|Reviews for Checkmate|
| Invader Johnny chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Well after reading this I can only say I was semi-surprised that the ghosts that work for Vlad don't see him as a bad guy but as their boss and nothing more.
And of course other than that, I actually look foward to Danny breaking, if the cage didn't do that, then something even bigger will do the job!
Invader Johnny Signing Off.
| AlexLynette chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Every chapter I read, I feel more and more sorry for Danny. I mean, what kind of heartless jerk would do such a thing? And you know what's weird? He's my favorite villian, even though he does all those horrible things to Danny. Strange, huh? So, anyway, I can't wait to read the next chapter! I'll strap my seat belt on just in case! :lol:
| KaliAnn chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Awesome chapter. You really showed how deep their anger at one another is. I found Danny's time in the cage to be both amusing and heartbreaking. It seems that Vlad does have many hidden secrets from Danny. Still they both should be worried about his instability.
| DPcrazy chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
You're right; Danny IS a mess. But it makes for a very interesting story, so I'm fine with it! :D
| dizappearingirl chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Hohoho, Well I find Vladdymuse mysteriously absent from this chapter... (grins) Wherever could he be? Heh heh heh...
Man, I love this story. This chapter wasn't quite as exciting at the last few but it definitely brings up some interesting questions. Niane...who exactly is she and what does she have to do with this story? 'Cause she's obviously different and she's gonna play a bigger role later on I bet!
Also, Danny's going whacky (not that that's surprising). Yesh, I did indeed predict that! (feels proud) But now Vlad-chan has finally noticed it! And what's with the tingling sensation and his "panic attacks" for a lack of a better word. Actually, is that what he's having? It's freaking his ghost side out! His ghost energy is sky rocketing but his human body is deteriorating. That is not a good combo! (shakes head) Not gonna end well for either halfa.
GREAT JOB AS ALWAYS! I shall go now to find a seatbelt! _~
| truephan chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Whew! What a ride so far...And you said I need to strap in tight for the NEXT chappie? OHMIGOSH! I just CAN'T get this darn seat belt any tighter! Now, I'm doomed!
Ahem, time to get back to the chappie. I really ached as much for Danny as he did! To be placed in a cage and forgotten...Vlad is SO heartless! Are you trying to make him unredeemably hateful? I know that Danny did do his 'part' to get himself thrown into the cage, but, for crying out loud, he's really a prisoner here!
And I'm really worried about Danny's losing control over his powers. What does that mean? I don't think that can be good? Maybe he's going through a growth spurt? Oh, I should just be quiet and wait for the next chappie. I'm SO BAD at guessing this stuff, especially when you said that the clues ARE close enough to be a snake and, by golly,bit me already! OUCH!
Can't wait for the next chappie, though I'm deathly afraid of snakes. One time I completely tore up the backyard of a home I was renting going after a harmless black snake. I didn't know at the TIME it was harmless, but I found out later that the poor thing was a garden snake. Heck! I thought all garden snakes were GREEN!...Uhm, OOPS! Looks like I'm rambling...see how much I hate snakes and how much I'm getting all turned inside out by your great writing? see ya! truephan
| Dominosowner chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
Oh! Next chapter sounds good! I REALLY liked that part with Niane for some reason. I thought it was sweet...
P.S.-Pearl, what part of the country do you live in? We don't get out till' June (Damn it...)
| MutantLover09 chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
ML: What is up with Danny? Why is he losing control of his powers all of a sudden? Is it really because of stress, or something else? Why am I asking all these questions? The world may never know. -snicker-
B: -rolls eyes- Humans. Especially human children.
ML: What is that supposed to mean! And I'm totally not a child, I'm fifteen! That's practically an adult!
B: Compared to me you are indeed a child. Now about the story. The chapter was a little slow, but I believe it was a filler so it wasn't meant to be action-packed. There was, however, excellent character development. I am talking of Niane. It seems there is something important centered around her which I find interesting.
