Reviews for ElseWorlds: Saving James
Guest chapter 17 . 4/21/2017
Great story. Interesting plot that not only makes you want more but also gives some insight as to the cause (s) of the Joker's depravity.
4 stars out of 5.
Pulpman19 chapter 17 . 7/24/2012
Wow...just wow. When I first started reading this, I almost had to stop because I wanted to throw up. Then I compelled myself to keep going, out of sheer curiousness. And all I have to say is this. You magnificent b******. This is fricking brilliant!
SayianWizard chapter 17 . 8/13/2009
One of the best stories I've ever read. You did a wonderful job despite some of the grammar mistakes. You should be a writer for a living.
FutureLadyDoc chapter 6 . 7/17/2008
I love this! I have always believed that a baby would be a healing gift from God if I was ever raped, and to find a story like this is astonishing. And the emotions and feelings ring true, as far as I can tell without being in the same situation. Truly a unique story!
Faerie Fury chapter 17 . 6/25/2008
wow...That story was amazing! I loved the character development.
IVIaedhros chapter 1 . 3/18/2007
Really nice plot bunny...I'm surprised more people haven't thought of this idea.
Necrovore chapter 17 . 3/6/2007
One of the true gems in fanfiction. Facinating look into the mind of the Joker.
Airia Black chapter 17 . 7/6/2006
This was a magnificient piece of work. I absolutly loved it. I enjoyed the characters, plotline and the involvement from start to finish...I thought I would be horrified by Barbara's death, but surprisingly, it befitted this story.

Nothing short then mezmerizing.
The Rabid English Major chapter 17 . 6/14/2004
You're lucky this was Elseworlds, so I can't go off on you for making every single bloody character completely OOC.

That said, this is easily one of the most boring, narrowminded, idotic and poorly plotted stories I have read on this site or any other. It reads like a DC comic if it were taken over by mildly retarded woman-hating Jesus freaks who somehow learned to type and spell.

Seriously, everyone is entitled to their opinions on such things as abortion, homosexuality and the like, but yours are, for lack of a better word, medieval. Women do not go lesbian because their husbands die. People are either born that way or they're not. Your neat little escape hatch of Barbara saying "I believe in a woman's right to chose, but I don't believe in abortion" is the worst kind of wishy-washy attempt to justify your right-wing views.

You mention Freud once in one of the countless chapters...he would have a field day with this story and with the likes of you, "Darth Yoshi". Your obession with the Joker's penis has me wondering if perhaps all your homophobic ranting doesn't have a personal side to it.

Lastly, your characterizations were terrible, even for an Elseworlds fic. The Joker is not a rapist, plain and simple. He's a manipulator, a murderer, and many other things, but he doesn't need to rape women. Harley proves this. The Joker is a seducer...he loves the game, the chase, the seduction much more than the actual act. Maybe if you'd actually read "The Killing Joke" you'd understand that.

There's way too much here for me to go into all the details, but suffice to say you need serious lessons on plotting, character development and plot pacing before writing again. In fact, stop while you're ahead, and don't write again. Ever.
Meljean Brook chapter 17 . 2/2/2004
I finally caught up with this story again - and it was fantastic. Dark, angsty, emotionally complex - it's been a pleasure to read your work, and it seems with every story you just get better. Wonderful, beautiful job.
Query chapter 17 . 7/12/2003
F'in fantastic. I have loved this story from start to finish. That's saying a lot from me, because I'm not the biggest Joker fan in the world.

The story was excellently conceived and told. It wasn't filled with sex and violence that wasn't integral to the story. That is what makes it a really great read!

Kudos to you!
The Huntress1 chapter 17 . 6/21/2003
Wow, this was an amazing story. I'm glad the ending wasn't nearly the downer that the previous chapters were. I was surprised you brought Batman Beyond continuity into this, great tie-in. But one question, did Bruce and Selina ever have that child they wanted? Don't leave us in suspense like this. Or maybe you will...
The Huntress1 chapter 16 . 6/18/2003
*Sigh* Alas, I guess I'm just like the Joker. I'm numb. I guess it got a little too horrific for me. But I will say that this story is what comic books dream of achieving. Very, incredibly dark. Wow.
Bolo chapter 16 . 6/14/2003
Really dark but in a good way.
markmark261 chapter 13 . 6/1/2003
Wow, this story's getting better and better. I thought that The Joker was going to add insult to injury by also revealing that Barbara used to be Batgirl (what would that say for her mental state?) - maybe that's one of his upcoming motions. Maybe all this pressure on Barbara will lead to her getting her old costume out of the mothballs? Who knows? I've no idea where this story's going and that's part of the fun.
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