Reviews for In the Name of Science
Autumnvicky chapter 1 . 1/16
Damn, that kid is sick. Alien or not, this is wrong! Rubbing feelers is fine, cutting a person open is not.
Tamagoakura chapter 1 . 3/19/2013
That was fantastic. As it kept going it gave more and more of a sense of unease at Dib's actions. By the end it had gone beyond that into flat-out disturbing.

I read the AN after I read the story, and I have to say that you definitely succeeded in portraying the themes and overall tone.
inactive account cries chapter 1 . 1/17/2012
I just wanted to say that this, this right here, is one of my most favorite stories of all time. I keep managing to lose it, but I finally wised up and added it to my favorites lol.

But anyways, like I said, this story is simply amazing. The sexual undertones are handled so subtly, and it seems so much more REALISTIC than how other stories handle Zadr - with no explanation, no background, completely ignoring Dib's scientific fascination for Zim and their hatred for one another. Your story, on the other hand, meets all of these areas that so many others have failed in, and what's more, it's STILL hot.

So I say kudos to you, my friend, and I hope you're still writing~
cake or justice chapter 1 . 7/29/2010
Intriguing! And so well-written. I'd love to see more.
KATAANGFOREVERanEVER chapter 1 . 6/25/2010
The way you wrote this was truely beautiful and i really do thinkk you did what you set out to do when writing this. I loved every word of this and think you are a very gifted writer.
Dolphin-Fly chapter 1 . 1/18/2009
Absolutely fascinating. Taking the physical makeup of Zim's character and actually managing to get out a competent scientific analysis of the alien body. That's highly impressive. To me. The story is well written; it takes the characters and puts them in a decent enviroment for the reactions given.

Now I'll shut up and fav.
Reigning Fyre chapter 1 . 11/17/2008
I am thoroughly impressed by this story. Very well written, very emotional. Brings out a lot of thoughts that seem to lay dormant. Good job!
Yami-sama42 chapter 1 . 9/28/2008
Woah. Incredible. Awesome.
midnightvisions chapter 1 . 8/8/2008
It was really good. o.o my two favorite parts were the whole antenna bit and the explanation for the mouth :)
KuroiTama chapter 1 . 7/25/2008
Oh that was a wonderful story, I would hate for it to end here though. more please!

You are a wonderful writer!
passionateartist chapter 1 . 7/3/2008
The end was...disturbing. Dib is one seriously messed up kid. But nevertheless, this has got to be the best one-shot I've ever read! My favorite part was with him stroking the antenna. But that's just me being the typical ZADR fangirl.

Beans

P.S. Are you ending it here or will there be more? Cuz I'd love you forever if you did a sequel or something!
The Demon Writer Of Fleet St chapter 1 . 6/17/2008
Wow...And may I just say it again...Wow. This is spectacular! You are an amazing writer full of metaphors and obvious knowledge of Invader Zim itself. Have you had discussions with Jhonen himself lately? The ideas of Zim's anatomy seem so farfetched and nearly impossible to fake, but you have done a fantastic job. You pinpointed the characters to a T and even threw in back story to go along with it. This is phenomenal! I am entranced by your word choices as well, and how you weave your sentences. This is awesome. You are an excellent writer.

~Eponine Oki
The Red Spade chapter 1 . 6/14/2008
First of all, I really thought the line of "natural intrusion" was cleverly placed. I felt the themes of Faust and lost childhood were nicely added without pushing them. What I would suggest is to add more of a blending. Each innuendo is almost like a stand alone, it still brings home the overall suggestive theme, but it feels choppy. And I suppose what I mean by choppy is that there is a definite pattern (especially toward the end) of a stated biological function or feature which is then immediately followed by a subtle suggestiveness (of Faust, childhood, or sex).

For example: Dib discovers the evolutionary purposes of the tongue/mouth/jaw and it is followed by the desire for more knowledge through the mosquito simile.

It makes sense and it definitely flows into the themes you wanted (and did) convey but it feel like then you continue this pattern more and more as the story goes on. Besides my insignificant nit-picking, the story was amazing. Nice job and keep it up!
TaylorTheWeird chapter 1 . 6/14/2008
Wow... I haven't read a fanfiction this good in a LONG time. I am completely amazed. COMPLETELY.

The story summary first made me believe that this would just be some sort of fluff, but when I noticed the word count, I decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did - it was beautiful. The wild, raw emotion; the insights into the inner workings of Dib's mind as he tries to comprehend the foreign discoveries and his own feelings. It was all so well-written. And the end - it fits so perfectly. Most people would had had Dib stop his investigation or not go through with it completely, causing a bit of a forced ending, but I love how you kept him going out of sheer determination.

You don't give yourself enough credit. I was able to see all that you intended for this fic. You are a WONDERFUL author, and I absolutely ADORED your fanfiction.
Ash chapter 1 . 6/14/2008
...Only you could take a childish cartoon and twist it so much. 8D

But I see where you got the idea, plus you already told me. It was slightly creepy, in the way that I was almost reminded of that Captivity movie. Zim being held down against his will and poked and prodded until eventually he was cut open...

Overall, very interesting.
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