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Author: sith lady
Date posted: 4/18/2001 5:50:39 PM
sith lady's Comments:

I loved this story! It's well-written and the result is amazing!

Author: Jeff 42  (signed)
Date posted: 4/25/2001 4:33:38 PM
Jeff 42's Comments:

Wow! The story starts off well--it is interesting to think of what would happen on the Executor after the Falcon's escape, and you do a good job of getting into Piett's head. It only gets better as it progresses. The ending was simply wonderful. I love the analogy between Palpatine/Vader and Vader/Piett. Great job!

Author: DarkATX
Date posted: 4/26/2001 9:31:23 PM
DarkATX's Comments:

When I was about 10 years old and I saw the Empire Strikes Back with my folks, we all concluded the same thing...Piett was a dead man! After seeing Vader choke out 2 other officers for less, it was such a surprise to see him back in Return of the Jedi.
This story bridges the gap wonderfully. The subtle relationship between Piett, Vader and the Emperor was truly an eye-opener. A nice short-story that is worth telling.

Author: Inetguy
Date posted: 4/29/2001 1:55:58 PM
Inetguy's Comments:

There is a lot of truth to what you have written. In any order that uses fear instead of performance in obtaining results (the military, some corportations), these relationships DO EXIST.

The characters line of reasoning is pretty solid and flows well, but I think the dialog could be written more to character. In the films, Vader never mentions himself first person (I want, I have...) and Piett is less verbal. If you tightened up the dialog, I would give this fiction a 10. Very well done!

Author: Sither
Date posted: 5/2/2001 5:17:08 PM
Sither's Comments:

An incredible story, I loved it. This story somehow reminds me of Zahn's writing. A great idea for a plot!

Date posted: 5/11/2001 8:59:59 PM
JKTRAINING's Comments:

Wow! This is the second time I've read this, and I liked it just as much this time around.

Very well writen, and it really puts things in perspective. That picture of poor Piet hideing in a corner while Vader talked to the emperror. It actually made me feel sorry for Piet.

Author: Belle Bayard  (signed)
Date posted: 5/18/2001 11:41:10 AM
Belle Bayard's Comments:

Ah,I do love a good Vader story and Piett as an added treat! Very well done. Too bad Piett went down with the Executor. He would have been an excellent witness for the defense (too much Penitent on the brain here).

Author: Drfc
Date posted: 6/1/2001 5:48:09 PM
Drfc's Comments:

you did a great job getting into pietts head
and in making vader mentaly weaker in time for
shadows of the empire and return of the jedi

Author: Zim
Date posted: 6/7/2001 5:40:51 AM
Zim's Comments:

Very good! I like those behind-the-scenes fanfixes.

Author: Lancer635
Date posted: 6/25/2001 6:37:44 AM
Lancer635's Comments:

this story didnt jump out and grab me it just wasnt my type

Author: Frank Natera
Date posted: 7/5/2001 8:20:42 AM
Frank Natera's Comments:

Being a graphic artist, I couldn't help but picture the dramatic look that tis tale could have if made on film. All that can only be achieved by an inpecable writing. It made me want to illustrate the story in comic book form....hmmm, maybe we should!

Author: Inari_Icewalker
Date posted: 7/6/2001 11:11:01 AM
Inari_Icewalker's Comments:

I enjoyed this piece very much, and thanks for giving a real and genuine face to the Imperials some of us would call hero.

Author: Quiller  (signed)
Date posted: 7/27/2001 3:48:56 PM
Quiller's Comments:

Piett has always been one of my favorite Imperials, so I really appreciated seeing things through his eyes. You wove a very convincing tale.

Author: GruMpy2348
Date posted: 8/14/2001 9:57:21 AM
GruMpy2348's Comments:

This is a great story! I have read it more than once now and I just wanted to tell you.

Author: Ladybug  (signed)
Date posted: 8/15/2001 9:06:32 PM
Ladybug's Comments:

I loved this! Vader was written beautifully! Bravo!!

Author: x-imperial
Date posted: 8/22/2001 1:55:02 AM
x-imperial's Comments:

Well, considering it's my first story I've read here, I'd say; "Well done!"
It made me realize an aspect of the relationship between the emperor and Vader.
Nicely done.

Author: Teresa Martin
Date posted: 9/2/2001 10:54:31 AM
Teresa Martin's Comments:

This is terrific. The concept that evil is always motivated by fear was prevalent throughout the story. I also enjoyed the comment about the Lord Vader doing a better job of eliminating Imperials than a hired Rebel assassin ever could. Excellent!

Author: Mcily Nochi  (signed)
Date posted: 9/3/2001 4:01:36 PM
Mcily Nochi's Comments:

Very cool. A glimpse of the good inside Vader that Luke will later sense. There's hope for the Dark Lord!

Author: Gray_Leader
Date posted: 10/10/2001 7:04:05 PM
Gray_Leader's Comments:

Wow! A final explanation as to why Piett is the only Imperial Officer to fail Vader and survive. It was well written and could easily have been a seen straight out of ESB. Fans of Admiral Piett should check out

Author: C4GO
Date posted: 10/12/2001 12:22:36 PM
C4GO's Comments:

This is a very great story! You should write more like it!

Author: Jay
Date posted: 11/14/2001 9:55:11 AM
Jay's Comments:

Too many things that were always left unsaid but known between Empy and Vader should have stayed that way. Vader would never sqirm and Empy would never be so direct. Good attempt though!

