|Reviews for Boys|
| SuperSaraMoon chapter 1 . 3/12/2018
I’ve decided to start reviewing chapters as I read them (starting now) because normally I end up at the end just being like “omg so good”
—The beginning: you know, I’ve never read your stuff before, but I am really digging the way you start this fic out. I love the apocalypse approach. Not to mention you have a great grasp on the English language which is much appreciated, and your writing style is really good!you did a great job jumping around in time
I love the horseman references, and that Riku didn’t say anything in the locker room
— and how long this chapter is!
— I love the school girls reaction when they think he’s in denial, lol, so funny
— the profile conversation, face to face conversation, profile conversation bit made me smile a lot lol
— lolololololol omg Riku! I love that’s he’s like ‘yea, I told people we’re boning NBD’ lol XD mmm and his ‘teasing smirk’ X3
Yay! I’m so excited to have another clearly awesome fic to read! Thank you! :D here I go!
| Srinalyn chapter 1 . 11/8/2017
This... this was written a long time ago. But, I don't know, I don't feel right without leaving a review. I only joined the Kingdom Hearts fandom recently, so I was a bit late to the party, but I don't mind all that much. Reading this... oh man, reading this was amazing. I cried. I cried from happiness when Sora and Riku kissed. I cried because it was over and I'm going to have a whole ton of trouble moving on from this. I love this.
Highschool AUs have never appealed to me, but this was something else. Never have I read something that captured reality so well. Everything the characters felt and thought had been described in a way I can't even define. It was something I haven't seen in published novels, nor in other stories. It was written just so well. I wish I could describe just what I think, but I can only think of how much I loved it.
And the way you wrote the characters, the way you made us fall in love with them and their personalities and everything about them. It's something I can only drram of coming even close to doing. You've made me see the characters in a whole new way, and it's something I'll never forget.
Just... I loved this. Thank you. Thank you so much. I'll be thinking of this fic years later, and I'll probably end up rereading it and crying all over again. I'd end up writing a novel if I tried to explain everything this made me feel.
Watching the characters mature, change, and most importantly, discover love in a whole new way was an adventure. Regardless if you ever see this, thank you for writing this story. Really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
| Mafuyu15 chapter 2 . 7/4/2017
Lol my point was I'll definitely try and come back but drugs and sori fanfics I can't right now
| Mafuyu15 chapter 1 . 7/4/2017
I read another sori fanfic called runaway with sequel called home IT WAS PERFECT I recommend to anyone who see this review lol dm me or sum but it took me on a heart journey no joke forgetting how to breath thinking on it makes me draw tears
| Mr.Gabriel chapter 1 . 4/16/2017
I fully realize that it is 2017 and this story ended eight years ago, and you probably even aren't on this website or paying attention to comments left behind on a website pretty much no one ever uses anymore. I'm sure at one point I left a comment on this story, the first time I read it and loved it, but now that I'm older (hopefully wiser) and having lived through some tough experiences of my own, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts.
First of all, this story is more real than anything I've ever read, fiction or nonfiction. I have never once, in my life, found a story that describes the emotional turmoil of a teenager in such heartbreaking detail, or let adults be the imperfect individuals that they are. I felt like I was living through high school all over again, and while that wasn't necessarily a bad thing, it left me with a raw, aching feeling that definitely echoed the pain of the characters in your story.
This truly is a story about growing up. About learning to own your life, to choose, to let yourself make mistakes and to grow up and accept change. Sometimes I still find myself in that same scared, vulnerable position as Roxas; even though I'm not scared of being outed-I'm out and proud, after all-there is still an intrinsic fear involved with being a transgender individual in a world that is still largely against anyone that isn't straight or cisgender. We live in a horrible, fucked up world, but we can't hide in fear without watching our lives go swirling down the toilet.
Leading me to my final thought: thank you. Thank you for leaving this story here, for taking the time to create such a touching, deeply emotional story about identity and self-affirmation. When I first read this story, it was an affirmation of everything I was, and reading it again as an adult it reminds me of just how vulnerable children really are. This will always be my favorite fanfic of all time.
I hope you are doing well in your life, and thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for reminding us all that everything really will be okay, in the end.
"All in all is all we are." I should get that on a t-shirt.
| Cookie chapter 26 . 3/15/2017
I found this oddly charming... I do not know why. Maybe because I've been in a strange mood lately, or the fact that I've read this waaaay too late at night. But I enjoyed reading this a ton! Yay hemp necklace!
| Menokai chapter 26 . 11/29/2016
The story I read had stereotypes, it had cliches, it had sexual scenes and insinuations, it had drugs, it had skateboarding, it had sports and high school in the '90s. It had boys being boys as they learned to be men.
It was a fucking great story.
| WeDidItForTheDead chapter 26 . 4/9/2016
Hey so I wanted to say thank you for writing this fic and keeping it up. A friend and I have been going back and rereading fics we loved and it looks like a lot of them are gone now. Reading this brought so much nostalgia. So thank you.
| noticemenot chapter 26 . 3/12/2016
This. is. adorable. Your writing is fantastic, and your characterization is so thoughtful. Thanks so much for writing this :D
| Therius chapter 26 . 3/7/2016
Figured you deserves to have my review on both places where your stories are located, so I'm just going to post it here :)
Though I would like to add in that, yay, you located it in Oregon! Riku was right when he questioned Sora's choice in transferring to Oregon, because honestly you never really see any interesting stories that take place in Oregon. Not much seems to happen here XD
Wow. Just, wow.
This fic blew me away. I had skimmed over it while looking for some good Axel/Roxas fanfiction, but finally decided I was in the mood for it and I am most definitely not disappointed.
