Reviews for Keep Talking
AiryAquarius chapter 1 . 1/13/2014
Yes! Finally, I’m reviewing! Thank god for holidays!

I read this once before I watched the movie, and then three times after. So naturally I watched the whole thing with shipper goggles on, and I was pleased to find many scenes that had these two. It was very difficult to explain my sly smile to my parents though, who were wondering why I was giving the tv inappropriate looks.

‘How a truce became a tryst’ I think is the one of the best phrases around! Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

And I have a question: In the credits of the movie, Bunnymund was Easter Bunny, and Toothiana was simply Tooth. Are these names something you came up with, or..?
Aww, poor guardians! Maybe they should have waited for Bunny to get into his house, and then burst through the door and screamed SURPRISE! Or maybe hide behind shelves or on top of the chandelier? But that be a problem for Father Christmas, eh? Oops.
A bubblegum plant? OvO yes please!
And yeah, Bunny remembered!

These two are so cute... *wiggles because cuteness*
Oh my god, did I speak too soon? Bunny has a valid point here, I mean, I don’t think people would enjoy hunting for eggs in the snow. But then again, they might have snowball fights and all that fun stuff, so... Yeah. I have no idea where I’m going with this.

Oh my, that escalated too quickly. I /did/ speak too soon, didn’t I... Oh, poor Jack. He did sort of instigate this little tussle, but both of them were responsible for it blowing up like this. But still, poor Jack, because, out of all the guardians, I felt pretty strongly for Jack, mainly because of how lonely he felt. To live in a world where no one can see you, no one can hear or talk to you? Damn. So here, even though it is Jack’s fault they’re fighting in the first place, I’d sympathise with Jack because of his past.
Sometimes I feel like Jack does or says certain things in a bid to get some sort of validation that he’s liked and he won’t be forgotten or left behind like he was before. He’s insecure, and still lonely and maybe he thinks that if Bunny forgives him even if he acts like a brat, that Bunny really does love him. Or something. I think I’m beginning to jumble up my headcanons now. *Frustrated grumbling*

Oh look, there’s what I was thinking about...
You know, for a moment there I read ‘brook’ as ‘book’ and I wondered what Bunny was doing with a colouring book... Why am I so dumb... o.O

Ah! Look at how wonderfully you described Sandy and his actions! I can clearly, clearly see it in my mind’s eye, and it feels exactly like the things he would do as well!
Aww, Bunny. Cheer up! You’ll definitely be able to think of something, I’m sure. It’s not too late! I’m just really glad that you’re not angry at Jack anymore.

*Gapes* *re-reads* *gapes*
Such... Such beautiful writing... I can’t...
The amazing way you describe Jack, the whole scene is just so /gentle/, the little paragraph beginning with ‘Jack looked beautiful’ literally had me clutching my chest and gaping, making little disbelieving noises.

Waaaa, I love how patient and sweet Bunny is being after the previous day’s outburst... Well, he better had been or this would have gotten even worse, huh?

*more gaping*

I think this is the first time reading something from you that has made me feel so heartbroken for a character. I mean, both the Shinozawa fics were really emotional too, but they were somehow... different. This makes my eyes water. I do cry really easily, I agree, I cry at the drop of a hat if my favourite characters are feeling terrible or if someone dies (there was a week sometime back where I read different GrimmIchi fics each night and I always managed to find the depressing ones and I cried like a moron for each and every one of them), but this should count for something because I don’t even like Jack with the fanatical obsession I seem to have for my other two OTPs. But you still managed to make me feel extremely emotionally invested in this story, even though this is the only story I’ve read in this entire fandom and I’ve seen the movie only once.

Jack is behaving like an abused animal, skittish and frightened. It makes me hurt so bad because you can see how vulnerable he actually is despite his bravado, yeah? It isn’t trust that’s the problem here, not exactly, but rather a sort of... fear, may be? That Jack accidentally pushed Bunny away, and then he would be back at square one. The sheer disbelief on his face that Bunny made something so special for /him/, it killed me. That boy needs to be cuddled and stuffed with sweets and snuggled till he’s a loved up, content puddle of guardian. *Bunny gets to it before the thought is complete*

OMG ‘soft-serve’ I’m dying here XD Bunny is pretty creative isn’t he? I love people who can come up with creative insults/ comebacks... They make me laugh so much.
(Random ramble time! I remember a conversation with my friend where a friend called my other friend a ‘predator head’ because when she had a bad hair day her hair would curl up and stick out like the aliens in the movie... Pretty mean, I know, but I laughed for twenty minutes straight at that. I couldn’t help it, the outraged expression on my friend’s face was hilarity itself. *snickering at the memory*)

Ok, moving back to the topic at hand...
And okay, this is just seriously too cute. I mean *wiggling again* How can anything be this cute? It’s not fair!
Sneezing Bunny will be one of my favourite visuals ever. I mean, how freaking cute is it when he does that? I adore it when animals sneeze. My dog used to get a sort of dazed look when he sneezed, and he had to shake his head to make it go away, heh. Bunnies are adorable when they sneeze too, even big Bunnies with Australian accents and pointy boomerangs :P

