|Reviews for On Centrifugal Living|
| SarahBeFree chapter 1 . 8/15/2011
I found this a few days ago and only just got round to reading it all properly. I really really enjoyed it.
There's something about it which is so simple and yet complex and I just can't describe how it's made me feel. I've felt possibly every known emotion while reading; I've been so happy, and then sad, mingled with anger and frustration and an emotion with no real name but what I like to call dear-god-Kurt!-forgive-them.
I'm going to go and look at what else you've written :)
| Eglantine chapter 1 . 8/12/2011
INCREDIBLE. The best fanfic I've ever read. Ryan Murphy should read this! Well done!
| Murphy AT chapter 1 . 8/11/2011
I... actually don't have the words to properly express how amazing this was.
So. I shall just... love it silently.
| landofmyth chapter 1 . 8/9/2011
A beautiful portrayal of Klaine. I loved the way you used coffee as the ongoing theme, it was very effective
| The Star Fisher chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
So I've been known to be rather weepy...but now I'm sobbing.
This was so heartfelt, so real. Every word rang more than true.
There aren't enough words in the world to describe how incredible this story is.
| Nakarene chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
I also feel I ought to make more explicit - because I don't think my last review was hugely coherent - that I sat in awe, my heart in my throat, all the way through this fic, and that I had to take a few moments to recover afterwards. Your style of writing and the emotion in every word (your similes are gorgeous - 'smoky water', to choose but one) are breathtaking. I meant what I said about the autumn. There is a very particular taste that autumn air has, and that's how you tell when the season has started, no matter what the calendar says. This captured that taste, especially the scene when they move the dresser onto the porch. Your summer was beautiful in the same way.
There was a sort of toned down, fierce energy to this story that was... beautiful. It thrummed. The whole thing was quiet, but you could sense it, a tension flowing through it all. The kind of thing you associate with flashing eyes and set jaws and a kind of grim elation.
I also realise that my last review may have seemed a touch belittling because I used the word 'fanfic'. I would like to rectify that. You have a gift. You write so very beautifully, and this kind of piece would not be out of place in a collection of classic short stories. I feel privileged to have stumbled across this.
| Nakarene chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
This is the most beautiful, perfect fanfic I have ever read. And I have read a lot of fanfics... None of them have had the atmosphere, the magic that yours has. You have captured autumn. Thank you.
| poledra42 chapter 1 . 7/16/2011
That is so heartbreaking but so sweet at the same time. This was honestly one of my favorite stories that I've read. Thank you so much!
| e.j.green chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
Your style is your own, your story is wonderful, I am in awe.
| Marivan chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
WOW. Incredible story. I had tears pricking at my eyelids by the end. I've read lots of stories advertising themselves as a series of vignettes, but none quite match the emotional and narrative power of this piece. Truly one of my favorite fanfics.
| Unfortunate Fates chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
Wow. This story honestly left me breathless. I don't even know what to say other than it's some of the best writing I've ever had the privilege to read. It's incredible, the effect some of your lines and plot twists have. My heart is pounding right now, even as I write this. It's the perfect, quintessential oneshot to rival any oneshot out there at the moment. Please, don't ever stop writing. You really have a beautiful gift and talent.
| brontosaurus chapter 1 . 6/17/2011
I'm so in love with this. I think it's my favourite Kurt/Blaine fic ever.
You write so beautifully. Your depth of detail is stunning and evocative. Seriously, I felt more emotionally invested in this than I thought possible. So wonderful.
I'm feeling incredibly inadequate in my on writing after this, but it's so good I'm totally OK with that.
Thank you so much!
| Dylan8 chapter 1 . 6/14/2011
"You want to know who let us in?" and it hurts somewhere behind the cauterized place in his chest, because he's never seen Finn like this, never. "Ask your boyfriend."
Got my heart pumping! Loved the intensity of that line
| Klainey chapter 1 . 5/30/2011
I. love. it.
| copycat-capycot chapter 1 . 5/28/2011
I'm trying to find the words I need to say (type) in this review because right now, my head's in a whirl and oh my goodness, my thoughts are going KURT - BLAINE - CONFLICT - NOT SMOOTH SAILING - BRILLIANCE.
Okay, let's start with the brilliance.
First, I knew that this would be brilliant after you mentioned Aishuu because Aishuu is brilliant on her own and if she was helping you out, then you had to be brilliant as well. Good writers tend to group together (i.e. Fitzgerald, Hemingway).
You had me at "When he gets out of the car, jacket stilted over his head against the rain, Blaine hands him his coffee like a handshake, just as warm and tangible between his fingers, and smiles." I haven't fallen in love with a simile for years, and this was the near-perfect one to break me out of my dry spell (because nothing's perfect, but this story is, nevertheless, brilliant).
I think it was the details of the characters' various reactions, thoughts, dialogue, and so on and so forth that captured me the most throughout the story. Just the way that Blaine and Kurt interacted at the sushi place (because duh they were acting a bit closer than any two boys who haven't quite known each other long enough, similar experiences and shared sexuality put aside). There's a lot left unspoken in the episodes, about the way Blaine and Kurt clicked together except no matter how well two people may get along, there will always be the first awkward feeling-around-each-other's-personalities-and-interactions stage (like two puzzle pieces that are supposed to fit, that will fit, but not yet because the edges are too sharp and rough) that may persist.
And Kurt going to Dalton and the tension, the flipping TENSION left behind with everyone from New Directions and the way Blaine is the silver lining in Dalton (a place where Kurt doesn't really belong, not really, because McKinley is Kurt's first Place with all of the emotions, the memories, the people) but in the end, Blaine isn't enough of a reason to stay, perhaps not even a real reason and COURAGE and SURVIVAL and my brain kind of turned into mush at this point and I may or may not have fallen in love with this story completely.
And the breaking up because nothing ever goes smoothly forever and I can literally feel/see/hear the characters at this point, feel them changing, see their facial expressions, hear what's being said and what's not being said and maybe even what they're thinking, especially Kurt as he thinks and reflects and BLAINE.
And it's only fitting, you know, that they (sort of) start from square one except not really because maybe (definitely) they fit a little better now. Like two puzzle pieces that finally figured out how they're going to fit together.
So this is a long and fairly incoherent review, but I hope that you realize that this story is brilliant (of course) and that it really touched me. It's also encouraged me to improve as a writer on my own because this may be fanfiction, but good writing will always be good writing and there will always be better writers out there, and I think (know) that I've found a pretty darn good (brilliant) writer who can do amazing things with only ideas and words.
You rock. Never stop writing.