|Reviews for A Thin Veneer|
| bob chapter 81 . 3/12
will you ever finish or what!
| Guest chapter 1 . 3/8
Seriously can you not at least make subheadings or so when you chance perspective, I was completely lost after reading half the page of the first chapter!
| Guest chapter 81 . 2/25
It's been a year... but, wow, I didn't realize this story was first posted in 2004. 9 years ago. Damn. Still, at 81 chapters, that's a little under 10 chapters a year on average - so by that reckoning you guys are way behind schedule. Please update soon, it's been an epic ride and although we can all probably guess what's going to happen, it'll still be nice to actually read it.
| Guest chapter 75 . 2/25
The Minbari are beyond moronic. Their "Satan" (i.e. the Shadows) have PUBLICLY announced that Doomsday is cancelled, and yet they still think they have a fucking leg to stand on. On top of that, the forces of "heaven" / light (i.e. the Vorlons) have basically abandoned them, "oops, our bad, cya". Why the hell did they still think their pathetic religious reasons for making war were still valid?
Granted, the vast majority of Minbari weren't there to witness the Vorlons and Shadows both together sending off the Rangers who were sent away to "start afresh" (and if the descendents of THOSE Minbari still uphold the whole Light/Shadows war thing they're too stupid to deserve to live) - but everybody else witnessed the Shadows' proclamation. Not to mention the repeated mention of other First Ones; any halfwit could've put two and two together when they notice "hey what the hell are First Ones doing with the UFOPers, wait, some of them are actually part of the group?!" Shit, it's like discovering that it isn't just angels vs satan, but a whole host of other, similarly powerful beings. Surely that would be enough to at least fucking question the fundamentals of their beliefs, especially considering the Vorlons all but said "sorry guys but we're bailing out now, kthxdie".
As mentioned several times in the story, they can't all be of the same disposition. Surely there are Minbari who realised these things. But apparently their leadership was too blind to have any of those? "Gee, maybe fucking over millions of people isn't exactly a reasonable response to the accidental death of one of our leaders." And yes, ACCIDENTAL, as it's mentioned explicitly the poor bastard who triggered the whole thing was quickly found out, offered up as a scapegoat/sacrifice (i.e. Earth Alliance in no way tried to justify his actions), and was driven to suicide. Makes you wonder about Minbari IQ if none of them, ever, ever thought to stop for a moment and think, "wait a second, is this right?"
They need to break. To paraphrase Isaac Asimov in one of his robot stories, "when a superiority complex like that breaks, it breaks all the way". I'd be surprised if from now on the Minbari don't turn that religious zeal inwards and beat the backbone out of their children, who will now grow up knowing their parents' generations were douchecunts who bought armageddon halfway down upon them all.
I love this story. Humanity, FUCK YEAH.
| skarosianlifeform chapter 73 . 2/1
And the snake-gods ruling, causing Molor's "madness", and named "Goul'kids", are they the Goa'uld from Stargate, who had taken Molor over ?
| skarosianlifeform chapter 51 . 2/1
What I love there, is that the Ashen make the Minbari look civilized (even though they themselves started a genocidal war and slaughtered whole colonies).
Did you take inspiration from the Stargate Aschen (who, as well, use bioweapons rather easily) ? (Plus, there was the reference to the "Senator Kinsey", inspiration of Clark).
About Clark, I just love the characterization. How he gunned down people to go faster to the shuttle, and was ready to leave people trapped on the other side, but ironically, was trampled by them. And got his reputation of hero, his fame (that the craved)...after his death.
| jeff g chapter 81 . 2/1
last chapter aviliable read...patiently waiting.
| James0416 chapter 4 . 1/20
ThanosofTitan: what they did was not in violation of the prime directive. Contact with a species, according to the prime directive, is only to be done if contact by them with the federation is inevitable. They were in deep space and using tachyons(a method of FTL communication) to send out a distress signal. They were also, notably, an unknown spacefaring race in federation space. The prime directive was not broken.
Besides, this is Kirk. As far as he cares, the Prime Directive can go [EXPLETIVE REDACTED] itself.
| OMAC001 chapter 81 . 1/6
Nice to be getting close to the end. Sorry, but it was a long wait. I hope the end is exciting!
| ThanosofTitan chapter 73 . 12/29/2013
What's with all the Stargate references?
| ThanosofTitan chapter 2 . 12/8/2013
If they were following the Prime Directive they would just leave them to die.
| Forward Observer chapter 81 . 11/25/2013
I wish to thank you for your enjoyable stories. I hope you continue your efforts for years to come especially with all the foreshadowing you've done with ATV.
| Guest chapter 81 . 11/7/2013
Hi. Just wondering if your going to finish this? The last update was 11 months ago.
Please don't stop now!
| Anon42 chapter 81 . 9/15/2013
Read the whole story just now and wow, it's some pretty good stuff.
If your other stories are half this good, then they will be worth giving a look.
| chain.reader chapter 81 . 8/15/2013