The following are the recorded responses of Eyazahrid to the feedback he received on the above listed chapter and the story in general for the week following. This document is to serve as a replacement to the traditional Author’s Note at the beginning and ending of chapters and will be kept separate from both the above listed chapter and any future chapters unless deemed sufficiently important.

TheGreatBubbaJ

“Nobody expects the redneck inquisition.”

No, no they do not.

777torn777

“Ahh, I just love the ordered chaos of this story”

Thank you, chaos is always more fun to write.

Triolan

“So great progress with Mito. I’m genuinely starting to root for her now. The general fluff was appreciated but I feel sorry for Naruto whenever he’s completely worn out by the women in his life. Maybe it’s time for some seal based stamina boost so that it’s other people keeping up with him for once (he’s gonna need it too at the rate he’s going)?”

Perhaps at some point. In the immediate future he has an….alternate solution. Of sorts. We’ll see how it all plays out.

Wicked.A

“One yelow and one blue eye? That’s sounds like the nibi more than the sanbi? But I guess the human forms can look like whatever they want them to be…
Maybe mitos Chakra would allow for a dozen clones (the way you depicted them in this fic Canon Naruto levels of clones seem impossible for any none juubi level characters) that way he would have a lot more time and could maybe even get a bit of training done (his children dying should have inspired the wish to become stronger as well especially after he needed to rush things in Kiri after fighting only a bit…

Does it? I cant’ really remember much about the Nibi. I ended up giving Isobu different eyes because I’m pretty sure she had lost one in cannon and I didn’t want to do that to poor Isobu-hime.

In Sealkeeper the Kage no Bunshin is a forbidden technique. Jounin would be able to perform it- as would skilled Chuunin- but the point is rendered moot as they aren’t permitted to learn it. It’s in the “forbidden” scroll, after all, not “Clones for Dummies”.

daniel2610994

“It’s really nice that Mito is starting to accept that naruto has a family and if she wants to be a part of his family once again, then she is gonna have to be a part of the whole family and not just with naruto, thankfully she has sisters that she can start with for now (ω) even if one of them is more like a nephew/lil sis kind of deal haha, oh and Yugao finally went and asked kakashi for advice, too bad her only option is to be narutos loyal spy from now on to repent for her sins even if it means betraying the village, after all f* Asuma and his hokage office xD And let’s not forget that Tayuya finally got her naruto time so now she is no longer a virgin hehehe, good thing narutos body is now healed, otherwise he would collapse one day, thankfully he has his clones to ask for reinforcements once he is spent…or if he is dealing with Anko to make a hot g* hehehe.”

I think having a family to support her will be good for Mito, she’s never really had people there for her. I’d be lying if I said her personality wasn’t a big factor in that.

YuukiAsuna-Chan

“Nice to see more Mito. Wonder how things are going to progress on that front, though her situation seems to be improving and she seems to like the idea of family. Hmm, if she isn’t a d*** Karura might actually help her out with Naruto.”

That is indeed a possibility. We’ll see if she can swallow her pride and ask for the help.

123 (Guest)

“This was a long read, but an enjoyable one. Kakashi is by far my favorite character in the story and earlier I had trouble differentiating which sections were Kakashi and which were Orochimaru, which is amusing on its own.

But yea good stuff and it was definitely interesting seeing how… escalated everything became. A street rat to a lesser daimyo and destroyer of Kiri is a lot to think back on. I’m not really sure what to read now that will compare to this, but maybe I’ll just go for a short story.


Ciao”

He is quite enjoyable to write and yes, things have changed quite a bit since the beginning haven’t they? Every so often I look back at what I started writing and wonder how I got to where it currently is.

Guest

“:20 chapters i and the only premise for the whole premise of all 20 chapters have been everyone feeling guilty and ready to bend over backwards for naruto and naruto, the emo queen is pretending like he has the worst life or something.
Woe is me, i hab sad laifu. You should feel guilty. There.. 20 chapters summerised in 3 sentences.”

Twenty chapters in? I’m pretty sure he’s started a war by then, if I’m remembering correctly. And ended up killing Inoichi’s sister. He might even have a small army by then, too, but I don’t feel like goign back to check.

Yes, the fact that his family suddenly disappeared on him is pretty significant considering it’s what’s prompting his new growth but there’s much more than that happening.

I’m not sure where you’re getting this self-pity from either but based on this I don’t think I really care to have you reading my story in the first place. Cheers.

It’s not often that I read a story in which Yagura sticks around long enough to develop a personality and with Sealkeeper’s recent arc in Mizu no Kuni I’ve taken the opportunity to platy around with his character a bit.

