|Reviews for The Whole Of The Thing|
| golden gibberish chapter 1 . 1/9
This was really beautiful, I think, and it's nice to see someone who understands that they don't have to sexually involved to have a relationship. You have a wonderful way with words, and you write River extremely well, which can be difficult. Actually, you manage to recreate the two hardest and least-understood characters (in my opinion) and put them together in such a way that the story is both believable and amazing. Thank you for writing this!
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| aaliona chapter 1 . 2/15/2013
You captured both of them perfectly :)
| npetrenko chapter 1 . 8/25/2012
| Shenandoah76209 chapter 1 . 8/14/2012
Just lovely, the different points of view, and very poetic. The use of language is gorgeous.
| ehqueue chapter 1 . 8/3/2012
So good, so smart, so sweet. It's lovely to read a fic that's so utterly different than most. There's no graphic violence or nudity or even dialogue but you're very effective in getting your point across; I like how almost-stripped down it is. Thanks for posting.
| librarywitch chapter 1 . 5/16/2012
Awesome, even Jayn would be affected by what happened to them on Miranda and beyond. And he would see her that way. Excellant!
| natural-blue-26 chapter 1 . 10/12/2011
"But he sees the weapon she has been made into, and he does not fear it. Jayne likes weapons. He loves his gun Vera as if it were a pet or a person, thinks it beautiful as he thinks River is beautiful. To him she is a girl-Vera, a perfectly made thing-that-is-more-than-a-thing. He does not think she is broken or damaged or wrong in some way, not any more. He ignores her shattered mind-parts as if they are the oil or soot or dirt that sometimes mark even the most flawless weapon."
This whole piece is a wonderful character study- loved every word! Saw this rec'd at het-reccers . livejournal :)
| iluvaqt chapter 1 . 10/12/2011
Beautiful and paints great insight into these two misunderstood souls. :D Loved every word.
| Person Of A Strange Origin chapter 1 . 5/24/2011
That was good. The gun/weapon metaphor is always a favorite of mine when compared to River. I especially love that Jayne finds her strength beautiful. I love that you made it about admiration and not lust/love/desire but something clear, clean, and beautiful like the way he sees her. It's very nice to read. :D
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| toomuchchampagne chapter 1 . 4/3/2011
I loved it. Good characterization and well-written.
"a girl-Vera" made me smile.
| luvagoo chapter 1 . 12/27/2010
This is excellent - I usually stay away from Jayne/River stories because I hate "Rayne" but I cautiously clicked on this, and I'm glad I did.
You beautifully and respectfully give light to their relationship, without making it remotely sexual. It doesn't have to be. I find it insulting to the characters when people assume that sex and 'being together' must be part of a meaningful relationship. So in this way, it's great :) It is the epitome of why we love Firefly - the incredible and totally unique relationships between all these unlikely people.
| Ryuu chapter 1 . 8/5/2010
This sums up perfectly why I think these two would actually work.
| ljm chapter 1 . 8/1/2010