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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Chan
Well the Mayor being patient but I guess if you've waited hundreds of years to be transformed into Snake ala king patience is necessary wonders if giles is going to find the revelant data on the mayor before the 100 days that warrant seem like it will haunt the Major even if she manages to deal with the mayor gotten me curious just what's going to happen next. & what name she settles on for herself.
Review By [Chan] • Date [26 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Blackswordzero
Great chapter!
Review By [(Current Donor)Blackswordzero] • Date [13 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Jackaniny
Really good so far, reboot successful I think.
Good call with writing out NCIS. It would have been fun to see them trying to deal with the Major but there are more than enough people to take their place already in the Buffy!verse.
I'm guessing Ted is the source of where she's going to get her resources. He jumped to mind as soon as edding maintenance was brought up.

Looking forward to the next one!

Re: your response
I'm not very familiar with GitS and I haven't seen Angel S5 so I would know who you're referring too

Love the story anyway!
Comments from author:
This is the third time I've had to say this (although, it appears that one of the two reveiws I had to say this about has been deleted or something): Ted and Warren's sexbots would be worthless to Major Summers except as stopgap measures. The prosthetic bodies of Ghost in the Shell are created partially from organic components. Every time we see a dismembered cyborg in the anime--and this goes for both the films and SAC--we what is clearly cloned muscle tissue. Through out both first and second gig of SAC, there are references to genetic evidence left by full cyborgs, most notably in the 2nd gig episode "Affection" where one of the main hurdles to clearing Pazu's name is that traces of his DNA are found in the finger and lip prints left on the glass the murderer was drinking from immediately prior to the killing.

The tech just isn't compatable. And even ignoring that, we have seen the Major's body consistantly outperforming anything we have seen Warren's gynoids or Ted do on the show.
Review By [Jackaniny] • Date [8 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard
great fic so far. Will buffy work with NCIS alot? between abby, mcgee and willo wthey should be able to "maintain" her...
Review By [(Recent Donor)SlayerandWereLeopard] • Date [27 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from TwoBlackDragons
I'm not sure why you think the Major has no emotions but my reading of her seems to be quite different than yours. Simply because she doesn't display them for all the world to see doesn't mean she doesn't have them.
Comments from author:
I know. My narative style is very detatched so I've been writing Major Summers' reactions from the veiw point of an external observer. My apologies for not being clear about that.

And in all honesty I suck at portraying the emotions of humans.
Review By [TwoBlackDragons] • Date [10 Sep 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from PATM
A review for the note for teacher? I appreciate the heads up and await the actual chapter three. The technology is there with Warren's mad scientist,Ted's android and Willow's magic the solution is there somewhere. If Buffy is like the Major now she is going to need a team, just as the Major does.
Comments from author:
Possibly for maintenance and limited repairs, but no way in hell would that be sufficient for major repairs (i.e. anything requiring actual replacement parts). GITS cyborgs are semi-organic, complete with cloned muscles or at least a synthetic material functionally identical to organic muscle tissue. Either way it's infinitely more advanced than Ted or any of Warren's creations. Any replacement parts would be vastly inferior monkey-copies at best--although that would be better than dieing from not having vital components. . .

Okay, worth consideration as a stopgap measure. Appreciate the input even if I sound pissed; I am no good with this whole "manners" thing you humans are so fond of:)
Review By [PATM] • Date [27 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from TimeTwist
Good start so far. I am interested in seeing where this goes. As for caseless ammunition to replace her current, there are already several prototypes that would be available including the H&K G11, as well as an actual sport rifle the Voere VEC-91. So assuming she can hack into a few places and get enough money to set up some shell corporations, she should be able to obtain some replacement ammunition.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the suggestion. Most of my knowledge of weapons systems is related to hypothetical space warfare technologies and tactics. Kinetic Energy Weapons rule, Directed Energy Weapons drool ;P
Review By [TimeTwist] • Date [27 Jul 11] • Rating [8 out of 10] • Edit Comment
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)wizathogwarts
Really looking forward to this update.

