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Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from TinMan
Review:
Even though I have suspected the ending from about chapter 6or7, that doesn't rob it of any of it's effect.

While I feel there is more that could be said, thank you for what was.
Review By [TinMan] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Trees Came" from Oxnate
Review:
::Narnia behind, a single girl and a big cat in front. It was a harder choice than it should have been. Bloodthirsty army of beasts or little girl with pet?:: -- This is my favorite scene in the movie. Especially as you don't see Aslan right away. The entire army pauses when they see little Lucy at the other side of the bridge. I love it.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [20 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from Elissiaro
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So... I'm totally crying right now... Because this last chapter put me through an emotional roller coaster. The hormones probably didn't help.

So, yeah. I really liked this story. It was wonderfull and I kinda love you a little for writing it and putting it out online for others to read. Thanks for that.

Have a nice day, bye!
Review By [Elissiaro] • Date [1 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from UntitledAngel
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This... I'm actually at a loss for words. Being in love with both Buffy and Narnia, I was excited to read this story. And it didn't disappoint. It surprised, excited, and had me on the edge of my seat. But never disappointed me. It's definitely going in my recommendations. -Faith
Review By [UntitledAngel] • Date [24 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from chrysanthemum
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Fantastic story. I love the contemplations of morality - very Lewis-ian. The characters meshed perfectly as well, and the ending was great! Buffy's realizations about Narnia and Aslan were very deep. A fabulous read overall.
Review By [chrysanthemum] • Date [2 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from DesitaniaF
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well done
Review By [DesitaniaF] • Date [7 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from markw
Review:
Basically this fic has Buffy say, you're a God and like all Gods you're full of it. But since Lewis never called him one, it's really a case of you said it, he didn't, isn't it? And anyway, if Aslan is a God, any God, he's Jesus Christ. And I don't think Buffy had a problem with him, because she often used a crucifix. Never mind. I read an article recently that said that what Lewis was really selling was Christian morality anyway.
Comments from author:
You do realize you're contradicting yourself there, right?

Also, agreeing with a religion in general doesn't mean you buy into all the details. And opinions can be changed. This is post-Sunnydale Buffy, long after crucifixes. Also, Buffy!verse crucifixes work without faith and why would she turn down a working weapon?
Review By [markw] • Date [7 Mar 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from markw
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Leaving aside the fact that, as one of the other reviewers said, Jesus Christ isn't like the Gods Buffy encountered, Aslan is still just a metaphor. The Chronicles of Narnia does not actually say that he is Christ, and it certainly does not say he is a God. This is putting words in Lewis's mouth, taking him to task for something the books don't say.
Comments from author:
Are you complaining about the story, or about a private discussion I had with another reviewer?

Because a) I never actually refered to any Christian 'mythology' in the story either, b) proof for the fact that Lewis actually intended Narnia to be an analogy to Chrisianity is pretty much iron clad and c) I'm not taking anyone 'to task'. I'm writing a story, which, admittedly, does carry undertones of my general dislike for religions of any denomination. Also, the alleged 'taking to task' pretty much dissolves into fuzzy feelings at the end, so, yeah.

As for Aslan not being a god, he sings Narnia into existence. What else would that make him? A choir boy?

In any case, I appreciate the feedback, I guess, even if I don't really see where you come from.
Review By [markw] • Date [26 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from tryingtobestine
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I was a bit skeptical at first, but decided to keep reading. And I'm very glad I did :)
Review By [tryingtobestine] • Date [20 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from adamjb
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I am satisfied with this ending. It addressed many of the worries and complaints that I had, and it worked well. It certainly gave the story a feeling of catharsis. Something less tidy and a little darker may have worked just as well, though. Maybe as an alternative ending.

Overall, good story. Thanks for writing.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much for your reviews, first of all. They're always interesting, even if they don't always make me happy. Which isn't a bad thing. :)

As to your comments, I originally intended for the first chapter to stand alone as a one-shot, in all its dark bleakness. And then I watched the movie again and started writing and somehow didn't stop. It happens. While writing, I tried to figure out a way to somehow undermine Aslan because religion, of any kind, doesn't sit well with me at all. It's a personal thing. Faith in intanglible, omnipotent things just sort of makes my skin crawl.

I could, however, not think of a way to save Narnia without having Aslan take part. I tried to make his part smaller by giving the siblings a few other 'weapons' to work with, but in the end, Narnia is built as a metaphor for Christian Heaven and that doesn't work without Aslan, I've found. I undermined him as well as I could. Buffy still isn't a believer, he did screw over by not telling her things, and she got him to admit mistakes. I had an alternate ending planned out where Buffy gets to stay and the Pevensies have to leave, but in the end I decided against it because the whole thing was building up toward hope and faith and well, I'm a sucker for a semi-happy ending. I admit it freely.

Anyway, thanks again for reading.
Review By [adamjb] • Date [25 Dec 11] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Even Gods Grew Tired" from adamjb
Review:
**SPOILERS**
Deus Ex Machina. I know that Carroll used Aslan in the same way, but I didn't like it then either. Maybe it's because I'm not particularly religious. Still, it feels like a cop-out. I didn't like the original series for the same reason, but I read your story hoping that it would be different. I would be much happier if this story had a darker ending. I don't want Aslan to be perfect.

Why has every character just done a complete 180 at Aslan's arrival?

There are two chapters left. I'll see what happens next.
Review By [adamjb] • Date [25 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Her Voice Like Splinters" from adamjb
Review:
I am currently enjoying this fic. As usual, your writing is solid, and I like the mixing of worlds that you have created. You have also made the characters your own, without destroying the core that makes them recognizable. However, there is enough story left that I could end up loving or hating this fic. I look forward to finding out.


**SPOILER ALERT**
Here is what I think will determine my final feelings:
*How do you handle Alsan? Is he good, bad, or somewhere in between, and whatever the case, do the Pevensies accept his true nature? I'm all for shades of gray as perfect characters are boring, and not all stories need Christ-like figures. As Buffy has said, Aslan's record doesn't seem that great. (Hoping for imperfections, although you seem to be leaning towards holy perfection)
*Does Buffy reach any kind of peace, and does she gain any kind of control over her life? (Both seem likely)
*Does Buffy get her vengeance on those who have use her again and again? While peace and vengeance may seem incompatible, some childish part of me won't be satisfied unless she has her revenge. (Seems less likely)
*How do Caspian and the Pevensies go about raising their army? I don't want it to be handed to them on a silver platter. I want them to work for it.

I guess I'm hoping that you go for less conventional and less predictable. I like edgy stories where I can't always tell who is right and who is wrong, though lack of edginess doesn't preclude a fantastic story, and many stories trying to be edgy are in fact terrible. I guess it's all about balance.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I've enjoyed your story so far and hope to continue doing so. I don't want to tell you how to write your stories, and this one is finished and not going to change anyways. Thanks for writing.
Review By [adamjb] • Date [25 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from Callista
Review:
Hi,

Love the story, and especially the end.

Cally
Review By [Callista] • Date [20 Aug 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from ShyBob
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I love the way you've woven Buffy into Narnia. The scary thing is how well you made her fit. And--finally--everyone gets a happy ending. 'Cause nothing goes the same way twice. :)
Review By [ShyBob] • Date [22 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Have Faith Now" from weirdbutgifted
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Wow. I passed over this so many times, not really feeling hooked by the premise, or not seeing how the listed cross and characters could work. That was a mistake, and my loss. Congratulations on an excellent story, and thank you for taking the time to share the fruits of your imagination.
Review By [weirdbutgifted] • Date [27 Feb 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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