Reviews for BOOM
M. Louise E chapter 16 . 12/5/2014
Such a wonderful awesome story. I enjoyed reading it. :D
cindythechef chapter 16 . 1/16/2014
This was so good I had to read it over again :) What a cool story I can so picture this ;0
Anna chapter 16 . 11/27/2013
Love your story, Iam half deaf, which mean I have hearing in one ear and deaf in the other. When my friend found out, she started taking asl classes and buying books on the world of the deaf. we even watch tv in close capption and she learn there were actors and actress who were deaf.. That tell you that if you have a good team or a good friend, they don't care if you are able or disabled, they have your six no mater what.
doc coffee chapter 16 . 2/17/2013
Well done, nice story. Keep on writing!
Shara Raizel chapter 16 . 2/10/2013
I have spent all day reading this and i have to say that i LOVED it. seriously you did a good job and i have to say this is my favorite disability-Tony fic ever!. deaf-Tony was fun (well maybe fun is the wrong word) and quite an experience to read and it all sounded very believable to me having taken a couple ASL classes in high school. Wished that i could have seen more gibbs in this ending chapter, but overall this was a great fic and i just wanted to let you know how much i enjoyed reading it. :)
Viralic1 chapter 16 . 2/28/2012
A great story, I think you portrayed someone who is deaf pretty well. I enjoyed the fact that you didn't turn him into a whining little girl after he was deaf, like most people tend to do.
Troyella-Tiva 4ever chapter 16 . 12/24/2011
I'm sorry to say that i was not able to read the whole story. I could not bear to deal with everything this close to Christmas and dealing with my family. I read bits and pieces of the first 15 chapters and they were good. The last chapter was an awesome way to end it. You are a great writer!
Imagine The Dreamers chapter 16 . 10/4/2011
OMG! I LOVED IT!
sterno chapter 16 . 5/2/2011
WOW! THANKS FOR WRITING A REALLY GOOD STORY ABOUT TONY LEARNING TO COPE WITH SUCH A DISABILITY. BEING DEAF WOULD BE HARD FOR ANYONE BUT FOR TONY EVEN HARDER! YOU WROTE SO WELL AND SO TRUE TO THE CHARACTERS. I HAD TO RELOOK TO SEE HOW YOUNG YOU ARE.. SO WELL DONE AND KEEP WRITING!
d767468 chapter 16 . 3/20/2011
It's hard to believe that you were only 14 when you wrote this story.

I actually ran across your second story, Breathe Easy, and went looking

for more of your writing.

If you're really 14/15, you have an amazing grasp of human nature. And for

this series, which probably began when you were what, seven years old?

Keep on writing. You're fantastic!

Thanks,

Debbie
resourceress7 chapter 16 . 12/21/2010
Emily,

You did a FANTASTIC job with this story! Are you already familiar with the d/Deaf community in Oz, or is this the result of painstaking research? You were spot-on with details like not fully catching lipread utterances, being left out of multi-person conversations, needing adequate lighting, signing being useful across the room and in loud environments, voicing while signing sometimes in mixed audiences (signers and non-signers) and the visual/tactile alert systems at home. Loved the prankster-Tony scenes, too!

One thing to share with you: here in the USA, pretty much no one uses TTYs (TDD) anymore. The voice-to-text setup you imagined for Tony's computer is actually available in a device/service called CapTel (captioned telephone). There's a captel phone and web captel services. www. captel. com

Since he's fluent in ASL, Tony would likely also use VRS (Video Relay Service) to have sign-interpreted phone calls with non-signers and VP (videophone) to have direct calls with other ASL users, such as his coworkers or other deaf/signing friends. VRS can be used via VP or via webcam. Each deaf VP user has a unique telephone number, so hearing users don't even have to dial into a relay service - calls from voice phones automatically go through VRS. VPs have a built-in 'answering machine' where people leave messages (signmail), either directly or through the relay interpreter. VP/VRS is much faster and more convenient than the old TTY, since it proceeds at the normal speed of conversation, and live, visual conversation drastically reduces the time eaten up by waiting for the message to be read/typed, or clarifying what was meant in text. There are several brands of VP here, but one company's web site where you can see video clips is www. sorensonvrs. com

He's also likely to use a lot of texting (who doesn't!), especially if he has a phone with a QWERTY keyboard. You can even use text-based IP relay on phones, as well as on computers.

Cell phones with a front-facing camera, like iPhone and Evo, also allow for VP-style calls between users. When used with a kickstand, or with one-handed signing, as long as you have high-speed coverage in your area, you can have signed conversations on them.

Again, LOVED your story and hope you write more!

resourceress

p.s. yes, my profile is brimming with of blind-related info for writers in another fandom. I'm also a (hearing) Gallaudet alumna, a deaf education teacher, and I use ASL every day :).
this profile is not in use chapter 16 . 12/13/2010
Heya I Found At The End I Thought He Would Get His Hearin Bak But Maybe Not ( Still A Wonderful Story xxx Cant Wait To Read More xxx Keep The Writing Coming In Other Stories xxxxx
GreenEyes09 chapter 16 . 11/30/2010
I really liked your story. Great job.
faldo chapter 16 . 11/24/2010
Just found and read your fic. Loved it - really enjoyed it and had to let you know. Great stuff - keep it coming.
murraysmom chapter 16 . 11/21/2010
Just read your story and I completely enjoyed it Thanks for a nice read JH
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