A Jericho Fan Fiction Archive
yeah!!!!!!!!!!!1 finally I loved it. poor heather, this part is really good. Please bring more. :)
Thank you for your review, alba. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I can't take credit for this part, though. We brainstormed together, but it has SandraDee written all over it. :D
when are you going to continue with this story.... come on, you can leave us like this. pleaaaaaaaaase
Thank you for your comment, alba. I am sorry for taking so long to update and for taking so long to reply to your review. Sandra Dee and I are working on it. I promise. :D
Well, these characters sure are all in a muddle, aren't they? No one seems to know quite how they got to this point, but still they're digging deeper and deeper into their opposing positions and you just know that no one is going to come out a winner in this one.
I think that's what they were always trying to tell us on the show, that things were building inexorably to a head, to a confrontation that would leave no one unscarred. I also think you've done a better job showing this. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion, and you're doing a good job building up that tension.
I'm not coming around to liking Beck any better, and I still think he's insane, power hungry and dead wrong, but at least I grit my teeth a little less over him here. That may not sound like much, but I'm amazed that you were able to wring that much out of me.
The disinegration of Heather's and Emily's friendship is painful to watch, but fascinating too. The crazy thing about it is, I really believe that Emily is doing it all to herself. Or actually, she's fighting the wrong person. Heather has conceded Jake to Emily, and it's Jake who is questioning if Emily is what he really wants, or if it's Heather. It's just interesting to see this all come about through some weird self-fulfilling prophecy of doom on Emily's part. The more she goes after Heather for trying to steal Jake, the more likely she is to make it actually happen, somehow.
Can't wait to see what happens next!
Thank you so much for your review, Marzee Doats. The characters are definitely in a muddle and will continue to find themselves that way.
I am neutral on the character of Beck, but my co-writer Sandra Dee dislikes him. She and I have had conversations through e-mail (I don't think she would mind me mentioning this) where her views on him have very much mirrored your own. I agree that he is dead wrong, but he has been so programmed to follow orders without question and to achieve specific objectives, that at this point, he cannot allow for the possibility that he is wrong or that those who are giving him orders have some sinister, ulterior motives. I am glad that you were able to bear him in this chapter. The next chapter that Sandra Dee wrote may be a little more painful. Sorry!
The friendship between Heather and Emily always seemed one-sided to me when I watched season 1 of the show. I don't feel like it was a great loss to cut the ties between these two. Interesting thought on the self-fulfilling prophecy. I agree with you. The more she goes after Heather, the more she pushes the two of them together.
Thank you again for your comments!
Very good. I would like to read this on a podcast as our fanfic section. The podcast is called futuretraditions.com
Thank you, suziqb77. That is very flattering. As the story is unfinished, you might want to wait until it is completed to make sure it is still something that you want to include in your podcast.
Well, I have to say I'm intrigued -- and that's saying something as I didn't exactly care for this episode (or Season 2).
What I found most interesting (especially in light of the J/H tag you put on this story :-D ) was the interaction between Heather and Emily. If I were Heather I'd be really ticked about my supposed friend questioning my loyalty, especially since we really didn't see Emily trying to be Heather's friend during Season 2. I think Emily really showed her true colors there -- and Heather should now feel free to follow through on that J/H tag without even a twinge of guilt.
Looking forward to what comes next, though the squeamish part of me hopes you don't leave Jake in the ASA's hands too long...
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for your review, Marzee Doats. I am glad I could intrigue you with a story based on an episode you didn't even like. :D
I was hoping to fill in some of the blanks of season 2, and I thought that the Heather/Emily friendship, or lack thereof, was a definite glaring blank. These two may as well have been strangers. Did they even exchange a word? That was the impetus for that development in the story.
Thank you again for your comment, and I do apologize for taking so long to thank you. I am not computer savvy, and I didn't know how to use the author response function at first.
Interesting take on things!
I really like how you paint a vivid picture with your words. I feel as though I'm experiencing the events as they happen.
I will be interested to see where you go with this next, and how it will differ from the version of Sedition as we know. I found Chris Sullivan's appearance here intriguing. I was left wondering about Jake's past as he copes with his present, and I really liked how you chose to portray this moment where time is not really as linear or concrete as we usually know it to be. I am curious as to whether Chris will continue to exert an opinion or influence on things, and if Jake will revisit any other moments or voices from his life.
Thanks for sharing!
I finally learned how to respond to reviews! Thank you for the review, Penny Lane. I apologize for not getting the response function figured out sooner.
Chris will continue to be an influence on the story as something of a spectral narrator. Jake will revisit other events from his life and have Chris' commentary in the process.
Thank you again for reading and commenting.