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Review of chapter "Don't Think" from LegacyWeapon
This was very well-written and deeply insightful. A good look at humanity and what makes up a soul in the darkest of situations. Kudos to you for this awesome bit of writing!
Review By [LegacyWeapon] • Date [6 Apr 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from Amai
So that what was missing from the Sarah Conner Chronicles.

It happens so often in shows, somehow Buffy get's misplaced and never makes it to screen.

Thank heavens for fanfic authors.

Review By [Amai] • Date [1 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from ShayneT
Wow. This was eerie and fascinating all at the same time. It was a mood piece as much as a philosophical discussion and I think it's quite successful. I like your integration of the slayer into the mythos and as has been said before the treatment of making her less human even as Cameron becomes more.

Review By [ShayneT] • Date [29 Sep 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from RevDorothyL
Brilliant, and troubling -- as it should be.

I particularly appreciated your discussion of what it means to be made in God's image, or in the image of humanity, and of how inhuman the humans in John Connor's world have become, while Cam and one or two other machines seem to possess more soul than should have been possible.

But best of all is your insight about humanity creating thinking machines and expecting them to be ADULTS, simply because they were smart and powerful -- not realizing that so much of what we take for granted has to be learned through that slow, painful process of childhood, no matter how brilliant we are in our first nanosecond of life: "We failed. We built our own destruction and we failed to teach it simple things such as compassion and mercy."
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [14 May 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from (Past Donor)hellmouthprincess
I love everything you write. Yet another amazing well written story.
Review By [(Past Donor)hellmouthprincess] • Date [12 May 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from laoshi
A meaningful exploration of what it means to be human. It reminds me of an essay I read about an unpublished premise for a Philip K. Dick story. A human and a robot shoot each other. To the shock of them both one shot exposes circuitry in the human’s chest, while the other causes blood to gush from the robot's chassis. You do a great job of blurring the line between human and machine as the Slayer becomes less human and Cameron makes the first tentative steps to finding her own humanity. I can only speak for myself, but I thought your use of the god-in-everything idea (I’m sure there's a word for it, pantheism I think) was handled very well and I would be surprised if anyone had an objection. It is a logical extension; if god is everything then that includes machines. The contention that Skynet and the other A.I.'s began, as all sentient beings do, as children, is a really fascinating insight. It feels very reminiscent of Commander Adama's speech in the BSG pilot. I do have a question about your use of the singularity concept: Doesn't the creation of Skynet count as a singularity? It too evolved beyond the intentions of its designers. Or are you just using the singularity only in reference to Cameron's development? I didn't have too much of a problem with the ending, the story had reached a logical conclusion of sorts. What surprised me was Buffy's plan to deal with Skynet. It's the same old time travel dilemma if you could go back and strangle Hitler in the crib would you do it? Or should you change his life so he never starts WWII? If Cameron can do it why not Skynet, they could go back and ensure it learns something other than war and destruction.

Thanks for the comment I was talking about the moral issue of whether or not killing skynet amounted to strangling a baby in its crib. The singualrity will happen again if not Skynet then some other intelligence. Perhaps Buffy should try working with it to make sure it doesn't want to commit genocide
Comments from author:
The singularity refers to machines in general and the justification of 'killing' them. I've always found it interesting that they could call Skynet a machine and still treat it like a human enemy. So either it's a machine and you just destroy it, or it's human. But then it deserves the same respect and consideration as any human enemy. In the end it all boily down to your definition of humanity, I guess.

I didn't pay much attention to the time travel paradox, just set it up so Buffy could be integrated into the show, in anticipation of a few more bunnies running rampant on my harddrive.

Thanks for reading and the lenghty review.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [12 May 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from tals
Beautiful. Disturbing. Thought provoking. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Review By [tals] • Date [11 May 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from (Past Donor)sopchoppy
This was good.
Review By [(Past Donor)sopchoppy] • Date [11 May 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from Calimora
This is disturbing. Very beautiful too. If the aim was to distill humanity, then it has been will accomplished.
Review By [Calimora] • Date [11 May 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from vampygal
This is an excellent story, very well written. I like the way it explores what is human.
Review By [vampygal] • Date [11 May 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Don't Think" from ShadowFaith
It was a little hard to follow for me as I have only seen bits of the movies and the show but I could follow it.
I also like the style you used I find it very effective since it allows you freer reign to jump between times.
It was good to see more of your work
Shadow Faith
Review By [ShadowFaith] • Date [11 May 08] • Not Rated
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