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Review of chapter "Lovers and Generals" from Difdi
Review:
> “She’s a minor. I’m making it my business,” said Jack.
> “So am I, in case it’s escaped your notice,” said Jon.

Jon and Dawn are indeed minors, but that doesn't mean they are underage for sex. Age of sexual consent is set at the state level, and every state is different. Mst states don't te the legal age for sex to the age of majority either -- only 12 out of the 50 sates set the age of consent at 18. Many states also have what is called a close-in-age exemption, allowing for people who are almost but not quite legal to have legal sex with someone a certain number of years older. Again this is set by the state, and every state os different.

Colorado, which is the most relevant given where the story is set, puts the age pf consent at 17. If Dawn and Jon are both at least 17, then they're already legal. Jack has no say in the matter whatsoever since Jon is emancipated. Buffy, as Dawn's guardian could exercise some control but would have to involve the legal system to do so against Dawn's will. Even if Dawn is younger than 17, Colorado has a close-in-age exemption that allows someone younger than 17 but at least 15 to legally have sex with someone less than 10 years older -- for example, a 16 year old girl and a 25 year old man having consensual sex would be 100% legal in Colorado. Colorado also has a 4 year close-in-age exemption for people younger than 15 -- so, for example, 13 and 16 would be legal in Colorado (so would 6 and 9, since the 4-year exemption has no lower limit).

The federal government also sets an age of consent, but this applies only in places with federal jurisdiction but without any other laws in place. Federal courthouses and national parks, for example. Federal law sets the age of consent at 18 but also has a 4-year close-in-age exemption. Federal law does NOT apply to US military bases however, they have their own set of laws, the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The UCMJ sets the age of consent at 16 with no close-in-age exemption, though it does allow soldiers to have sex with people younger than 16 if they are married to them. The UCMJ applies to soldier's conduct off-base when deployed to foreign countries, but state law applies when off base in the US. The UCMJ also applies to foreign personnel on US bases, and also to prisoners of war.

> In the entire series, Paul Davis, despite being given greater responsibility and serving with
> distinction, continued to carry the rank of Major,

Well, yeah...but if you do that, you break his nickname a bit. Since he always shows up when something goes sideways, he's known as Disaster Davis. With his rank, it makes the nickname punny. Promoting him to lieutenant-colonel breaks it a bit -- Colonel Disaster isn't nearly as funny as Major Disaster.
Comments from author:
Yes, I'm actually aware of the legal ramifications of everything... if I hadn't been I would never have had them have sex. I won't do sexual scenes between people who can't consent. Sexual issues are very touchy for people, and for family members particularly, consent age isn't all that's involved... Buffy would have been concerned regardless of Dawn's age.

I think rather than legality, both Jack and Buffy are concerned about Jon taking ADVANTAGE of Dawn. Jack (rightfully, probably) doesn't see Jon as a minor... even if he is in body. Neither does Buffy.... but the situation is just a mess because Dawn's a special case too and neither of them are really 'kids'...

I'm sorry I broke the 'major disaster' idea. That's actually pretty funny! I love Major Disaster... but he has to be promoted some time... maybe he can be 'Colonel Chaos'... it doesn't have quite the same ring as a major disaster, I know! :-)

Thanks for reviewing!

Peace,

Blue
Review By [Difdi] • Date [23 Mar 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I put a spell on you – 'cause you're mine" from mscecilyunderwood
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I do hope you get inspired again, enough towrite and eventually finish this fic. It will really be a sad thing if you abandon this excellent story. Although its been almost a year, im definitely hoping and being positive that youll continue with this. Thank you forsharing your creativity with us!
Comments from author:
I'm not uninspired any more. I've finally broken my writer's block... just trying to work through a couple of other stories... It's hard to work on more than two at a time... so I go back and forth... I didn't realize it had been that long. It's not abandoned, I promise... one of the stories that I'm working actively on went for longer without any updates... it's a hazard of having too much inspiration followed by writer's block, followed by life on life's terms.

Thank you so much for your recommendation! It is very much appreciated!

Blue
Review By [mscecilyunderwood] • Date [1 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I put a spell on you – 'cause you're mine" from (Current Donor)cameocat
Review:
Nicely done. I do hope you have more to tell. You definitely have a way with characterization, doing an especially good job on Teal'c.
Comments from author:
Actually, this is one of the two I'm most actively working on right now... so it's likely that either this or 'WFFF' will be updated next. So glad you like my Teal'c. It's hard to develop his personality without lots of words for him to speak, but I love him... so I try.

:-)

**I want to thank you for your lovely recommendation. It means a great deal!**

Blue
Review By [(Current Donor)cameocat] • Date [25 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Friendly Ambush" from bucksavage
Review:
Well ain't that a twist? Giles is there to lay a little ambush on POTUS but POTUS ambushes Giles. I wonder how many times he'll polish his glasses?
Comments from author:
Yes, turn about is fair play... of course, POTUS also got Giles a ride on a fast plane! (No, it's not in the story, yet...). I think he's too busy having a ball to polish his goggles!!

