So after having put off reading the last chapter of Receiver of Many long enough, I finally finished.  I’m just…okay, I’m going to get a little campy here, but I want to say something.

I’m not ashamed to admit that it really did reduce me to tears — of sadness for the finality, and also that of joy and pride for the beauty of it all.  I really cannot emphasize how perfectly orchestrated every detail is, not just in this chapter alone, but in the story as a whole.  There’s a million things I could say about how awe-inspiring the writing is and how effortlessly the entire story captivated me, but it would pale in comparison to the experience of reading it yourself.  There are some stories in this world that have the potential to be pieced together in sensible, astonishing feats, and Kata has executed this flawlessly.  To say that she had done original mythology justice would truly be an understatement, because to take on even a simple piece of these culturally rich tales is not a walk in the park.  Finding a story that makes a lasting imprint on you as a reader is sometimes not easy, either.  But when you do find them, you know that they’re worth every hour spent staying up to read, every moment lost in daydreams filled with prolific imagery and headcannons, every second spent as a devoted reader of your devoted writer’s work.  I’m so glad that I stumbled upon Receiver of Many, because it’s just as inspiring as it is fulfilling.  The only thing that I regret is not having stumbled upon it sooner!

Thank you for this experience, Kata.  You can count on me to buy this when it’s published, along with any of the sequels you have planned!

*looks at ceiling*

*fans eyes with fingertips*

I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying!!

*gross sobbing noises*



Cupid and Psyche
Le Ravissement de Psyché (1895) William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Psyche et L’Amour (1889) William-Adolphe Bouguereau
L’amour et Psyché (1899) William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Cupid et Psyché (1893) Lionel Noel Royer
Cupid and Psyche is a story from the Latin novel Metamorphoses written in the 2nd century AD by Apuleius. It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche and Cupid, and their ultimate union in marriage. Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper. [x]

Anonymous asked:

I shed a tear knowing this was the last chapter. It was just perfection. Your writing skills, the imagery, the devotion, their connection... sigh, it was all beautiful. I can't wait until part 2... well, I can wait because I'm sure you need a breather after two years of writing, but I will eagerly await. Bless you and your husband for ROM :)

Thank you!! I can’t go without writing for too long. I’ll post something soon, and now that this is done I’m itching to get to work writing The Good Counselor.

teuthists asked:

Thank you for that last chapter. A beautiful ending for a beautiful story :') now I'm gonna miss those days where I forlornly waited for the next chapter, trying to distract myself with college and stuff. Please continue writing! <3

Well, this isn’t the last you’ll see of them :)

I’ll publish the prologue to The Good Counselor at the end of next month.

hanhreus asked:

FANTASTIC (。♥‿♥。) BEAUTIFUL (。♥‿♥。) BRILLIANT (。♥‿♥。) i love youuuuuuu,Kata (♥ω♥*) please write more Hadesephone-oneshot, plz plz plz *sop* oh, i love them and miss them so much *dont want to accept that this's the last's chapter of RoM* *sob* (-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩___-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩-̩̩̩)

Yay! Thank you!! :D

As I said, I definitely have a one shot in my head that might see the light of day. I also have a short story planned from the perspective of Iasion.

But thank you again for reading and I’m glad you liked the ending!