|Reviews for In the Shadows|
| She of the Wind chapter 16 . 2/3
This fic is very awesome- plotwise interesting and thrilling too. Personally I like Shikamaru and the plot best, and only after that comes your (still really good) writing. ;) Seriously, I enjoyed reading it- and it'd be totally awesome if you'd write more.
| Red Lightning Bolt chapter 16 . 12/12/2013
WHY. WHY DID I HAVE TO DISCOVER THIS AWESOMENESS A WHOLE YEAR LATER. *sobs while banging head on table* WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY. If I could, I would favorite this a million times, if not, more. Seriously. This is the best fic ever.
| Elise chapter 16 . 9/18/2013
Absolutely amazing, simply brilliant, bloody fantastic story/writing/plot. This story is so compelling and addictive and this chliffhanger can't be the end! Please, please, please continue! I really enjoyed reading it.
| dragonballbaby chapter 16 . 8/20/2013
Oh my gosh please, please,please continue this story! It's absolutely brilliant and I'm dying to see what happens next!
| Blackbird0 chapter 15 . 6/30/2013
Please update soon! I can't wait to here about shikamarus duties as captain!
| Blackbird0 chapter 16 . 6/19/2013
Please please update again, this is brilliant!
| shikamaru B5 chapter 1 . 6/9/2013
Please update soon! This is a fucking awesome story! There are usually no (I mean zero) good shikamaru story but this is an excellent exception... I LOVE IT!
| Impassionate Voices chapter 16 . 4/27/2013
where's the next chapter? .
| Orange222 chapter 16 . 4/10/2013
Please write more I really want to see what happens to Shikamaru!
| Aryun chapter 16 . 1/5/2013
Wow. I have read it just whole day for twice! Umm, if it is okay, would you please give me a confirmation for me to translate your story in Korean so that other Korean readers can share the joy? I will make sure that it is written by you and all; and I will post the link underneath the translated version so that those who are good at English can read the original version.
| ninjarennie chapter 16 . 12/1/2012
Whoa great story! I love how the plot is so interesting and unique! Can't wait for more hehe ((:
| Smilebigg chapter 16 . 11/27/2012
I really love your story. You bring in so many different aspects, I can't wait for the next chapter
| jaelin910 chapter 15 . 11/18/2012
I don't feel you've done a particularly good job of making shikamaru appear to be losing it...then again, I am basing my estimate off 'shadows of konoha' by amora journeys (naruto, age 18, joins anbu and, to make a long story short, shit happens) if you want to read it, keep in mind that it is a very dark story
that's not to say that I'm disliking this story, just that he doesn't feel anywhere near as different to canon as the naruto of shadows of konoha did (while he might BE as bad as that naruto was, shikamaru just seems a tiny bit out of it (if naruto from shadows had done a little time travelling and met a past version of himself, I very much doubt the younger version would be able to recognise the person he'd become))
| Shikoo chapter 16 . 11/5/2012
Finally got myself up to this - been on and off from FF for a few months now. Yesterday I just decided to search for a fic of my OTP and stumbled across this. I noticed immediately its length and decided that it was worth a try. Oh yes I was right.
I haven't read such a refreshing one in a long time. Seriously, this was one that didn't RUSH. That is one of the main mistakes that people do, and I'm glad you haven't done it yet. I liked the way the plot kept - and keeps on - building as if we were only at the beginning. The characters have been portrayed well in-character (save for Hinata) and wowen to the story very nicely.
Then, about the pairings. They're not many in numbers. (I hope I haven't missed some pretty clear hints...) The main pairing is my OTP, so obviously I liked it. I think they're both as much in-character as they can be when trying to write them "in love". The foreshadowing just went on and on, and there I was thinking that it'd never happen, and then you threw the kiss on my face... Seriously, that was evil. So evil. About the others, I've not much to say, because Gaara and Hinata is a neutral paring for me, and I really didn't get your hints about others... Or was there Chouji and Ino? Have I confused two different stories?
The plot is clever. At first, I didn't like the idea of Shikamaru becoming an ANBU, seeing his age and all that stuff, but I've grown accustomed to it. It is a bit weird idea, yes, but aren't we all a bit weird? I like how he plot's now growing, and darkening. Me 3 dark fics.
And the negative side: Frankly, it's not very in-character for Hinata to fall for Gaara. I suppose you've changed her character quite a bit, and we've also seen something they seem to call "character development", and that would justificate it. Still... Downside two is this last battle. As somebody already siad, it seemed too easy. Yes, I know, it was all about teamwork and they've gotten stronger and such, but. But.
This concludes it, so it's a thank you from me, but answer this one thing:
It's going to get pretty dark pretty soon, isn't it?
| Kyok chapter 16 . 10/29/2012
first review of this story, luckily it showed up on my radar (100k words) not long ago.
The story is great: original plot, pro writing style and of course it focuses on Shikamaru :D I also love the details and hints.
- Imo the fights against Kakuzu and Hidan where too easy. This just might be me being picky but Shikamaru and especially Temari seemed STRONG against Kakuzu (a very experienced ninja, with each elemental ninjutsu and has to be "killed" 5 times).
The first heart kill with a simple kunai seemed rushed and hard to beleive. I think it would have been a little better if that was the first attack - thanks to the element of suprise, the kunai caught Kakuzu off guard, next Hidan was cut easilly because he doesnt need to dodge most attacks weak evasive skills.
- I would have liked Shikaku to find out already about Shikamaru being ANBU, but i can see how even a genius like him could miss something so big and im sure your going to "let" that happen in a good moment.
All and all, 1 of the best 100k fanfics i've read and i have read and re-read more than i would like to admit.