I could definitely feel the 90's vibe throughout the story (obviously, this was set in the 90's, but it had a nice blend of the way it was all set up). I laughed a little when Riku's father mentioned that you could look up porn on the Internet.
I was going to review each chapter every time I finished one, but the story drew me in so much that I just ended up reading it all in one take. There is a particular chapter I'd like to mention: the chapter where Riku and Sora first kissed.
Beautifully written. Absolutely beautiful. Instead of a simple 'their lips met' or 'they kiss and it felt like etc', you went into great lengths, packing in all the feelings and thoughts instead of keeping it simple.
That's one of the things I love about this story. It's very visual. You're a very visual writer, and that's a great skill to have. Your writing is very beautiful.
Another moment that really got to me was when Axel simply told Roxas that he was ending it. I won't lie, I teared up a bit (but I didn't cry. I was determined not to cry unless they truly broke up by the end of the story). That moment really tugged at my heartstrings, the way Axel flat out broke up with Roxas and walked away. It felt very in-the-moment. Roxas could barely process what had happened for a few seconds. It really was such an interesting scene to read.
Overall, I enjoyed the whole thing. The way your writing is so visual, the way the characters interacted with each other, the story behind every one of them. It wasn't overly explicit, something I was really glad for. I'll indulge myself in a good smut from time to time, but you really managed to capture that great balance between story time and sexy time. I'm very glad I decided to read this. You managed to write the characters and capture them in a remarkable way.
I'm very pleased to have come across this beauty.
| Guest chapter 1 . 3/5/2016
I've read this fanfic so many times. It's amazing
| ThePlotMurderers chapter 26 . 2/17/2016
I don't usually make it a point to review stories, though I really should, and I know you haven't been around this site in a while, so you may never see this.
But I simply had to tell you what a beautiful fic this is. Said, not just as somebody who loves both the fandom pairings featured, but as someone who really needed a story like this, for a lot of reasons. "Boys" is equal parts funny, romantic, personal and, very, very moving.
I don't think I've ever been affected by a fic quite this way, and I don't know if it's just me, just the way life is right now, or what. But I know you are a brilliant writer and I hope you are still writing, wherever you are. If "Boys" did anything for me, it was to inspire me to write again.
So thank you for that, and for this story. It's left a mark on me that I'm pretty sure will be there for a while.
| blue radio chapter 1 . 1/11/2016
Typing this from my phone; I promise to write a real and probably long review of all the feelings I have for this story, I just need to do something, say anything, because I've read all the chapters and there's no more Dan or Jimbo or Roxas and Sora, and I have that familiar gaping and depressing feeling that only sticks itself to me when something I love dearly, it and all of it's characters and adventures and philosophical motifs, I'm reading is over, and I just need to somehow reattach myself to this story because I really don't want this to be the end. I'm begging you, a spin-off story, an 'extra' chapter, anything. It could be about their road trip, and Roxas's meeting Kairi and Cloud, or more sweet times between Sora and Riku or best friend moments with Sora and Roxas, like mischievous adventures while walking at night, best friend cuddling, hockey gang fighting, more 90's nostalgia and grunge, or flannel shirts and Sora's shorts. Anything is cool. Anything would be amazing, actually. And I can't forget to thank you, for all the chapters, they were wonderful. I started this fic like 3 days ago by the way, you had me hooked. Really, thanks. Well, good luck with whatever you're doing, I guess, and I can't emphasize it enough; thank you. For making something that I just want to wrap up and cuddle and squeal to death.
| apiegohome chapter 26 . 12/2/2015
Okay, firstly wow. This story was a work of art! Yes it's a high school AU and I can barely remember school anymore (not to mention the American educational system and some of the culture confuses the hell out of me) but this was so great to read, I could hardly put my phone down...I kept getting in trouble at work haha. I loved everyone's personalities and the humour and the drama - not to mention the amazingly detailed back stories. I kept seeing this story in other peep's favourites and giving it a miss but I've just gotten a liking for Riku/Sora so it was totally worth reading this! It's been a few years and I hope you're still writing (cause you're writing is fantastic). Thanks heaps :)
| erzuh chapter 26 . 9/11/2015
Wow... Wow. WOW. Okay let me tell you, I was VERY hesitant to start this fic because I typically hate most AU's ESPECIALLY HIGH SCHOOL AU, but something about the 90's nostalgia beckoned me to try it and Soriku lmao of course. and I am so glad I did. At the beginning I was kind of annoyed that Roxas was going to have such a big role because like i said i came here for soriku goodness, BUT oh my jesus. Your characterization of Roxas was the best part of this fic. I started wanting more and more roxas, and would read more if they were roxas centered. Sora was kind of OOC in this fic but thats okay, it wasn't that bad to where i wanted to stop reading (Roxas kept me hooked, who would guess in a soriku fic lmao!) AND also, you made me start shipping a whole new ship, Sora and Roxas ? in the whole midst of things (pretty sure that was not what you intended but still i loved it either way) I loved all the Sora and Roxas interactions- they made the greatest of roommates and best friends (but ngl i wanted maybe one kiss between them lmao im a sick bastard). The axel/roxas was also beautiful, got a tear here and there man. Basically I just started shipping all the boys with all the boys (OH MY GOD WHEN YOU HIT ME WITH THAT RIKU/ROXAS KISS I WAS LIKE OH HOT DAMN YES) and loved how they all ended up being best friends in the end. This fic focused a lot on friendship too, which you don't see often in fics, but it really works with kingdom hearts overall theme and message. All the 90's grunge was beautiful and the whole tension with roxas and riku is really well kept through out the entire story. A to you for creating this damn masterpiece that messed with all my emotions. One of those fics you never forget.