Feb 25 2014

My Response to your Reviews for LNF 41

I know I have made some of you wait a long time since I published chapter 40. It’s been a hectic month indeed. In fact, I got snowed in on Sunday, and I couldn’t do what I had planned to do. As a result, I had extra free time to write, so I decided to publish a shorter chapter. 😛

Hence, it’s all the more encouraging to read your eager feedback. I was also surprised and overwhelmed by the number of unique visitors to my new chapter within a day. Here, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have read my chapter already. Just so you know, after publishing it, I found some loopholes, and I revised the chapter the next day. Not much have changed though, and the plot remained the same.

Once again, this is in response to the reviews on fanfiction.net as of today. I hope I haven’t missed anyone. If I have, please give me a shout. Also, if you don’t want spoilers, please do not read the followings. Thank you. 😀

First off, when I considered how to name this chapter, I thought of using “confrontation”, which includes meanings such as “an open conflict of opposing ideas” and “a meeting of persons face to face”.

However, I came across an even more appropriate word later, “showdown”. By definition (from a dictionary), it means

“A decisive confrontation between opposing parties to settle a dispute; a revelation of facts and other information, usually in hopes of resolving an issue. In poker, a showdown is the laying down of one’s cards, face up, to determine the winner of that hand. Showdown has assumed its figurative implications by extension.”

In a sense, it implies both “a moment of truth” and “crisis”. Albert was going to reveal his identity this chapter. Neil wasn’t the only rival because Aunt Elroy was also the obstacle.

I don’t know if any of you were disappointed that Albert didn’t beat Neil up. To me, Albert was not a violent person even though he could really fight (after all, he saved Terry from gangsters without injuring himself), so I don’t want him to use too much brute force either.

Also, some of you thought this is the end, but you probably know me by now. 😉 Being so busy in real life, it’s very tempting to give a predictable ending, like everything can be resolved effortlessly. For example, Aunt Elroy suddenly softened and gave them her blessings right away. Yeah, right. I’ve put so much effort into writing this story already, and I certainly won’t forgive myself for wrapping it up abruptly. Please bear with me, and yes, the story is going to end, but not next chapter yet. 😛

genesis05, purifiedsoul, mysticalheiress: As far as I remember, I haven’t yet “met” you. Thank you for reading!

Patty Castillo: Muchas gracias por leer! Thank you for finishing this long story in such a short time!! Appreciate your support!

sayuri1707: Muchas gracias por leer! I know it is short, and I’ll try my best to start writing next chapter again!

pauline lia: Thank you for your understanding!

StormIsQueen: Yes, she is, and he will not let her go again.

lhbarba: Thank you for being honest, and I understand what you meant. Your review actually touched my heart because you really cared about the characters in the story. Thank you so much, my friend, for reading it twice! 😀

lcolina: Hi Lesli, thank you very much for your kind words, and I’m so glad you also like my drawings! I write and draw to escape from reality, and thanks for re-reading this long story! Glad you don’t mind the suspense! 😛

Albertcraze: I know I am… also for leaving another cliffhanger. 😉

Lissette LN: Muchas gracias por leer! Thank you for reading this despite having a hard time understanding English. This is very encouraging, and thank you for your support!!

Paolau2: Thanks for reading, and I hope you will find the real ending more satisfying, my friend! You have a nice week too!

CandyFan72: Thanks for your eager response, and I won’t respond to your various speculations. Please be patient and see how the story unfolds. Thanks again!

MK: Thank you for your big encouragement, and I’m happy that you enjoyed my descriptions of various scenes. About Candy, you will read in next chapter. 😉

Guest: You’re not the only one who is anxious, and yes some people call me the Queen of cliffhangers… LOL.

nngdl: Thanks!

Guest: Muchas gracias por leer! You will read more about Candy next chapter!

Flor Fritzenwald: Muchas gracias por leer! I’m so glad you like my short chapter, and I hope I won’t take this long for next chapter! 🙂

Guest: Thank you for your review, and thanks for your private message to encourage me as well!

sighnos: I know you’ve been waiting for this chapter, and you’re not the only one complaining. 😛 I hope you like this chapter though. I’ll start writing soon.

Albertsen: Thank you!

