|Reviews for Incommunicado|
| Guest 4/10/13 . chapter 34
This is truly one of the very best Danny Phantom fics I have had the pleasure to read. You have a great talent for bringing out the personalities and traits of all the characters. A brilliant peace of work.
| nique17 4/8/13 . chapter 34
This should be made into a movie!' This story was awesome!
| G00ZER 1/22/13 . chapter 34
...Wow. Where do I even begin? I guess I'll start by saying I read Powerless a few years ago and never knew you made a sequel until about a week ago. You should have seen my face at the news - I immediately squealed and started reading and had to fight myself to stop sometimes so that I could attend to other things I had to do xD.
I wish Powerless wasn't so foggy in my memory, and I also wish I had reviewed it back when I first read it (back when I didn't have an account lol). I'll guess I'll have to fix that when I read that story and Incommunicado again for my second go-around on this amazing duo-series. I read your other story Soul Searching as well those few years back (before I read Powerless, I think). Seriously dude! You're like my favorite author on here! I don't think I've ever read so many stories by the same author, fanfiction or not!
It's amazing seeing how you've progressed as a writer. Even if I can't remember Powerless and Soul Searching too clearly, I know that this gem I just finished reading here captivated me far more than the former stories, and those stories were fantastic. I remember the suspenseful and realistic feeling I got from Powerless really well, but with Incommunicado, the characterization of Danny and Vlad (who are made realistic yet are still down to a T) and your development of new and old OC's rose to a whole new level entirely. I've never really liked OC's. Your stories changed that for me.
I fell in love with Toushirou's character. That guy is just plain awesome! I think it's hilarious that Danny's always wanted his autograph too (and it's sweet that he finally got it...an even cuter and funnier that he had to give Toushirou his autograph in return). In Powerless, I kinda thought he was cool, but I don't remember paying too much attention to him. Here, you brought him out fully and made him a really likeable and cool guy with an awesome, hilarious, and unique personality.
On a different note, I'll be honest and say that I didn't think I would like Taj Nice at first. I kept thinking that his powers would take away from Danny's powers, or that his awkward/extremely-nice personality would come out too flat. Boy, did you prove me wrong. That guy was completely unexpected with his in-depth personality and how he's actually a lot smarter than one would think. What was cool was that you didn't make his past the main point of his character...this is hard to explain, but most people seem to heavily rely their OC's on some shattered past that they can't move on from and the character spends the whole fiction dwelling on it or the story revolves around it. Taj was different. Yes, his past affected and scarred him, obviously, but it didn't break him or turn him into a constant crybaby. If anything, it made him stronger and built up his strong morals and ethics to be what they are in the story.
I liked how you kept Diego mysterious by having Danny not know much about him, but still made it so that we knew he was a good guy doing what he had to to survive. I liked Danny's talk with him at the end and how Diego sort of let the wall down that was guarding his emotions. That was nice.
As for Aleksy, you had me completely thrown when it turned out he really was an evil jerk like Vlad. I truly thought he was better than his nephew and that Vlad was only the way he was because of what had happened to him after the accident in college. Sometimes when I read stories, I end up feeling like I can predict a character's moves and reading the story winds up pointless. Not the case here. I was completely surprised by the deceptive and hateful man Aleksy turned out to be. While I'm on the subject, I'll add that I was surprised by everyone's actions and the turn of events at one point or another in the good way, even Danny's or Vlad's (and since they aren't OC's, it was crazy how you could pull off their unpredictable actions without making them OOC).
Which brings me to Danny's character development. Everyone had really cool character development in this, I could tell, but Danny's was most prominent (it is from his perspective after all, so I guess that makes sense haha). The conflicting emotions in his head were reflected in my head while reading them. Usually I can figure that a character is being played mentally or if what they're thinking isn't right, but I was actually just as confused as Danny sometimes. In the beginning, I too began to feel that maybe Vlad really was trying to be better (the only thing keeping me from completely believing the trick being Danny's dad's endangered life looming in the back of my mind). Also, even after Danny found out that Vlad was plotting after all, Vlad was still getting Danny by saying how he trying to turn Vlad good is no different than Vlad trying to turn him evil. I was stumped when Vlad said that and was thinking that he had a point there, but then Danny surprised me when he had his awesome speech (that would never change Vlad's mind, sadly) about the method being over the motive. That was some epic development there. And then at the end of the story, Vlad noticed the development and was even beginning to see Danny as a threat when he made that truse with him.
I'll refrain from rambling on forever haha, but this really is incredible. You have a serious gift. Yes, there were some teeny plot holes and slight problems with the story (no story is perfect), like where were Sam and Tucker when they sent Danny that text message/how did they know where he was/etc, and where was Aleksy when Diego and his men had Toushirou tied up, and the problem of how the people living with the oracle lady were sorta stereotypical (cannibals, loin cloths and teeth necklaces, etc) and how her saving Danny and Taj was slightly expected...but those problems are minor. The story as a whole (and especially it's freaking epic ending) overshadow those little issues so that they're not that much of a bother.
