|Reviews for Mass Transcendence: Mass Symphony 4|
| Ninaaargh chapter 15 . 1/27
Oh man. I am sitting at the foot of my bed WEEPING. That was truly beautiful.
| Lanhua chapter 15 . 6/15/2013
Unsettling, perhaps a bit too metaphysical for Mass Effect, but I can see where you get the idea from.
Very nicely written.
Thank you for the good read.
| serlina chapter 15 . 6/4/2013
Found the end .. it was beautiful. But hard to read I'm a softy and cryed a lot. Not the happy ever after however a lovely story I wish I could write half as well as you xx
| gogogeisha chapter 13 . 1/6/2013
Ive read your entire works in 24hrs up to this point. Bravo. Your ending both irritated and enthralled me (irritation because poor angry, stupid Garrus!). Bravo I say, and keep up the good work! :)
| wierdsquirrelgirl chapter 15 . 11/5/2012
This is beauty beyond comprehention. I cannot praise you enough for such a wrk of ark you created.
| Gadget 151 chapter 15 . 11/2/2012
Alright, first off let me say I’ve read everything you’ve written. I stuck you on my alerts list and I absolutely love waking up to a ton of emails with your name attached. And the way you get in Garrus’ head is just fucking excellent, probably the best I’ve come across and I read A LOT of Fanfiction. (Which is to say, outside of work, I have nothing to do with my time lol) And I have a rule, if a story can make me tear up or cry, which all of your ME fics have done at least once, I leave a review. So here you go, you are awesome! Keep writing! _Gadget 151
| IamFrog chapter 15 . 10/31/2012
So, I am finally finished. When I saw this in my mail this morning, I knew what I would be doing with my day. I did have to break to go to work, but I continued as soon as I got home (I even managed to walk my dog... eventually). These stories are addictive and you have truly spoiled us by publishing all chapters at once. Such a treat.
Now, I'm not very good at reviews, or praise. I mean that, when I really love something, words fail me, I am speechless. So, this story is so wonderful (the whole Symphony) that I have to say...
See! It's so good!
I was so upset (in a good way) at the end of the last story. With Garrus's reaction. When he destroyed the wrist-let, I couldn't handle it, couldn't comprehend it. It was heartbreaking.
And then, in this story, waiting for Shepard to appear (or not) was killing me softly. So, so, so well done. Then with the metaphysical stuff, it was hard at first, until I thought back on the whole arc and development of all the characters through all 4 stories. Wow. Then I appreciated the stories even more. You can see them as not having a lot to do with one another until you slowly understand the absolute progression of each character and how they do become almost like changed people from who they were (a real life journey).
I just simply loved it. Cannot wait for you to give us another Garrus/Shepard story (maybe totally different G/S from these, but still romance). I can hope at least.
You are a wonderful writer and had me feeling all the feels. Thinking on character actions and motivations long after I was done reading, and truly fretting about what was going to happen. FanGirl'd out to the max.
Thank you. Please take this as encouragement to write more. I will always be waiting to soak it all up.
| IamFrog chapter 7 . 10/31/2012
Only to chapter 6, but my mouth is watering for answers. So good. But so sad...
| Credete chapter 15 . 10/31/2012
So, as I woke up this morning at 8 AM, and read my e-mail, I wasn't expecting 16 e-mails saying that you had not only posted the finale for Mass Symphony, but you posted all 15 chapters. I had a class this morning, so I had to forego reading it right away. After class and finishing up some homework, I sat down with my Kindle Fire and read all 15 chapters, while listening to some music that I thought would fit this story: Noah and the Whale, Angels and Airwaves, Monarch, and Starfucker, just to name a few, set the mood you have created with this story. I'm sure it has helped that Bioware has created such a great universe with some of the most memorable characters to have been created in that past decade from a game, but you have gone off and done something of your own, that it is honestly, just downright exquisite.
Not sure how to put this into words, but like I said earlier, the influence of your writing is both hidden and obvious (AFAIK), and it's perfect. Your combination of authors (from my P.O.V.), such as Shakespeare, Orwell, and Lovecraft to name a few, are perfect. And the way you drew sentiment from classical composers (as you mention in the A/N, Schubert for instance), is so well articulated, and you use these pieces with such love to write your story, that I'm planning on sitting down in-front of my piano when I head home this weekend for some time away from the Frat (maybe I'll see if I remember Claire De Lune). Haven't tried playing in years, but I'm going to try my best. I'm not sure if that is where you drew your spark from, but that is what it seemed to me. The way you wrote the characters in this final arc of your "symphony" was truly outstanding. Not often does a fan fiction go this deep with such passion, and it was worth the some odd number of hours I spent reading this finale to better understand the characters and how you viewed them, and their raw emotion for each other. And it will be worth all the extra hours I plan on putting into re-reading the entire 'Mass Symphony'. These last 15 chapters were easily some of the best, showing characters to have anger, desperation, hope, agitation, pride, remorse, shame and warmth, and beyond, in such a succinct manner, was stunning, to say the least. I hope that I maybe got a couple figures from our Earth's past correct, that were able to help illuminate the story for you as you wrote.
I'd write more, but I think I've conveyed my point. You have done a fantastic job with a fantastic universe, and given readers a beautifully crafted "symphony" of words, that I can't thank you enough. You have molded an immaculate ending to a great series, both in terms of the games and the story you shaped (IMHO). Damn you for throwing dust in my room as I read those final chapters, and thank you for sharing your work with the FanFiction community.
| bravagor chapter 15 . 10/31/2012
This is very deep beautiful. It has a philosophical ring to it. I liked it very much. Thank you for writing this.
| barbex chapter 15 . 10/31/2012
Tears in my eyes.
I'm normally not partial to metaphysical stuff but you have written it so wonderfully that I just went with it. After initially having my heart broken for Garrus you managed to turn it around and made it into a wonderful story of hope. Even a cold hearted rational person like I me can appreciate the beauty of that.
I hope you write more stories and you don't have to publish them all complete at once like that, they can grow slowly just as well.
This has been a wonderful symphony, thank you for giving it to us.
| Foxdoc84 chapter 1 . 10/31/2012
I'm going to fave this already. I cannot wait to read the rest of this. Excellent work, as always!