|Reviews for Political Engagement|
| dream-beautiful 4/13/12 . chapter 28
Man, I wish Rysem could've just heard Orlenth's whole confession and swoop in and take him right there, hahha. O not. Update soon, this is too cute.
| Fryvi 4/12/12 . chapter 28
I don't have anything negative to say about the chapter. I guess I'm no good at being a ruthless criticXD
I really liked it, keep up the good work!:D
| fuzzipueo 4/12/12 . chapter 28
Good chapter. Sometimes you need the length.
I like that Orlenth has put forth an effort to get closer to Rysem. Unfortunately, his plan seems to have backfired on him, though I don't think that's Orlenth's fault at all this time... Rysem can be as insensitive as Orlenth, it seems.
Orlenth's breakdown at the end is pitch-perfect. Now he just needs to pull himself together and move forward. And maybe kick Rysem in the backside ...
| Aquitaine 4/10/12 . chapter 27
Angsty? Awww :( Youre still on probation, though, remember?
Anyway, I liked this chapter. I think that Rysem and Orlenth are kinda dumb to be sleeping together but still not recognize whether they even trust each other or not, but that's less constructive criticism than my opinion ;)
It seems like the conversations are a bit rushed at times, as if you find ways to end then prematurely because the dialogue is difficult to write (which I suppose I can't talk about - my dialogue sucks. People say it sounds too formal. Anyway, back to you)
Other than that, I really like this story and where (I hope) it's heading :)
| plumblossom 4/10/12 . chapter 27
Itf's good you're paying some attention to Tinia. SOme people would have forgotten about her by now . . .
Okay, I have had severe carpal tunnel syndrome for more than half my life, and I can tell you some things.
First: see a physical therapist _yesterday_. Not a doctor, not a chiropractor, not an accupuncturist, a _physical therapist_.
Contrast baths: get two dishtubs. Fill one with barely-warm water and one with barely-cool water. Hold your hand and forearm in one and then the other for twenty seconds each time, like ten times. Do this whole thing once or twice a day.
Exercises: here are some representative ones:
(I put Xs in the links to keep fp from eating them. If it doesn't wor, email me)
Exercise in general. Especially things that cause you to open up your shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints, and also things that cause you to get your blood going. Swimming is really, really good.
Deep tissue massage. If you can get a physical therapist for this, that is best, but anybody who does it is okay.
At least at first you may benefit from wrist braces, which you can get barely-okay versions of at drug stores if you have no medical insurance, but if you can afford custom-fitted ones from a hand clinic, it's much better.
Also, keep your hands moving when you type, stop and loosen up your shoulders a lot - roll them, flap your arms, stretch, etc. Warm your hands up before you work at anything or do exercises and cool them down, with ice if necessary, afterwards.
And get up and take a walk! (I get glued to the chair, myself. Thankfully, I have a dog, so I get out at least once a day no matter what).
| Lynna 4/10/12 . chapter 27
Things are working between them now, waiting to see love blossoms
| fuzzipueo 4/10/12 . chapter 27
Carpal Syndrome inhales to the extreme. I have it too and other than going to the doctor, I suggest getting a really decent wrist brace - a sort of glove like thing with a large strip of Velcro that goes around your wrist (the one I have is an ACE Bandage). This is one you can use during the day taking notes, doing daily stuff (unless your washing floors! Use gloves then.) I find it very helpful when my wrist is giving me the what-for. Also, you might get one of those things that immobilize your wrist for sleeping, that way you don't accidentally roll on your hand or hold it in a bad position when you're sleeping.
| CalliScribbles 4/9/12 . chapter 26
Kind of adorable, actually. Though poor Orlenth is now horribly confused. :)
| Lynna 4/8/12 . chapter 26
| Aquitaine 4/7/12 . chapter 26
Awww this was sweet (In Rysem and Orlenth's way haha)
I hope they stay that way, but what is a relationship without a little conflict?
| That Boy over There 4/7/12 . chapter 26
His playful mood is adorable it makes me just want to snuggle him.
I want to cuddle both of them. :)
| dream-beautiful 4/7/12 . chapter 26
Ahh, too cute.
| Fryvi 4/7/12 . chapter 26
What a sweet chapter! I think it's nice when they aren't always fightning, and I was so glad when Rysem said he doesn't need to knock:D Not that the fighting has to stop though, but it's nice with variation
| Checkerspades 4/7/12 . chapter 26
I like Rysem in his playful mood, it's kind of cute xD I kind of imagine Orlenth with this kitten face (like in Shrek, pussy in boots) when he asks "Can I" so adorable... got two kittens at home right now, five days old, that are just as adorable as Rysem and Orlenth in this chapter.
I probably shouldn't review when I'm this tired...
| Chowdizzle 4/6/12 . chapter 26
Good weird definitely. Its cute cute how Orlenth needs Rysem to sleep, but ahhh the build up is taking so long I'm getting impatient :p