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Review of chapter "Almost There" from cptquinn
Review:
Huge fan of TWD, and this is really good.
Hope you continue!
Review By [cptquinn] • Date [30 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Almost There" from KingDarius
Review:
good story so far. im a huge fan of zombie movies, probably seen the majority of the zombie movies made in the last 20-30 years, as well as the romero classics. never really thought about a zombie tv show, though the fact they got hawkins from jericho on it gives me hope that it will be pretty good. i dvr'd the show on halloween, but i havent gotten around to watching it yet, though i cant help but think it would be a hundred times better if they had got romero involved in the show.
Comments from author:
I've loved them since I was a kid, the 1968 Night of the Living Dead is how I got into horror. After that it was Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th. I just kept going from there, but in the end, it'll always be about the zombies for me.

I hate to break it to you, but if they are going by the comic, I don't think you'll see him again. While he got far more air time then he did in the comic (which I was happy to see) it's entirely possible he'll never be in another episode. I hope I'm wrong about that though.

Thank you for the review.
Review By [KingDarius] • Date [4 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Almost There" from eriktheviking
Review:
A well written and intense chapter.
Comments from author:
I usually like to break things up, throw some humor in, I didn't want any of that here. I'm happy to see it worked.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [27 Oct 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Almost There" from CPTSkip
Review:
Excellent work. You are doing a nice job of showing the horror of a Zombie Apocalypse. The death of the little girl really got to me. I am just glad these are slow zombies. But Xander really needs to find some better weapons. Hopefully he has some in his car. I look forward to both more of your story and the TV show.
Comments from author:
The death of the girl was something I wanted to let people know, that anybody could die in this. I'm not playing favorites in this story like I have in others. As far as the zombies go, while I can appreciate 'Dawn 04' or 'Return' zombies, I will always prefer the Romero one's.

The weapons thing, I just wanted to keep realistic. I've read too many zombie fic's where the outbreak starts, and the characters suddenly have this huge cache of weapons available. I'm sure they'll find something down the line, in a future chapter.

I'm glad you're liking it so far, and I'm really looking forward to the show too. Thanks for the review.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [27 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Almost There" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
Xander and Cordy ignoring the fact that the bitten ones were probably going to turn seems odd.

The two have dealt with people being infected with aspect of demon from demonic fluids, biting turning someone into what they were bit by, and zombies where anyone who dies rises as one, so I'm going to have to give you a big fail for them overlooking that.
Comments from author:
I'm going with the idea that zombie movies don't exist in this dimension, that dying in general is the cause. What looks to be a non-fatal bite wound isn't something they'd consider a threat.

I know it's a little weird, considering pretty much everybody knows 'the rules'. But from reading zombie fic for some time, I've generally liked the stories where people had to learn by doing.

Thanks for reading.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [27 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Almost There" from Cdog
Review:
I've heard good things about this series and I want to read it even more because of your story.

Five more days until the dead walk the earth...
Comments from author:
Glad you've liked it so far. I was trying to get the word out to my friends, since it seems almost no one has even heard of it. I figured this was the best way to hit as large a potential audience as possible.

Five more days is just too long, I've been waiting forever for it to happen.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Cdog] • Date [26 Oct 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Almost There" from Vilkath
Review:
Hmm I have to say I think Xander and/or Cordelia are fairing less well in this chapter than I would expect vetrans of the wierd. These are the slowest, dumbest type of movie zombies you can get and frankly once Xander figured out the critical thing of hitting them in the head they should of been cake walk. Instead they stupidly stand next to things zombies can lunge out of, ignore bitten people as a danger, let themselves get surrounded by things they can out pace walking etc. They made pretty much every rookie mistake possible in zombie movies and I really can't understand why. Especialy the one where they take a hostile person who's only a threat to the group with them and rely on them in a crisis situation. 'The bitch' already tried to lock Cordelia out once to her death, lied infront of a group of people who knew the truth etc. She's just the type of person to shove another into a zombie to save their own life, and like every idiot in a zombie movie ever Xander and Coredlia took her with them.

I would of expected Xander to watch zombie movies, combine that with his real life experience in Sunnydale i would of thought things go a heck of a lot smoother than they did. His plans are about as dumb as Shaun of the Dead, running through a mess of zombies with an idiot just waiting to make things worse.
Comments from author:
I considered whether or not the people have general knowledge of zombie movies, as I have read quite a few zombie fics over the years. Mostly, I seemed to enjoy the one's where they had no idea whatsoever of how to deal with them. That's why I kept Xander's zombie knowledge to those from Buffy's birthday party.

I'm very big on cause and effect in my stories, if someone does something messed up, they generally get it in the end, sometimes literally. The prick in a zombie movie is often a great character, whether it's Harry from Night, Blade from Dawn, or Captain Rhodes from Day. While I wouldn't put any of my characters at the same level as Mr. Romero's, I try my best with what I've got.