And Oh. My. God. Jack you naughty, naughty boy! XP I swear to god I did NOT expect this to happen. I’m laughing so hard right now my goodness XD

And I completely agree with you. This movie is completely adorable. I loved it so much. I did kind of feel sad for Bogeyman (that was the shadow dude’s name, right?) but... I was just mostly happy because Jack was alright.
Haha, if Bunny had called Jack ‘love’ then I might have wiggled myself right off the bed. I mean, I love it when I see couples being cutesy and mushy, and pet names are a big part of that for me. And imagining Hugh Jackman’s voice murmuring sweet nothings is just... *drooling* I applaud your self control.
Ha! That’s a very valid argument, but how cool would it be if there /really were/ bubblegum trees. Like, Gumball trees. Or even trees that flowered chocolates. Flowers that had ferraro rochers for their centers, or kitkats for their stamens. Or Chocolate bar leaves? *is shot*

I adore this story, especially after seeing the movie. Jack’s feelings are clear and Bunny’s a strong, sweet boyfriend, and these two feel like they were made for each other. Sandman was perfect as the silent pillar of support and advice. Ah, I loved everything about it!
Most of what I wanted to say got said in my little rants, so now I sign off with saying thanks for such a sweet, great story, and I hope my review didn’t disappoint you too much.
wordsmithie chapter 1 . 5/29/2013
Ha, so I told myself I wouldn't let this week pass by without me reviewing one of your stories, so here we go. (As for the reply I'm not sure when that'll be \ perhaps this weekend but who knows..)


So you have to know this is TOTALLY weird for me. The possibility of a pairing between these two - I can see it...but yeah, it's weird. HOWEVER, despite the weirdness of it, I still enjoyed it for the most part. Mainly because you managed to keep everyone very much in character. At first, I couldn't quite buy the argument between Bunny & Jack, but then I thought 'OF COURSE they would have a huge fight over a small misunderstanding'. It's so typically them.

And I like how you incorporated the Rise of the Guardians world into the story. Like with Bunny's garden (ok, that's a bit obvious), but also Sandy's method of talking, and the spreading frost when Jack is sleeping. And the way it regenerates, for want of a better word, when Bunny picks up a bit. THAT was a nice touch. And I like JUST saw the film as well, so I have to say, you captured the flavor of the Jack Frost quality. OH! And I particularly liked this line: "Jack almost whistled in the wind." Because ha! That's such a play on words, I love it. You know, cos we're always talking about how the wind whistles...anyway, I assume you know what I mean.

I also liked: "how a truce became a tryst". It just made me smile.

And Sandy! He's my absolute FAVORITE (errmaghaadd, he's the most adorable creature ever). And his little part in the story is quite a nice touch as well. He's not exactly essential in resolving the argument between the two, but he's sort of the comforting presence in the background for Bunny which, besides being important, just seems so right. Also, I loved how you worked his 'dialogue' into the story as well. I was wondering how you'd do it, but you managed it in a simple way, not being overly descriptive of whatever's going on above his little gold head.

Bit confused with these lines:
"Bunny had turned bitter and irritable, before eventually those broke down into remorse." Was there supposed to a noun after 'those'?

"He wondered if he was wrong, if he had catapulted from the tunnel too fast and gotten the bunny bends, or if he had gotten dizzy on the way." Bunny bends mixed up? I don't know.

Oh, and speaking of word play I also really liked this line: "Jack laughed, thinking they'd somehow scaled a glacier safely." } Teehee. Glacier indeed.

And I have to say, I think you did a great job with Bunny's dialogue especially. It wasn't over the top, but still managed to sound authentic enough, while being unique. And THANK YOU for not making him say 'love' o_O That would just have been too weird, and over the top. Plus, I just can't see Bunny the character doing it, even with Jack as his boyfriend. Their relationship doesn't seem like the kind that constitute precious nicknames. Not to me, anyway. (I know I'm not a shipper of this pairing, but it just doesn't feel true to the characters)

"But it was a strange kind of glee, a darker one that eclipsed itself with Jack's grin." That line made me wonder, because isn't the grin itself a marker of glee? So when it eclipses itself...? I couldn't quite understand what you were trying to say there.

Anyways, I'd say I enjoyed the story for the most part, despite not being a shipper. As I said, I think that has a lot to do with you keeping them in character, but also, keeping a low down on the whole physicality of their relationship. You do it in quite a subtle way, and there's contact between them, but what's in the story at least, is quite tempered. Obviously the end of your story indicates more ;) but uh...let's not go into that. My poor brain.

Ok, so that's it. I hope that was a helpful review )
Lady Minuialwen chapter 1 . 4/9/2013
LOL Jack is watching people through their windows :)
simplegay me chapter 1 . 4/1/2013
I love this couple so much thanks for adding another one to the JackRabbit universe :)
Shakes head chapter 1 . 4/1/2013
Dear Lord Jack! You are such a perv!
Night-Fury1 chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
RayenOfDeadStarsAndPlanets chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
I love this! It's precious!
catlover10192 chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
I really like this.
Regular sonic fan chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
This was soo cute! I loved it! P.s. this is one of my fav movies ever!
SamxXxBluePulser chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
Cutest story ever!

Loved it :D