Reviews for Faith Based Initiative
Doc Grant chapter 8 . 6/21/2012
I'm not sure if I reviewed before, but I just wanted to let you know that even uncompleted, this story is AMAZING. And it's not just me that thinks so. How many other 6 year old stories still get reviewed semi regularly?

The interactions between Chris and Ryan are just so vivid and real. And the last scene had me cheering, though also anxious to find out what happens.

I really hope you'll be able to find time to finish this one day. I know I speak for many when I say you should consider getting this published when you finish it. I would gladly buy a copy. Or two. :)

Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thinkalike chapter 8 . 5/24/2012
oh, wow. I loooove this story, I really hope there's a chance for a update? :D It is just so good, and I would really like to see it have a end!
Haruhiholmes chapter 8 . 5/16/2012
Is this finished? I really hope it isn't, I'm enjoying it so much.
Quinn Anthony chapter 8 . 1/22/2011
I really hope you haven't abandoned this story. I love it to pieces and I want more, when you can. I am soo looking forward to reading more
Ziusura chapter 8 . 8/26/2010
Haha, howdy. I find it kind of sad that you haven't updated since '08...but then again I haven't updated mine either since about that long as well so I can't really say anything.

But anyways, I'd just like to say I've really enjoyed this so far. I'm a christian myself, even if I do love slash, and I'm so happy to see the way you've handled religion and homo stuff together. It wasn't a generic religion story you normally see 'round here, but it was, for lack of a better word, professionally done. I love religion conflicts in things, even if it's as small as 'can't eat pork' situations, but unfortunately not very many people know how to cater to this taste. I've been turned away from so many stories with that particular conflict because the author treated religion as if it was evil and such, and I can't handle that. You've written this story in a way that appeals to both sides, I think, so far. It doesn't piss off the random christian readers [well...the ones who like slash, xD] and it still keeps all that lovely slashy goodness. Thanks for that.
Ayakaishi Fei chapter 8 . 5/28/2010
I really enjoyed this, though I was disappointed to see it hasn't been updated in the past two years. I like the characters and I'm really interested to see where you might take them. Anyway, I hope that you continue this, as you have a wonderful writing style, and a real gift for intriguing dialogue.
Handsome Devil chapter 8 . 5/8/2010
This is great, great, great.

So great that I can't stop thinking about it.

And I can't stop thinking about the fact that you haven't updated.

I hope you do.

Soon.

Because it's just too great to not.

And also, I would die.

And you don't want your fans to die, do you?

(Hint: The answer is yes.)
Duuude chapter 8 . 4/30/2010
OMG! THIS IS SO GOOD!

I CAN'T STOP RE-READING IT!

Please update.

Or else I might die.

It's so so good.

I love the pace.

Love love love the pace.

It's so realistic.

And I definitely can't wait to see how things progress.

I can't choose who to like better Chris or Ryan. They're both just so cute. And I think I know what they're going through because I do read slash fics (I'm addicted, especially to this!) but I'm not sure I'm REALLY in support of gays cause I'm still pretty religious.

But the fact that you can't hate or be prejudiced or persecute different people still rings true to me. So being religious helps in that aspect. :)

Man, I loved this chapter. I don't think anything can beat it. :)
big.break.and.laryngitis chapter 8 . 10/21/2009
This. Story. Gets to me. In ways that no story has ever gotten to me before.

I don't know what it is about it. I think it's the whole, you know, overcoming stuff, sacrificing everything you once held to be true, etc... I mean... I don't know. I feel... different. It's weird. Anyway. I see you haven't updated in like a year, and that makes me really really sad, because Ryan and Christian will eternally be suspended in this moment, which is great, of course, but I'm all for moving forward, and I would SO like to see more. Of course, it's not likely that I will, so I suppose I'll have to deal with it. Anyway. I just thought you should know that this is really, really good. And I say that to a lot of people, and I rarely mean it as much as I mean it now. So. Just know that. If you ever decide to write more, I'll be waiting.

That sounded freakishly creeper-like.

But I will. So. Yes. Good job on this; it's fabulous.
big.break.and.laryngitis chapter 6 . 10/21/2009
It makes me want to cry! But in a good way. Oh my goodness. I don't even know what it is. I think it's partly 'cause it's late and I haven't been sleeping all week, but it's also mostly because of Christian and Ryan and I don't know. They're just so touching. I would like, make a heart with a less than sign and a three, but I think they don't show up in fictionpress reviews, so... you can just imagine the heart. HEART. There is is. Okay.
big.break.and.laryngitis chapter 3 . 10/21/2009
This just breaks my heart. I don't know. There's just something so depressing about perfectly fine people thinking something's wrong with them. I just thought I'd share. I'm only on the third chapter, obviously, but like, it's getting to me. It's saddening. I am already emotionally attached to Ryan and all I want is for him to be happy. And also Christian. I am emotionally attached to him also. And want him to be happy also.
notime chapter 8 . 8/23/2009
It's great. So tender. Ryan is so cute and quirky in the things he worries about and especially the things he don't. I've sat up half the night reading this and it was definitely worth it.

I like the way you write, the realism of it feels more tangible than many other story's on . You even manage write scene descriptions that are vivid and seeable, instead of dull and flat. You're story has substance, both in charachter and words. And I love the math terms you manage to fit in there (hypotenuse and asymptotic) you don't usually see those in fics.

Minor spelling mistake: you wrote 'barley' instead of 'barely' in the last chapter. It made me think of grains. Barley is one of my favourite types of grains, by the way, I find it very rustic and homey. But you didn't really need to know that.

Update soon, I want to know how things turn out. Take Care.
notime chapter 2 . 8/23/2009
Minor detail if you ever feel like editing: you wrote "Ryan's desk" (in the fifth last paragraph in Chapter 1) were I assume you meant "Christian's desk", just a bit confusing in regard to the I-persona.
mer chapter 8 . 8/11/2009
really good, easy to read, non-cliched writing which actually has emotional truth! as in, things are believable and relatable and i can understand these people! and the conflict really drives the story forward. how are they going to face the family? how are they going to deal with the rest of their lives, now that they've finally admitted it to themselves? there are a hundred ways to botch a religion controversy up. but i like this, i want to know what wil happen, i want to know how you mean to conclude this.
Jen chapter 8 . 7/3/2009
VERY cute story! It's also very well-written, and your plot is rather unique and different from most stories here on FP! Love it love it love it! I hope you write more soon :)
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