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Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
Great :)
Comments from author:
Makes more sense to me than the idea that Xander scared Angelus off.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [25 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
That's definitely plausible. After all, Angelus was pretty childish. Makes sense he can see DerKinderstod...

Funny

Blue

PS: some reviewers really have no sense of humor do they? How can you people *not* realize it's just a TV show? As much fun as they are, they're NOT real, people. Geez.
Comments from author:
I can't talk because I'm one of those people who yell and scream at the characters. My family laugh their heads off when I'm watching TV...then they quietly back out of the room.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [18 Jul 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from Wormbait
Review:
I find it laughable that people could think that a vampire, no matter how old let alone a few hundred years, would be scared of a single teenaged human in a deserted hallway.

And thats even taking into account what a pathetic villain Angellus was. Of all the big bads in the show he was one of the most useless and ineffective of the lot , even with his statue.

Have to agree with the point that why does everyone in fics always call him the white knight for this event when none of them know this event took place.

I liked the DK angle, who's to say that DK's can't kill vamps with a tough, it was never brought up in the show how the DK interacted with other demons because it wasn't relevant. And these people saying he couldn't see him because he wasn't feverish, my god don't people have an imagination anymore? Just because a human has to be a child or feverish or insane has no relevance on if a demon can see one.

Well done and thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
Well, Xander probably would have bragged to somebody about getting Angelus to leave and what Angelus called him - that sounds like Xander to me. (When I don't like him.)

When the writers don't tell us on the show about something, we get to make it up in fanfic, so the DK can be practically anything I want them to be in my stories.
Review By [Wormbait] • Date [12 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from zigpal
Review:
Maybe you can do a sequel called 'Killed by Death'. :D
Comments from author:
Well, I got the title from the episode title. Can't remember what the working title for my story was. I think something like 'The Death Knight' - as a thumb in the face of all the 'White Knight' fans.
Review By [zigpal] • Date [8 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from DamianAzrael
Review:
*laughs* for some reason this reminded me of a fic where Xander is talking to someone about something and he mentions that he has an invisible scythe that he got from Der Kinderstod when Buffy told him to get rid of the body. Apparently it was very heavy and not one of those dissolving demons in this fic. The character he was talking to says you lost it didn't you. He sheepishly says yeah but you try finding something invisible in a teenage boys room and see how you do. Or something like that i just remember snorting Dr. Pepper up my nose while reading that part the way it was written was very amusing i can only just barely recall it.

It does explain the whole Xander/Angelus hospital scene much better.
Comments from author:
It's so hard to keep track of those invisible weapons, isn't it? Sure wouldn't want to stub my toe on that!

Glad you liked the fic.
Review By [DamianAzrael] • Date [7 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from Genuka
Review:
Good idea and a great save. Fit the characters too.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Sometimes the strangest ideas come to me.
Review By [Genuka] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from divaslayer
Review:
Great one-shot, I loved it. Keep up the great work.

Dani
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it.
Review By [divaslayer] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from (Past Donor)ScottWanderer
Review:
In response

"First, we only know that to be the case with living humans."

Vampires never seem to have any sharper eyesight than they did as a mortal in Buffyverse as witness the transcriber who still needed his glasses. So there is no indication that a Vampire would be able to see the invisible demon. Smell sure, see no.

"Second, there could be something about DK that is especially lethal to vamps."

Again no indication. If Der Kinderstod were so deadly to vamps and hated them they'd hunt them for fun and the area would be devoid of vamps thus something researchers would note. I would also point out that Spike and Angelus were KNOWN for taking out demons that were far superior to even the Master or Kakistos and this was before they were good.

"Third, he might not have planned on messing with Xander because he saw him as a non-issue."

Right, the only normal human to force Angel to get off his ass and help him in the tunnels. The guy that stole the rocket launcher and ruined the judge. The guy that had shoved a cross in his face and saved Willow. Angelus would have to be STUPID not to see Xander as an issue.

