|Reviews for Keys to the Heart|
| Zap chapter 47 . 3/3/2012
Yay, next chapter! That took a while!
What can I say, this was worth it. A nice, long chapter that was done very well.
I suppose the jump with Sakuya was unexpected, but you explained what happened, and it is perfectly believable. That goes with all characters really. Really didn't expect Remi to be part psychiatrist. :D
Anyway, great chapter, be eagerly expecting the next. In the mean time, I think I'll check out Yukari's Errands! Keep it up!
| Crazy Scion chapter 47 . 3/3/2012
I'm glad your back. I feared that the author of one of my favorite stories may have died or something. 3 blank chips? Did I miss someone, or is Flandre the third chip. Been to long, I need to re-read some stuff.
| MUS3 chapter 47 . 3/3/2012
Yay update! Glad to see my top two SDM girls, Flan and Sakuya, developing their relationships with Ikuto very nicely. Patchy, as expected, still seems pretty cold towards Ikuto and Remilia warming up to him and acting as sort of a psychologist is also a nice touch.
The dance at the end was short but sweet and was a good transition into what obviously will happen next. While your notes made it obvious that their will be another long wait for the next chapter, hopefully it won't take another 56 days D:
P.S Seems like the amount of Harry Potter fics you've been reading recently have rubbed off on you. The use of the word snogging was quite abundant in this chapter. But that's not a bad thing either.
| Lazruth chapter 47 . 3/3/2012
Ok, 3 blank chips, so Sakuya, Meiling and Flandre are the ones who led/won the poll, I'm taking it. Rather nice to see Remilia playing the part of councilor too, must admit.
| Vanishing Trooper chapter 47 . 3/3/2012
Nice to have you back good sir. Glad to see that Ikuto has been seriously thinking over his relationships with each of the girls, though being a guy, reasoning usually takes a backseat and a straight jacket to the libido.
I look forward to how you will have his abilities developed using his Ki augmentations on top of the wind ones he's gonna work on.
Again, my inner Sakuya-fan rages in contempt with how seemingly easily Ikuto managed to snag the Perfect and Elegant Maid. Oh well, you know what you're doing and I look forward to much more of this story. BTW, in case you don't know it yet, Be Careful What You Wish For has a side-story up titled Fantastic Shrine Tales of Hidden Romance. Check it out and give some opinions or whatnot if you can.
Keep writing bro.
| plz update chapter 46 . 2/19/2012
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!
| Crazy Scion chapter 46 . 2/14/2012
I have relay enjoyed your story and look forward to seeing how the relatoinships turn out. As a lolicon I'm all for the Flandre relatoinship, but her sister should also be an intresting achivment for the playboy. I know you have played down his strength throughout the chapters, but I think you can aford him more stregth then you let on. He has trained hard, and made it up as he went. I dont feel like he was some over powered avatar like other character, and would be genually happy with seeing him rise to stregths far beyond what he even thought possible. Maybe its just me, but I want to see that kid triumph for all his hard work. I personally want to see him mop the floor with Yuuka someday. I'm sure that the issue with Kiene will be worked on later down the road. She is his wife after all, and who's to say he wont just fall for her again. Hope you feel motivated to write soon. I look forward to every chapter.
| Savato93 chapter 40 . 1/21/2012
I've been loving this story up to this point, but what you did with Keine is just plain cruel. Do you intend to resolve this altering history thing later? Because that was evil.
| dewybmt chapter 46 . 1/17/2012
very nice. an interesting chapter. not particularly hilarious, semi-original, but still very good. i see relations opening up. (side note: mamizou is a tanuki, not a racoon. minor detail i feel obligated to correct. ones a grayish little, well, racoon. the other, a brownish racoon-dog thing mythically told to be able to transform. she also hates kitsunes/foxes. whichever you prefer.) i think the mystic sex drug is becoming a little over-used. don't get me wrong, it's fun, and has some opportunities, but it seems like it's becoming your only way to start relationships. rather than actually having characters come on to him, it seems like you're using a lot of excuses to make up confessions. i think yuyuko and youmu were the only ones to actually come onto him. even then, it required interventions and just went straight to sex like a lot of these. think you could start one relationship with the girl actually like, falling for him and trying to naturally be with him? then again i suppose with the theme of "get with many different girls" that might be tough as the thought of being another of the group does seem off-putting, what with love being special. well, we'll see how things go. i'm still hoping you take suggestions about girls sometime.
| Combat935 chapter 46 . 1/12/2012
Teh, Eirin sure did not expect that. Clever, Ikuto. By the way, what are your plans for him? Are you going to make him an actual keyblade wielder?
| Ramenspazz chapter 46 . 1/10/2012
I loved the plot for this part. \(/)\ Erin's reaction was beyond comical! Unexpected advance with byakuren tho, not bad and I (realllllllllllllly) hope sets something up for later chapters. And I must say that once again I have been simply astounded by your writing, good luck nd keep it up :D
| wolfman6696 chapter 46 . 1/10/2012
wow I finally read though all 46 chapters, it took me a long time but it was well worth it. I gotta admit I nearly died at Erin Erin help me Erin.
| Librarian00X chapter 46 . 1/8/2012
Admittedly saw some Sakuya shipping coming a mile away. Meiling and he I think would make pretty good friends, or occasional cuddle-buddies. I can see something kind of like what he and Komachi have, perhaps with less of the "mature" stuff in there. Byakuren, also saw a mile away. Eirin makes a lovely excuse for extra shipping with that magic drug of hers, hm~?
