Reviews for The Art of War
SparkleWeaver chapter 27 . 6/3/2008
This is a great story, the best in this section! Please continue it. You've given the militia/locos personalities (instead of just Spike and Axl). They lacked character in the series. They were only good at doing four things in the canon: nodding along, folding their arms, man handling and staring/observing.
sydcasy chapter 27 . 1/29/2008
Awesome story. Hope you'll continue it!
tribefanatic chapter 1 . 8/3/2006
Great story. It's one of my favourites. I love the way you get into your characters' minds, they look so alive. Keep on writting and update soon, I'm dying to read more. Great job.
Stine chapter 27 . 7/9/2006
Its a great story, but in the summerary (I think it was there) you wrote the names of the persons that would be the maincharacters, and you wrote Jay in there too. That was why i read the story, because i'm a Jayfan, so i read the story, chapter after chapter but Jay is still not a maincharacter, actually its like you have pushed him totally out of the story, 'cause you haven't even mentioned him in like 8-12 chapters. So maybe you should change the summeray if what you've written arn't true ?

otherwise good story, good descriptions and you have lots of characters in it, nice :)
tribebohemian chapter 27 . 7/7/2006
wow. it was raven the whole time? i'd completely forgotten about her. poor girl. to travel all that way trying to rediscover herself only to be assaulted by jax. bet that marriage proposal is sounding pretty good right about now? i like how solaris was able to abate bray's need to change the minds of the majority. all too often the mallrats get so caught up in doing what's right that they turn into the oppressive higherarchy that they themselves despise. i also like the subtlety of solaris' calming presence on bray. he's a character who works far better when teamed with such a person. despite how much he loves danni, i don't think she's stable enough for bray. while i like her and think you've written her to perfection, i think she always spent more time finding reasons to be upset with him rather than standing by his side. anyway, awesome update.
tribebohemian chapter 26 . 5/11/2006
wow. that was intense. i can't believe you've made me actually like spike. and it's not like you've made him a nicer person or changed his personality, he's still a jerk, but you've given him depth and i really, really hope he lives. i love the description of that scene and, as odd as this sounds, the description of the blood and everything. lex's reaction to finding taisan down there was classic. it's like he immediately forgot all the annoyance he has built up for her. character is who we are in the dark, and with lex, his true feelings come out at the least expected times. you know right at that moment he still loves her and has managed to get over nothing. the fight between ebony and danni was great, they both made some extremely valid points to one another. what's even cooler, is that the fight just showed off their jealousy which was definitely in keeping in character with those two. in the show it seems the things they argued about were never relevant. it was always about bray. he's looking at them like, what the hell? there's a guy dying here, could we stay on topic? lol and i really loved ram's interaction with ebony. you've just pegged all the characters so well. ram's observation of ebony and his subtle mannerisms. and ebony's response, sensing the logic of his offer and yet her natural defiance coming through, was en pointe. as always great job and can't wait for the update.
tribebohemian chapter 25 . 5/7/2006
HOLY SHIT! i never saw that coming! that was amazing. wow, i never thought i'd be rooting for spike to live but the way you've made his charcter come alive, i was really starting to like him. and now he's gone. no way! oh man and now taisan's alone with this psycho! gees! i'm dying here. hurry up and update!
tribebohemian chapter 24 . 5/3/2006
now that's what i call an awesome chapter. that was so intense and as always well written. i like how you've accurately described the inner drama of the mall that tends to distract from the otherwise more serious chaos of their world. i love how, just as all this crazy shit went down, most of the mallrats are missing due to their own personal issues. reminds me of season 2 so much. you have such a grasp on the honesty in their discussions and arguments. i feel like i'm really there watching them go at each other. and what's up with danni? she's annoyed that she doesn't have more of bray but then says she needs space and then finds herself jealous that it's ebony tending to his wounds and then when he wants to talk to her she hasn't got time. have you got that girl pegged or what? lol. i love this story and await your next update.
