Reviews for Irritation
R chapter 10 . 1/25
Very nice! I think my favourite part was Artemis' persistent, and entirely erroneous, perception of the sessions as a 'battle'. It tells us rather a lot about his perception of the world...
I-Am-The-Stig chapter 10 . 12/12/2016
This is awesome! Well written, everything easy to understand and follow.
I've never been much for philosophy but I can tell you the psychiatry/ology sounds about right to me :)
I love how you've explored Artemis' mindset (his sanity, but diffficult behaviour prompted by his intelligence combined with general contempt of his "inferiors"). It's difficult to write a good character, especially one more intelligent than the author and reader combined, to not only make their thoughts and reasoning sound good (a communication conundrum more than anything), but also logical as well (a harder exercise in logic and reasonable explanation).
This story is definitely going into my favourites!
Annie chapter 10 . 10/29/2016
Very well written.
Hakeber.N chapter 10 . 5/22/2016
oh my god. oh. my. fucking. god.

I love this fanfic. and I'm kicking myself that I hadn't discovered it until now, when I abandoned the artemis fowl fandom long ago.

then again, younger me wouldn't have fully appreciated just how brilliant this work is.

yes, brilliant-it's brilliantly written, and worded, and of course artemis is perfectly characterized. but funnily enough-in a fic about the intellectual sparring between two very smart people-there was also a delicious, dark, very emotional undercurrent running throughout. all the hurt in artemis's (and, I presume, banks's) backstory. all the things that went unsaid. all the tension between them, which beautifully culminated in this line from chapter 9-

"I could have given you a breakdown."

"But you didn't."

so, yes-the premise compelled me to read this-and the wit and characterization and philosophical arguments are what kept me going-but it's the human emotions at the heart of this fic that I'll remember for a long, long time.

I may sound like I'm ass-kissing right now. I really don't care.

thanks for a great fic. oh, and-

Guest chapter 1 . 3/1/2016
well, shit. my underdeveloped mind just broke. great story, it really deserved to be on a recs list.
Adamant39 chapter 10 . 1/26/2016
thank you, for providing me with something intelligent to read good sir.
Adamant39 chapter 1 . 1/26/2016
I am looking forwards to this!
The Apocryphal One chapter 10 . 1/8/2016
This was a very interesting read! You managed to craft Banks together well and have him engage in believable mind-games and debates with Artemis. It was fascinating watching them banter and develop a "grudging respect" for each other. The "Humor" label seems almost inappropriate in comparison-this fic made me laugh, but the psychology of the fic was front and center. Thanks very much for providing this fic!
blackkyu chapter 10 . 12/12/2015
Haha, always wondered about that one, thank you!
Birds Love Words chapter 10 . 5/2/2015
This was great! I think you nailed the dialogue perfectly. Artemis is a difficult character to write, and writing an intelligent opponent for him to face is just as challenging. Well done.
Crystia chapter 10 . 3/31/2015
I loved this! It was fascinating, and fun too.

Thank you for posting!
Guest chapter 10 . 3/20/2015
T. Alana M chapter 4 . 12/29/2014
This is incredibly interesting - I like the mind games and analyses, it's kind of like reading a psychology textbook, except more interesting.
- also, I have discovered that I have psychopathic traits. Thanks for that. :P.
Guest chapter 7 . 11/27/2014
Nice fic, I'm kind of surprised to see this discussion come up. Things certainly seemed to go in a very Searle-like route. Not mentioning compatibilism is a pet peeve of mine, it's such an important perspective.
Mainstay chapter 10 . 7/17/2014
Quite possibly one of the most intelligent fanfiction, if not the absolute most intelligent, that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
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