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Review of chapter "A note from mother" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Thanks for the heads up to read this at the beginning of chapter 36.

By the way, you have a very clear voice for all of your OCs; they're so strong that it doesn't take much for them to acquire a face and voice in the movie that plays in my mind while I'm reading your work. Kate Mulgrew is definitely the person playing Cece for me and Hector Elizondo is definitely still Simon for me, and I doubt either will change. They both have so much presence and such ability as actors that I can easily see them playing such strong, yet vulnerable characters. My visualization is likely not the same as yours, but your characterizations are so strong and have not wavered in the least to make me change my perception of the characters. Brilliantly done. :)

ETA: If you've seen Kate Mulgrew playing the role of Pete's mom in the "Warehouse 13" series, you'll know why she came to mind. Yes, as well as her portrayal of Captain Kathryn Janeway. :) And speaking of Star Trek, your mention of Kahless the Unforgettable during the ritual to re-bind Moloch made me laugh. I had thought the same thing the first time I watched that episode of BtVS and it made me snicker then too.
Comments from author:
Gladly done. I need to post a few more of those for other chapters. (Happily none of the stories involved have been published yet. Chapter 89 has a lot of sidestories. Ugh.

Thanks. I have strong images for a lot of them. When I get round to posting the "Who's who in Waifs and strays, I'll add some actors and actresses to it. (Besided the cast of course)

Kate Mulgrew? Hmmm, hadn;t thought of her yet.

I haven't seen Warehouse 13, I have wathced very little TV (or movies) the past few (five?) years. It allows me more time to write. ;-)

I can see Jenny just slipping that in to tease Giles.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [16 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
Review:
Great, great, great story! More insight into the characters, thanks!
Comments from author:
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

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Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [10 Jun 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from SpacedCadet
Review:
Jason grinned. “And you’re here to tell Clarice she’s right? How did he find you?”

Shouldn't that be "How did *she* find you?" ?
Comments from author:
Corrected, thank you. I hope you enjoyed the story.

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Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [29 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Brilliant!

James
Comments from author:
Thank you. And thanks for reviewing
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [24 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from BrownFinderth
Review:
Very good! And revealing! Though I would like to learn more about the lamb incident!!!
Comments from author:
Thank you. Heh. The Lamb incident is the reason why the book is called the silence of the lambs. Clarice was horrified when a group of lambs was slaughtered by her farmer uncle. After that, she was sent to the Lutheran Orphanage.

Thanks for reviewing.
Review By [BrownFinderth] • Date [7 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from RebeccaAshling
Review:
One of the things I like about "Waifs And Strays" is the array of super-moms you have got deployed. I lost my own mother in my early teens so this is an attractive feature of the WS stories for me. And seeing the formidable Clarice Starling being mothered by the even more formidable Cecilia was nice and sweet :) Couldn't help but think of Grendel and his mum, though ;)
Comments from author:
A lot of the super mom thing is being activated by Joyce. (And now Molly) being Mothers. Cecelia is becoming more the mother she should have been, because Joyce hoped for that... there you have the power of Mother.

I think Clarice is very lonely in the books and movie. Being mothered can only be good for her. ;-)

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Review By [RebeccaAshling] • Date [2 Feb 12] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from Meneldur
Review:
Beautiful. I loved it. The idea of Clarice being related to them all is an excellent one, and I loved the way Cecilia takes charge. We can see where her daughters' skills come from. And of course, it's good for Clarice to have someone who loves and cares for her. Hopefully, with her entire family, she'll be much better.
Comments from author:
Thank you. Cecelia is very take charge mother, but she can also overbearing and not show enough love, witness Joyce's reaction to her apology in chapter 28. I do hope Clarice will do better. But she really can;t do much worse than she did in canon.

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Review By [Meneldur] • Date [14 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from Blackett
Review:
Loved it!
Comments from author:
Thanks, and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Blackett] • Date [4 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from FireWolfe
Review:
Another fine snippet. I really really love this series it is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. So far you have crossed over some of my favorite television shows. I so look forward to seeing where this will go. Though I had hoped you would pair Clarise with Patrick. Anyway I can hardly wait to see the look on the top FBI brasses face when she introduces Simon as her big brother and then hits him with that executive order. Of course it be a blast to see Lecter show up and have to face momma bear lol. I would almost feel bad for him. Almost. Even if he is my favorite psycopath.
Fire
Comments from author:
Thanks. I, of course, only use things to cross over with that I enjoy. Lecter vs. Cecilia? No contest. Maybe I shall try and add another psychopath to your list...

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Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [3 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from (Current Donor)ayg
Review:
Lamb? Ouch! Poor Clarice. She needs some time off, I think. She may be right about the existence of Vampires, but she clearly has other problems, too. Chasing serial killers and other monsters is the sort of job that gives decent people nightmares. The lack of support from most of the people around her would have made things worse. Hopefully her newfound family will be able to help her recover.

Also hope my review doesn't turn up twice, because something odd happened to it while I was writing it.
Comments from author:
I felt a bit cruel writing that...But I wanted to show just how fragile Clarice was/is. Cecilia is nothing if not determined to make up to her daughter and to take care of her. I answered this earlier but it failed. Sigh..


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Review By [(Current Donor)ayg] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from kaekae
Review:
Wow - forget the multi-verse - this appears to be an every verse. :)
Comments from author:
Not every verse. There are some I will be only to happy to ignore. Thanks for reviewing
Review By [kaekae] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from etienneofthewestwind
Review:
Ouch. Of all the foods Celia could have asked about. Interesting to have Jason Gideon in the mix, since his own breakdowns are looming in the future...

BTW, This isn't showing up as part of your series.

Edited because I seem to have forgotten to type critical words.
Comments from author:
There seems to be something about this story to prevent me from posting to answer reviews. Jason should be active at this time and I like the character. And Jason may just be saved, a little, from himself...

I sometimes have the same problem with typing. Thanks for reviewing.
Review By [etienneofthewestwind] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from war
Review:
Seems like those two need some time alone to talk plus Clar needs some down time.

Good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Clarice needs a lot of down time. That's where big brother comes in...

thanks for reviewing.
Review By [war] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A note from mother" from Addlcove
Review:
great one shot, had a laugh just imagining the scene playing out! Awesome writing as usual :)
Comments from author:
Thank you. A lot of the answers to the reviews of this story seem to have failed. Glad you enjoyed the humour.
Review By [Addlcove] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
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