|Reviews for Meditations on Natural Philosophy|
| carrotycake chapter 10 . 11/6
So it's been...a long time since I first discovered this fic. I reviewed when I first read it, I think, but I was looking through some old favourites recently (I barely use this site anymore) and decided to re-read. And boy, it still gives me many, many feelings!
I absolutely /adore/ Juno's characterisation, for starters. She's smart, incredibly smart, and not naive in the slightest, but also vulnerable in some ways. Through her eyes, Galen/Starkiller is perfectly characterised too and I can practically hear the lines said with Sam Witwer's voice. His actions, too, are spot on and just? perfect?
I genuinely had forgotten how much i adore this story, I know it's like 8 or 9 years old now but it's a joy to read - and i know i've definitely re-read it a bunch of times over the years. When I first read it I was just starting out writing fanfiction, very much a baby nerd, and this inspired me to write my own stuff about Galen and Juno because I love them so much! The way in which you write, also, is so lyrical and beautiful i don't know if i can accurately put into words how much i love it!
Anyway, that's all in my rambling review. Thank you so so much for writing this, honestly! I am still very much a fan :)
| fiesa chapter 11 . 1/12
I don't know the games, and I didn't know the main characters (except for Galen, of whom I've heard in passing) but wheew! What a story! And some more characters to add to my favorite-character-list.
Yours was an amazing story, very, very well-written, the characterizations were great (I especially liked how Galen Marek is perceived through Juno Eclipse's eyes, and how she can see things in him nobody else can - even the smallest hints at them. Especially his bravery) and the three endings a delight. Sad, melancholic, happy - I didn't take a walk between them (no time, unfortunately), but I loved all of them. The last one's my favorite - same as everyone else, I guess, because hey, they deserve the happiness - but I would also regard ch. 8 as an ending, and that one was equally well-done and delightful as all the other ones.
The chapters were perfect in length and setting, you showed glimpses mostly, at least that's how I think of it, but those were more than enough to show the slowly developping relationship. And I also very much loved the science and math stuff in between, some of it I can relate to, some of it not so much (never was much of a mathematician), but it fit perfectly here.
Also very enjoyable: the side characters, well, mostly Kota. I'll have to go research him a bit more, but as of now, he's an interesting addition to the cast here, and fit in quite well.
Thank you for a wonderful story and a beautiful read! And thanks for sharing it here.
| Guest chapter 11 . 9/11/2015
Thank you! Freaking thank you for a possible happy outcome! There are just so many tragic endings to fanfictions with these two that it makes me very happy that somoene has given them a "happy ending".
| Aleta Wolff chapter 11 . 7/7/2015
| Ogg chapter 11 . 2/19/2015
"Pick your favourite"
Well, it would obviously have to be the stalk-HAVE A GUESS
THE HAPPY ONE
But I guess the choice between a sad, prideful and shocking (hehe, shocking. geddit?) and a horrible, disgusting one means that the player doesn't win. And that makes the story oh-so-amazing.
Still, I like your singularity ending.
Except that means there wouldn't be a TFU2.
And then Juno wouldn't become a younger, prettier, blonde Gwyneth Paltrow.
However, all of the feels throughout this story.
Let me give you a passing quote.
"I'm not him!"
"I'm beginning to think it doesn't matter."
| ReynardFox chapter 11 . 3/28/2014
This is without a doubt my favourite Star Wars: The Force Unleashed fanfiction I've managed to find yet.
I'm not really sure where to begin with this review, so I guess I'll start at the beginning: This entire story was amazing, and I loved every minute of reading it. In fact, I loved it so much I went back and read it twice, and I still go back and read it again for the fun of it.
The overall quality of the writing in this is outstanding. Every chapter is a joy to read, and the words just leap off the page at you. Description is evocative, dialogue sparkles, and even the flow and structure just carries itself right along with top-notch momentum. Some people had quibbles with the amount of scientific terminology, but I found that it actually added to and enhanced Juno's characterisation quite a lot.
In particular, characterisation is just the highest quality. I'm a big fan of Juno Eclipse, and I think that you've found a very unique and accurate voice for her character in this. I was fond of Sean Williams' characterisation in both of the Force Unleashed novels, but after reading all three - the first and second novel, and your fanfic - I actually prefer your version. Similarly, Galen seems very spot-on to me, and I can hear every one of his lines in Sam Witwer's voice.
I try to offer some kind of constructive criticism when I review things, but the simple truth is that I can't find anything wrong with this. I really can't. Honest to God, I actually tried to and could not. You deserve a great big cookie, but since I can't give you that, you can have an e-hug instead, because this fic made my day and really made me smile. *hugs!*
I think that "Temporal Concordance: Singularity" is my favourite chapter, but I'm a sucker for happy endings.
...I don't suppose I can make enough beggy eyes at you for taking a stab at The Force Unleashed II? ;)
In summary, this is hands-down my favourite fanfic for The Force Unleashed. Superior characterisation, writing. Thank you so, so much for sharing this.
| Legionary Prime chapter 11 . 3/2/2014
This was really good. I liked this ending better than the two in the game. Should have been an option.
Have you thought about doing a sequel to this?
| machievelli chapter 1 . 11/18/2013
Posted 20 October 2013, at the Starwarsknights web site and the Lucasforums Coruscant Entertainment Center in my The Critic's Two Cents. I was posting directly to the actual story threads, but had problems last year so I was stymied in my attempts to post the reviews. But you on fanfiction deserve your reviews, even if I am running late. But I'm catching up as you read this!
Post TFU: Juno Eclipse is saved by an unexpected person
The piece was very interesting. The question remains; who sent this ship into a sun?
| carrotycake chapter 11 . 10/1/2013
Well this is possibly the best fanfic I've read in a long time! I know it was published a while ago, but I seem to only have discovered it now and I'd just like to say it was amazing. Juno's thought processes seem very real and I can see her logic and the way she thinks about things so clearly. I like all the science-y analogies and I think they fit in really well with the context of the story.
Good stuff! :)
| carrotycake chapter 4 . 9/24/2013
In a strange way, I like the 'crazy math stuff'...it adds a certain dimension (pardon the pun) to the story. I also like how intelligent Juno is portrayed; she must've been, to become a pilot, but it's never really brought up at all in the games/novels. Keep up the awesome work!
| MyRandomName chapter 11 . 9/15/2013
| bluelightsaber12 chapter 11 . 9/15/2012
the third ending is the bes
| Pyromaniac275 chapter 1 . 5/8/2011
I just feel the need to point this out because I'm taking physics right now...
But wouldn't the gravitational acceleration variable be different from 9.81m/s/s, I mean that's the variable for the gravitational acceleration of Earth and any planetary body bearing a similiar size and mass to Earth. The probability of the sun having a similar size and mass would be extremely low...
So wouldn't the gravitational acceleration be different? :P
Full review to follow when I finish reading it. Just felt the need to point that out.
| Signora Ted chapter 11 . 2/23/2011
i really liked this! to be honest, i liked the last ending the most. was his real name galen? its been so long since i played the game...
| Liisiko chapter 11 . 1/28/2011
Wow you weren't kidding about the mood whiplash. All three endings are excellent. I would have to say that I love the last two endings the best.
The first ending was dark and chilling. Made worse by that fact that even in the end he still loved her.
The second was sad but full of hope.
The third I think I like best of all. They finally get a chance to be together.