|Reviews for Fire and Ice|
| August Avant chapter 41 . 11/1/2010
About a year and a half ago, I looked up Final Fantasy fanfiction online for the first time. I was completely stressed over grad school and really was looking for anything amusing to take my mind off it. I remember Fire and Ice was one of the first things I read, and I was in love. I'm so glad that such a great story ended up being my first impression of fanfiction. Thank you for sharing it and showing that fanfiction isn't the immature, derivative, self-serving avenue I feared it would be.
| Roma88 chapter 1 . 9/16/2010
Aww you like Johnny Cash! Its been a long time since I heard that song but I must say the lyrics of "Hurt" definitely describe Seifer's state of mind in your fic. Thanks for the memories of a truly wonderful song :)
| Angel-In-Black chapter 41 . 9/3/2010
Wow. I have managed to get through this in a week (around study and insane amounts of training) because I tried to put it down, so to speak, and couldn't. Last night I stopped reading at midnight because I figured sleep was probably a higher priority, only to wake at 5am and unable to get back to sleep because I was so caught up in this I had to know how it ended. It's even a rare sunny day in Palmerston North and here I am, sitting inside, wrapped in blankets with the laptop balanced on my knees avidly reading.
I loved it. Bravo. You've done an admirable job of making someone else's characters your own and I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. Great reads are rare on this site, but yours definitely makes the list.
I hope you keep writing! And I hope I have time to take a look at your other, I'm guessing more recent, works on this site!
| edievalentine chapter 41 . 8/2/2010
I read this fic last year and I'm pretty sure that I left an anonymous review. But just in case I didn't, I'll leave you one now.
This is without question one of the best fanfics I have ever read. Don't get me wrong it is a ridiculously long piece of work and some people might not have the patience for it. But reading it is worth it.
Your portrayal of the characters is very well-done. You were able to give them more facets in their personality without destroying what they were in the game. (Quistis as the bossy girl and Seifer as the jerk) Your OCs also fit well into story especially Serabin and Brek. Although, I'm not a fan of Ceres.
But perhaps one of the nicest things about your story is the way you describe things. The way your write events and stuff is phenomenal.
Anyway, I'll say it again. This is one of the best, if not, the best fanfic ever.
| nii-nii93 chapter 41 . 7/22/2010
I can't believe I didn't see this fic before ;O !
It's so beautifully written; everything about it is amazing..
The chapters were pretty long, but they were hardly boring at all - I think the attention to detail is what made this story even better :3
Thank you so much for providing me with this wonderful story to read.
| Falcon S. Kimeraki chapter 4 . 6/2/2010
Well time for me to speak. Feel free to ignore me at any point in time my friend.
First off. Seifer's always been screwed up. Him drinking his life away isn't so much of a surprise as it is reality at it's harshest. Though, returning to Garden was the kicker. The place of so many defeats for that man. And from the way he's been thinknig I though he'd rather bite his own tongue off than stay in that office with Cid and Squall.
Quistis' Being the awesome woman that she is, played the part of the Ex instructor quite perfectly. Her being behind the desk and eyeing the sludge that was Garden Coffee while Selphie in her all annoyingness chripy self... yeah. I'm surpised that Quis didn't shoot her right away. And Quistis man handling Seifer? Wow. Just wow. Epic! I'm not much for the battle of the sexes but that one really made me laugh.
Well, Enough from me.
Hope to read more of your work.
Falcon S. Kimeraki
| QuistisxSeifer4ever chapter 41 . 3/9/2010
I actually cried at the end. :)
I love how everything is tied together at the end, when her mother had promised her that she'd dance on the beach in a beautiful dress and be happy.
all my girly emotions bottled up and spilled over through my eyes, and I'm so happy that you made it a happy ending! In a world full of sad stories, and horrible endings, Good endings are what give us hope and happiness.
Comparing the ending of Quistis and Seifer here, they make Rinoa and Squall look like a mild wine. Gosh, I can finally rest my thoughts on how my 2 favorite characters of all time live their life. Thank you so much. 3
| Katnipkity chapter 1 . 3/7/2010
Gosh, I love it...
| Quistis 3 chapter 20 . 3/4/2010
Gosh! I just got finished reading the 20th chapter, and I hoping that something would finally happen between the two! For some reason, I keep finding myself revisiting this page because this is the only Fanfic that I feel is genuinely true to the characters. Like, that is Quistis to a T. Can't wait for an update.
