Dave and Izzy continue to intrigue me. They actually have quite a cute relationship together. They even have little daily routines they do! I couldn’t help but let out a bit of a giggle at times while reading the moments between them. Not only are they cute…they’re still so damn hot! Ugh! Not hotter than Duzzy, mind you, but they’re pretty far up there! They've been heating things up for me, that's for sure. I love Izzy and Nikki’s relationship too. They have such a great friendship. They play off each other very well and they’re so much fun together. They had me laughing up a storm. Deja poo. Hahhaha! I love it! Poor Izzy, though. He was spent all this time being sober and he’s so fucked up and sick because of it. Such is life. The moment when Iz reunited with Slash was cute but him and Ax was just so beautiful. Like old friends seeing each other again. No bitterness or hate between them. It was just a very nice moment. It actually gave me a bit of tears. I'm very glad that it turned out that way and not into a hate fest like some people might see it. They've been friends forever. Its only right for them to come together in a moment like that. And dammit! I'm dying to know who Ax's secret lover is. I know you gave me some clue before but I just can't figure it out. You're so mysterious! But I love it! Iz has seen two of his former band mates so far... I'm just waiting for that moment when he runs into Duff again. Time will only tell. Yet another wonderfully beautiful chapter, babe! I'm loving how this story is going so far. Just everything about it is amazing and I'll also take the time to say that I always adore your characterizations of the Guns boys. Not just in the F&L stories but in all your Guns works. It’s really what makes your stories come alive for me. They just feel so real and so genuine. If it weren't for you and your Guns, I wouldn't even be here. I already can't wait for the next chapter! Love you! <3
—Moon2787, for Nexus's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
Jesus fucking christ! I shed so many damn tears of laughter! De'ja poo!!! I cried and cried so hard I couldn't read! Just wet blurry lines! I loved how connected and shit him and Axe were in the fucking tent in the middle of a goddamn hotel suite. And of course what's the secret Axl? God this really made my day. Thank you for the laughter of tears. —sgSixx, for Nexus's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
Something about domesticity unnerves me, but as things became more darker and Nikki came back to bring in that drunk rockstar swagger, I found myself enjoying this chapter. The fortress that Axl has built for himself is both psychological and tangible, which I find really interesting and just... wow. Putting mental/emotional stress into actual objects, such as a portable tent, makes things much more understandable. As well, Axl and Izzy's relationship is just so, I don't know, beautiful. Platonic relationships with that dynamic are great.
Also, I love this: "But I have long learned that what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how love is supposed to be, so I don’t dwell on the picture." My inner Jungian aficionado was very happy with that line. —not-enough-duff, for Nexus's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail