Length: 4 Chapters, Complete
Sources: Ranma ½, Sailor Moon
Ever wonder what a little amnesia might do to Ranma and Nodoka’s meeting? Well “Nodoka’s Daughter” by James Lee can show you… and it’s complete! It’s also one of those things that you probably wouldn’t have found otherwise. It’s not on Fanfiction.net and the author’s site was/is on anifics.com. (For those who are unaware, the administrator still hasn’t had time to properly restore the hosted sites)
What I like most about this fic is it’s simple charm. It doesn’t try any fancy excuses to reinterpret Nodoka’s behaviour, it doesn’t delve into the less pleasant aspects of amnesia-related identity issues… and yet it doesn’t feel wrong either. In a way, I suppose you could say that it works because it’s a “1990s style” fanfic. Something with the flavor that seemed to characterize rec.arts.anime.creative and the FFML.
Anyway, it’s has the occasional typo, and the color scheme is a pain, but if you use Firefox’s View –> Page Style –> No Style option (or an appropriate bookmarklet), then it makes for a very nice read. Four nice long chapters… but not too long. I always love finding stories where the author hasn’t tried to drag things out forever.
Oh, I’d like to apologize for the poor quality of this review. I’m tired, I’m sick, and this fic isn’t easy to summarize… but I thought a poor review would be better than none… especially with how busy I am lately.