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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from nomorebread
Review:
Great story! I love your portrayal of Faith. I can't wait to read the sequel.
Review By [nomorebread] • Date [17 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Buza
Review:
Nice story! The first chapter could have ended faster but still it is good
Review By [Buza] • Date [26 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from laoshi
Review:
How the hell did Faith kill Smiley on her own? She must have been a lot worse off than having her leg bitten in the 'real' time line. Do the Eight Episodes refer to the different books? Does that mean we get two books, which depict events that take place outside of the story within a story? I'm guessing one set after Faith finishes telling it. Buffy's listening isn't she? Then maybe they can fall in love non-short non-easy for real. I'd also like a prequel from Buffy's perspective explaining how she wound up living with Faith. I'll have to wait to review the next book, as much as I'd like to plunge straight in now. I've got some other stories to review including supergoddess. Hopefully I'll get caught up before you update it.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [7 Nov 08] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from laoshi
Review:
Have you ever written the Faith saves Kimberly and her mom backstory? Kimberly's perspective is very enlightening. First there's her indifference to the lives of the other denizens of Sunnydale. Buffy expects Faith to be a hero, to embrace heroic morality, whereas Kimberly offers the perspective off an ordinary human being. it's a natural human tendency to care more for our loved ones than some faceless group. This can of course be taken too far as the Mayor's complete indifference to anything apart from the Ascension and Faith shows.

I like the parallels you've drawn between Giles and Faith. Giles betrayed Buffy more thoroughly than Faith ever has. She talked about torturing Buffy Giles violated her by sticking poison in her veins. I like him as a character but I always felt the writers never took the time to fully explore the inevitable consequences of that betrayal for Buffy and Giles' relationship. In this the mayor is actually a better mentor than Giles, he never betrays Faith.

Why does Buffy feel there has to be something wrong with either her or Faith?

I've said it before, but it needs saying again. i love the physicality of your writing. You have such a wonderful way of describing sensations. How you invest as simple a gesture as holding hands with such emotion, so many layers of meaning is simply beyond me. it brings home Faith's toughness, the isolation and uniqueness of being a slayer, the sense of kinship Buffy feels with the only other person like her in the world.

The sensation Faith evokes in Buffy, between agony and a pleasurable caress is another great use of a physical sensation to draw attention to a wider theme. Buffy's sensory confusion mirrors her emotional befuddlement. She literally doesn't know what to think or feel.

Faith's ruse with the gun, leading to her literally putting her life in Buffy's hands is an ingenious way to get Buffy to start showing her feelings. Buffy mentioning the Ascension then having Faith make her heartfelt promise to Buffy just made me want to see them all into each others arms while reminding me of all the reasons it can't happen yet. Looking after her own really is the most important thing for Faith. Having Faith hearken back to their earlier kiss was pure genius. If only Ascension didn't start with an A.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [7 Nov 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from laoshi
Review:
There's no almost, about it Faith's version o abracadabra is just plain cute. And we get more humour, Buffy's embarrassment over her accidental double entendre, was LOL.

I'd like to take a moment to appreciate Kimberly the minor characters you create for your stories. I'm a little in awe of the seeming effortlessness with which you create them. A few descriptive lines, some dialogue and already she feels like a real person to me, added to which she does a great job of sparking a debate between Buffy and Faith.

Faith's sandcastle analogy and Buffy's retort are great restatements of a very old argument; how do you judge the value o a human life. Setting the magical aspect aside for a moment. Buffy has literally saved the world numerous times and as VofaW makes clear Faith will change the world as much as an single human being can. in their own ways they are both as extraordinary, as a Gandhi or a Churchill. How many mere mortals is a Da Vinci worth? You have a wonderful tendency to confront us with uncomfortable questions.

