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Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from draconis
Review:
Excellent start to the sequel!

I just finished re-reading the excellent "Let's Hear It..." and the start of the sequel "Revenge Is..." and really hope your muse will see fit to help you continue writing the sequel. As you are (as of May2013) still adding/updating other stories here on tthfanfic, it provides some hope that "Revenge Is..." isn't destined to be forever incomplete.

Exploring Xander's Hyena-ish/Pan-were-ish adaptations and almost certain...
predictable-preliminary-preternatural-pack protocol-peccadilloes (like dating/relationship customs)...
likely would be fun...as would seeing Spike and Xander in a Triumvirate.

Although, somehow I expect their increasing duties rapidly will mature both Spike and Xander considerably. I guess we're already seeing some of that with Spike's business meeting punctuality issue. Normally he would have just spent the wait-time annoying as many people as he could and not much cared about the time.
Review By [draconis] • Date [12 Sep 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from celticjenn
Review:
The first story AND this one are so good....Youve written some terrific other stuff and I can only hope that you pick this one back up at some point, SOON!!!
Please and Thank You!
Review By [celticjenn] • Date [23 Sep 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from lunalurker
Review:
I really hope this triumvirate works out a lot differently than the previous ones. And I really hope this story continues soon, because I've really enjoyed this series so far!
Redeemed Richard makes me smile, and I think has enough in common with Buffy that they could be a great match.
I also hope that somehow things turn out better for Anita. I really loved her in the earlier books, and I think that with Dolph The Jerk and Jean-Claude The Pretty Manipulative Bastard no longer throwing her under the supernatural bus all the time, no more harem, no more other peoples power crammed into her head, and lots of therapy during her time away from the constant drama explosions of Jean-Claude's world would bring her back to being that adored kick-ass chick she used to be.
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [27 Feb 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from Vigdis
Review:
I was directed to this series by the 2010 COA. I am really enjoying it. Please continue soon.
Comments from author:
Hi Vigdis!

Thank you *very* much for reading & I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it and left a review :) For the moment all my longer stories (I estimate this one will be about 20 chapters or so) are on hold as I finish my HP crossover 'Willow's Thief'. So hopefully soon after that my brain can get back into the Anita'verse.

Thanks again! :)
Luna
Review By [Vigdis] • Date [4 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from Thirteenth
Review:
I love this series. Not only for taking Anita down a peg or three, but you're using Buffy *comic* canon. I think I've read a grand total of three stories on this site that make use of the new canon, even only slightly. So big yay on that. Kudos. If the redemption voting is still going on, I would adore it if Asher got a *real* turn around. I've always felt bad for him. He latched onto Anita because she didn't run screaming from his scars and she had a connection with Jean-Claude. I'd always found their "love" jarring and, well, smacking of desperation (on his part). So. Yes. Redemption for Asher? I also like what you're doing with Nathaniel and Dawn. He's another character that latched onto Anita through circumstance and got run through the ringer. I find it kind of adorable that he's Nimir-Raj now and also very, um, frightening. Hopefully, Dawn's bossiness will help him when it comes to stepping up for the leopards.

One tiny note: hyenas, while looking dog-like, are more closely related to felines than they are canines. Spike was probably commenting on looks, though, so no big.
Comments from author:
Wow, thank you so much! I'm so pleased that you love it :) I'm a *big* fan of post-Chosen life because it is so much fun to explore.

Not technically taking votes but I am always looking for feedback :) I always have felt bad for Asher as well but his outcome is still up in the air. Nathaniel is one that I used to hate but started to develop a soft spot for him, and I think Dawn's attitude will be a big help to him developing into a good Nimir-Ra :)

Did *not* know that about hyenas, thanks! So yeah, he was commenting on his looks ;)

Thank you for leaving such a long review- It's much appreciated!
Review By [Thirteenth] • Date [7 Mar 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from (Recent Donor)cauchymean
Review:
Dawn/Nathaniel? Only if he can grow a spine in place of the hair. Maybe the new and improved (or rather back to the original) Richard can help him.

Does a power triumvirate have to have a sexual component? Was it because Jean Claude was of Belle-Morte's line? Does it matter that Buffy's powers are demonic in origin?

I don't recall if you mentioned it, but is Illyria awake and present in this world? There's someone who could scare the Vampire Council into staying in their coffins for the next few millennia.
Comments from author:
No worries~ I don't like wimpy Nathaniel-- and right now he and Dawn are still *just* friends :)

I don't think it has to be sexual-- I think that was b/c JC was of Belle Morte's line. I hadn't thought about Buffy's powers being demonic in origen, but I don't see it as an obstacle.

:) Illyria is quite bad ass. I haven't thought about using her- Its been forever since I've watched Angel so I'm not as familiar with her anymore.

Thanks for commenting! So sorry I didn't respond sooner!
Review By [(Recent Donor)cauchymean] • Date [1 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from (Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard
Review:
interesting chapter. please continue.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I shall definitely do so :)
Review By [(Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard] • Date [27 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from AngelBlack
Review:
Nicely done! Both with the first chapter and the title =P
Comments from author:
yay :) Thank you!
Review By [AngelBlack] • Date [26 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from Jorrie
Review:
I like it so far, mostly. I'm not a big fan of the Xander-Buffy-Spike-Triangle, but if it makes for an interesting plot then I won't complain. I've been known to be easily swayed when storyline is awesome. ^_^ I'm glad you decided to do a sequel. I really wanted to see what would happen with Asher and Jason. I usually love Asher and Jason, but after reading the first fic, I kinda just want to kill them both, Asher more than Jason. In any case, it's up to you how everything goes and I can't wait to read some more. I'll be on the look out for any new updates!
Comments from author:
Thank you Jorrie! I'm glad you like it so far and I hope I can continue to please :)
Review By [Jorrie] • Date [26 Feb 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from evilredknight
Review:
Loved the first story.
But I don't know if I'll follow this one.

