|Reviews for Halfway Through The Wood|
| Mmisery.Loves.Slash chapter 1 . 12/1/2013
I love this so much!
| Paradoxalpoised chapter 1 . 11/24/2013
When you started this one with Martha Steward and cherries, I knew I was in for a emotional roller coaster ride.
When you said it'd been raining since the whole ordeal had started, I knew I was going to shed a few tears.
Then she cried by the bug and she said she always goes on Wednesdays, that's when my throat got tight.
When she told herself that Henry hurting her is better than nothing, I knew you were going to bring it all up again.
When you wrote air-con I had one giggle and I told myself to make it count because it was coming.
And when you had her demand an MRI, I thought she's really that intimidating that even in the real world it'd work, but all the while I was trying not to think of how she can't tell the difference between her world and her dreams, it's a scary feeling.
In the mausoleum I knew right away, I sighed really big.
The quote had me smile.
And you know, there are thoughts and things that only exist in the dead air between radio-station. Lots. Letting people squirm is highly satisfying. I wish I did it more often, very healthy for the ego. And ah, she is remorseful. Life is a bitch.
For this part I was quiet. I was glad Emma lied down with Regina. I think what hurt most was Emma sleeping in Henry's bed. This part is when I thought first you really knocked this one out of the ball park.
He's so sad isn't he? and then she told him she was going to sleep with him and even if he knows she did it, she's still his mom. And bam, have this one, right where it counts. She even said thank you.
Lola you can't kill horses too. Please? So of course I cried, you explained how Emma hurts and well, that's a very real way to explain hurting. They love each other, there is that. And she apologized, she really looked at Emma and how good the woman is, so there is that too.
On the CHEEK! I was like okay...Lola is going to write True Love's kiss now, and Henry trusting her, and what she said to Emma, god what she said, it was so moving, it moved a couple tears from eyes again. So I am getting ready because...ON THE CHEEK! I loved you very much for a sec right there.
When the last part started I went fuck, it's the end, read it slowly. then I smiled and laughed, and the sass, you know? The last sentences of dialogues are just fabulous. I felt confused too. I thought about the color of the rings, I thought about the secret of the curse they keep, I thought about the juxtaposition of all the scenes, I thought about being stupid for loving this fic so much and not being certain I actually got it right. I am still working on it. I figured something must have happened after, because really, Lola, that family you wrote and I only got a glimpse of? It was a promise for happiness, like the real deal, it went to the bottom of my heart and right back to tell me so. So of course... you had to make sure *sigh*.
But do you see though? Do you see that this is the best piece of ouat fanfiction you've ever written as far as I am concerned? It is, really, your best piece. The scenes, the subtlety, the inner dialogue, the actual dialogues, the characterization, the plot. It's tight, it's packed full of stuff that make you feel stuff.
Do you see what you've done to me?
It's brilliant. I am ever to glad you wrote it. I can tell you put a lot of care and effort into it.
Thank you for that,
| Guest chapter 1 . 11/12/2013
I really enjoyed reading this
| Lanaholic chapter 1 . 6/2/2013
A great piece! Made me sad.. made me smile..
Well done dear, very well done!
| Wolliw chapter 1 . 1/2/2013
The structure of this is really interesting and well-executed; I held my breath for both realities, and am glad it turned out well for them all in the end!
| kayfro chapter 1 . 12/24/2012
Absolutely fabulous! I do very much love a good crossover and you've twisted the storyline to fit perfectly. thank you for sharing.
| Kilt chapter 1 . 11/27/2012
Probably my favorite story of yours so far.
| 1FictionFanatic1 chapter 1 . 10/7/2012
One thing that I love about your writing is that you know when something should be said out loud and when it shouldn't be. Like, for instance "Let's go," she says. Henry isn't really here, anyway." Regina could have said the second part, but it was so much more powerful the way that you wrote it, being more of a thought or a reality rather than something voiced out loud.
I loved this :)
| samuraikakashi56 chapter 1 . 10/5/2012
Wow, that was a fairly complex story, although the end was funny. This story gives me an "Inception" vibe, with the waking dreams and the whole cycle thing with the Martha Stewart thing.
| SBNYC09 chapter 1 . 8/2/2012
So the story has a bit of a happy ending. I like it :-)
| TBrennanFan chapter 1 . 7/28/2012
I really really enjoyed this story. I wish I was longer though!
| ampersandand chapter 1 . 7/11/2012
this was beautiful and sad and just so well done. love.
| polybi chapter 1 . 7/11/2012
"Awake" was one of the most unique concepts evet done for television. It required the viewer to pay attention and American audiences don't like to do that. It died too damn soon.
So it was remarkable that you gave this excellent story the Awake treatment. It captured Reginas desperation perfectly. And the SQ sets were not forced but actually aided in Regjna finding her a answer. As you said, she saw a world where she, Emma, and Henry needed each other.
A great story. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/11/2012
You absolutely, amazingly win at life, yes, you do! Because this is perfect! Because this is where Regina saves Emma, where Regina is the Savior! Because this made my heart ache in all the ways possible, and then it made me laugh out loud in the end! And because the premise of Awake has always fascinated me, and you combine it with Once so flawlessly that, as you can see, I'm kinda floundering here. So I'll stop, and I'll always love you for writing this perfection!
| giftofamber chapter 1 . 7/11/2012
Of course Regina would read Martha Stewart. LOL