Review for Fate's Cruel if Life's Great

Fate's Cruel if Life's Great

(#) tortillachip 2011-12-23

This was great! And this chapter was supposed to give you a clue about what things are like now for Mikey and Gerard and Frank, you're not really supposed to get too much information out of them, and this had just the right amount of information. I liked the Pete Wentz appearance, and I liked what he said to Mikey, that he couldn't forget that face. Mikey was always that kid that never really stood out unless his face was littered with bruises and cuts or he spoke and you heard his stutter. To hear that someone who had just met him thought that his face would be memorable must have been mind blowing to him. I also liked how you chose to get all of the information out. It wasn't just stated up front, you put a little bit of information between each change in Mikey's life. I thought it was wise to do this in Mikey's point of view. It would've seemed different if it was written in someone else's and it wouldn't really be a happy chapter, just one that lets you know how things changed. I'm glad something good happened to Mikey in this chapter. While I didn't like seeing him get hurt, it was really interesting to see his thought process before he did it and it was also interesting to see how Gerard and Frank reacted to things. There were so many twists and turns throughout the story. I loved this so much, and though I didn't comment on some chapters, I loved them as well. This whole story was so beautiful and well written. It was done in such a way that made your readers a little too caught up in the story. It was at the point that you would worry about Mikey and what Gerard would say to him. You sort of forgot that it was just a story. Only great writers can achieve that. I can't believe this is actually over. It was so great to watch all of the things that happened in this story. I love this so much, and I hope to see more writing from you. It feels like I'm writing a goodbye note to you about this story, not just a review. Well, I loved this so much. This chapter and this story. It's the best I've ever seen. I hope to see more writing from you. Great job doesn't have a place in this review, and great doesn't express how fabulous this is, so I will just end this now.

Author's response

Thank you sooo much; not just for being lovely about this chapter, but for being so encouragingly kind about pretty much everything that I write - it really does mean a lot!
I'm relieved that you thought the amount of information was right, I was worried that it wasn't detailed enough/too much information and not enough explanation. I'm pleased that you liked the appearence of Pete Wentz; I've been wanting to do some Pikey for a while now and so this was my first attempt; I'm glad that you think it went(z) alright! I really wanted to make it feel like Mikey would be alright because, whilst the story has left him, he has Pete now; a perfect stranger more than willing to be nice to him because that's the kind of person he is. So I hope that that came across alright.
I couldn't not make something nice happen to Mikey, it's like the first wholly nice thing to happen to him in over thirty chapters. I was starting to feel kinda guilty, so I decided to bless him with the gift of Pete Wentz to make up for all the crap I've put him through. :P
Thank you so, so very extremely unspeakably much for being so nice about the rubbish I write; you really are too kind to me! I think that I'll probably go back to doing one-shots now that this is over. Most likely Frikeys, I might try doing a Pikey or two though.
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for taking the time to leave such a nice, friendly and detailed review; it really does mean a hell of a lot! :)