Reviews for Lighter Than Air
Crescent Moon Dancer chapter 1 . 5/31/2015
*Sobs* Matt! :'( You killed Matt! :'( *Sobs some more*
On a happier note, this is some of the best writing I've seen on this website. Truly. It's amazing. If I couldn't remember how the story went, I wouldn't be able to tell where you left off from Kenneth Oppel's writing and picked up your own. This is...brilliant.

Now I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry some more, because I really did like Matt.
Brievel chapter 1 . 5/30/2015
*sniffle* Matt...this would've been a better ending than him being stuck with that De Vries wench...
The Norveyan chapter 1 . 8/3/2013
There's always ONE EVIL PERSON who has to take us down the sad story that I normally would hate but its too bloody well written and makes me feel feels and ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?

*Grumbles and slaps a five-star rating on*
junebugz21 chapter 1 . 7/3/2012
meowzuarz chapter 1 . 4/26/2012
Nothing to complain about!
hamaiasa chapter 1 . 8/2/2011
Beautiful writing style, Matt and Szpirglas are both in character, and very legible. An amazing one-shot, on the whole :)
i'm a unicorn. So what chapter 1 . 6/30/2011
He died?

Okay, that's a downer, but other than that your writing is really good. I loved your idea. (even though you killed off the main character) Good job.
A Lazy Defender of Grammar chapter 1 . 5/3/2011
Morning! 'Tis I; Grammar Defender. I just cannot be bothered with such time-consuming trifles as logging in today.

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I rather enjoyed that. I have always thought that Matt should have been dramatically slain at the end of Airborn, rather than surviving. So I was delighted to see that you had written a story about just that - Matt being killed.

I liked the re-occurring theme of being lighter than air. I know that it's a major point in the story (the lighter/ not lighter than air "angsty-ness"), but I'd just like to say that I like it. A lot.

I've always thought of Matt as a bit of an arrogant, egotistical person (just my perception of him, which is probably different from pretty much everyone else who read the book), so I thought that showing him that wasn't lighter than air was a major blow to him. Nice.

I've always, in a morbid little part of my mind that is responsible for both Smile and Bones and Babies (and probably the ending of Enab's), wondered if you actually could feel it if you were to stabbed in the heart. I mean, it would sort of ruin the story if he was screaming in agony and not paying attention to anything else, but then again... anyway, it's just a common thing that I've noticed among authors and movie makers alike - dying very rarely hurts, even if you are being stabbed in the chest with a knife or stuck with half a dozen arrows. This isn't really criticism, as I don't know if it hurts or not and am not willing to test it out. Just something interesting.

Other than that, this was beautifully written (even for you, who normally writes wonderfully) and generally amazingly done. Thank you for this wonderful addition to the wobsite (It's a very subtle reference. If you're confused, write about it in a blag (never mind).).

~Grammar Defender~
reader300 chapter 1 . 3/16/2011
Wow, this was great! I loved the ending (well ok not that had happened, but the way you put it, it was perfectly worded) For the parts you did that were the same as Airborn, did you use his words or yours? (its been awhile since ive read it) because if they were yours, it was amzingly described, I could completely visualize everything, and if not, you did a seemless transition...Great job either way!