Reviews for Catalysis
ZingerLemonSocks chapter 1 . 11/21/2021
Rereading this again. Still an awesome story but i have some questions. Where does the soul come from? If it came from Truth, then wouldn’t human transmutation be renting the soul back from Truth? Because if Truth ends up with your soul when you die paying the toll just pays for it on this plane of existence or whatever right?
NB132 chapter 10 . 9/16/2021
Thanks for the warning about the future edd and mustang slash, I won't be reading further because that strikes me as really creepy. That aside, I really enjoyed this fic, your worldbuilding and interludes are very enjoyable, and young edward is a delight.
Guest chapter 1 . 12/26/2020
It's been 84 years.
Guest chapter 13 . 12/20/2020
I'll be 90 by the time you are halfway done with this story. Oh well, guess anything for Royed.
Guest chapter 10 . 9/27/2020
Further reminder that it's Roy x Edward?! Dude, this would've been 'further' anything if you had given any reminder/notice at the start, or even the middle, of this story! Seriously. I have nothing against people like you who ship Roy x Edward, but tricking people like me who don't ship it into reading it, only to then drop the Roy x Edward bomb on us in the tenth chapter! UGH!
HATE YOUR STUPID INSENSITIVE TRICKSTER ASS!
you suck
NoAccountGuest chapter 8 . 6/25/2020
Personally, I found Fletcher to be the more impressive brother out of the Tringhams. And he had that rather generic, uninspired wrap-up-loose-ends deus ex machina ability for plant material. There was this novelization of the anime episode I had the misfortune of reading that, pardon my French, really sucks this dudes dick.

I get what they were trying to go for, narratively, in regards to making their characters, especially Russells, but they were rather forgettable anime-only characters who had no real value to the plot in the end. Only a little better than the cat burglar filler episode in that the only real interest it garnered was the drama of Edwards identity theft.

He couldn't even figure out how to make the red water, for all his time spent trying to reverse engineer it with the sample they still had of it. It's too much of a stretch for me that you've now taken his character to say he couldn't reproduce it, he made something even better! Not only is that a huge leap in his suddenly expanded intelligence, you've made red water obsolete in worse ways. Why bother using humans as components at all if you've suddenly come up with an invention that makes it laughably unnecessary? It just seems too undermining of the original premise.
People chasing these stones is supposed to be controversial and ethnically dark because of what you must give up to gain. You've thrown that out the window in an effort to unjustly puff up Russell of all people.
It makes all the death and suffering, all the sacrifice, pointless by replacing it with something better a child came up with. It doesn't sit well at all you're trying to insinuate he'll be anything close to a rival for Ed.

They even tried saying he was a match for Ed combat-wise too. A kid who survived the Gate, two amputations, dual automail surgeries, serial killers, chimera, homunculi, etc. Russell can train all he likes, the episode creators are asking for too much when they try to get us to believe this other nobody kid, irrelevant to the plot, is in any way a match for Ed.
Particularly since he was a one-off character who only had a cameo later!

Also, on another note, it was really disappointing Ed had to be saved. I had expected you to do something along the lines of a Barry the Chopper incident, but he really was just a damsel in distress. Pretty much a non-entity in the first real interesring action we got since the human transmutation incident! Very much a let-down after all the anticipation and suspense.
You even had us waiting an entire clipshow chapter of the story so far for it only to resolve it so anticlimactically! Interesting as some of Roy's thoughts were, I was anticipating Edward's involvement in his kidnapping and attempted mutilation and subsequent murder to... well, to have had him more involved! You had him sleep the whole event away, while logical on the doctors part to prevent bungling, as I said, very disappointing.
First exciting action we've gotten and Ed doesnt get to fight or use alchemy. Talk about blue-balling us! xC
LifePrice1412 chapter 13 . 4/15/2020
please post on this site again
Guest chapter 13 . 4/10/2020
I read this on Archive of Our Own, but I wanted to comment here, and I just want to say how great this fic is. Your writing is some of the best that I have read, and your ability to churn out these incredibly long, but beautifully written and complex chapters it amazing. The amount of dedication that goes into your writing is also very admirable. I hope to read the next chapter soon!
Guest chapter 13 . 2/22/2020
Waiting for you to update is like waiting for rain in drought. ಠ︵ಠ
nuj chapter 3 . 12/13/2019
urgh, preteen faggotry. gross
Guest chapter 13 . 9/15/2019
I love this. LOVE LOVE LOVE
MarvelFanandHP chapter 1 . 9/5/2019
This is a masterpiece!
Guest chapter 4 . 8/3/2019
"Would you rather watch me undress, Edward, so you wouldn't have to ask me every other second if I'm done?"

Aaand I'm done.

It's this actual flirting? Or some bizarre version of fan service? I feel that this is directed to the audience only and neither of the characters are ever going to admit theyre creepy pedophiles
Guest chapter 3 . 8/3/2019
This is.. weird. They're practically flirting, wtf? He's a kid! 11!
tyry95 chapter 2 . 8/3/2019
Well this is fantastic, where has it been hiding all my life? Although I still don't understand how he succeeded at all. It's something that no one has succeeded at right? I haven't watched the show in a few years so I'm not sure
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