Reviews for Old Soul
Selacha chapter 11 . 1/10
How in the hell do you not have this listed under Tragedy/Horror!? That last chapter was just...
Combatflaps chapter 11 . 12/14/2015
Jesus, what a depressing ending. I really loved the characters of Nemeta and Quelana. Their interactions together were wonderful and you wrote a great cast of supporting characters as well. I loved the way the story flowed and the plot in general up until the end. There were a few hanging plot points like Petrus, but nothing significant. That ending though whew. Absolutely nothing prepared me for that. I really just did not feel like the story was heading in that direction, and there felt like very little set up for it. Especially with Quelana dying before the world ended. It seemed possible that Nemeta and Quelana would spend an eternity in darkness together as the consequence of their choices, but for it to be Nemeta just hopelessly regretting everything at the end felt a bit inconclusive. Thank you for the story, it was a very interesting read! I'll just try to imagine a different ending like Quelana does for Quelaag.
Random Guest chapter 11 . 10/25/2015
{ Well, that was depressing...}
simon paul chapter 11 . 10/15/2015
i loved it
Cellophane chapter 11 . 8/18/2015
A lot of people have been complaining about the protagonist. As far as I'm concerned, she's right on the money if you look at her as a representation of people who play dark souls. She's into fashion souls. She has a waifu. She reacts in much the same way I've reacted to some of the things in dark souls. Revive the firekeeper? Nobody gives a shit. Hello? I just brought a person back to life! Even if nobody cares about that, the bonfire in the damn central hub of the game was out, and now it's not because of me. I don't get so much as a pat on the head? I'm so used to getting thanked and encouraged by various npcs in other games, it was off-putting to play a game where next to nobody cares when I do something which I feel constitutes total badassery.

Loved this whole thing, except the time travel business. I can't think of anything that would be able to replace it and still give nemeta the power to make things right until the very end, and I suppose flame gave birth to time, so it sort of makes sense. While I was reading, I also didn't like how the romance was glossed over, but now I like it because it's just another contributor to that feeling of emptiness the last chapter leaves you with. Again, absolutely loved what I just finished reading.
haniel0000 chapter 11 . 7/16/2015
Oh my feels, oh God the feels, all the feels... *kneel over and die of feel overload* still awesome story though
unimaginee chapter 11 . 6/27/2015
Very good, very depressing. Sometimes your just in the mood for a bit of sadness. I like your take on the dark souls world. One full of hopelessness and dispair, that no matter what it will all end badly anyway. A world where even the brightest hope is dimmed over time. One where not even the chosen undead would willing endure an millennium of torture to save the world.

The lenght was good, not too long not too short. I usually find that between 60 and 80k is always how Iong i like most stories.

At the end there I fought you were going to hint to a happy ending something like in the distance she noticed a flicker of light but I find that this ending suits dark souls much more.

I'm not sure what to make of Quelana, if I should hate or love her. She let the world rot just so she could have the one thing she wanted the most. I'm not sure if I respect that or loathe it.

But then again the best characters aren't so black and white.

Thank you for sharing this story, I enjoyed the read
Rexis19 chapter 11 . 4/13/2015
That's not cool.
My heart feels sad, broken and weak.
You were able to pour emotion through this story.
And I don't like the feeling I'm getting.
I feel weak and sad, so empty.
It's a great story, but it makes me feel empty.
R chapter 11 . 3/23/2015
Three Rejects put everything wrong with this story before I could, so I won't bother with repetition.

I got what you were going with, the traditional, craptastical world of Dark Souls personified with this ending.

Of course, Nemeta should've used that pyromancy immediately after Quelana died. If she really cared she would've used it; if not to link the fire, then to at least go back to the beginning, making a stable time loop of sorts.

It annoys me incredibly when this sort of stuff is made but the characters never bother to use it.

A good effort, but it does require some incredibly thick Suspension of Disbelief, which was completely broken in this last chapter, I'm sorry to say.
Guest chapter 11 . 3/21/2015
For anyone who still has the will to live after reading that at least know that the canon ending of dark souls 2, and the series as a whole, is that the undead hero gets treatment for the curse, prevents hollowing and has infinite time to work out an actual cure to the undead curse and the rise and fall of the ages of fire and dark. That said... Damn. Just wow. Bang up job.
tylermech66 chapter 11 . 3/1/2015
and no happy ending, so, very, Dark Souls...
tylermech66 chapter 7 . 2/28/2015
and ordinary human can see her true self, because he's lost everything, but isn't quite hollow yet.
fascinating shtuff
tylermech66 chapter 6 . 2/28/2015
you've made logan, awesome, grandfatherly logan, into sort of dick... I hate you :(
Maganoi chapter 11 . 2/4/2015
Just finished reading.
This ending... magnificent. Captures the essence of Dark Souls perfectly.
Jerkasaurousrex chapter 2 . 1/25/2015
Oh goodness gracious, this is the best! I love the story and the way you portray them and I'm one hundred percent in love with this thank you so much. 3
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