|Reviews for Lucy|
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/21
I personally believe that abortion is a sensible choice if the health of the mother is risked by the pregnancy or if the infant is going to be born with a severe physical disability or crippling neurological defect if either condition would hamper the child's quality of life but I do believe it's up to the parents.
My dad had a grey tabby cat named Lucy as a boy and she served as his beloved pet for thirteen years before she passed away from natural causes.
He now owns a white cat called Milo who hisses at my golden retriever, Andrex, when he encounters the cat around our house or in the backyard.
I prefer dogs while my dad likes cats and my mother favours fish. We also have several goldfish surprisingly (sarcasm)
| anaBTRusher chapter 1 . 5/23/2013
I'm crying...seriously. Abortions are something I'm against, not only because it's basically murder, but also because it leaves the parents of the baby absolutely devastated.
Poor couple...I personally thought of Jendall, but it's not really the point of this story.
I loved this story! It's so realistic, and emotional, and well-written..In other words, amazing!
| CelestialSonata7 chapter 1 . 12/12/2011
I really liked this. Somehow, just looking at the title, deep down I kinda knew that it was for the Skillet song, even if I didn't know you knew of them. :) Such a beautiful song by my favorite band ever (followed extreamely closey by Big Time Rush of course. :)).
I'm curious, which couple did you have in mind when you wrote this, if any? At first I saw Logan and Camille, just because Logan, being my favorite, is always the first person that comes to mind. But then I settled on Kendall and Joe.
| hope for eternity chapter 1 . 11/29/2011
This made me cry. I've heard Lucy before, and I knew the story behind it, but this... this was just perfect
| AbbyMasrai chapter 1 . 6/1/2011
This gave me shivers. Like seriously. LIKE SERIOUSLY. OMG I can't even handle it right now! This was beautiful. One thing I have always loved about your writing is that you address real life things. And abortion is definitely a reality. And I love how you portray them as not some selfish people who had no regard for their baby. They actually did care and the effects of the abortion truly are apparent. And that's what most people don't realize about abortion...it can leave a person just gutted and heartbroken. So bravo to you for capturing the complexity of the situation.
| Fish Stick Friday chapter 1 . 3/22/2011
Let's try this again. Hopefully, doesn't randomly submit my unfinished review for this story like it did for "Say Goodbye." *mutters angrily*
I liked how you made "I" contemplate if it was some April Fool's Day joke.
I like how you do that; sometimes they speak aloud without realizing that's what they had done. Other times, they would read one another's minds. You have "I" and "I"'s girlfriend do that here. You have the four BTR guys do it in other stories...
Okay, so this kind of reminds me of Glee when Quinn got pregnant and Puck was the father.
I don't know from personal experience obviously, but I kind of think that once you have your own kid, like there's some sort of parenting gene that gets turned on. So even if you don't think you'll have any idea what to do, you will. Because it's YOUR kid. You know? Like it's just dormant inside all of us. That's what I think, at least.
I liked how it suddenly became much more difficult after they gave her a name. That was very realistic, I feel.
I liked how "I" was appalled that the doctor was explaining the procedure like he was talking about how to operate a lawn mower.
That's horrible! There are other options! Adoption, for starters! Stepping up and shouldering your responsibility! That's an option too! Actions have consequences, you know? Just because you're not "ready" to be a parent! I'm sorry, but I am anti-abortion myself, as if you couldn't tell. I don't care if it's just a mass of cells with no fingers, eyes, nose, or mouth when it gets aborted. It's still a life. An innocent life! If you don't want to be a parent, then use protection. Take the pill. Don't have sex. There's a thought. Abortion is horrible. Who are they to decide who lives and who dies? What about the unborn baby? Doesn't the baby get a say too? Who is looking out for the baby? I personally see abortion as playing God, and I'm not even that religious; I'm agnostic.
That's right! You're murderers! Whoever YOU are! Is this Kendall and Jo we're talking about here? Please say yes, because it's either that or Camille and Logan, and I SO do NOT want it to be Camille and Logan.
Now this is really hard to review because I'm so angry now. I just HATE abortions! Like with a passion! I think part of the reason is because I was adopted. You know? Someone gave me a shot at life. My adoptive parents. Without them, I'd probably be dead. I probably would have been dead a long time ago. Even when I was in the adoption agency, nobody wanted me. I had a slew of medical conditions at such a young age. When I WAS adopted at 10 months of age, I couldn't even hold my head up. I accomplished my baby milestones at a much later date than "normal" babies. So even though I was one of the lucky ones that found a family, I also feel like I know what it's like to not be wanted either. That's the same for an abortion. The baby is NOT WANTED.
Exactly! What about couples who want children of their own but can't because of fertility problems? Miscarriages and such.
Yes! They are starting to see the picture now. A life is NEVER a mistake!
No! THEY don't deserve forgiveness! What they did was appalling!
Okay, so um...did you mention who THEY are, or am I just THAT oblivious?