Speaking of which, does anyone happen to know how often the updates occur? Or has this Author long since finished extending this story?
| damaged7 chapter 1 . 3/4/2010
I just finished rereading this story while waiting for updates on the sequel, and realized that I never left a review. Which is a shame, because this is easily the best novel-length fanfic I've read, and the only one I've bothered to read completely through more than once. I actually enjoyed it more the second time around, because I didn't rush through anything to find out what happens next in a particular plot line
I think the thing that makes this story stand out the most is the characterization. The characters all seem human; they have flaws, and make mistakes, and say the wrong thing sometimes. This really makes sense with the whole 'not a fairytale' theme, and the story as a whole seems quite realistic. Even the sort of comic relief characters have some depth to them.
The way you handle the magic system is also very unique, and refreshing. I would've liked to see more about GFs, but given the memory loss revelation in the game, it makes sense that they aren't present here.
The scenes that stand out the most to me are the childhood flashbacks. They are amazingly vivid, and really work well to flesh out the characters' motivations.
Another thing I caught this time around was the foreshadowing and kind of prophecies for the future that are laid out here and, I would assume, are going to affect the sequel. I had forgotten some of them... things look pretty bleak for everyone, but it seems it'll be an epic story in any case, if you can keep it going.
On a side note, I've never seen any of the artwork for this story... is it all collected somewhere?
Thanks for writing and sharing!
| Ultimecia chapter 3 . 3/4/2010
"Sometimes the pasts of others make it difficult for us to believe in their futures. It is how we treat them that paves their way towards redemption"
This line reminds me of how the people treated Sorceresses during the war. Assuming that every one of them could be the tyrant foretold to threaten the world over and over again, and ironically it was this persecution that led to her unrivaled hate for the world.
Gosh, I'm not sure if he made that an intentional reference or it was by complete chance. But I'm certainly spellbound.
| Quistis Fan chapter 2 . 3/3/2010
I have to say that, this story fills that gap we're left with after the game ends. You see everyone paired off with some love interest, as if the events of the game were somehow also a dating network. With the notable exception for Quistis and Seifer.
I read this story, and in my mind this would be the most feasible set of events to take place within the context of the game. Bravo.
I can feel that little glow in my chest after every chapter. Thank you very much, you've done an amazing job pleasing the wanting audience with some closure with such an awesome couple.
| hplo chapter 41 . 2/25/2010
You know, yeah... um what to say about this story. It is excellent. Simple as that. It was very nearly the best romance I've read so far on this site. It really was that good. There were flaws and imperfections, at times I felt that the speech and flow of words was interrupted and jilted even and I couldn't seem to come to terms with some of the OCs such as Zell's girlfriend. However Breck and Seraphim were two exceptions; both very well-written and fit conveniently into the mythos of the FFVI universe. Aspects that stood out for me were Seipher and Quistus' flashbacks, particularly the eerie figure of the skeleton boy. Other aspects were Seifer's time on the mountains, very clichéd but so beautifully written and the incorporation of both myth and philosphy into it, the use of Albert Camus' Stranger the most impressive example. For this it has risen above many stories because of its depth and in an age where originality is constantly being hounded after like some fashion statement, writers like you who inject old clichés with new life are becoming more essential. This story is a statement of that fact.
P.s. I will read the sequel, just one thing adding FFVII? I like FFVII-FFVI crossovers but I'm just a bit tentative that it may ruin the story though. I'll just have to read to find out.
| Marene chapter 1 . 2/21/2010
Ive enjoyed your fic a lot. I would like to translate it to spanish, would you allow me?
Of Course, I'd respect your authorship (And Squaresoft's).
(I'm not good writing in english, but I can read it very well and I'm very good writing in spanish).
| kaio chapter 41 . 1/20/2010
it has taken me days but i have finally finished your fic. it is wonderful. i truly love it and all the music you have chosen for the chapters! i now have so many different things to listen to. thank you for writing it. much luv