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Review of chapter "Night" from LeaFairy
Review:
Wow, this story is truly incredible and completely unique! I really do love the idea of Dawn being the only one left of the Scoobies, and even more interesting is having all the supernatural creatures gone too... At least it seems like it...

I also really love your Dawn. She's heartened and cynical from everything she's gone through, definitely depressed and somewhat suicidal-- Just brilliantly written job on her character, I can feel her grief and hopelessness with her life.

Anyways, I really enjoyed these three chapters and I definitely look forward to hopefully, reading more in the future! Thanks for writing!!!
Review By [LeaFairy] • Date [11 Jul 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Night" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Glad to see another chapter of this, and your depiction of Noreen's dazed grief is very true to life.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [22 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Night" from CPTSkip
Review:
Lovely story. I hope you just have a good imagination and didn't write from experience because you caught the emotions that go through a person when a loved one dies. Well done.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [22 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Roots" from lunalurker
Review:
Poor Dawn! This was a really unexpected version of her lingering on after everyone else is gone, definitely not of the happy kind. I'm definitely interested to see where this goes, and if some kind of hope does appear for her.
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [29 Sep 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Roots" from Bobboky
Review:
good
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [13 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "After Death" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Love the 'dark' (but perky at the thought of possibly imminent death) Dawn in this story, but I'm a little confused about the chronology.

Near the beginning of the chapter, you say, "She’d joined his family 16 years ago, claiming to be a fifteen-year old with amnesia."

But near the end of the first chapter, you mention that Dawn had stopped aging about 10 years after the monks had given her human form, which would make her a perennial 24-years-old in appearance, or near enough. I'm having a little trouble with the idea of adult Dawn still being able to pass for 15 years old, given how adult she was looking even by the end of season 7.

[update: never mind, I see you dealt with my confusion in chapter 2]
Comments from author:
Thank you very much for the criticism! I actually clarified a bit better after reading your initial comment. Glad things were cleared up for you!

Thanks for reading and commenting!

'lucidity
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [6 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Roots" from (Recent Donor)MissingAuthor
Review:
Simply love your Dawn, you really got her particular brand of sarcasm written very well. Plus the scenes themselves really come to life!

Wispr
Comments from author:
Thank you so much!
Review By [(Recent Donor)MissingAuthor] • Date [6 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Roots" from VillageOrchid
Review:
This is interesting as a straight drama, but without a crossover I will not find it compelling unless you find a way to bring back some of the other characters from the show.
Comments from author:
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for your honesty! I always appreciate constructive feedback. At this time, I don't know if I'll be working the other characters back in or not, but if I do, it'll be the non-supernatural ones, like Andrew or Robin Wood - though they would be 22 years older. I won't be going back in time or anything.

Hope you keep reading,

'lucidity
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [6 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Roots" from HarmMarie
Review:
Interesting story. I would like to read more.
Comments from author:
Excellent!

Thank you!

'lucidity
Review By [HarmMarie] • Date [5 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Roots" from AllenPitt
Review:
Have to wonder---why doesn't Dawn just kill herself, if she feels that way? Sounds like she's majorly depressed, and doesn't quite realize it ie thinks she's just being "realistic"....?
Comments from author:
She can't kill herself - she's too worried that giving up on life before it's done with her might keep her from the peacful place that Buffy had told her about. Besides - it'd be a pretty short story if she did:)

Remember - it's called 'Hope Rising'.

Thanks so much for commenting!
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [5 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "After Death" from AllenPitt
Review:
interesting premise.... depends on where it goes from here. Presumably she finds a purpose? Maybe she can re-open a hellmouth & someone will try to use her to do it? Or she can find out what the key is for?
Comments from author:
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [4 Jul 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "After Death" from (Recent Donor)MissingAuthor
Review:
Very chillingly... what you had happen to the Scoobies was actually believable. Love Dawn's mindset... was very much her in a creepy sort of way.

Wispr
Comments from author:
Thank you so much!
Review By [(Recent Donor)MissingAuthor] • Date [4 Jul 09] • Not Rated
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