|Reviews for Flesh and Blood revisited: Gemini|
| Dragoon Swordsman chapter 24 . 6/24/2017
Sorry I took so long; things have been even crazier than usual since about April. Anyway, it looks to be shaping up pretty well. My only qualm is what's happening with poor Miyuki; I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating: her death is the one thing about the series that genuinely angered me.
On a more positive note, It's nice to see Shinya getting along with Noal. I think they're more alike than either would like to admit.
| SereStarOfGaea chapter 21 . 12/28/2016
Poor aki... D-boy always had issues with showing how he felt and letting her in. He should really learn from D-two, I hope you change it a bit from the cannon and add more interaction for the two of them although I'm not sure if you're really going to change anything from the cannon besides adding Shinya to their team.
| Dragoon Swordsman chapter 20 . 6/24/2016
Very, very sorry I took so long; my life has been going even crazier than usual for the last few months. Anyway, I see Colbert is irritating as usual (I'd love his death scene except Miyuki-chan dies in the same episode), but also as usual Freeman outsmarts him.
I did find it interesting the talk about taking Aki prisoner and formatting instead of killing her. Kinda reminiscent of what she eventually does.
| SereStarOfGaea chapter 19 . 2/6/2016
I like how d-two and nevil age going with their relationship but aki and d-boy is just so slow! Habanera more of them please!
| Just a Crazy-Man chapter 16 . 11/2/2015
| Dragoon Swordsman chapter 15 . 2/3/2015
Quite a lot to digest, but I'm not complaining. One thing that struck me concerns Tekkaman Lance; I don't know if it's an error or deliberate alteration on your part, but his human name was Molotov. A minor issue (he doesn't get much characterization), so I shall give you the benefit of the doubt on this one.
Nice touch with that kid saying Shinya looks cooler than his brother in Tekkaman form. Amusing, and I can actually see where he's coming from.
Colbert's an absolute jerk as usual (aside, pretty sure "reaction bomb" is a euphemism; it almost has to be a nuke), and Freeman shows he's not as cold as he often appears. 'Course, that's easily deduced from the fact that his closest confidante is a hyperactive teenage girl. As I recall, Milly was in on the machinations that ultimately led to the High-Coat Voltekka.
I find myself wondering if you intend to pair Shinya with anyone. The only girl close to his age aside from Aki is Milly Le Rouge. Well, I suppose that will be revealed in due course. Until next time.
| Dragoon Swordsman chapter 9 . 10/18/2014
Finally, a Tekkaman Blade fic worthy of the name! I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to see such a well-written story in a woefully neglected section, one which uses the original names and so forth (I've long been disgusted with the "Teknoman" bilge).
Having Shinya escape the Radam with Takaya was a nice touch, though I confess to some surprise that Kengo isn't Omega. (One thing strikes me as odd, though I may simply have missed it; I've not seen Shinya use the Voltekka thus far. An oversight?)
In closing, if you're open to any further deviations from canon, I would like to enter a plea for Miyuki's life. Her demise was one of the very few things about the show that really ticked me off. (Takaya's condition at the end would have, but the OVA -which I also enjoyed- revealed that he got better.)
I truly hope to see this continued.
| Just a Crazy-Man chapter 9 . 10/7/2014
| Just a Crazy-Man chapter 8 . 9/3/2014
| Just a Crazy-Man chapter 7 . 7/10/2014
| Just a Crazy-Man chapter 6 . 3/23/2014
| AoKanojo chapter 5 . 7/22/2012
Hmm, goodness, I don't remember Shinya being all that affected in the original FaB, although you do mention his ability to go evil too...perhaps because I usually have just seen him pass out, rather than go bonkers like Takaya actually did. Guess it's good that I'm reading this version too, since it makes me re-read the old chapters and get a refresher that way.
Ah, and you do actually have Takaya affirm that he thinks Shinya is emotionally stronger than him, which is something I kept harping on in my recent reviews for FaB v1, so Takaya's "I get a bit emo and fall apart" has been explained, I just didn't remember this being touched on. So you can disregard me poking that to death over and over.
Thanks for writing; I'll be eagerly awaiting new installments.
| AoKanojo chapter 4 . 7/22/2012
Going by a hunch, I poked "yari" into a japanese dictionary and saw that it means "spear." In the last chapter, you had Kengo be Tekkaman Yari, and now you're going by Spear. Obviously it's the same either way, but for consistency's sake I'm just pointing it out. Cause I prod writers like that :P
Oh, Levin turned back into a guy, and he's about as fabulous as I remember him. I'll see what you do with this, since in your normal FaB you stick Cain and Mags together.
Too bad R-2 wouldn't work at all for Takaya...since Shinya's now D-2...heh. Stupid joke aside, moving along...
| AoKanojo chapter 2 . 7/22/2012
I'm flipping back and forth between this rewrite and the original FaB version; I do commend you on tightening up the story and taking out some of the "filler" in there that, while it tries to be humorous, seems like it's forced/extra...like the sound effects in Saber's head or exactly how Star's embarrassed to death by the cute naked guys to name a few of the instances.
I suppose this uncut version is a way of slowly but surely doing a revision of your original Flesh and Blood; the story seems to flow better, so it's a productive exercise if you have the energies for both this and the original work. Of course, I'd love for more of the energy to be focused on the main story at hand, especially now that you've piqued my interest for your future character work / enlightenment. As always, thanks for your hard work :)