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Long ago, in a land far far away, I thought that I would never get sucked into a comics-based fandom.

Read the canon? Sure! Watch the movies? You bet! Get involved with the fandom side of things? Uh..no. I figured I had enough fandoms on my plate, and I wasn't going to add another, no matter how intriguing the thought of reading about my two favorite X-Men characters interacting might be...

*blinks*

I was wrong.

And now I am here. Slowly working my way through all of the wonderful fic you folks have provided! (So. Much. Awesome.) And very possibly adding my own twist to things. As you do.

What can I say? I'm addicted to fandom :-D
 
Reviews by skybound2
Uh... Rogue enjoys her self-defense class more than the other students do?

Rated: PG-13
Categories: X1, X2
Characters: None
Genres: Foof, Humor, Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: Poetic Inspiration
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2838 - Hits: 3705
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/01/2007 - Last Updated: 08/01/2007
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 01/24/2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Shirt

Oh, this is just yummy! I was directed to this fic by September, and it is well worth the read!

Wedding bells are a-ringing at Xavier's when Kitty drags Logan, Marie and Jubes off to New Orleans for her big day. But Wolverine's going to regret sending her to see his old friend Gambit- Because suddenly he's not the only handsome, cool badass with an interest in Rogue. But there's no cause for alarm, is there? And why are Jubes and Kitty grinning like that anyway..?

Rated: NC-17
Categories: X3, X-Men Origins Wolverine
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, PWP, Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: Not Beta Read

Series: None
Chapters: 17
Wordcount: 30458 - Hits: 116048
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/23/2010 - Last Updated: 06/23/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/26/2011 Title: Chapter 13: True

I'm on a reading/commenting ROLL tonight!!! Getting myself all caught up on all the LOVELY fiction available around here, and this one is just...ugh...SO well done.

I think (at least, I HOPE) I mentioned in my review to Back in Black, that I love how you write Kitty and Jubes, and all of the other 'side' characters. You give them a lot of life, and really make them pop on the page (or screen, or, whatever).

And I honestly ADORE your Remy in this story. Love that he was willing to get into a knock-down-drag-out fight with the Wolverine JUST to help Rogue out. (And OMG, the SEX GARAGE is a BRILLIANT IDEA!!! Holy, hell!!)

This last chappie was fantastic. The fact that Logan and Marie can go from that awkward practically NON-TALK at the Cathedral to the one here, where they actually establish what is between them BEFORE getting *ahem* the 'show on the road' (and yeah, SO looking forward to that!) is just fantastic.

Really great characterization with a fun plot. What's not to love here?

Marie's a little crazy. Logan's a little farther south than he should be. Everyone's a little worried about the political climate in the nation.
A long and mixed up AU containing our favorite cast of characters, in which Logan and Marie try to live their lives peacefully (yeah right).

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Adult, Drama, Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 16
Wordcount: 49249 - Hits: 116548
Complete?: No - Published: 12/23/2010 - Last Updated: 05/16/2013
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 01/24/2011 Title: Chapter 1: A little more than kin, and less than kind

I'm really enjoying this one! You've got a good handle on the characters, and the pacing is perfect. It feels like everything is moving along at a nice clip, with reveals happening naturally, instead of seeming forced.

And I am absolutely enraptured with your crazy!Rogue. She's just too much fun. Smart, and resourceful, and a little sassy - all tossed in with being kind of insane. Really interesting combination, and you are doing wonderfully with writing her.

Looking forward to more!

"...home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!" -Matthew Arnold

A Brotherhood Rogue is betrayed and finds herself in the middle of a very fractured team of X-Men after she kills one of their own. Now she has to figure out what Carol was & still is up to while juggling a tentative friendship with Jubilee, a growing resentment for the Professor, and a distracting attraction to the growling feral mutant who was sleeping with the woman she killed.

Rated: R
Categories: X1, AU, Comicverse
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 12
Wordcount: 42049 - Hits: 88401
Complete?: No - Published: 12/28/2010 - Last Updated: 08/18/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 01/31/2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Sat down and read through this story this morning (sleep, who needs sleep?) and I am LOVING the AU world you have built here. The inner voice you have for Rogue is perfect. I love the little commentary she has going at various times.

Logan is also very well done. His initial anger at Rogue was believable, and in character; as is the way you are detailing him slowly coming around in regards to her. (Also, love how Jubilee is obviously his sidekick in this one. Nice little comic references all around.)

