|Reviews for Pulse Point|
| Ana chapter 11 . 2/6/2013
this was the best way to start using a new computer! I loved your fic, I'm not even sure I can describe why. It's not just because I'm fervently addicted to follow fics that transition B&B to a relationship but I find you did it most elegantly and originally. Nothing absolutely out of place for me, everything with Parker in it was just adorable and frequently I immediately deduced from your descriptions where the story has going but I think it was out of intellectual connectivity and not at all huge predictability. I'm so glad the Universe decided to make Sweet's POV chapter the worse one and still not as bad that I would stop reading to do things like check a pending email or simply live my life. I'm still going to read the epilogue so I'm not typing any further. Thank you so much, I find you an amazing writer!
| the dud pistachio chapter 11 . 2/3/2013
A remarkably well-written and touching story! I'm not too big on angst and I loathe when Booth and Brennan are romantically involved with people other than each other, however I thoroughly enjoyed your story. Brennan's experiences in Uganda were difficult to read, and I can only imagine how even more difficult it must have been to write since those are the real horror stories that take place in the world. Brennan's strength, courage, and faith in Booth shines throughout the story which I found to be beautiful.
The fluff was awesome too, of course! I determined the desire, respect, and love they have for one another in these sweet scenes. One line that especially stood out to me was a couple of chapters ago in which they're kissing and Booth thinks even though Brennan's never confessed her love for him aloud, that doesn't mean that he can't feel it.
Also, lovely job on the point of view! I especially liked guessing whose perspective I'd have the chance to view from within the first paragraph of each chapter.
Thank you for the fantastic read :)
| EveyEve1215 chapter 6 . 12/20/2012
The story over all is a great read thus far. The waltz with the mysterious "white knight" was nice, more than nice but I can't think of the words. But I decided to comment here because I love Brennan and Parker's relationship. The scenes you wrote were beautiful. The innocence of of bliss.
| Guest chapter 11 . 9/30/2012
Just a note to let you know that I thought this was a very sweet story. Good Job.
| zombienath chapter 11 . 10/5/2011
I'd read the first chapter of this a while back, and I went, "Nope!"
Coming back to it a few months later, I had a lot of time on my hands and started reading the rest.
It was a huge surprise. The fic as a whole was like a snippet of their lives, more than anything, since it covered a decent length of time and a number of topics. Really, really good.
You skipped over a lot of things in the timeline, which made me a bit sad, but it didn't detract from the story overall.
| Anastasia chapter 11 . 8/1/2010
This was a roller coaster of emotions for me. Considering the fact that I'm in the middle of season 4 and my itunes is playing sappy music my heart was breaking at some points in this story. I've always like the idea of Booth and Bones finding other people to pursue relationships with (because we know that ultimately they belong together) because they both deserve someone in their lives.
Is it horrible that I kind of wanted Bones to pursue something with the SEAL (?) that saved her and maybe even Brian? But I love the B&B in the end.
The recollections of Bones in Uganda were heartbreaking. I think they were surprising realistic and I thank you for mentioning Invisible Children. It is a very worthy cause that needs as much support as possible. On a lighter note, I think it was very noble for Brennan to help those orphanages. It kind of reminds me of her in "The Baby in the Bough" when she decides to pay for the bridge that needs to be repaired so the town would be back on the scenic route and repair itself.
Really good story and even though it was written like a year and a half ago it still feels like it could be plausible in the Bones world next season.
Oh and before I forget I know you didn't like the chapter with the kiss that was told in Sweets' point of view. But I did like all your different interpretations of a kiss. And what a real kiss is and how directors try so hard to get a kiss to look a certain way and how you can feel the emotion.
Great read :)
| berta101 chapter 11 . 6/30/2010
Holy. okay. so I read this while thing in three hours becasue I just couldn't take my eyes off of the screen. I was very imressed with this whole fic. I love that you managed to stay true to all characters, not just Booth and Brennan. I could just feel the tension rolling off of them, esp. when they were in the stairwell.
I tried really hard not to like Jen, but it was hard becuase her character was actually quite likable. This was a refreshin cange because a lot of other authors, if they have a love interest for Booth/Brennan they make he/she out to be totally awful.
So yeah, overall this was a terrific fic. I thought the second person POV was perfect and it worked really well. This fic was most definitely the most well written one I have read in a ong time. It's so refreshing not to have to read around grammar/spelling mistakes!
