|Reviews for Of Stained Glass Roses and Shattered Dreams|
| CheyanneChika chapter 22 . 12/3/2013
Gaaah, so sweet an ending. Really really great story. And now it's 4AM. Great. This is what I get for reading awesome stories in one go. Anyway, I love it and I will read some of your other stories...as soon as I have slept for a few hours.
Brilliant story, again.
| CheyanneChika chapter 19 . 12/3/2013
Oh, I actually know this one. Rose Red was Snow White's sister in an unrelated/alternate universe from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in the Grimm Fairy Tales.
This story is awesome, by the way.
| orthankg1 chapter 22 . 8/29/2013
| Guest chapter 22 . 5/31/2013
Gods I love your stories! Simply wonderful:)
| Esin of Sardis chapter 22 . 5/21/2013
*virtual hug* I love your story :)
"And wouldn't you look at that?" Melissa chuckled. "No one's dead." xD xD I knew I loved her. Look at that hysterical... going off to laugh... "Not to mention that fact that he could probably get rid of you on his own, but his Enchantress girlfriend doesn't help your chances at all." It just doesn't stop, does it? xD
"No, Alicia, (for the hundredth time) I swear it's not Stockholm Syndrome." That is always a consideration with Beauty and the Beast stories, isn't it? :D
Lovely job. The end, especially the last chapter and a half seemed very rushed to me. As soon as Belle enters the ballroom, it just seemed like everything was flying by. I don't know if you were impatient for it to be over or what, but maybe try to make sure you keep the ending at a good pace.
This is a truly great AU. You've done a great job and I can tell you did a lot of work with this. I don't take back what I said in the first couple chapters: change a couple names and details and then you could publish this as an original novel. It's so well put together and certainly far enough from canon. I'd love to see more of this universe, it's intricate and fascinating.
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| Esin of Sardis chapter 21 . 5/21/2013
It's interesting that Charming-well, everyone-has magic here. It certainly puts a new spin on things. Even though Charming's magic didn't work. I totally called the ring getting her out of Regina's though. I'm so smart :) Then Regina's mad. Hehe. I love it when she's mad.
LOVE her entrance to the ball. And straight into a kiss! Then the proposal is so sweet and everything... oh, it's lovely. "There are far worse things than to spend forever with an angel." Dying of sweetness... :)
And now the curse is breaking, isn't it?
So sad there's only one more chapter... :(
| Esin of Sardis chapter 20 . 5/21/2013
Good, Ruby’s here and she can help. This will be fun. And explaining things to Alicia. That's fun. I am glad you haven't gone the usual evil-stepmother route. It would just be too predictable.
"I thought it was implied that we're winging it." xD Oh dear indeed.
And the gold dress for the ball, of course. Love the dress selections for everyone. Way to put in hints of the show. It’s perfect.
Is it just me or does your Rose Red highly resemble Scathach from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series? (Great series… still need to read the last book… oops)
And Melissa. I love her. "You're an Enchantress, Robert is on your side, and Robert is also madly -almost sickeningly, actually- in love with you." xD Good job.
| Esin of Sardis chapter 19 . 5/21/2013
Oh dear. I can't feel that sorry for him though. He's totally brought this upon himself. But that was a wonderful speech that Belle gave him through the mirror. Very nice.
And about the other fairy tale: is it something to do with the hazel tree? Or is it Rose Red? I love the Snow White and Rose Red tale. (Even though in OUAT I'm pretty sure Snow White and Rose Red is Mary Margaret and Ruby.)
I like Ashley. She's nice and that was a fun twist. I didn't imagine we'd get to talk to Alexa. Good job.
Oh Henry. I love him. He says awesome things. And their planning. Belle just needs to get back to Storybrooke!
| Esin of Sardis chapter 18 . 5/21/2013
Poor Belle. At least Ruby is there to help. Speaking of which: "Get your future-telling Warlock ass down here this second or I swear I'll rip you to pieces!" xD xD I LOVE Ruby. She's amazing. Everything that come out of her mouth is hilarious.
