|Reviews for Happytown|
| Three Ways Divided chapter 13 . 7/18
You are definitely my favourite Zootopia author at this point. I love how much you get into the worldbuilding and expand what was just hinted at into a real, layered, living breathing place. The implications, the corruption and power imbalance in the system feels heartbreaking in a very true way. Massive props for being able to create so many genuinely believable and enjoyable OCs, they all feel very realised and distinct.
I adore the way you write Nick and Judy (the ongoing car bickering makes me smile so much). And dagum if you didn't successfully make me do a 180 on Simon after he came clean. I've gone from wanting to see Nick verbally kick him down some stairs to wishing I could have a whole TV series about these two cops-and-potential-future-P.I.s and their small town reporter buddy busting high-level crime in the big city.
I'll be sure to keep an eye out if you write anything more for this fandom.
| Three Ways Divided chapter 7 . 7/18
I'm really adoring this. The tone is great, the police-procedural drama and subtle expansions of worldbuilding are wonderful, Judy and Nick's dynamic is spot on and I really appreciate how you've kept and elaborated on the themes of prejudice and inequality that were present in the original movie.
Simon is insufferable, I love hating this rabbit. Speaking of which, though - and perhaps I'm just mis-remembering - did you go back and edit/ alter some of these chapters? Because I remember reading a ways into this story a few years ago and for some reason Simon left the distinct impression of more naïvely judgemental ignorant bumbling country boy, compared to the more actively antagonistic smug, pushy, narrow-minded, openly-biased, holier-than-though tabloid-adjacent reporter he's evolved into. (Of course it could just be that you had fewer chapters back then and the red flags of his upcoming jerk-ballet simply went over my head). Either way, you've created a delightfully irritating personal headache for the duo to deal with. I can't wait to see what they do to give him the runaround.
| Falcon93 chapter 7 . 1/26
What’s the species of Mr. Atherton?
| Falcon93 chapter 4 . 1/23
What’s the species of Lisa and Prissy? And how old is Prissy?
| InTheLionsDenOnDA chapter 13 . 1/18
An interesting end on having it more typical of our reality than the usual full happy ending. I was a little sad at Judy being somewhat disillusioned with the ZPD and the justice system but I still enjoyed the story and your handling of it. Thank you for the thought, time and effort you put into it.
| InTheLionsDenOnDA chapter 12 . 1/18
An interesting version of Nick's dad and the history of his store. Looking forward to seeing how this wraps up.
| ByeByeBriar chapter 13 . 12/9/2020
This is such a good fic and I like how you ended it. A little bittersweet, a little hopeful. A bit surprised that Judy became so disillusioned with the police force so quickly but you didn’t have her and Nick just jump ship so I imagine it takes them a little bit longer before the hang up their badges. Anyway, this has been a delight.
| Miriam Clara chapter 13 . 11/27/2020
Amazing history! You've taken elements from Zootopia and (I think) created a better critique of social inequality than the movie itself. Thanks for finishing the fic. I loved it!
| Macavity the Mystery Cat chapter 13 . 11/22/2020
Just chiming in. Been following this story since about chapter four on and off, and it’s been a lot of fun from start to finish. You’ve got the buddy cop police procedural feel down to a T, and you’ve done an excellent job of fleshing out the universe to fit your story. Good job, wordslinger.
| Wolfx1120 chapter 13 . 11/21/2020
Great job :3
| TimeturnerJay chapter 13 . 11/21/2020
Wow... Here we are, then.
At the end.
Thank you so much for taking us on this journey!
I loved these last two chapters; seeing the old shop of Nick's father, and that whole conversation about privilege and inequality... That was very heartbreaking, and very real.
I'm glad that you left all these difficult questions open, too. After all, we don't have any answers to a lot of them in the real world yet, either.
As much as we'd love to change the system, there's not much us normal, everyday people can do about it.
I love the private investigator idea, by the way!
Not having to associate both Judy and Nick with the police anymore is definitely a breath of fresh air, even if I do feel a little bad about the prospect of them leaving Bogo and Clawhauser behind.
A well. The ZPD functioned alright before they were there, it will function alright after they are gone, too.
And I loved all the tenderness between Nick and Judy in these last two chapters, btw!
Oh, to have a friendship like that... I'm happy that they'll stick together, police badge or no.
They're just such a good duo.
Again, thank you so much for all your hard work.
I appreciate this story a lot, and I hope my comments managed to give you the occasional bit of happiness.
Your writing is lovely, and I really adore your take on these characters.
Thank you so much!
| InTheLionsDenOnDA chapter 11 . 11/12/2020
Unfortunate that they had to abandon Jenny but the pieces are starting to fall into place. Looking forward to finding out what specific basement Nick lead them to.
| Guest chapter 11 . 11/8/2020
Heroes on the run!
| J Shute chapter 11 . 11/9/2020
Oh snap! They just worked it out. Bad news that the bad cops are hot on their tail. Fingers crossed they can get to Bogo in time.
| Wolfx1120 chapter 11 . 11/6/2020
Your doing so great :3