Date: 18 Jun 2013 17:15 Title: Dreary
A fantastic scene here with St. Peter railing against a storm, she's stormy by nature and name and so it was a nice vision and a neat tactic to take with things. Given her situation she was limited in who she felt she could talk to and rail against and vent her frustrations and ask her questions of. Truly she had to ask them of herself to get the best proper answers so it was fab to see her ask questions of the storm clouds.
She goes through so many different things here in her self talk and one even wonders who she is talking to - Bridget, her mother, God? when she speaks to the storm. But the answers she prods from herself and the manner in which she does talk all make for great reading. Very well done.
Date: 18 Oct 2012 08:09 Title: Dreary
I really like the clever use of the thunder storm echoing Jessica's mood and understanding of herself. It's like a cool sort of implausibility; the thunderstorm reflecting Jessica's mental state. Once I've read this story I'll go read the one preceding this because looks like some serious stuff went down...
Author's Response: Thanks! I thought it would be a fun thing to do; the original, first character ever for Jessica, she was a hero in the game "City of Heroes," a storm controller (think a blue version of X-Men's Storm) who went by the name "Storm Scream." She was a teenager, so besides being very not in control of her own powers, she was also highly emotional. It wasn't uncommon for a black rain cloud to be following her around when she was depressed. This was my little...homage, I guess, to that original Jessica.