|Reviews for Of Feeling Full|
| eSJa chapter 1 . 8/1/2013
First, the rating is fine. You allude to plenty and it's more than enough to justify the rating.
I don't know why this wasn't hinted at or mentioned in the books, it's obvious that it would happen and the way you portray the events not only nails and fleshes out the characters but gives that much more weight to the Games.
All you really get from Clove and Cato in the books is a sense of arrogance and fatalism, but here you've manged to give Clove a real sense of person. Especially when thinking of her family, it would be interesting to explore her life before the Games and why she was so intent on being a player.
Cato is perfect, until the last scene in the books and movie all you know is he is a killing, brutal beast and his "love-making" reflects exactly that.
Also you've manged to give a great insight as to why Clover hates Katniss and it makes the duel between them have so much more meaning.
Honestly it feels as if you wrote a missing scene that was sadly cut to make the word count meet the editors request.
As usual I can't find any grammar or spelling errors, so I'll just say I love it!
| Cheile chapter 1 . 7/30/2013
I spotted this and did a little mental squee, as I've become a Clato shipper. But I liked this a lot. I'm glad I'm not the only one who mentally assumed that tributes who became friendly/romantic would get it on at night, and that they'd film the foreplay and broadcast.
I think you have them both down, personality wise. I also like the snide thoughts about Peeta and Katniss, heh. Also very fitting.
And the rating fits just fine. :)
| IrishPanther chapter 1 . 11/26/2012
Very excited that I can actually read and review one of your stories, and I'm glad that I chose this one! I've seen half of the movie so I understand what the main concept of the Hunger Games is. I loved the way you wrote the description between Clove and Cato out; from their little dialogue talking to their love-making on the forest floor (which I will say was amazingly written; good description without going overboard!). Hopefully Katniss watches out as Clove wants to kill her (nooo!)! No grammar mistakes were spotted, so excellent work proofreading! Once again, I truly enjoyed reading this wonderfully written one-shot! :)
| ReadingBlueWolf chapter 1 . 10/3/2012
Whoa. This was intense. And I loved it. I like how Clove saw the world through dark eyes and how honest it was about the games. There was nothing glitz or glamore about it. It really drove home a point that wasn't necessarily seen in the books. I like how much of an ass you made Cato, because he would be like that. I also thought it was great how she didn't know what he was saying at first. This was amazing and really well written.
I do have to say my favorite part was when she was thinking about Peeta and Katniss. The fact she called them by nicknames and the amount of hate she had towards them I felt was spot on.
| kattomas chapter 1 . 10/3/2012
I enjoyed reading this, because it gave me a view of a part of the Games no one got to see in the actual books. I can imagine Cato being as he is in this fic - confident, arrogant, and willing to take what he wants. I really liked Clove's bitterness/hatred - because it's obvious that she hates the situation and has basically lost the desire for everything - besides killing the girl she hates so much.
Really well written :)
| RedheadedMarina chapter 1 . 10/3/2012
This is a wonderfully written story. One of the things I like best about fanfiction in general is that when I read a story like this, I tend to think: "now, why wasn't that in the book/movie? Because I know that TOTALLY happened." I especially liked that you described Clove as a character who, in her own way, has been just as deprived in her childhood as the other tributes, just as she'll be denied her adulthood. The imagery you use is powerful (Katniss being "free to stand on her metal plate for as long as needed in their Games" is one that will stay with me).
No spelling/grammar issues that I could see. I am looking forward to reading more of your work.
| MessengerOfDreams chapter 1 . 6/28/2012
I read this yesterday, but I wasn't sure how to respond, so I read it again.
This is a very strong, powerful story that leaves a heavy impact. The stream-of-thought third person narrative of Clove is just so incredible that it's gripping. That's your biggest strength from what I could tell of your writing. I've never been a big lemon fan, but you really pulled it off well- non-exploitative and integral and very... well done. I can't really review this smoothly but I do believe you did a very very good job and your writing is strong.
| Ninazadzia chapter 1 . 6/14/2012
Ahhh, wonderful. Straight-up lemons without substance make me want to gag. This was NOT a lemon by any means, and I really liked the premise behind this story. (I remember talking to my friend once about HG and at one point I think we agreed, "Isn't the Hunger Games basically free porn? I mean if they're about to die you'd think they'd want to get laid..." xD)
AHEM anyway, beautifully done, incredibly realistic and great characterization. I'd almost like to see more romance between the two of them, but that's the rabid Cato/Clove shipper in me talking.
| SiriuslyPeeved chapter 1 . 6/7/2012
You've packed a great deal of character development and a darker side of the already dark canon set-up into this story - well done. The tributes go in knowing most of them will die, and it is terrible to think of them going into these situations knowing its the only chance they may ever get to experience it. I personally think you have done well at matching the rating to your content, no worries there ( or I have completely misjudged this whole system ;) )
I don't think I'll look at these characters in the same way again - you have taken off the "enemy" skin for me and it'll be harder to read the book / watch the movie next time around. Very nice work, Wendy.