Date: 18 May 2016 11:07 PM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
Wow! Normally Mase is the one with the bad reactions that make me smack my head. But Esme and Carlisle doing that without letting the kids know first... To me, it was wrong. This would have been the right time for him to be upset. Esmeralda and Carlise preach about family, yet they didn't include them at that time? Seems weird to me. Kind of disappointed in them.
Date: 13 May 2016 10:48 PM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
Absolutely enjoyed this story. A great story line with very well developed characters. A lot of laugs, a few watery eye moments, and a lot of fun. A great adventure and fun learning about marine life.
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed the journey :)
Date: 13 May 2016 8:58 AM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
i so loved every word of this. to see bella come out of her shell and realize her fears were real but that she could hurdle over them. i have never ever wanted to bitch slap a character before but this alice omg...i was happy once she let go of everything but man selfish little twit lol
i just love this!
Bella was absolutely amazing and we loved watching her grow, find her confidence in herself, and become the woman she had always wanted to be :)
LOL We are glad you loved despite your annoyance with Alice. She made some huge mistakes but in the end she came around, growing up and letting go and becoming a better person for it.
Date: 11 May 2016 7:11 PM Title: 51 'Ohana of Characters
So why does Whit get such expensive gifts, like a gopro, and Gopher gets a dvd?
LOL Because Gopher never asks for anythign expensive. He wants DVDs and comics and considers them way more valuable than a gopro.
Date: 10 May 2016 12:47 PM Title: 47 Say Cheese
Love it!!! I love how the team is together for missions. Gopher is the heart of this time, IMO. He is all about protecting his family, just like they all are, but to me, he is different.
We agree. Gopher is invested in the overall health of the family, both on and off the boat. There's no separation for him because he's already looking at how things will affect them later on where the trio fully separates on and off the boat.
Date: 07 May 2016 11:03 AM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
Sad to say goodbye to these beautiful characters but you gave them an amazing ending. Definitely a story that will stay with me forever. Thank you. XOXO,Cheri
Thank you!! We are so glad you enjoyed :)
Date: 25 Apr 2016 8:52 PM Title: 42 Got Lucky
ok, I am beyond grossed out. Enough with the nosy people. There are not two people in Bella and Edward's relationship, there are at least 5. Seriously, Whit, Lee, and Esme need to back the hell off. It's not normal or healthy for people to be that involved in someone else's relationship. Even being best friends/family. It is getting to the point where it really is warring on me.
Every family is different. This one just happens to be an open book. It works for them. Doesn't matter that it might not work for many others, the important part is it works for them.
Date: 24 Apr 2016 12:39 PM Title: 31 Rewards of Trusting
Good progress with Alice. Love that Gopher stepped in before Mase blew his lid.
It is good to see Mase relaxing a bit more.
Still think that Lee needs to learn to mind her own business more. She is always forcing her self into Mase's business. I know she means well, but UHG, it sure is tiring.
Date: 23 Apr 2016 1:04 PM Title: 30 Along Came Thumper
Hmm... Not sure what I think of how quickly things progressed with Esme and Carlise. I'll have to stew on that a little bit.
Glad Alice is coming around. And yes, I think Guppy went a little overboard with the fake break-up.
Date: 23 Apr 2016 11:57 AM Title: 29 Reunited
Poor Edward. He really does need to learn to trust Bella more. Gopher makes me laugh so much!!!
Okay - so when do members of the team lose the nicknames? I know Mase, Lee, and Whit are forms of nicknames, but nothing like Gopher, Guppy, and now Thumper.
Date: 17 Apr 2016 12:15 PM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
I loved their private moment in Belize. I have to say I am surprised and confused how Carlise could be so selfish to ask Bella to bend to the will of the family who we don't even hear Bella talk about in any way but "the cousins." Especially considering how he and Esme married. It was fucked up and weird but your story was magnificent. I loved Mase and Bella so much. Whit was my favorite friend. Lee was the best in growth. Alice was annoying until the end and the bullshit cousins still confuse me? Love love love story thank you for it. Carry on...
