|Reviews for A Prince's Duty|
| Eric-Brune chapter 7 . 5/14/2013
I dearly hope that you will continue this story one day... There are so few Herb stories out there, and this one is going so well.
| TharzZzDunN chapter 7 . 3/27/2013
This has been a fun story to read, thanks for writing!
| TharzZzDunN chapter 6 . 3/27/2013
Ah a shame, I had rather hoped someone would have killed that trash Hibiki.
| zeltronica chapter 7 . 8/21/2012
I must admit I enjoyed your fanfic and hope you will continue it sometimes soon.
| Diren chapter 7 . 3/3/2012
I hope your fanfic is not dead.
I really like your story.
I look forward to the next chapter.
| EVA-Saiyajin chapter 3 . 11/24/2011
good story so far, keep up the good work!
| Wordlurker chapter 7 . 11/9/2011
Well... I'm not quite sure I *like* this fic, but I sure can't deny that it is interesting, to say the least.
| Hat O' Doom chapter 7 . 5/31/2011
Great chapter as usual! I found Turmeric jumping out of an airplane very humorous by the way. I feel sorry for Ryoga right now...being frozen as a little pig would be terrifying enough but when he runs into the musk again they are going to be super pissed.
| Guest chapter 7 . 5/16/2011
Some thoughts upon finishing the chapter:
God I love this thing. Maybe I just have a soft spot for watching Herb slowly come to terms with his sexual/gender issues. Not merely for the obvious reasons, but because his tortured inner conflict is handled with such an amusing serio-comic tone; it skillfully walks a line between funny and tragic that never strays too far into the trivial or melodramatic. Those scenes continue to be my favourite. Although, the crazy old man and his air planes was right up my alley too. A lot of the other scenes with the characters more peripheral to the plot weren't really my bag. The best line had to be the one that went, "I'm sure she's not the safe kind of crazy..."
Somebody else mentioned those scenes with the fortune tellers; I actually found they worked really well. The choppiness drove home the shock Herb had just entered into. Going shortest to longest not only made for a very readable formula, but kind of gave the feeling of Herb recovering from said shock. Actually, it was a pretty clever technique. Although, I'm not sure how necessary it was to bring up the fertility clinic scene again, besides I guess trying to clear up lingering confusion as to Herb's “species.”
As goes the author comment on that topic, I think there are numerous reasons for such confusion. The connection between Herb's natal DNA and his being an asshole isn't necessarily obvious; his being a peerless warrior and the inviolable prince of xenophobic kingdom of insane, monstrously powerful martial arts eugenicists with sketchy breeding habits and who nonetheless cower psychophantically for fear of his family bloodline already tends to nominate him for some complexes. Especially when by anime logic his hair alone ought to make him an asshole. I guess the shift in gender always just seemed the more obvious explanation of his softening rather than the only hinted at shift in his species. Especially as it's been unknown how the spring of drowned girl might have affected his DNA and how that difference in DNA might in turn affect his personality. I have no idea how this might be rectified though, especially not in a way that doesn't spoil the gradual revelation of the whole subplot.
Um... This was a bit long, but I've said before I'd prefer if the chapters be cut up a bit more efficiently :)
Finally, I'm thinking of doing some fan-art for the former Musk king, namely because I'm curious to know what he'd look like. I mean, I'm supposing he'd look something like a Herb-clone desiccated by age. Considering Herb's ridiculous hair and his exquisite boy-prettiness, those sounds both challenging and humorous.
| Guest chapter 7 . 5/16/2011
Before I finish reading this I thought I'd point out that the Tumeric/Terragon scene would have been a lot easier to follow if the old man had instead been referred to as "the royal father," "the abdicated king," "the former king," etc. to help indicate that he was the king's ancestor rather than descendant.
I know that in some places like the Netherlands where abdications of kings are common, the retiree is still commonly refered to as a "king" even if he is properly a prince. Just something to consider.
| Bookeater-otaku chapter 7 . 5/15/2011
I am happy to see this story updated. I think it's funny, dynamic and entertainning. Keep up the good work and update soon.
| Duquette7 chapter 7 . 5/15/2011
This is a truly excellent story. In fact it is the best piece of fiction involving Herb that I can remember reading. Seriously looking forward to your next update.
| rewind gone nuts chapter 7 . 5/14/2011
This work is quite fascinating - for one thing, it's managed to bring me all the way to the end of it, so far. Normally, I don't read manga-exclusive fanfiction, because I am both less familiar with the manga continuity and, if pressed, will confess I don't actually like the manga take all too much. Both canons rely a fair amount on comedic sociopathy, but the manga takes all of its characters and makes them so unlikable it falls into "dude, not funny" territory on too many occasions. Another thing that would normally put me off is the usage of the idea of Jusenkyo always mixing - I really don't like this train of thought and it usually puts me off reading a fanfic.
However, this story is so interesting that I don't actually care about these elements; it's just that engrossing. Your take on Prince Herb, turning him/her from someone who is, from what little I know of the canon, an arrogant unrepentant prick into somebody who is basically screwed over by life just as badly as Ranma is and struggling to just get by like Ranma, is truly interesting, the situations are amusing (especially the oh-so-canon-like tangle of misunderstandings and flawed beliefs about the curse situation), and the interactions are engrossing. The particular way things have gone now - with Ranma having learned both that Herb has reasons for him to pity "her" and that he has been sucked into Lime & Mint's misunderstanding, and Herb having learned that s/he was mistaken that his/her companions understood the truth - just makes me eager to see the next chapter.
| Andrew MacKenzie chapter 7 . 5/14/2011
Excellent chapter, look forward to another soon.
| Dumbledork chapter 7 . 5/14/2011
Another wonderful chapter. One thing I've been wondering about. In the beginning of the chapter Harb and Ranma go bra shopping and Ranma even wears one when she leaves the shop. Is she still wearing it or did she get rid of it as soon as possible?