|Reviews for Xiao Yan Zi's Story|
| Arieta41 10/15/12 . chapter 18
I love your writing style, and your story is GREAT! It reminds me so much of the movie, but sadly, I haven't watched it in years, so I forgot some of the characters. :P But that didn't make me like your story any less! Love your story! :DDD
| pam 9/16/12 . chapter 18
Hi! Just wanted to say how much i enjoyed this story!(: Especially the part about xiao yan zi being zhen zhen. It is a very refreshing and new storyline! And i love how yong qi is so protective of xiao yan zi! Its so good that huan zu gege 3 should be modified and have this included in it with the original actors and actresses! Haha.
| JustWannaBeAnonymous 9/13/12 . chapter 18
Wow.. this is a really good story.. I just finished reading the chapter. I hope you continue soon. I'm so curious about what would happen later.. Please update again.
| TrixieNancy124 11/18/11 . chapter 18
This has been a great story! Love it! :)
| Emily 10/21/11 . chapter 18
Please update soon?
| Ruan Chun Xian 9/16/11 . chapter 11
I just realised, did you forget Qing Er in this story? She should be in this scene...I guess it doesn't matter that much but I kind of miss Qing Er talking on Xiao Yan Zi and Zi Wei's behalf.
| Ozbridge 9/14/11 . chapter 1
Honestly, I think yogurtpo should give a warning at the begining of the story: "Don't read this late in the evening, or you will have to stay up till dawn to finish reading it", because there are at least 3 people (Ruan Chun Xian, AndromedaAiken and I) made that mistake.
| AndromedaAiken 9/11/11 . chapter 18
I found this story yesterday night and stayed up all the way in bed till 6am this morning reading it! It was so captivating and you've weaved in all the little plots very well! I really hope you continue this one day too. Well done!
| Hi 9/10/11 . chapter 1
Hang on, I just read the description of this story and some of the other reviews. Ok I get it this, it's not a big mess, it's actually the truth. I was sleepy last night and was excited to find another author rewriting the entire story, then I picked the first story on the list (this one) without reading the description and missing the entire point! Ok, my bad. Well, now that I do know what this story is really about, I'm going to have to say I'm going to skip it. It is most certainly not my type of storyline, sorry. You do write really well though and the beginning was great.
| Ruan Chun Xian 9/9/11 . chapter 2
the reviewer below me: Please read. All the identity crisis is part of the mystery. I swear the main storyline will be resolved, and you will not be left hanging regarding XYZ's identity. It is worth it, really!
I said I'd leave a review when it's not 3am but it's still 3am )) but I'll review anyway. I've just finished translating the bit where Yong Qi finds out XYZ is Zhen Zhen and I have to say I'm in love with the way you portray both YQ/XYZ and QL and XYZ's relationships in this story. It is so unbelievably true to character.
"Is she still Ge Ge?"
"OF COURSE SHE IS! And if anyone says she's not I'll have them beheaded."
This is such a QL thing to say - the wonderful father AND the Emperor at the same time.
I absolutely adored the flashback scenes between XYZ and YQ - especially the "wedding" and then "where's the baby?" part. And YQ's protective instincts for XYZ kicked in at such an age, it's adorable. They must have both been very cute children!
But what I love most about this is, as blackangel says, you manage to weave both happiness and tears in so well, which is something I have trouble with my fics. Actually I have trouble balancing practically everything in my fics - narrative vs conversation, melodrama vs humour. What But you do it so seamlessly!
I suppose the one thing that stands out to me right now translating this is that it just seems that every second chapter Taiyi is summoned which I guess is the requirement of the plot but it kind of amuses me.
I would have liked the scene when YQ visits XYZ in prison a little longer...like everyone would go away and give them time alone and maybe the fact that he would have to be dragged out of there :P but I won't complain, your Zhen Zhen - Yong Qi scenes make up for it!
| Hi 9/9/11 . chapter 8
Hang on, oh it's that Ji Shi Fu. I didn't really get the name last chapter. I'm more used to Chinese characters not just pin yin. This is going really really wierd now. What kind of story is this? There's no way an impostor can pass off as Ji Shi Fu's daughter unless he's in on it too, there's absolutely no way that could happen. Too many people have to had been paid off, and believe me it is definitely hard enough believing Shi Tai could be, but I've seen stories like this. This is getting too many people in on the hoax now. And I can't believe they're actually believing the story? Well like I said it's elaborate hoax. But I think it's definitely getting a little too far-fetched now. Get rid of that girl, NOW. How dare someone start messing with Xiao Yan Zi and Xiao Jian's sibling relationship.
