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Reviews for Power/Play

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suckerforasmile 10/08/07 - 09:58AM 4: 4/4
To tell you the truth, I've never really been into this sort of thing. Someone recommended this to me (forget exactly who), and I'm glad that the first story dealing with this heavy of a plot is this one. :) You capture characters so well, Lady Heather & Greg specifically, and there's no doubt that you know what you're doing. :P Keep on writing, and I'm definitely going to check out other stuff when I get the time.

Author's Response: Yeah, me either. And I have a feeling that Nick and Greg wouldn't do this stuff for real. When you see all sorts of ugliness at work, I'm not sure you want to compound it. (Apologies to BDSMers, not meaning it's all ugly.) So they are just skirting the edge of the scene in their assignment. I was rather careful writing this, because of the heavy subject matter, but once a bug bites, sometimes you have to write it out. I am so gratified that you thought I captured the characters well, it's something I do pay attention to. Thank you very much, I appreciate your lovely comment. :-)

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QueenOfTheUniverse 08/04/07 - 11:41PM 4: 4/4
I just don't know what to say...that was such an emotional rollercoaster ride, but it was sooooo worth it! That story was just amazing. I have to agree with what everyone else said already *cuts and pastes past comments in this one*. I will definitely be reading it again and again and again. I loved it like I have never loved a fanfic story before. You did capture LH just right, and even though I did like her before, I like her even more after reading this! And, looking at the pic of Greg at the top of this page, I can easily see him in the role of a sub, but even so, I love the idea that he is stronger emotionally. It's odd, really, I've had this really weird idea for a fic floating around in my brain lately that's slightly AU, that this reminds me of. But I was unsure if I should write it, how it work work out, and if anyone would like it. Now, after reading this piece and all the comments, I think I just might have to give it a try. Great work on this story! And thanks very very very much for writing it!

Author's Response: Yeah, it was an emotional rollercoaster for me too. Seeing as I'm not in the D/s world, I kind of resisted the idea of this at first, but sometimes stories just gnaw at you until you give in and write them. I love AUs, so I urge you to write it. If it's filling your mind, you probably won't be free of it until you do. And it's so fun when it comes out. I don't think any story I've ever written has ever turned out the way I had originally planned but that's part of the fun. Thank you very much for all these delicious comments! :-D

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QueenOfTheUniverse 08/04/07 - 10:45PM 3: 3/4
I could so agree with the whole PVC/Greg thing...though, really, he doesn't have to be in those pants specifically. As long as he's the last thing I ever see! lol. But, OMG, this chapter has me so nervous, and I've just been going crazy, practically screaming at Nick to do something. That was awesome the way he saved Greg the first time. The rest should be interesting! Can't wait and moving on! This story rocks, btw!

Author's Response: Heh, me too. He is so beautiful, he even appeals in those draggy, baggy jeans. But he had to appear desirable in the setting and PVC was hot when I wrote that. Plus, I wanted to embarrass him, just cuz I'm evil. Nick really thought quickly with that last attack and he did very well. I think they were a little too anxious to catch the perp, because maybe it would have been better for them to leave. But, Nick used to be a cop and he never faced a situation like this. Thank you! :-D

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QueenOfTheUniverse 08/04/07 - 10:20PM 2: 2/4
I have to say, this is just sooooo good! It's almost scary how submissive Greg becomes when it's asked of him. I almost think it would have been interesting to see a little of his training, though it was probably more on the borning side. I loved that scene where they were leaning against each other. I'm sure LH's thoughts on a real joining of partners was happening, even if Nick and Greg didn't realize it at the time! Great work!

Author's Response: But you know how Greg wants to be not just good, but the best at everything he does. If he agrees to do this, he's going to throw himself into it, heart and soul. I think the actual training would have been boring, unless Nick was doing it. A lot of it is technical stuff, like how to behave, how to respond to orders, how to walk on a leash. I liked the whole leaning thing too; it's really a metaphor for the whole D/s thing. If both partners don't do their parts, the house falls down. Lady Heather is almost psychic in my opinion, she read them easily and I think she somehow formalized their bond by reminding them of the danger of their situation. Thank you very much! :-D

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QueenOfTheUniverse 08/04/07 - 09:43PM 1: 1/4
This actually made me laugh! Well, the parts after they asked Greg to go undercover especially since I knew what was going on and he didn't. This was amazing so far...and will be, I can tell. I can't wait for more, so I must hurry up and get to the next chapter. Great work so far!

Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I have found that it's difficult for me to keep my humour out of stories, no matter how serious they are, so I just have to go with it. Heh, I remember the first time Lady Heather came on I almost couldn't watch, I was so innocent. But not any more! :-D

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Lulu 09/06/06 - 08:32PM 1: 1/4
KICK ASS!!! I am loving your work.

Author's Response: Woot! Thank you!!! As long as it's not my ass. LOL. Thanks a lot, I'm really happy to hear you say that and thanks for commenting. :-D

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DitzytheBoyWonder 08/20/06 - 12:06AM 4: 4/4
You are quickly becoming my favorite fanfic author. The way you handle a Nick/Greg dialogue is absolute perfection. Never once do you cross into cheeseball affectations of the characters, nor do you loose any facet of them. I love love love the easy cadence you establish between them. Itís gorgeous. So again. Thank you much for brightening my day. In fact, you may have inspired me to stop lurking and actually write something. C.

Author's Response: Wow, I am so blown away and honoured by that. Thank you very much! You really take my breath away with those compliments. I really think you should start writing. There is always room for good authors. I started writing after reading and admiring Geekwriter's stories, which are up on this board and I highly recommend them. But there are also a bunch of other people I enjoy as well, like Kennedy, Serenity, Anmani and don't be mad, anyone I left out. I'm really glad you don't think I cross into cheeseball, but you never know. There are times when I get perilously close to crack!fic, but maybe I didn't post any of those here. LOL. Seriously, do start writing. The things that you say you appreciate and the way you write your comments tells me you have talent and I would enjoy reading a story by you. If you want beta or an opinion, just e me. I'm glad I could brighten your day. You have certainly brightened mine. This site has a counter so you can see how many people read your stories. You'd be amazed at how many do and don't leave a comment. It's just so nice when someone takes the time to, let alone leaving articulate comments like yours. xox

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Claire_D 08/17/06 - 03:42PM 4: 4/4
I decided to read this becasue it was nomiated at the CSI fan fic awards on LJ, and can I say this is amazing. Not what I was expected, I was a bit worried but it has been fantastic. Thank you for writing this and showing a different side to these men.

Author's Response: Wow I'm glad you decided to give it a try. I did feel like I had to put warnings on it because I didn't want someone to stumble into this world unprepared. I thought it was better to lose a few readers than stun or scare some. I am so honoured to be nominated and I'm glad it motivated you to read it. I'm glad you found it amazing; it was a hard one to right. It's so nice that you appreciate another side to them. They're both so strong and yet so human and vulnerable. I think I'm in love. Thank you again. :-D

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EvenStar 07/23/06 - 02:41AM 4: 4/4
This is such an awesome story... I loved it. emotional beautfully written... WOW... Mys

Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much. I really worried that this story would be too extreme but it seems like people are getting where I was coming from. Thank you so much! :-D

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kinnetic 06/18/06 - 08:34PM 4: 4/4
OK, I have to admit, I was a little scared of this, so it took me a while to look at it, but I'm SO GLAD I DID. This is so rich in emotion and character and depth. I was completely blown away. First of all, you have Lady Heather's voice absolutely perfect. I saw her in my head speaking the lines you wrote. And the details between Nick and Greg will stay with me for a long, long time. When Nick mindlessly wrapped his fingers in Greg's hair and when Greg rubbed his cheek against Nick's leather pants. So perfect. So vivid. Your story definitely took my emotions on quite a ride. I'm going to come back to this time and again. Excellent job.

