|Reviews for Alternatives|
| arhangle chapter 3 . 11/22/2008
It was nice but i dont understand the ending.
| tanyart chapter 3 . 4/20/2007
I was seriously on the verge of tears when I read this. Nathaniel was beautifully written and depicted, faults and all. Though I wasn’t sure on the Biblical allusions, I pretty much got the point. The ending with Kitty and Bartimaeus was not necessary, but gosh, that did take this fanfic to a whole other level. What I got from it was this slow realization that.. ‘hey, this scene is after book three… oh…. Oh no.’ Heart stab. It really got to me.
Bartimaeus was extremely canon. No emo angst ‘Natty-is-gone!’ thing. That is very worship worthy.
There isn’t a thing I wouldn’t dare change. You continue to astound me. Thank you for the read.
| Minish Link chapter 3 . 11/9/2006
| HappeeGoLuckee chapter 3 . 7/8/2006
I liked it but I'm confused.
| anon chapter 3 . 7/5/2006
Wow! Faboulous story. I see that you're a fan of the many worlds interpretation of QM ;)
| JupiterLily chapter 3 . 6/19/2006
Rather sad. I wonder how Michael can help Kitty? Curse you wrting an 'ending-but-not-really-ending' story. It's very insightful. Yes, I used a big word. )
| AgiVega chapter 3 . 6/18/2006
Interesting, in-depth and slightly confusing (I guess Michael was an angel, wasn't he?) This story is one of those few whose end isn't really an end and that makes the reader wonder what happened later...
| The Thirteenth Councilor chapter 3 . 6/17/2006
There is really only one way to describe how I love this... GB, Bowles. GB a million times. I know that you don't get it, and if I tried to explain the backstory, it'd take a while, so I won't bother. Just know that it is a compliment of the highest order, possibly the greatest compliment it's possible to get. GB.
Michael... The idea that springs to mind is St. Michael the Archangel. And that does sort of fit, when you look at Michael's roll of casting out the evil John Mandrake (Lucifer). Apocolypse Chapter 12: verses 7-9 pretty much summarizes this fic... Yeah, pretty appropriate. Also, your chapter titles are all books. Since they aren't directly successive (aren't Exodus and Numbers in between them?), they must mean something. Though I can't remember what's in Leviticus or Deuteronomy... I'll go skim them, then read your fic again, and maybe I'll come across one of those "deeper meanings" you speak of.
| TheFasterYouUpdateTheBetter chapter 3 . 6/17/2006
Hm... I don't really know what to make of the ending. I'll have to think about it. And reread it. And probably analyze it.
Wierd how they have to force me to do that in English class, and now I'm doing out of my own free will.
I liked this fic. Very profound.
| Contrarian chapter 3 . 6/17/2006
Michael...the only namesake I can think of at the moment is St. Michael the Archangel. If that's wrong, I'll just have to think harder and reread. (Cut me a little slack, though - I woke up all of twenty minutes ago and am still shaking off the cobwebs.) So if Michael's name comes from St. Michael, you could say that the whole encounter with the Gazer was some form of purgatory.
I think I'm going to have to reread it.
This was really thought-provoking, and it's always impressive to see how much effort and detail you put into your stories. It's almost guaranteed you'll have to go back and read it again - just like a good book. So. I hope you're happy with how it turned out. If your aim was to show how one choice can make a huge difference, you succeeded admirably. Same goes if you were trying to make us think. This is a really fantastic story.
(And I just realized that I failed to review last chapter (one of those "waiting until I can sound like more than a gibbering fangirl/idiot" things, no doubt), so many apologies for that.)
| LandUnderWave chapter 3 . 6/17/2006
Yes. Sometimes, they are. Oh, and I'm obsessed with the Young Wizards series right now. (in shameless plug voice) If you haven't already, go read them now!
| Anonymous chapter 3 . 6/17/2006
Nice. Waiting for the next chapter.
| LandUnderWave chapter 2 . 6/16/2006
Very good story! I can hardly wait until the next chapter. I like the part about how they would be friends without magic.
| RuanLingYa chapter 2 . 6/7/2006
She's not dead Nat! Curse you and your stubborn ways you silly little boy.
Update soon, I'm dying to read more.
| Bismillah chapter 2 . 6/5/2006
Great job on this chapter. That whole alternate reality concept is really well-thought out and you execute it very well. I'm glad that the pacing and the buildup of the story is just right. It's good that you didn't make Nat and Kitty all full blown lovey dovey and I love the fact that you made them best friends. The ideas in this fic are well written, so good job on that.