|Reviews for Charms and Curses|
| ramblingrobin chapter 1 . 7/11/2014
I'm really interested to see where this story goes.
| A.Collins chapter 33 . 7/10/2014
So sad this will never be finished.
I'm going to pretend that everything turned out okay, except Jazz returned missing half his pinky toe and Tou got mad at him for that even if he was secretly relieved he came back at all. Dimitri stopped being a black witch but didn't send Justinian back to hell. All the children and their familiars were returned safely even if some were physically hurt. Biko and Nikko reunited and fell in love all over again. Shasta and Dawn are still in love, and Shasta is planning on asking Dawn to marry him because he had a near death experience and realized he couldn't live without Dawn, not like he wanted to anyways.
| Insanity Fuels My Imagination chapter 33 . 7/3/2014
I think I'm just going to curl up in a ball and start crying because, seriously, I hate not knowing whether you will ever update again. It would be amazing if you continued this story and gave it a difinitive ending, but with a pause between updates as long as 7 years, I'm not really going to kid myself. It's probably close to impossible for this story to get an update, so instead of pining I will just review what you did write.
I love Shasta and Dawn, and I think that, given time, their relationship would grow deeper and Shasta would realise completely that Dawn actually does love him without the help of the mucked-up love spell/potion. The familiars were awesome and managed to blend into the storyline perfectly instead of looking like they were just extra characters. Nikko wormed his way into my heart and I hope that he gets a happy ending with the reborn now-a-half-blind-adorable-dog familiar. I liked Shasta's twin, Ryan (please don't hate me if I got his name wrong, the truth is I have written this review in my free time over a few weeks and I'm starting to forget things D: ), and as much as I was meant to dislike him, he seemed to be a character that just needed his side of the story told. Another character like this is Dmitri, who, despite being an evil witch (in both literal and metaphorical senses), really did deserve to have readers understand his story and the reasons for decisions that he made. Also, him and Justinian are adorable together. Yes, I just described a black witch and a demon as adorable. You know it's true, though. Toulouse was a character that I would have liked to see more of during the not-released future chapters, especially if it was scenes where he and Dawn showed how useful they were despite not having magic, and all the witches being completely awed at them.
Your storyline was incredible with twists and surprises as the plot developed and the story progressed. You made me like characters that I used to dislike greatly by showing different perspectives of the same incident, allowing readers to see how much a story can change if it is told by different people. I read in your bio that you thought your writing skills and prose were atrocious; I beg to differ. Your style of writing is something that I aspire to achieve because your sentences string together beautifully and the descriptions of places/people are neither too detailed nor too bland. You have also managed to achieve a balance between dialogue and description that others have not even come close to (me included). Have faith in your skills; you are your own biggest critic and usually others see your work in a much more positive light than you do.
I hope you read through this comment, not because I want you to continue writing (though that is something I would love for you to do) but because I want you to know that I enjoyed what you wrote.
| RightAllocations chapter 33 . 4/12/2014
I'm sure you never check this anymore, but nevertheless, I wanted to make my opinion available to you, should you feel like receiving it. My friends and I love Charms and Curses. This story means so much to us-we jam out to Mary's Place regularly, and we often refer to the characters in passing. Still. Even to this day. It's literally almost been ten years since you published this story on FictionPress, and we are still obsessed with it. I realize, of course, that because this story is so old to you as a writer, and because, at the time of its publication you were in college, you are now a vastly different individual when it comes to mentality, it will not be finished. If it is ever finished, it will probably be completely rewritten first. You probably don't have the same interests as you did when writing this, and you probably look back on this story with disdain (I'm a writer myself; I know the feeling of rereading old works), but it is amazing. It is so creative and intriguing and magical. I will always love this story, these characters, everything. I'll probably make my kids read it, if I have them. So thank you for being awesome. I just want you to know that your works are still appreciated. And no, that's not a typo. My Toaster Thinks I'm Crazy is wonderful too. Everything you've written has been original and clever and thought-provoking and inspiring. So thank you. You rock.
| dizasterdeb chapter 33 . 4/5/2014
Read nearly in one sitting, really would love to see a finished version. Pretty please? It is very charming.
| hentell chapter 33 . 3/16/2014
I wish you would come back to the cyber living and finish this story I miss your writings so much
| mysticmoon05 chapter 33 . 2/2/2014
please update this! I love this story! its amazing!
| KashiRyuu chapter 33 . 12/19/2013
This story is really good. I'm a little confused with the couple's, but it gives me something to think about. Can't wait for the next chapter ,darling. If you ever need a Beta or anything, feel free to ask, or don't.
| midnight1thunder1storm1 chapter 33 . 10/11/2013
You should update this
| Pie and Yaoi chapter 33 . 8/28/2013
I apologize for not leaving a period for the previous review. (I'm a somewhat Grammar Nazi, typing on my iPod touch (2G, which, by the way, sucks) and while trying to click the x on autocorrect accidentally hit Post Review.
I'm here to finish what I started.
What I'd like to know:
-If not world domination, what are the Widows up to?
-What is going on with Dawn and Karen? I'm still confused about the Amas Veritas; did the spell affect only the caster and the subject? (As in: can the spell only be applied to the witch that casted it and her / his subject, or can it be applied by a witch to a non-witch and their subject?) And if so, how come Dawn casted that spell? (Also, I love all the details - off the top of my head, I remember Karen wishing for a true love who liked Elvis. Rodya was blasting Elvis music. Yesssss.) Did the spell affect Rhian, the described subject, or did it apply to both twins? How do they get the spell off?
-Has Rhian finally gone to the rainbow side? Who's his soulmate?
-What happens to the souls of familiars? Nikko was a Fallen Angel Thing, Biko got recycled...
-Will Shasta ever get his full powers back?
-You are a genius.
-Do they un-demonize Chad / Justinian?
-How did Biko die?
-Does anyone important die for real?
"Pirates are better than ninjas!"
"I date a Canadian ninja."
And if you ever want a grammar Nazi to correct the small insignificant grammar errors you committed, find me. I kind of stalked you on Tumblr, eheheh... Katelyn.
| Pie and Yaoi chapter 33 . 8/27/2013
I knew it. I knew when I read chapter thirty-two that this would be a cliffhanger. I believe you last updated this story two years ago? It would be wonderful if you could come back and finish this one and MTTIC while you're at it.
I'm super culturally challenged, and I really appreciated some of the notes you added. I wish I was as talented, of course. Love the plot twisty thing with Rhian
| Joshua Harper chapter 33 . 8/1/2013
AAHHHH! Why stop here? D:
| Madana chapter 33 . 7/31/2013
Sadface that this story hasn't updated I'm such a long time. I was enjoying it so much
| lostlamb chapter 33 . 7/8/2013
Crap I'm crazy person. Your story is awesome and what not but i think I've set myself up to fail. Boo-who! I'll take a chance.
| morningstorm70 chapter 33 . 6/10/2013
God I hope u r going to finish this