|Review:||Penelope Inkwell says:|
Oh. My. Gosh. Stop!!! This cannot be your first fanfic. It just can’t be. I’ve decided that the author’s note at the beginning must surely be a clever ruse, or else you have amnesia, or in a past life were a New York Times bestselling author
Note: I always try to be encouraging in my reviews, but I’m pulling out all the stops here, because “Good job” and “You have really nice grammar” would be laughably insufficient. This is SO GOOD.
No, but really. I wasn’t even expecting to actually be able to settle down and read something. I was just clicking around, and I had remembered doing a requested review for you and how good I thought your writing was, and that I had meant to come back and look through your other work. But my mind was darting around and I had closed several promising stories, not really able to get into them. Out of habit, my mouse strayed toward the red x button in the corner, but did I click on it? No! Because you had me hooked from the first sentence. With your First fanfic. This is ludicrous. I am amazed.
Snaps to you, UnluckyStar57. Whatever star you were born under seems to have had a rather lot of luck in the literary department, so I’m afraid your username might be something of a misnomer. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some flailing to do, and another chapter to read.
Just, brava! Wow.
Author's Response: Aw, you're so sweet! I don't get many random reviews, so I love them (if it's possible) even more than the reviews that I request. :)
It makes me so happy that you think so highly of my very first chapter. (Yes, it really is my first chapter EVER. And no, I'm pretty sure that I was never on the bestseller list, even in another life.) This chapter happened quite by accident: I had just joined the archives and I wanted to post SOMETHING, so I just started randomly writing. The result was about 1,000 words of some mysterious event. It was so mysterious that even I didn't know what was going on! Soon, I formed a bit of an idea around the chapter, and it became The Society. :)
I am SO glad that you didn't push the x button on me! I would hate to disappoint you, because you're so wonderful and awesome. I'm also amazed by you, because you were amazed by my story. :D
My penname is a rather silly fabrication, derived from the meaning of my name. I certainly hope that I wasn't actually born under an unlucky star, otherwise I might meet my doom sooner than I'd like. ;)
Flail away! I am so very happy that you took the time to leave me such a lovely review! :)