Reviews for The Sonic Wind: The Beginning of Everything
EnerjakWho chapter 18 . 4/11/2014
Before I begin, I would like to point out that THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS! PLEASE READ THE STORY BEFORE SEEING THIS REVIEW!
Well, with that out of the way...
Wow.
This is just...
Wow.
Quite possibly one of the most amazing pieces of fanfiction I have ever read (and considering that I am a brony and a whovian, I read a LOT of fanfiction). Its hard to come up with words that describe the emotional resonance this story gives off. Its not like other fics where they simply say how they feel, oh no. In this story, you actually FEEL Scott's pain of loosing both Max and Miles, you can FEEL Boyle's insecurity about putting Scott in the line of fire, and we can FEEL his remorse when his actions in uncovering the saboteur get Scott killed. The characters are not just a bunch of words on a screen. They feel like real, live people. Every character is fully realized and has genuine motivations that people can relate to. Even the worst character in my opinion, Hiram, had a legitimate reason (in his mind, at least) for doing the things that he did no matter how vile. The only story story that I have read that even comes close to the level of character mastery displayed here is over 650,000 words long. While I wouldn't say it should be an example to all other fanfic writers, as it hardly has any sonic (in the form that we all know and love) in it, I would still call it a true masterpiece of fanfiction.
Cesium Amber chapter 18 . 9/3/2013
To say that this story is pure, insane, genius won't do it much justification. You wrote it in a way that lets you look into the minds of the charachters. I must have taken extensive effort and research to get this written, and even more to blend the fiction so flawlessly into the fact. I love how beautifully executed this story has written, and had led me to aspire to write as well as you. To be honest, when I first red this, I was all like, "Where's the Sonic?!" but the way the twists and turns led to every Sonic fans' fangasm, kept me hooked. I'm positive that if a Sonic hater read this, they would begin to like the blue hedgie even more.

I like this story so much, that I wish to use this story as the historical basis of a spinoff story I inadverdantly started planning on this read through of the story, if you would let me. It's about one of Sherry Garnet's grandchildren discovering Scott Garnet's past and legacy, all while growing up in the modern society of hedgehog-worshipping gamers. It'll have multiple elements and allusions to this story. Even if you don't give me permission and I end up writing and posting it anyway, I will also shamelessly advertise this story to those who read the spinoff, giving you almost all of the credit. By almost all, I mean that SEGA gets the rest for the original storyline and other allusions to the games. What do you think of it?
Centino Finito chapter 18 . 7/12/2013
You're insane. You're a genius. And you're the writer of one of the most developed, interesting, and downright enlightening Sonic fanfics I've read thus far. (I think this is actually the first Sonic fanfic I've read, in fact.)

THIS is the stuff that great video game movies are made of. I'm serious, I could see the Scott Garnet story becoming a movie, and a rather successful one at that.

Bottom line, if I ever break the sound barrier, you bet your boots I'll be saying under my breath, "This one's for you, Hedgehog."
Diamond Gryphon chapter 22 . 5/14/2013
Hi,
I realize that it has been years since you have posted it (and quite a few years since I read it initially), but I wanted to let you know that this was the first fic that I ever faved on this site, and I still find it awe-inspiring and touching.
I don't know why I'm only mentioning this now, but I thought that I should.
Thank you, again, for writing this story.
-Gryph
Jakesbrain chapter 20 . 11/15/2012
I had a few issues with your pacing, word choice, and grammar - but all those I can easily set aside for a story that kept me absolutely RIVETED, and awake far past my supposed bedtime.
Silas Goodwill chapter 22 . 5/4/2009
I'll be blunt, this is not my favorite Sonic story for the simple reason that it is more involved in the Real world then the Game world and that the Relegious undertons were somewhat disconcerning (I'm a devote Christan).

That being said, it is a work of Art that deserves to be on the Favorites list of every reader who sees the title.

Your bound to go places with talent like this.
Unknownlight chapter 18 . 1/14/2009
This is perfection. Absolute perfection. Four years after completion, no Sonic fic has ever been able to reach this level. Not even close.

Sometimes, I wonder whether this fic should even be classified as "fanfiction". The amount of work and research you have put into this fic is mind-blowing, this fic transcends that common idea that most people have about fanfiction. It transcends it, then goes to the common perception of fanfics, rips it to shreds, and throws it into the incinerator.

To be perfectly honest, this isn't my favourite Sonic fanfic. I have read a few that I like more. But from an objective standpoint, it's almost impossible to deny that this is the /best/ (not my favourite, the /best/) Sonic fanfic ever. By far.

