(#) youcanstakemyheart 2012-04-05This definitely wasn't crappy. It was really intense and thought-provoking. It was interesting that Gerard saw the alcohol and drugs as actual beings, as things that could talk. Hope you post more soon!
Author's responseThank you very much, I'm pleased that you found this to be thought-provoking. :)
(#) snake56tongue 2012-04-05That was so interesting!
I love fics like this, where it focuses on the drugs side, and I love (as youcanstakemyheart said) how Gerard saw them as his friends, as if they weren't the ones making him even more depressed.
I love the pain in this story, its amazing :)
Author's responseI'm glad you found this interesting, I was kinda worried it was dull/confusing.
I wanted to do something with the drugs side of things because it's something that I haven't touched on a lot and I thought it would be interesting to write.
Thanks for taking the time to review! :)
(#) KobraBlaze 2012-04-05This was a really good one shot! I really liked it because it was written from a different kind of perspective that I really enjoyed and found it interesting. I really liked how the alcohol were his 'friends' ( as youcanstakemyheart and snake56tongue said!!!). It really showed just how lonely he was and how dependant on them he was. Like they were actually able to help him. I think you made a great job out of this and I really enjoyed it! :)
Author's responseThanks! This perspective is something that is quite different, especially for me, so I'm relieved that you liked it! I'm glad that his loneliness came through; that was the whole reasoning behind him acting like the drugs and alcohol were people/friends. Thank you very much for taking the time to review! :)
(#) CosmicZombie 2012-04-09You are seriously talented. This was really thought-provoking and vivid. The way you paragraphed it and used italics and bold made the effect so potent. The style is very original and I love it. I LOVED the way you were talking about the drugs like friends- really made the poem seem so real, as if I was inside Gerard's head and could feel what he was thinking. Simply brilliant. It made him come alive, I think.
This is so going in my favourites- it's wonderfully real in such a sad kind of way.
Whoever the fuck rated this down is going to be hunted down by Be My Detonator Gerard's herd of bloodthirsty meese and snacked on for their breakfast (If you don't read BMD, you'll probably just think I'm insane...you're probably right :L). They were probably just jealous. Don't let them bring you down; you have something special.
Author's responseThank you very, very much! I'm pleased that you found this to be thought-provoking. I was worried that the formatting (bold and italics) was confusing/annoying, so it's a relief to know that you thought it worked.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely, friendly review. You really have made me smile! :)
(#) tortillachip 2012-04-10This was wonderful! I'm shocked that someone rated this down. To me, there is no logical reason why this would even be associated with rating down. Unless, of course, it was so beautiful that tears were brought to their eyes which blurred their vision and because of their blurred vision they couldn't tell if they were actually pressing in the green column (which they wanted to) or in the red one. Well, anyway, I thought this was really interesting. It gave us a new perspective about how the alcohol and drugs really affect his thinking and what he believes they are doing to him. He thinks they're his friends and that they're just showing him that he's special. They're telling him to drown out all of his problems by coming to them. They tell him about how to make everything stop. It's kind of like they're peer-pressuring him into killing himself. It's up to him to decide whether to listen to what they're saying or to get the help he needs, even if he believe no one will help him. The alcohol and drugs did not just simply make him think about his own death, they told him why it'd be a good idea and why he should do it. It's as if he's become dependent on the drugs and alcohol to tell him what to do when things get too rough. This story makes you see things his way. It's not like other stories when he does drugs and alcohol and it gives you an idea of what he's been through, but mostly focus on how it affected people around him. It did talk about how Mikey would feel, but that wasn't the main focus. This was more real and original. It gave us a really interesting view on how it's affected him and why he keeps coming back for more. This is well written, beautiful, and very interesting to read. Amazing job!!!
Author's responseThank you very much! I'm not shocked that someone rated it down, just that they didn't have the courtesy to tell me what to do better.
I was hoping to make this interesting with the way he views the drugs and alcohol, so I'm glad you found it to be so. He thinks they're his friends because they make him feel better about himself, like friends are supposed to. Their addictive qualities make him want to go back to them and listen to the ideas that they put in his head instead of thinking for himself outside of drowning it all out with intoxication.
I'm pleased you think this made you see things his way, I was worried that it seemed a little out-of-it/unrealistic. I really wanted to show how it affected him and I didn't really include anyone else (other than a brief mention of Mikey) because he doesn't think that he needs friends; only the drugs and alcohol.
Thank you very, very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely, detailed review. Thanks! :D
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