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Asuka Kureru: Gaara_LOLZaskerian on August 12th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
You could also tag them all. Very easy to use; they'd just be listed in reverse order. :p Unless you link this post somewhere, it will soon be swallowed up and disappear down the list with the rest, so... ^^;;;
Maldorormaldoror_gw on August 12th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
I put this post in Memories. I had all the chapters in Memory separately before, but they were kinda jumbled, and it just didn't look all that good.

(Um, are the tags you refer to the tags from Memories? Or are these other tools I've not figured out yet, in my LJ-noobness?)
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wknightmarewknightmare on August 12th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!
*chibi-me offers you a huge glomp* It's a little hard tracking all the parts down (I have yet to figure out how to do much besides browse through journal entries).

I was reading this over at Hidden Village, but for some odd reason, part 20 is actually a copy of part 12. (It's at http://tentative.net/JBMcDragon/Hidden_Village/diplomaticrelations20.html ) So I had to come here to find part 20. Every time I wanted to re-read the story, I'd have to find it again (since I keep forgetting to bookmark it and my printed copy is on loan).

*grins* Anywho, I'm off to finish re-reading it again, then I'm gonna track down all the parts to Kindred.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on August 12th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
I'll be doing the same thing for Kindred real soon, so perhaps wait for that to come out. Also, you might notice I cleaned up a few paragraphs/details here and there, compared to the Hidden Village copy (I have to send her the corrected version...) Nothing major, just cleaned up some clunky bits, up to part 17. I'll be doing the rest over the coming weeks.
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Περσέπολις: Lee approved!persepolis130 on August 12th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for categorizing them all! Much easier to locate this way! (All the better to feed my leegaa cravings!)
death_fairy01death_fairy01 on August 12th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
Yay! Uh, sorry I haven't commented in a while. Been...lazy. Anyway, yayness for having easier to navigate DR chapters!^_^
Monkey5smonkey5s on August 13th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Of course this just means I will now sit down and happily read my way through the whole damn thing again, just to see if I can spot anything different from the last time I read them!

And I did snicker to see what you excluded from this- the little, bitty, extra-heavy-duty Kankurou torment chapter that kinda comes before The Bottom of the Bottle. AR AR AR! Hey, did his lawyers finally get to you?

Of course, this all just primes the pump for those of us who are hoping you post that NOT-DR-VERSE LeeGaara you've been working on.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on August 20th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Ahhh, you're quite right, I forgot my lil' bit of Kankuro torture :P *adds it in* Mustn't forget to torture Kanky now...
ori_couori_cou on August 20th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I think you forgot the link to the side story 'Aftermath.' Thank you for compiling these links in one group. Sweet and simple.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on August 20th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, thanks, I'd forgotten that one *goes to add*
ithilgwath: nejiithilgwath on September 15th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
something just occured to me at work, because I've been re-reading all the chapters of DR and Kindred since you linked them all together...

In the side-stories for DR, Gai-sensei knows about Lee and Gaara, and Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke find out (much to their embarassment)... but did Tenten and Neji ever find out before it became this official thing that didn't need to be hidden any longer?

I know you're done with DR and Kindred, but this was just a thought that wasn't leaving me alone... sorry to bother... ^^;
Maldorormaldoror_gw on September 18th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
No bother ^_^ At the time of the Team 7-finds-out side story, Tenten and Neji were still in the dark. They do find out shortly thereafter, of course, but I've not thought of any particular way of getting them to find out other than have Gai tell them, so I probably won't write it.
zhuanth_quortek: Glitter Eyes - Narutozhuanth_quortek on September 29th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
I found you through a fic recommendation. I'm not a big GaaLee fan, but as you've heard many times before, I think you've converted me with your awesomeness.

Wonderful, wonderful story. I love how you made the characters realistic, and drew out the relationship in a reasonable manner. I personally liked how you handled their relationship (IC reactions and timing/pace) and didn't go into TOO much detail in the lemons. TMI in fanfics tends to degrade them and the relationships, but you handled everything perfectly.

