Reviews for In a Word
Queen of the Red Skittle chapter 1 . 7/25/2010
Powerful.

-Q
PassionsInsanity chapter 1 . 12/7/2009
Absolutely brilliant. Loved it.
xxxx chapter 1 . 4/21/2009
Wow! That was really cool! I loved it, best story I've read in this category, really cool concept and executed well.
thundersnow chapter 1 . 4/19/2009
i like this. i like this a lot. a couple of very good points -Ria's inability to handle the truth despite her incessant curiosity, and the differences between Foster and Lightman's approach to reading the truth in a person. very cool and right on target. thanks for writing.
a tattered rose chapter 1 . 4/14/2009
Technically I'm still typing up a review for your last submission, but at this rate I'm easily falling way behind, so I'll jump right in to say: I've been waiting for this fic since I started watching the show! There's something about Foster and Loker that is fascinating. Maybe because there are too many genius lackey techs on tv today who are like beloved pets, or so few authentic professional females playing it straight.

The diction was fabulous. It's great to read sentences you can chew on, and fits nicely with the 'Inferno' reference. I like how it wasn't overplayed, rather used to build an almost melodramatic atmosphere of panicky, brooding angst from our intrepid researcher. A sense of joyful passion pervades.

I love the distinction between the way Foster looks at him, and the way Lightman would. Not only very true to their personalities, but also indicative, I think, of the fact that Loker seems much closer to Foster as a mentor. And has a fairly unbiased perspective of their work, even while disciple. I also love that it twists scenes we've seen where Cal carries on a conversation with another's expressions - Gillian really is his equal, only plays a finesse game to his feints and brute force.

Delightful! I hope you wander their way again :]
ryde chapter 1 . 4/14/2009
I think this is wonderful. It gives Eli some well-deserved but often overlooked focus. Even without much dialogue, it gives the characters more depth that I think your insight served well, and, best of all, it didn't leave Eli looking like the bad guy, like I thought the episode did. Very well done.