NapOrDie chapter 23 . 4/24/2006
I've been meaning to review this one for a while. I've had it favorited forever, but only really got reading it these past few chapters. I'm really loving the multiple storylines, and the story has a great pull, a real sense of momentum. Lex's characterization is great here, as is May's. You made me remember she was one of my favorites. I can't wait to see what you do with the Gathering!
tribebohemian chapter 21 . 4/9/2006
i liked these two new chapters. especially that moment between spike and may. you really focus on your characters' thought processes. i especially liked solaris' observation of lex. i'm finding her more and more interesting by the day. and i agree with her sentiment for i've always thougth lex was one of the most interesting characters on the show. anyway, good job as always.
tribebohemian chapter 19 . 3/19/2006
what an intense update. i particularly loved the conversation between the malrats about the bill of rights. it was cool to see that you gave all of them distinct opinions on the matter. instead of having them all think alike. poor luke. just when i thought he was going to get away. i'm so worried about him. i hope nothing happens to him. and ebony... it's so like her to get caught in her own web. i can not wait to see where this goes. my only wish is that trudy and luke find one another. PLEASE! lol.
tribebohemian chapter 18 . 3/10/2006
great update as always. i especially loved the points lex made about amber. i found it to be true. after she died she was made into an image of holiness which didn't represent fully who she really was. and when the writers brought her back, they brought back the "legend" of amber and not the 3dimensional girl herself. and they'd all forgotten about zandra's death. zandra who was as much a core member of their tribe. i can imagine lex's loss and his isolation as no really tried to offer him much comfort. i guess they all assumed after he and zandra's tulmutuous relationship that he didn't care. anyway, you're spot on with this. and i like solaris. i like that's she's so different from amber. though i'm wondering about that cult she met and if she isn't some evil omen of the chosen.
tribebohemian chapter 17 . 3/3/2006
HOLY SHIT! Solaris? don't i feel like an ass. i was so sure it was raven. the description of that moment was so poignant and real, i felt like i were there staring at her myself. bray's reaction was so enpointe. how creative. no one ever thinks to bring solaris back. i've only read one story where she's mentioned and in that she really was a ghost. this is such an amazing chapter. i'm completely blown away. kc thinking lex knocked up trudy. and lex's response to seeing i so wish i could write like that. i like the window into spike's mind. his thoughts being so complex and real. makes him a well rounded person. he's better written than he was in the show. man i can feel it uilding... the shit is really gonna hit the fan. keep it coming.
tribebohemian chapter 16 . 2/24/2006
as always a great update. i'll try not to gush as i'm sure you're sick of me repeating myself. lol. i really felt as though you nailed the intimate moments in this. it was refreshing to see how you played out may and lex's morning. so many others would have introduced regret, shame or even love into the scenerio. i like that their keeping their deal and are pleased with it. and alice's reaction was on target. it shows just how hurt she is and how much lex really meant to her. and taisan, man you really hit the bullseye. as much as i love her, it annoyed me that she dumped lex and then had the nerve to be upset when he showed signs of moving on. you really understand these characters and where their mindsets are with one another. poor lex, getting caught with trudy. i find it interesting how he and ebony are considered the snakes in tribeworld but unlike ebony, no one ever really gives lex a chance to redeem himself. his good deeds always counted for nothing. he's only remembered for the bad. just proves that a bad reputation is so easy to get and nearly impossible to get rid of. poor trudy. i don't feel for salene as much because her drama has more to do with her not wanting to confess to ryan her true feelings. but trudy, her trials are so much more serious. i can just imagine the horror of her situation. god, i hope she and luke find one another soon. i was so hoping it was him at the grill. but it's raven. i didn't realize she looked so much like amber. what a shock for bray. lol. keep it coming.
tribebohemian chapter 15 . 2/10/2006
great update as always. these two chapters were so deep and emotional. i'm frickin trembling with expectation. it's so weird that no matter what direction you take these characters in i love it. i'm with them on this journey. you are such a talented writer and you've captured the tribe characters so well. i care about each and every one of them, even the made up ones. i'm dying to know what archer and raven are going to do now and is ebony planning on letting the technos have the city? will luke and trudy find one another and what's everyone going to say when they find out about the baby? lex and wrote that moment so well and believable. i was there in that room. i really feel as though i'm in the story, this strange character that can see everything happening but i can't see the future nor change their actions. will lex and taisan get it together? what about alice? what's she really feeling? i'm going crazy but it's the insanity that comes from being enrapt within an amazing story. you really should be published kid
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