P.S. Welcome to my Favourites/Alerts page :)
| Rachael chapter 11 . 5/4/2010
fantastic, i loved it :)
| Aurelie G chapter 11 . 4/20/2010
love it !
| Palmer4President chapter 11 . 4/19/2010
Wow, fantastic story! You really depicted a realistic progression in Booth's and Brennan's relationship from your first chapter through the end, and given how long your story was, I'm impressed that you managed to do so. Brilliant job!
| Alicat76 chapter 11 . 4/18/2010
Wow, that was an amazing story! I loved the alternating POV's and how well you captured each characters 'voice'. Thank you x
| xoxokiss210 chapter 2 . 3/23/2010
| Phosphorescent chapter 11 . 2/24/2010
What a wonderful story! I really like the characters of Jen and Brian; it's so nice (and rare) to see Booth or Brennan temporarily paired with someone else who's a full person, a sympathetic character. Someone who isn't a terrible person, but is simply someone who didn't show up at the right time, or just isn't the right person for our protagonist(s).
You handled Bones' Uganda plotline with grace and sensitivity, not overdoing the pathos but not underplaying tragic realities either. That’s difficult, and I commend you for it. Similarly, I think you straddled the line between realism and fluff quite well in the Booth/Bones relationship. Which isn't to say that I didn't love the fluffier parts (namely Parker and Lance's chapters).
Congratulations on an excellent piece of writing!
| sunlitdays7 chapter 11 . 2/2/2010
I don't leave reviews often, but after taking four hours to read this story in one sitting, I figured I owed you that much.
I learned about the Invisible Children about four months ago, and don't think I have ever been as effected by something in my life. The video I saw in school went all-out - pictures of mutilations to kids my sister's age, piles of lifeless bodies that made me want to be sick, and a backstory on Joseph Kony and his army that spoke of actions and concepts I didn't want to believe existed. The world is full of issues, of natural disasters and homicide and neglect and poverty, but the Invisible Children just really got to me; they were one of the first world issues that made me just want to change a situation.
Meanwhile, I discovered Bones three months ago and fell in love with Booth and Brennan's relationship. Really. Kind of to the point of obsession, actually. And while all the unresolved romance is all well and good, I find both parts of the show interesting because of the actual bones.
I realize that this review may be a bit of a mess in terms of organization and review of the actual material. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this story... I loved every single part of it, no exaggeration whatsoever. Writing something like this really takes talent, because second person is tricky in the first place, and you were very good at hiding what happened to her. The vaguely amusing thing is that I read this entire thing (and reviewed, so please pardon any typos) on my iPod Touch, sitting on a less than comfortable couch with an Internet connection that left something to be desired. It broke my heart when Booth punched the trash can somewhere around chapter five, but when I changed the chapter and the page froze with the headline, "Invisible Children", I had one of those big, I-understand-it-all moments. And was nearly in shock from how well everything fit together. Sometimes I forget that Brennan is a forensic anthropologist because she has her interns do most of the analysis, but then I read something where she's dealing with Haiti earthquake victims or another modern tradgedy and I remember just how important her job is. But to see an issue that I'm actually familiar with really struck a chord, and made me feel a bit closer to the characters.
Anyway. This story was just really meaningful for me - the second person, Invisible Children, the LENGTH (each chapter was about a mile long, and I have never been as thankful for something in my life) and the amazingly accurate characterization all made it one of my favorite fanfics ever. And I don't have very many of those, BTW.
This review is way longer than it should be, but I hope I got the message across. :) Seriously: amazing stuff.
PS: I can't believe I wrote all of that without mentioning what I thought about how you wrote B&B's romance! It was amazing. Jen was one of those few OCs that you don't mind seeing, and surprisingly don't find yourself hating. It was great to see Parker's narration and his opinion and insights into the Booth and Brennan interactions. Booth made me feel kind of fuzzy inside, especially during that outside-the-diner scene. That always tells me that the scene is being done right. ;)
| Tadpole24 chapter 11 . 1/28/2010
I was just trolling the site, as I so often do and I stumbled across this little gem. :)
Just read it all in one hit and adored it!
You created such a good setting and story. It was balanced and full of the right amounts of angst and romance. The Uganda story line was handled really well with respect and a reverence that came across in your words.
I also really enjoyed the fact that you had Booth paired with someone (Jen) that wasn't mean or nasty or with Booth for reasons that she had not divulged. She was likeable and their relationship ended how alot of relationships end in real life. You did really really well with that.
The 2nd person tense was a clever idea and worked really well with this fic. I also like the way you had information reveal itself slowly rather than a huge climax that just goes downhill afterwards.
There really is so much to say about this fic, but the main idea here is that it was fantastic!
Thank you for writing it! :)