The first thing I had to do was determine what kind of person might do the things he did in cannon when Obito was no longer a part of the equation. There were several answers to that, of course, but one that just felt right was a man of order and control who is simply unable to cope with the chaos of the outside world.

That desire for organization and a focus on his thoughts about administrating the country he rules also served to make him similar to Naruto which I quite liked.

Reading chapter 96 and 97 I’m sure you can see that they are pretty similar but there is a very big difference that keeps them from getting along- how they deal with change and emotion.

Yagura is very steadfast in his ways, stubborn and unyielding. He has his own visions on how the world should spin around him and he does whatever he can to enforce his personal laws and beliefs upon everyone he can.

Naruto, in this case, is the exact opposite. Naruto is flexible, adaptable, and will not think twice about dropping what he’s working on to address something that pops up unexpectedly. It’s not neat, it’s not organized, and despite all his attempts to reign it in it’s best described as chaos.

Regardless of how similar they might be in their cruelty, administration, and willingness to go to any length for their goals the two conflict in how they react to situations and why they react.

Yagura only recognizes two emotions, irritation and satisfaction. He is a creature of habit and a being of his own twisted logic, an unyielding machine driven by a need for things to be ‘right’.

Naruto has the reverse problem, allowing emotions like fear, anger, love, loss, and his greatest weakness pride to control his actions. Whatever has the largest emotional weight at any given time is given first priority, everything else cast aside until it’s resolved.

Neither method is correct, and neither way of thinking is necessarily healthy. Naruto could benefit from being able to look at situations more objectively, setting aside feelings to determine what’s best for the future of his Wolves while Yagura would be amazed at how well things go for him if he managed to care for his village, his country, and the men under his command.

Both are, most simply, wrong and both see their weaknesses in eachother.

Yagura cannot abide the chaotic drive of Naruto who storms into Mizu no Kuni without warning to ensure his forces are safe and Naruto is unable to allow himself to be so restricted in his actions by personal choice that his Wolves become nothing more than numbers on a report.

Were their beliefs not so opposed on that one front than there is no doubt that the two of them would get along very well and the rest of the world would have great cause to worry. Because they see their own weaknesses and aspects they hate in eachother their similarities do little more than remind them of what they are not and what they never want to be.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it. Having them so similar but so incompatible that they could never manage to work with eachother for long amuses me greatly and provides excellent opportunities for the story.

Opportunities you may be seeing pretty soon.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

Well, in 18 minutes or so this will be a March 18th Update, so let’s try to get this out quickly.

I haven’t been updating quite as much as I had been previously- I think I’ve gone from three days to four- but at least I haven’t stopped. The new position I have at work is taking a lot of my time and just about all of my energy, so when I do have the occasion to write it’s usually an attempt to catch up on Sealkeeper rather then letting you know that I haven’t made any progress.

I can guess which you’d rather I be using my time on and Twitter rather conveniently let’s me tell you I’ve made little to no progress without risking me rambling on about nothing.

Today, before work, I managed to hit the 50% mark for chapter 74 which means I somehow managed to knock out 40% of it while at work. I wasn’t on the clock yet, but that normally doesn’t stop work from keeping me busy.

Like yesterday, when I got there early and had to do a bank run because they had no change. Didn’t get any writing done before that shift.

Moving past that, I had hoped I might be able to knock out some more during my break but as is common these days my break is more an exception than rule. Managed to get most of the crew a break- I think- but I didn’t have that luxury.

Not normally a problem, I’ll finish up the chapter when I get home. Only problem with that is that I’ve been off on Mondays which means I have all day to do one last look over the chapter- really, I’m just fixing as many apostrophe mistakes as I can find- and then post it.

Lately that’s been early afternoon because I’ve been sleeping in, but I think I got a morning or two in there as well.

Tomorrow, however, I work so I’ll be going to bed in…nine…minutes or so and waking up around 8am- I hope, I cannot stand the thought of being late- and leaving for work at about 8:30. I’ll get to work around 9, realize all the things that I need to take care of and assign as much as I can to whatever manager is currently there. I’ll try to then get some writing in, but depending on the store’s state I might end up jumping on to help.

Sometime around 11am I’ll officially clock in and I’ll clock out 9pm-ish, which means back home at 10pm.

I can hazard a guess here, but I don’t think many of you want to wait until 11pm on March 18th for the next chapter of Sealkeeper. Feels like we’d be cutting the whole “Monday Updates” thing kind of close.

Instead, I just went over the chapter and uploaded it into the Doc Manager so that when I wake up all I have to do is choose a name for the chapter, post it, send out a tweet, and post it.

