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Author:  Trench Kamen [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:33 am ]
Post subject:  Piano Man (last update: January 29; tangent memory 01 added)

Right, so apparently you can whore off your writing here. I'll jump on.

Title: Piano Man
Author: Trench Kamen

Pairings: Phoenix/Edgeworth (focus), Gumshoe/Maggey, Mia/Diego, Trucy/Pearl
Warnings: Sex (yaoi/yuri/het), violence, discussion of various mature themes (suicide, abortion).
Rating: Overall R, some chapters NC-17
Spoilers: Entire Gyakuten Saiban series, (very much) including GS4 (Apollo Justice).
Summary: Entry for "Who's the Hobo?" contest at the NaruMitsu LJ Community.
Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth have finally been able to settle down together, and both have gained tenured professorship at Ivy University. Despite re-gaining his Bar, the need to play memories on the piano has been engraved in Phoenix's psyche. The songs he plays remind him and Miles of events from their past, good and bad, ludicrous and mundane, thrilling and terrifying, hilarious and heartbreaking.

Last update: January 29, 2009
Word count: 80773
Chapter count: 9

@Illusionary Stage Network
@Objection! Archive
@Fanfiction.net

* Indicates a chapter with explicit sexual content (lemon / lime / yaoi / yuri / whatever the hell)
† Indicates a chapter with brutal violence and / or gore beyond standard, 'lookit blood's flyin' levels.

Livejournal Chapters (@Morning Star Asylum)
Prologue: Can You Play Me a Memory?
Memory 01: Fools Rush In* (Part 2)
Memory 02: Nothing Else Matters
Memory 03: 'Kimi' to Iu Hikari*
Memory 04: The Goldberg Variations†
Memory 05: Won't Get Fooled Again
Memory 06: Turn and Face the Stranger
Memory 07: Sympathy for the Devil*† (Part 2)
Tangent Memory 01: The Winner Takes It All (Maya)

Author:  PouchedRat [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (Phoenix/Edgeworth, Gumshoe/Maggey, Mia/Diego)

I've been following this on FF.net, loving it quite a bit. I think some people just forget to check the "M" section (those of us without FF accounts, at least). I know I keep forgetting to select it to see if there are updates, haha..

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (Phoenix/Edgeworth, Gumshoe/Maggey, Mia/Diego)

Oh, yeah, I forgot FF.net filters out "M" stories.

I'm glad you're enjoying it. Thank you for following.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

Today I finished reading what's up so far on FF.net.

My verdict: AMAZING.

Spoiler: Piano Man
This is one of the best PW fanfictions I've ever read (which is saying a lot, because the PW fan fiction fandom is full of talent). I like how the "present" in the story is the future and Phoenix and Edgeworth are married and teaching law. The technology you portray in schools about 40 years from now is really creative. :) I love the concept of "memory" and how they're not really in chronological order, like recalling real memories. They just come up when the situation calls for it.

The paths the characters take and the things that happened to them are different than what I would've imagined, but it fits and you work with them so well. Your writing is amazing and this is one of the only fan fictions I've read that have actual morals that you can take away from it, like real literature should.

I love how you portray the characters, especially when they're older. This fanfic essentially fills in the blanks, so you show us sides of them that we'd never see in the game but are still fitting. I can see how much thought you put into each lengthy chapter. The latest two must have taken a great deal of research to make it accurate.

I have a bit to say about Memory 5: I laughed when I saw the "Dark Knight" and "V for Vendetta" references. I also loved it when you put in Dr. Stiles and Nurse Angie. Trauma Center! :D Nice touch. At one point in Mia's conversation I almost cried. ;_; And that was one of the most powerful scenes so far. "Powerful", just as Phoenix described Mia. And in the hospital room scene I wanted to crush Kristoph almost as much as Phoenix did! XD Poor Apollo, he's so unaware.

There's some parts I hope you'll write; particularly what happened when Phoenix and Edgeworth met again after they realized they loved each other. I can't wait for further installments in this incredible fic! :D

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

Ahe, wow. That is one of the most detailed reviews I have ever received. Thank you so much. It made my day. :hobolaugh:

I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as you did--indeed, that it made you feel as strongly as you did at points. That means a lot to me as a writer. And as for your latter request--I fully intend to write on that topic at some point.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

Aw, no problem. :D

And I'm happy you're going to write that part!

Author:  Random19 [ Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

I'm going to go find it on FF and add it to to my favs, so I can read it later.
Sounds very fun, and I love you siggy.

Author:  Chris Lamentz [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

I've actually been following this fic for a while. (I see this story on lj sometimes too. x3) And this is perhaps one of the fics I am going to be keeping in my tabs for a long long time.

