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Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from BrownFinderth
Review:
Great story. Rather heartrending. Would have been interesting to read the rest of the story if it had been continued!
Review By [BrownFinderth] • Date [31 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from hanahanachan
Review:
such a short one shot, but so very powerful. Great job writing it.
Review By [hanahanachan] • Date [4 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from ecifrog
Review:
Very well written. But when in the Buffy timeline is this taking place? I assume it is after season 7 since Dawn is giving a lecture? But since Buffy did take out a team of well trained soldiers during the Initiative period it does need an explanation as to how Buffy could be gang raped without one or more of the rapist ending up either dead or seriously injured. I know you do not describe the act in detail, but a sentence about Buffy having a lot of drugs in her system or something like that would have gone a long way.
Buffy is the symbol of female power for many people and seeing her like this without any further explanation as to how is quite unsettling.
Review By [ecifrog] • Date [13 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from spk
Review:
WOW! Such a hard-hitting one-shot. Nice job flowing between the present scene and the flashback. Loved the way you wrote Munch's pov. Great last line! I would definitely be interested to read more of this, even if just another one-shot. :)
Review By [spk] • Date [12 Dec 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from Vigdis
Review:
Wow... Just wow...
Review By [Vigdis] • Date [4 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
I really liked this :)
Comments from author:
Thank you! It was a tough fic to write, but I was really pleased with how it came together.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [12 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from (Past Donor)TraceyC
Review:
Great story - John Munch and Fin Tutuola just have not been used often enough lately in SVU and they are just as great to me as Olivia and Elliott. You did Munch beautifully here...! Thanks for writing this one.
Comments from author:
:) Thank you so much! I was worried to tackle Munch because he is such a difficult character, due to his personality, and how little screen time he gets. So I'm glad that I was able to get him right :)
Review By [(Past Donor)TraceyC] • Date [14 May 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from spring
Review:
Wonderful
Comments from author:
Thank you :)
Review By [spring] • Date [13 May 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from Cyberwicca
Review:
Major plot hole. Normal humans would simply not have been able to get the jump on Buffy this way. Unless there were two dozen of them, and then I can only imagine someone would have heard the commotion.

Is this well written, yes. And if the person who had been attacked was Dawn, or even Xander I'd be right there with all those people who gave this story positive reviews. But those people are ignoring that one major flaw. An explanation needs to be made for something like this to happen to Buffy, and it isn't the reader's job to supply that explanation.
Comments from author:
Why wouldn't one normal human be able to take Buffy down? Why would two dozen suddenly do the trick? She isn't invincible. Yes, she is stronger than normal humans, stronger than demons, but at the end of the day she is human.

And I strongly believe that an explanation or a reenactment of the rape is not necessary. In fact it is something I'm not going to do. I think that leaving it open for readers to infer what they wish is the best, given the content of this ficlet.
Review By [Cyberwicca] • Date [12 May 09] • Rating [4 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from JediLaSombra
Review:
Good Story.

If you decide to continue this, may I suggest the children of member's killed in the First's demolition of Travers' Council enraged at Buffy's restructuring practically spitting in the face of their parent's memory. They could have access to the Cruciamentum syrum. Just a thought.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the review and for the suggestion.
Review By [JediLaSombra] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from AngelBlack
Review:
Or Angel, Willow, or Xander.

Well done.
Comments from author:
*nods* Thank you.
Review By [AngelBlack] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from BillieBog
Review:
This is too good to leave. How did they get the drop on her? Who did it? What will Giles/Xander/Faith et al do!!!

Please, please more
Thanks so much for sharing
BB
Comments from author:
Thank you for the review. If there is a sequel hopefully some of those questions will be answered.
Review By [BillieBog] • Date [12 May 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from LindsayR
Review:
This was really good. Munch never gets enough screen time or staring roles in fic. I'd love to read more, perhaps where Giles gets to the bad guys first...just a thought. Great story!
Comments from author:
I absolutely adore Munch. He is such a fantastic character. Thanks for the review :)
Review By [LindsayR] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from RevDorothyL
Review:
A grim subject matter, but I can see Munch as a less-psychotic friend from Giles' younger days, and I can definitely see Buffy-as-survivor summoning the strength and courage to utter that last reminder, that Munch had better find the perps before Giles does.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the review! I'm really glad that you liked the way I handled it.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hands of Men" from physicsteach
Review:
Very well done. Tightly written, well structured, and a respectful treatment of a difficult subject. Excellent integration of the two universes.
Comments from author:
Thank you *very* much for your review. It makes me smile.
Review By [physicsteach] • Date [12 May 09] • Not Rated
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