Reviews for True Love
seatides chapter 7 . 12/29/2014
I love that you've given the Icha Icha series more depth in relation to Kakashi's character. He doesn't have many constants in his life so it's nice to imagine that Jiraiya's work helped give Kakashi something to look forward to. I think one of the chapters I really enjoyed was the one where Kakashi tries smiling. It's so heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.

Best of luck in life and thanks for writing and sharing this story with us!
Potato Monarch chapter 7 . 1/29/2014
Is quite interesting a perspective on Kakashi's obsession with Icha Icha.
ChronoMitsurugi chapter 2 . 7/21/2012
So Kakashi's belief on porn and brothels instantly say that we wouldnt get along.

I believe porn novels based on fictional character is just indulging in fantasy. We all have had...certain... thoughts before.

But to act upon those impulses by going to a brothel. Despicible. Vile. Discusting. It shows that they are nothing but mindless animals not deserving to live.

So as u can see. Me and Kakashi wouldnt get along too well. I would probably kill him within a week.
The You of Yesterday chapter 7 . 8/16/2011
I think this chapter continues the unusual take on Kakashi that has been developed throughout the story. This shows how young he actually was when he took on Team 7 - in the manga/anime (especially the anime) although he's only supposed to be about 26 or so, he seems to be older as it's all pretty much told from the viewpoint of the kids at the beginning, so he's just a teacher of indeterminate age.

I like Kakashi's inner belligerence in this. He always comes across as quite prim, polite and obedient with his superiors (unless he has something urgent to say) so it's nice to see a take on what might be going on beneath the façade!

On a side note, it seems to me that Kakashi appears younger and more expressive in Shipuuden than in the Naruto anime, but I think this could be a deliberate change given the slight shift in viewpoint (towards Kakashi's point of view) and the fact that Naruto & Sakura etc. probably see him differently now they have grown up a lot and are closer to him in terms of skill and ranking. Also, after he was killed and resurrected by Pain, he seems to me to have a lot more of a 'devil may care' attitude, particularly with how he disobeys an order (I can't remember from who) and recklessly leaves the Village to find Sasuke with Naruto after the attack.

That is all beside the point though!

I think your portrayal fits very well with the actual storyline, and shows just how lonely and sad Kakashi's life has been.

I can't wait to see where you are going with this :-)
Beloved Daughter chapter 7 . 8/15/2011
Wow, med school! I work at a med school, so I know just how busy you truly will be!

Um, maybe you should summarize everything that would happen between now and the last chapter and just post everything, then come back to it when you finally have time and fill out the details
The You of Yesterday chapter 4 . 8/15/2011
I liked your Gai very much. I think you got in enough of his intelligence to demonstrate that he has a brain, and that kakashi is aware of that. Well done :-)
The You of Yesterday chapter 2 . 8/15/2011

This one was great too.

The bits of action you put on are well-done (much more interesting than laundry...!) although maybe you wimped out a bit by skipping the big action scene, perhaps...! Although I think it worked really well anyway, as its not hard to get too bogged down in lengthy action scenes, so on balance I think the action was about perfect for the purposes of the chapter :-) (I have trouble with action scenes myself and have yet to write a real one, so I'm not one to talk...!)

I love that Kakashi learned about human nature from his dogs! Aw!
The You of Yesterday chapter 1 . 8/15/2011
This has to be one of the saddest things I've ever read. It's just so sweet and wistful, and there's a sense of an almost desperate longing in your depiction of Kakashi.

I absolutely love the way he just bought the book to look at it, for a glimpse of something he has never had. You portray Kakashi as so beguilingly innocent... its just wonderful!
raeubertochter chapter 3 . 8/12/2011
This is sooo good. And beautiful. And possibly one of the best Fanfictions I've read so far!
Albatross Aoba chapter 5 . 8/11/2011
Albatross Aoba chapter 1 . 8/11/2011
That... was incredibly sad.
hellohworld chapter 6 . 2/12/2011
Whoa! Love this!

I stumbled in expecting a whole lot of crack, but instead received a fairly profound tale of loss and (perhaps?) convalescence through escapism. The fact that you related Jiraiya’s themes of peace in there too just made the fic as a whole all the more reflective... Gotta miss that guy. D:

So far I don't see any obvious flaws too big to note (so if they're even there then they're hardly worth pointing out).

This is an awesome character study (if I might call it that). I mean-if it's not too bizarre to be affected by a fanwork like so-I think I even like canon!Kakashi better as a character because of this. The situations presented just seem very real and fit perfectly in the in-between's of Kakashi's character. I wholeheartedly agree with "melee": this has become my new personal canon. It's an incredibly original concept in itself, and it's nice to see it was handled so well.

I do love how each chapter does seem to be accessible as a stand-alone chapter, though I also liked that each one does have some relation to the others. I especially enjoyed chapter 5; I really like the atmosphere and setting you built for Kakashi's birthday. Chapter 6 is just as good, if not better (very well-done shower of angst) so it only shows that that this fic just keeps on improving as you move along. And I do want to see this continued!

So keep up the great work... And sorry for the late (and shortish) response!
melee chapter 6 . 1/26/2011
My new personal canon.
melee chapter 5 . 1/26/2011
Oh, I love this. I love this a lot. It is - really Kakashi. Spot on! I love in-between Kakashi.
Anonymous is a pretty bad name chapter 6 . 10/2/2010
I really really liked this. I don't know why, it's not written spectacularly... But it gets the point across rather well, which is enough.

I think the thing I like most in this fic is how the Icha Icha series reflects Jiraiya's hopes of peace. It's just... Argh. I don't know, but I loved how you put that in this fic.
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