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Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from BrownFinderth
Very nice, heartwarming story!!! I liked it!
Comments from author:
You must be reading through all my old stuff. Glad you like it enough to pursue it. Thanks for your comments.
Review By [BrownFinderth] • Date [19 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from (Current Donor)Speakertocustomers
I came across this story while browsing the CoA nominees from last year. Obviously I'm not going to read it - Buffy/Giles is, in my opinion, the second squickiest possible legal pairing in the fandom (behind only Cordy/Connor), and I say that as a man who is the same age as Anthony Head to within 3 months - but what I saw of it on my way through to the reviews at least appeared to be quite well written.

My intention was to point out that it's in the wrong category. I see that this has been pointed out to you before and you've chosen to ignore that advice. I'm puzzled by your choice, and also by your comment in a reply to another review that 'apparently it was also a TV show'. The TV show was one of the most popular in all of British TV history - almost a third of the population watched it every week. The radio shows remade from some of the TV scripts were, at least in the British Isles, listened to only by eight visually-impaired people and a dog. In categorising it under 'Radio Dramas' you're burying it where no Dad's Army fan will ever look for it. There actually is a Dad's Army category which, at present, is occupied in solitary glory by only one fic.
Comments from author:
You need to remember that one person's squick is another person's 'ship. I tend to agree with you about the Cordy/Connor relationship, but that is beside the point.
I left my story in Radio Drama instead of TV Shows for a good reason. My story was based on the radio broadcast, not the TV show which I have never seen. They may have used the same scripts. I don't know, but I'm perfectly willing to believe you when you say it's true. The thing is, I'm not trying to write for people who watched Dad's Army. I'm writing for people who like the Buffy/Giles 'ship. In the United States, where I am located, we only have access to the program through the BBC 7 radio broadcasts. I don't know who listens to it or who doesn't. I listened to it while working because it was the only thing available. It was good enough to inspire me to use it as a background for a Buffy/Giles story, but that is all it is--background. I could have used Hogan's Heroes or and of the million or so WWII movies out there as background, but I didn't. I used a radio show.
I hope you understand my choice of location better now. I was unaware of the category for Dad's Army which I didn't see when I originally posted this story, but I doubt I'll be relocating the story in the future. Thank you for your input.
Review By [(Current Donor)Speakertocustomers] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from DavidFraser
A well done read - No need to really know anything about the background of the characters - You did quite good with that.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I listen to Dad's Army on the BBC and like it quite a lot. It made a nice setting for an amnesia story.
Review By [DavidFraser] • Date [20 Aug 08] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Moderator)jrabbit
Not bad, but I felt there was a whole section missing between the two chapters where Giles should have had an adventure back in Warmington between arriving and being rescued.

Also, Dad's Army is primarily a TV show, not a Radio series, so I've changed the category. Some of the original TV scripts were remade and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 but it is far better known as a TV show.

Edit: If you want to put in Radio Drama's, your choice, but as a TV show that got 18m viewers an episode in a country with a 60m population, trust me, most of your potential readership isn't going to look for it there.
Comments from author:
Actually, it's better known as a Radio show to me because I've never seen the TV show. There wasn't a chapter about Giles in Walmington because he was just trying to get by and be unobtrusive and he really didn't understand that he was in the wrong time. I figure he spent a lot of his time healing.
Review By [(Moderator)jrabbit] • Date [10 Jul 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from (Moderator)acs
(Was 'Dad's Army' also a radio play? I remember watching it on tv (PBS in the US) years ago. )

This is one of my favorites of this genre (B/G). Although the B/G is integral to the story - it isn't really the purpose of the story.
Comments from author:
Yes, Dad's Army was a radio show and I believe also a TV show for a while. I like to listen to the BBC and they run Dad's Army on a fairly regular basis. Great show, very clever writing. Glad you liked the story. I always put B/G warnings up because so many people act as if their eyes will fall out if they read that pairing. ( I assume that these are very young readers who can't see that Rupert Giles is a very attractive man just because he's a little older.) Others don't care for it because they think he's her father-figure--which he went to great pains to show that he was not.
Anyhow, thanks for reading and reviewing.
Review By [(Moderator)acs] • Date [10 Jul 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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