Reviews for Piecework
inactive profile please delete chapter 1 . 9/3/2013
brilliant story, fits very well the character of cinna.
DarkHorseBlueSky chapter 1 . 5/28/2013
Whoa. That was... amazing. It fits in perfectly with what I do know about Cinna (and I just knew his name was derived from Cinnamon!) and therefore, I shall believe that this is our true stylist. I thought that he might have been from the districts. Thank you!
Time chapter 1 . 7/22/2012
Beautifully done.
Technomad chapter 1 . 6/5/2012
This is really good! Your backstory for Cinna makes very good sense.
2322 chapter 1 . 4/11/2012
This, my friend, is very amazing. I'm sorry that I can't describe this any more: it's like... argh I'm crying now.
Ansa88 chapter 1 . 4/3/2012
i absolutely love this. it makes so much sense, and this is just cinna. i wholeheartedly believe and hail this as the truth.

wow. this is perfect for cinna. who says that perfection is just an illusion? this is what you make it to be. and you made it make sense, shine, and love cinna even more.


this is just wonderful beautiful representation of cinna, the only rational, caring stylist and capitolist (does that make sense? oh gods i'm gushing too much. gah.)

but this is something that ought to be published, for i can imagine this. and it's so depressing that living off the garbage and fashioning stuff thrown away from the capitol is so much richer than the districts. another example of their idiocy and the theocracy of the "president"

it's many little things-the contest, the little surprises (wigs sprouting umbrella-like hats with it rains) meeting finnick, asking for district 12, his elation about getting katniss and recognizing her as a's all perfect.

only it's sad that it's a runaway district member, not an actual capitol resident, that cared, but it makes a lot of sense. makes so much sense.
brokentoysarenofun chapter 1 . 4/1/2012
I can't even explain how happy I was when I saw this... Cinna is my absolute favourite character in the HG and this is fantastic! I love the idea of him running away to the capitol not because he wants to live in luxury but because he wants the chance to save lives.

For your one and only HG fic this is just perfect

*Runs out of things to say*

Cynical-Smile01 chapter 1 . 3/31/2012
I love this so much. Love isn't a strong enough verb, actually. I think everyone is succumbing to The Hunger Games "magic" (though it can't be magical, that spot belongs to Harry Potter) Plot bunnies can make the best stories and you showed that. It also shows that you can cross into other fandoms and still write amazing work. It doesn't matter what fandom or not that you choose to write about, you have talent, thanfiction, and you should use it because your sort of talent is not found every day. In the words of 30 seconds to mars "a thousand to one and a million to two" only a person in a thousand could write decent fanfiction, but only two in a million can engage the audience like you do.
MrRobertsIII chapter 1 . 3/30/2012
Excellent. Great idea for the backstory!
shiny-chang chapter 1 . 3/29/2012
This is a beautiful oneshot. The mix of first person and normal third person was very well, gaining a nice insight into Cinna's perspective of things. I've loved him ever since his first appearance, and you've done his character justice. D
kci47 chapter 1 . 3/29/2012
I JUST finished all three Hunger Games books yesterday, and then this pops into my email! I love the backstory you gave Cinna, I think you really nailed it.
SWaddict1986 chapter 1 . 3/29/2012
Oh yay, I can now comment on it :)

“I had spent a month on mine; working in secret, on the edges of fields, before and after work that was already too long, by starlight and the glow from the coals in the kitchen fire.”

Hehe, that is so Cinna. And I like your reasoning behind his name.

His mother cleaning him up was sad, but the reasoning is sound.

“She's not very pretty, but she's strong, clever, and ruthless…but her stylist sees nothing to work with, and she comes off as a kind of farm animal in the preshow, crude and ugly”

*sigh* Some people can’t look past aesthetics.

ah, Cinna. He had a very tough life. But he was amazing, and so strong. He never stopped rebelling in his own ways.

“ He says he's been kicked out by his family for running up too much debt too young, and needs a job. His story isn't believed a moment (something he doesn't learn until years later) but his talent is obvious.”

That made me laugh.

I like that, in order to be a stylist, you have to win a contest.

I also like the idea that he worked with Finnick, and that Finnick helped him.

“Cinna creates a translucent confection of fish scales that are transparent but reflect light just enough that you can never quite see through them, and it's the talk of the night.”

It’s gorgeous. Pure Cinna and also very Finnick.

“ Nothing ladylike in the way she held herself, but that could be an asset to us both to present her as a fighter.”

He may not have been a Tribute, but he understands all too well the kind of person needed to do well in the Games.

“He's devastated, bursting into tears in public at not only having Katniss and Peeta in the arena against one another again right when he was planning their wedding, but also Finnick and all the other Victors he's come to know and often dress.”

:( Oh poor, poor Cinna.

“ Oh, this place would burn, and I knew I wouldn't last long in the inferno. But I could matter in a way that I never would have as a Tribute”

3 I love Cinna.

And this worked out very well.
gardensigernumbli chapter 1 . 3/28/2012
Although it saddens me that you're not going to write any more, for Hunger Games and after the Daydverse, but I'm glad you at least threw this in before you left. This has been the only good Hunger Games fic I've read so far. Granted, I stopped reading fairly quickly after it became evident that almost all of them were absolutely terrible, but this is pretty damn good. I like this Cinna.
smallpaperstars chapter 1 . 3/28/2012
Really good :)