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5/13/2010 c2 1DarkChiyo
Now that´s a really interesting story. The first one to go this way. Haruhi, aware of her "powers" and trying to keep the brigade distracted when they try to keep her distracted. Both want to save the world. It´s very interesting.

The only bad thing is: It´s just a two-shot. Unfortunately. Because this story is like a fresh wind here.
1/26/2009 c2 Kierkegaard2.0
As someone who enjoyed both the anime and the light novels, I have to say I am slightly confused as to how you would write a one-shot at all without having seen either of them. Maybe you've heard enough from friends or read enough somewhere. I myself first heard about the series from all the merchandise they were selling on an online Japanese store I browse and the concept behind it seemed so short-sided I was ready to write it off and only came to to love the series when I actually saw it (but that might just be me).

I have to say, though, I really love how original your story was in completely turning the show's premise on its head (a self-aware goddess, the Brigade being the potential spark for the apocalypse). It's a great break away from stories that take the same line as with the story or are nothing more than a feeble attempt to have Haruhi crash into the room to say "guess what we're doing" or "guess who's our latest member."

My only issue with this is, as a one-shot, it feels like it has been split up and not necessarily consolidated. Aside from having two chapters, there doesn't seem to be a single flowing timeline with this, with a definite beginning and end. For something that runs through Haruhi's head, as it probably has many times before, it's good to mix her observations with her daily routine (the material from chapter two would do best to be interspersed in chapter one).

Still, a very enjoyable read. Keep up the good work!

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