Reviews for Strained Harmony
troyguffey chapter 6 . 10/18
The Ranma in this story is SO OOC.
Canon Ranma HATED being transformed into a girl, and his primary motivation was being the World's Best Martial Artist.

Hiding out as a nanny is pretty reasonable. Even getting into a "lesbian" relationship. But going PLUMP?! That would absolutely KILL the Martial Arts. (Especially going as plump as some of the DeviantArt pics go)
Hanzo of the Salamander 2.0 chapter 6 . 3/8
need more
Mcajabberwocky chapter 1 . 10/23/2017
I am so infinitly frustrated with this fic. on one had the writing is fantastic, and part of the story is a great premise, i love the 'transformation turbulence' but... Ranma's been turned into a wilting flower/trophy wife and it disgusts me on a deep level. the pretentious showing off to her friends about how rich she lives now just adds to that frustraition.

I want tocontinue but the complete decay of a strong (and misguided) confident character into this.. wreck, is too much for me.
To be a dick though, why must you use blush so much? is she so full of shame now that just greeting her is enough to make her well up with embaressment? Argh!
SomebodyLost chapter 6 . 9/13/2017
Thank you for writing this fic.

What I like:
Ranma getting away from Nerima and getting a better life.
Ranma accepting his girl side.
Ranma & Akane being friends.
Ranma having friends.
Nabiki being outsmarted and getting her just desserts.
The character flaw of Nodoka believing the best of her hubby, but then realizing later the truth.
So many to mention.

What I dislike:
Too much stuff that are about dresses and fashion that pads the story, but can actually be skipped. As such, the story felt as if the plot slowed to a crawl these past three chapters.

For me, the most interesting parts of the story were the ones dealing with internal crisis, such as when Ranma realized how happy she is as a girl there. Fashion and flirting are fun, but I feel like it's too much sometimes here.

Still, thanks for writing this story. We all need "Ranma goes away and becomes happy" fics. :)
Porpoisepower chapter 6 . 7/26/2017
I think I read the completed version somewhere else.

This fic is a hoot. It starts all innocent and cute, turns into informative piece on cultural clothing, and eventually turns into some sort of pretty dirty fetish story. This amuses me.
Benjamin Goldberg chapter 4 . 6/18/2017
Is that a Curta mechanical calculator? chapter 6 . 3/20/2017
You know, I'm in love with this amazing art ,
I have only one hope - that's the Story would raise forever ...
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
Whole story is fullfilled with so much feelings...
firebluebird2006 chapter 1 . 1/25/2017
wow big chapter. you might want to think about spitting chapters this long in half to keep some people from getting frustrated from the length and stopping reading this story.
richardrobinsonjr chapter 6 . 1/4/2017
I lost my link to this but just found it again on my old computer.

I will admit I feel you over did the clothes but then again I know a lot of people greatly value such descriptiveness.

I do like the how you dealt with Akane and especially Kasumi.

I get the impression Ranma resembles a powerlifter I met once, she would be very plump but not quite fat with enough muscle. So she is VERY firm.

I am not sure but I get the impression she may be stronger than when she lived in Nerima and as I remember she could lift a ton or two then. Does her size reduce her speed or is she as fast as she used to be?

Did I miss Ryoga's current state or have you dealt with him recently. I seem to remember he met Akari.

It is nice to see new chapters to this story. It has always been one of my favorites.

Richard Robinson
tacaloking chapter 1 . 12/16/2016
man it been ages since i read this chapter i still remember finding this in my teen years maybe a year after this was first posted i realize im a bit lost with the new chapters since it has been so long since i read this but i still love this story and its weird that i only realized how much i forgot about this story when i decided to go back and reread this
Mangahero18 chapter 2 . 12/8/2016
Lots of food porn in this chapter.
Talonsen chapter 5 . 11/8/2016
I'm sorry this is an amazing fanfiction, it really is. But I just personally could never get into Ranma fics that cure or lock his curse, the conflict, acceptance, and duality of his nature is just one of the things I've always felt defined him. I'd just really want to know why some people feel the need to remove it?
DschingisKhan chapter 6 . 10/6/2016
At this point, I don't actually recognise this girl as Ranma. Like, she has the name, but she's more or less become an entirely different person. I'm not really sure how to feel about that.

Ranma's interaction with Haruka and Michiru are pretty interesting. It almost feels like they're going to converge on a big happy polycule...

...not that I have any objections to that!

But now I'm curious... after so many words, I wonder where this is actually going? I feel like you devote most of your words to food and finery, and not much to the general plot. There's nothing wrong with slice of life, but it was a touch unexpected.

Also, I'm kind of disappointed how little has been dedicated to Setsuna an Hotaru in the last couple chapters. Maybe you're spreading your viewpoints too thin? Something to consider.
DschingisKhan chapter 5 . 10/6/2016
The nanny, the nanny, the nanny, the redhead, the nanny, the redhead... Ranma has a name, you know! Or, you know, pronouns? If you can't avoid it, is one thing, but the frequency with which you fall back on that crutch is a bit much.

Interesting, so I was right about her figure? Kind of? Ranma deliberately let herself go and gained a bunch of weight? Though I wonder if she's not overdoing it; I hope this doesn't end up hampering her in some crucial way when the time comes. You mentioned 20kg earlier in the story, but it sounds like her weight has close to doubled at this point.

The date was revealing. I entirely expected her to make a scene when a guy came on to her, not initiate kissing (with tongue!) on her own.

The last scene with the engagement was nice, though.

I wondered for a while if you're as passionate about food and fashion as your writing suggests or if you just do a lot of research, but I feel like it must be the former. You lavish so much loving attention on the descriptions that I can't imagine otherwise.
DschingisKhan chapter 4 . 10/6/2016
Ranma doesn't seem to have thought about going back to her male body in quite a while. If I read your foreshadowing right, it's a good thing, because it's probably getting burned away by magic.

I'm having a hard time visualising her current build, by the way. The way you've described her, I get the sense she's almost pudgy (which is supported by her ludicrously decadent eating habits). But this IS still Ranma, so I can't really believe that's what you're going for. (And what's with the continual bust growth? Ranma is already kind of huge in canon, so the image in my head is edging in on "comically misproportioned")

The UST she has going with Setsuna is kind of delicious, though I wonder if Ranma would be holding back so much if she had discovered pleasure as a woman. You've been playing coy, but I get the feeling she's never been touched, even by her own self. That will probably be an... eye-opening... experience.
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