Reviews for Hidden Knowledge and Painful Revelations
Grxcie.07 chapter 8 . 2/25
I think it was very good and it was interesing.
PinkFluffo chapter 22 . 12/13/2014
That was a interesting baddie, well, it was a sad one.

Ah poor Arcturus.

Although he's an idiot.
Guest chapter 23 . 10/1/2014
I hate you. Why. Just why. I don't mind the torture thing and stuff but when Aurthur told Merlin he was fired, you stepped over the line, lady.
satomika chapter 25 . 8/11/2014
Nice!

I love the ending! :D
peacelight24 chapter 25 . 7/30/2014
So I really liked your fic here. In this fandom especially, it seems as if most authors can't get past the reveal. And what I mean is, they don't seem to think Merlin and Arthur can become closer unless Merlin reveals his magic somehow. And in a way I get that, because in a lot of ways their friendship seems unbalanced, but they became such good friends because they protected each other and challenged each other, not because of what they could do for each other. I think that's why the reveal was held off until the very last episode. Because Merlin and Arthur didn't need it to be friends. I think this story really stays true to the show that way, which is awesome.

The one other thing I wanted to mention was your villain. To me at least, he didn't usually come across as crazy. Evil and twisted and extremely misguided yes, but not really crazy. Like, all his speeches kind of remind me of how I believe Hitler must have been like. And no, I don't think Hitler was crazy, I think he was an evil, evil man who had a horribly used gift for touching people's hearts. But I don't think he was actually crazy. And anyway, I just thought he (Arcturous) was just too coherent to pull off crazy. If it had been me writing the story (and obviously I'm not, so feel free to disregard if you disagree or think I missed something important, because that's entirely possible), I wouldn't have made him crazy. I would have made his evil a consequence of the Purge, and then used that as a device for later on when Arthur choses being his own person over pleasing his father. As a psychologist, I'd call his views on death a defense mechanism against all the horrors he witnessed during the Purge. So he's perfectly sane, but he's so misguided and traumatized that he simply can't function as a normal human being anymore. He's accepted physical trauma as a necessary part of life, and seeks to inflict it on others. Kind of like an Angel of Mercy, but the opposite. You might even add a layer where he thinks himself a "chosen one" of sorts, destined to teach all the lessons of pain to achieve some goal. Although if you go there, then he's definitely crazy. Anyway, that's what I'd do. And personally, I find sane villains scarier, and more realistic, than crazy ones. Like Voldemort. Evil, evil dude. But not actually completely psycho. He's very Hitlerish.

I did, however, love his ravings about death. They were really well done. And well pitched. Which is kind of what inspired the paragraph above.

But really, I loved your story. I'm going to go look for sequels now.

Peace Out

Oh, and I LOVE your pen name by the way. I'm Christian too, just saying.
QueenYoda chapter 6 . 6/20/2014
Oh, Arthur, you and your misguided ways of saying 'I love you'... It's exactly what I would do! Ha! This was sweet.
Guest chapter 25 . 6/13/2014
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL I HOPE YOU WRITE BOOKS LIKE SERUOUSLY, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? You should make these into short stories, and publish them, they're that good
Yazzi chapter 25 . 5/30/2014
This was fantastic! I'm sorry that I didn't find it sooner. Do keep writing, you do it very well and your ideas are unique and fun.
Guest chapter 25 . 4/14/2014
That was an amazing story xx
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 25 . 3/28/2014
Great story! The first villain perished and Merlin is well-all is right. Until, of course, one of them does something idiotic again...

Thanks for posting it!
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 23 . 3/28/2014
Ummm...I'm guessing that Arthur actually means it this time?
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 22 . 3/28/2014
Uh...No thanks. I shudder to think what slimy thoughts and creatures were borne within his barren brain.

Okay...I'm reading/watching a bit too much medieval works.
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 20 . 3/28/2014
Yes, Arthur. Let's jump to conclusions and almost kill ourselves. That's ALWAYS the answer...
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 19 . 3/28/2014
Oh joy. MORE creepy villains... And that really annoying sorceress who just won't go away...
Hannah Lynn McDonald chapter 18 . 3/28/2014
Ummm...Arthur? Hate to break this to you, but why would you kill the guy who won't protect Merlin when he IS Merlin? Wouldn't that kind of defeat the purpose? And please, stop talking about sleeping people. They always seem to hear you.

Huh. Maybe your villain isn't so bad after all...

Maybe. I reserve the right to change my opinion on that matter.
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