren't entertained?"
**"You care about me," he said, sarcastically, "I'm flattered."
In fact, the entire banter between him and Natasha. OMG. It's the Loki. THE Loki.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think your characterization of him throughout the rest of the tale is inauthentic. It was merely wonderful to see the Loki from "The Avengers" even just for a bit. He's been the God of Ignoring for so long that it's been fun to see him baiting someone - rather viciously (unlike the barbs he trades with Darcy - who he's clearly in love with, lol).
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 19
Only one quote-y quote this time:
"...certain his peculiar feelings were Thor's fault. Everything was Thor's fault."
But no less riveting. "The Only Exception" by Paramore came up on my iTunes while I read this chapter (because music breathing in my world). Coincidence? I think NOT.
As soon as I got to the escape from Asgard, my wheels were already turning. I BEAT YOU, LOKI. HAHA AHAHAHA
*promptly turns into a cockroach because she is no Darcy*
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 18
Aaaand there it is. Not quite the way I expected it. (I was worried for the altruistic, "We can't be together because people will use me to wield your supervillainy in their favor" or some such.) But it was authentic enough that I can't fault the direction this has taken. (My first ship ever was Trip & T'Pol from Star Trek: Enterprise and that ship is All Angst All the Time. I can handle it.)
I don't have any quotes for this chapter. Probably because this has taken a much more serious turn and most things I get quote-y about are humorous. But I'm pretty riveted.
And anxious for the Loki chapter...
| startraveller776 5/8/13 . chapter 17
You know, even when a writer is excellent at characterization and dialect (like, say, YOU are), I still don't always hear the voices in my head distinctly with every line as if I were watching a film ("Thor 1.5: The Darcy Chronicles"). But every once in a while, a character says something that is so clearly and resoundingly *them* that I hear the actor's voice in my mind.
This was that moment of the story for me with Darcy:
…she made a point of bending so that her cleavage was a few inches from Loki's face. He gave her a charming smile and she beamed.
Once she left, Darcy picked up the menu. "Funny," she said, "I don't see boobs on the menu."
And then, a few paragraphs later I heard Tom Hiddleston's voice in my head - and saw that brilliant showing-every-tooth-in-his-mouth smile as he said:
**"You are jealous." He looked too pleased with himself.
Somehow you've gotten on a role, because Natasha had a moment herself:
**"I won't lie. I think he's evil and you could do much better. Given the opportunity, I would kill him."
And this one made me giggle:
**"She wasn't worried about me. The problem is I might break you and then you'll be no good to SHIELD and the supervillain army they're building."
*sigh* I have a feeling that we are about to embark on the REAL angst now. I see the logic of it, but it totally SUCKS. Because I was getting all warm and mushy along with this ship and now you're gonna just rip the Happy Rug out from underneath me, aren't you?
You cruel writer, you.
| startraveller776 5/7/13 . chapter 16
"...the calm before the obligatory, romance-y dark moment, uh, stormy stuff." And of course, you've got me worried. Ugh.
I was actually so engulfed in this chapter that I didn't have a lot of copy-and-paste moments. (Probably because there was a lot more mystery stuff in this chapter and less Loki-Darcy banter which usually has me in stitches.)
Again, I cannot get enough of Loki Dry Wit:
**"I conquered several small worlds. There was blood and chaos, and the music of the dying as they screamed in exquisite agony."
But then, Darcy had a fantastic comeback for that one:
**"Bullshit. You'd be way happier if that was true."
And truer words were never spoken:
**"There goes my hero," she said to the almost empty house. Her knight in blackened, bloodied armor, with the face of an angel and soul of a demon.
This was probably unintentional on your part, but the Labyrinth fangirl in me squee'd just a bit at this:
**"You have no power over me." Angry joined arrogant on his lean face.
I still don't trust Sean. Nope, nope, nope.
But I'm looking forward to seeing how the trip and festivities go.
| startraveller776 5/7/13 . chapter 15
I very much enjoyed the mirroring scenes. Kind of like bookends.