I love the ring. See? He loves her, even if he won't say it. And it will certainly come in handy later.
And that scene with Belle and her father is great. At least now everything about Belle's past is clear. That's good. Now Gold just has to realize how much he needs here.
| Esin of Sardis chapter 17 . 5/21/2013
Great. Just great. -.- This is not good at all. She's leaving! Yes, I know he's being all insecure and nobly so and he's trying to save her life. But really. Oh well. It's always part of the story. She'll be back. I'm not worried. Too much.
And how dare real life infringe on good story-telling! xD
Doctor Who yeah! (Hey maybe the Doctor... never mind. But Gold's house is TOTALLY a TARDIS. I mean, it even have personality and is confusing!) And National Treasure. I love that movie too. You have good taste in references, dearie.
"Ladies and gentlemen," Ruby began, glancing around the table with a mischievous smile, "we're going to steal the Declaration of Independence." xD xD xD xD
I like the plan, but Belle needs to be there! Ack. Well, off to find out what happens next!
| Esin of Sardis chapter 16 . 5/21/2013
Poor Emma. She'll get used to it though. I like the intricacy of the magic. I know I keep saying it, but it's great. I like Emma's Gift too.
My only piece of constructive criticism here is that you have a tendency to repeat bits of information and plans without adding something new. Earlier when I asked for a repeat of the curse, it was because you kept saying how the wording was important and it had been a while since we had seen it. But here you've started to have the characters repeat in conversation to another person what they already talked about with someone else. (Like Gold just told Belle the plan that he reasoned out in the last chapter.) Reminders are fine if it's been a while-especially if specifics on wording are being discussed-but complete repetition is unnecessary. You could just sum up in prose and it would work better. Hopefully that all makes sense and is helpful.
I'm really looking forward to the rest of this. (And the line about "fairy prince" was epic)
| Esin of Sardis chapter 15 . 5/21/2013
Oooh Granny's sneaky. :D I like it. Gold and Belle do too. ;)
That was some awfully fancy magic there. It was cool. I love the detail and work you've put into it. Then Melissa... oh, she's hilarious. Especially when she's being ornery and calling him "Rumple" again.
I like the Snow White subplot appearing. It's good. And awesome how she has to fight Regina. It's perfect. You've placed these characters so well. :)
| Esin of Sardis chapter 14 . 5/21/2013
Dang it Ruby. You interrupted. :( Oh well. They got a kiss! :D :D
I love how she tells him in no uncertain terms that she wants to be there with him. Go Belle. And then she talks with Melissa. That was... enlightening. I like it. I kept expecting him o burst in and shout at her though. I don't see him being to happy about that.
Storms are excellent things. They always lead to keep chances for kisses. It's night, it's venerable, it's easier to open that up. It's good. :D
| Esin of Sardis chapter 13 . 5/21/2013
So does Mad Hatter/Jefferson have some sort of multiple personality thing? That awesome. Really great idea. I like it lot. Like, like it so much I want to steal it... :D But I won't. Not without permission. Love Jefferson. He's awesome.
This was a cool chapter. I love the title. You're really good with chapter titles.
And I wonder what all this means for the curse. If he really hurt her all those years ago-and I'm curious how she would have been close enough-then does that mean Regina's blood price is paid and we only have the crazy death thing? That would be cool. Regina's gonna be maaaad. :D
| Esin of Sardis chapter 12 . 5/20/2013
Oh. Dear Belle. Dear, dear Belle. It will be all right. You'll see. This is good. And you have awesome magic powers now. This is good. You'll see. :D
Lol... Regina a railroad tycoon... sadly, I can see it without much effort. xD
Oh, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Great Disney short. (Great movie too. Love that movie so much. You have no idea.) And it cracks me up that he mentions it.
And you mentioned A Tale of Two Cities in here, which made me happy because it's one of my favorite books. :)
It would be nice to have the text of the scroll repeated. The exact wording is so important and it's been a while. I can't remember what it is off the top of my head. Just don't repeat it every couple paragraphs and you're fine as far as annoying the reader goes. :D