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Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from chaggett
Review:
"Cause McCarthy died a long time ago"

Was Willow great uncle Julius Rosenberg?
Comments from author:
Could be...
Review By [chaggett] • Date [15 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Things That Were Buried" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
tx again for this fine fic...now I have to get some more of the following chapters (damn I just can't
keep up with them atm :) )
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Five or six chapters of this still to write, so you may catch up yet!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [26 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Way to go with the tension ramping-up in every way. I almost feel sorry for the bad guys in Sunnydale and Willow's father as well as the druggies in the jungle... They're so gonna get destroyed!

On the other hand, I feel totally terrified on behalf of Wesley and his little group of combatants... They seem under-prepared for what they may be facing...

I look forward to watching the asskicking that seems in the offing.

I almost want to start praying for Wes and company.

More soon? (she looks around hopefully)

Blue
Comments from author:
Willow's father will pay in various ways - she might not be black-eyed and veiny, but she knows people who know people and he'll soon be as welcome as a bad smell in all his usual circles. The vamps that attacked her mother? Those are toast - probably literally. The druggies in the jungle aren't the main target - basically a symptom of the existing regime.

Wesley and his gang? I don't know if you're familiar with HP Lovecraft, but the setting is slightly inspired by his stuff. And massively underprepared, by the way...

Hopefully not too long before the next chapter

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [17 Feb 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Conversations" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Wonderful way to handle the flowering of our favorite slayer... deflowering has always seemed like a negative term to me... so... flowering... :-) A remarkable experience. Indeed.

Blue
Comments from author:
This is as close as I'll ever get to writing a sex scene - they just aren't my forte. Bad sex scenes can be really bad and I think I'd probably write some of the worst if I went any further.

Thanks for the review - glad you liked my Teal'c and Cordy. Given half a chance, she might wear the poor guy down to a nub...
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [15 Feb 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Conversations" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
thank you so much for introducing me to this image:

a porcupine in a condom factory

I can't stop laughing for some reason.
Comments from author:
I'm not sure if I'm the first person to use that one, actually, but I can't remember where else I saw it.

Glad you're enjoying the chapter.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [15 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Well things are certainly hotting up on all fronts, both the one near the antarctic circle and the one in the jungles. Jungle wars, always such fun...

Anyone for a landwar in Asia?

A bit disappointed that Wesley doesn't realise that what is now the middle of nowhere was once quite close to one of the largest continents, in the days before it was covered in almost two kilometers of ice. What dangers and riches lurk under that vast, frigid landscape?

Thanks for writing
Comments from author:
Thins won't immediately heat up on the war between Ira and Willow. The latter will play the long, cunning game. And this Willow doesn't need to go black eyed and veiny to extract vengeance. She knows the right people and can still hack with the best of them.

Jungle wars, as you say, are such fun. This one won't be fought entirely in jungle - the terrain is somewhat mixed. And definitely no land wars in Asia in this one.

Wesley will eventually wonder what else in down in that direction, once he finds out what is - or may be - lurking under Defiance Island.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [11 Feb 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Conversations" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
"the supreme Mistress of the Eyebrow..."

Where does your muse get these exquisite turns of phrase?? So very, very good! Awesome!

Blue
Comments from author:
Thanks - it just popped out of nowhere, really.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [10 Feb 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
Review:
Wow, just wow. Great scenes in all three locations. I am so glad to see an update on this, thanks!

Tom.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [7 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from DarthTenebrus
Review:
A chapter takes a long time to form and fine-tune, does it? Still, judging from the still-superior quality of your work, well worth the wait. The Cordy in Saguerra, now in charge of a Ranger platoon, and she still wears her Gucci shades to work! Kick some druggie ass for good ole Uncle Sam, 2LT Summers!

And I've never seen Willow expressing such a desire for vengeance since she tried to kill the world in the real series. At least she hasn't fallen into darkness for it, but then again there's always the chance of her going all black-veiny and Sith Lord Willow if Ira pushes too hard.

Turning now to the mission against Glory, Defiance Island is getting more and more creepy and disturbing by the minute; I kept wondering if the skanky Hellgoddess hadn't already beat them to the punch. This Axe better be everything the Assembly said it was or the world is fucked...

