This wonderful story please finish!
Plaeth is one of the finest bits of world-building I have ever read. Ever. And I mean that. So very well done!
Thoroughly enjoying this story!
None of your stories have broken my heart like this one. I hope Rose gets some kind of happy ending, and I want to slap the Doctor so badly.
I do adore your story and characterisation of the characters. Everything is credible and lifelike. Everything is just perfect!
Each and every one exists completely, and has his/her own reasons (more or less apparent) and a psychological drive for his/her actions.
Madame de Pompadour is much more sensitive and attentive to others than normally described, and is not just the heartless cow or homewrecker we usually read. Of course, she enjoys the Doctor's attentions (who wouldn't be flattered?), especially given life at Court where it was a very stressful war/struggle just to capture the King's attention, without naming succeed in keeping it!
Mickey has grown a lot, and we have already glimpses of the man he will become. No more a background character or a foil but a whole person. I love how with such unwavering support, and his constant and faithful presence, he shows how much he really loves Rose. Not an ex boyfriend's love, but the (selfless) love of a true friend who expects nothing in return.
I love the complexity and the alternation of Rose's mixed feelings, her honesty towards herself, without pretense, and her efforts to be fair and better. She is so endearing and true in her humaneness, thus her imperfections. She has the makings of a true heroine.
As for the Doctor, I can comfortably believe that it's more out of jealousy and fear of commitment (besides, isn't it, anyway, flattering to be the object of someone's attentions, in particular such historical figure?) than a romantic interest in one of the most significant Louis XV's mistress.
I love how you wrote them all: they are three-dimensional and each of them is shown in all their aspects, qualities and flaws, uncompromisingly, without condescension.
I love that you managed to write this without bashing Reinette at all. Can't wait to read more!
Wow this is amazing. I am REALLY looking forward to the next chapter on this one! This fic is so funny and insightful. (Sorry to spam you with reviews, but I'm traveling and reading through your stories and they are just great). :-)
Loving this! and:
at least there wasn’t frog wallpaper or paintings of peasants storming the Bastille or anything
Haha, I could totally see the TARDIS doing that- great line! :-)
Author's Response: Lol, thanks!
Very well done, thus far. Please add more and soon. Pleeeeaaaase? Here's a rose 🌹 as a bribe.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! I don\'t think I\'ve gotten a rose before. Neato! (And yes, there will be more soon. :) )
Oh, I'm looking forward to this one! I like how you characterized Reinette - very historically accurate and understandably patronizing. And the struggle Rose is going through is really believable! So many times in fics where Reinette tags along, Rose displays either one extreme (total, catty bitchiness) or the other (acceptance to the point of madness). I'm glad you've sort of got a middle ground happening here. And the Doctor...needs a good smack upside the head, but I'm sure he's going to spend a lot of time being thick, isn't he? Anyhow, can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks! Yeah, definitely trying for a middle ground here. I don\'t want to demonize Reinette, but I do want her to have her own motivations, be her own person, etc. It can get tricky, lol -- anything involving this episode is a potential minefield. Glad it\'s working so far!
don't agree with Rose about being the biggest bitch in the universe...under those circumstances I believe she acted appropriately...always in for an angsty TGIF and anxious to learn a bit more about Rose's extra abilities, at least what I thought were real extras.
Author's Response: Yeah, I agree -- that\'s definitely meant to be her own self-assessment and not necessarily the reader/narrator\'s. She is struggling with her own issues (and doing pretty well, I agree!), but she expects a lot of herself. Plus, she also has the perspective of hearing her own internal voice alongside her external actions and is taking that into account. Thanks!
I actually thought she handled it rather well. Who could blame her for her feelings? At least she had the sense not to act upon them. :)
Author's Response: Yeah, Rose is holding herself to a very high standard. Thanks!
Ooh, goody! New GITF angst.
Author's Response: Hooray! (And thanks!)
Really liked this! Love how you've captured a very realistic view of Rose's thought process. Especially how she felt with Mickey...more?
Author's Response: Thank you! There will definitely be more.