|Reviews for Far From Georgia|
| ripon chapter 62 . 6/2/2013
Excellent story, well written, characters within canon yet developed, well paced and empathic. Reid's journey never felt forced or unrealistic and the O/C characters blended well. Thank you for sharing.
| Spencey chapter 63 . 5/2/2013
Thank you SO much for this brilliant and beautiful story - I really enjoyed reading it!
| TheVulcanPrincess chapter 63 . 8/28/2012
I just found this story last week, and I read through the whole thing. It's excellent. I thought the show made Reid's recovery too easy; I think this is much more realistic. I felt every emotion that the characters felt, which is a testament to the power of your writing.
I also really like that Morgan was the one to take Reid to rehab. Although the plotline with Strauss and her alcoholism hadn't yet been fleshed out on screen when you wrote this, it fits in so nicely, since Morgan was the one to take Strauss to rehab. In my personal canon, I'm going to believe that Hotch and Morgan arranged for Strauss to go to the same place Reid went to in this story.
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 63 . 8/17/2012
Continued success in your MFA program!
This was definitely a worthwhile and emotional story. I hope to write something as good and conscious of the human psyche one day.
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 62 . 8/17/2012
I'm so happy to have finally made it to the end. I love the cyclical feeling to the chapter, and Morgan's and Reid's moment.
I've very proud of the wonderful job you've done here.
P.S. You've covered some of my favorite episodes, so kudos!
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 59 . 8/17/2012
I'm quite impressed with the emotional range and characterization in this chapter. Seems like it's directly from the show, the writers. Wonderful job.
I love how each of the team got to spend a little time with read. Their interactions were done quite well.
My favorite however is Morgan and Reid. Brothers in arms.
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 47 . 8/15/2012
No Reid-Morgan hug. It's essential!
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 36 . 8/15/2012
I would like to applaud you on your transitions in this chapter.
Quite well done!
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 31 . 8/15/2012
This chapter, while fictional, definitely causes great pause and reflection.
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 20 . 8/15/2012
Reid's laughter, much appreciated.
| Lady Emerald Black chapter 12 . 8/14/2012
I can't even begin to describe how this chapter makes me feel.
Your command of emotion here is so strong and power, I must applaud you.
| LadyKatieKay chapter 63 . 8/1/2012
This story was wonderful and a pleasure to read.
| RideEmLikeACowboyJazzy chapter 63 . 5/23/2012
I really love this story. Its so sad and emotional and just so good. So well written and everything. I loved Tommy and Mike and Spencer's friendship...BUT I hate how you didn't write a goodbye scene when Mike left, then Tommy...Also I love when Mike went to visit spencer, hilariouis that it took the genius several minutes to realize that the man was even there. Funny when Derek and Mike liked each others nick names for Spencer. Their talk was good, I'm glad you wrote it. I had a feeling he was going to die actually...I don't like how Spencer never went to visit Tommy even though he was in New York a few times...
That scene where Spencer did that rocket magic trick of his and it scared JJ and everyone else laughed and Hotch was watching and Gideon ran out there and Spencer took off with Gideon chasing him...that was amusing. Also love how Spencer did all of their paperwork on that first day when he went early to work.
I like that Spencer called Hotch at the rehab but Spencer asked for him to ask Derek to pick him up...I Liked Spencers goodbye scene with Angela...I don't really like Derek and Spencer's greeting though. I was upset they did not hug each other tightly...or at all...
Loved that everyone played poker while Derek was stalling Spencer...loved Spencers reaction when he got home to see his friends, loved his reaction seeing his new coffee pot...loved when Emily got scared when Hotch accidently touched her in the dark...I loved that scene with Tobias and Spencer, Tobias appologizing..I wish that scene was longer though BUT I liked it and glad Gideon went with him. Also glad Spencer forgave him.
I hate that your Gideon left Spencer... Wish you wrote out a goodbye letter to Spencer...because I always HATED that the writers on the show didn't write one out or have Gideon read it out loud while Spencer read it...that pissed me off so much!
I don't like how you didn't show JJ asking Spencer to be his childs god father...
I liked Rossi and Spencers talk in the hospital.
