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Reviewer: DrNefario Signed [Report This]
Date: July 27 2023 12:22 PM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1

God this chapter was amazing. It’s definitely my favorite to date. I love the way you write right Sara. Like the amount hatred I have for her is ludicrous. She’s just so childish and entitled. Especially when she tried to play the victim. Like dude I wanted to decapitate her. And although we haven’t seen much of brobdingnagian  culture and their ideals (other than their views on small folk) I feel like she is the physical manifestation of her people(or at least their culture). Just a bunch of mile high entitled, self righteous, airheads that kill and destroy and don’t give a damn.  Just like Nick you can’t help but hate her and the brobs in general.(with the exception of you know who)

Or perhaps that’s what I thought when I first read the chapter. As I pondered about it for a bit I developed a theory. While I do still think that Sara’s a priggish asshole. I think that deep down somewhere in her psyche. A small bit of guilt is starting to grow. I think that as she begins to realize just how human these Lilies are. The souls of the ones she ate will start to haunt her more and more. I think right now, she’s just in denial. I mean it’s alot to process so it makes sense. However denial will only provide temporary salvation from the ever expanding guilt within her. Sooner or later it will overwhelm her. And honestly that’s a good thing. Because not only will it some what give justice to the Lilies she killed.  But it will also drive her to be a much better person. Perhaps it will motivate her to become an outspoken advocate for the rights of Lilliputians. Maybe Sara’s remorse will make her more passionate about Liberating Lilies than her BFF. In short I see a lot of potential in Sara even though she’s a dick. However, even if this is not the case this was still a great chapter and I’m exited to see how this is gonna play out.

Author's Response: Very interesting predictions! I cannot say much, as it will spoil what is to come, but I will say that some of what you guessed is right. Indeed, Sara is a prime example of the worst of Brob society, but at the same time, there is something different about her. What that is, you will have to wait and see. I hope you enjoy the next chapters!

Reviewer: KazumaR1 Signed [Report This]
Date: July 26 2023 8:38 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 43

Decent chapter.

Bigots hate being called out on their bigotry more than anything else so good job showing that. Jeannine is really naive. She should have know better after the club incident. 

Author's Response: It's tempting to label people. Everyone has the capacity for change, it's just a matter of willingness to try. Bigot or not, at least she's at least decent enough not to harm him.

Reviewer: kenrios Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: July 26 2023 8:05 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 43

Wonderful chapter. I guess it's natural. Morality is something really difficult to perceive when looking at it from all its shades. If we place ourselves in context, the trauma is too much to overcome. We're talking about a person who literally watched everyone he loved die in a second by the same being that later ate his kind. I don't know why, Jeannine, knowing all the pain that Nick felt, made a decision to put MG in her care.

So it's only natural that the town is scared for her after suggesting that Jeanine destroy it to be safe. But Nick's is another story.

If Jeanine doesn't act as some sort of mediator, it's impossible for those two to at least get to tolerate each other. Neither of them relents on their perspectives but I think fundamentally the apology should initially come from Sara. Still I don't think that's enough. Is Nick so naive as to think that Sara's apology means anything in the face of the horrors he experienced? Please, that won't ease the pain he's feeling.

It's hard to move on under those circumstances, dude. Nick lives a trauma that Sara does not suffer at all. In fact, the guy sees Sara as the embodiment of the same species that destroyed his life and would do it again if they weren't protected by Jeannine. It's hard to get empathy, support, or even forgiveness here. Let's see how the author manages to blend these two to a certain extent. Maybe Jeannine will help a little, huh? :)

Wow, I'm already causing spoilers again, xd

Author's Response: You raise some excellent points, kenrios. Great analysis of the chapter, honestly! This issue will definitely not be wrapped up in a chapter or two. I hope you'll follow it as it develops. Expect the unexpected from everyone involved.

Reviewer: fleant86 Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: July 17 2023 11:39 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 41

I'm no kidding: this is the best size-related story I've ever read! And I read al lot of it!

I love the size differences and the two main characters most of all!

Author's Response: That's so kind of you! Thanks!

Reviewer: tinyguy Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: July 12 2023 4:12 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 41

Great chapter!
Very interesting to see if this encounter between Nick and the professor will change relations between the two sizes going forward. The professor seemed surprised that Nick is as much of a person as any of her other “students”,  and she was obviously much more concerned for his wellbeing than she was letting on.
Perhaps, with her connections to the university/powerful people, this will be the catalyst for some sort of revolution … I certainly hope so;  would make for an excellent climax to the story.
Keep up your great writing!

