|Reviews for Redemption|
| deeniebee28 chapter 11 . 9/10/2011
Wow that was just an amazing read! I love how you characterized them, Dave's desperation in making sure Kurt knew how he felt and Kurt's slow falling into like then love ) And the smex, makes me jealous it does! Also I really liked the story you included about the boys- That's just so brave and heartwarming. Thank you for sharing this!
| starry-eyed-ocean chapter 11 . 3/8/2011
This fic is amazing! (perhaps slightly more ...um... explicit than what I'd usually read for a few chapters)
I got your message and perhaps your right about this couple not being crack.
What I was trying to say, I think, is that if they were to have a relationship it WOUld progress pretty much as it did in this ic - with much fear and trepidation on Kurts part (because, c'mon dating your tormenter would be hard)
Thanks for writing this, ita awesome!
| Riku's-Way-to-the-Dawn chapter 11 . 2/22/2011
I did expect more animosity from the student body during the first act of The Show, but it was still very well done. Of course Shuester would clear an assembly so Karofsky could perform a musical number for his #1 diva. (Oh come on, Kurt's totally a Diva.) Yay for Mercedes. Kinda wished Sue would've made an appearance but all's well that ends well I guess. Whatever happens in the series I kinda hope Dave does come out in the end. After all that's happened I really don't know how long such a pent up teenager could keep it under wraps.
As always keep up the good work!
PS: If I hadn't kept this to save to read I would've totally forgotten Glee was on tonight. Thanks for the reminder. Also on a completely different note, I love your Edward icon. Long live FMA!
| LiveLoveRead chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
This is a GREAT story ! D
There is just one thing I wanted to note (and I hope it does NOT sound like I am being critical or anything).
Like I said ... this story is really great D …. but ... in reading through it causes me to pause and wonder ... WHY do the fanfic writers on this board ALWAYS seem to make Azimio out to be 'the big bad violent homophobe guy' in their writings?
Ryan Murphy has NEVER portrayed Azimio as being any more homophobic or violent than Dave or Finn or anyone else on the show - YET - it seems on this board almost every writer wants to make Azimio out to be this horrific violent, ignorant, ghetto, homophobe AND 'the drive' behind all the homophobia and possible violence in the school.
That's unfair and does NOT fall into anything related to how Ryan Murphy has presented this character.
If anything Glee has traditionally shown Azimio to be 'a follower' - NOT 'the LEAD troublemaker' .
(If you notice – Azimio only seems to slushy and name call the ‘loser’ kids when Dave or some other jock is around … a clear indication that Azimio just wants to fit-in with Dave and the other more ‘popular’ kids).
Also - I have both lived in and visited small towns in Ohio - and trust me - if Azimio were one of the few black kids at an all-white/nearly all-white school - there is NO WAY he would be the trouble-maker with anyone (let alone the leader of homophobic and violent acts).
And - most of the black people that I had met while in Ohio were about the most open-minded and accepting people anyone could ever encounter - (especially the black people who found themselves being among the few 'minorities' in ANY situation) - and I think this constant false (and violent and bigoted) presentation made of one of them is totally unfair.
If Azimio were TRULY one of the FEW black kids in an all-white / nearly all-white high school in small town Ohio (especially a middle class / upper middle-class one like Ryan Murphy presents McKinley as being) - from what I have seen of small town Ohio - he would NEVER have even had the opportunity (or incentive) to practice homophobia or any other act singling any 'one' group out.
This is because Azimio would KNOW that IF he did any such thing HE would be THE NEXT person "singled out"
(and Azimio actually appears to simply ‘look’ tougher than he may .actually even be in reality).
Ryan Murphy makes it abundantly clear that Azimio is NOT a violent person who’s filled with hatred and bigotry - so much as he is simply a big, fat, insecure dork who (in an effort to fit-in among his jock buddies) simply 'follows' the crowd in pulling pranks on (ex. slushying) and even making attempts at hazing ANYONE (no matter if gay or straight) who isn't popular or ‘in with the in crowd’ (like he's so desperately trying to be) - so why the writers on this board seem to want to present this kid as being some sort of " violent ignorant thuggish ghetto homophobe" is both offensive and confusing.
Again – the black people that I met when I stayed in Ohio (especially the jocks and other popular kids – but even the dorkier ones who just wanted a crowd to fit into) were actually some of the most open minded and accepting people that I had ever encountered in my whole life (and, in all honesty from what I could see, few, if any of them seemed to have had any interest whatsoever in anyone’s personal sexuality or orientation).
Also – it seems to me that - if someone like Azimio ever had a problem with Dave being gay - it would (in my humble opinion) be more than likely due to, perhaps, Azimio being mad over (for instance) having felt or imagined pressure (by Dave and his ‘popular crowd’) to cut someone out of his own life who he secretly and deeply cared about (ex. a cousin, an uncle or even another best friend – and not so much a brother or a boyfriend or anything, as I think it would be silly to have 1 show with more than 1 secretly-gay jock and almost no one would ever consider kicking a sibling out of their life just ‘to fit in with the crowd’) – all due to Azimio’s secret fear of being rejected by ‘the popular kids’ if he had decided to keep this person in his life.
Thanks for listening - and (other than this one annoyance with the presentation of the Azimio character) I think this was a really great story. )
| johngirlwalton chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
| bluebellswede chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
Please write more on this story...it so great!
| CarolinaH.Manning chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
I cannot put into words how much I love this story and especially this chapter. it is so full of everything its spilling out of the screen right into my heart and out of my eyes
perfection doesnt even begin to cover this. because this is right. just like this, it is right
| debraelq chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
This whole story was pure brilliance... but the ending was phenomenal!
| jekyllhj7 chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
Awwww...(sorry I'm not more articulate.. just woke up) I love Dave's confrontation with Az.
| White Replica chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
AAAAAH. AAAAAH. AAAAAH. AAAAAH. Ajrha biVFSHIbiyVJ CHKVjhvkb IT CAN'T BE OVER!
| Dreaming-Of-A-Nightmare chapter 11 . 2/13/2011
this. is so. fucking lovely. oh my fucking God. I LOVE IT WHEN DAVE GETS ALL POSSESSIVE/PROTECTIVE/PISSY LIKE THAT. FUCK YES. XD
and just... everything else. *hearts*
| lunarguardian27 chapter 10 . 2/2/2011
Can't wait for the big OMG
| jekyllhj7 chapter 10 . 1/20/2011
First I just want to say I love the idea of that experience you shared. To do that in a small town in upstate NY..wow. (Yes I know that upstate NY is VERY similar to the bible belt and the south... whoda thunk it was the same state as NYC)
Anyhoo... I am on the edge of my seat as to what the reaction will be.
The sentence about McKinley High about to meet the real Dave Karofsky was brilliant!
| CarolinaH.Manning chapter 10 . 1/20/2011
that story? beautiful. sweet. inspirational
the chapter - *Le Sigh* I really have no words
| Dreaming-Of-A-Nightmare chapter 10 . 1/20/2011
i smell rising tension/anxiety.
and boy, does it smell delicious. ;D