Lastly, for whatever reason, I just ADORE his reaction to learning that she is 21. I can really see the expression on his face there, and it's kind of hilarious :-)

Looking forward to more!

Author's Response: I love that you love all of those things! (See, I\'m not picky). I plan on throwing out some more comic references here & there if it suits the plot. I wasn\'t too sure about the age-revealing thing. It\'s hard not to give too much away and step inside Logan\'s head, which the POV of this story has no business being in. But yes, I\'m sure that at Marie\'s admission Logan\'s libido perked up & went \"Oh yeah?\", while his rational side went \"Oh shit.\" Glad you\'re liking it!

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 02/26/2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

*feeds the monster* I LOVE the way that you describe Rogue's break in the kitchen, and the awkwardness beforehand between her and Scott. They both feed into her blow at the Professor near the end perfectly. You can really FEEL her frustration with the situation, and the tension between them all is perfect. Awesome update!!

Author's Response: Oh thank you! I was just about to go to sleep when he came out looking for new reviews! Phew, that was a close one. I might have to start sacrificing people in between reviews & updates :O I\'m really, really happy that you liked that scene - I was unsure about it. Expect more tension - I\'ll try to balance it out with some smexiness. Logan\'s long overdue for a shirtless scene...

Five days of torture, before her blood time. Scent so thick with musk that it made his judgment suspect, and his hands untrustworthy.

Rated: NC-17
Categories: X2
Characters: None
Genres: Adult, PWP
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 5
Wordcount: 9851 - Hits: 47813
Complete?: Yes - Published: 01/21/2011 - Last Updated: 02/14/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 01/24/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Scent

Mmmm...pardon me, I'm a bit of a puddle on the floor over here!!

I LOVE the amount of tension and visceral WANT you've managed to convey in this so far. It's just...tangible.

And I love the way that you are depicting Logan. He might not be willing to bare his soul, but he isn't one to beat around the bush either, so I really appreciate that he is honest with her.

Excellent set up. I'm highly looking forward to more!

Author's Response: Heh. There is more of that coming, and how. Honestly? This is just the preview ;) Glad you like my Logan ... I\'m pretty fond of him myself, hence my inability to stay away from WRFA. Thanks for reviewing, and I\'m glad you are enjoying it!

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 01/31/2011 Title: Chapter 3: Taste

*fans self* Holy hell, is it hot in here?

I'd love to give you a coherent review. Honest I would. But I'm afraid I've melted into the floor, and am unable to form decent sentences. Suffice it to say that I am ENTHRALLED by this travel through the senses you have us going through. And we haven't even gotten to sight or touch yet. *swoons*

Author's Response: Enthralled is nice. So nice, in fact, I may have to steal it at some point. And swooning. I love it when they swoon :D

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/09/2011 Title: Chapter 4: Sight

Raise your hand if you just sat down and re-read this thing from the beginning, because it is just that DAMN GOOD. *raises hand*

I did NOT expect them to get caught so soon, and HOLY HELL what a way for them to be caught (poor Kitty! I imagine she is traumatized for life!)

The 'snuggling' scene was perfect. So much warmth in just a few words, following so much heat. I LOVE that he let her absorb a bit of him, not once, but TWICE. And the picture you painted of them in combat class, with him stumbling at the end, was bot hot and adorable.

Author's Response: Thank you maam. I hope the chapters hang together read all in one go, as I don\'t write them like that. Something I never thought of before. *ponders* I\'m not sure I expected them to get caught so soon, but when I was thinking of \"sight\" I thought of how they were perceived by others, and Kitty seemed to be the most likely victim. I\'m like \"get over it girl, go back for a GOOD look,\" but she wasn\'t up for cooperating. Glad you liked the warmth/snuggle part; my primary aim for this story was for their bond to take them to a good place, a positive place.

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/15/2011 Title: Chapter 5: Touch

*happy swoon* I think, like others have said, that this line: "You are mine for as long as you want to be. And I’m facing the fact that I’m probably gonna be yours a lot longer than that." Really sold the entire chapter, and helped make this ending just amazing. So honest, and romantic, and yet I can really hear Logan saying it. Excellent work on this.

Author's Response: Amazing what a throwaway line can do for you. That was a last minute revision when I wanted to up the dialogue factor a little, and make it not just about relinquishing control, but about a decision they make. Since I had already set the feel of the scene, the dialogue just fell into place. Goes to show ... revisions are good!

