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Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from raxadian
Ah yes, those who bed the gods....
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...limp away in the morning with sore hips.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [23 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from raxadian
That WAS Power Girl, right?
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Kára is actually a mythological valkyrie, whose name means "the wild, stormy one". We decided to do a bit of a play by combining that with Power Girl's real name (Kara Zor-L) to create a valkyrie who looked like a fictional character. There's also one in Blue Belle whose in this weird temporal paradox with Scarlet Witch as to who influenced whose costume...
Review By [raxadian] • Date [23 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from JJDudeman
For me, the Agent Danvers and Morse references went a long way here - a bit surprised you went with Thor Girl over, say, Valkyrie, because Marvel 'verse Thor doesn't seems to be of age, but that's no big deal, and I loved her valley girl impression.
Comments from author:
Well, we've met Carol once in Blue Belle and again in East Coast Adventurers, so we know she exists. Bobbi's likewise been mentioned twice in Blue Belle proper and just got a first appearance in When Kate Met Buffy.

Despite Tony's mocking nickname, Thrúd isn't the 'Thor Girl' of the comics; you're thinking of Tarene. Thrúd is the daughter of Thor and Sif in both Poetic and Prose Edda and serves as both a goddess and a valkyrie. That's why she uses the sword rather than Tarene's imitation of Mjölnir and is familiar with the different valkyries that Sif sends down to Midgard with Amora. I've reworked the mother of my Thrúd to have a bit of fun, hence her half-jötunn nature, and reconciled the conflicting mythological accounts of Thrúd by making it that mine is in fact the second Thrúd; Thor named her after a valkyrie who served under Sif.

As for Thor, it's quite easy for him to have a 150-year-old daughter when you realize that Odin brought Loki to Asgard in 965 CE in the movie continuity and Thor and Loki grew up together. That'd make them both a minimum of 1046 years old as of the date associated with this chapter. :)
Review By [JJDudeman] • Date [15 Apr 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from DesitaniaF
YES about Christina Hendricks! As a happily married straight woman I'd still fall at her feet
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We'll actually be using her as the base of Emma if we do art of her.
Review By [DesitaniaF] • Date [26 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from TharzZzDunN
Goddesses running zumba classes, Tony getting a shot to the jewels, divinity working retail, this was an interesting story!

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Well, Squirrel Girl is powerful but not quite divinity. :)

It's really just a fun little way for me to test certain ideas before I put them into fic for real. I mean, sometimes I think stuff is hilarious or awesome and people are just like... no, sir, I don't like it.
Review By [TharzZzDunN] • Date [17 Nov 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from DofEire
Nicely executed. Amora's a fun character to toss in here, be nice to see more of her.
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We'll get more of her. Thrúd is both her parents' daughter, and so there's a touch of magic in her that needs to be fanned and refined appropriately. Amora's the perfect character to do that.
Review By [DofEire] • Date [21 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from Morgomir
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks. I'm hoping to get down to the Irish Hunger Memorial - the site of the next chapter - soon because the virtual tours and movies I've found just don't do it justice.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [20 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from Meneldur
Pretty sure I saw this (twice?), but I like the edited version very much. I loved seeing Amora actualy speak in the old way, rather than be modern, and the mention of the other goddesses was an excellent tease. And the best part was of course Lexi and her appreciation of Amora. Because not enough people appreciate how divine she really is, and her interaction with Amber was brilliant, and the jokes were hilarious.
I have to wonder though, what would Thrud co-worker's reaction be whens he came back...
Comments from author:
There was the rough original version of Courtney at Borders in the '10 version of Blue Belle, then the piece I emailed around as a gift that had the modern English Amora. Thankfully AnotherJD came through and turned her properly old-school for me, because I couldn't do it without coming off as cartoonish as... well, comic Thor. As for Aphrodite and Morrigan... we'll be seeing at least one of them sooner rather than later in Blue Belle proper.

