Review of chapter "Chapter One" from bjchit
A couple things; first, I think it's obvious you do hate Faith, based on a reveiw you left on a different story, plus that this story is titled If Only, implies you wished this would've happened on the show. Second, in the author's notes, the way you act like Buffy and company are entirely blameless for Faith going to the Mayor, while passing Faith off as full blown nuts is just wrong. Yes, Faith was wrong for going to the Mayor, and she probably did have more emotional scarring than every other character on the show combined, but the Scoobies could've done a lot more to help her, or even just be a friend to her. Finally, Anya showing up out of the blue to grant the wish was a terrible Deus Ex Machina.
Review By [bjchit
] • Date [10 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Gideon
I guess Buffy was good for something after all!
Review By [Gideon
] • Date [10 Jan 12] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Fayari
Buffy wasn't exactly the shining example of goodness and proper slayerness everyone seems to think she was. She wasn't very saintly sacrificing the lives of innocent people to save her undead fuck toys Angel and Spike. And she balanced most of her good behavior with horrible stupidity during the second, third, sixth, seventh, and eight season.
Still, I agree that a lot of people seem to think Faith's actions were excusable. I personally can't justify what she did, since she was definitely not the victim she's played out to be. Those actions she took were the result of her serious psycho issues that no one in the gang was responsible for. Each person should be responsible for their own mental well-being, and she can't just go around blaming other people for her problems.
Actually, out of all the Scooby-Gang I think the only person I honestly could say was blameless and good is Oz and Tara.
Buffy, with her insistence on 'love' and other such feelings for her undead fucktoys, when she should have just staked both Angel and Spike the first chance she could and the world would have been better off. Also, her believing that desite her complete inability to plan good strategies, she should totally be in charge.
Willow had her moral superiority thing, where she thought she knew best for Xander and Tara, as if she was some Goddess who could do no wrong.
Xander felt he was being ignored and compartmentalized as a helpless weakling and a liability even if it's not true. It's his own fault he's been such a self-depreciating, underachieving, emotional loser/joker/doormat for most of the series that most of the cast just typecast-ed him like that.
Cordelia for expecting anything less than being cheated upon when she had been a totally cruel and unnecessarily bitchy person to Xander even for most of the time they were dating.
Anya killed people in vicious, gory, and undeserved manners for 1100 years. People always seem to forget that.
Dawn being klepto as a cry for attention when everybody was busy trying to take care of her. And falling into the naive fantasy of Vampire love just like Buffy.
Angel and Spike for being lecherous old bastards who can't keep their fucking dicks in around girls over a hundred years younger than them. Especially Angel, since he 'fell in love' with Buffy when she was 14 and not counting the undead years, he was still 26.
Sorry this turned into such a rant.
Review By [Fayari
] • Date [6 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ScottWanderer
Ultimate careful what you wish for. Though by this time they would have already met Anyanka and Faith would know better.
However, I do believe you are incorrect on just how close Faith was to the edge. On her arrival she was a scared girl looking for protection, hiding behind a mask. She actually made a lot of progress towards mormalacy despite being marginalized. Then she commited an accidental crime, and freaked. Killing a person can break even the strongest mind. And i am sorry but the Lt. Mayor was completely to blame for his own demise. as for her further slips, it was merely a scared girl slipping into a role in order to keep alive.
Review By [ScottWanderer
] • Date [25 May 11] • Rating [5 out of 10]