03/05/06 - 07:50 am
I?ve technically already written a ?review? (though very short) for this, but I just wanted to stress just how noteworthy and idiosyncratic I find this to be thus far. Normally modern fics (I have not read any on this particular site, so no one take offense) are nothing short of melodramatic and unsubstantiated, most harnessed to the author?s own fantasies and perceptions without taking note of the original storyline. There?s nothing wrong with that in actuality, I?m partial to those too not unlike every other crazed fan, but this one seemed believable, which is EXHAUSTIVELY rare. Considering its mood, it was appropriately written, devoid of supplementary detail or insufficiency of such, it followed its plot, had only several, minor grammatical errors that are easily overlooked, and it maintained a steady approach to Erik and Christine -- again, EXHAUSTIVELY rare. Nevertheless, I couldn?t help but notice that Erik genuinely appears to have feelings for Christine beyond physical desire (EXHAUSTIVELY rare in a phanfic), and, though he is still lustful towards her, the story functions in a manner that enunciates the overshadowing (get this) sincere LOVE -- yep, that?s right, love -- which adds to the singularity and exceptionality of the fic?phic?phanfic. Plus?Erik?s the way he should be -- vulnerable yet friggin? awesome, as displayed multiple times in multiple ways, while Christine remains indecisive and pacifistic, on the contrary lacking any ostentatious ?love you, love you not?s? carrying on twenty-four-seven in her generally fickle brain. For the current era, nothing seemed out of place or exaggerated in the electronic technicalities -- boom here, boom there, some icing on the cake, a well-executed escape method -- EXHAUSTIVELY rare. So in other words, it?s all the way around a creditable story and a wonderful phanfic, I recommend it, and would love to read the rest, or at least the next chapter.