|Reviews for There is No Word|
| Grac3 chapter 1 . 8/31/2015
Really interesting character study. While I don't ship Yugi and Tea, I liked how you described the 'triangle' of sorts. Especially since this is written post-series, and Yugi is having to deal with life after Atem - if, indeed, such a thing really exists.
| Icepool123 chapter 1 . 12/19/2012
You have no idea how long I have been looking for a story like this.
Yuugi, there just is no explaining yours and the pharaoh's relationship.
I thank you, MyAibou, for writing this. I am very grateful to you.
| dracosfairmaiden chapter 1 . 10/3/2012
I love this oneshot. I've never been a big fan of puzzleshipping. I can see why many people would consider their love romantic, but they share a body so that's just weird to me. It's too close to be brotherly love, and family love doesn't cut it. Even agape can't describe it. There literally is no word to describe their relationship.
Job well done. I love it.
| Scaehime chapter 1 . 4/11/2012
This is a great one-shot. It is very well written, and, at least to me, the point came across loud and clear.
God bless, Scae
| Jkittycat chapter 1 . 2/5/2012
There is no word...to describe how good this is. I'm in awe of this, seriously. You brought up a point that not many authors consider-what is the relationship between Yami and Yugi, if not Eros? And you also brought up pretty much all of my reasons for disliking Puzzleshipping-it's kind of wrong to have Eros for someone who lived in your body, but what other word is there for it? And most authors cannot find what is beyond Eros, and thus Puzzleshipping was born. Most never consider what Tea adds to the mix, either. You took the entire issue and described exactly how Yugi most likely feels-he's a full person, and yet not. He's not himself anymore, but he's not anyone new. He's a complete being, but he's only half of complete.
The part that got me most was,
/Or until I lose. Then he would stay behind and I would go.
But there's no word to describe that, either./
We have no idea what would have happened if Yugi lost-would nothing have happened, or would Yugi have to leave? And I think Yugi feels sometimes that it's better if he'd left, because then Atem and Tea could be happy together without him-but they wouldn't, and he knows that deep down. Beautiful.
| Becca-Loves-Yuge chapter 1 . 1/1/2012
This was the best fic I've read that describes puzzle/spirit...The actual cannon relationship between them three. Awesome job.
| Chicary chapter 1 . 7/13/2011
I agree with your sentiments entirely and I wish I'd arrived at this story sooner. Takahashi created an entirely new relationship with these two and calling it 'Romantic Love' just doesn't cut it. I guess the fascination with YY/Y relationships stems from the intimacy that may or may not be akin to romantic love. You're right, we can't articulate the depth of this relationship, but we can try. Thanks for providing this close read.
| Harm Marie chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
Really loved this. I think you described their relationship as well as it can be.
| Schakall chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
This was an awesome read, and really explains the feelings of Yuugi about Atem so well. I really, really, really loved this :D
| pipecleanerFlowers chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
Wow. I can actually see Yugi struggling with this. There really isn't a word!
Awesome character insight :)
| himoka chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
Welp, I have nothing to criticize. So Two words for you. Simply brilliant. :)
| Irish Girl Xx chapter 1 . 4/13/2011
I don't know how many times I've read this but I really do love it. It is possible the best brother oneshot for yuugi and Atemu even though Atemu isn't in it really there are so little brother fics for them most of them are yaoi which I don't mind but would rather read a good brotherly fix and I'm rambling so again I love it Xxx
| Shadows.Dance chapter 1 . 3/16/2011
Oh, that was wonderful! I loved it! Especially since I agree 100% with where you're coming from-Yugi and Atem are so much more friends, but they're not lovers, either, and the use of the Greek words for love was absolutely brilliant!
| ForestGuardian311 chapter 1 . 11/30/2010
...What is wrong with me? This is probably the third time I read this, and yet I still didn't review it? *Smacks self in the head*
Anyway, funny how I decided to read this again. My literature class was discussing Plato's Symposium today, and how all the philosophers at Agathon's party had a different concept of love. As my professor went through all the different views, the actual words "Eros" and "Agape" did pop up and I immediately thought of your story.
Anyway, on to the story itself. Like all the other reviewers, I believe this is probably the most well-written Puzzleshipping (or not) story out there. (On a personal note, one of my favorites is "Swing Set Chain" by ACE329; you should check it out; she also has the idea that Yami and Yugi are soul mates, though her's is a more romantic view, so you may not like it as much).
Reading this again, I realize that you are right - there really is no word that can describe their relationship, and with Téa in the midst of it all, everything just becomes even more confusing. (Hence why I stay away from Spiritshipping fics.) One thing I found interesting is that you put that Atem did indeed have feelings for Téa...While I personally do not like Revolutionshipping, I think putting that in this short story fits it well. It further complicates the relationship among the three, and poor Yugi is stuck trying to figure out who he is and how he fits into all of this. His last few thoughts, the ones about having to fight the Ceremonial Battle over and over, were especially…ah, what’s a good word I can use to describe them? Not “tense,” but…..I’m sorry, I can’t seem to find the right word (no pun intended). But those thoughts give us readers an inside look of just what he is feeling after Atem leaves. Overall, this story gives an incredible insight into Yugi’s character.
In the end, I’m really not sure what else to say about this story. Like all the other reviewers, I think this is how their bond should be portrayed, as complicated as it is. You were able to describe the depth of it perfectly and I really wish there were more stories like this out there.
P.S. Due to the lack of good adventure YGO stories out there, I may be reading your "Revival" and "Identity" series again soon...I just need to grasp the Egyptology first )
| Estrelle Buscador chapter 1 . 8/22/2010
This is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for writing it!
Oh, I love the relationship between Yugi and Yami - but I see it exactly as you put it here. It's love - but not romantic. It's a kind of love that isn't quite friendship, or brotherly, or fatherly. Which can make it hard to write about.
I'm actually writing on something similar right now - and reading this has helped clarify some things in my mind, so I thank you for that as well!
Anyway, I have loved your writing, and thanks for sharing!