|Reviews for The Priming Game|
| Obscured Angel chapter 1 . 12/2/2013
Fantastic story, truly wonderful.
I like that this fits canon on some level and that it's from Rhodey's point of view.
The story is very well written and structured.
Thanks for writing and posting.
| Mainframe chapter 1 . 9/15/2013
Fantastic Rhodey voice and a lovely filler fic!
| smalld1171 chapter 1 . 4/5/2013
wonderful, absolutely wonderful story telling. Thank you.
| Brown hair and eyes chapter 1 . 3/2/2013
Heart-breaking (and brilliantly well written).
| CloudyDream chapter 1 . 2/5/2013
This was really well done. Wonderful, thanks for sharing.
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/19/2013
My new headcanon! This is really great.
| dragonball256 chapter 1 . 11/20/2012
Wow this was amazing, loved every second of it.
| Berry Smoothie chapter 1 . 10/27/2012
I like it. Very well done - I can imagine it nicely :)
| baybelletrist chapter 1 . 9/11/2012
This is excellent. I like hearing about this from Rhodey's point of view. Thanks for the story.
| Pinnatus chapter 1 . 7/31/2012
Man I love this story! Taking Rhodey's perspective was a great angle. I've seen fics in this time frame done through Tony or Pepper's perspective, but not Rhodey. Considering he was searching for him and was the one who picked him up, it makes sense that Rhodey would be a good set of eyes for observing and telling Tony's story between his rescue and return home.
The story itself is very strong. I like the idea of the "priming game" as a theme for this piece. The thought that you thought of adding that element to give this some depth shows your thoughtfulness. I like the structure, even though it's long, there were no points to really break up into chapters. The short sentences were impactful and the mixture of very short and long sections to cover the most important moments was well done.
The writing was excellent and the story was very interesting. I love the small elements like naming the bases and some of the staff. Noting small movements and accurately describing injuries in accordance to facts was smart. You pulled off a phenomenal story that is definitely going on my favorites list!
| Guest chapter 1 . 7/27/2012
I can absolutely believe this happened. Not even like fanfic, you just filled in the blanks in a logical way. The characters were all spot on and when people name drop a fandom in their stories it generally sounds silly and out of place, but BG and Michael Crichton are right up Stark's alley. It reminded me why I loved the first movie so much. Awesome job.
| kelco chapter 1 . 6/29/2012
Good story! I really enjoyed it.
| HesMines chapter 1 . 6/3/2012
There are literally no words to describe how much I love this story - and it has nothing to do with the fact I'm reading this at midnight! It was like one of those books that you just cant put down, but when you get to the end you're like 'what, no, is that it? keep going!' It was amazing, and the emotions were so real...it was great :) And I loved all the little details you slipped into it - Pepper, their days at MIT, all that stuff. And I also think it was pretty realistic how it was set out - sad as it is that's probably the kind of treatment he would have faced.
Oh, and I loved the bomb strapped to the bed. It was so Tony and completely desperate, but it worked on so many levels :D
| JDPhoenix chapter 1 . 5/5/2012
This brought tears to my eyes. It was just so perfect from beginning to end. Nothing felt unnecessary, or like there was too much or too little. It was perfect, that's all I can say.
| The Thinking Woman chapter 1 . 12/6/2011
I realise an eternity has passed since you wrote this, but I just HAD to review, because I think this is a fantastic piece of work.
I totally agree with you and all the other reviewers that there is no way that Tony - a man with no military training - could go through something like this and just walk back into his life like nothing had happened (okay, I know he didn't exactly - he was a changed man etc, but still!). I guess the movies couldn't really do that side of the story justice in the time they had available. Probably would have bumped the rating up too: it would have been too harrowing for a 12 cert.
So what you've written here is perfect to fill in the side to the story that I'd like to have seen more of. It also makes a lot of sense that Tony wouldn't be keen to talk about it (to Rhodey, Pepper, or anyone else), so when I watch the films now, I will think of this as being exactly how it happened :)
I think you captured the characters very accurately, and the dialogue was spot-on. Tony's bedside bomb was a work of genius (on your part and his)!
Great piece of writing - well done!