I have a problem with bad guy revenge stories - always have.
The idea that a bad guy thinks they have the right to revenge always pisses me off.

Your a bad guy.
Did you do the things you were accused of? Ya.
Did you know the things you were doing were wrong? Ya.
Did the good guys, lie or misrepresent what you did in court to put you in jail? No.
So do the crime - do the time.
If you ain't the Count of Monte Cristo you don't got no beef coming.

I guess I also have a problem with an Anita that far gone.
I would think, as her crimes are put before her in court, she would admit(maybe only to herself),
that ithere was good reason for someone to take her down.

Her character in the early books did have some kind of capacity for self reflection and worry that she was becoming a monster.
Not sure about the latter books, I stopped reading after the 10th or 11th book where the deus ex machina in every story became a new person to screw, and/or sex in a new and interesting way to gain the power.
I know she decided to join the monsters and considerer's herself one now, but is there really no regret in her over the actions she's taken?

I'm pretty sure much of the anger she has in the latter books is an outlet for self hatred.
I would like to see a little more then "I'm Anita Blake, you fucked with me and mine, prepare for death and pain."
I would hope she could at least acknowledge the truth of why she was taken down.
A two dimensional bad guy out for revenge is boring.
Comments from author:
In the one of the newer ones, Skin Trade, she told the Wicked Truth to kill her if she ever went too far over to evil and was danger to herself and those she loved.

I think she would still be introspective on the entire situation and contemplate where she stands. Regret will be had—she always has regret of some sort. But she also tends to think herself ‘above’ the human laws because she is a full-out member of the supernatural community and the way of living in there just calls for a different sort of morals.

I’m seeing her motive for wanting revenge as a result of the execution of Jean-Claude (at the hands of Buffy), Micah (thanks to Richard), Richard’s betrayal, Wicked Truth’s betrayal, not to mention the other vamps who were killed that she cared about.

Of course, she will acknowledge her badness (from the viewpoint of her ‘human’ friends like the cops) but in many of the books she’s done just as bad things to people in order to protect those that she loved (like letting Haven have a free-for-all and kill the Lion’s Rex) so I don’t see her as feeling so guilty about what she did that night—because JC was in danger.

I plan on making this a bit more complicated than the last story—In that one I was just out for pure fun & revenge, now I want to add a bit more :)

I hope you’ll continue reading :) Regardless, thanks for your comment and feedback.
~Luna
Review By [evilredknight] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from AzrielSunHawk
Review:
*ROFL* delicious simply delicious!!
Comments from author:
yay! Thank you!!
Review By [AzrielSunHawk] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from londeaux
Review:
Nathaniel's Namir-Ra, oh now that's funny. So who's the male leader of the pard? It's a good thing you didn't make Richard part of the "scoobies," he'd never hear the end of the jokes at his expense.
Comments from author:
*blushes furiously* Ohhh now, typo! *eep* It is now corrected. Nathaniel is the Nimir-Raj.
And I don't think Richard is quite yet ready to become a Scooby :)

THAAAANK you!
Review By [londeaux] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from Xeelia
Review:
Yay Dawn and Nathaniel!! They would be an adorable couple now that Nate has boy-hair and his freedom!

I soo hope Spike's wrong! The whole triumptive thing is steeped in Vampire lore and vampires and it gives the vampire the most oomf! I can't see Buffy accepting that, plus it makes them all the new Jean-Claude, Richard, and Anita. The reason Anita became the way she was was because of all the power, the power over others. Plus then Buffy/Richard can't happen!!!

Don't get me wrong I will still read and love the story, and it's your's do what you want with it, I am stating my hopes!!
Comments from author:
Thanks for commenting! I thought you might like Dawn and her burgeoning friendship with Nathaniel ;) Heehee, boy hair is a definite plus!!

I'm glad that you will still read and love the story! I'm still working out the plausibility of the triumvirate in a way that is in-character for those involved... But... Well... Guess we'll just have to wait and see how things turn out!

Thank you!
Luna
Review By [Xeelia] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from JoeB
Review:
I now I wrote that I'd wait, but I decided what the heck.

I liked the chapter. As a suggestion about the triumverate (or however you spell it). Instead of a personal one between Buffy, Xander, and Spike, make it a general one between Slayers, weres, and vampires that just want to live (or at least their version of it) and let live.

Looking forward to more.
Comments from author:
:D Yay, I'm glad you gave in!

Glad to hear you liked it.

General ideas about the triumvirate are still growing in my crazy mind, so I'm still working out the details.

Thanks for the feedback!
Review By [JoeB] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "“I Had a Dream…”" from cmdruhura
Review:
Do you mean a Menage a Trois?

Xander does his Snoopy dance early this year.
Comments from author:
I think any sex that involved Buffy, Spike, and Xander would make my eyes bleed, lol.
So, no... They're contemplating a new power structure to give the 3 of them a boost that Whistler suggested would be necessary for the upcoming struggle.

Heehee, Xander :)

Thanks for commenting!
Review By [cmdruhura] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
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