Reviews for The Mallard Family
DaAmazingMeepers chapter 1 . 6/25/2022
I read this story a while back and I loved it, but I felt the need to come back and properly express my love for it here, especially since this is the fic that partially inspired my most recent Darkwing fic.

I'm in love with this 'observant but playing dumb about it' portrayal of the Muddlefoots in this fic. I think you've managed to really capture the real essence of the kind of suburban family they are, where they come across as a little annoying, but are only that way because they genuinely care about the wellbeing of the Mallard household. It also really highlights just how much of Drake's irritation with them comes from his insecurities as a new dad who's been thrown into the deep end of things, and who's also constantly sleep deprived.

I especially loved the scene between Drake and Binkie about the bake sale. I think you're right in your assessment that most of Drake's active dislike is reserved for Herb and Binkie tends to be a side-annoyance. It was nice that she got to see Drake's more vulnerable side before inadvertently poking at his pride by helping him with brownies, lol.

All in all, this is definitely one of my favorite Darkwing fics of all times, and I'll definitely be coming back to reread it again and again in the future!
Book girl fan chapter 1 . 8/1/2021
I already liked the Muddlefoots, but now I love them.
DanniB chapter 1 . 9/10/2018
Wonderful story! I too look at the Muddlefoots as being smarter than they appear and I love your portrayal of them and their relationship with the Mallards.
Maki-P chapter 1 . 5/13/2018
This is so good. Thank you
freakqueen chapter 1 . 4/1/2018
this is actually a really cool idea, not only dose it give more insight to the muddlefoots but it even kinda fleshes them out a bit, I really liked it, great story.
King Dollophead chapter 1 . 2/3/2018
OH MY GOSH! THAT WAS ADORABLE! This gave me a deeper perspective on the Mallards. Thank you for this beautiful masterpiece!
Andrew Joshua Talon chapter 1 . 1/27/2018
I love this fic and I want to hug you for this.
nightmaster000 chapter 1 . 9/28/2017
Awesome and very touching oneshot. :)
Bookworm Gal chapter 1 . 9/26/2017
This is absolutely perfect. I love it.
Anna McNarin chapter 1 . 9/19/2017
This was cute. In all my years of reading DW tales I don't think I've come across one that's focused in on the opinions of the community Drake lives in or the Muddlefoots, it's a nice change up. I also dare say you're probably right about how he appears to others. And subtly tying in his similarities to Negaduck was well done. I'm a huge fan of their duality, even more so when it's slipped in so seamlessly you almost miss it. The way you wrote Binkie and Herb was a pleasant switch as well, they didn't seem so annoying. Good eye you've got.
AJ the BlueJay chapter 1 . 9/15/2017
Well, this was a very nice read. You've done a great job expanding the relationship between the Mallards and the Muddlefoots, and I like how caring you've made them. Thanks for posting this! :)
the17thmuse chapter 1 . 9/13/2017
I don't really watch Darkwing Duck, but this was so well-written and nice (and a lot of good things) I just had to leave a comment.