Reviews for Fermentation
Catherine chapter 7 . 6/14/2004
I wake up this morning, and what do I see? Five whole new chapters! Dang, Ricki, you go too fast for me!

Nice touch having Marissa be Meryl's ancestor; I felt really sorry for her. Ah, to be in love with a genocidal maniac. . .

I really liked your take on the blank spaces that could have happened in the manga. And the thing is, since I don't know anything beyond TM 1 that means I don't really know where your version ends and the manga stuff begins, so it all seems almost official! I like how you work so well within the boundaries, yet make the story unique. You stay very true to the spirit of the series. Me loves it!

But now the trilogy is over, and the rest begins with our loverly Insurance Gals. Great stuff, Ricki! ::hugs Vash plushie while putting the Knives on in a nice, safe place with no sharp objects where the humans can't bother him any more::
Yma chapter 7 . 6/14/2004
Wow, that was very good. It makes much more sense now that I fully realize it's based on the Manga rather than the anime. The writing was excellent, the story line went at a great pace. Marrisa was just fine, she could have been *so* Mary Sueish, but she wasn't, so well done there. It was Knives progression, his characterisation which really made this story for me, it's possibly one of the best I've seen. All in all an excellent piece of work and I'll keep my eye out for more of your stuff. Fantastic!
Themis56 NSI chapter 2 . 6/12/2004
Ah, new chapter! Sorry it's kinda late, Ricki.

Good, good stuff as per usual. _ You can write Knives and Vash better than most anyone I know, and I'm always in awe of your Knives since I think he's so frickin' HARD to write for. He's crazy, yes, but he's more than your garden-vegetable-type psycho.

Cool stuff about the tranmitter/earrings. I don't know if that's the manga explanation or not, but if it isn't you certainly fooled me. :) And man, Knives is SO overbearing in this. I wanna punch him. A box of 100 bullets? Overkill much?

I hope Vash doesn't get too traumatized when he goes to town, but knowing his luck...::sigh:: God hates Vash. Vash never gets a break. Poor guy...

Moremoremoremore! I eagerly await!
Yma chapter 2 . 6/12/2004
I do so love your writing, it's very good. I see you're following Manga verse more than anime... or something anyway. Because the time scale's different... fair enough, it makes sense. My favorite part had to be the bit with the earing. As good as you Vash is, he comes across as a bit too serious but that earing part was good because it showed us his playful, whiny, child like side. I'm also happy you got Knives invovled with the earing thing. I was watching the anime a while ago and do you know the part two years after The Fall? When young Vash and Knives are looking over the budding town and that fight breaks out? Well Vash has his earing then (thought it looks black, not silver.) So Knives must have been the one to give it him.

Anyway, love the angst, the humour, the basic feel of this and Knives' personality is really well done. Kudos!
Yma chapter 1 . 6/7/2004
Yay! It's good to see you continuing your other fic. I really like the way you characterise Knives and the relationship between him and Vash is just great. Your writing in general is pretty good too, so I like very much how you set this up. I'm looking forward to reading the next chapter!
Catherine NSI chapter 1 . 6/6/2004
Hey Ricki!

Nice to see that the writer's block seems to have been a bit lifted-more ficcery! Yay!

So far this start has promise, and it seems Knives isn't quite the crazy genocidal kook he grows up t be yet, since he didn't kill the girl. I wonder if that will change?

I felt bad for Vash when he found Rem's pod empty...poor guy! He never does get a break, does he?

All in all, a good start! Keep the chapters coming, Ricki!