Now I'm off to sleep, but I'll be sure to check out the sequel and your other works soon!
Maldorormaldoror_gw on October 2nd, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Lol, another convert to join the ranks of GaaraLee-ness. We shall soon have enough minions to go forth and conquer the world ;)

Glad you liked it! And I'm with you on the TMI. Especially when it's just the same ol' purple prose repeated ad nauseum. I can only read the word 'shaft' or 'ooh yes harder' so many times before I get a fit of the giggles. Though I like writing lemons, that's not the high point of fun for me; it's writing the stupid little details that really make a relationship.
Samfoxymouse on October 27th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hiya. Just letting you know that this story has been nominated to the 2006 Naruto Fanfiction Awards, in the Drama category. (http://nfa.narutofic.org/)

Voting in the awards will begin on November 6th, so I need to know if you want this story to remain in the awards by 11:59PM EST November 5th. If I don't receive a message indicating whether you want it in the awards or not, I will assume that you don't, and remove the story from the awards.

Also, in order to make sure that the stories aren't just being nominated by one person, it is required that all stories are seconded by another person. Any story left unseconded will also be removed from the awards.

If you'd like to nominate someone else's story, nominations are only being accepted until the 1st of November. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them at http://forums.narutofic.org/ or email me at s[dot]grace[at]telus[dot]net.

Thanks for writing awesome fanfiction!

Priest - http://www.narutofic.org/
Maldorormaldoror_gw on October 27th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're going to make some poor judge read that huge long thing? A Gaara/Lee to boot? :) Sure, why not, I'm okay with leaving it in the list for nominations. Thanks ^_^
lix_areralix_arera on November 12th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Had to say it...
Maldorormaldoror_gw on November 12th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
LOL ^_^
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Finis Mundibesnovatoye on December 1st, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Ahem. *inhales* I don’t know the exact time it took you to write it, but it took me several nights to read. Totally ruined my inner clock. Now, when I was finally through DR, and “Kindred”, and all, I was beginning to hope I’d soon be recovering, while a part of me was already FAR TOO ADDICTED. So I was unconsciously (!) spending hours meant for sleep on rereading the stuff instead. That’s how I stumbled upon the “Missing” one-shot fic which I happened to have missed (aha!) before. And that was. Well. That just majorly kicked my ass. You see, things like “watched/read/listened/was religiously enlightened - took a moment of shocked silence – took a deep breath – got hysterical AND in tears over a piece of pure art” are not uncommon for me, but are quite rare, and, honestly, I never expected to be affected this way by fanfiction. “Missing” sums it all up, sort of concentrates the effect of all your gaara/lee fanfics in one point. So I was absolutely conquered by it. Btw, it makes a very outstanding story on itself, personally I think such stories ought to be published and purchased.
But why would I be writing all that here – information such as my biography of little importance, and not even in the proper thread? That’s because what that final strike of yours (meaning the “Missing” story - in my case, of course) made me do is, actually, an artwork on DR. *grins* So I hope you read this comment, and that you read as far as this part despite its annoying length. ^^’ It’s not like the art is something impressive or anything. It’s just my pathetic attempt to thank you for the awesomeness of your writing the only way I can (or try to). So you own it. I’m not posting it anywhere else.
Phew. Sorry, that was one bugger of a huge comment. Fortunately, that’s it.

Thanks a lot!)
Maldorormaldoror_gw on December 2nd, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Hey, that art's good! Thanks! ^_^

Lol, glad I could wrap you around my little finger! (Um, that sounded a lot less machiavelic in my head, really). It took me a ridiculous amount of time to write DR and Kindred. 10 months or so :P Well, actually, considering the sheer amount of words involved, that's not bad after all. And probably a sign I need to get a life ^_^; But it was fun, people liked it, I could have done a lot worse as a hobby over that period of time. Glad you liked it!
Alisonsonnie_skies on January 1st, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Did you give this person permission to do this?

FF.net link to one of your stories

It just doesn't strike me as your style, letting someone post stuff on ff.net for you who's holding your fic hostage if there aren't reviews. I mean, publicity is nice, but it just seems...wrong for you, especially because they're posting chapter THIRTEEN as a teaser. Anyway, if you gave them permission, I'm sorry for bothering you. I'm a huge fan of this story.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on January 2nd, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for pinging me. Yeaaaaah, you're right about this not being my style. Especially ff.net, which is a site I won't touch with a ten-foot pole. I can't remember if anyone ever asked to archive DR. I can't affirm that nobody has ever asked me ever. I don't remember agreeing, either. But I know if ff.net had been mentioned at any point, I'd have said 'niet'. *sigh*

What really bugs me is that the person also copied work from Rainyd, actually *changed the title* of one piece, and did not credit the author by name, though she did say that she did not write it herself.

