Penname: a tattered rose [Contact]

Real name: twee

Member Since: 15/09/06

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Challenges by Rising Sun
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Jarod must play a game of poker to gain freedom.

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: General, Vignette
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 743
Read Count: 1952
[Report This] Published: 28/05/05 Updated: 28/05/05

Title: Chapter 1: Challenges

Adorable!  It's like a little slice of an episode, with the frustrated Parker at Jarod's mercy - not just being tied up, but the question of the gun.  (BTW, I wish we found out how he returned that too her, indication is she's very attached to that particular weapon.)


I think what I like most is not knowing how exactly she was captured, by who, or how Jarod and Wayne got involved.  (Especially as Wayne was extraordinarily fair and honest, even though he was playing for a person.)

Reviewer: a tattered rose Signed
Date: 11/12/11
Beauty and the Beast by Sezzie
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: People forget that angels are the first to fall...

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Angst, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2285
Read Count: 2874
[Report This] Published: 10/07/05 Updated: 10/07/05

Title: Chapter 1: --

Wow - I love the multilayered effect - the "conversation," what they are, who they are.  I've read a whole lot of death!fic by this point, and while it's easy to make me cry, you've made me respect the characters.  They're still toyed with by the hands of The Centre (by fate?) but they know their own limitations (mostly) and pushing as far as they can.  Even the obvious tragic tropes are stripped from them, leaving them as nothing but a musing fale, flat and disconnected like they are flat words and pictures in a book the reader is holding.


There are also several observations in here that are keenly true.  My favourite is the note that their relationship is about distance - but that it's the same distance, the same reaching out, even when their bodies are inches apart.  


What is now bugging me, however, (just a little) is the end.  I'm assuming she shoots herself and that's the end of it (for them.)   But without confirmation, there are too many possibilities in my mind, and I'm not sure I like the idea of her going back to The Centre, or continuing on after he's gone to meet someone new, etc, etc.

Reviewer: a tattered rose Signed
Date: 11/12/11
Shiraz by Elliott Silver
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: She was never what Miss Parker had planned, but she was shiraz and the cobwebs that stopped the bleeding.

Categories: Post Season 4
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: Angst
Warnings: Warning: Slash

Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 870
Read Count: 1969
[Report This] Published: 11/08/05 Updated: 11/08/05

Title: Chapter 1: Shiraz

My favourite thing in the world is beautiful writing, so you'd have me no matter what the story was about, whatever happened within it.  I love the languid flow, the drenching of sensory detail always welcome but so perfectly necessary to this peek into Parker.


Despite (or because of?) the repeated references to Miss Parker's ongoing infatuation with men, seeing her with a woman like this is the first time I've been able to comprehend her as a in a balanced situation - neither submissive or dominant, merely sexual fun or soppy romantic.  Maybe down to the both of them running through the piece as suggestion, slips of experience and memory more than characters latched onto solid ground.


Then Jarod calls, invading the dreamstate but also reinforcing it - I was waiting, throughout, for him to appear again, just forgetting him could be transient, his hold still in place.  And somehow, nothing feels complete unless he appears in reference or as voyeur.  Regaled to second place by Elana, it's clear that she really has taken the most important role in Parker's life - something even Thomas couldn't do.  Like what we feel here is the essence of what Jarod and Miss Parker's relationship has always been (or how I see it - the maybe and brushes and moments).  That this results in Jarod a little off balance and Parker a step removed from him and uncaring enough to just tell him her own realization...  

Reviewer: a tattered rose Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/12/11