|Reviews for Blade of Emptiness, Maelstrom of Honor|
| Uchiha Senju Naruto chapter 5 . 3/30/2014
Can we expect an update anytime soon?
| Majin-kun chapter 5 . 3/25/2014
Haha...its strangely irritating how none of the Ulquiorra-Naruto stories have gotten very far. Or most stories where Naru plans to raze Konoha to the ground...I have a feeling you might pull trough so I will follow it for now, if you do update I might favorite.
It was really great to read, but it's kind of weird reading about two clashing personalities in one character...Ulquiorra being nervous and shaky? That action disturbed me...after a millennium, his stoic mask should be dominant, even if he is both. Well this is fanfiction so it matter not.
| Majin-kun chapter 4 . 3/25/2014
Hmm...makes sense. Since with both universes existing that would mean even the Elemental Nations needs Shinigami to handle Hollow problems there. And out of all of Naru's acquaintances, they are the most unassuming ones...sort of like Urahara Kisuke.
| Majin-kun chapter 3 . 3/25/2014
I seriously can't get enough of Ulquiorra stories...they're so great.
Interesting that you actually went through with actually making Danzo Hokage... you obviously have him as an antagonist but I'm sure Danzo would be a pretty good Hokage, if he didn't use Koto-amatsukami like he does and followed the Will of Fire instead of making killing machines.
| Razhenshia chapter 5 . 3/8/2014
Hahaaaa! I seriously like this story! The chapters are quite a bit longer than to my liking, but with such an interesting story, however, it's alright. Please update soon!
| edboy4926 chapter 5 . 3/4/2014
Keep on going
| Anonymous chapter 5 . 2/20/2014
I love it, people are still reading this, and you should still go on with this :)
| Jarjaxle chapter 5 . 2/11/2014
HASIOSDGHIOADGHJKADGHH! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! LOL! Ulquiorra is Back And Now He Is ASking with His Dead Pan Face, "Would You Like to Burn Konoha Detention Centre"? ! AND SUNA IS SLOWLY COMING TO HELP BY FORMS OF GAARA AND KANKURO! And Temari Is Stating Her Objection! XD
This Was Truly Good Chapter. Seeing Growth of Konohamaru and Co. And Hanabi. Along with Secret of Ayame and Teuchi. I have to say...I love This.
Konoha will Burn...There has been while since i read this chapter...around the Day you updated it so i have forgotten some things... Were the Konoha 9 (Sasugay and Sakura do Not Count, Sakura was also evil right? as Members of that title) Regretful about Naruto I hope so And I hope They Join The Rebellion!
| Lazebe chapter 1 . 2/3/2014
I saw your post on the forums and decided to give this little game a try.
Your story, I think, is very well researched. One part in particular that stood out to me was the line Naruto said to Hinata: "Remember, I am only truly gone from your heart when there are none left that love me." I'm not sure if you know this, but this is one of the main reasons why we celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos in Mexican culture both here in the United States and in Mexico. We go celebrate our loved ones who have passed on and remember them, because we don't want them to experience the third and "final" death which is their loved ones forgetting who they are.
Anyways, I enjoyed your story except I felt Naruto's dialogue was a little forced in the beginning. It made more sense once he became a hollow that he sounded so... upset and dramatic, but before that I felt like he should still be very curt and improper when speaking, even though he was facing his executioner. Otherwise, it sounds like two Sasuke's are talking to one another and that just felt a little weird.
I would have liked if you'd spend a little more time developing Naruto and Hinata's revelation scene because I think you could have written more for it to flesh it out better, though I'm sure you are getting to that in the next couple of chapters. One other thing you may want to look into is this splendid article about body language for writers. If you google it (since I'm sure a link won't work here), type in: 41 flavors of body language for writers. It will show a link called "Omnivoracious" and you can click that. I found it very helpful for my own writing and I revisit it periodically to remind myself how important it is for body language to be written out so that we better understand these characters we write about in these stories.
Anyways, I hope this review was helpful. I'll definitely look into the rest of this story. I hope you didn't feel like I was being to critical or trying to flame you. I only want to help. :) Have a good one.
| Agato - The Hadou Inari chapter 1 . 1/9/2014
Go fuck yourself Kishimoto Cock-Sucker and canon lover.
| kotei no seiryuu chapter 5 . 1/9/2014
Must have new chapter!
| Cansei de Ser Sexy chapter 1 . 1/9/2014
First, sorry about the late, it took more than I thought being available, second, I am as blind as a bat for this fandom, so very insightful characterization from me.
Intriguing beginning, even the first lines could sum it up; [despair, pain, and hurt] as those were at the end what turned him to that monster I can't spell its name. You clearly showed how pain, betrayal and fury would do to someone, making him hallow, with a hole in the middle of where his chest/heart should be. I liked this idea with Hallows, even though it's canon.