More please, and don't be such a stranger next time!

Edit/Reply: Lovecraft?! Ohhhhhh hell yeah! That man had a way with words that made people afraid of the dark again. Help, Mommy! There's a Shoggoth in my closet! I go to sleep and see Cthulhu!

"...when the dissociated pieces of knowledge come together, we will either go mad from the revelation, or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age..."

I picked up a bit of Lovecraft's influence in your description of the temple frescoes, so yeah, I can tell you have. How many more chapters will there be before Glory returns?
Comments from author:
Three chapters of three stories can take a while to form and fine-tune... ;-) Especially when my job often involves evenings marking student papers, rather than writing.

Won't be much druggie ass-kicking - the mission has absolutely priority and as in real-life, that sometimes means not working with some not-very-nice people.

Dark veiny Willow can't happen here, as she hasn't been exposed to the same dark magic as in canon (no resurrecting of Buffy using dark magic, no magical addiction - in fact her powers have grown slightly weaker since she was attacked by Glory - and she hasn't saturated herself with dark magic from the books, as she did after Tara's death). With the people she knows and her own computer hacking abilities, however, she can still ruin Hank's reputation.

Defiance Island? You haven't seen creepy yet (I've been reading a lot of Lovecraft while thinking about this). The Axe will be part of the solution.

Thanks for the review and glad you're still enjoying it.
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [6 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from Himuradono
Review:
It can't be denied that you have a handle of your Cordy. Her character is consistent throughout the story. The manner of speech, what I'd call her gesticulation and behavior are seamlessly interwoven to create a character that feels very real.

The Saguerra mission has good plot progression and I liked that you included some of the Rangers that took a little jog with Cordy way back in first story. I appreciate small things like this. Now if only we could see some action next chapter I'd be very happy. I want sniper Cordy and for her renown to grown (renown in the right circles of course).

Big props for including Wesley in this chapter. Thanks for that.

My only gripe is the parent/guardian slamming, but that's a theme in this series so I got used to it, even if it always has me rolling my eyes.

P.S. Good thinking on the FUBAR the Rangers drove onto with the land mine. I liked it. Nice way of showing randomness of violence.
Comments from author:
There will be lots of action in the next chapter = probably it'll be centred on Saguerra and the invasion.

I'm bringing Wesley back into the fold gradually - he'll have a chance to shine on Defiance Island.

As for the parent thing? It does have a partial basis in canon: Xander's parents were drunks; Hank became a deadbeat; Tara's father was abusive; and there's hints more than once that Willow's weren't around very much and paid little attention when they were. We don't know much about Cordy's. Willow will most likely reconcile with her mother after this - not sure if Hank will get his mind back or not. Cordy's will have to pay the price eventually.

Thanks for the review
Review By [Himuradono] • Date [6 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Woo hoo, sweet! Thank you for the update to one of my favorite stories! Things are definitely ramping up plot and tension wise and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what's coming up next, even without a cliff hanger ending for this chapter. Keep up the great work! *settles in to wait patiently*
Comments from author:
I didn't think this one had too much of a cliffie at the end, except maybe on the island.

Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [5 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from HMaxMarius
Review:
Sooo...

The Ranger's mission tasking is longer than a cheerleader's legs in a micro-mini and four inch heels?

All I could think of when Cordy got to that part of her speech. ;)
Comments from author:
You can do nasty things with a pair of heels? Ever see Barb Wire...? ;-)

Thanks for the review
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [5 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from Inoeth
Review:
A great update- although almost painful in the way that you've left us (readers) with so many cliffhangers, from the various subplots, both military and relationship-wise and the over-arching cliffhanged plot of Glory. Still, great to see this updated and I look forward to more.
Comments from author:
I didn't think this one had too many cliffies, apart from the island part (which is crucial to the Glory segment of course)

Thanks for the review
Review By [Inoeth] • Date [5 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from mscecilyunderwood
Review:
Thanks so much for the update!
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the review
Review By [mscecilyunderwood] • Date [5 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jungles and Islands" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Lt. Cordy in Command . . . of Rangers! Love this so much. :)
Comments from author:
It'll give her a chance to hone her leadership skills

Thanks for the review - glad you're still enjoying it.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [5 Feb 14] • Not Rated
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