I can't believe that cliffhanger. It seemed like they were making some progress and then Buffy goes and betrays there tentative truce.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [6 Nov 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from laoshi
Review:
I liked Buffy's non-taunting taunting. Is his badness duly-elected. Are we assuming he intimidated and or hexed anyone who stood against him or did he not bother with elections at all and just cast some mojo that discourage people from thinking about it?

"I want real answers from you and I'm not stopping 'til I get them" I empathize with Buffy on this one. I feel the same way about this story. I need to know how this ends. If it takes leaving an absurdly long review of every single to chapter of every single story you've posted to provoke you into adding to the Faithverse, then that's what I'm gonna do.

It was a wonderful surprise, when I first read this chapter to find out your writing could be comical. Buffy being passed by an oblivious mother with her stroller is just plain hilarious. It's one of the few instances of comedy in your work. The only other moment I can think of is Buffy's morning after crack in A Thing of Terrible Beauty. I enjoy the violence and angst but it does make a nice change of pace.

The blonde shadow. Faith as Buffy's darker half is a somewhat overused comparison, although I did enjoy your take on it in VofaW. But if you consider it from Faith's perspective it begins to brake down. Can you honestly say Buffy is Faith's lighter half? The most appropriate categorization I can think of for your depiction of Buffy and Faith is the Nietzschean distinction between the Apolline and the Dionysiac. I could go off on the mother of all tangents about the many ways Buffy and Faith reflect this distinction, but I'll confine myself to what's really relevant to this chapter.

The Apolline is concerned almost exclusively with appearances, it is appearance, the illusions we need to cling to to exist. Whereas the Dionysiac is about allowing us to experience reality without being destroyed by it. You emphasis Buffy's preoccupation with both her own and Faith's. And I'd give almost anything to hear the end of Buffy's thought about Faith being 'stronger, more assured, more...' Although I understand why we can't go there yet. Faith fulfills the Dionysiac imperative of stripping Buffy of her illusions about Angel, in such a way that she can still embrace the illusion if the reality of the situation overcomes her.

Buffy realizing Faith pities her hits you with the force of revelation. The comparison between Buffy and faith's relative strengths is a fascinating elucidation of the what it means to be a Slayer in the Faithverse. What I hope the events of this story will show Buffy and Faith that it's never to late to change things. Among other things Nietzsche says of the Apolline and Dionysiac that they "walk side by side...inciting one another to ever more powerful births."
Review By [laoshi] • Date [6 Nov 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Four" from laoshi
Review:
One of your strengths as a BTVS writer is describing the Slayer's heightened senses. The lack of a heightened sense of smell is a great way to make it more difficult to track Faith, and where another author would try to bend the rules you remain consistent. i can't recall an instance in the Faithverse where either Slayer uses super smell. Is it me or does Buffy seem divided from herself, with all this talk of daytime and nighttime Buffy. It's easy to forget both of our protagonists are teenagers, with all that implies. Buffy can still be disconcerted by walking into a slightly seedy bar. Has Faith really only killed two beings (too Buffy's knowledge)? Faith's ignorance of who Willy is was surprising but in keeping with canon. She's never shown going in to his bar. it reinforces just how much Faith was excluded by the Scoobies.

You're walking a fine line between portraying Faith as someone as bad as Buffy thinks she is and someone who just might be worse. Faith helped Gil and doesn't try to intimidate him when he suggest she doesn't come by anymore. On the other hand Faith threatening to torture and kill Giles brings home just how far she is willing to go to protect the mayor. it's also focuses our attention on just what the mayor means to Faith. He is just as much a mentor to her as Giles is to Buffy and she would be hurt as much as Buffy would if she lost Giles. More even, because Buy has friends nd family and Faith has only the Mayor.

