Reviews for The Coldest and The Boldest
PalmierSama chapter 1 . 8/30
Amazing story with really great writing. However, l
I truly think that Jack's mother got away scot-free.
TigerVolcano5000 chapter 14 . 11/11/2022
This has been a pretty impressive story, a nice AU on the canonical material.
My ONLY Helena.
She's a horrible excuse for a mother. Even when trying to consider things from her perspective, she's still awful. That phone call on Jack's birthday? Because we never saw it, I can't imagine it started well. So she either completely forgot her own son's birthday, or called him on his birthday SPECIFICALLY to drag him through the mud.
And there's NO WAY she didn't know how her daughter felt. Both of her children were hurting because they thought their sibling hated them. Not only did she not do anything to help, she actively HINDERED them. Basically she's emotionally abusive to both kids, as well as also being verbally abusive to Jack.
But she's sorry? But she loves him? Bullshit. That whole scene COMPLETELY came out of nowhere, and is totally unbelievable. At the VERY LEAST, Jack should have gotten the chance to give her a "Reason You Suck" speech. The fact that he didn't even consider his mother when she called makes that scene ESPECIALLY OOC for everyone involved.
If you DO go through with a sequel, I hope you address this. Maybe...Emma finds out how her mother treated Jack, and decides that she hates her?
But yeah, that's the only reason I can't give this story a 10/10: Helena got off WAY too easy:/
TheGirlCalledBrave12 chapter 3 . 1/6/2022
I will forever love this story. In ROGT, I thought that Tooth was a little underrepresented. The first reason I liked this story was that Tooth was represented as half Indian. I'm an Indian so I guess that reason was slightly biased. I really liked the way you brought out Tooth's hidden fierceness and not just her being the geeky girl all the time. Keep up the gr8 work!
just call me moon chapter 13 . 1/1/2022
showing up 9 years late but may i just stop by to say this was absolutely lovely to read.
i was thoroughly invested in this for DAYS. it's just the right balance of angst, mystery-esque plot, and cozy slice-of-life that i needed.

the plot is so easy to get drawn into, the writing itself is thorough, organized, and well-paced, and your dedication is incredible. i know it's an older work of yours but i really hope you know it's something to be proud of. sending you (and your writing, if you still write) best wishes!

also, on a side note, the fact i finished reading this at new year's is very funny.
GeorgeTheQuietPony chapter 13 . 6/16/2021
I discovered this story a couple of days ago, and I just finished it... THIS WAS SO GREAT! I loved every second of it. I'm a big sucker for Toothiana x Jack Frost (aka Rainbow Snowcone), and I love how many tender and fluffy moments are in this story. Reading Tooth's crush develop into true love was wonderful. Thanks for this story.
Sadicticuniverse101 chapter 8 . 1/8/2021
Arachne didn’t loose, Athena turned her into a spider before a winner was announced because Arachne was weaving all of the gods and goddesses fears.
SadMeatBag chapter 13 . 7/14/2020
Usually I don't like ear pierce on dudes but I let this one slide, just this one.
SadMeatBag chapter 11 . 7/14/2020
Please stop giving me heart attack, the family reunion was very wholesome and you did a good job but please i'm in too deep for this story now so one female or kid character death would fuck me up.
SadMeatBag chapter 4 . 7/13/2020
My bad. It's Tangled.
SadMeatBag chapter 4 . 7/13/2020
Pretty sure there's a Rapunzel reference in here.
arksy chapter 11 . 5/28/2020
Uhh... what? What, everything’s good now? Just... years of bullshit and lies and everything’s suddenly just good with a hug? She loves him, does she? Yeah, sure she loved him when she badmouthed him in front of the press like a petulant teenage girl. Jesus Christ. “She smelled like home”? Fat lot of good home is when he’s been in the care of his uncle for the past few years. Wouldn’t that be slightly more “home”, rather than his shitty mum? It doesn’t make sense—wouldn’t there be a lingering sense of mistrust? Jack trusts basically no one—he’s the coldest kid in town, notoriously uncaring, cruel, and standoffish. That’s been established. Why would he just accept it when when the mum just says “I love you”? Nah. Trust issues doesn’t cave at some lovely /words/. Unbelievable, contradicting, way too easy. There’s gotta be a recovery arc. C’mon.

And anyway, the mother is wildly hypocritical. The narrative basically implies the reader should give the mum the benefit of the doubt—to give her our compassion through a little recap of how tough she’s had it. “I was so distraught, I couldn’t HELP but to call my (mischievous, good-natured, loyal) son a liar and a murderer!” Okay, sheesh, /that/ was badly handled. How could I feel any empathy when the reader’s been practically geared up to hate this woman from the first mention? This needs to be built up to work, not just dumped all at once like that. Seriously. /She’s/ the one who took one look at the New Years’ situation and didn’t even /try/ to understand what went through Jack’s mind. What a fucking arsehole.

But the whole reasoning‘s a little flimsy in the first place. Why would she blame her son like that? She’s been shown to be kind, she’s actually very in love with her husband, she’s well-off and has a happy family with the exception of her sick daughter. What went through her mind, really? And c’mon. Don’t tell me the marriage wasn’t a little strained after the accident. It can’t possibly be that perfect.

And what, she’s some kind of substitute mum for Tooth now? What makes anyone think she’s capable of taking care of a third, when she can’t even handle two? And just because you know logically that your mum’s probably fine doesn’t mean the worry just magically goes away. One of her worst fears has been realised—mum won’t come home—and irrational fear is, indeed, a thing, despite reassurances.

Also, on a completely other note, what’s with the “Jack’s-a-popsicle” thing? Did Spirit/Guardian Jack from the movie actually impregnate a human to make that blood-line possible? Did some 17-20 year old miraculously believe and romance ensued? Did that woman marry an invisible person? What.

And if every male in the bloodline is cold and white-haired, wouldn’t it be freezing in there, huh? With no body heat, I mean. And wouldn’t people ask questions as to why Jack or some uncle has a body temperature low enough to be hypothermic? Wouldn’t someone want to investigate that? Or it it widely known their ancestor was a honest-to-god winter spirit? Is Jack a reincarnation of the movie version? Is this a completely different universe?

Also. What’s with the snowflake charm on his flip-phone? That hasn’t been explained, why it’s so bloody important.

But, well... there’s a few chapters left. I hope some things are cleared up.
nightskiesvictory chapter 11 . 5/28/2020
damn this chapter made me cry
nightskiesvictory chapter 7 . 5/28/2020
Uncle Moon ships it! AAAA theyre so cute Jack is such an oblivious sweetheart and TOOTH IS SO LOVELY HHH
nightskiesvictory chapter 6 . 5/28/2020
Sickle C chapter 14 . 5/1/2020
Since these days are spent in home quarantining and doing loads of college assignments, I just thought of searching a ROTG fanfic just for short escape, and boy am I glad I found this masterpiece. Brings me back to middle school times when i obsess over ROTG. Thanks for the amazing and well-written story.
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