Comment on Bride and Prejudice

  1. Dear 3431Jess, this is the first work I've read from you. I am an avid reader of fanfiction or of the the like, and I just wanted to say how I truly enjoy this fanfic. I love how you decided to recreate the plot by setting it in an alternate universe, which reflects reality thus creating character depth. In the disney-animated version, Mulan is defined as a fearless woman because she did something extravagant as saving China and titled the 'Hero of China.' However, you showed how being brave doesn't mean accepting an opportunity to go to war or you must do something big as becoming a national hero, but by choosing to be yourself in everyday situations is courageous in itself. Yes, there are moments of conformity but that's what makes the character of Mulan so human. Same goes to the characters of Shang, Fa Zhou, and the rest. Having read through numerous fanfics that often 'romanticized' love (although I can't blame the authors, because this kind of writing could be their form of expression), your work is one of the few I truly take pleasure in reading every detail because I love when the plot of a fanfic, which involves romance, doesn't rush the storyline in order to please the anticipation of the readers thus sacrificing character development and the beauty of feeling the pull of heartstrings. In this age of instant access, I understand how it's often a struggle to read through the entire plot in order to get to the most sensational part. I for one was born as a Generation Z. Then I learn how the sense of haste degrades the value of a story because it rids me of the experience of raw emotions and thoughts that not only help me connect with the story but also the author. Your inspiration of your grandmothers has taught me to appreciate the sacrifices my mother made to please my father's traditional family and strengthen my resolve of my identity as a woman by becoming aware of the realities of being a minority. Dear author, this is only my opinion. I am not a professional but a student who will hopefully continue to be one even when I'm in my 90's. I could only wish that you may continue this story but I understand the treacherous writer's block and the possibility that this story was something you would only work on in your spare time. In the event that you would not be able to continue this story, I just want to thank you for pouring your efforts in this piece and for allowing me to realize the joy of reading again. P.S. Your vocabulary and grammar is the bomb.

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    1. I am so sorry if there are grammatical errors in my comment. I've been thinking of writing to you for a while now, in fact weeks, but when I checked for updates to see there was none yet, I decided to just do it since I don't know when I'll be able to write to you.

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    2. Hello!

      Oh my gosh, I am so thrilled to read your review. This kind of review is what a writer has been dreaming. Detailed and meticulous.

      I actually had already finished writing the next chapter, I am a little torn for the fact this fiction's readers had been categorically split into 2. First, a group that hated Mushu... Second, a group that had identified Mushu as a part of Disney's Mulan. I've written a compromised version (although yes, I know many reviewers will tell me to just go ahead with my own version), that I think will please both parties (hopefully).

      I plan to release the next chapter this weekend... :-) And no, your grammar/sentence structure is excellent and easy to understand. As for mine, I have to return the credit to Sara Carlston, my beta reader :-)

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      1. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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