Date: 09/21/20 03:08 am Title: Chapter 26: Healing Hands
"I didn't wait a second longer and poured my strongest heal into her. Rather than being surrounded by light though, she was infused with shadows."
Turning so dark around here, I gotta wear shades. Still a great story. Give the babies hugs for me.
Date: 08/23/20 07:30 pm Title: Prologue
Hi Zetsumi, I haven't started reading your story yet, but I had a question about the description and categories. This is listed as 'realistic gender change' but seems more magical or at least Sci - fi based on the description. Unless getting trapped inside video games happens more often than I thought. So is this story miss-categorized? Thanks, Elron.
Author's Response: Hi Elron. Thanks for the question! So, one of the MC's is trans and at the start of the story has already been transitioning a few years. Once in the VRMMO she gets a more appropriate avatar but her gender identity has already been something she is aware of for some time and working towards. This story doesn't focus too much on her journey, mostly light touches as she starts the story as an individual who stealths and through the course of the story grows more confident in her own identity. Sadly, there isn't an accurate category for a character who has already been transitioning. SPOILER: Oh, and no magical changes either. With some more sophisticated tech, everything in this story is feasible to actually occur.
Date: 05/12/20 11:46 am Title: Chapter 20: Vengeance
I could say so much. I'm enjoying the story, I feel bad for Marie having to do such a thing. Can't wait for more.
Author's Response: Lol, I was afraid I made her seem bloodthirsty (she's based loosely on my wife). My wife's feedback was she wouldv'e jammed the button the moment she saw him no hesitation, lol. Now all I can picture is the plusheen like cat mashing the button gif.....
Date: 05/12/20 11:27 am Title: Chapter 19: Hell slap it intae ye!
the accent reminds me of my mother, and this video.
Author's Response: LMFAO! Aye, that matches whats in my head. Hardest part is not wanting to shift to her more frequently, she's grown on me
Date: 05/12/20 07:18 am Title: Chapter 6: Together
So I was wondering Classes because it seemed a bit over the map. Zen is now a Dr**n** Frost DK, but Frost is like a B***d Elf Holy Paladin/Mage? Overall, enjoyable, but just wondering.
p.s. My main is a V*** Elf Warlock named Mary on Feathermoon. Yah got Lucky with the name. Granted my B**ld Elf Sancho on Moon Guard is even better. ;)
Author's Response: Zet is most definitely a Draen** DK, Frost is a Paladin but something of a hybrid with priest (my wife's other main). Essentially I thought on what SMite and Holy Fire might look like in RL and when empowered. As well as after another 10 years of changes :D PS: Main's on Dalaran. Too busy with a newborn to pay my sub atm but we're a tank/healer duo in need of dps friends for shadowlands!
Date: 05/12/20 07:02 am Title: Chapter 5: Apart
So Brawlers Guild in Dustwallow Marsh? Which brings up what town? Because I'm getting a strong Horde vibe in locations.
Author's Response: Zandalar actually. With an expanded world and more detailing I figured it would be in the seedier spaces that spring up and attract less.....savory folk.
Date: 02/01/20 10:18 pm Title: Chapter 15: Powerless
Very interesting from the outsiders perspective! Really makes our heroine look ugly however.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I certainly intended this arc to present our MC as quite a bit darker. Would you be willing to tell me what in particular paints her as ugly in this section? (This is still in progress and I want to make sure I conveyed the events properly and was not overly ambiguous)
Date: 01/20/20 05:17 pm Title: Chapter 14: Recovery
Wow! Amazing chapter. So glad one of them was able to get out and back to their kids. I'm looking forward to reading Zet's campaign of vengeance/redemption/conquest-of-the-game so she can get everyone home safely.
Date: 12/14/19 05:20 am Title: Chapter 9: Visions
I like the story so far - I'm really invested in the MC's - but I'm a bit confused about a few things. What happened to Zet when she used the scroll? There's a few other things as wll, but I'm trying to figure out how to put them down in print.
Author's Response: Zet's digital body was destroyed by the scroll, her consciousness became stuck in a state of, essentially, a brain in a jar. No senses though her presence was bound to Frost, via the item Frost had retrieved. Which is how Zet was able to return when a body deemed suitable by the system was within proximity. I will also add, it should not be presumed that Zet's perception of time during that period was the same as Frost's.
Date: 12/14/19 04:53 am Title: Chapter 4: Bitter Victory
Pyria... Wow. This is a dark world and a dark story. Nobody kills the cute fox girl... nobody.
Author's Response: Lmao, she was hard to write that about. I just want to say, I have LOVED reading your reactions to the various chapters. Very helpful for my muse :D
Date: 12/14/19 04:40 am Title: Chapter 1: Azeroth, Metrion...
NO BOOBS, no good gear, no skills - and NO BOOBS!!! Epic line - I loved the chapter from there on in! I really like Zet and her relationship with Frost is sweet and very married-feeling, which I think is what you were going for. Nice stuff
Date: 11/19/19 06:47 pm Title: Prologue
So, is this one of the cases where Frost/Marie has realized Zet/Stephan is trans before *he* has?
Author's Response: Not quite. I'll flesh it out in story more in future chapters but Zet is aware she is Trans but contends with a lot of imposter syndrome and internalized stigma that leads her to refrain from self-identifying with the pronouns she accepts, acting more in line with what she believes others would accept her for. Frost on the other hand accepts Zet as she is and is pretty patient in helping her combat the internalized stigmas.