Date: 03/13/2015 4:05 PM Title: The Ties That Bind
This review is for the whole trilogy and I really, really loved this, especially the idea that Red Impulse is such a douche that he's really working for Galactor. (I'm not a fan of Red Impulse, so his being portrayed as an extra bag of douche doesn't bother me). I thought you handled writing from his POV really well, too. :)
Date: 09/25/2009 12:15 PM Title: The Ties That Bind Part III
It's great that you included this episode. I've always thought that there was a lot of undeclared UST between Joe and Jun in the snack bar scene. I think it might be the only time that he has hit her, and it struck me as being not just anger at her behavior but a bit of jealousy as well.
Author's Response: Well of course there's jealousy! ;-) But yes, if I was writing this from Joe's POV, I knew I had to write through the Bitter Bird Missile ep. Too much opportunity for angst to be denied...
Date: 09/05/2009 9:20 PM Title: The Ties That Bind Part II
The way you infused Red Impulse's back story into cannon is sheer genius! And I am loving the added "behind the scenes" look at the episodes!
I especially enjoyed Joe and Jun's little discussion on the hood of the car...what a sweet moment!
Keep up the fabulous writing!
Date: 09/03/2009 7:19 PM Title: The Ties That Bind Part II
I am really enjoying this TJ. You have written the emotions of the Condor so clearly that I actually feel them myself. I am looking forward to your further insights. It has certainly given me a different way to look at these episodes.
Date: 07/29/2009 3:28 AM Title: The Ties That Bind - Part I
I LIKE....I LIKE.....bring on part 2...seriously,this will be one of your best TJ...I don't think I like this version of Kentaro Washio.Once again, well done.....
Author's Response: Part 2 is coming in another month or so... and you won't like Kentaro any more in that fic, either. ;-) Funny thing is, I never liked Kentaro Washio in any version... *grin*
Date: 07/21/2009 3:21 PM Title: The Ties That Bind - Part I
Excellent writing - this is the quality that I expect from you. I love your work, and I look forward to the next Part. Thank you for sharing.
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! But now I'm worried about the 'quality that you expect from me'.... hopefully the rest will live up to your expectations! ;-)
Date: 07/19/2009 9:02 PM Title: The Ties That Bind - Part I
I am enjoying how you are slowly introducing us to each member of the team and showing us their strengths. Looking at this from Joe's perspective is giving me a new take on their childhood experiences.
Author's Response: I agree... I hadn't realized until I staretd this fic how different Joe's POV would be. He is such a loner, and generally doesn't take well to new people. But despite this,. he does eventually come to accept them all, and think of them as family.
Date: 07/17/2009 4:58 AM Title: The Ties That Bind - Part I
Okay...I really don't like the deceptive Kentaro. And to think he managed to produce a son like Ken! Well done TJ. You had me in the first few paragraphs of the chapter 1 initally thinking it to be Berg Katse. (Didn't want to leave the review there as a spoiler.)I can see who Ken really takes after...his beautiful darling mother! Kentaro's so...unappreciative of her..grrr
You're writing is fantastic! Very clear and I can see in my mind whats happening in the scene. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series! Oh and I love the way you have covered a period of years in a few chapters. I'm learning a lot from reading your stories.
Author's Response: I don't like the deceptive Kentaro either... which is why I wrote this fic. I wanted to explain his deception in a way that *seems* different at first... and then explore if this really *could* have been the way it was. Other than changing a few dates in the Team's background stories, I have tried very hard to make this stick exactly to canon as persented in the show. We'll see what you think toward the end of this series... ;-)