|Reviews for This Is What Irony Looks Like|
| FallenAngelCas chapter 2 . 8/28/2020
She's a goddamn horse-whisperer," one of the men behind her said.
For such a tense, high stakes moment this led up to, I almost died laughing at this. And then had to take a moment to giggle before I could read on and then;
"Dont let them take my dick!"
Killed me, in one go. Come on, Roy, prioritys! You could be permanently blind in a couple hours, you've got bigger problems! Though it did get me chuckling.
| akapella chapter 9 . 6/29/2020
Wow, there's nothing NOT to love about this story, especially since it's been written based on the 2003 anime. Your writing is so so so evocative, I feel like I'm right there whatever scene I'm reading. I wish I could believe you're continuing it, if only because I'd love to read more, but at the same time, I've been there, at the point where you lose your muse or inspiration. Just the same, I'll follow this story just in case. Thank you for sharing your work.
| 0anhonestpuck0 chapter 10 . 7/28/2016
Oh this is so sad and so well done. I love how you characterize young Mustang, it just seems so in line. I do hope he finds Hawkeye soon. Looking forward to more!
| ssadropout chapter 10 . 2/10/2016
It's so great to see you writing again. I'd seen you review a fic here and there, so I knew that you hadn't totally lost interest in FMA. There aren't too many writers that could draw me back into a story after so long, but you are one of the few.
You definitely brought us closer to the climax with this chapter, really moving the story along. I dread what is to come. If you go by canon, it makes Roy's actions even more tragic by there being a relationship. Even though I dread it, I can't wait to see what happens next.
| sub.C chapter 10 . 2/10/2016
Um... yeah... At least I kinda saw it coming.
But then again, I didn't. Mainly because I'd totally forgotten about this story, tbh o.O... so when I received the "new chapter" notification I totally was like, WHAT THE...?! What story is this? When did I follow it? What is it about? So I reread the last couple of chapters and reread my own reviews :P until my brain finally went like - oh shit, THAT ONE ó.Ò? O-oh right, oh no, damn... THAT one :S... and my stomach cramped and all. Even after like 37 years...!
So... yeah. Please kill me with a hammer on the head out of the blue after 37 years, in next to no time, within 710 words... and flood me with all those feels again, like, me remembering the entire story so far and then reading THIS... like a heart-attack out of nowhere or something *gasp* O.O.
Oh... wow. The scorpion in the cobweb. I- ugh. I shouldn't be shocked or anything, though, right... should I ó.Ò?
Geez but the way everyone's trying so hard to make it look like A MISTAKE to help those Ishvalans... like a crime or something... like they'd deserved to die instead. Do they really believe that shit?! I guess they do... that's why they're enemies in a war, I suppose. Ó.ò
Have I already mentioned that I'm scared of the next chapter...? My poor heart... Roy's poor heart... but then again, I can't act like it's not his fault at all cause he'll only follow his orders. And that's what he can't really tell himself either, in the end. *sighs*
But either way, I'm glad you didn't abandon this story! :)
Although it's scary o.O... but now I went this far, now I want to see it through to the end, you know. ;-)
| indiran chapter 10 . 2/10/2016
Wow! you're back!XD I was wating! I literally shouted when I saw your fic is updated.
You're the best writer I know who writes the fma fics, and I reread your fanfics again and again because they were just too great. Your fics made me love Roy Mustang and his life. I could picture every moment of Roy's life in my mind through your stories.
And again, reading this chapter, I could imagine a uncertain boy -looking too young to say he is a man even he is a soldier('major Mustang')- who would be facing the sad irony of the destiny. and he is just so BEAUTIFUL. Your Roy is beautiful. Amazing.
Anyway, thank you for coming back. It's really good to read your new chapter.
I really hope you would continue writing FMA fanfics because they are amazing.
Ps. I'm sorry if there's any error in my grammar;I'm Korean, and English is not my first language.
| wordslinger chapter 9 . 12/27/2014
I suspected the doctor's identity, but it still took me by surprise. The level of emotional attachment I feel towards this fic has also taken me by surprise. In my heart of hearts I'm hoping it's not the 2003 anime at it's root. I won't survive that.
| indiran chapter 9 . 8/5/2014
That's, Winry's mom and Roy? Oh my god. Stories in Ishval are always heartbreaking.
It doesn't feel right, but they are healing each other, aren't they? Suffering Mustang and a docter. They need some rescue. or break, or whatever, of course.
By the way, your plot is very good. I was obsessed in it. Maybe I've just become a fan of your fics. Now I'm going to read other stories from you. Thank you for writing!
| BlueIsTheColourOfOurPlanet chapter 9 . 7/21/2014
This story is really well written and I like it very much. Please update soon!
| Guest chapter 9 . 3/24/2014
I love this. I love you. I want more of it and seriously hope you haven't abandoned the fic . I didn't know how much I wanted Roy hurtfic until I saw the summary for this and was like, oh my GOD yes. I love the way you've done Roy's PTSD (TSD?) here, it's really painful in all of the best ways. The physical hurt is awesome and yay, but it's the psychological damage that really gets me in my heartspace.
So, I hope you do continue to work on it! If you do, you know that there's at least one person out there who would love to see more :)
| sub.C chapter 9 . 1/18/2014
"Major Mustang, you will be the death of me."
