Reviews for Phantom Heart Syndrome
dust bunnies chapter 14 . 5/31/2014
IT'S BEEN A WHOLE YEAR. Please find it in you to update! I think I've read these past 14 chapters about three times through in the past 48 hours. I don't think I have read a story that has dialogue as emotionally demanding as this. Like it's kind of addictive, how you write, and I just want more. There's no way to predict the outcome of this story (it's practically an anti-cliche) and I'm begging for the rest. It's so easy to settle into Quinn and Owen, despite them being so fucked up for lack of better term. You can find a personal connection with them and I think that's pretty amazing. I think you could have a plot as flat as my tire after going over a pothole but with characters like these it would still be an extraordinary. So pleasepleaseplease update. I love it so much.
A Perfect Sonnet chapter 14 . 1/14/2014

I don't have time right now to leave the proper, rambling review you deserve, but I have to say something, because I love so much about this.

Your characters are so truly flawed and from me that's pretty much the best compliment I know how to give. When most people try to write flaws, they seem to feel like they have to write them with redemption and endearment, but you're so absolutely graceless with Quinn and Owen that all I can do is swear loudly and remind myself that hugging my computer screen would be a really ineffectual way of conveying my adoration for them. Character flaws are pretty much my favorite thing ever, by the way. Sure, I read a lot of stories with unfathomably perfect male leads, much the same way I demolish a full carton of ice cream while watching trash television marathons from time to time, but this is so not that and all the more awesome for it.

For the first few chapters I kept waiting for a shift in they way you would write about Owen, to make him a little shinier and dreamier. No more crushing cockroaches with his boot and the like, but it never happened and when I realized it wasn't going to I literally just sat back with a big shit-eating grin on my face, feeling like I'd found something. It's achingly beautiful how messed up these two are and the slow, insistent way they're beginning to patch each other up. I like small stories like this. Not small as in insignificant, but small as in edited into importance, where supervillains and natural disasters are unnecessary, because the conflict lives and breathes within the humanity of the characters themselves. It takes guts to write that way, I think.
Pione chapter 14 . 7/15/2013
This story is so so fantastic, I love how crazy and damaged they are. You create their dialogue very well. I love their chemistry!
Klara chapter 13 . 3/18/2013
I'm sosososo glad you updated.
Your dialogue is brilliant.

Guest chapter 12 . 10/10/2012
I adore your story, the perfect characterizations, their individual craziness, the perfect measure of desperation and attraction they share and all of the other things that make your story absolutely perfect. Please, don't give up on it and update. :) I'd love to read more.

Have a great time,
INDADD chapter 12 . 8/20/2012
Great characters. I don't usually read stories that have characters like Quinn. I mean, there are those that have insane people, like the more murderous type... Haha. Not the kind where their lives are in a pinch because of their instability. I don't even know if I am even saying this write, but I like the story. Particularly the characters' personalities.
VitalStar chapter 1 . 3/12/2012
SO! GOOD! Please don't hold such a long break again, please, I love this story. :D Owen is super sweet in the end. _
artistic dreamer chapter 12 . 1/26/2012
ahhh! you're back! hahah i haven't seen a story update from you in a long time! :D i'm glad you updated this story! i'm still reading it! hahahah can't wait to read more!
nopedamnit chapter 11 . 1/3/2012
I stumbled onto this story quite by accident. And, having read the entire thing in a few hours, I must say it has been a happy accident. Characters with depth and real flaws? Thank you! This is about as far from cliche as I've seen in a while, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope it gets updated soon. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.
VitalStar chapter 11 . 7/17/2011
this is absolutely amazing! And deserve a million SKoW awards - just saying.

I love Owen so much. He's so imperfect and yet... so perfect. xDD You know? He is a total jerk most of the times, but when you get to know him, he is also caring and helps you through trouble.

Sure he has one arm, a dead wife and a serious alcohol problem, but he's still totally awesome.

I really hope you continue soon. : D
NamelessVacancy chapter 11 . 6/18/2011
SO, I really really enjoy this story. Its sooo, real? Yep, kinda gloomy, but real. I love the characters too, especially Owen and his one armedness, and Quinn and her horniness. It really is amazing. :) I cant wait for the next chapter! -Kait
The-Angel-Illusion chapter 11 . 3/31/2011
Aw. This is so cute.
mailey chapter 10 . 3/29/2011
see now? youve gone and reduced me to caveman-speech! :/
mailey chapter 10 . 3/29/2011
Rosey-Blue chapter 1 . 3/2/2011

That was painfully awkward...
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