|Reviews for Hab Dich Lieb|
| SOFUCKINGFURIOUS chapter 1 . 11/16/2015
let's just clarify: your oneshot is awesome.
***THERE MAY BE SOME CURSING BELOW. COVER YOUR VIRGIN EYES IF YOU FEEL IT NECESSARY***
what the FUCKING HELL? that racism had me trying not to scream while simultaneously dreaming up a thousand painful deaths for Lila's mother, the grocer, Ron Finn, EVERYFUCKINONE. Not even listening to Adele's depressing "Hello" three times in the row could calm me down. WHAT. THE. FUCKING. HELL. I suppose you're all just SQUEAKY FUCKING CLEAN YOURSELF, asshats from NOWHERESFUCKINGVILLE. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
i need to calm down
sorry for dumping that on you
| Julietish chapter 1 . 8/30/2014
Hi! It's Juliet from A Drop of Romeo. When your story was featured on ADoR, a judge wrote this review for it: Hab Dich Lieb is the kind of story that draws you into its plot and characters and makes you fall in love. In Hab Dich Lieb, dear-llama portrays the pure, unchanging love of Lila and Mike both beautifully and realistically. Lila and Mike's deep love for each other is never questionable, despite the arguments and obstacles they face. By the end of the story, I felt physically connected to Lila and Mike, and rather than reading her story as a fictional experience, I found myself treating it like a window into the life of someone else. Not once did I think that dear-llama's characters behaved in an unexpected or unrealistic manner, and the added element of racism only serves to make the story more meaningful by conveying a seriousness that demonstrates what real love is all about. Hab Dich Lieb does more than just present you with a story- it lets you experience the life and love of another person and understand what love is all about.
| amama123 chapter 1 . 4/23/2014
Loved the ending :)
| bookwurm247 chapter 1 . 9/27/2013
i loved how you ended with that last sentence!
| Margatini chapter 1 . 5/31/2013
Well-written. I especially love the last line.
| The Siege chapter 1 . 3/6/2013
:( Boo. People are stupid and close-minded. I'm glad Mike and Lila didn't let all the insults get to them and left early rather than suffer even more. I wish people weren't so dumb. Sigh.
Anyways, this is really well-written and the ending is so empowering. I love it! :D
| leavemeialone chapter 1 . 3/3/2013
I really liked this story. I don't know what I exactly love about it . . . but I really loved it. When I read this story, I sure did not know what I was expecting. I saw the keyword racism . . . and well I didn't think it would tie into Germans and Nazis. While reading this, I kept thinking what was the time period. It wasn't until the ending of your author's note, that lead me to the conclusion that this time period of the story may even be of today. I actually remember my sister telling me how when she was in high school, probably 2009 or so, she met someone that said they were German. He said it in a quiet way to my sister and said, "Go ahead, hit me". When she told me that years later, I was really surprised. I was like, "Why?" I knew what had happened in history, but I guess for me . . . I don't think of Germans all as evil mini-Hitlers. Our suburban town didn't think hate Germans or maybe I was too oblivious to see it. But when I read this story, it made me think of that incident. Of course, my sister didn't care he was German . . . but the way he reacted made me think otherwise of how people may have seen him as "evil" or something. It kills me to think of how people associate a certain group to a certain action. I remember with 9/11 and how racist people were. It sucks do this. It is extremely hurtful and traumatic for those that go through this. As for this town, I can imagine towns out there that are like this . . . that think the same way . . . that act the same way . . . . and people there never leave. Or I would think, some leave but end up coming back. Maybe their close-mindedness or racist attitudes are because they never leave. They never get to see another world. Maybe there is an explanation, not a great one but something. I don't know . . . but it is scary. I am glad that she came back for closure. As for Mike, he is brave facing this town. As for your experience, I am sorry you had to go through something like that. I think that everybody goes through some kind of experience like once or many times in their lifetime, some have it more harsher than others and others have it a little bit more subtle. I just wanted to thank you for writing this story. This story really struck to me. It is something that needed to be written, needed to be told, because racist attitudes like this exist everyday but sometimes it is forgotten and never told.
| Amicia Vela Bianchi chapter 1 . 12/20/2012
great story i really felt for the lila and mike! my favorite part had to be the part where she tried to punch ron and mike stopped her. the only other thing i have to say is that i also would have liked to read about how lila and mike got together and her struggle after she got on her own. other than that again (can't say it enough) great, awesome story!
| Lady Crane chapter 1 . 11/1/2011
Wonderful story. I'm surprised there are only few reviews.
It's not everyday you see a story that tackles about racism and xenophobia and executes it beautifully. Not to mention the romance~ I enjoyed Lila and Mike's dynamic relationship. The ending was good as well :D
| LaughsWithTears chapter 1 . 9/17/2011
Aww... It's really sweet. Not the racism, I mean. Some of the other stuff. Xenophobia sucks.
| bobsaysyes chapter 1 . 8/13/2011
Since reading facebook official I have decided to creep through all your stories, another good one this is I must say :)
| mailey chapter 1 . 3/12/2011
this is great. man, i wish you would write more about them. it feels like this was a tease, a little taste of the potentially epic story of mike and lila. like, there first meeting and date and development. i mean, even though she's somehow able to remain untainted of her town's xenophobia, she still had to grow up with that bigotry and small mindedness. it had to have taken some kind of toll on her perceptions, even if she was able to overcome it. so how that affected her beginning experiences with mike, and the forming of their relationship. hell, even what it was like for her to get out into the big world and meet all the different kinds of people and values at wherever she ended up. that would be so awesome to read about. plus, mike just sounds hella cool himself, albeit majorly frustrating at times i bet, especially for someone like lila, who doesn't mind slugging her ex in a cemetery. and even that section there! i couldn't help but pause while reading it and wonder what ron was doing there and how that affected his words. not that im obsessed with over analyzing every scene in a story, but it just struck me. so yeah, im blabbering now. i was just saying. if you ever felt like expanding on your work, it would probably make many readers happy...
| agreed chapter 1 . 8/14/2010
Agreed! I know exactly what you mean with this story. Goodness, I cannot understand how ignorant people can be. Sweetness, have you ever thought of going on holidays to another country? If so, how strange, unjust and hurtful would it be if the people treated you the same way? If you think about it, you're not native to where you currently live! Ancestrially, we're of the same descent!
Yet people, either have nothing better to do, or are actually afraid that there 'perfect' little lives are going to somehow be unbalanced (how?). Sighs. It's frustrating.
Good work with this one. It's a shame that her parents can't even accept it.
| Kuyeng13 chapter 1 . 8/11/2010
I have to say, this is an amazing story.
I'm suprised there aren't more reviews, really.
This story, in my opinion, nicely shows the racism or stereotypes typically faced in any community. Even in my own, rather "open community" I'm called a "Nazi" for taking German as a language class.
To cut what could probably be a long and blathering review short, this was super, super, good to read.
| chel chapter 1 . 8/3/2010
Are you sure the translation for the title is "I love you"? Because I'm pretty sure "Hab" would loosely translate to "Have", making the title "Have you love". It could be right, I've just never heard it.