|Reviews for Alter–Ego|
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/17/2014
Can you please explain this story?
| Kimnd chapter 1 . 11/7/2013
I don't really know what this is, exactly, but it's different, and that's what matters.
| Yournime chapter 1 . 4/6/2013
Okay, I know this story is quite old already, but I just read it for the first time and it really got me thinking, because for the first time, I can't say for sure if I got what someone meant when they said "I'd love you forever if you get this".
So here's what I was thinking while I was reading: Gold is Red. The Red who was born in Pallet Town, always fighting with Green while he's growing up, doesn't exist and never existed. Gold, however, has a split personality and you can judge by his eye-colour who he is, "Gold" or "Red". So there are two minds in one body. When Crystal takes him to Route 29, Red is in control of the body, but he doesn't like interacting with humans, so he waits for Gold to take over and deal with the situation for him (but he doesn't so he has to wait until he's sure Crystal is gone). So, after setting off, Red takes over for quite a while, leaving his starter pokemon behind in a box, instead going to Pallet Town to receive Pikachu as his first pokemon. While he travels through Kanto and does what you do when you play RBY or FRLG, he stays Red and never switches back to Gold. That lasts until he becomes the champion. After that, Gold suddenly finds himself back in control of his body again and realizes everything he has done in probably about the last one or two years wasn't done by himself and he gets scared of Red. He climbs Mt. Silver and leaves all of Red's pokemon there, telling them to train until he comes back. He hopes he'd leave Red behind, too. He then starts off again at New Bark Town, with his starter this time, and does everything you do when you play GSC or HGSS, with new pokemon and entirely as Gold. But as the story goes on, more and more people say he's similar to Red, especially when he goes to Kanto and meets people who actually met him as Red and gets worried that he might become Red again. Thus, he trains his new team until he is sure they're stronger than the team Red raised and finally climbs up Mt. Silver again, where he finds himself confronted with Red, who is also still stuck in his body and who's presence got stronger by seeing his pokemon again. They have a fight, both with pokemon and mentally for the control over the body and in the end, Gold wins. Red's presence disappears completely and his pokemon realize the part of their trainer who actually loved them and cared for them is gone forever, so they disappear into the wild. Since Gold is the one who cared for his mother, he calls her to tell her that he was finally a normal human again and that maybe they could be a normal family. But she says nothing and he realizes she just has nothing to say because she doesn't know him, he was too often Red, so he just tells her "I beat HIM" and hangs up, hoping she would at least understand how much that meant to him, even if she doesn't know the reason.
But I read the other reviews and I know that it could also be that it was just the same person, the player, who possessed Red and Gold for some time, the time that the game lasted. That makes even more sense with the old ending "continue?", asking the player if he wants to continue being Gold or rather set off to Hoenn and living through Ruby's adventure next. And Gold gets red eyes because that's what's left from Red's adventure in the player, that's why he can observe things so good, because he already has the experience of a whole journey through the player.
Both theories are possible, but I kinda like mine more... It would be really nice if you told me what was right (or if it was completely different), because it REALLY keeps me thinking and I hate it when I can't figure out something...
Oh, and I just realized I didn't write this until now, your writing style is really awesome, the words just suck you in
Seriously, this is one of the best fanfics I ever read, even though it is really short compared to others! I love it!
| Anomnomnomymous chapter 1 . 1/30/2013
That was deep.
It doesn't make me cry but it makes me think.
That was good work you did there :)
| phionexxx chapter 1 . 1/17/2013
I don't get it really but I still love it !
xDDD I cheated and read every review yet I still don't get It when I read and REREAD it again like 7 times (legit). But I think I get what others are thinking what ur trying to convey.
If that makes sense? Probably not... OH WELL.
| Dorminchu chapter 1 . 1/12/2013
Absolutely positively BRILLIANT.
| Trajectory of Simplicity chapter 1 . 12/6/2012
I am absolutely amazed at your talent in writing. Seriously you're incredible. I've read probably every pokémon story you have written. Well, maybe not ALL of them. I have never bothered to review because I was too focused on reading your stories. Or maybe I was just too lazy. I've even read some of your lemons, which is a little embarrassing to admit because I don't usually read that stuff haha.
I absolutely love your writing style. It's...incredibly mature. I've never read anything like what you write and it's...beautiful and simple and really captivating. You know exactly what words to use to make things seem beautiful and ethereal yet terribly concrete and real. I can only hope to emulate that kind of command of language, that kind of understanding of words. You are absolutely incredible.
And this, story...my GOSH, this story. It's brilliant, it really is. I have to admit, it took me a couple reads to fully get it (the title was a huge help), but when I did get it, I thought my heart would burst. You're a genius. Really. Please never stop writing. I can't wait to read even more! :)
| aromatisse chapter 1 . 9/14/2012
Creepy, creepy, creepy!
I mean that in the highest form of compliments, of course. I can't say I fully know what's happening, but it's better that way - I rarely see a fic this dark this well written. Stunning.
| Do a Barrel Roll chapter 1 . 6/8/2012
Whoa...deep metaphors here. This was definitely interesting. Itcoul keep any Pokemon player interested.
| Raichu chapter 1 . 5/21/2012
eerie... you have a way of making things vague but interesting at the same time. I read the other reviews and whether you intended it or not I subscribe to the game theory... the same player that played Red now plays Gold.
| A Midsummer Night's Dream chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
So I've read this once last year and now twice this year but still didn't get it. Heck, for being so confusing I would have thought I would remember reading this once! It was a shock of a lifetime when I saw Kira and my name. But I do recount writing that review, just not the fanfic. -scratches head-
I'm going to the reviews section and search up a logical explanation to the phenomenon that just happened.
The theory? Red is Gold while Gold was Red once. Just as the Player is both of them. The Alter Ego. That's why it sometimes leaks through the surface. Eyes flashing crimson. The obsession. The detachment(seeing but not being able to fully interact). Everything all accounts to the simple fact that Gold is impatient (waiting, always waiting) just as the player is eager to dive into a whole new world of pokemon. So it all starts all over again. But this time it presents an opportunity to challenge and hopefully defeat the person that once signified as 'you'. Having overcomed that hurdle, Gold hangs up signifying that the game is over. The fact that it once said 'continue' as Snoaz indicated means this theory is more likely.
Now if only I had the presence of mind to piece that by myself.
| truthlieslovestars chapter 1 . 4/11/2012
| KTDLover chapter 1 . 1/24/2012
That was beautiful...
| wolfgirlnowandforever chapter 1 . 11/14/2011
What is this, I don't even.
This is amazing! *fave*
| aestheticisms chapter 1 . 5/2/2011
So, wow. This was great. I enjoyed reading it - these two are some of my favorite protags (correction, are my favorite protags) and the way this is written makes me immediately think split-personality disorder.
Or I'm just reading way into this, but that's fine with me, because I rather liked this piece!