Here via calufrax. This was really unusually written and really interesting. I love the planet being obsessed with Benny and then the narrator doing enough research to learn how dangerous she is. Or is she? There are definitely two sides to every story and it's interesting to see her from the point of view of someone who hates her.
Author's Response: :D Thank you! This was a lot of fun to write.
I read this awhile ago; but I love it! It's well-written and exciting and I wonder if you're going to do more with Benny. (Also, welcome to Calufrax :)
Author's Response: Ayyyy, thanks! :D For both the review and the lovely rec! I'm currently working on finishing up my current Benny fic (The Rift Effect) and then I might do some more stuff with her. I'm not sure. But I really love her character and she's fun to play with- and I kind of have a vague idea for a fic that really, really appeals to me, so I might go and do that soon... *scheming look towards the pile of pumpkins in the corner*
Holy cow. (Or maybe, Holy Goddess.) So well done. So awesome.
Author's Response: Thank you!
This is the first story of yours that caught my eye, but I didn't get to it right away for some reason.
Very clever, and great characterizations, not only of Benny and Braxiatel, but the narrator too. The telling actually reminded me of one of the stories in the Big Finish audio, Breaking Bubbles - "The Curious Incident of the Doctor in the Night-Time," by the marvelous Nev Fountain.
I've a problem with loving it, though. This is a first person narrative, and even though it's beautifully done, a first person story is being told by someone. If that person is dead at the end of the story, how are they telling it?
Having so enjoyed most everything else of yours I've read, I've got mixed feelings about this one. I did really enjoy it, right up to those last two lines.
Author's Response: I haven't got around to Breaking Bubbles yet- I'm trying to get through all of Evelyn's stories. So I'm going to have to take your word for it. I have to admit, though, when I was writing it, I always intended to end it this way. And there was always something in the back of my mind screaming at me, 'wait, that can't work'. But I guess I just plowed on through it. I suppose, if you believe in that sort of thing, it could be the narrator recounting their story in the afterlife or something? I really don't know.