Author has written 5 stories for Phantom of the Opera.
March 3, 2011
This is the first time I´ve updated my profile page in years, and I wouldn´t do it at all if I didn´t have an excellent reason.
Yes, I have a wonderful reason!
Inkblottales has finally consented to post her story, The Chain Unbroken, on FFNet. It only took years of nagging to get her to do it!
There are only a handful of phics which have ever impressed me, and The Chain Unbroken is the crème de la crème as far as I´m concerned. It starts off gradually, then builds in intrigue, suspense, and romance in a steady crescendo to the end, which is unparalleled for action.
And Inkblot´s characters, particularly her somewhat dark Erik, are remarkable -- so very real!
So, I heartily recommend The Chain Unbroken to all – it´s a marvelous read! ;)
I suppose I should say something about myself here, though there´s very little to say.
I´ve been living in Spain for a good many years, and I´ve been a fan of POTO since I saw it on the Gran Via in Madrid several years ago. It´s a little different in Spanish -- first of all, "fantasma" has one more syllable than "phantom" has, so you can imagine how that changes the songs. Nonetheless, it worked, thanks to some great translation and heroic adaptation work. And some really great performers!
There was one really funny moment I should mention. When Christine fainted upon seeing the image of herself in bridal array, she hit the floor. The Spanish Phantom didn´t catch her! I suppose it wasn´t in his contract, but it seemed kind of weird. He just stood there looking at her. Tough guy!
One of the most touching moments came when the audience was leaving the theater after the musical had ended. I overheard a remark made by an elderly lady, who doubtless had lived through the civil war, rationing, and years of dictatorship. "That music gives me goosebumps," she said, and I couldn´t help thinking about how there is music so great that somehow it binds us all.
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