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Author: Darth Breezy  (signed)
Date posted: 5/5/2003 9:08:06 PM
Darth Breezy's Comments:

At long last!! I'm so happy to see that Mistress Geo has at long last been recognised here in the archives! Her mastery of character is a true gift!

Looking forward to seeing more!

Author: darth carious
Date posted: 5/5/2003 9:48:41 PM
darth carious's Comments:

i loved it. i'm a big fan of the fanfics and this is one the best i've ever read. keep it up.

Author: Cat
Date posted: 5/6/2003 8:15:50 AM
Cat's Comments:

Wow. This was great. Spot on characterisation of Anakin--but you always do. And Palpatine, tempting, seducing, smoothing the path to the Dark Side. Eerk.
Once a slave, always a slave.
It's the story of Anakin's life, isn't it? Genius.

Author: Leah Bee
Date posted: 5/6/2003 10:14:52 AM
Leah Bee's Comments:

great last line-ties in everything. :)

i enjoyed reading your version of this possible scene.

Author: Annalee  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 10:53:40 AM
Annalee's Comments:

"...said the spider to the fly."
Loved your characterization of Palpatine- you really get a feel for his cool, calculating presence.
I should mention the title, since no one else has yet: quite fitting. The symbolism is frighteningly apt.

Author: Quiller  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 11:49:46 AM
Quiller's Comments:

Very good. Your characterization of Palpatine was wonderful. Such a master of manipulation. Powerful last line.

Author: ami-padme  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 12:22:48 PM
ami-padme's Comments:

A great little vignette -- I've enjoyed it each time I've read it. I'm glad to see it added here!

Author: bobill  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 2:28:50 PM
bobill's Comments:

Very manipulative! I could definently see where lack of using the Force could make Anakin turn to Palpatine like that... and I like the Rodian, a nice way of showing both sides of Palpatine!

Author: X-Wing Ace  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 3:37:00 PM
X-Wing Ace's Comments:

Pretty good. Definitely a plausible begining for Anakin's trip to the Dark Side.

Excellent job!

Author: rhonderoo  (signed)
Date posted: 5/6/2003 6:36:47 PM
rhonderoo's Comments:

I'm so glad this got archived Geo! I love your characterization!

Author: Fox7
Date posted: 5/7/2003 10:17:23 AM
Fox7's Comments:

Very impressive! A great read. Love the last line.

Author: Jedi_Niomi
Date posted: 5/7/2003 7:47:31 PM
Jedi_Niomi's Comments:

All I can say... Wow... Your characterization is right on, and your way of Palpatine seducing Anakin is... Wow... Keep writing fan fics!

Author: The_Count_Of_Monte_Coruscant  (signed)
Date posted: 5/7/2003 7:59:52 PM
The_Count_Of_Monte_Coruscant's Comments:

As everyone has already noted, you capture the reality and the persona of each character. Very good job. I'd be interested to see if you are just as successful with original characters. Perhaps an original story. Once again, though, good job.

Author: Idgie
Date posted: 5/8/2003 6:38:22 AM
Idgie's Comments:

Great little story!I really enjoyed this a lot! :)

Author: Darth Postal
Date posted: 5/8/2003 1:19:24 PM
Darth Postal's Comments:

This is one of the best I've read. It would so fit nicely into AOTC, and the lines, the timing of the moments, would be perfect, yet not too revealing if it actually had been in the film. Bravo!

Author: Destiny  (signed)
Date posted: 5/8/2003 3:36:01 PM
Destiny's Comments:

Hi, Geo! I read this at and loved it! :p I'm glad to see it got archived - it was truly chilling. :)

Author: Isbeth
Date posted: 5/8/2003 4:17:53 PM
Isbeth's Comments:

Well written. This story has given me something to think about.

Author: themostpowerfuljediever
Date posted: 5/8/2003 7:29:27 PM
themostpowerfuljediever's Comments:

This is wonderful portrayal of Palpatine's cunning and expertise, as well as Anakin's vunerability. Great job!

Author: Merry
Date posted: 5/8/2003 10:25:28 PM
Merry's Comments:

It was well written! Well thought out, and you have the characters right on. But what was really chilling was "Once a slave, always a slave." It fits perfectly! Keep writing fanfics!

Author: Marcin szlempo
Date posted: 5/10/2003 11:58:34 PM
Marcin szlempo's Comments:

This fan fic rocks, it really shows the connection between Anakin and palpatine.

Rock on

Author: Jedi Dajuan
Date posted: 5/12/2003 7:49:31 AM
Jedi Dajuan's Comments:

This was an awesome story!! I'm not sure I agree with how Palpatine "force-mind-melted" Anakin, but the rest is incredible.

Author: Bant428  (signed)
Date posted: 5/21/2003 9:47:14 AM
Bant428's Comments:

WHOAH!! *dizzy* gosh! *recovers* erm... yeah
great story!

