|Reviews for Homecomings|
| XanaduHawk chapter 9 . 10/19/2014
Mai and Otoji's entrances into the story were brilliant.
| yugkemoniony1X chapter 2 . 7/3/2014
Is this brotherly love or Yaoi cause I really can't tell. I'm just gonna go with brotherly love cause I hate Yaoi.
| GBlackwell chapter 10 . 6/23/2014
Let me preface this by saying that this is a brilliant fic and I enjoyed just about every minute of it. You've got the characters down perfectly, with only slight differences from canon that actually improve the story and the characters for me rather than ruin them. More importantly, you actually bother to give characterization to characters who are not part of the main couple or a side couple, which is a helluva lot more depth and maturity than most pairing fics bother with. Plus, you have created an OC here who is really, really a great character. I mean, if this were an original show, Makito wouldn't be voted most popular character or anything, but you've written him so that he comes off as a real person: a shitty person, not due to some super-dark over the top backstory or brainwashing evil stones, but simply because of the assumptions he makes. And him being a shitty person doesn't make him incapable of love or good qualities, either. I take my hat off to you for managing that: not many people can create an antagonist in FANFICTION of all things that reflects normal human failings rather than Pure Evil (TM) or some kind of overdone freudian excuse. Or I would, but I actually do not have a hat.
I love that you don't bash Anzu, as well. And you don't turn her into some squeeing yaoi fangirl (though I am a bit curious about that doujinshi she's read), or hook her up with someone else randomly, or do any of the bullshit things that Puzzleshippers do to get her out of the way. In fact, you actually acknowledge her feelings for Yugi, but keep her friends with both him and Yami. Again, kudos. Anzu bashing is one of the biggest turn offs for me. And as I said, your characterization of the rest of the group is great, though I won't go into detail about it.
I also cracked up Omocha's story explaining Yugi and Yami's relationship. Man, that feels like a parody of 70% of all the bad Puzzleshipping fics I've read. Also, because throughout it I think I can sense hints of Omocha trying to subtly get back at Yami by painting his behavior as melodramatic and rather atrocious. Plus, you actually use this to show that Yugi actually is a strong person capable of making his own decisions. Again, that's more than most Puzzleshipping I've read.
Which brings me to my final point: I'm not a Puzzleshipper, exactly, but I've certainly enjoyed a few Puzzleshipping fics so I'm open to the pairing. However... my attitude on it varies from fic to fic. Some fics I find myself actually cheering for them to get together. Others I find myself enjoying the plot but not all that interested in the romance, wishing that there was no romance and Yugi and Yami were just really close friends on an adventure together. And in others I find myself gnashing my teeth at the character dynamic they have and wishing I could reach into the internet and tear them apart, mainly because Yami isn't Yami and Yugi isn't Yugi and the asshole and "cute" wimp that have replaced them should not be together in any universe (Instead I normally keep reading, hoping that the wimp will somehow grow a spine and dump the asshole, and maybe even hook up with that side character who's been understanding and supportive the entire time. He never does.)
Anyway, getting back to the point: this story, while being an incredibly good Puzzleshipping fic, did not actually make me want Yugi and Yami together. Yeah, and not because it's a bad story or because the character dynamic was awful. Instead, I simply felt like the characterization of their relationship as "beyond friendship and regular human bonds but not actually sexual" was way more interesting. I was actually disappointed when they kissed and starting to subtly hook up. It just... it's not bad. It's not disgusting to me. It just feels like taking a relationship that could have been completely unique and turning it into something generic. I mean, this could just be personal bias on my part. In my experience there is no unique romance. Romance is generally just an outlet for people to project their fantasy relationships into, and as such generally involves characters who are more interesting on their own being demoted to more typical roles. Bleh.
Not that your story did that. It ended before a relationship really started but... maybe I just have too many bad associations with romance. I didn't like it.
But I love the story! I really do, in spite of one detail in it not being to my personal tastes. You really did a fantastic job with this, so now I'm going to have to stalk you obsessively. Er, I mean... look at the rest of your work and hope you write more stuff now that I'm putting you on "follow." Yes. That's what I meant.
Thank you for all your hard work in creating this wonderful story!
| SugaryTea chapter 10 . 3/2/2014
This is really cool. I don't think there are many stories out there that use Yuugi's father. You've got to wonder how a person like him would have reacted to the truth about Yami and Bakura. Not very well, I would expect.
I like how this story really explains the unexplainability of Yuugi and Yami's relationship. Because I don't see them to be lovers, but they aren't just friends and will never be. Their relationship is a murky quagmire that defies all attempts to pin it down and categorize it. This story really shows that very well as the pair try to find where they fit.
Not only that, but it's written very well. The word choice and sentence flow was amazing. And did I mention that I absolutely LOVED the fact that you pulled off a story with at least hints, if not more, YuugiXYami without lemons? No lemons! It's wonderful.
I hope there will be more to this! There's a definite 'end' feeling with this chapter, but there's still so much more that can be explained. If not something big, then at least a little story where Yuugi's father finds out the truth. If not, that's ok too. Thanks for writing this!
| Drew chapter 10 . 7/7/2013
I connot thank you enough for writing this story.
Its brilliantly written,its funny, I love the way you write the characters and so much more. I ve read this story so many times its riddiculous and its one of the best things I've ever read. The last to chapters always make me burst out laughing and this story always makes me rethink how I act around my mum. I hope you continue writing forever because you are amazing. Arigatou
| Moonlight Serenity chapter 10 . 3/24/2013
Brilliant! I think the relationship developments were very realistic. Also, I loved Mai's description of Ryou and Makito's thoughts about everyone's shoes. Great story!
| Rubellite Game chapter 10 . 6/24/2012
I'm tearing up...
| Noremac1 chapter 10 . 4/17/2012
I'd kinda like a continuation of this. Just, like, a 'six months later' or when Yuugi's dad comes back. I dunno. Maybe not. Anyway, it's good!
| bostafu chapter 6 . 3/6/2012
yugi will never be a yosoushi! never, never i say, never!
| bostafu chapter 5 . 3/6/2012
wawawa i looove the fluff! It was soooo sweeet! The way Yami told Yugi how important he is, and the bits of joking around and poor Yami getting rejected. Ah so sweet.
| bostafu chapter 4 . 3/6/2012
zoomg woow what a great time for Makoto to come in and hear all of that. I doubt he's just gonna believe their explanation and take it.
| bostafu chapter 3 . 3/6/2012
Oh the cuddling the cuddling! kyaa I loooves it.
| NoToLogins chapter 10 . 11/16/2011
I love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love-love this fanfic since it got posted! Awwww. There is not enough fics like this one on the Net. .
| NoToLogins chapter 10 . 7/8/2011
Awww! Since this fic has been posted I've read it 8 times, and loved every one of them. Wonderful fluffy view story for Yugi's canonish family with romance, Yami and Dark Games.
The line-breaks gone awry.
Please do not delete this story ever.
Thanks for writting.
| andysanime chapter 10 . 5/29/2011
Really good job.