|Reviews for Love in Shades of Green and Gray|
| necro-wulf chapter 68 . 10/5/2013
I think you got the Chapter doubled when you submitted, or at least that's the way I got it.
Really, after the demonic invasion, I doubt the honeymoon ending in a fight with an ancient eldric horror would surprise anyone.
It was a good job showing how Gar's simple practicality can sometimes solve problems intuitively, cutting the Gordian Knot as it were.
In any event, something occurred to me at the point where Raven saw the aura of those around her while she was in her soul self. I will apologize in advance for pulling out some dubious chains of logic here, and plumbing the depths of comic history her, but You've been know to humor my odd impulses, and I'd like to hear your take on it.
Keep in mind that the New-52 has no bearing on any of this whatever, as I have read none of it, and what I know of it seems designed to reduce any history and sophistication from the characters and stories in favor of sensationalist trills and simplification. I prefer the per-existing Kudzu that was DC continuity, as it rewarded those who cared to research the history it created. I am, at heart, an esotericist.
The supposition starts with Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing, where he ret-conned his origin story to being mystical instead of scientific by making the accident that created the current Swamp Thing a ritual occurrence in which the exact mechanism was variable, and the science secondary at best. Nearly simultaneously he created The Green, the repository for all of Earth's elemental life energy that does not feed on another. This was continuity until the most recent ret-con, though rarely mentioned out of Vertigo titles. Grant Morrison, in his run on Animal man, performed a similar feat in positing that The Red was the source of the named hero's powers of animal imitation. I believe it is similar circumstances that lead to the creation of the Beastboy's powers, due mainly to the breath of powers he's able to perform, in different continuities. Being able to operate a body as an amoeba and retain his consciousness and becoming aliens and dinosaurs suggests that his abilities aren't only genetic in nature, and in fact make any scientific explanation of his abilities dubious. Add to the fact that you yourself gave him the ability to become a Dragon ,and his Kingdom Come AU power set of becoming only fictional animals and it becomes nigh impossible that he is of scientific origin. I realize I've given most of this information before, but you've likely forgotten it and I left out may details.
I believe that Garfield Logan is a living avatar or operative of the Red, and further think that Tarzan may be something similar, being the focal form of the wildman archtype. That could easily be mirrored by what you've written here.
Incidentally, I have a further tenuous chain of logic, that could potentually lead BB to beating Doomsday. Or any other living (as opposed to dead, undead, non-living, unalive, artificial, or just plain magically constructed) being. I'll message you if you care to hear it, and maybe you could use it, if not, my madness dies with me.
As always, great work. And yes, Aquaman is awesome. Its just that his awesomeness is coupled with being underwater, which is hard to write for landwellers with no knowledge of submersible drama. Honestly, if you changes a few words around Warhammer 40K would work undersea with nary a hitch and the added bonus that mankind's monarch could mind-control Cthulhu.
| Shadico chapter 68 . 10/5/2013
You double copied this chapter, heads up.
Very interesting development. I'm glad Rae's already recovering. Whatever is behind that door has GOT to be bad news to be able to shatter Rae like that. Jeez. Loving the interactions the two are having with each other, and loving Rae's super subtle ways to forgo using her powers in place of Gar helping her (Gar lifting her). So adorable, haha. She just wants to be near Gar all the time. When she looked at Gar while she was in her soul self...just...awwww :) 'Something to live up to.' You really know how to invoke the feels Lamont. That was so sweet!
| Guest chapter 68 . 10/5/2013
Love it! Something powerful is in play. A entity of nothingness and absolute zero?
| QuxxnofThrones chapter 68 . 10/5/2013
This is my favorite beast boy and raven fic and I love how you put all these facts and history into the story. This is like reading a book for me, so I'm very happy and keep up the great work. I think I might start reading this all over again just because I love it :)
| krostovikraven1 chapter 68 . 10/5/2013
well, its an endearing thing to be touched without having to ask (from the right person of course), otherwise, that would feel like begging or even clingy, but an "excuse" as you call it works better. it makes the guy feel like he wants to touch instead of feeling like he has to. better results.
But i'm glad Raven is healing. Its a tricky thing what she does with her soul self. Let alone being able to do just that. I wonder what happened. update soon.
| KittenishMeownaise chapter 54 . 10/4/2013
How do you come up with this? Great story heh. Poor star..
| ssjEasterBunny chapter 65 . 10/3/2013
Haha nice reference to Superman's 'world of cardboard' outlook. While easter eggs like these are cool in their own rights, I'm also amused by the way you toss them in so nonchalantly.
Sorry for my absence over the last few weeks. Life's been super busy, but you know how that is. Seems like just one or two more chapters to go. WOW what a ride.
| guest 01 chapter 14 . 10/3/2013
I like seeing Raven's emoticlones come into play.
| Guest chapter 67 . 9/22/2013
Will raven ever give beast boy a child?
| Zero D. Infinite chapter 55 . 9/22/2013
damn this story is so...addicting yet hard to read now at this point, raven and changeling's relationship seems pretty dead and i feel as i read this this story is jerking my emotions more than the characters involved.
and i don't say that about many fics.
so...i tip my hat to you...for this really special story.
| 00cLosetFreak00 chapter 67 . 9/21/2013
Ok, i never in a million years would have thought that tarzan would come up in this story. Super interesting and crazy really. I hope one day though that changeling will be able to do all that without having to transform. That would be awesome.
| Shadico chapter 67 . 9/20/2013
I knew Rokoff had something to do with upcoming events! Love Gar's directness and this whole honeymoon adventure is sizing up to be fan-freakin-tastic, haha. Excellent chapter as usual Lamont!
| TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne chapter 67 . 9/20/2013
I'm assuming that BB spent his "lost year" with the Claytons,. BB has been so secretive about that year, it makes you wonder why. It would be amusing if an old flame of his from that year suddenly showed up.
Ah, the post coital "tidy up", one of those essential routines that doesn't get any screen time. No condoms for the Logans I guess. And Raven still has body image issues? I thought Grayson had put that to rest for her.
| jerel chapter 57 . 9/19/2013
Sorry dude. It's duct tape. HVAC guys use it to tape ductwork together to make it air tight. The good stuff id VERY sticky. Also known as Silver Magic or 200 mile an hour tape. Once saw it used to secure the roof on a Funny Car after it tore off during a qualifying run. They finished qualifying with the roof taped in place!
| Guest chapter 67 . 9/19/2013
Hey dude i have been reading your story since the beginning and i have to say this story is freakin awesome most teen titans stories i have read are either to boring or overdramatic or just plain lame and i like romance but people mostly just do sex then feelings and love later i like it when its a slow romance but enough of that i also like how you added marvel into it really cool and i like all the tension just the perfect amount anyway i may be a guest but i do have a name you can address me as G THE NEPHILIM and i am going to review your story well adios harmono(brother).