Reviews for Close Up
Seductive Venus chapter 5 . 7/1/2011
I didn't know that you updated. Now I am intrigued... It's always great when I read something from my favorite authoress. I hope that you don't let this sleep for more than a year. It's heating up.

And the bantering is adorable. Nobody can make characters quip as smartly as you :)
Story Weaver1 chapter 5 . 6/27/2011
The plot seems to be strayed entirely from its premise. I like that. I find it more interesting when plots expand beyond their origins. This chapter seems to be about bypassing boundaries, like unfurling. I'd like to see what happens when its finished unfurling
Story Weaver1 chapter 4 . 6/27/2011
I was pleasantly surprised to see this alert in my mail box. It had been so long I had forgotten I read it. I'm glad its back, its a fun fic. Anyway, its tone has shifted quite a bit from the start. light and mischevious to somethingn heavier, and grown from the start.

First paragraph stands out to me. Especially the 'princess' sentence. Maybe its the idea of Eriol as an evil sorcerer whose enchanted the princess. Not too far off, huh?
featherkitty chapter 5 . 6/13/2011
hi there, i'm new for , though i've known it for quite a while. too lazy to read english:-)

i'm a fan for Eriol x Tomoyo for years! just so glad to come across with this story. your writing style is lovely for me and i can't help living a message of fondness.

i must say that your description of Tomoyo is exactly like mine comprehension for her- unholy angel, too clever and sensitive, realistic, kind of isolated... soooo excited to see things in common~

please update as soon as you can~can't wait to see the new chapter as Tomoyo is getting closer and closer to the concealed truth~
tomoyo-amethyst chapter 5 . 4/19/2011
This is really good . I wanna read more, can't wait to know what happened in the past .

Pinboo chapter 5 . 4/17/2011
My goodness... I literally jumped off my chair when I saw this story updated. I am so happy!

5 years is a long time. I honestly thought that you wouldn't come back to the fanficcing world again.

Well anyway, my review on to the story:

It's beautiful, as always. You build such a powerful story. The

'mystery' and 'secrets' of Tomoyo-Eriol-relationship is written very well. You gave the hints here and there in the perfect amount while still managing to keep the big secret intact. And of course, what I love the most, the wit of one Syaoran no Hime never fails to amaze me.

I love the way you created scenes. It's romantic but it's not the usual romantic. Very intimate interaction between Eriol and Tomoyo that is not common. I get this feeling when I read your piano session, where Eriol's hands reached from behind. I imagine that it is beautifully romantic.

As I am quite familiar with your earlier works (I dunno, I read 'What I Really Want' carefully for more than 5 times, and I suppose I did the same for your 'Twentyone Cakes'), I feel that you've developed to a better writer. I may not have any right to say this as you're my senior (heck, I think even all ET writers owe it to you for creating the golden era of ET). I personally feel the 4th and 5th chapter of 'Close Up' got a little darker feeling and has more depth (you also had it in your previous stories, but it is even more meaningful now). The 2 chapters choked me in a good way. I felt slight unease in my heart, but I suppose it's a good thing, as you can move me so.

I also love the way you characterize Eriol-Tomoyo. Their ways of perceiving things, Eriol's queerness and Tomoyo's darkish wisdom (when she described about Syaoran's guilt to her)...I love them all. Eriol and Tomoyo grow well in your hands. They are beautiful characters to begin with, but you make them even more charming.

Now I'll go into fangirl mode:

My goodness, I repeat, I'm so happy to see you back again. I might not review a lot on your works, but I read your ET fanfics (and some of your other fandom fanfics) a lot. You inspire me and dozens of other ET writers. We truly have to be grateful to you. Not only that you write the wittiest stories, but you actually create your own, distinctive way of perceiving Eriol and Tomoyo (which I think influence lots of authors, including me). If I may say so, you're a legend in ET fandom. I'm sad that maybe not all people from back then still remained in this fandom, but wherever they are, I am sure they will still remember you. I know I'm rambling right now (sorry...) but I just think you need to know that. You truly are wonderful, Syao-san.

I checked your profile and found out that you also updated Homebound (actually it is this very fic that got me into Sasusaku fandom to begin with). I'm going to read it tomorrow. end this review, if I may, I have 3 requests as fangirl (o): please don't give up on writing (Espsecially ET fanfics), please do not leave this 'Close Up' story, and PLEASE... if you may...update 'What I Really Want'... Over the years, that fanfic remains my favorite in the whole ff dot net universe.

Thank you Syao-san. For updating. For writing. For inspiring us all. Thank you very much. Hope to see your writing again...!
B.A.K11 chapter 4 . 4/15/2011
Whoa! It might get ugly when she come back. It is Eriol we are talking about. Hn.
kazorashi chapter 3 . 4/13/2011
"H-Hiirgizawa-kun? W-What on earth are you doing?"

"Disrobing." He discarded his robe and started to unbuckle his belt.

"T-This is not a porno flick!"

LOL! WOOWWWW! Why did I just love that line so very much? Like, it was the best-est line ever! Made my night! Too funny, just too funny~!
kazorashi chapter 2 . 4/13/2011
"Whose body are you burying?" she asked, walking towards him.

"My latest victim," he said simply.

Best. Lines. EVER! So casual(:. Fits extremely well with the last line too. "Shoot away Daidouji-san."

Perfect Harmony(:. Lol, yayy!

But seriously, those were/are like, the best lines I've ever read on fanfiction . net! :0! Really. It just makes you want to read more.
Jessikitt chapter 5 . 4/11/2011
I really enjoy this though I have quite a lot of questions in my head right now but I think they're going to be explained I'm sure,so I won't ask yet:).Thanks for the good read.
kaela chapter 5 . 4/8/2011
i remember reading this so long ago! felt a sense of deja vu as i went through the first few chapters and then finally realised that oh my gosh, you updated! this story is as intriguing as it was years ago.
Eru no Tsubasa chapter 5 . 4/2/2011
Love love love! XD
mysticalphoenix-avalon chapter 5 . 3/22/2011
You did it again. This piece is amazing. The conversations held between Eriol and Tomoyo shows the beginning of their friendship (and someone that can challenge Eriol intellectually). I like it! I hope that you would continue updating the next chapter.

James Birdsong chapter 5 . 3/22/2011
Maybe awesome by Jove
hikarihayashi-chan chapter 5 . 3/22/2011
awesome chapter.

still muddled about the kaho and eriol and tomoyo thing, especially the motive behind tomoyo travelling back in time.

cant wait till next update!
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