Review of chapter "Chapter One" from LindsayR
Wow. That was very well done and I agree with the other reviewer that the Anne Sexton poem fits both of them. I am curious as to who exactly Ari is thinking of when he sleeps with Marcie.
"He will not bend nor break, will not allow himself even this small moment of weakness, of allowing her to see through the mask of icy control he has so carefully constructed. That honour is reserved for one, and one only, and she is far away on a mission of her own. Beyond his reach, and perhaps that is for the best."
It's been a while since I've seen those episodes and I don't remember a mention of him being involved with anyone, that he ever let anyone get close to him (unless you're hinting at the idea that he's interested, emotionally, in Kate - I'm such a sucker for the Ari/Kate pairing). This was an awesome read and I can't believe I haven't seen it until now but I really like this pairing of two minor characters who are remarkably similar.
Review By [LindsayR
] • Date [24 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from eriktheviking
Well written with gently conflicting emotions and an unusual, yet appropriate, pairing
Review By [eriktheviking
] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Letomo
A lovely little piece. Very introspective, and a nice look at the possible future of Marcie, one of the 'mouse' characters of Buffy.
Review By [Letomo
] • Date [20 Sep 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from MarcusRowland
I must have missed this when it was originally posted. It's very good, and I'm adding it to my recs.
Review By [MarcusRowland
] • Date [30 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Pax
Really glad to see that you're back!
This was beautiful. I liked the pairing and Ari's introspection was very spot on.
When you made the Rumpelstiltskin reference I immediately thought not of the fairy tale but of the Anne Sexton poem by the same name:
"I am the law of your members,
the kindred of blackness and impulse.
See. Your hand shakes.
It is not palsy or booze.
It is your Doppelganger
trying to get out.
Beware . . . Beware . . "
I liked that Ari is whistful somewhere deep inside even if he doesn't really care, or can't make himself.
Marci is a great character, because really she is so damaged and morally ambivalent (at least from her one BtVS appearance) that her journey must be fascinating. Great to see a glimpse of her.
Comments from author:
A very fitting poem for both of them, I think. The man (or woman) at risk of being consumed by their monsters.
Thanks for taking the time to review my little experiment! :)
Review By [Pax
] • Date [20 Jan 10] • Not Rated