Is Faith almost disappointed in Buffy because a part of her wants to be stopped or is it just that it was so easy to incapacitate Buffy? I love the way you tell us about Buffy hearing popping sounds then drop it completely until now. I can't wait to read about the hop-along Slayer chase again.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [29 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Three" from laoshi
Review:
One of the tragedies in Faith's life is that very few people have ever wanted to take back what they've said about her. Of course that's not the same as never saying it. Why is it Buffy is so ready to take what Faith says at face value? You're doing a great job so far of starting Buffy along the road to seeing Faith in a new light. But this is an incremental process and each step feels like you've earned it. Buffy's frustration at Faith refusing to act like a typical bad guy is as well rendered as it is believable. Faith's willingness to aid Buffy and her unexpected deviousness both throw Buffy for a loop. Buffy's responds exactly how a slayer would, lets go hit something.

The only point where the characterization feels a little bit off is Buffy's remarks about having Faith committed. Yes Buffy makes numerous references to Faith being crazy on the show but isn't talking about padded rooms and men in white suits a little to close to what happened to Buffy after she told her parents she was a Vampire Slayer. Or is this some authorial (is that a word?) ruse that's meant to show Buffy is empathizing with Faith and I'm just to dense to realize it?

P.S. I liked the Mayor's genuineness when he's talking to Faith. I hope this will lead to an agonizing moral conflict where Faith has to make a choice between Buffy and the Mayor.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [29 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from laoshi
Review:
You do a really fantastic job of building up the monster as a formidable opponent. When you add Flexibility and sharp reflexes to it's size and strength you get a creature that, while we know neither Buffy or Faith will die in the encounter, still gives the reader that edge of the seat rush.

There is a small grammatical mistake in the line 'From her perch on the edge of the rood, Buffy had all she could do not to cheer out loud. 'Surely it should be 'From her perch on the edge of the roof, it was all Buffy could do not to cheer out loud'

Watching Faith fight it from Buffy's perspective was really fascinating. The discussion of the difference in there fighting styles gives some great insights into their characters. I love the way Buffy's acknowledging Faith's inexperience leads her to wonder about the part she played in Faith's decision to join the mayor, the way she and Giles failed Faith. For all Buffy's talk about Faith's inexperience and rushing headlong into fights. Buffy is the one who, as soon as Faith is hurt, faces the beast armed only with a piece of wood. Buffy underestimates both the monster and Faith and you can see the beginnings of a grudging respect. Buffy is still firmly rooted in the Faith can do no good mentality. Throughout the fight Buffy consistently thinks the worst of Faiths every action.

My favourite line was the one about Faith's blazing, unrelenting will to win almost being enough to compensate for her lack of formal training. I do have to admit when Faith first pulled the Dragonblade I thought it was The Knife from VofaW. It's a very cool weapon, as Buffy's green eyed jealousy amply demonstrates. Faith has harped on about how much she envies Buffy's life it was interesting to see the shoe on the other foot for once. And that last line about their eyes meeting over the creatures corpse. i don't see how anyone could not want to keep reading after that.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [27 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from laoshi
Review:
I promise I'll try to keep the length down on this one. Thank you for commenting on my review. Your comments were both interesting and entertaining. I don't usually go for Dark fic but the Faith of VofaW is such a compelling character I just had to keep reading.

I appreciated the detailed description on the factory and the surrounding environment at the beginning of the chapter. One of the goals of this chapter has to be getting Buffy to start thinking about Faith in a new light and its a goal you admirably succeed in. i particularly enjoyed the way you used characters clothing to give us a window into their psyches. We get Buffy's Raggedy Anne Buffy comments which establishes her as someone focused on fashion. You mention Buffy has dehumanized Faith and its the clothes which are the jumping off point to Buffy starting to see Faith as a human being again. Then you use Faith's clothing as a way to throw a spotlight on the relationship between Faith and the mayor. She is more confident because she feels she has a place in the world, she has someone who cares about her enough to give her clothes which presumably belonged to one of his relatives. Faith caught between basking in the glow of his compliments and squirming in embarrassment. Wilkins plays the part of concerned parent well. A creepy concerned parent but a parent nonetheless.

