|Reviews for Batman Silent Hill: Shadow In The Mist|
| Sticks and Bones 3/15/13 . chapter 20
This was a beautiful piece of fiction. The way you wrote batman was so believable and the monsters you came up with are awesome. I especially love the part with scarecrow and the swarm of bats. Epic stuff! You deserve more favourites and reviews
| Cansei de Ser Sexy 3/5/13 . chapter 20
Omg, you finished it! Argh, I really forgot this, AGAIN, last week I saw your updates, and was crazy happy, then came to here to check it out, and saw the end, whooooa. Okay, I'm gonna start reading now, can't even rmemeber where I was...sorry, I know, terribly bad of me, but since the story is finished, I say, that's it then.
I'm really glad that you saw through this, and took your time to share with us.
Be seeing you later
| RJtheClown 2/28/13 . chapter 20
I am very sorry to hear about your mother and can now of course see that particular influence upon some of the decisions you made in the story. Of course, the inspiring myth of Batman, our modern day Odysseus, has helped many people through those times.
And thanks for the compliment. It was a pleasure.
| RJtheClown 2/28/13 . chapter 19
"You built this fire yourself, little Brucie. You lit the flame the moment you killed her. You've been running from the fire ever since. But you can never outrun it Bruce."
This reminds me of the scene in Silent Hill 2 when Angela walks up the flaming staircase, apparently engulfed by guilt. "You see it too? For me, it's always like this."
"Yesssss. There can be no true pain without love!"
It's interesting that you began to implement the Nolan elements of Batman into the finale, "Why do we fall" "You'll never have to [thank me]" et al. The line above reminds me of Bane's monologue about true despair.
"Indulgence may have brought you happiness for the moment, Master Bruce. But in the end, indulgence breeds restlessness and anger."
A smart line. Bruce has indulged too heavily in the Batman for too long and has become embittered by the endlessness of his mission, and confused as to the point of Batman.
"Little Brucie looks down at the streets below and feels like a God."
Similar to the line above, Bruce has become lost in Batman and has become more concerned with thwarting criminals as part of his revenge mission than helping innocent people. This story has become Bruce Wayne rediscovering what it means to be a hero rather than a vigilante. Very smart how you have tied these critical themes of the character into the acid test that is Silent Hill.
"Alessa screamed. A spoilt brat failed by her toys."
This is a strong line that represents the shift of power between herself and Bruce changing.
"Things the colour of rotted meat slithered wetly into being, sprouted limbs and learned to stand."
You used the skin / rotted meat analogy earlier in the chapter.
"The pile of bodies exploded outwards, squealing wretched things sailed through the ether clawing at nothing. Their claws were blunted. Their teeth were broken."
A great 'Hell, yeah!" moment, but I've noticed you've used the word 'ether' two or three times in a short period.
"Alessa Gillespie died that night. She died in the Martha Wayne Memorial Ward of Gotham General Hospital."
An interesting thought, that Alessa is only alive as long as she thrives on negative emotions like pain and guilt and rage, that as soon as someone stands up to her, she withers away. The comparison between herself and Batman is there, in that he, until this point, was fuelled by negative emotions.
So, you finally finished. The foundations of a terrific idea steadily built upon with skill and patience, weaving together these dual narratives together in clever a way that complements the two stories. This is the sort of idea that if they announced in the world of comicdom, there would be no dissenting voice, because while the connection between the two worlds is not obvious, it makes perfect sense once someone points it out. Have a beer, you deserve it.
| Tenro100 2/27/13 . chapter 20
this has been one the best stories i have had the pleasure of reading on this site thank you darkknight uk for this awesome and enjoyable story
| deadpoolhulk 2/27/13 . chapter 20
this was a really damn good story, i really enjoyed every single part of it. thank you for writting it.
| dthomasjr87 2/7/13 . chapter 1
I absolutely love this story. The author does an excellent job of capturing not only the essence of Batman, but also the essence of Silent Hill. I personally feel this work is good enough to be turned into an actual comic from DC. Every part of the story is full of the suspense you would expect from Silent Hill. The creatures are described in astonishing detail and very true to Silent Hill fashion. Everything is brought together in a way that truly makes everything seem plausible and fits within both worlds. Furthermore, this story is very well written, and there are very little technical errors that would detract from the immersion of the story. Can't wait for the finale!
| RJtheClown 2/6/13 . chapter 16
Some lovely description again, such as, "Dead grass set in baked earth skin." but be wary of typos and other grammatical errors in your writing, like, "sobbed bloody tears into a rested sink full of sewage coloured water." I presume you mean rusted. Very important in a story such as this that relies an intense sense of immersion to be technically flawless, as it can be a mood killer.