How might things have changed if Logan knew all that Charles knew about his past.

Rated: Mature
Categories: X1, X2, X3, AU, X-Men Origins Wolverine
Characters: None
Genres: Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: To Touch the Moon
Chapters: 21
Wordcount: 35899 - Hits: 138966
Complete?: No - Published: 02/05/2011 - Last Updated: 03/12/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed
Date: 02/27/2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Kith & Kin (Family)

Just read through all of this, and I am loving it so far! Not always into stories that feature characters like Xavier being 'evil' but I think that you've managed to keep this just on the side of the line from that, so that it feels believably like something he would do, if the circumstances were right.

And I love the way that Marie is developing as a character, and how her and Logan are evolving in their relationship. (The final paragraph of Chapter 12 was AMAZING, gave me goosebumps, it was just beautiful, and romantic and still so very Logan.)

Love that her parents aren't they typical archetype that we usually see, nice change of pace there as well.

Really enjoying this, and looking forward to more.

Author's Response: Thank you! This is such a wonderful review that I would frame it if I could. \r\n\r\nI think Xavier, for all his benevilance and equality, couldn\'t help but feel superior to even mutant-kind. He is a man that can change peoples\' minds and make them do exactly what he wanted them to do. My theory for this fic is that in his quest to do what he felt was best for the others he actually made a pretty big mess of things. \r\n\r\nThank you for giving my story a chance. I am glad the reception of Marie\'s parents has been so positive; I admit to having been worried people would be up in arms about the portrayal. Chapter 16 the second half of Kith and Kin (Friends)is giving me fits. I wanted Remy and now that I got him I don\'t know what to do with him. I think I am screwing up his voice. I hope he get\'s easier because I wanted him to play a good sized chunk in the End Game.

Total, shameless, PWP. Although I've decided that the description was scaring people off, so I'll just say that it's AU. Logan and Marie meet under very unusual circumstances. And you'll know by the end of the first chapter if you're on board or not. ;-)

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Adult, Angst, PWP
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 5
Wordcount: 13102 - Hits: 36543
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/06/2011 - Last Updated: 02/20/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/26/2011 Title: Chapter 5: The Impossible

Oh, holy hell *fans self* this was...mmm...this was ridiculously hot, while still managing to be a bit bittersweet, and a little fluffy as well. It's REALLY not every day that I find a fic that has all of those elements all rolled into one. So yea, you get super gold-stars for making such a DELICIOUS PWP that actually DOES have a plot :-D

Author's Response: So glad you liked it, especially since I love your stuff. Yeah, I\'ve never been clear on whether PWP is \"Porn With Plot\" or \"Porn Without Plot,\" but since this came out about half and half I guess it works either way. ;-)

Rogue could almost taste his presence. Feel his hands as he guided her through the postures, see the bead of sweat making its way down the planes of his back as he turned away from her. She had to blink to chase away the fantasy: he wasn’t here yet. He might not want to come with them. With her. She had left him for dead, after all.

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adult, Drama
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 30
Wordcount: 81308 - Hits: 279331
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/23/2011 - Last Updated: 07/01/2013
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/27/2011 Title: Chapter 2: In the Zone

Ohhh... *shivers* This is just wonderful so far. I got honest-to-goodness shivers at the last scene. And the image you paint of what Logan is wearing is just...yum. Loving this so far, and THRILLED that you have opted to go the Epic route! Really curious to see how Marie ended up with the X-Men. Very, very curious.

Author's Response: Ah ... Marie ending up with the X-men. Hmmm. Now there\'s a story ... and THE story ;) Might get into that in Chapter 4 ... or not. *evil grin*

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/28/2011 Title: Chapter 3: So fucking bad

This is really a damn impressive story, even this early in it's obvious that it'll be a hell of a ride. I love the contrast between the here and now, and before, and the slow reveal of WHY Rogue left Logan. And the little flip over to Scott's POV was nicely done as well. It was good to see some of the team's reaction to Rogue's actions!

Still loving this :-D

Author's Response: Thank you - glad you are enjoying it! I think a slow reveal is pretty necessary for an epic, otherwise it becomes all infodump and not enough emotion. Glad you enjoyed Scott ... I\'m not sure I\'ve ever written him before, and certainly not as a sympathetic character.

