Reviews for The Creepy Caterpillar
Ckh chapter 1 . 6/25/2018
Hmmm...
While I wholeheartedly agree with the message of this scene (and its corresponding reviews), I feel like I can say something more but I can't. The main driving force of this piece is the innate prejudice we have within us that blinds our very actions, no doubts asked. The exception to this rule is strangely the caterpillar, who embodies the ugliness and flaws humanity despises, but is the only one who can look past this prejudice and remain pure. Unfortunately, exceptions do not break rules, they prove it. Are we truly that unaccepting of things different from our perception of reality? That might be so, but I still like to think we can grow along the way despite our initial reservations - A optismtic pessimistic view if you think about it.
BradytheJust chapter 1 . 8/21/2016
I'm crying again and my big heart hurts so bad! :'( Dang it! Stupid Butterfly and stupid kids for killing the caterpillar...

I like how you have the themes of beauty and ugliness in this story. The butterfly being beautiful and yet so poisoned by loneliness and pride, and the Caterpiller being 'creepy' yet so kind and good. I also loved how the remains of the Caterpiller formed a rainbow :)

A very painful way to learn the lesson that just because it looks nice doesn't mean that it is. Amazing story, I'm going to go finish crying now...
lunarchroniclesandcockatiels chapter 1 . 3/2/2016
Awwwwww thats great!
pastryninja chapter 1 . 2/23/2016
Well, that was depressing. But at least she died in beauty? I liked the butterfly's cynicism and that you made him such a jerk. I expected the caterpillar to change into a bitter butterfly like him before her cocoon was knocked down, so maybe that she died instead of becoming like him was a mercy in its own way. Also, you should change "fowl" to "foul," as fowl refers to birds and not the meaning of dreadful, and "misfortune position" should be "unfortunate position."

Overall, I enjoyed the read!
Lord Wezel chapter 1 . 2/21/2016
Madam ZB,

This was one of the most descriptive stories you've written yet. The first line gained a chuckle, then prompt irrevocable attention. I was torn by the ending... because it was finished! Your cute little caterpillar is so endearing (frustratingly so) and relatable... I couldn't help but inwardly weep for the sad, disgusting creature... but it's a bug, so I didn't weep too hard. Wink. The butterfly was a good villain. Very 'human.' He's cruel because he feels he has to be. But your ending was interesting... I expected justice for the ugly bug. But instead it receives a very gruesome, graphic, slow, painful death. The environmental responses were an awesome touch, too! And the way the caterpillar "disappeared" from the world spoke volumes, I think. I can't help now but feel a mix of relief and despair... Relief, for she is free from a horrible earth. Despair, for something beautiful (the person-not the disgusting 'bug' exterior, of course) has been brutally killed right when she was finally feeling hope. The world can, and most likely is, a cruel place, indeed.