Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from AlecMcDowell
This is still probably my favorite AB crossover. I love Xander's fear, and the way he feels so helpless the entire time he's slipping away. The worst part I think is his outside perspective on seeing what was wrong with Richard, things that would have helped him this time around, but they're mostly gone now.
It occurs to me though that this story happens really fast- about a week, right? I think that's what's messing them all up. Giles mentioned past lives don't usually get remembered like this, they're more a gradual thing instead of all at once. Perhaps over time, Richard will start to dream of Xander and slowly reverse integrate him into his mind.
I hope you're still planning on finishing this because there's so much to this series I'm looking forward to. Anita is much more experienced than Buffy so she should handle Spike and his ilk much easier than she did in canon. Angel now has the memories of a very gifted politician and he can use that to gain control over the Hellmouth if he chooses. And Richard, of course, he gets the chance to start all over, will he get a GED and try and go to college? Try and meet new people or isolate himself? Hope we get a chance to see all of that.
Review By [AlecMcDowell
] • Date [18 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Stationary
when do we get to see more of this? especially in anita and jean-claude's p.o.v.s? and in the others--giles, willow, ms. calendar, spike?
Review By [Stationary
] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Selonianth
Then the three of them wake up in another world, together again and Richard swears like a sailor. Then he gets over it and tries to live with them the right way and even though they stay together, life to life, they figure out that that doesn't bother them, they're together.
Thinking about it... Twilight. Edward, Jacob, and Bella.
Review By [Selonianth
] • Date [25 Jan 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Katt
I absolutely love your stories and this is no different. I do hope you'll do the rest of this series cause I love the premise, it's new. Also I noticed you don't have Ripped Apart here. Have you abandoned that and Eternity(although this is here I saw) and Worlds? I've been following them since you were back on your old webpage before you moved and am still waiting with bated breath for updates :)
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I do have plans to expand on it, but at this moment I'm not sure when.
I have no plans to abandon any stories. RA can be found at my website (http://realitiescollide
dot com/fiction/) and has been updated since I pulled it from here (I was going to abandon it, but changed my mind so it's solely on my website now). Eternity hasn't been abandoned, either. I actually started to rewrite it, which is why it's down, but will eventually just post it and get the latest chapter up when I do so. WW is also still active. The reason it's taking so long is that I'm writing the last three chapters at once before I post it (and I've stalled on the fight scene).
The only reason I haven't written much over the last year is purely because I had a major change in my life, but that's all settled down so I'm getting back into things.
Let me know if you have trouble accessing Ripped Apart.
Thanks again for your review.
Review By [Katt
] • Date [21 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from MagnusXXN
Thats very interesting. I'm a fan of the Anita Blake series, so I wasn't lost. Xander as Richard...well, hes mostly shown as a wereleopard so a stright up werewolf is a nice change. And of course I can totaly see them all playing that out, Xander as Richard, Angel ans JC, and Buffy as Anita.
They had a very odd relationship in season 1 and 2. Season 3 tried to change it, and sorta got lost in translation. But I always liked the weird interaction between those three.
A very nice story.
Review By [MagnusXXN
] • Date [8 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Selias
This is a pretty interesting one-shot. Any chance on a sequel sometime in the future?
Review By [Selias
] • Date [4 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from mountainelements
Poor Xander. I'm glad that Richard was able to get away from Anita and Jean Claude, but I feel really sorry for Willow.
Review By [mountainelements
] • Date [1 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from zephyrRS
Wow! I have no idea where you are going with this but I'm completely intrigued!
Review By [zephyrRS
] • Date [6 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from TrueRedRose
Very nicely done. I love the way you merged the Xander-Richard character. You managed to capture both personalities very well. Kudos!
Review By [TrueRedRose
] • Date [5 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Gideon
So sad that Xander is gone. Willow will be devastated. I don't know if he is making the right choice. Anita and JC are not the same in this life, I would like to see them try to work it out. But I guess Richard is the same, so he can only see them the same too.
I wonder what effect this will have on Angel's curse?
Review By [Gideon
] • Date [22 Dec 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from spacey
this was amazing and creepy and i dont really give a shit what happens to buffy but it's tied to what happens to the boys so i guess more will be to follow since this was the xander fic, right?
Review By [spacey
] • Date [28 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from utilitariancaramel
This is heartbreaking - and I love that you did it from Xander/Richard's POV, as well as the slide into Anitaverse IDs. Really, very impressive.
Comments from author:
It is heartbreaking and I actually found the last last four or five scenes (after Xander had "gone") particularly difficult to write.
Thank you so much for your review.
Review By [utilitariancaramel
] • Date [24 Sep 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from xandersgirl
This is really good.
I'm wondering if you're going to expand on this. I'd love to read more about Xander/Richard and how he copes with being a Ulfric without a pack!
Can't wait for the next instalment.
Review By [xandersgirl
] • Date [23 Sep 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Nozomi
Ohhh, intriguing. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this story. It's a new idea that I haven't read before. On the one hand I don't like Richard erasing Xander, but in a way it makes sense and it lets Richard have a new start from Jean-Claude and Anita. Tell me you'll continue his adventures in another story right?! I'd definitely read more.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much! There will definitely be more. At the very least another three fics.
Review By [Nozomi
] • Date [22 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ulfric Incarnate" from Greywizard
First off, thanks for responding to the challenge
Second, WHOA!!! The way you're presenting this to us is simply fantastic! I can't wait to see the stories showing how Buffy and Angel are dealing with their new memories.
I think that there is a good bit of Xander still present beneath the Richard personality, and that it will affect the way 'Richard' begins leading his new life, since so much of Xander's life centered around his friendships with Willow and Jesse, and I can't believe that it won't have some significant effect on Richard. Richard would have preferred the type of life Xander lived, and that has to count for something.
Anyway, any idea when the two subsequent stories will be appearing?
And also, GREAT WORK!!
Comments from author:
Thank you so so much. I was actually a little worried because the fic took a life of it's own and went beyond the challenge. I'm so glad you liked it.
You're right about Xander still being present, although between Richard and the wolf they've buried him so to speak. Xander's personality will definitely impact on Richard in fact it already has. Richard had so much trouble letting Anita go in the AB 'verse, but has very little problem walking away from her in this world (especially after Willow's words of advice).
I actually started working on the next fic today (called Master Incarnate) but it's at the very early stages. I actually started this fic in March this year, but worked on it in between other projects (mostly a vampire bigbang fic which I'll be posting sometime in the next few weeks). It was one of those fics that evolved over time. :D The next fic won't take as long, I hope.
Review By [Greywizard
] • Date [21 Sep 10] • Not Rated