Reviews for The Survival of Hope
secretly sociopathic chapter 20 . 2/9
holy wow. okay. this was absolutely beautiful! i pretty much read this nonstop, and i've been finished with it for about a day, but i needed time to process it. now i think i'm ready to give a full review.

for starters, the writing is incredible. it starts off pretty good, but it gets continually better as this story goes on. by the last few chapters, the writing was perfectly getting across the feelings and just...everything that you were trying to convey through this story. kudos, for that. excellent job.

next, i love your characterization. i love the way you wrote the relationship between tk and kari - more than best friends but not quite. it was beautiful and you showed their bond in the best way you possibly could of, especially for such a dark story. i came into this wanting a full takari ending and came out not wanting anything else. congratulations for that as well.

even more so, though, i loved the way you wrote tai and kari. i hold these two very dear to my heart, and i really don't like the way a lot of people write them, but you pulled it off quite well.

basically what i'm trying to say is that i really, truly, thoroughly enjoyed reading this fanfic. thank you very much for writing this, and completing it.
Tiparyou chapter 20 . 1/16/2013
awesome fic! Couldn't stop reading it! Cant believe you actually finished!
Hedgi chapter 14 . 1/14/2013
Read-reading this. Made it this far. Am emotionally shattered.
Great work.
Gamermon chapter 20 . 12/9/2012
One of the best stories I've ever read!
Miss Anonymous hp chapter 20 . 10/25/2012
Hello. I just spent all day reading your story, and I must say, your writing is quite amazing. But I feel like the first half of the story is stronger than the second half. It feels like you lost your way in the second half, which makes sense since there was such a long time between the two parts being written according to your Author's Notes.

What I mean is... The story is advertised as a TK centric story with Takari themes, but the second half of the story is Kari centric with Takari themes. It really kinda threw off the rhythm, and I found myself extremely disappointed when time and time again TK was given these ridiculous restrictions on his powers that Kari had none of. She was able to do everything extremely well, but TK's powers weren't nearly as good as hers, and he couldn't even do half of the stuff she did...

And having the whole story be, "WE WANT THE CHILD OF HOPE- Ohai there Child of Light, we want you more nao." also kinda just reinforced that. I went into this really wanting to read a TK centric story, and you just seemed to get quite a bit derailed toward the end... I could give you specific examples (such as TK having issues catching onto things with his powers, but everything came immediately naturally to Kari; TK immediately knowing that Kari was some amazing light wielder despite being unconscious the entire time she was discovering her gifts; TK never really getting a moment to "shine" with his gifts - all of his good moments are shared with Kari).

Because of that, I think the best critique I can give you that you can edit immediately is to change your summary to add something like, "And now it's up to Kari to save him." because then people will kind of expect a Godmod Kari story, instead of hoping for TK torture story where TK gets some kind of closure/big moment to fight off his attackers. I dunno. I spent all day reading this story, enjoying every single moment of it... Until the climax started to pick up. So, the ending was a bit of a letdown for me.

But I loved TK's characterization, and as I said, your writing is phenomenal. I love the way you portray emotions, and this is the main reason why I stuck around with it even as I was getting disappointed. I really did absolutely LOVE the first half, though, so I hope you know I'm just offering my small bit of criticism... and for all I know, I'm all alone in my thinking, and you can ignore me. ) Either way, nice way to spend a day reading.

Nice work.
LILFOC chapter 20 . 8/30/2012
This is an AMAZING story!
Very unique and exilerating in the fact that you had this death defying battle with the digidestined fighting for themselves!
Kari and TK's powers of light though mentioned in other stories was also a highlight... your portrayal of it was different and I liked it.
the whole story was well thought out, everyone in character, there were several heart wrenching moments and the plot was unpredictable...in a good way
also you descriptions...particularly the last ones with the channeling of the light was very raw and powerful
Great job! I enjoyed this story as much as several novels I'v read and can't wait to read more of your work
the Leander chapter 20 . 8/14/2012
Wow. I... really can't put into words my feelings after reading that. It was incredible. The vivid imagery throughout, the excellent writing quality, the fantastic characterization, the numerous emotional moments that made me feel terrified for the characters... That was one of the best fanfics I've ever read. It was a rollercoaster ride, and a very enjoyable one haha. You're incredibly talented as a writer. Definitely going to check out more of your work!
Bilbo-sama chapter 20 . 6/26/2012
It took me forever to finish reading this story and all I can say about my feelings over it is this:

*flails*
Digidestined Ninja of Sunshine chapter 1 . 5/3/2012
You are totally awesome at this stuff. I love your vivid way of describing things. It makes me feel that I'm actually there with TK! You're awesome!
Hedgi chapter 15 . 4/30/2012
Oh...Oh..Oh,* trails off wordlessly, shaking head.*

that's it. you broke me. I'm..

My gosh, when Tai pulled his " you shall not pass" I just..I swear, I felt something break inside of me. That'll teach me to listen to music as I read. I honestly hunched over in my chair, unable to breathe... maybe because the descriptions are so good- I felt like i was there. Like it was my brother. And, oh...

I don't know what else to say.
Hedgi chapter 13 . 4/30/2012
I don't consider myself a very strong person when it comes to emotions. But while pretty much anything tugs at my heartstrings, this chapter just... wow. above and beyond.

I pretty much broke at " And plus... you're the legacy. In a few years time, if certain things come to pass, you'll probably be the one leading " Honestly. I'm crying.

anyway, I love this story. I love T.K. and Kari, and the whole Light-Hope-Darkness thing. It's always been something I've been drawn too, and this story is just.. you're Amazing.
Gatalicious chapter 20 . 3/18/2012
That was awesome! I just read the entire story in one sitting, it took most of yesterday and all of the night to get through it, but it was totally worth it.

The plot, the characterisations, etc were all brilliant, but I just have to make a comment about your ability to write action sequences, it is some of best I have ever read, seriously, it's professional level since I've been reading Jim Butcher who writes amazing action the past few days. This is waaaay better than that as well.

The last few chapters were insane and you're right, you have grown tremendously as a writer as I read the first chapter which is good and then the last three chapters that redefine the word epic.

The sequel to this will hopefully be epic from beginning to end. I just hope that since you mentioned it's when both Kari and TK are 14, there might just be a tinge of romance? With that thrown into the mix, this series you've written will have everything it needs to be perfect.

Cheers and keep it up!

Gatonio.
MalaZh chapter 20 . 11/18/2011
Simply amazing. I can't stop reading. How oh how I wish they would make a movie out of this story! Amazing references to the original serial and way to keep everyone in character :)

Just in case you're still interested in that sequel, you have my eyes ready. Great job!
LiL PriNCeSs Me chapter 20 . 11/11/2011
oh my goodness. I don't even know where to begin. This story was amazing! I'm so sad that it's over. I don't know if you have done anything with the sequel yet but I cannot wait!

This story was beautifully written. Your characterization, in my opinion, flawless. Plot, so much fun! _

I started reading this fic a few months back, and I just finished the last few chapters today. I love everything about this fic. I don't know what else to say. I look forward to the sequel, and I'm about jump into your profile now and read your other works.
Moondemon24 chapter 20 . 9/1/2011
OMG! I loved this story! I've been following this story and I am sad to see it end. Your way with words is amazing and I can't wait to see more. Sequel?

The battle scenes were wonderfully written and I do have to say, when you wrote how TK was taken captive and all that happened in the Dark Ocean, it was beautifully written.

Job well done
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