It has also been shown time and again that trying to board up a house and defend it is often suicide without the proper material. I would think it was entirely too convenient for the owner to just have all those things just lying around. The only choice is to run.

As always, I appreciate your views and reviews. Keep them coming.
Review By [Vilkath] • Date [26 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Almost There" from Bobboky
Review:
awesome
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [25 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from Kovac
Review:
Good job. I love zombies' stories, man. More?
Comments from author:
I've been working on some of it, but I need to take a few weeks off for family business. This will be the first story I update when I return though.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Kovac] • Date [19 Oct 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from SpiralMemory
Review:
wow...love the interaction and how Cordy and Xander are progressing. I'm a hopeless romantic, so..~shrugs~ it's quite gripping, though, with the zombies....got me on the edge of my seat. awesome work.
Comments from author:
This is what I would have liked to see happen between seasons 3 and 4, minus the zombies of course (Because Joss would never do it). They were the only couple on either show, besides Wesley and Lilah I liked.

Thank you for the review.
Review By [SpiralMemory] • Date [5 Oct 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
Nicely done.
Comments from author:
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [4 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from Bobboky
Review:
cool
Comments from author:
As always, your reviews are appreciated. Thank you.
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [4 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from missinglink
Review:
Solid and quality start. Hope you can add to this while still occasionally adding to Headhunters as well. Just curious, but thought I would ask questions to you. No need to answer, but if you do, all the better. Assuming that this is a Romero type zombie plague (ie slow moving not speedy) is the occurance in the town or national like most zombie movies? That question is about now, not the eventual over run that is common with time. If not then it might be nice to insert interludes of Angel and BTVS and how they react/deal occasionally. Also, not necessary, but have been reading the quick blurbs that cross with Zombieland and if you can work it in, even if it is slyly/subtlely, it might be better for it.

Like most of those responding am big Xan/Cor fan and am always happy to consume new offerings as they come. The slight POV with story feels a bit like your Headhunters writing, and again you use it to good effect to kind of voice over their emotions at play considering how both use masks in most aspects of their lives. I guess you should trademark it considering it's somewhat unique style in writing. Would be interested if you attempt something in the future with a different style just to see how effective you might be with that, but again like with most things, is more of a curiousity than a real demand.

Just keep it all coming as you have a certain knack for it and flare for your writing that gives it a breathe of something new. Hope the ideas flow freely(that your muse ain't slow like the zombies) and that the plot bunnies are hungry (just like the zombies). Thanks for the effort and look forward to more. Have my calendar circled for AMC's premier and hope that more is to come sooner rather than later. Take care. Later.
Comments from author:
This will definitely be the Romero zombies, I've had a love for his movies since I was a kid. The first movie I ever saw on a VCR was the 1968 Night of the Living Dead, and I've been hooked since. While I can appreciate fast zombies like Dawn of the Dead '04, I think it's overkill.

I'm not sure yet how widespread I'm going to make this. I started writing it just before I went to vacation, when I came back, I realized I wanted to get it done in plenty of time for October 31st. Right now, it's something I'm thinking over.

If I do expand beyond just the town where X&C are, I do have some ideas on how I can get other characters involved. I do like the idea of the Zombieland thing, I'll see what, if anything, I can do with that. It's simply a matter of time, and muse.

My writing in POV originally, was simply because I was a new author. Now I like it simply because I can get all sides of the story, rather then leaving people wondering what a characters motivations are. Once I started switching between Xander and Cordy, I just enjoyed the hell out of it.

I have written some stuff in third-person though. If you check out Methos' 'Tales from the Barman II', I recently did chapter 62. I plan on working on that again, sometime in the future.

Headhunters, I kinda got burned out on. The last chapter I did didn't get a really great reception, and I got frustrated trying to write a new chapter. After doing well with the Barman, I decided I needed to broaden my horizons a bit.

This, and my other new story, 'The Hard Way', have been pretty good to me so far. I'm thinking if I wait awhile, I can get back to Headhunters with a fresh start.

Thanks for the review and your personal insight. I definitely enjoyed both.
Review By [missinglink] • Date [4 Oct 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from eriktheviking
Review:
A well written opening, with excellent characterizations, for a new storyline with one of my favorite pairings.
Comments from author:
This was sitting half-done when I got back from vacation. I sat down and just tore through the rest of it in two days. I'm glad you like it, and thanks for the review.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [4 Oct 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Why Us?" from oldgirllost
Review:
I love Cordelia and Xander together and "w" word you would continue.

thanks
Comments from author:
X&C has always been my favorite as well. One of the main reasons I started writing, was that I ran out of stories with them to read. I'm trying to keep this up and work on some other stories as well, but I'm hoping to put more out soon.

If you're looking for more in the mean time, check out one of my other stories, Headhunters.

Thank you for the review and the rec.
Review By [oldgirllost] • Date [4 Oct 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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