ó.Ò... ó.Ò.. ó.Ò... ó.Ò Doesn't seem like I'm wrong, huh... Lord Jesus I'm not gonna survive this fic, I swear...
It's like... seriously, I've never been scared of Roy or have thought about him as a "scary person". But this is like... gosh, look how he's acting now and how much he needs... whatever, so many things. And so he would NEVER think of killing her... like, right now. But then, one day, he'll have to do it and he WILL DO IT. And that DOES feel scary. To know that Roy has that side or that ability or whatever it is.
Ah damn and all he can think of is Riza while he... *sigh*
Omg and of course he crushed that flower. Yup. Sure. Cause it's a symbol for... everything ó.Ò. OMG.
Oh wow this felt like the entire story thus far was made for reaching THIS chapter. I can't explain it any better.
Gosh and I SO MUCH need to know how this will go on (although we KNOW what's gonna happen in the end,right... and although I know I'm gonna DIE :P)... please don't abandon this fic, ok?! ó.O
| sub.C chapter 6 . 1/17/2014
Omg this is so good! I kind of read everything in one go thus far and couldn't even stop to leave a review... sorry ;).
Your Roy is... OMG... I always loved him, but now I love him even more. Definitely. I do. So much! :)
The way you describe... well, pretty much everything about him... feels so real and believable. Like... how much he wants to stay in that medical center-thing to get away from his "usual life" (although I don't think anything is really usual about it :P) for as long as possible :S.
And despite all that scary, touching stuff and so many NOT FUNNY things... omg you made me crack up so many times and you made me laugh sooooooooooo hard... like 'Major Mustang, marry me' *rofl* - me mustn't miss more memorable moments Miss mebh! :'D
Or right at the beginnig... Roy fighting with the fire extinguisher, OMG I laughed my butt of (while that damn thing kinda killed his eyes :P... I knew it wasn't funny :P... but OMG THE WAY IT LOOKED IN MY HEAD, you should have seen that scene in my head :D :D :D...)!
And that "Don't let them take my dick!" (when he was actually pretty close to losing HIS EYESIGHT! Man :D! *FACEPALM*, seriously!)... LOL :D... and some paragrpahs before you wrote about priorities and that that doctor didn't know how to be quick enough with all those different issues she needed to take care of... and so I was like - mhm, sure... at least YOU don't have any problems putting your priorities straight, Roy :D.
But... oh my... the reason why I'm writing this review right now is - oh damn she has a husband. So it IS her. Oh no oh no ohno no no no NO! Please NO! ó.Ò
All the time I couldn't stop thinking - she's NOT Winry's mother, right, please, no, she's NOT, right?! But no, I'm sure there have been a lot of female doctors in Ishval, PLUS SHE DOESN'T HAVE A HUSBAND. But she does. She's married. OH NO OH NO OH NO.
My heart's not gonna survive this thing, you know that ó.Ò? If I'm right, I mean... if things go on like I think they will and if Roy really... OMG. I'm gonna die. In that very moment. Definitely. I hope I'm wrong. Please let me be wrong. :S
I'm sure there's so much more I actually wanted to tell you... hmmm... but it doesn't come to my mind now ;) and this review already is long enough as it is :P.
But either way, you got me totally hooked and I love this fic sooooooo much! :)
| Antigone Deux chapter 1 . 10/16/2013
Amazing. Just... effing amazing.
You took an already great chapter and made it so much more. Too many wonderful things to say: The interplay. The things said and yet unsaid. That damn flower (CRUSHED?). So well-done. Like most of your other stories, at times I find it difficult to make it through simply because of the rawness and realness of the situations you create. That being said, I've never seen you write Mustang quite this way - young, earnest, but... changing - and I absolutely love it.
I would add 'as always' to a lot of these sentences, but you wouldn't let me if I tried.
You definitely haven't lost your touch.
| Disastergirl chapter 9 . 10/11/2013
This chapter... wow... I sat staring at my computer screen for over five minutes before I could think of what to say. It's just all so... amazingly depressing. You write emotional pain and turmoil better than literally anyone I've ever read and I find your writing tremendously affecting. The light tone and the happy moments at the beginning just served to make the final moments more upsetting. I must say my sympathies lie much more with Roy in this chapter- I've never been able to sympathise with either of the Rockbells as I'm sure you know, even when written by someone as talented as you, but even so I really love what a good job you've done of turning Sarah Rockbell into a complex, believable character. I'm really glad you decided to finish this story, I can't wait to see how it ends. :)
| Thousand Sunny Lyon chapter 9 . 6/3/2013
He didn't understand then... But does he now, in the future? Now that a woman is trapped in his own orbit, does he see? And does he see a similar fate for them both?
Amazing. You saw shadows of RoyAi in Urey and the doctor. I never gave them much thought, but I'm glad you did. Did Urey feel any guilt? And when he sees, finally, Hawkeye meeting him face to face, does he hear those gunshots in his mind and imagine her crumpling at his side?
Questions, questions... Honestly, you torture this man so much it's a wonder he doesn't kill himself. We know there is no happy ending here, but where is the satisfaction of living, anyway, despite all the tortures and miseries? I think we might see it in the next chapter.