Reviews for 206 Facts
Kriti chapter 1 . 10/9/2008
so amazingly written!...its intense and haunting in a way that is almost aweful...u've put it together so amazingly that like you said,inspight of that somewhat slow monotonous tone that it starts with its so hard going to have to read something really different or mushy now or i won't be able to go to sleep...and trust me,i mean that in the nicest way it as a huge complement,there are not many stories out their that have such an effect on the not really crying but i have a lump in my throat and this uncomfortable sinking feeling in my chest as if Booth is real and that he's really died...very hard to bring that out in a reader...!

...infact it was like a car wreck or something,i knew what was coming but i couldn't look away...and inspight of almost already knowing it still hit me hard when in the end she actually says it out loud and confirms it... god!i don't know what this review sounds like to just trying to convey-and doing a really bad job by the way-that ur piece was was super duper angsty but so well a little out of it after i don't usually read such pieces because it pulls down my mood but what im trying to say is that this was well worth was very well put together...all i can say is...omg!i wish Booth hadn't died!

...thank u so much for writing this...i hope my review didn't come off as offensive or anything,its not my intension at all..i just feel at some places i'v phrased my self kinda wierdly that could come off as rude but i don't mean to be,right now im not sure what im saying at all,i felt i shud write down whatever little i could manage to explain and leave u a review...i think im going to shut up now while im ahead of myself here...
Chicklit chapter 1 . 3/23/2008
Wonderful job - CD stories are tricky, because if you say they're CD up front you lose the element of surprise. Ordinarily I detest them as I freely admit to reading fanfic as an escape, however this is so well done I'll forgive your little deception. ;)
Mary91 chapter 1 . 3/20/2008
Today I somwhere only pick out stories where I cry. Like i did here. Well written. A good one-shot but I'd like it as a whole story. Even if I think that I would cry a lot. There are a few unanswered questions, that is ok in a one-shot, but I would like to know the answer of them. For exaple why/when is Booth disapeared?

krazegirl chapter 1 . 10/29/2007
STILL catching up on reviewing, can't believe I missed this one!

Great imagery in the beginning, I could almost smell the burning rubber and melting metal. Oh wait, that's my popcorn burning, lol. "another day, another victim" I'd love to know how they keep from becoming so cynical. Hm, yelling for her partner? It can't be Booth right? He'd get right in there and hold the bag to collect the body parts. He has before...

Wow, you're incredible detailed about the body and it sounds really clinical, I can't say if you're right about the positioning and such but it sounds good! Aw, jeeze, is it Booth? Cause that would make me really sad.

Naming all the bones in alphabetical order, sounds like Brennan. No, I don't want it to e Booth! That's really sad! But great job writing it. It's going on the "things to read when I'm depressed" list!
bandbforever chapter 1 . 9/4/2007
OMG Niah! Wow. That was an incredibly emotional piece of writing, so sad when she finally says out loud that it's Booth. By that point I was already in tears, had to run and get some tissues so i could finish reading. You wrote Brennan's thoughts brilliantly. I can totally see all of that running through her mind as she examined the remains. Your descriptions are so powerful I can see everything as if I'm right there. You did a wonderful job writing this. :)
FauxMaven chapter 1 . 9/1/2007
I apologize for the late review. I read your story earlier this week and wrote my review. Since there is no CANCEL button on the review form I obviously missed clicking that "Submit Review" button n4 I closed the page tab. Obviously the button needs to be larger on the form. :) Enough, I digress.

I frequently pick new stories to read on this site based upon title. I appreciate it when authors select them with care. When I saw '206' juxtaposed with 'Facts' my first thought was "Bones are the structure of an adult body" "facts are elements of history. Is this a story about Booth?" As I began to read I found that I was caught up in your narrative and couldn't avert my eyes, even as I was watching the accident (reconstruction) unfold. Well done, even if I find character death disturbing. Maybe that's why I missed that smacking that big purple button on my last attempt.
AnabelleG chapter 1 . 9/1/2007

I was struck by the way you presented Brennan's approach to examining the remains. So often she is portrayed as clinical and removed from the process as if that is her natural state. Here, we are able to see that it is actually an adjustment that she has to make each time, to remove a part of herself from the things that she has to see and absorb. And it is not something that flicks on and off like a switch, we see that she has to do this throughout, that she has even established a little ritual-the naming of the bones, to help center herself. When this is juxtaposed against what you have foreshadowed throughout the story, it makes it all the more powerful.