Author: Jaina Kenobi
Date posted: 12/16/2001 11:08:27 AM
Jaina Kenobi's Comments:

Nicely written! I've always wondered why Piett didn't die and your story explained it wonderfully. I loved having the look into the other side of STAR WARS.

Author: Kenneth MacFarlane  (signed)
Date posted: 3/9/2002 8:12:00 AM
Kenneth MacFarlane's Comments:

That story was fab, I really enjoyed reading that and seeing Vader get knocked doan a peg or two from the Emperor, that opens up Vader and the Emperor's relationship in a new light.
Brillantly done!

Author: VadersGrrl
Date posted: 4/21/2002 7:46:24 PM
VadersGrrl's Comments:

I have to agree with Jay. The dialogue between Vader and the Emp was a little too explicit rather than implicit. I really don't think, after all this time in the Emp's service, Vader would HAVE to ask "What do you mean?" and Piett wouldn't need the explanation either. But, other than that, it was an interesting story :-)

Author: UrbanJedi  (signed)
Date posted: 7/12/2002 2:13:59 AM
UrbanJedi's Comments:

I am a big fan of what I like to call a "then what" fic. I'm never content with the movies and the books having an end because there is always something that happens next and those are the stories I like to read. I think that's why I love the EU so much because it never really ends. It just keeps going and going. Anyways, I loved this story. It was well told and a good story as to the reason Piett was never killed like the others. Good job!

Author: Nova
Date posted: 11/7/2002 8:49:28 AM
Nova's Comments:

Fascinating how someone as unimportant as Admiral Piett can expose the Anakin Skywalker underneath Vader's mask. This may have well been the incident that really did change Vader just in time for ROTJ. I was actually pretty surprised that Vader didn't just choke Piett or slice him in half.

Author: Death_Star_Trooper
Date posted: 2/8/2003 5:57:17 PM
Death_Star_Trooper's Comments:

cool story- i really liked it. Now i just wish that more people wrote stories that included Imperial officers.

BTW, I noticed a goof in ROTJ.

Captain Piett was promoted to Admiral in ESB, but when he is shown in the early Executor scenes, he has a Captain's badge.

Author: Bez-Han Aylaw
Date posted: 8/25/2003 11:16:49 AM
Bez-Han Aylaw's Comments:

I loved every part!
I really wanted to know what happened after the Falcon Escaped!

Author: Bez-Han Aylaw
Date posted: 8/25/2003 11:17:07 AM
Bez-Han Aylaw's Comments:

I loved every part!
I really wanted to know what happened after the Falcon Escaped!

Author: Lord_Malice  (signed)
Date posted: 3/1/2004 11:59:14 AM
Lord_Malice's Comments:

Not bad. A little out of character for Vader though since he was ever the loyal servant to Palpatine. Still, good concept here.

Author: Sernpidal  (signed)
Date posted: 4/22/2004 7:46:54 PM
Sernpidal's Comments:

Great!!! Its great! One of the best stories I have ever read!!!

Author: _princess_leia_
Date posted: 5/9/2004 6:28:23 PM
_princess_leia_'s Comments:

Yay, I got the 200th rating:)

Anyway, that was awesome, and I'm not really into this sort of Fan Fiction.

Author: Ani-maniac  (signed)
Date posted: 12/19/2004 2:55:16 PM
Ani-maniac's Comments:

I wanted to say that I enjoyed reading this a lot. It is a good lesson and explains why Piett was still alive. I personally think that in this story, Darth Vader was impressed that Piett would be brave enough to speak to him like that. One suggestion I have though, is that the speech between the officers at the beginning, does't seem very well... imperial. They always speek with perfect military correctness. And I don't picture Piett having an outburst infront of his men. (But I did like him telling the officer to be careful, because he would be in charge next:) These conversations sounded more like ones between Rebel officerss, who have less discipline. But aside from that it was an awsome story!

Author: GraphicX
Date posted: 1/2/2005 3:19:41 PM
GraphicX's Comments:

Wow, this story is so simple, yet the characters are so dynamic. Well only Piett is, but still. I liked this one a lot. Great job, except I think you could have been a bit more subtle about everything.

Author: Sith Man  (signed)
Date posted: 8/22/2005 7:14:07 AM
Sith Man's Comments:

Very good. I loved this fic. Definatly worth a rating of 10.

Author: Darth Slaya (Vader's Princess)
Date posted: 9/1/2005 4:02:29 PM
Darth Slaya (Vader's Princess)'s Comments:

Oooh man that was a good story i just wish that Peitt would have found out Luke was Vader's son that woyld have been halarious! but any way great story!

Author: Aglor  (signed)
Date posted: 12/4/2005 8:03:23 AM
Aglor's Comments:

Great story. And to think I thought Vader killed all of his officers.

Author: Cydon  (signed)
Date posted: 7/24/2006 1:35:24 PM
Cydon's Comments:

Well done, the only errors I saw were had to do with capitals. For example, Alliance instead of alliance because you are referring to a organization. Other than that, fabulous job I loved it and I hope to see more of your work.

Author: wover30  (signed)
Date posted: 3/5/2008 9:24:46 AM
wover30's Comments:

Wonderful missing scene, fits right in. Great job!


Author: Terrab Noen  (signed)
Date posted: 5/20/2008 3:43:21 PM
Terrab Noen's Comments:

I love Admiral Piett I'm happy someone took the time to recognize his awesomeness

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