Author's Response: Thanks! Interesting idea... Can't say if it's correct or not. You will have to wait and find out :)

Reviewer: Seff27 Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: July 12 2023 12:25 AM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1


Sorry I've been spamming the review section a bit, but this has been a wild ride. Just finished all the chapters currently released (up to 40) and it's been a really emotional journey.

I really appreciate how you seem to take onscreen tiny deaths as seriously as a non-sizey author would take the deaths of human characters, it'd really ruin it if tinies were just dying left and right like in every other story on this website... I really love your writing, thanks for releasing something this high-quality for free :)

Author's Response:

It's fine. Leave as many as you like.

Thanks so much! I am happy that others enjoy what I do. It certainly isn't easy ^^'

Reviewer: Seff27 Signed [Report This]
Date: July 11 2023 11:37 PM Title: Part 3 - Chapter 34

Chapter 34, and I really appreciate the governor bringing those things up! It's something I think about a lot, and I really appreciate you as an author for having the the ability to address such concerns in your story!

Author's Response:

I had to address the elephant in the room. I mean, if not J or Nick realizing the issue, someone had to! It's all part of the worldbuilding/realism.

Reviewer: Seff27 Signed [Report This]
Date: July 11 2023 11:11 PM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1

Welp. I'm on edge again. Still an excellent story, but hooooly shit... I would totally break down after seeing what her mom was like, Jeannine is a stronger person than I 

Author's Response:

I hope it didn't stress you out too much!

Reviewer: Seff27 Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star [Report This]
Date: July 11 2023 8:44 PM Title: Part 2.5 - Chapter 24

Normally I can't read these "tiny city" stories, they always just keep me up at night from nervousness, but... this one is oddly refreshing.

I want to protect the tinies- or, "Lillis" in this case- and my nerves are just too much for me, always feeling nervous about what'll happen to the tinies.

I've been nervous about the classic "friend that's visiting finds the tinies" chapter, but the way Jeannine handled it was exactly how I would, it relieved SO much of my anxiety. It's over, and nothing bad's happened...

I'm sure you'll find many more ways to keep us on the edge, but I feel like I can finally relax a little. Thank you, this chapter was oddly comforting. I can't wait to see how Jeannine's attempt to get into that club goes!

Author's Response: I'm happy that it resonates with you. I was in the same boat, worried about all of the 'tiny city' stories. My worries were almost always confirmed when the giantess inevitably hurt them in some way. Casual cruelty is not something I enjoy, in fiction or in real life. I try to make my characters act realistically, as any decent person would.

Reviewer: liliannnwritesstuff Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star [Report This]
Date: July 05 2023 8:00 PM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1

very nice update, you had me on the edge of my seat there with that last section, and even more so with Nick's fate 😅

one thing, maybe I'm just doing it wrong, but the patreon link doesn't seem to work, it just takes me to a page saying you aren't subscribed to anyone.

Author's Response: Thanks :D I hope you enjoy the second part next week! Oh, I hadn't realized. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. Here, this should work:

Reviewer: Macroscope Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: July 05 2023 5:10 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 40

What a cliffhanger to leave on. Almost literally! Poor Nick's a long way from home now...

Author's Response: It's the first time Nick has been in real danger since the beginning of the story. Let's see how he finds his way out of this...

Reviewer: DrNefario Signed [Report This]
Date: June 29 2023 3:53 AM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1

Hey! It’s me again, I had another question. This time on the world of Magna Gratia. Since it takes place in the world of Gulliver. What happened to the Lilliputians miniature rivals the Blefuscudians? Did the brobs conquer their island too? Or has Blefuscu maintained its independence. If so, is there still bad blood between them and the Lilies?

Author's Response: Welcome back! So, this world of mine isn't *quite* the world of Gulliver. It's my own world with it's own history based off the famous story. The Belfuscudians don't exist in my story, so the answer to that is n/a. I hope that helps!

Reviewer: fleant86 Signed [Report This]
Date: May 29 2023 7:14 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 39

The story becomes better and better!

Keep up the good work!!! 😁

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I am happy that my writing makes others happy :D That's all I really want in the end.

Reviewer: DrNefario Signed [Report This]
Date: May 22 2023 12:17 AM Title: Prologue - Chapter 1

Wow! This is the best gts story Iv read in awhile. I really enjoy the interactions between Jeanie and her tiny roommates and I think the world you’ve set up is really cool! It’s even inspired me to start crafting my own sizey universe. 

