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The Critic Returns: Try three for the price of one!
Posted By machievelli - 11/16/14
This posting will have three weeks worth of reviews. This is because I had been unable to post previously. So...

3 November 2014

Running later than usual. Doctor's appointment tomorrow. My vision is coming back in my right eye, but both my doctor and I know I've lost some of it. Wish me luck. Now on to the reviews!

Most of this week was taken up by the ones who got body of work picks last week. But the last Lethe2 with Sacrifice Got the nod this week.

Well back to worrying. Signing off...

10 November 2014

Last week I was running way late as you all know, and to add insult to injury, the pathway to posting on Star Wars Knights is down, now for a full week, so I am going to add this to the Coruscant Entertainment column. Hopefully one of the admins from SWK will read it.

Another doctor's appointment. I found out there is a drug company doing a study on the very condition I have, but the closest clinic is no longer part of the test. It figures. But enough about me, On to the reviews!

Shadows Of The Storm leads off with Destiny of Shadow

And this week we have a tie for best. Moonwolf898 gives us a poignant farewell on the Star Forge, What Iffollowed Reliquary's AU end to the was with Splinters

Working on a 1632 story. How about a band in 1636 being named Fleetwood Mac because of an error? Signing off...

16 November 2014

A lot of fun with my eye; last Tuesday the doctor put in a graft over my lens to avoid further damage. So yesterday I was putting in an eye drop, I thought, 'I'll be damned! I can see the bottle clearly- oh crap!' as the drop hit my eyeball. Vision has improved remarkably. So By this time next week I should be healed. Now just keep from having it happen again.

So drum roll please!

We start with FrictionX42's How I became an Imperial Agent followed by XXWintersDescent's Oh Frag, Not Again!

But Best of the Week went to Vyrazhi and DEAR MASTER LUCAS IV: NO NEW HOPE

Signing off...
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The Critic Returns runing late
Posted By machievelli - 10/27/14
Medical problems still. I think I am clinically blind in my right eye. Unless the doctors can find out what is causing it, I fear for my left eye. But as long as I can see the screen, the reviews will continue!

This week we only had two people get a pick, but their body of combined works are listed because they are both extremely good. So to start off, instead of going over them all so far, go to their home pages at

Douglas Fett


Well, back to writing. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns runing late
Posted By machievelli - 10/20/14
Been having one of those weeks. Thanks to the way I deal with medical problems (You have a problem with a cough, talk to an EENT, you have a problem with you're eyes, you go to an Ophthalmologist) I don't have a primary care doctor. So with this recurring eye infection I now have to choose one. Hopefully I can have someone at the med center sign me up this upcoming week.

But enough about this old man, on to the reviews!

We start off with the well written work of Writtenrhythm with
One More Time
Then Rosabell with When the Sky Falls

But best was a tie, the hilarious work of Roc Lammergeier and Potatoe Girl starting with The Random Ramblings of Revan and Elina Trevisan's Savior

Well back to writing. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns runing late
Posted By machievelli - 10/11/14
Sorry I had you wait, and I hope this was worth it. Finished it, and it's a 14 page monster! My eye is much better, thank you very much, though I still need reading glasses to see the screen. But let's stop talking about me, on to the reviews!

We start at Coruscant Entertainment Center where Msficwriter gave us FORMLESS: Chapter 1: An Eightfold Fortune

Then over to where we begin with MarshMella andThere is No Death followed by Rosabell with Dark Guardian
then Tara Seline withPredator of Manand Kebiin with 3,956 BBY then Kosiah with Gifts Nyghtraven returns with Fallen Embers xMadGodx gives us Revanchi ending with
AdylinJ and Healing the Force

Best of the Week was split between Outre with Cost Of Family
and Vyrazhi who I know as Msficwriter above with her combined pick for DEAR MASTER LUCAS DEAR MASTER LUCAS II and DEAR MASTER LUCAS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH

Well back to writing. See you next week. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns
Posted By machievelli - 09/28/14
Having problems with an eye infection again. Will see the ophthalmologist on Tuesday, and not the first one, who took over two months to decide to call in a specialist either! So if there are misspellings above, forgive me.

But on to the reviews!

No bests this week, but all of them are worth reading. We start off with Greengrass1914 and Those Who Trespass Against Us followed by Lliskio with Dead Man's Memories and LocketStar14126 with Legacy of Dustil then MarshMella with His Place and last but definitely not least, Sonny23 with Force Unleashed: Nomi Marek

Well back to other stories. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns
Posted By machievelli - 09/22/14
Well I'm off to the ophthalmologist again. I don't know if it's an infection or maybe glaucoma, which does afflict the elderly. And while 61 doesn't sound old these days, I never expected to live beyond 30.

