|Reviews for All the Bitter Songs|
| Uncle Rupert chapter 30 . 7/21
This was amazing. I owe you like a review every chapter but I was so caught up I didn't have time to stop. I loved Ives from your other story 100 letters (which I read years ago but reread before dug into this one). There is something about the man that draws you in. He crashed into our attention chapter one. I love that you made him so human. It's hard to have someone so broken that is saveable. I liked that perhaps if he was left to his own devices he wouldn't have pulled his shit closer together (because lets be honest nobody truly has it together 100 % of the time). He would have just wasted away into oblivion. There something I find beautiful in the simplicity of your words. Like the response Ives receives after his declaration of love. It's funny how a simple single word can have such impact. because you have built the story up so well that we know she gets it just like we know he really means it. There not many writers I have read that can do this well the only one that comes to mind is melina marchetta. I loved how you made that impacted. I loved how you dragged out every flaw. thank you so much for sharing this.
| QuirkCirc chapter 30 . 6/28
I love this fic to death. So glad I accidentally syumbled upon it. :D
| akaCHEEKS chapter 30 . 11/11/2015
This is great! So glad to see the finished product! I'm going to re-read the whole thing from start to finish!
| Lauren chapter 30 . 11/6/2015
You know, I read 100 Love Letters right when you put it out the first time and loved it. And when you said you were going to be writing about Alan this time, I was sure I couldn't like him more than I like Nikita. But I have to say, I love him. You have quite the way with characters and their intricacies. Wonderful, wonderful story.
| my princess ending chapter 30 . 10/29/2015
The end is finally here. It's definitely bitter, no sweet. I don't want to part from these characters! They've brought tears to my eyes, in joy and sadness. They've taught me things about people, especially relationships between them. This has been a roller coaster of emotions and I'm so thankful for every second you put into writing this. I wish you best of luck with 100 Love Letters and any future works. :-)
| wellthisisfantastic chapter 1 . 10/28/2015
Ahhh, you finished! My favorite aspect of your story was the analogies of real life musicians to your characters like how Jeff Buckley inspired Ives' character (LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE JEFF BUCKLEY). I have been a silent reader throughout my time reading your stories, but with the completion of it I wanted to say that when you do get around to publishing that rewrite of "100 Love Letters" I will be buying a copy :) Good luck and I send you a lot of well wishes to your future ventures and your own health. Please keep us updated here on FP of your journey! (I'll also check on your Tumblr every now and then for any updates!)
P.S. A thought that I've had since reading 100 Love Letters and All the Bitter Songs is that I've grown to love the name Nikita, definitely going on my list for baby names haha. Thanks Aurette!
| Kyranol chapter 30 . 10/28/2015
Of course he's not crying! He has an eye condition where his eyes get over lubricated sometimes.
Loved the way you ended it off, Ives being Ives as always, and them being adorable as usual.
Really enjoyed the ride, thanks for driving it to the very end.
Now I think it's time for me to finally make a tumblr account, if only for the sake of reading the rewrite. See you on the other side!
| Kyranol chapter 29 . 10/28/2015
OH MY GOSH THAT BIRTHDAY CAKE STAB IS SOME TYPE OF MORBID FORESHADOWING ISN'T IT?!
If I see you ending the epilogue with Ives getting stabbed by a mugger or something, I will throw imaginary fruit at you.
Was not expecting Skye to actually message him, really adds to the theme of people changing over time, whether it's for the better or worst. In Skye's case, it was for the better fortunately. Really liked that you chose to add it in.
Thanks for the new chapter!
One more chapter to go :(
| my princess ending chapter 28 . 10/23/2015
I love that Ives is getting his happy ending—finally. But not gonna lie, I want to get a peek at how Amy and Nikita are doing. It's so weird to see Manda so open and not shy. She openly kisses Ives and speaks her mind around him and it makes me so happy to see her grow this much to become a better person.
| Kyranol chapter 28 . 10/23/2015
Aw man, it really is almost over...
Gonna miss this fic so much.
And Manda's confidence and trust towards Ives is really heartwarming. Despite everything others have made him out to be, everything bad he's done, she still trusts him. Ives is really lucky to have met Manda.
And damn, I've said this before, but I'll say it again. Manda has grown a lot in this. Hell everyone's grown so much! It's always a wonderful thing to see the progression and development of each character.
Thanks for the new chapter, till next time.
| my princess ending chapter 27 . 10/10/2015
Reading this made me remember how much I love these characters! Oh my much I've missed them. I'm so glad people are being nice and that Manda is back in his arms, it's like things are finally getting better. I also hope things are getting much more better for you! I hope you're okay. Rest and drink water!
| Kyranol chapter 27 . 10/8/2015
Shit, that sucks. Hope you're feeling and doing better.
For the record, this chapter was definitely worth the wait! Yay to the issue being solved for the most part, and Manda confessed to him! *victory dance*
Things are looking up now :)
Thanks a lot for the new chapter!
| sweetgal chapter 27 . 10/8/2015
| appetency chapter 26 . 10/8/2015
Oh, poor poor Ives :( I feel so sorry for him and the general shittiness of his mum - how can someone be so horrible? Although I guess she's rather resentful because her only son basically ignored him for like 15 years.
And I hope Amy and Nikita are just together forever now. They're like my OTP haha
| akaCHEEKS chapter 26 . 8/23/2015
I just got caught up, this needs an update! Pretty please?