But anyway, thank you again so much for sharing this awesome story - this and Powerless and your others, even. Your morals in here of how age doesn't matter and how one is never powerless and how a person cannot allow themselves to be swayed or changed in their morals and ethics by what someone else thinks of them or how they criticize them/etc are really striking. It's kinda crazy to say this, but your stories do affect the reader. They're that powerful. That's pretty amazing, I'll tell ya. This story goes beyond being a simple fanfiction about Danny Phantom; this story delves into the reader asking themselves if they're allowing others to get the better of them or if they're full of too many excuses (age, being powerless) and need to change some things to become a better version of them self and become stronger. It's very rare I've come across stories that have that "bigger picture" kind of impact. I want you to know that.
Okayokayokay, I'm making this way longer than I meant to. To end off, I'll just repeat how extraordinary and inspirational a writer you are and that you should never stop. Thank you again for sharing such an incredible gift and amazing adventures with everyone. And to finish off on a sorta cheesy (like Vlad haha) saying: you're stories are not powerless, they're powerful.
Yes, I know that was bad. Puns are awesome, okay? So is the hilarious sarcasm you've nailed to Danny that's rubbing off on me...
| Silverwinds1313 12/17/12 . chapter 34
Haha! I'm done! The ending finished with such a good note, it left me feeling satisfied. You should be really proud of this fanfiction. Over the course of Powerless and Incommunicado I really saw your writing abilities grow. Naturally after working on something for years you'll get better, but truely it wasn't just your writing. I noticed that you as a person grew during that time, too; it was certainly an experience to say the least.
I'll admit when I first started Powerless I was a little turned off by Danny's OOCness. I don't think Danny would cry because Vlad kidnapped him. Honestly, worse has happened to him. Yeah, it was terrifying and yeah, it may have seemed like a hopeless situation, but Danny's too strong-willed to have thought all was lost. Danny converts his fear into anger and anger into power. ... But, you righted that later on in the story. And I'm sure you probably already knew all that I'm telling you, but... It just shows how much you grew - you developed Danny and put him back into character. You figured out what makes both Danny and Vlad tick and worked it into their interactions. The effort you put into doing that really shows. You've done a fantastic job.
Though mildly disappointed at the lack of puns, I found that the witty sarcasm Danny spewed was a good substitute. That, like everything else, seemed to get better as the story went on. Vlad and Danny's interactions were fantastic. I've enjoyed them so much! My head-cannon for Vlad is a bit different than yours, but everything he does, everything you explained about him makes total sense. What Danny said to Vlad in the last chapter was so completely true that the thought will forever stick with me whenever I think of those two. Vlad has just as much chance of turning good as Danny does turning evil. This is proven in TUE. They are so sure that the other can change, but that they themselves can't. It's like when the sword-that-can-cut-through-anything meets the shield-that-never-breaks. Either they both will break or neither will.
All of your OCs were amazing. You seem to know what's just the right balance between usefullness, flaws, and human nature. Never were any of them trying to steal the spotlight or force a character OOC. Very good job on that.
One thing I wish would have been touched up on more was the margay spirit. We never saw it again after it attacked Danny. There was no final, dramatic confrontation where the spirit thanked him for doing what ever it was he did to protect the forest. Kinda left me hangin', bro! Maybe a little epilogue with Danny having a dream-chat with the margay...? *nudge nudge*
I'm fairly certain that's all I wanted to say. Thank you so much for your hours of entertainment and laughter with Powerless and Incommunicado. I'm off to read "The Collector"; Even though it's incomplete and hasn't been updated in a year, I'm sure I'll enjoy it as much as these last two of yours. After that I'll read (most of) the rest of your fics - expect many more reviews from me! Keep writing and stay strong!
| Silverwinds1313 12/16/12 . chapter 3
Never ever have I commented on a completed story on any chapter that wasn't the final one. But this time, I just had to. I'll have you know, I was reading this at 2 o'clock in the morning. Do you understand how hard it was not to wake up my entire household?! I practically had to suffocate myself with a pillow to keep from laughing! Just the the thought of Danny attacking Vlad with a feather pillow..! "Peh. Oh, gross! One got in my mouth!"; And drugged cereal liners? I almost died! And oh God- smashing Vlad in the face with a door!? My eyes were watering trying to keep from laughing! "Oh ho! Bet that hurt!"
I'm /still/ laughing, and I'm writing this after almost 10 minutes of trying to calm myself (unsuccessfully I might add)! I seriously don't think I've ever laughed harder in my life. Well, that is, if I had permitted myself to laugh. You, my friend, are a comedic genius! ... Or I'm just really tired. Either way - hysterical!
Expect another review from me when I finish the story. Until then!
| ohhaithere 11/23/12 . chapter 20
"You should never stop fighting."
Awe, so awesome! 3
| ohhithere 11/22/12 . chapter 11
Oh man! :O Vlad, lying is never a good thing to do. *shakes head in disapproval* Shame on you, vladdie.
Amazing story, btw. ;)
| hpenchantress 10/18/12 . chapter 34
Beautiful! There are no other words to describe this fanfiction. It was fantastic and wonderful, and I enjoyed every single word of it. Great job, and thank you so much for posting this!
| Vanillin 10/12/12 . chapter 32
Waitaminute... Ice floats!
Great story by the way, I rarely leave reviews but I felt I had to leave something. The suspense is perfect. I read through both this story and Powerless and never lost interest, unlike many others.
| Shadow The Assassin 9/18/12 . chapter 30
Vlad's paranoia! XD
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