Buffy starts the chapter thinking of Faith as a scavenger at Wilkins table and she is then given ample evidence for Faith's devotion to him, when he turns Dyrylliar down. (As a side note is this name something you made up or what? Do you have a particular technique for naming demons). He's plenty scary although not quite up to the Mayor levels. His dropping hints about Faith's untapped potential is a tantalizing bit of information. Wilkins refusing the deal for Faith's sake makes me want to scream at the slow motion tragedy that was Faith's defection. If just once any of the Scoobies had demonstrated loyalty like that none of this would be happening. Having the monster burst out into Sunnydale so Buffy and Faith will have to unite to stop it is a great way to throw them together. And Buffy's parting shot about there being two monsters is a great way to round off the chapter. I'm going to refrain on commenting on your characterization of Buffy until we get further into the story.

P.S. Reading this alternate history makes me want to find out more about your canon Faithverse version of these events. Are you still writing 96 Days and will it ever be posted on this site? Will we see A Thing of Terrible Beauty here either?
Comments from author:
Eeek!
Your energy at writing reviewage far outstrips my energy at responding!
(O_O)

Just tryin' to show that Wilkins is not only taking care of Faith, he's spoiling her. A stark contrast to the way Giles, the Watchers, and to a large extent Buffy (apparently) ignored her most basic material needs.

Naming the demon... I was going for a naming convention in the ritual that went from general demon category, to demon species, to specific name... sort of like naturalists name animals by genus and species.

I still wanna keep going with 96 Days, yep, and I'd love to show the 'real' events that Faith is basing a lot of this fairytale on, like the demon fight in this chapter. I actually have a novella-length installment of 96 days sitting half-finished on my hard drive, where it's been for several years. I mean to finish it at some point.