Oh, and you're not the first to ponder the coworkers' reactions. I'm ashamed to say I hadn't really thought of it, but will do my best to slip something in so we can see it. It might only be a few lines, but I'll do something.
Review By [Meneldur] • Date [18 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 41" from skychan
You really are making Thrud an enjoyable character. I am enjoying more and more the idea of the person you are building up with these little bits. I for one am appreciative of the warning of their arrival and the chance to get used to it. Now of course I begin to wonder more about her co-workers and just how they are going to relate to her when she gets back from being on break.
Comments from author:
I got a lot of people complaining about how they got hit with 4-5 chapters of Avengers' backgrounds last time around, so I've been trying to spread things around through the story so that you don't get walloped that hard again. We're probably still going to get a three chapter chunk that's Avengers-heavy, but even then Buffy will get a side story in that chunk (When Kate Met Buffy).

I hadn't even thought to cover her coworkers after break; I might add a little piece to cover it now that you've said something, though.
Review By [skychan] • Date [17 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Ironfelix
Well another story that you will never finish. I do not know why the boss's put up with your crap. Plenty better writers than you. How many more are you gonna run off before this site crashes. Toddles
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I'd say I'd run you off, but that would require you to be an author. :)

Also? I am the boss.

EDIT: Also, thanks for review #1044 on the Blue Belle goliath. :)
Review By [Ironfelix] • Date [13 Sep 12] • Rating [1 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from skychan
Really I think the fact that they are with Squirrel Girl is what makes this fic work. Three cheers for Squirrel Girl and Zumba Squirrels!
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Squirrels are made of awesome. And fur. And biting.
Review By [skychan] • Date [6 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Meneldur
I'm pretty sure I mentioned, this, but nice work. Mostly harmless (except Tony, but he totally deserved it), and very funny, with some amusing references. Of course, there are also lots of little details to be expanded on... Doreen, why the Bifrost is 'no more', Mockingbird, Black Widow doing Zumba... but this is why this is such a good oneshot, because it teases us with much more to come.
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Doreen: Because squirrels rock.
Bifröst: Events of the Thor movie.
Mockingbird: Coming in When Kate Met Buffy.
Black Widow: It's dance aerobics. Awesome way to stay fit.
Review By [Meneldur] • Date [6 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Morgomir
Great little piece. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Need to get my English translated to Thorglish for another scene, then I'll have something else to post...
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [6 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from (Current Donor)Katrina
Nice. I do admire the way you control a chapter's end. And, yeah, Tony deserved it. :)
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Well, I don't like a chapter end that leaves you feeling "...where's the rest?" A nice hard cut-off is the way to go, whether it's a solid "that's it" or a cliffhanger to bring them back for next time.
Review By [(Current Donor)Katrina] • Date [3 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Ignotus
I don't know why, and I don't quite know what it says about me, but it is surprisingly easy for me to visualise squirrels doing Zumba.

I like these side stories, they provide a nice break in the main storyline while giving a fun hint at things to possibly come.

Also, random, I've been studying Norwegian recently and I've noticed a number of similarities to German (though the languages are related, I hadn't expected as many as I've noticed). Before reading the story and gaining context, I was wondering if I was translating that title right in my head and wrong in applying German rules to Norwegian. To see what I mean, the surprisingly similar equivalent in German is, "Tanzende Eichhörnchens und andere Dummheiten". (Languages fascinate me to no end.)
Comments from author:
My mom and sister both speak German so yeah, I had a rough idea before I asked a Norwegian friend for an exact translation.

These aren't 'possibly' to come, FYI. While I regard them as being alpha or beta-level quality (unfinished product), unless someone points out a horribly huge mistake in one of the scenes, it will be incorporated as-is straight into Blue Belle at some point in the future. That's why I'm time-stamping it all; you can compare the dates of each scene from the side stories to see where they match up with each other, and where they go compared to the current forward progress of Blue Belle itself.
Review By [Ignotus] • Date [2 Sep 12] • Not Rated
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