|Reviews for Those Who Stand For Nothing Fall For Anything|
| AreYouReady chapter 42 . 2/19/2016
Light is honestly so sweet and naive without his years of absolute power to ferment his megalomania and years of abuse to ferment his instability. It's beautifully disgusting.
| Calasse chapter 1 . 1/16/2016
This story is amazing. I love it, I feel spoiled with how well it is written, and I think I might be ruined for any other AU characterization of L and Light. I hope this comment finds you well! May steam and inspiration push you to finish this overarching and brilliant piece of work.
| Yuki-Infel chapter 24 . 11/15/2015
I lost track of where I read before. Seriously, this is a wonderful piece of ass and I love your writing style but this is too long that I want to off myself the next umptenth time I lost again *sigh*
| Exogenesis Symphony Fm7 chapter 41 . 11/13/2015
Absolutely my favorite fic!
You made Light's characterization so perfect. The plot twist, dialog and B. Just...Please you have to write more!
| blazedoll chapter 41 . 10/25/2015
A really amazing story. I font mind the word count, it did the story justice. I had a lot of fun reading this.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 41 . 10/20/2015
:) I like how open ended this is. Any reader can choose to believe the ending they wanted.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 34 . 10/17/2015
Super plot twist! :D This opens up opportunities for a sequel. Light is going to go after L, isn't he? I love how you built up to L being the Death Note owner, by the way - it was something I had suspected a long time - You weaved that in so masterfully, foreshadowing it many chapters in advance. The thing which surprised me most in this chapter is L's course of action: taking on a new identity and burning the Death Note (lol I thought he was going to keep it). But this also really really explains a lot of things about L's mental state (who wouldn't go crazy with Ryuk looming over them 24/7).
Though the last few lines confuse me a bit - is L going to stage his own death? Throw his own suit jacket into the lake and make it look like a drowning? And what's up with that film reel? Are the paparazzi watching in? And is Ryuk handing L a new notebook, or is Ryuk planning to kill Light, just so Ryuk can observe the 'human tragedy' in L?
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 33 . 10/17/2015
The internal monologue at the start of this chapter was very boring...I've noticed many chapters tend to start like this. Is that really necessary? Light is a self obsessed asshole, we get it. No need to translate each thought in his mind on the page in order to bring your readers to that conclusion...
Yeah, it was entertaining at first because there was some wicked humor in Light's internal monologues, and they gave a better insight into his character and moved the plot forward. But it does get more and more pointless as the story drags on. They are boring because it feels like I'm listening to some idiot (Light) who has nothing valuable to say. That part about him being academically humiliated at math class only reinforces this position. Just my opinion, but the internal monologue at the start of this chapter was really not needed here.
:) Luckily the awesome dialogue makes up for that. (work makes free - lol: Light is so uncultured...!) The character interactions you create deserve to be center stage in the story, instead of Light's internal monologues which stopped being funny ten chapters ago.
From the steadily lengthening and repetitive internal monologues, it seems Light is slowly spiraling out of control - like he isn't taking his resignation very well. I do wonder what will happen when Light ends up with only L in his life. If they can make it work; and what will happen with Ryuk.
Ha! Light drilled that hole in the floor between Stephen's bedroom and L's bedroom - cool how you mentioned that again in the previous chapter ;-) it was unexpectedly funny.
The dream sequences are also getting to annoy me a bit - so confusing and for a second I thought Mikami was actually dead and Light's homoerotic secret was actually around, spreading all over the House...why do you do that?
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 32 . 10/17/2015
Yay happy ending! Or so it seems..
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 31 . 10/16/2015
Damn halfpromise, you made me feel the same shock, indignation and anger as when L died in canon. You are a very good writer but I'm so upset with you right now because you killed Near off without giving him a fighting chance and without stepping outside of Light's pov to show at least some of that NearMello action alluded to in the previous chapter. Light is simply so nasty in this story that I'd hoped he'd go down in a bang - it looked like Near was going to bring that bang (he certainly had the leverage). But it seems Light's godlike powers prevailed yet again...
:-) Interesting though that you've decided to go the supernatural route after all. I never even suspected until a few chapters ago when Light got in the car crash and started seeing physical apples everywhere. At first the appearance of Ryuk seemed to just be conjured up in Light's mind due to drugs and alcohol, and I took Light for an unreliable narrator. Then that image steadily changed throughout the story, until Ryuk became undeniably real in chapter 29.
Also I wonder what L's real name in this story is...it could be Logan...is it Logan?