Now I have to decide what to do about it. Yeah, I'm looking forward to that =_=

I guess I'll ping the person and say, did I REALLY give you permission? If she can produce an email from me saying so, which I doubt but you never know, my memory is weird, then I'll just ping Rainyd and check with her too. Bleah.

But yeah, thanks, I like to know when things like this happen. Not that it's ever happened before ^^;
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wannaseemymoon on February 9th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
<3 (part 1)
I was having a huge debate with myself over where exactly to post this >_> I figured that this was as good a place as any so....
First of all I'm a horrible person! I'm sorry for not saying anything earlier! I read this a while ago and it just occured to me...I should say something! I'm so stupid >_>
So anyway, I could sum my following rant into one word: "squee"
I absolutely adore this fic, when I'm uninspired to write I'll come back to it and read it all over again. I could never write my own LeeGaa fic just because this one is perfect, in every way. I couldn't stand trying to write a couple that already has their whole relationship told right there! (Like canon pairings, those fanfictions don't appeal to me because their story is already told.)
When I was reading it, I had worried about what you'd said, that it was dark and stuff. But really, it wasn't dark it was REAL. That's the only way to describe it, just real. There was not a moment where I doubted their reactions, like how realistic it was. There were many times where I was on past my computer curfew and was still begging for a few more minutes to finish the chapter. I love this story so much, I was only a recent Gaara/Lee fanatic so I was sort of at the height of my obsession with them and to read this, just WOW. I love it sooooo much! I'm STILL recommending it to my friends (even after having read this a while ago >_>).
I love everything about this story, and since I've read it, it's canon in my head. Your writing depresses me and inspires me all at the same time. I'm writing my own stories and posting them on ff.net, and I like to post every week or so, and after reading this I went into a slump, my writing is HORRIBLE in comaprison to yours, hell everyone's is. But then, I went back and skimmed through it for my favourite moments and I try to model myself after you. So after that slump I was focused more on the characterization and flow in my stories. Even though it put me through a writing depression I loved it.
I really hope that someday I may be able to write a story that my readers would compare to yours and think, wow her story is almost as good as Maldoror’s! There are just sooo many things about your story that I love. Gaara, his silences, his lack of embarrassment, his courage, his feelings that you can tell are there but not very apparent, how he doesn’t want to hurt Lee. I love how you’ve portrayed these things. Now whenever I start a new story my immediate though is how would you characterize them in this situation? How would they have been affected after this amount of time. Would they really say something like that? I’ve tried to analize these characters in every way possible so that I can understand tehm better, but I have not yet been able to start the story becasue there is always one detail or two that just doesn’t seem right, or seems a little too much like I’m skipping important character development. One thing I must say now that I absolutely ADORE abotu your writing is how you are able to stick two characters in a very boring situation and make it seem so interesting. I’m sure if your wrote a story that had a couple going through everyday life and there was no plot to it, I would enjoy it very much.
You’ve even got me a little sad that I hate Kakashi/Gai as much as I do, because I refuse to read your stories with that pairing. I’m just picky with my pairings -_-; Though I’ve read a bunch of your other ones and I remember reading a couple Kakashi/Iruka ones before and I squeed over that, since I hadn’t been able to remember who had written them, I so loved them and they stuck in my head.
(And I ran out of room -_-;)
wannaseemymoon on February 9th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
<3 (part 2)
Anyway, back to this story, I love Lee. I love how you made him so Lee and it’s all from his perspective. I love how it actually feels like Lee, I read Kindred as well and it was absolutely amazing to see the difference between the way your write from Lee’s point of view to Gaara’s. The wording change is just astonishing and I wonly dream of being able to write like that. I love how you showed how everyone reacts to Lee through his point of view and how it seemed so right that he would think of their reactions in such a way. I love how your original characters do not take over your story, or even add to the relationship or whatever. I often forget that they are original characters and not the actual people that suround them.
I loved your sex scenes, I’ve rolled my eyes over a lot of lemons, especially the uke/seme thing. I do not believe in those. It was so refreshing to read a lemon that didn’t feel like it was supposed to be a ‘lemon’ it was actually important to the story, the character developmen and stufft. And I love that you didn’t make it all a pure act and stuff. Thinking back on the ending of one of my stories I think.....omg I’m lame and I hide my face in shame.
This is also challenging me to write a lemon or something more romantic or whatever that was realistic. I could go on and on about how much I want to try to improve myself because of you.
When I finished this story I was devastated that it was over, and I HAD to read Kindred. The one and ONLY story where they have kids that I like this much. I’ve read a few mpreg stories and they’re fun, but having them adopt like this is so much more realistic and I absolutely loved it. I also adored how you made them feel like real characters in the show. I LOVED their flaws. What are kids without flaws? Pointless. If children were perfect then there would be no need for parents. And I love how even with Gaara and Lee, mostly Gaara, the children are raised well.
I’m sorry if this looooooong review was a little tedious to read o.O; I just could stop.....I could go on FOREVER about how much I love your writing and this story. I love it so much. I laughed out loud VERY loudly at times, I teared up and I held my breath in suspense. I also blushed like mad but that’s besides the point. xP EVERYthing I have ever wanted in a story is right here and I could read it many times and still love it and read it again. I just want to leave with saying Thank You. Thank you for writing this absolutely awe inspiring story, I enjoyed it beyond words and will continue to enjoy it again and again.
With love ~ Rosi
Maldorormaldoror_gw on February 11th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: <3 (part 2)
I wonder if it will be encouraging or discouraging to hear that I know exactly what you mean when you say my writing both inspires and depresses...because I feel the same way when I read some other authors as well ^_^; I suppose the moral of that is that there's always something more to learn. I know I still make tons of mistakes big and small, and I still discover new things everytime I write. That's part of the fun, I guess!

