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Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from twlight
Review:
I love this wonderful wonderful story.
Review By [twlight] • Date [21 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Other than my own threesome (which does contain, but isn't about sex) I haven't encountered another triad story that was this focused on the emotional and spiritual aspects of the relationship. I really did enjoy it.

I think it's possible that Angel could come around btw, after all, he was the master of the 4-way orgy... maybe when he's had a chance to think? His main issue is Buffy and ANYONE else.

As for Xander, sadly, I don't think season 4 'loser' Xander could deal. Season seven Xander, especially post Anya? Maybe. Much as I like X, I think he's extremely emotionally stunted and a product of an abusive, bigoted household... (yes, I think canon supports both - AEB the wedding that wasn't, among other things).

If it had been a younger man, I don't think Xander would have had as big an issue. I too am bugged by Giles b/c I think canon showed a father/daughter relationship, but you didn't show that here, so I am able to suspend 'squick'.

Frankly, Joyce, after some time to realize that she's separated herself from her daughter (again) would come 'round... not b/c she likes (or really accepts) it, but like with the slaying, she'll adjust b/c she wants to have her daughter in her life. Without Buffy, she's got nothin'.

Very interesting story.

Blue


EDIT: I think I'd enjoy a third chapter/epilogue... showing them a year/six months later... maybe to see who is at the next year's thanksgiving? Oddly, I think Faith could deal & so probably would Dawn and Spike... hmmm.
Comments from author:
I'm not good at writing sex scenes 'cause I get too embarrassed while typing them up. Plus I always think they sound so cheesy.

Angel's reaction was exactly for the reason you said. For himself he doesn't see a problem with multiple partners, but Buffy's supposed to remain celibate forever because they can't be with each other.

Despite a good start in season 4, Xander's just one of those characters that I think wouldn't deal well with such an unusual relationship - although he probably has naughty dreams about him and 2+ more girls.

Joyce is the one I see accepting the triad first - even though she doesn't want to. All it would take is the reminder of how short Buffy's life is and she'd probably put up with practically anything publicly and fume in private.

Hmm, an epilogue, eh? We'll see if Musie gets the urge to come back to them.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [30 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from (Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard
Review:
can't remember if I reviewed before but loved the fic. I like xander and angel getting told off. I always hated their double standards.
Comments from author:
Yeah, like they have any right to talk. Xander's involved with an ex-demon and Angel's the one who left Buffy, not the other way around. They don't get to run her love life.
Review By [(Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard] • Date [1 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from heartsinger
Review:
Good story, and I love a good polyfic that ISN'T all about the sex for a change. Giles and Buffy, though? A little squicky.
heartsinger
Comments from author:
Can pretty much guarantee that if I write a polyfic, it won't be about sex...unless it's meant to be sort of a crackfic. You know, like in response to the hundreds of harem stories around now about Xander with anyone and everyone. Fortunately, Musie only tortures me with ideas about that kind of story; she hasn't made me try to write one yet.
Review By [heartsinger] • Date [13 Nov 10] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from Harry
Review:
I'm sorry that Joyce and Xander couldn'thandle the idea of the three part cord. And Angel: GO BACK TO LA AND STAY THERE! I'm glad that Willow, Anya and Oz were cool with it.
Comments from author:
I don't think Joyce would ever accept this strange of a relationship. Xander...I don't know, maybe? As for Angel, maybe he can have a flat tire and be stuck on the freeway when the sun comes up. LOL. Don't know how long it will take for Willow's mind to finally slow down long enough to accept this. Anya and Oz seem like the two most likely not to be thrown by it.
Review By [Harry] • Date [16 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 1: Forming the Cord" from Harry
Review:
A very intersting idea. I'm all in favor of Buffy getting a chance to explore the idea of a relationship with a young woman, and Tara is perfect for it. Giles, is more of a father figure for the group, but Tara will help him as well. I look forward to seeing how this all plays out!
Comments from author:
Tara is the only girl on BtVS I really like for Buffy. Maybe Fred if we were to cross into AtS. And I'm a huge fan of B/G, so always happy to 'ship them.
Review By [Harry] • Date [16 Jan 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from clarityfades
Review:
This was totally cute...& I loved that the triad was w/ Giles & Tara. Le sigh. I knew Xander & Angel would react poorly, & I didn't expect Joyce to be all sunshine & roses either. But I'm glad Anya & Oz were cool--& I get the feeling Willow will be as well. :) Great short story!


