Date: 24 Jun 2010 04:22 PM Title: A Transgenic Carol
AMAZING!!! Loved the whole thing from start to finish. My favourite line is, "It was like an empty space he hadn’t known existed, had suddenly been filled, and now he hoped for a future, wanted a future, as long as Max was in it."
Perfect Christmas story!!!! Great job mate :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!!!!
I have to admit to having a pretty big soft spot for this fic, lol. It was the first long Dark Angel fic I ever wrote, and it actually inspired a play I wrote for my church's youth drama group (another take off on a Christmas Carol. :) ) I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!
Thank you again!
Date: 15 Jan 2010 03:22 PM Title: A Transgenic Carol
Awww. This was really awesome. And the sad thing is, that it's exactly the future I envision for Max and Logan. He might not be a bad bloke, but there is too much compromise on Max's part to fit into his world. His world is very "real". Her world is fire and danger and pain and the moment. The real world is dull and hard. It's an incompatible mix. Heck, he mostly watches her world from the safety of a computer screen. In the long run, she needs a little love and hate to mix in equal parts.
Thanks for sharing.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! :)
I completely agree, there really is too much compromise on Max's part to fit into Logan's world. It's always seemed to me that the few times Logan tried to fit into her world, it seemed more like a passing thing, more like, "I'm doing this to make her happy now, but I don't plan to make a habit of it." But he always seemed to assume that Max would be a regular part of *his* world. I don't know if he even realized he was doing that. I just can't picture them being happy together. Opposites might attract, but I think there has to be something innate that ties a couple together in spite of their differences. They have to be able to understand the other's world, and be willing to share in it.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Take care and God bless! :)
Date: 10 Dec 2009 08:18 AM Title: A Transgenic Carol
I don't know if I've commented on this in the past, but I had to tell you now that you have wowed me yet again.
I admit to crying at a few points throughout the story. My chest hurt for (a dejected) Alec's uncertainty and sadness. I cried for little girl Max, for her joy and wonder, and then, despite the disappointment, her giving and selfless nature. Later, when we peeked into the Cale residence, I cried for the emptiness she must have felt and the disappointment when Logan had to 'take care of business'...
I also enjoyed your choices of Spirits and the interactions (or lack thereof!) - particularly the first one (more so because his words stuck with Alec and whipped the boy into shape!)
I loved this, positively adored it. What a beautiful tribute to the holiday season and our much-loved couple.
Very well done! Thanks for sharing this here!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!! :)
I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! The fic was inspired by a challenge that CC posted on NWP, where Alec was a "scrooge" for Christmas. The idea just wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote it, lol. :)
The scene with Max as a little girl wasn't something I'd originally planned on, but I couldn't resist the chance to bring an angel into the story with a necklace. :) And I wanted to show that while Logan helped her to care about others, deep down, Max always had, she'd just become a little more cynical with age, and decided to only look out for herself and the people closest to her.
I really enjoyed writing the scenes with Logan. I tried very hard to capture the awkward, stilted moments that seemed to happen more and more as season 2 continued.
I'm also very glad that you enjoyed the spirits! :D Joshua just seemed to fit the role of "Christmas Past." (I have a picture of Mole in a Santa hat on my website, lol. :D )