|Reviews for Snowblind|
| Terry-McElrath chapter 3 . 3/12/2006
Oh, you have such a wonderful grasp of Saito's personality! I loved this chapter! The dialogue between Kenshin and Saito was wonderful. I particularly liked the doubts that Saito raised about whether or not Kenshin had been told the truth about what would happen to Yamashita. Kenshin's inner thoughts about whether Katsura had been honest with him were great, especially the logic that led to his final decision. I love how you write! And this is a wonderful story! Now it's on to the next chapter!
| omasuoniwabanshi chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
"Your romantic ideals mean nothing."
Interesting comment from Saitoh, considering that the shinsengumi were formed for the romantic ideal of safeguarding the shogun and the old way of life from the forces of change! Though Saitoh always seemed to march to the tune of his own personal code of justice rather than any list of rules the shinsengumi thought up.
The treatment of the female spy was a chilling reminder of the utter lack of gallantry towards women during this period of Japanese history. It was hardly the idealized courtly love of Medieval Europe, that's for sure.
Of all the outcomes to the battle, the one I least expected was a voluntary truce! Your plot twists always surprise me. Nice to see Saitoh (eventually) seeing sense. Can't wait to see him divvy out cooking duty with Kenshin.
| Terry-McElrath chapter 2 . 3/12/2006
Again, I know that I reviewed this chapter, too, but I couldn't resist letting you know how much I enjoyed it. Hee! This chapter was just as good as I remembered. I love the images of Saito and Kenshin reduced to their fundoshis! Your research into snow survival techniques was in-depth and showed clearly in the chapter. Can't wait to read the next chapter!
| Terry-McElrath chapter 1 . 3/12/2006
I know that I reviewed this chapter already, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading it again. As always, your prose and imagery is breathtaking, and I stand in awe of your skills as a writer. I decided to take a short break before continuing with chapter 11. What better way to rest, than reading some truly excellent Rurouni Kenshin fan fiction?
| sakurachan101 chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
ti he nope, i definately don't mind the action. _ NEways, update soon!
| Warg chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Cool...update... *peeks under rock*
Great Chapter... Very vivid...and the action was perfectly visible and very fast moving. Not much for story flow... but hehe, next time right?
The background on the OC drives the question in Saito's head... Loved the flashback btw... forcing him to "think" of KEsnhin from a differential standpoint...
The characterizations are perfect, as always - and the story is a treat to read... The wait... is inevitable, i guess, but still so...
P.S:: AWESOME... the TJ sequel... looking forward to that... baited breath...
| Khrysalis chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Looks like the gods have more to laugh at than ever on Kenshin's behalf. The humor here is deadly, one of those long moments when something is darkly funny, but one feels it would be a very bad idea to crack a smile...if you were there. I guess it's safe enough here, but one never knows.
| caffinebunny chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Yay! An update! It's so good to see that guys can be the greatest fighters since year dot and still be adorable knuckleheads when it comes to the little things in life, like co-opertion and the whole not killing each other thing. :-)
So what's Kenshin going to do about all the lovely splinters that coe from using rough wood instead of a sword? Is he going to have to get Saitou's help?
| Crystal Music chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Lurve this chapter! All the action was v lucid and clear and you do a good job of creating a place/scene. And I think I say this every chapter that I review, but even though I am not a rabid Saitou-fan, I really like the parts that are from his POV. Oh yeah, and while I want to know the backstory, I actually really like the way you've presented the scenario, with us not knowing exactly what happened at the bridge. Yeah. I really like it. :) Here's hoping for inspiration and more soon!
| xZig-zagx chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
*pokes!* Why haven't I seen this chapter! I want to see!
You know I loved the chapter, Saito was very in character and you know I love him! Great job! Can't wait for the next chapter!
| conspirator chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
*Lifts up rock*-hello under there! So who says a good long sword fight isn't introspective and character-driven? This one certainly was! A great chapter all around.
| matchynishi chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Great chapter... you don't hafta apologize about the action; I loved the "long, drawn out attempts to kill each other " by the two leads here. :p It was realistic to see Kenshin trying to reason with Saito, and Saito grudgingly agree. I can't wait to see the next chapter! :)
| VyxenSkye chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Good Chapter, update soon please!
| Meri Kaisla chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
Kenshin can cook as long as Saitô does the laundry ;) eheh. Thank you for this update!
| charmed-sword chapter 5 . 3/12/2006
She updates! Hooray!
I love this story, and enjoyed this chapter very much, the action was well worth the wait!
Very smooth, very in character. I really liked how you introduced the flashback, that was awesome. Poor Yamashita! And ah, choice words from Okita!
I am eager to see how long this truce between hitokiri and wolf will last. Cooking duty? Lol!
Can't wait for more! :)
(The sequel will be up soon? ::eager grin:: Alright!)