Date posted: 5/12/2004 10:01:16 AM
Nem!! You made it into the archives! And this story is SO worthy. It is amazing that you can make us care so much for an OC and an Imperial OC at that. I find the image of him keeping that letter for so long that the words have faded to be so hauntingly beautiful.
And it's intriguing to see how the destruction of Alderaan affected someone other than Leia. He's just a common footsoldier, but his pain is just as real as a princess's.
Date posted: 5/13/2004 8:33:09 AM
Author checking in :)
I'm still slightly in shock from actually making it into the Archive at all, but I'd juts like to say thank you so, so much to both my wonderful betas (Kayladie and Shaindl) and to everyone who read this when it was on the boards.
And kayladie, thanks for commenting. :D
Date posted: 5/13/2004 9:13:32 AM
You know I think this story is absolutely wonderful. The way you kept the twist hidden until the reveal was amazing. His resignation, pain and world (galaxy?) weariness is palpable. Amazing work.
You're welcome for the beta. Anything to help a friend. :)
Date posted: 5/15/2004 7:05:58 PM
I never post, but i read your story and as a writter and as a star wars fan I have to bow down and say I was completely blown away especiall by the end. Wonderful story.
Author: Jaeh-Sa Danaeen
Date posted: 5/16/2004 4:31:38 PM
Jaeh-Sa Danaeen's Comments:
I cried... i simply cried at the end...
Date posted: 5/17/2004 3:11:06 PM
Great story! Totally surprised me. I thought it might be that guy who Padme mentions in EP II pining for her while in the Imperial army. Took me totally by surprise with the Alderaan twist. Really enjoyed reading it.
Date posted: 5/17/2004 5:53:43 PM
Nem, you need to stop depressing people. :P Beautiful, beautiful story. Even better the second time!
Date posted: 5/17/2004 8:50:45 PM
Excellent job, sir. I love stories like this, and yours is one of the finest I've read. I like stories that show the human side of war, especially when they twist in something I love, like Star Wars. Great job!
Date posted: 5/19/2004 6:29:03 AM
The fate of everyone else on Alderaan has long been something that people seem to ignore when arguing Star Wars stuff. It seems to usually be just Leia's tragedy.
Great to see someone tackling the personal level.
Date posted: 5/19/2004 10:44:50 AM
Great story! I was half expecting a final twist at the end that the girl was really Leia Organa. lol
Date posted: 6/22/2004 8:58:36 AM
It's wonderful how you made us remember once again that even Imperial soldiers are human, and that many of them would never have imagined themselves being mere pawns to the whim and will of those at the top when they first enlisted. I liked the way you brought out the fact that a lot of Imperial soldiers felt "cheated" out of a good life by the events that happened to them; it shows their human nature, and the tyranny of the Empire.
Date posted: 4/20/2005 3:56:57 AM
Oh wow... this is just so amazing, I'm crying.
Author: darth red
Date posted: 7/20/2005 8:50:27 AM
darth red's Comments:
that was great i like the way that the tropper is almost explaining his pain in human ways ia,m going to hopefully get a story up when i figure out the instructoins but in the story the tropper is a living soul not a feindish evil person the alliance belives every imperail to be. we are all concois beings and every one has feelt great pain before and he should greive for the lost one
Date posted: 11/16/2005 3:05:00 PM
Cool story man, i love the stories about stormtroopers and clone troopers :)
Date posted: 4/27/2010 4:47:36 PM
OMG!!!!!!! This was the best story I've read in a while! *sniffs* Where's my kleenex?!
Date posted: 4/27/2010 4:50:00 PM
OMG!! This is the best story I've read in a long time! *sniffs* Where's my kleenex?!