|Reviews for Fist of the Moon|
| Guest chapter 18 . 12/2/2013
Needs a sequal
| Y2Ranma chapter 18 . 12/2/2013
This is one of the best Ranma is locked fics & one of the better Ranma/Sailor Moon crossovers (at least that I have read) I'd place this in the top 5 of both catagories
I hope you will do a Sequal in the near future
| Shinzochi chapter 18 . 10/23/2013
i loved this story, i just wish there were more though i am looking forward to any sequels you decide to do
| timunderwood9 chapter 17 . 8/26/2013
Definitely a good story- but I think your plot twists weren't that well hidden at all- I'd strongly suspected for a long time that whoever was passing along information was a double agent.
| timunderwood9 chapter 14 . 8/26/2013
""Can't tell you," replied Nabiki with a grimace. "About two thirds of the Earth's population died in the first year, but we managed to save most of the rest. The Queen and the Senshi don't rule anyone in a political sense, but we — you — are the most respected organization in the world. There is no world government, but everyone listens closely to what the Moon Queen says." The other six Senshi stared at their leader, who was blushing a bright red."
One of my major personal interests is economics, I studied economic history in college, and still read lots of blogs and occasionally read papers.
As a result I can say that basically means almost everyone in first world countries survived along with the rich and middle class in places like China or India, while all of the poor people in Kenya, or rural India died (without access to lots of heating fuel and electricity and the infrastructure to get it from point A to point B people freeze to death. In the long run I suspect the Silver Millennium technology though would be necessary to get enough food to feed the remaining population and to allow everyone to retain their first world standard of living. Ironically the average global standard of living of the population shoots up because all of the poor people with no capital or education are gone, though at least in the short term the standard of living of the people who survived would be lower than it had been before the freeze).
Which relates to the way the difference in consumption and available resources between most people in poor countries and most people in rich countries in morally horrific in the real world.
| timunderwood9 chapter 8 . 8/26/2013
"The blonde nodded. After a moment, she asked hesitantly, "We figured you're from the future, Usa." She paused. "Can — can you tell me if Mamoru and I get back together?" Usagi's eyes pleaded for an answer. In her heart, she could not say what she wanted the answer to be.
The younger girl stared at her protector for a long moment. "I'm sorry, Usagi, I can't answer that, but let me ask you something. Do you want him back after the way he treated you?" The pink-haired martial artist turned and entered the house."
Uhhh, I need to say that sounds rather like a no. Though it doesn't have to be of course. Still it sounds awfully like 'no you won't, and now I'm trying to convince you to see that as a good thing'.
Is Mamoru the spy the Black Moon Clan has? Because at this point it fits with the dynamic of the story and the whole don't introduce unnecessary characters things.
OTOH, if you don't want to use Mamoru for that (and hence were just trying to fake us out) there are a substantial number of Ranma side characters who could plausibly be alive a millennium later, in a fairly trusted position, and have an ongoing grudge/ character flaw that makes it plausible for them to be a traitor.
I don't think there is anyone besides Tuxedo Mask like that on the SM side though.
| timunderwood9 chapter 6 . 8/26/2013
I'm liking this story so far- very girl heavy, but then it is Sailor Moon. I personally don't have strong opinions about canon Mamoru, in large part because I liked the first two seasons of Sailor Moon in dub so much because they were corny and campy. So thinking too hard about things was not something I wanted to do. However:
"Usagi grinned, once again latching onto Mamoru's arm. "Sure are, Sprout. We are sooooo in love." Mamoru grimaced slightly, then grinned. Usagi is Usagi.
"Oh, that's great," the younger girl managed weakly. This isn't happening. Why didn't I spot this the other day? No way could I have screwed up things this fast! The Fool is with pops! I have to break them up so that mom and pop can get together. "Um, Usagi, I'm getting hungry, so can we go home?" What am I gonna do?"
Given that you don't like Mamoru (which it seems most crossover SM writers don't, while most of the stuff in the actual SM archive are romance stories between Usagi and Mamoru- probably written by people in the show's target demographic), I'm now coming up with all sorts of weird theories about what is going to happen.
