Reviews for Confluence
1sunfun chapter 6 . 2/9/2014
BeyondMyReach chapter 6 . 3/7/2011
This is a very beautiful piece

While I wish for this to be longer, I have a feeling it wouldn't turn out as well if it did. And as for Sai forgiving, I think he enjoys Go enough to forgive. Besides, Akitada regretted his action.
Coryx chapter 1 . 12/2/2010
I always wondered about that- I read a translation of the Tale of Genji, and in all the woodcuts, the men had their hair tied up in topknots. So either Sai is secretly a woman, or Hotta-san just doesn't like topknots, and decided that if she was going to be drawing this character a lot, aesthetics were more important than accuracy.

Because if Heian-period people were at all like the people I know-it's a stretch, admittedly, given a thousand years and a radically different culture-Sai would be very popular in court. All evidence, what little of it there is, given by the flashbacks certainly seems to suggest so. Even being remotely associated with the cause of Sai's disappearance is going to be bad for the Cheating Bastard's court relations.

...I just don't understand how you do it. I mean, I go to a Go club. We joke around. It's understood that no one means any harm by it. I'm only nine kyu, I'm not any good at all, really, but even I understand it-you just don't cheat. You don't. It breaks something important in both players, and in the game. The one or two times I've thought I cheated-I don't even know if I did or did not, I don't know if I honestly meant to cheat but lied to myself really well, or if it was an honest accident, or what I did-I felt awful. I guess some people like that kind of feeling, maybe, that's where people like the Cheating Bastard come from, but I don't-it hurts. Literally, physically, hurts... I just don't understand.

Haha. I'm like Sai, only I suck at Go... Heh. Heh. Heheh. I'll just stop rambling now.

WAIT A MINUTE. Holy crap, this is that thing? I KNEW Soliloguy sounded familiar! :D It's a small Internet, I guess. Thanks for the shoutout, I never would have remembered otherwise-I'm really glad you decided to make more of this. I really like it. I had an idea similar to this once-I probably already told you this-but this is much better than mine would have been.

Bamboo flute might actually make a decent weapon... I'd be scared to hit someone with my own flute. It's silver and cost a couple thousand dollars, and has lots of fibbly joints and screws and things that wouldn't take well to impact with a person's head. Or any other body part.

Hah, because Akitada and Sai actually have a chance of carrying off crazy invasions like that... Kyu games are stupid go, invasions only fail or succeed by the ineptitude of one or both players. Ugh, I should stop this, I'm at low morale already and this isn't going to help. Club tomorrow... that should make it better. Hopefully. If I don't get owned too badly by everyone else at the club who's better than me.
Maggie-baka chapter 6 . 11/17/2010
This is a truly beautiful story. I love Sai and like any story where he doesn't die and the redemption of the other Go instructor is a very nice touch.
lovelymokona chapter 6 . 11/13/2010
Gentle, happy reunion of Sai and his once student; somewhat funny when he and his rival argued because of the sundry matters, just like Hikaru and Akira in the modern time *chuckle*, are the feelings that I felt in this final chapter. But most of all, it was the peacefulness feeling that I like the most.

Excellent decision and Well done! *clap clap*

Thank you for your recommendation, by the way. They're very nice fanfics indeed.
Zuzanny chapter 6 . 11/12/2010
That was so sweet! I agree, Sai would be beautiful even as an old man, and this still leaves a plausable reasoning for his ghost.
Zuzanny chapter 5 . 11/5/2010
I really enjoyed this fic. I have never read anything that included his former rival, and I am glad you worked it out the way you did.
ykilel chapter 5 . 11/2/2010
I admit it. I'm a review-ist. Given the limited time I have to spend on fics, I judge by # of reviews.

What a mistake THAT was.

Your story is wonderful. Well researched, well written, and well crafted. I think the story is unique, Sai love for Go is a lot deeper than in most fics, and the character of the cheating rival is very compelling.

Anyway, so my review-ist ways almost led me to miss a truly lovely fic.

Hope to read more for you soon!

lovelymokona chapter 4 . 10/29/2010
Such an unexpected surprise for Sai.

Now that he met his "old friend", it would be a pity if they didn't play an even game this time, if Sai just stormed out, though his love for Go was not a sin, and Akitada didn't chase after him...

An other nice part! :)
Iatheia chapter 4 . 10/28/2010
Nice. It's good to read about Sai's Heian era...
lovelymokona chapter 3 . 10/21/2010
Nice! I'll follow up on this story! ;)