AToTB....
Meh.
Parts of that one are embarassingly rough, since it's the first real story I tried to write. I might finish it eventually, probably in a stealthy, no-announcement sort of way. At that time I'll decide if I want to promote it further.
The Harmony Supergoddess is actually providing an outlet for some of the same sexy/seductive goddessgirl themes as that one, with a somewhat more likable character than Chardonnay.
(although I still find Chardy to be hella sexay. ^_^)
Review By [laoshi] • Date [25 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from laoshi
Review:
After reading Virtue of a Warrior i would soldier through any continuation of your Faithverse, even if you decided to do the first ten chapters on Faith's thoughts about watching paint dry. Incidentally i will review VofaW i just feel like I have to work my way up to it. It's actually my all time favourite piece of fanfiction. It's as good as anything I've even seen in print and in the highly unlikely scenario of you being able to publish this as an official BTVS book I'd buy it and arm wrestle everyone I know into buying it to. As i believe was once said o Philip K. Dick, you're a visionary among charlatans, and I speak as one of the charlatans.
Anyway on with the review. i remember Joss saying one that there are people who are never going to watch Buffy because he picked that name for his main character. Similarly, I'm sure there are a few people who will never read this because of the Super-Happy-Ending Bedtime Story. But those of us who have read your work before have more faith in you than that. And straight away it's all about the pain, which is good because if were going to get that happy ending there's going to have to be a lot of angst on the way. I think that's the first time anyone has ever describe machine gun bullets as puny. Faith telling herself she's happy she took the damage she did in lieu of one of her friends is only the first instance of many thoughts and feelings Buffy would never ascribe to Faith. Your use of the in medias res technique is masterful. I have equally strong desires to push forward and find out what's going to happen next and go back and see how Faith and Buffy came to be in this situation. Why is Buffy staying with Faith? what could have driven her to seek sanctuary in Faith's home?
Buffy says "Of course she tries to do good." Why of course? Given what she has already said and what she goes on to say about Faith why does she believe the worse of Faith: That's she's amoral, or unapologetically evil. Clearly Buffy's opinion of Faith isn't quite as bad as it could be. It's nice to see the references to Alex and Kelly. It's great to see that Faith has friends and lovers who will defend her against Buffy.My grasp of the show has never been rooted in real world dates. Is November 2000 before or after you branch of from canon? Buffy's attitude shows she's suffering from a major case of survivors guilt. Has Joyce and/or the Scoobies died. In a world without Dawn, is Buffy clinging to Faith because she's the only thing holding her to the world?
My favourite line of the chapter is "Or at least, what she always thought I was, which was probably worse than the real me, even back then." It's a theme that ran right through VofW: Faith has to get out of Buffy's shadow, to stop seeing herself as the dark side of Buffy. It's what Jung, whose work resonates with yours, called Individuation. The highest goal of everyones life, to become as complete an individual as possible. It's not that Buffy and Faith can't get over what happened in the past its that they still see to much of the who they were then in the people they are now. If Faith really wants to have a relationship with Buffy she's got to let go of the ideal she has of the teenaged Buffy. They have to have what Jung called an individuation marriage, a relationship between two individuals who acknowledge each other as equals and not as some protection of their own subconscious. By telling this story Faith may be able to put to rest her image of Buffy and move forward with the person she is now.
While we're on the subject of old faces, its great to see Kira making another appearance in the Faith verse. You've taken a character who could have been Dawn Mark II and invested her with so much depth. her perspective on Faith and Buffy is wonderfully refreshing. The heroic Faith magnanimously turns the other cheek to the villainous Buffy's needless cruelties. Hacking back to Kira's image of faith as a hero straight out of a video came got me feeling all nostalgic for Interludes.
The paragraph where Kira tells Faith she wishes Buffy would just go away is a superb piece of writing. In five short lines we see Faith's emotional vulnerability, the depth of the love Faith and Kira share for one another and are reminded of just how scary Faith can be. Will we ever hear more about the Fang Gang torturing Faith? The rational for Faith telling Kira a Buffy and Faith story with a happy ending is brilliantly executed. I appreciated the allusions to your previous works. It's always hard to hear Faith's side of the events that lead her to work for the Mayor. Everybody failed her so completely. Speaking of the Mayor, you have portrayed him in a rather sympathetic light in all of your stories. If you want my opinion. I think he felt genuine affection for Faith and he treated her well right up until he put the draconian katra and that tape in her hand. If he had really loved her he would have helped her to get out of Sunnydale and away from Buffy. But he allowed his desire for revenge to outweigh his love for her. You've told me in the past you don't like to respond to long reviews. I'm sorry I've rambled on for so long. i just feel I have a lot to say about your work. All I ask is that you consider answering any of the questions I've raised.
Comments from author:
Hey there.
Yes, long reviews often seem a little daunting, but I'll give this one a try.
^_^
(I might do it in chunks, so look for the -TBC- at the end)

--After reading Virtue of a Warrior i would soldier through any continuation of your Faithverse, even if you decided to do the first ten chapters on Faith's thoughts about watching paint dry.--

Thank you.
To be honest, the first three chapters of Virtue ARE a lot like watching paint dry--terribly self-indulgent writing, there... at least it seems that way looking back on it now. If that story were actually published (it won't be, but if it was) then the first thing the editor would tell me would be 'cut all of that except for the prologue, and Faith jumping off the train. Maybe half a page of that introspection stuff, max, but cut everything else'.
Still, my first actual completed novel, so I guess I'm entitled to some self-indulgence. I'm flattered it's your favorite bit of fanfic--you obviously like the DARK fic!

--Similarly, I'm sure there are a few people who will never read this because of the Super-Happy-Ending Bedtime Story.--

Really?
Huh. I guess I thought any fan of 'Buffy' would be able to get past that kind of thing. Oh well, a little late to worry about it now, I suppose.

--And straight away it's all about the pain, which is good because if were going to get that happy ending there's going to have to be a lot of angst on the way.--

Yes. 'Cause, you know, it's me.
o_O

--I have equally strong desires to push forward and find out what's going to happen next and go back and see how Faith and Buffy came to be in this situation. Why is Buffy staying with Faith? what could have driven her to seek sanctuary in Faith's home?--

Very cool that anybody actually cares about the answers to those questions. I sometimes forget that I'm the only one who KNOWS all that stuff, and that I've yet to actually, um, write it down and show people....

