|Reviews for Do Not Let This Parting Grieve Thee|
| Cariad-je chapter 1 . 11/15/2015
Oh, no. Poor Will... Artfully written. Perhaps including a sort of break between shifts in scenes / times might be helpful. Interspersing past and present, giving it all the mutability of memory and movement all at the same time - Will hearing the beginnings of Greensleeves even before he had caught the sphere; Will closing the last note of the song - was such a good choice though.
| Hiro-tyre chapter 1 . 5/20/2006
oh wow. Great fic.
| GoldenRat chapter 1 . 2/14/2006
| Eildon Rhymer chapter 1 . 8/26/2005
Excellent! I had tears in my eyes by the end. I think Susan Cooper has set up a very bleak future for Will. At least the Drews have forgotten everything, but Will remembers... and no-one else in all the world does. I find it very hard to see a happy future for him. This one, though very sad, felt real and very possible. (The story I've been writing lately explores similar themes.)
At least you gave Bran a happy ending. Bran's the other one who I've always felt was short-changed by Susan Cooper's ending. Really, the Drews are just forgetting a holiday adventure, but Bran is made to forget some really pivotal things, and a massive decision that he made. He's sent back to a rather bleak life, where all the locals think of him as a freak.
I also really liked the interaction in the Stanton family, which made me chuckle. I especially liked the bit when Will considered using his gramarye knowledge to understand James' teasing, but decided to stay innocent for just a bit longer. It's funny... but poignant, too. Will's "old" in many ways... but on others he's an innocent, already not really part of normal teenage life.
Anyway... Sorry for the long rambling. I don't do short!
| Seregwen Morthil chapter 1 . 8/19/2005
Duw, that's depressing. a bit confusing too... nice story line though... you kept with your plot, didn't you... anyway...
| Rhiw chapter 1 . 6/27/2005
Oh christ that was sad.
| katiedidnt chapter 1 . 4/12/2005
That was wonderful. And sad. At the same time. The writing style is reminiscent of Susan Cooper's, and I liked the scene jumping once I figgured out what was going on. I wish there was more, but it's finished. Sad endings...
| TrisakAminawn chapter 1 . 3/28/2005
T.T S-s-s-so sad! Poor Will. Why do all the endings have to be sad in these Peoples' story? I don't have the heart to review this properly. Yes, that's the hazard of writing angst. You turn your reviewers into noodles. Excuse me while I go off and cry...
| Sargent Snarky chapter 1 . 3/14/2005
Well, I must say that was quite interesting and different. _ I liked it, but I have a complaint or two...
You shift between scenes so strangely... It is very, very confusing. I mean, I followed it, sort of, but... Was half the stuff a dream or reality or what? It was all very confusing and you probably ought to either lable the various sections or put some indication within the text of where each segment is taking place. You did this for some, but for other parts.. no...
Your grammar and spelling was good, though.
| Rabid Lola chapter 1 . 3/1/2005
...poor Will. T_T
I like how you made it that Will hasn't come in contact with the others since then...because it was painful to be around those who didn't remember. But wouldn't that be a human thing to do...? Ah, whatever. This was great. _
| Willow chapter 1 . 2/25/2005
So, I 've been following "Neurotic" for awhile, reading checking multiple times a day for updates like a mad person, and while waiting, I I figured I'd see what else you'd cooked up in your creative brain. I love a great many of your stories (centered on Chris like they are!). But that's neither here nor there, because I'm reviewing this fine story...a tad confuzzling though it is. I first read "The Dark is Rising" books in college and LOVED them to death. I've read little fanfic on them, just because it's one of those series' that I feel is almost good enough on its own. But I have often wondered what happened to everyone in the future, after all the dust settled...especially Will. This story had a very bittersweet, sorrowful tone to it and seemed very much in line with the feel of the books. I was a little confused at the constantly shifting time settings (or so it seemed to me), but I think I followed it okay. So sad, it was. I particularly liked the attention paid to Will as he deals with being a child, but at the same time having all this knowledge and being so OLD inside, and reconciling the two (or not). Leaving his family was a brave and sad decision for him. Thanks for writing it!
| Starr Light1 chapter 1 . 2/23/2005
i literally cried, in fact, i'm crying still.
| Significant Owl chapter 1 . 2/11/2005
Oh, I loved this. It's beautiful and sad and WAH and the voices feel so, so real, I can just hear the characters talking. Thanks for a great read!
| L'Ananda chapter 1 . 2/6/2005
Well, this is one of the best Will fanfics I've read. Keep up the great work! My only suggestion is that if the Welsh carries on more than it did in this fic, to include translations. Thanks for the great fic. Keep writing and I'll keep reading.