|Reviews for Universal Language|
| noah'sbabygirl17 chapter 1 . 1/1
It was really good, I liked how you picked Czech and not what most people do and chose French! Yeah your translation for bullies said 'Rapists', try 'tyrani'!
| rqgenevieve chapter 1 . 10/29/2013
sooo cute x]
| StrainAsylum chapter 1 . 8/1/2013
This was cute and interesting. But I wonder how loaning Kurt Blaine's notes (written in English) could help Kurt study for tests given in English, unless they're going for rote-memorization, rather than learning. I'll just assume that's Kurt's English is like my Spanish: he can follow/figure out written and (slowly) spoken English, but has difficulty in initiating/speaking English. That's workable :) Good story :)
| Separate Entity chapter 1 . 2/12/2013
This was very enjoyable story to read.
| mitchellgrassi chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
That was the cutest shit I have ever read holy shit I love you.
Excuse my swearing but holy crap that was awesome and just ahdksgas
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/1/2012
It was a good story, but I am so tired of people thinking foreigners can't understand English...
In Norway we have english classes from we are 5/6 years old, so most teenagers understand English perfectly, and then most of us learn a third language at 12/13. I think a lot of other nations have it the same way.
With that said, I loved your story:)
| past decembers chapter 1 . 11/1/2012
Alfkjsdal;fjsKLFJ. This is so cute.
| trufflemores chapter 1 . 10/10/2012
This is adorable. I've never read a fic quite like it, either, since the first time I read it to now. I have read verbal barriers before (deafness/muteness), but never one quite like this. And it's adorable. I love how confused but attempting to be helpful Blaine is, while Kurt sort of goes with the flow of it and gives him odd looks but smiles because he knows that he's trying and it's the thought that counts. Their method of communicating is really sweet, because it breaks things down to their barest level and weeds out unnecessary chitchat. They have to be precise in order to understand each other, but at the same time, there's a lot of ambiguity to it, since exact translations are impossible, and I love that.
Blaine's uncertainty about being a guide to a foreign student with a language barrier was realistic, but I loved how he warmed up to Kurt and tried to help Kurt warm up to Dalton by talking with him even though he knew he couldn't understand him. And then, once he realized that Kurt couldn't just understand him purely by hearing the words, he took his hand to show him, and I love how Kurt's hesitant at that and again gives him that sort of side-eye look of "What are you doing?" but Blaine just gives his hand a squeeze to tell him that it's okay.
And it is. They break the language barrier together, because at first Kurt's still so reserved that he's clearly not making much of an effort to really understand Blaine (the way that he confers with Burt at the beginning, for instance, and doesn't really acknowledge Blaine), but then they find a commonality and it helps them bond (singing). I love how you describe Kurt's accent affecting his English, too. Not in a grating way, but in a lovely, beautiful way. Language really is gorgeous, and I'm glad that you've captured that here.
I also love how this follows Blaine's perspective. As a reader, I can very much relate to him, since I know no Czech myself, either. The development of this story is lovely. I adore it.
Definitely one of my favorites of yours. Easily.
| DefyingMyGravity chapter 1 . 9/17/2012
I would like this a lot better if there were translations... 'Cause I'm too lazy to find out what they mean and then cross-check with other sights to see if it's right. And yes, I have to cross-check. Last time I didn't, a French phrase translated into 'security is hand-holding'.
| Smile the tears away chapter 1 . 9/15/2012
cute :) nicely done!
| Klainelover12 chapter 1 . 8/6/2012
awww kjsbkfjdnslkjffd klaine
| martyrinthemaking chapter 1 . 7/5/2012
I really enjoyed this! I've never read a fic with a foreign Kurt, and I really like the idea. :) This was cute and fun, so thank you for yet another great piece of literary craftsmanship. XD
| OneTwoOne chapter 1 . 5/31/2012
I loved this and would love to read more of this verse! :D
| ScarstarOfMountainClan chapter 1 . 5/27/2012
| Ravenpan chapter 1 . 4/21/2012
Oh my god, this was so unutterably ADORABLE. *happyclap*