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Review of chapter "Your Back to Mine" from carrytoomuch
Review:
Great story. I love The Dresden Files. I very much liked the way you integrated the two universes. Glad this story was (cough) finally completed. Maybe even a sequel?

PS The Dresden Files handles magic 10x better than in the BtVS universe. In tDF magic, though powerful comes at great personal cost and requires a huge amount of preparation. In BtVS magic has a cost only when convenient to the plot, the rest of the time seems to offer near omnipotence. Willows death was horribly tragic but sadly standard operating procedure for wizards in tDF.
Review By [carrytoomuch] • Date [21 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Your Back to Mine" from fourmenandanelephant
Review:
Yeah the whole murder of Willow thing by a bunch of self righteous assholes who claim jurisdiction just because they have the power to is actually illegal under California and US law and any other country on the planet so doesn't fly as having no repercussions for the murderers in any reality fictional or otherwise. The lack of pictures of the Wardens due to the magic and technology not working together and the isolation of Kingman Bluff is just about the only thing that prevented Buffy and Xander from getting security camera footage and or snap shots together with their Army friends from capturing the Wardens who did the deed arresting them and having their faces plastered all over country never mind planet. Exposing the White Council as a cult of "fanatics" who thought magic was real and making them pay for their actions no matter how they justified them or something like that out of sheer outrage at the action taken. By including some of the Buffy verse canon on magic (accidently) by having magic be able to by removed from objects including living people otherwise Willow would never have become as powerful as she became, and therefore permanently stripped from living people destroys the "laws" utter necessity also how could Willow still be Research girl and a college student in a world where computers are almost completely necessary for everyday life unless we want Tara, Giles and Willow who are around electronics all the time in the series, to be partially of Fae descent for the fusion to work correctly with what we saw on screen on the show along with there magic as shown on screen leading to partial changes in how it worked as huge parts of the unmentioned and neccesary Buffy backstory depends on the use of modern technology. Also,while we get Harry's description of the political power and positioning of the Slayers and Watchers Council he's looking at it from a magical perspective not a mortal political or economic one. As for Xander and his potential revenge all he has to do is slowly start recruiting more and more powerful magic users who fly under the White Council's radar while out searching for Slayers and keep them on the straight and narrow until his forces are ready to work for a neccesary change thru force of arms, delineating the difference between perhaps A Fae influenced magic that doesn't have the same effects on technology and human souls (which is areally hokey cop out by Butcher) and the stuff Harry uses that needs a focus and such. Note I'm a huge Harry Dresden fan and have read every single book, some of the books in story collections and one of the graphic novels. I have to say with Harry's luck Willow will prove to have been the granddaughter of both Mab and Titania because someone should get justice for her as she was simply a victim of her grief and rage rather than a truly evil character who could be redeemed since most of her actions fell under the eye for an eye concept from the Hebrew Torah and very few of the others under actions that were truely guided by evil desires.
Comments from author:
Uh. Have you read the books? And did you note that this is marked "fusion"? I understand that you're upset about Willow. I didn't enjoy writing that part myself. But you're entirely incorrect about that being "the only thing" preventing them. I am not including Buffy canon on magic, because this is Dresden-verse magic, which besides being *unable to be captured on camera*, includes a lot of other canon regarding dealing with Warlocks and mortal authorities that would mean arrests are never going to happen even if proof was possible. And removing their magic wouldn't remove the effect the magic had on the user. I've been plenty up-front from the start of the story that it plays by Dresden-verse rules, period, the end; that's what it means that the story's a fusion. Read something else if you don't like the result.
Review By [fourmenandanelephant] • Date [16 Dec 14] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Your Back to Mine" from EarnestScribbler
Review:
Oh man, it's great to see more of this.

IIRC Buffy's presence in the raid on the Winter Palace meant Murphy got home in time to avoid being AWOL, which means she's still a cop. I guess this chapter wouldn't reflect that, but as the series progresses that's got to make a difference going into the later books, right? I'm always intrigued by AU details like that.
Comments from author:
I think she just got demoted from Lieutenant to Sergeant after "Proven Guilty"; she only left the cops entirely after the events of "Changes". But yeah, there've been a couple of little ripples already (regarding how much income Harry still gets from the police) and there will be more in the future. :)
Review By [EarnestScribbler] • Date [16 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Your Back to Mine" from jezaeiri
Review:
I may not have mentioned this before but this is probably my favorite story you've ever done. I'm a huge Dresden Files fan and have read the all the books at least a dozen times and your ability to capture Harry's voice and humor is amazing. If I could Christmas wish myself a chapter of any fic this would be it.

Well done and happy holidays.
Review By [jezaeiri] • Date [16 Dec 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from burmafrdnow
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this is one universe that frankly has no place being used as a BTVS crossover. There is so much garbage involved it makes the story unreadable.

Vampire Slayers were around for THOUSANDs of year before any wizrds were. And these idiots know nothing even now.

Glory as a minor deity? Just how stupid are they?

they really do not understand hellmouths either.

All in all as I said this universe should never be used as a BTVS crossover
Comments from author:
This is not a crossover; did you even read my notes? It is a FUSION. As in, the Buffyverse background was warped to fit the Dresdenverse setup.

No idiots were required in the making of this story; but I'm sorry you don't see it that way.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from SamuraiSky
Review:
Excellent story. Though I'd love to find out more of what happens!
Review By [SamuraiSky] • Date [13 Nov 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from bradsan
Review:
not finished it can't be.
Buffy is blessed isn't she, I'm asking because I never read any book from this series. I want to read what Harry has to tell and talk about with Buffy. I want to read about Xander reaction because knowing Xander Willow can't do anything wrong and their relationship won't go well with him. He will blame Harry even it wasn't his decision.

good job and again well written. Hoping for some more chapters. I put this one on tracking so when you decide to write some more chapters I won't miss them.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [30 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
nice again and I hope you'll return to this verse soon.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [6 Mar 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from Ansku
Review:
Perfect :)
Review By [Ansku] • Date [4 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from ChaosLady
Review:
I like this story! Are you sure there isn't anymore?
Review By [ChaosLady] • Date [3 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Spirit of All Compact of Fire" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
quite interesting and I would like to see more.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [13 Oct 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from thegirlinquestion
Review:
Wow! I am thoroughly enjoying every addition to this wonderful story. Characterizations are fantastic. I've noticed some reviewers are really upset with the fact that Willow was executed per the Dresdenverse rules. I honestly feel as if it adds to the story. While it's sad to think that Buffy's best friend was killed, and it leaves some issues to be resolved on the Xander front, it's a situation that needed to happen in order for certain events to take place. Great job!
Review By [thegirlinquestion] • Date [16 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from Christy
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Absolutely, totally loving this story so far...you definitely seem to have the "voice" of Dresden down pat...keep up the great work, and this is definitely on my recs list now!
Review By [Christy] • Date [5 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Words Unspoken" from (Past Donor)exiled
Review:
Good! Great! Fantastic! I love this story and the voice you are using!
Review By [(Past Donor)exiled] • Date [4 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Spirit of All Compact of Fire" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
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I want to know more about the steak, the ectoplasm, and the rain of pudding!
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [4 Aug 11] • Not Rated
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