Date: 14 Oct 2008 9:41:22 PM Title: The Town of Men: Welcome to Sweetwater
Considering I don't even like westerns and country music makes me want to shove Q-Tips into my brain through my ears, I'm surprised how much I enjoy this fic. ^_~ You've done an excellent job explaining why the characters are where they are and have successfully given them a back-story that's believable. Most authors just plunk down Japanese names into whatever country or time period they want to write about. You didn't; you went out of your way to give them a credible background. The characters themselves are not OOC to the point that they're unrecognizable. This is a major fault in most AUs and you've avoided it. You’ve managed to work in the lore of the series (youkai, miko, and the like) into your AU and that’s an achievement. It’s obvious that you’ve researched history and the area that you’re writing about which is another huge plus. You’re not so in love with your OC’s that you’re scared off of causing them strife. Furthermore, you’re handling the issue of religion with grace and that’s not easy to do when you have characters that believe in their Faiths so passionately. Often fics come off as ‘preachy’ or as condemning a religion and the people that practice it. You’re rounding these dangerous curves expertly, though. So many authors would have gone the route of Shinto being the “One True Religion” when Kagome managed to use her miko abilities, but you had the Christian characters view it as an answer to prayer. It’s very realistic in keeping with the times. If I had one criticism it would be that I feel as though you wasted your ample opportunity to build the passions between Sango/Miroku and Kagome/Inuyasha. Sure, they all had their little scenes, but you readers are pretty much starved for those moments. Considering that your main plot revolves around these men taking wives, it’s surprisingly sparse of romance (either angst therein or tender bonding moments). Even when you’ve had the chance to expound on a character’s feelings for their intended, you’ve skirted the issue. They had all that time to grow together and apart again and yet such instances are few and far between. If you ever do a revision, that would be what I would personally add. Please keep up the excellent work! I look forward to your next installment.
Date: 14 Sep 2008 6:04:09 PM Title: Showdown in Sweetwater part 1
WOW!! Ya long time no see sorry about your monitor but SOOOOO glad to see you back in business!!! I saw that you were nominated in feudal association I'll be voting for ya!! good luck! Can't wait to see what kegs has planned for the house and how does Inu plan on getting his way?!! can't wait to read more of this and your other stories!!!
Date: 12 Sep 2008 7:38:06 PM Title: Showdown in Sweetwater part 1
Sorry to hear bout your monitor, but am glad ya got a new one.
Heh, Yash am gonna be pissed! Could just vision the cackling hens doin dishes and discussing things. Ya gotta way with words there. Now cant wait for PT 2, hehe. But seeing as I have to - update when ya can! ;)
Yeah-a month after the warrantee ended, so I ought to have known! lol But it happens.
Oh, he's just a tad...upset. : D Thanks! I grew up with a lot of convos over dirty dishes, so I just went with it there. Actually, it won't be half as long to wait-that chapter is well underway. I know, every author says it, but it will be up soon! Thanks for reading!
Date: 21 Jul 2008 11:32:15 PM Title: Revelations and Reckonings
Great chapter. Loved the character devolpment of Naomi. thank you for a new chapter so soon! can't wait to read more!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I really sweated over her this time around. It's coming along slowly but it's coming. -Namiyo
Date: 12 Jul 2008 10:27:32 AM Title: Chaseabout
Pretty fantastic. I love the research you've put into this story, it really shows. Can't wait for some more!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I really enjoyed the research for it, and I'm glad you like it! I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. Thanks again-Namiyo
Date: 19 Jun 2008 4:22:16 AM Title: The Town of Men: Welcome to Sweetwater
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Date: 18 Jun 2008 9:51:55 AM Title: Fit to be Tied
nice chapter. Loved the kick in the head comment. Kegs has always been a bit scary with very ticked off. Yash sure has to watch is head for a bit when he gets back. I can't wait to see what yash thinks about all the scent markings that she's leaving behind. Pretty smart! can't wait for the next chapter
Author's Response: Thanks! She is, isn't she? I really enjoyed putting that aspect of her personality in the story more. Thanks again, and it'll be up soon!-Namiyo
Date: 17 Jun 2008 3:59:47 PM Title: The Foretale
Sorry it's taken me this long to read this. Real life caught up with me for the last week and a half. My I'd been in and out of the vets office with a VERY sick minpin. Emotional rollercoaster. She's finally recovered and I am able to get back to "normal" life. Thank you for the chapter. I even had a few chuckles about this one. Good job at the flashback I have to admit that I wasn't to eager to read it flashbacks can be rather teadous to read but it was good and i apreacated the slight humor in it. Can't wait for a new update.
