Reviews for Paint It Red, Black & Blue
LouiseKurylo chapter 7 . 6/7/2014
Vivid, interesting. Original resolution to being captured by a thug. Fine. Thanks.
castiello chapter 7 . 4/20/2012
I nominated this story for the 2012 Paint It Red Awards, in the following category:

Gen Best Angst

Reason: "Jane kidnapped, tortured, and slowly going insane on the deck of a boat. It doesn't get much angstier than that. This powerful story stays with you, especially the scenes where Jane's thoughts are slowly unspooling and he is beginning to hallucinate about his family - it feels entirely too real. Add to that Lisbon's fear over not being able to find him, an enchanting original character who fully comes to life in the short space of a few tiny scenes, and an appropriately unsettling ending, and you have one of the best, most well-written Mentalist stories ever."

Best wishes!

Cass
God of Laundry Baskets chapter 7 . 8/13/2011
Man. Awesome story. Very intense. I loved the bit about him being "quite insane" though I kinda wonder what exactly he was painting..

:D Anyways, loved the story!
criminalxxxmindsxxxfreak chapter 7 . 8/5/2011
From the first moment I saw that episode with Arlov I thought "One day, one of these guys isn't going to just LET him piss them off like that" And you know, this was pretty much exactly how I pictured it happening.

It's only the second "Mentalist" fic I've read that's multi-chaptered (I usually read and write only "Criminal Minds" stuff) And I've got to say, this was brilliantly executed. Another author recommened I check out your work and she was definitely right. Everyone was perfectly in character, it was like watching an episode play out in black and white on my computer sceen. I was captivated from the very first line and I couldn't stop reading until I was finished. This is definitely going into my favorites now, I loved every minute of it and I will definlitely be reading more of your work as well.

I enjoyed the little bits of humor you spinkled throughout the story despite its tense and serious setting. Seriously, are you sure you don't write for the show, because your detail and execution of the characters was spot on ;) Absolutely perfect!

Looking forward to reading more of your literary genius ;)

criminalxxxmindsxxxfreak
Elanordh chapter 7 . 5/5/2011
This story is amazing. Thank you for sharing. :)
The Harmonizer chapter 7 . 1/16/2011
wow that was absolutely amazing! great writing and overall very well done! i could picture everything so vividly and the dialogue was so in character that I could literally hear them saying it. Great job! :)
PJaneL chapter 7 . 12/7/2010
This is very very good. Intensed and dark and captivating! I cant said I love it because it make me cry and sad...even though I think your story is even better then 3x08 Ball of Fire in which PJ was kidnapped.

When PJ cut his palm with the knive and he dipped three fingers in his own blood and began to paint… I almost stop reading...I was so afraid he has been pushed over to the dark side and lost whatever sanity he had left...I was so afraid to continue and yet cant make my self stop reading...Thats how good your story is.
Singollo Lomien chapter 7 . 11/21/2010
This is an incredible story. I love your interpretation of Jane's character. This line in particular is the perfect description of just what he is all about. "The celebration of life in the single-minded pursuit of death."
Jinxauthor Mel chapter 7 . 8/7/2010
This is a wonderful story! I enjoyed reading a lot, mostly because you handled the characters so aptly and didn't make the 'villain' into anything less than he actually is, nor the good guys into more than they can be. Your style is quite subtle and rather engaging, very much to my liking. Thank you so much for writing and posting this.
Neoholmesz chapter 7 . 1/22/2010
This one was sad and frightening. Of course Jane's demons are quite frightening... :(

I giggled at the "devil wears Prada" quote though... :D
Yukirei chapter 7 . 10/15/2009
That was a nice read. I did wonder about how lucky Jane was getting away without a scratch despite offending gang leaders left and right (Arlov for one, Sonny from the Italian mafia for another), and it's nice reading something rather believable that touches on that.

I particularly liked how Jane's boat trip ended - the “He is making me crazy, painting faces on my boat.”. Because yes, that made a wonderfully twisted and plausible image, given Jane's obsession with Red John.

Other things that I liked: what you mentioned about Jane's arrogance and how he provokes dangerous men (too true), how you characterised Arlov, how you wrote about Jane's love and the hallucinations/imaginations of his wife and daughter, how Lisbon has some held-back, concealed attraction towards Jane (cos that rather corresponds with how I see their relationship).

Generally enjoyed the writing and flow of the story.

Things I didn't like: that Fricke and Katie were so focussed on each other that they are unconcerned about Jane's disappearance. I mean, they *are* crazy over each other, but they are also good people. Also, how Lisbon dealt with the phonecall from Arlov - how she clued him in to cheeck Jane's history to find out what makes him tick. That hadn't seemed at all beneficial to their position, so I didn't see sense it. There might have been other little things, but if I can't remember them now - by the time I reach the end of the story, they can't be much. Overall, I enjoyed the read.
IntoDarkness chapter 7 . 9/3/2009
You are an awsome writer! I'm just discovering your work and I bow at your feet! So cool!
Aqua Mage chapter 7 . 8/17/2009
Wow! This was really good. I did wonder that there weren't any reprecussons in the ep, but then, he swapped one fake with another, so I just assumed that Arlov didn't notice. Still, he'd have worked it out when news got out of the original being returned, I suppose. GReat fic, anyway. Got Jane perfectly.
Wuchel1 chapter 7 . 6/12/2009
You are quite the talented writer. I agree with Purple Piggie. Reading your stories is like watching the show with the added bonus of hearing the characters inner thoughts. Great job!
Aquila1 chapter 7 . 3/10/2009
This was an intense and very interesting story. Your characterization of Jane was very compelling. The ending left me both feeling complete and wanting more. A great read with an attention to detail I appreciate. I look forward to any other pieces you decide to post.
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