Reviews for Calculated Risks
I love psycho characters chapter 10 . 9/16/2012
Wow. It seemed so OOC for L, but somehow it was completely believable. I am amazed.
lolzy33 chapter 10 . 1/12/2012
Wow, this story is absolutely beautiful. The vivid imagery really painted a picture of this story, and I could practically see everything in this story in my mind. Trevor Skye, a very rare male Death Note OC, is one of the best OCs that I have ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. The way that you made everything come to life in this story is breath taking. I find Trevor a very fascinating character, and I really like the tiny hints and mentions of Near and Linda towards the end. And Roger, good ol' Roger. XD If you were ever to write a fic that simply followed the adventures of Trevor, Near, Linda, and Roger, I would totally read it. Everyone was very IC, and I could really feel the emotions and scenery in this. I'll admit, I got a little choked up when 'Ben' said good bye to Trevor and Mello was breaking the news to Trevor. A part of me really wanted Trevor to find out about Ben's real identity, but it's cool that you didn't have that happen. It adds a little more realism to it. And L really /does/ look like a Ben...Seeing the more human side of L was refreshing, and I really appreciate that you made the few sex scenes tasteful. I'm not really a fan of smut. :P In short, I really, really, really loved this story! :D

killing u with umbrellas chapter 10 . 11/25/2011
loved it.
Armagnac chapter 10 . 7/13/2010
OK, so it's been over a year since you've put this up, but I've only just found it now. This story, beginning to end, is moving, poignant, sweet, anguished, and by turns funny. Your characterizations are solid - you let us see, and know, these people so clearly. Even when the scene is elsewhere, the heart of this story is the relationship between Trevor and L/Ben. You made me really care about Trevor, and you even made me like Near a bit at the end. I just wanted to say thank you for writing it, and for posting it to be read.
AiydanWarrior chapter 10 . 9/2/2009
...Wow...This story is the most Beautiful fanfic I have ever red. And I'v red hundreds of them.
Yuuna-chan chapter 10 . 7/28/2009
I simply don't know what to say or where to begin. That was probably the most incredible thing I've read in a long time, and certainly the best fanfiction. It was breathtaking. I am so honored to be able to read it. Just, amazing.

I hate OC's with a passion, so I was a little skeptical, but now I scold myself. What if I had simply looked this piece of art over? Trevor is so likeable, you can't possibly hate him. The characters are so fleshed out and deep. I was near tears at times, and coudnlt help sobbing when Mello broke the news to Trevor. It's so heartbreaking and bittersweet, and I loved it so much.

I'm trying to find more things to say so you really understand what a joy it was to read your work, and that you have such amazing talent. Beautiful. I don't know any other way to put it. And thank you.
lamentable chapter 10 . 7/13/2009
Oh, I swear you are an angel in disguise. Or something.

This was... this was incredible. I don't know what to think. It's deliciously AU, amazingly detailed, and so... it's just so fantastic. When Mello told Trevor that L had died... I was very near tears myself. I could see this whole story in my mind's eye, and I frankly want to tell you that this is going to be with me for a long time. For fanfiction, this is... this is... a diamond in the rough. That's all I can call it, without picking up a thesaurus and giving you all of the synonyms of "beautiful". You're the artist here, and... You're the van Gogh of fanfiction. (I do pray that's an appropriate metaphor... I don't really know.. anything about art. Either way, you are fantastic.)
breaker99 chapter 10 . 7/7/2009
this story was beautiful i was so well written. it had character developmet and the detail you put into the story was incredible.

i hate OCs written into a fanfic but the dept that you used when you were writing trevor has completely changed my mind on the subject and i almost ended up cry at the end, this story is truly a beautiful piece and; you should be extremely proud of it!

the only thing i regret, is not finding this story sooner!
lainu chapter 10 . 6/27/2009

that was amazing

I want to say that this was the best fic I've ever read involving an OC, but really, this was the best fic I've ever read from Death Note. I'm trying to think of all the other stories I've read or am following but THIS just owns them all.

I read a lot of fics from dn_contest and I also follow you on your livejournal. I remember reading an AU where L lived and married (Trevor?) and now I'm wondering if you're going to do that for the timeline of One True Alias though the alternative (him dying) would be interesting to see as well.
Clarissa chapter 10 . 6/12/2009
It took me all night to read but it was worth it. I saw the side of L you portrayed. It was done so beautifully. I saw him living, felt him dying, and burned with the love he did.
Li'l Yahiko chapter 10 . 3/30/2009
Marvelous. Absolutely stupendous. This is probably one of the, if not THE best Death Note fanfiction I've ever read. I spent my whole weekend reading it instead of doing homework or productive things. XD I loved it. Really. A LOT.
Larusa chapter 10 . 3/28/2009
you know.. i really wanted to appologize. To be honest with you i was really captivated by this story since the beginning, but i didn't get a chance to drop some reviews, and when i get the chance, i got speachless. English is my third language so sometimes when i fell in love with stories like this, i can't help but scream in frustation. There're so many words and praises i wanted to utter but i could not. And for your story, i really didn't know how to say.

This is very wonderful story, i loved every line and paragraphs, very mezmerizing, your writing style was fantastic as well... i could every tension and emotion of each character, ezpecially L, you portrayed him so in-character. heheh and i have seen the drawing too,very sexy, amazing!


... and yes, now i'm speechless again, you're truly amazing writer. Overall, this is the best AU with LxOC/L pairing i've ever read. Two thumbs up.

I hope to see more multi-chapter stories from you in the future, and congratulation for finishing such beautiful story. :)

With Love,


ps: and again, sorry for my bad english
Li the Twilight Knight chapter 10 . 3/28/2009
This story... was beautiful. I don't think it's gotten enough credit for how amazing it is. I know that it made me cry at least twice, so...

Your portrayal of L was true to his character, and Trevor was a believable person. He wasn't just a character that was randomly put in, like some OCs can be. He was his own person, and that's part of what made this such an amazing story. I also loved Mello and Matt's reactions in the 'future' chapters, learning that L wasn't just the letter on the screen. He was a human being, too.

Fav'd. :D

xXxMeltedHersheyBarxXx chapter 10 . 3/27/2009
I love Trevor, and I love L and Mello, Matt, Near and all their respective struggles.

This story has been a drug I indulge in every once in a while when you've submitted a new chapter and I am most satisfied with the conclusion and I know I will read and reread this again and again.

You have shown great dedication to art in finishing this, and so well too. I am almost never able to finish things I begin.

I sincerely must say you should publish a novel because I would purchase it right away.

Trevor holds a place in my heart alongside the great detective he once loved.
TobyKikami chapter 10 . 3/26/2009
What a great finish.

As for particulars I like how you did the shift to Near, and also bits like the stealth-cameo angels, and Linda's semi-appearance, and Mello directing Near to the photos and how it's linked with the "Another Note" manuscript, and pie-burying.

On another tangent, now I'm wondering just what shenanigans Coil and Deneuve were up to and how Near came to know about their habits and if L had cause to journal about it and if the last two things were perhaps related. I'm weird like that.

Finally, there's the little detail of L's shirt at the end, with its hint of the supernatural.

Again, lovely. Just lovely.
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