Reviews: Forcibly United
Comment by Thinks Too Much
Seconded. It's more of a Ranma ½ fic than a Black Lagoon one, but it's still one of the better fics available and worth looking up to get your fix. Be aware the author is trying to give Gretel a happy ending via Easy Amnesia, but it's starting to look like said amnesia is being subverted, and the rest of it is worth it. (Also, poor Gretel deserves to be happy, even if it takes an inaccurate trope.) Watching the gangsters' response to things like magic mushrooms or chi attacks is hilarious and those reactions tend to be spot-on in-character; the fights balance the supernatural with the gunfighting quite well, and overall it's worth looking up.
Comment by lanky
This story is better than it sounds. The author covers the issue of introducing magic and high-powered Charles Atlas Superpower martial artists to the core cast of Black Lagoon in a way which is respectful of both universes. Amazing as it may seem, the author manages to hit the sweet spot which blends the tone of Ranma 1/2 with the tone of Black Lagoon almost perfectly. It also doesn't hurt that the story was released on September 10th, 2009, and is already over 60,000 words long, with a technical quality to the writing which is generally unheard of in fanfiction.