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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from MBB
Review:
i enthousiastically started readng because i liked the subject and generally enjoy your stories. The writing wasgood, but i had to abort when you had convict Faith violently end a brave slayers free speech about convict Andrew. I generally feel that igf you need viilence to make your cse it is probably not a stronf case, but from those two charactersi find inasa light a situation as you discribe i find it galling. even if i trust that you have a reason for it.
sorry.
Review By [MBB] • Date [16 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from MBB
Review:
A funny idea of a crossover, thought a little flawed in excecution, as the others pointed out already.
(Whereas Bamboo was a pretty good choise for experiment in the canon wood-only world)
But it was worth reading, and the comments too, to find out where the Dawn with the jumping bat-Vampires came from.

I used to watch Mythbusters (and like the concept), i long grew tired of the longwindened way it was told (about 30 minuted myth in a 60 minute show excluding commericals, the rest repeats and offtopic goofing around).

And while I can't see Faith defending Andrew, if she did I can believe her be so violent in rejecting other peoples right of opinions.
Review By [MBB] • Date [1 Oct 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AminJohari
Review:
I take it the bamboo stake worked too well?
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review! No, the point of the story was that someone else might have done a better job at using the stake against a vampire, so it could be seen if it actually works. Instead, Andrew got beat up, and he doesn't even know if it was worth it!
Review By [AminJohari] • Date [14 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from dougysue
Review:
Cute! Very readable even if someone hadn't seen Mythbusters. Andrew was so in character too. At first though, I thought it was a stake made of paper (after all - wood pulp). Especially considering the MB episode where they made crossbow with paper and underpants.
Review By [dougysue] • Date [3 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from eriktheviking
Review:
Great concept, well performed.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [2 Aug 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)RngrThorne
Review:
Oh, this is one of my new all time favorites!
Review By [(Current Donor)RngrThorne] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Ponder
Review:
I'm not 100% sure, but ISTR it definitely being shown in canon that the stake had to be wood, and not just from characters stating it as fact. ISTR one onscreen incident where a vamp's heart was impaled by something nonwooden and survived.

Ignoring that possible canonvio, and going with the spirit that in your AU, the idea that it has to be wood is merely a popular myth... What did Andrew hope to accomplish with testing a "maybe wood" stake? Faith had already given him anecdotal evidence that definite non-wooden, and even non-organic stakes work. So going into the experiment, Andrew would have known that one probable result of his experiment would have been "nothing learned". It doesn't even prove that Bamboo is indeed wood. I think Andrew-the-geek should have been a bit more aware in how to set up a proper experiment to prove/disprove the myth.

There's another thing that bothers me about the story's premise, even if Andrew had designed his experiment properly, and started his testing with a definite non-wooden stake. He's attempting to emulate the show's whole style, so the experiment has to be designed around the possibility that the myth he's testing might in fact be true. And if the myth is true... His so-called experiment is pretty much guaranteed suicide, i.e. going one-on-one against a vampire effectively unarmed. And I have a hard time swallowing that even Andrew would be that dumb, so that was a definite suspension-of-disbelief killer.

*** Ponder
Review By [(Past Donor)Ponder] • Date [10 Jan 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)liability
Review:
I love this show & this crossover!

I think a whole slayer inspired episode would be great
Review By [(Current Donor)liability] • Date [10 Oct 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
Sweet. Excellent use of the (unchanged) TV show.

One thing though, plastic stakes don't work. See Riley staking and, not dusting, Spike in 'Into the Woods'.
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [10 Oct 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
LOL! Very amusing. I'd suggest having Faith and Xander help him test a bunch of Myths for the council.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the love.

Just considered this a one-shot for the Mythbusters tv show, but more?

Hmmmm.

"All right, Fangface, we're here overlooking the lights of New York City. Our goal for tonight is to investigate two myths for the price of one. The first is that given the right incentive, a vampire can actually turn into a bat. The second, that if you drop a demon from the top of the eighty-sixth floor of the Empire State Building onto another demon chained to the sidewalk below, it'll be the end of both demons' unlife. The last seems pretty evident to me, but hey, that's what we're here for, to investigate for real the myths of the world's dark side. Listen, bloodsucker, on your way down, think real hard about changing into a six-ounce flying rodent. All we need is for it to happen just once, and we can call it confirmed. Okay, Faith, Rona, on three. One, two, three....."
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [9 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Shezzi
Review:
Absolute Alpha Walrus...ROFLMAO! that was BRILLIANT! I loved it. Thanks for sharing! love xx Shezzi
Review By [Shezzi] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from tals
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Mythbusters rule! Great little fic, and a good way of getting around the whole no-real-people-fic rule, since they are not actually acting as characters in the story, but simply a tv-show. Nice!... also; LoL

Tals
Review By [tals] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from SkeeterB
Review:
LMAO. That was totally hilarious. I love the mythbusters too! Adam's nuttiness is a cool contrast to Jamie's cool calm demeanor.
Review By [SkeeterB] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)MissingAuthor
Review:
Now that was bloody funny.

Wispr
Review By [(Recent Donor)MissingAuthor] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)Dakaath
Review:
Man I loved that. I always have to fight the urge to test out the stuff they show on the show, so I totally sympathize.
Nice work.
Good spelling and grammar.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Dakaath] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Not Rated
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