|Reviews for Up a Tree|
| JaneScarlett chapter 10 . 4/21
I suppose that the Trelwin scent communication is akin to humans giving off pheromones?
I really do love the Doctor’s calm ‘well, of course I speak an obscure sign language between two different races that no one else speaks’. (Although, I have to wonder *how* he knows that… I guess a bit of his naturally towering intellect, plus a bit of help from the TARDIS, plus a bit of telepathy probably all contributes.)
And in general, the whole chapter is so very Doctor-ly. The glare at Rory (‘really, you had to ask if it was a Trelwin-related disease?’) and the fact that he is concerned, not only with the humans but with all races. The line about “That’s why we’re out here. Not to hurt anybody, just to find out why.” That’s just so very Eleven, and it’s lovely.
Equally as Eleven though is his fall (making me sigh… as I’m sure River did, when the Ponds told her about this entire adventure). Great line: ‘when his centre of gravity decided to go on vacation.’ LOL!
(Also, I have to admit that a little part of me –the childish part that dwells in the gutter- giggled inappropriately at the screamer button. Sorry… I just think of River in TIA.)
I also had a good giggle about how the Doctor’s bluster never works on Rory. And Amy’s casual threat invoking River if he wandered off again… because of course, if anything would strike fear in the Doctor’s hearts, it would be the Mrs' cool reprimand…
| Neon Wish chapter 31 . 4/19
Leaf puns! This was absolutely amazing!
| Guest chapter 31 . 3/2
Wow! I loved this story, it was a really terrific adventure and brilliantly written. I love the world of Yblis and all of its features. The idea of people living inside a giant tree is really cool.
| Guest chapter 31 . 2/17
Wow, that was fantastic! I love how your writing style is deceptively simple- it makes it easy and pleasant to read, while bursting with ideas and characterisation. Also really horrendous puns. Thank you very much for writing these long stories- they are so few quality plot with such good accurate depiction of characters from the show, and interesting side characters and settings.
| OtakuDrag0n chapter 18 . 11/26/2014
THIS STORY IS SO GOOD, MUCH ORIGINAL. WOW.
| helenxxx chapter 31 . 10/24/2014
You are an amazing world builder, and your characterisation of our heroes, and the people of Yblis is brilliant, congratulations and thankyou for sharing this with us all xxx
| Katanafleet chapter 31 . 10/24/2014
Great job on this story. I am terribly impressed. I love the way you write the Doctor in your stories. Thanks!
| DismissedEye chapter 3 . 10/16/2014
Dun dun dun... Again, wonderful writing! The characters are captured perfectly.
| DismissedEye chapter 2 . 10/16/2014
Still great! I love how Amy thinks, and Rory is still as useless as ever. (No offense)
| DismissedEye chapter 1 . 10/16/2014
You captured the Doctor's spirit and attitude in this, and I love the story so far. Nice job!
| JaneScarlett chapter 9 . 10/15/2014
I know there are reams of ill!Doctor fics, but I will say, I didn’t really think about it until reading the Doctor casually shrugging away his bugbites… but he must be a terrible, TERRIBLE patient. LOL.
And the Trelwin doing what they like (like cats, or Time Lords) made me giggle, that entire exchange between them.
The Giganteroptera – ok, they *sound* beautiful, but I have such a bug-phobia that I don’t think I could be in the same room with that! And of course, the Doctor would pet it. I wouldn’t expect anything else from him.
I know that in the course of DW, they want to show the excitement and adventure… but sometimes I wish we could see the Doctor and his companions doing things like this. It’s so natural and your descriptions really make the entire world and experience so real. You’re very talented at creating words that are so easy to visualize.
(So; there are also a few flaws in back-reviewing. Mostly that I already know what’s coming… but I like the very subtle hint put in the end of this chapter –with the wall design- that shows how sentient the Trelwins are; having an artistic eye, knowing how to correct without violence. Nice job of showing, not telling.)
| JaneScarlett chapter 8 . 10/15/2014
‘A trick my race picked up a long time ago, mostly college kids.’ LOL. Love the callback to Ten in detox! And also like the subtle reminder that the Doctor isn’t human, and our medicine wouldn’t work on him the same way.
And also. The Pond’s reactions to him. Rory’s philosophical ‘well, don’t do it again’ meshes well with Amy’s panicked protectiveness, and even her tight hug, worried they’d lost him. Very well done, and very much in character!
| JaneScarlett chapter 7 . 10/8/2014
'He started scratching the back of his hand, and Amy slapped his hand, a scowl on her face. He scowled back, like an offended child.'
Oh, bless. I can see Eleven doing that. The scowling and pouting and indignant thinking: 'It's mine, I can scratch if I want.' But then also his reaction; because danger to himself rarely would mean anything. It would be Amy's scared reaction that would affect him more. Excellent characterization point.
| JaneScarlett chapter 6 . 10/8/2014
Love the Seuss reference! Because -ha!- a Who at Christmas.
And the easy (healthy) relationship that you've built up here between Rory and Amy is lovely. Her defending his hairy toes is adorable.
'Amy looked fondly at her practical husband, then across at her impractical imaginary friend.'
That's such a great line, really highlighting the differences between them, and why she cared about each one in different ways.
' "You sew?" Rory asked, still befuddled.
"I'm a man of many talents." '
He really is... and yet the image of the Doctor, sitting with a thimble and surrounded by thread and swatches of fabric made me giggle...
| Guest chapter 8 . 9/29/2014
I'm glad you put in that bit about human medicine being potentially fatal for the Doctor. We all sometimes forget that. It hasn't come up on the show in a while.