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Review of chapter "An Odd Expression" from Dragonelf
Review:
I have just reread this story and I hope you will get inspired to add more chapters to it.

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Fritters::

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Sir Richard Steele
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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [19 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "An Odd Expression" from WolfWriter
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Oooooh, she just opened up a big ol' can of worms with that question!

I love this story!

Are the X-men going to show up, looking for their favorite Cajun?
Comments from author:
Thanks :D

Heh. I have a scene where one of 'em appears in Sunnydale, but I'm still working on where to put it in the story arc. They're dealing with 'Blood of Apocalypse' and Whedon's 'Astonishing X-Men' right now, so I'm not sure how time and effort they can spare without a better lead. The only one of them that's really had dealing with 'the Witness' is Bishop, and he's recovering from the loss of District X.
Review By [WolfWriter] • Date [20 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Bright Flash of Light" from Dragonelf
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Interesting summoning choice.

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Crisp::

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All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.
- King Solomon
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Comments from author:
Thanks :D

I have a friend who lets me run my work by him, took him by surprise too.

Another Recc came in. As far as I can tell, while it was probably more for the fic as a whole, that implies I made that choice sound at least plausible... Which is a good sign :)
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [12 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Bright Flash of Light" from cloudleonsgurl
Review:
This is one of the most interesting, most creative Buffy fic I've ever read. This is a very good read and very well done. Bravo!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I truly appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoy the fic :D
Review By [cloudleonsgurl] • Date [10 Feb 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Series of Observations" from (Current Donor)vladt
Review:
another very good read, thank you. great last line, even if giles should know better.
Comments from author:
Thanks :)

Gave myself a deadline of midnight for the chapter. Yeah - he /should/ know better. Chalk it up to a case of style winning out over probability :D
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [7 Feb 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Series of Observations" from AllenPitt
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I sure hope nothing bad happens to that nice Ben. He's a doctor! Just right for Buffy. Ok, maybe there are a few rough edges...
Not sure the piece of paper will help. Even if it says "Hi! I'm really Glory!" they'd all forget it immediately. Hm, unless Spike sees it and notices nobody else can remember what it says? Proving the existence of a powerful spell... or that they're all very stoned.
Comments from author:
Nah. They all immediately think the Queller is related to Glory anyway, so I have no idea what the spell would do to them if they later uncovered an evidence trail connecting Ben to the demon summoning. The paper's a small thing, quite separate from Glory, that proves, at least to Anya, that Ben, all by himself, is a complete jerk :)

Basically, I had in mind a short scene that would reflect how I felt about Ben's character, but I couldn't find a place to insert it earlier, so I created this bit as an excuse to reflect on it. Not sure yet if there'll be any interesting consequences.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [7 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "An Intervention" from MissShifty
Review:
Oh, Remy. So brazen. :)

Too bad his speech hasn't helped Andrew see the true light. Hopefully the parents keeping an eyeball on him will help--but probably not.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm glad that came across well :)

Heh, understandably, I've let my own personal views color my work. I think it's possible for one conversation to have a profoundly beneficial impact on someone's life - as long as that's not the goal of the conversation. I don't think planned interventions work - at least not in a vacuum. The best thing you can do for someone is be there when they need you and, unless you have exceptionally good timing, a single meeting isn't going to cut it.

Nah, unless Andrew's parents decide to seek professional therapy for him, there likely won't be major changes caused by them. And even if they did so, this is Sunnydale - They'd probably send him to the Rosenbergs :D
Review By [MissShifty] • Date [4 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Bad Summoner" from Dragonelf
Review:
Nice job.

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Crisp::

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Comments from author:
Thanks.

Heh. Ever played Civilization Five? Leonard Nimoy does the voiceovers for the Wonders and the Technologies, among other things. He's done other voicework in the series as well. The selected quotes for the game are amazing and because of them I'm quite able to picture yours being read in his voice :D


Weird... 'Kirk,' 'Spock' and 'Nimoy' all pass this window's spell-check feature. That is so awesome :)
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [31 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Confrontation" from Dragonelf
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Nice chapter. :D

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Crisp::

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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
- Ray Bradbury
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EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_crisp
Comments from author:
Thank you. Is that pie or cereal?