Author's Response: Heh, you wouldn't believe how scared I was when I started writing this. I am so NOT in BDSM but I did do some reading because I wanted to understand why people do it. Then I got caught up in the idea of how the ebb and flow of power worked between Nick and Greg. What was interesting to me in the story, is to follow that throughout all the things that confront them. It worked out as I hoped, that they're both pretty equal and there's a kind of give and take that happens according to who needs what. I put a warning on it because I thought I'd rather scare off some people than ambush someone and get them upset. I am so glad you think I got Lady Heather right; I adore her and would love to see more of her on the show. I love the details you selected to comment on, they were very telling for me too. In fact, I can't imagine how I came to think of Greg rubbing his cheek on Nick's leather pants. This was an emotional ride for me to write too and even now, I read it and think, boy, where did THAT come from. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and enough to come back to it. That's a lovely compliment and I treasure it. Thank you! :-D

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kennedy 06/07/06 - 10:53AM 4: 4/4
So much insight into Greg with that one little line about the pants... Lady Heather hits it right on the head when she says that proves he will be okay eventually. There is so much in this chapter that is so good, but I really get a kick out of the boys eating breakfast with their new mommy... i mean LH ;) Nick's guilt is so understandable, but in the reversal of the Dom/Sub relationship it is only Greg who can give that back to him, the ability to move on. Brilliant story, mon ami, now get cracking with something new!

Author's Response: Lady Heather is so insightful; she reads people and she knows Greg's strength. The fact that he's able to stand up to her in the midst of his training as a sub is a measure of HIS strength. I love the image of LH as their new mommy, leaving Catherine to take care of Lindsey. Snork! It was interesting to me all along how the power flowed between the boys. In the end only Greg could give it back to Nick, but conversely, only Nick could give a sense of his manhood back to Greg, proving how incredibly good for each other they are, even if they do fight over jocks in HS. Shout out! Thank you very much, sweetie, Baby Steps on the way! LOL XOX

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kennedy 06/07/06 - 10:49AM 3: 3/4
I always shudder when I read that scene of Greg being attacked for the collar... not only does it make you fear for him, but then you think of the mindset and the desperation behind those doing the fighting... almost as if they are fighting for their own lives, really. Yikes!

Author's Response: And not only that, but the madness at the Top (literally) has trickled down and affected all the people in the place. It's competitive and dark. It is scary but isn't Greg great because he keeps fighting and isn't Nick great because when he does realise Greg is in trouble he wades right in and hauls him out. Of course, he would because he loves him. That's a very insightful comment, hallmark of your writing, sweets. :-D

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ItGlitters 06/07/06 - 07:58AM 4: 4/4
Really fantastic - I enjoyed every word (even though they got hurt - but they got better, so it's alright - right?) lol - again - fantastic!

Author's Response: I am so sorry that I hurt them, but the story just seemed to demand it. And I rarely write H/C even though I love to read it, but this was certainly an opportunity to. But they both recover from their injuries, now they just need a little therapy to help them deal. But will Nicky go? No! Not till after GD. Wanker. Thank you very much for saying so. Now hopefully I'll have a little time to read, esp with Masquerade on hiatus. I've had many of your stories pimped to me, so I will definitely check them out! Thank you! :-D

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Lexi Lou Who 06/06/06 - 07:58PM 4: 4/4
I LOVED THIS FIC!! It was so great in the end, how Archie, Jackie and Warick didn't tell anybody..I'm really glad. BRAVO ON THIS ONE!

Author's Response: Thank you, you make me smile and do the happy dance! And you know, I think Archie, Jacqui and Warrick care so much for our boys, they wouldn't tell. Jacqui definitely wouldn't altho she might threaten Greg after he recovers because the woman is a wicked tease. I am so glad you liked it. Really makes me feel good and also that you took the time to comment. Thank you so much! :-D

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chicken30 06/06/06 - 04:37PM 4: 4/4
Awsome story!!!!!!!!!!!! Really really liked it *lol* Keep writing ...

Author's Response: Thank you very much! And don't worry, the problem is to stop me from writing. I'm like a runaway train! Hee! I'm so glad you enjoyed iit and thank you for taking the time to tell me. It keeps the plot bunnies breeding. :-D

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