Thank you so much for your new episode! Just finished reading for the first time, I feel like giving a shout of joy at this outstanding work. Unfortunately it is the middle of the night here... so I shouldn't.
'Moonlight Bleu' is one of my most favorites all the time, and I feel the same way for this latest episode, even though David complains about it.
The story is extremely rich, magical and fun. And I can't put my thoughts together easily right now...I think I'd like to enjoy this episode over and over again this week, this is such a dynamic work! I am looking forward to the next read.
Thank you very much. This was an experiment and was not sure that it was going to work. Had some great support from the writers and I am very glad to know that the readers are enjoying it too. Thanks again. Stay tuned ... the season is not over yet.
Lord Lizzie, you've done it again. Just when I think you have gotten as creative as I can imagine...you go and trump it!
I love this little foray into David's psyche...and of course, into the future of our favorite duo. We had an inkling that it all wasn't going to be a bed of roses for D&M, but you did such a great job in exploring the possibilities.
Love Ellie as a true Addison/Hayes hybrid. She's the real article, isn't she?
Thanks so much...and thanks for letting me be even a small part of this. Everybody will love the peek into this AU.
"I heard someone once say that the most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
Oh, Lizzie...just excellent. Love all the quotes...love the time-bending aspect and all the shout-outs to various travelers that have gone before...clever clever clever! Also, could see David's subconscious playing out these different scenarios; limboing waters run deep sometimes! ;D
But my favorite part was the epilogue. What a great great portrait of David and Maddie's connection: their love shines through every line without being mushy or oversentimental. The moment where they sing "Come Rain or Come Shine" together made me misty.
Brava, Miss Lizzie--way to go!
"Don't say those things." "Why? Because they embarrass you?" "No, because they excite me."
Lizzie...Diane is right. This episode was sooooo bitchin'!
There were so many great scenes and lines here! Just to name a few:
“David, when was the last time you had a great idea about a future business?" "I have them all the time." "Yeah, Another Mother For Lease?" "AMFL was an idea before its time."
I love it when you pull in something from an episode!!! AMFL...HA!
She strikes a decidedly Maddie pose with her little hands on her little hips, tapping one foot. "You promised, Daddy-o." David can't help but smile. "Two seconds." Ellie taps her wrist at a non-existent watch. "TWO SECONDS."
Love how you have written Ellie in the future. I can so picture that little girl tapping that non-existent watch to her Daddy-O.
"Not sure I like the idea of you drugging me so you can have your way with me ... I feel so used."
David on Viagra...soooooo funny!!!
"Go, upstairs. NOW!" "FINE!" She stomps up the stairs. "FINE." He calls back to her. "GOOD!" "Good." He says with a grin. Then the door slams hard. His grin spreads into a broad smile. "That apple didn't fall far from the tree."
That apple didn't fall far at all! I LOVED this line! So funny to see the FINE, FINE, GOOD, GOOD from our Ellie to her Dad! Great stuff!!!
"We really need to get you a robe of your own, David." He kisses her neck. "I like how yours feels." "You can't be running around naked. What if Sunny is --." "Is what? Looking through our windows with binoculars? Then she gets what she gets."
This one really made me LOL! She gets what she gets! HA! Where can I get myself some binoculars???
"I can see your future, blondie cakes." "Oh yeah?" "Yes ... I see you ... naked, prone, breathless ... something else ... there it is ... you're smiling."
I loved so many things about this episode...all the Sam Becketts, all the apples at the end of each "leap", all the "future" stuff you touched on, all the different phones and their rings, the on going joke of "Did you hit your head?", all the quotes....great, great, GREAT!!!
You did such a great job here Lizzie! Way to think outside the box - very Moonlighting style!
I really love this whole story and very impressed to know how David has figured out what he’s got to do next, which I have wondered for a long time!
The plot of David’s time traveling is really gripping, I couldn’t put it down halfway. The first meeting with the three investors is very funny but at the same time it feels as if something bad is going to happen in the future. This weirdness is getting serious as time goes on, and I couldn’t help but looking back my past 20 years and realized that I had never imagined that our society and my life would have changed like these days, the good and bad of course. You know, it felt real and worked for me, I got a little introspective.
However as Kim mentioned, the story definitely goes on in the Moonlighting style, absolutely a successful drama in the classic comedy. I laughed many times when I saw David’s confused reactions saying something funny all the way! But where he knows he has lost his and his family’s significant years, and especially when he says “I’ve missed her, I’ve missed a lot of her”, I felt for him so much. David carries his earnest love for Maddie and Ellie all the time. And even if he is getting old in a weird, unbelievable space, he shows he cares about his family the most. Reading the interactions between David and Maddie, and the father and the daughter, I was so moved by him. And I love the epilogue so much, he is looking to the future now and says he and Maddie have the power to change their future! I am looking forward to what comes next!!
Finally, I’ve come to know that I was completely taken in by Lizzie’s clever storytelling at first. In my second reading, I was shocked to see many clues to this story in the beginning! They are Sunny’s meaningful suggestion, the three futures investors, and their meaningful recommendations…But I love it, of course! I used to be a detective novel fan. ;D
Post by beesnbears on Aug 14, 2012 14:45:01 GMT -5
Sorry it's taken me so long to comment....I've been traveling.
I just love this! I've always felt Maddie and David's future would have its rocky moments and you captured this so perfectly. Excellent dialog throughout, but my favorite is in the garage at the beginning and the conversation with Ellie at college age towards the end.
The whole thing is a revelation for them both, even though we witness David's more. Maddie is written beautifully, Lizzie! She stands her ground, yet her heart is filled with love for David regardless of how many times he screws up! That is real, everlasting love.
I can't wait for what the future holds...because the best way to predict it is to create it.