|Reviews for Plan B|
| J Luc Pitard chapter 1 . 7/11/2013
I love the concept of this, but I think it's the narrative voice that gives it the "bland" that you mention in your note. Otherwise, it's a lovely future he chooses for himself and I think retiring from pro tennis at forty is a dream come true for most athletes who face their "old age" before thirty. That's changing these days and we can hope they keep pushing the edge. Retiring also doesn't have to mean giving up tennis. In the US there is a team pro league and senior Olympics, not to mention the local (non-pro) leagues that play at high levels. Don't count him out yet, Nanjirou!
| LMPandora chapter 1 . 6/23/2013
I don't think I've written a proper review for this before so I'm writing one again. (I changed accounts so a have the privilege to do this, :)
Okay, to start of, I absolutely love the subtlety of this story, and how it doesn't revolve around romance. Maybe it's weird to have a favorite "pairing" fic where the main genre isn't that, but that's what makes this fic special. The last parts, like in my last review, almost brought tears because it was THAT touching. I love how Nanjiroh and Ryoma's relationship is the main core of this story; I love how Nanjiroh, like any father, would pave a perfect life for his son. And I love how Ryoma rebelled against that by simply following his father's footsteps. Ironic, but touching all the same. And it totally worked out.
I absolutely cannot wait to see your fic entry for TRSE (for whoever it may be) and I hope to read more of your stories in the future. :D
| baygirl123 chapter 1 . 8/23/2012
| ThisWasOnceAnActiveAccount chapter 1 . 1/30/2012
Oh god, Ariane. This is amazing! It's very touching at the end, made me want to cry, and the writing style, as always, is perfect. ;u; And damn, the letters at each beginning. *A* Ikaw na. LOL XD
| briochee chapter 1 . 1/25/2012
This was absolutely lovely to read. Superb job. :)
| Mika Nakane chapter 1 . 1/20/2012
This story is... so beautiful I just an't put it into words. I almost cried at the ending, a sweet but slightly sad finish of the story. It seems perfect for someone who just finished Tenipuri to read. What's amazing is that the very last line made me smile, even though my eyes were teary. This is truly perfection. I think you should have won.
| Shunrei Ryuzaki chapter 1 . 6/24/2011
Awesome! I like it.
| matsukanishi09 chapter 1 . 6/5/2011
I logged in again just to review this fic. In fact, I haven't visited the POT fandom that much and this is probably the best RyoSaku work I've read in YEARS.
The subtlety of the story caught me. Such grace, such fluidity...it really felt nice. The emotions felt by Ryoma and Nanjirou were captured really, really good even if you only used a few words to narrate it.
Such a great story. You deserved the winning title for this! :D
| Be-ya chapter 1 . 6/5/2011
That is...beautiful. /hearts you. The simple and direct descriptions are the best features (for me) of this fic. It's very easy to understand. I wonder how you do that? Conveying the right emotions while still retaining the understandable tone and value of the fic?
And! And! The...ending. I just. The father and son relationship was really presented the way I wanted it. Discussing Nanjirou's plans for his son and inserting subtle romance are what I consider so refreshing.
Honestly, I had a very different interpretation of Nanjirou's character, but yours is reeeeally good! I mean, Nanjirou really appeared like a real father, and I believe that's the way it should be. Teehee. Love you for writing this ;) Please do continue! Congratulations!
| rookie-chan chapter 1 . 6/5/2011
/TROLLFACE HERE I SEE YOUR REVIEWS, BB.
REALLY AWESOME AHAHA. I believe I've said everything in the Score Sheet, bb. So, continue being awesome and stop being bakla. XD
/runs away, still wearing troll face
| AldainEhongo-kun chapter 1 . 6/3/2011
this story is really great! keep up the good work! :)
| midnightblue08 chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
waahhh well i cant believe nanjiro regret leaving tennis but its just for the story...
i love ryoma's rebellious streak heheheh
| poems2songs chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
wonderful story... really liked it... good job... great work!
| Cinpii chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
I really enjoyed this and applaud all the effort you put into it. You crafted it carefully and it shows. Lots of repeated themes, lots of symbolism. That was a strong point here. I consider this fic to be AU, not canon, so if Ryoma's characterization was a little "off", it's perfectly acceptable.
What could have made this fic better is if you had proofed it more. Some words are misspelled, some parts just bad syntax. But other than that, very, very enjoyable. I really liked how subtle and gradual RyoSaku's relationship was. It wasn't forced or unbelievable. Overall, a very satisfying read.
This is the first POT fic I've read in months (maybe years, haha) and I'm glad it was yours. I'm adding it to the C2 so that more readers can find it too. Write more. I'll keep an eye out for you.
| iza chapter 1 . 5/29/2011
nice story i really love it hehehe!