|Reviews for Swords and Shields|
| Nanya chapter 9 . 1/1/2014
I finally got to the end of this fic. :p Pretty good, though sometimes I thought you were "rushing" a bit, IDK, just felt that way.
Well, that and you seemed to mix tenses a bit at times. Not enough to be a problem, but still noticeable.
But, well, later man, this was a fun read. :)
| Ickarium chapter 1 . 9/25/2013
I found this story very enjoyable. I will admit, the speech felt a little stilted here or there, and some things are a bit of a stretch, but nevertheless.
It was sweet and I liked it. :)
| Guest chapter 9 . 9/18/2013
Thank you a grand conclusion to such a rare and novel story.
| otakuheaven123123 chapter 9 . 8/30/2013
I have followed this story since its inception, and quite honestly, every update gives me as much satisfaction as if it is written by my own hand. Your effort at finishing this not-quite-conventional but nevertheless wonderful story truly brings much joy to my heart. So once again, congratulation for finishing this story and much praise for writing such a fine piece of literature.
However, on a side note, I have noticed that you have decided to stop writing the "Leave of Absence", which I consider to be a story with much potential as well. I really love the interactions between Yuuno and Hayate (to be honest, I like that pairing more than perhaps even Yuuno and Nanoha) and am saddened to see the story being dropped. Hopefully you can consider picking up this pairing again in a different story.
| The 10th Wand chapter 9 . 8/28/2013
Very great story, thank you for writing it and giving it a wonderful ending.
| Tear of Light chapter 9 . 8/26/2013
This was a wonderful way to end the story. I loved everyone moment of it, especially the end with Signum's and Yunno's adopted daughter. Brilliant, pure brilliance! Thank you for shipping this unusual couple! While I never expected to see such a thing, it was beautifully done.
| soulful100 chapter 9 . 8/26/2013
Damm...DAMM! That is all I can say to the end of this wonderful story. This has been a truly enjoyable read from beginning all the way to the end, I wish you best of luck in all your future writings
p.s will there be another work about yuuno in the future? ;P
| Grey Muji chapter 8 . 6/17/2013
...It's taking all my willpower to type this after that ending. Damn Yuuno that lucky ferret.
| Oh yeah chapter 8 . 6/16/2013
Darn it, even though the plot is not that grand, I could feel ecstatic at your delivery. Mighty purple prose, it is.
| bobbo chapter 8 . 5/13/2013
at least this chapter is still above average in quality.
| bobbo chapter 7 . 5/13/2013
i forgot about this chapter for awhile, having lost my bookmarks a couple months back. i found your earlier snippets again which brought me back to this. at first i wondered why people reacted badly to your lemon. to me it looked like a very well written lime with a tasteful fade to black at an appropriate moment allowing the reader to fill in the blanks.
then i saw the mediaminer link.
did you just...stop editing after the cutoff point? i mean the quality takes a nosedive within 5 sentences! it made me laugh, and not in a good way. that put me in an overly critical state of mind but by the halfway point after that, it was clear that you simply failed at metaphor. 3/4 of the way in, it went beyond tacky and even stopped making sense! at that point i gave up on it with the only compliment i can give being...well, it's not quite as bad as Shirou Emiya fighting dragons.
i'm sure adding spice wasn't this terribad. i think? shut up i know it's not a word. i don't feel liike checking now. and the story proper is good too! how did this sink so low? i mean, not everyone can be Nugar, Elf, Arashi, etc but this is just bad. really bad.
| ColinatorGX chapter 8 . 5/7/2013
I feel VERY ashamed I missed this chapter until now, despite how much I'm loving this story.
So yes. Sorry about that. I am still really loving this story. This chapter, in comparison to the passion of the last one, felt a lot more relaxed, and it helped drive forward the thoughtful aura that surrounded Signum and Yuuno as they thought about each other, about the two of them, and the their determined reaffirmations to dedicate themselves to the special something they've found which they don't ever want to lose. Heartwarming. :)
Agito's surprise, Lindy's advice, and Nanoha's teasing were also very good moments. Funny, as well. Also of note is that I think you nailed the underlying "two people who used to love each other as lovers, but now only as friends and still want each other to be happy" feel between Nanoha and Yuuno. Mostly on Nanoha's side.
Very much looking forward to seeing Signum and Yuuno dedicate time to their relationship, and seeing what the latter seems to be planning to make it very clear that it's something important and worth it. With how determined and resolved to find happiness both of them are, I can't see this happening in any way that doesn't incur massive D'AAWWWWWWW.
... wondering how Hayate's been acting in the wake of their relationship. And no doubt her shenanigans will reach the couple. And it will be hilarious.
Keep up the amazing work!
| Nanya chapter 8 . 3/28/2013
Very enjoyable story so far. :3 Can't wait for more! 3
| 201 chapter 8 . 2/20/2013
Well-crafted, and excellent. There was a good sense of resolution during the flashback, which only made Signum's talk with Lindy that much more important.
You stated that you were disappointed at the response towards your extra chapter; if it sates it at all, I welcomed it as an addition to the story. Not necessary, but it drives the character development. It would be more difficult to perceive the characters without having atleast seen the very last part of their...
I've been waiting for the updates for quite a while, and I can only say that any disappointment is purely on my ridiculously large anticipation. But there is never a rush, things are best made in their own time.
Good luck to you in your moment of hectic work, I'll gladly be waiting for the next chapter.
| Guest chapter 8 . 2/19/2013
I am so happy that there is an update at last!
Screw those idoitic, yuri,purist, twats. They don't know a good story when they see one.
And Sha's badly written stories get more reviews than this one. I feel kind of cheated.