|Reviews for An Adjustment of Plans|
| noor12xx chapter 5 . 5/22
OH GOSH, FRENZY CRYING LIKE THAT REALLY BREAKS MY HEART, EVEN THOUGH I CAN'T HEAR IT.
| noor12xx chapter 3 . 5/22
Ratchet hugging Soundwave? My heart can't take it
| Solenzara chapter 1 . 9/6/2022
This was an absolutely fantastic read. You handled a lot of heavy topics in this piece with the appropriate amount of nuance and very maturely. I really loved your writing and characterization of everyone here. At NO point did I get the impression that your characters were just the same persons but with different paint jobs. They all had their own voice, were distinct, and consistent in that their thoughts, motives and perspectives/narratives didn’t bleed into one another’s.
I’m not sure if you’re still actively writing or read your comments anymore, but I truly hope I’m able to get across how much I really love this work of yours. Thanks for writing this gem and sharing it with everyone!
| Solenzara chapter 22 . 9/5/2022
Man, I would totally be down to read the love story between Soundwave and his late Lady Fairwinds
| Estrella-Dorada chapter 33 . 4/5/2022
Oh, por cierto, encontré la historia que publicó blasta_johnson en wattpad. Yo no tengo una cuenta ahí, simplemente estaba buscando más sobre An Adjustment of Plans y encontré eso.
Qué mal que pasen estas cosas y es una lástima que no se pueda hacer mucho, pero la historia es toda tuya y es muy buena. Eso es seguro.
| Estrella-Dorada chapter 32 . 4/5/2022
Ay, lo siento, antes hubo un error y mi comentario se envió antes de terminarlo. También quería leer la historia otra vez antes de dejar un comentario (es muy lento y algo difícil leer con el traductor), pero en el celular suceden estas cosas...
Este es el comentario completo.
En serio, ¿qué onda con los comentarios negativos y agresivos? ¿Leer una historia que no te gusta solo para criticarla? Eso es tan innecesario.
Bien. Si nos ceñimos estrictamente al canon, sí, el personaje de Soundwave puede verse algo OOC aquí, pero eso es algo normal si tenemos en cuenta las circunstancias y la trama de esta historia, especialmente porque esto es un semi AU, no sigue completamente los eventos del canon, eso se deja claro en las notas al principio. Y en la precuela se muestra un poco de dónde proviene Soundwave y por qué actúa de cierto modo.
Además, esto es fanfiction, no es el canon. Si alguien quiere la historia y los personajes como están en el canon, ya lo tiene ahí. ¿Qué tendría de interesante escribir o leer una historia de fanfiction si no habrá cambios en ciertos eventos y personajes? Ese es el punto de esto. El fanfiction se creó para que los fans puedan leer y escribir aquellas historias que el canon nunca mostrará. Es una oportunidad para explorar todos los "Y si..." que una historia puede ofrecer. Esto es un "Y si..." para Ratchet y Soundwave, y Frenzy.
A mí me gustó el cambio, me parece razonable y aceptable con el incidente de Soundwave y sus cconsecuencias, y ese pasado que se creó para él.
Si a alguien no le gusta la historia, que se vuelva y busque otra que le guste, no hay necesidad de ser odioso con el autor o con sus seguidores (que son muchos, por cierto).
No hay engaño, todos sabemos a lo que venimos y probablemente por eso venimos. Para gustos, colores. Así que si esta no es tu taza de té, simplemente no la bebas.
No suelo dejar comentarios en historias que llevan mucho tiempo terminadas, pero esto lo vale. Nunca había shippeado a Ratchet y Soundwave, pero debo decir que me gustó mucho esta pareja. Ratchet es uno de mis personajes favoritos y Soundwave es muy atractivo con todo ese halo oscuro y misterioso.
Como dije, leí la historia dos veces y seguramente volveré a leerla en el futuro, así que va a mis favoritos.
Me gustó mucho la trama, interesante y entretenida, el trasfondo AU, los detalles y las descripciones de las situaciones, la forma en que describiste a los personajes con sus pensamientos, sentimientos y emociones. Me gustó que fuera una historia larga... Y el final feliz. Me encanta el drama, pero adoro los finales felices.
