|Reviews for Identity|
| Tobizaru chapter 54 . 8/6/2012
Read through this bad boy straight and I can easily say that I'm looking forward to where it goes. It's not often you find a story with characters that feel like their actions could come from the people that the creator had originally created.
| J Luc Pitard chapter 54 . 8/2/2012
Wonderful story! Really loving the writing and the adventure. Akane and Ranma do a yeoman's job of growing up in this fic. New characters feel totally true to the series and the dilemmas faced by the supporting characters are just as well realized as those of the main ones.
I look forward to reading more of your work and I promise to review more on a chapter by chapter basis as you update this.
| Guest chapter 43 . 7/15/2012
I like this story but you didn't keep ***** being the sieve secret well enough. I knew many many chapters before it was revealed.
| Guest chapter 54 . 7/1/2012
I pretty much cried to the beauty of your writing style. This is perfection. I love the depth of this, the emotions, the absolute bombardment of feelings that comes from the simplest phrases. The way you wrap up the characters' feelings into a concluding sentence after each scene is like tying the perfect bow on the most beautiful gift. But in this case, as a reader, I've unwrapped it in reading the awe-inspiring way, appreciating everything in detail.
Ok, not sure if that metaphor worked or not [most likely not], but what I'm trying to get across is that I love this fanfiction, it it truly was like unwrapping a gift. Thank you for this fic, for this chapter; absolutely flawless.
| Richard Ryley chapter 54 . 6/22/2012
Oh, Ukyo, Ukyo, Ukyo. You have eyes but you cannot see. The potential break up you are waiting for was right there, in front of you, and they got through it. If they can't break each other up what makes you think you can do better?
I, personally, don't think there's anything wrong with the previous chapters of this story, and I'd rather see more new stuff. :D But you've got to go with what you think is best for your story. I'll be keeping an eye out either way.
| Dummy Perception chapter 3 . 6/22/2012
Wow. I used to read selections written in the same fashion as oneshots. And this seems long. Makes me think that I should be using the time for studying. LOLs. But I really wanted to keep on reading this.
| Voltor chapter 54 . 6/22/2012
Great story! Yay! Ranma and Akane kissed!
| Demons Of Doom chapter 53 . 6/1/2012
I LOVE how you're handling Shampoo. The Manga Shampoo was a complex and dangerous character the anime version failed to portrait.
Damn cliffhanges, by the way ;) Keep it up!
| Richard Ryley chapter 53 . 6/1/2012
I'm reminded of the comment that if Ranma insulted and belittled Ukyo the way he does Akane, that Ukyo would hate him. Here you point out something that I hadn't considered: if Ranma refused to acknowledge Shampoo's strength as a warrior and insisted that she stay out of the fight the way he does with Akane, Shampoo would hate him. Shampoo makes the mistake of assuming Ranma does this because Akane is weak. But it is not Akane's strength or weakness that is Ranma's consideration, it is his terror of losing her. If he felt that way about Shampoo, he would treat Shampoo that way, and it would make her just as upset.
I like that you had Shampoo choose not to make the killing blow, although to do so would obviously have been a fatal mistake. Shampoo hesitated to kill Ranma when he "revealed" his curse, though, and I think there are many levels to it, as you say here. It is the coward's way out, and I think it's important that Shampoo realized that it is fear that is driving her.
Ryoga's attitude disappointed me. I had thought he had come further than that even prior to Jusendo. In particular, that he would blame Ranma for protecting his secret, when obviously if Ranma "told her the truth even when it hurts," as he is supposed to do for one he loves, it would hurt Ryoga far more than Ranma or Akane. As Shampoo says, double standard.
| Voltor chapter 53 . 5/31/2012
Great chapter! Am loving the turmoil Shampoo is going through. Keep it up!
| Richard Ryley chapter 52 . 5/11/2012
This was interesting. Kohl's musing on the nature of Japanese (well, non-Sorcerer) society from the point of view of the outsider was very telling. In particular, his inability to understand the nature of love and companionship. It's surprising, since he professes to love Tilaka, and yet doesn't seem to understand the very basics of what it means to live with someone and share their hopes and dreams, to be with them good times and bad.
In that light, Ranma and Akane's fight was extremely appropriate. I liked Akane's reaction when she got a new perspective on Ranma's protectiveness, that she was not prepared for a magical attack when Ranma and Kohl were. And later, Kohl trying to press her into being stubborn at staying at Ranma's side, and her dismissing her own earlier arguments.
Ranma, as well, is dismissive of the Rope Maker and acts as if he doesn't care for Ryoga's safety at all, then consults him about the encounter safely outside of everyone's hearing. (He thinks) It shows that Ranma and Akane are not just one dimensional characters, they shift and change with the situation and their moods. And they understand each other, they doubt themselves and their relationship, but try to do what they think is best. Of course Kohl, who has never had to deal with doubt, every aspect of his life, even his very feelings, controlled and maintained by the Sieve, can never understand that.
| Voltor chapter 52 . 5/10/2012
Wow, great chapter! This is quite the epic!
| Demons Of Doom chapter 51 . 4/22/2012
Shit just got serious :D
| ryu238 chapter 51 . 4/20/2012
Nice to see you back.
| Richard Ryley chapter 51 . 4/20/2012
I had meant to review last chapter when it came out. I really liked that Ranma and Akane had a chance to just spend some quiet time together for a change, no one to harrass them or push them faster than they feel comfortable with, but instead they can just talk about their hopes and fears and take things at their own pace. I also liked Akane being terrified that she was going to mess things up, and Ranma not even noticing.
Ranma's epiphany at the end was the icing on the cake. That Akane can, more than just drive him to kill to protect her, help him to find it in himself to open up. To admit to and even confront the nightmares that had been keeping him awake. Ranma was silent through most of the chapter, but his thoughts showed how much he has grown. And Akane was hearing what he wasn't saying.
As for this chapter, it was just as good for showing Ukyo and Shampoo's feelings, and their struggle to stay in the race. Ukyo's right in pointing out that Akane could give in to jealousy and lose her newfound faith in Ranma again, but even Akane admitted that last chapter. And Ukyo found her own dark side and confronted it. The truth is, these are ALL broken people, and Ranma's got the right idea. Only by being willing to forgive can they start to help each other heal.
I'm sure those who support one fiancee or another would disagree, but you make the battle lines clear. And frankly, as betrayed as Ukyo felt at being forgotten, I don't think she would have been happier to see Akane show up in those stockings. :D