Reviews for Evolution
Guest chapter 33 . 3/19
Still hope you'll continue this one day!
Tiem625 chapter 33 . 1/17
Since I arrived quite late to the party of the fandom, I was got meself plenty of recommendations for what are widely considered the best fics around and have read most of them before moving onto this one. My intuition was not off about this - it has to be the best written work within the fandom, by far and bar none.
The characterizations are perfect, the violence, mature themes and plots are exquisite and this being one of the 0.001% of fanfics without a romantic subplot is only another cherry on top of the wonderful sundae. I don't know why you stopped writing for the website, but this was amazing and I sincerely hope that it was because you got a gig for this sort of writing in the industry. If a reboot of the game ever made it to store shelves with an M rating and half the stuff in here, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Thank you for the wonderful time you have provided me as a reader, every chapter its own delight.
Metha S chapter 33 . 10/25/2016
I love this story very much. I've been reading non-stop and forgot to do anything else but read. Really, this is amazing! I wish it were the real plot in the game. I love the way you describe the situation and the characters' thoughts. It's more show than tell, and it's great! The way you write Snow is impressive. I like him now. He's so much better here than in the game. And his time with Lightning and Hope makes me smile. Hehe. Fang is also great. I always want to have a friend as dedicated as her. Lightning must be so lucky to have her as a friend. Even more, the way you write Lightning and Hope moments are sooooo cute I fell madly in love with it. Lightning and Hope make the best sister-brother ever. I love them that way, not the romantic way.
I hope to read more from you and more Lightning/Snow/Hope moments.

Cheers!
Metha S chapter 33 . 10/25/2016
I love this story very much. I've been reading non-stop and forgot to do anything else but read. Really, this is amazing! I wish it were the real plot in the game. I love the way you describe the situation and the characters' thoughts. It's more show than tell, and it's great! The way you write Snow is impressive. I like him now. He's so much better here than in the game. And his time with Lightning and Hope makes me smile. Hehe. Fang is also great. I always want to have a friend as dedicated as her. Lightning must be so lucky to have her as a friend. Even more, the way you write Lightning and Hope moments are sooooo cute I fell madly in love with it. Lightning and Hope make the best sister-brother ever. I love them that way, not the romantic way.
I hope to read more from you and more Lightning/Snow/Hope moments.

Cheers!
The Vampire Princess Sora chapter 33 . 10/1/2016
ahhhh, I love it, I need more.
Yandere Shoujo chapter 4 . 1/24/2016
I think this chapter killed the rest of the story for me. You've stuck so close to in game events with bits and pieces in between that I'd rather boot up my own game instead. Your way of words is also incredibly flowery. Like "savaged." It took me a moment to keep reading because I don't think I've every seen that used the way you did. Also, news reports tend to use less intelligent speak for the common masses. It can rile them up or pacify them, but in a way that's much more simple. Not saying it's a bad thing, but it's certainly distracting.

Anyway, I'm sure the rest of this is probably interesting, but just chopping through all those moments of the crew being together and, ya know, revenge rants makes an even bigger disconnect between what I expected from the summary and what I got.
Xyzantylzethyrioses chapter 33 . 2/1/2015
Reviewing for chapters 1-33.

When others said that this story should get awards for cliffhangers, they sure aren't kidding. (I don't mind though!)

Your writing is better than most professionals. I've spotted maybe 10 typos with verb tense or pluralization, but that's what editors/proofreaders/word processors/being a professional writer and having the time would be for.

Somewhere in the early Mah'Habara threw me off. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I think the pacing was a bit quick. Out of the frying pan, into the fire without even touching the air in between. Too much beating on the characters in too short a time. There was something about worrying about blood loss, and then you made them bleed more. After reading more of the story, I realize that's sort of the style, but later you give them at least small periods of recuperation.

Chapter 25 was really heartwarming (don't even remember what it was, but I labeled it in my favorites as "made me cry", and there are several other times tears have came to my eyes). Chapter 33 is disconcerting, but it should be. It made the horror awfully funny. "Her bladed lance is two stories high and Lightning wonders if it was always that big. ... Fang isn't one for subtlety, after all." The hope-monster in general. The march of the behemoths! Yes they want to die. Having fun painting in the gore. Vanille's wonderfully fun party with crystals and confetti! Sazh's head goes a-rollin' and still is a-talkin'. Just beautiful how psychotic, delusional, sickening, and honestly funny (I had a few laughs) it is all at the same time.

I probably would have preferred it if the story was this high of quality, but wasn't horror, but this thing is still the best out there.
zpeder chapter 33 . 1/28/2015
i really hop you wil continue to update this story as so far, this is without a doubt the best finalfatasy XIII i have ever read. both the plot and your language is amazing. so keep it up
drakefyre chapter 33 . 10/3/2014
Still as good a story as I remember. You're one of the few fanfiction authors that I would buy the original work of (if it exists). I await the next update, whenever you manage get it out. No pressure to update though, real life always of course comes before fanfiction.
Pungent chapter 32 . 9/30/2014
And just like that, a full year has passed since the last update.
Pungent chapter 20 . 7/15/2014
I have never read anything, fan fic or not, with enough raw power to make me just stop and think over and over again. This story decimates anything I've read before. Please, for the essence of all good and evil, finish this story. Do not abandon and forget this unique literary masterpiece. You are the only one on this planet who can complete it.
Bree chapter 23 . 5/20/2014
Probably my fave chapter from this fic. Oh the snow/light feels! :3
Holo chapter 33 . 3/20/2014
Wow... Been a year, huh? And this is still the story I use when I need inspiration for my writing. Hope you come back soon, Darkgirl5. :)
Bree chapter 7 . 3/16/2014
Okay just finished reading the chapter...STILL no romance!? Really? Come ooooooon! He found her, helps wash her (does it shirtless, too!), reassures and bknds with her even more and guides her back to camp. What gives? :(

Really like Fang's humor and slightly crude comments, ha.
Bree chapter 7 . 3/16/2014
'No sex. Sorry if you're disappointed'. Yes. Yes, I am. Haha :(

Though hot, angry, hate sex would've sufficed in lieu of intimate, passionate love-making between snow and lightning. But in all seriousness; all those cute and delightful shippy snow/light moments, yet no romance!? Booooo!

I haven't read this entire chapter yet (I felt the need to make a slightly snide post regarding your 'no sex' disclaimer), however I'm thoroughly enjoying reading this fic so far. Well written, in character, canon events, unique take on AU, humor, etc. Also at least now I know what the mature rating is for; violence, blood and gore. Lots of it.
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