Reviews for The Promise Price
MireiLovett1846 chapter 6 . 7/30/2011
I don't know how I missed reviewing this chapter. Wow, I'm behind...


You really captured the breadth and depth of Sweeney's delusion in this chapter. And Nellie's, too! I'm afraid our barber is too far gone for the baker to save him. Such a pity... [

I also liked how you wrote the chapter in Nellie's dialect. That made it feel all the more like I was within the recesses of her mind.

This whole chapter felt dark-it felt gray. Not only was it the usual gray of Burtonian London (like in the churchyard!) but it was the gray delusions of Sweeney and Nellie, the storm of vengeful thoughts in Sweeney's mind, and Turpin and Nellie's assignation later that night. Oh, I can't wait to read that! *steeples fingers in deranged glee*

Another flawless job once again-characterization, imagery, language, everything! You are brilliant, my dear!

I will be ready for chapter 7 whenever it comes about. ]

daisy10166 chapter 2 . 4/11/2011
this is really good! update soon
AngelofDarkness1605 chapter 6 . 1/31/2011
Wow, I'm finally reading this! But maybe it's a good thing I waited, cause this chapter really reminded me of a few graveyards I saw in Newcastle. Having those images freshly in my mind, it's even better to read this chapter, because it's even easier than usual to see it all, like it's happening right in front of me :D

Anyway, this was a very nice chapter that leaves me very eager to read the next one!

I hope you'll find some time to update soon, even though I can't imagine how busy you are now with all the lessons and kiddies!
Gingerbritishgypsyelf chapter 6 . 1/28/2011
GIVE US MORE. MORE WRITING. Viva la...writing...!
Cloister-Hearted chapter 6 . 1/22/2011
I'm so glad to see you back! People seem to be neglecting their work these days...I can't say I'm not one of them...but it's nice to see someone posting!
Gingerbritishgypsyelf logoff chapter 6 . 1/18/2011
I didn't like this one as much, actually. I think you slipped Sweeney into a bit of a golem (from LOTR) which I found a bit OC. But Turpin was wonderfully slimy and Mrs. Lovett was 100% lower class, but still with her wits about her. Try to be more careful with the diction next time. Constructive criticism is good for you, so don't fuss.


Charmingly-Evil chapter 6 . 1/12/2011
wow i live the way you wrote this! beautifully written. please please update!

and by the way do you live in australia queensland? you heard about the floods? i only live an hour away from it, but still not hit yet :)
gingerbritishgypsyelf chapter 3 . 1/8/2011
COME ON COME ON COME ON! We need more!

(I know...begging is beneath me...but I'm willing to beg for another chapter.) Pretty please? With rubies on top?
Lovinett chapter 5 . 12/30/2010
I really love your writing style and the direction of the plot. You've taken the darkest parts of their personalities and created an intriguing arrangement. I'm excited to see this continue! :D
Charmingly-Evil chapter 5 . 12/28/2010
yay you update! i'm so glad your not dead lol i always jump to conclusions. you must be really busy lately, teaching maybe? this was well written but i'm a bit confused. one moment nellies jumping around his neck, then banging on the door then in the shop. could you explain a bit plllease? thanks!
MireiLovett1846 chapter 5 . 12/27/2010
Una dearest! You're back! Huzzah!

Oh, how I have missed you! I've wondered about where you were. Sitting on a hair straightener, eh? Oh, that's horrible! I hope you've recovered well. A merry belated Christmas to you as well.

Now, to my review...

I missed all the Victorian subtleties and nuances in your writing. It reads very much like a period piece. Once again, the characterizations are perfect. One thing I loved was how morbid Nellie is, always fantasizing about her own funeral. My goodness! And it's just like her to filch something from a coffin at a wake. So eminently practical, she is...

I'm looking forward to chapter 6, of course, as well as all your other updates! ] Wonderful job as always!
gingerbritishgypsyelf chapter 5 . 12/27/2010
Three days until the next chapter? Ooooooh. I dislike the wait.

You got a little convoluted on Todd's feelings about Mrs. Lovett, which is good if you're portraying how he's not sure how he feels about her or himself. But I do love Mrs. Lovett dearly, so if he hurts her too terribly, I may have to come after the fellow with a razor.

Don't injure yourself further, please.

AngelofDarkness1605 chapter 5 . 12/27/2010
Wow, you're still alive after all! Although just barely, judging from the hospital bit. I had a small heart attack when I read that! I hope you're recovering quickly and that your Christmas wasn't completely ruined.

I'm basically falling asleep here, never mind that it's in the middle of the afternoon - that's what I get when staying up until 2.30 am to write fanfiction (pathetic, I know :P) and going on a crazy shopping spree the next morning.

Anyway, as far as my sleeping mind was capable of comprehending this chapter, I really liked it once again. 'Like' as in the sad Sweenett kinda way of course, it's not that I like poor Mrs. Lovett being treated the way she is :P

Well, I think I'm going back to bed. I hope that you're (relatively) well and that I hear from you again soon!
gingerbritishgypsyelf chapter 4 . 12/26/2010
I really really liked this and I am dissappointed that you haven't updated since October. I sincerely hope you go about giving us another chapter as I dislike not knowing what's going to happen next.
linalove chapter 4 . 9/1/2010
I loved it and I am glad you're back!

xxx Lina :)
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