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Gatchaman Fiction Archive :: Transmute!
Reviews For Island of Fear
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Reviewer: UnpublishedWriter Signed [Report This]
Date: 11/15/2011 11:12 PM Title: Island of Fear - the episode review from hell

Oh, dear. On re-reading, BDSM got to me. In the US, at least, those initials refer to -- erm -- creative sex acts involving restraints and role play.

The Gatch plot had Jinpei (G-4) building a fake Crescent Coral base as a trap for Galactor forces. (This amused Ryu, G-5.) The bad guys would attack, and their mecha would be tinted with a red dye that Crescent Coral's sensors could track. Hopefully, they'd be able to find Galactor's main base.

Most of the plan went off without a hitch. Berg Katse rationalized that the fake base was so obviously fake that it had to be the real thing. His mechas were given a nifty new paint job. The Science Ninja Team followed the signals to several locations and opened up several cans of whup-ass.

(Not sure why the BotP people went with such a convoluted plot. It could not have been the original plotline. The intended audience watched Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird pull tricks on their foes all the time.)

Author's Response: It is testament to my overwhelmingly vanilla mindset that the penny didn't drop for me until you pointed it out. Perhaps I need to read more fan fiction... At least now I can say I've written something with BDSM in it. Gosh. All I need now are vampires. Take that, Ann Rice!

Reviewer: UnpublishedWriter Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/15/2009 7:35 PM Title: Island of Fear - the episode review from hell

There's tweaking a plot, and rewriting it. These guys managed to completely mess it up.

Eyeball roll.

Author's Response:

Maybe in the future the Pacific Rim will be so unstable that Plot Adjustable Geography will become a reality. And if you're going to roll your eyeballs make sure you pick them up and clean them afteward.

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