|Reviews for Manipulations|
| Ella Jayd chapter 87 . 2/28
This story had me laughing so hard I was crying in some places. The characters were done so well, particularly Shepard (I really like how you never gave her a first name) and Kaidan. I've never really liked Kaidan, Carth clone that he is, so I almost didn't read this fic, but I'm so glad I did now. The quality of the writing is amazing, you hardly ever see it in fanfiction. I know nothing about you, akg, but I'm almost certain you have something published - and if you don't, you most definitely should get to work on that right away!
I love the side plots too, and how interesting and compelling you made the characters so that they were a joy to read rather than a chore, or something you skimmed over so you could get back to the good bits. Garrus and Kasumi's relationship was a stroke of brilliance.
I'm so disappointed you never finished this story. I would love to read the rest of it, and also your take on ME3.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful story.
| moniquita2 chapter 37 . 2/27
When Garrus mencioned novels Being emotionally sadistic, I thought "Jesús, THIS is emotinally sadistic, I want to cry. " In a good sence of course.
| Ella Jayd chapter 16 . 2/23
Tears. Of laughter. So many. 3
| Ella Jayd chapter 13 . 2/23
Brilliant stuff! I'm absolutely hooked. You've written the characters so well, I don't find any of them boring, even the boring ones. Particularly Kaidan! And I'm dying to see where you take this.
Possibly the only bit of constructive feedback I can give you is that occasionally you can be just a tiny bit too obtuse. For example, when Jack made the 'chaperone the playdate' crack, I thought Kaidan's response was referring to whatever she said about a ruler. It took me a few times of reading back over that bit before I understood that the ruler had nothing to do with it. That sort of thing has popped up a few times so far and it can break the immersion a little bit.
| YeOldeDAFan chapter 6 . 1/22
That was excellent! I had to read some of Shepard's lines aloud to myself, they were so great. Love it.
| YeOldeDAFan chapter 4 . 1/22
The repeated "hell" from Miranda had me giggling. I love picturing her as this long-suffering type. Love the characterization and the plot so far!
| TheHugoGernsback chapter 1 . 12/16/2014
Having now re-read this story for the third time I can hand on heart say it's probably the best piece of Mass Effect fiction I have read. Terrific interpretation of the characters and believable relationships between them. A good plot which stays away from the common problem of regurgitating the main game points and its dialogue. Some minor spelling errors but I can live with that given how good the writing is.
I fully appreciate that real life easily gets in the way when you are writing as a hobby, but I truly hope you find the time to go back and finish this story - it's far too good to abandon. From the number of reviews, favourites and follows, there's a lot people who feel the same.
All the best.
| Thimble chapter 87 . 8/6/2014
Whoah - this is a really great story.
| Third Person Point of View chapter 1 . 6/20/2014
I just wanted to say that this is an incredible piece of writing. It's so well done it's inspiring. There are too few writers who really dedicate this much time to the level of research that you have obviously done for this fic. Amazing. I really love how you portrayed each of the characters (and that's saying a lot because the Mass Effect crew is by far some of favorites so I get super over-protective about them). Superbly done!
| skyreigns chapter 87 . 5/23/2014
Hands down the best fic I have ever read, of any fandom. The characterizations are brilliant, and the storyline is so engaging and interesting. I wish it continued past chapter 87, but I'm thankful that there are 87 chapters for us to read. Thank you for this fic!
| Blitz3701 chapter 47 . 4/29/2014
perfect ending to this chapter.
| Blitz3701 chapter 35 . 4/26/2014
I just felt my heart break.
| Blitz3701 chapter 33 . 4/26/2014
This was immensely good. I love her friendship with Thane!
| Blitz3701 chapter 31 . 4/26/2014
Your mature content was not offensive in the slightest. Seriously. Should not have had to put that warning up but hey.
| Blitz3701 chapter 11 . 4/26/2014
you have a real gift for dialogue. I love the contemplation here.