Author's Response: Don't be silly! There's no rush, and I really appreciate that you take the time to leave so many reviews! Ohhh, I'm sorry to hear about your dog, and I'm glad she's getting better. Heh, I've been dreading posting this flashback for that very reason, I really didn't want it to drag. Thank you for the positive feedback on it, and I hope your pet stays well!-Namiyo
Date: 05 Jun 2008 4:15:34 PM Title: Warm Baths and Cold Feet
Thank you for the new chapter! it was an intresting chapter no so exciding but liked the small little bite size piece of fluff between Kegs and Inu. can't wait to see what happens the following day! will they get hitched? Will Kik be part of the fic.? I don't remember if she has been mentioned before or not. would be an intresting twist though.
Author's Response: Thank you for another kind review! Now, I can say there is no Kikyo in this one. I decided to leave her out entirely. But will they or won't they marry? Nope. Can't say. : )
Date: 26 May 2008 12:30:53 PM Title: Fortune favors the bold
Great last chapter loved kegs shocking him like that!! mir. came through in the end! yep everything is looking up but like all good stories it simply can't end there! there's got to be a lot ore drama!!! keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Oh, we aren't quite done, promise! I'll try, and thanks again for the reviews!-Namiyo
Date: 26 May 2008 12:17:27 PM Title: The Art of Negotiation
Man it feels like forever since I've read anything!!! Great update I'm on to the next chapter! can't wait to read more. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: hee. Yeah, the upload rate has slowed a bit since I finished moving from Animespiral. I'm glad you liked it!-Namiyo
Date: 15 May 2008 10:26:09 PM Title: Know when to walk away, know when to run
I loved that song back in the day. Now that almost dates me!!! I knew the song just by the title!!lol Any who good chapter. keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Nah. You can always say you enjoy the classics. They never go out of style. ; ) lol Thanks, I'll try.-Namiyo
Date: 12 May 2008 9:52:14 AM Title: The Breakout
thank you for the update! very touching interaction between kegs and inu! Can't wait for the challenges that will face them as time goes on!! great story. I love the way it reads It feels like a novel that I'd get from the book store!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading it! : ) That's very kind of you, I hope you enjoy the rest as well.-Namiyo
Date: 07 May 2008 8:04:56 PM Title: The nature of a woman
thank you for another chapter. I've been watching for it!! I was so excided to see another!! I truly can't wait for more!!
Author's Response: Have you really? Aw. That's great to hear. Well, it won't be too long, the next few chapters are in the editing phase, so it'll be up soon, and I hope you'll enjoy them as much. Thanks for reading and reviewing!-Namiyo
Date: 03 May 2008 8:35:47 PM Title: The Town of Men: Welcome to Sweetwater
i really like this!! more soon??
Author's Response: Yes, indeed. I have a lot of this done that isn't posted yet, and the entire story is outlined. So I will be updating soon. Thanks for the repeat review! I appreciate it, and I'm glad you like it!- Namiyo
Date: 25 Apr 2008 12:06:41 AM Title: The Town of Men: Welcome to Sweetwater
dude too long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Well, that's one way to look at it, I guess. -Namiyo
Date: 23 Apr 2008 12:02:43 AM Title: Moonless Consequences
This is a great fic! I'm enjoying it very much. I wasn't sure how the AU would work, but wow. You've really pulled it off well. I can't wait to see what happens next.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm delighted to hear that. I hope you'll enjoy the rest, and I will be updating this soon. -Namiyo