|Reviews for Don't Look Back|
| great gospel chapter 1 . 12/14/2014
This was such a great fic. You really encompassed the struggle in Faye and Spike's relationship to understand one another as well as the ambiguity of their final moments. Nicely done.
| AlysanneLake chapter 1 . 7/23/2012
Somehow, I am just reading this, and it is gorgeous.
That last line is so good I had to read it out loud over and over. Perfect.
| Blonde-Existentialist chapter 1 . 9/29/2005
While slightly confusing chronologically, not a bad story. Based off of a great song.
| suriru chapter 1 . 2/5/2005
| cowgirlnoir chapter 1 . 7/24/2004
Sucker love I always find,
Someone to bruise and leave behind.
This is a tasty slice of Faye and Spike. M. I like the mathematical question. I like the relative placement of Faye and Julia. Leaves a hunger for more, just like Spike.
| opheliamlet chapter 1 . 7/22/2004
Oh! oh oh oh that last line just killed it for me. This is gorgeous, Rashaka. *praises* Oh how I love it.
| milkdrunk chapter 1 . 7/11/2004
(I thought I reviewed this long ago, but the evidence doesn't agree. Sometimes even /I/ forget how lazy and lax I am about these things.)
So. Again. One of my favourite pieces ever-else I wouldn't be indulging it with the ice cream and coffee; I've more morals and am less promiscuous (and cheaper!) than otherwise, thanks!
You've beautifully-compactly, yet not without a hearty punch to the stomach and pull of the heartstrings-spun snatches of a tale in which the entire microcosm of Spike's existence (and the Bebop's history) runs a quicksilver course.
"When she caved and wrapped her legs around his hips with the power of a woman who fights more than she fucks, he smiled in return."
Damn, Sam! This would be It. It: the single greatest line I can presently recall. I can build entire cities (re: temples) around the words.
"But Spike was an asshole and a coward, a loyal one at that. Spike fled from possibilities, Spike escaped, Spike abandoned the world.
And Spike fell into a morning dream, with Faye in his mouth and Julia in his eyes."
Uh-huh. This bang!finale encapsulates the Bebop experience.
Yes, I want to throttle Spike, brush the dust off and then put to good use my soccer cleats by paying a visit to his shins (and bum). I sometimes like to think, however, he ultimately isn't fleeing at all; rather, by going to Viscious, he is confronting a monster he has helped to create. Responsibility, at long last.
This is /perfect/ as a one-shot, and I hope you never, ever, ever, in a million years or for as much money, add to it. "Orpheus Child" and I, however, patiently await your quill/pen. Take your time, please-just don't forget, even for a second, that I know which LJ community I can track you down at! :)
| rainjewel chapter 1 . 6/12/2004
Perfect, absolutely perfect. I loved the second to last line because it is utterly brilliant.
Bebop is a tough one to write because it's crafted so well and so intricately. Thank you for this, because your writing is exceptionally up to par.
| scathachdhu chapter 1 . 5/28/2004
Ah, hell. Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Beautifully written and put together. Makes me want to smack Spike like the "bigger bitch" he is.
| xxxxx11111 chapter 1 . 5/26/2004
Just had to join the long list of people in saying: fucking amazing last line. It weirdly and succinctly surmises the complex relationship Spike has with both Julia and Faye and it's like the written, fan fic equivalent of 'Bang.' I'm feeling kind of jealous now. Damn you! But also well done! And thanks for liking my story.
| ccrider789 chapter 1 . 5/17/2004
that last line is insane... god wish i thought of it first
| Wolf Jade chapter 1 . 5/14/2004
oh god that was sad, some of it made not alot of sense, but other then that it was awesome.
| degeneratebeerwench chapter 1 . 5/13/2004
so sad. So morbid, yet so sad.I actually have tears in my eyes. So sad! I did like how you rather insulted Spike at the end. Everyone seems to make him this sterling hero and Faye the bitch with no morals. You painted a whole new side to Spike than most writers will. I liked it. But it was so sad!lol
| Araceli Maura chapter 1 . 5/12/2004
That was really amazing. Honest and brutal to the point of painful. I particularly love the last line. The whole thing was just very powerful. *thumbs up*
| 7Minutes chapter 1 . 5/12/2004
It seems like everyone else has said it already, but I'll say it anyway.
The last line was fantastic. That's the one that stuck with me the most. And great imagery throughout the rest of the story, as well.