|Reviews for Noah Murcutt|
| jag finns inte 7/22/10 . chapter 2
I'm about half way through the chapter and for some reason I think their pirates. Not many ships had large crews like that, but pirates did... I'm probably wrong
| jag finns inte 7/22/10 . chapter 1
I like it so far and if this is badly writen than you must be amazing
| Bean Montag 4/15/10 . chapter 17
I was in the mood for a historical yesterday and this came up in my search. I really enjoyed your portrayal of the hardworking and tense environments of the sea and the glimpse into gay nightlife afforded through Katty. Noah's different discoveries about himself and interpretation of his emotions (the progression of lust/love into resentment) felt real to me. I just recommended this to a friend and described him as uncomplicated, but now I don't think that is very true. In many ways he is, but there is also a depth of feeling to him like a real person. Oh, and I was very, very happy with how things turned out for him. :)
Anyway, fantastic story. Just what I needed!
| AlwaysForTheGay 1/2/10 . chapter 17
Well, it took me a few days to read (because of spotty internet *sigh*), but I am so glad that I could read this. I enjoyed it immensely. I love historical fiction, although I don't find really good historical fiction. When I do, it's a treat. Thanks! Anyway, I thought this was absolutely fabulous. I also was very happy with the ending bit. I was curious about Thomps throughout the entire thing...his sticky end made me a little sad. And my jaw literally dropped open at Katty Kit's end. That was...unexpected. But this story has one of the best endings I've heard, well-written wise. :D
This was amazing, thanks for posting it. :)
| Mewenn 9/13/09 . chapter 17
Good story, the style had me laughing for a moment. But all in all it was a plus for the story, I especially loved that you told us about the other charaters of the story (lucky Kit) it all quite good and I'm glad I took the time to read all of it. So hanks for the story.
| mintyfish 8/4/09 . chapter 17
Ha ha, very nice. I wonder if you've read Sins of the Cities of the Plain? It's basically Victorian PWP and hilariously filthy but you did such a good job with the setting here that yours really reminds me of it, which is impressive considering SCP is the 'real deal'. Only yours has, you know, plot and characters you actually care about. Charles' attachment to Noah is somewhat abrupt and I liked Thomps best, but I can see why you did what you did, and the offhand style of writing leant itself to that sort of abruptness in a way that wouldn't have worked otherwise. It was all strangely soothing to read. Keep it up.
| Tinyyellowboxes 7/18/09 . chapter 17
Good story! XD I like how you tried to stay as historically accurate as possible. You also a stayed away from a hard core M rating in this one, or so I thought. I liked it. I may have liked your others better but I still liked it. Thanks for the good read and I can't wait for your fall piece.
| American Schokolade 6/23/09 . chapter 17
I've been gone from FP for too long, and I keep looking for the review button on the left hand side instead of the middle. Ha, ha, ha...
Anyway, I finally got around to reading this story. I've been meaning to for a while, but, well, you know. I was a little apprehensive about it when I saw that note on the first chapter, about you trying a new style and it not really working out, but actually I rather do like the style of this story, if only because it seems to fit with the history theme of it, plus the fact that it takes place over a span of several years.
The only thing I didn't like about this story was Charles. He...basically lacked any defining characteristics, and while I didn't want Noah to end up with Kit (because somehow I thought if that had happened, Noah would probably die of tuberculosis or be hanged or something), I also didn't want him to end up with Charles because Charles wasn't much of a character. So, because there was no other option, I was sort of hoping that Noah would die at sea, or that he would come back to find that Charles had been hanged, or something. And I usually don't hope for unhappy endings, so...yeah.
Actually, my favorite character was Thomps, so I was kind of secretly hoping that Noah would run into him at sea and those two would have lived happily ever after...except I wasn't really hoping that because that would have been stupid. Stupid in the way that this entire review is stupid. I'm sorry.
Anyway, I did enjoy it overall, so all is well and good in the end. Keep it up.
