Reviews For The Spartans

2009.10.09 - 04:25PM
4: Part Four: The Three Hundred

I think you've achieved something quite special here: accurate portrayals of the sexual attitudes of three different cultures (Jamie, Ben, Sparta)! Astounding quality of writing, a real feel for the time and the place. Absolutely stunning.

Author's Response: Oh, well thank you very much indeed and I\'m glad you enjoyed this part! I\'m probably very much simplifying the ancient Greek attitudes to sex, and sort of sanitising them a bit for modern sensibilities - some of the boys involved in these relationships were _very_ young! :( But, yeah, I\'m probably just encouraging the Two/Jamie shippers by showing Jamie as being a bit less uptight about that sort of thing (although a lot of our modern Western mores were kind of invented in the nineteenth century). Thanks again for the kind words!

2009.09.11 - 01:26PM
4: Part Four: The Three Hundred

Oo-er.

And I am definitely going to run out of superlatives if you continue like this. From the interactions of the TARDIS team (ben and Jamie's reaction and Ben's "Not a Labour man, then?" and Two on a donkey!) to the wonderful descriptions of the situations / historical personages, it's just great. And Two on a donkey!!

Author's Response: Oh, thank you very much indeed; my head shall be quite too large to get out of the door if you continue like this! :-D I\'m glad you\'re continuing to like the characters and their interactions; it seemed like the obvious thing to do to Ben and Jamie given that they were stuck with a load of ancient Greeks, and that seemed to me to be how they\'d react. And a donkey seemed like the appropriate ride for Two! Of course, he\'s probably just pretending to be rubbish at riding it to lull them into a false sense of security. Probably.

2009.09.05 - 09:45PM
4: Part Four: The Three Hundred

Oh dear, that doesn't look good but I loved how Jamie was teasing Ben about being lovers. :)

Author's Response: Heh, thank you very much; I wondered if that was a bit too much, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Thanks very much for continuing to read this!