And then I spent the rest of the time I had tonight writing this.

Yeah, you’d probably appreciated the chapter more but I want to keep you all in the loop.

It helps me stay focused, which I’m sure you all prefer.

Then again, I just spent some of my precious writing time telling you my standard work schedule, so “focused” is up for debate.

Maybe “motivated” is more fitting.

Either way, update tomorrow -eight hours or so from now- on 3/18. Chapter 73 is done -well, I still need to edit it- and will be posted 3/25. Chapter 74, as previously mentioned- is halfway done and will be posted 4/1.

And no, that is not an April Fool’s joke. Have some faith, please.

Seriously, I promise.

Clock just switched over to saying 3/18, so I’m out of time for the night-morning- and will have to end it here. I’m sure you’re all grateful.

I’ll see you all in a couple hours with the posting of chapter 72.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

It’s been longer than I had anticipated, but I’m finally back with a progress update. As you may know, I’ve been kept pretty busy by work- you can go read the last update if you were unaware- and so I haven’t made nearly the progress I wanted.

Even with two days “off” recently – and I say “off” because I still ended up spending a lot of time at work- I had only managed a measly 10% of chapter 73. That’s a far cry from my desire to build up a stockpile of ready-to-post chapters.

Even so, I have two more days off- today and tomorrow- so I can at least have 73 finished and be working on 74. The plan would then be to have 74 done by 3/18 when I post chapter 72. I would have two chapters in advance and a week to build up more. I’d like three more from it, realistically it would probably be two.

So despite this setback, we’re still making progress into our reserves so I don’t have to worry about deadlines as much and you don’t have to worry about another three months of silence between chapters.

But, back onto a more positive note, I was able to type up 40% of the chapter today after my meeting- so, yes, I was at work again on my day off- between glasses of wine which brings us to 50% (Well, just about 55%, but who’s counting?).

I’ll probably call it quits for the day at this point so I can give my first mistress- I still don’t have a name for her, so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them- some attention.

The wine, too, is probably not the best for my writing. Really enjoying this Blackberry Merlot I found, though.

Don’t really have much more to say at the moment, so we’ll wrap up.

I’ve mentioned it before, but if you want to support the site- and my alcoholism- all you need to do is click an ad. Without clicks, those ads don’t actually generate any revenue so despite seeing ads on my site, my hopes of having the site pay for itself is quite far off.

If you want to instead donate, well, tough luck. I’m not to the point that I’ll take your hard-earned money. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be desperate enough some day.

Wow, from chapter progress to wine and finishing off with money. I may have had a few too many glasses this evening. I know I’ve also said it, but I will continue to keep this site up and active no matter what, so don’t feel obligated to click those ads or turn off your adblocker.

If you do want to though, go right ahead.

Really hadn’t intended to write that with this update- admittedly, I hadn’t planned what I was going to say at all, you just deserved an update- but I guess it’s there now.

If you have any suggestions for the site, things you’d like to see and the like, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

Have to make this quick- I can only grab a few minutes to stuff my face before I have to get back to the store- but I promised one and this is the closest to a break I can get.

That is what I had managed to write yesterday, but I startwed typing, shoved half a burrito into my mouth, and had to get back to work. It was not a fun twelve hours, but that’s what I get for accepting a promotion to what is more or less a salary position.

Typing this at work again and like yesterday I have to keep this short because someone called out and we need to get everything ready.

Chapter 72 is done and will be up on 3/18. Chapter 71 is still scheduled for 3/11. I haven’t even started chapter 73 despite wanting to be finishing it up today.

It may take longer than I realized to build up a good number of reserve chapters.

I’ve received some feedback on my comment to start writing about Skyrim, but instead of just letting you all know what I’ve been doing in the game they suggested writing a story on it.

That might be my next project.

You know, when I can find the time.

I will admit, however, that I have spent some time with my first mistress. You may have guessed, but we enjoyed some Skyrim again to wind down.

I have to say, the game is much slower when you keep stopping to write things down but it can make a character feel much more real when you have what is essentially a diary of their adventures.

I’m at eight pages of just notes, so I wonder how much I could write using that.

We’ll find out eventually, I suppose.

Need to end things here so I can jump on early and make sure we’re good to go at the store, but you can all look forward to that chapter tomorrow.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

A little later than I had intended, yesterday’s meeting took up a lot of time and I ended up taking care of things at work afterwards despite it being my day off.

By the time I got home I just wanted to relax and my first mistress was more than happy to help. Naturally, that means I ended up starting yet another Skyrim game and ran around trying to stick with whatever story I was making up for them in my head.

