|Reviews for Good Enough for Government Work|
| Charlee Rayne chapter 5 . 6/4/2011
| Leanna de Weisdorn chapter 5 . 6/3/2011
Toooooo short )You don't cover much of the story in the chapters so it makes it feel sooo much shorter. But it was good!
| M chapter 5 . 6/3/2011
yay! I'm glad you updated. It's been a while.
| mizgardenia21 chapter 4 . 5/25/2011
This is awesome. Pam's a really interesting character. I hope that her hunch is right...
| eternita chapter 4 . 5/10/2011
This story is awesome. I am crazy about it. Please, please, do hurry up with the updates.
| mia aurora chapter 4 . 5/7/2011
i can't wait for the next chap..update soon \(_)/
| laurai chapter 4 . 4/26/2011
I love your story can't wait to read more!
| bonghi chapter 4 . 4/17/2011
This story is quite unique and reading it gives me great pleasure.
| Moon Sage chapter 4 . 3/6/2011
Truly a new uptake. Like it, want more...aha, sorry. xD
| Always Alex chapter 4 . 3/5/2011
I'm enjoying this story immensely for a myriad of reasons. For one, it's original. Not only are you combining non-traditional (for the 'shifter' supernnatural genre anyway) animals for the shifter's 'form', but they are not the ordinary run of the mill 'HAWTT supernatural guy omg!pecs FTW' people. It's not to say they aren't attractive, but they don't fall into a stereotypical image of a preternatural character that conforms to human ideals of what gets them hot. It helps stress the point that they aren't human, and I like that.
Secondly, the mythology of your story is clever and well thought out. I enjoy how you feed us knowledge about your story's society mainly via Pam's extensive knowledge. It becomes a more intimate experience for the reader, because the contextual information is filtered through Pam's own perceptions on things. Of course, it also means we take on her biases and limits, but I'm certainly not complaining.
That leads me neatly onto a third reason for why your story vomits rainbow-coloured win all over my computer screen: Pam. Pam's awesome. She's strong, intelligent and knows her shit. I found it refreshing that she owns her prejudice against the shifter communities, and that acknowledgment and explanation adds to the empathy I have for her as a character. It's pleasant to see a heroine who doesn't want children. Supernatural stories where the heroine ends up catching the preggers - I hear it gets around pretty easy these days - are nine to the dozen, and frequently the narrative degenerates to cheese-covered candy-fluff that sets my teeth on edge. Not only that, but the reasoning for her decision is clearly reasoned and doesn't involve an agonising sob story. **coughs** Erm...I'll just get off my soapbox. Long story short: nice to see a female hero in a supernatural story on here who considers herself more than the sum of her parts. I'm looking forward to seeing how she develops as a person in response to this involuntary scar marking, and I've no doubt it'll keep me on the edge of my seat.
On a more structural level, I find your story is easy to read. The writing demonstrates obvious skill, and nicely shows off the intelligence of the author without being pretentious in the slightest. I haven't been cringing over purple prose or unnecessary teenaged colloquialisms. Not that teenaged colloquialisms are all bad...they just tend to limit the depth of the story.
...hell, but I do tend to blither on, don't I? Anyway, if you - understandably - took one look at this review and thought tl;dr, here's the short version: Your story regurgitates win and I look forward to each development you add to it.
| aprocne chapter 4 . 3/1/2011
I was surprised and happy to see you had added another chapter. It had almost fallen off my radar, but I'm so glad it didn't. Good work so far! I'm looking forward to where you take it.
| papersoul chapter 4 . 2/27/2011
Still really liking this story and STILL really looking forward to more!
| Leanna de Weisdorn chapter 4 . 2/27/2011
Long time not heard from you, but the chapter was nice and hopefully the next is up soon. I know it isn't easy, haven't been able to write on my one story in ages. But leaving us with a cliffhanger like that.. zh,zh
Good Luck LW
| M chapter 4 . 2/26/2011
Yay an update!
| Mysterious MD chapter 4 . 2/26/2011
That was an interesting chapter. It was well written, I didn't encounter any spelling or grammar errors. We see a bit more politics going into motion now that she is involved as the scar mark bearer. Then she has to let her boyfriend know about the situation, which is not a good one. Then Shane comes in at the very end, which was a humorous touch. Keep up the good writing.