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Review of chapter "The Epilogue" from Ansku
Nice :)
Comments from author:
Thanks for reading and reviewing.
Review By [Ansku] • Date [6 Sep 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Epilogue" from winnie
I will admit that the sequel was not up to the standards of the original story, but it was good. There were several parts that must have been hard to write, which is why you write and I read. Thank you for your efforts.
Comments from author:
*grins* Some of it was (as you say) hard, and that probably has more than anything to do with why this fanfic ended up fairly short. I've often wondered if the overall story would have been better (felt more like the original) if I had put more filler in - so to speak. Perhaps a bit of a light break between some of the heavy scenes would have helped, but in the end I just couldn't bring myself to stretch things out. Not sure why.
Review By [winnie] • Date [28 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Epilogue" from deathgeonous
The first one was great, this one, so-so. But thanks for writing this anyways, bye for now.
Comments from author:
*grins* That was one of the reasons it took me so long to get this written - I knew it would not be as popular as the first fanfic. I even tried to merge/twist the first two chapters of this one into a one chapter ending for "SL&AU," but wasn't able to do it.
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [21 Apr 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Epilogue" from slytherinwithwings
Err... about another sequel? you know, second sequel+character death=trilogy....or just another sequel=series. I know, I know, I want too much. I liked this and the first one and will now shut up and go fantasize about the sextet.
Comments from author:
*grins* Believe it or not, I did toy a bit with the idea while finishing this fanfic, but to be honest, I just couldn't come up with any real idea(s) (save one, but it wouldn't be a sequel exactly) for another sequel in this universe. Plus once I did finish the epilogue the fanfic closed itself off in my mind as finished.
When I decided to make "Consequences" a long running series, I did consider having the Buffy characters from "Consequences" make a stop in the "Sex & Lies" universe, because at one point I really wanted to have some of the "Consequences" characters encounter an AU AnitaVerse (though both are AU at this point, but still...), but that isn't likely to happen anymore, unless - small chance - I decide to keep playing around in the "Consequences" universe once I've finished the main story/series there.

Despite all that though I won't say it'll never happen, because one day I'll come back and reread this monster, and when I do who knows what'll happen. I could get an idea that just has to be written, or I could just enjoy the fanfic I wrote. Sooo, don't get your hopes up, because the more time that passes the less likely that is to happen, and at this point it'll probably be next year before I actually get finished with "Consequences," and it's doubtful I would come back and reread this fanfic until after that.

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the whole fanfic, and took time to review. Thanks.
Review By [slytherinwithwings] • Date [7 Sep 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Epilogue" from IrisWood
WHY did you decide to end it here? I hope that sometime more will be added to the S,L, and AU sequel. I enjoyed reading this Anita Blake Buffy crossover!

Just some overall comments I would like to only :
-I am sure that I am not the only one who cheers when you took Richard out of the you know, I am not even going too pretend I know how to spell it. Putting Jason in the place of Richard is such a good idea. No more whiny annoying boyscout for Anita.
-Couldn't believe that you killed Nathaniel off! Loved Nathaniel and his evolution through the AB storyline.
-Asher as Buffy's dad? I was a little on the fence about this one.

Overall, I can't say that I am thrilled with how you treated the characters, but I enjoyed reading the crossover. GOing to check out to see if your wrote anything else. This is my first visit to this site and I hope to do a lot of reading of AB here, esp since Blood Noir came out, it seems that there is a crackdown on AB fanfiction. I know Hamilton has expressed her wishes for no fanfiction, and it seems such a shame that there is no AB fanfiction, esp since Hamilton has not done more with Asher. Sorry for this turning into a rant on your expense, but once again, I enjoyed reading the fic!
Comments from author:
Well, as mentioned in the notes - the end was always the end. Admittedly I could have made the sequel longer, such as expanding on Willow and Richard and maybe doing more with Buffy's issues, but from most of the feedback I was getting it seemed clear that folks wanted me to get to the Buffy/Xander/Willow goodness. ;)

As for Richard - I was looking for ways Hamilton might disconnect him from Anita long before (most) others started doing so.

As for Nathaniel - I didn't have a real problem with him until "Incubus Dreams." He made me so angry in that novel that I wanted to reach out and kill him.

As for Buffy's dad - that idea came to me and I decided to go with it, mostly because I needed Buffy's power to change and having Asher be her father actually connected her to the new universe.

