Reviews for Ruminations: Dark Compassion
TheRoadtoHell666 chapter 14 . 1/4
Now that's interesting. Unlike Darth Vader, Lady Amidala has real power through her position. And from what your implying enough power to overthrow the Emperor through politics. That'd be an interesting story to read. This was heartbreaking to read; she lost everything, even her own children. Just imaging her in Darth Vader's place is enough to give me chills, because it's so easy to imagine. Padme is such a strong character that I could see her being feared and loved at the same time.
TheRoadtoHell666 chapter 6 . 1/4
I'm actually really loving this role reversal. It's very realistic, political opinions constantly change after all, and bad choices are easily rationalised.
SharKohen chapter 14 . 8/19/2017
This is such a cool story. Even if you don't write a sequel, this was excellent as a stand-alone. Great exploration of an AU, with familiar scenes yet a vastly different consequences and thought sequences. Though I can't escape the thought that Padme might end up marrying Palpatine because this version of her she would like the idea of being Empress too much. Oh dear...
DawnDayrider chapter 7 . 3/22/2017
One thing I know about twins is that they are often born prematurely. Great story so far. very interesting that some of Anakin's and Padme's dialogue has been swapped. Can't wait to see how it ends!
ThunderSphinx chapter 14 . 9/12/2016
Pleeeaaaaaasssse! Where's that sequel!? I need it! We *ALL* NEED IT!

Poor Anakin. Damn you Padmè, why?

My business chapter 1 . 1/12/2016
I read this a while ago and now, after months delay, I am reviewing!

I must say that this story was very nice (not the best, but still great).

I first decided to read this story after seeing how much I enjoyed light of liberty and this proved to be just as good.

I think you really should have killed off Anakin, but oh well, things happen. I also really like this dark padme as she is my favourite character in the series and seeing her with a bit more complexity makes me happy.

Awesome story! I will still be expecting a sequel though.
AEStarWars chapter 14 . 12/29/2015
This story made me equally heartbroken as the time I watched Revenge of the Sith. Good story, and hopefully that sequel comes out quickly, I want to see what happens.
Revan3363 chapter 14 . 10/20/2015
Great story please write a sequel soon :)
Shel chapter 14 . 7/28/2015
Fantastic story. Told well and believable. The characterization was well written. Is the sequel still in the works?
zahnoia chapter 14 . 4/20/2015
I don't know why I didn't come across this story before. One of the best authors I've come across! I loved how you portrayed Padme going to the dark side. It wasn't easy to do but you did it! Thank you to your sister who told you to post it and I'm still waiting for the sequel. I really can't wait for it.
jaderook chapter 14 . 1/8/2015
What a chilling tale. There is something seriously creepy about women that go crazy- especially mothers. Perhaps it is my own hang-ups here- but the fact that it is a woman going to the dark side in this manner and for the particular reasons she did- the twist seems more wrong and definitely more tragic. I'm quite certain that it is because you wrote Padme's character and presented her motivations so very plausibly. I'm very glad you wrote this and you did a fantastic job.
Kennayil chapter 14 . 10/1/2014
Well then. Give your sister our thanks! I like how you did this one. Most writers tend to end up giving Padme some Force ability through Anakin or inherited while pregnant with Luke and Leia. Thanks for not doing that. Palpatine has always been a manipulator, and able to twist an honorable goal into something dark. I once heard in a movie, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." This story is a good way to show that.

May the Force be with you.
JPElles chapter 13 . 3/18/2014
Hope to see an update/sequel to this at some point. I love it.
Reality Rejection Service chapter 14 . 2/15/2014
HOLY... Dang.

That's all I can say. I- WOW.

Okay. Here goes:

You did a SWEET job. Padme's one of my favorite characters (aside from Artoo and Luke.) So to see her crash and BURN is disturbing.

The role reversal is quite stunning and well done.

I like that you put Anakin in a deep healing trance as opposed to straight-up killing him. Having him wake up years later in a sequel would be AWESOME.

Padme's breakdown when seeing Anakin's "corpse" shows that there's still a little good in her.

Very well done. Pat yourself on the back.
Axxell101 chapter 1 . 2/9/2014
This was very well done, and your grasp of politics was most astute. I'm not sure if you've given up on a sequel or not, but its been three years and I won't hold out much hope. But nonetheless, this is one of the best fics I've ever read. You really have an intuitive grasp on these characters, and can make them do this gs that would normally be OOC, seem legitimate. All in all, an astounding fix, and I wish I could read the sequel.
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