As usual, the success was largely a matter of opinion.

Considering my intended Wizard became a Spellsword -which I suppose is a Warlock, actually- well, you can guess what my opinion was on the matter.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk about my Skyrim playthrough – though if you’d be interested in that sort of thing I can always start writing it down somewhere as I play and maybe it can be used as the base of a story later – you came because you want to know what the hell is going on with Sealkeeper.

Or, that’s what I’m assuming anyway. I’ve been wrong before.

On the subject of Sealkeeper, however, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve reached the 40% mark of chapter 72. I may write some more before work tonight- I might be able to get it to 70 or 80%, actually- but the goal is to have it done tomorrow so I can start 73 on Friday.

Hopefully with that I can have the chapter done by 3/11 when I post chapter 71. That would mean I have the next two chapters ready to go and I hope to get to the point where I always have 5 chapters in reserve. Not only would that cover me if something happened- like my mistress feeling especially needy. She’s calling me now, actually, and the temptation is hard to resist- but it would give me some leeway to perhaps start on some other stories.

I’ve had a lot of ideas over the last three years but I’ve always been scared I might distract myself from Sealkeeper and make it harder to actually finish it. With 5 chapters in reserve, however, I don’t have to worry so much and can try something else for a week or two just to see what comes of it.

If I can still manage to maintain 5 spare chapters I may even start posting other works to Fanfiction.net for you to enjoy.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Eyazahrid, you’ve barely managed to get yourself to the point where you’re consistently updating a single story weekly with small 5k chapters, what the hell are you thinking?”

And I agree completely.

I’ll still probably try it though. If it doesn’t work, well, that’s what the reserve chapters are for. Gods above know I have enough trouble juggling work, my mistress, and this story as it is, throwing another story into the mix would certainly be interesting.

And who knows, maybe instead of another fanfiction I’ll try my hand at an original work instead.

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

Seriously though, even if it’s crap I only need one book on Amazon for $0.30 to be a published author. I can put it on a business card or something.

It won’t mean much, but it will look impressive. Sometimes that’s all you need.

I’ll end this here but I’d love to hear your opinions on the matter, so please feel free to use the comment button, contact me through the contact page- I still don’t know how it works, actually, or shoot me a PM on Fanfiction.net.

There are other options, of course, but I don’t have the time to list them all. if you want to get creative with reaching out to me go ahead, it should prove amusing.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid

So, lots has been happening lately and it hasn’t been focused around chapter progress. We had been on such a roll, too.

I suppose it was inevitable that I’d have to eventually move to an actual site for full functionality and, more important, the ability to get live help. Ah, the benefits of opening your wallet.

It hasn’t forgiven me for that yet, but perhaps in time it will.

I’ve pretty much covered my site issues in the March 1st Update (part one and two) but I’ll just give a basic recap here.

I’ve mentioned my plans to make Sealkeeper.Eyazahrid into Read.Eyazahrid and had enough wisdom- thankfully- to know the chances of me fucking things up was high.

So I decided to make the change early to give myself time to fix everything that might go wrong by 3/4, which was the original plan for the change.

Tuirns out, this was one of those rare times that I was right and I managed to mess everything up. First it was some of my connected accounts- a consequence of cobblign together free services- havign issues and then when I tried to get around it I screwed up the name servers.

Because of that, I’ve spent the majority of my time migrating everything here and chapter progress has suffered.

Even so, we’ve hit 80% for chapter 71 which is planned for release on 3/11 so there shouldn’t be any delay as I work to have a couple chapters in reserve in case something comes up.

I have to admit though, I kind of like the new site more.

Please don’t tell the old one, I still love it.

Not much more to cover in this update and my break is almost over, so I’ll try to keep it brief.

I’ve been trained for a higher position at work for a few months now but still working at the lower lever waiting for a position to open.

Well, it’s opened. Great news for my wallet and my resume, not so great news for my free time because I’m going from 40 hours (though I usually spent 45-50 hours in the building) to 50 scheduled hours.

Hopefully I don’t end up spending 60 hours a week here, because that would slow me down tremendously.

Now, last subject.

I’m kind of hesitant to bring this up and just thinking about mentioning it has me uncomfortable, but it’s something I should mention.

No matter what, I do intend to continue with the site. It is, however, costing a pretty penny with the package I chose- and the fact that I have to pay a year in advance- so if you’d like to support the site all I need is for you to click one add before you leave.

That’s it.

I’m not going to ask for your hard earned money, but if you could click one of the ads every time you leave it would help me tremendously.

If not, well, I just got a promotion.

I’ll make it work.

Until I next have your attention,

Eyazahrid