|Reviews for The Blood Dimmed Tide|
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/28
Hope you are gonna update this soon, this has been a pleasure reading and I can't wait for more
| smb0621 chapter 17 . 1/12
My new years resolution? Hopefully to read more chapters of this AMAZING story! 3 I always love how you blend in game content with your own additions. Transitions are smooth and the characters seem fully in line with their game versions at all times. I can picture the characters saying and doing what you're describing. It such a lovely refreshing addition to a lot of what floats out there on . I truly hope to hear more from you soon! :D
| msjayjustice chapter 18 . 12/27/2013
This story quickly became one of my all time favorites. Can I live in this fic please? It's so perfect 3 cannot wait for more 3
| geoavenger chapter 18 . 12/20/2013
Aw, I love this story! More please!
| ariiadne chapter 18 . 12/11/2013
I was expecting a notification of your update when it came, but unfortunately I did not receive it. It was by chance that I noticed you'd added another chapter, which is why this review is a bit late (well, almost a month late). ANYWAY, without further ado...
I noticed less than 5 mistakes in terms of grammar and spelling, so you have nothing to worry about in that regard. I really enjoyed the interaction of Tali and Shepherd. It was light and natural enough that I could still detect the feeling underneath it. Her choice to congratulate Shepherd on her "relationship" instead of teasing her about it - which I might have expected her to do - was more fitting. I'm sure we'll see more teasing from the crew anyway as the story progresses, in addition to Kasumi's jabs in this particular chapter. I giggled at the detail of Garrus being impressed by Zaeed's installation of explosives - it reminded me of their little bro moments in the Citadel DLC in ME3, so I'm taking this as the prologue to that scenario. :P
Not much more to say since this chapter seemed shorter than usual (though that might just be because of my desperate reading), but I look forward to your next update, which I hope comes soon!
| FlyingHampsterOfDoom chapter 18 . 12/10/2013
I'm really loving the direction you're taking their relationship. Normally I get bored of a story once the couple gets together, since most authors go from awkward pre-dating to suddenly having everything be perfect. But that wouldn't make sense for Shepard and Vakarian, despite how smooth their friendship is. So I wanted to say that I appreciate what you're doing with their relationship.
I'm also in love with all of the extra things you've added in around the main plot. I never once thought about how the Normandy's upgrades were added, and now whenever I play the game I think back to this story. In case you couldn't tell, I've been following along with this story since chapter 9, but fell out of the Mass Effect fandom for a while. It wasn't until you updated last month that I got back in, so thanks for that too (after starting this again I've gone through all three games, which isn't good since it's finals this week and all I want to do is finish the third game. Thanks for that, too). Anyway, great newest chapter, great story, and I'm looking forward to the next time you're able to update!
| Guest chapter 18 . 12/8/2013
I really like where you've taken this story si far. Best Shakarian ME2 walkthrough I've read. I haven't seen any errors save for a few spelling and grammatical issues, and those don't really detract from the story. One thing I would ask though is please, keep this story ah... clean... If you know what I mean. I've had to toss some great stories aside in disgust for fear of what else might happen along. Keep up the good work! I will attempt to patiently await the next chapter. :D
| sharpie ink chapter 18 . 12/2/2013
it lives! I'm glad to see this updated.
| smb0621 chapter 18 . 12/1/2013
Yay! So happy for the update! And what a sweet chapter. Can't wait for the next one! :D
| Queen of Light 17 chapter 18 . 11/22/2013
Awesome chapter! Glad to see the crew coming together and yeah I find there are no secrets in an enclosed area. Looking forward to the next chapter!
| Guest chapter 16 . 10/29/2013
I hope you get back to updating, this is without doubt one of the best shakarian fics I've read. You capture their voices and characters perfectly, I often find most portray Shepard and Garrus ooc
| ariiadne chapter 17 . 10/28/2013
I've noticed you haven't updated in about 3 months, and that makes me sad. I hope everything is well. I made an account here for the sole purpose of leaving this review, so I hope to see more from you soon. In addition to making this account, and reading through your 17 chapters in about two days non-stop, it's safe to say I really enjoy your writing.
What I find myself most impressed with is your seamless coverage of the events of the game without going into extreme detail of every single mission - the most recent example being Tuchanka. I suppose it helps that I've played through the games twice, so it's refreshing - and it focuses your writing excellently. I came her mostly for the missing interpersonal events between Shepard and her crew, and I am a firm believer in the femshep/Garrus pairing. You did not fail to deliver. Although you focus mainly on their relationship, the other characters you do weave into the story are characterized damn near perfectly. I really appreciate that. Many other femshep/Garrus fanfics that I've read tend to ignore that, and while I can see the appeal of that approach, it does not feel as believable as what you have done.
The painstaking slowness and deliberation of their relationship is both somewhat painful (in a good way!) and wonderful. One of my favorite things you did was insert Shepard's uneasiness and thought processes while she first suggested "blowing off steam" with Garrus... I always thought the dialogue in the game was very abrupt and tactless on Shepard's part, but you managed to insert enough of emotion and context into it that it has become much easier to stomach.
Anyway, I've written enough for now. Should you continue with this - which I sincerely hope you do - I will do my best to leave more reviews as help and encouragement. Thank you for the great writing.
| AutumnMTC chapter 17 . 8/6/2013
Where have you gone?
| My Fluffy Scarf chapter 17 . 7/23/2013
Loving this so far! It's great that you can write battle scenes and romance scenes with equal eloquence. There are a few grammar issues here and there that distract a little bit, but that's about the only complaint I have. Keep it up!
| stupidgoats chapter 17 . 7/22/2013
AAAAAHHHH! What a great story! I've been reading it non-stop! But why does it end?! Sorry, letting out a little reader frustration. Your writing is just so good.