Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Comedy
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 989
Read Count: 1045
Short and sweet-really enjoyed it!
An oldie but a goldie!
Thanks for the smile : p
I don't know how I missed this one-yet another masterpiece that as always with your writing, is such a joy to read! Your talent for centre scheming is brilliant too-perhaps a little unnerving even :) though you do make up for it with the ending-won't be forgetting that scene any time soon!
Thanks for another great read and the smile you gave me at the end!Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
Wow. I started (and finished ;p ) this fic last night and all i can say is wow! Big kudos on such an amazing piece of work. Not many stories tackle the 'J' side of things and the way you did it... Wow! It was dark and twisted but it was executed perfectly and certainly gave me a lot to think about at 3am this morning-but definently well woth it!
If only I could stop giggling long enough to write a coherent review…
I’ve loved everything about this story so far. The characters, the settings, the plot - all so visually perfect that reading each scene is like watching a brand new episode (and a damn good one at that lol!).
This piece is absolutely priceless, I cant wait to see what door number five has in store or what new ways Argyle will find to mess things up, or for that matter, how Jarod will rescue both Argyle and dog…
Terry Pratchett should be proud! (And for the record, we Aussies are still rather sensitive about the weather J)
Looking forward to reading more-you have a real talent for writing comedy!!
Oh boy-that was hysterical! Had to read it several times just to make sure that you really did go there... I knew that there had to be a reason for Lyle's white suit but I don't think anyone could have explained it quite like you!Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
What price will someone pay for what they want?
Now you're just teasing! You can't leave it there lol!!
Author's Response: Fear not, more on the way soon (I just have to remember to put it up lol. Now all server move and site dramas are over, hopefully i will be posting a little more regular.
Again with the teasing! I've really enjoyed the premise and development behind this story-yet another completely original idea from you guys and I really can't wait for more ; )
Loved the little digs at Lyle too-am desperate to see how you'll play that one out... he's not exactly the 'caged' type... or the type to play by someone else's rules...
Love this story. Love your work. Please keep writing!
Hehehe if only you could see the huge grin I've got plastered on my face from reading this one!! You've really conjured up some great images here and I really don't think you could have nailed Miss Parker's true 'Christmas Spirit' any more perfectly!
(Not to mention that the neighbour reminds me of one of mine that STILL has this plastic santa cut-out hanging in their front window despite the fact that it is June and no matter what anyone says Christmas is in December!!)
Anyway, I'll step back off my soap box and get back to the praising- This story was a really fun read. You should consider doing a Christmas Special every year (not so subtle hint, hint) : )
Author's Response: Hmmm, anual Christmas piece, that's actually a very good idea. Only catch is of course that I would have to, well write something once every year, but I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the awesome review
*ships a super-pissy Parker on your crazy neightbour* There, problem solved
Jarod is captured and returned to the Centre. Part of the Guess Who/Guess What Challenge
...But the more I think about it, the more I NEED to know what's going on!!! lol I don't care what Syd thinks, I want more!!
This piece is awesome-I was advised to read it (by a very, very smart individual who deserves much praise) and I was so disappointed that I didn't discover it earlier!!
I absolutely loved your take on Angelo-he's so dismissed by so many and yet the conflict you've given his character is amazing! You've clearly thought his role through and have certainly changed what seems to be precedent amongst most writers (a few give him a ‘help Jarod' role, but you've given him a character in and of his own). I'd really love to see this piece continue... please... it's been entirely too long lol!!
hey.. thanks so much for the review. I really do feel terrible that i've let this sit so long. Just give me a little more time to get my thesis out of the way and the writing shall flow again.
Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
I somehow managed to stumble upon this little gem and really must insist that you continue it... please I'm hooked...
You've really got the character descriptions and conflicts down pat. I loved your take on Sydney's reaction to Jarod with Angelo-that part was written particularly flawlessly, and the opposing sides of Miss Parker that you decided to explore...
Yep. You've really got to keep it going lol, you can't leave it on 'Trust Sydney' thats just cruel!!
