Reviews for In All Things Balance
BBryant chapter 3 . 5/20
"And if that happens, you can forget about the military contract. Hell, you can forget about your company. By the time the Senate is done with you; your company will be dissolved, your shares re-allocated, your son would end up in a foster home, and you at best would end up a carpet licking bitch to some big Bertha in a federal prison"

Gaining a monopoly isn't illegal. Hell, as long as nothing illegal is done while covering it up, doing your best to hide a monopoly from the government isn't even illegal. All that would happen is the government would split the company up and maybe force her to sell some stock. In fact, with the way she gained a monopoly, the government may not even be able to do that. Anti-trust laws only really work against companies, not individuals. It's much harder, maybe impossible, to apply those laws to someone that owns shares in many similar companies.

"Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Hapkido, and fencing"

All of those are fairly useless in real combat. Most martial arts are developed by fighting people using the same martial art and are demonstrated on people who aren't actively fighting back. Practicing martial arts like the ones you listed usually just makes someone overconfident in a fight. The only good side is they can help get people in shape. There's a reason only see boxing, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu in UFC. All fighting styles are legal and there used to be a wide variety, but the only effective style when upright is - with some kicks and elbows thrown in. Jiu jitsu is useful for grappling on the ground and takedowns. But jiu jitsu become sunless in a group. Once you're on the ground vs a group as small as 2 or 3 people, the fight is over. For that reason, kicking isn't very useful vs a group either because you can end up on the ground easily when you give up stability during a kick. Boxing is the only hand to hand combat style that works vs a group. Fencing is also a very niche skill that doesn't translate in a real fight. The swords are very thin stabbing swords, not slashing like lightsabers. And nobody has used a sword as a primary weapon for well over a hundred years, so lightsaber fighting styles are probably far superior.

Also, if you doubt me on the martial arts, just look up videos of boxers fighting martial artists in UFC or elsewhere. It's funny at first, but then it gets sad when you realize how much time these guys have spent just to get demolished by a dude with maybe 3 years of boxing training.

"there were well over two-hundred university level teams"

Make that close to one thousand. Not to mention the 16,000 high school teams, lol.
kage88 chapter 6 . 5/7
nice
kyoshi7111 chapter 12 . 5/6
Good story!
correnhimself316 chapter 16 . 5/5
Once again, Dumbledore is a freaking moron.
correnhimself316 chapter 10 . 5/4
Holy crap, Luna actually makes sense now if she is Force Sensitive.
correnhimself316 chapter 7 . 5/4
Dear God do I hate Dumbledore. He is such a manipulative old bastard.
kyoshi7111 chapter 4 . 5/3
Great story!
Oddballzebra chapter 6 . 4/27
What the actual fuck is this shit? So you mean to tell me that Nox didn't notice Harry's growing frustration with having to share his mother's attention? Also, locking him in his room for a week and ignoring him? What the hell kind of parenting is that? He's a little kid. A fucking child. Of course he's going to make mistakes. Of fucking course he's going to get upset at sharing his mom. This is all new for him. Yet instead of noticing the growing problem, taking him aside and TALKING to him about his feelings, she let it happen. Then when the inevitable happened and he finally snapped, he's treated as a pariah by his own family and forced to humiliate himself in front of everyone. A fucking child. Grade-A parenting right there.
Oddballzebra chapter 7 . 4/27
"At least some boys remember their manners". Seriously? They're prepubescent children that are just about to start their magical education in an ancient castle. They've got other things on their little minds besides 'manners'. God I hate Hermione.
grechri chapter 19 . 4/26
God damn, this story is amazing. I loved every second of it. Such detail and everyone is just so realistic for ages and behavior. Nobody is actually an all powerful god, but the opposition doesn’t resolve into easily defeated enemies. Dumbledore being competent and Nox making plans and mistakes in the case of training is awesome. The mistakes Harry made is well thought out as well. I really loved it.
Nevar chapter 1 . 4/5
looks good so far. I also like the hint about anakin at the very last line. Almost didnt catch it, as i was assuming that he was just saying that there will always be others to carry the torch.
CaptainSidekick chapter 17 . 3/17
I can't help but hear Nox as Kate Mulgrew
erozoth chapter 8 . 3/12
Well this chapter was a major disappointment, unoriginal, boring, MC suffers from stupid just to follow the same plot...
All the "advantages" he has, all the training he did and it all ended the same as the original.
Can you imagine, the MC that trained so hard to be so much better ended with the same result and an untrained, unmotivated, ignorant child.
Brezer chapter 7 . 3/8
ok it was a good story until you brought that red headed idiot into it and put him in gryffindor.
Comeouttoplay chapter 5 . 2/11
The idea of someone's aunt just yelling out to her niece "Hey Susan, wanna come be the apprentice to a sith lord from another planet?" is killing me from the inside.
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