|Reviews for Induced Vertigo|
| Angie Tribeca chapter 1 . 4/11
Well-written, as usual. I really like visuals like "tapered fingers resting behind the shell of her ear" & the one wave in a swimming pool...and I enjoyed the joke about Dean being Godzilla.
| nousedenyingit chapter 1 . 4/9
I read this fic maybe 4 days ago and still I'm unable to stop rereading it and thinking about it. Everything about this fic is just amazing and intense and fiery all at once. The complete mesh of emotions and electric feeling between Jess and Rory after that significant scene, Rory feeling and doing everything based on instinct after that, her being unable to speak and then letting everything out in front of Jess, it's just amazing. I also especially love the way you wrote Jess here, being extremely protective of Rory to closed off and tense to being angry and then soft with her, it was a complete whirlwind with both characters and I loved every single minute of it. I love this fic so so much thank you for writing it.
| Ilovecake chapter 1 . 11/4/2016
So I finished watching gg about two months ago and since then I couldn't get Rory and jess out of my head. If they at least don't have some sort of resolution in the revival I will revolt. Anyway I decided to look for and fics and this is the first I've read and it's amazing. Well written. Easy flow. Poetic and wonderful. And I gotta say that I like drunk Rory. I like her inner monologues. My favorite scene was the morning after with the pancakes and the coffee and her wearing his shirt. It's intimate and domestic and it's how I think it would have been if Rory had runway with him. I feel like the ending was a bit rushed. But maybe that's the point? Like they are jumping into this whole new territory so might as well fall? Idk if that makes sense.
P.S. idk if you'll see this but thank you for sharing your work. I'm gonna fav this later when I log in.
| Kyrene once Blood Roses chapter 1 . 5/31/2016
Yay! Fic where Rory breaks up with Dean regardless of what Jess is doing! Right, so not the point of the story. Still made me happy.
So this was great. The way you write it I had a wobbly moment right along with her. Seriously, it's about a girl accidentally getting drunk at a party for the first time and you write it so beautifully. You have a very poetic prose. It's pretty fantastic.
Jess was great. The way you described him through Rory's haze was even better. I knew exactly what was going on through his head even if she didn't. It was pretty amazing that I could read his fear of the situation through another character's head when she wasn't entirely aware of the danger she was in.
This is really a favorite though.
| open hearts catch dreams chapter 1 . 5/15/2016
I've read this so many times and am still kind of floundering over how to put my love for it into something cohesive. Its beautiful.
Rory's head is a turbulent place to be at the best of times, and I feel like you captured that. I also love her on account of her having the courage to just say what she actually wants and then go after it. Paris' brief cameo is lovely - the fact that she can so easily read Rory and deduce just who she called. I love your characterisation of Jess, here, too. I can see this version of him fitting perfectly into the show. He's faceted; I love the concern and the worry over the phonecall, the 'do not fuck with me' fury when he shows up to get her away from the party, the flashes of amusement at handling a very, very sloshed Rory and the strained, frustrated moments that fill the spaces between. I love the way he's almost afraid of her the following morning, treading so carefully, keeping a distance and giving her an out, and yet - confronted - he doesn't just fall apart for her. It reads like giving in and kissing her wrecked him. He wants this girl completely, not in stolen pieces or to share, and I love that he's angry over it. Such a well crafted scene that feels true to them.
In many ways, I feel like this story is really more Jess' than Rory's; she was simply there to tell it.
But my favourite thing by far about this is your narration itself. The writing is beyond words. I love that it begins with a fairly somewhat normal flow, and the later the evening gets, and the more Rory drinks, the more staggered and broken the writing becomes. The sentences become shattered pieces, disconnected and following their own, tenuous logic through Rory's own streaming thoughts.
It reads like you're falling into this haze of alcohol right along with her. Some bits made me laugh aloud. Its not really a funny story; its deeper than that, but the tangential nature of the narrative allows you a glimpse into what Jess sees, and why he finds Rory amusing in this state, even if you're still spun-drunk with her.
I love that as I read it, (talking about the not-sober parts, here) I very much get the feeling that I'm not seeing anything. Not much attention is paid to where Rory or Jess moves; any action or gestures they make. There's very little spatial awareness other than the scenes before the party, and those the following day. You've written a story that has a reader experience through sound, smell and pure sensation rather than being able to visualise images based on what you're telling us. Its the only story I've ever read that does that, and does it so very well.
I don't know how much sense I just made for you (or even if you still get review notifications), so I'm going to stop here. I've loved this story for a long time, and even now I feel like I haven't adequately described why. The characters are great but its the narration that is so unique and talented. Great work.
| Smile Back chapter 1 . 4/27/2016
I forgot that it only has one chapter... felt like more. And woah. you write one hell of a story!
| czars chapter 1 . 3/16/2016
i just finished rewatching s2 and there is so much i wanted to happen in it and this fits into it perfectly. it was so great.
the setup, the drunken rambles, the 3am call. all of it perfect.
jess letting her get away with forgetting what happened, gahh!
| Tearrer chapter 1 . 8/7/2015
I really enjoyed your story. It's hard to come by a well written GG fic, to be honest, but this was definitely in that criteria. Great job!
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/9/2015
You are an amazing writer! I am sad that I found your fics so many years after you wrote them and you may not be reading reviews anymore. The way you write Jess gives me goosebumps.
| Serenity'sVision chapter 1 . 9/2/2011
| new.around.here chapter 1 . 4/6/2011
I usually do not review, but I really enjoyed the story, very " in the character" written and I believe it deserves more than 40 reviews.
| BlindTurtle8104 chapter 1 . 2/2/2011
this story was so amazingly good! i love literati and reading stories about them, and this is definately something that could have happened between them. you really captured the characters well, and this story definately made me love jess more (if that's possible haha). i love your stuff. keep it up :)
| HelloSunshine89 chapter 1 . 7/6/2010
Holy fuck, I get lost in the beauty that is your writing. Seriously. You make me want to be a better writer, which is high praise. I know I'll never achieve what you have going on, cause your style is all your own and too perfect but if I could just absorb a little bit of you, I'd be infinitely better. It's so wonderful to have someone with your talent around these parts. Everything you write is so beautiful, yet parts of it are so broken, which speaks volumes for the Rory and Jess relationship. I don't know if you realize that, but when it's broken and fragmented, it's so Rory and Jess it's haunting.
I just love the way you write. I can't wait to make it through your collection of stories, eventually.
Keep doing what you're doing, cause it works so fucking well, girl.
And this was beautiful and insane and simple and right. But I'm sure you knew that.
| Kayseetwin chapter 1 . 5/31/2010
Eheee! Happy! You're writing makes me so happy!
That was cute and had all the lovely angst that I need in order to truly love a R/J fic. So yay!
| MorgauseNokami chapter 1 . 4/29/2010
Ah, very very good. The banter and the feelings and the whole thing. Took me a while to find a decent GG fanfic on here, but I'm glad I bothered to look.