The pacing and transition of the scenes were very good, the flashbacks told us a little about the story and what it would be about, who are the bad guys, and who are not, and there were some images I liked; liked how he was chained in the dungeons and it limited his movements, and the way you 'showed' not told us that Kakashi had only one eye, that was a very good story telling, but for the other technical stuff there were some things that I feel need to mention.
First, the use of parenthesis, no. Forgive me I'll be very blunt here, but, an author, unless it's done specifically to 'break the 'fourth wall' should never, ever, talk directly to the audience. It's very amateurish, as you are supposed to tell us the story, not informing about stuff, or chat with us saying [he's a ninja, give me some credit]. If there is something you feel you need to acknowledge or explain, there is always foot notes for that, but not breaking the narrative. I am focusing on this, because, I also found it very distracting. It distracted me from the story.
You also have a shortage with commas, they were missing in some places, so perhaps you should give it a second look. The same thing was applicable with definite articles and prepositions; they were missing out in some places, too.
Cheers, good writing.
| Arimadios chapter 1 . 1/8/2014
*Premise blink* Uh... Uzimaki is Ulquirroa? Hmmmmm... Interesting, Very Interesting. Although, Personally, I would prefer the first impact of a story to be more than four word and an expressive albeit dry sentance. Perhaps illuminate and expand the first segment? Despair, Pain, and Hurt are all very well and good for angsty stories, but... That's all I have to go on to get farther into the story. Little dry.
After mentioning the tenth of october, line break into an execution scene? I understand that it's an anime based fanfiction, but, This is purely constructive criticism here now, but, THat was a premium, perfect place to set up the transformative inner monologues that relaly ALLOW one to tell a story like this - Currently, (Bear in mind, I'm three sections in) It's very forced and heavy handed. This kind of plot advancement is used almost exclusively in novellas, and i personally don't like it, However, it could be a good thing, considering the crossover nature of the story.
"A deadly technique only to (be) used on enemy shinobi" - You missed the word be. Throws the wording. Also: Some fans of, for example, the anime, don't necesarily know Jirachi by the Yondaime. Might want to clairfy.
Sixth Segment: Naruto's character just got Dark!fiction mode. I enjoy it, but some may want to call you out on horrible OOC for Naruto. Which, Dark is VERY OOC for Naurto. The guy is annoyingly upbeat.
*SNIIIIIFFF* Uhg,... Oh gawd... ima cry... Guhhh, Anyway. Hinata and Naruto was always my prefered ship in the naruto fiction. THAT is why. Gods, that was elegantly delievered and beautiful. Maybe you should look into a hurt/comfort fic/ficlet based on those two? I see talent in that segment. Also: That's more the naruto we know.
I like the irony in the "You lack hatred" Line by Naruto. It was ... good. Very good.
"Making the Chidori feel like a Kiss" - Holy snap. That's evocative and very very well worded. I applaud it. But uh... Exploded? That's less than up-to-par with your other descriptions, unless you're just aimming to punch the reader in the face with blunt.
Interesting Premise, good storyline, and well written. I didn't lose my WSOD - Except for that first bit. That was a slog. Sorry. Just being honest.
| Chocolate and Nutella Lover chapter 1 . 1/7/2014
I picked this story because I love Ulquiorra :')
For starters, the story has a very good summary. It easily catches attention and makes you want to know more. Byt then, as tge tory begins... no, let's rephrase that. Throughout all the story you make it confusing to the reader with your writting style. Is not that you are messy, on the contrary, you are too ordered. The changes between italics and normal and the spaces are quite annoying. The story goes at the same time but you divide it none the less. If you still want to divide it, I suggest two to three spaces.
Then, you missed a few words in some sentences and an apostrophy in a few places like thats should be that's. I'm too lazy to rephrase it but you should reread it. That's tge best way you will notice and understand all the critics.
Your author note is too long too but I still read it. This is a challenge so... well, you can say it is but you extend yourself too much.
Even so; I liked it. The idea of Sasuke being the bad guy, Hinata being there for Naruto, I even think Naruto's friends weren't there because they didn't agree. I love Ulquiorra like I said before and this is the first time I see someone change this way in a cross over do is not a cliché. Good luck.
| TheMagicManWithThePlan chapter 5 . 1/3/2014
I really do like the way you created Naruto's character to be grinded in with the Espada's. I'm interested if Ulquiorra will get any stronger then what he already is. I understand that he is a pretty heavy hitter, but what I've seen from Naruto Manga, he really isn't quite up to par as of yet because the biggest hitters have to many advantages and are to diverse for Ulquiorra to stay... Ulquiorra in a sense. He would need some point of power boosting and I would imagine that would be a perfect opportunity to begin merging the Character of Naruto and Ulquiorra into one. This is all my opinion however so you should be happy to know that I will enjoy this fan fiction whichever path you take it. As long as the writing remains exceptional and you keep your semblance of story line and stray away from; fan service; I think this story will turn out well!