|Reviews for Twist of Time|
| textinct chapter 1 . 1/26/2007
... that was on -such crack-, and I totally loved it. It would be nifty to see a retelling of the game with Nicolai as one of the 'good guys', so to speak. D: I felt so bad for him. I mean, sure, he pissed me off to an incredible degree toward the beginning of the game with the pompous attitude and whatnot, but he grew on me. Like a weed. But a very pretty weed.
I could definitely see he and Yuri getting along, were they to have met under different circumstances. I don't even try to think about the whole Karin-Anne thing, though. My brain breaks everytime. D:
| MissPixel chapter 1 . 7/17/2006
Crack in a good way, of course.
What I think is interesting is that wishing for a better future for Nicolai involved Anne herself giving him a good life rather than letting fate do it for her. It effectively showcases the strength of her character and her desire to see a good guy have a happy (at least happiER) ending.
I also thought it was pretty impressive that your choice of poetry completely fit your writing style, unlike others who put a poem at the beginning of a piece just because it makes it look more erudite and intellectual. I will describe your tone in this work as best I can with three words: dreamlike, fleeting, and fated. There's really no way to put it, but each sentence seems to have a very vague-yet definite end, and not just gramatically - it's fleeting in that memories are always on the verge of recognition, dreamlike in its foggy representation of said memories, and fated in its hinting towards the repitition of history.
Thank you for writing this fic, and dare I say continuing it, because Nicolai really does deserve a better ending... preferably one with Karin in it.
You said it was a one-shot, but I'm going to put it on alert anyway. And this has to have been the weirdest review you have ever gotten, so for that I apologize :-)
| MikoNoNyte chapter 1 . 7/2/2006
When I first saw this I thought it was one very similar from LJ... my surprise, it wasn't!
No crack! Absolutely none! Mind bending LSD maybe. XD I've read this twice now and I'm still chewing on that last line: "He is utterly replaceable." I'm unsure which pronoun "he" you're referring to as both Nicholas and Yuri were in the last sentance. But trying to work it out sets my brain spinning down interesting paths and right back to the start of the story... again.
I liked this. Even though there were some obvious grammatical errors, I think it's because English is not your first? In any event, it hold up very well. I liked the little touches of letters sent and read by both, the sudden changes in lifestyle brought about by the Moving Finger of Fate.
And yes, I often think Nicholas got the short end of the stick.
| Tiger5913 chapter 1 . 6/24/2006
Wow, this was such a mind trip. I love Nicolai and his past is so mysterious that it makes for really interesting material. I really hope that you write a sequel to this fic...
| ariescelestial chapter 1 . 6/23/2006
Karin is the mother of all oedipal complexes. XD
Okay, I started out thinking I wouldn't like this...but as I continued reading, I was glad I did, because this is a really interesting idea about how events could play out differently.
I know this idea wouldn't work out if Covenant events didn't play out at least similar to how they did in the game, but at the same time I was a bit disappointed that the Domremy scene was pretty much the same as before, with the cardinal having been interested in Karin as an ally and all that. But this was a fun read. _