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WIP Ricochet by Strix 4 - T- Naruto

Discussion in 'Naruto' started by Republic, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Title: Ricochet
    Author: Strix 4
    Rating: T
    Genre: Family/Drama
    Status: WIP
    Fandom: Naruto
    Pairings: None
    Summary: Sometimes it's easy to see the familiar in the faces around you. Sometimes it sucks to figure out why.
    Link: Ricochet

    This is Ricochet. I didn't find it when I searched for it here, but it is somewhere and I missed it then, oops?

    I love everything about this fic, up to and including the Author's notes. Its funny as fuck, but it's also busting at the seams with feels. The feels are overflowing.

    The characterization is awesome, as well. The characters are still their canon selves, only tweaked just a tiny little bit to add more awesome. I have zero complaints.

    Now, if someone has never heard of this fic before and opens the first chapter, he will noticed that it is actually a modern high-school setting with Naruto characters. Some might scratch their heads and read on, but someone else might say 'NOPE' and just close it before reading a single sentence. My advice to the latter kind of people: Don't do that. The high-school setting is handled pretty awesomely (Kushina is so fucking funny holy shit) but what is really happening will become very obvious very quickly. I really don't want to spoil anything, though it only takes like 2 or 3 chapters before anyone can figure it out.

    Even if you hate high-school settings, read Ricochet. It's not that. It's not just that, anyway.


    5/5 from me.
     
  2. oakes

    oakes Auror DLP Supporter

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    I agree with Republic, it's a great read.

    4.5/5
     
  3. apoc

    apoc The Once and Ginger King DLP Supporter

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    It's an emotional roller coaster in all the right ways and will take you from laughing so hard you can't breathe to soberingly serious at the drop of a hat but you can tell its done very deliberately and more importantly very well. The writing is very good, the funny parts are extremely amusing and in-character (as Rep said, Kushina is written amazingly and Kakashi as well) and the serious parts have weight and gravitas to them.

    Don't let the high school AU appearance fool you. If even a tenth of high school AUs were written like Ricochet the genre wouldn't be nearly the shitpile it actually is.

    It may seem odd at some parts, especially with the AU setting, but without spoiling anything I will say that everything fits together perfectly and that it will all make perfect sense if you read it all the way through.

    There's little to no action which is a rarity in Naruto fics but its a fucking fantastic characterization, humor, and friendship fic with a wonderful dark side to it and I'm shocked it wasn't in the Library already.

    5/5

    Easily one of the best Naruto fics in existence.
     
  4. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Headmaster

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    I've read this story four times now and each time I was blown away by the emotions it manages to evoke inside me. There's everything from funny to sad, and I haven't yet found another story that pulls me in quite like that. Also, superb characterization as already mentioned by Rep.

    By the way, the story has been mentioned several times in the Quality Naruto Fic thread. You can find some real gems in there, even though it mostly mutated into 'any Naruto fic barely readable' over time.

    5/5
     
  5. Bramastra

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    Thought it was okay 3/5 kappa
     
  6. joshuafaramir

    joshuafaramir Unspeakable

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    High-school setting....

    Alright, I'll take your word for it even if I absolutely hate AU-highschool.

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    Read it. To angsty for my taste and way OC. I'm out 3/5. Also, it tries so hard to make you feel that emotional impact but fails. I only got irritated instead. I'd rather go watch Clannad again if I want my emotional feels fix.
     
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  7. Menace

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    My issue with Ricochet has always been its tendency to go completely overboard in being funny and emotional. I cringe every chapter, multiple times per scene- especially in the first couple chapters- and I eventually had to stop reading after the nth "manpain". This may well be the only Naruto fic I've read more than a chapter of that makes me genuinely sympathize with Sasuke and his desire to get the fuck out of Konoha, because seriously. This Team 7 is a train wreck.

    2.5/5 rounded up, because there were a couple of scenes with some impact.
     
  8. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I can roll with this. I like the different take on Naruto.

    Without a doubt my favourite part of this fic is the witty dialogue between Naruto and Kushina in the first few chapters.

    I'm not yet bored of the way that this is written, but I don't know where the author's going with it and I don't think it can sustain my interest for too much longer. The going's good for now though.
     
  9. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Of course you'd be the type of person who actually gets feels from Clannad :facepalm
     
  10. joshuafaramir

    joshuafaramir Unspeakable

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    Yeah so what? Different strokes for different folks.
     
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    Bramastra Groundskeeper

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    I just realized your avatar is Shinra from Veritas
     
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    Ashton Knight Disappeared DLP Supporter

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    Hate to necro but a new chapter was posted. Nohing much happened for mostof it but we see the beginings of some semblance of plot by the end of it which is a good thing since this fic has been far too reliant on just sheer emotions.

    Still, 4/5 for me.
     
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