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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Gideon
Review:
Beautiful, and yet, also terrible. I think that mistake of Willow's must rank amongst the worst of the whole series. It is even worse now that we know more about who she was inflicting it upon.
Comments from author:
'It is even worse now that we know more about who she was inflicting it upon.'

Well said! I have a LOT of issues with season 6 Willow, I admit, and found the depression and suffering of Buffy in that season especially hard to take (it even tainted her getting together with Spike, so that their union came to be about pain and shame and using, for a time, rather than what it so clearly should have been).
Review By [Gideon] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from lunalurker
Review:
Wonderful and funny and sad and original. Loved it. Thank you for writing. :)

I do miss my Buffy and Xena, very much.
Comments from author:
I was just thinking this morning that in just a few months it'll be 10 years since the last new episode of "Xena" was aired in 2001, and the final episodes of BtVS and AtS seem almost as long ago sometimes (there's been a lot of water under the bridge since 2003 and 2004), but they still feel relevant and fresh, somehow -- like old friends you never get tired of spending time with.

Thanks so much for your kind words about this fic and its somewhat stuttering sequel!
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [10 Mar 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from spring
Review:
Buffy as Xena, I love it.
Review By [spring] • Date [11 Jun 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from litgal
Review:
This is absolutely wonderful! I love the idea that Xena would go back to the Warrior's Path in order to save a child. She did always have that soft spot. And Gabrielle being in Spike makes so much sense... and it makes me sad because they didn't end up together.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

I've had writer's block for the past two years, but every time someone goes back and reads my first story and leaves an encouraging comment, I'm reminded of the sequel I keep meaning to finish (whenever the anti-depressants finally kick in!).

Someday, I WILL go back and finish my Spike- and Angel-centric sequel, if I can just get past the urge to turn it into some kind of preachy treatise on Angel's wrong-headed theology.
Review By [litgal] • Date [27 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from SpacedCadet
Review:
I ***really*** like this!
Comments from author:
Thank you so much! You made my day.

One of these days I'll pick my muse up off of the bar-room floor (or wherever else she's gone to) and finish the sequel.
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [9 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Scrappychic
Review:
Wow... I mean Wow... I never clued into how much the characters resembled each other (not visually, obviously *grin*) until I read this.

What a great way to combine the two stories, and it makes complete sense to me, even though I didn't follow the last few seasons of Xena and have only seen a few episodes after the point where Eve was born... and I mean Eve/Dawn How perfect is that! Even their names are a perfect match for each other.

Great Job!
Comments from author:
Thank you so much!

And I'm ashamed to say that, until you mentioned it, the "Eve"/"Dawn" as names for different ends of the day hadn't occurred to me!

I wonder if I can work that into the sequel (which I assure you, I haven't forgotten about)?
Review By [Scrappychic] • Date [14 May 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from PrincessTai
Review:
Maternal not Paternal. She;s a she :-D
Okay so Dawn is Eve/Callisto. I always wanted to do a story where they reincarnated, even have one planned :-D

Gabrielle is SPIKE?! I was thinking she was ANGEL
LOL I was going to say how obvious and corny could one get?
But Spike. Very original High five to ya!
And the way you explain it. It makes sense. Xena/Buffy was surprised.
But it DOES make sense. Gabby could very much kick ass and Spike had this way about him, just as she did and both of them? Much with the whiney lol

>>> He recognized several comments about his non-existent mother and some suggestions regarding highly improbable acts of attempted self-impregnation, delivered in an inspired combination of ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Latin, modern German, and a couple of Central African dialects, concluding with a suggestion about where he could go and what he should do for the rest of his immortal life, uttered in pure Californian teen-speak.
*snorts*

No wonder you were pulled to my story? lol
One reincarnation tale for another *Smiles*
Review By [PrincessTai] • Date [2 Aug 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Chosenfire
Review:
This is a brilliant piece of work. I used to love watching Xena and while I had no clue thet hings you were refering too because I didn't see any of the later episodes you nicely filled everything in and it worked so well. The characters you established were great, Buffy switching from Xena to cheerleader Slayer worked so well and Dawn as the Eve character was heartwarming.

I was especially captured by your Gabrielle reincarnated as Spike deal because you worked it so well I was blown away. Everything fit, like how could a soulless demon fell such love and devotion the way Spike did and the past story you set up worked.

I am glad to hear there is a sequel to this and the whole Ares as Angel suggestion is brilliant, I always liked Ares. Well I'm off to read that just wanted to let you know that this story made my day. Great kob :)
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for the great review, and especially for telling me what you liked best, or what worked well for you! I'm still working on chapter 5 of the sequel, but after that, it's basically done.

Just wanted to let you know that reading your review made MY day!
Review By [Chosenfire] • Date [21 Apr 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from BlameyFomorrii
Review:
Interesting concept; and it really fits!


Great short story. Poor Buffy/Xena.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! And yeah, I always felt sorry for both of them, considering how little the forces of 'heaven' (however defined) seemed to cut them so little slack, no matter how many times they gave their lives to save others. It kind of made sense to let BOTH of them get some of their indignation off their chest, at least this once.
Review By [BlameyFomorrii] • Date [6 Apr 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Vesica
Review:
Oh dear dear. That does explain a bit about Buffy's "hit first, ask questions later" approach. Really enjoyed this - fun and quite smart - much as I imagine you to be. Wouldn't mind seeing more of this or anything else the Muse might whisper at you! ~Ves
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for the encouraging words! As it happens, one of the reviews hatched a new plot bunny, so I've now written the first two chapters on a follow-up that starts at the end of AtS 5.22, "Not Fade Away". Hope to post soon, if my betas approve.
Review By [(Past Donor)Vesica] • Date [21 Mar 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from amusewithaview
Review:
I'm flattered that I gave you an idea (Angel is SO Ares!) and ecstatic that you plan to continue this series! The whole concept is very cool, and easy to follow for those less well-versed in BOTH 'verses.

Danke
Review By [amusewithaview] • Date [16 Mar 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Moderator)Ava
Review:
Wow! That was thought provoking and something I never would have even dreamed of...a hundred brownie points for originality. I adored the fact that Dawn was the reincarnation of Callisto/Eve, nice touch and Michael was just amusing. Gabriella being Spike! Genius!

This was nicely plotted and well paced, keeping my attention throughout. Well done and might I add its about time you posted a story so that I could return the review love!
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for 'returning the love', and for letting me know some of the specific things you liked about it (I always sort of knew that specific feedback was probably more helpful to authors than just a blanket 'love it!' or 'it's okay!', but now that I'm finally an author, I realize that it's extra satisfying to hear how some piece or another of your story was received).

You just made my day!
Review By [(Moderator)Ava] • Date [12 Mar 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from amusewithaview
Review:
This was wicked... I kinda hope you'll continue it as an AU and show the further effects of Xena-Buffy's little 'chat' with Michael. Spike is Buffy's soul-mate, eh? So who is Angel? Ooh ooh, is he Ares??? 'Cause that would work!

Danke
Comments from author:
Hmmm...! I'd been wondering how I could work Ares into this story, or into a future installment in a series! Angel/Angelus . . . yeah, I could see that! Thanks!
Review By [amusewithaview] • Date [12 Mar 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Jewel
Review:
Excellent!
Comments from author:
thanks so much for taking the time to read and review a first-time author! Your encouragement is much appreciated.
Review By [(Past Donor)Jewel] • Date [12 Mar 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from zili
Review:
Kick ass. Absolutely loved it
Comments from author:
*blush* Thanks so much!
Review By [zili] • Date [11 Mar 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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