Angie: You’re so right about them. They are all guilty, especially Aunt Elroy. I agree. Thanks for reading!

quevivacandy: On purpose? Yes I think I did, or else you have to wait another week or longer if I didn’t stop right here. 😀 So what did you do to your mouth, my friend? LOL… So glad to know you like how I “treated” Neil… hee hee hee. I hope this time you don’t have to wait another month? Keeping my fingers crossed… 😛 Thanks again for your encouragement!

CKati: HEA? They will, but not yet, my friend! 🙂 You will see what happens to the Leagans in the following chapters, and poor Candy and Albert, I agree. I’m the mean writer who made them suffer… LOL. No, really, you will see what I have in mind for them. Thank you so much for your continued support! 😀

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    • Reeka on March 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm
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    HI!! Once again, thanks for creating this beautiful story, and this chapter is sure one of my fave.

    i am glad that you seem to have a conclusion of this story on your mind, but i am more glad to know it won’t end on next chapter. We love to read their engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and kids! HAHA

    keep up the good work, hon!

    1. Hi Reeka! I think you left me a review on FF.net, didn’t you? Thanks for your encouraging and positive feedback! I’m so glad to know you like my story this much! Btw, I like Amor Aeternus too! 🙂
      You’re right. It won’t end next chapter yet, and you know me probably by now. 😉 There’s a twist, but I won’t drag the story too much. Again, thanks for your eager response, and it’s nice to meet you here! 😁

    • Nilva on March 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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    Great chapter! I am actually hoping you don’t finish the story and continue writing the rest of Candy & Albert’s life. I look forward to every chapter. I would feel sad and will feel a void when you end it. BTW, I heard the song “Everything has changed” from Taylor Swift and it remainds me how Albert felt that day when he gained his memory in the manga story. All he “saw” was green eyes, freckels and a smile….the lyrics are so accurate!

    1. Hello Nilva!! That’s a big compliment to me! I was very touched… Awww… Thank you!!!! You’re not the only one who told me that you would feel sad however. Sigh.
      About the song, may I share it on my blog? 😀

        • Nilva on March 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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        Of course you can! The part of the song that Ed Sheeran sings reminded me of your blog about how Albert was an introvert and the lyrics are about how he had tall blue (sad) walls but took them down just for her. Even more, my most favorite scene in the manga is the moment when Albert opens the apartment door just before she walks in and surprises her. Candy’s face illuminates with the brightest eyes and biggest smile and she feels like “coming home”. It matches so well this relationship that turned from friends to love and how everything was defined at that very moment when he recovered his memory….

        1. Wow!! You gave me some ideas of what to write in a post. May I quote your name, Nilva? Thanks! 🙂

            • Nilva on March 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm
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            Of course! You will make my day! Thank you.

              • Ms Puddle on March 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm
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              Sure! I’ll organize my thoughts and write a new post! 🙂

    • EnakaT on February 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm
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    Awesome chapter, that’s what it is. Left a review. : )

    1. Thank you for your review! So did you finish your popcorn afterwards? 😛

    • Ana on February 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm
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    Hi there!
    I knew it! you did on purpose!!! lol… as usual!!! lol… why did I bothered myself to even make a comment about it?? 😉

    Well, remember I told you that I bit my thumb? This time I did with my mouth, the inside of my lips to be specific, I did it trying to avoid the thumb, I guess I just had to do something to get my anxiety out. Maybe next time I have to be chewing gum to avoit any temptation to bite something else.

    And Queen of cliffhangers??? lol… it suits you!!! lol..

    Well, already crossing my fingers… hope you will get some free time to keep writing… 😀

    meanwhile, getting back to the world of translation… where I have been so far…

    Hugs!

    1. Hello Ana!! You made me laugh! 😉 I’m sorry though that you had to bite the inside of your lips… Ouch!!! Chewing gum may be a good way to distract yourself somehow, my friend!

      Enjoy your translation project, my friend! I’m taking a short break from writing, but won’t be long. I promise! 😀

    • CKati on February 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    I am really happy to know there are a few more chapters to come. You know by now that I don’t mind a ‘little bit’ of drama. Yes, you are the mean writer who makes them and your readers suffer, LOL
    As long as you continue to write such good chapters, you can be the mean writer 😀

    1. Hello CKati, my friend! The mean writer speaking here… Lol!! Yes, God willing, a few more chapters to go. 🙂 Thank you once again for following, and your encouragement means a lot to me! 😀

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