|Reviews for Book of Revels|
| stiffknees 6/18/13 . chapter 1
God shinji and kaworu is just too cute!
I'm visual person you see
So when you mentioned shinji blushing as he bit the sandwich kaworu was feeding him that image raced through my head five times before I could finally push the moment to the back of my mind and continue reading.
Anyways your writing is really lovely.
I was able to ignore 10hrs of nonstop fanfiction reading fatigue and focus on your beautiful story for the next 6 hrs until I decided to sleep and restore my attention span so I could savor the rest of the story.
I look forward to your next installation
| Literary Eagle 6/15/13 . chapter 41
I know that I've mentioned this before, but I really love how Ritsuko and Rei have a healthier relationship in this 'verse. Ah, what could have been...
| miner249er 6/13/13 . chapter 1
| Literary Eagle 6/7/13 . chapter 40
More nifty worldbuilding stuff! Yay! Also, Kaworu's thoughts on art and fashion... oh, yes. *swoon*
| Literary Eagle 5/18/13 . chapter 38
It's nice to see a little more stuff about the rest of Shinji's family. Kaworu and Shinji are great, but this 'verse has lots of other interesting elements to explore as well! :)
| JoriWinter 5/13/13 . chapter 37
It seems almost like a throwaway comment in this chapter, but the whole trio thing had never struck me before. Some stories parallel generations like the author gets paid per comparison (e.g. Naruto), but if it was meant to exist in Eva, then it was definitely more subtle. Or maybe I'm just dense and didn't notice.
That these relationships are so much healthier here (the three together, Shinji as Misato's little brother and teddy bear, Rei as Ritsuko's daughter of all things, Asuka... not so important, so Shinji as Kaji's student) definitely seemed... emblematic, shall we say, of the greater overall positivity of this story. But comparing Misato/Ritsuko/Kaji to Shinji/Rei/Asuka? it's such an odd thought! Makes more sense in BoR, though. I'll have to think about it more, thank you.
Of course, the rest of the chapter was fun too. They were adorable. I was kind of squirming in secondhand embarrassment at some parts, actually, but I suppose being in love also blinds you to what a spectacle you're making occasionally.
That bit about Shinji's lengthening hair made me think for a second that Kaworu was doing it on the spot- a tad confusing- which combined with the makeup bit, made me think of them going out on a public date with Shinji dressed and made up like a girl. It could totally work, if Shinji could get over his embarrassment. :D :D
| InkBloter5 5/13/13 . chapter 37
I was eating a Starbuck's cookie but then I had to put it down because this chapter was so sweet it made my teeth ache. This chapter seem so "unlikely" in a sense that I was thinking I got dropped into a Shakespearean drama. Where it feels like everything is being thrown at you from all direction, in a short span of time (at least that what I feel when I read Shakespeare). It was sweet, it was angst ( in a starcrossed lovers type of fashion), I could feel the desperation in Kaworu, the "pulled in two directions" with Shinji ( like loyalty to family, loyalty to love), the seemly futile situation where its just tug of war over what to choose.
Well thanks for this chapter
| Literary Eagle 5/12/13 . chapter 37
Your depiction of Kaworu and Shinji's relationship is so good, and so interesting! It's very loving and romantic, but still has problems and insecurities that prevent it from being too perfect or too easy. That makes the story more fascinating, and also... well, it's Kaworu and Shinji. Things are never too easy for those poor guys.
| Durga 5/7/13 . chapter 36
This is a superb chapter, I love the new twist with Misato's father as Kaworu's, only to add more fuel drama. I would like to see her reaction, personally. I can't imagine she's not so pleased with Seele taking away her family and forcing them against each others.
| InkBloter5 5/5/13 . chapter 36
Great chapter, although where you left it off, it doesn't sound like you completed the thought. what I mean to say is that this whole chapter is full of questions and no answers, so much that, to me, it dwarfed the revelation of who Kaworu's father is. Ya know I always had an inkling that Gendou wasnt Kaworu's father regardless of the fact that he called him that ( I think it was the 2nd movie when Gendou and Fuyutsuki were travelling to the moon and Kaworu's just chillin on a rock). That would be unnecessary. Sure Kaworu and Rei look similar but I think thats just genetic engineering probably with Yuu's egg. I could picture her, since she wants to be God create the children to raise her to ascension. But regardless, that whole plot twist was dwarfed. Dont get to see Misato's reaction to having Kaworu her brother and it seemed off topic how it veered directly back to Shinji's deadbeat parents.I think you should have spent the rest of the chapter (after dropping such a bomb like that) to focus on what they are gonna do with this new information, how is it gonna effect Shinji's relationship with Kaworu ( i dont think all too much b/c he's not actually his brother), or with Misato, Misato's reactions and who's gonna tell Kaworu. I see what your trying to do and where you are trying to move your story but it feels like you put a gap into this chapter by not expressing Misato more. Furthermore you do ask interesting questions, all throughout the eva series, you see advance technology to kill/prevent the angel's from getting earth but you notice that you dont even get to know anything about them. Why they chose earth, why they all come in different shapes and sizes, why is there dna compatible to humans so that someone like Kaworu can exist.
- Nice work
| Literary Eagle 5/4/13 . chapter 36
Poor Shinji, thinking that his parents had even managed to ruin this for him. What a scare! I love how this story is still so full of interesting ideas. Great work!
| Literary Eagle 4/24/13 . chapter 35
Kaworu and Shinji covered in honey, then in rose petals! What's not to love? Heh. Seriously though, it was an interesting chapter because Kaworu had to make himself vulnerable in front of Fuyutsuki and the others. And the part at the end made me smile.
| ktfcoyote 4/20/13 . chapter 1
Just finished reading all 34 existing chapters and I cannot wait for more! You write incredibly well and your grasp of the complexities of not just instrumentality/completion but also of character and personality is nothing short of amazing. More please!
| InkBloter5 4/14/13 . chapter 34
I had to chuckle at the part when Shinji compared himself to a male preying mantis .
| zc701011 4/13/13 . chapter 34
Wow, I didn't except this!
The reason why cheating is a wrong thing to do!