About the rant - don't worry about it, I tend to rant a bit myself from time to time. Plus I just like getting reviews. ;)

Before I go though I will say this - last I heard Hamilton had a "don't ask - don't tell" policy on fanfiction, which means she isn't going to stop you (us) from writing/reading fanfic she just doesn't want to know about it, which is understandable.
(It's why fanfic dot net stopped allowing her works. If I recall correctly, the owner of decided to start getting actual permission to host fanfic from various and sundry. This lead to a problem, because Hamilton was told to never allow/condone fanfic (but to just ignore it). So, if hadn't asked there would still be an AB section on because Hamilton didn't (and as far as I know - wouldn't) go after them.)
Review By [IrisWood] • Date [23 Jun 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Past Donor)athenewolfe
very lovely update - i enjoyed it and anitas good mood
Comments from author:
Sorry about not responding sooner, it's spring and that means planting. ;)

I'm glad you liked the update along with Anita's good mood.
Review By [(Past Donor)athenewolfe] • Date [20 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from gigi
Hmm... I'm actually a little disappointed that you glossed over the Buffy/Willow/Xander sex. I've been waiting for them to actually get together. I'm glad they did though.
Comments from author:
Sorry about that, but I'm rarely (if ever) happy with the sex scenes that I write, so I've pretty much stopped writing them unless I feel showing the sex is necessary, and in this case I felt the more important aspect of the whole thing was to show the three of them talking about their issues and starting to work things out.
Review By [gigi] • Date [12 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from (Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard
excellent chapter! looking forward to scoobie reunion!

Edit: omg .. i just realized that this was opnly my 2nd review in 5 chapters! sorry! The other chaps were excellent as well! :)
Comments from author:
Thanks, I'm glad you are enjoying the sequel. Also glad you reviewed, because (I admit) I was starting to think Chapter Four had turned everyone off the story.
Review By [(Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard] • Date [11 Apr 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from londeaux
Good story by the way.

I'd assume, towards the end, that either what's happening to Richard is due to because he was actually a werewolf, not just possesed by a wolf's spirit or his lycanthropy is returning.

It would be pretty interesting if his lycanthropy is returning, but a slow pace. Which would allow him time to embrace it.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like, and glad you reviewed.

About Richard: You got it in one, it is because he was actually a werewolf, he isn't becoming on again.

Of course, I do like the idea of it slowly coming back. Alas, that isn't in the works for this fanfic - though I could see myself playing with that idea in another fanfic.
Review By [londeaux] • Date [4 Apr 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from mithrilandtj
Yay a sequal!
Do More!!
Comments from author:
I'm glad people are excited about The Sequel. ;)

Anyway, I'm into chapter two, but I really have no idea how long it will take me to get that one ready to post.
Review By [mithrilandtj] • Date [12 Mar 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard
excellent start! looking forward to more. Just one question, from what I remember in the first story, the only sign that reflected her half vampire nature was she was sleeping more and mention that her strength was shifted to a vampires......does she have any weaknesses? It seems very lucky that she doesn't have at least one vamp weakness.Or it could just be me. Anyways, great fic, please continue.
Comments from author:
Well, all I'll say - actually, at the moment, all I can say is that I do have an upcoming chapter planned that will address Buffy the Half Vampire.

As for continuing the fic itself, I wouldn't have started posting if I didn't plan to continue, though as I mentioned updates between chapters will most likely take longer for the sequel than it did with the original.

To be honest, because of that I almost decided to hold back until I could get a bit more written, but I decided that I was more likely to get back into the story better if I went ahead and started posting - otherwise it seemed I was going to keep getting drawn away by other fanfic ideas.
Review By [(Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard] • Date [11 Mar 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ElleBelle
It's so great to see a sequel to Sex, Lies, and Alternate Universes- I've been waiting for it with baited breath! It is already shaping up to be as good as its predecessor. I love Buffy's hesitancy in wake of this new situation, Anita's observations, and the character growth of Jason... can't wait to see more!!

Comments from author:
I aim to please. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter. I do hope the rest of the fanfic will live up to expectations.

Anyway, I do have Chapter Two started, but I seem to be a bit stuck on how to end the chapter so that it will connect to the rest of the story. So while I hope it won't take forever, it probably will take me a little while to get that worked out.

*crosses fingers*

I'm hopeful that after finishing chapter two the rest will come more easily since the plot is already plotted.
Review By [ElleBelle] • Date [11 Mar 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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