I liked when Spencer went to Derek's house at 3am and drank a few beers talking to his best friend...giving that medal to him not knowing how else he could thank him enough. That was very sad. I got all teary eyed.
I just love to much about this story.
I don't like how you didn't show Spencer continue to run 3 miles each day...
I still hate that you didn't do a Tommy/Spencer reuinion...wish that it was a Tommy/Spencer/Mike reuinion...I loved their friendship it was so cute. Funny.
Love how Garcia squeezed Spencers cheeks so hard that he was crying. And everyone laughed.
I wish that you wrote a scene with Spencer seeing his college, either Spencer going to the guys house when he is craving and is thinking on buying more drugs, or in the apartment elevator or something and the guy asks if Spencer wants anymore...And Spencer declines...and tries to help the drug dealer out with his problem. Telling him that rehab helped him.
I still hate that Melinda killed herself..but I also was upset that Spencer didn't confess to his whole conversation with her to anybody...And that they kissed and he was thinking on going to her bedroom that night...and if he did go she'd be alive. I was surprise he didn't feel more guilty...especially seeing as she called him 'Spence' a lot and his JJ calls him that too...Surprise he didn't confess to Mike at least, seeing as Mike tried to save her life.
I hate that Spencer didn't continue to garden...I mean he loved that and running and you didn't write him continue doing so.
Also his drug dealer lives upstairs from him...I'm surprised he didn't get another apartment or a house so he could have his own garden and be happy, away from his past.
when Tobias appeared in the corner, Reid held his gaze with a clear one. The man's eyes were light and void of the demons that had once plagued him. Reid stared, blinked, and Tobias was gone.
I liked that he saw him
I was surprised that angela never wrote Spencer a letter asking how he was and confessing she had a addiction problem too
| RideEmLikeACowboyJazzy chapter 62 . 5/23/2012
I don't like how the story ended to be honest...glad he talked to Derek at the ending, rather then someone else...BUT I still wish that he talked to Tommy and Mike and that JJ and Gideon came back or at least wrote him a letter or called him or something. Also when Spencer came back from rehab I wish that he visited his mother. I was glad that she accepted his problem and didn't hate him. But also I was surprised you didn't write him at any AAA meeting or whatever the ones he goes to are called...for the cops...Like have it 5 years later or something and he talks to people about being sober all that long and his loved ones are there to support him. And JJ and Gideon come back, which means a lot to him and Mike and Tommy show up...and Spencer tells the whole story about what happened to him, then with the whole Melinda thing and that fake drug bottle that she gave him. (WHICH I ACTUALLY thought it was the Tobias one..the one that Derek threw in the river...) But figured that would have been a good ending. Him trying to help some people like him with his story. The story was still good though. Us readers can't get everything we want or ask for, doesn't mean the story isn't good. I loved it. I enjoyed reading it and am sad the story is over. You are a great writer.
| RideEmLikeACowboyJazzy chapter 61 . 5/23/2012
"Are you sure that's the best idea?" Reid joked, eyebrows raising. Aaron frowned.
"Why?" Hotch asked, not sure the where the conversation was heading.
"Do you realize who's with your son?" Reid grinned devilishly. "Morgan and Rossi love woman." Spencer studied Hotch's slack jaw and dimpled cheeks when the older agent's face crumbled with bemused recognition.
"If they teach Jack some tricks..." Hotch trailed off when laughter prevented his threat from forming.
"Rossi's going to try and hit on all the woman sitting near them!" Reid managed to sputter. Hotch's laughter turned manic.
"Oh my god," Aaron gasped between fits, "I sent my son out with the masters of seduction!" Reid barked, grabbing his ribcage. If Jack came back home quoting cheesy pickup lines, it would be both Rossi and Morgan's doing. This hypothetical outcome made both men wild with laughter and it was a while before they calmed enough to speak.
"Do you think Morgan's hitting on all the young single mothers?" Reid asked once he managed to catch his breath. Hotch snorted.
"Not if Rossi beats him to it." Reid grinned, clutching his aching sides.
"I swear, if Jack comes home telling me how all the hunnies like his moves..." Hotch commented, mumbling more to himself than to Reid.
I dont like that Spencer thought he would have wanted his father to be like Hotch...I like when Spencer loves Gideon was a father...:(