Reviews for In the Forests of the Night
WhitherWander chapter 17 . 6/18
I know you haven't been active (at least under this pen name) in many, many years, but I wanted to let you know that I adore this fic. In 2008, I binge-read the entirety of Hikaru no Go in a week and a half, and in my grief over Sai's inevitable but heart-breaking passing, consumed an unholy amount of fanfiction to console myself. This is one of the few that I have revisited numerous times over the years, because the storytelling was just so well-done. The characterization is on point, and the subtle foreshadowing and attention to detail elevate this story into something truly memorable.

I'm not sure if you are still writing, either privately or under a different moniker, nor am I sure if you are still receiving notifications from this account, but thank you for writing this. It is magnificent.
Sana Lama Samaha chapter 18 . 7/26/2016
This entire journey was amazing. Thank you for the ride. The writing is really great!
Sana Lama Samaha chapter 9 . 7/26/2016
I just have to say, this is amazing! This whole conversation between Hikaru and Osusuki has revealed a far greater depth than I ever expected... About the truths it reveals about the characters and their relationships. It is profound and insightful... Most of all, it makes me think that there is a way to write a message so meaningful with such casual fluidity, even in the midst of dialogue.

I really want to be able to write like that too.
DiaSphere chapter 14 . 10/18/2014
well beside the positive critisism I must say that the beginning of your fic was more to my liking. It is still a
grand fic, but it kind of lost it's meaning. When I read it it's like running against a wall, I read and read and it's still the same. I must complimate you for writing such a complex fic, but perhaps it was a bit to much.
DiaSphere chapter 9 . 10/18/2014
Wow again...
That is really a complicated story. I really had to be careful not to get confused. Now it will go back to Sai,
can't wait
DiaSphere chapter 5 . 10/18/2014
That's the only thing I can think about this chapter. I don't know what to write, it's absolutly BRILLIANT.
I've never read a fanfiction like this and I will stop my review here, because I must hurry to the next chapter! See you later
Aloever chapter 19 . 12/21/2013
I really liked this story. It was really absorbing- I finished it in one sitting. Your a really good writer, good luck with any future stories!
corintios chapter 18 . 11/25/2013
I really liked this story, it's a rare sight a stpry like this in the hng fandom.
Sometimes I felt that the Bad Guy (dont remember his anme) was a little boring with all his torturing and stuff - it took too long! - and other times, I had no idea what was truly going on (that last battle), but I really really liked this fanfic and I'm forever rereading this from now on.
Thank you for posting it and for working so much in doing so - 18 chapters, 18 long and well written chapters! haha
RustedEagleWings chapter 19 . 9/25/2013
So amazing. I started it and couldn't stop until I finished. There was the perfect amount of humor to make the serious parts not too serious and I absolutely loved everything. Almost none of my predictions came true except for the one that did and I wished it hadn't. It is an absolutely captivating story an so wonderful. Amazing job!
Namikozaki chapter 17 . 8/8/2013
This was amazing! Words can't describe how touching and beautiful this story was! This should have been canon! And that Naruto reference XD cheered me up after the bloodbath! Thank you for sharing your story with us! We sincerely appreciate it!
Namikozaki chapter 16 . 8/8/2013
I saw a mistake in this chapter. I absolutely adore this fic, so I can't leave a mistake mar the utter genius work you have put into this. Since Sai is with Hikaru at this time, he couldn't have met Yashiro yet, because this is way later in the canon storyline. Just wanted to point that out to you. Good job on this! It almost seems like canon!
Fiorea chapter 17 . 5/25/2013
I have many favorites, but there are very few stories that I consider stunning and brilliant and educational. This is one of those few. With each chapter, I feel like I learned so much about writing. On top of that, I love Osusuki; his flaws, way of speech, and everything else make him oddly honest and charming. Thank you for the wonderful read.
Vheeri The Succubus chapter 2 . 6/17/2012
I was truley interested in reading this, but all that random Japanese really got distracting and I decided to end it here. For a story in English, I generally ignore honorifics or titles. But using Japanese words or phrases is really off putting. Now, things that can't be directly translated or appear in the English version of the series, I do find alright. Like Sensei or Okkublah however it's spelled when they start a match. From what I've read, you do put a good amount of detail into things, and I think the characters are well done, but..."Gomen nasai" isn't working for me.
TripOverFlatSurfaces chapter 18 . 4/4/2012
Geez, Hikaru, as if people didn't have a hard enough time understanding you already. Whew, you did a really amazing job with this story. It was very confusing, mind you, but in...a good way. Sort of. Like waking up from a dream you only half-remember, which totally fits the spirit world theme. The character interactions were deep too; in what way, I can't really tell you, but they were. :D
Tobias chapter 18 . 2/18/2012
This is so amazing it brought tears to my eyes. When you said that you were worried about the ending, I am glad to inform you that both the first ending and the epilogue were written splendidly. At first, this seemed to be a Halloween (or, rather, Setsubon story, but I am just referring to the category) story, but it blossomed into so much more. Even so, it is all the greater for its start. I tip my metaphorical hat at the way you didn't do the 'big reveal' or promise of to Touya-san, which, in my opinion, was more realistic and landed the story safely. I also appreciate the acknowledgement of how Sai cannot stay with Hikaru forever, that most things are unnapreciatef until they ate gone. It fits. Everything fits and twists and turns like the currents of a river; it sparkles and glistens at times, but it still hints at depths that pull the mind into the dark current of thought. I was swept away. A bit on your humor- it had me almost rolling on the floor. Hikaru's reactions to the situations in which he had been placed were dramatic and humorous, but not overly so as to make the story just pointless silly. I appreciate the Naruto reference, and quite agree with Osusuki on the matter. "a child's bellybutton, of all things." This was a once-in-a-lifetime story, whose attention I am sure my cat envied. Thank you for providing me with something so breathtaking.
241 | Page 1 2 3 4 11 .. Last Next »