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Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Oh the glory's of how things should have been for our Slayer. If only. I absolutely loved that.
Comments from author:
Wouldn't that advice have been a million times better?
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [30 Apr 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from BerserkerNW
Review:
Good story. I like mature Xander. Thanks for sharing this!
Comments from author:
Yeah, I'm not sure what Xander was smoking in that episode to give her the advice he gave. Riley was a schmuck that deserved to be kicked to the curb.
Review By [BerserkerNW] • Date [23 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from lorwen
Review:
good story...
:)
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it.
Review By [lorwen] • Date [2 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
nice little fic, thank you for pointing it out to me
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from (Moderator)Ava
Review:
I like that Xander stood by Buffy, but I do admit to being a bit disappointed that this version of him won’t be going back to Anya to tell her how much he loves her. I also think you should end it here rather then continuing it with Buffy’s new man in season six unless you plan on changing that relationship to something that’s a little less self-destructive.
Comments from author:
Who knows, maybe he did go and tell Anya. The point of this fic though, was to point out that Riley was an a** who didn't deserve shedding tears over. I'd suggest checking out 'As You Were, Revisited'. Buffy is *happy*, not self-destructive. Probably helps that she didn't die fighting Glory.
Review By [(Moderator)Ava] • Date [19 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from whatweareafraidiof
Review:
good story.... i glad that you made xander the good guy in one of your story...

my question why was what he said on the show so bad.... buffy was treating raily like the rebond guy, there when she wanted him, gone when she did not...

all xander really said IF he could be the ONE go after him, if not break his heart..... THAT IS GREAT ADVICE

if anya was leaveing buffy would tell xander same think... if love her go get her make her NUMBER one in your life , if not let her go... THERE IS NOTHING wrong with fighting for the person you love..
Comments from author:
GREAT ADVICE? He told Buffy to run after somebody who was getting suck jobs from vamps while her mom was fighting for her life!!!!!! If he couldn't handle not being first in Buffy's life, he should have just walked away, but no...he has to risk being *turned*! Did Riley ever consider what that would do to Buffy if she had to stake him? Buffy shouldn't have to worry about Riley's ego when her mom is in the hospital! That is the epitome of selfishness on his behavior.
Review By [whatweareafraidiof] • Date [19 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from RevDorothyL
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I like Xander's advice to Buffy much better in your version: Riley WAS on very shaky ground, and then to be issuing an ultimatum, requiring that Buffy be both super-human enough to overlook all his faults and needy enough to make HIM feel super-humanly cool as her big, brave savior . . . ? Well, that was going WAY too far.
Comments from author:
No kidding. Buffy should have thrown both Xander and Riley on *top* of the helicopter for their words and actions.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [21 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from clarityfades
Review:
Wow...you made Xander into a real human being--instead of the boy in canon, so hung up on Buffy that he'd try to force her into staying in a relationship where she isn't in love--& where the guy in question doesn't let her be her. It's a little unbelievable that Xander would take this route, but I like that he's actually not a jerk.
Comments from author:
Like I mentioned, I felt I had to prove it to others - as well as myself - that I could *too* write him as more than just an a**. Doesn't actually change my opinion of him or anything, but...

Besides, the more I thought about the advice he *did* give her, the more I thought: WHAT THE HELL? That's gotta be the stupidest advice like ever! Why not just tell her to go sleep with Angel and give him his moment of perfect happiness? Both are sure ways of destoying Buffy afterwards.

We'll just chock this up to a brain fart leftover from when he was split by Toth - or would he have been twice as obsessed with Buffy then? Anyway, pretend that he had a moment of lucidity and gave her the right advice. Especially when you see who she ends up with in the next piece! Yum!!!
Review By [clarityfades] • Date [19 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from Bobboky
Review:
good
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [15 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from KnightOwl
Review:
This was better advice from Xander than the actual show. I hated that she ran after Riley in the show. I also thought it was damn cool the way she took out all of those vamps in the circle. I can't wait to see who her man ends up being.
Comments from author:
No kidding. And I even forgot to write in another thought that I had. What would it have done to Buffy if the Cardboard Idiot had gotten turned by one of those vamps? Sorry, but did he not think of how that would destroy her to have to stake him? What a buttwipe!
Review By [KnightOwl] • Date [14 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from FireWolfe
Review:
So then write two possible outcomes. lol.

Which xover?

Lisa
Comments from author:
Nice try. Both for request and for attempting to get me to spill my secret.
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [14 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from FireWolfe
Review:
I like it. Just do not make the guy Xander. I love to see her with Giles or someone new.

Lisa
Comments from author:
I suppose Giles would be a whole other level of insulting to Riley. Hmm, too bad that I've already chosen a crossover for the sequel otherwise he would be a definite possibility. All that Gilesy goodness!
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [14 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from ktweaver
Review:
Great Xander story. I like to see this side of him but people tend to forget that Xander is like Shrek. He has layers so he doesn't always come out smelling like roses. nobody does.
Comments from author:
He's like an onion? He smells bad and makes you cry? LOL

Thanks for the review.
Review By [ktweaver] • Date [14 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from zigpal
Review:
It's Gibbs.
Comments from author:
He'd be good for other reasons, but he's 6 feet tall.
Review By [zigpal] • Date [14 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With a Little Help From My Zeppo" from (Current Donor)RudesMom
Review:
Good riddance to Riley. For pure salt in the wound, I'd pick Graham for her new guy. I am partial to mini-Jack O'Neill though, Air Force and younger.
Comments from author:
Nah, Graham's the one that took him away. Although...maybe he should get a medal for that. Yes, the 'Buffy Medal of Freedom' for saving her a long, drawn out break up with Teutonic Boy!

Another hint: he's only a few inches taller than Buffy. So he doesn't even get the illusion of being her big, strong protector - although *I'd* never want to piss him off.
Review By [(Current Donor)RudesMom] • Date [13 May 09] • Not Rated
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