Reviews for Terrorism & Anarchy
The Geordie Lass chapter 8 . 3/26
I get that if Reno is phobic he's going to see anyone with a bunch of chocobos as creepy, but why is it seen as so very weird that Cloud is leading them around like that? Couldn't Cloud, theoretically, actually have a chocobo-lure running all the time, or something like that? I know he doesn't, but why are they all assuming he doesn't? So are these chocobos mainly for the racing, once he and Dio get the Gold Saucer up and running, or is there another reason for them (aside from needing a gold one to get to places he just wouldn't be able to reach otherwise)?

I loved Cloud's question about the hair-care – I always thought that Sephiroth's hairstyle was ridiculous for who and what he is – I know he's the best of the best, but it's just asking for people to grab him by it, in fights, having it loose around himself like that!

I thought the fight was well done and just right here, neither has any motive to go all out at this point, unless pushed, a cautious fight worked well, though I might have expected Sephiroth to try materia to see if he could get Cloud to respond in kind, in order to judge his abilities there too.

At the very least, I would have expected Cloud to give Sephiroth his mother's full name – I wasn't sure what the motivation for not giving him that much was – surely the more truth he has the less chance of going psychotic?
Guest chapter 21 . 3/23
Just found this story and I love it! It's very well-written and extremely engaging. I stayed up later than I should have to catch up to this chapter! I'm enjoying all of Cloud's interactions with the others, but I'm particularly enjoying his outing with Zack and Sephiroth this chapter. Thank you for sharing this story VarianN!
AmusedPerson chapter 21 . 3/22
I just wanted to let you know that I love this story. It's been years since I've read a Final Gantasy VII story and now I want to play the game again. It's all your fault. :) I like how you have the characters use magic. Most stories I read largely ignore it, so that really stuck out to me. I also like how Cloud is smart but doesn't know everything and sometimes doesn't think of the obvious thing. There are a million other things I could point out that I like, but I'm lazy. I look forward to more. I hope all is well with. :)
FoxxyRyukiChan chapter 21 . 3/15
I imagine that the look on Sephiroth's face was the "the universe FINALLY makes sense to me" look. Then he went right back to the land of confusion when he contemplated his Fandom.

Never, ever try to understand fan logic.
Vyrian D chapter 21 . 3/14
It was rare enough to find a very good story. It's even rarer to find one which include psychology lesson. Your story was well written. I especially liked the last chapter (and another I forgot which). Though the opening made me think that Cloud was a bit too super human for my liking, well explain purposes covered it nicely. I was a bit hesitant to continue while thinking that Cloud's evasion to tell the truth was not supported by a very strong reason. You proved me otherwise. Reading the chapter where Cloud explained about Zack's possible actions upon learning the truth made me realized just how correct your assessment regarding Zack's personality. The part about Loveless and Sephy's rabid fans were fabulous as well.
I hope to read more soon. Good luck and good job. Btw, Yuffie's annoying. Always were, is and will always be. LOL.
The Geordie Lass chapter 7 . 3/10
Will someone please give Zack a hug! Actually, I think Sephiroth needs one too.

I enjoyed the snapshot that giving Sephiroth advice gave of Zack and Kunsel. Zack's is all personal, Kunsel is tactical/business. And the fact that Sephiroth listens to advice and acts on it just shows how different he is when still sane!

So Reeve won't be giving support to Avalanche, this time out. Such a shame for him that Cloud's future knowledge is going to render Cait Sith useless or allow it to be used against him!

I like the image of Cloud in amongst the flock of chocobos, spiky yellow head in amongst spiky colourful feathers. Would any bird really let a giant cat ride it though, even an intelligent one? I would think their instincts would be screaming NO just at Nanaki coming near! My cat would love it, if birds were so docile around her – so much easier to catch and kill them, that way.
The Geordie Lass chapter 6 . 3/10
Zack is quite the sneaky one – picking Cloud up to assess his weight etc. I'm glad to see the intelligent-Zack characterisation being consistent.

