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Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from DieselDriver
Review:
Yes please. Write the sequel. I found your works a couple of days ago and have enjoyed all of them except the one I wrote sucked even though well written. Enough that I am tracking ALL your stories so I don't miss any. Please write more of this one. I use a cane and would love to have a hero with a cane.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [22 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from Ltlconf
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Howdy!

Actually it was Buffy that grabbed and threw Finch under Faith's stake and made the mistake, Faith never touched him until AFTER the staking. Then Buffy took off in a different direction and left Faith hanging for at least a half-a-day with no contact and then says (and I quote) "YOU killed a man!" notice the lack of "we" in there? Not much to illicit trust. Especially as Faith wouldn't have ANY credible way to explain to the police how her, a likely juvenile offender (aka a record), a runaway from ANOTHER likely suspicious murder (her Watcher), no connections to the community, living alone with no visible means of support. Can you hear the train coming on that trial?
Add the fun the easy dining inherit with a Slayer in a cage....
Faith's child of the streets, she knew her chances of getting any sort of fair treatment form the (very corrupt) authorities in Sunnydale and pretty much everyone she'd ever known had screwed her over so why should things change now? She wasn't far off as it was.
Frankly it was friendly fire and Finch deserves a Darwin award for not announcing his presence verbally BEFORE touching a combatant in the situation. Not to mention as the Mayor's right hand he was definitely not a good guy but more likely a flunky trying to keep from becoming snake food.
Ya mean after all those THOUSANDS of deaths and feeding babies to a demon in the sewers over the years he suddenly NOW gets a bit o' conscience. And yeah, the Scoobs did kinda treat Faith as a rabid dog rather than somone showing every textbook symptom of PTSD and then they do everything you're NOT supposed to do under such circumstances...but then they'd been doing that from the day she showed up.

The Cracker.
Review By [Ltlconf] • Date [5 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from Fyrloche
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I always liked 'The Dead Zone' in all its incarnations; book, movie, and series. Good story.
Review By [Fyrloche] • Date [27 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from DHX
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i am actually dissapointed with what you did with willow's reading, yeah i know tara and willow in your mind have some big happiness thing going, but leting oz and willow go through that pain with verucea or what ever her name is just so she can get with tara, is bad you're not taking oz into account. and do you think willow will thank him for not warning her about the breakup? for allowing her to believe she and oz had a future?
Comments from author:
Actually, I don't. She's going to be PISSED at him. I Just like Tara better than Oz.
Review By [DHX] • Date [26 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from CPTSkip
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Oh, but I liked your interesting time-line with Xander with a "talent". Next I would love to see Xander somehow save Joyce and Tara and keep Cordy from shagging Connor. That was just so wrong on so many levels. But I wonder if Dawn will short circuit his power when she shows up? Lol! Would his power enable him to see that Glory and Ben share the same body? If so, would he be able to kill an innocent, Ben, even if it meant saving the rest of the Scoobies? I'd say yes, but I think it would hurt Xander badly to do so.
Comments from author:
Well, he's in LA, so I don't think Glory/Ben will be a problem.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [26 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from mackenziex
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Xander as John Smith. Coolness. Now, start writing that sequel!
Comments from author:
Already on it.
Review By [mackenziex] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from djhardim
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Good thing that Xander is leaving Sunnydale. Who knows what Maggie would have done to him.

Of course, if the Initiative has been keeping an eye on the Scoobies(fanon), they may already know about Xander's abilities.
Comments from author:
Hadn't thought of that.

I don't think they would have been obseriving the Scoobs. They never did anything to call attention to themselves.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from BrotherBludgeon
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Are you kidding? Hell yeah, there's room for a sequal. If anything, this feels like a prequel to their life in L.A.

How much more successful would Angel Investigation have been with a PTB-sponsored Seer to point them in the right direction, a Psychometric detective to put all the clues together, and an ensouled vampire to provide the necessary muscle?

That story would be worth reading for the interplay between Xander and Angel alone, not even counting the fact that outcomes for certain cases may very well change with a Dead Zone psychic in the Fang Gang, and not necessarily for the better.

I'd also be interested to see what effect Xander's presence has on Angel's relationship with Cordelia, and if that might lead to a triangle which, in turn, might lead to ANOTHER triangle after Fred gets pulled out of Pylea by the "Handsome Man with a Walking Stick" who saved her from the monsters.

He could even fit into the Wolfram & Hart takeover plot, considering the fact that the Firm would have definitely had as Psychic Division for him to run. They might've even tried to recruit him before that, considering the apparent uniqueness of his gift.

Actually, now that I think of it, the bit of that I'd be looking forward to the most is when Xander eventually meets Lorne. Lorne, of course, is gay demon Xander. That's the character, with his pithy remarks and pop culture references. The fact that both of them are basically glorified fortune tellers now means they have even more in common.

Well, okay, Xander's taste in clothes and entertainment, along with Lorne's green skin and love of musical theater would probably have them constantly making jokes at each other's expense, but that's funny, so it's fine.

Honestly, this is one of the best possible beginnings for Xander in L.A. Please, make use of it.

Blessed be,
-Brother Bludgeon
Comments from author:
You don't half ass these reviews, do you?

I'm actually already working on the sequel. Thales pointed out a thing or two that was missing from this, so I'm working them in.

*eyes bug out at the idea of Xander meeting Lorne* Oh... sweet... Kami... I'm not entirely sure Lorne was gay, considering both the males and females on Pylea were played by men, but I like that!

I am NOT, however, starting the sequel from the beginning of AtS: S1. I know from experience, that thing's a bitch to write. I've been stuck on a rewrite of 'Fall to pieces' for a couple of weeks! I'm thinking... Towards the end of S1. Right before Gunn showed up. That had a lot more W&H action to work with, and it'll (hopefully) flow a little easier.

Wish me luck, man.
Review By [BrotherBludgeon] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from thales
Review:
hm... interesting idea

I have never read king so i donĀ“t know half of the crossover but the idea has merit.
If you want to expand it you should go a little more into each situation because these chapter/one-shot was not really a flowing read for me and some elements come just to fast after each other.

Otherwise good work, as always!
Comments from author:
Really? Could you give some examples? Just send them in an email, if it's not too much trouble.

Also, I've never read the story either. Saw the movie, though. Had Christopher Walken in it. Good flick.
Review By [thales] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Butterfly's Wings" from XanderHalcyon
Review:
Loved it!
Comments from author:
^_^ Thanks.
Review By [XanderHalcyon] • Date [25 Mar 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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