|Reviews for One Hand Clapping|
| Delta chapter 1 . 6/21
You're story is very spot on. I had a grandma that died from lung cancer and an aunt recently did too. Both were gone within 3 months of finding out. I really feel for Casey. Hope he lets his friends help him soon.
| Jennikins chapter 4 . 10/1/2015
okay. I need to say this cos it is really buggin' me. This may go unread, but i must get this out there. I apologize if it offends you, but there are many of these mistakes within the entire story. I just couldn't keep it to myself any longer. Sorry. I'm frustrated.
Than vs. then
Then is mainly an adverb, often used to situate actions in time. For example, you wake up in the morning and then have breakfast. It’s also used in if … then constructions such as, “If you wake late, then you might have to skip breakfast.” It also works as a noun meaning that time (e.g., “I wanted breakfast, but then was not a good time”) and as an adjective meaning at that time (e.g., “My then boyfriend was not an early riser”).
Than is a conjunction used mainly in making comparisons—e.g., “My breakfast is better than yours”; “I make breakfast differently than you do.”
To help distinguish between the two words, remember that than has no one-word synonyms. It is a one-of-a-kind word. To illustrate, try thinking of a single word to replace than in “My breakfast is better than yours.” There isn’t one. Then, in contrast, has many synonyms and often bears replacement with an equivalent word or phrase. For instance, “I woke up and then had breakfast” can become “I woke up and subsequently had breakfast.” The exception is in if … then constructions, where the then is usually required. But for these situations, just remember that then, not than, is the correct spelling of the word often paired with if.
| bookworm563 chapter 9 . 6/27/2015
Updare, please! I am begging you, this story is amazing! ;)
| bookworm563 chapter 4 . 6/26/2015
This is not choppy at all! It flowed really well, and had a good balance of backstory and what was going on in the present. Great work!
| bookworm563 chapter 3 . 6/26/2015
I am speechless. I have no words to describe my feelings for this chapter. It was just perfect. That's all I can say. Perfect,.
| bookworm563 chapter 1 . 6/25/2015
This is so amazing and interesting! Poor Casey!
| Michael J Angelo chapter 9 . 10/10/2014
I can't remember the last time I read a Casey-centric story, if I have at all, but this one's surely the best one out there! You've got his personality and mannerisms spot on, and I just loved his interactions with Sid and his mom. Learning about his family history was so fascinating and well developed.
Addelina reminds me a ton of Beifong from Legend of Korra and it makes my heart break all the more as she tries to prove her strength, in denial of her own frailty. Being as bull headed as her son, I can't get over their relationship. It's too cute and perfect.
On that note, I loved the way you did everyone else too. Ralph being worried was the sweetest thing, and April's reaction to everything was just perfect.
I love everything about this story, and though I had a feeling it was incomplete it was so worth the read. I'll be following it, in the event you ever feel inclined to continue, with a final congratulations on a great story.
| DisneyBeatleTurtlefan94 chapter 1 . 1/21/2011
Hi there! Just wanted to say I REALLY liked how you made Casey half Italian/ half Jewish, and Casey's parents names (in my opinion) are PERFECT!
| Okami-chan chapter 1 . 4/30/2010
I know it's been a few years since this has been updated, but I just wanted to tell you that this is a really well-written Casey fic. I'm glad to see the guy's not been ignored. I like the fanon you created concerning his mother and his situation in life. Great job on this. :D
| anonymous chapter 9 . 6/28/2009
So, it's been about two years, (almost, anyway). A quick check to your page shows that you've gone once more to other fandoms and I'm not entirely sure that you'll ever come back to this story. But, you recently wrote something for TMNT, so that restores some hope. (Please!)
In the meanwhile, I will say that (except for being unfinished), I'm finding very little wrong with this story. It's good, it's nicely written with believable development and realistic interaction. The emotions are well portrayed, neither feeling heavy-handed now cliched. And I really hope you'll continue. God Bless.
| incinera chapter 9 . 10/28/2008
Please update. I really wanna see Adelina meeting the boys!
| Kallasilya chapter 3 . 5/21/2008
Well, I'm loving this already and I've only just started chapter 2, so I think this is a sign of good things to come. This review's just a placeholder; I need to come back and read the rest at an hour preferably before midnight, when my eyes aren't crossing! I'll have more comments for you then ;)
| Blame the Cupcake chapter 9 . 2/17/2008
Wow I love this story, Casey never gets enought love. Please update soon!
| MyJacobsBetterThanBellas chapter 9 . 2/15/2008
I like it ALOT! i love what you have done it wonderfull! please update soon you rock finaly a good casey story there needs to be more!
| a-big-apple chapter 9 . 12/4/2007
I'm really enjoying this story! It's hard to write Casey in character, I think, but you do a really great job of it. His interactions with his mother and Sid ring very true, and I like that this story is focused on a human, and human things, rather than the guys and their crazy life. One technicality has been confusing me, though; there seems to be a lot of quick travel between the farm and New York...but it's got to be at least a five hour drive between NY and Northampton. Unless you're writing the farm somewhere else-I can't remember if the new cartoon says where the farmhouse is located, and you're clearly working in that universe. At any rate, if it's in the same place it usually is, then the drive is way too long for Casey's mother to be making for chemo on a regular basis.
But feel free to ignore geography... little details like that aren't super-important for a story, I only noticed it because I live near Northampton, and I travel to NY often to see my family, so I know how grueling a trip it can be.