|Reviews for Highway to Hell|
| Northwest Sage chapter 3 . 11/2/2011
Usually in fan-fic land, there are two types of stories/writers. On one hand, there are those stories that nail the characters but the story itself is lacking. On the other hand, a lot of stories feature interesting plots and twists, but the way said author handles the characters a generation grew up with is a letdown.
Thankfully, you're stories fall into neither catagory.
Your stories are unique and well-told... your use of characters, while not always a carbon-copy of the way they were used in cartoons/comics, are obviously handled with respect to their established continuity- mixed in with tweeks here and there that only serve to enhance the story.
Motormaster is my favorite of the Stunticons, so I'm eager to see what's next!
| Taipan Kiryu chapter 3 . 10/31/2011
I knew that you would post today, although the double treat was an unexpected, very welcomed surprise!
At the beginning of this chapter, it was unavoidable to think about the influence certain human traditions would have in Transformers. The Stunticons, being made of terrestrial vehicles and spending a lot of time within our nest, would be the five robots in more direct contact with our cultural and social manifestations. Yeah, even more than the Autobots, because the Stunticons live, breath and eat the roads, and one can only guess how many amount of oddities they saw out there and how they interpreted them.
The fascination toward fear, for example, is one thing that Dead End definitely wouldn’t have understood. Why would be the point of spreading legends about supernatural phenomena, or making horror films which would only serve to remind the human race how fragile and mortal it is?
Mega LOL! I will never get tired of that ‘Blair Bitch Project’ comment… ah, I think if Breakdown gets to see the porn film with that title – there must be one! – he’s going to end up even more traumatized.
Many kudos to you. I absolutely loved the hint to “that awful human movie where Bumblebee upgraded his form.” It was awful indeed, the second and the third one much more than the first one… Crap films.
Heh, but let’s not deviate from what really matters. I think we all have heard or are in some or less close contact with legends about ghost drivers, destined to repeat the accidents that killed them for eternity. Now you really got me curious about Clinton Road!
Dead End’s experience may have not been as scary as the one Breakdown had, but it certainly will give him something to think about. Maybe next time Breaks ask him about ghosts, Dead End will pretend he didn’t hear him.
I can’t wait for Motormaster’s chapter! Happy Halloween to you and your readers :o)
P.S. Er... won't Drag Strip and Wildrider get their turn at being scared?
| Noella50881 chapter 3 . 10/31/2011
Great Halloween Myth! Is there going to be anymore chapters?
| Starfire201 chapter 3 . 10/31/2011
You know, it was Halloween for me when I read this whole thing, and it was a perfect creepy Halloween story. Makes you wonder what really goes on out there.
| Taipan Kiryu chapter 2 . 10/2/2011
Ah, it must suck to accidentally delete a story… Fortunately you reposted it, and it was a delight to read these two chapters again.
You know, I love your Poveglian series, but this story is in a very close second place, and if you keep posting so awesome chapters, an epic showdown will happen for that first place.
Aside from the horror genre, which you master so beautifully, I love your hints to certain icons of pop culture, such as you did with Bill Murray in chapter 1. An awesome actor, and one of the faces that was meant to prevail despite all the pretty and forgettable handsome guys out there. Bill Murray WAS ‘Ghostbusters’, period – he and the marshmallow creature – just as much as he became one with Tokyo in ‘Lost in translation’.
Did I ever mention how much I love the way you show just how scary Decepticons can be? We fans tend to forget that very easily, but stories like yours remind us how genuinely terrifying an encounter of that can kind could turn to be. Heart attacks would be in order, and that would happen to the lucky victims, because if a Decepticon decides to play with a human, immense suffering before death is guaranteed. Drag Strip and Wildrider may have not said “Hey, let’s kill humans!” but just the fact that they want to have fun can be lethal to others.
But Breakdown wouldn’t play with humans, unless they were blind. I enjoy it so much every time you write him, it’s like seeing a real episode with lots of cool Stunticon action. Oh my… ‘The Blair Bitch Project’… seems to me that you never get tired of coming up with all these awesome lines.
And speaking of Breaks, his paranormal encounter was beyond awesome. Writing a good ghost scene it’s not easy, not when we think we have seen them all. But positioning this scary boy not around, not beside, not in front… but INSIDE Breakdown… that’s one spirit he couldn’t just run away of. Those optics on his mirror had to be his worst nightmare came true. Lol, and I couldn’t help to laugh because of Jackson’s part in this… two Stunticons scared the crap out of him, he did the same with one of them… That doesn’t equal the score precisely, but it’s the best next thing. Although poor Breakdown, he had yet to witness the real ghost…
Mm yes, reading this again was very enjoyable. Please upload that Dead End chapter as soon as you can :o)
| Northwest Sage chapter 1 . 9/28/2011
The master of mood and the mistress of mayhem has given us another treasure to enjoy! I'm glad you put this back up 'cause its one of the few stories you're written I didn't have saved. Love the Bill Murray reference!
| Noella50881 chapter 2 . 9/27/2011
Just in time for Halloween next month. I look forward to the next chapter update. I like reading stories that make me sit on the edge of my seat! Keep up the good work, and right before bedtime. I usually stay up til 3 in the morning, reading and writing my own.
| TsukiyomiNeko chapter 2 . 9/27/2011
Really nice so far! Breakdown's chapter creepers me out!