|Reviews for Mooncalf|
| Solemn Coyote chapter 1 . 2/26/2008
This is good. It's got an innocuous sounding title, and manages to adopt a Lovecraftian style without going overboard on 'squamous shoggoth' type vocabulary. As a tale patterned after Lovecraft's works, it's under no obligations to explain much about the mooncalf or its parents, but I still find myself a little bit disappointed by the ending. I've gotten a little bit attached to the main character, and I'd like to know more about him.
All in all, well done.
| Zombaid chapter 1 . 12/4/2007
I added this to my favorites so long ago, but I just never got around to reviewing (ugh, I'm horrible).
But anyway, this story is so amazing, so well-written and detailed. I love it. It's just something that really makes a person think, and it gave me some major goosebumps. Creepy, chilling, even mysterious - it's one of the most brilliant things I've ever read.
I feel like I should thank you for sharing it with us.
| Jareth the Monk chapter 1 . 6/20/2005
There are so many possibilities of why the situation in this particular world of yours is the way it is, that if you chose to expand on it there is a universe full of untapped history like branching out from a spiderweb. You may as well take your pick of reasons why the village is deserted and mutant births are common. I like to think that this story in fact takes place in the future, after man had once occupied the moon, and through a combination of intense solar radiation (no protective atmosphere on the moon) and an alien influence, the humans' DNA was damaged and altered, and so the moon colony was abandoned. The earth-bound descendents of these ancient colonizers are marked by their penchant for mutated offspring. This is nowhere near the only explanation, only a flight of fancy on one reader's part. But any story that makes the reader think extensively must have something going for it, no?
| Alteng chapter 1 . 6/19/2005
You did well indeed. You have the turn of phrase that sounded much like Lovecraft's writing. You were just a bit influenced by Dunwich Horror. I can't even remember the main character's name in that one, but I remember his mother's name. Anyway, you did create a nice feel of terror with the fever dreams, too. That came off well, because I have had the flu a couple of times, and scuh dreams in that state can be truely horrifying. Other thought, are you suggesting that Michael was born without the benefict of the mother mating (or at least with a human). All the same I enjoyed the story very much.
| Werecat99 chapter 1 . 4/17/2005
Chilling and creepy, and it definitely has a Lovecraftian feel, although I had guessed the ending. But, again, I'm an avid Lovecraft fan, so...
Good work. And thanks for the review.
| foxgate chapter 1 . 6/12/2004
Very well done! I didn't see anything wrong with this story, and at times it seemed to resemble Lovecraft himself. You reviewed my continuing story AGE OF THE DEAD, and after reading this I hope you read my other story on here called WET STEPS. I also have some fanfic on under the same ID. Again, excellent story.
| touchingbottom chapter 1 . 6/1/2004
Wonderful. It just oozes macabre. _ I was captivated, and I couldn't stop until the end.
You reviewed my story Christmas in the Trenches, and I just wanted to say that some stories are best enjoyed without thinking too deeply; once this happens, it becomes confusing and you spot many small loopholes. I wrote the story just off the top of my head, and so I didn't think too hard about it, but thanks for the suggestions, I'll make an effort in the future to reasearch a little. _
| Faux-Folklore chapter 1 . 5/22/2004
Jeez, I'm honored to have you comment on my stuff, lol.
For some reason, your works just make me want to keep reading it to the end. It has a very polished feel to it, the kind of writings literature teachers make their students analyze.
Very nicely paced and so is the stark diction. It felt like an abridged version of Poe, and a 19th century "X-Files."
| Twilit Exaggerance chapter 1 . 5/19/2004
Good start. Keep it up, I really like the idea
| Taige chapter 1 . 5/17/2004
This was very good. The atmosphere and descriptions turned what is a very cliched base story into something terrifying. The cow aspect was very intriguing and new, just adding to the suspense and wierdness of it all. Very good job.
| kel rana chapter 1 . 5/17/2004
Woah, that gave me the heebie jeebies. That story was excellent, very well crafted. I loved the detailed descriptions of the moon, how you gave it almost a personality, as if it was a thing that lived, that had the power to reach out and touch. Only one thing, was the creature in the attic the narrator's twin? I know that's the standard cliche but I was just wondering if it was merely his brother or his actual twin.