|Reviews for Strained Harmony|
| Dark Fiber chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
the lats two chapters have gone in a very different direction from the first 3. It reminds me of wheel of time, it starts awesome and then suddenly you have 500 page descriptions of pleated skirts except here we have paragraph after paragraph of nothing but the description of ranma putting on 500 lbs of weight.
There is really no Ranma character left at all, just a woman whose focus in the story is body weight.
now a marriage proposal? did we just go to lightspeed? I had to go back and reread a lot since I was just paging down through so much of chapter 5 having lost all interest.
Chapter 4 was very hmmmm.. chapter 5 was a large downward spiral for me to the point where I no longer have interest in chapter 6. I feel like the story has been lost, the characters have been lost. whats the main story arc now?
| ReindeerEmu chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
Wow this fic just keeps getting better. I really appreciate the amount of detail used in Ranma's descriptions it really paints a vivid picture. It also helps with the details of the clothes emphasizing how much more sophisticated Ranma now is with her peers and the subtle seduction Setsuna is weaving. Hurry and gimme more!
| HakanoSabishii chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
Very well done! I made quite an undignified sound when the alert for this update appeared in my inbox.
| Lord Anime chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
as always your work is well worth any wait for the next epic post. been following your work for years and always leads me to smile when you post.
| Tristan Ludlam chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
I was starting to enjoy this.
This chapter seems to just be a grind.
Hair do's, Cloths shopping, Dates, etc.
To be frank I skipped over a lot of the slice of life stuff done to the nth degree.
Let's see the next chapter
| Crimson Yrael chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
I'm currently torn on the direction of this story. While I really enjoy the overall plot and writing, there seems to be a massive over-emphasis on Ranma's (usually, though it is often the same for other characters, just not as frequent) appearance. I realize that it's a major part of the story, but the scenes tend to grind to a halt while every other paragraph is detailing what's happening with Ranma's hair, accessories, or clothes.
This would be far less noticeable if the other facets of the story were just as detailed. However, reading through the story, I often find myself at a loss as to what the scene itself is beyond a rather vague assumption based on the basic details given.
I'm still enjoying the story, but the above has been nagging at me for the past few chapters. I hope this criticism is constructive!
| gust chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
It was good I look forward to the next chapter
| ringlhach chapter 5 . 9/4/2014
I rather enjoyed the chapter and appreciate the update, but if you ever go back over and repost it, I'd pay some attention to the scene Ranma spends on the phone with Michiru. All of a sudden, toward the end, the perspective starts shifting. How does Michiru know Ranma set down her fork, or is smiling? That sort of stuff. At least, I'm pretty sure it was a phone and not one of those communicators.
| Shinkicker chapter 5 . 9/3/2014
Nice chapter, some fairly large progress here to which was good to , there was one part in the last 1/4 or 1/5th of the story that was a little confusingly worded but for the life of me I can't find it now. It was a confusion of tenses both present and past, iirc.
Thanks for posting!
| Jigoku no Yami chapter 5 . 9/3/2014
my god. This was just amazing. Sure, 50K in one chapter, but oh my god. the romance. the beauty, the pace...all of it is just sheer perfection. This...this i can say is the best story i have read in all my years of being on this site. please. keep writing. I want to read more.
| Lunar Adept chapter 5 . 9/3/2014
Damn I've been waiting for this chapter for a long time. It was very well done; I love how things around Ranma and Kasumi are evolving, as well as the relationship between Ranma and Setsuna.
Can't wait for the next chap!
| fellow chapter 5 . 9/3/2014
Freaking awesome. I read this on fukufics, and couldn't wait till you posted it here to review. I loved the ending proposal, it was beautiful! I liked the addition of Kasumi, though it seemed to come out of nowhere to me. Nabiki's stuck between a rock, a hard place, and a really scary lady in a skimpy outfit. I also thought it was hilarious how Ranma fantasized that Ittou was Haruka while kissing him. All in all, I really loved this chapter. I wait with baited breath - metaphorically, as otherwise I'd probably asphyxiate - for the next chapter.
| Tibricel Tibby chapter 4 . 7/29/2014
Omg this story is fantastic. I'm really glad to see a story that Ranks moves on with his now her life. She finds something and someone to live for. I can not wait till the next update.
| The Keeper of Worlds chapter 4 . 7/24/2014
Looks promising and interesting:)
| d3jake chapter 4 . 6/22/2014
Thanks for updating this story, despite the delay, and change in pace, I enjoy reading it! I read the original chapters years ago, and liked the plot idea (departure from the typical SM&ranma tropes).
Have either author considered getting an artist to draw a progression of Ranma from the beginning of the story until now? The descriptions have been great, but I am more of a visual person, so having a portrait to look upon would be awesome.
I like the idea of Ranma getting a sort of PTSD of the event at the construction site. It shows a permanent injury to the event, despite her healing abilities. Also, it shows that someone who is used to combat, and the idea of people dying can be affected so strongly.
I get the feeling that the Ranma's progression has a trajectory, but as soon as the drama at home gets sorted out (arrests, etc), it's going to cause a whole new host of problems. I like the emotional side of this story: It's not just "This is a chance for boiler-plate Ranma to get super duper powers!", but an interpersonal/emotional drama as he/she tries to grapple with a changes magically, and personally.