I adore Darcy's nicknames for Loki: Manifest Destiny. God of Sprawl. *giggle*
And then you totally took my breath away with this:
**The combination of inhuman strength and his utter maleness triggered a deep-seated and formerly well-buried memory.
I think it took the better part of this chapter to not be utterly heartbroken for what she must have gone through.
Fortunately, a healthy dose of Loki Dry Wit helped:
"Right. Alcoholism. Because one can never have too many vices."
"Several million dollars in damage to buildings, infrastructure, Starbucks franchises, etcetera...is dramatic," agreed Darcy.
"And I was completely sober."
And Jane's wariness:
**"I think I liked you two better when you were at each other's throats. Now you're like two co-conspirators."
And this was both adorable and gut-wrenching, since for a brief moment we see shades of Loki before he discovered his true heritage:
**Thor finally asked, "Loki, what have you done this time?" Loki, who had developed a sudden fascination with the morning parade of New Mexico's best and worst criminals, as reported on the morning television news, turned and favored Thor with a wide-eyed, baffled shrug.
And, oh, the way Darcy describes things:
**Obviously, Loki was in "why be straightforward when you can make like Gandalf and fling out vague, incomprehensible magical babble" mode.
I laughed for a good ten minutes (right along with Loki) on this one:
**"Fine. Whatever. It's not like you're stealing my panties and turning them into cute crafts to sell on Etsy."
Just a couple of other comments from me. I still don't trust Sean. At all. Perhaps that's not your intention, but I'm ridiculously suspicious of him.
And that moment with Thor walking in on Darcy & Loki chilling in Loki's room. I'm as baffled as Darcy at his reaction. Is it because Darcy is bonding with Loki and Thor is heartbroken that Loki is still cold toward him? I don't know. I hope you'll reveal it as time goes on.
| startraveller776 5/7/13 . chapter 14
Continuing on in my (frustratingly) slow savoring of this tale. *shakes fits at sky* Why must you be so busy, Real Life!
I had a good long laugh at the mental image this gave me:
**Feeling braver, she grabbed his chin and turned his head back and forth. She slid her fingers up and squeezed his cheeks, moving his lips and making funny faces. Still nothing.
**Twisting his arm around, she smacked his hand lightly against his cheek. "Stop hitting yourself." Smack. "Stop, stop." Smack, smack.
And OMG now *that's* a make-out session!
And then afterwards:
"You've now demoted me from lunatic to faulty television." He grinned sardonically. "Is that your version of 'sweet talk?'"
"Yeah. Is it working?"
"Regrettably, yes." He rose unsteadily, lanky frame swaying. "How far the mighty have fallen, indeed."
This simultaneously made me giggle and tore my heart to tatters:
**Darcy suspected that Loki's heart came in a box with the words "Some assembly required" stamped in small text on the side. And when the box was opened, there'd be a million tiny pieces and instructions written in Chinese translated from Klingon. Darcy doubted there was much a mortal science assistant could do to a heart already so shattered.
(But considering how the rest of the chapter went, I'm kinda with Thor - worried that by accident Darcy might break Loki's heart. And last time his heart was broken... Well, New York will recover eventually...)
And the "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA" award goes to Darcy (yet again) for this:
**"Yeah," said Darcy, "It's like the GEICO gecko's pervy little brother."
Here is my favorite bit of Loki dry humor:
"One exploded building and I'm marked for life." She stomped down the stairs after him.
"Now you know how I feel."
And finally, the shippy, melty moment:
He reached to her, setting long fingers on the top her head and twisted, ruffling her hair. "My beloved monster."
You know, as much as I love their kisses, I think I might even love the snuggles more. Onwards to the next chapter!
| Sarah 5/5/13 . chapter 24
Okay, so I found this and read it in less than a day. Oh please update soon, I've become so wrapped into your story. Loki/Darcy is one of my favorite ships and I rarely find others who ship or write for the ship, let alone finding well written fics.