|Reviews for The Long Halloween|
| Sgt. Assassin chapter 1 . 5/7
I've not even started your story, and I feel the need to point something out: the plot to Bleach: The Hell-Verse was convoluted, but it DID make sense.
Yes, the Togabito could leave Hell at their leisure, but they were never truly "free": as Kokuto explained, the chains were what truly bound a Togabito to Hell. As long as those chains were in place, they would never be free. Furthermore, the reiatsu-masking cloaks would only work for a limited period of time. Afterwards, they would be forced to return to Hell under their own power, or risk being dragged back by the Kushanada. If they were dragged back by the Kushanada, they would then be sent to the absolute lowest portion of Hell and be summarily tortured for defying Hell, ensuring they wouldn't be leaving anytime within the foreseeable future, if at all.
So, by leaving Hell to lure someone who would be strong enough to break the chains to Hell, they were setting it up so that, once their chains were broken, they could leave Hell the same way they did the first time, only this time not have to worry about returning.
I'm not sure if anyone else has pointed this out, and if they have you can disregard this post. If nothing else, I hope this gives you a little better insight into the movie.
| Fullmetal11791 chapter 28 . 1/25
Very enjoyable, as expected. And that ending! Fantastic. I know your authors note said that you would be writing a final story to tie up loose ends but I guess that's on hold for now. A bit disappointed we didn't get a bigger epilogue though. Would have been nice to see how An and Nel react to suddenly having antique year old daughter.
Anyway, looking forward to reading more stories from you in the future!
| Fullmetal11791 chapter 15 . 1/24
Is Linndal based on Harry Dresden? I'm assuming from the author notes that he is an OC you are borrowing from this Ziggy person, but Empty Night, Hells Bells and talk of silver coins has me thinking Dresden Files.
| Pete chapter 28 . 10/28/2014
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Long Halloween." Other than the fact this is set in your own AU, I actually felt like this was something that could have been a great filler arc in the anime. Your story certainly was much more enjoyable than the actual "Hell Verse" movie.
The most impressive thing to me was the fighting. I know that's what this story must of had alot of in order to carry it, but I can tell a HUGE difference in reading the fight scenes in this compared to anything in your other stories. Very detailed and flowed nicely throughout the chapters. As a writer you've grown leaps and bounds when writing fight scenes in your stories.
The biggest complaint I had with this was the added history of Nnoitra and Nel from Hueco Mundo. While I suppose such a horrible act like that wouldn't be completely out of Nnoitra's character, personally I felt it wasn't needed. The fight between Anrak and Nnoitra was perfect as it was until that point, and it didn't really need anything extra to intensify Anrak's hatred towards Nnoitra.
Haname was an interesting character to say the least. At first I didn't know what to think of her as a character, but over time I find her to be enjoyable to read. However, it's hard too imagine Sui-Feng not having already killed her by this point.
The trial of the Espada was a highlight at the end. I was worried at first when you had the Soul King speak during the proceedings. I think it was handled very well and worthy of a character of his being. I think Isshin's talk with Ichigo about the Soul King being like a father trying to push people to do the right thing without actually forcing them to do it summed it up perfectly. Great work on that.
Part of me was wondering where exactly Aizen was during the Hell planning and escape, but the last chapter answered that. I was hoping that somehow maybe Aizen might still be alive in your AU for one final run since you're planning one last foray into Bleach. After the events of "The Long Halloween" it's hard too imagine any other villain that could be around for a grand finale battle if you're planning on another epic fight in the future.
Look forward to what you write next.
| Pete chapter 26 . 10/26/2014
Grimmjow screaming about a black cat sabotaging his life is just simply... amazing!
| Kevin chapter 28 . 5/8/2014
Loved it! You're my favorite writer on all of fan . whatever you write I'll be happy to read it. Thanks once again!
| stormcrowley chapter 28 . 5/7/2014
I like the epilogue, it was quite fitting. Though I would like to have seen more from the people involved, you're planning on a follow-up, so I'll simply be patient.
I'm very glad you kept this whole series of stories going, and continued as you have. This was a real gift to the world of fanfic, and I'm very glad to have found and read all of them.
| ZiggyGebs777 chapter 28 . 5/7/2014
No, winddemon, reviews are for CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. So, yes, you are, in fact, ignorant. Not only ignorant but WILFULLY ignorant as the site does declare reviews to be for constructive criticism.
Also, your atrocious grammar and syntax do, once again, point to you being ignorant (yes, once again wilfully).
I am afraid that "all over the story" isn't a clear example, either. Please provide at least three clear-cut examples as to Gary and Mary Stuing (in all the other stories as well, please; just remember to post them to the respective stories instead of one. Also, try to make an attempt to be intelligible).
FYI, I am perfectly comfortable shaming you in this forum, so unless you enjoy being revealed for the monkey-with-a-typewriter that you are, you will un-block me from writing you a PM.
Lastly, yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion...the question is whether or not your opinion is educated. Yours, my little whipping-boy, just so happens to fall into the latter category.
The floor is yours. And please RSVP—I am enjoying this.
| Guest chapter 28 . 5/7/2014
a good end to a good story.
| winddemon199 chapter 28 . 5/7/2014
Ok one it's written all over the story and all the others in fact that connect with this and second it's my opinion and I was putting it bluntly everyone's Entitled to one and it's what reviews are for stating your opinion on a story so shut the fuck up and I'm not ignorant about anything so piss off you immature little brat.
| Guest chapter 27 . 5/3/2014
I think stark will have to tell keiko eventually. going by events she will probably get caught up in affairs of the afterlife. I can't wait to see how the espadas lives change now that the fear of discovery is over.
| ZiggyGebs777 chapter 27 . 5/3/2014
Ah, winddemon, my dear little whipping boy. We meet yet again. Since you are so wise in these matters, please...inform us of how Anrak is a Gary Stu, and how Neliel is "goody-goody", if you would. If you do not wish to, then that is ok. Just shut your ignorant mouth and sit there, like a good little arschlocke.
| winddemon199 chapter 27 . 5/3/2014
I'm just gonna flat out say Anrak's a gary stu and Neliel is way to goodie goodie kinda like a mary stu personality wise just being blunt about it
| Guest chapter 23 . 4/20/2014
please punch him kurotsuchi in the head again, or anywhere else.
| Guest chapter 26 . 4/19/2014
this was a good story, and while it's sad that it's coming to a close, there are sure to be equal or better tales to follow. I just want to know now if we will find out the judgment placed upon the escaped damned.