Would you? Could you? Squall/Rinoa, the Timber Civil War, and things best left unspoken.
- You have this terrifying way of exploring the horror of the human condition. Psychological horror, I'd call it if I needed a name for it.
That well-placed "whatever" of Squall's is brilliantly frightening.
The use of the song throughout the story is another wonderful touch. The possible implications of the lyrics grow more and more dark until the revelation of the more complete lyrics resonates throughout the story.
You write battle scenes so that they are constantly tense and edgy. I find myself reading them more quickly because I need to know what happened next.
This story will stick with me for a very long time.
(#) white_aster 2006-02-04 10:13:55 PMHoly crap. O.O That was awesome. You really delve into the darkness of being a mercenary. A nice, unflinching look at what things would be like if this situation was happening in real life. It really brings life to the characters and the story. Messy, gritty, wonderful stuff.
Not the most eloquent or coherent review, but I just read this whole thing at one sitting, after a long day, and I think my brain poured out my ears like it did after my first viewing of Akira. This story is devastating, brutal, and apt. OW. I don't think I'll ever be able to laugh at Squall's "Whatever" or the League of Sulky Teenagers again.
Very good writing. I can't poke at a single bit of it.