We always have some part of our families that are more obligation than friends and that is what the CCs are here. They do care for Bella and Alice and have always been involved in looking after their well-being, but they are very different from them and have different interests. Had they had shared loves, I'm sure they would have been much closer, but just because the closeness wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't love and the absolute best of intentions. They wanted to give Bella a fairytale wedding as a way of making up to her that it was the best they could do - they couldn't give her parents back to her.
Glad you loved all the rest!! Thank you!
Date: 14 Apr 2016 10:40 PM Title: 37 Tsunami of Emotion
Get rid of this flipping line already. Slow freaking burns *shakes head and snorts*
Trust us, we tried!! We kept explaining to Masen how much his relationship with Bella would improve for the better but he ignored us completely! Stubborn ass! LOL
Date: 14 Apr 2016 8:00 AM Title: 27 Rhombus & Other Surprises
Esme's a lot of fun. I'm glad Gopher is finding his flow but I believe it's equal parts Mase's love for Bella that is creating an opportunity for fitting in. Alice has a lot of growing up to do hope Whit doesn't get hurt. Also it's weird to see Carlise as a square peg. It plays well with Esme's spirit.
Date: 13 Apr 2016 11:02 PM Title: 26 Twinkle Twinkle
Bella speaks Mase. God I love how witty they all are. Well you both are that is. Hehe. What are all of their ages again? Especially Esme, Carlise and Alice?
Oh no! That whit's all theirs. We just put down what they tell us. LOL
Mase is 26, Lee is 27, Whit is 26, Gopher is 25, Bella is 22, Esme is 35, Alice is 18, and Carlisle is 42.
Date: 13 Apr 2016 8:50 PM Title: 25 For Love & Tacos
I am glad Mase served up truth to Alice on the patio and while setting the table. I mean she's young 18 right so her immaturity is to be expected but hopefully not for too many more chapters because...damn! Seriously Alice ' shark people?'
Date: 13 Apr 2016 1:44 PM Title: 21 Are We There Yet
So much good progress with just enough drama to keep you all in. BTW you win the 'Best Jasper Award' for your Whit in my book. I love that fucking nudger. Also I was trying to remember where the 'I want more' ' more with you' thing was similar to and I realized Snowqueen Ice Dragon and the famous 50. I love your Mase (Edward) complicated and sexy. Carry on...
Not familiar with those stories. We'll have to look into them. We accept that award! We have loved the nudger ourselves! Most days we agreed with you on Masen and then he'd get quite and not want to tell us what was next! LOL
Date: 13 Apr 2016 6:20 AM Title: 18 Nudger Strikes Again
That was a really good chapter full,of finally moments especially for Kapu and Mano (Yippy)and Bella and Lee. Please don't let Mase go back and forth anymore I really hope this is a turning point for him as a character and them as a couple. The secret part is odd in such a small close group where everyone is so nosy. Also, sometimes slow burns can begin to...
Date: 12 Apr 2016 9:25 AM Title: 9 Tempest In Me
So is Lee (Rosalie) gonna blow when she isn't number one anymore where Mase is concerned and that he will give Bella what he would not, could not give to her. I like your Bella she is strong so let her set her straight if she does because I dont know how Gopher stands it.
Date: 12 Apr 2016 6:49 AM Title: 6 Hot & Cold
For such a small crew doing potentially dangerous work Bella should at least tell Esme or Edward of her fear. That would be a professional curtesy and I'm surprised Carlise advised her against it. Also do they all own this company or just Edward and Esme?
They all own a stake in the company with Edward having the majority shares since he put up the initial funding to get them going.
With Bella, it was Edward and Esme who decided they didn't need specifics. They felt knowing she was afraid of sharks was enough informationt to start things and then once they'd built trust with her, they'd get the details.
