Reviews for Forward
Guest chapter 12 . 9/6/2022
Jesus Christ. It’s like I’m back in the Firefly-verse…well doneb
BewareTheBandersnatch chapter 78 . 4/9/2022
Reading all the way to the end of this only to realize it’s unfinished and abandoned is like having Firefly canceled all over again. (i.e your story is that good)
Ben chapter 12 . 3/18/2022
Thank you. This was a tour de force. I loved reading it and getting to experience the continuation of these great characters.

Can't wait to read more. Smart to save Niska for another day. Satisfying to get rid of the men in blue, since more of them can be produced and they were relatively minor undeveloped characters.

I think you captured Niska's speech patterns and essence well. I was surprised that he didn't deliberately lead the captain to him so that Niska couldn't get vengeance on the whole crew at once.

Really like the relationship between Jane and River - that's super fun. What a duo in a fight!

Clever that you figured out a way to beat the Alliance ship that was chasing them.

Could use a break from the Alliance trying to bring River back for a few more episodes (or the equivalent of a season!), that's just so intense and scary and dark. Worked great in this one.

Fun getting to hear a little more about Book's background - look forward to more exploring about that - also would be fun to learn more about other crew member's pasts/childhoods (Inara and Kaylee especially).
Ben chapter 2 . 3/15/2022
I love that you've captured the flavor of the original show very well. I can imagine to myself that they DID make a season 2, and I'm watching it.

I don't think the action was slow at all, I enjoy the characters very much, and one thing that made the show so good was their interactions. I love their little eating area.

River seems a bit more able to really communicate uncryptically in this chapter than in the series, and that will take some getting used to - it's definitely what I was rooting for in the show, and I will adjust, it is the only thing that is different so far...

Thanks for this work, and I look forward to reading more!
Alexander Shalin chapter 1 . 7/29/2021
It's an excellent story, one of the best here, and certainly the best Firefly fanfiction.

Even if it's not completed it's perfect.

Thank you.
Emma-Please1 chapter 78 . 12/12/2020
I got so sucked in I read this whole thing in the span of two days. It's so good.
pokemongoaway chapter 77 . 6/13/2020
Have you ever considered screenwriting? Only mostly kidding haha

This is the best characterization I have ever seen. The episodic plots and the way they symbiotically service character development is just amazing! If you ever have a notion to continue this I will be cheering you on.

I especially love the way you were developing River at the end there - giving her two feet to stand on instead of remaining on the weaponized victim level that most people are comfortable keeping her at. It's a really worthy end in my mind for the massive amount of potential Whedon introduced her with. As this fic is basically going to be my headcanon for Firefly season 2, this gives me peace for her character. (Maybe a little more if I knew this 'season 2' was going to continue :))

Also I just realized one thing that was nigging at me about the unfinished Ash&John/Echo plotline is that Ash says her family has Kaylee's updated Cortex address but wouldn't be conducive to giivng it to her on account of being estranged from them. I think her explaining how she witnessed Kaylee's "disappearance" would warrant a good enough reason for her family to not ignore her. From the episode Out of Gas it seemed as if Kaylee asking permission from her family must have included at least the name of the ship and captain that took her, which would clear up Garis' implication that Serenity kidnapped/killed Kaylee pretty fast.

Kind of nitpicking at this loose thread but the fact that I even noticed it meant that the other beautifully intricate plotlines are basically perfect!
pokemongoaway chapter 78 . 6/13/2020
Have you considered screenwriting? Only slightly kidding...

But seriously this is so good in regards to caring for both growing the characters and studying them - it's probably the most in character fic for Firefly I ever read! It's a perfect marriage of plot servicing characters that drive the plot.

If you have a notion to continue this know that I'll be cheering you on the entire way!
Newsbys2001 chapter 1 . 3/27/2020
So with all this spare time on my hands, working from home during the quarantine, thought I would reread my all time favorite Firefly fic. Just as great as I remember.
poppyflower343 chapter 1 . 11/20/2019
Kaiyatime chapter 73 . 9/26/2019
I miss this story. Went through it, for nostalgia's sake. I hope you're well, wherever you are now, and still doing projects you love.
KaraEl13 chapter 24 . 5/22/2019
Still very good. Question...

Wash says they're going slow, and blamed it on "our fuel issues".

But Mal, same chapter, not five minutes of story time BEFORE that, said that "We did get our food stores and fuel restocked".

While you could say that 'restocked' doesn't mean completely fueled-up, it does imply it in the context, since they only got a little money and 'restocked' food out of a ten thousand credit recovery operation.
KaraEl13 chapter 18 . 5/22/2019
I love your story. I know this was written a long time ago, but I feel compelled to point something about. If you've seen BDM, which you obviously have given your story, you'd know that River isn't a glass cannon.

In the maidenhead, and with the reavers, she took many hits. They didn't stop her, they didn't slow her. Even getting thrown full body, at speed, against a concrete wall by reavers in BDM only made her pause a moment. What good is a killer/assassin who can't take hits? When she's "just a girl", I get having this reaction, but when she lets the programming take over, it just doesn't make logical sense.
Guest chapter 1 . 4/6/2019
Returning to this fic for the third (forth?) time. Your fic is such a good example of the best of fan fiction - transformative, not plagiarized and unique on its own. In particular, you have a knack for keeping the character development dynamic. Too often, fan fic authors don't think of character progression when they write and, to me, that is a gorram shame.

Nice job...hopefully the muse visits you again and you can pick up where you left off.
Guest chapter 78 . 2/26/2019
All I can say is, I really wished you had finished this story.
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