|Reviews for Other Worlds Than These|
| GrungierNine0 chapter 28 . 3/16/2016
I know how this story ends. I read it once. I reread it now, and my emotions are much the same.
I'm not an emotional person, I'm not a very "human" person in all honesty, and I'm certainly not one to admit when my emotions do show. But I'll say this: This story makes me cry fucking buckets, every time.
I've only ever reacted similarly to the stories my great-grandfather used to tell of fighting the Nazi's on the Eastern Front, but this shit hits me harder than a freight train. With rockets strapped to it. Nuclear powered ones.
This is not a thing I've ever said before, to anyone, for my respect of an author's craft has been too great, but I say it now: PLEASE GIVE CHIEF AND CORTANA A HAPPY ENDING. ANYTHING BETTER THAN WHAT I KNOW IS TO COME.
I suppose the blame also lies with Stephen King, but I can't yell at him on the internet. I'm sorry if this review seems more whining than anything, BUT I THINK I DESERVE THIS MUCH.
I'm gonna go eat ice-cream and cry for a bit.
| Guest chapter 85 . 11/28/2015
fuck that, if 'the writer' keeps them separated when 'he' can intervene freely, even 'just once'... then he's being intentionally cruel to the characters, and the readers... who want, and in my case expect, a happy ending.
| Azrael38 chapter 95 . 10/25/2015
This story is just so... I don't even know how. Loved both series so this one resonates with me. Well done.
BTW, Are you going to update the sequel or is it abandoned?
| veagleeyev chapter 57 . 9/20/2015
... This chapter.
| veagleeyev chapter 44 . 9/19/2015
No evil man is truly evil, and no man is evil by choice. While there are certain disfunctions that contradict that statement, I often find even the worst of demons were once angels, but we're corrupted—in a figurative context, of course. People never wake up and go, "I think I'll become a raving lunatic today. I'm feeling up for a bit of Murder Monday." Like the man in black, trauma warps people, corrupts them. Everyone has trauma, but many times it puts them to a point where it cannot be healed. True, in time and with the proper treatment, trauma can be overcome, but a human being only lives so long. Sometimes people become a Hilter, and there is no alternative besides putting them down without dropping them in a cell to suffer forever. The man in black was far past this point. I do not hate him either. I do not condone what he did. He himself wasn't evil, not at first. But when he was, well, I just explained all of that, and you of all people already know, especially having completed this story.
I think you should have written more about him having flashbacks or something. In my opinion, some of the best antagonists are made when the reasons why they are such are revealed. We know what they did, but if you really want a reader to start thinking, you tell them why. You humanize them. The reader watches the retrospect of the corruption, and the reader probably won't hate them either. But sometimes I think we need to believe the antagonist is evil at the core, that they did just wake up and decide to be immoral.
The blame game can be traced so far back that you can hate the world, and it can be easier to hate one man. I personally just try to skip both options.
But I think the man in black needed a bit more characterization if you want the audience to pity him as much as you do. Granted, there was a paragraph which explained a lot, but it just felt... Brief.
That's not to say this story is bad the way it is. It certainly isn't. You have this way of demolishing all of the walls, first through fourth, yet still managing to use it to add to the story. The depth you go into is, well, deep. Now I'm getting into pointless drabble, so I'll cut it off here.
| veagleeyev chapter 42 . 9/19/2015
I think you need a "walk-ins welcome" sign on your door.
| veagleeyev chapter 5 . 9/18/2015
I like the bit of symbolism with the assault rifle. It's a good statement regarding John's character development.
| Interesting chapter 37 . 7/2/2015
I believe I know who the other writer is.
| krigby chapter 95 . 1/6/2015
An amazing and exciting story that continues to surprise and amaze me. Now if you excuse me I'm going to go read the sequel. Good Job.
| jtdarkman chapter 29 . 12/31/2014
| jtdarkman chapter 13 . 12/29/2014
Man im so confused and excited that it hurts lol. Im really enjoying this epic tale. And tbough its in bad taste i laughed when the dream character got dhot in the knee. Lol i just watchrd a bunch of arrow to the knee jokes thwn read this so man thwt was funny. Skyrim ruind it for me sorry lol.
| Goldspark1 chapter 6 . 12/16/2014
This story got a little to confusing to me.
| Texas McFreedoms chapter 22 . 9/21/2014
Man, I was just randomly reading Halo fanfics even though I know nothing about it and then suddenly a Red vs Blue reference! :D
| Sergeant Sargent II chapter 36 . 6/26/2014
I love that Cullum is a Mainer. I grew up in Maine.
| shelbysaurus chapter 95 . 6/12/2014
Wow. This entire story was not at all what I was expecting based on your description. It was surprising in the best way. I am so blown away by your level of detail and the amount of thought and connections that were put into this. And I can't believe how quickly this story was completed! Were the details about the "writer" truths about yourself? Did you really feel the way the writer in the story said they felt? The line between reality and fiction was so blurred, but then I guess that was the point, huh? This was a wonderful read, even if I bawled my eyes out for most of the last quarter or so of the story.