|Reviews for About A Soldier|
| Brazos chapter 10 . 6/21/2012
I just found this & wanted to say thanks that you didn't portray Maria as being a totally, heartless bitch. She was hard, she was calculating and self-serving; but I'm always troubled when she is pictured as being completely evil. I find myself tiring of the scenarios where Jasper is a total victim and is continually raped.
It was actually refreshing how you portrayed her as having some vulnerabilty. Yes, she used his emotions to her own advantage-she probably even saw them as his weakness. She took advantage of his love for her to achieve more and more power. Power quite often corrupts. The person she became was not who Jasper fell in love with. The part of her that he was in love with eroded as her lust for more and more control became all-consuming.
| CheshireCatGrin3421 chapter 1 . 10/16/2011
| Bourbon Rose chapter 10 . 5/11/2010
Very, very touching :) you decribed Jasper very well :)
| ItsJasperWhitlock chapter 7 . 2/6/2010
| mower200 chapter 10 . 1/18/2010
so beasutifully written.
thankyou for a wonderful read!
| mower200 chapter 4 . 1/18/2010
chapter 4 made me tear up a little bit :(
| tinkerbell 102922 chapter 10 . 11/21/2009
is it over?
| SolarDiamond chapter 10 . 10/12/2009
So wonderfully written. I find myself wanting more, more, more! The character of Jasper that SM came up with (as well as others) was left so unfinished, and there is so much to be explored with him. His motivations. What makes him tick. I am going to check out the companion pieces right away.
| SolarDiamond chapter 9 . 10/12/2009
In so few words you were able to convey the depth of Jasper's depression and desperation. The imagery was easily laid out as the scene played through my mind.
| SolarDiamond chapter 8 . 10/12/2009
I'm not sure what else to say, other than offer more praises. I just adore how realistically this is written. (You know, for a vampire fiction, lol.) It's not over the top.
| SolarDiamond chapter 7 . 10/12/2009
Maria is so much softer in this fic than I have seen her portrayed as in others. She is so much more human. It reminds me of how people who are demonized in life events are still just people. It's truly refreshing to see a less rigid version of Jasper's dark past.
| SolarDiamond chapter 6 . 10/12/2009
This could have so easily fit into Eclipse when Jasper is telling his story. For me it is now part of it. 3
| SolarDiamond chapter 5 . 10/12/2009
I just can't get over how much insight is given even through one shots. This is what I've been looking for.
| SolarDiamond chapter 4 . 10/12/2009
Heartbreaking. I remember my relatives putting out plates of food for family members who had passed away.
I had never really considered what his family had gone through. Thanks for the insight.
| SolarDiamond chapter 3 . 10/12/2009
I like how Maria is being portrayed as someone who is not just a completely ruthless killing machine. I have to say, if I were in her shoes I would probably want vengeance as well. This chapter brought a lot of insight to the possibilities of what Maria and Jasper's relationship was like.