Tu historia es muy buena, por eso a tanta gente le gustó, así que no te detengas. Espero que sigas escribiendo, seguiré la secuela, que espero que continúes algún día pronto, eres buena en esto.
No dejes que los comentarios negativos te desanimen.
Oh, por un comentario que leí por ahí me enteré de que también tienes una página en Ao3. Yo leo mucho por ahí y te busqué, pero varias de tus historias de no están ahí. Me hubiera encantado que también publicaras An Adjustment of Plans en Ao3 para agregarlo a mis favoritos.
Mi inglés no es bueno. Uso Google Translate para leer y no quería escribir todo esto con el traductor porque tiene errores, pero espero que puedas leerlo del mismo modo. Es más fácil leer que escribir con el traductor.
¡Gracias por esta gran historia!
| Estrella-Dorada chapter 33 . 3/3/2022
Bien. Si nos ceñimos estrictamente al canon, sí, el personaje de Soundwave puede verse OOC aquí, pero eso es algo normal si tenemos en cuenta las circunstancias y la trama de esta historia, especialmente porque esto es un semi AU, no es completamente canon. Y también tenemos una precuela donde se explica ese AU y por qué Soundwave actúa de cierto modo.
Además, esto es fanfiction, no es el canon. Si alguien quiere la historia y los personajes tal como están en el canon, pues para eso está el canon. ¿Qué chiste tendría escribir una historia diferente si nada va a cambiar? El fanfiction se creó para que los fans puedan leer y escribir aquellas historias que el canon nunca mostrará. Es una oportunidad para explorar todos los "y si..." que una historia puede ofrecer. Esto es un "Y si..." para Ratchet y Soundwave.
Sí a alguien no le gusta la historia, lo más sano que puede hacer es darse la vuelta y buscar otra que le guste, no hay necesidad de ser odioso con el autor o con sus seguidores (que son muchos, por c
No hay engaño, todos sabemos a lo que venimos y probablemente por eso venimos.
| Mar chapter 32 . 3/2/2022
This is a great story, I liked it a lot
Keep writing please!
| NoblegasXenon chapter 1 . 2/26/2022
Ignoring the deliberately homophobic comments from that other person. I’m surprised to not see this on ao3. It’s one of those fics that I reread constantly.
| RealityItch chapter 14 . 6/13/2021
Oh, dear. I read your intro here and got really shocked. You write two of your super-long chapters a week? That sounds like a suicide, especially that I understood you have a lot on your plate on the professional side... Well, congrats for that. It's a result completely unattainable for me (an 8 k chapter is a month or two).
Anyways, I just wanted to comment on Frenzy and the opening scene, which as much as pissed me off (oh Frenzy I wanted to punch you for Ratchet's sake!) the much I also enjoyed it. This was all pretty brilliantly written and I have the feeling that you were quite inspired writing these chapters here - they read so well. I was always biting my nails when they had to talk about Ratchet's situation so much 'in public' (for me it would be hard to even live in such a 'dense' situation where everyone knows all the privacy of others) and I'm full of awe that he really didn't lose his temper over Frenzy :D Optimus was also brilliant. I laughed how he wanted do meddle :D. That was really sweet
Thank you for the nice read!
| RealityItch chapter 13 . 6/13/2021
This was a super-powerful chapter, and a super-powerful ending. I'm watching with big interest how you depicted the clash of different mentalities between Soundwave and his perception of the world (like that he had to be serving, that he still couldn't believe that he was worth more than his body and that Ratchet could appreciate him for one hundred different things) and Ratchet - who (like me) was even unable to imagine what Soundwave was thinking. To be honest, I think that if Ratchet had access to the thoughts Soundwave had just before "seducing" him, he would freeze and run away screaming.
