|Reviews for Cold Up There|
| PartiPooper chapter 15 . 1/22/2017
Oh, Friend, I couldn't be happier with the finale of this fic! It's the happy ending I've been wishing and hoping for throughout everything! And sometimes it was as chaotic as braving a blizzard to get to this point, but it was totally worth it in the end, because just look at this! I love how Eric and Kyle influenced each other and inspired each other to develop as people and as a relationship throughout this whole thing, because that is all I want for them! I want to see Eric break down his walls and come out of his shell and learn to compromise and love someone in a healthy, beneficial way! And I want to see Kyle help him with that and fight for what they have together, and to try to trust someone to be a person who he can care for and who can care for him back! And you gave it all to me in this fic, so I can't thank you enough! Once again, I have come to the end of one of your fics and found myself satisfied! You never fail me, Friend, and I don't think you ever will! This was a great, interesting concept for an AU, and you did the most absolute justice to it with your wonderful writing and your phenomenal story-telling! You're so great at expressing emotions (probably because you're so in-tune with yours, you cry-baby, haha!) and it makes for a story I can't help but get caught up in! I can't wait for your next story, Friend, keep 'em coming 'til the day I die! And then, after I /have/ died, keep on bringing them! Read them aloud to my grave so I can rot forever in the trash you feed me, haha! QvQ
| PartiPooper chapter 14 . 1/22/2017
Ahh, I felt so bad for Eric starting off this chapter! It's horrible to be lonely, and now it must feel like twelve years worth of unfelt loneliness has finally caught up with him all at once! And I love the metaphor you used to encapsulate that: "Kyle had been a cool April downpour, enlivening and refreshing what Eric had kept frosty for so long. Now Kyle was gone, but the ground still glistened and everything in the cabin dripped with his presence." It's kind of nice how he's coming out of survival mode now though - realising how tedious it is to get up, hunt, go to sleep, and repeat - and instead remembering and reminiscing about the past before he became like this, and pondering on and dreaming of the future he could have had with Kyle. It's good because surviving isn't the same as living, and Eric's probably just realised this now thanks to Kyle. It's just sad that he's realised a little too late. And stewing in his thoughts is no way to live either. So hooray for him seeing Kyle again! And hooray for Kyle being brave enough to approach Eric's insecure, unsure ass! And hooray for them planning to go out for coffee! The end of this initially depressing chapter has made me happy and hopeful! Thanks for alleviating the angst a bit, Friend, haha! OvO
| PartiPooper chapter 13 . 1/22/2017
Ahh, this chapter was another rollercoaster of emotion! I still love it though. I loved it from the very start. As much as a part of me wanted for Eric to keep holding Kyle in bed for as long as he could before he inevitably woke up, another part of me is proud of him for not doing that. It just goes to show that's he's already - even in subtle ways - making an effort to not be greedy or possessive, to let Kyle go and have his freedom, to do the right thing even if it hurts him or goes against his wants, which is such good character development shown in such a good way. It's healthy for him and it's healthy for Kyle and it gives me faith in their relationship, even as fractured as it is right now. Another thing that gave me faith was Kyle taking Eric's hat with him. It means that, even after everything that happened between them, he doesn't want to forget anything, he still wants to remember Eric. It just goes to show their relationship is still strong, and that maybe Kyle /will/, against his word in the last chapter, want to try to fix them like couples should. And one last thing that gave me faith was the fact that when they were saying goodbye, Eric kept looking back at Kyle as he went and Kyle stayed there the whole time to watch Eric go. They don't quite want to say goodbye because they still love each other and I love it, gosh darn it! I also love how Eric is taking responsibility for his actions. He recognises that he's part of the reason Kyle got injured, and he recognises that it's wrong to blame South Park for taking Kyle from him when he drove him away there himself. And he recognises, too, that this life of isolation he's built up around himself isn't so great - that he's been fooling himself all along and it doesn't make him as happy as he thought it did. It's more strong character development which I'm so here for! Even though this chapter was sad overall, it's still lit a little fire of hope in my heart. It doesn't feel like it's just saying, "This is it..." - it feels like a little "... for now," was added at the end. And their little trek up the stairs at the end felt like a metaphor, or foreshadowing - like it represents the struggle upward they're going to have to go through together now. And I can't wait for it! OvO
| PartiPooper chapter 12 . 1/22/2017
Ahh, I'm so glad I can finally review these last few chapters, because wow, they're so good! In a heart-breaking, soul-shattering kind of way, haha! My favourite scenes in this particular chapter were when Eric and Kyle were kissing (where you made Eric lift Kyle off his feet again, hnngh, you know what that does to me!), and when they were in bed together (with Eric spooning Kyle, hnngh, you also knows what that does to me too!). I just love how those usually sweet scenes were turned into something bittersweet. Like, it made me so emotionally compromised seeing these two walking on eggshells around each other in a way they haven't since the first few days of the storm. It's so unsure and vulnerable and it's making me suffer! And Kyle saying they need time apart? Why must you break me like this, Friend?! I know I and Eric should expect as much, but it still sucks! It really got my hopes up when it seemed like Kyle had softened enough to take Eric up on his offer to help him, I felt teased when he declined in the end! But, though it's making me upset, I know Kyle's right. This is what's best for them. Kyle needs to step away from the situation and be independent in his own space again, and Eric needs to re-learn how to cope without someone there. It's so sad though, agh! When Kyle said at the end, "I love you... God, I hate how much I love you," that really got me! It made me teary like Eric, darn you! Darn you and your beautiful writing that makes me so emotional!... I'm still gonna read it though, I'm still gonna read it... Haha! Thanks for the feels, as always, Friend! OvO
| symphknot chapter 14 . 12/11/2016
I really loved it!
