|Reviews for Definition of Normal|
| Sagethorn chapter 3 . 2/25/2013
Haha, awesome chapter. Thanks for the laugh. Can't wait for the next one! :3
| cmartlover chapter 3 . 2/25/2013
Great chapter! It's interesting to see River placed in a mundane situation like this where she doesn't totally understand what to do.
| betawho chapter 3 . 2/24/2013
"River," the Doctor said, peering down at her, "what are you doing down there?"
Lying flat on her back, River put up a hand to shade her eyes, and squinted at him.
"Contemplating the Universe."
"of all the hats the Doctor owned, that he had been able to find one single ski cap that would fit her properly. With each minute that passed, she could feel her hair pushing it up until it perched, bell-like on top her head,"
LOLOLOLOLOL! I literally burst out laughing at that. I can so picture that. :D
"Doctor Song," he said, looming above her, "this isn't naptime! Why are you down there again?"
LOL! God, you don't know how much I needed a good laugh today. Thank you. And I can completely see the physically adept River being completely disgruntled by not being able to stay upright on her skis. Especially when the clumsy Doctor can do it. LOL!
I love it, she's terrified and doing everything wrong and scaring herself, he's perfectly calm and thinking she's doing it on purpose. I'm sitting here making all sorts of grunting, groaning, giggling noises at this, it's just too precious and hilarious to see daredevil River Song coming apart at the seams. :DDD
"Ah, River," he said, delicately. "You do know how to go slower when you ski, right? It's not all flying to the bottom of the mountain in a straight line."
LOLOLOLOL! I can just hear her squeaking that out bravely. I'm so laughing my ass off at this story. It's great.
Aww, that last three paragraphs just melted me. It's not often we get to see the Doctor being all protective of River, or River actually needing it. Very cool.
I extremely like this story.
| Sagethorn chapter 2 . 2/22/2013
This story is awesome! It's funny and very nicely in-character. The next chapter sounds like it will be interesting, can't wait to read it! :3
| jahmat chapter 2 . 2/22/2013
Oh, no! Klutzy 11 on skiis? Hurt comfort on the way?! Can't wait for the next installment! This is fun!
| betawho chapter 2 . 2/21/2013
"He'd already firmly vetoed car racing, deep sea scuba diving, and glacier surfing;"
Hah! Yes, I can definitely see those being River Song activities. :D
I like that she knows he's up to something, but not what. Now you've got me curious.
And I like skiing, just dangerous enough for her, just normal enough for him.
(I like the image of them with lists spread all over the place, trying to find something "normal" for them to do. It says so much about them, that they actually have to go to that much trouble and effort to find something "normal.")
I'm looking for to more of this story. You've got me intrigued.
| Mandy of the Amoeba chapter 2 . 2/21/2013
Loving your writing style. And I have to ask - are the chapter titles at all inspired by Patricia C. Wrede's "Dealing with Dragons" series? Or am I just reading too much into a coincidence?
| slightly so chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
Hmmm interested to see this normal!
| Mandy of the Amoeba chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
Ooo, this looks promising
| EpPeep123 chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
PLEASE DO MORE! This is amazing, and perfectly in character. I love it!
| cmartlover chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
Well-written! It's an interesting idea and I'm eager to see where you take it.
| princesshyper chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
Brilliant! What a great beginning to a story, and they both seem so in character. Can't wait to read more :-)
| betawho chapter 1 . 2/18/2013
“Even his bowtie seemed to quiver.”
LOL! Love that.
Wonderful descriptions so far, I can really feel all these emotions and you’ve managed it in such few words. Kudos!
Hah! And he does try so hard. I’ve got a big grin on my face.
“no matter how old he was, he always melted into stammering mush for just a moment whenever she kissed him. That sort of reaction did tend to make a girl feel special.”
LOL! Oh yes! Exactly! I can definitely see her thinking that. And him still being that way, no matter how long they’d been married. Some things are just too special to be taken for granted. :D
“Rounded green eyes blinked rapidly at him from across the console.”
Somehow, having never seen that expression on River before, I can still perfectly see that expression on her. She’s not often flummoxed, but if anyone could do it, it would be the Doctor. (Although I bet it was especially unnerving for him to see that expression on her.)
And, poor them, even when they’re pretty sure when they are in their time streams, they’re still never quite sure. Aww.
Argh! Is that it? Please tell me there’s more! You’ve got me all excited now. What kind of date do they go on? How does the Doctor (especially this one) manage “normal?” How long does River stand it before she bursts out laughing?
MORE! (Needless to say, I liked this. I especially like that it’s early days for both of them, and they think they know each other so well, but really don’t yet. And I love how the Doctor's trying so hard.)