Date: 03/13/2011 3:53 PM Title: Chapter 1
This is a story about Sam that, incidentally, lets us see a side of Jason we suspect but don't normally get to see, rather than a story about Sam that masquerades as a story about Jason or shows us a side of him that has no basis in canon. Tiny hint of possible romance if I look for it, but not overwhelming (with the happy possibility for more when it's appropriate). It also shows the people Jason chooses to hang out with.
I like stories like this.
She holds her own in this story and stories that mention her only slightly. I like her as a person and she's interesting to read about.
Date: 08/05/2008 11:50 AM Title: Chapter 1
I love Sam. I have Asperger Syndrome that wasn't diagnosed till 3 yrs ago, so I can empathize with growing up with an unusual genetic arrangement and wondering what the heck is going on.
I don't see Jason's appearance as cameos. More in the highly unusual -for G-Force- role of a secondary supportive character. And your presentation of him fits quite nicely with his canon character.
I hope we see many more of this wonderful story line. You do excellent work and write with a beautiful style. This is better than much of the writing I paid to read.
Date: 05/30/2008 8:46 AM Title: Chapter 9
Ah....one more great story in a line of great stories. Made my day yesterday to read this! I agree with others. This is no Mary Sue. This is a side bar story, true, but with you everything has purpose or at least seems that way to me even if not to you at the moment. ;) I like this coming of age story, cliches and all. I like the peek into Jason's other world and the glimpse of him in it too. Overall this adds even more depth to your universe. Well done!
And the US school system...pretty close actually. :) If Sam was looking to be a beautician she was probably in a votech (Vocation Technical School) experience offered from public school. So the work experience thing would have happened at some point and would have included the option for car maintance as well as other things.
Date: 05/25/2008 3:02 PM Title: Chapter 1
I greatly admire your ability to create original characters, like Sam, that are nuanced and totally believable. I also enjoyed the chance to see more of your Jason solely in his non-G Force role. The way he's both tough on and supportive of Sam seems to foreshadow the way he, later in the arc, treats Rick (except he's harder on Rick, as he must be).
Yup - Jason doesn't have much time for quitters, but he knows all too well what it's like to struggle with a problem that doesn't affect anyone else. Ad I do try to present him as a lot more relaxed away from the stress of G-Force.
You will be seeing Sam again, sooner or later.
Date: 05/24/2008 7:53 PM Title: Chapter 9
As with most of your work, this was another enjoyable read. Yes, the connection to G-Force was tenuous, but it was there. I'd peg this as more of a universe-building piece than a Mary Sue. The hebel block of fanfic, if you like. You developed your character well, from the sort of ditzy air-head who has me reaching for the nearest blunt instrument to a kid determined to succeed at something she finds meaningful. Well done.