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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Letomo
Review:
I liked this series! A bit of a mish-mash on universes, but it mostly worked. The explanation for Chloe's disappearance was well thought out, and made a lot of sense to me. The height - might not have been needed, but it worked. A little surprised she didn't come up with using brown contacts to be Karen Starr, but eh.

I know it's closed, but thought I would let you know I enjoyed it a lot!
Comments from author:
I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review.
Review By [Letomo] • Date [22 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Epilogue" from Yshury
Review:
really great story.
good work
Comments from author:
Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Review By [Yshury] • Date [8 Apr 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nineteen" from draconis
Review:
Very nicely done. Fairly well thought out.

A few thoughts...

Superman's fights with Doomsday--
Seems to me that the best tactical method to neutralize Doomsday's abilities is for Superman to have not stopped where he did, but taken him farther into space to render him immobile. Three possible Doomsday vulnerabilities...if he needed to breathe(?), if he was subject to freezing(?), and definitely if he was taken to a Lagrange point he would be stuck in that position (subject only to solar wind and gravity from passing objects). At the very least, even if Superman only managed to get Doomsday into low-earth orbit, Doomsday would have been stuck in space until his orbit decayed giving Superman anywhere from hours to years to recover from his injuries and figure out what to do with him. Doomsday can't fly...right?

Similarly, Superman could have sent Doomsday on the classic "trajectory into the Sun". Even if unkillable at millions of degrees centigrade, Doomsday would be trapped in the Sun's gravity well unable to threaten the planet again unless some external agent 'rescued' him from his prison.

Also, being in space would have given Superman access to unfiltered sunlight for faster healing, power, etc.


PowerGirl's fights with Bizarro--
Again, the solution is to go into space, outside of the shadow of the Earth (given the time of day). Bizarro would be even more weakened by the unfiltered sunlight, and PowerGirl strengthened, etc.


Perhaps those ideas deviate too far from canon...I really don't know...but they seem like incredibly obvious "This is the very first thing you do." tactical scenarios, and it just doesn't seem reasonable both Superman and PowerGirl wouldn't have considered them.
Comments from author:
Doomsday is pretty much indestructible. He can survive a vacuum and all extremes of heat and cold. In Smallville he was created from a melding of genetic materials from Kryptonian lifeforms so as to make him more powerful than Superman. The idea being that he is a being capable of killing Superman. In the comics, even though his origin is slightly different although Doomsday still originally came from Krypton, the only way they could finally be rid of him was to transport him to the end of time. Also holding him long enough to reach the sun is a problem. Doomsday is relentless, never tiring or feeling pain and never struggling to break free.

Ok yes i could have has Clark throw Doomsday into the sun but i wanted Clark to drive him into the ground therefore killing them both. For my plot i needed Clark to die.

Bizarro: in Smallville he was an incredibly intelligent, devious character so therefore how do you get him there. He isn't stupid enough to follow her and holding him long enough to drag him there seems unfeasible as he is almost as powerful as a Kryptonian IMO.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [draconis] • Date [29 Mar 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Epilogue" from missinglink
Review:
Top notch story here from start to finish. Had stopped watching Smallville about when Jimmy and Chloe had their wedding interupted. Just lost interest in the show's story writing that seemed too similar to other periods when the writer's don't seem to understand their material.

Your martyring of Chloe fits well with my memory of her and was sad to see the actual show didn't do something just as epic. Always remember the season 2 or 3 ender with Chloe's house blowing up as she opened the door while Lionel is getting his haircut behind bars while the violin plays. Very evocative of the gut punch that was then used well here. Also the gaping 10 years and only making references to things inbetween as they relate to the comics worked well in your favor as some things ie the intro of Bruce and Diana would only be poorer for the attempts by a network show.

Can't critique too much as again there is simply too few flaws in my reading of what is a succinct and well told tale. Like the best comics and fanfic it blends tragedy, comedy, love and just a pinch of the unexpected to throw you and keep you going. Only problem I see is how your other fics live up to what you have accomplished here. Here's hoping inspiration as divine as what brought this forth strikes you again and again. Thanks for the new look on old faces.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much. I wish inspiration like this would hit me often too but my muse can be fickle when it comes to that. I won't even go into what the show has done to Chloe lately not that i really know. I gave up watching after the suck-fest that was the season 8 finale Doomsday.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [missinglink] • Date [23 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Epilogue" from Shawn
Review:
Great story! Thank you!

