|Reviews for Brute Force: Desperation|
| rintsukiyomi chapter 3 . 9/2/2013
Wow, this is...amazing. Though it could have so more romance but the whole story in general is just amazing. Good job! A nicely written piece.
| Amereld chapter 2 . 8/29/2013
Oh my goodness! You are such an amazing writer! I couldn't stop reading this!
| EvilFuzzy9 chapter 1 . 7/6/2013
It might mean I'm a terrible person, but their despair is delicious.
| Maxman666 chapter 3 . 3/6/2013
This is incredibly good, easy to get into, fast paced, and just the right amount of thinking "Ok they're almost out." If i had to criticize it the ending seemed rushed and i would have loved to see the gangs reactions to finding Sokka and Toph. But your writing style is amazing and i would happily read the sequel or any other avatar related work. I think the highest level a writer can achieve is when the work is being read and the reader is unaware they are reading a book and the images are just effortlessly conveyed, almost like a movie played in your head, and i think you have reached this level with this story, i would gladly recommend it to others. I think that if i was ever given three wishes one would be to be able to read all my favorite books and story's as if it was the first time again, and this would defiantly be one i would want to rediscover. Please never get discouraged and keep writing i think you are amazingly talented.
| Queen of Sneaks chapter 3 . 8/12/2012
This was amazing. Simply amazing. Words cant even begin to describe it. Your style of writing was so easy to get into; I honestly loved this piece. I hope you write more Avatar in the future!
| SwampTreader chapter 3 . 6/11/2012
I LOVE THIS! The second chapter almost made me cry and now Ican hardly contain myself! I feel like jumping out of my seat on the couch! And the writing! PSH! WONDERFUL! i could sense the agony and despair that Sokka was going through and the way you write is fabulous, descriptive and yet so full of emotion and reaching to a personal emotion connection with the reader :) FANTASTIC job! PLEASEEEEEE write another one to sister this!
| Lunar Kasumi chapter 3 . 5/13/2012
Please oh please oh pleassee tell me there is or will be a sequel to this story?
| sapphireswimming chapter 3 . 4/2/2012
Oh my goodness, this is wonderful.
So much angst and emotional turmoil!
Evil Azula, evil torture, yay for Toph and Sokka.
And I had no clue how you were going to be able to pull this one together at the end realistically, but you managed it incredibly well.
| sapphireswimming chapter 2 . 4/2/2012
oh my gosh! D8 So much is happening, so much is going wrong! This is such an incredible story, I cannot stop reading. Your writing style is so gripping that it won't let me. haha, but who would ever want to?
I hate how Sokka was soooo close there. It almost worked... and then...!
I also hate how they can manipulate Toph like that. She had better kick them hard once she gets out of that cell!
| sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 4/2/2012
Awesome. What an incredible beginning! I love the emotion and pain and angstiness and never-giving-up-hope and sarcasticness.
Basically, I just love these two, so putting them in this situation- getting captured by Azula- is fantastic. :3
I love the bit where Sokka reacts so violently to what she says. "Azula always lies!" But it's neat that he's been included in the "big secret"
One of my favorite lines this chapter: Even the greatest Earthbender in the world, when handled properly, was just a little girl.
The only thing that struck me as odd is that Toph is able to earth-bend even at a bit of a distance. I feel like she would be able to bend the dirt below her feet as they were being dragged in, or the stone underneath her wooden prison. But I guess she wasn't able to do that in that one episode... plus it would ruin the story... so don't mind me. XD
| jasminedragons chapter 3 . 10/16/2011
This was absolutely beautiful; the way the two were characterised was so heart-breaking, and you have such a way with language! The plot was suspenseful and gripping, although I do wonder what the rest of the Gaang were doing during that whole month.
| Katsumara chapter 3 . 10/11/2011
Very nice stuff here, Invaderk. I completely forgot about this story.. it's been a while hasn't it? Haha.
| tomboy 26 chapter 1 . 10/21/2010
This story was just insane .. but so very, very good.
Some parts were tough to read, with the whole interrogation, but it gave these two characters so much depth and showed just what kind of friends they really are.
It was one hell of a ride .. but I'm glad I took it.
| Yuskei chapter 1 . 8/29/2010
What a great line. It says so much more than what is explicitly stated. Toph and Sokka are free from the prison and from Azula, but the great irony is that they can never be free.
I see this story as one about the death of Toph and Sokka. The people who went into the prison were destroyed by what happened to them, and the people who walked out see the world in a new light. In the scene where Toph and Sokka are giving their goodbyes to Getsuei, they are solidifying the fact that they cannot take back the experience, and that their previous selves will forever be in that prison.
This carries on to The Aftermath, wherein Toph and Sokka bathe in a hot springs. This is a sort of rebirth or baptism for them. In this extremely intimate scene, Toph and Sokka help each other be clean of the dirt and blood that has been with them. Their scars burn in the cleansing water, and they persevere, knowing that they must live with the markings for the rest of their lives. The newborns cannot forget that they have seen death. The markings set them apart from everyone else, but by doing that, the scars create a bond between Toph and Sokka that nobody else they know has.
I'd write more, but the call of my homework is more urgent.
Thanks for writing, and I hope that you continue doing so.
| Maran Zelde chapter 1 . 6/30/2010
This is a well-written story with a lot of tension and emotion. It kept me glued to the screen.
The escape was a little disappointing, though, especially after watching "Boiling Rock" (although I understand you wrote this before you saw those episodes). I caught some of the foreshadowing, but it still felt a bit cheap for the interrogator to let them escape. And Sokka's suicide fake-out attempt was a kind of lame for him, too. It would have been better if he'd stolen the guard's armor, although someone still might have recognized his voice.
Is the plothole that Toph didn't bend the metal armor of the guards who handled her? Other than that I can't think of what it is.
Over all it's a good story, just a little disappointing at the end. Azula was IC, and Toph and Sokka weren't too OOC.