| symphknot chapter 12 . 11/26/2016
OMG is very sad...but I love the end...Thanks for this fic, I love it
| LaDamaNorris chapter 10 . 11/12/2016
Errata for review from ch11: *FORGIVE HIM, not "forget him", GOD! (Sorry it was important)
| LaDamaNorris chapter 11 . 11/12/2016
I really like this plotwist, I was expecting the real Cartman to appear and I'm SO GLAD you did it (maybe I'm the only masochistic one that loves this xD). But seriously, that's how Eric is! I just wish that Kyle could forget him or, at least, go away and then miss him! I also like this bc it remembers me of The Beauty and The Beast! this is our Red Ridding Kyle in a mountain trapped by his own lumberjack... soooo dramatic! *0*
I'm sooo waiting for next chap sooon! :D
| PartiPooper chapter 11 . 11/6/2016
Ahh, it seems my wishes for Eric to tell the truth or come clean before Kyle found out the lie on his own weren't blessed! I expected as much though - this is you we're talking about, and if there's any opportunity for drama and angst then you'll take it, heh! Agh, but this chapter hurt so much! Poor Eric! Poor Kyle! I can sympathise with both of them! Even though I think Kyle's more justified in how he feels than Eric. Although, it stabbed me in the heart when Kyle said, "Maybe this kind of twisted, possessive, sick behaviour is what I should expect from somebody who hasn't had real human interaction for nearly twenty years!" and when we saw how obviously repulsed by and afraid of and desperate to get away from Eric he was, because ouch! Even if Eric deserves these consequences of his choice, it must still be an overwhelming blow, especially when we know that although his actions were wrong, his intentions were good. I also liked the line, "I'm just as much of an acquirement to you as those poor mounted heads on the wall," as well as, "You don't get to fucking keep people, Eric!" because I think that's one of his largest issues, in canon and in fanon works like this: the way Eric seems to think he can possess people. And I like the way you're addressing it here, Friend! I love it whenever you address any problematic issues with these characters or this ship, because you always seem to resolve them somehow and I'm so here for that. I hope you can resolve what happened here, although I'm not sure how you can. While I was reading this chapter, I was just sat here thinking, "Ahh, I have no idea how they can ever come back from this, how Kyle can ever forgive Eric, how Eric can ever earn Kyle's trust back!" And that's good writing on your part. I can't predict what's going to happen, so you're keeping me on the edge of my seat here with this drama! Don't keep me on the edge too long though, Friend, or else I'll soon lose my balance and fall, haha! Still, this chapter has been another example of your extraordinarily excellent writing, and I can't wait for another example in the next chapter! Don't run out of steam just yet, Friend! You've come so far and you're so close, and you have a strong readership awaiting more of this story! So do your best! OvO/
| PartiPooper chapter 10 . 11/6/2016
Well it's been a troubling week, knowing this chapter was up but being unable to read it until my uni work was finished, but now I've found the time to read it and I can safely say it was definitely worth the week's wait! Oh, my gosh, Friend, it's so good! I'm most impressed with Eric's characterisation! I'm disappointed in him for lying to Kyle, but I'm /far/ from disappointed in you, Friend, for /making/ him lie to Kyle! Because that's so in-character for Eric! He's selfish, and he's insecure, so of course he'd lie! It makes so much sense, and that's why I'm actually so glad that you chose to do that, even though I'm sure it must've been as hard for you to write as it was for me to read! Agh, the feels! If Kyle ever finds out Eric deceived him like this then, boy, will he be annoyed! I kind of hope Eric tells the truth before Kyle finds out that he lied, so that they can just go on as if he never did. At the same time, I know that's not fair to Kyle, so I'm just hoping Eric comes clean before Kyle finds out on his own - that might soften the blow and make Kyle more likely to forgive him sooner. And I think he'd be pleasantly surprised by how stubborn Kyle is when it comes to the ones he loves: if he loves you enough, he'll never forget you and he'll always forgive you - and Eric's no exception to that rule! Eric has nothing to worry about, and I hope he figures that out soon! Otherwise, all I have to say is that I love the seasonal comparison between them in the beginning, Friend, how you described Eric as winter and Kyle as spring! That just seems so perfect for them and I love metaphors like that describing my ship! Keep up the good work, Friend, I'm looking forward to the next chapter! OvO