I'll be back to read later though, it's late. Though I am seriously having my doubts on whether I want to continue. You stated that this story is incomplete, and if you never finish writing the end to this MESS it'd kill me if I read too much and not have a satisfied answer.
| Hi 9/9/11 . chapter 7
Wow, who IS that crazy girl. How in the world would Shi Tai be in on this? Did she get paid or something like those three causing trouble with Zi Wei's identity? WOW. And what a really elaborate hoax. The box is really interesting though. But I'm betting they'll 'prove' it by Xiao Yan Zi actually knowing how to open it, and she might remember because it's something having to do with her past living with Shi Tai instead of her actual past. I wonder what would be in it though.
| Hi 9/9/11 . chapter 6
"Jing Hui Shi Tai chose to ignore that comment, and grinning cheerfully before answering, "Yep! Xiao Jian, I would like you to meet Fang Ci, your sister!""
WHAT is this? Some impostor eh? I'd love to see what's going on with this crazy girl! I'd really love to know who's behind this mess, this BIG MESS. Especially on top of this the family's past just got out.
| Ozbridge 9/8/11 . chapter 15
I read the whole 18 chapters of your story from 11pm to 3am, and I must say that it's so well written. I just couldn't stop at the middle, because I could die of curiousity!
I really want to share some of my feelings about Xiao Yan Zi's father. You did an amazing work portraying him. At first I felt sympathy for him (I really like the way you described the similiar features between him and Xiao Yan Zi, it's so touching!)so I thought that he could be forgiven. But when reading the part in which he nearly did the imbelievably disgusting thing with his daughter, I really wanted to kill him. Besides, I read that part at around midnight, when everything was quiet and my families were all sleeping, so it was quite creepy (and even scary). And then I kept reading, and I found that you defered his death several times, and it really made me hold my breath). I was basically waiting for him to die, but it didn't happen :( At last when I reached chapter 15, I thought "This is good, that monster has to pay now", but then Xiao Yan Zi jumped out and wanted to say some words with him at the last moment. I must say that I nearly shouted "You stupid crazy girl!" at the middle of the night. I know that I was too selfish (she was his daughter anyway, so it must pained her much to let him just die), but I was so afraid that he could escape death again, and again, and at last he could get away with it, and he would lie and hurt Xiao Yan Zi again. Did I mention that I detest male characters who lie to innocent women and then take (sexual) advantage of them?
(I'm sorry I type when there were so many things to say in my head so my review sounds really messy.)
It's such a pity that you leave the story here (though fortunately you completed the whole "Xiao Yan Zi's father and mother" thing). I know that it's extremely difficult to continue to write after leaving it for 5 years, but I still hope some day you'll do that!
| blackangel2073 9/7/11 . chapter 18
You have no idea how excited I was when I saw that you uploaded your story here. I can't thank you enough for re-uploading and sharing it again, I heard many praises amount it and Ruan Chun Xian's little synopsis of it only served to further fuel my curiosity to read it even more- and I was not at all disappointed. I wanted to read it slowly, but the temptation was too great, you always left the chapter on a cliff hanger (small or large). I love the many twists in the story, they were unique and creative; you incorporated them well with the plot and it didn't seem like you placed twists just for the sake of it. I also love how you balance sad, traumatic events and situations with joyful scenes, it kept the tory flowing in a stead pace. Above all, what I enjoyed reading most was the father-daughter bond between Huang Shang and XYZ, rarely is that bond explored in fanfics, and it was delightful to read. Then memories of Zhen Zhen were just beautiful, they were so sweet and wonderfully written. (The part were YQ kissed XYZ and XYZ innocently asked where is the baby, cracked me up so much)
Once again, thank you thank you thank you for sharing this. And I sincerely hope that one day you will continue the story ;D