|Reviews for Last Rites|
| Goes Boom 3/17/13 . chapter 1
Awesome story, does a great job of capturing hte fact that underneath the horrible things they do, the Turks are still people. Still kinda angry/annoyed that they made it so Tseng was alive in Advent Children, kinda ruins the impact of what happens at the Temple of the Ancients in game.
| The White Camellia 12/25/12 . chapter 1
Very nice piece of work. The last line and its answer, it's very... deep. I can't quite put this into words, it made me feel like crying, but not really.
| Naramyon 6/30/12 . chapter 1
This was... sad. Heartbreaking-ly so.
I mean, in any other place, between anyone other than Turks, those jokes would have been funny. (Funny for black humor, anyways.) Instead I feel like crying - only the tears won't come.
You captured the cohesiveness of the Turk culture... Tseng and Vincent are on different sides of the battle, are strangers, but they are both Turks.
The way you honored that... The whole Rite just seemed to FIT.
| me malum 5/11/11 . chapter 1
Ooof. Dark, but I liked it. The last couple of lines sent a shiver down my spine.
A nice show of the darker, often ignored side to the Turks- how they're both not overly worried about the fact that one of them is about to die, and move on immediately.
Really quite chilling when you think about it. And really well written too!
| skepsis66 3/19/11 . chapter 1
Understatement is really used to the greatest of effect here. The morbidly funny jokes, as corny as they come, when Tseng is on the brink of death... it's somehow fitting. The answer to Vincent's last words were very telling and it touches on the heart of what being a Turk really means, I think - something defining. Nice one .
| Velveteenrabbit 2/26/11 . chapter 1
what an odd mix of heartbreaking and hilarious.
| Mickis 1/17/11 . chapter 1
I loved everything about this. I loved the fact that Vincent stayed behind. I think he does sympathize with the Turks, or else he wouldn't have saved Tseng and Elena in Advent. But this story touches on the subject of WHY he would sympathize. Even though they've never known each other, Tseng and Vincent, the job of a Turk is so consuming they know and understand each other anyway. And the jokes are the perfect way to convey that.
The ending is incredibly sad without trying too hard to be it. Tseng is one of my favorite characters in the game and Vincent... well. He's not so bad, if portrayed well. And you obviously hit a home run there, so kudos!
| terrorofthehighway 12/9/10 . chapter 1
I really liked this story - the lame jokes, and everything. It's rather touching, and brevity rather suits it.
| sweetness4theheart 12/2/10 . chapter 1
This, for some reason, made me incredibly, incredibly SAD
| fetherhd 10/24/10 . chapter 1
| Claire D'Aubigne 7/1/10 . chapter 1
I feel terrible for laughing, but I laughed anyway. Well done!
| RainFlame 6/30/10 . chapter 1
This was very good and very sad ;_;
Excellent job :)
| Ameno 5/10/10 . chapter 1
Because sometimes, laughter is all you have.
Been a long time. Still as powerful as ever. Just thought you should know.
| Gwachaedir 3/30/10 . chapter 1
That was brilliant, sad and amazing in its simplicity while giving excellent insight into just what it means to be a Turk.
| The Laughing Fool 3/29/10 . chapter 1
Excellent dialogue. EXCELLENT. I loved it. This was a fantastic oneshot and how terribly dark and sad-but those jokes were pretty good.
In an overly turk-ish kind of way.
Excellent style and I loved the story-