|Ficathon #4 for lionessvalenti - If Your Heart is Open Road
||[Apr. 16th, 2007|02:32 pm]
Title: If Your Heart is Open Road
Author: Aubrey (allfireburns)
Written for: Tracey (lionessvalenti)
Summary: Roger's a little lost in Santa Fe, so he turns to the person who always used to know what to do.
Notes: The request was Roger secretly sending letters to someone who isn't Mark or Mimi while in Santa Fe (preferably with Mark/Roger themes, but not necessary). And it gave me the hardest time. You wouldn't think it would, considering that I assigned it to myself, but... well, I suck. Just a bit. Also, if there's anything you can't make out, feel free to ask in comments and I will clarify!
Warnings: Image-heavy. Also, lack of apostrophes. And very few I's with dots. Roger fails.
Disclaimer: I don't own Rent, or any of its characters. The letters, however, are in my possession (in my notebook). Bwah!
I'd just like to start off by noting that I really, really love the fact that this is scanned from an actual notebook. A lot. It makes it so much more realistic, especially with the song lines and doodles.
Also, I really love Roger saying April stole his poetry. It's just so fitting and perfect and...*flails*
I really do hope that one of these days I'll be able to coherantly review something. Really.
Thank you! I was kind of worried about the images, but there was just no other way I could convey the shiny prettiness - sometimes strikeouts just don't cut it. So I'm very glad it works.
And... yes. Hee. Until the day you manage a current review, I certainly don't mind flailing and compliments. They make me just as happy. ^^
Oooh... lovely! I love all of the notebook entries and that you scanned them up here. It adds such realism to the whole thing that it just makes me squee! I love that roger doesn't use dots. ^^
As always, you've managed to completely and so accurately capture Roger's voice. I could hear a Roger in my head saying all of this. Don't ask me which Roger, cause I'm not sure, but it's definetly a Roger.
I really enjoyed trying to read what had been scratched out, haha, it was like a mystery! Ooh, what does this one say? The mystery is fun. And I love the doodling on the one and all of the notes to himself to not remember things and just his randomness.
I really loved his description of how he feels about April, Mark, and Mimi. I think I broke a little when he said, that he's sick of her, that it'd been a year and a half and she was supposed to be gone by now, and couldn't she give him back his poetry. obviously, I'm paraphrasing, but that whole section made me breaky.
Amazing! Lot's of love for this.
Finally got around to thanking you for reviewing. I'm glad you liked my scanned notebook entries. And Roger's crazy handwriting with its lack of apostrophes and dots. *Rolls eyes at him* And I was concerned that it wasn't in proper Roger-voice, so you've made me feel better about that. (Somehow you always manage to pick out the things I'm most concerned about and reassure me about them.)
*Giggles* If you'd like me to interpret any of the scribbled-out things, let me know. I made notes so I wouldn't forget if at some point in the future I couldn't make them out. Yep, I'm a dork.