"Beneath the opaque lenses of the cowl Batman shed a single tear for the poor misguided creature." Your call, of course, but I'm not sure Batman, even in his fragile mental state, would cry about the death of a murderer. It seems too far out of character for comfort.
"There was a buzzing, a ringing in The Batman's head. Faint but unmistakable. Like tinnitus but in the wrong place." An example of some of your best description, really presents an image that is easy to imagine.
"Chubby, pampered, weak. The Batman despises him." Very nice.
"The soft hum of machinery dies. And so does Martha Wayne." When I first saw the opening chapter of a Batman / Silent Hill crossover, I was struck by its potential. It's like Batman's worst encounter with the Scarecrow, only amplified by feelings of guilt that attracts lost souls to the town. This story becomes a very personal character study of Bruce Wayne as he becomes slowly stripped of the safety blanket that is Batman.
Oh, and am I the only one sensing a Batman / Pyramid Head showdown is around the corner...
| Tenro100 2/5/13 . chapter 16
very awesome and enjoyable chapter
| Guest 1/17/13 . chapter 15
Well written, the cliff hanger definitely calls for a sequel in my opinion or just an end all the (dare I say) fans are wanting to read.
| ahmad.alhamily 9/10/12 . chapter 15
I thought you forgot about this one a loooong time ago and I was mistaken.
Please continue to write this one. I'm sure the finale will be great.
Thanks for your effort Darkknight UK
| Gioia-GG 8/4/12 . chapter 1
Allright, I just realized it takes place in Batman, not in Nolanverse. Funny, I was really remembering it being in Nolanverse, which is the only fandom Batman I frequent. You did change it or my memory is failing me I don't know,(which is unlikely a surprise) but it does matter not as I'm sure I will still enjoy it no matter what.
| Cansei de Ser Sexy 8/4/12 . chapter 15
Goodness, I sooo remember this fic, and just moments ago I sort of stumbled on it. I remember it from the Nolanverse section, then someday-yeaaaaars agoooo I lost it, but 'now' I figured it out where it'd gone. They(or you) had moved it to crossover sections, and it never occured to me that it would be where it was lost:) Sometimes, I really suck:)
I remember myself enjoying your story immensely, in fact, I just figured out after seeing your first chap I'd snitched your opening line too for one of my fic-must have been unconsciously, I wasn't even aware of that truthfully, so sorry too, and you can't image how happy I was when I found this story again. I really thought you'd pulled it off .
Anyway, enough nonsensical rambling! I'm going to start read from the begining this story, and hopefully leave one or two reviews to appreciate this beauty like it deserves, and WILL add it to story alert then I wouldn't lose it not ever again:P The thing I remember from this story the most is a letter Bruce was finding in Silent Hill, the letter a younger Bruce had written to his dead parents, and it had moved me a lot reading it. Again, I was alreading thinking how was a brilliant idea to make a crossover with Silent Hill and Nolanverse, even though Nolan had dismissed all the supernatural stuff, the good thing with Silent Hill is that it could work for whatever fandom you want it to be. It's a psyhedelic stuff, which I think suits Bruce Wayne incredibly.
I'm really glad-like you couldn't get it till now:)-you're still continue to write, not to mention with plans to finish it.
See ya hopefully soon.
| Tenro100 7/31/12 . chapter 15
wow man long time lol nice chapter can't wait for more
| spinners-grove 7/19/11 . chapter 1
My reaction to the simple concept of this was as such:
"Oh, HELL YES."