Reviews for A Glass of Wine Rebuilt
SheriffCuckStone chapter 38 . 7/31
Okay, after reviewing "She's not here" I decided to revisit one of my all-time CUCK-favorites stories: GLASS OF WINE REBUILD and give it an appropriate and CUCKtified review.

Hold onto your cuckoo clocks, folks, because GOWR is here to CUCK your socks off! This ff is a wild ride filled with more irony and twisted relationships than you can shake a feather at. With Shinji, Asuka, and Kaworu you know you're in for a CUCKTASTIC time!

In this CUCKTASTIC adventure, nothing is quite what it seems. Shinji, our brooding protagonist, discovers that the key to saving the world lies not in piloting giant mommy-mechs but in accepting his role as the ultimate CUCKHOLD and just when you think you've got the CUCKHOLDING triangle figured out, the story takes a sharp turn. Kaworu's pseudo-gayness becomes a CUCKHOLDING triple threat, and the plot thickens faster than a pot of bubbling CUCKOLDING stew.

Embracing this destiny, he watches as Asuka, his fiery teammate, flits between the ethereal Kaworu, like a hummingbird in search of nectar.

The author makes our hapless protagonist win an award for being the "CUCK of the Year." And wears his CUCKHOLDING crown with pride, even though it's as tarnished as his romantic prospects. The irony begins as Shinji and Asuka's relationship takes center stage; with the CUCKHOLDING vibes so strong you can practically hear a CUCKOO bird CUCKOOING in the background. Asuka's flirtatious banter with Kaworu is enough to make your eyebrows shoot up to the moon!

Asuka's rendezvous with Kaworu at the expense of Shinji's feelings is like a CUCKHOLDING rollercoaster that never stops. It's as if the author unleashed a CUCKNADO of emotions and let them whirl away to infinity and beyond! And all the while, we're left wondering if Shinji's CUCKHOLDING journey is a self-imposed punishment or a badge of honor he proudly displays at CUCKHOLDING conventions.

The true irony, though, lies in the way the author weaves CUCKHOLDING themes into every facet of the story. Whether it's a mecha battle or a mundane grocery store run, CUCKHOLDING is as prevalent as seagulls at the beach. It's like the characters have an internal CUCKHOLDING radar, and they just can't resist exploring this unique aspect of human condition.

But let's not forget the cherry on top of this CUCKHOLDING sundae: the subplot of competitive birdwatching! As if their tangled love lives weren't enough, they engage in fierce competitions to spot the rarest birds while battling giant mechs. I mean, who needs romantic comedy when you've got CUCKHOLDING birdwatchers in apocalyptic settings?

(Take note Anno Hideaki, this is how your Rebuilds should have worked, old hag)

Now, some may argue that this ff is nothing more than a guilty pleasure, but I disagree. GOWR is a work of art that explores the human psyche with an unyielding focus on the CUCKHOLDING subculture. It examines the very essence of jealousy, vulnerability, and the lengths some will go to seek pleasure in the most paradoxical of circumstances. Truly, are enough to make Sigmund Freud raise an eyebrow from beyond the grave.

MAD Marty chapter 39 . 7/7
Finally finishing this story, is a bittersweet moment. More sweet than bitter, but tinged with the emotions that made me love Evangelion in the first place. To me the anime was never something of nostalgia, coming to me one night as a Netflix binge, yet it played on emotions and themes that were deeply nostalgic to me; Giant Monsters and Godzilla for one being my childhood. I always loved thinking about creatures and stories so much larger than myself, giants, titans, but Evangelion was so much more. Amongst the existential dread, the kooky humour and giant robots the show was always about people, about relationships, about discovering who you are despite the pain of reality.

Gowr recognised and acted on that fact, acted on the humanity of Evangelion. But most importantly the love and dedication to keeping the story true to Evangelion, true to that vision of humanity is clear in every word, every scene and chapter. To both maintain that connection to the source material, while progressing and creating originality is a balance rare in fanfiction. To have something that stays true to its origin, and stand on its own. While it is of course hyperbole to suggest fanfiction can stand without its source, it's equally true to say that, at least to me personally, that Gowr has only added to why I love Evangelion.

All the best to you Toast in future projects:

NTR lover chapter 26 . 5/21
Hey this is really good
xwcezq chapter 1 . 5/18
I'm sorry for this review. It's more of the confessions of a new reader than a review of one who finished reading this after becoming invested into it. This is not criticism, but an admission of the reality:

I read the reviews about cuckolding and the series being devoid of warmth and being ice cold towards the LAS ship, the very thing this fic promised to be centered towards. I did not read from the beginning, since I was wary of being invested into something that would turn out to be NTR. I read chapter 32, then found out about the Asuka and Kaworu thing and some other stuff.

Needless to say, it turned me off pretty badly. I won't be reading this. I'm sorry if it sounded hurtful and not acknowledging all the other good things about this fic and all the effort you put into writing this. But as a reader, putting NTR or near-NTR as a plotpoint always seemed very tasteless to me.

The same reason I stopped watching SAO after season 1. Even after pulling away from the NTR and then going into fixing the ship with all your might may seem a noble thing to do, but the damage has already been done. It is a Pyrrhic victory, it does not have the same taste or warmth anymore, and will never gain it back.

