|Reviews for Penultima|
| MiguelCC51 10/4/12 . chapter 1
Did Squall just pull some Wibbly Wobbly Timey Whimy to get another shot at Ultimecia? Wow, great fic.
| Goldamon X 4/7/10 . chapter 1
Well...Shit. That was good. And rather creepy.
| Cat In My Fridge 8/16/09 . chapter 1
It's - it's amazing. Holy hell. Your use of the English language is astounding here - I loved all the little style quirks you had going on that made it all more tangible, more real, and oh-so much more haunting.
And this is going into my quotes anthology:
There is something about despair that even the animals understand. It's what grips a deer staring at its own death, so that it can only stand stiff and still-every survival instinct frozen, unable to save itself. Convinced of its ruin, it awaits and enables its ruin. Despair is self-fulfilling calamity.
Terror is despair given desperation, is desperation given form and voice. Despair and terror feed on each other like symbiotes-they sap each other, strengthen each other, endure.
| Bluegoat 8/5/09 . chapter 1
Well, that was a thought-provoking, tragic one-shot. I loved it. So Squall is incredible here. The bit about what makes a leader was awesome, and Squall was that leader.
| Hassun 4/12/09 . chapter 1
A very interesting take on time compression and the end of FFVI. It's so hard to comprehend a story which breaks the otherwise infallible rules of time but you made it both entertaining and dark.
| Viviane Renard 11/18/07 . chapter 1
Twisted but good. The thought of killing his friends in order to try a plan of questionable reasoning-that takes more of an iron will than I can ever even imagine having. Very nice job with Squall's thinking.
| Heian Edenwood 9/24/07 . chapter 1
This was a bit odd to me... yet something REALLY drew me to it. ) Going to my favourites. _
| AutumnDynasty 7/17/06 . chapter 1
Looking at the other reviews you've gotten for this, I doubt I'll be saying anything new but..wow. That was an absolutely astounding piece of writing that left me breathless by the end. The only thing that I can say for negatives on this is that I did get a little confused a little by the logic and time, though I think that added something to it for me. I wouldn't have it any other way. Excellent work!
| Fwe 5/29/06 . chapter 1
Wow. That was really amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Your awesome use of the English language was probably what made it so good for me. You're really far above most of the people on this site (myself included) and I found that refreshing. :) The idea was wonderfully original, too. A pleasant break from all of the romance abound. I think that the bittersweet points were brilliantly played out. Very subtle, very dramatic. ;) If anything, going away from this I can say this safely: I envy your skills with a pen (or keyboard.) Good show. Keep it up.
| Queen000 1/5/06 . chapter 1
nicely written story. I found this while searching for Appendix I in order to re-read it, but it seems as though you have taken it down. It's a shame; I really liked that story, even though there was no concrete ending. I was actually hoping that you were going to continue writing it.
| Moshi Moshi Mai 10/17/05 . chapter 1
Whoa, that was really cool! It gave me the creeps! _ Excellent work!
-Moshi Moshi Mai
| wellduh 5/25/05 . chapter 1
Scarily, makes sense. Nice concept. Love ending.
| The Hart and Hound 2/9/05 . chapter 1
Ah, I saw the title to this piece and I knew that I would have to read it. The concept of the penultimate is enticing, especially with your use of it in time compression.
As far as I can see, the characterization of these characters is exceptional and I am especially fond of Squall's repetition of his intent. It builds tension and leads you to the conclusion.
Thsi actually reminded me a lot of Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice" and I do wonder if there was any influence drawn from him.
Congrats on this piece, it's certainly one to remember.
| Hisime again 12/23/04 . chapter 1
I think it ate my review. If you're dying to know what I rambled about, I could email it or something. I apologize for this if it didn't actually eat my review and it's only my computer being evil.
| Hisime 12/22/04 . chapter 1
Hello. I sort of stumbled over here one day a while ago, read this fic, and was... amazed. I then read most all of the other things you have posted, but I keep coming back to this one. I figured that, since I haven't got time (*cough-motivation-cough*) to review everything, I should at least review this, because I'm pretty sure it's my favorite.
Now that I've probably scared you, I'll move on and actually talk about the fic... .