|Reviews for 72 Beats per Minute|
| Ariel Lycaon chapter 1 . 10/19
Hey, I'm from Mexico. I was fortunate to read your fanfic in Spanish thanks to Ann Walker. Great, isn't it?
I want to tell you (because you are the original writer) is the most wonderful fic poem / song I've ever read. I loved how you said in so few words. It was so nostalgic, so romantic, so sad but awesome.
The numbers and the meaning of "time" has a new meaning for me now.
Thank you very much for writing this and share with us
| Scintilla of Myself chapter 1 . 6/28
First off, you have no idea how long it took me to understand why it was 72 beats per minute.
I only realized after I took a first aid course and the instructor was talking about how an adult human's heart beats about 72-75 times per minute.
Lol, I'm slow XD
Anyway, I'm sure others have told you, but this is so good! Everything builds up as the numbers get larger and larger, until those last three words.
And it's not the cliche "I love you". It's simple, and the building momentum stops, and gently dissipates.
| Silver Sea Mist chapter 1 . 8/14/2014
Woah, for the first time in a while, my heart actually turned. I didn't try listening to the song while reading this, but when I do later on... I'm sure it'll boost up the sincerity of your writing. Thank you for sharing!
| vijay chapter 1 . 7/14/2014
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| imafangirlforever chapter 1 . 6/11/2014
"Four more kilometers apart". I really wanted to cry. Really.
"If each star represented an individual's heart..." I WILL NOT CRY!
"At only two others..." I'm not... crying *sniff*
"Yet we only need to hear it once." WAAH!
"As the rain continues falling..." DON'T! PLEASE! *sniff*
"And the bullet train passes between us..." *wipes away tears to continue reading*
"And those words escape our breaths... and fly of the page..." I can't bear this...
"The human heart beats 72 times per minute..." Yet it symbolizes so much more...
"60 final seconds as I utter those 3 words..." Not gonna cry, not gonna cry...
"See you later..."
At this time I am full out crying. This emotional, heart-felt poem has captured my heart. Amazing job, and I truly mean it.
| WillTai chapter 1 . 11/8/2013
Wow! This poem is great! I read it from Takaki's perspective. The poem is a splendid addition to 5cm/s :)
I love the use of numerical diction. It helps show how large the numbers are, especially towards the end. I think it assisted in the creation of emotions in the reader. It's ironic because numbers aren't usually associated with emotions and feelings.
The pacing was excellent! Love how the pacing increases as the numbers increase. It helps intensify the emotions in the reader and then how it slows down again towards the end, allowing the reader to reflect upon the poem.
The use of the different ways of communicating, and speeds was also nice :3
| ldkfa chapter 1 . 10/6/2013
I cried so much!
| finesdavid chapter 1 . 7/26/2013
Really, excelent fic!
| nico.6990 chapter 1 . 6/1/2013
Hello, it really is a very interesting story I just read a translation you authorized to Anna and I'd really like to make a short film adaptation of this very beautiful poem you wrote.
PS: Send me an email if you authorize me, greetings, have a good week ()
| InoSaku4ever chapter 1 . 3/28/2013
| Anonymous chapter 1 . 12/12/2012
Hello, my dear!
I just watched 5 Centimeters per Second the other day, and I have to say-I cried.
The title of this fanfic intrigued me so much and I just had to read it. It was amazing!
The last three words though. I swear.
I thought it was going to be "I love you" and I was like "AUGH. Reminds me of 5CPS ." ..
But yes, good job!
| NijiBrush chapter 1 . 11/21/2012
True to life, and beautiful. Awesome job!
| Daniel95 chapter 1 . 10/24/2012
WOW this is fantastic! i would appreciate if anyone could check out my short, poem like letter. It's about Akari writing her last letter, that expresses her final thoughts about Takaki Tono.
| AnimexXxGoddess chapter 1 . 10/7/2012
This is... My words have failed me.
That is why I love poems. It can really turn your mind around. I have no clue why I am taking SAT/TOEFL class instead of English Literature. I extremely love poems. And this just hit me in the head.
You are extremely amazing with poems, I am not kidding. I think I will go recommend my friends to read your stories and this poem.
This poem is deep. What really struck me is that you included a lot of calculations. But it helps you understand. I do love poems but only few are my favorites. This poem is one of them.
I also did not listen to the song while reading this. It is hard for me to concentrate on both.
If you like poems, check out this: A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns. I do not know how many years ago, but I still read it from time to time. It has struck me as weird. Yet I love it.
| ola omages chapter 1 . 9/30/2012