|Reviews for Ideal Countenance|
| ohsoblue chapter 13 . 3/28
I loved the story! Spent the entire day reading through all of the chapters and it was so worth it!
| Guest chapter 13 . 3/28
This broke my heart but one of the best fic I've read... Thank you.
| crimsontears82684 chapter 13 . 12/7/2014
This was written better than I expected. After years of reading fics on this site I get a little wary when I hear about swapping jutsus. Too many squicky fics have made me leery. This was done well. At the begining, I thought it was going to take on a slightly different line. Something more like Rumbling Hearts, a great anime if you've never seen it. I enjoyed this a lot though. Definately added to my favs.
| ANARCHY chapter 13 . 8/22/2014
So this was a gorgeous story. There were some bits I didn't understand, and I had some questions, like, "did both Sakuras get home?"
However, the way you wrote it was beautiful and I loved the plot line, with the alternate realities and forms of Akatsuki.
| valre chapter 13 . 6/26/2014
I read it, all of it in the last few hours and then I took another good half hour to stop crying over this. My heart hurt so much for Sakura, I thought we'd never see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This was unbelievably moving, touching fan fiction. This is pure gold. You really touched on some deep solemn things and I came away from this with a strong respect for Sakura, who had to face so much. I don't think I could have borne the ugliness of Sakura's broken marriage, and I think it was very brave of you to take on a sort burden that comes from putting characters in such a situation. You did a beautiful job, and I absolutely love every word of Ideal Countenance.
| sakura.souen chapter 13 . 4/8/2014
oh this story was so good! I'm happy the other sakura is living well with the Akatsuki! during the story i was actually scared that sakura would not come back and that Sasuke would stay with other dimension Sakura. I'm so happy for both the sakuras. This story was really unique and i really loved it! Though it would of been cool if the 2 Sakura could of meet at some point, but the story was super good just the way it was!
| kawaiisasusaku chapter 13 . 4/8/2014
This is the first fan fiction I have read in years and it has made me wonder why I stopped in the first place! I'm so glad I came across this. I absolutely enjoyed it and couldn't put it down until I reached the end. First off, I would like to commend your characterisation. You made Sasuke so in character that it was sometimes frustrating, seeing as he is generally a very controlled person, unless he's faced with an extreme situation. He's very difficult to write and you more than managed it. Even Sakura; you kept her dignified,expressive and generally, just the way I imagine she would be under such conditions.
I liked the overall setting and plot. I have to praise you for the storyline. I honestly believed, in the beginning, that she had awoken from a coma and thus, her being a medic, I couldn't understand why she didn't come to the same conclusion. Then I read your note and was very surprised! You slowly built up the story, didn't rush it at all, thereby increasing the overall intensity. I couldn't help but sympathise with Sasuke. The amount he was trying and the words he had to hold back, the actions he couldn't show in spite of dearly wanting to made me sincerely ache for him (no pun intended). Sakura, of course as well. I can hardly fathom being violated by your love of years like that, being absolutely betrayed and abused by him. But her courage and will to fight was admirable.
One of my favourite things about your story is the way you portrayed the real Sasuke and Sakura's relationship. It was the little things that made me all fuzzy inside, like, him leaving a note by her bedside. For some reason, those details stuck. I would have liked seeing the real them more, a more in depth analysis of their relationship that was and their feelings, particularly, Sasuke's towards her. You did show it but as a fan, I would have liked to read more, especially in the epilogue. It was too short, too final, too much unsaid and undone. While I thought the second epilogue was a nice little touch, an elaboration on the former would have been nice.
Very honestly, i think the first half was better than the second half. I enjoyed it more, maybe because of the pace and the fact that there was lesser action. Overall, it was great though and that's the memory that will stay with me. Naruto's angst was too much. It made me sad. If what you intended was to get his emotions across and felt, then you were successful.
Your writing is what made me enjoy the story more so. It seemed effortless and fluid and had the perfect balance of narration and dialogue, with not unnecessary description. Good job. Keep it up and I hope to read more amazing works from you in the future! :)
PS: I tried the link on your page to read the extra notes but it's not working anymore. It's been a while since this story was written but I really hope I get a chance to read the extras :)
| Ethereal Star Dragon chapter 1 . 9/25/2013
Oh this is gonna be good.
| Anonymous chapter 7 . 6/5/2013
Hmmm... Don't like any fic where Sasuke cheats on Sakura (even if its with an AR her). In fact, I don't like adultery at all, and any character that does it immediately loses my support. Ah well.
| Trang Uchiha chapter 1 . 5/17/2013
Great story :xxxx The part when the strong-Sakura didn't want to kill Sasuke because she still loved him was really emotional :(
| yoitscho chapter 3 . 4/8/2013
It was a little confusing when "he" was constantly being used. I didn't really know who you were talking about. I think you should use a little less pronouns.
| Delicate Desires chapter 13 . 3/4/2013
Whoa, great story! I'm glad I read it. (:
| shishilana chapter 13 . 12/28/2012
Wow just finished and just wow. It started so normally and then quickly turned into an incredibly interesting story. Well done!
| dcb5269 chapter 13 . 12/9/2012
I loved the story. I am a true sasusaku fan but I must say you made me live narusaku in your story.
| Parrot Post chapter 13 . 11/10/2012
I really love your story. It completely blindsighted me when Sakura went to another world and again the deal she made with the Akatsuki. I probably would have been more likely to read this earlier if the summary mentioned the world swap but at the same time it wouldn't be quite as much fun to read with the spoiler. I love those type of stories. Anyway, I thought you did a real good job with Sakura having difficulty understanding how the other Sasuke was not at all the man she loved.