Oh, yeah, and I wish we could order our favorite authors based on how much we like them, like you can with your friends on Myspace. You'd be up there on mine, if I could. Just so you know.
| Ray Murata 6/13/09 . chapter 1
Haha ! I feel silly now. Only minutes before I had reviwed both of your stories, and I was studying (should have been, but as you can see, my mind was wandering on about other things), did I remember that "In Theory" is actually in first person speech (and I went to check to make sure my memory was serving me right)
So I guess at least "In theory" is an exception to the rule about liking third person speech better, since it's my favorite story here at FictionPress.
Oh well.. Figures. xD Sorry for bothering. I just had to point that out (before you did!)
| Ray Murata 6/13/09 . chapter 17
That "epilogue" was epic! Such an awesome idea.
I'm in a lack of words about this work of yours... I guess there's not much (aside from that very ending/epilogue) I'd like to point out as “awesomely amazing” or as “not that good”. It was a very pleasurable read, and I really, really enjoyed this plot of yours. It was different, intriguing, and entertaining. I like how you seemed to adapt the vocabulary so well to the historical context of your story – And I must also add there were some really amazing sentences structures on it (I remember pointing them out to my boyfriend while I read the first chapter, saying “Look at this paragraph! So… beautiful! The words flow so wonderfully and rhythmically!” xD He shrugged, but then again, he knows nothing about the words' beauty.)
And, I’ll take the space here at my Noah’s review to quickly reply to the reply you sent me on For all Water’s review (o_õ I know, this was a bizarre sentence):
I would have truly enjoyed if Seb would have ended with Marcus. Though your beta was right to say most readers would turn out to be disappointed with 20 chapters of “angst” and then a broke up, I do believe there are some readers who like realistic turn of events, even if they happen to be “sad”. I don’t think losing someone you’ve loved is the worst thing in earth – It makes you stronger. And other people come along, ‘cause one thing that Earth doesn’t lack is people. Therefore, I’d have found it really adequate (and happy, even) if you had kept your original ending… But then again, I know I’m part of a minority. It’s good to know that’s how you had planned the ending, though. It made me think (even) better of you (weirdly enough, I’m a reader who enjoys the unexpected and sad endings better than the “happily ever after” ones).
| luredbyvenus 6/6/09 . chapter 17
This was a great story, I really enjoyed it. All of your characters were very likable. I'm glad you gave us a little epilogue for all of the characters at the end. :)
| Bedraggled Artelier 5/31/09 . chapter 17
Thank you so much for the end stories! It's nice to known that everyone lived happily ever after, not just the phrase.
| PyroTech 5/29/09 . chapter 17
parts of that turned out differently then I expected...when Charles found out about Noah and Kit I thought that Noahs relation with the two were over and he was gunna go back to sea where he would find and get together with Thomps...big surprise to me when that didn't happen lol...cool that he got together with Charles though...he was sorta cool...and lmao on what happened to Kitty with that one chick
| aurora borealis 5/29/09 . chapter 17
Good ending. :) I love this story. Great work.
Haha, når du sier "det er den tiden på året" (i forhold til eksamener) høres du ut som det er en stund siden du sist hadde eksamen, for å si det sånn... :D Men ja. Det er den tiden på året. Sukk. ;P
Gleder meg til neste historie! :)
| James Hiwatari 5/29/09 . chapter 17
Can't stop laughing about Kit's ending there... My mental image of the gender-bender couple will keep me grinning for a while... D
And it was a happy ending! I had so much trouble thinking of all the possible catastrophes...
But, hey, I love happy endings. I'm a happy person, you see. The only reason I keep thinking about bad endings is bacause I don't like to have negative surprises. So if I think the worst, I will either have guessed the truth or be pleasantly surprised by a happy ending. That is a very good tactic.
I liked the "Oh, so Noah and CHarles were happy forever. Now for the other characters" part. I feel a bit sorry for Thomps, though. And you made me love Kit again. D (I still liked him a bit, even though he was a pain in the ass to Noah, but I'm back to loving him and making him my favourite character. Though his wife is amazing too...)
Ah, well... I'm getting around to answer a bunch of e-mails today, you might hear of me soon.