|Reviews for Of Mothers and Men|
| Oddity chapter 1 . 2/11
It was a bit peculiar, I'll admit, but a great read nonetheless. I enjoyed it, and I hope you continue to write.
| RiddledWithWolfstar chapter 1 . 1/20
God, this is... I mean, it's terrible, but wonderful, and haunting, and deep all at the SAME DAMN TIME. I don't understand how you got all of it in the same story, but you did. It was strangely, deliciously (should I even use that word?) dark, and now I don't think I can go to sleep because my head is so full of this shit. Congratulations, for being the second FF writer ever to cause me to have that reaction.
| RandomReviewer chapter 1 . 8/30/2013
Okay, so I don't review stuff. Ever. But, this one time, I couldn't help but review. I mean, I literally COULD NOT, physically, stop myself from reviewing. This has been one of the most horrible, traumatizing, disgustingly brilliant piece of wonderfully amazing fucked up shit I have ever read. Ever. I mean this in a good way. You somehow managed to take an idea that is just beyond weird, an idea that surpasses what any normal person could conjure up, and make it absolutely terrible, and absolutely incredible at the same time. I'm sitting here, trying to figure out if I hate it or love it, but you know what? I'll go with both.
I love it. Because it's brilliant. Because it's original. Because it's well written. Because it's like a slap in the face to get you to wake up and look at an alternate reality of something that could very well happen. The whole time, this story had me cringing with absolute disgust over Trisha's behavior, but like a previous reviewer said, I couldn't hate her. You portrayed her as being horrible, as being just the absolute worst mother, and yet somehow managed to make her... not hate-able, for lack of a better word. She was so sick in the head, and despite what she did, it was plain to see she loved her children in her own, sick, twisted way. And I think perhaps that's what messed Ed up the most. It was that, despite her making him do all those horrible things, she still loved him. His brain couldn't comprehend that, because it's not what you do to someone you love. Maybe that's what had him believing what she did was okay. Because she loved him.
I hate this. Because it's so sick, and twisted. Because... I don't even know how to describe it. The idea was just horribly brilliant, and the way you wrote this was perfect. The way Ed simply took everything, the way he just so blatantly believed everything his mother said, the way he continued to believe it no matter what Al had said. I wanted to hit things, I wanted to cry, I wanted to look away, but I couldn't; I had to keep reading. When Stuart came in to Ed wearing a dress, I had my hands covering my face and I was reading through my fingers. I couldn't stop reading, and yet I just couldn't face it either, it was so horrible.
The way you addressed the characters was just wonderful. Every single one of them acted perfectly normal, but somehow, you could tell there was something completely off without even mentioning it. You simply included it subtly into your characters, and the addition was so soft, seamless and perfect, that it wasn't even noticeable. It wasn't obvious, and yet it was at the same time. You can't pinpoint an exact place that proves without the shadow of a doubt that the characters have something off. And yet, there is no shadow of a doubt; something is wrong, and it's simply there, plain for anyone to notice without being blunt. I think that's the biggest thing that makes Trisha not hate-able. Because you can tell she doesn't see that anything is wrong.
Something I particularly liked was Al's character. He was very Al-like, but not just that. Throughout the whole story, Al was relatively normal. Not okay, considering is familial state, but still not as emotionally and mentally scared as Ed and Trisha. However, I liked that, despite him acting and thinking a lot more normally than his family, he wasn't much better. Because Al saw everything that was happening, and he wasn't left completely unscathed. This becomes more apparent near the end. He knows there is something seriously wrong with his brother, and to some extent he tries to fix it. But he realizes he can't; so he gives up and actually feeds Ed's insanity. Which shows that Al isn't quite okay either. There are lots of places in the story where Al could have stepped in and done something to save Ed from their mother, and yet he didn't. The difference is that Al knows there is something wrong, but he also knows there isn't anything anyone can do about it. So he gives up hope of either of them getting better.
All in all, this is by far one of the best fanfictions I have ever read. This was really genius, and well thought-out. Really, it's just beautiful how it hangs on the line of being the absolute worst thing ever, without actually tipping over onto the bad side. You have some very serious writing skills if you can take something this horrible and turn it into something so brilliant.
Like I said, this has been one of the most horrible, traumatizing, disgustingly brilliant piece of wonderfully amazing fucked up shit I have ever read.
| Ally chapter 1 . 7/19/2013
Wtf did I just read?
| memisutay chapter 1 . 3/26/2013
This story is about as fucked up as my self... I understand every small undetectable detail the 'normal' humans don't really understand. To have come up with this one would have to call upon emotions we don't know we have and fully immerse themselves in it. The length and plot is extremely well along with a vast vocabulary and details saturated with mental pictures of the portrayed raw emotion. This is a true work of art and should be a model of true raw feelings. (This review was written by a 13, -myself- effed up child. True shit bros... Plz don't hate me...)
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/20/2013
Creepy. And fasinating. And more creepy. And sad.
| xxTigerAvatarxx chapter 1 . 12/2/2012
I cried so hard…. where did you even come up with the idea for this? :( Poor Ed...
| zhangk chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
This story is something truly beautiful. The themes addressed are deep, and beautifully dark. And no matter how outrageous Ed seriously cross-dressing seems to be, the way you've characterized him and the circumstances in the story is just brilliant. Somehow I can't bring myself to say that he was out of character, or even that his personality seemed to be twisted and unnatural.
Your AU characterization of Trisha was brilliant- I just cannot even comprehend my praise for it into words- somehow I just feel incredible sorry for her. Sure, she's a horrible and sick person- but Al's right its not HER, she's just not mentally right in the head even though her daily actions are normal. Somehow the way you've shown this is just so clever; in the beginning I was full one preparing myself to hate her.
Your pacing of the story was perfect-I couldn't help but wonder how everything could lead up to Elricest and then it just hit me when it happened; and I literally sat there fangirling silently.
This fanfiction has sort of made me develop an odd kink for crossdressing Ed. OTL.
| Lyson chapter 1 . 8/23/2012
congratulations. this is the worst thing i've read in a long time. I dnt ever flame cause usually I cudnt be bothered. but this was immpresively shit.
| PeanutButterOreoCookieGirl chapter 1 . 6/15/2012
Ack. Its been so long since I've been on ff that I can't remember my login. anyways...wow... there is no way that I can word how much I loved this story. I cried and cried and cried for Ed. Al really did have it right I think lol. you're an amazing writer and though the whole first part was kinda squicky and had me on edge I really like the way the rest of the story went.
| mykatiebearyaoo.com chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
| Blue-Rico chapter 1 . 4/24/2012
Holy shit fucks aplenty! That was the most deep.. Oh my god.. I wwas crying through the whole thing! I could relate with them, this.. This is a true masterpeice! Im amazed at your handiwork with the needle and thread of the spinning tale! 33
| thedragonninjamurcury chapter 1 . 3/19/2012
this was magical! in a weird kinda way but we know wut i mean -wink-
| Stella -rAWr- Uzumaki chapter 1 . 1/22/2012
Woah... Creepy. But an awesome story nonetheless. Great job!
| Shizuka Zetsubou chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
That was so well written, nice work! Sad, and yet beautiful- I think this is a masterpiece. It's a sensitive issue to touch up on but you handled it well and convincingly.