|Reviews for Save Me|
| Ghibli Ninja 5/15/13 . chapter 1
this should be changed to mature!
But it was still beautiful in its own way. It showed how much Lelouch needs C.C.
Sure, she drove him up the wall with her unpredictable nature and arrogant attitude, but she was also there to comfort him when he needed it; she was there to save him, not just by blocking his body from bullets, but also from himself when he was on the brink of self-destruction and about to give up fighting. She would give him a slap of reality and challenge him to continue fighting; when the world turned against him, she stood by his side to help him achieve his goal, even if it meant that she would be left all alone once again.
| Sudentor 3/27/12 . chapter 1
I think - despite it being far from the first time I've read fanfiction heavily involving sex (I think trying to avoid it, in fact, is probably something the same tier of the improbability scale as quantum physics making sense) - this likely marks the first time I've ever reviewed one (or, more specifically, the first time I've ever reviewed a non-yuri fic involving sex, but as yuri occupies an entirely different tier of importance in my heart, you may be comforted by the fact that I consider this a non-issue, and that you have not lost any "specials"). Even better is that I am personally intrigued in romances and sexual relations with a darker, not-necessarily-so-healthy line to them, and this fic has understandably intrigued me so. I will, therefore, try to approach this in a more critical manner; I'm not one to indulge much in smut, so given what I know you're capable of writing, I'm going to try and hold you to a higher standard with sex as a narrative element.
Before you worry too much about that, of course, know first that - by my book - I consider you to have passed. So now that the anti-climax has passed, let's move onto the meat of the review.
Lelouch vi Britannia occupies one of those spots in character narrative where actions he performs that would be vilified if done by any other character only serve to humanize him. I think there are a plethora of elements that make this possible, including his asexuality, his bold acceptance of what he is in the dark, his machine-like efficiency, his manipulation of charisma and flair, but also a strong touch of the emotions underneath it; we've grown to accept him as the best and worst of humanity, he who is both capable of feeling and loving, but also utterly ruthless and mad in his pursuit of his own justice. Therefore, when he finally does break down, when the anger and the self-righteousness and the flair give way only to a broken and exhausted shell of a human being that has manipulated and murdered, it is not difficult to feel sympathetic at the desperation of his actions, even if such actions fairly amount to what is effectively the rape of a teenage girl who does not have the capacity to know better. (And, yes, I'm quite aware of the irony that she's a several-centuries-old woman with the body of a teenager from when her Geass became permanent, yet also with the mentality of a child when she was first given the Geass.)
It is therefore not entirely difficult, therefore, to evoke sympathy in your readers for Lelouch in his desperation; he's blindly reaching out for a comfort that he eventually realizes isn't there. I don't know if this line of thinking consciously came to you, whether you've had the same considerations or if you were just writing based on gut feeling (either is valid, so don't worry if you are), but what I will compliment you on, however, is the controlled way in which you handled this scene. This is not the glorification or romanticizing of rape; whether you arrived here by coincidence or this was the strictly controlled result of your writing, you did not - in my opinion (and I must note here that I have a higher tolerance for this kind of thing, and you've probably discovered that some of your reviewers don't) - cross a rather blurry line of what - to the conventional reader - should and should not be acceptable in portraying sexual assault. To the reader, the sex takes on almost a macabre tone in its absurdity, given the emphasis you placed on Lelouch's increasingly desperate and unhinged manner, the fact that he does not really see C.C. as she is in his attempt to find comfort from sources he knew but are no longer there (the "old" C.C. is gone and so is Nunnally...which, of course, in a fit of irony, turns out not to be true in the end). The absurdity is cranked even higher as it is cast against the backdrop of events that had occurred just prior: The detonation of FLEIJA and the resulting pandemonium gripping the world. Outside, things are as bad as they can be, and in a surreal manner, the protagonist is preventing himself from undergoing a mental breakdown by having sex with a girl he doesn't want to have sex with.
The only real complaint I can remember is the premise itself, and this won't be anything resembling a strong complaint. Basically, I question the likelihood of Lelouch even assaulting C.C. in the first place; there has always been a fairly strong debate amongst the fanbase as to whether or not Lelouch is asexual, or if he's just sexually-repressed because he has more important things to do, like taking down an empire controlling a third of the world. Regardless of interpretation, though, his sexual history - or utter lack of it - through the series makes me raise an eyebrow as to the likelihood of him ever actually having sex. But, then again, Code Geass was meant to be broadcast-friendly, and he did come close to kissing Kallen when he learned Nunnally ended up being the governor-general of Area 11, so I suppose that's up for interpretation. And, of course, this is an artistic license taken to write a compelling story, and I'm certainly not going to begrudge you of that, considering how compelling I found your story.
| Karkas 8/7/11 . chapter 1
Not cool bro. Not cool...
| TheCatloverCG 7/30/11 . chapter 1
| chichi511 3/15/11 . chapter 1
simply amazing, what else can I say?
| Celest 12/23/10 . chapter 1
I really like this. Well done.
| truthlieslovestars 8/18/10 . chapter 1
| MaNgA.jUicE XD 2/18/10 . chapter 1
so sensual... liked it
| PaIN-cAUseD-bY-AddIcTioN 1/27/10 . chapter 1
P.S. where do you get these inspirations?
ma sa ka? real life experience?
| Kakasol728 10/9/09 . chapter 1
i read it for the reviews and i thought it would be amazing...
but that was scary...
| Dragonfire24 8/7/09 . chapter 1
jezuz,if you people got rapoed,would YOU think it were romantic? you people are strange!
| TheCheesyNacho 7/12/09 . chapter 1
well that was disturbing... oo
| iryna 6/28/09 . chapter 1
That was amazing!
| Gimmie back that fillet o'fish 4/16/09 . chapter 1
eh.. im not saying that it was poorly written, its just that i cant see him doing that to her, seriously- you made him rape her oo
its like kouta doing that to nyuu :[ (elfen lied)
| KaoruAoiShiho 2/1/09 . chapter 1