...soooo, what's next? :-P
Comments from author:
Tara is the only female that I really like as a pairing for Buffy, and of course I live B/G goodness. Glad you agreed with the way I had people react. Just updated 'I Found My Heart in San Francisco'.
Review By [clarityfades] • Date [10 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from RevDorothyL
Review:
No more? Well, at least you left Buffy, Tara, and Giles in a good place (if we don't count Angel and Xander acting like big doody-heads!).
Comments from author:
Just not real comfortable writing this sort of thing - especially since eventually I'd have to deal with more than the occasional smoochies. Maybe someday I'll get over my unease.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [3 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from immortalsilence
Review:
very cool
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [immortalsilence] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from SassyFrass
Review:
Cute ending. I just meant that Willow might be jealous because she might feel that she was being ousted, because of Tara.
Comments from author:
Good point. Willow wouldn't want to be replaced as the witchy/best friend in Buffy's life.
Review By [SassyFrass] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from CPTSkip
Review:
I liked your story. But it is really only the beginning. I'm not sure about Angel, but I would hope that Xander, Willow, and Joyce would eventually come around. Nicely done.
Comments from author:
This is as far as I can manage right now. Maybe Xander and Willow could come around, but I don't know about Joyce. This is awfully freaksome after all - especially for a mom.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from RebeccaAshling
Review:
Oh, that was quite a sudden ending! Thought there'd be more...
Comments from author:
Yeah, sorry about that. Any further and I might have to deal with the sexual aspect of the triad. If I can figure out how to write more without delving into that, I'll try to add to the story.
Review By [RebeccaAshling] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Growing and Reacting" from (Past Donor)KieriToews
Review:
I liked it. Twas' very interesting. I found Xander's reaction all too believable; and so, once again Xander proves what an arsehole he is to everyone around him. Great job, yo!
Comments from author:
Well, you know my feelings about Xander. If I ever decide to continue on with the story, I may bring him around. Just depends on my mood at the time.
Review By [(Past Donor)KieriToews] • Date [1 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 1: Forming the Cord" from ncatt
Review:
Nice one! Though I'd've loved to have seen Tara warning Buffy about the scuzziness of Parker.
The Scoobies reactions should be interesting. I'm not sure that Willow wouldn't be jealous of Tara, as she always seemed to dislike it when Buffy had friends outside the group. Faith being the prime example, but she reacted pretty much the same when Buffy started hanging with the Initiative crowd. Also at this point her magic is still mostly low powered and unreliable, while Tara is a trained witch who knows what she's doing.

The only time Xander has a nice word to say about any male, apart from Giles, getting near Buffy or Willow is when Riley is leaving and he's trying to talk her into going after him. I suspect the exception for Giles is simply because he is not a romantic prospect. This does not bode well for acceptance.
Comments from author:
I'll keep the idea of Tara warning Buffy about Parker in mind for future bunnies. Hope you like the reactions. Not sure everyone will.
Review By [ncatt] • Date [31 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 1: Forming the Cord" from GypsyDruid
Review:
I'm always majorly creeped out by any 'romantic' relationship between Giles and any of the Scoobies (including Faith), but since I'm such a huge fan of your writing, I'll keep reading until I get seriously squicked.
Comments from author:
I wouldn't worry. There's only one more chapter to go and this is more about the friendship side than the romantic. And the second chapter is really more about other people's reactions than anything.
Review By [GypsyDruid] • Date [31 Dec 09] • Not Rated
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