Huge thanks for the kind words ^__^ I think I particularly like to hear that I inspire a new look at characters. Fanfiction is prone to oversimplification and fanon stereotypes; we fans should be constantly challenging them and digging deeper, and learning new aspects of our favorite characters. And then we should write cool stories where they kick ass and then hop into bed with one another (but only in believable ways ;)) Ahhh, fanfiction, how we love thee...
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Luce Redissen4 on February 24th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this handy page!

Also, I want to express my deep appreciation for this fic: I just finished reading it a couple of days ago, and I must say, it was, and is a wonderful fic--one that I'll be re-reading quite a bit. I haven't read much Naruto fic, but I'm really glad that when I decided to, there was such a great fic to read. I love the way you write this relationship, and I do feel that your writing style is wonderfully unique and extremely entertaining and engrossing to read. You certainly do not sacrifice style for substance! And it's really, really good. It needs no other words than that.

I actually came across you from your GW writings. I knew you were a pretty good writer before, but now! Fantastic.
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Maldorormaldoror_gw on April 9th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Since I've not played Diablo 2 - only the original Diablo (yes, I'm that old) - it wasn't based on that. I'm not sure where those bugs come from, actually; I read a lot of SF&F, so they could be from several sources; possibly Starship Troopers, the movie, as well, though visually these bugs are smaller.

Glad you liked the fic ^_^ I'm pretty much tapped out on Gaara/Lee, and Naruto as a whole I'm afraid, but there's a looooooot of chapters of stuff written already.
Tuesdayeverysecondtues on June 16th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
So . . . I mentioned to some people that I was really beginning to get into Naruto and, when mentioning my love of Lee and of Gaara, was told to read pretty much everything by you with the two paired together. I'll admit to being a little skeptical at first, but between your fic and all of the art inspired by your fic, I have to say that I am sold. Missing is admittedly my favorite, but I love them all (and how fucked up is it that you got me to like even kid fic? I ask you!). So, yes. I'll probably review them all individually at some point when I re-read them. ♥♥♥
mao2007 on June 20th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
loved it
i read every chapter, except for the epilogue and the side story xD i'm a bit too busy these days, but i'll read the rest, and then get to the "somewhat" sequal! xD
(Anonymous) on July 5th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
Oh, wow.
I don't think I can express my utter adoration for this story eloquently enough, but I'll try.

