|Reviews for Digimon Adventure 02: The Story We Never Told|
| RisenKefka chapter 70 . 1/15
And somewhere in an alternate universe, Kari has read this story.
"Sorry, TK" she apologized "but I don't like it. Not at all."
His heart stopped for a moment, and he stared at her in terror. "You...didn't?" he asked in almost a whisper.
"No," she answered "I didn't. And I don't think others will, either."
Flabbergasted, TK stood up, staring off into space. He was used to criticism, but against a project so close to his heart, such a blunt statement shocked him to his core. He stiffly walked to the window and stared out at the darkening sky. "Why?" he asked quietly.
The woman sighed wearily, rubbing her forehead. "You really have to ask?" she mumbled "You changed it...you changed everything. It's a totally different story."
TK sighed "My publisher said that if I was going to write a sequel, I had to make it bigger, darker, more perilous and more mature a story than the original." he said "That I should overcome the readers with emotions and make them feel as much negative feelings towards the characters as positive feelings...makes things deeper and more nuanced, and that challenges the readers, keeping them glued to the story."
"This ISN'T the way to do that," she said sharply "Nobody likes sudden changes and drastic tonal shifts like this!" She slammed the papers back on the desk, accentuating her point. "I know how your fans think: I work with them all the time. It's too different from before. They'll hate it."
TK remained silent. She hung her head. "Not only that, but if you publish this, you're gonna hurt your friends' feelings..You've changed what they went through...their personalities..." She looked at him again "And most of all, you actually killed off..."
"Sometimes risks have to be taken and prices have to be paid!" he interrupted her, still not looking at her "That's what makes for a good story!"
Kari frowned. "Did you come up with that or your publisher?" she asked.
"Does that really make a difference?" he scoffed.
"You wrote the first book about our adventures and the lessons we all learned" she said "You were absolutely honest about what you put in...and they loved you for that! You did us proud."
"That was our first adventure: it was different" he said, his eyes still fixed on the sunset "A story about us all growing up needs to be more..."
"But what about Ken?" Kari interrupted "You'd be leaving out how HE grew up. What he went on to do with his life! He made the police force and became a detective, and he's helped so many people! If he and anyone else who knows him read a story where you've taken a giant piss all over his struggles and his redemption, keep Wormmon dead and then senselessly kill Ken's character off in order to make better people out of characters who you should've been writing better from the start, they'd be devastated and infuriated!" She swallowed and felt her heart sink "And that's not even getting into how you've slandered our friends...Davis...Yolei...Cody...Mimi...even your own brother! And Mr. Oikawa...the reason the Digital World is still around and safe for our children!"
TK slowly turned and thoughtfully looked at her, the guilt setting into his heart.
"Think about it" she pressed "Everything you changed...you made it total fanfiction...a lie... You're pointlessly revising what happened to us. All of us...and our Digimon friends."
Right on cue, Patamon flew into the room. "TK." he said "I overhead everything. You had better write the events of this story the way they actually happened or so help me, I will Boom Bubble you into a concussion!"
And so TK had no choice but to start penning down..."DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02: THE TRUE STORY THAT WE TOLD IN THE ANIME."
| SaintHeartwing chapter 70 . 11/15/2017
You mean the Ken you basically tossed to the side the minute he was no longer emperor, basically turning him into nothing more than a "person in a fridge", a dead-guy-as-motivation for the team instead of being the fleshed-out character he was in the REAL season two? Oh yeah, this was a GREAT ending and not a middle finger to all of us who actually LIKED the second series of Digimon. How incredibly unsatisfying.
| DigiLover27 chapter 51 . 10/21/2017
Aww, man, thanks for writing that scene. The one with Davis and Yolei was literally the saddest only-02-characters scene so far! I read it while listening to the Nightcore version of Everything Has Changed!
| SunLight chapter 70 . 7/4/2017
What an amazing ending to an epic story. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 70 . 7/3/2017
This was a nice way to end the story, but the only thing I'm not happy with is that email in the epilogue.
It felt like a bad taste in my mouth, much like the 02 anime's epilogue. I understand not everything was meant to be sunshine and rainbows with this story as a whole, but even then, you could've either not mentioned the email saying they'd take the first draft or have Kari go over the 2nd draft before sending it to the publisher, similar to how this story started.
That's my only gripe with the epilogue, the rest of it and how it ended was good and a nice sendoff to the story.
Congrats on getting this story completed to the end, I may not have liked every change made as I read it, but it was a good story nonetheless.
| red neo ranger chapter 70 . 6/1/2017
This the greatest story ever I was crying at the end where they said goodbye to the digimon hope u make a sequel
| Guest chapter 70 . 5/27/2017
One of the greatest fanfics I've ever read there's not much I don't enjoy and nothing I hate this is just a great representation of the story but i wish ken could've been happy with life
| Saint Lake chapter 70 . 5/26/2017
After ten long years, it's finally done. Excellent work. 70 chapters flat and over a million words. Good job. Good job. There aren't that many who get to make it this, have the drive to continue and even finish such work. I applaud your dedication and congratulate you in your completion of this story.
It was a good read. Thank you for it all.
| solarsailor55 chapter 70 . 5/22/2017
Congratulations on finishing! It was a long road but well worth it!
| Angelfish369 chapter 70 . 5/20/2017
Oh...that parting scene with the digimon was so emotional! I love how hopeful the ending was with that mysterious glitter. Sad that even if it is the digital world they were separated for so long but happy that there is a possibility of a reunion. It was bittersweet. And this being such a long epic you wrote I got that tight feeling in my chest when something great comes to an end. I really want to say congratulations! This must be one of the longest digimon fanfics out there and it was supremely well done! 10 years! You must be so proud of yourself for seeing it through! I don't know if you will need a break from writing or anything but I will be looking out for your work in the future.
| The Warrior Within chapter 70 . 5/20/2017
This is truly the story that was never told. You've taken 02 and made it the story that it should have been all along. Thank you for your incredible work and sharing with all of us.
| The Keeper of Worlds chapter 70 . 5/20/2017
Hope at last:-). You created a truly beautiful story with an intense array of emotions all over the place. Well done.
| theflowofmusic chapter 70 . 5/19/2017
Wow. I can't believe it's over. I've been following this story since the beginning, since maybe single digit chapters, and I've always been so happy when I saw the email for a new chapter. It's hard to believe the story is over, but it's been an amazing journey along the way. Congratulations on your accomplishment.
P.S. You can make a story as complete.
| Ninjacapricorn chapter 70 . 5/19/2017
I have been reading this story from the beginning and it has been one hell of a ride, going through the adventures with the digidestined again and this is truly what Adventure 02 should have been! You've done an awesome job of writing this story, fleshing out the characters; many of whom were 1 dimensional and in dire need of development. I am so glad you stuck it through and finished this story and I'm glad I read this story.
I'm not gonna lie when they had to say goodbye to the digimon I started tearing up. Phenomenal job on this story and kudos for writing 70 chapters and finishing!
| Guest chapter 70 . 5/19/2017
Thank you, thank you, for this brilliant piece of work. I'm sad to see it come to an end, but satisfied with a story that will stay with me.