|Reviews for A Peacekeepers Duty|
| ForFutureReference chapter 51 . 2/1
This was a good, if arduous, story, with a good fresh perspective.
It is noticeable that even in Katniss' extremely (and I mean extremely) perspective, the war was a pretty murky field (especially with the scene where the rebels fire indiscriminately into the city streets; conversely, it mentions the Peacekeepers allowing rebel medics access to the kids).
I also noticed that most ficwriters seem to forget about the Peacekeeper in the square, and how in the end, he was actually a reasonable (albeit angry) individual who wasn't the one who shot Katniss.
The little clarification at the end was a nice touch, in case people may get the wrong idea.
Looking forward to the next installment.
| ForFutureReference chapter 50 . 1/30
This was an appropriately tense chapter, what with the train just beginning to move as the group approaches.
Also that would probably be a sight to behold as the stream of loyalists (be they Peacekeeper or militiaman) race to their goal.
Pity anybody left behind.
| ForFutureReference chapter 49 . 1/29
When this end, no matter which side is victorious, I wonder what will quench the hatred formed. Or if that is even possible.
Welp... That's one way to stall the enemy.
Surprised they didn't frag the artillery pieces afterwards.
| ForFutureReference chapter 48 . 1/28
At least amongst all this brutality, there is a nice touch of camaraderie at the end.
Frankly at this point, I wonder if in the case of a Capitol victory, they would be able to retake the districts or if the only solution is that of a two-state set-up. I'm suspecting that the rebel mentality at this point is more fanatical than in the first Rebellion. Therefore, that in conjunction with a likely higher proportion of rebel sympathies, leads me to believe that an attempt to completely retake the districts is going to damn all of Panem into something the survivors will barely be able to inherit.
Just my musing.
| ForFutureReference chapter 47 . 1/26
Wonder what kind of idiot would say something rebel-affiliated when boarding the train?
Probably the same kind of idiot that decided it's a good idea to scream out their presence before getting the jump on their enemy.
Sad little scene with the kid.
"When will the suffering end?"
| ForFutureReference chapter 46 . 1/18
That is how one does a battlecry; right when you are on top of your enemy, not as some "I'm here!" announcement.
Nice little motivational speech at the beginning.
| ForFutureReference chapter 45 . 1/12
Welp, as expected... that was pretty anticlimactic.
Though I'm a bit surprised that a Thirteen commando would join with the "rabble" to partake in the human wave attack.
| rosie.horgan.7 chapter 44 . 1/12
It's so interesting to read this pov is he the person who shoots katniss?
| ForFutureReference chapter 44 . 1/11
From a tactical point of view, I never ever got the point of announcing oneself before attacking. I know why fanatics do it, but I still think it's shoddy frame of mind.
Always smart to utilize choke points, with you being control of that spot. Granted, they better hope the rebel don;t just decide to level the place.
| ForFutureReference chapter 43 . 1/6
Looks like there aren't any rules of engagement about medics here, unless it was a stray shot.
And talk about having a sucky Rasputinian death.
Suspected that there was a catch to the offensive dying down.
| ForFutureReference chapter 42 . 1/4
Realistic to show the effects of stress and fatigue.
It is understandable for the Montgomery to hide his heritage from the rest of them.
And at least Hardley somewhat acknowledges that, despite his reassurances, there is a chance they actually would have not fully accepted they guy from a first impression.
Also pertinent that not all people from the Capitol would join the service out of desperation or debt; some would actually join out of genuine desire to serve.
*real world tangent* Even now, one of the the biggest misconceptions about people in the US armed forces is that most servicemen are uneducated or there because they have no alternative. Stats show that the reality is much different. *real world tangent*
Granted, in this setting, genuine servicemen from the Capitol are likely to be a much smaller percentage.
| Gamemaker John chapter 1 . 1/3
This has a great viewpoint, something I haven't seen before! Grammar and spell issues though, nothing too bad. You may want to get a beta or proofread it. But based on the first chapter the story holds promise.
| ForFutureReference chapter 41 . 1/3
Ah... a nice little breather, even with the incident at the end. It was needed.
Genetics being Panem's specialty technology-wise is something I definitely agree with headcanon-wise.
Some more irony in his current perceptions about Twelve and possible survivors. Little does he know that there are not just survivors, but that they, especially a certain guy who's good with snares, probably want his (in a general manner) head on a platter. He probably got the "watching dumbfounded" and "screaming in terror" part correct though.
Frankly though, I wouldn't be surprised if Coin knew that Snow would torch Twelve and stood by to let it happen. To her, it was probably perfect martyr material; the comparatively small population didn't hurt.
The sausages were a good injection of situational light-heartedness in this setting.
Good quick thinking by Hardley.
| ForFutureReference chapter 40 . 1/1
I wonder a bit if the Peacekeepers have treatment for PTSD. I doubt the Capitol would allow it.
No doubt that, unless there is a rational and strict commander in charge, a rebel-captured area would become a charnel house for any loyalists found. However, the poisoned blood formed out of the recent engagements would probably make any slaughter on either side inevitable (rebels finding loyalist civilians or loyalist forces finding rebel-sympathizers).
The tactics employed by the rebels is beyond pitiful, but it's clear that it's gradually wearing down the Peacekeeper and loyalist forces. Their "we have reserves" mentality is reminiscent of the Basij in the Iran-Iraq war or the Chinese in Chosin.
Frankly, I've always though them to be more along the lines of ambush and hit-and-run types seen by Middle Eastern and Latin American insurgent groups. However, your population is more than a bit higher than my interpretation, which would make allowances for the tactics you mention.
| ForFutureReference chapter 39 . 12/28/2013
At this point, the rage and no-quarter shown by the Peacekeepers is more than a bit understandable. If the rebels had any sense, they would have killed the sharpshooter themselves.
Even if he did see Finnick's speech, at this point, I doubt that Hardley would believe him. At this point, the combination of Capitol propaganda and first-hand experience of rebel atrocities (after the sniper attack, a suicide bomb is indeed a drop in the bucket in terms of horrifying impact) has entrenched him in a fixed position.
Not surprised at the smear campaign toward the other victors, especially Johanna, who probably has that reputation as a loose cannon for quite some time. And of course that how they would excuse the captivity of Annie.
Judging from the events, it looks like the war coming to Two isn't too far now.