Reviews for Hit the Ground Running
ishkaw chapter 11 . 7/8/2012
I know this story is old, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it and your writing. You have a really great flow and refreshing word choices.
Acerbus Wings chapter 11 . 4/11/2008
This is one of the first multi-chapter fics I've had the inspiration to read all the way through in one reading in a long while. I just loved the style of the writing, the characterization, the little nunces you added (ZelCoffee), things like CAWUAT and the restaurant owner and Xellos, pretty much everything (and I rarely have to say that).

While I'm a bit of a romantic, I didn't mind the fact you didn't make the story a "real" romance because of how well you portrayed their growing relationship (like how Lina changes from plotting to make off with the stone initially but eventually concludes that Zel deserves it or the magic conversation between the two).

It's been about 5 years with no sequel but while it's a bit sad I don't mind. I really enjoyed this on it's own. Kudos for writing this.

~Acerbus Wings
helloraindrops chapter 11 . 12/9/2006
really really really really really really really really GOOD!
Stem chapter 11 . 7/6/2006
Oh my dear girl, this piece is truly marvelous! I'm delighted that I stumbled over this story in my quest for good Slayers fanfiction! And let me tell you that the number of reviews you have doesn't do this story any justice! My god I feel as though they should be in the hundreds region! Alas, alternate pairings are more than often destined for this fate.

But seriously this was by far one of my favorite Slayers story! Lina's and Zel's characterizations were spot on, which is really a novelty these days. Their whole interaction was just one big highlight for me, but the discussions on magical theory and their banter just made me dizzy with joy! What can I say? I'm a sucker for witticisms and magical theory! And honestly I think I'm rather happy that this story didn't emphasize romance between the two of them. But you can't deny that there was some chemistry between them! XD

And I have to add that I was astounded by the way you have with words! It made this whole experience all the better!

But you know what I just absolutely adored? Why Xellos' cameo of course! X3

So yes, I think I'm a bit late to review your story! Ha ha, maybe about 3 years or so? But I couldn't stop myself! Well I sincerely hope that you continue this piece of work in one way or another, as it most definitely one of the best ZL stories I've read thus far. But if not, bravo, it is indeed a wonderful story!

Happy Trails!

ZoieLark chapter 11 . 12/11/2003
Ah, I finally finished and thankful that I got to read such a wonderful piece of work. Your story was wonderful and exciting! I was sleep deprieved for a while because I was too busy enjoying the banter and action and comedy and etc. It was already filled with so much except romance, but that's understandable since they just met, and they're slowly building a foundation on which to base their relationship on, right?
Anyway, enough of that. I'm so glad to hear that you may continue this in the future. I don't care how long it'll take, I'll be waiting for it.
Till whenever,
Sephimorg chapter 11 . 11/22/2003
I think you're the first fanfic author I've encountered who knew what Zeon's Paradox was. And you're highly literate, to boot.

This is an exquisitely well-written fic. I would be more than happy to help beta-read for the sequel, if you would like.
deleria chapter 11 . 11/20/2003
Okay. That was too short. It feels done and all that, but I was sad to see that I was done with the chapter.

Too, too short.

BUT! There's a sequel on the horizon, so I feel okay.

All in all, this was an excellent Zel/Lina fic. I like the fact that you didn't put romance in it. It's far more believable that way (that romance would develop out of friendship). A lot of writers seem to get impatient and want the characters get together after the first chapter. They don't take the time to iron out any problems or obstacles; they just jump on the alt. pairing bandwagon and go. The fangirl in me can handle that... but I'm an adult and the lack of realism gets old after awhile. Trite.

All that said, I appreciate your work. It was an AU *and* and alt. pairing (platonic) and you developed it beautifully. Even your manipulation of the magic system in the Slayers Universe was impressive (I'm still stoked by that whole notion of using Zel to create a spell). You done did a good job!


Well, that's it! Color me satisfied! I hope your muse continues because I can't wait for the sequel.

deleria chapter 10 . 11/20/2003
Okay, I feel like an ass for taking so long to read this chapter. It was awesome!

Lina calling on the Mazoku side of Zel was brilliant. That's such a Lina thing to do. I can totally see her doing that.

Now I'm anxious to see how Zel's trust for Lina will change.

You're developing and molding these characters very well.

Okay... enough praise. :P I'm off to read that next chapter.
Filia chapter 11 . 11/15/2003
I love this story. LOVE. Am thrilled there's going to be a sequel; it'll be hard to be patient.
sshimsa chapter 11 . 11/13/2003
one word.. MORE !
5201314 chapter 11 . 11/13/2003
nice fic

i feel sorry for zel~

Samanda Hime-sama chapter 11 . 11/12/2003
Wow, that was a great story! No need to worry about the waiting period until the sequel. I'm willing to wait (impatiently though) until you're Inu stories are done.

I feel you kept Lina and Zel as their original selves without adding any of those pesky traits from the authors own personalitiesand seem to love to inflict on borrowed characters. Wonderful, wonderful job!

S chapter 11 . 11/12/2003
And life goes on
Karris chapter 11 . 11/12/2003
Ah, Hit the Ground Running ends with a positive, uplifting note. It seems like a long while since the day when I first clicked the link to this story, finding the concept advertised in the brief summary to be interesting. My curiosity has been rewarded a thousand times over since then as I've found not just a great fic, but a terrific writer as well, one of only a handful I've read that possess such talent. Your metaphoric weavings are certainly the best I've seen among some stiff competition.

Though I'm both happy and sad to see the end of this particular work, I hope that you will continue to create more bits of literature that exhibit your powerful imagination and fluency with our language. Thank you.
Volpone chapter 11 . 11/12/2003
It's... Over? But... Well, I hate when things are over (isn't that a line from 'Breakfast at Tiffaney's')... It was great story, and I'm sad to see it go. However, I seem to remember you mentioning a sequal...? I won't rush you, this was an excellent chapter by the way. The ending was a little sudden, but I knew it had to be coming up sooner or later. Great job, I look forward to more of your works.
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