Reviews for Almost Like Flying
antonm1107 chapter 1 . 3/14/2013
Holy shit.
DraeEva00 chapter 1 . 2/28/2013
Well I dont quite know what to say.
The story is definitely well written, but is quite frankly creepy in places. I really found that the ending send shivers down my spine, but overall it was quite obvious that it would lead to this.
I quite agree though, whether the end is good or not depends on who you ask...
Twigon chapter 1 . 1/18/2013
I just started a new game on my Pokemon White today. I've only caught three pokemon so far -none of which I planned to put on my team; the pokedex, y'know?- and now I have this unbearable urge to go release them, even though I know it's only a game. Jeesh, so much guilt!
Kippe chapter 1 . 1/4/2013
Very nice! I really enjoyed reading this. The way that you gradually shift from Skir into being more and more of a trained Pokemon-like when you started using Lyra's name for her-was great. And the surprise encounter with Krin at the end, making her choose... awesome. Keep it up!
popsky chapter 1 . 12/14/2012
Oh God. Definitely one of my favorite Pokemon stories. Kudos to you, Master.
FoggyFrog chapter 1 . 12/14/2012
Oh my gosh this story is beautiful. I've often wondered what it would be like to be caught and how wild pokemon were forced to obey their trainer once they were caught. This story captured all of the brilliant sadness of it so well. At the same time, Lyra isn't presented as a bad person, just acting as she has been taught to act to be a pokemon trainer and unaware of the full situation. Kudos to you so much!
Kissy Fishy chapter 1 . 12/3/2012
Oh my gosh. That was so beautiful and heart wrenching. I want to cry.
chronodekar chapter 1 . 11/14/2012
I ... think I feel like crying.

Ishi Bana-Bana chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
...This makes me feel so, very, incredibly emo...
HiddenLore chapter 1 . 11/1/2012
Awesome story, I loved your explanation as to how pokemon are controlled by the Pokeball, and I always like stories that can make me feel guilty for having so many boxed pokemon.
Excellent dialog, and storytelling as well, you actually become quite attached to Skir, and feel her as you move through the story.
Mal chapter 1 . 11/1/2012
wowe! This was really good. I enjoied reading this. Good plot, wonderful characterisation, and the story had heart. I felt along with her, and am moved by this fic.

Nicely done!
Tanon chapter 1 . 11/1/2012
Not a big fan of the straight out mind-control take on pokeball capture, not because I don't like it, but because it doesn't deal with the behaviour of abandoned pokemon. It doesn't take much to know that Skir knows that she is being mentally constrained with those waves of nausea (otherwise this would have been an extremely short oneshot). News that pokeballs definitely had some kind of mental effect on pokemon would not stay unknown for long, so I don't think that the concept fully works. I would have preferred something more subtle (such as a continuous readjustment of her values over time), making the fic less horrifying but more sinister. However, I did like how the pokeball first introduced her to what she had been caught in and had a detailed explanation of how ordering worked.

It got in the way of my enjoyment of it just a little, but it was only something that occurred near the end, and her reaction upon evolving was probably the highlight of the entire oneshot (I didn't expect it because I don't actually know pokemon very well - I knew scyther evolved into scizor, but I didn't know it only happened via trading). I guess that the most heartbreaking thing about the ending is that by choosing to kill Lyra, Skir pretty much gives up any chance of acceptance from anyone, since you detailed the prejudice felt by the wild scyther towards other captured pokemon earlier on in the fic and she also looses the artificial feeling of acceptance that she had shared with Lyra. I'd expected her to kill Krin and initially thought that was the case, but a careful reading changed my mind.

Amazing one shot. Not more I can say.
The Anguished One chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
Being a huge fan of Pokemon, all I can say is this story is brilliant and I pray the games aren't actually like his, because I'd feel horrible every time I caught a pokemon.
Padfoot Arcanine chapter 1 . 8/9/2012

I'm not really sure what to say. But this was absolutely wonderful. Nicely written, chilling concept. Just wonderful. Keep up the great work!
dArkliTe-sPirit chapter 1 . 7/23/2012

I really wish I could come up with a more coherent review than that, but for me the worst part of this - even at the end, she's still recognizable as that Scyther from the start. She's not completely broken, just enough to see what she's become. And just the fact Lyra isn't even aware of it - just thinking she's doing the right thing - every word is precisely used to just stick that emotional knife in my gut and twist it, and it WORKS.
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