Reviews for Department of Archives
Ketsueki no Kuki chapter 1 . 7/2/2013
Okay, so after a while, I finally decided to re-read. I just hope this doesn't fry my brain or make me cry, knowing you won't be updating for A LONG FREAKING TIME.
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"widely accepted opinions also known as facts." Heh. Because so long as the majority of the population has the same opinion, that makes it a fact. I think I heard something similar on a mock news show- The Colbert Report.
Anyway, the first time I read this chapter, I think I was way to sleep deprived to understand. I'm glad I re-read it! Knowing Bruce is the orange hooded guy and re-reading it makes it... Something. Not sure what the word would be- but it's like "OH! Yeah, I know who THAT is!" Like a sense of gratification.
Ketsueki no Kuki chapter 29 . 6/22/2013
Holy. Freaking. Shit.
I'm going to re-read this and review all 28 other chapters. But now I need to tell you this:
You. Are. AMAZING.
At first, I wasn't too sure about this story, as I was confused around the first few chapters (Though that was probably just because I was sleep deprived), but my instincts told me to keep reading.
I'm glad I did. I love it when Lyn kisses Batman- Bruse in the mask. It's so much sexier.
And SHIT YOU BETTER UPDATE SOON BEFORE MY MIND EXPLODES WITH THE EPICNESS OF THIS ENTIRE FUCKING STORY!
First Batman story I've ever read.
Best Batman story I've ever read.
Now all other Batman stories I'll read will be crap compared to this.
You don't disappoint.
So update.
Guest chapter 2 . 6/18/2013
Tch. Nice to know Scarecrow can freak out random passerby...
M chapter 29 . 6/14/2013
Fantastic work! I love the way all characters are portrayed, very well done :) I hope this story will continue _
NakaylaHael chapter 29 . 6/9/2013
That was intense. Like, Holy Shit Intense. I so did not expect that particular twist at the end and just wow. Wow.
I cannot compliment you enough on how awesome you've done in writing this story. Seriously. Characterization is spot on for Bruce, Alfred, and Fox. You've done wonderfully in making Bruce seem the playboy prince that he makes Gotham believe he is, portraying the serious, grim but detrimentally determined side that is Batman, and then switching to just regular old Bruce, who only wants to just throw in the towel some times, call it quits, and spirit himself, Lyn, and Alfred away to somewhere far from Gotham. I absolutely adore Lyn. Honestly, I'm still smarting on her behalf over how Mary actually bought into the damn press. Just, ugh, seriously, bitch? And I can't tell you how oddly proud I was when Lyn decked Floyd straight in the face. Oh, and you've got me listening to Scars on repeat, just so you know. It's a great song and it really does fit Brunet really well. Got me back into listening to Anna Nalick too.
Anyway. Breathtakingly awesome job so far. I'm loving the interactions between Lyn and Bruce. They fit so damn well together and, after I practically whooped when they finally kissed for fucking real, I had been wondering when Maroni would come back into play. It makes sense that Bruce doesn't seem exactly angry about it, but rather perhaps a little wounded that she hadn't told him and worried for her. Lyn's situation does have some striking parallels to what he's experienced and I really look forward to seeing how things progress and even more so with seeing how the Joker comes into play. I've noticed glimpses of the movies and such and I'm wondering exactly how much you're going to incorporate. Seeing how Bruce is obviously a lot closer to Lyn than he is Rachel at this point, even though he might still be pining a bit, it would be a bit harder for the Joker to use Rachel against him. So, yeah. Really looking forward to seeing what you do and/pr don't incorporate.
I think that's about it. Sorry about the novel. Aaaand, I'll be looking for the coming chapters. :D
iLOVEsmellymarkers chapter 29 . 6/5/2013
I discovered this gem of a story about three days ago. You'll be happy to know that I've read it six times since then. This story was the first fanfic I read of this fandom, because I'm mainly a Percy Jackson kind of girl (don't worry, I judge myself too). Sometimes I regret having read your story first because I never gave any of the other fics in this fandom to even compete with the Department of Archives. Every time I watch the Batman movies, I fully expect and hope and dream that Lyn will pop up somewhere and Bruce will finally get the girl he deserves and needs. I've literally spent the last few days laying in bed, re-imagining the scene when they fall asleep in bed together over and over and over and OVER again.