You see, for the first, oh, *ten* chapters I was grinning the whole time, because Lee was just so... Lee. (See, I told you I wasn't gonna be very coherent.)
After that I had to stop for a while because my muscles were hurting.
(If you want to know, my exact thoughts were, 'Ow, my face hurts from all the manic grinning. But I. Just. Can't. Stop it.')

I just love this story.

You captured the true essence of Lee, with all his exclamation marks, proclamations of Youth, determination, earnestness, and simply all that makes me grin happily, without neglecting his more serious side.
You didn't forget about the parts that make him a person and not simple a ridiculous caricature.
Though it *was* funny as hell, it still had that touch of realism and - what's the word? - sobriety(?).
Okay, I'll find a better way to put this. Maybe... The fic took itself serious and therefore I could take it serious.

Also, I love your writing style. The way the surroundings aren't neglected, but you don't go off on a tangent, describing every minuscule detail, but rather incorporate them into the story. I want to be able to write like this one day.
And your spelling. *insert happy sigh here* I can go for chapters without being jarred even once.

Still, here are a few typos that I caught:

In chapter 3
//Lee asked, though a part of him knew; a small, darker part of Lee he wasn't fully in touch with and which would have surprise most people to learn he even had.//
...would have *surprised* most people...

//The attackers had divided their forces into two, half of them hitting the Sand Shinobi hard and fast, but in a way that gave Sanada and his men the opportunity to fall back; the enemy wasn't using the surprise they'd manage to pull off to encircle and exterminate the men.//
...the surprise they'd *managed* to pull off...

//Gaara broke the kiss and leaned back. Lee was about to haul him down again when the sand jumped on him, virtually tying him to the ground. Lee protested wordlessly as it captured his hands again. No fair!//
I'm not completely sure about this one, but I think it should be: *Not fair!*

//"I didn't realize...In Konoha, we sort of-...it's not that we don't respect the rules, but our Shinobi are given leeway to interpret them It’s sort of accepted that when a Jounin lives abroad for any great length of time, he or she has a few week's grace to-//
A bit nit-picky, but what the hell.
...to interpret them*.* It’s sort of accepted...

Anyway, this story definitely made it into my top ten of favourite stories ever.
So, bye and thank you for this fabulous story.


P.S.: I love your story. Can't say it often enough.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on July 8th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Thanks ^___^ It's always nice to hear people loved my fics! It makes all the (insanely long) hours of work on them amply worthwhile. I think I love the LeeGaara pairing because they are so different, and because Lee is so...pure, so intense, while Gaara is intense in exactly the other way. I think this makes sense...^^;

Thanks for the typo corrections! I fixed them on the fly.
Rieka De-Volkaranty_rie on July 21st, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
I wandered to here through a very odd chain of links and sites, and I will admit that I'm intrigued by the prospect of Lee/Gaara. I haven't read the stories yet, but considering the bulk of it, I think this will be a suitable weekend project. **grins** Gonna friend you so I can stalk you properly.

Now excuse me, I have a bowl of popcorn and a long story to read. ;) Will comment as I go along, because I know the effort it takes to write long stories and how good it feels to recieve feedback on them... so, to infinity, and beyond!
Maldorormaldoror_gw on July 23rd, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Lol, it might take you more than a weekend to read through this fic, it is indeed pretty long ^_^ It does sure feel great to get feedback, though I won't have much time to answer in turn; I have a brand-new (nearly brand-new) baby at the house, so yeesh, no free time...But it is fun to see people still reading Diplomatic Relations! I hope you enjoy!
Ashez2ashesashezfanficrecs on July 24th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Rec'ed this fanfic on my Fanfic Rec livejournal
Hey, I just wanted to send you a note that I recommended your fanfic on my Fanfic Rec Blog: http://ashez2ashes.livejournal.com/ .
Maldorormaldoror_gw on July 25th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Rec'ed this fanfic on my Fanfic Rec livejournal
THanks ^___^ Hah, if I can lure in non-yaoi fans, I must be doing *something* right*
key_revolution on July 31st, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
Time for the big, long squee.