I'm waiting as I read until the moment Soundwave will really drop this idea of having to earn the upkeep (I wanted to say respect but that's not even that) through things like his body. Oh, his slave mentality hurts me so much. It always hurt me in many fics that Soundwave was this loyal one and never rewarded properly. I read your fic with the hope it would be different now. :D
| RealityItch chapter 7 . 6/3/2021
I am really relieved with the ending of this chapter. I was observing with horror the developments in the romance between Frenzy and Steeljaw and I had a massive amount of thoughts. First of all, I was wondering very much about what is the starting point for Soundwave to feel this overprotective and possessive.
- Was it because of the brutal 'Con culture (which btw. Frenzy amazingly as encouraging competition in the very educated reply he gave Optimus in the rec room - that was great) and fear by Soundwave that he would lose them if he only let them go a single little bit?
- Was it because of some unhealthy perception of sex and sexuality by Soundwave (we learnt his approach in the amazing scene when he's afraid, horribly afraid to be raped by Ratchet)
The approach to sex by Soundwave struck me a lot as... well, as one that implied there was a deep social layer behind it - one that brings to me an association with strong religious rules or very conservative society - as if Soundwave came from a puritan and sexually intolerant culture where sex would be very black and white - either love or rape, nothing in between. And belonging to someone through sex. While... these are two different things?
I was tormented the moment when Soundwave immediately jumped to the conclusion that Frenzy would like to leave him and join Blaster because he fell in love with Steeljaw. I just wanted to come over there and... I don't know what. They did the best they could to convince Soundwave that there was no danger in that relationship. I'm so happy for Frenzy that in the end Soundwave slowly started understanding something - and well, in the end (and I hope that's what you're aiming at - :D) Soundwave will see that Frenzy can be friends with half a base, have a wonderful lover in Steeljaw and still love Soundwave all the way he always did. Or more, because a truly free person makes this truly individual choice to love another one. And not for pragmatic reasons but "just because". Love needs no reasoning.
In general, I can't wait to see what happens to Soundwave next, what his development will look like. He has many scars. He has this odd approach to sexuality - which he can't obviously enjoy and rather fears as if he either was raised in such a culture that condemns it or was raped and abused and cut himself away (I don't think this is being asexual in his case, because he spreads it on others thinking he's protecting them while in reality by isolating them).
His disability is heart-breaking. The decision Frenzy had to make was really tough (I so appreciated that Ratchet asked him). I have a tiny hope deep deep inside that they will find a way to fix him, or alternatively, that Soundwave will be able to learn some kind of workaround... But the moment when he regained his speech for just a moment and then started collapsing was truly terrifying. And then when he thought he was being violated, while Ratchet tried to save him in reality! (On top we learned it from Frenzy's POV which was an interesting choice in itself).
I have a feeling, in any case, that despite the horrible circumstances, paradoxically the situation will contribute to Frenzy's personal development very much. He was... in fact treated like a kid so far. He has a mind of a teenager (the contraception lesson by Ratchet made me cackle - and I appreciate your headcanon about how sparklings get sparkled :D I mean, I think it's yours because I haven't seen it in other stories - it was nice to read those ideas). And well, Frenzy is older than a teen. He should behave like a 20 or so, but under such an overprotective wing of S. he had little chance to grow up. Now he does. They maybe not treat him fully as an adult (all those talks about sex were truly like with a teen) but he is required to take responsibility for himself, for Soundwave
| RealityItch chapter 4 . 6/1/2021
This was a cute, heartwarming chapter that made me giggle a couple of times.
It was also very interesting to follow Optimus logic - you're doing an interesting worldbuilding interpretation here, also in terms of how Autobots would accept the two 'Cons at the base. I struggled with it a bit in my story (Depth of Field) because in fact I also wrote a scenario where Soundwave seriously injured lands with the Autobots, is treated by Ratchet and heals throughout half of the story, and I was trying to get into the head of Optimus and Ratchet to accept him and Laserbeak as normal base inhabitants moving half-freely outside the brig (Soundwave can't move anyway half of the time, it seems I'm not the only one to do this to Soundwave... :D). That was quite a challenge and I appreciate to read a similar thing in a different take. I also loved the way how Optimus smartly made Frenzy to volunteer to work eventually, and the whole psychology. :D Optimus, after all, is not such an easy person to write without making it cliche, which you again managed nicely.
