Reviews for Swallows on the Beam
HadoukenJaeger chapter 13 . 1/23
Well, holy shit! I never expected the Xinzhe/Mingli pairing, though why do I imagine them as Dan and Phil? Btw, I absolutely love your story.
GettingBetter chapter 22 . 1/22
I can't believe how amazing this entire piece are a brilliant writer.
Q-A the Authoress chapter 22 . 1/19
Hmmmmm. Interesting.

Keep on Writin' and Rockin'
Q-A the Authoress chapter 21 . 1/18
O.O Ooookay.

Keep on Writin' and Rockin'
LEGNA chapter 22 . 1/10
Colorless Butterfly chapter 22 . 1/5
I fucking love you. And this story. Lan Fan is gorgeously, realistically written, and I hope you never stop updating.
Bibliolympian chapter 22 . 12/26/2015
I read all 22 chapters in one sitting. You're a gift. This fic is gold. Please follow through/end this. I love you. Thank you.
Franny Mika chapter 22 . 12/19/2015
Yay! A new chapter! Hmm I did have a sneaking suspicion that the Fengs were really just victims to some bigger scheme - it'll be interesting to see how Lan Fan and Ling will act on this revelation. And awww Caterina sounds like a really nice girl who really doesnt deserve someone like Dong Mao. Your descriptions always grips me with its vivid imagery - I can practically see a movie playing out in my head reading your scenes. Also, your detail to describing your costumes is excellent as well - I'm curious, are you going to post up links to photos for the historical costumes you keep mentioning? Cause I'd though that would be something interesting to see.
Anyways, thank you for sharing your amazing talent and I look forward to the next chapter!
Q-A the Authoress chapter 19 . 12/18/2015
How tragic. :(

Keep on Writin' and Rockin'
LunaBianca chapter 22 . 12/15/2015
A stellar chapter, Shu. I adore this story for delving into the characters I already love and immersing me in their world, introducing intriguing and nuanced original characters, and shaking them all up in a complex, deadly plot.

Lan Fan's archery demonstration was delightful! And her interludes with Ling make me tingly. :)

You've set me up to accept Lien Hua's confession to Lan Fan as truth, and I am relieved along with Lan Fan to analyze the political machinations in a new light. I'm not ready to wholly throw myself in with the Fengs, but I am glad they aren't cardboard villains. And I can believe that Huian Yao is that much of a bitch (I'm sure there's more to the Dowager Empress as well, but I am content in my hatred.;) ).

Right now I'm super curious about the connection between Xiaoqing and Huli, and engaged in the development of Caterina. And loving the friendship deepening between Suyin and Lan Fan.
MandereLee chapter 22 . 12/14/2015
What I love about this story and your writing is that they drown me in LingFan feels... uhhh *drowns*.

A couple of things though. I think you forgot to insert scene breaks in between several of these scenes, particularly from the hunting scene to Xiaoqing and then back to Lan Fan again. Also, I'm sure it might just be me, and this is not really that big of a deal, but the way you use italics for thoughts and for flashbacks can be confusing at times. It took me some time to realize that the next 3 lines after Ling says "As well as can be, considering" are actually from a memory and not Lan Fan recovering her thoughts after having her breath knocked out. Ooor perhaps I'm just due for a re-read. Yeah, prob that too.

Anyway, I'm so happy you're back! I think it's safe to say that every LingFan shipper lives off of this story. It's like the major source of fuel for the LingFan ship.
HELLO IT'S ME chapter 22 . 12/14/2015
Ohmygosh, you don't know how happy I am that you have updated! I knew you weren't on hiatus. Lol.

Anyways, LAN FAN AND LING. OMIGOSH THEY ARE TO DIE FOR. I mean, can they just cut the chase and kiss already? ('course I'm kidding, I'm loving your story). And can I just say, that scene where Lan Fan just owns that bitchy court girl, whoever that was, giiiiirl, LAN FAN WAS SLAYING. I love that scene and that part where Lan Fan was just genuinely enjoying and laughing as she fired those arrows, she was just having a good time and LING DFNJDFHBGHGB GOSH I CAN IMAGINE THAT SMALL EXCHANGE OF GLANCES AND THOSE SMILES. IDK I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I SERIOUSLY DO NOT CARE FOR HOW LONG YOU WOULD UPDATE AGAIN. THIS IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU.

That's all.
P.S. Sorry, my LingFan feels were just all over the place and I am just super happy you updated :)
rinxxxav chapter 22 . 12/11/2015
Congratulations on your job!

Awesome chapter, like always. I hope that your scheduling tricks work so we can get new chapters more often.
Thanks for updating :)
BlackDove WhiteDove chapter 22 . 12/10/2015
Yay congratulations on your job!

This chapter was great, thank you for updating.
Galven chapter 22 . 12/10/2015
holy hell,she(or he) updated! Awesome i thought the story was abandoned and got depressed :)
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