I'm already your devoted fan when it comes to One Piece but it took me this long to get around to your Naruto fic because... well, for starters I love OP much more than Naruto and tend to read Op fics first, but the long long delay was because I wasn't really in the mood of reading a fic about this pairing.

not that I had anything against it, I just wasn't all ga-ga, either.

...Count me as a convert. The fic was brilliant and incredibly well-written, bringing bright shining hope into my increasingly more depressing image of the quality of fandom. I sat reading for... way too long. I had things I needed to do. The fic wreaked havoc on my schedule.

And I /was/ going to write on about how your fic assisted me in realising hwy the pairing is perfect, but... but... you do it so well in the fic, showing not telling blablabla. You don;t need my babbling.

And... And... And SOOOO much love.

So much.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on August 5th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Lol, someone else I dragged into the LeeGaara love, kicking and screaming ^_~ They should make me one of the patron saints of this pairing :P I do seem to love making long complicated fics about secondary characters...I do the same in OP. I must like underdogs! *feels the love*
C. Fale: Hiyasearisme on December 27th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
There are no way I can express how much I love this fic, and its sequel. They are absolutely gorgeous, both of them. The characterisation is right-on and everything just flows. I also remember you writing somewhere in your ANs that you didn't do Conventional Romance - well, good for you! Conventional Romance usually is waaay screwed up - this wasn't, it was believable and IC and (because fo that) hot.
Your crack is brilliant, too. I almost swallowed my tongue when that sailor propositioned Gaara - then I proceeded to choke trying not to laugh since I was in school and somebody reading over my shoulder was not...really a good prospect right then.
Maldorormaldoror_gw on December 29th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm allergic to conventional romance, since it always contrives to lobotimize one or both characters and turn one into a girl (and that's true for het as much as slash...) Glad you loved it! ^__^
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Opal: leebuttopalinesque on February 17th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)

Ahem. On a slightly more coherent note, this is magnificent. Lee feels slightly out of character at points (maybe because my brain breaks trying to put 'Lee' and 'swearing' or 'sex' together, lawlz) but Gaara is so spot on it's downright creepy, and and and augh asdfljs *flails* I AM TOPPED BY YOUR AWESOME. This and Kindred are getting saaaaaved to my hard drive.

On a more banal note, hurhur your sex scenes are awesome. STEAM COMIN' OUT MY EARS WHAT. Especially on the whole 'What I feel for Gaara is just LUST *touches self*' I think I reread just that little bit around five times and just drooled. XD Same goes for Lee riding Gaara... awww man. XD

One last little nitpicky thing... I noticed that you consistently spelled defense as 'defence' with a c... and it's with an s. Just a note.


Captain Redvenusian_eye on February 18th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that... *this* fic, and nothing else, was what brought me back to fanfiction. I'd given up on fanfiction completely, and I was just surfing around for pointless smut on Google - for "gaara lee", because I had recently thought "hey, that would be a wacky and funny pairing" - and I found your fic, and picked a random chapter, and started to read, slightly bored and hoping for smut with good writing.

I found... well, I don't wanna say "I found JESUS!", but that's what it felt like. Like a shadow had been lifted. Suddenly, I had faith again; both in the power of fanfiction to be awesome, and its worth as a pursuit. You've made the world a brighter place. You've raised the bar; you've taken an oft-demeaned pasttime and turned it into something magical, something worth doing and doing well. People mock fanfiction all the time, but the things you write just rise above all that. And the care with which you craft your pieces is *breathtaking*.

I know you'll likely never see this comment, but I wanted to let it be said that your writing has ... changed me. Especially this fic. I've gotten other people into this pairing by making them read DR; one of my friends who I elbowed into reading has actually printed the whole thing out for easy access, and I'm thinking of doing the same. You *ROCK*. Your writing is *beautiful*. Breathtaking. Amazing. I love it.

:D Now, off to re-read DR.
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
this is oh about my 8th - 9th time reading it... i reread this when i have nothing else to read that catches my attention... and you are up there with some of my favorite authors published or unpublished your mind is a thing of beauty to be wondrous to see... and now that i've waxed all poetic i can go back to rereading DR again... and dang terry goodkind for not having another book out for me to be amused with the characters being run through the ringer...

thanks serpensortia06