|Reviews for Elysium|
| MyWeirdoEyes chapter 33 . 7/8
I'm not sure whether I like this story or not. In the beginning I was convinced this story would have a happy ending with Cloud eventually falling in love with Sephiroth. Obviously that was not how this story went. I suppose once could call this a happy end but I don't really believe it is. I feel bad for Cloud who was traumatized by what happened to him. I feel bad for Sephiroth who was so madly in love that it blinded him. I feel bad for Angeal who betrayed by his two most important people and then found his grave by them and I feel bad for Zack who regained his friend but paid with the life of his uncle. I'm just crying here. Things could have turned out well for Sephiroth if he had simply approached Cloud. Somehow I feel worst for Sephiroth. I know he was perpetrator but... he deserved more. I feel that if they couldn't be together in life they should have been united in death. But then I feel so bad because I wouldn't be considering Cloud's feeling at all and he deserved more as well. You know, I only started crying the moment I had finished the last sentence. It didn't hit me before that but then suddenly it all swamped me. All of them simply deserved more.
| IntriguingHeart chapter 33 . 7/8
This fic literally is one of the BEST BEST fics i've read !
AMazing, Amazing really that the words are betraying me and i can't express how utterly i've loved this story and your WRITING STYLE ! OMG
I love long fics with hell of details that can bring me closer to the pic and enable me to see every move and expression do clearly and feel what they're truly feeling...and you'd wrote 262,684 word, wow just am wowed and very glad that i've been lucky enough to stumble upon this absolutely reward-worth fic and ofc you the much trophy-deserved author. I love you n i'd your work...i can't stop the rambling.
Thanks a lot.
And i do think this story deserves a squeal, like how zack and cloud would get to try to have a romantic relationship, and Sephiroth coming back or something, i don't know, what do you think ?
| DamagedWorth chapter 33 . 6/23
What a deliciously dark story.
| Gin chapter 33 . 5/21
This is one of the best ff vii fanfic I've ever read!
| Diclonious57 chapter 33 . 1/24
Now Zack and Cloud can live happily ever after
| Diclonious57 chapter 31 . 1/24
| Diclonious57 chapter 6 . 1/23
I wanted to drop kick Seph after that letter
| bloodrippedcupcake chapter 34 . 12/22/2014
[Sorry for any grammar errors] I just have to say just how deeply affected I was by this story, in the best way possible. I didn't think that it would be possible that amongst the thousands of slash fanfics on this website, that I would find this little gem. In the beginning, I felt like the story was dragging on a bit too much and I almost abandoned it, but the subsequent chapters after Sephiroth took Cloud were so emotionally and psychologically powerful, that I became hooked. And the fact that it all felt so real just goes to show just how amazing of a writer you are. But what truly made made it stand out were all the little methaphors, similies, allusions and elaborate descriptions of everyday happenings that made me amazed at how two seemingly unrelated things can have so much in common. In short, this story blew my mind. That was an amazing ending and I give you the best of wishes and I hope you find success with your new book :)
P.S. Sorry I didn't mention any specific examples but (1) there's too many to name and (2) I don't want to spoil the story for any one reading the comments
P.P.S. Happy Holidays! :D
| Cremage chapter 34 . 12/17/2014
I just finished reading this story. Although it is really well written, I have to say that there are still some typos and other grammatical errors in the chapters. A lot of "you're" instead of "your", "their" instead of "there" and so on. But all in all, it is okay.
The story in itself, though...
A masterpiece. I never read a story with a sociopath stalking Sephiroth. Not to that extent. It is...I don't even know how to describe it. He is literaly dripping with madness even though is actions seem so normal to him...
Then comes the emotional struggles with Cloud. Brilliantly described, well chosen words to create the perfect ambiance so the reader can feel the distress from him.
And then the plot. In itself it is the work of a genius.(Altough I think things are REALLY too slow in the first two chapters),building just the right amount of pressure and angst in the reading as the story grows deeper and more complex.
Congratulations for your publishing!
| Anonymous chapter 34 . 12/13/2014
After spending years in the fandom, I regret not starting this fic sooner. I had tried many times before, but I simply could got make the effort to enjoy this fic. However, I started again a couple days ago and I could not stop reading it.
Your writing is wonderful. I wish I could say more about it, but the descriptions, the actions of the characters, the characters themselves. It was so amazing and realistic. I did, however, dislike the use of many consonants to draw out... noise? For instance in Chapter 17, a character said "Huh" but you drew it out by writing "Huhhhhhh". It's something that I dislike and it seems a bit unprofessional to me, but those instances were merely ripples in this fantastic writing.
The character development. Hng. It was also spectacular. This is one of the best fics I have read that accurately showed the growth of the characters in a detailed and gradual manner. The way Cloud changed during his captivity. The escalation of Sephiroth's lust. Simply wonderful.
I admit, this was probably the first time I read a rape fic where the victim didn't actually fall in love with the rapist. So many times before, it had been person gets raped, rape somehow felt good (?), they fall in love with rapist. I can't tell you how refreshing and jarring it had been to read a legit rape fic. I was reading this in my classes and I can't tell you how many times I wanted to stand up and just shout complete gibberish because I hated Sephiroth so much. There would even be times where I'd have to just walk away from this fic for an hour because I swore I would punch my screen if Sephiroth said another word. I sincerely applaud you for writing on such a difficult theme and portraying it in a brutal and realistic manner.
Final thoughts: I would have liked to know the others reaction when they found out Cloud was actually alive (Yuna, Tidus, Yuffie, and the others). They seemed to be such an integral part at the beginning of the story, but then sort of fell off at the end.
But really, this fic was great. 10/10 will read again in the future. I have read so many fics and this is only the second time where I can honestly I absolutely despised the antagonist. Also, your writing can most definitely be the envy of other fic writers.
| Superfan8 chapter 34 . 12/7/2014
I have loved this work for years, thank you so much for sharing this with us!
I have lots of respect for you for taking this big leap and I wish you the best of luck!
| StrikeLightning chapter 34 . 11/30/2014
So excited for this! Well done!
| Samwise the Strong chapter 34 . 11/23/2014
Hello! I have to say that I read your story all the way through, and though I don't usually read this kind of story, I was hooked on it. I am actually glad that you decided to publish this, and I hope that your book does well. Thanks for the interesting story, hope to see more from you soon.
| CloudxDancer chapter 34 . 11/20/2014
I read Black and Blond and for the most part I really enjoyed it! I hope you release the next book soon though. I'm curious what made Sebastian change his mind at the end.
| OtakuYaoiGuy101-REBORN chapter 34 . 11/17/2014
Amg. Gonna buy it once I get money