Reviews for Hourglass sand
KillLaKillPrincess chapter 1 . 11/21
Poor Harley and Ivy..especially Ivy with Harley leaving her ):
ALICE IT'S RAINing chapter 1 . 7/22/2010
this is a very good harley fic, well done

XxXHarleyQuinnXxX chapter 1 . 6/27/2009
This is a very good definition of their relationship and it's going on my faves...
r o t t e n - p e a c h chapter 1 . 6/17/2009
I think you captured the basic nature of their relationship pretty well. It is rather tragic but that's what make this pairing so interesting!
Luvxcloudxstrife chapter 1 . 4/2/2009
Harley and Ivy's relationship is beautiful, sad but beautiful.

Just as you said "Harley needs Ivy but doesn’t want her and Ivy wants Harley but doesn’t need her. "

You wrote this story perfectly to fit that!
Doctor Harley Quinn chapter 1 . 3/27/2009
Ohh... this is extremely well-written, a beautiful snapshot of Ivy and Harley's relationship.

I don't think it's morbid. Sad, sure, because it's a constant cycle that none of them are capable of breaking, but a touch of sadness often makes happiness more acute. I don't think Pam would love Harley's visits as much if she didn't have that bittersweet knowledge that Harley will leave again eventually.

I think princessebee has a point in the sense that Ivy is a very solitary, very antisocial person, and I believe that Harley would REALLY get under her skin from time to time- however, this doesn't mean your writing is inaccurate, as I can see Ivy forgetting that she gets annoyed with Harley sometimes in the face of her desire to take care of her friend.

Very well-done, very interesting. I loved reading this.
I Spaz With Pizzazz chapter 1 . 2/4/2009
awh, this is sad. but very well written too, in a bitter-sweet sort of way. i liked it. :3

DustyDreamer chapter 1 . 2/1/2009
You're a genious! That story was so so sad but still brilliant. And I must say the title is excellent! Beautiful story for two beautiful characters x
highland girl 1592 chapter 1 . 2/1/2009
Very it was beautiful matter what,Harley will

always have Ivy to be there for her.A good song for this story would be *Worry About You* by Ivy.:)

p.s.I'm the same way with plants,like Harley,even

plastic ones commit suicide on me!lol.
MK08 chapter 1 . 1/31/2009
Harley seems like a very emotionally needy girl, so naturally if she was feeling lonely at Joker's, she would seek out Ivy. I really liked this. It was sad, but still a very good story!
jarec chapter 1 . 1/31/2009
well done, as usual. Though I always noticed that Ivy is also abusive to Harley, you really captured Ivy's inherent mixture of loneliness and antisocial personality.
princessebee chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
To be honest, there is a LOT more to Harley and Ivy's friendship than just the Joker.

Ivy cares about Harley for reasons other than the Joker and wants her around for reasons other than "saving" her from the Joker. Harley also spends time with Ivy for reasons other than being bashed or kicked out by him. They're friends. They have a bond. Maybe something more. But making this relationship ALL about the Joker actually ultimately undermines it, cheapens it and removes a lot of the intriguing psychology in it. I really don't think this ship is as angsty as people think it is. Remember Ivy is very independent and often gets frustrated with Harley; she treasures her solitude. A lot of her relationship with Harley seems to be about dominating and controlling her as well and using her as an accomplice to her own crimes.

Harley isn't a lonely person. She's ALWAYS got someone on hand. Joker, Ivy, Holly... she has no problem at all finding people to stay with or be with. With her own behaviour, she forces them into the roles of playing her straight (wo)man and clearly enjoys it. She is needy, but not lonely... ONLY when she actually is alone. Remember she moulds herself to other people's desires. When with them, her loneliness is alleiviated by following their orders.

All of that said, I think you did capture a good rhythm in this piece, the up and down of Harley's moods, her yearning for Joker, Ivy's small and generous concessions for her. I felt Ivy was a little too warm and cuddly in this, and definitely too needy, but over all the dynamic between them was quite nice and was a series of interactions I could easily see take place between them.

Your storytelling as a whole is improving, though it would be nice to see some more detail, more care taken with evoking the mood and such. I thought there were some good turns of phrase in this with describing emotion, but it could use a bit more.

Keep writing!
BrocktreeJustLeft chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
Thanks for the cookie.

-sniff sniff- Both girls need more human friends. so sad.
hikari123 chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
This is truly an amazing story I really like Harley Quinn she's my absolute favourite girl in the Batman series great job.