Penname: Topanga [Contact]

Real name: Terra

Member Since: 08/08/07

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Love:                                                                                                 Pretender                                                                                           Animals (specially manatees!)                                                                                          Pretender                                                                                        Hiking  (with my dogs)                                                                                         Pretender                                                                                         Painting  (and sculpture)                                                                                        Pretender                                                                                        Theater (even musicals lol)                                                                                        Pretender                                                                                         Nature (gardening's great)                                                                                    Pretender                                                                                       Reading  (everything)                                                                                        Pretender                                                                                      Horses (show jumping)                                                                      Did I mention love the Pretender?  

Hate:                                                                                            Mushrooms                                                                                                                                                               



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Aftermath by jacci
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
Summary: This is the sequel to Entropy. I strongly suggest you do not read unless you have read Entropy as none of this will make any sense otherwise.

Poor Jarod is in a bad way now and there seems to be no hope for him. Will Sydney and Parker finally pull through and help him, or will Lyle really win this time?

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: Angst
Warnings: Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 47658
Read Count: 19137
[Report This] Published: 13/05/05 Updated: 10/04/06


Title: Chapter 9: 9

hey jacs,

Topanga suggested i read entropy and aftermath. she said to tell you that she forgot how well-written both these stories are.  it certainly reminded her of why she considered you and kye to be "celebrities" in the world of tP fanfiction (not that ishe reads any other kind).  but i will tell her these stories are too sad for me.  i don't like jarod hurt.  he's my friend. 

i like flipper. 

i think you did such an excellent job with keeping everyone in character and pushing it over the top to the dark side that it was extremely difficult to get through and i actually had to read it in pieces, it was so disturbing.  y'know my species has a very simple life.  we eat mostly.  i might like the green stuff.  i like sea grass.

when i started "aftermath," i had to first jump to the end to prepare myself so i'd know if it had a happy or at least hopeful ending.  i'm sorry, but i cannot recommend it to my friends unless you write another chapter with a happy ending. 

the tv show always had happy endings.  we watched it from the boats, when we come up to breathe. 

you do understand tv's can't go in the water?  jarod said people are smart, not like him, but if they're so smart why do they hurt us with their propellors?

 i am happy here at pretender centre and missing pieces. i will like it when topanga write a special page all about just us manatees.  make her hurry up.  and i will read fan fiction that has happy endings.

love,    georgia

 

 

 

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 15/08/08
A winter's tale by whashaza
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 926]
Summary: stories/395/images/parkerjarod.jpg A love story...my way. ;-) Read and review please

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 55206
Read Count: 64439
[Report This] Published: 05/08/06 Updated: 19/06/11


Title: Chapter 19: If they're real

you really did do an excellent job with this chapter, despite the tough feedback.  ever heard that saying, "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger?" (brigette would say something like that. then parker groans and rolls her eyes.) 

You have a real knack for knowing when to end with a cliffhanger and what type as opposed to finding closure for one (or more) story line like in ch. 18.  It's not just talent, it's intuition too.  that's a gift, no one can teach you.  love the flashbacks, as you know.  and the characterizations - just one word describes them; superb!

mp's right - you do just keep getting better and better. 

remember, van gogh didn't get any good reviews while he was alive; that's not the sole measure of how gifted you are as a writer!  so don't go cutting off your ear.  babies love to grab and twist (painfully, i might add) TWO ears as they grow and develop their grip.

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 17/08/08
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Not Tonight by Manoline
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary: Maybe that's why he calls so late

Categories: Missing Scenes
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Angst
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 254
Read Count: 1758
[Report This] Published: 29/07/07 Updated: 29/07/07


Title: Chapter 1: Not Tonight

Kudos! That was so clever. Always figured it was Jarod just sharing his insomnia; that certainly seemed plausible as another reason for the calls. Short but sweet.  Thanks.

Author's Response:

Yeah, parts may be because he's lonely, but this may be another part...who knows? Jarod is a complex guy.

And plausible is always a big pluss in my book, thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 09/08/07
Tangled Webs by gbarton
Rated: R starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

A mobster in New York kidnaps the charaters in this story to find out who kidnapped his daughter. Will they save her in time?



Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 18398
Read Count: 1437
[Report This] Published: 05/08/07 Updated: 05/08/07


Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Enjoyed your story very much. It was an ambitious undertaking with all the different characters and you really did them all justice. That was a nice surprise to have Margaret appear at the end. Great job,

Author's Response: Thanks. I haven't ever done a story with this many crossovers. It was very different to try.

Author's Response: Thanks. I haven't ever done a story with this many crossovers. It was very different to try.

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 09/08/07
Retired
Summary: Its 100's of years ago in the 15th C. What sorts of lives would Jarod, Miss Parker and the rest have??? This is an AU.

Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Telling Would Spoil
Classifications: Genres: Drama
Warnings: Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 36972
Read Count: 12439
[Report This] Published: 16/04/08 Updated: 02/12/08


Title: Chapter 6: Friends for life...

i like this story a lot.

i don't know about castles.

but i know i like little jarod.

and i know i don't like lyle.

please post another chapter.

thank you for taking away those nasty figures i had to type before submitting a review.  i hate numbers.      but i love sea grass.

love,      georgia



Author's Response: lol thank georgia, yay for our top PTB for removing numbers and i hope you gt some more se grass. anothr chap has been psoted for you and topanga to read and I'm sorry you didn't like lyle.

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 15/08/08
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Ennui by _jk_
Rated: M starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 50]
Summary:

Jarod is suffering from Ennui and during a momentary lapse of concentration is caught by the Centre, who now have their sights set on reclaiming Gemini...



Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: Angst
Warnings: Warning: Violence

Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 34114
Read Count: 18977
[Report This] Published: 14/05/08 Updated: 29/11/08


Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: The Situation.

Another great chapter.  lots of suspense and i love how the story lines are increasingly starting to weave into each other.  can't wait to see what comes next.

don't get caught up on the number of reviews.  take a look at the number of reads - now that's a very impressive amount of people. 1661!  WOW  that's an impressive amount.  in addition, pay attention to the caliber of your reviewers - some of the best authors are taking the time to give praise and show their appreciation for your work.  it's totally understandable to be unsure as a new writer, but you're doing fine and off to a terrific start.

 

 

Reviewer: Topanga Signed
Date: 29/07/08