|Reviews for Out of the Shadows|
| Fooooooooooodyuuum chapter 15 . 6/4/2012
Hiiiii! LIKE OMGZZZ its awesome, i just miss lassie shikkaaa. alquds tho _
| MissJadeDragon chapter 12 . 6/3/2012
oOOOOoooooh I get it now , nvm my last review. - Bushybrow lost! Yussssss, im not a hater to broccoli but he kinda annoys me, and plus I lovee NEJI _ he's my favourite, and for a second I thought he was gonna lose! OMG THIS IS ULTIMTATE THIS IS SOOOO ON MY FAVOURITES!
| MissJadeDragon chapter 11 . 6/3/2012
Abumi Zaku vs Shino
Misumi tsurugi vs Kankuro
Shikamaru vs Kin tsuchi
Hinata vs Neji
Bushy brow vs Gaara
and Choji vs Dosu?
| MissJadeDragon chapter 8 . 6/2/2012
I just started reading. I LOVE it! BTW is it Temari? I knows its way late, idk wat points r nyways. I jus wanted 2 gues
| TheInsaneRodent chapter 22 . 5/29/2012
AWESOME! I loved this chapter and really hope that you continue with the sequel! There was SO MUCH EPIC in this chapter and it was AWESOME! (I wonder if not sleeping makes me use caps more, hmm...)
As for the sequel, I am much looking forward to it. Also, in reference to the OTHER relationship I initially thought it might be Gaara/Ino but then you mentioned the drama it would cause and my mind just went "OH GOD IT'S KANKURO/INO" That would be TERRIFYINGLY drama inducing. However, it is funny to see Ino being a closet romantic, as we have in the last few chapters with Naruto/Hinata. (ie the inner sighs and plots to set them up together)
It is also always nice to read a well written fic, andyours certainly qualifies. So you mix up Shikaku(Shikamaru's dad IIRC), Shukaku(the tanuki demon, also IIRC) and Shikamaru(Shikamaru IIRC).
BTW, near the beginning of chapter 19:
Shikamaru had accepted his flak jacket with grave ceremony, and bowed deeply to the Hokage. "Hokage-sama," he had ventured, "if I may. You say I did three things that qualified me for chunin. But Choji performed just as well as I did in the Exams, and Ino would have if the matches hadn't been canceled. And during our mission, it was Choji and Ino who beat Gaara, not me. If I deserve to be made chunin, they do as well."
[!]Shikamaru[!], who had been silently observing the whole time, had fairly burst with pride at his [!]son's[!] declaration of trust in his teammates.
lolwut... then I realized that you confused Shikaku with Shikamaru (admittedly not that difficult).
ANYWAY... Great Fic Update Soon!
| Doudouille chapter 22 . 5/27/2012
Excellent fic. I loved it, from the beginning, to the end.
Thanks for sharing. I'll add it in my favorite list.
| WisdomWriter25 chapter 22 . 5/20/2012
I really loved this story. It was great to read about what Shika maru could have done if he lost his lazy attitude. I also really liked seeing Choji and Ino improve themselves and become stronger. The idea of fire combining with Shikamaru's shadows was awesome. I loved the leaf design and message in the finals of the genin exam. I also enjoyed Hinata gaining confidence and the growth shown by most of the Rookies and Team Gai. In the future I hope you write a sequel. I really want to find out what happens with eveyone, especially Team Asuma, Sasuke, Naruto, and the Akatsuki.
| Shadow Owner chapter 22 . 5/14/2012
Congrats and thanks for seeing this story through to the end! I have no right and no intention to impose my opinion, but was rather bothered about what you had Shikaku tell Shikamaru before he started training him in the family's techniques because his analogy does not sit well with me, however, I'm glad that you didn't make further mention at anything remotely similar in the rest of the fic; thanks for that, by the way.
I find it hard imagining that Shikamaru would do what he did on their first C-rank mission, on any mission at all, given what I've gathered from his character, however, I understand why you had it happen for the fic's purposes. Welcomed the twists to canon here, especially in terms of Ino's growth and development (particularly liked her mind-to-mind communication -though I wouldn't have expected her to master it or her other advanced techniques so far ahead of time, and how she got through to Gaara and Sasuke; can just see a potential GaaIno relationship of some sort), Chouji's maturity as a shinobi, and it was nice seeing Shikamaru with his flashy technique. Though again, I wouldn't peg him for that sort, you justified his rationale clearly and believably.
This struck me more as a Team 10 fic than a ShikaTema, however, no complaints since I enjoy reading them almost as much. Along these lines, it was a pleasure watching Team 10 falling in so remarkably, with unwavering trust, dedication, the depth of knowledge of each other and ability to read their teammates so well. It's telling when Ino can confide her shame to her boys (or better still, not need to tell them but have them already understand), walk into Gaara's room with Shikamaru loyally by her side; when Ino firmly asserts her right to carry the unconscious Chouji; when Shikamaru undoubtedly inwardly grapples with allowing their sacrifices or jeopardising their mission and Chouji makes the decision for him. Shikamaru has certainly been an outstanding Captain, way ahead of his years, who recognises unconventional talent, integrates the styles, abilities and strengths of his team into his strategies, makes the best judgement calls and maps out the clear course of action for his teams analytically rather than emotionally. It's not often a Team 10 fic of this length and depth pops up, and this was a pleasure reading.
Thanks again for completing this fic! :)
I'd hope to be able to read your sequel (with both Team 10 and ShikaTema action, if possible)!
| Kamish88 chapter 22 . 5/12/2012
Great story, really hope you write a sequel.
| me chapter 22 . 5/12/2012
This story deserves much more recognition than it currently has. The characterization was brilliant, and the plot logical and well-thought out. I loved it and can't wait for the sequel. Keep up the good work! :)
| Jiraiya's Disciple chapter 22 . 5/6/2012
There isn't anything particularly special in this story. It's similar to canon in many ways. For most stories, this annoys me, but not this one. You're characters are so fleshed out and fully realized that I love reading it. The C-Rank mission is a particular favorite of mine, and helped me to really appreciate the characters you made. Can't wait for the sequel!
| star's dreams chapter 22 . 5/6/2012
SD: Now that's a comfortable ending. I must say I was unsure about reading this but I never been more glad. You did a wonderful job. Good luck with your next writing.
| Givesyouhell5589 chapter 22 . 5/6/2012
I loved your story, it was possibly my favorite I have read here. And I cant wait for the sequel! Don't slack off, and start writing soon :)
| Aidan McKing chapter 22 . 5/4/2012
| Denethion chapter 22 . 5/2/2012
Best possible time to find a fic, when it has just been completed. Thought it was beautiful, well written and a great read overall. Would have liked a little bit more interaction with Temari, but that would probably be hard to do and not make it weird in this story.
Thanks for sharing it :)