|Reviews for Everlasting Hope: Spirits and Demons|
| Emil C chapter 54 . 2/7
Good, good. Very nice character development there.
Let me start my review from the end! Lols! It's just that the case file at the end of this chapter made me wonder. It says, and I quote, "think that was when it all began, because after he came back he wasn't... himself. Not anymore. Granted I didn't know him that well, but from what everybody said and... you just had to look at the guy to know there was something wrong.
Whatever happened to him there, I think that the old Ratatosk died that day..."
It made me wonder all day and night: Does that mean he became worst? More hateful and full of resentment towards the world? Or Did Ratatosk's persona FINALLY dissapeared? I mean, I know he's part of Emil and all, but... Like I've said before, I'm a fan of Emil not Ratatosk.
But I do hope, that by the emd of this story Emil and Ratatosk will become one and the same entity. For the sake of their existance.
Now, they just killed the Summon Spirit of the Heart, that will have catastrophic consequences to the world dont you think? I mean, now who will regulate the hearts of men? I am afraid, now. Like you said things can only go downhill from now...
Now, it seems like Genis will soon have a confrontation with the RSS (Reincarnated Summon Spirits)
What will happen then? Who will win? But now that they have Maxwell's blessing or ring... I am pretty sure that some really amazing stuff will happen the next time the meet with each other!
I just know it!
Anyways, keep the good job!
Emil C. out!
Oh, I am also waiting for Lloyd and Raine to go on that date... But I also hope for Emil to not just get stuck with Marta with no other otions... I mean, Lloyd gets all the girls and he winds up with the stalker jealous flat chested chick...? Don't get me wrong, they compliment each other to so many levels! I love Marta, but seriously! Emil deserves more and better. For instance, he deserves someone that loves HIM and not Ratatosk. Anyways, I just hope there's someone out there that will try to steal Emil's heart as well... I dunno, maybe Alice? Seles? (Eventhough she's dead...) No, that'd be weird... But anyways, let me feel the struggle! And Richter and Emil is a big "No, no!"
Emil ain't no frutty! I hope... I mean... yeah...
Still, Ratatosk is getting too much screenshots! Where are you, Emil?!
| BlueAbyssHax chapter 54 . 2/3
One word stood out to me watching this battle: Broly.
That's all I can say, that ending had me almost let out a tear.
| Firehedgehog chapter 54 . 1/31
poor rata... sniffles
| Dr.Bob chapter 52 . 12/20/2013
Sorry for not reviewing sooner. It has been a quite bussy month for me with the college and my own fic. But let's leave the excuses aside and begin the review.
It looks like things are going from bad to wrost for Alice and Decus. She has lost all her privileges and is being used like a tool by Nebilim. And as if that wasn't bad enough now she has been sent in a suicide mission along Decus. The people in her side don't care about her and she has become an enemy of everyone else. Now they have nowhere to go and have no allies in any side of the conflict. They are screwed.
I'm glad to see Hawk, I hope I can see him more. I felt like he was Botta 2.0 in the game (Hawk had a more lame death though... poor guy.)
Lloyd being leaded by Raine to ask her for a date... Knowing him I can see that happening that way.
Zelos as a "love teacher" has no price. But I'm surprised that he wasn't annoyed or that didn't warn Lloyd about his actions with the lovely proffesor and the impact it could have on Sheena. (Despite being a pervert he always seemed to care about her and always tried to make Lloyd notice her feelings for him. He never did though. However that was in the game.)
Looks like Genis is fine and the seal didn't have any bad side effects. Now I'm interested about how Lady Pronyma got her rank, bot Genis and Alice have mentioned that they didn't lie her methods (though Alice said that she would have liked to do that herself.) Anyway Pronyma's superior and the one who must have given her that rank must have been Nebilim and I'm quite sure that someone like him doesn't take a such an important decission based on... sex? (I'm not sure but it looks like that's how she got her possition) so I'm pretty sure that despite how she got her posstion she deserves it.
I liked Martel putting Verious her place, someone had to do it.
And well, it looks like things are going to become more and more interesting now that they are in the Twinlight Palace. I wonder who Maxwell might be, I would bet on Genis but I have been wrong other times.
Well, see yah in the next chapter. Keep the good work up.
| Maurice A. Nigma chapter 52 . 12/16/2013
Okay sorry for taking long to review your story UK just that things have been crazy for me to handle with finals and all. I'm sure that you know how it feels given, UK. Anyways to make up for it, I'm going to do my review for you. Again sorry for the long wait. Now for the review and I'm going to keep it brief but good for you starting with the serious stuff then the fun ones.
