|Reviews for Hope Springs Eternal: A Subterranean Romance|
| wense chapter 12 . 2/7
Just to tell you I'm the author of the last review ;)
| Guest chapter 12 . 2/4
I read this chapter again, and it's as amazing as it was the first time. I really like Leuke and making her come back was genius. Their complicity is so endearing! I cried a little when Hades told her he never forgave himself for letting her die alone. The PAIN! The FEELS! Then again, everytime you mention Hades' deep suffering, I have tears in my eyes. My poor darling! I'm so glad he has Persephone! "And when it finally settled, neither was sure where the one's soul ended and the other's began." This sentence says it all. The feels and the love between the characters is just so strong it makes my heart melt. You are an amazing writer and you deserve a two-hour tribute for this fic.
| Chepseh chapter 19 . 2/5
WHY why why isn't this story getting more attention? "Only" a little over 300 comments? I think it deserves as much as "Picture this" by Trudi Rose! I guess the one and only reason is that Disney's Hercules is by far not as popular as Disney's Beauty & Beast.
(But then, I am one to talk, I've known of this story for years, but only a recent re-watching of the movie made me fiiiinally read HSE from beginning to end)
But can I add anythiny substantial in my praise that wasn't already said before? Probably not.
Well, still: From the very beginning you can read that is a fan labour of love and not just yet another "Mary Sue hooks up with favourite character" fantasy. I salute you for balancing out typical Disney elements with Greek mythology and with something that is just your own. I salute you for even including original songs that appear plausible within the story. I have yet to encounter another story that manages this ...! Extra points for the very well-drawn illustrations.
(During school we learned quite a few stories about Roman and Greek gods thanks to the Latin lessons, but I still learned a lot of new things in this story and through your notes...)
While reading I got sometimes the impression you wanted to get as close to a "Hercules part two" than you could get, a story that could really work as second movie; and then other parts seems to say "Nah, forget that second part concept, this story stands entirely on two own fanfiction feet." (and not just because of sex and swearing). Where you really trying for a part two feeling for a while, or am I overanalyzing?
But any "real" criticism, at least from my side, would only be nitpicking.
- P.e. while reading I also sometimes though I could have done with a little less mythology background trivia - like all those explanations about the new godly residents in the epilogue - and instead more scenes for Hecate to make her seem like a bigger threat, but then, the story flows well they way it is, and maybe my ideas for improvements wouldn't really work out in the long end.
Oh, but one thing: When Persephone secretly takes some Kokytos water with her, you write that something dark within the cave smiles upon the sight. I was quite puzzled about this part, wondered if Hecate had installed yet another "cam" and I somehow missed that line in the fic (or if the cave has a demonic life of its own) - until I read in your notes that the smile is most likely connected to ... the nymph Mintha? But within the story that smiling mysterious thing is never mentioned again, so this feels like an unresolved riddle. But that is really my only true complaint.
Thank you for the very enjoyable read, I wish all fanfictions (not just for Hercules) would be so well-crafted!
| Haruka2007 chapter 23 . 12/4/2016
I really enjoyed reading your story :-)
You have great writing style and ideas :-)
| Guest chapter 23 . 10/12/2016
Hi, here I am with the cliche review, but since I don't have a account, I have to leave a review anonymously. I absolutely love this fic, it's obvious you put a lot of thought and research in it. It might just be one of the best fanfictions I've ever read, and definitely the most original one in the Greek Mythology department :))) i think, even if it wasn't in character with the Hades Disney presented us with, you developed his character enough for it to not look unnatural or sudden at all.
The plot was gripping and had a lot of twists I actually didn't expect. I liked Hades' backstory very much, especially the parts about his childhood, or rather lack-of, since he was swallowed by Kronos and all.
The other characters were nicely portrayed as well, but Hades was by far my favorite.
Even though I think you are very talented at writing, you're right: this fic doesn't really need a sequel, it's perfect this way and very much complete. Also, often sequels don't live up to expectations, mainly because, well, everybody has different twists they would like to see, different paths they imagined for the characters etcetc.
Anyway, this was a huge review, heh, sorry about that. I really hope you don't give up on writing, maybe you can even come up with other mythology-inspired stories. Or not. Whichever is fine.
Love this gem of a fic! Great job!
a greek mythology lover
| kirstyhough chapter 8 . 10/13/2016
Is it bad when i seen about him not glowing like the others i want to watch the movie and series to see if he does or not? lol
| Generator X chapter 8 . 10/6/2016
A casual alliance between demons and kings... Sounds like Donald Trump's campaign Bada bing! (Yes I know it's a cheap shot but what can I say? The man's comedy gold)
| Generator X chapter 2 . 10/5/2016
for the record it's been shown that both in the movie and in the series that the fates are not absolutely all-knowing, at least, not where gods are concerned.
| Guest chapter 22 . 9/20/2016
hi you're amazing and deserve to know that
| Agent T.U.N.D.R.A chapter 22 . 9/3/2016
i think this story was tremendously good
| Mystique84 chapter 16 . 6/13/2016
OMG THE DRAMA IN THIS CHAPTER HAD ME ON MY TOES! I read so fast I was skipping lines, but will True Love win (of course it will but you know...DRAMA)
| Mystique84 chapter 10 . 6/13/2016
This story got INFINITY cuter with this chapter. OMG, so cute like I was always rooting for these guys but now it got like freaking Disney adorable
| Mystique84 chapter 1 . 6/12/2016
Chapter 1...already in love!
| Wense chapter 15 . 5/9/2016
Omg PLEASE DONT LET HER DRINK THAT BOTTLE! Incredible plot twist and I cant believe how perfectly you captured Hades personnality. The moments when he summarizes the last 9 days and when he said he would worship Persephone as soon as there is a temple dedicated to her were just PERFECT! The matching towels really made me laugh too. You are an AWESOME author, never forget that.
| sparrow633 chapter 1 . 3/26/2016
Hello, I was searching recently for any stories that where related with the Disney version of Hades and that somewhat followed the real myth and his love. I 've read quite some stories from other authors but I wasn't feeling quite satisfied, I wanted more and as I kept searching I stumbled upon your story. The moment that I began reading this story I was immediately in love! I would of never thought of what would of happend after the events of Hades unleashing the titans and if he would ever escape the river he was cast into by Hercules. This story really blew my mind! I am baffled! This story was extremely well written and detailed that I could clearly see it in my mind like if I were watching the second movie of Hercules well it wouldn't be named Hercules anymore since this story focused on Hades and Persephone but still what the hell haha. I don't know if it's possible but if you ever publish this story and sell copies of it pleaseee let me know I would really like to buy one that's how much I really loved this work! Thank you for stopping by to read this message and you're one hell of a writter! :D