|Reviews for The Mindsifter|
| Quickslice chapter 31 . 11/22/2013
(Posted by a "guest", but originally a review from Quickslice, well, that's me all the same.) How long has it been since this fic's been updated? Almost six years, that it is. I have come across a lot of works like this that has been abandoned or discontinued, or the author just plain lost interest all of a sudden, maybe they're busy, after all they have lives too, or they passed away. But whatever the reasons are, I still read them and decide what the ending is according to my liking. In this particular fic, the story ends when they found Kenshin, and while giving him a bath, recognized Kauro. At least for me, the story ends when Kenshin found his first "oro" after almost a year in hell. Fai enough.
| Guest chapter 31 . 11/22/2013
How long has it been since this fic's been updated? Almost six years, that it is. I have come across a lot of works like this that has been abandoned or discontinued, or the author just plain lost interest all of a sudden, maybe they're busy, after all they have lives too, or they passed away. But whatever the reasons are, I still read them and decide what the ending is according to my liking. In this particular fic, the story ends when they found Kenshin, and while giving him a bath, recognized Kauro. At least for me, the story ends when Kenshin found his first "oro" after almost a year in hell. Fair enough.
| Tamuril2 chapter 31 . 10/11/2013
*sits back and lets out a low whistle* Phew, you don't pull your punches, do you? I don't think I've read a story where all my emotions were so utterly drained out of me (least, not for a very, very long time). No, really, I'm drained to my toes right now. *sighs happily* Though I'm not at all sorry for starting this story. Totally worth the emotional roller-coaster ride. TOTALLY! *blinks when Kenshin appears and whispers in her ear* Huh? Oh, yes! My bad, I forgot myself for a second. *stands and bows* I'm Tamuril2. Pleased to meet you, Khrysalis-dono. *smiles* I've so enjoyed reading your story thus far. One hopes you will continue it soon (6 years is a rather long hiatus). *grins* To help, here's a short list of why I so love, love, LOVE this story.
1)Kenshin is in some seriously deep trouble. I mean, I thought Enishi was bad (got Kenshin to go to the slums), but this...this is awful, horrible, terrible...AWESOME! Yes, I am a angst fan. *winks* What gave it away? *chuckles* Anyhow, seeing this particular way of punishing Kenshin (and for being good too!) was gut-wrenching. I was all "No, he's lost and hurt" and then "Yes, the old couple are helping him get back!" and then "No, he's lost again!" and then "Poor Kauru..." and then "Aoshi's gone too!" and then "Hiko! Yes!" and then finally "NOOOOO! Kenshin, Aoshi!" And man, don't even get me started on what I'm wanting to do to all those bad guys...let's just say Hiko's ants will be having quite some fun for a while...heheheeee...
2)Saito and Hiko's different takes on Kenshin's state. I think both are acting the way I thought they would...mostly...Poor guys. I can't imagine what it'd be like to see someone you know and trust degraded to such a level. *shivers* If anyone can help him and Aoshi, it's those two (and BAMF Kauru). I love Hiko's fatherly side. I just knew he had it in him.
3)All those cliffhangers. Gosh, you've talent for them. I was literally (really, I mean LITERALLY) on the edge of my seat reading this. My breath was all short and my eyes about an inch from my laptop screen. I couldn't stop reading (not that I honestly tried to stop).
All in all? You ready for this? *takes deep breath* Awesome, super, amazing, great, stellar, grand, astounding story so far! *breaths again* Phew, almost didn't get that all out. lol. Keep up the good writing. Hopefully, I'll get an email soon that says this is updated. *puts on her best Kenshin puppy dog eyes*
| Guest chapter 31 . 6/2/2013
This is such an amazing story , its written so nicely in a unique plot. These people torturing Aoshi and Kenshin makes me want to jump in and rip their heads off for being so stupid. For heaven sakes they know nothing :(. Well considering it hasnt been updated for years just gonna say was really nice reading it !
| Hitori15 chapter 31 . 1/11/2013
Please update soon! Realizing this story is not complete yet was agonizing... I really hope Kenshin and the rest gets out of that hell hole... It's making me a little depressed...
| Guest chapter 31 . 9/20/2012
I've read your fic years ago and I am re-reading it again. My friend is right this fic is not complete. Will you be updating it again? Your fic sounds very close to being finished.