Now from what I'm seeing so far, things are really starting to get intense from this point. Not to mention dramatic. Especially given things between Ratatosk and the group. Mostly on Ratatosk's emotions of guilt and shame for having caused the entire thing to begin with. Given what he has on his mind in concerns with Verius, it'd be one heck of a blow. Especially at the end while at the Twilight Palace, the Summon Spirit of Heart seems to be rather...blank and EMO. And that's honestly a scary cliffhanger there.
Speaking of Verius her character really did went through a drastic change since her introduction into the story. I honestly thought that she would remain a rather ditzy and somewhat of a comic relief as well as annoyance to the group. I was surprised for when she changed since meeting up with Genis who sealed his heart from her. I thought that she would be always cheerful but you proved me wrong. From this point I could tell that it's going to be one fight against her that's so intense that it'll take it to a whole new level. I mean, she managed to kill dozens of people with their own emotions and hearts.
I mean, from what Alice and Decus saw, I could believe it. When she got reported by Nebilim to come and identify the energy he sensed, she immediately became scared like a frightened child when she remembered Verius down. Not to mention the fact that with her reckless use of her immense power, she's now considered a 1st class priority over Ratatosk. Now you know it's serious when that happens.
Now on with Genis, it would seem he was doing what he can to rise up the ranks of the Desians...or just doing what he can to survive. From what I could read up, it would seem that Genis himself doesn't feel like part of the hordes of half demons he's amongst with. And just closing off his heart is what he does to survive. Okay I admit that it's rather touching that he's back with his two aides and they both missed him but they seemed rushed in thsi chapter and should have been saved for the next one to help with development. HOWEVER, the fact that some of his heart is still sealed helps with wanting to know what's going to happen.
Okay now that the serious stuff is out...time for fun! Mostly on Lloyd's part given. Oh man now he's sooo dead. Dead! Well, that's given that he was just tricked into a date by Raine herself after giving her such flattering words and trying to talk with her about their feelings. And as if not to make it bad enough...he had to go to ZELOS of all people for advice! ZElos?! Oh god you could tell that it's going to be trouble. And honestly, I thought Zelos was being serious about helping Lloyd for a moment before he started his rant and advice of how to woo over Raine. Oh man, how would Sheena react to this? I could tell this is going to be either comicial or dramatic given how things are.
All in all, you did a very good job like always UK. I mean, seriously I was on the edge of my seat while reading this chapter. Nice touch with the Excerpt from Marta's dairy for I could tell that it's going to be a foreshadowing of what's going to happen next. And also how would the ring be used in order to find his reincarnation...not that I haven't already put it together already WHOM it could be. And Verius...I really hope to see her battle the group. This is going to be a hard one for not just them but Ratatosk. I'm sure of it. I want to see how this would turn out. Later!
Maurice A. Nigma
The Great Blue One
| MisakaMisaka0202 chapter 27 . 12/11/2013
OMG, Zelos' Mystic Arte was AWESOME! Loving it! XD
| MisakaMisaka0202 chapter 21 . 12/8/2013
You know, I freaking hate the mayor. People like that get on my nerve so much. I just want to jump into the story and punch him in the face! I understand their grief, but seriously, that's just cruel DX
Other than that, love the story so far! :D
| Windsbane chapter 52 . 11/23/2013
Nice work. This is really setting up the main cast for another entertaining and heart wrenching mess.
I wonder if Genis is going to get in trouble for the situation with Verius in the near future and what the effects of the incomplete emotional unlock will be.
| The one who writes the ones chapter 52 . 11/21/2013
Beautiful! Gorgeous! Keep writing! By the way, do you know a place that fixes laptop screens? I need help!
| Dr.Bob chapter 51 . 10/7/2013
This one has been a pretty romantic chapter for everyone. Genis x Rahishi, Martel x Yuan, Colette x Presea, Sheena x Lloyd x Raine (Epic father and son conversation. I’m surprised that Lloyd was fine with it, I would be pretty uncomfortable to talk about that with my father.) and finally Decus x Alice (that’s how Decus calls his right hand).
-First of all poor Decus, all he for Alice, and she seems more interested in Genis (who doesn't care about her) than in him. You should make some random girl/demon-girl have a crush on him for Alice to taste her own medicine. (I bet she is quite possessive with him. After all deep down she loves him and Decus is her slave and only hers!).
