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Review of chapter "Chaptet Three." from Dragonelf
Review:
You did an excellent job with this story.


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Remember that the solitary mortal
is certainly luxurious,probably
superstitious, and possibly mad.
- Samuel Johnson
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Comments from author:
Why, thank-you very much kind reviewer.

DaveT.
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [2 Feb 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Moderator)jrabbit
Review:
"I’ll wager it’s never had sixteen shipwrecked mariners tossing in it!"

That line is somehow even funnier when the purse's owner is a woman. You should have gone the whole hog and called your protagonist 'bob' ;)
Comments from author:
Are well you see that would have involved actually PLANNING the fic out before hand! To be honest I'd not thought of using that bit until well after I'd started writing., and Bob wouldn't have really fitted with the song.

Thanks for reading and reviewing.

All the best,
DaveT.
Review By [(Moderator)jrabbit] • Date [18 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chaptet Three." from JoeDineen
Review:
As usual very well done, though I always assumed the doctrine of not killing humans was a council policy to prevent slayers that survived their Curciamentium from turning about and killing every watcher they could lay hands on.

The other thing that struck me about that scene, was it the Council or the watcher that was full of Protestant zeal. The higher echelons of the council might not think much of the slayer as an individual but they respect her martial prowess and using her to butcher middle class Catholics struck me as demeaning of a warrior such as the slayer.
Comments from author:
You bring up a good point.

Remember this is 400+ years ago, I've always felt that the Watchers Council AS WE KNOW IT didn't get started until the late 1500's, that's sometime after this time. I think that the famous or infamous Sir John Dee was probably the prime mover in setting it all up.

Also I felt that at this time the 'Watcher' would be more of a servant of the Council rather than part of the council.

Taking into account the very real fear of Catholics and Rome the Council would likely use any means to kill off 'dangerous' Catholics. Remember these people really believed that the Vicar of Rome (the pope) was the anti-christ! However silly we might think this is now, these people truly believed this, and if there was a Slayer available I think they would have used her to eliminate a threat that they believed came straight from hell.

Anyway that's my take on the situation, you probably have a different view.

Thanks for reading the fic and thanks for taking the time o review.

All the best,
DaveT.
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [18 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chaptet Three." from Mcspender
Review:
Hey man, cool ending!!.
Jack-A-rrow?? Niice =).!!!
And the Blackadder bit, cool!!.

So, Good old Queen Bess used some very creative accounting with the sailors? Bad form Bess, bad form.

By the way, do you realize that I gonna have to buy or download the Steeleye Span album where the title song is? =).

See ya!!
Comments from author:
Thanks as ever for the nice review.

Ah! Good ol' Steeleye Span...got into them in about '76 when I was in the Army (LP cost DM20 back then thats about £4). Bedlam Born is Ok has some good tracks on it; John of Ditchford is one of my favs. Also has a few turkeys on it and no Maddy Prior!

I keep meaning to do something based on 'Long Lankin'; "There was blood all in the palour/there was blood all in the hall...." you get the idea?

As always,
All the best,
DaveT.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [18 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from Mcspender
Review:
An historical based fic, cool.

Ya know, I been reading the first book of Captain Alatriste series by Arturo Perez Reverte, and you have brought back to me the same sense of wonder about those times; besides, showing the beginning of the no killing humans rule is an excellent dramatic device.

I knew that things were bad in those days, but not that bad, no wonder Anne decided to stop being the Council executioner, poor girl :(.
Well, until the next pair of chapters.

See ya!!
Comments from author:
Thanks, glad it did something for you.

Always loved history, but as I say I'm not a huge expert in this period (prefer late Victorian/ Early Edwardian).

Last chapter out today, sorry this is only a short fic.

All the best,
DaveT.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [17 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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