Please update soon! :)
| Noyoki chapter 31 . 2/4/2012
I'm incredibly sad that you stopped writing this. I so wanted to see Kenshin find his way home, to finally find happiness and peace. To see him left broken and bleeding under Aoshi is a depressing end to this story. Perhaps someday you'll come back to it, I hope so.
| theregoesmysantity.again chapter 31 . 9/19/2011
as much as i doubt that you may finish this, this was an amazing story that you have written so far, so a very well done to you, and if at any point in the future you realise you have the entire rest of the story typed out already, waiting to be posted, well...!
| Otaku Pitcher chapter 31 . 7/25/2011
I have not reviewed a fanfic on in three years. I had not seen a fanfic *worth* reviewing in those three years. Today, I break my silence merely to say "thanks." Even though this fic is unfinished (and probably always will be after what I see is a two-year hiatus), it is a solid one. There are some typographical errors, some moments of melodrama, and some instances of indistinct pronouns; however, they are few and far between. The plot and character development more than make up for the momentary mistakes. The treatment of Hiko, Misao, and Aoshi were all exemplary. All too often, I see stories where Misao secretly cries, or Aoshi has some sort of inner-conflict with seeing Misao grow up, or even where Hiko fails to possess arrogance. Thank you for keeping your characters away from being too OOC.
I hope inspiration strikes you at some point so that you return to this fic. I mean, if Krista Perry can finish "Hearts of Ice," I suppose there is hope that this one will be finished as well.
| Accountless chapter 31 . 2/3/2011
As you can see, I lack an account on this website. That's because I'm not a writer in any sense of the word, but I've been reading fanfiction for years and there are few things I admire more than a good, well written story. That being said, I felt obligated here to do something I've done only a handful of times in the past. That is to beg shamelessly for an update on a story that all logical evidence seems to have been abandoned. I compeltely respect that you as the author have every right to stop writing whenever you want, whether due to lack of interest or lack of inspiration, but allow me to express how upset it makes me to see such a beautiful effort left unfinished. I can honestly, honestly say that this is by far the most original work of fiction I've ever read on this site. And the plot, style, and overall quality of it matches and exceeds that of many published novels I've read. I mean it. I mean every word. I know I'm not the first person to beg you to consider continuing this story, and I'm aware that praise from someone who doesn't have the skill to write stories of their own shouldn't be valued nearly as much as someone who's closer to matching you on a level of talent, but still I felt the need to at least attempt to persuade you a little here. But again I respect your place as the author. I'm just making a humble suggestion that I hope you'll consider at least for a moment. I'm sorry if it seem like I'm demanding something from you; that's not the intention at all. I'll continue to admire this story even if it is left unfinished as one of the best examples of ficiton writing I've ever come across.
| tini-chan chapter 31 . 1/20/2011
oh my god you can't possibly stop here... I so hope you didn't abandon this fic, because if you did I would be devastated.. seriously! I found your story yesterday morning before I started working and I could read about 2 chapters... The whole time I was working I was like aaaaahhh I need to know what happens! I couldn't really concentrate on the kids(I'm an aupair) and I was so glad when I drove them to school! and this morning at 1am I finally finished it and then I look at the update date and I get another shock... well I have you on my author alert list now... really, your writing style is beautiful and I just love this story. if you don't plan to finish this fic, please let me know, you can't just leave me hanging here lol
meanwhile I'm going to read your other fics... hope to hear from you soon!
| simply ikang chapter 31 . 1/10/2011
Aww... This is really brilliant. Hope you still update. This is too good a story to pass. I want to be there in the final moment when Kenshin finally has his first glimpse of the sun...
| winter051094 chapter 25 . 12/9/2010
AWWWWWW! hiko finally found kenshin! YAY! :)
| winter051094 chapter 24 . 12/9/2010
:O ...NOOOOOO KENSHINNNNNNNNNNNN! XP DONT DIE! great job so far! must read more, must read more... .-
| winter051094 chapter 22 . 12/3/2010
awww! i hope yahiko gets better soon! :D and yay! kenshin is starting to remember more now! (or maybe he just looked around and realized some...things) lol yay! on to the next chapter! :)