|Reviews for Eclipse|
| Lukyirish12 12/13/04 . chapter 3
scarry... and so sad... I hate you for writing something so heart breaking... *sobs uncontrollably*
| Lukyirish12 12/13/04 . chapter 2
| Lukyirish12 12/13/04 . chapter 1
wow... amazing... and different... im eager to read
| Lukyirish12 12/11/04 . chapter 10
| Nekotsuki 12/4/04 . chapter 10
Well, you probably get this a lot ... but I think I prefer your version of Seisouhen to the disjointed thing on my DVD. And yes, you made me cry hard. ;; Still doing so, actually. Congratulations on writing such a moving piece of work, and I'm only sorry I didn't read sooner.
| Koruyuu 8/23/04 . chapter 10
Soo sad. And Beautifully written! The whole, last to OVA epsiode of Kenshin... You're such a talented writer! I really admired how you rewrote the whole two episodes and added more emotions to them! I nearly cried in the first few chapters... poor Kenji... what would happen to him? Poor Koaru... Kenshin-san died! T.T Well... sorry for chatting away... I LOVE YOUR STORY!
| El Capitan 8/19/04 . chapter 10
This is really a wonderful story. Then again, if we haven't grown to love these characters, I guess the effect of the fic would have been immensely underwhelming. Nevertheless, good story! Hope you write more!
| Lucrecia LeVrai 8/8/04 . chapter 10
This beautiful fic made me cry a couple of times, even though – yeah, I'm gonna repeat it as many times as necessary – I'm not the kind of person who can be easily moved to tears. I don't know, there's just something special in your writing that made the whole tale, well... so damn touching! Kenshin's semi-peaceful death in the final chapter seemed only too perfect.
Anyway, I loved how you turned Kenji's progression into maturity into one of the most important (if not the main) themes of the fic, yet avoided to marginalize all other characters, especially Yahiko or Megumi. The final kenjutsu match was great; Kenji may not be my favorite RK person, and yet - with the way you described it - I couldn't help but feel impressed with his strength and determination.
My only complaint is that Kenshin's letter seemed slightly unrealistic. For example, I can hardly picture him writing: "...and I had to learn their language... at my age and state!" As we both know, the man never used to be such a self-pitying type.
Damn, I would've gladly added 'Eclipse' to my favorites, but I already have two of your stories there, and I just don't feel like making the list any longer right now... anyway, I hope that all other reviewers have already updated /their/ favorites, because this story definitely deserves /lots of/ praise! It simply has to be one of the best RK fics I've ever – yes, /ever/ – read. It was excellent, moving, beautifully written, and I enjoyed it very much.
PS: Hehe, I also your loved Franziska... maybe because I once used to have a German friend by that name... or maybe 'cause I'm stupidly obsessed with everything connected with Germany. ;p Anyway, I found all parts with her very funny. :))
| KatsyKat 8/4/04 . chapter 10
Wow… I’m not ashamed to say I almost cried. The only reason I didn’t, probably being that it was, after all, inevitable. And with such a happier end to his life – pales in comparison to the tragic end depicted in the movie. It was a very touching ending that did not let down the story nor overwhelm it. This was much more appropriate, in my humble opinion, than the movie displayed. I loved the realism throughout this story in fact. It was all very believable and appropriate without being predictable. Amazing Job!
| KatDrama 7/6/04 . chapter 10
| Kanzen ne Tsuki 7/6/04 . chapter 10
oh my... such a beautiful and moving scene... my heart is breaking. I know he is dying and the end of all things has come at last, but you wrote it so beautifully.
Thank you. I look forward to the epilogue.
| donna8157 7/6/04 . chapter 10
Hi Aredhel. Beautiful chapter. The shame and helplessness that Kenshin felt when he had Kaoru help him was really put into being in those couple of gestures. The death scene was especially wonderful. It was really sad, but it gave the readers closure nonetheless. I really enjoyed it. Sigh .. why couldn't have Sony made this into "Seisouhen?" Hehe P
| rain angst 7/5/04 . chapter 10
It is a great chapter. Also sad in a way.
| finch 7/5/04 . chapter 10
It couldn't end any other way. But this isn't merely sad; the sadness and the lingering sense of pain are mitigated by a feeling of closure, and also of peace, at the end. It's beautiful.
| PraiseDivineMercy 7/5/04 . chapter 10
*Cries* I knew it was going to happen, but that didn't lessen the blow, especially the way you mislead me at the beginning. If Kenshin were a real person I'd be praying for him right now. Poor Kenji as well, I kind of wanted him to be there when Kenshin died.
Did you ever lose someone slowly to an illness? The way you describe Kenshin's decline reminds greatly of when I watched my grandfather slowly die of Kidney disease and now with my ailing grandmother. The feelings you describe in the Kenshingumi are very like mine.