Date: 11 Apr 2016 11:05 PM Title: 3 Let Me Introduce Myself
I hope co-depend bitchy Rosalie is only a few chappy's. Mellow her out or let Bella serve her some shade. Not many women would put up with her possessive bullshit. And thanks for leaving shopaholic Alice at home for now. It's nice to have a break. I hope Esme meets single uncle Carlise. It's really good so far!
Date: 10 Apr 2016 8:30 PM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
I am sorry to see these guys go but I have really enjoyed the ride. It brought back a lot of memories of when I used to teach people about sea life. Thank you guys for helping to spread the work. To paraphrase finding nemo, sharks are friends, not food. That was a great story about them protesting the restaurant. It was also great getting a glimpse into the future for the misfits. I have never been through an engagement or wedding but I have always wondered why Weddings always become more about the family, rather than just the couple. I have never been one of those girls who think of their dream wedding. Maybe as Edward said, Bella was too nice to say no, this is not my dream, this is your dream. So I am glad they had the Belize trip. I can only imagine how crazy Alice's wedding will be. And the next generation of misfits is already here
There is going to be a shark lecture at my local zoo soon. I will think about Bella and Edward when I go. The world needs more people like them.
We are so glad to have had you along for the ride. I'm not the wedding girl either - I leave all of that to EA and also bc she's phenominal at it!
Oh I hope lots of people show up for the lecture! Yes, the world could definitley use more people caring for it and actively working to save it :)
Date: 04 Apr 2016 10:48 PM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
Wow, I can't believe it's over. I will miss this so much. What an amazing job you've done.. I looked forward to every chapter and everyone's part in this story.
Thanks, mountainlion. We are going to miss the misfits and all of you too :)
Date: 04 Apr 2016 2:40 PM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
The wrap up was well done on all accounts.
It was fun to read the expansion of the Misfit's families and the continued bonds through the next generation.
I adore the names chosen for the children.
Maybe someday there will be a future take of the next generation leading MMR on journeys around the globe.
Thank you both for sharing this delightful adventure.
The Next Generation would be an amazing adventure. We will certainly be keeping our ears open in case they decide there is more to share with us.
Date: 03 Apr 2016 8:44 AM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
This has been one of those stories that I truly Waited Patiently, Impatiently for the next update...Evrytime I received that email notification I'd get a big ol smile on my face...Sad this one is over.
Glad we were able to bring you some smiles while the story lasted. We are sad to see it go too. We truly fell in love with all of the misfits.
Date: 03 Apr 2016 3:28 AM Title: 58 I Do Times Two
It is truly sad that this story is done. And I'm a bit disappointed in myself that I'm only reviewing for the first time. But I must say it will be a tiny bit sadder when I don't see chapter updates come through on my emails. You've taken us on an amazing journey and it was a hell of a ride. Well done
We're just happy you read it and loved it :)
Date: 17 Mar 2016 10:32 PM Title: 57 California Dreamin
I agree that there have been a lot of changes but that is the nature of families. And just because their family is getting bigger, doesn't mean that any one person is less important. Bella had a great point about masen finally finding balance. But the wedding conversation showed he is still masen.
I was working at an aquarium when spongebob came out and there was a lot of similar excitement about it. Although the octonaughts sound a lot more educational. I especially like the commentary the guys were providing. Lol My friend accuses me of doing the same thing with animal movies.
And as for kids, if Jane Goodall can have a kid in the middle of the African bush, I am sure Edward and Bella can manage one on a boat. Although if they all start, they might have to get a bigger boat. That was well negotiated by Bella by the way.
We agree with all of this! Especially them needing a bigger boat ;)
Date: 17 Mar 2016 2:58 PM Title: 57 California Dreamin
The Octonaughts were a delightful addition to the care taking responsibilities for the Boys of MMR.
I discovered this group of seafaring explorers a little over three years ago. My granddaughter (two years old at this time) wanted "screen time" with my phone. I asked my daughter what she meant. My little Isabella wanted to use my phone to watch cartoons. I found the Disney free app and we found the Octonaughts. Together we learned about the sea and it's many amazing creatures.