The same can be said of the contrast between an 'ordinary' day (Today was no different-another day, another victim, another mind gone mad) and the building sense that this was in fact as far from an ordinary day that she could be. The clues about the identity of the victim woven throughout procedures and observations that she has made so many times before creating this sense of foreboding...

A wonderful study in contrast...the ordinary and routine layered over the discovery of the identity of the victim...the two layers pushing against each other to make each stronger and more resonant.

The descriptions you use...such great quality that makes the scene feel so real, but they also make Brennan's reactions that much more accessible. You don't just inform the reader of what Brennan is feeling, you take us on the journey of how she got there.

An amazing piece of writing, Lacey. Just flat-out amazing.
luneress chapter 1 . 8/31/2007

wow. that was powerful. and so moving. so descriptive. the emotions were displayed so beautifully. this story was so amazing. you wrote something truly extrodinarly here. great job.
fanofbones chapter 1 . 8/30/2007
First off-it was so well written and it drew me in knowing it would be dark...I mean seriously...its you after all...

the descriptions of the car were eery and down right depressing...but visually stunning...

when you described her partner...I knew it wasn't Booth and that made me leary knowing you had something up your little evil but brillent fic writer...

As I read and enjoyed by the way, all her body markers...I knew by each description she mentioned where the story was headed, but I continued to read and was fascinated at the journey you took me on..I felt her pain knowing it was him...

well done...I am amazed at your true storytelling of each fic...that you make it your own and somehow manage to engulf me in your to speak...

hugs girl

Amasayda chapter 1 . 8/30/2007
Good written story ... though it delt with a sad and shocking topic - Brennan discovering the remains of Booth.

This idea is actually so absurd to me ( I never want to see Brennan identifying Booth's remains on the show) that I had a hard time reading it ... but I found your descriptions perfect. Wonderful even ... I guess I felt like Brennan as she (and I) simultaneously discovered that the injuries on the victims feet could only be Booth's. Sad, very sad ...

I really hope, we'll never see such a tragic thing on the show.

Though I see different things while listening to Zornik's song, I loved your explanations - a very goof interpretation of the song. Thank you.
labsquint chapter 1 . 8/30/2007
Oh. My. God. Maybe I'm clueless, but I just got totally blindsided.

At the beginning of the fic, I was assuming that Brennan and Booth had split temporarily after a fight, or some such thing, leading to this: 'Her bubble of loneliness created after her parents' disappearance and strengthened by recent events would provide just that.' Clearly, Booth is not there, but the reason is vague.

Maybe it's the scientist is me, but the description of the burned body were very Kathy Reichs in their detail. Great anatomical references and the descriptions were just bang on. The nasty image of the vic potentially waking up in the car with flames around him all contributed to the stomach turning quality of the whole situation. It almost a relief to find that the vic had been shot in the head and had been dead at the time of the fire.

The overriding theme of this piece is Brennan's loneliness and solitude: 'But as she withdrew her slightly shaking finger, she had no choice but to accept the knowledge that whenever she examined a skull, she'd automatically miss how he used to clench his jaw whenever strong emotions got the better of him.' References to Booth keep being slid in, leaving the reader confused as to what had happened. Don't get me wrong, it's a good confusion as it maintains the unbalanced feel of the piece. We know that he's been gone for 8 weeks, we know that there was some sort of significant break between them as she's worried about running into him at a crime scene but I certainly came out of it with a screaming need for more backstory; again, this is a good way to keep the reader off balance.

And then the end. Oh, the end. When she realizes that she's looking at Booth's body. This line was particularly heartwrenching: 'Realization hit her full-force, robbed her of all her hopes, and left her mentally crippled by the shattering reality of her conclusion.' It left me staring open mouthed at the screen in shock.

It was uncomfortable and tragic and absolutely amazing. Very, very well done...
PurplePicklesUnite chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
Liked how you described studying the skeleton and kept thinking about him before she started realizing who it was. Very intense and powerful.
kmmp99 chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
Man... this just broke my wee little heart! This is the second fic today where a major character dies! The first was our Brennan and NOW our Booth? Me we little heart! Day after day, body after body wishing and hoping that this one isn't going to be him and then... the day comes:( :( :( Ugh! So heartbreaking!

Amazing job Lacey! Loved the description in this one!
seudo chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
ouch...I feel like I need a hug...

Excellent job, especially with the subtlety with which you lead us into Booths death.
krisnina77 chapter 1 . 8/29/2007
That was so sad! Rather depressing really! But I have to say it was excellently written! You did a fantastic job on the emotions and the visuals that she was having. Great job! Tough to read but great nonetheless!
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