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    秘神ヤ此処ニ在リ Leftovers's Avatar
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    Ever read T-MOON COMPLEX? That, but unironically.

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    So Roa's going to CS them all into suicide to get a wish?
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    canon finish apo vol 3

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    Don't @ me if your fanfic doesn't even have Shirou/Illya shipping k thnx ItsaRandomUsername's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levnekov View Post
    Chaos Theory updated.

    Derailment ahoy. Now with Avenger-summoned Lancelot, Mordred, Lancer!Medusa, Enkidu, and Iskandar.

    What the fuck is going on?
    Let's not also forget Stheno and Euryale, which shouldn't even be possible with the Fuyuki Grail.
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    Quite frankly, I found summoning any more Servants to be 'unrealistic.' And you guys all make astute points.

    But it was written very, very well. And I was very entertained. I think that Moczo's quality is good enough that one can ignore his various canon Nasuverse mechanics devergences.

    With Moczo being as good a writer as he is and what with him being known for pulling weird bullshit, don't you think you can cut the guy some slack?

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    I don't mean to sound like an apologist, mind you. Just that at this stage, and with his ability, the bullshit sometimes feels justified.
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    +1 Chaos Theory for the loli overlady.

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    FFD has been updated after a little over a year of inactivity.

    Reading it now, it seems really hollow. I enjoyed it upon first reading it, but when I realized just how much random shit was given to put Shirou on top, it really does take away from my enjoyment overall.

    Will say though that there are some little plot elements that are good ideas on their own (not when thrown together to make the MC OP), though. Natalia and Maiya, for instance. I literally just took Kiritsugu in my CG!Illya planning, though obviously repurposed.

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    Read "Fate/Stay Life" on archive of our own and holy shit did it piss me off.

    Be it the utter infantilization of Shirou(both physical and mental), the complete disregard the ideals of various characters and the misunderstanding the author has regarding Saber Alter, it comes off as the complete opposite of what it says it tries to be. I don't think there is a single action Shirou takes in the entire 100k+ fic which doesn't end up with someone lecturing or shouting at him. Hell, there's a scene which the author describes in the AN of the next chapter as the most important moment in Shirou's life, which then has in the following chapter Sakura shouting and berating him for a good 10 minutes. He doesn't even get to finish a single sentence as she just unloads on him. Honestly, the closest thing that came to mind of that was just mental abuse you'd see in domestic violence.

    And the way it handles "character growth" or realizations is infuriating as well. Where in FSN and particularly Heaven's Feel(which the fic is a continuation of, nominally) that characters resolve internally their hesitations and fears. They might discuss and witness things, but the change is never brought about by someone telling them to change. It is the characters confronting themselves and overcoming that which they have feared; there is a theme of "overcoming and surpassing oneself". In this fic, it feels like that is the only way and its never portrayed as someone being overbearing or being out of line either. This is pure supposition on my part, but I think it's the author using a character as a mouthpiece to air his grievances at characters he doesn't like.

    Then there's the "harem" part, which only managed to make me dread any scene with three or more characters because its seems like they all talk without actually saying anything a lot of the time. It's just vapid, and the best mental image I can liken it to, is like walking barefoot through knee-high mud, where you occasionally stub your toe on a rock or twig; it's just unpleasant to read.

    Overall it lacks direction. Or the direction seems to be "we gotta fix everyone before everyone can live their lives" which seems like such a backwards notion when compared to how HF ended; you heal as a person by living your life, with your loved ones by your side, HF argued in my mind. In the fic, there was just about only one part where I actually felt something; a sense of build up and trepidation, when Reinnes double-crosses Rin and is about to fuck everyone over because that's what magi do. But it's resolved within one page and nothing comes out of it.

    Mechanically in terms of TM lore, its all over the place. With Shirou changing his "trigger image" for his magic, because I-don't-even-know-why —as the author wanted it to be a loosed arrow?— to UBW as a whole being just a complete diversion from canon. It is to serve as some kind of plot device stepping stone for the characters, but the trouble they have with it is utterly disproportionate to what it should be. Miyu's brother in Prisma essentially showed that even if you have a vastly diverging belief and mindset, as long as the base is the same and you have the reference from EMIYA and there is enough magical energy, all you need to do is just DO IT. But it doesn't seem to work here.

    There are sex scenes, too. But they don't seem to have any relevance beyond drama. "Polyamory and polyamory negotiations" I believe the summary said. I didn't know what that hell that meant and I'm sure I still don't, but I'll be sure to avoid it henceforth like the black plague. People walking in on sleeping pairs and in-coitus pairs, kissing one another before each other... it's all just a source and fuel for the drama and whining and substanceless talking of this fic. And there's a part where Shirou displays the classic signs of depression; being listless, sleeping longer and longer, avoiding contact with people, and how is it resolved? A threesome.

    They even mention that they believe he feels pain less acutely and pleasure more intensely, and with how he becomes a stuttering mess afterwards, proclaiming hesitantly his happiness as if confused and unsure, it just comes off as them conditioning him. Stick and carrot, don't do anything, hand over the shed key, don't have a single original thought, just sit down and be quiet, Shirou.

    De-rec, tbqfh famalam.

    Oh yeah, and I forgot all about the OCs. There's three or four of them, hard to remember since they just pop up at random. They're using the kaleidoscope and dropping cryptic remarks all over the place, but the subtext of them being the harem's offspring is pretty obvious. So, considering their idiosyncrasies and out-of-placeness in the story, it also manages to surpass in the Emiya Clanin everything it does.
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    Definitely wasn't going to read it anyway, but thank you for the warning.
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