Carly Elizabeth adds a new dimension to the group of misfits and their surrounding family.
Edward's an adult. He was blessed with having a wonderful mother and the amazing love of an aunt that took on the job of his mom. There really wasn't any reason or room in his life for conflict surrounding the arrival of his niece/little sister. Just more love.
Love your view on Edward's love and the arrival of the baby :)
So glad you get to enjoy a show with your granddaughter! It's such a special thing to have something they just do with you :)
Date: 14 Mar 2016 10:09 AM Title: 57 California Dreamin
It was really beautiful to see the building relationship between Edward and the new sister, Carly. Thanks for updating and sharing with the rest of us.
Thank you for reading & reviewing :)
Date: 14 Mar 2016 9:00 AM Title: 57 California Dreamin
Loved loved loved this chapter. Masen is too cute with his little sister. Whit and Masen watching kids shows too funny.
We figured they wouldn't mind a kid's show since they're such big kids at heart :)
Date: 10 Feb 2016 12:32 AM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
So proud of her work with the shark! She did great! I would have been pissed with the laughing too...lol! Awesome surprise wedding! Awww Lee was so happy! !!!
Oh yeah! EA and I would have been livid too. But we also get where he's coming from in his explanation of it so we'd have to forgive him pretty quick too. LOL
Lee was so very happy. It was great to do something sweet for her and Emmett. :)
Date: 09 Feb 2016 6:47 PM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
Edward is such a good friend and fiance. He doesn't get enough credit. They rag on him too much.
LOL Edward rags on them just as much, if not more. It's how siblings are with each other. Especially siblings who have sarcastic streaks. I am the same way with my sister, and my nieces are the same with each other.
As for credit, they give way more than he accepts. He has gotten better about it, but he still thinks he's worse at being personal than he actually is. He'll get there, though. Bella will make sure of it.
Date: 09 Feb 2016 11:42 AM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
awww for the wedding for Lee and Gopher. and for B setting the date...... I can picture an outtake for that. See you next time
We can confirm that we are writing the wedding and it will be the final chapter - and the next chapter. We really think you guys will enjoy it and feel it fits them well :)
Date: 08 Feb 2016 11:03 PM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
I wrote my whole review without realizing that TWCS had magically logged me out so I will try to remember what i had said. lol
From a shark rescue to a secret wedding to an even more secret nursery, this crew has been working hard lately but I know it is all in the spirit of family. I am glad that Lee got her perfect day. I can't wait to see Esme's reaction to the nursery. Hopefully after that Masen and Bella can have some time to themselves before the new season starts.
Speaking of sharks, I agree that it was great that Masen had so many people willing to help with the rescue. People don't think twice about jumping in if they see a stranded whale or dophin but a great white shark is a different story. It just goes to show how much minds are changing. And in some ways Dolphins, orcas and sharks occupy a similar role in the ocean, they just eat different things. We don't mind a dolphin eating a salmon, maybe because it doesn't have big brown eyes and a cute wiskered face. Or be a human. But just look at the statistics of how many people sharks kill vs how many sharks we kill and you will see who is winning this "war". But I know Bella and the rest are working to change minds.
I can't wait to hear about what is next for these guys.
We completley agree with everything you've said about dolphins, orcas, and sharks. It is absolutely a war of perception! That's why groups like Ocearch that go to schools and make documentaries are so vital to changing minds in order for us all to work together to save our oceans and planet.
Date: 08 Feb 2016 7:52 PM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
Masen has become a beautiful blend of love and logic where family and friends are concerned.
You scared me a bit in the beginning of this chapter with Masen missing his breakfast appointment with his Kapu. The shark scene was equally as calculated as it was reckless. I wonder if Edward dismissed Bella's feelings and initial fears to quickly. She has overcome a lot while in the service of MMR but her past experiences will always determine her initial reaction. Time to process us essential. Even if it has to come after an emergency situation.
