|Reviews for An Old Blue Fish|
| GoldenLombaxGirl chapter 13 . 10/1/2015
This is the best Father-Son story I've seen in my entire life! Bravo, Wave! *applause*
| Traumateamgirl chapter 1 . 12/9/2014
I love this story and totally random but this story was published on my 14th birthday which was the day I got Trauma Team :)
| hirowriter chapter 5 . 8/31/2014
Now I understand why Gabe hated Gregory Collins so much. But I'm surprise Lisa married/engaged with another doctor (since Gabe is also a doctor, and they ended up divorcing).
| hirowriter chapter 4 . 8/31/2014
It was quite difficult to imagine the complicated day for Joshua, but it might be for the best... so I won't end up crying from the sadness.
| hirowriter chapter 3 . 8/31/2014
It seems that CR-S01 and Maria didn't changed much.
As for Hank, he seemed to have married that girl with the white hair.
| hirowriter chapter 2 . 8/16/2014
You can sense the tension between the father and son by just reading this chapter.
| hirowriter chapter 1 . 8/16/2014
Just so you know, the wikia of Trauma Center revealed that in the official "Japanese Trauma Team Game guide/art book" Gabriel country of origin was "Great Britain".
You can check it yourself by going to the Trivia section of the website ( wiki/Gabriel_Cunningham)
| AlithiaSigma chapter 13 . 2/23/2014
That was an emotional roller coaster of angst.
| Twilight Cardmistress chapter 13 . 8/31/2013
EVERY TIME I READ THIS FIC I END UP CRYING BECAUSE GABE.
| joe chapter 13 . 2/23/2013
i loved this so much please write a sequel or a prequel its so good im actually crying because it ended because i remember joshua from trauma team and he looks so cute and now when hes sixteen he sounds like my big cousin with big hair (not really green but kinda browny-green)
thank you for such an amazing story i loved it
| joe chapter 10 . 2/23/2013
this is so good bbut its coming to an end (so sad)
| magikid196 chapter 13 . 9/19/2012
it's over already?! T_T *sigh* oh well... as they say "all good things come to an end" although I wish that this story will last longer. I'll just keep re-reading it when I feel like it _ truth be told, I don't really like sad stories(it's not that I hate sad stories I just don't like the feeling of sadness)... but when I was searching for a story to read and I found yours, and when you mentioned the story will be about Gabe and Joshua in the summary, I couldn't help but feel very intrigued so I started reading it and WOW this fanfic is REALLY AMAZING (credits to Tell Her This again) and for that I give you two thumbs up (b_)b I know I've said this before in my previous review(I think) but I really LOVE how you always successfully control our emotions according to the story like how sometimes I smile, feel angry, get surprised or even cry on the inside(I don't cry on the outside). anyways, I love how you made this chapter Naomi and Little Guy are even dating in this story(I absolutely love that pairing) you even made a cheesy moment between Alyssa and Joshua where she gave gave him a surprise kiss(like mother like daughter I guess) and yes Naomi knows all she even knows when to stop inspecting a crime scene ;) also the way you explained Collins's sad story(I hope that wasn't a lie) was also cool and of course it was also amazing that you made Gabe's relatives Italian(is he really or did you make that part up) and the ending was also AWESOME!(okay I'm running out of words synonymous to great XD)(by the way eggplant is a really cute name for a fish... maybe I should give my fish that name if I ever get one :D) so long-story short(if I can still call it that) the story is REALLY AMAZING! I'll miss the moments when I'll check if you updated yet and don't worry I'm not mad that you haven't updated for a long time it's kinda the same thing for me because I haven't updated my story for like 5 months I think due to writer's block _" so sorry if this Review is so long I just really wanted to tell you all this(well except the not updated story for 5 months part) I'm really glad you made this story _ well here's your last cookie from a bunny :D see you soon :D
| Ulqui4 chapter 1 . 9/16/2012
Really like the story. Well written
| Tell Her This chapter 13 . 8/28/2012
Well, I’ve finally found time to write a review for this. I’m somewhat sad that this is for the last chapter, but I guess all good things must come to an end at some point. I have had a great deal of fun beta reading for you (when that pesky little thing known as work hasn’t been getting in the way) and it’s been awesome getting to know you during our PM conversations about politics and Legionnaires disease and our mutual dislike of OCs. I very much hope to beta read for you again soon, and I aim to be far more organized that I was this time.