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 04/11/2011 Title: Chapter 8: Wolverine and Rogue

Ya know, there is nothing better than coming back after a long stint of not being able to read your favorite fanfics, only to discover delicious tidbits like this chapter (oh, and the cage-fighting before hand ;-P).

For starters, I ADORE Jean (I know, I'm one of the few, but I really do love the woman!) so I always a appreciate seeing her portrayed as something OTHER than uber-bitch, so THANK YOU for this chapter. I think you've given some nice insight into her here, while giving a lot of fantastic characterization on both Wolverine and Rogue (not to mention hot, because it totally was). I really do like that she realizes in this chapter how much Logan is keeping hidden from them all, and I really like how the scene on the bench followed up from the scene in the cage. We knew it was going to end up there, but DAMN, it was still VERY intense.

And the flashback to how it was the first time Rogue kissed Logan, and his growled 'Do it again'? *shivers* Very easy to see that scene in my head. Can't wait to see the aftermath of this one, and find out more about what happened between the two of them.

Author's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. As I said for baybelle, I really enjoyed writing from Jean\'s perspective, and I suspect she\'ll be back in the not-so-distant future. And the \"do it again\" scene ... just finished writing Logan\'s perspective on that for the next chapter :D

Now COMPLETE!

Yes, another AU. :-D Logan is on a mission to contact a powerful mutant and convince her to join the X-Men. Things go awry, of course. ;-) Here's an excerpt: “You’ve been shot before,” she said, and he could practically see her mind piecing it together. “And you don’t want to go to the authorities.” He saw that icy calmness creep back into her demeanor as her scent changed sharply. She was no longer afraid for him, now she was afraid of him. “Who do you work for? Did he send you to find me?”

Rated: NC-17
Categories: AU
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adult, Angst, Drama, Shipper
Tags: None
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 13
Wordcount: 34127 - Hits: 91582
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/27/2011 - Last Updated: 05/07/2011
Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 04/08/2011 Title: Chapter 4: The Agreement

Oh, this one is going to be a trip, I can tell! I really like the dynamic you have going between Logan and Marie in this one, and how she is growing to trust him, when she really probably shouldn't (at least he's a good guy in this one though, which is a plus - though I doubt Marie is going to see it that way!)

Kinda can't wait to see which ball of twine they go see, is that weird? Looking forward to more :-)

Author's Response: So glad you\'re liking it! And I can definitely promise that in the next chapter you\'ll find out which ball of twine they saw. ;-)

Reviewer: skybound2 Signed star star star star star
Date: 05/07/2011 Title: Chapter 13: The Choice

*claps* Brava! This was WONDERFUL! I haven't had a lot of time to read lately, and was so happy to get some downtime this evening to do just that, so imagine my (very happy) surprise when I got the end of Chapter 12, and you had gone ahead and posted the conclusion!

I've really enjoyed this fic. I think that you kept a really good balance with Marie in regards to her trust issues, and temper, with the maturity that I sort of expect from someone that has been through what she has. Logan hurt her, but she was able to get past it. And I LOVE that. Great characterization there.

I really enjoyed the scene between 'Bobby' and Pyro as well. It was heartbreaking, and sweet, and I'm glad that he saw the light, as it were ;-P

And I LOVED what you did with Marie being the one to pull the metal from Logan's bones (and YES to giving it back to him on his claws only! As soon as he lost it, I was HOPING that you would take that angle with it, and you did not disappoint! Totally made my night :-D)

And, maybe it's because my 5 year wedding anniversary is next month as well, but I did NOT think that your ending was corny. It was sweet, and soft, and kind of lighthearted, and I think it really reflected what Logan was feeling at the moment with the weight of adamantium lifted from him, and Marie happy in his arms). It had a very tangible effect on me. In fact I'm grinning like a happy loon over here just thinking about it.

Well done!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I\'m so glad you liked the fic. I\'m glad the Bobby/Pyro stuff worked. Yeah, I really struggled with the idea to have Marie strip the metal from Wolverine -- it\'s such a part of him! Once I decided that was how it had to be, however, I tried to drop enough breadcrumbs in previous chapters to make it plausible that he would be happier without it. And from what I understand from the comicverse, his healing factor does work dramatically better without it. But it had to go back on the claws...he\'s not Wolverine without the snickety-snick! ;-) I\'m glad you liked the ending too. Maybe all June 2006 brides are sentimental in the very best way. :-D Happy anniversary to you too!