Poor Youmu must feel so neglected. She deserves a little TLC coming soon, methinks.
HELP ME, EIRIN! Oh god, I burst out laughing at that part. XD Yay for memes~
Finally, FINALLY someone who acknowledges how untrustworthy Kanako's character is. Opportunistic and power-hungry, just like a good god-slash-villain. Scheming wench is what she is. Wouldn't trust her for a second. STEER CLEAR, IKUTO. SHE WANTS YOUR (man-parts) FAITH.
The beach was only slightly confusing because I didn't get what series the other people were from, nor the names. Might get it if someone spelled it out for me and put highlights around the whole thing, but I probably haven't seen the series anyway. The entire beach thing itself was slightly random, but it's Yukari, and she's, well, Yukari. So it worked.
Also that bit with Flandre...I broke out into snickers. Fufufu...gotta love them innocent loli's, amirite?
Now that that's done, it's time for random suggestions you probably don't need and won't be used~
Simply because of my fondness of the characters (and their likeability in this story), I'd like to see Ikuto maybe get a shot at some of the Tengu or Nitori. Especially Nitori. She's my baby. Ship that thang, mai boi. No srs, do it. It'd be so freaking cute. DO IT, MAN. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? DON'T TEASE ME. DX
And THEN, because Ikuto gets along so well with Yuugi, having him get so far as to stay in the Palace of the Earth Spirits would be a thing to see. We got to see there once, but not for any real expanse of time like he's been everywhere else. It's about the only other major area of Gensokyo, bar the Tengu Village or Youkai Mountain, that he hasn't been to yet. That and there are plenty of possibilities for other shippings as well...I would KILL to see Ikuto end up in a "radioactive romance." Get it, cuz it's like Bad Romance except radioactive cuz Utsuho and yeah I'll shut up, I'm an awful person.
GOOD STORY IS GOOD. Keep it up or Yukari will gap you into a den of tentacle wolves and to be molested by slendermen. And you don't wanna go there. SO KEEP BEING GOOD. CRAZY STUFF HAPPENS OTHERWISE. CRAAAZY STUFF.
-is dragged off by a horde of yukkuri in a straightjacket-
| TheGrueHunter chapter 46 . 1/8/2012
The only part of this chapter I didn't like was the following quote:
"Part of me dismisses that possibility due to inherent human stupidity and fear, but that doesn't mean I can't hope."
... Yeah, it can't be because youkai like to eat humans, nor can it be because humans hunt and kill youkai, nor can it be the hundreds of years of violence and hate between the two groups, it has to be because humans are fearful, stupid, pathetic creatures.
I find that more and more often when I browse Touhou fanfics I keep on remembering Yahtzee's quote: "For example, I was an elf, and every now and again characters would say, 'Hello, you are an elf!' If I were a human presumably they'd say, 'Hello, you are an as**ole!' I'd like to see a Tolkienesque fantasy where the humans aren't the biggest pr**ks in the room; I mean, a lot of my friends are humans and some of them are all right." (Zero Punctuation reviews Dragon Age Origins)
I'm not asking for every author to start loving humans and showering them with praise, but it would be nice to see even a tiny amount of respect instead of simply "human evil." If you're going to judge them, then at least judge them fairly.
And I know you are far from the worst offender. The amount of hate for humans in your story is almost non-existant. But it still is unfair when we're shown the reasons why humans are bad, and never shown the reasons why humans are good. The fact that ordinary humans never make an appearance to demonstrate their decency doesn't help things either.
| Amen-Ra Amidor chapter 46 . 1/8/2012
Ha ha ha nicely done this chapter!
Eirin! Eirin! hahaha poor Eirin must be embarassed. If I were you I would continue to "Pettan! Pettan! Tsurupettan!" to offense a certain lolis. Finally he met Kanako, hopefully another endless teasing just like Yukari, Eirin, and Yuuka. And Sanae should heard Sorairo Days besides Gundam songs tough, it's about GAR and MECHA combined!
Hoho, Eirin's revenge is likely favored on relationship progress with Byakurem and Sakuya. Hoping for XXX chapter on SDM hehe
Jibun Wo! Sekai saemo kaete shimae sora! I miss Code Geass :( I hope they make new series...