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Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from HMaxMarius
Review:
Heya Cordyfan...

I came across the following back during the holidays... Yahoo just did a story on a different 'military cheerleader' and included a link to the other story...

Pretty sure you saw it... but just in case:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/eagles-honor-former-cheerleader-turned-afghanistan-special-ops-143441405--nfl.html

Note the 'special ops' in the link... Even looks a little like The Cordy... ;)
Comments from author:
I didn't actually notice this - and the top picture, especially, looks just like her!

Thanks for this.
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [30 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Operation Broomstick (Part Two)" from OutForAWalkBitkah
Review:
Emotional whiplash, much?

Whoa! I was cheering on Buffy when she went for the phone cord. I almost--no, I did--laugh my butt off when Travers was stuck on the 'Special Agent Summers' bit. Then Cordy shot Wesley's father? Did not see that coming. Glad to know that Cordy might not be writing Wesley off just yet, now that she more about him. To top it off, Travers got hit with a spell no one has heard of in...a long time, and there's reversing it. Dang it! You actually got me to feel sorry for the SOB. Then I'm justifiably grinning when the the rest of the Council goes through the Gate.

Great job!!!
Comments from author:
Seems like I achieved the desired effect here.

Travers, when it came down to it, was nothing more than a murderous librarian, running a corrupt gentleman's club. I couldn't think of a better end for him, so a protracted, agonising, magical end seemed appropriate. Wesley's father go what he deserved - not only for being a Council leader, but also stupid enough to take on armed SpecOps personnel. The Gate seemed the easiest way of disposing of the others. They'll have to work hard to survive - might not last very long...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [OutForAWalkBitkah] • Date [14 Sep 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
Review:
What a wonderful story! I love the concept of Cordy as a Slayer even the "lite" version. I really like her as a member of the Special Forces so cool!
Thanks for a great story!

Tom.
Comments from author:
Cordy is seriously underused in fan-fiction and I've only seen a handful of stories where she was a Slayer (plus only one other where she was in the armed forces). Glad you enjoyed the story and hope you like the sequels.

Thanks for the enthusiastic review. :-)
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [22 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Plots and Plans" from AlexanderMcpherson
Review:
It wasn't actually stated when Dr Lam started, so as a member of staff but not all that high up, it kind of makes sense at this stage.

as for the civilian or military - with the daddy issues, she wouldn't be in the military, although you might want to in future chapters, if you haven't already, make a point that she joined the SGC because Doc Frasier recruited her. its not just the best spec ops or physicists they're always after ;)
Comments from author:
At some point in the story, I mention that Lam's a civilian. A few reviewers have suggested that she's in the military but, in addition to the points you make, unlike Fraiser we never saw her addressing a superior officer as 'sir' or wearing a uniform, so I always thought she was a civilian employee.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [AlexanderMcpherson] • Date [20 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Great story. I agree that this is a good place to break off the story and start new ones.

James
Comments from author:
It was getting a little unweildy by the end and the Somalia raid seemed as good a place as any to start another volume. Hope you enjoy the sequels (Key to the Stars and Fate's Little Plaything are set within the same timeframe, so can be tackled in any order).

Thanks for the kind review.
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [9 Feb 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Operation Broomstick (Part Two)" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Ok, went back to TOBII and in Chapter 65. The Dead an author by the name HallowGreen posted a conglomeration of crossovers that mentioned the HGC, so I did a search on it. I found a few references, but being ADHD, I missed the little detail of the author's name being HallowGreen. I found your series and am falling in love with it. I hope that you are either still writing it or have at least finished it.

James
Comments from author:
Don't worry - I'm still writing, albeit somewhat slowly due to work commitments. It's sometimes just a matter of a few paragraphs here and there when I have the time. I have absolutely no intentions of abandoning it (on the contrary, I've already began to think about sequels).

Fate's Little Plaything (Volume One) has two concurrent sequels which are currently in progress: Fate's Little Plaything (Volume One) (what else?); and Key to the Stars. There's also a look ahead, with a story called Tanika's Trials. Hope you enjoy the rest and thanks for the kind reviews.
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [21 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Operation Broomstick (Part Two)" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Ok, found this series from your posting on Tails of the Barman II.

Must say that I like your take on things. Loving what you did with the Council. Don't see The First taking this newer Council as easy.

Still looking forward to how you are going to deal with Glory.

BTW, did I forget to mention that you ARE EVIL!!! Having Cordy dating Ben!

James
Comments from author:
Ummm - I've never posted on Tales of the Barman. Do you mean tyhe Ragnarok series?

The First might never appear, since the cirumstances of the canon series might not be replicated here.

I'm afraid Glory won't be dealt with until the end of the sequel to this one (Fate's Little Plaything Volume 2) - and in her true form, she's a much tougher proposition than in the series...