And then the Blaster and Ratchet conversation was great too. And WOW you do such a nice job on the whole biology part. Amazing. It really holds together and is a nice representation of how we (humans) are some sort of machines as well, and how neatly these two logics can be intertwined. Nice :]
Finally, I will repeat myself but I like the way you perceive the symbiotic relationship. It also is great to have Blaster and Steeljaw here. And the contradiction between how Blaster allows actual freedom to his symbionts while Soundwave is very possessive - likely exactly because of the mentioned Decepticon "culture" that would pose a real danger to them.
And Soundwave putting tools in order in the drawe It's all so well done.
| RealityItch chapter 3 . 5/31/2021
So, you made me read instead of writing my own stuff :D
I know that this has been posted so long ago and my comments probably don't matter, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate this story so much, so that it's here for the record.
And Soundwave's mind process... reminds me of something real I know. For people who have this issue with touching by others, touch sometimes just feels only as one and just thing and it's so hard to understand it can also exist without that 'thing'. And when it finally comes, it's such a good realisation.
| RealityItch chapter 2 . 5/31/2021
Oh dear. I don't even know where to start. Of course I hope so much that Frenzy wasn't killed. Soundwave wouldn't survive it...
Aside of the logic of the story itself (it was planned for Soundwave to stay with the Autobots as I guessed from the description) I was not surprised with the behaviour of the 'Cons. And well... I was reading this part with painful heart, it just hurt so badly to be already in Soundwave's head, and be treated like this, pushed away by the ones to whom he dedicated his life after all. Just because... they didn't understand what they were looking at? Or because he would require their actual effort? Or because in real life, not only in the Decepticon faction, actual weakness of any sort, especially advanced sort, is treated as uselessness and... "punished". It broke my heart, though I knew eventually it was good for Soundwave to be left there, it was so much better to stay with the Ratchet and those who could at least give him care. How ironic, how sad. (I was fearing a scenario that they would be taken back and hurt or neglected and Frenzy would call for Ratchet finally to save them both. - I don't know which scenario would have been worse.)
But Frenzy, oh my God Frenzy - I really felt for him all the time, his fear and the situation he found himself in, when suddenly he had to become a parent, the mature one suddenly (I have always seen this symbiosis relation as a family one, though not precisely matching human families but sort of, where some symbionts at least were a bit like children and Soundwave was the father-mother one). The talk between Ratchet and Frenzy gave me strong feels.
In general, Ratchet - I love your take on Ratchet, I'm in love with your Ratchet already. Well, Soundwave and Ratchet are likely my absolute favourites anyway, but it counts even more because I tend to be picky about the depictions of my beloved characters and you just did it. They both stole my heart.
But Ratchet, he's just so... the way he acts, it's the most dignified thing I can imagine. The amount of compassion and the level of wise empathy - you know, when Soundwave observes that Ratchet is a man of power - I couldn't agree more. Power is a strange thing. People like Starscream have to be hit on the head to see power in someone. But the real power is not that visible or tangible - it never raises voice, never loses patience or control, the real authority is... just recognized. I knew maybe two or three people in my whole, not such a short life already, who bore this absolute authority without doing anything that is popularly associated with power. People just followed whatever they said, because they were this much... reliable? ethical? consistent? knowledgeable? calm? contained? wise? understanding? in control? strong in the way Ratchet is strong. It is something I respect and it happens so very rarely.
Being in Soundwave's head is so frustrating, and so understandable. It should be frustrating the way it is, it marks good writing if the emotions from the story fill the reader. And well... I have to really commend you how convincing it all is, the medical descriptions. I have a feeling you really have a great knowledge of what you are writing (the analogy to a human disability) and it seeps through every line. It is very competent and commendable, and gives me a feeling of learning something new and deepening my insight into something I might have not understood that well so far. Thank you for this.
ps. I'm not sure if that will be useful, I think a few moments there was a slip of a tongue in the text and you meant "Soundwave" not "Shockwave" in the paragraph where they exchange hostages.