|Reviews for Self from Self|
| tlyxor1 chapter 11 . 2/6
| Olivia52 chapter 11 . 12/27/2014
I admit it, I shed some tears. Thank you for the beautiful imagery you created!
| Ozlex chapter 11 . 9/26/2014
Super deep. Like really, super deep.
| Rehabilitated Sith chapter 5 . 8/26/2014
| GeekItUp chapter 11 . 7/28/2014
This story was so incredible and perfect and beautiful. This could possibly be one of the best stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The characters were so beautifully and correctly written. Fantastic job!
| poisonivy1123 chapter 11 . 7/19/2014
This is great! Love a bit of cap angst. Interesting views on Loki. Keep writing
| Midnight Star 2373 chapter 10 . 7/8/2014
I love how you mix humorous and tragedy into one book. You keep all the characters true to themselves, and you make the plot interesting. Please keep writing!
| Midnight Star 2373 chapter 9 . 7/8/2014
That was such a painful, thought-provoking chapter! So long and deep! The feels! Great job!
| dreamflower02 chapter 11 . 7/3/2014
What a wonderful story! I found it when marta_bee rec'd it at her LJ, and devoured it in one gulp.
I loved the dream-life; I had guessed it was a side effect of the nectar, but it made sense in the end that it was Loki trying in his own way to repay his life-debt. I don't know if you ever saw it, but it reminded me of the episode of ST:TNG, in which Picard lived the life of a man on an alien planet, remembering it in the end just as if it had been his own life.
And I loved the logic of it all, and how things played out a little differently with SHIELD, yet it was still there.
Also the friendship! I think this is the first Avengers story I've read that truly captures the same friendship as family feeling vibe that I get when I read about the friendship of the Fellowship in LotR. Usually Avengers fic seems to focus more on bickering and jokes than in real feeling.
| cairistiona7 chapter 11 . 7/3/2014
First of all, my apologies if this review isn't as coherent and cohesive as it should be. I read this story in one fell swoop last night on my phone and leaving reviews on a phone is... ridiculously tedious if you want to say anything more than "Wow, great story!" And I definitely have that to say but so much more.
It is rare for a fanfic to actually make me cry, but this did, in multiple places. Just truly fantastically well done from first sentence to last. You painted the friendship between Thor and Steve so beautifully, and the whole "dream"(illusion? Planting of false memories) of Steve's life with Peggy was heartwarming and heart wrenching-and dang it, I'm getting teary eyed all over again thinking about the utter sorrow of Steve never aging and having to go through the loss of Peggy as she did grow old and die... and then seeing his children age beyond him as well... ugh! The wife and mom in me aches to think about it.
That entire sequence, for me, is what makes this story rise above the level of even good fics: not only is a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of angst and friendship and tension and uncertainty, all of which would have been enough to make this a fine tale, but you took it to another level entirely when, with Steve's "dream", you tapped into that common human expectation of finding one's true love, building a life together and growing old together, at an even pace, until the inevitable end-and twisted it on its head. Devastating. Absolutely devastating... and I mean that in the most complimentary way. Steve Rogers as a man out of time has never felt more poignant than when I read how his life might have played out had he not been frozen all those years. "Man out of time" has an entirely deeper, more tragic potential and you've hit every emotional touchstone of that possibility.
And then there's Loki. That he gave Steve these memories as a gift of thanks twists my heart in knots. I have, like most fans, such a conflicted take on Loki. Love/hate, etc. You had me coming down on the "yep, he's evil, I *don't like him at all*" side and then... just like the MCU, suddenly Loki shows a glimmer of goodness and I'm straight back to square one, wondering if this ornery, aggravating, exasperating Frost Giant runt is worthy of a little tiny corner of my heart. I've always let Thor be my guide when watching the films... and in reading this, I couldn't help but do that very same thing with this story, which is further testament to your skill at writing these characters.
And Thor... can we talk about his anguish in this? My heavens. He can come across as very stilted and cold when writers don't replicate his more formalized speech and mannerisms accurately, but you nailed it. I can't even figure out just how you did it so well, but somehow you hit the balance between formality and warmth, just as he appears in the MCU (I've not read many of the comic books outside of The Winter Soldier series, so most of my reactions to fanfic is based on what the characters are and have become in the movies). And the other characters-I could go on and on at how well you handled them. I could seriously flail for a couple days, but, just... yeah, picture me flailing and sobbing in a corner, to save time.
This is a story that will stick with me for a very long time. Thanks for writing it!
| homeandawaybraxtons chapter 11 . 6/3/2014
I love your fanfics! keep up the good work :)
| Harley Grace chapter 9 . 5/27/2014
Out of all the stories I've read on here, this chapter alone manages to outshine all of them. This is so, so, so beautiful, and tragically bittersweet. Thank you so much for writing this. xxx
| Kiiimberly chapter 11 . 5/24/2014
Wow. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job with developing Steve and Thor's relationship. I'm not sure what to think about the dream Loki gave him. It's so beautiful but sad because it's a reality that could've been. I'm looking forward to reading more of your works.
| TheVelvetRose 1120 chapter 11 . 5/19/2014
This is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever read. It was supremely well written and I love, love, love the style and the descriptions! The characterization was spot on and I loved it so much. You are a fantastic writer. Thank you for sharing this story with the world :)
| EctoPhantom13 chapter 11 . 5/16/2014
Hehe... let's see what torture Steve has in store!
And are the Science Bros Tony and Bruce? Just wondering.