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Review of chapter "For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky" from Zeviz
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About a copy of Willow trapped in the computer, just want to say that I guessed this was a possibility back when there was that first message on the screen the day after Moloch was defeated.
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [1 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Seers, Hunters and Shamans" from Zeviz
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This story is so interesting that I've been reading it non-stop since I've found it. One of the things I particularly like is that I was really worried about some characters (especially Kit) in a few places, which means that not only made the characters I can get attached to, but managed to maintain the balance between creating enough danger that I am worried about them, but not so much danger that I stop caring because the characters are likely to die anyway (for example, Song of Ice and Fire messed up the balance in the direction of way too many likeable characters dying).

This story (and particularly the first story in the series) did start as too much of a romance novel for my taste (with too much of well-muscled mysterious strangers in expensive silk shirt, wooing women with their Old World charm), but there is almost none of that left by this point, and I like the story more the way it is now.

Likeable characters whose lives are getting better; multiple crossovers with interesting background; and the story so interesting that I can't stop reading... So overall, I really like your story. Thanks for writing it.
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoy it so much. Hope you haven't lost too much sleep. I've tried to keep too much angst and death out of it and I'm glad you think I struck the right balance.

As that was really a bit of my intention I can only feel flattered. But I can't write a romance novel all the time.

Glad you enjoy it!

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [1 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Catholic schoolgirls and motherly feelings" from Zeviz
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Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying this story.

About your question of whether Simon is Mary Sueish, on one hand anybody who is so rich, and knowledgeable, and kind, and ... will raise questions. But on the other hand, he is no worse in this respect than Batman or Tony Stark. And considering that he doesn't have much magical or physical power (aside from what he gained from years of study and practice), I don't think he is overpowered. And since his mere presence doesn't prevent every problem, you don't need to worry about that aspect of Mary Sue either. So I don't think your character is a Mary Sue.
Comments from author:
Thank you, glad you like it.

That comparision sets my mind at ease. I try very hard not to let Simon overshadow the real heroes, Buffy &Co.

Thanks again and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [30 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from SpacedCadet
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Embroidering makes sense, but wouldn't weaving be a bit declasse ? Embroidery was a ladylike hobby. Weaving was a job!
Comments from author:
Actually due to various Acts (laws) overseeing the weaving was part of a lady's duties in Colonial (and post colonial) America. Martha Washington was en excellent weaver even if she mostly oversaw its production.



Sorry, I didn't make my point clear.

Knowing how to do things like weaving would be a necessity for the mistress of the household: you can't do a good job supervising the servants/slaves if you don't know how what they are doing is supposed to be done, so knowing HOW to weave was part of her job.

My point was, was a picture of her weaving the sort of thing the loving husband of a beautiful, young, and apparently quite wealthy woman would do as a "domestic" scene ?
Comments from author:
It depended on what was being woven, from what material and what method of weaving was being used. But I admit it wasn't common. In this particular case I have reasons that are plot related too.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [21 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from SpacedCadet
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“Family scenes, her reading, playing with the children, weaving, embroidering, things like that,” Simon explained. “Next time we're at Vlughwater, I'll show you the museum wing. Or I can have them pulled from exhibition if you prefer.”

Embroidering makes sense, but wouldn't weaving be a bit declasse ? Embroidery was a ladylike hobby. Weaving was a job!
Comments from author:
Actually due to various Acts (laws) overseeing the weaving was part of a lady's duties in Colonial (and post colonial) America. Martha Washington was en excellent weaver even if she mostly oversaw its production.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing.
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [19 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from SpacedCadet
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“Edward Smalley of Ludwidsky, Abrahams, Dufour and Partners,” the polite voice belonged to a well-dressed man. “You and
the school board are being served. So are several teachers. Have a nice day,” the man handed over a long envelope,
nodded and left.

I've been waiting for that since the Talent Show!
Comments from author:
And it will get worse for the dear little Troll...

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [9 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from Kalliza
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Yay Mike! I so want he and Buffy to get together!

I don't always get to read the updates for your fics right away, but it's always a joy when I do. Awesome job!
Comments from author:
Glad you like the idea of the pairing. Poor Buffy, she tended to get the short end of the stake, relationship wise...

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [Kalliza] • Date [3 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from SpacedCadet
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I've been rereading and I seem to have lost something.

If descent is counted thru the maternal or most powerful line, why is Joyce considered to be a Warren, not a Johnson ?

I also found something.

The bit about Simon's hair having auburn highlights first showed up at the beginning of A STRANGER AT THE GATES. You really do plot stuff way, way, way in advance!
Comments from author:
The Houses are named and counted from the first magical in the family, in this case Melinda Warren. Not all families are matriarchal or patriarchal, the Warrens just happen to be the first.

If there is more than one branch of a family, the eldest usually is the senior, though some houses have the line of descent run to the next most powerful living member, in which case it can skip across branches. With Matriarchal houses there is extra confusion since for a very long time as a woman not taking your husband's name upon marriage was not accepted.

Joyce is House Warren, of the Lineage of Johnson, just like her mother, daughters and Aunt. With larger houses, there can be many more branches (The Clampetts are one example)

Indeed I do. ;-)

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [27 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Old Time Traditions" from SpacedCadet
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Meier, Barclays and Rothschild Bank

I just caught this. That's a very interesting bank name!
Comments from author:
Three of the largest private banks of London, yes...

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [26 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from SpacedCadet
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“Holy cow. That... I mean that could be portrait of us, if we found Hazel...” Rowan whispered. “And like, we dressed like total skanky ho's.”

Any chance that there will be a portrait of the three...with more modest dress...when they are all corporeal ?
Comments from author:
Considering that getting your portrait done is a Meier family tradition, getting away with only one is probably unlikely. ;-)

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [22 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Homes and families" from fanreaderonetwo
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I was rereading chapter 88 where they discover that Harmony Kendall is a song mage, and where the family's musical instruments are mentioned.

I'm assuming that the earlier mention of Simon XIV's harp was a Chekov's musket.

Now I'm wondering what Harmony's songs could do if supported by _that_ harp's music.....
Comments from author:
Just chapter 88 or the whole thing?

The harp is indeed magical. But Harmony will be using a completely different instrument that's been in her family for a while.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [20 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from djhardim
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Another possibility: the Meier Children appear dressed as the 1950's version of the Mouseketeers, with Simon assuming the role of Jimmie Dodd.
Comments from author:
Oh... Dear. I don't think Simon's choices of moral advice would really have gone over well in the fifties.

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [djhardim] • Date [11 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from Eureka
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I would have thought the "Romulus" was from the fact that he played "Quark"...LOL
Loved the chapter and can't wait to see what you write next.
Comments from author:
No, from a really horrible mother...

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Eureka] • Date [10 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from (Current Donor)Sulien
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Very much enjoyed this chapter, thank you for the update!

One question: how on earth did you come up with Snyder's first and middle names? I can definitely see Cassius (vain and empty), but why Romulus?

Also, I love the idea of the base stones of the abluaria being selected based on each individual's needs and, I gather, personality. I'm curious to see who has which stone.
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it and gladly done.

Well, he wasn't born this way. His parents named him. I just needed names that most people wouldn't like to admit to.

Not just the base stones, also the way they are cut. Some are faceted, others cabuchon cut.

It will come out in the story, eventually. Writing a whole scene where everyone got their stone would take too long and not add much at this time.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [9 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some 'splainin'" from CubsKing
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Another excellent chapter. I always look forward to seeing this pop back into the "Most Recently Updated" list.

Keep up the great work!
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [CubsKing] • Date [9 Jul 14] • Not Rated
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