Author: Jane Jinn  (signed)
Date posted: 5/22/2003 12:47:19 AM
Jane Jinn's Comments:

Excellent story. Both characterizations were spot on. I was particularly fascinated by Palpatine, the way that he gently used his words and his facade of benevolent interest and sympathy to slowly but carefully lure Anakin into trusting him and feeling that Palpatine understood him better than his masters did. I also liked the way that Anakin did feel there was something wrong, but couldn't make sense of it, because his head suddenly felt as dead as his mechanical arm. Powerfully written!

Author: Steve
Date posted: 5/31/2003 12:57:56 AM
Steve's Comments:

As a fan of Palpatine, I was very impressed with this story and it fits perfectly into Attack of the Clones. I sure hope that Palpatine gets this sort of treatment in Episode Three because I really want to see his character revealed more. Anakin was also done brilliantly. Great job!

Author: Master Rubella
Date posted: 8/5/2003 10:55:32 AM
Master Rubella's Comments:

This short scene is fantastic, it's the most gripping conversation and i wish it was in ep2! Good work!

Author: JediMasterMariana
Date posted: 9/10/2003 6:34:49 PM
JediMasterMariana's Comments:

I've always wondered how Palpatine convinced Anakin to the dark side.

Author: aifdsc
Date posted: 11/11/2003 7:17:38 AM
aifdsc's Comments:

Excellent story. I really liked the implications of Palpatine's phrases. However, I was under the impression that Sidious and Palpatine were two different characters. At the end of AOTC, Sidious is greeting Dooku at the same time that Palpatine is reviewing the Grand Army of the Republic.

Author: leia__naberrie  (signed)
Date posted: 2/9/2004 1:06:52 AM
leia__naberrie's Comments:

I almost did not rate this story. Like Anakin's midichlorian count, its quality was simply off the scale. However, I was forced to compromise and I rated it a mediocre 10.

My problem with reading a great story and having to write a review is penning one that articulately expresses with mundane language just why that story is great. Invariably, I fail but in the words of a revered Jedi Master: It is better to fail at doing something than to succeed at doing nothing.

One of this story's numerous charms is the fact that it delves into the realm of character exploration with sacrificing its dramatic pacing. There is nothing superfluous or extraneous. We move swiftly from the Chancellorís ominous conversation with his secretary to Anakinís brooding in the elevator, the visit and finally, the Chancellorís self-congratulatory introspection at the end. The story moves in a full circle with Palpatineís perspectives sandwiching the main event (Anakinís visit) and tells us, with the subtlest of hints, that, like everything else in the Prequel Era, this is just one more puppet show orchestrated by the Puppet Master.

The one flaw I did find in the archived version of this story was the elimination of some very original, mythological aliases for Sidious/Palpatine: The Master of All Miseries, the Manipulator of Minds and the Digger of Dark Holes. These Ďtitlesí intensified the otherworldly sense of the story and it was a pity that they were eliminated, for whatever reason, in this version. However, it was a loss I felt only because I was privy to read the original story on the JC Boards. It does not diminish in anyway the subtleties of the characterisations, the rhythm of the story and the very tangible mood that it communicates to the reader: one can almost feel the binds of silken threads as Palpatine the Spider spins his webs around Anakin, the Jedi and the Republic.

Author: MonkeySprayE
Date posted: 4/26/2004 5:44:44 AM
MonkeySprayE's Comments:

i like cheese

Author: Darth Imperious
Date posted: 9/23/2004 2:52:24 PM
Darth Imperious's Comments:

Excellent. It's not often that many authors have characters use deciet as a weapon.

Author: Monica
Date posted: 2/24/2005 10:20:18 PM
Monica's Comments:

I enjoyed reading your story! The last line, "Once a slave always a slave," reflects how Anakin is really never free. Not from himself, the choices he makes and those that manipulate him so easily like Chancellor Palpatine. Great work!

Author: K9: The First
Date posted: 5/10/2005 5:28:11 PM
K9: The First's Comments:

*whistles* Dang, Palpatine sure knows how to pull strings dosen't he? I had vaugly wondered, at the back of my mind, about that whole thing. Think it's possible to do a sequel of sorts where ol' Palpy makes his request to the Jedi? ...I doubt it. This thing is QUITE old(internet wise) and I doubt you'd have much interest. Oh well, grand penmenship, and highly baleivable characterisation, rock on.

Author: Lady_Nomad  (signed)
Date posted: 4/28/2009 1:08:59 AM
Lady_Nomad's Comments:

Wow, that was interesting. Anakin saw how powerful the Dark side can be. And that was the first part in his temptation to the Dark Side. He's one of those types to do stuff when he's ordered not to do that, even as a boy.

Author: Paulina
Date posted: 4/24/2016 6:05:44 PM
Paulina's Comments:

Jos olisikin jotain, millä leivän voisi korvata helposti ja edissulelti! Vaikea kysymys on myös, että mitä kunnon aamupalaksi, jos ei mysliä, puuroa tms?

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