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Heh. Nice link :D
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [31 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Bad Summoner" from SwimmieTeam
Review:
Wow, harsh. I like it! Can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Ending the scene in the next chapter. I've spent about twenty chapters dealing with 'Thursday' and this would be about twenty dealing with 'Friday'. Time to move on.

Yeah, Remy's good at seeing through things. One of the things that Andrew does need is to take a good long look at himself :)

Remy's not the best person to be having this conversation with Andrew, though. He has character flaws.

Later on, Remy's going to talk about his past with Tara, about what is coloring his view of Andrew, but, right now, he's going to make mistakes.
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [30 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Confrontation" from SwimmieTeam
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Oh, it's then. I thought it...Nevermind. I'm all confused and totally have to reread the earlier chapters...

It was awesome, though. Totally.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I appreciate the support :D

Yeah, I wanted an episode sometime past 'Family' which wasn't Glory-centric and accounted for most of the characters so they'd have reason to miss the play. 'Listening to Fear's first night (Tara doesn't have a scene until the second one) fit the bill pretty well.

Heh. I'm genuinely curious as to where you thought the timeline was - Might help inspire plot bunnies :)
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [29 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Confrontation" from AllenPitt
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Andrew is a weird guy, all right. Remy is being way understanding about all this, considering. Now once they've dealt with Ben & Glory, the incipient trio, Riley, and oh yeah Tara/Remy, things will be great!
Comments from author:
The main inspiration for this fic is Gambit's 2004 series. There, Remy connects with a team of trainees extremely well, apparently because he went through a nerd phase himself when he was growing up, complete with acne and braces. He'll bring this up next chapter.

Heh. I seldom like it when crossover characters arrive in town and all their unresolved carried-on plot threads instantly become the main theme. I wanted to have him run head-long into a purely-Sunnydale based issue that Tara would otherwise have had to face on her own, separate from the Scoobies, and help resolve it in a new way with visible consequences. His baggage will be dealt with later, in addition to the side issue that, back in the Marvel Universe, Apocalypse has come to town on a recruitment drive. In the comics, Remy became the next Horseman of Death but, as he's not there to suffer that character-derailing fate, who's going to take his place?

Andrew's storyline and diary comes from a challenge that wanted his first-person view on the school play. To the characters and to me, as a writer, Remy and Tara's first conversation came extremely awkwardly. I've put off writing their next scene in hopes of my becoming more comfortable with expressing it. I have hopes that, now that they've shared a battlefield together, they'll flow better.

Ben's current plot thread, 'Listening to Fear,' should be wrapped up in two chapters, give or take, a few minutes faster than it was on the show :D
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Noted Theme" from Dragonelf
Review:
Andrew is in big trouble now.

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Comments from author:
Yep. To an extent.

Ooh, I love that author :D
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [19 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Defensive Tone" from SwimmieTeam
Review:
Aw. Poor Remy. Can't wait to see more!
Comments from author:
Thanks. Lucky for him, keeping secrets runs in the family ;)
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [18 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Defensive Tone" from AllenPitt
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And now, they can maybe finally have 'the talk'? More importantly, how will the school play manage to do all that each time?
Comments from author:
Heh, I guess the school cast really won't be able to top this. It was a spectacular show, introducing a character from another reality, even if the audience wasn't aware of it. More importantly, despite all the pyrotechnics no-one was killed. The 'special effects' during a play above the active Hellmouth in Season Seven could be just as flashy but they'd also probably be bloody enough to keep the audience from enjoying them - the body count alone would likely mean there'd only be one that year...

I'd rather not have them, as a group, seriously discuss questions of heritage and reality hopping right now. There's a hidden landmine that will throw what should otherwise be a peaceful conversation completely off course. I may have them talk about related things before that point but I want it to be logical for the conversation that, uh, activates the trigger to happen in a specific place, so they won't be able to have a /relaxed/ discussion for several chapters yet.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [18 Jan 11] • Not Rated
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