|Reviews for Something Better|
| Agent007Tomato chapter 27 . 3/3
What a lovely story. Well thought out, creative, and true to POTC fashion. True to character, and yet a very interesting way in which you've evolved them. The characters motives we're clear and believable. And I like your OC. She's a good balance, a whimsical, yet strong force of nature like Elizabeth, but unlike Elizabeth she appreciates the finer things in life, feminine, introspective, kind... and recognizes the un-romanticism of piracy; it's an interesting, rare, and thoughtful perspective to the POTC world. I have to admit, I felt like you rushed the ending a bit, especially when it felt like the start of a sequel... none the less I enjoyed it. Thank you for the time and commitment you put into this. Cheers!
| Blackroses191191 chapter 27 . 2/18/2013
I loved this story it was lovely and addicting, all I have done all evening is read this.
| Guest chapter 27 . 1/29/2013
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/29/2013
OMG this is so good!
| Els chapter 27 . 9/10/2012
Thank you. This was a lovely read for my Monday :)
| Stargazer77 chapter 17 . 3/20/2012
This is honestly my favorite chapter so far. I started reading this earlier today and got absolutely hooked! You have an amazing talent of keeping everybody in character and having an interesting and realistic plot involving an OC! Very very rarely have I ever come across a well-written fic that has all of that. Oh and I really loved the speech Annalise made at the end. It seemed to be something right out of the movie and I personally thought it was better than the one Elizabeth gave in the third movie XD
| silmelinde chapter 27 . 8/7/2011
This is a wonderful story. It was an easy reason to accept James' resurrection. The way you've highlighted differences between Elizabeth and Annalisa are perfect. The narrative went smoothly, and you didn't strain the believability at any point. I just found myself nodding and thinking that it was all making sense. Excellent. )
| Ember chapter 27 . 3/8/2011
This story of yours is breathtaking and believable. Your characterization of James Norrington is to a T; I've never read a Pirates story that kept him so excellent in character (so far). Thank you for that.
Your OC is lovable and believable, too. At first read of the summary I had thought it to be like all other fics involving Mary-Sues. But your OC, Annalise, is far beyond a Mary-Sue. It makes me wish she was a real character in Pirates or better: they made a movie of this. She needs to exist so James Norrington can return back to the living.
If you ever make a sequel to this, I would love to read it. Or any other James Norrington fics you write (if you write) because you really have a good grasp on his character. Mainly I'd love to read more James and Annalise; they're my OTP now.
| EasySilverDoesIt chapter 27 . 9/10/2010
I LOVE IT! So awesome, I thought that the summary wasn't much so why read it but I did anyway and boy, I was surprised! Amazing! I love it, there are hardly any spelling errors and no errors when it came to the story-line and making it believable.
| Gixxer Pilot chapter 27 . 12/3/2009
I just finished reading this story, and I have to say it was absolutely awesome! I usually hate OCs with a burning, flaming passion, but I really liked Annalise. She was believable, and definitely not Mary Sue. Nothing was cheesy or poorly done, and the story line itself was fantastic. I applaud you! Wonderfully done!
| closetfanficreader chapter 27 . 8/24/2009
Splendid story! :-D How I do love a good Norrington romance - in quest of which I went hunting through the fanfic archives and found yours. It was such a treat! A clever concept, written and plotted well. Yes, truly a treat.
I think it was a brilliant idea to match James with Elizabeth's daughter - enough of Elizabeth in her to satisfy those who crave Norribeth, yet a woman who wanted a gentleman and longed for the life her mother had disdained. (I like to think some of her softness - the quiet voice and manner, the wide eyes - came from her father.) :-) I have always been a fan of matching Norrington with an OC who was gentler in mien and spirit than Elizabeth, though that does not seem to be the common consensus and occur often in fanfic. But you did a lovely job blending Elizabeth's fieriness into a softer, sweeter character. :-)
I also love how you kept James a gentleman in his manners toward Annalise, even after passionate kisses. Wonderfully in character where many other fics would allow him to forget propriety entirely in the interest of unrestrained romance. Your ending was very sweet, and all the more romantic for it. Definitely a fic I finished reading and then gave a sigh of pleasure and satisfaction. Again, superbly well done! :-)
| Teardrop13 chapter 27 . 8/9/2009
I loved it. It really was amazing. Great plot and everything worked out. It's great!
| RainOnTheSidewalk chapter 27 . 2/5/2009
Oh gosh. I have no words to describe how wonderful that story was. It was amazing! I really don't know what to say.
Your tone was beautiful and relatable. The plot was original and well thought out. The characters still held what Disney's writers created but you developed their stories as if they were your own.
I just LOVE how you made Annalise vunerable and sweet and against pirates! It was amazing how you shaped her into something refreshing.
Bravo! Keep on writing!
| AceMate chapter 27 . 11/16/2008
Absolutely beautiful. I have never come across such a romantic and heartwarming story. Thank you for writing it. It was positively wonderful:)
| hopeyoudontmind chapter 27 . 8/27/2008
That was perfect. Absolutely perfect.