The boys did a fantastic job arranging Lee's dream wedding.
Now Edward has a date set for his special day.
It's been so rewarding to us to watch Masen grow and learn and put his family first, even before his logic.
Masen isn't dismissing her so much as overestimating her abilities. He's still bad at measuring the difference between her emotions and her logical abilities. He's much better than where he started, but still has some learning to do there.
That wedding was so sweet and fun. I'm not big on writing weddings but I enjoyed that one a lot. And EA enjoyed finding all the outfits and decorations.
Date: 07 Feb 2016 10:40 PM Title: 56 A Fighter and A Queen
I loved all the girly wedding stuff but the best part was reading how they worked together in saving the great white. She was able to hold back her emotions and do the job that was needed. It was beautiful how she has finally come full circle in succeeding.
Watching Masen and Guppy work together and save that shark was so satisfying and rewarding -- all the hard work they've both put into helping her overcome what was once a debiliating fear, it's just so awesome and beautiful :)
Date: 03 Jan 2016 11:49 PM Title: 55 Secrets & Societies
Best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
Gopher is adorable in his desire to bring Rose's dream wedding to fruition.
This tight knit group should have no problem pulling off such a task.
Edward is giving sage advice to Bella regarding the nature of her complicated relationship with Alice. There are parts of the family dynamic that juyst don't go away. And are essential for continued smooth sailing.
Date: 01 Jan 2016 10:49 AM Title: 55 Secrets & Societies
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My NYE was complete with this update, a night home with family and Alabama beating Michigan State. Love the update and how the secrets keep building. Thanks for the update.
Date: 06 Dec 2015 7:31 PM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
It was great getting a glimpse into their onshore lives. While change is hard, it is a necessary part of life. It is hard when you feel like everything is getting thrown at you at once. But with this group, I am sure they will all help each other get through it. So is this baby going to be practice for Bella and Edward? Although I guess we have a wedding to get to first.
If any group can master change, it's this one :)
Yes, practice for Bella and Edward but I think more so for Lee and Gopher ;)
Date: 22 Nov 2015 5:35 PM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
Bella may have had a sad chapter, but as usual this was beautiful. Your characters are amazing and truly make this story one of a kind. Love it. XOXO,Cheri
Thank you! So glad you are still loving the characters :)
Date: 18 Nov 2015 4:17 AM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
Alice, Alice, Alice....... (shakes head) ay, this girl, I know it wasn't done maliciously, but damn........ they'll need to sit down at some point but Bella has to cool off 1st. Love Bella s baby name suggestion. Awww, and Lilo :) yeah, Masen never had a chance. ..lol
You are so right!! Masen never stood a chance at all!
Date: 17 Nov 2015 3:09 PM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
Why wasn't the marriage announced as well? Will Esme and Carlisle be hosting a reception at some point in the future to celebrate their wedding vows? I understand Esme's fears but she should have asked Edward and Bella to play witness to the event. It's been just the two of them for so long that this action could be looked at as impetuous and demeaning to Edward's position in Esme's life. Much like how Bella feels about Alice's rash actions. Not worthy of the respect their efforts have acquired.
Lilo is a cute addition to the family.
Gopher is proving to be a very significant part of Edward's support system.
Esme and Carlisle didn't want the whole night to end up being about them instead of the family so they are holding off for a few days. The ladies will be throwing a reception no matter what anyone else says. HAHA
I can understand your point of view and Edward certainly could have taken it that way, but he knows Esme so well and he knows she had to need this so very deeply to do it without him there.
Gopher is wonderful and it's great to have Edward admitting that now ;)
Date: 17 Nov 2015 12:21 AM Title: 54 New Addition Old Wounds
I love this story and all of the wonderful characters ! So glad you finally added a feline representative ! Where are the pictures ?
Yes, a feline friend was needed! EA is a huge fan of the felines :)