Sorry for being prejudiced and cold, but this is how I felt. I enjoyed the first 3 chapters of your fic where your creativity and ideas flowed wonderfully into words whose intention was to bring Asuka and Shinji together regardless of the obstacles that lay in their way. It was a beautiful beginning. But I will not read this anymore since I have no intention of getting invested into it due to reasons stated above. Sorry.
Sunsetman chapter 39 . 5/14
I finally finished this one and I have to say, it was one hell of a ride! A genuinely well-written story featuring good characterization and interesting twists. Keep at it!
JazzCabbage chapter 1 . 4/26
The two people reviewing below are me crazy and kinda scary, you should read this fic tho, it's a good.
deathbringer374 chapter 39 . 4/26
Disregard the former reviewer and read this fic or be destroyed. It's one hell of a ride.

A ride that begins with naught but a slight deviation should not be written so well. At times I go through the latter chapters and can see the work done to clean every line, make every word pungent and meaningful. I sometimes hate how well written it is. Quality aside, the plot also keeps one glued to the screen, wired to the self-destructing nature of Asuka's pursuits, and Shinji's quiet growth through hardship. Talk about a fucking amotional rollercoaster, god damm. Easily one of the essential Asushin fics of all time, one every fan of the pairing should have read. Classic shit. Yes I said it. So read, and review further.

To the author: Well done, and cheers on having finished this fucking trip of a fic. You owe me a handshake and a 'see you later alligator' sequence.

jdelmo chapter 32 . 4/25
I was loving it then you ruined it with the cuckolding, 0/10 felt disgusted
Lebeauf chapter 39 . 4/8
Forgot to leave the review. Read and translated this fic before I made this account, so.

This is easily one of my favorite Evangelion fanfictions. I don't agree with all of your decisions, but that's natural. We all have our own tastes and vision. To me, Gendo's early intervention arc and Shinji's characterization felt like the weakest part of the story. On the other hand, post-Bardiel was such a gripping experience.

What I also found good was the pacing. So many well-regarded fics have a pacing issue, I've found; nothing ever moves while several tens of thousands of words are writing themselves to a slog of real-time retelling of characters' every single minute. This story briskly moves between its intended points, and I admire that.

I recently heard you were planning a new fic based on this story's universe. I can't wait for it. Good luck and happy writing!
IkeaisOP chapter 3 . 3/10
Thank you for not writing the same battle sequence for 9999999th time and skipping to its aftermath. The lack of filler or events that would take place similarly to the anime is much appreciated. I also like how the fic is descriptive when it needs to be yet never verbose. I'm noticing a lot more stuff than I did reading it originally years ago.
SheriffCuckStone chapter 39 . 1/9
Do you like cuckolding?

Please respond!
Yuisfavoriteson chapter 38 . 1/4
After putting it off for so long, I finally got around to reading this fic. Given the #1 Asuka x Shinji fic, my expectations for #2 were fairly low and, I can say this fic at least exceeded those expectations.
The plot is the all too common divergence from a specific point in the series. This often leads, like in the original Glass of Wine, to ridiculous plots but, in this case, it's fairly standard. However, much like a Marvel movie, it feels very plain, with nothing in particular standing out.

Regarding the writing, it's competent. There are no major grammatical or spelling mistakes. However, the prose itself feels like this was written by a corporate copywriter on their day off. There's very little soul to it, especially so in the later chapters. It's simply going through the motions. It very much felt as if the author was simply writing to bring it completion for completion's sake rather than out of passion for Eva. Given that the whole point of fanfiction is to express your passion about a particular cultural product, it's very unfortunate.

Would I recommend? Not really. Would I advise people to avoid it? No. Unlike its namesake, there's nothing particularly offensive about this fic, which is already better than the #1 fic for Asuka x Shinji. Overall, I would give this a 6/10.
opinionsaregroovy chapter 37 . 1/2
My biggest problem with this story and what keeps it for me in the lower tier of still incredible eva fanfics is the ending stretch. Holy shit you can't make Asuka's regression as a character Shinji's responsibility to deal with her subsequent unjustifiable actions even if they are in character for her to lash out and push him away prove that even Shinji's personal growth is flawed because now he's not a doormat in general just when the person closest to him betrays his trust and lies to him and is never held to task by her own guilt or Shinji. he doesn't even get mad or use that repressed anger to do something reckless or interesting when she's with Kaworu. he just watches and the plot of EVA forces the characters to do the cupid shuffle and end up where they should be even if the work to get there was incomplete.
Lukie-kun chapter 3 . 1/1
I like how you first bond Shinji and Asuka by their lingering, physical pain. It's surprising, but I haven't read many fics where that's the catalyst for their reluctant friendship to become something more. I guess it's easy to gloss over the long-term effects that battles with the Angels would have on their bodies, but you don't, and it creates this lovely (and believable) window of opportunity.

Also, there's just such a depth of warmth to these opening chapters. You really take your time on what could be ordinary moments, but you build them into poignant ones. That's not easy. Your pacing and feel for the characters is stellar.

Glad to have found this, and looking forward to the chapters ahead. You're talented. I hope you keep writing.
JuiceWRLDFan4EVER chapter 1 . 12/12/2022
Would be better if you didn't write it
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