I thought that the short section about the developments and changes in Cloud's and Vincent's relationship was well done – though we haven't seen much of the interactions between him and the other two it let us know that the relationships aren't static here and that the friendships between the three are developing though, with the changes in Cloud, those relationships are subtly different, now. It's well done, without devoting too much time and belabouring it.

A typo that you might want to correct – 'When the three of them reached the edge of the drop of...' – should be 'drop off' presumably.

Given how easily Cloud dealt with Zack, Reno seems to have a death-wish, or rather a pain-wish, since Cloud has invariably refrained from killing people here. I can't blame Cloud for beating Reno up on any and every occasion. Apart from the fact that Reno practically seems to be begging for it, in Cloud's personal time-line Reno is basically a mass-murderer – the man who dropped the plate on Sector 7 – yes he hasn't done that here (yet) and Cloud and co later formed a truce with the Turks, but it would have to colour his perception of the man.
Butterfliesinthewind chapter 21 . 3/10
Oh my! How have I not come across this gem before! I've been thoroughly hooked from chapter 1! I generally stay away from 'cloud falls into the past' stories, but I'm so glad I started this. Your story telling is wonderful, I can't wait to see the rest unravel.
Eagerly awaiting your next chapter
Butterfliesinthewind xxx
The Geordie Lass chapter 5 . 3/10
Sorry to be nit-picky, and I'm sure I'm won't be the first to point it out, but doesn't the insanely high collar of Vincent's cloak obscure his mouth to some extent? Would they really be able to get a clear lip-reading?

Even when Zack's worried or annoyed, he's so bouncy and upbeat that it still makes his parts a cheerful read – you have a talent for conveying the feel of a person in the way you write them. Cloud's PoVs certainly aren't 'dark', but they don't have the same sense of wanting to get every ounce of joy out of life that Zack has.

I like that you try to make Sephiroth human. He is a monster in the game, no matter how people try to redeem him in fics, but this is pre-monster, and the characterisation is subtle and satisfying, while not spending too much time on him, yet.

Zack seems incredibly tolerant of Aerith's evasiveness and I expected (wrongly) that he would be in deepest shit with Shinra for agreeing to a twelve-day hiatus. Though I guess that if General Sephiroth is OK with it, who'll dare to argue? If the scary man with the big sword says so... I realised Zack certainly wouldn't try taking Aerith into custody or anything, but not to try pressing her for answers seems too 'simple' on his part and he's shown that he understands complicated very well.

The part about the wagons was a lovely little snapshot of Zack and Aerith together. Thinking about this and subsequent chapters, I doubt it, but I wondered if the ten years of maturity that she now has on Zack would make a difference in their relationship – so far not.

I wonder about Cloud's disguises. When he's Cloud, not CS Delivery, why does he need a bandana at all? Surely a bandana and goggles, even worn differently, just points out the similarity between the two. When he's being 'Zack's Cloud' why not ditch the bandana altogether and use something else to disguise his eyes? Then there'd be far less visual connection between the two.

Cloud is certainly better at manipulation than I'd have suspected, here, but not so much that he feels OOC, since it's interlaced with genuine reactions.

I really want a 'big stalker best friend' just like Zack, where can I get one?
Orochigin chapter 21 . 3/7
I just found this story and I love it. I hope you continue.
Guest chapter 7 . 3/2
how did he bring a herd with him to the hidden city? how will he bring them across the ocean (other than the ocean chocobos)?
Guest chapter 20 . 3/1
Considering Hojo has not uploaded his mind yet their should not be anything able to take over Weiss on the Net.
Akuma-Heika chapter 20 . 3/3
. "I think it's time you go pick her up."
Pick who up? Why is there an old letter?

Elfé held up a hand and the gunfire ceased. Not a sound floated through the air save the ocean breeze and Shears' pained moaning.
"What did you do to Shears?" Elfé demanded cautiously.
Did you mean Cloud held a hand up? What did he do?
Akuma-Heika chapter 11 . 3/2
"Those souls in the Lifestream seem to be quite disbelieving when I tell them where I used to be."
Where she used to be?

What was the reason for a number of the objects the camera was pointed at? Just driving them nuts?
Riddle7777 chapter 21 . 3/2
So I read this all over again and realized its better than I remember! Plz update soon!
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