|Reviews for Not Worth Ten Cents|
| Mengsk chapter 1 . 10/17/2014
Been a while since the cartoon aired. I recall Magica being evil and single minded in her goal but otherwise a blank canvass to work with. No difficulty whatsoever believing this pair with the chemistry you've gifted them. Hinting that this is their last encounter and only now are seeing in other as anything other than bitter adversaries adds a tragic sensibility to this encounter.
As far as the end, I have several theories as to why the amulet worked. But I feel no need to share - the fun is in the guessing.
| RWthefan chapter 1 . 1/30/2012
Another crazy story.
| Maya Serena chapter 1 . 6/7/2011
I guess Magica has never known the magic that is chemistry ;) until now...
| JolietJane chapter 1 . 3/9/2011
Very well written, great pairing! :-) Thank you!
| sakuuya chapter 1 . 10/27/2010
The mix of comics and cartoon is a little awkward, but this is still a really good fic. I'm firmly of the believe that any relationship Scrooge has should be at least partially based on dislike, and while I'm primarily a Scrooge/Goldie shipper, you pull your chosen pairing off very well.
And yes, I recognize that this story is like two and a half years old. I just didn't want to fave it without a review. :)
| Rockerduck chapter 1 . 8/28/2010
I wholly agree with the previous posters, please allow me to quote:
Quote babelfish: "you're ONE HECK of a talented writer."
Quote Anna McNarin: "Their dialogue is just eerie, it's one of those conversations where they do mean what they say when they say it, but they realize that they are talking about something else entirely half way through and just don't stop. Scrooge himself doesn't seem to be able to keep himself from twisting his words deeper into Magica like a serrated corkscrew, and he knows it, they both know it. With Scrooge's "sometimes, a dime is just a dime", he not only cheapened Magica but himself too, and the visual of her standing amongst the strewn contents of her purse; again, very potent with raw energy, blatant groping would have left them more fully clothed."
I couldn't agree more, it was exactly what I was going to write as well. I almost felt a pang of anger when Scrooge, to quote Magica this time, "tossed out half the contents of the purse haphazardly, leaving Magica's possessions scattered on the ground like trash." Did I say almost? Okay, I did. And I still do. This may be the single most powerful line in the story, a blatant intrusion and violation of Magica's innermost personality, and yet it quickly gets countered by Scrooge who points out that she's doing the same to him.
You, dear madam, have the very rare talent to wield your words like weapons and to create a scene that forces an emotional reaction from your readers because it's so vivid, so palpable, so true to life on a level that most other authors will never reach.
I really wish you would write a followup to this, and that said ... *looks around if anyone's watching, then whispers:* And maybe ...erm... elaborate on it, if you catch my drift, which of course you do.
| babelfish chapter 1 . 5/5/2009
This is your second Duck Tales story I'm reviewing and I just wanted to say that you're ONE HECK of a talented writer. You managed to give cartoon characters more chemistry than some romance novels' protagonists (no names, for the sake of avoiding a flame war) could ever dream of. I love how you portray Magica - you don't make her into an angel, but she's not completely evil either, she's the wicked, saucy girl we came to know and love. And I never get offended about pairings - like they say, may each of us find their own porn (porn being a metaphor for the things we like and enjoy :]).
| Keypetz chapter 1 . 4/28/2009
Nice story. I like the idea: pairing Scrooge and Magica. But i stil like the ScroogexGoldie idea more.
| Anna McNarin chapter 1 . 2/24/2009
"Ten Cents" felt like what I think they would be like if Disney hadn't kept such a tight leash on them. I like that in the beginning the sexual undertones were unintentional on their part and natural, playing off their chemistry. Their dialogue is just eerie, it's one of those conversations where they do mean what they say when they say it, but they realize that they are talking about something else entirely half way through and just don't stop. Scrooge himself doesn't seem to be able to keep himself from twisting his words deeper into Magica like a serrated corkscrew, and he knows it, they both know it. With Scrooge's "sometimes, a dime is just a dime", he not only cheapened Magica but himself too, and the visual of her standing amongst the strewn contents of her purse; again, very potent with raw energy, blatant groping would have left them more fully clothed.
In your opening line, I think you should have had Scrooge call Magica a bitch there instead of later on in the chase. Reason being, you set the tone with the first line and then changed it. Strange thing is, the way it is now is true to life, people change tones all the time and no one thinks anything of it. Reading it, however, it felt a hair off with the old curmudgeon, like having one stepping stone slightly higher than the ones around it. Downside is, swapping the two words requires more than just a quick switch, and other than the slight trip the rest is smooth as silk.
| Em O'Gilt chapter 1 . 2/7/2009
wow...i loved it. i mean i love goldie to death but scroogex,magica pairing is AWESOME...good job! :)
| Julia451 chapter 1 . 12/4/2008
I'm pretty intrigued by this pairing, too.
| Steel Plated Bambi chapter 1 . 5/4/2008
Holy CRAP. You're even more awesome than I thought you were to begin with. XD This was so much fun to read. The pairing of Magica and Scrooge may be pretty odd, but it's certainly entertaining. I love how you always get Scrooge down perfectly. :)
| sweetysmart0505 chapter 1 . 4/26/2008
This was a very amusing fiction! Great job on this one. Love your OneShots!
| The Illustrious Crackpot chapter 1 . 3/13/2008
...Hmm. Perhaps if I'd known the DuckTales reason Magica needed the dime—since it's clearly not the "the first coin touched by the richest man on Earth" explanation—this might have made a bit more sense to me. However, this was still very well-done, and (unless I missed some small but vital sentence in there), I find it highly amusing that Scrooge was apparently "searching" her right on the sidewalk. XD Hopefully it wasn't a busy street. As well, since I remember hearing somewhere that women subconsciously consider their purses an extension of their being, the fact that Magica seemed to feel "violated" by Scrooge's careless treatment of her purse was extra entertaining. Great work—I especially like the bit towards the beginning stating that "you didn't have to like someone to be attracted to them". (Sounds like you've just invented a rallying cry for legions of shippers...)
| DixieMame chapter 1 . 2/22/2008
Oh, this was heaven. I know you've read my stuff, so you know I adore the Scrooge/Magica pairing, and therefore, you gotta know, I almost died happy reading this.
The sensual experience, the characters still acting to their true selves, and the ending that seems to have thrown all your previous readers off...brilliant over all. I have to go recommend this to my fellow shippers. (We are few, but we exist.)
On behalf of them, I thank you for writing this. And now I must go read it again.