-I can understand Alice's rage. She wasn't able to defeat Marta in her demon form, she doesn't get any respect (Richter and Genis don't see her as an equal) and she has been demoted and suspended for a whole month [Does that mean that I won’t see her in a story month? :-( ]. However I'm surprised that someone like her, who likes to be in control, was fine with Genis raping her thoughts. She even seemed to be turned on by that.
-Genis. I didn't expect him to be so manipulative to use Alice like that and so cold to seal his heart. I understand that he is being rational but I think he didn’t consider all the consequences. I think too like Rahishi, even if he keeps his mind he won’t be the same person without his “heart” and he might become a cold robot unable of feeling anything, and has sci-fi has proven already that’s not something good. Become extremely rational can ironically make you take wrong decisions since you stop considering other important facts.
-Rahishi and Genis sitting on a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in sitting carriage. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Marta vs Alice cat fight was already awesome, I can’t wait for Rahishi and Reriki cat fight over Genis. Only comparable to Sheena vs Raine cat fight over Lloyd. I know that Raine is not the kind of woman who fights for a man against other person, but she is also the kind of woman who fights for what she wants, so I don’t know what to expect.
-After Verious though about Genis I’m more and more sure that he is Maxwell. I could be wrong again.
-The chat between Verious and Genis was interesting however I’m surprised at Verious reaction. She only confirmed what she already knew and then she killed some people instead of saving the half-elves. She said she was going to be neutral and that she wouldn’t take any action however wasn’t going to be neutral she could have saved the half-elves instead of killing those humans she saw as hopeless. I think that Verious might have Goddess complex.
Overall great chapter. Can’t wait for the next one. Oh, and sorry for the late review. I was going to review it two weeks ago but I said “I will do it tomorrow”, and tomorrow ended becoming today.
| Windsbane chapter 51 . 9/26/2013
Yay update. Verius really got duped pretty badly there huh.
| The one who writes the ones chapter 51 . 9/22/2013
Keep it up!
| yakari school chapter 51 . 9/22/2013
Ooh, I liked the twist with verius. :) I don't know how this will go, but I'm looking forwards to it! :D
| Maurice A. Nigma chapter 51 . 9/21/2013
Hey man, good to see you put up a new chapter, UK. And seriously after reading this chapter, it's no wonder why you would be serious about the drama in this chapter. Which is why I'm going to be focusing on that one first before lighten up the mood with the rest. So that said, on with the review of your new chapter, UK.
Now from what I'm seeing on this one, Genis looks really twisted on his methods of doing things. One was getting information mentally from Alice since her punishment by Nebilim after her running away from the power that Verius displays, but more on the fox spirit in a bit. Anyways back on topic, Genis was willing to do anything to twist anything to what he wants, even sealing his own heart by Reriki just to keep Verius from reading his thoughts and emotion...and got to say it works too. But that said, got to admit that it's amazing about not just Reriki but Rahishi really do care for Genis given the result of what might happen to him IF the seal gets damaged and such. This is really a first and if my guess about Genis is right, then it'll be no wonder why the two demonesses would want to stay with him. Not to mention that it proves that Reriki has a heart and her body's not the only thing attractive about her. And as for that "mole" they've got, I have a feeling of knowing who that is and Zelos' sister is involved.
Okay with Verius...whoa, seriously that's all I got to say about the Summon Spirit of Heart at the end, man. I mean really a couple of words from Genis and also how she can't sense his heart and emotions, it really got to her. And what she did at the end due to it...whoa seriously after hearing the inner thoughts and hearts of those people of Ozette, it really drove her over. Especially if she can't sense those demonic soul gathers around her. But honestly? In my opinion, Verius just turned herself into one big hypocrite due to what she said the last chapter. That's just my opinion anyways.
Now that all of the serious stuff is out of the way, time for some fun stuff! Starting with family time with Martal and Yuan with their daughter and grand daughter. OH man, this is so amazing with how Martel was able to talk her husband into bonding with the family. Mostly due to the fact that Amelia and he have a lot in common, not to mention Martel and Colette bonding with one another. Especially having a good conversation with the two girls given that Amelia was a bit shy with opening up despite being mute due to the demonic curse on her. But honestly she really did seem scared due to her being an orphan not being able to know her true parents and all. So can't blame Amelia. Now the touch on talking about all beings having the same heart and souls thanks to Martel is a good touch man. Especially with Colette agreeing with Martel on the topic. Now with Yuan talking about Colette and Presea's relationship? Oh man I seriously feel sorry for him given that he thought about the Birds and the Bees...that and accepting that his grand daughter's a lesbian. Seriously pity him.
