|Reviews for On White Shores|
| darkladyvanstar chapter 1 . 8/5
Such an accurate way to portray LaCroix, perfect, one could say. :}
...Sorry, I had to, heheh.
| midnightisolde chapter 1 . 7/23
Wonderful introspection on LaCroix's character. He is the most interesting in the game I think since we see the most of him regarding development and relationship to our character. The others are interesting characters to meet - I like Bertram Tung and Beckett the best I think - but for the most part you just encounter them and some make a larger than life impression (Gary Golden) and are memorable, but you don't actually see any character development with them.
LaCroix is presented as the villain - the prince who no one likes. In some ways you can feel sympathetic to him because the game makes him so temperamental and treacherous. but look at it the other way and he's a tragic figure - everything is stacked against him yet he cannot be a fool - he obviously has wealth, success and power. Perhaps it's a flaw of the games production issues or I just like LaCroix too much :) but in an RPG about the shades of grey of people you encounter, it's a bit heavy handed with a comic book villain LaCroix. He's like a stereotypical 'fascist nazi' character (blonde blue eyed, authoritarian and evil) yawn.
but he's a wonderful character and this writing does him justice by giving him a fairer hearing. :)
| StarGazers chapter 1 . 8/19/2013
I enjoy this one-shot so thoroughly, I end up reading it again and again. The way you capture how animalistically disciplined and duplicitous he is, is delicious. I look forward to your future work!
| Clara chapter 1 . 6/19/2013
god you are making me love this asshole. there's something so endearing about his failure and his refusal to face it. beautiful.
| Mariagoner chapter 1 . 5/31/2012
Oh my god. He's so avaricious and paranoid and controlling and demanding and vicious and perfectionist and...
In other words, he is the PERFECT VENTRUE. Save perhaps for the diablierizing his sire bit... and even then, that's just him applying the lessons of his clan a little too well!
In short, marvelous work, darling! I always look forward to any new Bloodlines-fic from you!
| myobsidianbutterfly chapter 1 . 5/26/2012
Oh well, what can I say? You once again showed us that Sebastian is not just a weak dramaqueen. Perfection. :)
| Haruhana chapter 1 . 5/22/2012
Poor LaCroix. It must be exactly how he feels. He was also my favorit, I would have liked to see him satisfied once.
| thinman chapter 1 . 5/15/2012
Oh awesomeness!Love the little ocean part near the end. Yay for teaser content!
| Theva chapter 1 . 5/14/2012
Yes, more stuff!
I agree, a lot of NPCs in Bloodlines hint at vast unexplored backgrounds that just beg to be charted. Take LaCroix himself: "I was once an officer..." ...Yes? Tell me more? Damnation!
That's what makes VTMB so great and I must add, your take on these unplotted lands is always a wonderful read. I eagerly await the next report!
PS: So diablerism is a repeat offense then? Truly you cannot change a leopard's spots...