So let's see what I have for you this week.

We start with TwixtNightAndMorn's Absolution

And best of the week to Gwendolyn Rogan for Savior

Well back to work. Did you know having an eye infection interferes with writing? Signing off...
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The Critic Returns runing late
Posted By machievelli - 09/16/14
I feel like Don Quixote.

Last week I mentioned that I was all set to take on the state regarding food stamps. On Monday I got a second letter saying they had been approved, so I built up all of that steam for nothing. Running late, obviously, but part of that is the lucasforums site is down, and can't get to it. Can't really explain why because I think I just took a couple of mental health days in there. But I'm back, and let's get started!

We start off our weekly picks with Yassen275 and Through The Eyes of The Exilefollowed by Jedi.Knight.of.Geekdom with KotOR Oneshots of the Random Variety

But Best of the Week went to Shadows Of The Storm who gave us Beginning of the End

Sorry about the delay. I will try to do better. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns
Posted By machievelli - 09/08/14
Having yet another one of those weeks. If I cannot get the state off it's ass I will be without food stamps, and also without medical insurance. So I have to convince them to do their jobs. But getting any bureaucrat to do his job can be a thankless task. So let's get on with the reviews.

Two picks this week; Divergent Destiny by Bill the Bard and After the Trial
Inder. But again no best.

So now I have all my data together, and on the 22nd, I will shove it into their faces and ask what part of 'not complying' am I actually guilty of. I have to wait that long because my work schedule. I am in the middle of working ten days straight, and while I am, my weekend is the actual weekends, so I can't do it any earlier. Wish me luck. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns
Posted By machievelli - 09/01/14
For the first time in a decade, I'm off on Labor Day. Since it's always just been a day to me, I'm reminded of the politician being run out of town on a rail; if it wasn't for the publicity, I would have just walked'.

The only excitement was when the idiot who lives on the second floor fell asleep in the bathtub with the water running, so I had rain inside my home. I'll be moved to another apartment briefly while they repair and repaint.

Well enough about me. On to the reviews!

We had several picks this week starting with Jowx97 and As Small Stars Fly Back Home Then From Pen to Paper scored twice with Move and Her Last Smile
From Pen to Paper then the Reprise pick from kotorfanmedia, Mister Buch with Of the Fall But none of them had the spark that leads to a best.

Well it's time to buy groceries. Signing off...
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The Critic Returns way late
Posted By machievelli - 08/24/14
Had an uneven two weeks. Last week I was just getting over a serious hacking cough (Later found it was pneumonia) when my new computer began doing some seriously odd crap. Using the left shift key caused a tone when depressed, and I couldn't use parenthesis because the begin key would not work. Right shift key worked, but still. Then it began forcing me to reboot pretty much every day. So last Tuesday I had to send it to the manufacturer for work.

Then on Wednesday I had a chicken bone caught in my throat; not choking, but having trouble breathing. Picture the scene where Vader is choking the loud mouth. Now picture the man trying to call his office and tell them he might not be in the next day. After waiting from around 7:30 until 11:30 the next day for someone to actually use an endoscope to say, 'hey, you know you got a piece of bone stuck in there?', they finally removed it.

Why did I say uneven? There is one guy I chat with constantly; an ex Air Force medic, and he said that the only reason I was still alive was because I smoke. That's right, smoking does do one thing for you. If I were one of those stuck up 'smoking is bad for you' types, I would have ended up in surgery with god alone knows how many days of work missed because my throat would have clamped down.

Then again, if I had to do it again...

Well that explains why I am way late, so let's get this show on the road.

We start our picks of the week with a Revan that can't seem to find a reason to even care in Sara1281's So Not My Problem followed by the Exile getting even with Atton tickling her with Mishamishamisha's Ticklish? then Princess Ashira having the Exile stranded on a plant where no one understands her and about to be executed in A Silent Awakening

But Best went to a scene right out of my old Dungeon Master's days with Kebiin's Jag ti naysol kad aue

Well first rule, since I do my own cooking. Bite down to find the bone before you swallow. Signing off...
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The Critic returns a little bit late
Posted By machievelli - 08/12/14
Running way late. I have a flu that is more like a miasma, affecting me from the moment I get up until I go to bed. Every time I got home, and should have turned to finishing this review, I found myself waking up the next morning, instead. I am sorry, and I will be seeing a doctor about this. I hate having anything interfere with my life!

This week we had two picks, but neither was best. They are Val Perham with Url=]Full Of Grace[/url]and Chapellefan withMira's Last Job.

Now getting my cranky ass out of bed to do what I must. Signing off...
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