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Review:smitlikesllamas says:
Hi!

Do you think Ellie's ability to make friends has been hampered by her ability to see and speak to the dead? Do you think the reason she has such a hard time making friends is because she wants to keep her gift a secret, and that's easier to do with a smaller amount of friends? Maybe she's scared of making friends for that reason... I don't know, that thought occurred to me when she was talking about how difficult it is for her to make friends.

Anyway, I thought this chapter was good. It really wasn't as funny as the last two, but that's okay because it had a little bit more plot in it. And it definitely did have it's fair share of humor, it's just that this chapter was a little darker, what with all the premonitions and such at the end, so the humor was bound to be lacking a little bit. :)

I can totally relate to the part where Ellie was talking about how Ben came and sat next to her at the library and she was about to tell him off when he pulled out a TARDIS pencil case. I've only done that once or twice. *whistles innocently*

I really enjoyed all the political humor in this chapter, however I feel like maybe in a story that takes place sometime in the future and in the UK, maybe it was a little out of place. I mean, I'm American so I guess I don't know for sure, but how many Brits actually read Wall Street Journal? Just something that I thought while I was reading.

Anyway, thanks for requesting, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter! :D

~Smit

Author's Response: Heya!

Yes! That's partly the reason. I think because she came to it pretty young and her paranoia around the whole thing makes her really reluctant to let people get close to her. Her dad's not very good with people either, so there's that influence, and because she's always had Chris, there's never really been a need for her to make them out of loneliness or whatever. Excellent character analysis - and only at chapter two!

The humour comes and goes in waves. Because it's more of an intrinsic part of her thought process than outright comedy, the humour is something that I have to work REALLY hard to include at times.

Whovians must stick together! Who else will you be able to trust implicitly when the Daleks come to take over Earth and the Doctor is busy showing Donna around Pompeii? ;)

I don't live in Britain either, nor am I into economics, so I used the Wall Street Journal as sort of a universally recognised symbol. I don't live in the US either but I am aware of what the Wall Street Journal is. That's sort of why I included it but you definitely have given me something to think about!

Thanks so much for this wonderful review!


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