|Reviews for Suicide King|
| Sencorw chapter 1 . 1/5
This is still among my all time favorite kh one shots. You play Demyx and Luxord's personalities off so well, not to mention the little mind games and clue melded into the story. Humorous, wistful, and poignant at different turns.
I love all of Demyx's little lines ("Even wind-up music boxes can still play.") and observations ("People would kill to get the opportunities we get each day...but none of it matters to people like us."). A lot of authors ignore the hidden depths of his character and just portray his surface personality that he crafted, all hyperactive and empty-headed, so these glimpses makes me really happy. And magnificent, catty Luxord, carefully balancing his words and weaving them to entrancing stories! I find it interesting that even though the story is from Luxord's perspective, we get more backstory from Demyx than the former (and all because of four little words. Curses!).
(Was Demyx hurt from being separated from his family? That's what I interpreted from him helping the lost dinosaur.)
And the ending! Nice plot twist, hiding the card out of time. It's interesting that when Demyx brushed the table where the card was lying that the surface blurred like ink. A hidden quirk?
Ha! I think I got the references to three separate worlds over the course of the story- Samurai Champloo with the field of sunflowers, The Flight of Dragons in the Four Realms, and the Land Before Time in the Great Valley. I'm iffy about the first though.
Okay, I'm totally rambling, but I absolutely love this story, and it's high time I slither out of the woodworks and post a review saying so!
| Jethann chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
I giggled uncontrollably at your reference to the Land Before Time. You are my favorite author on this site, hands-down.
| Sora Tayuya chapter 1 . 1/31/2011
He kept it Out of Time, that devious cad. Impressive, as Lux is my favorite of all the Org. members for his cunning and overall air of omniscience. You depicted him well, in a manner most suiting his style.
| The Watching Pig chapter 1 . 1/17/2011
*Whistles softly in awe*
| Loserfish chapter 1 . 10/25/2008
Yes, a good story with Luxord in it! :D
Anyways, it was great. It's really nice to see Demyx portrayed as someone intelligent, since most stories tend to make him more of a hyperactive fool than anything else. The ending was a nice cincher too.
| lily23 chapter 1 . 8/11/2008
That was great.
| Lil Tanuki chapter 1 . 3/27/2008
I'm not going to pretend to comprehend it all, truth be told I had to read it more than once to get the Time Twist at the end. x3 But I enjoyed reading this one shot. : ) Thank you.
| silver-kin chapter 1 . 3/10/2008
I love this story! It's real good. All the interactions and characterizations were great. All those references took me forever to catch, and I had to reread everything more than once to get it. To tell the truth, I didn't get the ending bit until my sister told me. The story was great fun to read. Thank you very much!
| Aryn1 chapter 1 . 12/4/2007
Beautifully crafted peice. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Your sense of story-telling and characterization is just brilliant. I'll becoming back to read it over and over again.
| Sydney Z. Hampshire chapter 1 . 11/3/2007
Wow that's trippy, I can't profess to understand it all, but I certainly enjoyed it.
| SilverInkblot chapter 1 . 10/28/2007
woha. That was seriously cool. Smooth, writing skills got there. Did you like research information on playing card history, or something? You seem to be well informed on the subject.
| Naiyad chapter 1 . 10/21/2007
You know, you deserve a lot more reviews and love than you receive. Amazing work as always. Everytime I read one of your stories I end up spending hours looking up stuff that you've mentioned.
Two hours trying to understand the Shroe-something cat theory...which I still don't.
Anyway, what I meant to say is that your stories aren't only interesting and well written. They're also very informative. D
I'm always looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us.
| Kiss of the Breeze chapter 1 . 10/9/2007
wow. eerie and beautifully written. I love stories that can make a person think and if yours aren't some of the best then I'd love to see who's out ranking you.
| MidnightWhisper7 chapter 1 . 10/9/2007
This is probably one of my favorite oneshots of yours. Demyx and Luxord are perfect to cat together, their identities clashing and cohering with each other seamlessly. Luxord's world is both a magical one and a logical one, and so interesting to learn about. I wonder at the reference to the Suicide King, though. I understand he symbolized Xemnas at one point, but as for the location of the card... Hmm. Fascinating storytelling.
You really should be published someday.
| nashie-chan chapter 1 . 10/8/2007
This is where I would flail and simply be astounded by your characterization of the "master of the rhetoric." Though, in this case, I think the description should apply not only to the Organization's tenth member, but you as well.
Simply marvelous. And the ending, which was both a question answered and unanswered, completes the circle. Fantastic. Beautiful. Bravisimo.