|Reviews for True Elision|
| Fan chapter 15 . 11/15
God im like. 15 years too late but. Arghhh its so good no wonder this is like the top reccomended fic in death note fandom would you ever come back
| PurpleKyu chapter 15 . 8/31
I hope you still get these messages from long-time fans of your fic! I truth, I read this fic first as it was being published, and it's been quite a few years. I know in the last couple of chapters you mentioned that you were getting busy and doubtful of your own characterizations, so let me say that of all the Death Note fics I have read, this is the one that I remember the most.
These days I mostly read on AO3 and have drifted away from the Death Note fandom, but the new Death Note musical reminded me of everything. And this was the fic I wanted to reread the most, because it has stuck in my brain as bring so well-written and having such utter care put into the world building, such dedication to believable characterization and character growth. And perhaps the unflinching approach towards forcing Light to face his own foibles, his own hypocrisies! Many fics use horror and torture porn as a form of plot, but in this fic they feel not at all like 'torture porn' but rather the real extremes it would take to force Light to do any sort of introspection at all! So much of the experiences Light has to go through are so raw and grossly evocative that the horror really jumps off the page (well, screen). The trauma and reactions to trauma are unique among fics in that the growth feels believable. I suppose I can't emphasize that enough. Light maintains his arrogance, his pride, and his righteousness, even at the end of his Trial. Yes, he's changed, but his personality feels very much still in-character. I feel a large part of it is how much care you took to write out this development. The fact that everything was so slow going is a huge point in its favor; most fics, I think, often rush it to get to the romance.
But you didn't, and it resulted in what I think is one of the best afterlife-continuations and deep analysis of Light's character in the fandom.
Despite the fact that the fic is unfinished, I think even in its current form it remains one of the best Death Note fics out there. I know I'll be rereading it for years.
| diamondskys07 chapter 15 . 8/17
crying sobbinf this is literally my favorite fanfic i wish it wasnt discontinued
| Guest chapter 15 . 8/1
Reading this in 2023. This is my favorite DN fic really
| hotpantsjojo chapter 13 . 7/1/2022
just reread the entire fiction. Hope you are well!
| Guest chapter 15 . 6/16/2022
i wish you were still online to know how much this fanfiction changed my life. its the most wellwritten piece of fiction i have ever read.
| Guest chapter 15 . 4/14/2022
Hihi! Reading this in the year 2022 and wondering whatever happened to this fic that you stopped writing it! It was an addicting read! Thank you for all that you’ve written! Hopefully one day this fic will get 1000 reviews hahaha!
| Victoria chapter 1 . 12/8/2021
Any who, I’d like to leave reviews for both the you the author and fans such as myself—in this regard it’s feel nice to know I have some company, as other avid fans of this written work may agree. Absolutely incredible. This is probably one of my favorite pieces of literature to date, albeit among the many. I’ll probably always continue to live with an unrealistic hope that this fic will been finished. It’s difficult to face the reality…but I think I’ll be content having not seeing an ending. Just this having existed means the utmost to me. I actually started reading this upon a recommendation master post (Tumblr light-kun “nina”), and less it was out of any desire to read for the pairing or yaoi (which, I only learned there would be yaoi upon reading your a/n’s when I first pressed on the link!) for the for more…personal reasons. I hadn’t expected to feel so fulfilled. Where ever you are in life, after 13 years, I wish you well—along with my ardent and infinite thanks.
| Victoria chapter 15 . 12/8/2021
Me in 2021 reading this and it absolutely changing my life
| Guest chapter 15 . 2/15/2021
you're so talented! I'm v late and you will probably never read this but thank you so much for writing. seriously, writing fanfic is hard and takes a lot of effort and time, so thank you for this. Also, they weren't ooc so don't worry. I promise. Ofcourse I would love it if you could finish this but nonetheless thanks for writing this wonderful fic. You're absolutely talented and I wish you all the best :)
| Guest chapter 15 . 5/25/2020
Wow, this is honestly one of the top-rated fanfic that I've read (it being a lawlight fanfic is a bonus) I love how you handled the concept of the afterlife, the Trial of Souls is written meticulously and descriptively, I can totally depict and imagine the scenes on my mind. Ican still remember the shock I felt as I read the rape trial arc. The slow build is also one thing that made this fic wonderful! How Light struggled and realized the true essence of justice, how he came to terms with himself and discovers his self. The cameo of L's trial also came as a surprise. Lastly, Mu. It is such an amazing concept I can't fathom how you came up with this unique idea. From the people to the landscapes, everything is so well written and elaborated. Despite having short dialogues, the interactions between Light and L are indeed entertaining. You managed to made them to not appear OOC while slowly changing their attitude because of the trials. And fudge! Light's constant pining to L is just!
All in all, reading this fanfic is such a great journey, Me reading this at year 2020, it is indeed sad to know that this will never be finished. I do wish that you are doing fine and is healthy and pardon me, still alive.
IF ever a MIRACLE would happen and you've decided you want to update this, I'll be oh so glad to read it.
I don't even know if you'll ever read this review, nonetheless, I wish you all the best. You are awesome !
| hotpantsjojo chapter 1 . 4/28/2020
| spongeson chapter 15 . 8/1/2019
okie I finally finished and now I have full scale depression bc like.. JUST when these boys started making progress it just ends on a cliffhanger 8rip me I guess
this was a lovely read, and it took the better part of 2 days for me to binge the entire thing lol. it really is a shame that it’s been abandoned, and I can’t help but feel a little sad on your behalf. I can tell that you really cared abt this story— I hope that you just got swept up in your busy life and that nothing bad happened to youwishing you the best, and wishing I was in an alternate timeline where this story reached its completion teehee
| spongeson chapter 8 . 7/31/2019
okay this chapter left me feeling a lot better abt the situations from chapters 6&7
onward I suppose but now I’m terrified 8’3c
| spongeson chapter 7 . 7/31/2019
**this review contains spoilers so if anyone hasn’t read this fic yet don’t read my review either lol
ok finally reading this after having it in my favorites for like a year lmao
so I’m reviewing right now instead of waiting until the end because I read through the part where Soichiro was basically forced to rape Sayu (made me want to die lol) and I had to skip the part where Light succumbed to the disgusting urge because I couldn’t handle it. I’m thankful for the trigger warning you had put up— I was expecting it to happen.
I guess I’m just not really loving the narrative that rapists are just victims of their violent sexual urges. I’m sure you aren’t of that belief either. rapists are unforgivable because they knowingly violate another persons body, not giving a fuck about consent. at that point it doesn’t matter how guilty they feel afterwards. I doubt any real rapists feel any remorse for what they’ve done.
...I just feel a different sort of crime could’ve been used as a way for Light to reach enlightenment. I’m also a very sensitive soul, and my heart bleeds for Sayu even though she was only a product of the trial Light is undergoing.
I’m going to proceed reading with extreme caution. this was my only gripe btw, everything else is simply perfect.