| Rose chapter 10 . 11/1/2016
Ohhhh this chapter had me holding my breath until I read that Eric LIED! Ghhhh, it's really in-character for him to be so distrusting and reluctant to let go of something he loves, but that doesn't make it any easier to read :( Poor Kyle, I feel like I'm standing right on the edge of the oncoming argument. I'm looking forward to seeing (and cringing at) how things play out!
| Guest chapter 10 . 10/30/2016
My God, I have never felt more uncomfortable than with this chapter. It was like it was slowly and methodically cutting at my heart slowly. Probably because I saw so much of myself in Eric and I didn't like what I saw. I've been known to to do some weak selfish shit like that in the name of self preservation. You just get so scared of a future that hasn't even happened. What I'm trying to say is, you did an amazing job pull out that emotion for me, even though I'm not sure if I'll read this chapter again like I have the others. Maybe that's what makes it even more effective. That's all I had to say.
| Charlotte chapter 9 . 10/17/2016
It was beautiful, the raw emotions between Eric and Kyle. I'm glad that they got to know each other more in this chapter. To be honest, I'm quite glad that they didn't go all the way in this chapter, as it would be too quick for Eric who just learned what love is.
Hope to see more of this charming couple, please update soooooon
| PartiPooper chapter 9 . 10/16/2016
Friend, this chapter was giving me fluffy feels from the very first paragraph! There's no mental image I love more than Eric and Kyle kissing, so you describing all their different kisses was just... ahh, so great! And it just got better with the descriptions of Eric learning how to love someone (kissing and touching Kyle the way he likes), and learning how to love loving someone (waking up and coming home to Kyle)! Also, the image of Eric's head in Kyle's lap and the latter running his fingers through the former's hair? Another great image I love! I enjoyed the deep, personal talk they had during, too, about past loves (and how jealous it made Eric, haha, I'm so here for that), and the way it shows how they can now comfortably talk about just about anything with each other, and how far they've come together too! Speaking of coming together, daaamn, that smut scene though! (*Wink wink, nudge nudge* D'you see what I did there, Friend? Huh? ;D Haha!) It's so funny the way something so filthy as that emerged from something so innocent and pure as building a snowman and having a snowball fight (another scene which I adored for how wholesome it was, by the way, I'm all about Eric and Kyle playing and having fun with each other, aww), haha! What I love about the way you in particular write these scenes is you don't just describe the actions alone, you describe the emotions that go with them as well, and it's great because it just makes the whole thing feel way more emotional and intimate and I love it because that's just the way I want sex between my OTP to be! It's not just about lust, it's about love too, and that really comes across in the way you write it! I loved that Eric was nervous because it was only his second time ever and it was fourteen years ago he'd had his first time, but Kyle was understanding and encouraging and steady and everything Eric needed him to be to embrace and enjoy that moment! And I love that, in the end, Eric was able to give back as good as Kyle gave - as they always do in all their exchanges - and they're both probably even more in love now after the act (if it's even possible for those two to be any more in love, haha)! I just loved this whole chapter, to be honest, it's everything I've been waiting for and more! Bless you, Friend, I'm sure the next chapter will be just as good, so keep it up! QvQ
| symphknot chapter 8 . 10/7/2016
OMG is so cute! I really loved it!