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Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from naplam
Review:
The Scooby Gang didn't even know the First Slayer existed until the end of Season four. But according to this, all Slayers have her whispering in their minds.
Comments from author:
Joss hadn't come up with the concept of the First Slayer in the early seasons; he always made up back-story as he went along. And there is no canon on the side-effects of Willow's empowering spell. I felt free to treat it in the way that suited the story best.

In these circumstances, with the nearest Watcher being two hundred light-years away, I felt that some sort of guidance from the Slayer spirit was necessary in order for Linrathanilar to have some clue as to what she was supposed to do. In other stories, such as 'The Cloak of Mist' where Bahey knows only what her Watcher has told her, I have dealt with it differently.
Review By [naplam] • Date [12 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from enderverse
Review:
Very Ringworld.

Someday I hope someone does a yahf for that luck girl.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

I shudder to think of what would happen if someone with Teela's Luck was loose in Sunnydale. I'm more tempted to write one in which Xander dresses as Speaker to Animals/Chmee.
Review By [enderverse] • Date [1 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from nemogbr
Review:
Great premise and crossover.

Perhaps a sequel sometime...lol

Regards,
Obi
Comments from author:
Thank you! I have a sequel planned, in which Lin and Vala (now functioning very much as her Watcher) encounter a far more dangerous enemy than the mindless hordes of vampires in this story. I'm not going to write it until after I finish a couple of my WIPs, however.
Review By [nemogbr] • Date [14 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from (Past Donor)Jewel
Review:
A very unusual cross I think.

Congratulations on your review total - very well deserved, imho!
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Past Donor)Jewel] • Date [3 Mar 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
Please tell me Buffy didn't infect the slayer spirit with her necrophiliac tendencies!
Comments from author:
Lin has picked up snippets of Buffy's memories of Angel and Spike (and it could well be that other Slayers before Buffy boinked an occasional vampire) and is particularly vulnerable at the moment because of the effects of Ringworld vampire scent and the cultural tradition of rishathra. However, unlike Buffy, she'd never consider a vampire for anything other than a brief fling; permanent relationships on the Ringworld are only within your own species.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [2 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from SpacedCadet
Review:
A very interesting crossover!

I confess I thought you were going to have something on the order of a Pak Protector that had become vamped, which wouldn't have made much sense. This works much better, and is very good!
Comments from author:
Thank you!

Of course a Ringworld vampire becoming a Protector would make sense and would provide a staggeringly dangerous opponent for any Slayer...
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from patrickm
Review:
Larry Niven! The Ring world is a great story and a place suited to a Vampire Slayer. Great!
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [patrickm] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from (Recent Donor)kvk
Review:
I like the time factor on the spread of Willow's effort to call all the slayers. That opens up many SF crossovers. Yours was especially well done.

Now I have to pull down all the Known Space novels & short stories and read them again. I've been listening to Integral Trees on my commute, but the recordings though unabridged, are only so-so. Your story has sparked the urge to revisit Mr Niven in depth. GOOD JOB!
Comments from author:
Thank you! I rigged the propagation speed of the spell in order for it to reach the Ringworld at the best time to suit the story, of course.
Review By [(Recent Donor)kvk] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from MarcusRowland
Review:
Will Lin ever run into one of the Kzinti "worlds" on the Ringworld?
Comments from author:
The distances involved are vast; she'd only get that far in a lifetime if she got a lift from someone with higher technology than the Machine People or obtained some of the City Builder life-extending drugs. It is possible, however, that she might encounter Acolyte, son of Chmee, in her own region of the Ring.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from draconis
Review:
Inventive cross-over. I like it.

You do know that you've condemned an entire cultural collage and Lin is going to contaminate them all with her new valley-girl dialect. And, oh crap. They'll probably even start building malls.

Was there a particular reason for the spell to take so long to reach Ringworld? Perhaps it "just happened" to be long enough for earth to develop starships and discover Ringworld?

