|Reviews for Aphelion|
| I Can Kill You With My Brain chapter 1 . 2/24/2014
This is amazing and I can't stop crying for some reason. :-) This was really, really good.
| thearcherballet chapter 1 . 3/7/2013
Wow... I haven't felt this psychologically challenged since I saw Black Swan or A Streetcar Named Desire. Loved it. It was raw and powerful and scared the shit out of me. Great writing:)
| she who knows all chapter 1 . 8/3/2012
This is absolutely beautiful. I've never particularly cared for nextgen but you've got me shipping lily/teddy like mad. I loved Lily's characterisation - most people just make her another Ginny or Lily Evans, but you didn't and Teddy and the whole storyline, pretty much.
| ElephantPatronus chapter 1 . 5/14/2012
Ooh, this was probably the prettiest fic I've ever read. I love your writing. I love the relationship. I love the way it's in second person and all the random screaming bits... love it :D
| a walk on the w i l d side chapter 1 . 2/1/2012
/suffers from nervous breakdown
/experiences post-traumatic stress disorder
*breathe in-breathe out*
That was amazing. Like omygawd, I have been meaning to read that for a hundred-and-seven-years and I finally did and- and TEDDY I'M IN LOVE.
How can I- how can I critique that? How can I do anything but mindlessly squee and die and smile and cry and ELLIE I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU and thankyou. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for asking me to read that on the review tag, it was brilliant.
I love Lily, she's such a vibrant, amazing character. She's so strong, but she is weak in other ways- no, not weak, she's vulnerable. She has weaknesses and character flaws but she's likeable, which is a hard thing to get right, and you did it perfectly. She's beautifully amazing and vibrant and I LOVE YOUR LILY.
I also love your Teddy, and you AL WAS WONDERFUL AND HUMAN AND REALISTIC AND I ADORE WHAT HE DID FOR LILY. He was a wonderful character and the bits about the old granny sweater were funny, and the repetition of I'M SCARED in caps lock was really effective and this was just beautiful and I love you and I am so jelly right now.
| Louise Foxhall chapter 1 . 12/19/2011
Woah...that was so deep and beautiful and heartbreaking and...I could go on all day. It brought tears to my eyes. I love the different sections and the kind of crescendo in the middle as Lily's shock reaches its climax and then the climb down, her relationship with her brothers (a lovely, cute touch) and finally with Teddy. The beginning too was good, because although you alluded to the focus of the story I didn't pick up on it and so it seemed a nice contrast to show them together and you didn't expect the story to go where it ended up going. The little vindictive streak in Lily at the beginning was almost ironic as wicked was something she feared becoming and I loved the use of second person. It was so original and added that extra something to the piece. One tiny little thing - Teddy accuses Lily of ruining his marriage and yet Victoire is only referred to as his girlfriend throughout, so a little consistency error but nothing that detracted from the incredible writing - effortless and stunning :)
| marniemadden chapter 1 . 12/6/2011
I really don't like LilyTeddy, but I liked this. The screaming bits all the way through were really effective, and I think you really captured Lily and her going a bit crazy perfectly :)
| justalittle l o o n y chapter 1 . 11/29/2011
Just when I thought Ink Poisoning was the best of all of your works, you went and wrote this and took my breath away.
Lately, I've had an obsession with insanity and all of the possible things that could happen and just the /why/. And not many people are mature enough to accept the fact that we all have darkness inside of us, which is why there's so much /fluff/ out there, and it bugs me. And yet, whenever I come back to your fics, with their gorgeous language and meanings and symbols and darkness, I just fall in love with the concept all over again, because not only do you accept darkness and flaws as a natural part of every character, you /write/ it so brilliantly.
