|Reviews for Metamorphosis|
| Neuronerd 9/17/12 . chapter 7
The thought of Gabriel blushing like a school boy is just too sweet, but entirely him. Really, Lydia was the first (and probably only) woman who ever gave him a fair shake and at least tried to protect him from the schemes of others even if she had to be a part of it. I wasn't a fan of hers when she was on the show, but I am growing to appreciate her a bit more.
But just as quickly, Sylar makes an appearance in his grand fashion. It's really hard to tell who I love more: Geeky Gabriel or Demigod Sylar. "Sylar would have killed him instantly no thought involved." And that is so true...he's so pure and cold logic it's frightening. You have to admit that Samuel's plan seemed like a good idea until you stop and think what a force Sylar really is. It's like wanting a tiger to be a house cat.
Gabriel's confessional was nothing short of breathtaking. It was a perfect depiction of dissociative fugue, a hellish sort of recollection of a life that seems like someone else's. I also love the fact that he kept slipping in and out of perspective (he/I) as though he was almost subconsciously aware that there was a divide within him. It was him that did those horrible things, but not really and it is nice to see he got a little relief from the overwhelming guilt he has carried for so long. We'll see how long it lasts ;)
| Chromes 9/11/12 . chapter 7
First off, I am very happy that you updated :D Yay! Secondly, I love how you depicted Gabriel's confusion and remorse about the memories he had seen of himself. I always found Gabriel's disorientation and lack of knowledge about himself incredibly intriguing in the TV show and you are just making me enjoy it more :D Keep up the good work :D
| Chromes 9/4/12 . chapter 6
It made me sad that there wasn't a place for me to hit next :( Loving the potential here, please update soon :D
| moonlightnight1 6/4/12 . chapter 1
| Neuronerd 6/4/12 . chapter 6
Gah! Every time he sticks his grimy fingers into a bullet wound I want to growl and smack his hand away. He survived being shot and if he doesn't quit it, he'll die of infection before his ability can heal it. Just leave well enough alone, Gabriel, and don't give in to your insane drive to understand it. Just roll with it. I really am worried about his almost masochistic tendencies, though. He doesn't seem to know how to function if he 's not being tortured in some way.
The brief time he was dreaming as Nathan and even felt his physical dimensions change was disorienting, but awesome in that it would have been equally so for him. I wonder though how he would have felt about dreaming of Peter, a man he knew very well, from a different perspective. Up to that point Peter had more or less been his nemesis, so to dream of trying to save him from falling would have been odd to say the least.
Too bad Gabriel didn't pay closer attention to his instincts regarding Sullivan. Granted it makes complete sense that he would be simply grateful for anyone to take care of him while he was in such a state given what little he knows about himself (that he's a murderer). Perhaps he thought it best to just keep his trap shut.
And huzzah for the appearance of obligatory waffles! Mmmm...waffles... :p
| Neuronerd 5/1/12 . chapter 5
Aw...shucks *blushes*. Thanks for the shout out, I'm just happy to bask in the glow of the million watt bulb that went on in your mind. In FF land we are only limited by our own imaginations, and I can't wait to see what yours comes up with!
I am still in love with the very poetic, descriptive tone of your work. You describe head trauma so well it's frighting. Funny that through all of Gabriel's swampy thoughts he would react so viscerally to his name. Even though he can't quite articulate it, I can hear him mentally scream "My name is Sylar!" The flashback to Kirby Plaza was a nice touch- soft, diluted memories of his past seeping through the fog.
I can't imagine what it must be like to have your entire life erased in some accident you can't even recall, but to also find that you can do things that humans shouldn't be able to- and almost without your control- has got to mind blowing in every conceivable way.
Awesome job. I can't wait to see what happens next!
| XxWanderlustxX 3/5/12 . chapter 4
MORE! -laughs- this is really interesting, and I really want to see what happens next. I love how confused he is and how you presented Amnesia!Sylar, so more. Soon. Please? :)
| Neuronerd 3/4/12 . chapter 4
I thought it was awesome that Gabriel latched onto "watchmaker" and not "murder" when he was talking to Lubbock. For most people it would be the other way around, but not for our poor, befuddled Gabriel. Perhaps it was only because he tied his previous occupation into his own identity far more than the killer label (strange, but maybe he just doesn't see the inherent problem with taking lives as the rest of us do). And his escape was nothing short of epic badassery, even if he didn't know he was stopping bullets while he casually strolled away. He's just that awesome- until he hacks in the doctor's car...lol. Ah well, even supervillains have their bad days now and again!
| Neuronerd 2/27/12 . chapter 3
Very interesting that during his perp walk, his IA was clicking along, cataloging every little detail for future use even if he didn't exactly know that he was doing it. And ugh...how embarrassing to have to shower in front of strangers. It's funny how Gabriel he is in that moment. I just can't help but think that Sylar wouldn't be quite so hung up about it- perhaps even going so far as to tell Stocky to enjoy the show...lol.
And the very first thing he remembers is the ticking...classic. I always thought that the analogy with his mind as almost a metronome was beautiful and accurate. But we all see what happens when he loses his pace and fingerprinting makes his past catch up with him, poor guy.
| Neuronerd 2/27/12 . chapter 2
Ahhh...it's official. I'm so in love with this story. You are so spot on with the description of Sylar's mental state- the confusion, the wanting to respond, but having an utter lack of knowledge to pull from.
And let me just say from experience that Lubbock made two very common, yet totally futile mistakes: (1) he failed to call Madeline "Dr. Gibson" even after she introduced herself as such. Cops know that they are more or less depending on you to make their case for them, so they usually tend to be quite respectful. When they are not, it is well within her rights (newbie or not) to put him in his place because (2) it really is a one way relationship. She doesn't need him nearly as much as he needs her. He is also practicing well beyond his competency in assuming that he knows enough about psychological states to deem someone crackers all on his own. I have found that law enforcement and psychologists tend to have a mutual respect for one another. We don't go chasing bad guys down dark alleys with guns, and they don't sit across from someone who is floridly psychotic in a tiny room, trying to calmly pull some sense out of them. We each do what we are best at ;)
I have to say that during this whole scene in the show, I was yelling at the screen. ZQ was flawless of course, but Hollywood has a poor understanding of what amnestic states look like, what causes them, and how they resolve, but you have done an excellent job here. I always wondered why they simply didn't give him a pencil and paper when they figured out he was aphasic. His comprehension was obviously fine, and although he couldn't produce coherent words verbally, he possibly could have written his responses depending on how impaired he was. Barring that, picture boards would have been his best hope of communicating. How frustrating for him...
| Neuronerd 2/20/12 . chapter 1
Excellent start to what looks like a good story! You are wonderfully descriptive and even now I have the urge to spit as though I have dirt in my mouth...kudos. ;)