--Buffy says "Of course she tries to do good." Why of course? Given what she has already said and what she goes on to say about Faith why does she believe the worse of Faith: That's she's amoral, or unapologetically evil. Clearly Buffy's opinion of Faith isn't quite as bad as it could be.--

No, B's opinion of Faith pretty much *is* as bad as it could be. What she's saying there is that Faith is so damaged/crazy/twisted that even when she THINKS she's the good guy, all she's doing is butchering the innocent humans she should be protecting. That all she's doing is waffling between doing evil intentionally or unintentionally... and that the fact she can do it without meaning to proves that she has no moral compass whatsoever.
Of course, as you say, Buffy has suffered some very serious trauma, so at least some of that is her lashing out at a handy target because of her own pain.

--My grasp of the show has never been rooted in real world dates. Is November 2000 before or after you branch of from canon? Buffy's attitude shows she's suffering from a major case of survivors guilt. Has Joyce and/or the Scoobies died. In a world without Dawn, is Buffy clinging to Faith because she's the only thing holding her to the world?--

Urm. I'd have to go back and check my notes to talk about specific dates, but the deal is that Faith woke up from her coma in late S4, left after the body switching thing, immediately jumped into 'Virtue', and then did various mysterious (but apparently profitable) things through that summer and fall. Back in Sunnydale, something must have gone horribly wrong in mid S5, because a few months later Buffy has taken refuge with Faith in some city which has yet to be named (but is in fact Seattle, Washington).
So this story takes place around the same time as late S5 Buffy, and a roughly a year after Faith woke up from her coma.
(at least I'm pretty sure that's the timeframe: I'll probably go look later and see that I'm off by a couple of months.)

--It's a theme that ran right through VofW: Faith has to get out of Buffy's shadow, to stop seeing herself as the dark side of Buffy.--

Absolutely true, and she thought she HAD made that break. Unfortunately, when Buffy comes back into the picture, it's just too easy to fall back into that role, especially with B working so hard to shove her back into it.
And, well, Faith has always, at the deepest level of herself, seen Buffy as better than she, smarter than she, more RIGHT about everything than she. So if Buffy believes Faith is a monster, it's hard to dismiss the possiblility that maybe she IS.
o_O

--It's not that Buffy and Faith can't get over what happened in the past its that they still see to much of the who they were then in the people they are now. If Faith really wants to have a relationship with Buffy she's got to let go of the ideal she has of the teenaged Buffy.--

You're all kinds of correct there, dude. Faith has grown, in fact, she's grown a lot more than Buffy has in the same time frame (though perhaps it's because Faith had further to go?). Regardless, Buffy just can't/won't see it. And you're right again: Faith is unable to see how bitter and poisonous this Buffy is; she's still seeing the Buffy who almost accepted her, then rejected her, then hated her (but with good reason). SHE can't see that she really has moved past what Buffy is accusing her of being, so she's accepting the slings and arrows in a fatalistic, self-loathing sort of thing that is pushing her into a downwards spiral that needs to be addressed soon.

--By telling this story Faith may be able to put to rest her image of Buffy and move forward with the person she is now.--

O_O!

--its great to see Kira making another appearance in the Faith verse. You've taken a character who could have been Dawn Mark II and invested her with so much depth. her perspective on Faith and Buffy is wonderfully refreshing. The heroic Faith magnanimously turns the other cheek to the villainous Buffy's needless cruelties.--

Hey, Kira isn't one to let some short blonde meanie come in and walk all over HER Faith!

--Will we ever hear more about the Fang Gang torturing Faith?--

That will be one of the 'set piece' sections in the followup to 'Virtue'... assuming I ever get around to writing it.
I should add that I really, REALLY want to write that encounter.

