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Review of chapter "Hustle" from FireWolfe
I really like it. Might teach Mal not to buy cheap soap lol. Well done.
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Glad you liked it.
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [14 Jun 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll

Nice to see Simon win one.
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Thanks, glad you liked it.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [16 Oct 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from (Past Donor)wozwashi
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Review By [(Past Donor)wozwashi] • Date [7 Mar 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Hustle" from (Past Donor)Aynot
Priceless! I loved this. Hopefully you will be able to write more like this story; because if you do I will read everyone single one of them. As for Simon being able to fence I totally agree. I think that all the High Society Folks, at least the men, know how to fence; they maybe poor at it but they will know how. Though it did surprised me that Simon was SO good at it and I liked that he was that good.

I also have a comment about McGuffin's review, just simply ignore him. I have read all of his reviews and it seems he has a need to be negative, belittling, and in some place just plain rude.

Though I should address his points over/about Mal's portrayal in this Fic. First the dialog it was just fine; could it have had more sarcastic humor, maybe but it is fine as is. The second point, I did not see high school machismo; Was Mal being cocky yes, but that is a part of his character. Though since Mal is pretty perceptive and is able to read people well he should have know something was up; but being cocky will obscure anybody's perception and wisdom. So just ignore McGuffin and know that your story is well written.

...and Thanks for the good read.
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I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the pep talk. I agree with your analysis of Mal's character. Though I will also admit that Mal's portrayal was a little off. However I also think that fit with the story, which can sometimes be more important than a slight deviation. After all given his personality and his preconceptions of Simon it is completely possible Mal would actually act that way. Thanks again.
Review By [(Past Donor)Aynot] • Date [6 Mar 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Hustle" from McGuffin
Heh, cute.

I like what you did with Simon, here. Like others have said before me, it makes sense. Mal, on the other hand, wasn't quite himself. The dialogue, in particular, needs work. More of that sarcastic humour, less highschool machismo, if you know what I mean.
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Rereading I see your point. I'll have to be a little more care with that in my other Firefly fics. Thanks.
Review By [McGuffin] • Date [5 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from VenusdeMolly
Y'know, it hadn't occurred to me, but you're RIGHT! Simon WOULD know anything that a typical upper-class gentleman would, including swordfighting. It's an interesting thought. I'd love to see him up against that lame Atherton guy. Hell, I'd love to see him do drills! All the lunging and extending and posture and lean, sexy lines...
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Review By [VenusdeMolly] • Date [3 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from ReadsaLot
Be proud Mal!

Personally, I'm flashing on a lot of Firefly fics where River takes to calling Mal "Captain Daddy" at some point. Simon may be appalled at first every time it happens, but honestly the two of them could do far worse for a paternal figure, after all they're already at the bottom of the barrel with the scum-sucking puke who donated half their biological matter.

*Jayne* would be an improvement, but Mal's got that certain paternal attitude toward Kaylee that just makes it seem right.
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I can see it. For River in particular. Though I think Simon would think of Mal more of an annoying older brother type. Cue smart-assed comment from River.
Review By [ReadsaLot] • Date [2 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from cwolf
while compared to most of the crew, simon isn't a very dangerous person.... the graphic novel that joss wrote to take place between the series and the movie shows that he can hit someone over the head with a wrench pretty hard. He's not a wimp, and the fencing certainly matches him.
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Ya, after rewatching the series (and the movie and reading the graphic novel) I went 'hey, wouldn't Simon be able to what the other upper class could?" The story forced itself into my brain and demanded to be written from there.
Review By [cwolf] • Date [2 Mar 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hustle" from (Past Donor)vinniebatman
That was great! I loved it, and Simon being a champion fencer made a lot of sense.

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Thanks a lot.
Review By [(Past Donor)vinniebatman] • Date [2 Mar 08] • Not Rated
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