I can't say that I LIKED this because like isn't an accurate description of how I feel about this story. But not because of the quality of writing though. As always, that was impeccable. Just what they did, aborting a baby and all. It's reprehensible!
| Mizz Nikki chapter 1 . 3/4/2011
Why did it take me so long to review this? Please forgive me and my horrible track of reviewing stories.
This story was heartbreaking. You literally had me in tears while I was reading this but yet, it was written very well.
I agree with you about Abortion. It's wrong; plain and simple.
Just one quick question, which one of the guys was it? Logan or Kendall? I'm thinking Logan cause this sounded a lot like him while I was reading it.
Nevertheless, this was a great story and I'm adding it to my faves. Great job & keep it up! 8DD
| Gleek149 chapter 1 . 2/21/2011
So, after reading this, I needed to hear the song Lucy.
And let me say, I've never started crying before the chorus of a song until today.
Your story did this song justice. It was horrific, but not because of your writing, which was beautiful. I never knew much about how abortions were performed before my friend started a thesis paper on it, and began to show me all the horrific images. I am going to show her this song, so she can have inspiration to write something as haunting as this story was.
Thank you for bringing light on a subject that so many are quick to dance around because they are scared to take on such a challenge. Well done.
| ILoveBTR4eva chapter 1 . 2/20/2011
Yay... you made me cry -_- xD THIS WAS SO AMAZING! And is this about Logan and Camille? I just have that feeling... *squints* oh and the fact the the little girls name would've been Lucille. OMG IT WAS JUST SO EPIC!
| Falling to Fly chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
I... I really and truly don't know what to say. This review will probably be short and stupid because I'm too shocked to write something of my own and I just can't copy and paste. Not for this.
This was beautiful, heartbreaking, and horrifying all at the same time. I listened to 'Lucy' the whole time and my heart was just shattering. I hope that everyone who reads this realizes how horrible abortion is, if they didn't already know, because I'm with you. It's murder and not fair to take a child's life before they're even born.
I can't say anything else right now. I'm sorry. Fantastic job, though. Love you.
| poeticjustice13 chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
I really enjoyed this one-shot. It was beautiful
| Fang lover23 chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
Okay, I cried. This was so sad! I believe abortion is wrong as well (but my exceptions are rape, incest, and when the mother's life is threatened by it).
I must tell you, I did a little 'research' of my own, and I almost puked. I am just disgusted that something like this happens everyday. /
And yes I get they (Logan and Camille, I assume) were in love, but I also understand the fact that this is a fictional story. It was beautifully written, and I'm glad that they could find peace during the tragedy!
| RagingRaine chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
Omg, this is so sad, amazing piece of writing though
| UnitedPen chapter 1 . 2/17/2011
First off wow. Just an amazing story. You really captured the emotion of the song through your words that you wrote. It's as simple as that. I don't know how to go into much detail about how deep this story really hit. I don't know how to convey it exactly into words. I do like how you kept the characters open to interpretation which for me worked as a way to see how abortion, that decision could happen to anyone.
Honestly, when I recommended the song to you, I really didn't know if I should have. I didn't even try to explain the meaning of the song figuring you might interpret it your own way. I thought about it for days after I had because it is such a hard song to listen to and it can bring people down with the sheer intensity of it. It did for me because although when I first heard it I had a feeling it was about abortion, I didn't want to presume. The vocalist and chief songwriter of Skillet at the time I heard it had only said it was about loss, either in a relationship or death, and regret and could be applied to a whole range of situations.
So that theme of loss that was so prevalent plus the fact that I thought the song was about an abortion was so heartbreaking that I would cry whenever I heard the song. I still do.
It was only recently that John Cooper of Skillet explained the song was about abortion, which you probably found out in your research. From your author's comments in the story, I gather you really invested in the song but that was a good thing. The writing made an impact just like the song because it's horribly sad but hopeful in a way because it's like a second chance from the experience to live and love. They have hope they will see her in heaven.
I kind of rambled a bit here. I was going to list more angsty songs but I don't want to burden you, plus I see you have a request thing up, so if I have any more ideas, I'll have to get in line. But I shouldn't be too selfish because I did already suggest the song for one of your fics.
Also, if you ever want to talk about Big Time Rush, music, angst, writing, or anything with me, PM me sometime. My journalism life keeps me in a whirlwind, but I am around. Talking to inspiring people, like reading your stories keeps me grounded. Of course, now I sound eager. I don't mean to come off that way.
Cheers! I'm off to listen to some happier songs to try and calm me and battle my insomnia.
| WyszLo chapter 1 . 2/17/2011
Laura... I can't do my normal review for this. I'm sorry. I can't. It hurts too much. I can't stop crying. This was absolutely beautiful though, in the most tragic sense of the word.
I started crying here: "Lucy," I whisper. "I'm so sorry, baby girl."
And I haven't stopped.
I can't go into more detail. I can't do it. I'm sorry. But this was superb.