Spoiler: Piano Man
When I read the prologue, I almost cried because of these lines:

“I know. He even asked me about that.” Miles sighed and gave up on Phoenix’s hair, then wrapped his arms around Phoenix’s waist. It wasn’t as slim as it once was—though they both tried to stay healthy. They kept trying to one-up each other to have the least stomach paunch. Miles smiled and buried his nose in Phoenix’s hair, closing his eyes.

“I can’t believe how old we’re getting,” Phoenix said quietly. He was still picking out that damned song; what was it called…?

“Oh, hush. We’ve years and years yet ahead of us.”


For a fic to make me cry is worth keeping it in my tabs. You have actually plucked on the weakest strings in me. X3

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: July 20; memory 05 added)

Random19 wrote:
I'm going to go find it on FF and add it to to my favs, so I can read it later.
Sounds very fun, and I love you siggy.


Ah, thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

Chris Lamentz wrote:
I've actually been following this fic for a while. (I see this story on lj sometimes too. x3) And this is perhaps one of the fics I am going to be keeping in my tabs for a long long time.

Spoiler: Piano Man
When I read the prologue, I almost cried because of these lines:

“I know. He even asked me about that.” Miles sighed and gave up on Phoenix’s hair, then wrapped his arms around Phoenix’s waist. It wasn’t as slim as it once was—though they both tried to stay healthy. They kept trying to one-up each other to have the least stomach paunch. Miles smiled and buried his nose in Phoenix’s hair, closing his eyes.

“I can’t believe how old we’re getting,” Phoenix said quietly. He was still picking out that damned song; what was it called…?

“Oh, hush. We’ve years and years yet ahead of us.”


For a fic to make me cry is worth keeping it in my tabs. You have actually plucked on the weakest strings in me. X3


Ahee. Wow. I'm glad I could produce such a strong effect. Thank you for following it.

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: August 13; memory 06 added)

Update bump: chapter 6 is up.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: August 13; memory 06 added)

Quote:
“Phoenix.” His voice was dangerously quiet. “You have to tell me what’s going on. This is—this is madness.” He heard Phoenix take a breath. “Don’t you say it.”

“This is Sparta?”

Miles wished the Detention Center had sprung the money to install the video uplink. He wished the force of his glare could penetrate the phone. Phoenix laughed as though sensing his reaction.


....Priceless.

Anyway, great chapter! :D And.... you really like The Dark Knight, don't you. XD

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: August 13; memory 06 added)

fatalfeline wrote:
you really like The Dark Knight, don't you. XD


:butzthumbs:

And thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: August 13; memory 06 added)

bump~

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: August 13; memory 06 added)

Update bump; chapter 7 added.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: September 7; memory 07 added)

*Screams like a Gavineers fangirl and reads Memory 7*

Trench, you're incredible. ;_; You seriously, seriously are.

You make the politics behind Ace Attorney seem actually realistic and you fill in some intriguing history blanks. And on top of that, you type these chapters up rather quickly, for their size. ^_^

The "intensely manly night" part made me lol. XDDD And Phoenix's half-Mexican? That's interesting. :)

Edit: And even though that chapter had quite a bit of closure.... that's not the last chapter, right?

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: September 7; memory 07 added)

Aheh, thank you.

And no, it's not the last chapter.

Author:  fatalfeline [ Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: September 7; memory 07 added)

Trench Kamen wrote:
And no, it's not the last chapter.

Image
YAAAAAAAAAY!

Author:  fatalfeline [ Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: September 7; memory 07 added)

bump. :3

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: September 7; memory 07 added)

Chapter added, so epic bump.

Author:  Pearls1975 [ Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: January 29; tangent memory 01 added)

:pearl-blush: Its fanfiction like this that makes me want the characters to be real. I read this on Objection! but I can't help but comment here as well. I'm not gonna lie to you, but one of my stories on Objection was inspired by one of Maya's lines in chapter 5:

Quote:
“You know how when people lose one sense, all their other senses get a lot sharper?” Maya was waving a French fry at Edgeworth pointedly. “Same goes for when you rely too much on one sense. All the other ones get duller. Seeing is believing for a lot of people. If there’s concrete evidence, all their other senses are dulled to what may be the truth.”


Anyway, your writing is beautiful and your attention to detail is wonderful!

:pearl:

Author:  Trench Kamen [ Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: January 29; tangent memory 01 added)

Wow, thank you. I'm honored to know that I inspired you to write. :edgy:

Author:  Silverpaw [ Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Piano Man (last update: January 29; tangent memory 01 added)

So sorry for bumping a (sort of) oldish topic, but Piano Man is my favorite PW fan-fic, and definitely on my Top 5 favorite fan-fiction.
I've commented on your Livejournal a few times, but I just felt the need to comment here, because I had absolutely no idea that you were the author of this fan-fic. ^^; Just thought I'd, you know, share my revelation with everyone.

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