|Reviews for Ripples in Time|
| kelly chapter 13 . 2/11/2013
i always wondered how anna died i really did hate the ending ... but i always guessed she had snapped her neck from the force and everything of the blow i know its a little late to review this story but i've only just started reading stuff on this good story so far i'll let you know what i think after i read the rest :D
| angel de acuario chapter 1 . 6/18/2011
Actualisa Pronto .
| Anon E. Mouse chapter 24 . 7/22/2007
I was chatting with Hell Harpie the other day and she recommended your story to me. I've just finished it and wanted to tell you that I absolutely loved it. The plot is really original and engaging, and your characters just leap off the page/screen. I was especially impressed by your ability to carry your characters through both lighter and heavier moments while still keeping them consistent, something that many writers (probably including myself) have difficulty with.
I'm normally a Dracula fan, but I must say that you (like Hell Harpie) have, for the sake of your story, drawn me over to Team Gabriel. You've given him real conflicts, and a depth of character he doesn't have in the movie. In the film I always got the sense that he was someone who talked sentimentally-about understanding forgiveness and disliking his job-but who always acted coldly and mercilessly. He understands forgiveness but only insofar as it pertains to him. He wishes it for himself, he does not grant it to others. He has no problem killing Velkan but objects adamantly to the Order's sure-to-be condemnation of him when he becomes a werewolf. You, however, make him feel deeply the repercussions of his role as executioner, brava.
You've also nuanced his and Anna's romance beautifully, which makes it much more believable than it is in the movie. They're deeply conflicted about their feelings for each other and about their own abilities to love. These conflicts carry through from Analiese to Anna-both unsure of Gabriel's feelings for them and of their own ability or willingness to be vulnerable and return them. Despite both women's strong feelings for him, they are both afraid, to a degree, of those feelings and the consequences of acting on them.
I found Dracula to be an immensely tragic figure here. Like Othello, he loved not wisely but too well. Driven mad by jealousy and pride, he ends up destroying the one thing he values above himself, and ultimately destroys himself too in the process. His actions are reprehensible but he is nevertheless to be pitied. Again, applause!
So yeah, I don't know what else I can say beyond "this is awesome." Your prose is really elegant and pointed, your descriptions are vivid and nuanced, your dialogue is lively, and your characters are complex and conscientious. Fantastic job!
P.S. The Battle of the Breakfast Table made me laugh hysterically.
| Miss-Frenchie chapter 24 . 6/27/2007
Love it much better than the last van helsing story i read. Can't wait to se if there is a sequel out there...
Speaking of sequel's this would make an awesome sequelas in movie sequel. Just sayin' it's justas good if not better, were it made into a movie sequel.
| Everme chapter 10 . 2/8/2006
okay again, I'm reviewing after just reading the summary but this sounds really cool! I like the influences from Moulin Rouge and Phantom of the Opera.
| Everme chapter 9 . 2/8/2006
hate Analeise? Uh! But I am Anna (and probably Analeise). Oh well, I have a pretty strong hatred for myself. I guess anything's possible.
*BTW I am not crazy. I know I'm not REALLY Anna, but of all the characters in Van Helsing, that is who I would most want to play.
| marrokinhas chapter 1 . 6/18/2005
I really love this fic and its sequel!
Im trying to put up a Gabriel/Anna fanfiction archive, would you like to contribute?
http /gafiction/ index. htm
Please e-mail me if you do! Thanks in advance :)
| HuntingPeace chapter 24 . 11/23/2004
Your story is so amazing. It is the first fanfic I have read that was so well developed. It was like a novel that I could not put down. The only thing is that I did not like the rape scene. It completely unnerved me and I believe Analiese would have fought back harder than she did. That's just me though. It was so good times a thousand. hehe... Carl. Also, you wrote the Anna and Van Helsing relationship really well. Most people would just have them plunge into this new relationship but I don't believe they would. I love what you did bc it is so original though it is entirely the heart of the movie. Mucho props!
Love, Nicole ...off to read a time for chaos ;)
| WackyD chapter 24 . 10/29/2004
That...was so good.
I recently saw Van Helsing and when Anna died...I was not too happy. So now I can watch the movie, turn it off just after she dies, and read your version of the ending. Cause I'm cool like that...
But anyway, I enjoyed your story because it was extremely original and creative. One of the things that caught my eye was that after Anna was "brought back from the dead", she and Gabriel weren't immediatley all lovey-dovey. Obviously if this had happened in real life there would have been some awkward feelings, so I thank you for putting that angsty-ness to make it seem more realistic. Most authors simply have them immediatley brought back as soon as Anna magically returns to life, blah blah blah.
So in conclusion...I loved your story. _
| The Princess Anna Valerious chapter 1 . 10/27/2004
guess who this is
Anna Go to the bathroom!
the woman with an awsomer pen name,
The Princess Anna Valerious.
| Irish Anor chapter 24 . 7/11/2004
Omigosh. When did I say that I did not like that? Seriously, I probably accidently added "don't" on accident! (I tend to do that; add words or take out words when I start typing or writing really fast. It's really embarrasing when you turn in a paper like that to school, lol.)
Anywho, I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS OVER! (haha, it was actually Van Helsing who fell off the cliff!) Anywho, that is so sad this it is over...
I guess you'll just have to post a sequel, lol. (No seriously; ::looks at watch:: I expect the sequel in... ::looks at watch again:: five minutes. Ok, ok... I give you until tomorrow... ::laughs:: Ok, just please post a sequel? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?)
| raventeller chapter 2 . 7/8/2004
O! I like! I like! Oh! I LIKE! okay...that sound WRONG...but hey, it aint a sin is it ;).
| raventeller chapter 1 . 7/8/2004
This is really good! I love it! Oh, and thank you for all the reviews you have been giving me for my one-shots! Any way, if you need me, email me kk? I'd really love to chat to you any way!
| Sweetdeath04 and Thorney chapter 24 . 6/26/2004
Aw! That was PERFECT! Carl as a ghost was rather funny too! This is just too perfect! I can't believe it's all over! *sniff*
| HyperCaz chapter 24 . 6/25/2004
*looks decidedly non-plussed*
Well that's just screwy. You didn't let Carl come back. But good ending anyway! I could just imagine the ghost of carl hanging out and annoying the heck out of people...HEHEHEHEHEHE.
I'm on holidays now! hahaha! I will be able to update almost daily. yo ready for this? lol. I'll start my marathon on Monday.