Reviews for No Further Than Before
Obsessed Lass chapter 1 . 2/9/2018
Wow... Just wow. My powers of articulation have been struck down by the sheer force of this piece. What isn't here? Everything that makes us human, everything that makes one a woman. Along with a compact critique of the insidious sexism of the ninja world. A striking one-shot that makes you run through the entire gamut of human emotions. Thank you for such a compelling piece of writing(by now I'm more than certain that that's your MO!)
Obsessed Lass chapter 1 . 2/8/2018
Wow... Just wow. My powers of articulation have been struck down by the sheer force of this piece. What isn't here? Everything that makes us human, everything that makes one a woman. Not to mention a compact critique of the unapologetically sexist society that's the ninja world. THANK YOU! (hopefully the capital letters can convey the feelings I can't coherently voice now)
Yukino-chan chapter 1 . 2/11/2014
This is brilliant!
KenzoTheGreat chapter 1 . 6/5/2013
Love it. I think this is the first Kurenai fic I've ever read, and I'm glad it was the first.
JeanyDeiXzz chapter 1 . 1/4/2013
True to your word, society is full of shit headed idiots who judge us single mothers whenever we walk in the streets carrying our babie in our arms without thinking it twice. And it helps nothing. It destroys most of us, it kills us all from the inside even though we smile on the outside.
Sangrael chapter 1 . 6/11/2012
This was beautiful. I loved it, Good job
42nd Blackbone chapter 1 . 11/26/2011
I never cared much for Kurenai.. but damn, this was good. Beautifully written and sad and touching and at times even a bit funny. I have teary eyes and don't know what to say.

I'll go and read your other stories now. Good work!
Serendipithy chapter 1 . 8/30/2011
Naruto MIGHT actually be almost-perfect if this was incorporated into the series.

Because, you know, this was just down to earth and REAL.

Thank you for a wonderful read.
Fanwoman chapter 1 . 6/16/2011
OMG! I love this to pieces! There were so many lines I adore: "Rina would cheer her up as I threw stones at the boys until they left us alone."

"Ami was never as strong or as fast as either of us, but it takes a special sort of strength to know this and still love your friends wholeheartedly."

"Besides, unlike most other ninja, he's not an arrogant douchebag."

Why isn't this what they teach the would-be kunoichi at the Academy instead of ikabana? It was an amazing blend of cynicism, hope, and just plain, raw, reality. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Thank you for a fantastic, compelling, beautifully-voiced read!
Caramel Life chapter 1 . 5/22/2011
I really liked this. An interesting point of view on Kunoichi.
Flipspring chapter 1 . 4/17/2011
Amazing job. You really put a lot of depth into Kurenai, as well as just Kunoichi in general. I wish I could think of more ways to say how great this was.

Also, you should come back here and write more amazing stories like this, honestly.
OSYH chapter 1 . 2/8/2011
I bloody love it! The personality you've infused into Kurenai's so wonderfully bitter yet hopeful and just real. I honestly wasn't expecting something like this, but I'm glad I read this fic. I don't think I've read a fic that's given Kurenai (or the kunoichi, I should say) this much depth. Thank you! :)
FrictionX42 chapter 1 . 9/20/2010
I can see Kurenai writing a letter just like that.
ThisAccountIsInactiveForever11 chapter 1 . 5/10/2010
Beautiful. I love intelligent authors who actually know and have quality stuff about what they're writing. That's why you're one of my favorites! BEST STORY WITH KURENAI! (ps. the sexist thing is SO true... T_T)
Celestialfae chapter 1 . 3/9/2009
I am thinking she wrote this letter to her daughter when she grows up. So much pain she has suffered. So much pain.
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