Everything about this story was so great. From the way you wrote TEDDY and I'M SO SCARED at random intervals, to the way she slowly goes from being in intense denial of her insanity to just not caring about it- all of it just shouted to me. I found myself riding along with her insanity and her fear and her happiness when she was with Teddy, and I swear, Ellie, you would have made me cry if I cried. Every line was just so perfect and merlin, you really just made my day.
| misswhiteblack chapter 1 . 11/23/2011
Oh God Ellie. I want to write the most amazing review but I'm actually sobbing so bad I can't see the screen so I apologise for any typing errors. I think maybe I'm a little over emotional but this was just so ... so ... there aren't even words to describe it. It's heartbreaking and confusing and beautiful and stressful and Oh Merlin you feel every inch of Lily's pain. It's so wonderfully written and you get this build up of how scared Lily is and how she can't control her actions because it's just all too much for. You really get a sense that she has to rely on Teddy because she can't think of anyone else who'll save her. Her fear is so real and she is just alive on the screen, aching and breaking and not knowing hope to cope. I just completely adored it.
Albus was amazing I love how she relied on him to keep the bad dreams away and how he held her in his arms and didn't mind when she crept into his bed. I loved Harry's complete insistence that it was self defence, like it was a statement, like it wouldn't have mattered if Lily had killed him in cold blood Harry would still firmly stand behind her and tell the world it was self defence. Oh the last bit with Teddy was so moving, his bad idea of how to help her forget and how it does make her feel better to be lying close to him, to be near him because she obviously believes that he'll protect her for everything.
I don't know how many times I've told you that you are a genius but darling you so are. You write so well and everything is strung along together with such /imagery/ that it's really an amazing world that you creat for the reader to delve into. You've managed to write this with all the confusion and panic in Lily's head but you didn't lose me once, I was completely able to comprehend what was going on.
You should be extremely proud of this piece, my love, because it's simply amazing.
| motherpucker chapter 1 . 11/20/2011
Ellie, one thing I love about your writing is how bloody /brave/ it is. I mean, a lot of stories on FF are pretty unoriginal, I'm sorry to say - they lack a lot of imagination and have a tendency to become the usual run-of-the-mill romance, done a thousand times before. But /this/ - this was different to anything I've ever read, book or fanfiction. It was brave, it was fierce, it was haunting, it was beautiful. It's a brilliant story you have here - because it's not just a smattering of pretty-sounding meaningless words that I find on so much these days. It's a story, with complex characters and a brilliant twist. I was so stunned by the twist, and it was fabulous. I think a lot of people are really scared to break the boundaries of what is usually written on this site, but you've become such a brilliant author that you can do this great idea to justice and perfection. I really, /really/ admire your talent.
This Lily is a great favourite of mine; we all feel like we're going mad sometimes (at least, I do, oh lol this is awkward now I bet nobody else does)and just - she was really brilliant. I'm not a huge fan of nice characters and I think next gen are difficult to write because there's always the fear that you'll make them into a mary sue but you did great, well done. Loving the drawing of the T-Rex! It's brilliant. One of my friends draws dinosaurs all over the place, aha, it reminded of her.
And I LOVE ALBUS CAN I KEEP HIM IN MY SOCK DRAWER GAH he's gorgie. Aha. I'm like in love with your Albus. Another thing I love about your fics - the little details I remember so well 'cause they're so /brilliant/.
Anyways, pretty long review, but just - this is fabby. Completely worth the read and completely original and just ugh. Staaaap with your flawless writing. Actually, don't. Keep writing, definetely! Every time you write LilyTeddy you make me fall in love with them all over again.
| I Am Me And I Can Fly chapter 1 . 11/14/2011
That was intense :)
I loved it
| Tamaa chapter 1 . 11/7/2011
Hm, I can't attribute this story , but I really, really do like it!
Good work and keep writing.
Shine on :)
| Dance Elle Dance chapter 1 . 11/1/2011
Wow. This was just really, really good. Brilliant. Your wording and phrasing and the little nuances you put in this...everything is just great. Awesome work!
| RosalynAnn chapter 1 . 10/28/2011
all the reviews have basically said it, but it can't really be said enough. your writing is quite incredible really, it puts words together in ways that are so unusual but then you do it and it's like, oh, of course, that's EXACTLY how it should be said. even though i still not sure about lily/teddy, you're writing makes me love them, just because your stories and the way yuo say them is so touching and insightful. thankyou for writing, never stop.
| arryns chapter 1 . 10/25/2011
this was so amazing i can hardly handle it and i don't know what to do because it made me FEEL things.