|Reviews for Being of Sound Mind and Body|
| LeChick chapter 12 . 6/1/2013
Wonderful wrap up. I will definitely be stalking your profile ;)
| LeChick chapter 11 . 6/1/2013
This is just so unique, so in character, so moving,and just so brilliant. Your original characters are interesting and engaging as is your Nappa (and I mean YOUR Nappa. You've created a masterpiece around Toriyama's stick figure). I'm so glad I read this.
| Guest chapter 4 . 5/31/2013
Oh that last paragraph just so much sad T-T
| Gemelli chapter 12 . 5/20/2013
It looks like it's been a while since you've finished this (over 10 years!), but I wanted to leave a review anyway.
Man, this fic was amazing! You've shown a side of Nappa that we don't really get to see in the series, and I'm definitely viewing the character differently now because you've done it so convincingly! You've written something refreshing and original about a character that's generally overlooked and/or portrayed really flatly, so I'm truly impressed with what you've done with this. I also complement your use of original background characters, which was imaginative. Furthermore, you did not only give more insight to Nappa's character, you also provided a detailed account on how life under Frieza could have been. All in all, this is truly one of the most insightful and original fanfics I have read to this date. Very detailed, very well thought out, well-written, and just...amazing.
Finally, I'm glad you've left the implication that Nappa will be able to see that Vegeta will turn better eventually, that he won't be just another Frieza.
Anyway, an amazing job well done! Thank you for writing this.
| ZecoreZecron chapter 12 . 2/21/2013
This is a brilliant story.
| Dystopiac chapter 12 . 7/21/2011
Wow. Just...WOW! What an amazing read!
I feel that hit the nail straight on the head for Nappa's character. A fantastic job, and truly believable. I HATED that he was made out to be nothing more than a moronic brute in the anime (whether this was limited to the subbed version - I don't know), so to finally read a damn good story where his personality truly seemed IN character is like a breathe of fresh air.
I mean...he WAS the General of the Saiyan Army, so he MUST have had a decent level of intelligence, so it makes more sense that he would dumb himself down a little rather than draw Frieza'a attention. I also like how you featured the relationship between both Nappa and Raditz and Nappa and Vegeta. Given that Nappa was considerable older than the other two, it makes sense that he would look after them like family, and care for them.
I never viewed Nappa and having a wife and child though, so this was a good touch and I really quite liked it! I especially loved the reunion in the Other World. It was warm and made me smile.
I don't think I'll ever be able to watch Nappa again without imagining him the way he is portrayed in this story. Not THAT'S a good job. I can't wait to read more of you work! _
PS. Nappa was right, the uniforms WERE awful...but I supposed there were worse things going on.
| chibi heishi chapter 12 . 7/16/2011
Haha, this was great! And you know, reading this last chapter, all I could think of was the snarky little saying: "Heaven doesn't want me and Hell's afraid I'll take over."
| IMABANANA chapter 12 . 4/18/2010
That was great. Very introspective and creatively done. :)
| IMABANANA chapter 1 . 4/16/2010
Interesting concept! I can't say I've seen many others stories out there about Nappa.
| Teribane chapter 12 . 1/10/2010
You know what I'm wondering now? If the Saiyans have taken over a part of HFIL, what happened to Vegeta when he got there (after being killed by Frieza)?
Hmm...*goes off with new plot bunny*
| Renea chapter 3 . 1/8/2010
This is absolutely fantastic 3 I can't wait to read more!
| Diloph chapter 1 . 12/6/2009
An excellent Fan-fic.
What, more? Ok then.
You have written an in-depth account of a very overlooked character, wonderful, imaginative background cast (Xientlap [I think that's how you spell it], was an intriging idea of how Freeza/Frieza affected millions), and added a more sympathetic side to the Saiyan giant. I actually think both Nappa and perhaps Raditz would have been very interesting to see dealing with Buu or Cell, and I hope you continue to write more excellent stories about the gruff Saiyan General, his diminutive Prince, and the fuzz-ball Raditz.
An overall moving, emotional and well written read. Thank you for sharing it with us.
| Veran Shade chapter 12 . 3/20/2009
By God this is a wonderful story. The originality is awesome! I felt the emotion everywhere (especially when Nappa went mad and killed Kriei; that bastard! I was so sad when I thought Xientlap was dead, and I smiled when it turned out he was alive) and the ending was very touching. Thank you for writing it!
| twisterblake chapter 1 . 3/5/2009
hey great chapter
| Chocosaiyan chapter 2 . 12/8/2008
A good Nappa story, and I'm only done with chapters 1&2!