Your characters are flawless in the sense that they too are flawed and are realistic beyond belief, a paradox of sorts. I love how Bob is such a vital role in the story, because he was always one of my favorite sub-roles in Batman Begins. Lyn just comes to life in this, and I can imagine her quirky eccentricities and her high cheekbones paired with a long face designed to give a sort of feminine grace to her features. When I usually read novels with the stereotypical introverted nerd girl type who has "plain features," I completely disregard the author's description of the character and make her unrealistically beautiful. Not with Lyn; she just seems so... normal. To me she has that kind of beauty that doesn't demand attention; it just rests there on the curves of her cheeks, the arch of her eyebrows, the line of her nose. Do you get what I mean? I've been scouring through your tumblr, finding and devouring every little snippet about anything DOA related, and I absolutely love all the fanart done for Lyn. I'm even considering making a tumblr for the sole reason of following you. I'm just really obsessed with this story. Also, Bruce's character is so smooth and lines up so perfectly with movie Bruce Wayne. You really bring out the playful Bruce that we only see in his few conversations with Alfred in the movie and make it a big part of his role in this story. It all just molds together so well; you're characters are just so interesting to read about!

And the plot line you've crafted twists and spirals in this intricate, delicate, yet easy to follow pattern that leaves me clutching onto every last word. The variety of vocabulary you use is sophisticated, yet understandable in a way that isn't too overdone. Usually, when the main character is barely in a chapter I get really really annoyed. But when that happened in the first chapter of this fic, it just made me all the more hyped for when Bruce did show up. You just seem to effortlessly spin these fantastic sentences, and I'm caught in your web of a story.

The ending of the last chapter, it just stabs me in the gut every time I read it. It crushes me to find Bruce, so isolated and practically invincible, weakened and seemingly defeated. So as I lay here, broken and bloodied on my bed from all the emotions I didn't know an introvert like me could feel, I just want to say thank you for quite literally leaving me content for life (except for the tiny little detail that you haven't updated in over a YEAR) and I really really really hope you update soon.

And now I'm off to read it again. Thanks again.
Hallowtide chapter 29 . 5/30/2013
I'm so GLAD I came across this story! It's so unbelievably hard to find something unique, original. I adore how you've planned things out so far, and seemingly insignificant characters are recurring, and turning up all over the place. It's genius.
not paranoid enough chapter 29 . 5/28/2013
This story is brilliant. I really hope you haven't abandoned it!
Livelaughlove chapter 29 . 5/16/2013
PLEASE PLEASE update soon! It's a amazing story! Xxx
Woopa chapter 29 . 5/13/2013
Sooooo good and detailed.

Please update soon :D
MintChocolate5 chapter 29 . 4/24/2013
I stumbled across your story and have to say that I am in love with every single character. This is unfortunate because I discovered your wonderful story during finals week. So back to studying for me, but it's been great and I valiantly hope that there will be an update of sorts soon. Crossing my fingers. I want to see have everything is resolved-especially the Bruce/Rachel tension. You are incredible! Don't stop writing.
Purelight97 chapter 29 . 4/16/2013
Love this story can't wait for the next chapter!
peygoodwin chapter 29 . 4/11/2013
love it
maysecret chapter 29 . 3/30/2013
I was filled with dread reading this story. Your descriptions, fasted pace, smooth dialogue, and main OC (beautifully crafted as most OC's r unappealing) was reminiscent of my own creations. And the deeper you spun this story. The deeper I found myself slipping away from the real world until I could finish this story and wrap it up in my psyche. ButI knew it had one of two conclusions.
1. Lyn dies.
2. It has no conclusion. It just withers away into the imagination's netherworld as the emotional catharsis of the author peaked and there wasn't much more gumption to write.

Well... I hoped and dreamed I was wrong. (Yes dreamed about this story. I guess it's what happens when you read it til 2 in the morning 3 nights in a row because you can't put it down). A miserable wreck because I need more. Please write the conclusion. I need it. For my sanity. Just ask my fiancé. I'm making him read it too. Because its so incredible.
catalinashepard chapter 29 . 3/28/2013
Oh my goodness this story is amazing! And could Bartok be that little white bat thats real good with the hips? Cause he was just the cutest little character...
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