|Reviews for Why and were|
| Madjedjjlill chapter 14 . 2/16
What can I say except another fantastic, well written story by a master story teller.
Your stories come to life in my head.
| GuesssWho chapter 14 . 2/13
I'd love to know more about the XXXX weres . . .
| Say This Pen Name Is Available chapter 14 . 10/25/2014
I finally had a chance to read this and quite enjoyed it. Johanna is a joy and it's great to see her confronting her internal prejudices, though it's probably a bit out of character it would be fun to see her get a bit more forthright about the inequality in her homeland in the future. Angua had a great chance to shine as well. This entire story really puts a point on the damage of growing up in toxic, superiority complex ridden environment, it's not that easy to kick bad thought patterns especially when guilt and denial get into it. The long term ramifications of that sort of upbringing are always nice to explore. But the real star of the piece was the abstract concept of shapeshifting in folklore and how that translates to the disc. It's delightful to see the fact of werewolves get stretched out and extrapolated on as well as to see the more multicultural elements get to shine. South African history continues to be deftly woven through the narrative. There aren't any real complaints that could be made about this. It was incredibly enjoyable and will probably be a nice reread in the future.
| kate chapter 8 . 9/13/2013
I'm a hillbilly, hick, and redneck, and I'm proud of it, thank you! I certainly don't consider myself trash. Believing that duct tape is a cure-all, that baler twine was invented to repair gates with, and that a good fight teaches when to give up, is not indicative of being trash! While not completely comfortable around most black people, I certainly do not consider myself a racist. I resent your implication that a redneck is white trash and advise you to look for trash in your local jailhouse and government.
| FashionablyHospitable chapter 12 . 8/16/2013
If the a/e thing's intentional, then my apologies.
| FashionablyHospitable chapter 2 . 8/16/2013
E.E. Pessimel, isn't it?
Is the whole a/e swap intentional?
Ell these reports of feral leopards in the city. I hev never before heard of the creature hunting as a peck. Three or four of them, running together like a pride of lions? You only see thet in a mother teaching her cubs to hunt. But by the reports, these are a group of meture enimels roaming together and co-operating es a group. The leopard is a solitary enimel thet hunts elone. Watch these creatures, here. We need the largest enclosures end no more than four or five cen shere the spece. If overcrowded, they will fight. It presented headaches when a female hed cubs, lest year. There must be fights, bettles for dominance, emong a group of meture creatures living wild in the City."
| Falero lero lero chapter 14 . 6/5/2013
I like your wrewolves.
| Guest chapter 14 . 1/5/2013
I want to hear more about the kitsune. And wasn't Beorn a minor character from The Hobbit?
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/5/2013
It should be 'many, lots.' Trolls can't do three.
| Mary Craig chapter 14 . 9/28/2012
I've just realised that I haven't thanked you for this tale...and I'm reading it for the third time too :blush:
Excellent; it really is :-) Loads of characterisation, conversation, bit and pieces of cultural, literary, bio (hagio?) grahical references, plot lines all woven seamlessly into a whole colourful cloth.
Thank you for writing, and for posting; and I hope it was as much fun to write as it was for me to read.
| Freyalyn chapter 14 . 6/3/2010
Fabulous, fabulous story. I'm now getting confused at to what is real TP and what is you.. I love Angua's feelings towards the end of this story, and how she reacts to the whole situation (ancient) past and present.
However, I have found an error - rabbits are leporines, not lupines (which are, of course wolves!)
| Freyalyn chapter 5 . 6/3/2010
Every since I've come across Johanna and her culture in your stories, I have the SI 'South African Song' stuck in my head. You have lots to answer for...
| cklammer chapter 14 . 5/25/2010
Long live change but nothing really changes ... Vetinari strikes (not so much) again.
Since we all (in support) know that one guy is no guy Vimes needs to get another puppy now.
| Ashandarei chapter 14 . 5/25/2010
Hehehehe, nice ending.
It just occured to me, have you ever considered the native american tradition of shapeshifting? It occurs to me that, since on roundworld their tradition in those areas happens to be quite strong, if their DW counterparts might have reached the methods of shapeshifter production by the time of this ending. A thing to ponder indeed.
| SpaceAnJL chapter 14 . 5/25/2010
These really are superb. You've expanded the (disc)world so much further, spinning out tales from one or two lines, and spinning other tales out of those. Of course there would be white foxes and berserkers. And the whole hidden history of the Dark Empire to be written. I love the way you blend political realities with the weirdness of the Disc, and the twist when the really weird thing is of Roundworld origin. I could babble fannishly for hours, but I'll desist, lest you think you've got a crazy person. (er...oh, well.)