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Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from deathgeonous
Nice interpretation of the Highlander Mythos. When you truly look at it, it really doesn't make a whole lota sense. Well, thanks for writing this, bye for now.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the reviews throughout the series. I think in a way I'm still like a child - I look at anything and ask why. The great thing about fanfic is you can make up your own answer if one isn't forthcoming. This is my attempt to make the Highlander mythos make sense.
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [12 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from Anglachel
This is an awesome series! I've been reading it like a man possessed.

Funny how Buffy looks to Duncan for an answer to "why?" in the origin of things. With the reach of her memory she'd probably be the first to realize that it is impossible to answer, however that of course is an extraordinarily painful truth to acknowledge for Buffy, what with her having to, Atlas-like, shoulder that knowledge forever... and ever... and ever.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I love this story and keep coming back to it, hoping in time to bring it to some kind of a conclusion (since I currently have plans rolling about my head of more sequels than I could hope to write I don't think a full conclusion would be possible).

I like to think that part of what Buffy was attempting in asking Duncan 'why' was to force him to think about the reasons he had for following the rules. Some of them, as we have seen, are based on the nature of the Quickening and how it interacts with others. But others, the central pillar about which the others stand have less firm foundations.

The point, as with so many things is not to obtain an answer, but to incite more questions.
Review By [Anglachel] • Date [16 Oct 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from Amai
Brilliant piece. I like that you have her asking why... definitely a Buffy thing, and although she doesn't get her answers, I like that you show them to the reader anyway.
Review By [Amai] • Date [28 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from immortalbliss
I like this! I never realy thought about the stories behind the rules of the Game before so this is nice.
Review By [immortalbliss] • Date [21 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from (Current Donor)vladt
works really well. thank you for the fine read.
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [18 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Game Incentive" from draconis
At the beginning of item 1 in "Rules" you say,
"A/N: This is an INTERLUDE of sorts in the Choosing ‘verse. "

Yet at the bottom of the story, it says this is the LAST STORY IN THE SERIES...which I'm pretty sure is supposed to mean the series is completed.

So the question is...

"Is this in fact the last story in the series, or is there at least one more story (e.g. #8) to come?"


(BTW, I haven't yet read this story and have just read parts of the other stories in the more actual reviews to follow.)
Comments from author:
This is currently the last story/point in the series in a sense, it is set between Chapter 5 (which is currently the last chapter posted) and Chapter 6 of Choices. When I have posted the next chapter of Choices I will be providing a link to that at the end of this interlude to go back to Choices. It does mention on the story summary and at the end of Chapter 5 of Choices that this is set between chapters of that story but I hadn't noticed that I didn't mention this in my A/N at the beginning of this ficlet. I'll fix this now to make things clear.

Unfortunately wonderful as the series system is on this site (and it really is great), it's still difficult to account for stories like this one where it is a ficlet (or interlude as I like to call them) set not between stories as my earlier ficlets were but within one. If you look at the series page the information there might help it make sense.

There is much more of Choices and also further interludes (or ficlets) and another more substantial story like Chosen and Choices to come, so I'm definitely not finishing this series yet.
Review By [draconis] • Date [16 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Objective" from grd
I miss how an old tale, the Wanderverse series, was able to end the Game and change it to something more. Immortals became Guardians and Champions rather than just head hunters. I hope Buffy in this tale can possibly turn these rules on their heads and create something better than the senseless slaughter that is the Game. Just a hope.
Comments from author:
I don't think I'll ever give a definitive reason for Immortals existence, but I quite liked the idea that they defined their own. And the historian in me can't help but enjoy the concept of them as keepers of verbal history before writing came about. I will be reflecting more on the Game in Choices, we'll see where that takes us.
Review By [grd] • Date [4 Jan 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Game Objective" from Blackett
you make my head spin with numerous theories about .....everything.
Comments from author:
Thank you =D
Review By [Blackett] • Date [4 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Preparation" from Blackett
Review: now I'm up to speed with everything in this series.....which is a very interesting one. Quite a new universe you've create here. I will kip reading.

Edit: I tend to get into things. I will continue of course.

please excuse my English. not my first language
Comments from author:
Wow - that's pretty good going (according to the difference in time between the two emails I received, you read all this in 2 hours 40 min). I'm glad that you like this little world I've been creating, I hope you continue to do so as the story progresses.
Review By [Blackett] • Date [4 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Preparation" from GypsyDruid
The origin of The Rules. I'm like this.
Comments from author:
Thanks =D
Review By [GypsyDruid] • Date [3 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Play" from AllenPitt
I like the Pompeiii thing as reference to why the rules were important to follow. heh. An immortal slayer is a scary thought-- if one got centuries to gain skill, she'd be unbeatable. On the other hand if another immortal took her head, would that immortal get a whole bunch of slayer power also?
Comments from author:
I don't know if you've read the series this is connected to... Buffy in this universe, well she's a little scary. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you ever do read them. The Pompeii reference is me stealing something from the show, so unfortunately I can take no credit for that. Ah well.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [1 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Play" from (Current Donor)mmooch
I like that Pompeii was actually a Hellmouth closing. It was, right? That was the impression I got, but maybe my brain isn't functioning on all cylinders right now.
Comments from author:
Don't worry, you're right this was the implication I wanted to give. Perhaps I'll find a point where I can expand on that idea later in the series. It's fun to claim historical events for your fandom after all... so I thought I'd steal this one back from the Immortals ;)

I don't think brains are meant to be fully functioning yet... it proves you celebrated the new year well.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [1 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Game Play" from JasonBarnett
how would anyone know if a fight happened in Pompeii?
Comments from author:
It's mentioned in the Highlander series somewhere (I can't remember off the top of my head, sometime after Methos is about I think) that there were rumours of an Immortal battle on Holy Ground in Pompeii just before the volcano erupted (and that this caused the eruption). As for Buffy knowing that it was to do with a Hellmouth, well that's explained by the earlier stories in the series.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [1 Jan 11] • Not Rated
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