|Reviews for A Personal Matter|
| Benjamin Goldberg chapter 12 . 12/4/2016
In my own head, the reason the land of fire is so named is as follows:
Outside of Konoha is an artificial forest, created by some ridiculous jutsu by Senju Hashirama.
Outside of the forest is a large flat area not unlike America's Great Plains. There is a huge drought every few decades. During the droughts, there are wildfires.
The wildfires are the reason for the "fire" name.
The important parts of the Naruto story happen between droughts, which is why the topic never comes up in conversation. Also, note that we never see foreigners complain about how hot the weather is.
Another fun explanation for the nation's name is that outside of the artificial forest is a natural forest, which is dominated by Eucalyptus trees or similar, which encourage wildfires. Again, the climate could be temperate.
In either case the trees created by Hashirama would have to be fire resistant, but this isn't hard to conceive of considering all of the other properties of wood release chakra.
| twinbuster2 chapter 26 . 11/24/2016
I enjoyed the slow burn in this fic! You helped me become s better writer. I can't wait to read the sequel!
| trynmailme chapter 26 . 11/16/2016
I read it in one go... loved it...hope the sequel is as good as this one and with less tragedy
| Jaricchi chapter 26 . 10/7/2016
This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this. I really absolutely loved it.
| Icestar2012 chapter 26 . 9/15/2016
I loved this, going to read the sequel!
| mazzoul chapter 18 . 9/4/2016
| self-piercing chapter 25 . 7/12/2016
I have spent more hours in fron tof my computer binging on y more than I want to admit. It's a few years old, just a few, and I wonder why I haven't come across this before? Must be some kind of forgotten gem but I'm so glad I found it! I loved your story, it has everything, really everything. I love how you messed with the original story but you twisted it in some aspects two. I would have loved to seen Kakashi with an younger brother. This is starting to develop into rambling, but good story to sum up! Thank you so much for sharing and I'm off to read the sequel.
| NouvelleVoix chapter 26 . 7/9/2016
This was a fun read! Thanks for the great story.
| Hatake02 chapter 11 . 6/26/2016
Thank you for your great story! I sometimes feel myself so wrapped up in your piece of art that I can't stop reading. Great work. Somebody has to beat some sense into our prodigy Hatake Kakashi though, not everybody is born a genius, even though a genius would understand that much...:P
| Kavanagh chapter 26 . 5/23/2016
The characterization in this story is amazing. And I love the plot. Hate the death, but love the plot. :)
| sweetandsimple1 chapter 24 . 5/3/2016
Since this story was written in 2008, I know you can hardly help the canon inconsistencies, but I can't resist pointing out that 1) Rin's surname is Nohara, not Tanaka, 2) The Kyuubi was originally sealed within Kushina and that 3) Kushina and Minato died together, sacrificing their lives for Naruto's. I think there was one other canon inconsistency but I can't remember what it was, and if you're still following Naruto you would know anyway.
Other than those minor details, this story is definitely one of the best fics I've read on this site. Usually in Harry Potter crossovers, Harry is either major OP, dark, or child-like. This is just right :)
| Angel Fantasy chapter 26 . 2/25/2016
I liked this story for most part, except for one thing. I find it a very sad thing that no matter which world Harry is in, people are still cold to him and generally make him feel like useless baggage. That's especially true concerning Kakashi, Minato, Rin and the Sandaime. I will applaud Minato for making constant efforts to help Harry feel at home, but even he had to leave the boy more and more alone as duty called him away. It was always the same excuse; 'I'm busy, come back later'.
Apart that though, you did very good at writing an amazing story. I'll fav it and go read your sequel, because you opened interesting possibilities within both worlds with how you work up the characters.
| CurleyQue chapter 19 . 2/9/2016
| Black Eye-Patch Pie chapter 25 . 1/13/2016
Though (now that I look at the date you published this story the whole 'Obito is the mysterious orange mask guy' wouldn't have been revealed) but I'm sure that it would have been known that Kushina was the host for the Kyuubi!
| Black Eye-Patch Pie chapter 26 . 1/13/2016
Okay, I really like your story. I think that it's very well written with a logical chain of events. I really enjoy the plot idea, I think that both Harry and Kakashi would do well if they had, had siblings. I really hate to be critical and I hope this doesn't come off as really bashy or flamy but there is one thing that bugs me about this story.
It's the incorrect events and facts. I would be able to accept it if it seemed these changes were because of Harry's involvement in the plot or if you specified that those things would be different to allow for you to manipulate the plot and develop your story. However, the things you wrote about don't seem to follow these conditions. It comes across as ignorance of Canon. For example, one major thing that you did not include was the fact that Kushina was the Kyuubi's Jinchuriiki; that Naruto being born stressed the seal and that Obito was the one that released the Kyuubi to attack Konoha (becuase he was seeking revenge against Konoha for Rin's death).
I love your writing style and the way you introduced snippets of the 'before Konoha' story to explain what had happened to Harry but I just don't understand the changes to the Canon plot. I feel so mean saying all of this but I just want to know your reasoning.