Cordy may or may not ultimately date Ben - I'll leave that for you to find out. ;-)

Thanks for the review
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [19 Jan 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from RedCalypso
Review:
Before Hammond could respond, a well-formed and accurately-aimed snowball caught him right in the mouth, swiftly followed by several others around his head and shoulders. His eldest granddaughter certainly had a killer instinct, the General decided, spluttering on a mouthful of snow. Then a giggling Kayla opened fire, too.

Hmm, killer instinct...and killer aim...I find myself wondering if this is just a throwaway line or a hint of a future Potential...
Comments from author:
You know, I never thought about that... Maybe that could be an idea much further down the line.

Thanks for the review and the idea.
Review By [RedCalypso] • Date [6 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Busy Doing Nada" from RedCalypso
Review:
I'm going back and re-reading the whole story (have to do something waiting for the next chapter) and I found this little nugget.

“If Cordelia isn’t on a Hellmouth – or not on this one, anyhow – when a Slayer next dies, it’s likely that her remaining powers will be activated. Every Potential in the world is further infused with the Slayer essence when a Chosen One is killed, though only one will be Called. It almost certainly won’t be Cordelia – amongst other things, her age militates against this – but that brief pulse of power may be enough to complete the process. At the same time, it is unlikely that she will ever have the ability to pass on the Slayer line.

I'm really not sure how a new line can do anything BUT pass through her, if she gets the full package. It would be kind of interesting to have two Slayer lines, though I certainly don't want Cordy to die...at least not permanently...
Comments from author:
There may actually be two lines on Earth right now (three if you count Cordy). Saedria has the Varrini line - but it's a debatable point whether or not her death would summon a Slayer on Earth, or amongst her own people. After all, Faith's brief death after she was poisoned by the Council sufficed to call Amyra.

I'm hoping to finish a new chapter soon, either from FLP or Key - depends which way the muse is running.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [RedCalypso] • Date [4 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Celtic Connections" from RedCalypso
Review:
I love all the scenes in Scotland, I didn't realize there was such a rich mythology there. I do have one quibble. Why were Buffy and Cordy so antagonistic to a relatively harmless creature? Would it have been so hard to just REASON with him and solve things peacefully?
Comments from author:
I've always wondered why fanfic writers don't make more use of the world's rich and varied mythology in their stories, so I decided to touch on my own country's. Glad you enjoyed it.
I didn't think Buffy and Cordy were overly antagonistic (after all, they let it go alive). Bear in mind that it was pretty single-minded itself and probably also hurt their egos by kicking their butts... Also, given the circumstances - reinforcements arriving in Sunnydale, Willow in the hospital, and Glory on the loose - neither was probably in the mood to be messed around by the leprechaun (who may yet appear again).
Review By [RedCalypso] • Date [2 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
good Cordy is back home now and nice how Hammond had talked to Tara
poor Andrea...what a wakeup call to the supernatural and Glory reached Scotland
so we can be sure Vol2 will be busy as well :) See your there and thank your for writing this awesome
fic for us.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it. Vol2 will, indeed, be just as busy.

Thanks for sticking with it!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [20 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from breve
Review:
i kept waiting to see how this pans out and now there's a whole other story to read :)
i wasn't sure i'd enjoy a story that was cordy-centred, but i love this story/series.
Comments from author:
Actually two stories (vol2 of this one and Key to the Stars, which picks up the Dawn/Joyce/Faith story).

Thanks for the review - glad you're enjoying it so far and hope you like the rest.
Review By [breve] • Date [6 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...And Sometimes the Bear Gets You" from breve
Review:
i had to review mid-chapter cos i'm beyond excited to see hailey get her comeuppance!
loving this story so far...the longer the better :)
short stories are only good if the story is crap or badly written, and this one is awesome on both fronts
Comments from author:
It won't be too much of a come-uppance, but it will certainly open her eyes.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [breve] • Date [2 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hunters and Hunted" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
eaten by demon rats?....poor guards
tough decision B made in regards of the plane just a shame it wasn't enough
nearly gotten eaten by a lioness.....poor Cordy...
good they are out of Somalia now.
Comments from author:
It was rather a nasty way to go...
Buffy did try, in spite of her own conscience, but yes, it wasn't nearly enough.
Cordy seems to attract teeth and claws.
Out of Somalia and into the fire (but you'll have to see the next volume for that)

Thanks for the review
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [10 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dreams and Nightmares" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Before I dive back into the story, I wanted to say something.

When I was reading the section of story featuring Cadet Hailey I couldn't help but feel you were being a little hard on the girl...then I happened to watch the SG:SG1 episode where the good cadet first turned up.

I'd forgotten what an obnoxious little so'n'so she was in that first episode. I think you were quite justified to have Carter rip her a new one even worse than she did in the series.

So on with the fic...no doubt the WC is going to feel the Wrath of the Slayer girls!

D.
Comments from author:
Cadet Hailey will learn her lesson and she was indeed truly obnoxious first time around.

The Watchers will indeed learn the meaning of the word "wrath".

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [9 Jul 12] • Not Rated
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