Reviews for Killing Spiders to Save Butterflies
Girl.Interpreted chapter 12 . 3/13/2007
So Kiba's a masochist? Ha ha. But really, what did he expect?
Girl.Interpreted chapter 11 . 3/13/2007
“This is sorta random…I never asked you about it. The night before you rescued me the first time, I…were you in my bathroom?”

“Uh…”

“So you were…”

“Yeah…”

“Oh good. I wasn’t going insane. Vash?”

“Yeah?”

“Why were you in my bathroom?”

-Freaking priceless. I was laughing my noggin off.

Wow. Meryl sure passes out a lot. I had no idea she was such a swooner.

And now Vash thinks... but it's not... if he'd only just ask...ugh! men!
Girl.Interpreted chapter 10 . 3/13/2007
Wow, Kiba's a great guy. I don't know that I would have been so forgiving.

I love the 'remember when' game, that was just cute... but not in a cheesy or overly fluffy way.

And just a nice little hint of Knives character development. I love me some Knives. He's a positively likeable sociopath.
Girl.Interpreted chapter 9 . 3/12/2007
I was really feeling the breakup. Isn't that always the way? The minute you end it, even though you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was the best thing to do, you start asking yourself if you made a mistake. It's terrible to love someone but not be in love with them, because you don't want to hurt them, but the situation means you have to. *sigh*

This sentence had me cracking up: It has EVERYTHING to do with you, you stupid stupid man!

I love that Meryl is surprised that she could have left an impression on Vash. How unaware she is of her importance.

I'm also really curious to see if and how Knives has changed, now that he's not the biggest, baddest plant in town.

P.S. I imagine you're getting more reviews on this story because the sequel is active. I admit, that's how I found it. I wanted to read the original before I started on the second, and I'm really glad I did!
Girl.Interpreted chapter 8 . 3/12/2007
If I didn't find it to be unseemly, I might have let a 'SQUEE!' slip out. Lovely, well-written kiss. I could almost hear the orchestra swell.

Oh, the other man! I really do feel bad for him. He's a very likeable OC.

And hooray for a road trip! That will surely be exciting.
Girl.Interpreted chapter 7 . 3/12/2007
Ha! I love the part about every man on Gunsmoke being obsessed with guns. And Meryl putting Millie's boyfriend on the spot.

All this business about 'the one' is very ominous and fascinating, of course.
Girl.Interpreted chapter 6 . 3/12/2007
Gah! Would it be terrible to say I know how she feels?

Oh! And your description of Vash experiencing jealousy for the first time was wonderful! There are so many little bits of this chapter that had, me chomping at the bit, but to be honest, I'm just a little too eager to continue reading.

But walking in and Kiba being there? Vash listening at the door? Priceless! Please excuse me, but I just HAVE to see how this dinner goes!
Girl.Interpreted chapter 5 . 3/12/2007
I love the interaction here. Not too fluffy. You had me grinning and laughing.
Girl.Interpreted chapter 4 . 3/12/2007
I'm so confused! But I like it.

This reunion is almost painful to read. I want to scream at Meryl! Just say something! But it's wonderful and so realistic. Reunions are most often anticlimatic. I mean, what exactly can you say?
Girl.Interpreted chapter 3 . 3/12/2007
ooh! Dark Vash. Very tasty.
Girl.Interpreted chapter 2 . 3/12/2007
This is the first time I've come across this story and I'm really looking forward to reading it. It's got me sucked in already! Meryl becoming an author makes sense. She was always plugging away on her typewriter anyway. I liked how you didn't say Vash's name until the end. That last paragraph really got me.
ArqanesQueen chapter 36 . 3/12/2007
And so Millions Knives finally admits his love for Blue…

Meryl and Vash finally marry and are expecting a daughter to be named Hikari...

Tasuki and Milly finally get married, and now, so do Knives and Blue...

Alas, a closure to a masterpiece. It’s heartening to know that Meryl put a closure to her feelings. To a love affair that didn’t work out but never really ended. All the adventures you endure with your friends and the ones you love always remain a part of you. Even with closure, there is still a piece of you that misses them so...

I can’t possibly thank you for the wonderful time I had reading this story. To be honest, if I was a director and I had the permission, I would have made this into a movie. I can see it now. And no doubt the sequel would be one as well. After all, everything needs an ending, even though some are not as pleasant as we wish them to be...

I must say, it was inspiring. For so long I haven’t had a passion to write. The little flame that kept me going died. But I guess it never really went out, just faded. I think I have found it again. I think too, that it is high time *I* put closure to some of the things that have haunted my past. And I think the best way to do that is to continue to write my book...

Those who see this may think me a melodramatic person. But I will beg to differ. Perhaps they have not experienced hardships in life like I have in such few years. Perhaps, one day, when I finally publish my book, you will find a dedication...

...To the one who inspired me; who made sure the flame never burned out...

~ArqanesQueen~
ArqanesQueen chapter 35 . 3/12/2007
That last review was probably the saddest one I have ever written. I don’t know how you do it, but it’s brilliant and you’re brilliant. This story is exquisite.

Actually, I still kept the tissue box next to me, especially when Tasuki started to remember and when he got angry at Knives and Meryl. It tore my heart into pieces.

So Shikio’s back. But I’m not sure about him. I mean he’s an innocent baby, right?

Aside from that, and all the sadness, Gunsmoke is…beautiful. The last sentence of the chapter just summed up everything. I can’t believe there’s only one chapter left.

It was sad, but also enlightening. I’m guessing there’s more sadness to come. Even if it’s not in this story, I figure you’re sequel will be just as interesting- if not more so!

I hope they all begin to move on soon. I can’t stand the sadness much longer.

~ArqanesQueen~
ArqanesQueen chapter 34 . 3/12/2007
*Gets a box of tissues*

Knives internal struggle nearly killed me. I can’t believe he stabbed Shikio. Kiba’s…dead. I guess sometimes you have to let go of the ones you love….and sometimes, you have to sacrifice yourself for the ones you love.

*sniffles and dries up tears*

The hardest part was seeing Meryl rocking Kiba back and forth as she yelled his name. It hurt the most. It brings back many painful memories actually.

*shakes head and cries some more. Pulls another tissue from the box*

I’m glad Blue came through to Knives. I knew he would listen to her. He always does. Meryl’s power was amazing. I can picture it. It was beautiful.

Call me strange for shedding a few tears in this chapter, but I have a sensitive spot for books…and when characters I grow a liking to pass on, you just have to cry a little.

It was so much more than just a beautiful chapter...

~ArqanesQueen~
ArqanesQueen chapter 33 . 3/12/2007
So Shikio came for Knives again. Why wasn’t that surprising? Whatever happens, Knives can’t go back to what he was…he just can’t.

I know Blue has to get through to him. Why can’t he remember? Was everything for nothing!

I know it wasn’t in vain, but my insides are turning inside out. Knives just turned so…evil. All because of Shikio, but I know Blue will find a way! She always does!

~ArqanesQueen
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