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Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from maxthehobbit
Review:
The first chapter was so-so, not enough to really get into the Dawn is wasting away, but this chapter ... outstanding. I haven't seen all the Buffy episodes, but I remember the one where Spike talked to Willow while he was trying to bite her, but the chip prevented it

Willow was feeling sorry for him and tried to comfort him, so Willow and Spike getting together makes sense to me. I also liked that you made Kennedy sort of a neutral character - neither a bitch or an angel. Kennedy gets a bad rap much of the time.

I really enjoyed this, just wish it was a little longer.
Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [21 May 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from (Current Donor)Sulien
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Really enjoyed this one; I have to admit I have a soft spot for the Spike and Willow pairing and it looks like Spike won't be quite as sorry to be human as he thinks. Thanks for sharing. :)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [13 Mar 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from FariaLyton
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Interesting pairings... I'd never even thought of Xander/Illyria before, but it's perfect...
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [FariaLyton] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from burmafrdnow
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Joss in so called season 8 truly lost it so anything after Season 7 I think is BS; including all the so called BTVS filler that supposedly came during Angel season 5. As I recall didn't Angel ask giles for help and giles said no and told no one else about it? Same for Fred and Cordelia? I think that was just not like Giles at all. But then Joss pretty much destroyed all charactor development starting in season 6 anyway. If Buffy had known Angel asked for help she would have gone. Same for Willow and the rest of them INCLUDING Giles. And above all Giles would NOT have refused to help when Cordelia was dying. So all that is on Joss and no one else.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
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Yes very much not your present style but still enjoyable (and yes you have improved over the years, as I hope we all have). Thank-you for not bashing Kennedy too much, that girl gets a hard time, all because she's not Tara. Willow and human Spike...not a parring I'd have thought of but I can see how it could work.

Buffy in Italy; I'm glad someone else thought that Buffy buggering off on holiday while everyone else was trying to set up the new slayer organisation was a bit off/odd.

Enjoyable story, not the way I'd have imagined it but its good to see other peoples ideas, its given me some food for thought.

DaveT.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

I'm ambivalent about Kennedy; she was very unlikeable in some episodes but in others, such as 'The Killer in Me' and 'End of Days', she performs admirably. Therefore I usually write her favourably. Overall she's my third favourite Potential after Awesome!Vi and Caridad.

Actually I've always been something of a Spike/Willow shipper and in 'Life, Resumed' I kept having to slap myself in the face to keep it on the Spuffy track and stop William from veering off towards Willow. The only canon pairing I prefer to Spillow is Spike/BuffyBot.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from arkeus
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uh? i was commenting on them being messed up, not about the out of character thing, though i'd have to re-check the series as i don't see Buffy as that out of character in the comics.

Anyway, i was a bit disappointed by this chapter. Question of voice i think. Your FR fics and SG one have a better 'voice' imho. Even the Buffy char in them. This... didn't have the wit of those, for the most part. The rhythm felt off.

Though the end did make me smile.
Comments from author:
It's a very old story - November 2004 - and I've undoubtedly improved a lot as a writer since then.
Review By [arkeus] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from RabidReject
Review:
Awesome.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [RabidReject] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from Geyer
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Thanks for reposting the series. I still remember what an impression it made on me years ago, after I recovered from the shock of the first installment. This version of NFA holds up very well. Great use of the characters, and I enjoyed the lighter touches.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Geyer] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from angelus
Review:
I like the possible Illyria/Xander pairing cause to me I see another relationship like he had with Anya. I can just picture Illyria talking about Xander giving her Orgasms but in an Illyria way lol
Comments from author:
Thank you! Illyria is the ultimate partner for the ultimate demon magnet.
Review By [angelus] • Date [28 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from (Past Donor)athenewolfe
Review:
great storY!
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Past Donor)athenewolfe] • Date [27 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from DesitaniaF
Review:
I'm intrigued by what Spike's reaction will be to Willow's action at the end there... :)
Comments from author:
His jaw will probably drop and his eyes bulge out for a start.
Review By [DesitaniaF] • Date [27 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from JasonBarnett
Review:
vampires don't need to breath so the pheromone thing you've come up with to explain the Immortal doesn't work, since the only evidence we have that he's good at seducing women was his success with Darla and Dru.

Edit: they'd get a scent, but since their bodies are basically dead it wouldn't do anything to them. It's like in season 5 where Angel had to vamp the the guy in the sub, because they were running out of air, or because the air was to polluted for a human to survive. As soon as they recognized something strange about his smell they'd stop breathing.
Comments from author:
Wrong. Vampires don't respire but they do breathe - they have a highly developed sense of smell and that requires them to inhale, as does talking, and therefore they would indeed be vulnerable to the pheremone effect.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [27 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from MarcusRowland
Review:
Haven't read that one in a while, nice to see it again. I'd forgotten the furry bikini bit!
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [27 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Come As You Are" from banner
Review:
That was fun from beginning to end. Thanks for dragging Dawn out of the pit, and for showing us something I'd never considered about Spike.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [banner] • Date [27 Jan 10] • Not Rated
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