Thank you!
Review By [(Current Donor)wizathogwarts] • Date [27 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from FireFlash
Glad to hear you're not dead. ;) Although with the zombie impersonation, I suppose "mostly undead" would qualify? I'm looking forward to the next chapter. However, I recommend you delete your author's note chapters when you upload the story chapters. Makes re-reading the fic more enjoyable.
Review By [FireFlash] • Date [27 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from domial
This story isn't so bad and has an interesting storyline.
I'm impatient to read the next chapter(s).
Review By [domial] • Date [25 Jul 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from (Current Donor)Blackswordzero
I can't wait to read the next chapter,please update!
Review By [(Current Donor)Blackswordzero] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [9 out of 10] • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from draconis
I'd caution about being specific on technology...e.g. the "USB" ports. I'd use a more general word like "data" ports where possible.

USB is much too low bandwidth to permit the kind of data-link they provide on the show.

In "future" or "high-tech" fiction references it's generally best to not get locked-in to a specific existing term when possible. Generics work, or make terms up if you must, but using current tech words to lend a sense of "reality" or legitimacy can be self-limiting.

It's almost certainly got to be an optical link of some sort. Not only a faster data rate, but safer for organic tissue as well. Optical also will likely provide a faster data rate interface to nerve/brain in the human body. Normal nerve bundles are actually VERY slow, so I'd bet that something that provides an optical data interface to the "brain-case" would be inherently superior, safer, faster, etc.

And, yeah...there are optical USB port extenders, but they operate at the lower specified bandwidth of electrical wire USB ports.

But my discussion is also a case in point. Even though I use "optical" data interface as an example, that is itself ALSO self-limiting...whereas simply using "data port" is open-ended and independent of ANY specific technology used.

If they specify "USB" somewhere in canon, then someone screwed-up.

edit to add:
I just saw this and found it timely. Biological lasers. The beginning of real-life high-bandwidth direct-to-brain datalinks that don't use your eyes? It wouldn't even need an external port through the skin. The transceivers could be implanted UNDER the problem with infection from a grafted-on physical shunt.
Comments from author:
True enough. I really need to be more carefull when using elements from the manga--Masamune's work for Ghost in the Shell is more like a rough draft than anything else: deeply flawwed but a usefull source of inspiration for subsequent works. It has to be filtered and edited before use.
Review By [draconis] • Date [15 Jun 11] • Rating [7 out of 10] • Edit Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Vianca
Looks like Buffy has a little teching-up to do, this wouldn't be a cross with Stargate, would it?
Why do I ask?
That bullet would surely ring the Alien Intruder Alerts at the SGC/NID/ect.
Something to muss over.

Buffy's reaction is a bit extrem, but I can see the Major doing this so he won't try to mess with her on a later date.
The next chapters will be the important ones, I figure.
Comments from author:
No. Just no. Stargate is pathetic; internally inconsistent; unsound. It will never be used in any of my fics. . . except, of course, to have the ever loving F*** parodied out of it.
Review By [Vianca] • Date [8 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Edit Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Dusel
I'm just happy you updated. There hasn't been anything good to read on TTH for the past month!
Review By [Dusel] • Date [8 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from draconis
A good update.

I'm a bit bothered by Giles' fairly dispassionate response to the situation. It seems a bit too much like "Stick Up Butt" Wes when he was introduced to the series. It ALMOST sounds like he's ready to call the Council and request a wet-works team to take Buffy out just based on the blood.

I would ASSUME Buffy's cybernetics will allow her to hack current systems, and thus hack the Council's systems at will. So, even if the Council turned against her she might be able to re-assign any teams sent to her, change their target, etc. She could do some real damage to the Council both physically by turning elements of the Council against other elements via the computer, and financially of course by hacking its accounts. And of course again...she could make sure any government agencies are unable to do anything against her...perhaps simply by changing her information, picture, fingerprints, etc in any government files (schools, FBI, military, etc) if such exist. Or more actively by deleting her existence completely, or exchanging "her" data for someone else's data (like ?).

You might get the impression I'm a GITS fan and would actually like to see Buffy survive and even thrive in your story.
Comments from author:
Thriving would defeat the purpose of this fic. She may or may not survive (ain't tellin'), but she will not thrive for a loooong time to come, if ever. The entire point of Major Summers is that the characters in crossovers should not have it as easy as they do in most fics; Buffy and the Scoobies didn't have it easy, and most crossovers carry some very obvious and significant drawbacks and challenges which tend to simply get glossed over. This works if your writing is intended to be primarily comedic in nature, but is a recipe for an absolutely epic fail if the work is intended to be even remotely serious.

Review By [draconis] • Date [8 Jun 11] • Rating [7 out of 10] • Edit Comment
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