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Review of chapter "Connor" from Mierke
I was a bit hesitant about reading a Dollhouse fic - and one that centered on Connor even. I've never been a Connor fan.

But you managed it beautifully. I had tears in my eyes at the end. Thank you for that.
Comments from author:
Well, I was a bit hesitant to write a Dollhouse fic and Connor's hard to write, so I can sort of understand that.

But I'm glad you think it was well done. And you're welcome.
Review By [Mierke] • Date [7 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from (Current Donor)AshDawnSoulmates
Wow...this story ends sadly but it's really great...I was wondering if anybody had written Faith as Echo and here it is! I could really see Connor as being Alpha and everything made sense. It flowed really well and I enjoyed reading it very much.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I just couldn't figure out a happy ending for this one. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.
Review By [(Current Donor)AshDawnSoulmates] • Date [27 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from RevDorothyL

But you're right -- if Connor had had all of this happen to him, had become Alpha, and all the rest, then he WOULD do whatever it took to make sure he'd never endanger the innocent again, and he'd more than deserve being laid to rest like that.
Comments from author:
I know, so sad.

Connor always tried to be a hero. I'm pretty sure he couldn't have handled being a danger to the people he was trying to protect. They would honor him as a hero, I think.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [23 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from banner
I'm blinking back tears. That was heart-wrenching. Good job, and the epitaph was perfect.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I don't usually do heavy stuff so I'm glad this one turned out okay. The epitaph came to me before the last three chapters. That's how I know how it was going to end.
Review By [banner] • Date [22 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from TouchoftheWind
Wonderful story, I like that Connor was part of the Dollhouse!
Comments from author:
Thanks. It just seemed to fit.
Review By [TouchoftheWind] • Date [20 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from ScreamingFlamingos
Very nice. My fav out of all the other Dollhouse fics so far!
Comments from author:
Thanks very much. I'm glad you like it.
Review By [ScreamingFlamingos] • Date [20 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from Specks
That was a great story with an excellent premise. Hooked me right in and the snapshots really formed a full story. Thanks for sharing!
Comments from author:
Glad you like it! It's an answer to a challenge, so I don't take full credit for the premise. I'm happy the snapshots were enough to make a fully formed story.
Review By [Specks] • Date [19 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from Caliadragon
This was so heartbreaking and showed perfectly the consequences of messing with the mind. I hope that you get inspiration to do a sequel as I would really love to see what happens with the girls and if there is a fall out to what they have done.

Comments from author:
Exactly. Toying with the mind is such a dangerous thing. I'm pretty sure there won't be a sequel. I might do a drabble from the girls' point of view a little later that'll end up in the Extras collection but I won't be doing a sequel.
Review By [Caliadragon] • Date [19 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from draconis
Have to add my voice to those re: great use of cross-over. Really liked how you used the characters.

I think a bit more time could have been spent telling the reader exactly why Connor presented such a high risk if he lived. His cognitive state seemed to be much improved from canon, and it seemed possible his ability to maintain control would increase, not decrease. He seemed potentially redeemable.

This is one of those where I have to say too bad the story was so damn short.
Comments from author:

As he got a little less crazy, he realized what a danger he was. That understanding can be a powerful motivator, especially for a guy like Connor. I'm pretty sure this was one of those the-damage-has-been-done situations.

It wanted to be fast and short. I let it.
Review By [draconis] • Date [18 Mar 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from alexceasar
LOVED it You did a wonderful job IMHO of writing the POV of Alpha as Connor. SO sad how it ended but understandable
Comments from author:
Thank you. He was unstable, he had to go. It doesn't make it any less sad.
Review By [alexceasar] • Date [18 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from ShyBob
Bravo! I didn't think you'd be able to pull off the cross in a convincing manner, but I'm glad I was mistaken. Very slick use of Conner--totally plausible characterization in my opinion. The last chapter feels a little rushed, possible because of the abrupt transition and introduction of the AtS crew. Were they behind the door? Was it a Black Thorn artifact? Were they just in hiding? A tiny bit more exposition would let the conclusion feel more natural.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I didn't think I'd be able to, either, so I'm glad it worked out. Connor--was just fucked up enough to fit. The AtS crew, with the exception of Fred, are all dead. They're buried to the left and the right of Connor.
Review By [ShyBob] • Date [17 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from eriktheviking
I don't think canon can live up your levels. Great story, thanks.
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Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [17 Mar 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Connor" from RippersGirl
Great story.
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Review By [RippersGirl] • Date [17 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Connor" from kaleecat
Great twist of the AU. I can see Connor in this role very well--you capture the fractured psyche quite nicely. I also appreciate that it's Xander who recognizes that they need to "salt the earth" so to speak--he always was the most practical when it got down to brass tacks. Interesting that Riley and Graham are part of things; I always kind of liked them, some of the time.

A very sad ending but it makes sense; there is only so much psychological damage that can be mended, and Connor/Alpha was past that.

Well done.
Comments from author:
Thanks. It was going to be AU any way I went about it. Connor just slid into it like he was meant to be there. Thanks, I wasn't sure I was showing the crazy enough so I'm glad it read okay. Xander and Giles are very pragmatic. They accept things faster than the others. Riley and Graham are military. They'd have no trouble doing what needed to be done.

Exactly, yes.

Thank you.
Review By [kaleecat] • Date [17 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The First" from alexceasar
Alpha being Connor is inspired.
Not at all tired.
Love your portrayal of his thoughts,
lets pray he does not get caught.
Hope writing this fic is not a chore,
as I really look forward to more!
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like.
We'll see what comes down the pike.
Review By [alexceasar] • Date [14 Mar 09] • Not Rated
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