hey. i've been following your stories both on/off screen and flight 109 on your lj. but i i dont have lj so kind of thought that maybe i can post a review on your newest update for flight 109 here. so here goes. please dont be mad to hear my thoughts... ;)
as far as chap 17 flight 109, does this means rei is out of da picture already? seriously???
i love her. but oh well. da writer is da one to control the fate of this amazing story.
i kind of felt not-so-suprise by that chap. kinda figure that you will choose minako. but still. i feel it's a bit waste to just give a desperately-just-let-it-go kind of ending for rei. why not you give her another chance to show her own charm, that not only minako can be strong. but rei too has her own way of succumbing to her fate and fight for what she thinks is right not just for herself but for jun as well. i would love to see that. honestly, what ever the ending shall be, do please leave a great impression for all the OC characters. you should give credits to yourself for being able to create such a remarkably strong-willed OCs who both have their own charms that blew away the heart of so many people...
oh,oh. one more thing. i kind of want to see how the reaction of all other arashi members towards jun's decision and rei's acceptance to that. by other members i would mean sho, ohno and aiba. nino would most probably just act like how a best friend for rei is supposed to be.she doesnt have anyone else to go cry herself on.
i'm seriously wondering how sho would react. well, you kind of potrayed him to have such a great impression on rei n have faith on her relationship with jun. that's why i think it would be nice to see his reaction to the situation. plus, judging by your skill in writing, i know that you'll be able to throw some of those bittersweet moments when you write this.
no pressure. i'm just saying that it would be lovely to have you include these ideas. what ever your thought is, i know you'll be able to put really nice seasonings and spices to the story.
really love your stories both on/off screen and flight 109. update soon!!!
Author's Response: HI! First of all, thank you so much for going all the trouble to leave me a wonderful response here about my writings :D I am very happy that you did this. And please, don't hold back because I think your response is very sincere yet thorough and the least I would feel is to feel mad about it.
About your questions ( i hope my answers would not contain spoilers)
1. Rei being out of the picture
If you are asking whether they broke up, yes, they did. If it is whether Rei won't appear in the next chapter, no, she will definitely appears because I still owe her character something which is what you more or less suggested in your next question/request :) So I hope I won't disappoint you with my next chap, which will be the last chap. Thank you for reminding me not to forget her completely XD as I tend to go overboard on things. This is one of the things I love about fanfiction writing, how readers and authors can have a certain connection that a reader can somehow affect how the writer writes and the writer gets a clue what her/his readers are expecting. I am actually not so sure of myself on how to end this fic a few months ago with all the strong response against Minako and Jun. It perhaps explains my long hiatus. I mean yeah I have work as well, but going against people's expectations is kinda.. well it's kinda hard, maybe, in a way. But the thing is, I have decided already on the ending of this fic the moment I decided the title of the fic. It has said it all with the "destination: first love" bit. It is about a journey to the past. And I feel uncomfortable to just let everything wrap up nicely with Rei after all the drama. And I personally think Rei herself is better than that. better than being a second choice to someone.
2. Arashi members
Actually they will be the main point of the next chap :) I hope I don't spoil it much for you XD
Again, thank you for going all the troubles to leave me this comment. I will try to update as soon as I can (or as soon as the mood comes XD) and I am really really happy that you like what I write. I hope I won't disappoint you with the ending of the fic.
Thank you for reading!
Btw, pressure is not a bad thing. It what makes a person be able to do beyond what he/she can do. Well that's what I believe :)