Date posted: 3/25/2002 10:47:13 PM
I really liked it. It's always interesting to see events of the Original Trilogy from Vader's point of view.
I suspect that some event (doubtless perpetrated by Palpatine) made him believe that Obi-Wan had betrayed him years earlier.
I sensed that there were still parts of Anakin Skywalker trying to break through. Especially how he reflects about the ideals he once had.
Any chance for some sequels? Perhaps one about Vader's thoughts as he faces Luke in Cloud City (especially after their confrontation), or even after ROTJ, when he meets Obi-Wan again within the Force.
Date posted: 3/26/2002 1:11:20 AM
RRK, I had longed to see some of your work displayed here. Lovely, awe-inspiring job! The neglect and the feeling of detachment that flowed from Vader was enormous and in the end, when he seethed at Kenobi's death, I had to chuckle. After all, that old man had much more up his sleeve -- much more.
Date posted: 3/26/2002 5:26:45 AM
Excellent story since I beta read it...I could feel Vader's empty quest and fury just like in the original Star Wars movie in 1977....The sequel cometh...
Date posted: 3/26/2002 5:06:35 PM
Good story. Very impressed. One thing i think you got wrong was when Vader cuts down Ben. I've read before that he doesn't even connect. That ben disappears before vaders lightsabre even touches the old jedi.
Also I sense you got some of your ideas from Shadow of the Empire. Which I thought protrayed Vader the best in all the novals and comics.
Again well done. An enjoyable read.
Date posted: 3/26/2002 6:15:38 PM
Hey RRK, great seeing your work up here! Wonderful as always. (How about a new chapter of "The Long Twilight Path" at FF.net? Sorry, had to ask. ;)
Author: Abd-Qaa Deen
Date posted: 3/27/2002 9:32:03 AM
Abd-Qaa Deen's Comments:
Greetings dear respected members of the republic,
I must say that this was a wonderful story about what was going on in Anakin's mind during that climatic confrotation. Yet, as the author has so eloquently explained it truly was not the end of Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi. Look for me to become a regular on this site. At the time I am busy trying to keep the republic from successionist idealists.
Date posted: 3/27/2002 2:38:56 PM
A very good rewrite of that original scene. I liked your version of Vader's POV at the final confrontation (direct confrontation, anyway) between Obi-Wan and Vader.
Date posted: 4/3/2002 7:39:51 PM
Nice story! I like the idea of Vader's POV. Cool story!
Author: Spark Vallen
Date posted: 4/8/2002 7:05:20 PM
Spark Vallen's Comments:
Just wanted to comment on the nice work in using the original dialogue and providing Vader's internal monologue. Very nicely done.
Would be fun to see the story also told from Old Ben's point of view too! :)
Date posted: 4/12/2002 3:43:34 PM
Sharply written and flowing work. It brought to mind the contrast between former student and former teacher, and how the differences remained until the end.
Date posted: 4/15/2002 9:44:46 PM
Great story i think you captured vader's thoughts well.
any chance for a sequel?
maybe his thoughts as he finds out luke is force sensitive or when he confronts him in cloud city or the second death star or when he meets obi wan in the force
Author: Mcily Nochi
Date posted: 5/4/2002 10:23:40 AM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:
Very nice. It's difficult to capture a split-second's thoughts and fully realize them. You did that perfectly. Vader is such a complicated character, it is wonderful to see another fic dealing with yet another side of him, on that is completely immersed in the dark side, yet has a connection to the light that cannot be severed.
Date posted: 5/15/2002 3:00:15 AM
Very interesting fic. I love all fics about the old Star Wars movies, from Vader's POV. This is nicely written, very much in character. I like how small parts of Anakin seems to come forth. Good work!
Author: jedi master ousley
Date posted: 5/19/2002 1:38:41 PM
jedi master ousley's Comments:
wow that was great... i'd like to see vader's thoughts from esb and rotj...also maybe obi wan's thoughts from anh and lukes thoughts form esb and rotj
the force is with you
Date posted: 5/23/2002 9:10:46 PM
Not bad...always like to see things from vaders point of vieuw...i just like the guy...he's the bad supervillan with some human feelings after all..nice work
Date posted: 12/25/2002 8:10:06 PM
Too many sentence fragments. And too many of "Red and Blue" and vice versas. But, all in all, it's OK.
Date posted: 2/10/2003 11:58:59 AM
Nice insite - it's so interesting to read the mind of Vadar with your interpretation!
Date posted: 3/6/2003 4:05:49 PM
Beautiful work. :D I've been waiting to see a story showing the movies from a different view... especially that of the Empire.
I hope to see more work by you.
[color=blue]You Rebel Scum![/color]
Date posted: 10/30/2003 5:46:58 PM
Wow, that was really amazing. I never did think of what Vader must have been thinking on his way to confront Obi-Wan... You are an excellent writer, and captured the entire scene quite perfectly.
Author: Lady Skywalker
Date posted: 1/8/2004 4:41:17 PM
Lady Skywalker's Comments:
I agree with the first comment..Anakin was still trying to break through the hull of darkness that he was trapped in. It was beautifully written...:)
Date posted: 3/1/2004 1:41:09 PM
Well done. YOu captured the essence of Vader's character about 90% of the way there, far closer than most would. Good job indeed!
Date posted: 12/3/2005 9:09:42 PM
It was great. Finaly something from Vader's point of view. It was---great.
Date posted: 3/6/2007 12:39:11 AM
I loved the dissatisfaction with the ending that he ultimately did want.
Author: Phantom Jedi
Date posted: 5/19/2007 10:39:07 AM
Phantom Jedi's Comments:
Very powerful and moving, a good job overall. I haven't any criticism for you.
Date posted: 6/4/2007 1:05:04 PM
Ha! Amazing how perfectly this fits into cannon, years after it was written. Very nicely done Red.