Shawn
Comments from author:
No problem. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for writing a review.
Review By [Shawn] • Date [21 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Epilogue" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
That was a perfect way to explain Chloe's 'absence' in history. By the way, I happen to agree with Chloe in the matter of Lois laughing about her and Clark getting married. If she were alive, she'd be teasing him mercilessly.
Comments from author:
Couldn't agree more. Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [21 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Six" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
Well, yay for the General!
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [20 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-One" from (Past Donor)gunsmith
Review:
Thank God for small mercies; I was about to plead you not to include the "Reign of the Supermen" into this... but it seems others already did.... thankfully. For a non-BTVS story, this is great! Been a while since I've logged in, and to find small gems like these are a real treat! Too bad they never went through with including Chloe into the main comic books, her personality is a great balance to Clark's. Sometimes, even back in the main books, Lois never really struck me as completely compatible with Clark.
Comments from author:
Like i said before the 'Reign of the Supermen' would be far too complex. It was like a year's worth of stories spread across 4 different comics. No way i was going to include that.

Yep it is too bad they never came up with a way to include Chloe in the comics. My view is that Lois no longer really is compatible with Clark. Originally she was suppose to be his human grounding but that was back when the Superman, the Kal-El of Krypton, part of him was suppose to be the dominant personality and Clark Kent was merely a disguise. In the modern take when Clark Kent is the dominant personality and Superman is merely a symbol, a way for him to use his abilities for good, I think a major part of Lois' reason for being considered his perfect partner is gone.

I won't even mention how in the comics lately the writers have managed to turn Lois into an annoying little shrew of a woman and you just can't see what it is Clark sees in her anymore but that is just my opinion of course.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Past Donor)gunsmith] • Date [18 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-One" from Shawn
Review:
I'm really glad that I stumbled upon your story! It's a great Chlark (the only pairing I usually like aside from Clois) and some of the twists have been fantastic! I'm also enjoying the blend of Superman canons, very well done, and I'm happy to see from other reviews that you're skipping the Reign of the Supermen. :-) Anyway, I'm loving your story and I'm really hoping it's loooooong. :-D

Thanks!

Shawn
Comments from author:
Thanks and yeah like i said i'm skipping the Reign of the Supermen.
Review By [Shawn] • Date [18 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-One" from StriderMew
Review:
Great update... and I can only pray you won't include the convoluted "Reign of the Supermen" storyline into this.... the actual comic storyline was a bit of a headache to read. Good job so far and hoping for more to come.
Comments from author:
No. No 'Reign of the Supermen'. Too convoluted and complex and would need like a hundred chapters just to explain it all. I went with something much simpler. Thanks for the review.
Review By [StriderMew] • Date [18 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Nineteen" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
I, for one, am very glad that Chloe didn't let herself be introduced as Clark's cousin. That is too disturbing - unless it's like 6th cousins or something. Can't say I'm surprised that Lois knows the truth about 'Power Girl' or the idea that she's willing to hide the fact her cousin is alive. Doesn't mean she'll stop trying to figure out how it happened, though. She's just smart enough not to endanger Chloe.
Comments from author:
It is too disturbing. The very reason i didn't do it. Not to mention it is illegal in some parts of the world to have a relationship with your 1st cousin so i just avoided the whole murky area.

While Lois can be reckless, not one of her more endearing traits IMO, she would never deliberately put anyone in danger. She'll find out what happened very soon. Next chapter in fact.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [17 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nineteen" from Crayshack
Review:
I like the way you are blending varies versions of the Superman mythos. Nicely done.
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [Crayshack] • Date [17 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seventeen" from StriderMew
Review:
Interesting... did you know Alison Mack who plays Chloe Sullivan also voiced Power Girl in the animated version of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies?
Comments from author:
Yes i do. It is just one of those funny coincidence things. I wrote this before that was announced. Anyway thanks for the review.
Review By [StriderMew] • Date [16 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from cwolf
Review:
I don't know how I missed the story. But at any rate, my first thought on seeing the phrase below, was not about glasses. heh


“You got a pair here?” she suddenly asks.
Comments from author:
Yes. I can see how it could otherwise be interpretated. Most amusing. Thanks for the review.
Review By [cwolf] • Date [15 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
Heeheehee, guess 'taking it slow' will mean something different for them. At this rate, they're gonna be married and on their honeymoon by the weekend - even if it was only a couple days away. But she does need to get through the angst of resolving things with Jimmy and Lois first.
Comments from author:
Well to be fair to Clark he has at least 10 years of built up feelings to work-out and Chloe has loved him since like the day they first met in the 8th grade i think it was so um it was bound to come out in some way. Of course in reality i drag it out for a bit longer than a couple of days. Revelations are afoot that will slow them down. Ooh gotta love spoilers don't ya?

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [13 Mar 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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