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  1. Summary

    Master of Death wasn’t merely a cute title or an empty human phrase. Death needs a master for all those pesky human interactions he can’t handle from a metaphysical plane. Collecting the Deathly Hallows is only the beginning. A true Master faces a lifetime of tasks for Death.

    In other words, this is the story of one little girl growing up to become the Master of Death. And of all the adventures after that.

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    05 Sep 2022

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    With only three short stories so far, one wouldn't anticipate the amount of storybuilding and characterization that have been achieved so far. This story is so unusual in who it focuses on but so very brilliant. Nice showings of all the characters--Prim's viewpoint is expectedly kind towards everyone--and Prim as time-travelling tribute is a brilliant genius for this. This is very intriguing and I'm excited to see what it will turn into.

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    Everyone knows about the Massacre, and how no Jedi made it out alive.

     

    The Jedi refuse to let anyone forget.

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    24 Apr 2022

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    Short, haunting, and bittersweet.

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    R2-D2 was hoping for a little bit of excitement when he was sent with Mistress Padme and Little Ani as part of Mistress Padme's protection. That was not what he got.

    Now, Jedi Kenobi is clearly in trouble. As far as R2 can see, the best way to keep Mistress Padme safe is to save Jedi Kenobi.

    Clearly, R2-D2 is the droid for the job.

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    15 Mar 2022

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    The title alone makes it appealing and the story that follows has so far not disappointed at all. It's a ridiculous premise--but just so much fun. A completely fun story to watch unfold featuring two strong narrative leads in R2 and Obi-Wan. Well worth the time.

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    From the start, Actual Human Being Victor doesn't quite mesh with Yuuri's image of him. It's not exactly a rude awakening—Yuuri's always been aware that Victor is, at least theoretically, a great deal more than a jumble of posters and statistics and soundbites.

    It's just, Yuuri never really expected him to be quite so...

    Naked.

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    15 Mar 2022

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    I have laughed until I cried on multiple of opalish's Yuri!!! On Ice stories but ultimately I am bookmarking this one because of the tenderness of the love story pained in these little snippets and I've always been a fan of a good love story. Opalish's stories are all very pithy: conveying a lot of feeling, characterization, and humor into short stories, which makes them perfect for rereads.

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    Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn't tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly.

    (The subtitle of this fic should be: Victor Nikiforov really needs a hug. Luckily, he gets one. Eventually.)

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    “No,” Victor says, skating up to Yuuri on the ice, “you have to push all the way from here, or you’ll never get the height you need for that axel.” He sets his hand on Yuuri’s ass, tracing the muscle group he’s referring to. “Not here.” He taps Yuuri’s thigh. He doesn’t know the words for the muscles in English, only knows how to show him.

    Yes, technically he’s grabbing Yuuri’s ass, but how else is he to communicate?

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    15 Mar 2022

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    Extremely enjoyable canon compliant story that still feels very original. This story paints a very compelling picture of why Yuuri and Victor go together so well and the ending is very sweet. I adore the epilogue. Telling the story from Victor's perspective adds humor--as well as tenderness and heartbreak. Yakov and Yuuri's mom both get really emotional relationship building. One thing I enjoy so much about all of this author's writings is how they write canon compliant but differently nuanced takes on Victor and Yuuri coming together between stories. The narrative arc of language and what it means is well thought out and well written from the title to the author's final note.

    This is a story that is enjoyable the first time and the twentieth time through. I have yet to not be moved by Hiroko's care of Victor through the albums, to not laugh at Mari's quad axel narration, or to not smile at the ending.