Then finally we got to Lloyd and Kratos and their guy talk...Oh man talk about awkward for Kratos. Especially given that his own oblivious son was attracting not just Sheena but Raine's eyes as well. Seriously, it must've been hard on Kratos given that he went through the same thing when Anna caught him with another woman...oh man, I feel sorry for him getting a scolding from his wife. Now with Lloyd, that would be hard. Especially with Kratos pointing out Raine's sudden reactions towards his son's praises and words to her. Though can't blame the silver haired half elf woman for falling for the young man's words despite being a bit older than him. But in any case, I could tell that drama and a bit of comedy can be found on this one. Especially if that would lead one voluptuous ninja woman and one half elven scholarly beauty might end up in a cat fight. That would certainly be some routine for comedy...or a skit. Whatever comes first.
All in all good chapter that you've put up, UK. I could tell that things are going to be interesting for the group at this point. Now I would love to see how it turns out for I wonder what would happen to Genis due to the seal. What's going to happen to the group when they find out that Verius is ruthlessly killing people like Ratatosk would do in the game. Just what are the demons planning gathering those souls without Verius' knowing? And who was that "mole" that Genis and his attendants are talking about? I have a feeling that when that mole's revealed, it's not going to be a pretty picture. Good work man!
Maurice A. Nigma
The Great Blue One
| Maurice A. Nigma chapter 50 . 9/6/2013
Hey sorry for the very very late review, UK. Just that I just got back from my trip to my...ex-girlfriend's home and needless to say that it was both good and bad though when I got home it turned out bad. Long story short, my Ex got overemotional and jealous and now I'm single again. Enough said. Had a hard time to concentrate on writing since. Anyways felt better now and can now review. Again sorry for the delay.
Okay seriously for this chapter I've got to say...WOW. Simply wow and with good reasons. First of all Verius did the one thing that I along with other readers wanted to see you do...scare the living daylights outta Alice! Seriously this girl was asking for karma the moment she became a demon. Seriously got got Verius to be a serious hardcore character there. Even more so that she would be able to do so with a straight face! Heck the way she was able to read Ricther like a book and was able to shake his resolve was something that I was impressed by given that the former researcher seemed unshakeable.
Now we turn to how she wouldn't be seen as such to most readers given that when she went with the others the Renegades and started to speak. I mean how the Summon Spirit of Heart was able say those things to everyone in the group with a straight face is something that would make even me want to sock her BUT however what she says does have truth in most of it given what Yuan thought about the way the Desians were justifiying their actions. But given what Verius spoke about, it's really really hard to argue with her on such topics. Especially given that she manages to hit the group hard where it hurts, like talking to Colette as if she were a bastard child's daughter or reminding her about her first love's death.
And honestly? If you don't mind me saying so? Why does Verius seem to be talking to the group that way if she doesn't truly know what's going on or how she acts to the group as if they were still the summon spirits she knew. It could be me talking but she seems to be a good actor with talking impassive but Verius really feels the same as Ratatosk only she sees them as the summon spirits but NOT replacements. That's what I think.
Okay now that the serious stuff is out now for the fun parts...Like how ditzy Verius is for a Fox Spirit. HEhehehe. Seriously how can I stay mad for long while she acts like that? So innocent. And the fact that she's able to get on anyone's nerves is a plus too. Especially given when she ratted Kratos out as the Summon Spirit Origin. Oh man...that's not good for the swordsman.
Speaking of which, man did Kratos seriously got a good talking to when he got exposed as Origin reincarnated. From Martel especially given that she seriously not only got Kratos scared but Yuan as well. But you can't blame her for two reasons. One Kratos DID left his only son to fend for himself while feeling obligated to help fight with the Renegades. And two...well, Yuan DID cancel their day off and is too much of a working stiff. As such...Martel in this story proves that she's MORE than tough on any guy that crosses her...especially her husband. Oi! Hehehehe. Nice touch with Martel talking with Marta's mom about how she got Yuan on a leash. XD
All in all, this chapter is really good man for it's got a mix of both light and dark tones to this plot line. I honestly can't wait to see where it goes...but really want to see how the family outting turns out. Especially with how Kratos and Lloyd are going to bond. But what I'm most concerned with is how Ratatosk/Emil are going to take this? What's Genis going to plan to do and WHEN would Verius be able to strike? That's what I'd like to know myself.
Anyways sorry for the delay and hope that you understand what I'm going through man. See ya on the next update.
Maurice A. Nigma
The Great Blue One