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Review of chapter "Delete" from bradsan
Review:
Good one but I don't understand why she would believe Rafael would be dangerous. I don't think Buffy would ever take a father from his son.

But still a good story.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [15 Apr 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from willowbee
Review:
Loved it! Particularly for how you wrote Buffy and her feelings in the aftermath.
Review By [willowbee] • Date [23 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from laoshi
Review:
Can I love it with the intensity of a thousand suns instead? This is just about as good a piece of heartbreaking gut-wrenching soul-destroying tragedy as I've ever seen. The fact that Buffy and Rafael love each other and their son but she still feels the need to separate them only adds to the heartache. I thought the ritualized self-flagellation of enduring a phone call from Rafael every three weeks was a brilliant move. It does a wonderful job of conveying the idea that on some level Buffy wants to hurt herself so she can share in Rafael's pain if nothing else. That's my take on her motivations anyway.

Purely as a personal preference I do enjoy stories that explore madness so I found Buffy's fear of somehow backsliding into insanity interesting.

The fear of her son becoming a monster is bad enough on it's own as is the fear of re-entering an imaginary world once you've escaped it. But I think you've intimated that the thought that truly terrifies Buffy in the darkest corner of her mind is what if her son became a monster and her Slayer persona reasserted itself? We all know what Slayers do with monsters.

This one has gone on my recommendations list.
Comments from author:
Yaknow... I love the reviews that just say, "Good job, loved it!" They give me the warm fuzzies. But reviews like yours, that actually have a breakdown of the whys and wherefores of your enjoyment? They kinda make my day a whole lot better. Sort of like a readable turtle-sundae.

Danke
Review By [laoshi] • Date [11 May 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Delete" from Amai
Review:
I like it, although I feel bad for Rafael (and Buffy, and Nathan).

Could you add a link or something to the challenge though?
Review By [Amai] • Date [7 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from Valkyrie
Review:
Quite like it. It's different.
Review By [Valkyrie] • Date [13 Feb 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from emeraldsorceress
Review:
I thought this was fantastic- I'd love a sequel actually where everything comes to a head and we have a fluffy happy ending/ reconciliation.lol.
But that's only cos I'm a sucker for pouring on the angst and then having a happy ending.
Very good,
I look forward to reading more. Please write more?
Review By [emeraldsorceress] • Date [19 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from (Past Donor)Charlotte
Review:
Sad but good.
Review By [(Past Donor)Charlotte] • Date [18 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from Drix
Review:
Love it, Love it,Love it,Love it,Love it,Love it,Love it. Please another chapter. I want more.
Review By [Drix] • Date [18 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Delete" from nicowa
Review:
Looking good. It will need some more backstory than that, but I can already see that it will work out. I like the style you're using for this as well, very interesting. Similiar but different to your other stuff - always recognisable at least by the ending line where my eyes have missed the author name!
Review By [nicowa] • Date [18 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from arkeus
Review:
Love it, of course, though your buffy is a bit too much.
Review By [arkeus] • Date [18 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from WolfiousOne
Review:
I'm sure I'm supposed to feel sad for Buffy but... Poor Rafael!
I remember reading in the Anita Blake books that and I remember thinking then, "What a cow!" And now you've put Buffy in that spot..

No.. Rafael didn't deserve that.

Good story though. lol
Review By [WolfiousOne] • Date [18 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from (Moderator)Ava
Review:
An interesting what if and very believable with the premise you setup. Thank you for sharing.
Review By [(Moderator)Ava] • Date [17 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Delete" from KnightWulf
Review:
twas an interesting story what with his wife leaving with his son because he a werewrat and buffy because she fears the evil straight jackets, will there be a sequel? liked it alot
Review By [KnightWulf] • Date [17 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Delete" from Reiskye
Review:
Oh that is so unfair leaving it there. You have to give us more then that. I really like it. Hope to see more in the future
Review By [Reiskye] • Date [17 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Delete" from Shadowcub
Review:
I loathe it with the fiery intensity of a thousand hot suns
Comments from author:
... can I ask why? COnstructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

Danke
Review By [Shadowcub] • Date [17 Oct 07] • Not Rated
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