|Reviews for Gone Native|
| Kamil the Awesome chapter 46 . 12/15/2013
That was super adorable.
I can't believe I just said that…
| JuseaPeterson chapter 46 . 12/10/2013
I hope you feel better, it’s no fun being sick. And as for uninspired, I hate when I feel like that. I hope you can find your inspiration again.
I did like this chapter, I loved how it had been a year and they celebrated it. The rouse was quite funny and I enjoyed the Jess and Burns stuff. Great chapter. I do hope that you’ll be able to write more, but it’s understandable if there’s a lot of time or otherwise. Great job on this as a whole, I completely loved it and think you did such an amazing job with this. Thank you.
| Jelly-fisher68 chapter 46 . 12/8/2013
Aweeeeeee Yay! I love it!
I love all the characters. And the plot and everything.
If yu leave it as it is ill b happy:)
But if you come back to it later ill be happiest xD
| RedSeven chapter 46 . 12/8/2013
Well, it was a fun ride while it lasted. My two cents? If this is the end of "Gone Native," the confrontation between Burns' group and the Seekers at the farm makes for a suitable climax of the story. At over 95,000 words, the story of Burns' arrival on Earth, his budding friendship with Nate, the rescue of more human survivors, and the dream of creating a permanent safe haven in the old missile silo makes for a novel in itself. That is definitely a feather in your cap.
Given the title of the story, it'd be great if the story eventually got to the point where Burns and Nate encounter Wanda's group in the desert and the two Souls carried out the "Meaningful Echo" trope (the "gone native" and "it's a strange world" lines).
Practically though, that's a tall order. Might I suggest using the Star Wars method and turning the follow-up stories into an episodic format? Putting a large space of time in between stories might help in moving things along. I've used that, putting years in between stories whenever I can't figure out how to plot out a storyline, and going back to write up a full-length story to insert in the time gap once I finally get that light bulb over my head (of course with that route there's always a chance for the usual prequel inconsistencies and retcons).
But in the meantime, you've got one of the better fics in this category. I'm sure you'll get your stride back, and the result will be worth the wait.
| Bloodredfirefly chapter 46 . 12/8/2013
No, it's wonderful. It would be really cool to see them moving on and moving in at the desert, but I understand why that's nothing short of a monster-sized task that you don't want to attempt if you're not able to finish it. I still think this is fantastic - even more so because you've finished it:-)
| ocean-of-ink chapter 46 . 12/6/2013
I kind of expected you to continue writing until we got to the meeting at the end of the book, but I have to say, this was a good place to end the story. It really showcases what their life will be like from now on, with worry and some fighting but a lot of happiness too. I really enjoyed reading this story.
| EbonyWing chapter 46 . 12/4/2013
It was a lovely ending! Very well done-I enjoyed this story a lot! ;)
| panfan87 chapter 46 . 12/3/2013
Ahh, sorry to see you go. I loved this story! It was well-written and refreshing piece of fanfiction. Even if the muse has left, you should still be proud of this tale. I think you ended it well enough, there was plenty of drama in earlier chapters, that's for sure! Although you might not be up for a full continuation, maybe you could do After-Ifs as the mood strikes. I know you've already done several little pieces from other characters POV, so adding little oneshots or drabbles if and when the muse strikes could work well for you. It would be especially fun to get a glimpse of the lead-up to meetings with other human groups - the ones mentioned in The Host during the epilogue. Anyways, just a thought. Like I said, great story and congratulations on marking it complete!
| Rune1975 chapter 46 . 12/3/2013
Thank you for yet another chapter. It is a pleasure to read about this "motley group of misfits."
The story just flows along.
Actually, you are so good at this that you should give writing your own story in your own world a chance. Independent publishing is so much easier these days.
Found out the other day that my coworker has a book on Amazon...
I Hope you get better and find inspiration again because the world could use a pen such as yours.
| slsgirl chapter 46 . 12/3/2013
Thank you so much for this story! It has been amazing and a pleasure to read. I hope you will eventually come back to it, because it's awesome, but I just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous 46 chapters you voluntarily put out. You rule!
| Kamil the Awesome chapter 45 . 11/14/2013
Finally got up to date. I have to say that I love your story. Not because of the relationships, but because it expands upon the invasion and the glorious science fiction aspect of The Host that made it receive a positive blip on my radar.
| Rune1975 chapter 45 . 11/2/2013
This story is great. The writing is excellent, and the story flows very well.
I even tweeted about this story, my first tweet. Not that I have any followers, but I wanted to scream from the mountaintops that here, right here, is a brilliant author.
I started with the movie, then read the original book. And the ones I really wanted to know more about was Burns, Nate and Sunny. That was how I came across your writing. And I am very glad I did.
Thank you so much for writing this and then putting it online.
I also listened to Avicii's "Hey Brother", while reading this, so that song is sort of welded to my sense of this universe now.
| Rune1975 chapter 44 . 11/2/2013
Well, I revieweed this over at "archiveyourown", not sure if you read the reviews over there. But here it is (a bit ammended even).
Honestly, I have not reviewed the story before, because I could not bring myself to put the tablet away or stop reading for long enough to actually type anything myself.
I even had to look up Deer Trail and the new home at 39 40' 6.00", -104 1' 41.00"
I love it, a fitting location.
I also had the backstory of Burns in the back of my mind, it is not entirely what you have come up with, but I loved your take on it.
I was one of those that first saw the movie, then read the book, then saw the movie again and then got annoyed. I would love for Sunny to have been in the film. Giving Kyle a "human" touch as well, but I digress...
So this is my review of the whole thing so far.
The story so far has been very very good.
And this chapter, 'fluff' and all, is one of the best.
I started reading two days ago, and like with the original "the host" I have been unable to put this down.
My wife is complaining that I am sitting nose down in the tab all evening.
Your writing, even if more than allright to start with, has gotten even better along the way.
You had me from 'the loner girl on the bench'.
Thank you for this utterly refreshing read.
(Just one pet pevee. when it comes to computers do not state specs. Specs on computers are fresh about the same length of time as bananas. Today Erics machine would be a twelve core quad E5 cpu machine. Making for 48 cores or 96 threads.
Instead 'wow this has four times the power of my self built rig" that would make the book timeless. And that is truly the only thing I did make a mental not of.)
| MarmeeDear chapter 20 . 10/1/2013
Love your fanfic!
This is exactly what I was looking for when I came browsing last night! I'd love the location!
| art-is-a-bang-yeah chapter 45 . 9/8/2013
wow, awesome story.
i just sat down and read the whole thing, i bought the host years ago but didn't read it until last night. your story is the second host story i've read on and oh my gosh its brilliant! i wondered about how burns got together with all the humans and was a bit annoyed that the book didn't explain it and your story...well i think i might be honestly disapointed if she wrote a story about burns and this isn't it. your story is so like how meyers wrote the book its very good!
keep writing please :D
p.s are you going to take the story all the way to meeting wanda and maybe after or are you going to stop before?
p.p.s also sorry if i sound fangirly :D