Ah. The review. The last scene with Alyssa was very sweet, and a nice end to that element of the story. More stories should feature those two, I believe. When I was rereading to write this review I briefly wondered if their attitude towards each other and their young relationship was slightly too mature. However when I considered the things that both characters have had to deal with, and the fact that they’ve had to deal with, it’s reasonable that they’, d have a more mature attitude outlook towards life. I wonder how that relationship would progress. I laughed at Joshua being frightened by Naomi. There’s a mother-in-law you wouldn’t want to piss off…
I said right from the word go that I did not like Collins, and I stick by that declaration to the very end. However, I did manage to empathize with him in this final chapter (who knew that could happen?). He’s a very rich man with no friends. I think he really did love Lisa at some point and maybe held on to some distant believe that they’d be together again in the future, and with Lisa dead he’s realized that he has nothing meaningful in his life. That certainly doesn’t make what he did to Joshua forgivable, but I certainly feel sad for him. I must commend you for being able to surprise me with the revelation that Lisa’s father was part of Colins’ motivation to adopt Joshua. I did not see that coming, and I can quite often guess what’s going to happen next. Joshua shows an incredible amount of maturity in not trying to beat Collins to a pulp. That’s what I would have done. I woukd quite like to know the immediate sequence of events that led to Gabe punching Collins. I imagine Gabe has been waiting to land that punch for a number of years. I’m almost certain you’ve mentioned the possibility of a prequel to AOBF. (If I have completely made that up, I do apologise.) If you ever do plan to write a prequel I would most definitely read it!
And the last scene. How far we have come since the first scenes of this story, where Joshua and Gabe could barely be in the same room as each other and now they’re going on a road trip to meet the rest of the extended family. Who would have though that could have happened at the start of the story? I must admit to being a sucker for a happy ending. It’s has been one hell of a journey for Joshua and I have very much enjoyed reading it. :) It’s been a blast..
Hope to see more from you soon!
| Canada Cowboy chapter 13 . 8/20/2012
Well, this is where it all ends, isn't it? The great revelation as to why everything turned out the way they did. Lots to get to, so let's get started.
I really like how Josh is brought back to where everything started, with key locations being crucial in the accentuation of the themes. He was brought back to Aly's house, where people he met early in the story are around. Then he was taken to the graveyard, which contains the person who brought about this whole thing in the first place: his mother. Collins appearing is also a nice touch, as it adds depth to the idea that everything has to come full circle. And of course, it's fantastic that the true explanation behind Collins' actions are explained.
The one bit I like the most is how you made everything a process, and that it's not a completely happy ending. The quotes you used in the end, where Josh admits that his life with Gabe is still imperfect, sort of wraps up what his entire life is about. Josh went through a down period, and now he's hoping to pick it back up again. I think this is inherently going to affect his growth, and how he'll mature as a person. It also reflects how, in life, we can't think about things in absolutes, and that perfection is nothing but a myth. Good on you for making it so that this theme shows up, as it'll give Josh an incentive to do his best.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this fic. This is, as you mentioned, a lot more emotional than your usual ones, and contains a lot more in-depth details and thought processes in character development. The content and its general organization and flow are well done, making the themes that much more prevalent. And of course, your storytelling skills here clearly brought out what I consider to be your best effort by far. I can't wait to see what projects you come up with next. Is there anything that you think you'll focus on for your next story?
Once again, a fantastic job, and hope to see you write again soon. I updated Avatar already, so please drop by to catch up on it if you have time.