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 28 . 10/14/2015
it certainly would be a cool twist if this whole fanfic turned out to be the autobiographic book Light is writing about himself :-) sort of like a frame for the story.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 25 . 10/11/2015
You know I think that might actually be a fitting ending to this story: if they both died. If Light killed L, and then killed himself. It would be tragic, yes, but it would make perfect sense for this story.
Besides, we still don't know about the string of curse deaths: who is making them happen and why everything seems to work out in Light's favor (maybe L is doing it?) - another reviewer suggested Light might be Kira in this story (killing people subconsciously or killing them and forgetting)...but it seems you aren't going the supernatural route with this story. So I suspect the killer or organization responsible will be discovered at the conclusion of this fanfic.
By the way, gotta congratulate you on your choice for the baby's name! You couldn't have picked better, in my opinion. The name had me in tears of laughter and it's so ironic given canon. :) Good job.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 22 . 10/8/2015
You know I actually don't think so. This story definitely has a plot - a very strong one indeed. It just develops slowly - which is a GOOD thing. Unlike many inexperienced writers, you give your story enough room to develop. The witty banter between Light and L, and Light's constant snarky commentary is what I love about this fic. I love how you don't rush through emotionally turbulent scenes, but instead let them play out, showing every detail. That makes it feel like we are actually there, watching the events unfold as they happen, instead of having some storyteller tell it. You employ a very powerful storytelling technique and it is a huge pleasure to read this.
And hey - Marina and the Diamonds reference! :D (chapter title)
Just like Stephen King: his novels also read like movies. It's because he doesn't do exposition. Each part of his story is a scene: he doesn't tell about what happened, he shows scenes as they happen, describes character reactions minute-by-minute, scene-by-scene, with a lot of dialogue and action; while the backstory and motives are relayed in subtext, in subtle choice of words and throughout the story, slowly, piece by piece, layer by layer.
For this fic, you've used the same technique as King. And yes, that makes a story longer (more wordy), but it also increases the emotional involvement with the characters because we (readers) feel like we are living the events, like we are experiencing them.
It's more powerful to describe the scent of beans and the sound of the coffee grinder, and the energetic tingling in your mouth; than just to say "he had a cup of coffee" - which requires wayyy less words.
So please don't say this has no plot - that simply isn't true. It has a plot. And it is told so amazingly well too. You don't give yourself enough credit.
Light is such a horrible bastard! :-) Aggravating his wife when she is on her ninth month of pregnancy, with HIS child! ...that could lead to serious complications at birth (given Kiyomi's already frail health). Yeah, bastard, total bastard. And L too - can't even wait till the baby is born. (They've been waiting 5 years - like one month is going to matter?)
LOL he calls this being "intimate" with Kiyomi? XD Super bastard.
The dramatic irony is so strong in this one.
Light is trying to eradicate the sleaze while shagging L behind his wife's back? :) ...okay...
I really do hope Light will finally choose for L though, though right now it seems to be a very distant goal indeed.
Light's thoughts take such a macabre turn sometimes, they're disturbingly funny. :-)
It's sad really - L does have a best friend in B, but Light has nobody to talk to, no-one he can trust, no place to vent his morbid thoughts so they keep circulating in his brain and getting worse and worse.
Mello stepped off the set of a bondage porno? That's it! That does it. I'm officially lmao now. XD ahahaha! How do you come up with this stuff? :)
Well at least Jeevas ended in a bang.
That part at the end where L grabs Light's balls is strangely sweet for all its ferocity, I think that's because it shows another side to Light: a more vulnerable, more human side. Showing that he is afraid and he does look up to L, even though he won't admit as much in his internal monologues.
I wonder when Near is coming back to the stage...perhaps in the next few chapters? I also wonder what bill Light has cooked up.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 21 . 10/8/2015
Yeah that dream sequence was hard to get through. B's morning interrogation/session made up for that though. :) Liked the French. And thank you for including that translation! Clarifying.
With the quality of this fic, you should get 1000 reviews :) I demand it.
| Kaizen Kitty chapter 19 . 10/7/2015
Loving every part of this, especially the dialogue and some of the shrewd observations Light makes. Also, it is so in character for L to have a 'family feud' exactly on the one night he invites classy guests over. XD lmao
It gets a little confusing though starting from the 'insane litte abomination of a man' part: I can't follow who's talking. Perhaps some more dialogue tags could come in handy (because there are 3 persons in that scene: B, L and Light, and they all use pretty snarky language - so their choice of words doesn't really distinguish them a lot).
I also don't get who says 'the steaks are cold' and who says 'i'll reheat them'. Dialogue tags could work wonders here.
This story has so many twists and turns I never see what's coming. :D It's amazing.