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Reviewer: Marzee Doats Signed [Report This]
Date: 31 Jul 2013 12:32:45 AM Title: Monsterhood and Other Growing Pains

Oh, Penny, I really enjoyed this.  What a great way to have Allison process the Hawkins family secrets without betraying anything.  I especially found it interesting how she's this demon slayer (a la Buffy) who kills the bad guys left and right, but none of the demons seemed to be a version of Sarah Mason. 

I also like Allison's journey of acceptance in Jericho.  I wish we had seen this come to fruition on the show! Glad too, that we got to see Hawkins and Darcy as caring parents... and as two people who ultimately love one another.  If any one would know that, it should be their kid.

I thought the part with Heather and her mysterious paramour was hilarious.  I really hope that it's okay if I assume that was Beck.  If you didn't mean it to be, then don't tell me.  ;-)

Lastly, I must confess that I was ready to be angry with Gray (and not surprised to find out) that he was King of the Demons.... but you went and Mad Eye Moody'd him, and now I have to feel bad for my unkind thoughts.

Nicely done!


Author's Response:

Thanks Marzee!

This one was a lot of fun for me to write, since I both love writing Allison as a main character and grew up with Buffy as a role model. It seemed to me like Allison would identify with Buffy's strong protective instincts and it was fun to come up with supernatural scenarios she could protect the town from. You're right, it's totally her way of dealing with the recent events of her personal narrative, and I didn't really think about why Sarah Mason doesn't really appear, but considering it now, I think in a way the whole story is about Sarah Mason. And on the other hand, it isn't at all about her, because more important to Allison is the personal change she underwent after being attacked by and killing Sarah Mason. Kind of like, Sarah is a catalyst and does have responsibility, but Sarah the person is not really important to Allison, she's just a person and not as key as Allison's personal choices and journey. Also though, she maybe realizes she shouldn't put in quite so many obvious details, since she is being pretty risky submitting this story to Emily, so she's leaving out the part she feels is most incriminating. 

As for Heather's paramour, I will say he is as Beck as anyone wants him to be.

I'm glad you had a change of heart about Gray. He's just about as hapless around the supernatural as the other townspeople I guess. Allison probaby had fun characterizing him as King of the monsters for a while, but then it is a story about figuring out the monsters we all have inside us, in a way, so she had to come around too.

Thanks again for reading!


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