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [12 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Talented Senator Kinsey" from bucksavage
Review:
The Talented Senator Kinsey? Well....ok, I have to agree, but only he would be proud of being a world class scumbag.

Part of me hopes he gets eaten. Other part of me? It hasn't decided yet.
Comments from author:
The title of the chapter refers to this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Talented_Mr._Ripley_%28film%29

As you'll see the 'Talented' has nothing to do with anything good. Ripley is basically evil... he kills from rage, for convenience and finally in self preservation. He's weak and he's a sociopath.

I hope he gets eaten too... or something...

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [12 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Making Connections" from bucksavage
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Secrets and lies, secrets and lies; who but the damned know where the truth doth lie?

where that came from, heck if I know. I never know sometimes what random stuff is going to spring forth from my mind.

The game is afoot. I'm just waiting for that proverbial shoe to drop...or kick them, or something.
Comments from author:
Well, the truth will come out eventually... the secrets will become marriage and inter team collaboration...

Where that came from, I'll never tell my dear... the day I understand how your mind works, they will give me a medal.

The shoe to drop kick them... wow... lets hope not... more will be revealed... tune in for the next chapters.

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Life on Life's Terms" from bucksavage
Review:
Guilt is a powerful force. It motivates. It twists in your gut. But it can also bleed into everything you try to do. This is either a very good thing, or a very bad one. I vote for the latter.
Comments from author:
Guilt corrodes. It's supposed to help you know when you've done something wrong, but when there are rules, mostly it serves to make you scared. Fear is never good.

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Warriors at Play" from bucksavage
Review:
If that's play, I think I've been doing it wrong all these years. That or I need new people to play with.
Comments from author:
First you have to have superpowers and decades of fighting skills... nope, they're not wired the way we are! Haven't you ever sparred with friends? I should think it would make great foreplay!

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unshackled" from bucksavage
Review:
Unlock freedom caged
hearts on wings, the eagle flies
Love is not silent
Comments from author:
Lovely. I may have to put it in one of my chapters... with credit, of course.

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Watchers" from bucksavage
Review:
Hitler with a stargate? I'm going to skip the obvious shudder worth thoughts to go with humour; his army vs Jaffa and the Goa_uld? The world would have been doomed in a couple weeks. Either that or we'd be findind Nazi's in space. both are of the bad. seriously.

And Jasmine. I can imagine the utter horror and shock of seeing what you think of as a beacon of peace and love only to fidn out that she is in fact the darkest evil, death incarnate. yikes!
Comments from author:
Hitler with a Stargate... can we say... Darkness on the Edge of the Universe? No version of this could have ended well. Yes, well, Jasmine was a twisted little lie... I think the aftermath should have been followed up a bit more... but Buffy was over and Angel apparently liked to pretend that all those big things were happening in LA like the disappearance of the sun and no one was caring... At the very least the place would have been full of scientists investigating the aftermath.

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something New" from bucksavage
Review:
Two dirty minds, free time and a plan. All we need is a Tuesday and chaos can ensue....or at the very least on hell of a party!
Comments from author:
they'll get there eventually! free time and 'partying'. chaos comes later.

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doing What Comes Naturally" from bucksavage
Review:
Well....part of me saw this coming, but it didn't see it going this well. Then again, this complicates things for them professionally doesn't it? Well....hmmm wait. Aren't the rules different if the two involved are in fact married? I see this getting even more interesting.
Comments from author:
Yes, interesting. complicated. ahh... well, they're smart cookies, they've finally woken up and smelled the cookies burning... The rules hopefully won't matter if thing work out right. Wish them luck!

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With All Due Respect" from bucksavage
Review:
I like the addition of Graham to the mix. The whole schmozzle needs someone who's walked in both worlds, so to speak, to bridgethe gap and get things moving along.

I can only imagine his face though when he sees the gate, and when he hears about the purview of the SGC.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you are enjoying my selection. I really didn't want the drama of Riley and I have always liked Graham and thought he'd add something.

Yes, as I'm sure you've seen... he's hooked. So much fun!

Blue
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [10 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I put a spell on you – 'cause you're mine" from Oxnate
Review:
Okay. All caught up. Good stuff.

A haiku for you:

Look forward to more.
You have heard this all before.
Go and visit Cor'.
Comments from author:
More, forthcoming will be
Cordy and Angel and trouble they will see...

glad you're caught up.

Thank you for your Haiku!

Blue
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [7 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I put a spell on you – 'cause you're mine" from (Current Donor)vladt
Review:
nice way to end the year. thanks luv.
Comments from author:
You're very welcome dear. Something to kick-start the year coming soon!

Blue
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [7 Jan 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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