To be honest, this story had gotten to a point where it was very difficult to write. I was trying to deal with heavy angst while filling some gaping plot holes, and I just didn't feel like my heart was in it anymore. Reviews like this are what helped me move past that and get writing again. You reminded me why I love this story. It's been a long road, but I should be posting again in a few days, so I hope you'll give the next few chaps a shot.
Thanks for saving my story.Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
I'm sooo ecstatic that you decided to continue this piece! It really is one of my favourites-you're hard work has more than paid off in my eyes! You have this real knack of creating something completely new and refreshing out of a situation that is still so in tune with the series without it becoming really predictable or clichéd! And that's not to mention that your style is so descriptive and visual that reading each chapter is like watching a mini-series unfold!
Thank you so much for sharing this piece. I'm really, really looking forward to see what comes next!
Also, just curious as to how you came up with the drug name -you're not a videogame fan by any chance lol??
Thanks, jk! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. It's been bouncing around in my head, begging to be written, but putting it on paper has been harder than I could have imagined. I couldn't have done it without Sarah and Terra, my betas.
I am a very occasional, very casual video game fan, but that's not where I got the drug name. "Animus" (as Google was happy to inform me) is simply Latin for "memory" (though it has several other meanings--see end notes for chapter 2).
Anyway, thanks for the great review, and I hope you keep reading!Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
Nooo! That was the kind of mean chapter that leaves us poor readers just begging for more!! That last paragraph really lingers and haunts with a real sense of impending doom and strangely enough, a odd sense of hope that it seems only you can achieve.
As always, eagerly awaiting the next installment...Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
An empty lair sends the gang into unfamiliar territory. The hunters turn game, while Jarod fights for what he thought he'd always have; His mind.
Great concept guys!! And extra kudos for putting it together so flawlessly!
You've all written so well, I can't really praise you enough... it was a delight to read, the characters all read perfectly, the plot idea was original and intriguing and I'll certainly be hanging out for more.
Awesome job. Thanks.
I got this really cheesy grin plastered all over my face right now and it's all your fault *grins some more*.
But seriously, thank you so much, that is so sweet. And I promisse I'll post a new chapter really soon.
PS. Look *pokes cowriters* we've got actual readers here ...YAY!Reviewer: _jk_ Signed
You guys certainly don't disappoint! The characterizations and imagery just keep on getting better! Another awesome job by all of you!!
Author's Response: Aw, that's so sweet. Thanks a bunch
- ManolineReviewer: _jk_ Signed
Good luck!! (and take Broots's advice, stay positive! Besides, rust makes a damn good metaphor for exams...)
...and another awesome chapter from the greatest 6 writers ever to collaborate on a Pretender fanfic! The imagery you've all created is phenomenal -need I say more than bite marks?
Thanks again : )
Thanks for another lovely review.
And the power of Broots was definitively with me, exam went great. *exhales propperly for the first time in a week*. Well, hope you like the new chapter
- ManolineReviewer: _jk_ Signed
Yet another beautifully executed chapter!
(Though an extra mention of KatieQ's Miss Parker is certainly warranted in this installment- loved the daddy's porsche and screen actor's guild lines)...
And of course, Whashaza's Mr Lyle and Jacci's Mr Cox were again, written flawlessly... Can't wait for more Broots, Jarod and Sydney though-Sunday just isn't soon enough anymore!
Aw thanks JK. And I have to agree about Jacci, Katie, and Whashaza... *claps*.
And psst, today is Sunday. Have fun ;)
- ManolineReviewer: _jk_ Signed
Wow you've really outdone yourself Manoline! You almost completely stole the show in this installment with your uncanny knack for writing Broots and Emily... and only almost because Washaza's take on Lyle in the car was so awesome...
And Yay more of Jacci's Mr Cox too!
Can't wait for the next chapter guys, as always, this piece simply cannot disappoint!!
hey, thanks jk. Agree that Manoline plays a great Broots and Emily. Thanks for your review. Next chapter is up.
WhashazaReviewer: _jk_ Signed
One way it could end. Warning, character death.
What a beautiful use of an amazing poem!!
Author's Response: Thank you jk! Glad you liked it!