|Reviews for Love Lost|
| marduk280 chapter 33 . 3/5
Good story. Looking forward to more.
| Guest chapter 1 . 2/15
Thanks for the reply to my thoughts on your story, cge. You didn't have to, but you did, and that was a cool thing to do.
Eagerly awaiting more. Can't help but wonder if it's going to have the sad ending, the happy ending, or if people can even agree on which is which. Or if we're even close to the end at all, for that matter.
I plan on reading more of your stories in the meantime, since they seen to intertwine with the supporting cast and side stories.
| Guest chapter 32 . 2/14
Wow, what a wild ride this story has been. It's odd; when I started reading this a few days ago, I got a serious case of deja vu. I must have read the first few chapters when they first came out, way back when.
The whole thing's brilliant, you know. Some characters fade into the background, others are fleshed out and grow, and even new ones like Scarlet pop up from time to time. I have to admit, I've been flabbergasted the whole time as to the ultimate point of the side stories, as they may or may not relate to the main plot later on. Will all the plot lines converge some day? I suspect they will, on some level.
The nightmares that Grace has had really are very troubling. One can't help but wonder just how deep the rabbit hole goes, here. You almost had me convinced that the dream spectre was Marianne, too.
Grace is such an endearing character, and I love the way you write her personality, but man... When it comes to Joe specifically, she sure has a strong desire to control him - or at least "help" him along the way she'd like to go. Grace feels like an outcast, ashamed, threatened by the glares of others as she clings onto Joe in public, but having read about her mind synchronization so many times now... My opinion of her fixation on Joe has shifted. At first, I couldn't wait for their "romance" to bud and blossom, but now... She is either over-confident in her ability to protect Joe from harm while she toys with his mind, or she is in denial over just how close she is to disaster at times. It's almost as if the mind synchronization in the relationship has taken on a secondary... "Soul," "feeling," something. It's like they're doing mind-altering drugs together, almost. At first, she couldn't talk, and since she was still a wild Pokemon, it was to be expected that she would use her powers to compensate in life. Now that she and Joe are so close, the mind-melding seems even unnecessary at times, or at least of less importance. That's part of growing together with someone: the more you know them, the less you feel the need to try and pick their brain over every little thing. You know them.
The most recent dream sequence was a little troubling for another reason. Up until now, Joe has only been comfortable with a kiss or hug here or there. The one time Grace tried to force him into a sexual situation, he was quite obviously upset, and rightly so. Roscoe's scene with Grace confirmed this, and I had hoped Grace would take his words to heart. But. In this most recent dream sequence, Joe makes a stunning remark. In the limousine, he and Grace openly discuss when - not if - their relationship will become a physical one. Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the phone. That's way out of character for Joe. Did that swanky hotel stay do so much to change Joe's mind and moral compass?
I'm not saying having Joe and Grace come together couldn't happen, but I am saying having Joe accept it as an eventuality out of the blue really feels cheap. I don't know how else to explain my point.
I love your story. Your narrative style is playful, the details are adequate, the battle scenes are well done, the characters are unique, the drama is a little heavy but it has a unique charm to it, and the "Pokemon in the real world" motif is quite well done. The blurry line between human and pokemon is a concept that is thoroughly explored, and you do well to bring up so many interesting facets: the legal, moral, societal, familial, practical, and relational ramifications of intelligent pokemon in a very realistic human world. Who is a person? Who is not? What rights do pokemon have? What is acceptable in society? And just how would you react to your son falling for a super-intelligent non-human being with a feminine body and mind control powers? But if it quacks like a duck... Yes, you have done a fantastic job and have raised some fantastic questions.
Your sentence structure can be a little wince-inducting at times (Joe resting his chin on his elbow's arm's hand's palm, haha), but I tend to overlook it in leu of just how engrossing the rest of the story is. And it is well-written, to be sure.
More than anything... I just want moar.
| Sugoitsu chapter 1 . 2/8
I may as well review this as I read it, too. I won't be overbearing about it as to not spam your inbox with my reviews every chapter, but this is certainly off to a strong start. One thing caught me off guard, though, the phrase "town's pokecenter's teleportation reception room's silver markers." It's a very minor nitpick considering the size of the chapter, but it was tremendously awkward to read. I'm sure you could edit the sentence with some more varied phrasing and still keep the idea intact.
| King Page chapter 1 . 12/4/2013
Im gonna re-read the whole damn thing cause I love it so much
| Creeper chapter 32 . 10/6/2013
Where are you mate? Its been 3 months.
| Jerry chapter 32 . 9/9/2013
This is one of the awesome ones I see
| Tinfoot chapter 32 . 8/15/2013
Shows definate promise. Looking forward to new chapters.
| Dr. Page chapter 32 . 8/13/2013
Hopefully im back but excellant work as always.
| The Imaginatrix chapter 32 . 7/28/2013
That thing about what some sick-minded people do to Gardevoir was just...*cringes*
And Grace's visitor is getting more and more mysterious. Was Marion right? Is Grace being misled? Is something neither anticipated going on? That language the dream Gardevoir was singing reminded me of Maggie. Was that intended?
So we're keeping track of our friends from "Can't Escape", if obliquely. Vincent's Fiona is the Sneezle who was just captured, and that weavile died because he wanted to save her. The cruelties of some cultures. But it does make sense.
*giggles at Milotic Fiona's over-literal thought process*
Gosh, it's confusing referring to two Pokemon with the same name in a single review.
| Sniperwhg chapter 32 . 7/23/2013
H is not a piano note first thing, and the second thing is that I'm glad to see you posting.
| isaac1313 chapter 32 . 7/23/2013
"I made a mistake and now I'm going to eat waffles for the rest of my life."
Nuuuuuuu not da waffles!
XD best moment ever.
"Waffles are against our religion."
| kiko2558 chapter 31 . 7/18/2013
Hey! It's me being lazy again to sign into my account, so anyway, I think the story so far is such a grand book, this is litterally the best I've ever read in my life, I hope you upset the next chapter soon, I'm getting so anctious!
| happleruchiha chapter 8 . 7/2/2013
the evolution's are great much better than a simple flash of light and a physical change
| Dr.Page chapter 30 . 6/25/2013
you will be commiting the greatest crime if you dont olan on continuing this