|Take Me Back to the Start and Dangerous Game||[Jul. 7th, 2013|08:39 pm]|
So with Take Me Back to the Start – I’m still loving Minato; he just radiates good vibes, and it reflects so well onto the other characters. Kakashi’s conversations with him are as close to open as you can get with Kakashi, and that’s fascinating to see. Equally interesting is the way Kakashi interacts with Naruto; I’m still trying to fit ‘babysitting’ and ‘Kakashi’ in the same sentence, but it’s working out quite well. Naruto is so very ninja and so very four-years-old.|
Kakashi propped his chin on his hand and wondered what normal civilian children looked like. Their parents must be so bored.
I think my favorite part, though, was when everyone conspired to keep Minato napping.
What Sanda said, about keeping the action but adding the warmth – I definitely agree with that, and I really, really like the directions these threads are going.
Gosh, guys, I’m on the edge of my seat so often with these threads I’m about to fall straight out of my chair. I love that feeling.
What Dark was saying earlier about Kakashi having a less traumatic past really shows when he’s around Ryouma; there’s this little thrill I get every time I see him showing his trust to others; or throwing out little bits of sarcasm that are something closer to playful, rather than scathing. It’s also interesting to see Kakashi’s arrogant side come out during his interview – I had wide eyes, slack jaw, and a little laugh of disbelief during some of his answers.
My jaw also dropped when Ryouma actually considered the prospect of teaching Kakashi his jutsu. Their exchange after Ryouma’s interview (during which I held my breath most of the time) was among my favorites so far. Not to mention, “Worse than an alley cat,” might be my new favorite description for Ryouma.
I remember Five Finger Fillet coming up a few times back in Leaves; I enjoyed that part lots, along with the camaraderie-competitiveness between all the candidates. The side characters are just as vivid as your fully fleshed out main characters.
I adored QM and his stash of weapons. I’m eager to see what Ryouma’s going to end up doing with his; even more than that, though, I’m excited to see their masks.
Apparently constructive criticism counted as less than extreme respect. Kakashi considered a future filled with bugs.
That’s a favorite line of mine.
ALSO I’m really delighted you guys are enjoying my reviews, aaah! Your replies to my replies make me bounce in my chair with excitement, you have no idea. You’re a wonderful bunch and I love getting to chat about your threads with you <33 Thanks for sharing!