|Reviews for Digimon Adventure 02: The Story We Never Told|
| Hikari no Okami chapter 70 . 5/7
Ok, this will be a little long so I hope you can bear it.
My first impulse was to make an ass long review about all the observations and love and moments and feelings I had with this story, but if you don't mind I'll start at the beginning.
As far as I can read in both your story and profile, you, as well as me and many others felt the lack of many things in the story of 02, missed chances, so many things that could be exploited and used and made awesome. But they didn't deliver.
So, even as I tend to delve into fanfictions (and quite a lot) it's rare for me to find something that not only catches my attention, but ensares it, traps it, makes it so impossible to not be hanging that just closing the tab and cavilating and creating in my mind is enough to close a circle. So congrats, you did that.
You caught me as a goddamned insatisfied teen when you were more or less 5 chapters in. And damn if you didn't catch me. In my inconsistency in reading as in so many other things in life, I can say I wasn't a loyal reader. Until I was.
Even now, I can say it took me ages to be up to date. And it's because you made me fall into one of the most frsutrating habits I can have. Loing something so much I don't want it to end so I procastinate constantly. Life and situations made me put it on the backburner, but his is one of those stories that's ALWAYS there. ike "oh I wich I could read something good on Digimon" and here I come back, always surprised that despite the pauses you didn't abandon.
And I mean, years could pass and you didn't quit.
And then came tri, and yeah, I watched it, I longed but it, I apprecieated some things and will be eternally ofended that they (AGAIN) had the chance to do some justice to so many things and well...that train is gone.
But, (and this is the important BUT) woe is me. I find that YOU beautiful human being decided to finish what to me has been what 02 could have been (should have, even). Because there were so many uncultivated seeds and you delivered. Holy damn everything, DID you deliver.
Nothing is perfect and I know making everyone 100% happy is mposible, and I might have my opinions, but on the whole, looking at this long (LONG REALLY LONG) complete, awesome work I am just awed, inspired and above everything grateful. Because my inner insatisfied teen who craved for justice and a good story and the use of so many details for these characters I grew up with, and in whom I saw so many things, finally got some closure. And for good or for bad, found it yes, on a screen, but surpisingly enough, not necessarily on an animated format as one would expect, not where I thought it might have come, but here in these long pages and sea of words you created.
So thank you, because even if you leave the fandom and want nothing more to do with it, you will always (at least as far as I'm concerned) be the one who left something lasting, unique and ever lasting for it and for me.
And jut so you know, just like you were happy to finish it before Tri concluded, I was estatic to be able to read the end (THIS end) before that as well.
So yeah, thanks again. And hopefully, if you aren't all bothered and done with it, you'll bear another long ass rant more focused on the story itself, instead of the whole impact these ten years of stoyt, of your story, had on a life.
| morgan kingsley chapter 22 . 5/2
I like how this chapter does show a very brief moment of conflict with Cody on the whole Ken issue at the end of the chapter. It showed that while Cody didn't forgive him, that he was almost willing to admit that he was wrong. Cody has a pretty dynamic character for that reason there
| morgan kingsley chapter 21 . 4/27
I think this is one of the best chapters in the entire story line. Conveys so many emotions so well and it really hones in the point of how Ken is feeling terrible for everything that had happened. Just so well done imo
| Generic Reviewer chapter 70 . 4/26
That was a clever subversive ending.
| morgan kingsley chapter 20 . 4/2
Well, after nearly a year, I am returning to reviews on this story. First off, congratulations for finishing this story in full after over a decade, and while that was nearly a year ago, I still wanted to say that. I will also try to review every chapter I have not as a way to show my great thanks for a version of this story that far out weighs the original.
Well, onto the chapter itself. I like how you consistently put small things in there, such as the fact Davis gets worn out each time he does a digivolution. I also like how you put in the basket ball scene from the original into this story, as I feel like it is a decent scene to capture one of the last strands of the Davis, T.K., and Kari rivalry. Plus the final scene is a good small nod scene to the future of the plot.
| DranzerShadowWanderer chapter 1 . 3/21
Thank you. This story has kept me entertained and on the edge of my seat the entire ride. I remember a good deal of watching Adventure Zero Two from growing up with Digimon, and now that I look back, there are HUGE story holes. Things you don't really think about until you're a bit older and questioning things more often.
I laughed, I cried, I put the story aside for 24 hours when I reached 'that chapter', and I couldn't shut up about sharing the story with other people. The storytelling is so vivid, I could see it in my mind's eye as I read.
So again, Thank you.
If you ever rewrite another season, you've got a reader in me.
~DranzerShadowWanderer, vivid imagination
| T-Aj71721291 chapter 3 . 3/14
Ok. Why Takeru and Hikari, Tailmon and Patamon lost their strength?
| T-Aj71721291 chapter 2 . 3/13
Now I think I'll really read it whole I hope.
| T-Aj71721291 chapter 1 . 3/13
Oh? This is interesting!
| Guest chapter 70 . 3/3
OOCs OOCs Everywhere. Meh!
| 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.