|Reviews for The Circle|
| SpaceHead3 chapter 8 . 1/23
Utterly fantastic story so far!
| Viari chapter 8 . 1/6
I almost jumped out of my chair and did a happy dance when I got the email notification for this chapter. :D
I love it. I love everything about it. I love it both as an alternate spin on your original story and as a new story in itself. I love all the little details you throw in there to hint at backstory without bogging down the action. Things like Melody's history with acquiring stormtrooper armor and Lieutenant Archimedes reflecting on her relationship with Rage. And I love the interaction between Ben and Melody. I don't care how long it takes for you to update again; I'll be here to read and respond. Looking forward to finding out what happens next!
That quote from Lucéa was great, by the way. ;)
| Zephyrus-Prime chapter 8 . 1/2
It is positively *criminal* that this story doesn't have more reviews. I don't even read EU stuff and I find it to be enjoyable.
| Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet chapter 8 . 1/2
I'm so happy you updated this! :D And this is one of those 'if it succeeds, I'm gonna laugh', mainly at Rage. *snicker* You should have read the evil-overlord's handbook, Luke. *shakes head* Anyway, thanks for the update! :D
| Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet chapter 7 . 12/29/2013
I am VERY sad this isn't updated. I would say that on average it had been updated once a year up until about three years or so ago. Well, as to whatever stopped you from writing it, I shake my fist at it. I really enjoyed this (although I thought 'Rage' was a bit too much...too obvious and kind of cheesy-seriously, that's my only complaint) and would absolutely love to see more of it. :)
| Gamoora chapter 7 . 10/20/2013
Very interesting... I wonder what happened to Vader, and how Leia and Luke found out about their heritage. I like seeing Han again and I enjoy your new characters, including Ben. I don't read much of the EU ( to be honest, I was never a big fan of Mara), so I can't compare this Ben to EU!Ben, which is probably a good thing. As it is, Ben reminds me of Luke and yet he doesn't at the same time. I think it's a good mix. And Luke...oh man, what happened to Luke? Leia named her son Anakin, which makes me think that she knew of Anakin/Vader being her father and that he must have redeemed himself before he died...or that he is still maybe alive and redeemed? But if that happened, and yet Luke is a Sith... Definitely intriguing. I would love to read more if you ever feel inclined...
| Atlasina7 chapter 7 . 4/8/2012
This is definitely a wonderfully written story-I've enjoyed every single word. I hope that some day you decide to finish it.
| sappy3 chapter 4 . 1/19/2012
I'm curious what will happen next. so far this is a very good story but I feel kind of left out. I only saw the movies and don't know much about this universe beside what was shown in them. So I was left in the dark about Padreic. Why does he feel wrong to Ben? Is he some sort of anti-Force alien or something else? This seems to be the last chapter he appears in so I suppose I will never get the answers to my questions.
| sappy3 chapter 1 . 1/17/2012
I've finished chapter one. Interesting start. Calling the imperial troops imps was a little jarring because of the existing connotations of that word. Was that on purpose?
I'm liking it so far.
One thing bothered me though. Ben's thoughts in the beginning of the chapter don't sound like the thoughts of someone who grew up his whole life in this small settlement. They sound more like the thoughts of a big city dweller who moved there and really likes it. He has an informed outsider perspective.
| ShadedRogue chapter 3 . 1/12/2012
Of course, I should have known that the guy at the end of chapter 2 would end up being Han Solo. I'm really glad to see him in this fic, he's probably my favourite character. I'm really curious to see what happened to make Luke turn to the darkside. I'm wondering if it's something Han did, and that's why he's out looking for Han now. It's kind of interesting how everything can change so much, just because one character ended up being evil instead of being a good guy.
As I mentioned before, I also like the parallels between Ben and a young Luke Skywalker, both ordinary guys living on Tatooine, both receiving a transmission that sends them off on an adventure, and both with the potential to become Jedi.
| Esther Huffleclaw chapter 7 . 1/12/2012
I cannot figure out who Padreic might be - I know he's important, though. I'm pretty sure I know who Ben's father is, but I won't say it here. ;)
And you've left us on a cliffhanger. I really hope you haven't abandoned this story... :(
| Esther Huffleclaw chapter 6 . 1/12/2012
Another wonderful line: "For a moment Ben felt very sorry for the poor freighter. Then he realized he was sympathizing with a flying deathtrap and hastily put that thought out of his head." You really do have a way with words. As for the ending of this chapter: oh no.
| Esther Huffleclaw chapter 5 . 1/12/2012
I love how Ben finds the positive in that "he /really/ didn't like flying." That made me smile. I also really liked how Han compares Ben with young Luke. I think you got Han's character spot on here.
I feel sorry for Ben - he really doesn't want to be a Jedi or a hero; he just wants to live a quiet life, but that won't happen of course.
I found one spelling/grammar error:
"Dangerously naive thought Commander Skywalker might have been" - "thought" should be "though."
| Esther Huffleclaw chapter 4 . 1/12/2012
Oh no. I see history repeating itself more and more. This is a masterful job of following the basic plotline of "A New Hope" without just copying it wholesale. I love it.
| Esther Huffleclaw chapter 3 . 1/12/2012
Have I mentioned that I love the "quotes" at the top of each chapter. I'm assuming you make these up - very creative.
And you managed to have someone say, "I have a bad feeling about this." Awesome. That made me smile. :)
I found a couple of typos in this chapter.
"because it there was one thing Ben had learned working in the family garage" - should be "if there was one thing..."
"It would have been fairly to disperse them" - needs another word: easy?