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Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from Spica
Review:
Interesting story. And the only one like this I´ve seen. Perhaps overly angsty ending, but overall very good.
Review By [Spica] • Date [4 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from Harry
Review:
Well, at least Buffy left a calling card for Giles to contact her with, should something major occur. As for Xander, I suspect that without Buffy to keep him under control, we would never have the White Knight that we knew and loved so much. And, if Kendra is the Slayer, with no Dru, Angelus or Spike around, Faith probably won't be called. Overall a very interesting tale.
Comments from author:
You may know and love the 'White Knight' but I don't...which should be fairly obvious from the way I usually treat him in stories.

Yeah, the rest of the series should be very AU from this point on.
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 5: Catching Up" from Harry
Review:
Well, at least Buffy and her new crew got to say hello to Giles, and clear up a prophecy involving Blade, the Daywalker, which is what Buffy is now. Time to wrap up things, and say goodbye to the gang.
Comments from author:
I had to switch out Connor for Blade 'cause the idea was too freaking hilarious.
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 4: A New Fight" from Harry
Review:
YES! First we get to meet up with Whistler before he became a Balance demon, and now we get to meet up with a young Blade! Time to really shake things up!
Comments from author:
Not sure Blade's Whis is the same one from BtVS. I suppose he could be - except Blade's is hot...for an older guy.
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 3: Making Choices" from Harry
Review:
Well, Buffy has done some changes that have had some impacts. The meetings with Adams, Patrick Henry and Ben Franklin had impact on history, even though she didn't realize it. But doing what she did for Drusilla WAS a big change! Now, lets see what other changes occur over the centuries.
Comments from author:
Oh yeah, most of Buffy's influence was in the supernatural realm, not the 'muggle' one (sorry for the HP term).
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Becoming a New Woman" from Harry
Review:
Well, Buffy did remember some of what Giles was trying to teach her, but she chose not to heed it. Now, Liam is not turned, and is going to end up being a mortal. Now, lets see what other changes occur.
Comments from author:
Can't really blame her for not turning Liam, can you? That'd be so weird for Buffy/Nya.
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 1: Tracking the Changes" from Harry
Review:
Now THIS is a interesting take on YAHF! I just wonder how much Buffy realized what her changes would have on the time line.
Comments from author:
Don't know how much Buffy paid attention to history before she went back, so some of the subtler changes could go right by her.
Review By [Harry] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from MarcusSLazarus
Review:
OK, generally an interesting concept- a BIT ambiguous about how Blade-vamps and Buffy-vamps can come together, but your take on Blade killing Sahjahn in Connor's place was an interesting twist, and Buffy/Nya's influence on the long-scale timeline was fairly well thought-out-, but there's one fundamental problem; as always, you're putting the WORST possible spin on Angel.

I'm not denying that Liam had a LOT of sexual encounters when he was alive, but while he enjoyed disappointing his father he never struck me as the type to cause anyone actual HARM; he might have carried out a few 'forceful seductions'- winning over initially-unwilling women to 'convince' them to let him 'spend the night'-, but I REALLY don't see him RAPING anybody.

Liam was inconsiderate to his father, but he was never EVIL; everything I've read makes it clear that he genuinely cared about his sister, if nothing else, and I have yet to read a SINGLE piece of canonical evidence set during his humanity- including the novels, I might add- that gave the impression that he actually hurt anybody.

If you don't like Angel, that's fine- everyone's entitled to their own opinion-, but turning Liam into a RAPIST seems a bit extreme.
Comments from author:
The fact he cared about his sister doesn't stop him from being an utter bastard where other women are concerned. There's lots of guys that have separate mindsets for the females in their family and other women. If I were being extreme, I'd have Liam molesting his sister. It's a small step from 'convincing' to actually raping. Just ask the guys who are date rapists; they just thought the girls were 'playing hard to get' or whatever.

