|Reviews for Petal Hinges|
| Hedgie Hanyou chapter 12 . 5/30/2013
Cute. Sonamy from a Tomboy
| Coofis chapter 12 . 5/25/2013
I almost don't have the words to describe how much I loved this. I have always been a ShadAmy fan, and this story was a perfectly bittersweet example of what makes Shadow/Amy so enigmatically diverse. Of course, being the diehard Shadow fan that I am, I wish that the two of them could have gotten together, but this ending was still beautiful - albeit somewhat of a tear-jerker - for me. You had the characterization down pat, even including a vignette about Shadow's angst concerning Maria. All in all, this is an impeccably balanced love triangle that brings something fresh and new to the world of SonAmy and ShadAmy alike.
Kudos to you for immortalizing the classic whimsicality of Sonic/Amy and the dark mystique of Shadow/Amy all in one story. To my 'Favorite Stories' list it shall go!
| amy rose archer chapter 12 . 10/21/2012
you are such an epic writer i am writing a novel based on shadows life but he is a human and i needed something to get it off my mind because i have to write the saddest part when maria dies your story has set me in mind to write. thank you and keep on writing!
| Guest chapter 12 . 7/23/2012
| Passerby chapter 12 . 4/2/2012
Absolutely wonderful story. There was depth, humor, and those bittersweet moments. Soulful and wonderful, as is its sequel. A truly talented writer was behind this story! I hope you write new stories one day! Thanks for the great read, and good luck with all your future endeavors.
| Andrea the Chinchilla chapter 12 . 7/7/2011
*sob* this made me cry, I hope Mercury and Shadow will be okay...
| windsister chapter 12 . 5/27/2010
WOW. DEFINITELY NOT what I was expecting as an ending! I'm so surprised this hasn't received more reviews-I thought it was incredibly original. I've never read a SonAmyShad where all three parties had a happy/sad ending.
Also, Mercury ending up away from Amy had to be the EXACT opposite of what I was expecting and Shadow didn't go psycho, and Sonic wasn't an ass! Totally original there.
On a side note, I (strangely) enjoyed the animal references you added to the story (aka lickong the forehead for added scent and dominance)-I thought it added another level of depth there, and really went well with your writing skills.
| windsister chapter 8 . 5/27/2010
They took Shadow to the vet?
Hell, I'm not a humanoid hedgehog, but I KNOW I'd be insulted if someone told me that!
| xXxJazzy B. RealxXx chapter 7 . 4/30/2010
I'm a bit iffy about how the flow was going when Sonic had finally been introduced. It kind of just picked up and lost a bit of flow in there, as well as the really good characterization the story had in the beginning.
This is, as usual, just my personal input and belief, but he doesn't have that much animosity for the black hedgehog, or this much of a solidly judgmental view. He's still trying to pick his view of Shadow, but all in all, he does have a general understanding of the dark hero's ever-shifting heart. He does understand Shadow's confusion and doubts about what he does, who he is, and how he does them. They do have a bond that's sort of just suspending in the air, but their conflictive opinions about each other are definitely evoked by not being able to understand one another's motives. However, there's a fascination card being played between them, not dead on resentment or hate. It's kind of hard to say or see, though, because their relationships are a bit different in Archie, Sonic X, and Sonic video games. There's always more or less of it when it comes to those three medias under SonicTeam. And though some people may not agree with me, I think Shadow's persona in the Sonic video games are drastically different than in Archie and Sonic X. Sonic X gave him too much of a steely demeanor; he was boring, stiff, unemotional...almost robotic. The video games, however, do give him a bit more flavor to his personality (instead of being considered an 'evil overlord' who chuckles evilly every time he meets Sonic as if the blue hedgehog is some ant in the dirt, his attitude is more playful and corny like, "I can do anything BETTER than you!"), and he's not shown to be COLD. He's quite caring inside (it's just on the matter of how much he'll allow himself to step out of his comfort zone), and, instead of really showing coldness, he, to me, just shows indifference and disinterest to certain situations and certain people, but the argument that he's really a caring guy who would save someone in need of it the way Amy and Sonic would isn't an opinion. He's proven it as time has went on. I don't see him beating people to a pulp or snarling at them every second, anyway. Fans over-exaggerate a lot of Shadow's subtle traits. He's just quiet, really. When not on any of his revenge streaks or violent tendencies (caused by the rift in his heart in knowing what's right or what's wrong), he's calm and collected-but it doesn't mean he wouldn't know how to have fun, either. Basically, when he's not standing in his own way, he's not any of his stereotypes.
Anyway, you brought out of him how he does and would canonically act, especially around Amy. She's not like the others, after all, and we've seen tiny hints that she'd earn a good place in his mind through the video games. I really loved how you had her come to realize new things about him, and how he was like Sonic in some fun ways (that quirky attitude of being a corn dog and competitive XD ). I did like the sexual chemistry, even if it did feel a bit random to me. I find of had to read over some things to really grasp how to led to that point for Shadow, and came to conclude that, "If you don't choose I'll do it for you," (er, something similar to that) was suggesting a relationship? So if he was already interested in being with her, I get that scene. Putting all the technical things about mating rituals and etc was a nice touch. It kind of added onto my ShadAmy opinion.
I'm not so sure about the way Sonamy was being played out, but I like those metaphors being used about the cookie and Shadow being a fly in his jello! That was awesome. I didn't really get the chance to feel convinced that Sonic was the better option, or why she'd really be swayed back into him. I understood her doubts and her guilt, though. Shadow is a new experience in her life who she's just getting to really know and have whatever feelings for - that would take some ups and downs for her to get used to, especially when it comes to decisions.
So to be honest, what this story's gold to me would be is the Shadamy themes. You have a great perception of it (well, I don't really think he'd be brooding over her reminding him of Maria like that, though XD But how you made him grow out of it was so perfecto), and their interaction is exactly how I imagined it would be. I don't find stories that hold any of that. (It's usually hate/love OOC-ness. Their canons kind of already string together that they have a 'friendly' relationship, and the few times they did meet, there was never any negativity going on. Amy's quotes about him have been proving that.) I really just stopped reading Sonic stories altogether. I also stopped reviewing them. But I'm happy to have found this! It's a little technical rather than emotional (but I'm known to over do my emotions like crazy in stories).
Do you mind if I quote some sections for a little article I've written? 3
| Ros3Shadow chapter 7 . 4/27/2010
i loved this story!but i loved this chapter the a great make more stories like this 1. :)
| RaeRaethehedgehog chapter 12 . 4/24/2010
This is one of those stories that I'm really glad I found.
I enjoyed every second of it :)
Your writing is very detailed and flawless.
Two of my favorite things I look for in stories.
Wish I could do it like you.
Thanks for the read!
Can you say favorite?
| Yes chapter 12 . 12/23/2009
Yes do a squale or however the word is spelled but yes do it
| Captain-Trina chapter 12 . 9/13/2008
THAT WAS AMAZING!
So completely developed and in character and...AMAZING!
Excuse me while I go read your next story...
| lolitawork libretto chapter 5 . 8/8/2008
What the hell, Amy, you slut? XDD Loolz, joking, but seriously, what was she thinking?
Oh God, I can't WAIT to see Shadow's reaction! This is all so teasing, and I love my tension fanfics XDD. *Favs* Gonna finish reading it now, lolz.
| MelExtermeWriter96 chapter 1 . 5/12/2008
this is the best story i have read on fan fiction or anywhere ever. your the best!