Review of chapter "10" from Vilkath
To me the failure of the council was not just the fact they tried to kill a slayer at age 18, a mere three or four years after most slayers are called, but the fact they do next to nothing to help a slayer before then. Sure they send a watcher but their value seems to vary depending on the indvidual sent. Sure Giles turned out to be pretty useful to Buffy but some one like Price and Wesley would just of gotten their charges killed.
The council has a single slayer to worry about at a time, the focus of their entire organization is the active slayer and yet no real effort or resources are put behind them. They can find the time to hunt down and brainwash potential slayers around the world... but can't provide more than casual support to the active slayer? Plus if you think about as much as I like Giles he was sort of a lousy watcher in most aspects. He didn't really teach Buffy to much about how to be a proper slayer and often let her do what ever she wanted, even date a vampire like Angel. I always felt Buffy needed an authority figure in her life and Giles was too much of a Yes man to fill that role and keep Buffy out of trouble.
Review By [Vilkath
] • Date [1 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from Dragonwolftiger
I just reread Chapter 1. It's still a great fic. The idea of the Balance that most writers use is due to Whistler introducing himself as a "Balance Demon". I have no idea if this is accurate, however most of the time the PTB's would support the slayer because evil cheats. This would mean that in order to balance you would have to support the good guys. Still with the crappy support they give the Slayer or Angel, I can see where everyone thinks that they don't care. Before Buffy was Called it was the Watcher's Council that was screwed up but the PTB's couldn't do much as the thing called Free Will was in effect. True they could have sent the Slayer dreams to avoid them but the Slayer wouldn't have been able to kill any demons then. Maybe that's why Buffy was called, to fix what the Council had broken.
Review By [Dragonwolftiger
] • Date [13 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "3" from jimk
Excellent story! I like how you are introducing the split in the group. Such a split is only realistic. With the changes made, you have to expect Xander to grow up. Combine that with the much more realistic and less idealistic attitude that he has always had and unless Willow and Buffy have similar changes or seriously grow up you have to expect some conflict.
Review By [jimk
] • Date [15 Mar 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "7" from Hawklan
ahh yes making lightsabers for those two geeks would be a huge mistake *g*
Review By [Hawklan
] • Date [8 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from LordSia
Hey, why not have it take place *in* the BSG-verse? One of Xander's probes could come across a refugee fleet - or maybe one of his scanners will notice a series of strange hyper-space signatures slowly approaching Earth?
Another idea is Macross/Robotech - what would Xander & Co do if a crashing alien cruiser crashing sparked WWIII? Hm... On that note, ET would make for a brief but funny Omake.
Hey: Independence Day! Xander's Splicer would explain *how* they managed to crash the alien mothership's mainframe... Barring them uploading Windows. Poor aliens.
Either way, don't leave this fic hanging! Update!
Review By [LordSia
] • Date [27 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "6" from Hawklan
I really like your Ideas, but maybe you should trying to flesh them out a bit more. This
scene jumping is kinda confusing sometime, but Angel hurting always gives points in my book.
as i said before fleshing out a bit would help, jumping over an event like killing Angel?
not good. I will read a few more chapters of this fic and then see if I stick to it.
Review By [Hawklan
] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "4" from Hawklan
hmm not really sure yet what to think about this fic, but I read a bit more.
I like the idea of what happened to Xander, but somehow all those short scenes and jump
are kinda strange.
lol, the misunderstanding about the box was funny and Ted's things will be helpful
Review By [Hawklan
] • Date [14 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from CageFire
Really interesting fic I guess, I'm really not a big fan of star wars, I don't exactly dislike it, but I'm just not that into it, unlike some. I guess I'm more of a trekkie and stargate fan(well, except for SGU, it's way less tech oriented, frankly I don't care about character development). Anyway, I'll be looking forward to the next update.
Review By [CageFire
] • Date [5 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "9" from cmdruhura
“The biggest joke is, the systems of this body are sophisticated enough to allow me to have, well... intimate relationship, and thanks to the genetic sample I have, and a few bits of technology I have, I can grow a clone of myself and thus have children, after a fashion. Why would I want either of these things? Why would I want to fall in love, only to inevitably have to see her die? Or for that matter, why would I want to have children I will likely outlive?”
Answer: Because you then have a vested interest in what you are fighting for. Despite the heartaches that would come, not having a tangible connection to the world you protect you become what the Slayer is to the Council - merely a weapon, a tool. Having a relationship with a girl/woman that leads to a birth will mean that he is more than what his body has become. Plus he honors the girl/woman by allowing her to be a part of his bond to humanity.
Comments from author:
You are preaching to the choir here. it was never intended for Xander to become the new Brooding Wonder. But a period of despair had to happen.
Review By [cmdruhura
] • Date [25 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from KingDarius
good story so far. my sw knowledge is more or less limited to the movies, the kotr games, and fanfiction, but i enjoyed it none the less. you should have Xander create HK-47, lol. HK-47 = Assassin Droid disguised as a protocol droid created by Darth Revan who refers to all organics as "meatbags". just in case you havent played the games, which are two of the best games ever created.
Review By [KingDarius
] • Date [26 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from Hanzo
Review By [Hanzo
] • Date [12 Sep 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "10" from LordCorwin
Good update, I look forward to reading more.
Review By [LordCorwin
] • Date [12 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from camura
you could do a mass effect or Battlestar galactica crossover, instead of stargate...
Review By [camura
] • Date [12 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "10" from eriktheviking
Great update but I was hoping to see/read what actually happened during the test.
Review By [eriktheviking
] • Date [12 Sep 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "10" from Bobboky
very good work
Review By [Bobboky
] • Date [11 Sep 10] • Not Rated