|Reviews for Life on the Blitz|
| GATOMA chapter 11 . 3/9/2019
This is such a creative way of interpreting the Game and giving it a whole other meaning.
I really love the writing and the detail put into this. The World-building is utterly fantastic, I just can't help it but feel like I'm on the Island with all of the characters watching them from afar.
The stories of their ancestors and Gods are told in such a beautiful and creative way, the bonding scenes are really emotional, you really feel what the characters are feeling.
The story is nicely diversified, making Sora and Riku not always the center of the story. I think it's really nice and important that the creator included a lot of Blitzball, School and friendships and realting problems, it makes the characters so much more believable and loveable as seeing them so passionate about something and just being normal teens a lot of the time.
Also, the Humor balances out the seriousness of the story really well, leaving the reader laughing along. I especially love the whole "making Vexen show emotion" mission hilarious.
I am really glad that the creator chose to not have the characters rush into the relationships but build them slow and steady, so we can follow along, watch the characters grow with each relationship. It's relateableunlike other fan fictions which really rush the relationship progress in an unrealistic pace, which in my opinion destroys a little bit of the feeling. But not with this one, it makes the whole story and characters grow on you.
Over all, so far it's one of the best fics I've read so far! :D
| anon chapter 1 . 3/9/2018
Soooo seeing as this is at least my fourth (I think?) time rereading this during the past ~8-9 years, I thought I'd leave a comment this time! I'm not sure if you even check this site anymore but I wanted to say something regardless.
Honestly, this fic is one of my favourites from KH fandom. I remember huddling in front of the bulky-ass desktop computer in my aunt and uncle's study while on vacation as a teenager (same age as Sora, in fact) and LOVING the hell out of this story. And now I'm living alone halfway around the world with a full-time job... and yet I've found myself coming back to this, the story I remember as the one in which Sora Goes Through Some Shit (Seriously, the kid can't catch a break!)
Your world-building is fantastic! I love the islander culture you created and the respect you paid toward the native traditions you drew from. I adored the Demonstration as a kid, and the event and the anticipation toward it still holds up. The characters for the most part I found pretty IC, and I identified with them as I lost my mother a few years before reading this for the first time. Your writing also improved toward the end, which I really liked seeing! Even though I side-eye some things now (rape for drama, the whole Bickson schtick and the seeming excuses made for his behaviour... really, no one bothered to do a thing before the shower room assault even though at least one person saw him as the very real threat that he was?), I understand it's been quite a while since the end of the story and times have of course changed regarding issues like these.
Anyway, with the new KHIII trailer causing me to spiral back into the SoRiku feels, this is the first fic I came back to. I don't know what it is about it... perhaps the nostalgia that I have for KH and my high school years? (Incidentally, I used to love KH high school AUs back then... and now) In some way, this fic is somewhat emblematic of the nostalgia I have for both KH and for a much simpler time in my life, I think. So, after 9 years, thank you for writing this, and for being one of the reasons KH means so much to me.
| Cookie chapter 22 . 5/31/2016
OMG you're awesome
| apiegohome chapter 23 . 2/8/2016
This was truly an epic, and a fantastic read! You really put so much into this - the paopuan culture, the inner workings of Blitzball, the character development, and the intricate storyline - I loved all of it! I'm a lot older than the kids featured in this and so many times I was thinking 'they're too young for this shit!' So hectic, honestly. The end left a lot up to the imagination, but I'm okay with that. I'm sure Riku and Sora worked towards their happily ever after together. So great. Thanks for writing this, and thank you for taking the time to complete it! Cheers.
| SkyBoy89 chapter 11 . 9/3/2015
| SilverWingDragon151 chapter 23 . 8/19/2014
I'm just going to say that I haven't cried for a fanfiction in a very long time. And I cried a few chapters ago ;-;
Over all, I loved it. It was such a good SoRiku fic, but it did end kinda suddenly. I still loved it very much, and am sure I'll be back to reread it again in the future... C:
| Guest chapter 14 . 3/25/2014
Really, really, really, really, really, REALLY good. You capture every part of high school life perfectly. I couldn't have even come close to writing something like this. But there was only one thing that I had a problem with. When Sora and Riku first confess their love for one another, it seemed rather... anticlimactic. I had goosebumps and heart palpitations until that scene. Their relationship is just so... awkward. I fet that it's high school and everythin but... tht was just over-the-top awkward. I'll keep reading it, but probably won't be getting goosebumps anymore
| caledon chapter 23 . 6/29/2013
I don't think I've ever cried as much as when I was reading this fic. You truly are an incredible writer and this story is simply amazing and brilliant. And perfect in everyway. I love how you've developed Sora and his relationships and his outlook. And it's very wonderful to see how much he as well as the other POV characters, Roxas and Riku, have grown throughout.
You've created such an amazing and detailed world, especially with the islands and the culture and the language and the mythology, and it's such a delight because they are such unique characters themselves here in the story that really enriched the reading experience. I felt like, if you were to change the characters name, this could really work as a standalone, original novel.
Thank you very much for sharing your great writing.
| miss atari chapter 1 . 5/23/2013
It has been four years since I read this story for the first time, and over those years I've read it at least another five times.
Each read it still hits me the same way it did when I first read it. I still cry. I still feel for Sora over his situation with his mother. Most importantly, I still love it.
I wasn't lying when I said in my review years ago that this is my favourite story, because it is, and it probably will always be. I thank you for this story- for the tears, the smiles, the journey, and the heartache.
| Nikokami chapter 13 . 4/24/2013
'sigh' the joys of chemistry W I'm starting to love your version of Vexen!
| MSamthebest chapter 2 . 3/25/2013
Is this really a Sora x Riku FanFic because it sound like that Sora was having feelings for Kairi. I really hope that is not the case. But your FanFic.
| lovelyhellfire chapter 3 . 11/6/2012
omgi squealed like a fan girl when u used jim and the twins
| Tsuda chapter 23 . 8/12/2012
Ho god, i try my best to not cry in front on my computer.
I past almost 12h or more to read your story. Telling to my friends how you're doing it right with the Blizball and all stuff about the tradition.
You really really wrote a awesome story and just thank you so much.
(sorry for mistakes, i'm not english and well...)
| Nettik chapter 5 . 6/28/2012
I really, really love this story. It's amazing, and I really can't wait until I read the rest of it. I'm curious though - do you happen to lie on Oahu by any chance? Haha, I can't really be sure because you might have just researched it, but "Ana Moala" is Ala Moana, isn't it? I was wondering why it sounded so familiar until I realized what you did. Lol. Kanakoa is... well, I don't know, actually. Too many K-words or places here, like Kaneohe and Kailua. Plus, I noticed in the second chapter a few things similar to Hawaii, too. It's true that when people come to Hawaii, or any really popular vacation spot, they really don't expect people to be living here XD Just a curious thought, but yeah. Anyways, I seriously love this story - it's amazing
| Kookies 'n Kreem chapter 23 . 3/29/2012
OH MY GAWD. all of the tears. I know that it's been a while since this was completed but WOW. Really good stuff there. I read it all in like a day. (Well I went to work too, but yeah, other than that) but omg. ALL OF THE FEELS AND THE TEARS. I was giggling at direct references the the game, and shouting at my computer at you (the author) when you kept doing horrible things to Sora. OMG but other than that brilliant. 3