|Reviews for The Blessed Realm|
| Tk Uzamaki chapter 1 . 5/29/2014
i will read and review asap
| gota gelada chapter 160 . 2/23/2014
Hello, hello! It's me!
Well, i finally conjured the courage to read the end of this fic.
You know, it was difficult to me, as you said, it was almost four years and i was here from the begining. The routine of reading weekly a trully good story was over.
I had outgrown the narutoverse some time ago, being your fic the only link there. I think that's why i procrastinated for so long the reading of the final chapter.
The other reason is that i had an oportunity to visit London for some time last winter and, the fact that i came from a latin america country with so much violence, poverty and social problems, made me curious to see all the cultural crash i had seen in your story.
Well, let me congratulate you for your really great job, i love your write style, and ask you to let me know if you ever write something new.
Hugs to you!
| Guest chapter 160 . 2/13/2014
This one is indeed overlong and a bit slow in pacing but I enjoyed reading it all the same because it's different. Music Town is utopian in many respects but making it more realistic wouldn't have added much to the story as a whole as there's already plenty of conflicts and problems both personal and political.
It's so easy to see violence as the major solution to conflict because it's everywhere in our popular culture, and action is exciting to watch and read when it isn't real, so thanks for giving me some serious food for thought on non-violent solutions. I will try to keep this in mind when I create original works in the future because it's all too easy to fall into the trap of glorified violence.
I thought of something in regards to that last letter they wrote to Hinata: they'll probably arrive in Konoha before the letter does. As there seem to be no vehicles or horses in the ninja countries, and hawks can only carry small messages, the postal service will have to be on foot with wagons and quite possibly tag along with merchants going the same way. Adding the fact that all their letters take a detour through Suna and has to be smuggled I see no plausible way the letter would arrive faster than a pair of ninjas in a hurry even with a few days head start. Just an observation I made that amused me.
Another thing I've thought about as I slowly digested this story is that you never give any OCs a name, and what an astonishingly brilliant decision this is. Because while no individual names make them seem less important than they really are it also prevents confusion of who's who and also makes sure they stay on the sidelines and don't steal the spotlight from Naruto and Sasuke. I've never seen someone do this in a long story before and not to the extent you are, nevermind that your story is exceptionally long. More food for thought for me to think about and maybe try out myself sometime.
Oh, and the occassional mention/discussion of European Song Contest was a lovely touch and made me smile every time. It is a pretty odd event if you look at it with some distance
As much as I would've liked to see you include the revolution in Konoha I understand why you didn't. It's my belief everything turns out for the better though I'm not sure if Naruto should be made Hokage at seventeen even if he's grown a lot in the six months he spent in Music Town... oh well, it's just speculation anyhow. Gaara shouldered the responsibility just fine at an earlier age even considering he's more thoughtful and mature than Naruto is.
Thank you for writing this story, I'm sure I'll read it again sometime
| leneypoo chapter 109 . 11/19/2013
Wow Sasuke, that's a breakthrough. But at the same time I'm mad at him for monopolizing the interview. There's a difference between being a visible source of support and being a crutch. It looks like Naruto is just this vapid good looking kid with an inheritance and Sasuke is the real voice. I don't like it, but I guess it doesn't really who it comes from b/c this ideal is not one meant for self-aggrandizement (despite Naruto's goal to be Hokage).
| leneypoo chapter 92 . 11/19/2013
LMAO well well well, the tables have turned. Sasuke despite being able to come out still has some issues. Although quite honestly not everyone needs to be into drag...but hey don't be such a party pooper either
| leneypoo chapter 89 . 11/19/2013
I'm glad that someone FINALLY told Sasuke to stop telling anyone and everyone his business. It's one thing to lie when asked, but there are several times that Sasuke has said things that no one really needed to know for no reason. It's just complicating things...
And that abyss that keeps throwing him into panic...is partly one of his own making to me because of that. I get that he feels guilty and he doesn't want to evade the law and be corrupt, but yeesh.
| LillyTigress chapter 40 . 9/5/2013
Now I understand better why I so love the ridiculously unrealistic formulaic romance stories where Sasuke and Naruto accidentally kiss and suddenly realize they are deeply in love and live happily ever after. It is just nice to forget sometimes how difficult life actually is. This story is so realistic - I cannot begin to explain how close to home so much of it hits - that it tugs at half-forgotten emotions and memories that I gladly buried.
