|Reviews for Diplomatic Gestures|
| Aureleis 5/18/13 . chapter 15
Beautiful! I've never played Dishonored, but you have interested me. Besides, I had to read this; it's done so well I couldn't put it down.
Eagerly awaiting your next update!
| Guest 5/17/13 . chapter 15
I love the story so far. Keep up the good work!
| Robert DeWarren 5/16/13 . chapter 15
I love how you manage to work the conversations of characters in the game into the story! Really hope you continue, I cant wait to see more of Corvo.
Hoping for more,
| Youko-Kali 5/14/13 . chapter 15
I just wanted to say that I am so happy I found this. This story is AMAZING. True, you have the typos that on a few occasions make some of the sentences confusing, but outside of that this story is totally stunning. Thanks to you I am having a very hard time imagining Corvo as anything but a mute now. Haha. That or at least a very spoke spoken man of very very few words. You've ruined me! ;) I have a hard time reading any other Dishonored fanfics now.
Honestly I think the idea of him being a mute makes the story that much sweeter and tragic. The poor bastard has so much injustice done against him and he cannot even complain or rant out his frustration as virtually no one can understand him and those who can can more easily ignore him as it's far simply to just turn you back on a signer than it is to plug your ears against a person shouting at you.
The way you do their personalities is beautiful. I like the idea that Corvo is thought of as some uncouth brute and while he does have some issues with noble style manners and is prickly to rude/dangerous fellows, he's actually a very honorable and gentle fellow under all of that. Simply just a matter of adapting to survive for him and having to unlearn all of that in the wake of noble expectations and regulations.
Cannot wait to see how you handle the rest of their growing relationship and, if you get that far, Emily. 3
Keep it up! Eagerly awaiting the next update. Excited. *Squeeze*
| ZenWriterZero 5/11/13 . chapter 15
I LOVE THIS! A few spelling errors here and there but I'm hardly one to cast stones when it comes to that. And I find Corvo being a mute to be quite fascinating, it seems to fit pretty well. And I love how you've included scenes that were aluded to in the game such as Corvo beating three armed men and having Custis "ejected from the premisis" keep up the great work!
| GrossGirl18 5/8/13 . chapter 15
That amuses me. Very, very greatly,
| hansolo18 5/8/13 . chapter 12
I know that I as well as the other readers would be delighted to see a companion piece during the gameplay storyline. I have no doubt you could do it justice, and give your own special insight into the events.
you've done wonderfully with this fic. I don't know much about sign, but I appreciate that you've either researched it yourself, or created signs that are sensible to fit your story. Bravo! I cannot wait to read more.
| Arcane Student 5/6/13 . chapter 15
Ha! Hahahahaha! Oh man, I wish I could have seen that in reality, it was certainly priceless to read. It was good that someone chose to put the twins in their place, if only temporarily. They thought that two-on-one would give them the advantage, huh? Well they obviously forgot about Jessamine's tag partner! Very well written.
I also like how you put Corvo in opposition of others in a way which, while disruptive, puts Jessamine in a quandary. Yes, she is torn between civil manners and the duty of her most trusted court attendant (Corvo), and it causes quite a bit of tension. I'm curious what the fall out of his actions at that dinner will be.
Keep up the great writing, it is always a pleasure to read!
| Guest 5/6/13 . chapter 15
Is it bad that I can actually picture this... And I enjoy it...
| Ryvius 5/5/13 . chapter 15
The ending to this chapter is 100% awesome. I thought Corvo was going to try to choke Pendleton to death at first, but it was great seeing him have the brothers thrown out.
Also liked how Jessamine handled the situation by just sitting and coldly watching.
Excellent work, can't wait for more!
| i love this 5/5/13 . chapter 15
Wow its going so amazing i really hope you update this story as soon as you can.
| WorldStrider 5/4/13 . chapter 15
That last scene. Was. Brilliant. You set it brilliantly to get people hating the pendletons and then totally humiliated them in a brilliant and totally successful manner. Bravo. Can't wait for the next chapter. You should consider making this an AU where the Empress survives or continue this with another story that is an AU, after this one is finished because I love how you portray the characters perfectly.
P.S. You should get the Empress to laugh with Corvo. This would be powerful as I don't think she has ever laughed and it could signal their coming relationship.
| shadowsilv3r 5/4/13 . chapter 15
'chuckles' I must admit that I had the same expression on my face as Cromwell's when Corvo did that. But Custis did deserve it after all, questioning the empress about her legacy... I have a feeling that she is going to be thinking about that for awhile, but that's just me.
| Isaac Clark aka Reven 5/4/13 . chapter 15
wow that was GRATE ! ha ha a fantastic chapter finnaly the bloody mouthy lords get thrown around by Corvo for taking bad to the empress ha ha i loved it ! i loved 2 things about that also 1 that it was those horrible Pendelton twins and also your attention to detail and accuracy to the story (with your quote from the Dishonord Wiki) god i love this story ha :) any way grate chapter it made me cringh when he came out with them comment then laugh when Corvo just took him out haha cant wait for the next one as allways :)
| Dragonjess 5/4/13 . chapter 15
I'm in love with this story: the concept is interesting and the chapters are always so beautifully written. Good Job!
It's nice to see a take on what happened between the Pendleton twins, Jessamine and Corvo; the whole thing seems true to their characters and that sort of remark is a blow to the gut which is worthy of punishment. It's a real gem to read stories which not only portray characters flawlessly but also are able to recreate the ambiance of the time periods they are (sometimes) based on: In Dishonored's Industrial Revolution time setting, political issues and themes of racism and marriage would be rife. Coupled with the twins' impertinent behaviour, it is no wonder they disregarded social/political taboo and took a shot at the Empress.
Anyway, keep up the excellent work. We eagerly await the chapter.