Tseng's last minutes. Turkfic. Rated for rather violent attempts at humor.
(#) Jurhael 2005-06-15 10:34:36 PM
I really liked this one. I thought that the lack of overt sentiment made this story even more moving than it already was. I enjoyed it. Great job!
(#) Wallwalker 2005-06-19 03:33:30 AM
This is a good story. It's somehow poignant and darkly amusing at the same time, and I love the Turks' idea of humor in this.
(#) Kadrin 2005-06-24 05:57:46 PM
I'm very fond of this one. It fits very well with my impression of the Turks from the game, and specifically with Vincent and Tseng. Vincent as "minister" works perfectly with his death focus, thematically and in-character. Finally, the fact that the jokes were actually pretty amusing puts just the right veneer of insouciance to the darkness of the situation.
(#) doc 2005-06-26 04:58:20 PM
Heh. I loved this. It seemed so simple looking at first. But it's very... deep. Not to mention darkly amusing. A great combination, if you ask me. ;}
(#) JadeDixon 2005-07-18 01:28:13 PM
It's amazing that a story that has so many jokes in it can actually be so sad. A beautiful piece.
(#) aramina 2005-08-03 01:55:56 AM
I loved this, so few stories I've found actually talk about the fact that Vincent was a Turk before Hojo experimented on him, so this was just lovely.
(#) Ithilwen 2005-11-27 08:31:58 PM
Violent attempts at humor? I'm in.
"About the damage" is chilling. Your Turk jokes are actually funny without diminishing the poigniancy of the the moment. (Doffs hat) I salute you.
This is the first fic where I don't know whether to laugh or to hurt for the character. This is well written and well thought out. Thanks for the good read.
(#) Badger 2006-05-18 01:10:34 PM
But then, violent humor is what being a Turk is all about, isn't it?
The juxtaposition between Tseng dying and the jokes walked a very fine line between pathos and laughter. That's a damn hard thing to do, and I salute you for it. And it's unusual to see stories that refer to Vincent having been a Turk as a young man. The fact that the same jokes are still there after 30 years (and that they still laugh at them, if they're drunk enough) is both sad and chilling.
And I loved the ending. When is a Turk not a Turk? When they're dead, of course.
(#) Myshu 2006-05-27 02:30:52 AM
The punchline to the last joke had the best delivery I'd ever read. Ditto to the other reviews--great read.