Or, perhaps Ringworld was an earlier experiment and instead of terra-forming planets, the Ancients first played with creating the Ringworld tech and then gave up on it. Wonder if there are any Stargates on any parts of Ringworld?

Must this really be the end?
Comments from author:
Thank you!

I chose the propagation speed so that the activation spell would reach Ringworld during the point in 'The Ringworld Throne' when the Machine People and their local allies are fighting the vampires of the Shadow Nest (2884 AD) - mainly for purposes of the plot. The alternative would have been for the spell to have radiated out at light speed, reaching the Ringworld in 2204 AD, and for there to have been Slayers on the Ringworld for nearly 700 years before Lin's calling. I don't like the plot implications of that option.

There are no Stargates in the Known Space universe; the two fandoms really aren't compatible at all and writing a coherent SG-1/Ringworld crossover would require junking a huge amount of canon for at least one, probably both, 'verses. The Puppeteers would have seen the Goa'uld as a potential threat and exterminated them millenia ago.

The Ringworld is believed to have been built by the Pak Protectors who are also responsible for the presence of humanity on Earth.

It's not the end; I have a sequel planned in which Lin faces an opponent of devastating power and intelligence. However I'm not going to write that sequel in the foreseeable future, I have too many WIPs on the go as it is and I don't want to get lynched by frustrated readers.
Review By [draconis] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Great story although I've never read any of the 'Ringworld' books.

BTW, read your 'Buffybot' story and look forward to reading more.

All the best,

Dave T.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from Nothorse
Review:
This was fun. It's been decades since I last read Ringworld and I think I never even touched the sequels, but this almost made me want to read it again.

Thanks.
Comments from author:
Thank you! The vampires and the Machine People are from the sequels The Ringworld Engineers and The Ringworld Throne.
Review By [Nothorse] • Date [1 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from Grindhall
Review:
Looks like a one-shot which is a shame. But is was incredibly entertaining. I think this is the first fanfic I've ever read featuring the Ring World, very cool, very much in the style of Larry Niven.

Thanks much for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I had to write a Ringworld cross eventually as my online name and persona is taken from the books. It wouldn't have been right not to do it.
Review By [Grindhall] • Date [28 Feb 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from CPTSkip
Review:
I like your Lin the Vampire Slayer on the Ring. And I like your story and how her inner Buffy/Faith keeps popping out. Lol! Considering how many varieties and numbers of hominids there are on the Ring, I wonder if Lin will run into any more Slayers? I hope we will read about more to her adventures someday.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I already have a sequel in mind but I'm trying to ruthlessly suppress it so that I can concentrate on my WIPs.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [28 Feb 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Ringworld Slayer" from Feyn
Review:
It's been *years* since I last read any Ringworld novel, so I can't remember much of them (i.e., almost nothing). That said, you have written an excellent action scene. And in a real turnabout, you have somehow managed to turn the (non-human?) protagonist into a Buffy-alike. Most enjoyable, though I now wonder what would happen if this were taken to its illogical extreme -- would all Slayers start talking in, or take idioms from, some ancient dialect of Ethiopian?

Thanks for writing.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

It's a debatable point as to whether Lin is human or not. She's an intelligent hominid with a common ancestor shared with Earth humans, but the divergent point was very long ago - the estimates that I find most convincing put it at between 2.5 and 1.6 million years ago - and she can't interbreed with Homo Sapiens.

Perhaps Slayers do occasionally take idioms from ancient Ethiopian, or Punic, or a High German dialect from the time of the Thirty Years' War. No-one would recognise it if they did (except perhaps the most erudite of Watchers); they'd just be regarded as odd quirks of speech. Very, very, few readers would spot them. Before Kantayra, who is an Egyptologist, dropped out of the fandom I would occasionally slip Ancient Egyptian in-jokes into my stories for her benefit.
Review By [Feyn] • Date [28 Feb 09] • Not Rated
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