|Reviews for All Hallows' Even|
| Falynn 11/5/09 . chapter 1
I think you struck a very nice balance between background story, drama and fluff. Your mysterious, sexy Kenshin and headstrong Kaoru is very similar to most of your RK fics, but I just love how you managed to combine festive with drama without the tackiness. And the mood of the entire story takes my breath away! An echo of horror without outright gore and the creepy freaky stuff.
It's so visually and emotionally vibrant, I can almost imagine standing in the chilly night air and under the lonely streetlights. Kaoru...that girl runs away from emotions too much, and Kenshin's the purfect counterpart.
It bothered a bit me how unapologetic she was though, (not even a "Sorry I stabbed you? It must've hurt"?). Even so, my favorite part has to be the betrayal, and Kaoru missing him...so bittersweet! Everything works together beautifully, I appreciate the absence of foolish mortals and amateur summoning circles or whatnot, which is usually used (or as I call it, abused) to tie in the paranormal. All the monsters just stroll along the streets like its the most natural thing to do, which is great since some fantasy writers fall into the trap of trying to explain the inexplicable.
I didn't quite follow Kenshin's logic at the end. Very romantic, but I wouldn't call having the love of my live having an attempt on my life through crude means "cute". I also, would not see it as an A on the assessment of finding the perfect soulmate. But then again, I'm no chaos demon so what do I know? :P
Light, festive, yet dark and very romantic. This is turning into an essay lengthed monster but I could go extolling the virtues of your literary prowess for many more pages. But of course, I'd rather you type up more stories than waste time reading my ramblings :)
| noname00 11/5/09 . chapter 1
I loved it
| mellyd 11/5/09 . chapter 1
Perfect halloween story
| Triste1 11/5/09 . chapter 1
Argh! I knew I missed a few of those mistakes. Ah well.. such is life.
As before, I found certain parts of the story to be absolutely hilarious; "No, no, stabbing me with a stake is not an insult at all! In fact, it's the perfect courting gesture, you lovely creature." Even my friend who doesn't read fanfiction found it to be utterly charming.
The plotline is certainly interesting. Zombies, as far as I know from old movies, are decaying, barely-held-together creatures. The possibility of them developing into stronger creatures-that's certainly new. A nice twist on things; especially the bit about needing humans to connect to this world from the other and all that other jazz.
Great job with the fic. I hope to see another from you soon. It was a blast!
| RubieRedSlippers 11/5/09 . chapter 1
Absolutely love it! Another amazingly creative plot on your part. I have to admit, I really do always like it when Kenshin is a demon. Just something about it is particularly satisfying. Plus Zombies have been very "in" this year. Seems only appropriate that some proper Fanfiction would jump on that wagon as well.
I loved how you started in medias res and reflected back on past events before bringing it back to the present. It was very well done and easy to follow while still making the beginning catchy and intriguing. (I say that as though I wouldn't read it if it WASN'T a catchy beginning-but very little can hold me back from completing a work of yours. School work, for example, doesn't hold too strong a front. I digress).
Also I have to admit that one of the distinguishing factors I find among better authors is that they have a way of mentioning that something happened without exactly making the character DO it. I thought this was particularly well done here:
"Two years and she still loved him. She was a mess. Megumi already thought she was crazy, shoving pamphlets and books about demon possession and how dangerous it was to play with them under her nose. Kaoru was still refusing to go ‘talk’ to her friend"
You get the idea across that Kaoru has been struggling and her friends have been trying to help without making it happen in present time. I don't know. Upon first reading that line it just stuck out to me. I thought it was very well done.
Anyway, I just wanted to review as I'm not the best about doing so, but you deserve it! Especially because I'm always waiting around for you to write something new. (Not a hint-I'm just in satiable!)
Thank you for writing such a wonderful Halloween story! I can't wait to read what you come up with next.
| Mish 11/5/09 . chapter 1
I always find your stories so humorous! The tension between them and the intensity is awesome. Also, the personalities of not only Kenshin but Kaoru are wonderful to read about. I always want to laugh at how Kaoru keeps trying to avoid him while he's just biding his time before he pounces XD
| TheaBlackthorn 11/5/09 . chapter 1
A great story darlin' though I really wanted to see what Kenshin does to Kaoru! :)
| vamp1987 11/5/09 . chapter 1
Another awesome story. I always love how you portray Kenshin in a much darker relief in your stories and Kaoru is always kick ass.
| poems2songs 11/5/09 . chapter 1
wonderful story... really liked it... very interesting... good job... great work!
| LittleWords15 11/5/09 . chapter 1
Your stories never cease to amaze me, there just too uber fantastic... and yes I said the uber prefix and mean it! I was super glad to see a halloween themed story come around, I'm still very much in the halloween mood, I have this big bag of candy I got while trick or treating to thank for that (yes I am a 19 year old who begs for candy, I need my chocolate obsession satisfied after all TT)
Any who, love demon!Kenshin, he was incredibly and evilly sexy! The zombies and mirrors as others have already said was a really nice touch. I thoroughly loved it, I only had one problem with the time skips, I got a little confused, I didn't know if things had returned to the present or if they where still in the past, but I soon got over it after reading it again... and then I read it again just for pure utter enjoyment cause its that good. SO I'll stop rambling now and let you get back to more important things. Great job and I hope to see more awesome fics from you soon!
| Gilligan's Ghost 11/5/09 . chapter 1
as good as any of the short fics that you have written before. I wish you would make these stories longer please? I have cookies!
| elgaladangel 11/4/09 . chapter 1
HOLY EFFING FRICK. That was amazing. I love Kenshin as an evil sexy demon, but him essentially saying Kaoru had proved herself dominant by kicking ass - that just made my day. WONDERFUL post-Halloween treat!
| AngelWingsbaka 11/4/09 . chapter 1
A keep me on the edge of my seat, cant stop reading fic as always :)
| jbox 11/4/09 . chapter 1
great job! the suspense throught the fic gave it a "scary" feeling appropiate for halloween! i love tibit about demoness.
| Scarylady 11/4/09 . chapter 1
Awsome! *snicker* Nothing like murdering your boyfriend as a demon mating ritual. XD And he *really* likes kids. *giggle* I wonder if that's part of being a chaos demon, 'cuz kids can sure be a handful. XD Utterly wonderful, a joy to read :D