--It's always hard to hear Faith's side of the events that lead her to work for the Mayor. Everybody failed her so completely.--

Part of the poignency (did I spell that right?) of Faith's 'Fall' is that it happened by slow degrees, in full view of everyone, and there was only the most half-hearted... hell, it wasn't even an ATTEMPT to help her, it was a series of vague, half-hearted announcements that help should be offered... only everybody was too busy with their own personal soap operas to bother.
So yeah, they failed her. And sure, maybe she should have been stronger or better or blonder, just like Buffy, but you know what? *I* wouldn't have put up with that crap as long as Faith did, and I wouldn't have gone as easy on them as she did.

--Speaking of the Mayor, you have portrayed him in a rather sympathetic light in all of your stories.--

That's because I'm always writing about him as he was seen through Faith's eyes. In reality, sure, he was a cold, calculating bastard. But he DID show her warmth, and caring, and what looked to be honest affection... which is more than anyone else in that flyspeck town ever did.
Unfortunately, the S4 episodes show him in a bad light, seemingly more concerned with his revenge than with Faith's welfare. In my 'verse, he also tried to leave her all his money and (non-sunnydale) properties, which would have made her very rich, but the Watcher's Council swooped in and stole that out from under her while she was in the coma.

Hey, so there you go, longish feedback responded to, and stuff. Hope that was in some way informative and/or entertaining?
^_^

Thanks again for bothering with feedback, longish or otherwise.
I'm glad you enjoy the stories.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [24 Oct 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)FaithSummers
Review:
Yes! I want more please!! Going on to next story. All 10 books - you promised!
Review By [(Past Donor)FaithSummers] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from SilverWave
Review:
Moral ambiguity anyone?

:)

I don't *like* faiths rationalizations... but it does work very well with the way things happened.

and tbh if "push came to shove" family first is hard to argue with...

If there was an immortality spell like Dick used... in reality ppl would be lining up to use it and damn the cost.

Thanks :)
Comments from author:
--and tbh if "push came to shove" family first is hard to argue with...--

Sure. 'My' people are always more important than those random people over there. Buffy has a strong streak of that, and won't admit to it. Faith is more honest about where she stands.

--If there was an immortality spell like Dick used... in reality ppl would be lining up to use it and damn the cost.--

Who's to say they aren't?
In the Buffyverse, at least, I'm guessing there's a fair-sized group of very powerful people who've been around for a long while (or done their own ascending deals, and moved on to better things).
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [1 Mar 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)Lupo
Review:
I really liked this. Still awaiting "Sort of a Date Thing", however if your tied up doing "Virtue of a Warrior" it is understandable as they seem to be leading up to this.....

Thanks and please keep writing!!
Comments from author:
Someone liked the Bedtime Story?
Really???
O_O!

You're exactly right, though. A lot of people seemed confused by that one, so I decided to post some of the older stuff, to help give some of the backstory... even though it was written in such a way that the backstory is completely unimportant, isn't really mentioned at all, and isn't needed in order to understand/enjoy any of what was going on.
::Sigh::
I'll post more of that one once I finish with 'Virtue', though that'll take awhile, since it's frikkin' huge.

Thanks for the review!
I'm now exactly 8.5% more cheerful than I was a few minutes ago!
^_^
Review By [(Past Donor)Lupo] • Date [10 Oct 07] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Four" from becuzitswrong
Review:
I really like your writing. Of course I am cheating since I have been reading since first discovering your website years ago. This is one of my favorite stories. Please continue to write and I will continue to feel privileged to read your writings. 8)
Comments from author:
Hey there.
Yeah, I'm hoping that it won't annoy the people who've seen this before, having it posted here. I'm trying to reach some new readers, posting my stuff on a largish site like this (and I like TtH a lot more than FF.net).
Thanks for the compliment, too.
::Beams::
Review By [becuzitswrong] • Date [22 Aug 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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