Reviews for The Journey of Our Lives
Jennifer chapter 19 . 2/5
This was the first fan story I ever read and I am glad it was. I enjoyed it tremendously and I am so impressed with the author's skills in storytelling, abiltiy to stay true to characters, and humor. absolutely 10/10
Guest chapter 3 . 2/4
I am so into this story and this chapter was super heartfelt and really funny - the author really capturing our turtles' personalities well!
Jennifer chapter 1 . 2/4
Very engaging, excellent storytelling/description and dialog, can't wait to start the next chapter, thanks for writing!
dwds chapter 4 . 7/26/2013
This whole story was absolutely adorable! That one line from Don's section-"I'm a turtle sandwich!"-was so cute in my mind!
inujisan chapter 19 . 5/27/2013
these were beautiful
how you played to each turtle, and how relatable it is.
I can only imagine how tough it is to be a single parent.
BraveChicken chapter 19 . 8/5/2012
Wow. Great job! I lov how funny Mikey was as a kid and his relationship with Raph. Though I have to admit, Donny was getting on my nerves with his whining and crying and neediness but he's still cute haha. And Leo, the poor guy jut never gets a break. but I love how he would get so confused when Mikey would play or even talk for that matter! Haha. Loved it )
SSJ2Luke chapter 1 . 7/28/2012
Nice job.
ItShallBeSo chapter 19 . 12/29/2011
Wow, how did I miss this when I was browsing the TMNT humour fanfics? Maybe I was avoiding it because I have a tendency to avoid long, chaptered stories.

But I'm SOOO glad I finally found this one! I love turtle tot stories, brotherly fluff stories, humour stories, family stories and sometimes angsty stories. So I LOVE this one, because it has turtle tots, brotherly fluff and family, humour and just a small angst type feel to some of the brotherly fluff (like when they're crying, for example).

The age order did confuse me, especially in the one with Raph and Leo in the dojo working on accuracy, and when you said 'second youngest', I wondered why Raph was acting like Leo. Then I realised you WERE talking about Leo. Lol.

The only criticism I have is that Donnie seems overly whiny. Because, to be honest, Don is the shy one, so would probably be less likely to whinge a lot. To be honest, I think Donnie may have been very dependent on Splinter and his brothers for support as a young child, probably would make whimpering sounds and he might be quite whingey, but not QUITE as whiny as in this story.

Sorry if I offended you, maybe it's just me denying that my favourite TMNT has any flaws. ; )

Great story, loved it! In fact, it's going on the favourites list!
BubblyShell22 chapter 1 . 2/17/2010
This is an awesome story so far. I really like it. Great job.

The Bubbly One,

Shell
kitfox12 chapter 1 . 12/31/2009
opps i noticed that the link messed up kitfox12./art/dada-help-quot-148700253
kitfox12 chapter 2 . 12/31/2009
lol i just love the part where donnie falls on his shell ! i even made a drawing of it if you wish to see it please follow the link! kitfox12./art/dada-help-quot-148700253
Agent66 chapter 9 . 11/2/2009
Hello again. As promised, here is another review!

Overall, I do indeed like this fic. I like how you're showing the guys through their father's eyes, especially their relationships with one another.

My only downside is, again, your reverse age order. Mainly because I don't see any difference here then the 'canon' representation. If anything, your reversal is actually a bit confusing. Now, maybe it's cause I'm used to the standard age order or because I'm an only child, I dunno.

For instance - just to my mind, Leo's perfection and protectiveness screams oldest child, not second. It would also explain why he and Raph are always at odds (this is also the reason I don't think Donnie is older than Raph). I also find Donnie unhealthily clingy and whiney in this, which doesn't fit with the Donnie I've seen.

Mikey's antics really do scream baby of the family.

As I said, that was the main reason why I kinda avoided this for a long time, but in reading it, I do enjoy it, but again, the age order just bugs me. However, you have obviously seen something that made you place them this way, something that perhaps this fic doesn't truly cover.

NOt to say I'm not enjoying...I'm at chapter 9, right? Believe me, if I didn't enjoy it, I would've stopped at 1. So despite my weirdness at seeing Raph as the oldest and Donnie as the baby, I am liking this.

And on to chap 10!
Agent66 chapter 3 . 11/2/2009
So, after seeing this many times, I decided to give a try. I have to admit I mostly avoided it because of how you had the turtles age group, just cause I didn't make any sense to me for you to rearrange the order like that.

However, as I said, I decided to give this a whirl. Though it's only the beginning, I'm still not seeing a reason for the change up. That is to say, that personality wise that you've written could easily work with "canon" ages (Leo, Raph, Donnie, Mike).

But I'm still only in chapter 3.

I will say that I like how you're doing this from Master Splinter's POV. I don't see enough Splinter fics, so I commend you on that. Onwards to the next chapter. I'll give another review in a few.
Rika24 chapter 19 . 9/13/2009
i really enjoyed this fic, a top favorite when it comes to turtle tot stories :)
Party-Shoes16 chapter 16 . 9/11/2009
So many things happened when the turtles were young. Love the story. I always like turtle tot stories.
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