Reviews for The Sword & The Staff - A Tale of Hudson & Robbins
allegratree chapter 1 . 4/28
I've noticed your story for a while, but haven't taken the time to click on it as Hudson has never been a favorite character of mine. But I'm glad I did because I enjoyed your character writing of Robbins. I'm interested in what he will do. I've always figured there was more to him if he lived in an enormous beach house in a city where the monthly bill for a reserved spot in a parking garage is near my whole house payment.
Pappenheimer chapter 7 . 1/9
I'm so glad you were able to rekindle your muse! Writer's block is the absolute worst!

Now you've got me all hyped up for Robbin's new research escapades at the Gala. I wonder if he'll share any of these musing with Hudson later...

And the music! Is that Puck, about to come around for some mischief? Lovely pieces to set Robbins on edgeis it magic? or a bit of *undigested dinner?*


plus I love that this is so easy for someone who is not a diehard Gargoyles fan to get into. Thank you for writing
JacksonMW chapter 6 . 7/28/2022
This made my night! Glad to see you out here with another stand out chapter.
Pappenheimer chapter 5 . 5/11/2022
You've got a very good story running so far. I love how much you're fleshing out Robbins' and Hudson's characters both. I am very excited to see how you continue this!
JacksonMW chapter 5 . 5/4/2022
Loved all of the tie ins you did with this chapter. I do have to say that aft first I felt you made Jeffrey too skeptical and cynical in his conversation with Professor Lydia. However, upon rereading the chapter, it actually occurred to me he really wasn't being too overblown in his reaction. It reminded me of a line in the City of Stone episodes: "You have to see and hear magic for it to affect you." Not sure if it was intentional at all, but Jeffrey's reaction to the Professor's tale doesn't feel all that overblown now that I've got that in my mind. He wasn't there, so he can't possibly comprehend what she's saying. He didn't "see" or "hear" what she did, and won't ever be as effected as she was no matter how often he hears about it.

Very interested to see where this story goes!
JacksonMW chapter 4 . 4/23/2022
Another hit chapter, bud. You raised some interesting prose with Hudson's introspection surrounding Coldstone/Othello, Desdemona, and Iago. I'd given the situation they had in the past some passing thought myself, but your take was quite refreshing to see; it's a circumstance of the Gargoyle lore I'm looking forward to seeing expanded on, especially to offer some neat insights into Hudson and Goliath.

Looking forward to more!
James Birdsong chapter 3 . 4/14/2022
Nice three chapters
JacksonMW chapter 3 . 4/13/2022
Awesome chapter. Really loving the amount of detail you’re adding to the story of these two old soldiers.

I’m definitely hoping we get to hear more on Robbins’ experience in Vietnam. I’ve always wondered if Hudson evert asked about that war, or maybe did his own research once he got better at reading.
JacksonMW chapter 2 . 3/29/2022
What a fun story! Love the introspection you're doing with the characters. Looking forward to more.
Guest chapter 1 . 3/9/2022
paganknight18 chapter 1 . 3/10/2022
Love the concept and liking what I am seeing so far. Hope to read more soon.