|Reviews for Anywhere But Here|
| master of suspence chapter 12 . 5/21/2009
um as a Led Zeppelin fan and a Nightwish fan i have to correct you, even though it dont matter much, but over the hills and far away are two different songs but MAYBE with the same meaning...
| Omok chapter 44 . 5/12/2009
Reading this whole story in one day. took me around four hours by-the-way. (if not five.)
There's a few things I feel, in no particular order:
- This story feels too...real...? Though the likely hood of something like this one happening; or even remotely close; is obviously, rather low. I think the reason this story feels too real, it's because of your wonderful and tactical way of showcasing this whole thing. All of their emotions. All of the peoples' faults. - No one left behind. The emotions the characters felt, the mistakes they make, the pain they go through; they were all too real. Not that being 'too real' is a bad thing. It's a good thing. It's great for the story. But yeah...Heavy.
- As much as I'd LOVE to say, or despite how often I say it; Obviously I'm nothing, nothing brilliant. No where NEAR it neither. Yes ma'am, You Are Brilliant. And I'm not being sarcastic. Following this story through; I had a heck of a time reading every single chapter, every single word; line; idea; character, -everything- (I'm just beating myself up about how I haven't found it to read sooner.) Of course, just merely enjoying something, a lot in this case, doesn't make one brilliant. - The reason why I say it, it's because I never understood the 'big picture' till the last few chapters. And yes; like you predicted in your authors' note; I didn't have a clue till the part about Diana. And all of this planning, all of this...everything, it was brilliant. Surely, I account as someone who have read a fair amount of stories (for my age at least.) - and honestly, sure, there's a ton of stories out there with brilliant twists and turns and makes me jump up and down in my seat and punch the wall, but this story, It was brilliant from the beginning. Reading this story was like... riding a roller coaster but not realizing it till you sit here and 'think'. It was climbx from the beginning. I guess, the most amazing or ONE of the most amazing aspects of reading this story is not 'knowing', there was surprises everywhere. We, as readers, couldn't expect anything. We can't even peek into the future of these characters. - at the same time, the story was down to earth; it stayed realistic. - Hence brilliance. (but there's a lot more other reasons too.- I can't think of a single reason to why this story CAN'T be brilliant.)
- There are a few things to admire, your talent, your mind, YOU. Yes Ms. Reis; I'm sure many many people have told you this; but I'll tell you again - You are Very talented. Another admiration, on a more personal level, is the pain these characters go through. All of them, they're an experience like no other. I see Loren and Anje's pain as something that hurts so much - from everything - they can no longer even comprehend themselves. It's something weird that I admire; but you know what else is interesting though? From every story I've read of yours; I've 'tasted' pain like this, it makes me think you like this type of pain. HAHAHA. Maybe that's just me; but yes; I do like it. Though I do not exactly 'experience' it, but i can 'feel' it from the characters.
I love this story. I really do. Well, I guess that's all, this is the most productive review i've ever given you I think. Hahaha. P hope you write more; and yes; I'll be reading all the works of yours that i can read. Don't think I wouldn't, 'cause I will.
| Omok chapter 36 . 5/12/2009
*slaps self* before I actually read this Chapter...
YOU ACTUALLY MADE THEM COME TO CANADA...
wah..how could you? we're SUCH a boring country...T_T; LOLS.
okay okay that didn't make sense, we're an awesome country. but CANADA. xD hahaha! and ALBERTA? you just LOVE picking the middle of no where eh? LOLS. P
| Omok chapter 2 . 5/12/2009
_; you know...Canada...Isn't really ... THAT empty...(Okay; MAYBE we are...)
dam it. x_x; LOLS; you REALLY can just come up here to the middle of no where and built a cabin and no one would ever know..._; the truth is too sad about us... _ ; I was gona review; and like, object saying it's illegal - it is; of course. I'm sure you're well aware. but DARN XD LOLS you REALLY can get away with it... _ ; we're the 2nd biggest country in the world and we only have (barely) 33million population.._; lols...
it's just too sad..._; meh...
| ICaughtFire chapter 43 . 1/17/2007
Wonderful ending. Not really the couples I was hoping for in the beginning (I wanted Anje and Loren to work it out) but I am happy. I do like Diane a lot. I never expected Loren and Trina, but it does make sense. I think it's funny the boys are all alone.
This line makes the ending. “It’s true, you know,” I said to myself. “The only person I’ve ever really loved is myself.”
That's it. Your story...it's about love. It's about thinking you love someone, when it's all an illusion. Very close to my own life right now. I wanted to thank you for this story. I just spent the past 3 or 4 hours reading it. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you.
| ICaughtFire chapter 41 . 1/17/2007
“Loren couldn’t give me Canada,” I heard myself saying. It was becoming almost like an out of body experience. “You couldn’t give me Canada for as much as you wanted to.” My voice sounded so self-righteous, almost triumphant. “But I found Canada.”
Best line. Okay, I can see how Trina's upset- but seriously, Anje always gets the short end of the stick. Sleeping with Loren is just totally, totally unexpected and insane. It's obvious she doesn't love Anje if she can just rip her heart out like that. What a twisted web of relationships. It's like a giant soap opera, only with less straight people and more gay ones.
| ICaughtFire chapter 38 . 1/17/2007
James is the only good person in this story. But ehy, being a good person is overrated. It doesn't make for very interesting fiction now, does it?
| ICaughtFire chapter 30 . 1/17/2007
Aw. Forgiveness. This chapter's all about realization. I liked Anje's speech about herself. Oh I am so biased. I love Anje to death :]
| ICaughtFire chapter 29 . 1/17/2007
Oh my god! That line "that wasn't the only thing she was eating" cracked me up! But, no! Trina's not an angel sent from heaven? She actually...aww. That makes me sad. Poor, poor Anje. Damn it, why does everything bad always happen to Anje?
| ICaughtFire chapter 21 . 1/17/2007
Sadly, Algenon is right. But somehow, Anje presents herself differently. She's less of a jackass than Algenon. Which he is. And I do dislike him, even if I do understand why he does what he does.
| ICaughtFire chapter 14 . 1/17/2007
Wow. Being Loren must be complicated. She's in love with three people, isn't she? I can't imagine that.
| ICaughtFire chapter 12 . 1/17/2007
Let me just say a few things. First off, I'm bummed I never got to discover this story earlier. Because now it's over and its been what, 3 years since you finished it? I'm sure you don't really want reviews on old stories, but I guess I don't really care. Anyway, I love the way you integrate parts of the story as your chapter titles. Usually the last sentence or so. And the use of lyrics is perfect. This complicated web of relationships is very belieavable. I love it.
| ICaughtFire chapter 5 . 1/17/2007
Oh. I had been hoping this would happen. I love Trina. She sounds hot. Though I want Anje with Loren, too. I just adore lesbian loving. I don't know, I really have a thing for waitresses. lol. I'm really enjoying this story so far, gonna keep reading.
| EmptyNight chapter 43 . 3/2/2006
Your storys always amaze me
| QuiEtXpeRfeCti0n chapter 13 . 3/1/2006
The story never fails to continue reflecting events in my life..