|Reviews for In Truth|
| Schizoid7Loner chapter 5 . 3/3
I am completely in love with this fic. I've read it over, and over, and over again, and still manage to find something meaningful, discover something new, and increase my understanding of these fictional characters that might as well be real each time I read. Maybe you struggled the most with writing Starfire's part, but I have to say it was one of my favorite chapters. I particularly adored the fact that despite Raven being the actual empath, it was really Starfire that understood the titans most of all. She is very bright, and I don't think she gets nearly enough credit for it. I also liked Beastboy's chapter when he stated he never watches the discovery channel anymore because the others doubted his intelligence. My favorite line by far in Raven's chapter was her admitting she had a prom dress stashed in her closet! So cute! Even if that section did end with her thinking she "almost looks beautiful." Robin blurting out he is Romani and not a gypsy? brilliant and endearing. The ending line for his chapter was incredible (the fact that he's done so many things for his friends, changed, and loves it). And finally, cyborg's chapter was very sweet (the part where he's written unfinished letters to Jinx? Very plausible. I agree, Cyborg deserves more love; he's amazing.
Do you mind if I borrow this idea from you? I would absolutely credit you, but I can't promise it will be as abstract as this. Would still love a chance to try thoUgh!
| user-is-void chapter 7 . 4/18/2012
I love, love, LOVE this story!
You've completely captured all of the Titans and their essences.
I am blown away by your flawless work once again. :D
Please, continue to write. If not fanfiction, at least a little something every once in a while, because you have a real talent for it. You can capture aspects of every characters personalities perfectly, I've gotta say it's really, really impressive! :D
Thank you for giving me something so wonderful to read and lifting up my spirits with your beautiful writing! .
| Concolor44 chapter 7 . 4/11/2012
Huh. This is a different take on the character for sure.
Jinx is probably my favorite Titan (neck-and-neck with Raven) just because she is so unpredictable. As she likes to say in one of my stories, "What are the odds?" With her, you never know, do you?
HAHAHA! So Erin Esurance is on her shit list, is she? That is too funny!
Point #15! OMG! Yes, please, please post them!
Sweet. Gotta love her attitude.
On balance, this was a terrific effort. I commend you for your research, your creativity, and your perseverance. Excellent work.
| Concolor44 chapter 6 . 4/11/2012
Concerning your Author's Note, I agree with you 116%. Terra is an extremely complex character (the cartoon version, not the comic version, who was a right bitch) facing a terribly difficult situation at a vulnerable age and under awful circumstances. Hell, a lot of seasoned troops wouldn't be able to do any better. I never bash her in my stories, and don't accept bashing from others.
Buh. Number 9 made me tear up. Shame on you.
Man. Hell of a life. Makes my heart hurt.
| Concolor44 chapter 5 . 4/11/2012
Point #7 again (you seem to have a soft spot for that slot ... or maybe it's at that place in the chapter where you've built up enough steam to really sock one home) is pithy and accurate and funny. But frankly I couldn't agree more.
Yep, watching ol' Rob blow a gasket over Star's fan mail has to be a high point in the week around the Tower.
Wow. Point #15. You've made a REALLY good argument there, one which had never, ever occurred to me before. Perhaps that's because of Star's basic loving personality, but ... wow. Yeah. She probably could, if she really wanted to. Scary thought.
You said that this was the most difficult chapter to write, but you did a fantastic job. You got right inside her head, inside her dreams, and gave us a peek. Thanks!
| Concolor44 chapter 4 . 4/11/2012
Oh, yeah? If he cried at *Titanic*, he would rust every last circuit watching *Life Is Beautiful*. Guaranteed.
Eesh. Point #7. Gave me a shiver.
About Point #17? That may be said of most food. And it goes double for habanero-based ultra-hot sauces.
| Concolor44 chapter 3 . 4/11/2012
Oh, please. In Point #7? Evanescence is a monstrously talented group that turns out absolutely top-flight music. Last year's album, for example, included "My Heart Is Broken", a tour de force of melodic complexity and emotional depth, and my new favorite song. And I'm a 52-year-old guy who seriously can't wrap his brain around the idea that some people go Goth deliberately. Musical tastes do not a lifestyle make.
Heehee! "He's an annoyance, certainly, but he is her annoyance." Nice.
Ooo. Dang. Point #19. That sucks.
Yes, little lady. You DO deserve to be happy.
| Concolor44 chapter 2 . 4/11/2012
Number 18 was the best. Number 13 the most poignant. Robin's a complex guy.
| Concolor44 chapter 1 . 4/11/2012
Okay, now, I have to take a SERIOUS exception to Point #4. Yes, ALL he can do is change into animals. ANY animal. Think about it. One second he's a falcon, streaking to where he is needed. Then he is a midge or some other very un-noticeable creature, and drops down the back of the bad guy's Death Ray Suit O' Doom and lands on his neck. Then he's a box jelly long enough to sting the guy thirty or forty times (in other words, about a second) which causes such extreme agony that the bad guy can't think or focus his eyes. Then he's a wolverine (still inside the suit) and disembowels the Mad Scientist du jour, thus ending the battle. And nobody even saw him.
Lather, rinse, repeat. The possible scenarios can go on for DAYS. I mean, give me a break. He is arguably the MOST versatile member of the team. NOT its weakest link. It's just that the cartoon's writers needed a comic-relief foil and picked him. Not fair, I say!
Number 11 was funny. And I LOVE Jones Soda. Cane syrup all the way, baby!
AWWWWW! Loved the way you ended it. This goes into Favorites, even if you did diss his abilities that one time.
| punnylove chapter 6 . 5/21/2011
Wow. Just-wow. Each chapter is complex, detailed, and very real. Your voice is amazing, and the "backgrounds" of each character are extremely realistic.
Personally, I'm not a Starfire fan-I loved her in the cartoons but most of her characterization on this site is horrible-but your Starfire chapter made me remember why she was such a great character.
That's just a private example to show how great this fic is. Please, please update it, and explore some relationships beyond the usual.
(For Example: Mas y Menos are always characterized as head over heals for Starfire, which is cute but gets boring after a time. How do they feel about Raven?)
Great job, and I hope you update soon.
| wisecurledqueen chapter 7 . 8/9/2010
I've read all these truths. I have to say that they are awesome. All these people and thier hidden selves would be a hard thing to do and still keep it canon. But you did it. Thank you so much for this!
| clawx2 chapter 7 . 7/15/2010
very nice you so got Jinx, BB, and Rae pegged
| bk00 chapter 6 . 2/5/2010
I bow to you, the Lady Bonny. I like you do like Terra's character and love Terra's Truth the most out of all of them (which is hard to do seeing how amzing this whole thing is) Bravo, milady, bravo!
| Schwarzd354 chapter 7 . 5/15/2009
For lack of a better word, Wow! The was nothing short of spectacular. You really managed to capture each of the characters into their chapters. What sold me was that each chapter had lighter elements, but still kept serious undertones throughout.
Opening with Beastboy helped draw me into the story as a whole. I was pleasantly surprised by such a serious look into a character that most fans brush off as inconsequential. The way he doubted himself, and what his fears were.
This was true for each of the characters. I nearly cried at some points, and burst out laughing at others. Jinx's chapter did have slightly less than the others, but as you said, there was less material to draw from. I'm eagerly awaiting more from this story. Perhaps for Kid Flash and the Titans East.
| CampionSayn chapter 7 . 3/13/2009
I do, truely and sincerely adore all of these Truths about the Titans! All of them are so well though out, and I can't help holding my breath for the next one. Question, though, will you be doing any truths about the villians, possibly the HIVE?