Reviews for A Bluer Shade of White
KnifeandButter chapter 6 . 1/3
You didn’t tag it as horror. But this is one of the most terrifying stories I’ve read. Good job, I guess.
I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight.
Guest chapter 4 . 9/15/2021
So, in a sense, Elsa shags her grandson. But that's okay because he is a glorified sex doll, what's with his "personality" being solely about pleasing her.
It's funny how he talks about her not liking solitude because he's supposed to solve her problem but you can't have a relationship with a rubber dick.
Honestly, until this happened, the story was interesting and all, but now, I just want some brain bleach.
Guest chapter 6 . 8/25/2021
Just reread this whole story from start to finish, and it is still amazing. A steady escalation from zero to singularity, with every scene serving a purpose. And I love the ambiguously ominous ending, where everything seems to be improving while also being exactly what Elsa had been trying to avoid.

Not a story I'll soon forget.
meeboo chapter 6 . 12/31/2020
holy shit. that's terrifying.
Guest chapter 6 . 9/4/2020
Awesome story. The end of chapter 2 really hit me hard.
BionicD0LPH1N chapter 6 . 8/18/2020
Wow this was such a good story! Beautiful and interesting, it made me think unlike much stories I read before.
BionicD0LPH1N chapter 3 . 8/18/2020
I love the story so far! I just have an instinct that this sort of story will end in a singularity. When something can make itself smarter, that always happens (in stories at least).
The defenastrator chapter 6 . 2/3/2020
Instant favorite. The thought of the impacts of Elsa's powers is incredible.
Guest chapter 6 . 1/30/2020
This is one of the best stories ive ever read.
Glumski chapter 6 . 6/7/2019
I never thought that a Disney movie could serve as grounds for an allegory of the technological singularity, but here we go. The ethic complications make me deeply uncomfortable. Kudos!
(Also, the first thing for a review that came to my mind was "This chilled me to the bone", and then I noticed that, yeah, no.)
The Light in The Night chapter 5 . 5/16/2019
I'm surprised no one has pointed this out, but in the movie, as part of the backstory, Elsa hit Anna in the head with ice and the trolls just magic it away and point out that it would be more dangerous if the ice had hit the heart. So, Olaf putting ice in the duke's head being the reason Elsa flips out is kind of off, especially given that Elsa knows that the trolls could fix it, because she was there when Anna was getting healed.

Someone reading this as a Frozen fanfic would be very confused here, yes?
Concolor44 chapter 6 . 1/13/2019
Wow.

Okay, THAT was different! A beautiful, gradual, not to say RELENTLESS expansion of the plot, on plausible ground, with a predictable-in-hindsight culmination. Nicely done!

This story became something more in the reading. I'd not anticipated your taking it in this direction, but I'm glad you did.

Heh. And if any aliens happen by, Olaf will take them over, too. That might work as a sequel. "Independence Day", Arendelle style.
Piandao chapter 6 . 10/29/2018
Dobre
TheBibliophile2718 chapter 6 . 10/5/2018
Wow, a very interesting story. Although I'm kind of doubtful that Olaf would be able to reach space so quickly, no matter how smart he's gotten. I guess I'll chalk it up to magic.
H. Automata chapter 6 . 1/27/2018
Ok, holy crap, let's try to tackle this bad boy... A Bluer Shade of White is a cold narration on the exponential growth of an artificial intelligence hidden within a Frozen fanfiction. I call it a "cold" narration because there's little concern with the day to day actions and thoughts of characters, with the story focusing on key moments and dialogs and then quick-jumping days, weeks, months or even years ahead to reach the next momentous occasion, less like a full fledged world and more like a journalistic report of sorts.

As for the artificial intelligence bit, that's an approach seen often in futuristic Utopia narratives featuring benevolent robots capable of learning and self improving, like Olaf did throughout the story. Dude's basically Prime Intellect, but made of snow and with a carrot for a nose lol.

This is a strange story, permeated with a certain atmosphere of dread despite its seemingly happy ending, but it's definitely entering my hall of favorites! Thanks for the material!
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