Date: 07/23/12 06:29 pm Title: Bilateral
And what a labor of love this is. This story was very thought-provoking for me, in a introspective way. I absolutely love your poetic prose; it's sublime. All I can think to say is that you are this story are beautiful. It pains me to think that if I contract Cerebral Acromatopsia, I probably wouldn't have a "Tom" around to cuddle and console me when I go into melancholic states. Or at least no one I care for like Bill does Tom. I thought about how painful, monumental situations, such as Bill and Tom's, that make you become grateful for what you had or have. It's a lesson or virtue I wish to learn now rather than through a traumatic but rewarding experience. All in all, I'm thankful for reading this story and I wish you a lovely day.
Date: 06/19/12 08:28 pm Title: Cochlea
I had this bookmarked for months and for whatever unexplained reason hadn't read it until now. I'm so glad I finally got to do it, and I just saw there are also a couple more in this universe, which makes me very happy.
I absolutely loved it - immediately favorited it. It's so weird that I avoid reading stuff with certain topics - eating disorders, disabilities, bullying etc. - because they're rarely done right and I end up disappointed, yet your fics are so well-done that not only do I read them, but I end up loving them too. Wishbones is one of my most favorite stories ever. Retrograde had felt like a strong punch in the gut when I finished it. Star of David makes me feel so uncomfortable and sad, yet all I want is moooore. This one made me ache in the best of ways.
My point is, you have a great way to portray thoughts and feelings that mostly make the reader feel compassion and maybe even sadness. I'm so glad you got to write for this fandom. I know how important it is to get feedback and I, like you, don't review that much because I always feel I don't have anything helpful to say. But lately, I'm trying to change that because it's never pointless to leave a nice word.
Anyway, sorry for rambling. I loved this and thank you for writing. It's always a pleasure to read something from you.
Awww no, no, don't apologize for rambling! I like rambling! I like it lots! (And I tend to do it too.)rn
I'm so flattered, it makes me so happy to know that you and others think they're well done. That's my biggest intent with them; I really hate when people write disorders/disabilities/conditions and they're poorly done and not realistic and not believable. I like to make them true to life as much as I can and I don't like stigmas. So.rn
And aw you've read my two long stupid stories that just mostly annoy me now. I'm glad you want more! You must always want more! Always. (It gives me purpose.)rn
I JUST REALLY LIKE MAKING PEOPLE FEEL FEELS.rn
Okay yes thank you so much you're v lovely and hi hello I also have read a few of your things and have them favorited.
Date: 02/19/12 12:27 am Title: Idioglossia
Fascinating! I wouldn't call it a speech disorder though, since it's still a systematic language with rules and order... and it was brought about by severe psychological trauma... but who am I to question wikipedia and an established term?
Very interesting read, tragic and precious all at the same time.
Idioglossia/cryptophasia isn't a disorder. It's a phenomenon. Their selective mutism (or mostly mutism because they don't speak to anyone but each other) is the disorder. However, because their idioglossia extended past the prime age range for it to occur and appeared later in life - actually, it developed later in life here, not continued from any point - it is considered an issue as they're speaking their own language and only to each other, and showing mutism and catatonia to anyone else.
Date: 01/28/12 01:36 am Title: Bilateral
This was neat! I didn't imagine colorblindness being too much of a disability except for traffic lights, but no! Limited vision in bright and low light situations, emotional distress from no more color... and also safety issues! You couldn't see a flashing light, or maybe details on the ground where you're walking, and discolored food that may be moldy. And more things, I'm sure! Like when I go hiking, the fire hazard warning is always a colored insert into the sign.
And how sad, that he painted his ceiling with brilliant colors only to lose sight of them. :(
Thanks for educating me on this! I have worked with a child with a significant visual impairment, and I remember thinking about what color toys we'd play with, and making sure to put down a colored mat with large sections of yellow, blue, and red on it... and then I put the contrasting color toys on it. This kid taught me a lot about working with kids with visual impairment.
And now, this. You've shown me some of the functional and emotional limitations people with visual impairment can face. Props! Very nicely done, and I love the twinliness. Does Tom blame himself because he was driving?
Why, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and especially could relate back to it. My goal is always to educate and break misconceptions and misunderstandings about things.rn
Good question, too. Tom doesn't blame himself for it because he couldn't control it. He wasn't speeding or anything stupid, it was a tire blowout and he lost control of the vehicle. Out of his hands, he couldn't do anything except get Bill and himself out of the car.
Date: 03/19/11 12:14 am Title: Bilateral
Incredible. You explain everything so well. You write such beautiful stories. They are heart-breaking, beautiful stories! And I love them.
Date: 03/18/11 11:44 pm Title: Idioglossia
This series is just...amazing. I've never read anything so beautiful. Cochlea near killed my heart. This one just left me wanting more at the end. I'm glad you came up with the series. It's so beautiful.
Date: 03/02/11 09:21 pm Title: Cochlea
This story is so beautifully written. I know a story is good when I want to cry while reading it. Even when I think back to it, I get that sad feeling. This story is one I will never forget. I absolutely loved it. One of my absolute favorites.
Date: 10/23/10 04:40 am Title: Bilateral
This story makes me smile because my brother is color blind. He can't tell the differences between colors so as he's customizing avatars in games and such I sit there so I can tell him if he's looking at orange, red, or pink, etc. etc. He always wears a lot of black and white because he knows he can't mess those colors up.