|Reviews for Life could have been so different|
| Lyris-Leeton chapter 1 . 1h ago
Seriously though, when is it?!
| GamerGirl54321 chapter 24 . 2/21
This is amazing. You had me hooked from the moment that I clicked on this. Have you considered writing as a career? Because I think you could make it big if you tried.
| EnderMagic979 chapter 51 . 2/19
I nearly cried! SO SAAAAD! :'(
| AbigailBrodersen chapter 1 . 2/6
I'm sorry about my name and it's one whole! xD anyways the chapter... It was amazingly epic! You probably worked really hard and I think this chapter wasn't even as boring as other books I've read. Hope you accept this about the book and I'll read til my brains fall out! xD
| Guest chapter 51 . 2/3
Great can't wait for 52
| IHJTMQ chapter 51 . 1/26
| Smasher.The-Keyblade-Bearer chapter 51 . 1/1
Wow.. Have I been gone for a while. And I'm glad to see that shit's happened in the meantime. Any chance you could end this like, tomorrow? I'm anxious as hell to see what could happen. Don't let us down, you brilliant minds.
| Josh J chapter 43 . 12/22/2013
I like how they can make clones, giant robots, create life from alien DNA, channel mystical god chaos powers, and yet they can't dust for fingerprints, scan for skin cells or hair follicles, or check camera records that were not directly in the lab to see where people where at the time to solve a murder case of a project that would potentially cost them lots of time and money to replace. Because, ya know, it's not a giant government facility with overzealous security and suspicious scientists and cameras everywhere with a million passwords or security checks you have to preform to get from one place to get to any other place, and no one spends god awful amounts of money put in to it to make sure nothing goes wrong that would cause people to work overtime to find out how all mistakes happened because they're being watched by crazy government people who don't tolerate BS going down. And hackers don't have noticeable patterns in their coding that people can recognize or anything. I totally believe you have presented this assassination attempt in a realistic way. Yay!
| Snazzy Suit chapter 51 . 12/15/2013
Good Lord. What did I just read? This story. THIS STORY...
...It's simply amazing.
I was extremely hesitant to dive into the world of Sonic fanfiction because of all the horrible things I may find. Yes, I'm aware all fandoms carry this risk, but from what I gathered, this one particularly so. Even with said uncertainty, I proceeded in hopes of finding a tale that gave Shadow's backstory the depth and dignity it so greatly deserved.
I found this, m'dear, in your work.
I greatly despise the game that was supposed to shed more light on Shadow's past (but ended up mucking his character and herp-derping everything else), so much so that I like to pretend it never happened (like I do for the vast majority of the 3D Sonic games. Healthy no?). You somehow managed to include a few details from the aforementioned monstrosity and make it...GOOD. I never thought I would enjoy/accept a story that acknowledges Black Doom or the Commander that made me briefly ashamed to have heterochromic eyes! (Though Vincent made sure to rekindle that old shame. XD) For seemingly accomplishing the impossible, I say bravo.
I smiled, I laughed, I groaned, I fumed, I nearly CRIED all at some point while Shadow spun his yarn, even during some of the in between bits with the latter and the fallen blue blur. As much as I love 4th wall breaking humor, however, I feel like this story could have done without. It was okay when it was during the little 'skits' before/after the chapter, but in the story itself? I dunno, it detracted from an otherwise awesome tale. For me anyway. *shrug* I could very well be alone in this mindset. :p
That minor grievance aside, I would just like to thank you for writing THE best "Growing Up Shadow" story I have ever read. No brown-nosing here, just the honest truth. 'Life' has excellent pacing, character development, and...err...other elements my poo brain can't conjure up the proper terms for! (Holy crap, Shadow didn't know how to talk when he was first awakened? And he wasn't born wearing shoes and gloves?! BLASPHEMY! )
I could go on and on about everything I love about this story, but alas I'm too stu-tired. Yes...tired. So very sleepy. Just know that you're an amazing author, this is an amazing fiction, and after I get some friggin' rest, I'll return to read more of your amazing work. (Did I mention amazing?) Surely, that will keep me occupied until you update this bugger with zee epic conclusion. %D
Good luck and keep writing! You have quite a talent. ;)
| cheesylady583 chapter 51 . 12/13/2013
Omg awesome chapter :) please update soon.. its been like two months already
| Codename Silver chapter 51 . 12/12/2013
I know that most of us know the story of Shadow and Maria's last moments, but...but never has it ever been told with such power. This story is simply marvelous, and there is no other way to describe it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (I am begging here) tell me that there is another chapter. What happens to Sonic and Shadow present, and what happened to Shadow when he used Chaos Control? I am needing more! I love it! I am mind-blown and probably sounding like a fool!
| Codename Silver chapter 21 . 12/10/2013
I love this story! It tells of the Shadow we never knew. Keep writing!
| Codename Silver chapter 6 . 12/10/2013
I love this story so far.
| Guest chapter 51 . 11/27/2013
Please update quickly!
| PierceTheBre chapter 51 . 11/26/2013
This is great! This chapter made me want to cry. I also love how in-character Shadow is! I hope you get to continue.