But it's no big surprise that we'd disagree again about Liam/Angel/Angelus. I'd be more shocked if you ever did agree with the way I portrayed him. If I ever do a pro-Angel story, I'll be sure to let you know *grin*. There's actually a bunny that's hopping around in my mind right now. We'll see what Musie comes up with. It won't be BAngel in a romantic sense though...just so you know.
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [28 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from Markelo
Review:
Please tell me that you have a sequel to this one!
Comments from author:
Not at the moment, but who knows. I'll have to go back and watch the Blade Trilogy again to re-acquaint myself though.
Review By [Markelo] • Date [24 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
nice story, I liked the changes you made. Just out of intrested who killed Jesse in the new
timelife because only his dead will explain Xanders attitude.

Oh and I woudn't mind a sequel *g*
Comments from author:
I don't know, maybe Trick killed Jesse. Kakistos had his minions as well. We'll see about the sequel. I have a lot of other fics to finish up right now. And some series that are on hold right now.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [12 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from RevDorothyL
Review:
'"...The night Kakistos killed her, she told me that I was right.”'

I'd forgotten that in this altered timeline it would have to be some other big bad, since Buffy/Nya had killed the Master way back when.

Unfortunately, I can believe that 2nd season Xander might act just this immaturely and treacherously, if worse came to worst.
Comments from author:
Yeah, timeline stories get confusing. Especially for the writer - IMHO.

It's not so much that Xander was being the 'bad' guy here, just that when it came to vamps, he tended to see things in black and white. And Nya didn't have anything to make him think of Buffy -nor did she try to - so it was easier than when he faced Jesse.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [9 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from (Recent Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
If you could just tone down the constantly recurring theme of "Buffy is the most wonderful person ever to have existed and the rest of the Scoobies are lower than pond scum" that is prevalent in your stories, their quality would be noticeably higher.
Comments from author:
Since the vast majority of my Buffy stories aren't like that, I'm gonna have to take offense to the use of the word 'constantly' in your review. In fact, I counted only 8 out of 50 that could reasonably be considered in that vein. Only in the stories where she is in conflict with them, do they come out looking bad. And those are clearly marked as not friendly to whoever is on her bad side for that story. I don't see that as being the case in this one though, since Xander really did have a black and white opinion about vampires in season 2. So his wanting to get rid of the thing he saw as responsible for Buffy being gone is completely within character.
Review By [(Recent Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [9 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from Dragonelf
Review:
You did a great job with this story and I hope you get inspired to write a sequel or two.

::Gives the plot bunny some Black sesame soup::

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Comments from author:
Thanks. We'll have to see about the sequel though.
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [8 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from JasonBarnett
Review:
I agree with Xander. I feel like there should be some sort of loop or something that allows both of them to exist, but there being just one person where there was once two makes no sense.

What happened to Buffy's body for one? Or look at it this way, with no Angel Buffy has no reason to dress up as Darla. So she shouldn't have that costume so she shouldn't become Darla, etc.

edit: My comments about a loop was a thought on the plot of the story, not about Xander's killing Nya.

Killing Nya would have just accomplished revenge for Buffy for Nya essentially murdering her.

As for NeverTooOld's review, I'd like to suggest the nicest thing Nya could have done for Joyce would be not to have ensured her daughter would cease to exist.

FuzzyLeaf: You know Angel was from that period you mention, where if girls weren't married young they were considered old maids.
Comments from author:
How would killing Nya accomplish that? Buffy's body may have vanished, but her spirit didn't. It merged with Darla's. That's why she goes as Nya now - she isn't Buffy or Darla, she's a combination of them. And Buffy went as the noblewoman because Nya sent her a note, telling her to. All the notes/items they had gotten before turned out to be helpful, so there was no reason for them to doubt this one.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [8 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6: Goodbye to the Past" from spk
Review:
Loved it! Had a feeling that Xander would never accept her (if you stayed true to his character... which I expected you would). Nice idea to have him join the Council. Great job! :)
Comments from author:
As long as he doesn't end up as Travers' flunky, things should be okay. I could see him being fiercely protective of his Slayer - when he was old enough to be a field Watcher.
Review By [spk] • Date [8 Nov 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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