Most people check the reviews of stories before they read them to see if they should bother reading it or not. If one of you are reading this review right now, and for some reason you're still unconvinced whether you should read this or not, I'm directing this to you: Read it. If you don’t have time, make time. If you don’t feel like it right now, put it on your alerts and read it later. There shouldn’t be a Sonic fan who hasn’t read it, which is why the lack of reviews saddens me.

Cookirini, never stop writing!
Taranea chapter 6 . 5/8/2008
Wow, this is a seriously impressive story. I think I like it a lot - it sure is different from everything else! And that blur that pushed her off the road in one of the early chappies - was that Sonic? But how? Heh, interesting...

One thing I noticed in the flashback where Scott was being interrogated, was that the german sounded at times a bit odd. Like,

"Ob von welchem die Einheit Sie ist? Wo Sie geleitet wurden?"

should be "Welcher Einheit gehörst Du an? Von wem wurde sie angeführt?" and stuff. If you still care for this story, I would go over all the german stuff in this chappie and polish it a bit, I'm fluent. If you're interested, just drop me a PM;)

Apart from that, great work! His wife seems to go on to become mary garnet, the sonic writer - wow, awesome. I'm looking forward to read more of this fic. :D
Iniora Nackatori chapter 18 . 12/23/2006
Woah... I have to say, this has got to be one of the most interesting takes on Sonic I have ever seen. A great idea, too.

Well written and well exicuted. Only minor problem was a few spelling errors here and there, with small typing mistakes showing up as well. Other than that, near flawless.

Great story! 'Til next time, this is Iniora Nackatori, signing out!
Wingless Rain chapter 17 . 8/28/2006
The Sonic Wind, though three years old, is still gold, still here, and still one of the very best written pieces that Sonicdom has spawned in its long and winding history.

If you haven't read this, and feel intimidated by the mass and scope of the thing, soothe your feelings, calm down, then embrace it like the work of art it really is.

Feel the wind against your face, and take the time to view this thing in full.
RyukoVulpix chapter 20 . 3/15/2005
Insanity. Absolute insanity.

At its absolute best. :)

I fall for stories like this, head over heels, every single time. Whenever I can find a fanfiction that pushes the limits, that breaks all the rules, that stretches over into a whole new world... well, I've just described this story, in more ways than one.

But seriously. This is a terrific, just about perfect piece. I have honestly never read anything that can rival this. All I can say is that whenever an author puts this amount of research into a fanfic, it becomes more than a fanfic. It becomes a work. It becomes something that snaps the meaning of "fanfiction" in half, because it's more than that.

Well, I could go on rambling about this fanfic for ages, but that would be wasting time (and a certain hedgehog we all know and love wouldn't appreciate that, right?) So I'll wrap it up here and say that if this was a great experience for you, imagine what it was for the readers. :)

(Oh, and a last note: Recently, the channel which shows Sonic X released a game on their website. The title? Sonic XS. The "S" is written onto the title like an exponent to the X, but even so...!)

Great job. Great experience. Thank you.
Macropodathist1 chapter 18 . 9/26/2004
Oh my god, this story is the coolest story I've ever read! I mean that! Are those sonic books real? I want them!..
MilesTailsPrower-007 chapter 18 . 6/22/2004
Gawd. . .

I cried. How did you do that? You had POWER over me. You did. . .your words controlled my heart beat, my hearts, my ability to keep my OWN feelings. . .You let me have HIS feelings. In the memories. . .When he 'left'.

Gawd. . . How did you do that. . ?

I could fairly easily pick out the ficticious areas of the writing, but it blended. All of it. No piece of writing has EVER touched me. . .Moved me. . .So much- EVER. This is brilliant. They wording, the layout, the truth, the added things. All of it.

You are brilliant.

(Forgive me if I sound a bit nutzo here, its 1:21am and I haven't read in ages)

There's so much I can't begin to tell you about this.

I only have one thing to say.

Thank you.

Thank you for expressing that. Thank you for writing it. Thank the chance I read it too. It was awesome. You've conveyed all the emotions into the writing, depicted it out so well.

It's wicked. *smiles a little and yawns from the lack of sleep* Well I'll be off now. . . Ehe, sorry for sounding crazed. Bye bye, and never stop writing as well as this.
GtaJake MK-II chapter 18 . 5/25/2004
You know, I could sit here and go, "You're awesome!", or "This is the best fic I have ever read.", but I won't. There's no point. Damn, just... damn. YOU are VERY good. Yeah...
Craig Bayfield chapter 1 . 4/12/2004
As a Sonic fan I usually reject this story, even if the basic stuff is in the 10th Anniversary Box Set, still Cookie truly brings the story to life. Nice one :D
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