|Reviews for Things as They Are|
| Elise chapter 11 . 4h ago
Beautiful chapter, and I cannot overemphasize how amazing, unique, thrilling, brilliant, original and effing brilliant this story is. Thank you very much for updating, I loved reading it. Please, please do continue!
| cael05 chapter 11 . 21h ago
This role-reversal!time-travel fic is definitely interesting. Unlike the usual Naruto-goes-back-to-the-past-to-change-it-for-the-better, this is Sasuke's own redemption story executed brilliantly. I like how he had come to realize the mistakes he had done to the canon world, the bit of experiencing what canon!Naruto had felt, and the decision to not let his mistakes happen.
The merging of personalities is also a great concept- it makes the readers wonder if the actions were induced by the Narutoish!Sasuke or it actually came from just himself. Like that scene with the switching of opponents for the finals and Sasuke declaring Naruto his bestfriend. Just. Squeal worthy, fluffy feels. I really love how he is developing the familial bonds...
| tsukinopen chapter 11 . 3/3
obito killed rin
he didn't turn traitor because he didn't fall under madara's influence
That and kakashi and minato are still around
| Laudi14 chapter 10 . 2/28
I just realized this came from another story but I actually like more what you're doing with it :) hope you update soon I am dying to know what happens next
| God1801 chapter 11 . 2/26
I really like this story so far. You have put a unique spin on an adopted story and i can confidently say I have fallen in love with it. Can't wait for an update.
| Cantrona chapter 11 . 2/25
Well! This was an exceedingly interesting read so far. I came into it thinking that it was alolha that had adopted the story and that it had ended up like discontinued, but upon not actually being an idiot and reading, I was pleasantly surprised that that was not the case!
Honestly I truly adore this story. I feel that there has been a LOT of time travel stories for Naruto, but not many had Sasuke be the one to time travel. And of those, I think I only came across one that was finished. So this one has a very interesting twist on it and I love it! Because I've been highly interested in a Sasuke centric time travel story (mostly because I've read SO MANY Naruto and Sakura ones and noticed that if younger Sasuke wasn't such an ass things would be a lot better, I've started writing my own but I don't wanna post it til its done and it only has like 8k words haha.)
This having Sasuke in Naruto's place doesn't really fix the having the ass that makes things a bit difficult thing, but the Sasuke mentality I quite like! And its amazing how gradual and natural his transition to a more outgoing version of himself and it doesn't even feel as much as he is inexplicably merging with the previous Sasuke as a lot of situations are pushing him more in that direction and AHHH. Idk, I just like it okay.
I'm guessing that whats up with Naruto's past has a bunch to do with Kushina, since she doesn't seem to be around anymore but she used to be. I'm really curious. And with the Uchiha clan, I guess the coup didn't start coming into play because the jinchuriki ended up being one of their own.
The part of me that kinda likes Mary Sue and Gary Lou characters really wanted Sasuke to get a Mangekyou when Shisui said that Obi, Tachi and he had one. Though it could be quite hard to explain and it wouldn't really serve much of a purpose since the month of training should really get his physical up to speed and him decided to start using his raiton jutsu also should make him plenty strong enough (for now) But thats why I said that its the side of me that kinda like over powered protagonists. I'll probably go look for a crack parody fic to settle that urge of mine. (not a straight up Mary Sue fic because those kinda irritate me now that I'm more of a Naruto Fanfiction veteran)
I'm kind of starting to ship SasuSaku in this one... Idk how I feel about my thinking that way, but again, most transitions in this fic are very gradual and natural, so I know its not gonna be anytime soon if it even does happen.
Hinata is a point of curiosity here too. I'm guessing that she did have the crush on Sasuke, but then when he switched out of her team and started acting like the Duck-ass we all know she got kinda lost. And then in the prelims she found herself again, as Sasuke is finding himself too. I always thought that the canon Sasuke was exceedingly childish, even currently in the manga. So this fanfic is actually really fulfilling because its told from mostly his perspective and being in his head. He is doing things for the actual greater good (not what his childish self thought was the greater good) but he is still Sasuke while doing it. This will probably really help me continue working on my Sasuke time travel fic.
Anyway, I don't think I've written a review this long in AGES, but this story really deserves it. The fact that it was updated like this month makes me have high hopes because though I am a Naruto fanfiction veteran, most of the ones I've really liked haven't been updated in forever.
| GiggleHeMan chapter 11 . 2/24
I'm glad to see this story was picked up again, looking forward to reading more. :D
| Laudi14 chapter 11 . 2/21
Omg I love this story it's different & yet unique, I hope you update soon can't wait for next chapter :)
| stephanie chapter 11 . 2/20
this was such a great chapter! I'm excited to see the results of three uchiha's teaching sasuke! keep it up!
| ruby2360 chapter 11 . 2/20
Your story becomes more and more interesting...Sasuke really suprises me
| Apsaras chapter 11 . 2/18
yeah...new update! cant wait for the next one...i like how you are having some of the uchihas (Itachi and Obito especially) start to hang out around sasuke. i hope they actually like him somewhat...UPDATE SOON XD
| Infernezor chapter 11 . 2/17
I have rather enjoyed this fic so far.
| Igornerd chapter 11 . 2/16
Seeing Uchiha young men, squabbling about who should teach Sasuke...is just hilarious.
I hope to see more of your story soon!
| luvthesea17 chapter 11 . 2/15
omigods I absolutely love this story.
I'm enjoying the fact that Sasuke is being trained by the other Uchihas and I think it'd give so much more character to what's happening within the family.
I'm not really sure I like how Sasuke is turning into another Naruro. I hope it's just for the plot but it's not going to be permanent, ya know?
Nevertheless, I hope you update soon! And thank you for so many more fanfics for me to read :)
Your annoying fan,
| vincent1875 chapter 11 . 2/15
Good chapter. I thought that Sasuke hiding his sharingan was stupid and largely pointless anyway. Him showing an ability he very well could have is far better than him pulling out things he couldn't know. If he wanted to hide how advanced his eyes were he could invest in sunglasses.