|Reviews for Week Without Blood|
| Iscatian chapter 2 . 9/13/2009
I. Am. In. AWE. This story is SO GOOD. Ah. *does silly dance of happiness*
I love how beautifully you describe the Australian landscape, with the wide red plains and the solitude, and just, everything. I've always been completely sure that if it's one country I will NEVER visit, it's Australia, because I have a serious fear of bugs, especially beetles, and you do seem to have a certain reputation of having those in abundance. But now, I think it could be worth it.
Another ABSOLUTELY AWESOME thing with this story is the unique take on the vampirism issue. I was a bit afraid first that the plot would go all cliché and Darryl would be inexplicably drawn to Simon and his blood, and yeah. The usual stuff. Instead he drinks from sheep. Yay. :D I especially liked when Darryl thought back on how he went in and asked Simon for help, and realised that he would never desire his blood. That rocked my socks. And Simon's questions, they're HILARIOUS. His reactions too. It was really nice how he could just basically accept Darryl's "problem", and then even go and be concerned and all mother-hen-y! I love Simon. :3
It's fascinating that in between their heart warmingly funny conversations you manage to fit in melancholy and endlessly sad emotions, such as Darryl's unconcious (?) desire for touch, and Simon's indecisiveness of how to deal with that, and how neither of them don't really want the to leave the other, but that still the unavoidable end is rapidly approaching. The scene with how they "hugged" with their backs was moving, and somewhere (can't remember the exact place) you had this really interesting part with how Darryl is afraid of becoming too personal, and doesn't say what he really wants too, and it just fits SO WELL with the picture you've painted of him.
I'm a bit confused whether this is going to be a romance story or not, since the categories says not, but Simon's behaviour says "Yes, YES, YES!"... :/ Oh, and about that, I was in raptures reading the whole last part of this chapter, and when Simon said "Are you flir-", I went "AW!".
| andokunhiro chapter 2 . 9/12/2009
Wow, I'm really, realy liking this story. The way it's written has something of a dreamy feel to it, which I really appreciate in writing. Anyway, I'm looking forward to more where this came from! :D
| emo-spork-of-doom chapter 2 . 9/7/2009
i love how you write.:) it's very...poetic? hurry with the next chap.
| Choice chapter 2 . 8/26/2009
Again, I love your writing style.
It's a bit rough here and there, but the story, as a whole, is great.
I still don't understand their (Simon and Darryl's) history, but I guess we'll all find out in time, yeah? (:
Update soon, please!
| Choice chapter 1 . 8/26/2009
Love it; love the style of writing you use. It reminds me of Quinntissential. :P
| Domia Lyran chapter 2 . 8/25/2009
This is good..Keep up the good work!
| Vera Dicere chapter 2 . 8/25/2009
o, i really, really like this. just..the interactions are so wonderful and hesitant and utterly perfect. it makes me such a jumble of emotions- hopeful that something good will come of it, apprehensive that something unfortunate will happen, sympathetic and empathetic both. mostly, it just gives me warm fuzzies and i love it. definitely looking forward to more. :)
| kepteinen chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
The born-vampire thing is definitely my favourite between bitten/strange rituals etc.
THIS IS REALLY GOOD.
| Tinyyellowboxes chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
I was craving a good gay vampire story even if it did take me a while to find it! XD Excellent characterization too. Darryl is such a softie. It's quite adorable. _ Update soon please!
| emptyword chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
My heart aches for these two, for Darryl's impossible self-denial (not of blood but of human affection), for Simon's self-inflicted social restrictions, for their stumbling attempts to find a balance. Through them, you do cut through to the heart and expose the truth of humanity; you pen the great novel Simon wanted to.
There is too much to this story to extol, too much to luxuriate in. I simply have no words. Just, thank you for sharing such an incredible story.
| emptyword chapter 1 . 8/24/2009
I haven't been able to spend more than a half hour on FP for a long time; when life's busy, one must learn to pick and choose what she reads. But there's no picking and choosing when it comes to YOU, I've discovered. Your writing has its personal altar in my soul. :P
I love the intro to their characters, the contrast between their personalities, the little misunderstandings that leap with humor. I love Simon's whimsical diatribe on the impossibility of originality and his final assertion that the binary options of reality still matter, the Uni kid through and through. I love Darryl's outward stoicism and inner monologue of fears and insecurities, living with an isolation not wholly attributable to his belonging to a different "species." There is so much in this first chapter that startles, compels, and charms me; I've never read anything quite like this, daring yet subtle, quiescent but flavored, and it's addictive.
| zoule chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
This is a slow moving story, but it fits. I like the drowsy, calm feeling.
| bronsautracks chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
lovelovelove this story
just so you know. :]
| mintyfish chapter 2 . 8/24/2009
I...just got the pun in the title. :) This is really beautiful; it's understated but you still convey the characters and setting perfectly. I'm looking forward to more!
| Lana chapter 1 . 8/20/2009
Great story! I especially liked the line “Are you kidding? Vampires are only in trash novels."...As your writing a vampire story ;) Keep up the good work, I hope you write more for this story.