Reviews for Be Good to Your Daughters
huronia chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
This was really lovely. I had similar thoughts about Brennan, but you put it all into such a beautiful context in this fic. Well done, you
Tadpole24 chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Heh, we're twins...I did exactly the same for my reviews on my last fic. They're still sitting in my inbox waiting for replies, but I know that it's beyond a joke now and I should just mark them as read and write another fic so I can reclaim karmic balance. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's done this. lol.

BUT, that's not about the story.

You know how I feel about this one. I had trouble coming up with enough adjectives to describe how beautiful it is. The one word I guess I can use to describe why I love it so much is soft. It has the soft, flowy, whimsical (there I go with the adjectives again) feel to it. Like Brennan is trying so desperately to recapture the good parts of her youth and project those feelings on her baby girl.

The emotionality of it all when she finds out her baby is a girl makes my head spin. I think about what my parents have told me about when they found out they were pregnant with me and what you have written just matches perfectly with what they've said; a sort of, wow, I can't believe this is happening mixed with how the hell are we going to do this right. And the fact that you've captured it without ever having had a child is just amazing! Of course, I'm only guessing at it too here, but it all feels right :)

As always, your talent with words just astounds me. Your writing is always spot on and I love how you do your little cut away parts in the brackets :)

I have to say that though I LOVE the end scene with Booth and Brennan and the intimacy of their familiarity with each other (because there's really nothing I have ever wanted more for them), the scene with Finn is my favourite. I have this serious soft spot for the kid and I really want him to be accepted for who he is and the scene you write captures Brennan's longing to know how to make him feel accepted so well.

I know I've forgotten something I was going to say about how awesome this is...I'll hit you up on Twitter when I remember. But until then, know that you have created something wonderful in this fic :)


JMHaughey chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
So much win and love. (Wow! I'm beginning to sound like Ren!)

THIS - This baby, who is not just her but is Booth as well. Who is going to be just fine with two not-perfect but very devoted parents who each have the capabilities to enrich the life of a little girl. - - That's what it comes down to. Some much to navigate through the storm but they'll get through it. They always do.

Aching Bones chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Hi there,

Really excellent chapter...Loved it...During the episode itself, I wanted to shake Bones (just like Ange, who I think was just as frustrated with her)...but we all know our Bones...

Both sad and interesting to see Christine's side of things...

'For the little girl who hides her most vulnerable side from everyone in the world, save for her mother who loves her so fiercely and so deeply'...


'She wonders, by doing this, if Tempe will ever show that side to anyone ever again. The thought pains her'...

'And we say, thank God for Booth...

Of course our Bones always compartmentalises well...or so she thinks...Loved...

'It's what she'd hoped and what she'd feared'...

'Booth doesn't even like black and white movies'...

But she knows...

Loved this chapter and looking forward to more from you...

makd chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
very nicely done; fills in all the blanks left by the writers of the episode.
RositaLG chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
She's back! *does happy dance* You are Magic E and we need you!

I struggled with this last episode. I ranted, raved, I even considered throwing some cars over Ren-style, but this helped. I still refuse to believe that this would ever play out this way in real life (Yes, I know it's just a show and doesn't *actually* exist) but it's nice to see that someone can make sense of it all as brilliantly as you can. Wonderful job!
Ccanadensis chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
This helps a little with making sense of that episode. The "black and white movies" comment was so ridiculous that it works as her desperately trying to justify her choices to herself.

I enjoyed the descriptions in the last scene - I can see Booth reacting just like that.

C_canadensis/Bockney (twitter)
Hayley chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Wonderful job on this! Brennan is a very complex character and you did a great job by getting into her head.
Biba79 chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Oh Em Gee! E! You need to warn me about when you are about to post a fic. I just woke up and I wasn't prepared for it, you actually made me a little teary because this was so freaking good.

I loved the moment when she realizes it's a little girl, and she gets so emotional about it. I really wanted to see something like that on screen, too bad we didn't. But this was enough for me. You written it so well, you are a genius.

And at the end, when she's talking to Booth. One of the things I didn't feel that scene was perfect was because there was some affection missing, and here you go fixing it. The whole thing of her asking him to be there when she goes to talk about their daughter's fund and the kiss on her forehead from Booth. That was just perfect. I loved that she asked him to go with her, it's not just about money, it's about their daughter. That was just perfect.

You really need to be writing more often, there aren't enough good fanfics out there. Please don't stay away too long again, okay?
Chicklit chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Yes! Don't get me wrong, I loved the episode, but it fell a little flat when Brennan blurted the gender out at the crime scene. This gives that moment the depth that was missing. Thanks.
TemperTemper chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
This is SUCH a wonderful piece of fic - I will be reccing this all over the place!

You've taken the two things that I have been mulling over since watching the ep - 1. Brennan's lack of a mother figure and 2. Her detachment from the emotions surrounding the ultrasound and perfectly explained both.

I believe every word and thank you for that. I particularly loved the inclusion of the moments with Ruth/Christine and the parallel of her worrying about being a good mom too.

This is just a gorgeous piece of writing.
Ayiana2 chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
Thank you for this. I've been sort of quietly dissatisfied with the progression of s7 so far, and this goes a long way toward easing that. I love the way you tied Brennan's apparent coldness and lack of understanding back to her own feelings of inadequacy. Nicely done.
a2zmom chapter 1 . 11/13/2011
This was fantastic. You took an episode that I really disliked and made sense of Brennan's actions and emotions throughout. The only thing I would object to is that Booth hadn't been at all the previous appointments. It would make more sense to me that he had been there and this one he had to miss for some unavoidable, last minute reason. I imagine that he might not have been able to go to the ob-gyn appointments for Parker, no way would he miss these.
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