ML: Whoa that was the longest reveiw I've ever heard Blaze say. There's not much I can say after that, but I'll try. I'm pretty concerned with Danny. I find it odd that he keeps losing control of his powers. And I'm pretty sure it's important.
So I'm gonna keep my eye on that for now. And I'm sorry for not reviewing for the last chapter. I got caught up with school, I had three test in one day! Gah! And of course one of them just had to be in geometry. Kill me now. So that's why I didn't.
Other than that, not much to say. I'm looking forward to Doas and I'm glad to hear you're getting out of school! You've got like 4 months of pure blissful relaxation so enjoy.
B: And I get the parting word! My word shall be a hello to Vlad muse. I hope you're doing well. Until next time.
| xheartkreuzx chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
a little boring compared to the last chapter, but great none-the-less
| Queen S of Randomness 016 chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
hey! yet another awesome chapter! (i especially loved the flashback you added!) i hope u update soon! -
| bloodmoon13 chapter 27 . 4/19/2008
I really want to find out what's wrong with Danny. I can't wait for the next chapter.
| truephan chapter 26 . 4/19/2008
Overall, I found this to be a rather funny chapter! And what a relief it was after all those angsty ones! I especially loved the line that went something like this: Don't you dare try your steaks without the steak sauce! I honestly LOVE that kind of humor when you tweak a formal statement and turn it into something else. Not that Vlad really had any choice, but it was still funny.
And I loved this line the most:“Children say the most humorous things, don’t they?” I screamed at that one...especially since this answer to Danny's dark statement was especially funny in a very poignant way.
But, then, poor pearl couldn't help herself and just when I thought she would be pulling herself out, she fell right back into the pit of angst-head first! And just when I started to feel a little teensy-weensy bit sorry for Vlad (yes, you're that good of a writer, you made me feel a little sorry for him!), he got all evil again and now I really HATE Vlad all over again!
Of course, Danny didn’t play it too cool, but I can totally understand his desperation. I think I would have really lost it by now and kept either hold up in my room or gone postal on Vlad with full guns...But Danny is really pushing the envelope, though, and needs to think! I'm sure he knows that Vlad wants him alive for now, but that Vlad could make his life incredibly unbearble, which Danny, of course, found out with the wrist band and cage. Why didn’t Vlad kill him this time-again? Gee,then, does Danny have a death wish after all? But then, of course, teens usually don’t think in or of the future...they are eternally in the present.
Still, I found the scene when Danny is trying to mess up Vlad’s business deal funny, even though I just KNEW Danny was going to get it! How long can this go on? Danny is sure to just get edgier and Vlad may lose it and actually seriously hurt or kill Danny. And I feel DOOM in the future for these two... Man, how much more can I take? Anyhow, great chappie even though it succeeded in its evil purpose in the end to throw me in an emotional state of angst!
Thanks for a great emotional ride so far...it has been a great experience. But, wait, there's MORE to come? Now, please excuse me while I go scream my head off in my awaiting padded room. truephan *grins crazily*
| Xdon't-mind-meX chapter 26 . 4/18/2008
Oh noes! Poor Danny. I wonder if he'll ever get out? Anywho, this was marvelous as always! This chapter made me laugh so hard! I adored the dinner scene! I don't know how you come up with this stuff but don't ever stop!
| AlexLynette chapter 26 . 4/14/2008
*pounding on desktop* More, more more! *glances around* ...please...?
*puppy dog eyes*
| OreoFanservice chapter 26 . 4/14/2008
This was another awesome chappie! One of your most frickin' hilarious chapters too. I'm glad the business people didn't get sucked into another of Vlad's money schemes, yay Danny! I loved it whenever Danny interrupted Vlad and acted in some of the rudest ways possible, it made me laugh so hard! Although, at the end it made me sad that Danny is now stuck in a seemingly very uncomfortable cage. I don't think his throat is ever going to totally recover if he keeps yelling and screaming like that. Can't wait for the next chappie!