Your writing is amazing. It keeps sucking me in every time I decide that reading is too uncomfortable I get pulled back into the story. I wish I could write as well so that I could explain how reading this is both painful and cathartic and why. But, I suck at writing so suffice to say that your story touches me.
| Yuki-kyo-kira chapter 160 . 7/9/2013
Wait! Where is the rest? I really love this story. I was hoping to read about the way Naruto and Sasuke fight againt Danzo without using violence (if they even can). I hope you plan on writing a sequel or more chapters!
| xxxyuniexxx chapter 160 . 5/25/2013
I can't believe I found this story 2 months ago and finally finished. Where to begin? Well, reading 160 chapters was something I have not done with fanfiction. It actually intimidated me when I saw the chapter count. Even my friend told me not to read it because of the length, but your description got me interested, and so I began to read. I like being honest, and to tell you the truth at one point I did not like your story (I'm sorry I cannot remember what chapter I began to feel this way but I was well into 50 chapters I believe) and I was going to stop reading...
HOWEVER, I cannot stop reading something when I had taken already so much time into reading it. And so I continued. I think I felt that the characters were not in character and that is what caused a bit of hesitation on my part. Part of me still believes that. Yet I was very intrigued by your plot and I began to accept these new characteristics of Naruto and Sasuke (and friends). I think I could accept them mainly because of your ability to create believable characters such as the gay couple that are the closest to Naru&Sasu as well as juugo's foster parents. The relationships and interactions between the townspeople and Naruto/Sasuke allowed me to enjoy their slight change in character. I also know that this is fanfiction and sometimes there's some changes to characters personalities, not to mention that regarding plot Naruto and Sasuke would indeed change from their "normal" characteristics. Still I continued to read because I wanted to know how Naruto and Sasuke would deal with the situation in Konoha, or how their mindset would change, also how their relationship would change. You did very well in giving information regarding how to bring about political reformation as well as how Naruto and Sasuke learned about such things (and not just have them go and kick Danzo out of office). I felt like they learned a lot from this "blessed realm" and in the last chapter I felt their sadness in their preparations to leave.
To be frank my first reaction to the ending was "thats it? we dont get to see what happens?", especially when I was reading it on believing there was not a/n, but when I read your A/N here on I understood what you meant, about how this story was mostly about them and music town (AKA The Blessed Realm). I guess what threw me off is how you wrote "Epilogue" and I was expecting that, an epilogue which tells what happens after their return in konoha. Perhaps if you had written "A/N" instead of "epilogue" I would not have gotten my hopes up in expecting something more. And I guess I was expecting a few loose ends to be tied up or things further explained; for example sakura REALLY accepting Naruto's and Sasuke's relationship, would "madara", zetsu, and kisame really just be sitting in jail (at least I would think "madara" would leave with his space time jutsu, or stay inside...but that is just me, you did explain why he stayed...but still...), would the sand village (AKA Gaara, shikamaru, temari) help out naruto and sasuke (they probably will but that might cause a bit of a problem I think), and other things that I felt I needed a bit more of. I guess I wanted a bit more closure but like I said before I understand why you did not write about the revolution, it is the story about the growth of Naruto and Sasuke (and I guess of friends) and how this new town allowed them this growth and knowledge to bring about peace, maybe not world peace (yet) but peace to konoha and with time maybe the world.
Congratulations on finishing this story. I can see that you worked really hard on this (what with the amount of chapters of this story) and that is why I felt you deserved a long, honest review. I hope this review was insightful and I wish you the best in your future creations!
| likkle cloud chapter 160 . 5/18/2013
Epic. Loved every minute of it lol. I obviously hope that there will be a continuation/sequel to it... Please please pleaaaasssseeee! He he :)
| JUDGE chapter 160 . 3/4/2013
Oh, well. After almost two years of reading this story,I finally finished it. A little long, but definitely worth it. This is a rare and rather sweet find and I think you made it perfect. Thank you for two years if having something to look forward to every day. :3
| DiamondInMyHeart chapter 1 . 2/21/2013
wow...just wow this story seems quite well writen with lots of descriptive writing and almost no errors! I almost can't bielive you when you say that english isn't your native language...
| Luvis Blynd chapter 1 . 2/7/2013
| AceSeven chapter 9 . 2/2/2013
| Thoughts13 chapter 160 . 1/30/2013
This was really beautiful. Your dialogue seemed so natural, the struggles Naruto had in accepting Sasuke's and his own sexuality were so thoroughly fleshed out I lost myself in this world. The politic current of this story was not overwhelming and I learned a lot. This is really one of my favourite stories ever. Thank you.