Reviews for Menagerie
crystalwolf78 chapter 5 . 2/16/2014
o my gosh this is getting exciting I hope you get to finish this
Triops Master chapter 5 . 4/14/2013
Wow, just wow, I love how you've managed to go in to depth characters that people rarely bother going in to depth with, such as Quintin or Justice.
Even Hawke can be a real selfish asshole, but with all that's happened, I don't blame him as I've encountered some people who've said really nasty things to me while grieving the recent death of a loved one, as Hawke is most likely still grieving for his mother.
Yes I've seen Full Metal Alchemist, but didn't make the chimera connection fully until Aurelia made her appearance. And seeing things from Markelius' perspective, adds a nice dark grey character that strikes true with a lot of the moral issues on par with some of the better villains (Quasi-villains?) from Dragon Age Origins like Logain and the Architect in ways that DAII villains like Meredith and Orsino could have benefited with having more complex development, or if we were shown more of their struggles.
Part of me worries about what will happen to Anders after the inevitible transformation occurs when characters like Hawke reenter the picture. I worry that Hawke will be an unsupportive ass to Anders' pain but also hopes that if Hawke is in fact still a grieving asshole, that Varric, Merril, Aveline, Isabela, and especially Fenris (whose friendship/budding relationship with Anders doesn't seem forced, and I like that it's way more subtle than in other fics) could smack some humanity, or at least have Hawke realize that Anders needs some love too.
Great writing and I hope for some more great work in the future. _
dagirl4ever chapter 5 . 11/6/2012
ZOMG, this story is AWESOME! Please please please pretty please post the next chapter soon, I'm dying to find out what happens next :D
Shadowfox13 chapter 5 . 5/10/2012
I hope you do more with this story, I'm hooked. Will Fen be in time before something happens to Anders? What happens next? If he isn't in time, does Anders loose his memory? Please write more. :)
BlackStormShadow chapter 5 . 1/8/2012
You must write moremoremore!

Pwease?

Iszebille
GlassesForMyLove chapter 3 . 11/10/2011
this was so sad but so sweet as well at the end. I think the part with fenris and anders holding hands and such was so cute : )

keep on writing! I can't wait to see how this story goes : D
kittycatsnak chapter 5 . 10/31/2011
Ah! I hadn't read this before, though I saw it floating around on the meme. I gotta say, I'm really enraptured. I'm exactly a Fenders Shipper, but I love the dynamic of the relationship you're writing them with. So, I hope this is still in progress and I shall be anxiously awaiting more!
Leaves By Repute chapter 5 . 10/16/2011
Hi, sorry I don't have a proper account so I can't give you a proper review... I found this off the kink meme, and let me just say, I love this fic!

Seriously, I feel like you've put some of the greatest attention into scenario building that I've ever read. You took a comparatively simplistic prompt (albeit on I love for really shallow, "oh pretty wings!" reasons), and made it about so much more that it was originally.

You've also portrayed what I feel is one of the best Fenders relationships I've ever read... and I've read a lot! They're close for more reasons than hatesex, or mutual lust, or some random angsty event. I really like mutual tolerance change to mutual comfort and eventually care. And even though we haven't seen that much of their relationship, out of the context of the story (which is a good thing!), you can still feel it evolve. I'll be really excited to see where they continue to go, if just for enjoying how you write them! I also appreciate your dedication to plot, with the relationships being the garnish rather than the meat. I came for the kink, got hooked on the plot, and fell in love with the characters!

And I love your Justice. I know you said you wanted to try and portray him as other than just a problem, and I think you nailed it.

I also really, really like your Anders, and that's the number one ingredient to an awesome fic for me!

I'll be following this one closely. Thanks so much for writing something so engrossing!
MsBarrows chapter 3 . 10/5/2011
This mourning scene with the candles and singing has to be one of the more beautiful things I've read in any DA fic to date. Gorgeously done!
augenauf chapter 5 . 9/7/2011
holy sh!t, that was really creepy. good job! )
deletedXXXX chapter 5 . 9/3/2011
Well, you already know that my favorite POV ever is Markelius, so I was truly delighted when I read the first words "Markelius hates Tevinter" - quiver of delight? :) It was particularly of interest to me to see him struggle with blood magic, and REFUSING to use it despite his losing odds in the fight :D

and yes, BAMF!Anders is most truly welcome, he fights back, dammit! Not so easy to get his hands on him (well, except for Fenris, right? and that was his tongue too, not just his hands... lol)

and ohohOH Anders "catching himself" speaking in the third person plural? brilliant _

I must admit to be truly surprised of my reaction at Aurelia, typically, I am not someone attracted to child character but I warmed up to her right away. Odd? In a good way!

can't wait to see what's going to happen next, and uh, I DID notice a hint about Cousland... where is he? eh? WHERE? :D will he be back?
gatorsnacks chapter 5 . 9/1/2011
Aww the lil cat girl is so cute :3 i can so see anders and fenris adopting her cant wait to see what the stalker does
Hellsfirescythe chapter 5 . 9/1/2011
Holy cow. alkjdlkaldf

First off, kick ass Anders? I think I'm in love. Very much in love. The idea of Anders being more than capable of taking care of himself when it comes to one-on-one against someone who isn't expecting it? I love it. I've always thought Anders was someone who could veritably kick-butt in a fair fight. :)

So Markelius thinks he's fixing people? By splicing them with animal parts? I'm so curious as to how his thought process/reasoning for that is. Speaking of his thought process, I loved how you explored his thoughts and POV in this chapter. This should be quite interesting...

PS: Aurelia is adorable *dances*
Bre'Lakor chapter 5 . 8/31/2011
I was just going to say that this reminds me quite a bit of FMA, with Aurelia being Nina and Markelius being, uh... whoever that Nina's dad was (I can't remember, lol)

But a nice chapter, anyway! It's nice to see Anders still being a snarky fool even when captured, it's so like him, although he probably should learn to shut his mouth once in a while. Unfortunately, I highly see this happening, silly mage that he is!
augenauf chapter 4 . 8/23/2011
whoa, great fill! or should I say, fic?) anyway, liking it greatly and biting my nails nervously while waiting for more chapters.. perhaps I'll wait till you get to the ones that Anders will like, cause I hate to be left with a cliffie while he's suffering INJUSTICE. I like him too much for that :)

good job, not-anon! too bad I am late for guess-a-self-insert contest, I had a good guess :p
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