Reviews for That's Why They Call It the Present
Lilyofthevalley chapter 6 . 8/13
I liked the kitchen slang at the end, it reminded me of the emperor's New groove. And I'm anxious for Tai lung and shifu to meet again
Thatguyagain chapter 25 . 7/17
I started searching for a villian redemption arc and found this, compared to the others i was impressed the characters how they changed. It felt like i was watching an different timeline of Kung Fu Panda, the way the story moved smoothly and implamenting the characters we havent heard or seen before felt like a nice change of pace from the movies. This also gave Tai-Lung a lot of backstory which helped connect to the villian more as he turns into the hero. But i did have a problem with some of the story because i did watch the tv series of Kung Fu Panda i discovered Tai-Lung had a biological brother who is unknown but has a son named Ping. I would of liked to see that but i have a feeling this was writen before all of the movies and tv show that came out.
The story itself was loveable and the characters were also loveable, but i would of liked to have seen how Tai-Lung's and Dalang's children grew up after everything. I still wanted to continue to read (This is coming from a guy that doesnt read much and has poor grammar). I wanted to see the children grow and continue toward greatness, i also would of liked to see that everyone was training the new kung fu trainess. But it ended on a happy ending which was nice, but this story makes me want to read it again and watch my imagination run wild. Overall you did well, i kinda would of preferred this of the second offical movie. :)
Killingfiendcorp chapter 14 . 3/30
I really got to say this but it is really hard reading this story and it's not even your fault because you put so much detail making back stories and etc yet KFP 2 and 3 explaine alot of stuff. If their is one thing I dislike about this story, it's the entire tigress relationship, you give the relationship so much time and effort yet I just couldn't find it in me to really care and I think it's because the Lion you put her in the relationship with is very disinteresting.
Dragonman0007 chapter 25 . 4/29/2019
I’m surprised that there wasn’t a cry of “Kitty!” in there at the end. Hehe lol. Great story.
radredknuxfan chapter 25 . 4/26/2019
Man. You know, this was pretty cool. I mean, I've seen a few villain redemption stories on this site, but from what I remember, this is the first one that has actually been completed. Honestly, it's pretty damn good, too. Very nice job.
Gamer Katie chapter 25 . 7/27/2018
That was amazing! Everyone was in character so perfectly. I could hear the voices, see the actions, and it just flowed so smoothly! I swear it felt like I was watching an actual movie! It’s the first time in a while that I ever sat down and read a good fanfic. I am so glad I stumbled upon this. This was so beautiful and breathtaking. I don’t even know what to say. I just hope that you know that you did amazing with this and I hope you keep doing a fantastic job.
Dragonman0007 chapter 17 . 2/5/2018
Really? i thought Mei was his weakness...
Call me mutual chapter 25 . 4/8/2017
I lived your story I literally kept on with it all the way through to the end. The progression of characters throughout was well structured as was your ability to describe there emotions.
The plot was strong and had me hooked on every word which resulted in many an revision session being wasted. Also the romances with the OCs were beautiful I guess I'm an old romantic at heart even though I keep denying it . Everything about this was excellent in my eyes I'm just sad that it's over but I think your doing a service by adding to this genre due to it lacking high quality content so thank you so much for that.
If you need inspiration for another KFP story maybe you could pitch a plot around an orphan female snow leapord living in anew orphanage who suffers from bullying at the hands of other children. It'd be based after tai lungs defeat and she'd be bullied because the other children would compare her to tai lung ( cause they're both snow leapords). And then progress it on her running away and stumbling upon a certain evil kung fu master who just so happens to have survived the wushi finger hold . Than you can Base it of them developing a father daughter relationship and the struggles they'd encounter what with him recovering and the perils of the street not to mention the 5 and po as well as everyone else.
Just a suggestion if ya have some free time. Also if you do consider it id like the young snow leapord to be called Xue which means snow as well as study, learning and school.
Good luck for the future Luna. Time to browse your other work
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 14 . 12/4/2016
Naked barb against smut is naked, (pun intended) and ironic. Ironic, brcause later in the chapter, tigress and dalang have an implied sex scene. See below.

Dalang, the more synonyms you use to compliment tigress, the less authentic it sounds.

Tigress, you are a fucking kung fu warrior. There is no way his caresses overloaded your senses. Dalang, stop touching her. Author, stop writing this BS about Tigress enjoying feeling like she is a woman. Of course she's a woman, that's an objective fact. If you are going to write this utter waste of server space, be honest: she's 'enjoying' conforming to society's stereotypes about how women should think and act.

Super disciplined kung fu master gives into lust, after, like, the second date. I mean, just, just fuck this shit. I give up.

Also, implied sex scene is implied.
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 13 . 12/4/2016
Smartass Dalang is smartass. Also, cliché smartass lines are cliché.

Flashback irony is ironic. Hilarious!

Po, please stop assisting in making Tigress even more OCC. Thank you.
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 12 . 12/4/2016
Why do we do disclaimers? You know that whole, "all rights reserved?" That means that they will sue you.

Well, that one time wu tripped him definitely proves he needs to work on balance.

Damn fucktards bastardizing tigresses character AND appearance. Damn you all. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Yes, shang, their lives did mean nothing. Damn religious chinese (well ethnically russian) anthropomorphic tigers.
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 11 . 12/4/2016
Abridged history for the sake of the reader is abridged.

Im going to guess the training will pull a po on mei xinv and su lin, they will suck at it at first, then get really good. Ah, deus ex machina.
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 10 . 12/4/2016
Seriously, why the fuck is everyone concerned with hormones? How do they KNOW about hormones? Its a stereotype about females that they act the way you imply they acted, and if you weren't bastardizing tigresses character already i could forgive it, but theres more to life than hormones. Also, in developing teenagers, hormones are inconsistently affective, so its even more bullshittier.
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 9 . 12/4/2016
WHY?! WHY?! WHY do tigress pairings always end up bastardizing her character? Why do writers love feminizing her? Bah!
Zekrom1010101010 chapter 8 . 12/4/2016
'Tai Lung angst,' seems to be the battlecry of every fanfic with Tai lung in it. After a while it all starts to sound the same. I swear that theres a copy paste section every writer of Tai lung knows.

Ok, this chapter redeems some of the past bullshit. Dark chapter is DARK. Jeez. Though, we all know that Tai lung will kiss her booboos and make her feel better though later, and they'll get married. marriage ftw!
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