|Reviews for Smoke and Mirrors|
| The Three March Hares chapter 9 . 2/26
Lavender skivvies. I love it!
| TheLadyLeFay chapter 17 . 2/11/2012
This story is amazing! I know you wrote it a few years ago but i had to leave a review anyways! I just read the entire thing, and loved every moment of it. You did such an amazing job giving Sabe such depth, and showing her close relationship with Padme, and everyone! Plus I love that you included the Obi-Wan romantic aspect!
| Rehabilitated Sith chapter 17 . 8/26/2011
| BookLover11 chapter 1 . 5/12/2011
This was so good! I think this has to be the best version of Sabe I've seen so far!
| x-Goody2Shoes-x chapter 17 . 1/6/2009
Well, in a word: epic. I loved every moment of it. You were faithful to the PM storyline, yet managed to weave your own original storylines throughout. It was funny, romantic, sad, happy... all sorts. I especially loved that things were still sort of unresolved and "will they? Won't they?" between Obi-Wan and Sabe - it felt more realistic, somehow. Also, in reply to someone's earleir review: yes,the handmaiden was named Corde, and Padme may have named her - in the prescence of the Captain, and nobody else. It doesn't mean anyone else would have known - all they'd have known was Padme lived and one of her (many) handmaidens died. Let's face it, all her haindmaidens look identical, especially in mathcing outfits/make-up. Overall, loved it. Now I;m off to get addicted to your sequel. Keep writing!
| Carryon14 chapter 10 . 6/28/2008
I'm of the opinion that no matter how long a story hasn't been updated (that just my poke to get you to write the Grey Divide), the author still reads the reviews, so here's to hoping.
I've read this numerous times, so wanted to pick a favorite chapter to review, but there were too many, so I just picked the obvious one. [and just curious, what's your mind's picture of Obi-wan? is it Ewan McGregor? Is it some reverse-extrapolated Alec Guinness in his 30s, or some blend of both with a dash of Gregory Peck? and who's Sabe?] Wondering: do you work mostly in prose? That's just because I feel very safe in your stories - safe's not the right word - but I feel the story knows where it's going, and whatever it reveals to us is usually the product of some larger pre-existing vision, chopped up fine and sprinkled and layered through the narrative. That is indicative of a great deal of mental complexity - and since I have never found myself capable of plotting anything, I think it is an amazing skill you have. Where do these plot bunnies come from? And I do hope that one day your job and your creative life will work out into a happy mutually-informing intermediate state, and not only will you finish Grey Divide, I'll be reading a book somewhere, and realize, with the feeling of a saucepan hitting me upside the head, that you wrote it. But this is getting weird (though the whole phenomenon of fanfic is a little strange).
There is also an undertone of unresolved things running through - rather, a pile of unresolved things that are carried along. Sabe's bitterness, Obi-wan's coldness, even the hard, sharp angles of Padme in her imperious moments being the results . The baggage people carry when they fail in something (becoming a Jedi) or succeed in something (becoming a Jedi, a queen). And the culmination of either ending in a strange, lonely independence, a self-consciousness of the unimaginable maybes, the what if's, and also of the undeniable power of the iron-clad rules by which a life is lived. And then to say to this - the Obi-wan-esque view of the Unifying Force, the hand of Fate - what Qui-Gon (sanest person in this thing) says, that everything is unwritten...the trajectory and the control of the story seems to indicate a hand of author/fate. but the moments themselves are beautiful, too, each in each.
Thank you. I really hope you continue.
| Wiggy88 chapter 17 . 6/16/2007
Umm there is a little error in the story because Padme Clearly states that the handmaiden that died on the platform is named Dorme, at least in the movie that is.
| FuckMyLife1989 chapter 8 . 2/27/2007
Great story so far!
I like the concept.
| katemary77 chapter 17 . 9/14/2006
I've enjoyed this so much. You've managed to capture and keep my attention for the entire fic, which is a huge achievement considering I rarely finish star wars fics. I can't wait to start reading the sequel!
| Emerald Tiara chapter 17 . 8/16/2006
This was a really good story.
| REV042175 chapter 17 . 7/4/2006
Bravo! Spent the morning reading your entire story and I am ever thankful I did. Where to start...I love how you constructed Sabe's character, as well as her previous relationship with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. I thought your characterizations of each were dead on and your flashbacks were all very effective in conveying the emotions of each scene. Each of your descriptions are quite vivid, which shows the tremendous effort you put forth in each chapter. I also liked the interjections of humor with Anakin's pranks, as well as Sabe's off beat comments. I also enjoying reading about Sabe's evolution from the frightened, angry little creature to the noble handmaiden and decoy she had become. A very intricate tale which you weaved with precision and grace. I look forward to reading more in this series in the followup story.
| Quill of Molliemon chapter 17 . 7/2/2006
Ooh, an Obi-Wan perspective! I loves it!
He got a letter from her and he didn't read it? Ah Obi-Wan what the heck is wrong with you?
Aw, and he thinks that Sabe is one of the ones who died... Yeah, no wonder he's so grumpy during AotC...
No! It can't be over! Agh!
...But what's this? A sequel? Ooh, something new to get addicted to!
| Quill of Molliemon chapter 16 . 7/2/2006
Aww, good-byes are always so sad...
Heh, I love Sabe's (and Ani's) present to Obi-Wan. I bet Anakin could start a little lightsaber repair business once he gets settled in the Temple. ;
| Stratusneil chapter 15 . 7/1/2006
mm mm good
| Quill of Molliemon chapter 15 . 6/28/2006
I must admit, when I first started reading this, I was a tad skeptical. Sabe with bright red hair and a failed Jedi trainee from Coruscant? But then it grew on me and won me over. Not only do I enjoy the plot, but it's well-written and the description is fantastic!
Now about this chapter, one teeny tiny nit-picky sort of thing...
"Padme sent Sabe ahead to walk with Rabe and Eirtae to the field outside Theed where the celebration had been set."
"Sabe concealed herself behind a column and continued to listen, the corners of her mouth twitching."
So the party's outside in a field. What's a column doing out there? Did you mean a tree?
But, that aside, I love this chapter!
Sabe in a skimpy dress that startles Obi-Wan so much he says something dumb! Padme plays match-maker! Jar Jar plays the flute better than he knows how to walk! Just fun awesomeness all around!