Which makes me glad the story is complete so I'll get to see it. There was a moment which seems to indicate Usagi is Usa's parent- so maybe Usagi gets cursed/gifted to turn into a boy. So the Fool is Mamoru, not Usagi. And pops is Usagi?
| Rickmer chapter 18 . 7/8/2013
Superb entertainment :)
| Dragish chapter 18 . 5/19/2013
Very enjoyable story. I think you played the characters well and showed the progress in the story artfully. Kinda of a shame that you made the rest of the series a walk through but I can understand that with increased training and abilities they would be harder to beat.
| ijpowers92 chapter 18 . 3/27/2013
well I don't know why I waited so long to read this. It met with the good reviews I've heard. To be honest I'm mostly reviewing just to fav the story though.
| Ethorin chapter 18 . 3/20/2013
this tale intrigues...
I am likely to re-read...
which i not something I do alot...
| Warwolf chapter 6 . 11/30/2012
Okay, I just got done reading this chapter, and I have to say...I really think you're far too hard on Mamoru. If you look at the manga, where he is a bit more developed, he is still ridiculously under-powered by comparison to the girls, and I suspect this is either on purpose, or because Naoko just plain did NOT know how to write a male superhero. Mamoru is also the most sympathetic characters in my eyes because more than anyone else, he's been caged in by the previous life he lived due to the car crash that claimed the lives of his parents in his current life and took the memories of his current life, and left him with the memories of his life as Endymion against his will. More than any other character in the series, Mamoru is the most harmed by his past life because it is literally all he knows and he has a hard time figuring out where his past ends and his current one begins— again due to teh car crash— and the fact that his past life is largely dominating his current one. Unlike the Senshi, who had their roles thrust upon them after living a normal life, Mamoru has had the Silver Millennium memories crammed in his head since childhood and has never had the chance to truly be the modern Mamoru Chiba because of it.
Add in the fact that Naoko Takeuchi seemed to almost deliberately make him less powerful than Sailor Moon (whose powers being so strong was simply because she was the main character and never made much sense beyond that due to the fact that Earth is much larger than the moon and thus should supply more power) and teh fact that Mamoru himself often wonders if he's just in the damn way in the manga, and you have a character who is truly dead last in a series where it's all about the girls. Hell, Mamoru is little more than a decoration piece used to give Sailor Moon something to fight for. Granted this is a classic staple of comic book plots (one that often pisses off female readers who feel women are marginalized in such a way. The same standard applies to Mamoru, whether one would wish to admit to it or not.), and the fact that his daughter chooses to be called Sailor MOON instead of Sailor Earth means she has essentially disregarded the planet of her birth and instead chooses to represent the dead satellite which orbits it. In this regard, Mamoru is more or less treated as a worthless piece for the series whose only role is just to be someone for Usagi to moon over, if you'll pardon the pun, and eventually to marry.
Mamoru is also compelled into combat against his will in early appearances when Usagi is in danger to such a degree as to cause him pain and force blackouts where Tuxedo Kamen/Mask seems to act as a separate entity. Long story short, Mamoru gets the short end of the stick in the manga, the anime makes it WORSE, and no matter what happens, he's largely stuck in a role he did not accept in this life and had it forced upon him more fully than any of the Senshi ever did. The fact that he does little more than throw roses is largely because he doesn't really HAVE anything else for pretty much the entirety of the anime and has only one attack that I know of thus far in the manga, though I could be wrong about that. Though Mamoru supposedly has a more active role in the live action series, I've never seen it and thus cannot really speak on the matter. But in the anime and manga, he's pretty much useless because that's the way Naoko designed him to be. The fact that she claimed he was based on her representation of what her ideal man would be like doesn't help matters much. At least not in combat. In civilian form, it at least makes some sense. According to interviews and later reported on wikipedia, he designed him to be "strong, silent, unshakeable, and a little like Captain Harlock."
Whatever her original intentions, she did relegate him to a minor role and often only serves as a love interest for Usagi to pine over or rescue. Therefore, again, I think you're being WAY too harsh on a guy who just plain is NOT designed to live up to whatever original potential he may have had when she first conceived of the character since she just did not write him as anything more than what he became. If you want to blame the way Mamoru acts in the series, the blame lays at Naoko's feet, not through any real fault of his own.
| Compucles chapter 4 . 11/29/2012
Why hasn't anyone come up with the obvious solution: the Nannichuan? He'd wind up with the same transformation, just reversed so that he becomes male with cold water and female with hot water.
| Blackholelord chapter 18 . 11/17/2012
I have to say that this story is one of the best Ranma and Sailor Moon crossover stories. I was years ago when I first encounter and read it, at the time I didn't have a account, but now I will add it to my favorite list.
| kajoshin chapter 14 . 10/31/2012
i would love to see a sequel to this story!