Reviews for Memories
sfrost chapter 37 . 8/24/2020
It was with such a heavy heart and sadness that I got to the epilogue because I so desperately wanted it to go on forever! What a marvelous universe you have created!
I have to tell you that you are the most talented writer I have ever read (yes, that includes JK Rowling).
Your brevity, your descriptions, words, structure and language are absolute perfection. There is no word that is out of place or unnecessary and it's quite a talent to achieve that. I highly commend and I highly admire you. As a writer, you are definitely my role model now!
Regarding the plot itself, what to say! I was hooked from the first sentence. I ADORE seeing Oscar in modern times. I love seeing her with a smart phone and dealing with business and having an office. I don't know why, but it's so endearing! I especially love the little domestic details and descriptions of mundane everyday things throughout the story (like grocery shopping, eating at a restaurant, drinking wine, shopping for lingerie.. etc). These little details create such a cozy intimacy between the reader and the character.
You did such a fantastic job in choosing to write in the first person (I would never even think to do that!). But it worked out so well because a lot of the action, even in Ikeda's original version, takes place in the character's heads - in their ruminations, their feelings, their heads and their hearts.
I especially enjoyed your attention to detail in the setting itself and in the goings-on in Paris around that time. I felt like I was right there with Francoise and Andre, in their 2005 Paris.
Well done on all your historical research, that must have taken a lot of effort!
Goodness, if I continue I will just gush out more and more compliments. But truly, this is a fic that I will read again and again without being tired of it (and to think I wanted to leave a review on each chapter but I think that would have been too much haha! Maybe for your next fic when I follow it while it's being written ;) )
I sincerely hope you will write more Lady Oscar stories 3
Thank you for this lovely masterpiece!
Ying chapter 36 . 4/3/2020
I kept on wondering if Françoise was Oscar or was she just living Oscar's memories..but it seems she was. Because Oscar told Françoise she must remember the past.
LazyStarfish chapter 37 . 6/16/2019
I know this fanfic is nearly a decade old, but I have to tell you that I haven't been hooked on a fanfic since long long time ago! XD.

I am always afraid of Versailles no Bara fanfics that take place in the modern times. But somehow you managed it SO well! This is really impressive!

I've been reading this Fic on the train to home, in bed, while sitting on the couch, not even watching TV anymore, in the waiting room at the doctor's, even at work when things were slow. I went completely addicted!

Changing the French revolution context into a financial scandal was a great idea. AND adding a touch of paranormal was perfect (even if I don't believe in those things :-p). I love Oscar helping Françoise entreating that terrible fate and saving Diane, André, and herself...

That was a great idea to give Andre a motorbike instead of a horse. I can totally picture him with the leather outfit and everything... Yummy!

At the beginning, I really didn't like Françoise. She's even more a cold robot than I Versailles no Bara. But she slowly changes and becomes more a human being :-p.

Anyway, thank you so so much for this fanfic. I love it. Really.
Thumbs up!
anayeli12 chapter 37 . 4/10/2019
Amazing story! I couldn’t stop reading. Have you ever thought of writing another? This story deserves more attention.
Fairnight chapter 32 . 12/25/2018
Nana, where have you gone? I miss you so!
I was just reading Memories, for the zillionth time, when I suddenly realized that
De Brun's acquiring Patrick Smith's American company was an analogy of France's sending troops to the American revolution. How brilliant! How dense of me to only get that after all this time! And I thought the whole American deal was just to bring in another romantic twist (I did love the all the drama, and Smith was absolutely delicious). I had wondered if the company and Smith were American because of a personal preference of the writer, but now I see you had your reasons...I guess all this is just to say, Please do come back, Nana! Oh, and merry Christmas and merry Oscar's birthday!
Nina mish chapter 13 . 6/15/2018
Exxelente historia
Nessa chapter 36 . 6/9/2018
What an epic. What an incredible journey! The details, the research, the sheer effort, the LOVE that went into this story just shines through and makes it utterly beautiful and classic in a way that is similar to the style of the original Rose of Versailles manga and anime. I am absolutely blown away and honoured that you chose to share it with us. This is the one work of fanfiction I have found that lives up to the Rose of Versailles. My sincerest thanks and admiration to you.
Miss Yfy chapter 1 . 4/2/2018
Your story is amazing! I couldn't stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen.
I love how you used the 2005 events as a parallel to the French Revolution. I am French so I remember when they happened.

I also liked the way you portrayed the present day RoV characters. They remind me of the original characters very well but at the same time, they have their own personality, especially Françoise end André. Also, Oscar's ghost is kind of scary when I try to picture her in my mind.

Last but not least, I like Madame Dubois' character. Her present day self, as well her original self are very interesting.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading another fic of yours.
Loufiction chapter 37 . 12/10/2017
Brilliant story !
alchermes red chapter 37 . 10/27/2017
The only thing I can think to comment is "wow". This is the very first Rose of Versailles fic I've ever read (even though I've been an on-again-off-again fan for something like 25 years), and you kind of set the gold standard for anything I will read in this fandom from now on. I never cared about reincarnation AUs, but you made it work just so beautifully- the present day characters were their own persons (and really likable) while at the same time being clearly recognizable for their "historical" counterparts, and you really captured the original flavor of the work, the sense of things progressively slipping out of control towards impending catastrophe (and by the way, thank you for the happy ending!).

Most of the business related talk flew right over my head, but I was enthralled by the painting's history. I've wondered so many times what happened to that painting, I was just so happy to see it featured so prominently. And I had an heart attack when Oscar herself appeared to Françoise- I had to stop reading for a few minutes to get a hold of myself!

There were a few things that kind of challenged my suspension of disbelief, like the poisoning scene. I felt present day André was far too level headed to suddenly turn that unhinged (similar to the attempted assault scene, which for some reason worked better for me); I understand you were following the original storyline, but your story and characters were overall not melodrammy enough to convincingly pull it off. Similarly, when Françoise's dad wanted to shoot her, the scene (while more appropriate and "organic" to the setting) just kind of deflated instead of de-escalating. But let me tell you that the things I liked- and loved- were far more numerous and impactful. You are a very talented writer, and the pacing- starting moderate and then picking up more and more as the story progressed- was amazing, which is a feat in and of itself and rare in fanfiction. The setting was well built and gave more substance to the story, the inclusion of the 2005 riots tastefull handled. Your writing style suits the plot very well- elegant but not stuffy, kind of melancholy in places- and flows very pleasantly.

I hope you will write more RoV stories- if not I'll cherish this one forever:) Thank you so much for sharing!
Brittni chapter 3 . 8/26/2017
Endymion and Selene sound like anime sailor moon
Brittni chapter 3 . 8/26/2017
Are you talking about sailor moon
Only D chapter 37 . 8/4/2017
Dear Nana
You absolutely blow my mind!
What a amazing fic!
CONGRATULATIONS… Many years passed since your last update… but just three days ago my friend Eödriel told me about this story.
Please continue writing about ROV… this is a humble request of a neophyte writer ;).. you have the writing gift.
Reemani chapter 37 . 3/17/2017
One of the best fanfic I've ever read so far... that was amazing and really enjoyable to read
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