I’m just having a hard time comprehending the sheer size of Jeanie(mostly because my simple American brain can’t understand anything involving the metric system). So to help me understand, Let’s say the Lilliputians were the size of regular humans. How big would Jeanie be in comparison?

Author's Response:

Thank you very much! Certainly. Jeannine stands just under 6 miles from the Lilli POV. 

Reviewer: imaybegae Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: May 19 2023 5:39 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 38

that certainly explains myra's previous reactions

Author's Response:

Indeed :)

Reviewer: ro1994 Signed [Report This]
Date: May 11 2023 7:18 AM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 37

Well, I seriously thought we were going to see the first unaware accident!

caught up by Jeannine's body when her walking outpaces the max speed of the vehicle, slapped after being mistaken for an insect when she tried to 'protect' MG from it, or unknowingly stepped on after his chute fell to the ground, etc....

Author's Response:

I couldn't do that to Icarus. He may be reckless, but he doesn't deserve a fatal accident.

Reviewer: kenrios Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: May 10 2023 10:20 PM Title: Part 4 - Chapter 37

Google translator again, please :D

Me identifico mucho con el personaje de Ícaro. De hecho creo que pensamos similar. Es decir, como ingeniero en ciencias informáticas me encanta la tecnología pero también me identifico con el pensamiento de este científico. Sin embargo, creo que le falta un poco de autocontrol o se volverá un científico loco :). La mente, para mí, es un músculo que tiene que estar activa, ejercitarse pero también descansar, la ciencia debe aportar al progreso pero debe saber medir con claridad los riesgos y si es posible minimizarlos, sobreponerse a ellos para que el desarrollo sea algo realmente fructífero y maravilloso.

En fin, un gran capítulo nuevamente. Te felicito nuevamente. Esperemos que Ícaro sepa considerar con sabiduría estos riesgos y realmente darse un descanso :D.

Author's Response:

También me identifico mucho con su personaje. A veces me concentro demasiado en una idea y me meto en problemas. También he tenido mi parte de accidentes, generalmente porque estaba siendo imprudente.

¡Gracias! Creo que se calmará y descansará. Espero que sigas leyendo la historia hasta el final.

Reviewer: Macroscope Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: April 26 2023 8:36 PM Title: Part 3 - Chapter 35

D'aww, this chapter was really endearing. It's so pleasant to read that Sara's beginning to warm up to the Lillis, seeing them as actual people... It goes to show what seeing the world from someone else's eyes can do for your perspective, huh?

I imagine that her earning the tiny citizens' trust will be an uphill battle, though, but I look forward to seeing her try someday. She seems to have taken a liking to Nick in particular... Wonder how she'd react if she knew he witnessed her eating Lillis alive that one time. That's going to be a harsh blow to the conscience.

Author's Response:

Thanks! Exactly, all it takes is an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Sara is going to take the spotlight soon, so look forward to that. Her role and development in this story is going to be important. That 'friction' you're predicting will hopefully play out in a satisfying way. As for Nick, well, you will just have to wait and see.

Reviewer: ro1994 Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: April 26 2023 7:06 PM Title: Part 3 - Chapter 35

Love these "brobs seeing themselves from lili perspective" scenes, hope we see more.

And a heartwarming episode? this does feel like the calm before the storm. Accidents are bound to happen with this size difference~

Author's Response:

It's one of my favorite scenes to write! I can't have it every chapter, but you can expect it a few more times.

Don't be so negative, things can be happy without foreshadowing impending doom...

Reviewer: imaybegae Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: April 06 2023 4:48 PM Title: Part 3 - Chapter 33

I find it interesting how both Jeannine and the Lillis themselves (or at least, Nick and Ori) seem to view the saved Lillis as something like a statistic. For instance, they focused on rescuing Remnants instead of those in pet stores because it was more efficient that way. In this chapter, Ori and Jeannine seemed to imply that it didn’t matter if others were killing Lillis; they just had to save more than were killed.

Also, I’m sorry if this is a stupid question, but how would you imagine the economic system in MG works?

Author's Response:

It was certainly a tough decision for them. As much as the group would like to help others, they are limited in what they can do. Remember that buying Lillis on the black market is both dangerous and expensive. Jeannine is a university student with very limited funds. I'm sure she would do both if she could. As for Ori, she wasn't saying that it didn't matter, but rather that Jeannine's mother could not be stopped by force. In that case, it would be better for Jeannine to focus on making a difference on her own rather than trying to change someone who refuses to do so. None of the mother's actions are being dismissed.

It's not a stupid question. I imagine their society to be capitalist. Imperialism was the driving force behind the invasion of their country, so there is also that.

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