"Fourth, Xander had help from the others in the earlier scene. I'm not saying they weren't brave for doing it, but this White Knight crap who's feared throughout the demon community is...well, crap."

I never went for the Xander feared by the demon community meme. And while he did have some help in the cemetery he did manage to get the coat over Angelus head and knee him so hard as to stun the vampire. Remember Xander is not a scrawny kid, never was.

I always took the scene i the Hospital as Angelus realizing that yeah he could get past Xander, but he'd have to kill him. There was no scaring him away. And doing that would bring orderlies and secuirity. Even Angelus would suffer in a quality versus quantity fight.

Again I am going by logic here and it is just not in the least logical by the Buffyverse.
Comments from author:
We have no indications of what DKs think about vamps or if vamps can sense DKs - because it wasn't an issue for Joss and Co. Never said DK would hunt vamps for fun; just that they didn't like vampires even when they weren't in a hunting mood.

What is probable is that Angelus didn't go to the hospital to kill *anyone*, just mess with Buffy's mind a bit. For such a vicious vampire, he certainly wasted a lot of time getting rid of one pesky girl.
Review By [(Past Donor)ScottWanderer] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from (Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine
Review:
I enjoyed this take on the episode. And I am in agreement that Xander was brave/stupid to confront Angelus, but I doubt fear was the reason Angelus didn't even attempt to kill Xander. I think he didn't feel Xander was worth it, simple as that. Even Spike didn't feel Xander was worth killing in 'School Hard' when Angel was offering him up as a sacrifice in his ruse. Spike preferred calling Angel on his bluff than eating Xander. And in 'Hush' Spike even said as much. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Anyway, the people who can't understand a proper warning aside, you did real good with this. It's all very plausible. Major props, yo!
Comments from author:
Yeah, not sure why people read stories without paying attention to the A/Ns, then complain about them.
Review By [(Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from Bluejello
Review:
I admit, I adore Xander. A lot. But do people honestly interpret the hospital scene as Xander somehow triumphing over Angelus? Oh good lord...
I've always just seen it as an example of how loyal his character is, and how damn stubborn he can be. And, oh yeah, the fact that he hates Angel with a passion. Personally, I thought that Angelus backed off when he realized how very *public* the hospital was. He wanted to kill Buffy up close, personal, and with her at FULL fighting strength. Where's the fun in killing a sick/weak Slayer?

So... the fic! Honestly, I liked it. Good idea, and well done. Predators respect each others territory (well, to an extent), and the hospital is definitely Der Kinderstad's turf.
Comments from author:
I've seen it a couple times...in stories I've promptly hidden and forgotten. Like your interpretation of why Angelus left. I bet he only went there to mess with her anyway. Glad I could get a few Xander fans to like the story.
Review By [Bluejello] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from RevDorothyL
Review:
works for me!
Comments from author:
Yeah, it's plausible.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from clarityfades
Review:
Much more believable than Xander the Wonder Boy getting Angelus, Scourge of Europe, to back down based on...nothing! LOL Great one-shot, I like this version much better than canon. LOL
Comments from author:
What? Xander isn't scarier than Der Kindestod? Next you'll be telling me that the sky is really solid rock or something. You crazy kids and your nutty notions. LOL.
Review By [clarityfades] • Date [5 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from kendog
Review:
While I agree that this a good idea for a reason why Angelus left, I always thought that the reason was different. While I agree, in a straight up fight, Angelus would beat Xander, 9 times out of 10, this time would be having Xander protecting a friend who was pretty much defenseless. Also, it is hinted at in the show that Xander was abused by his parents. That is relevent because, fan-fic writers have included in this scene that Angelus left because Xander wasn't willing to lose. In other words, even if Angelus managed to win and kill him, Xander would do his best to take him down with him.
Comments from author:
I agree with the reviewers that say either the idea of making a scene or Angelus wasn't there to kill anyone in the first place. I also happen to agree that Xander was brave for standing up to Angelus; brave, but incredibly stupid. There should have been at least two people protecting Buffy.
Review By [kendog] • Date [5 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from MajinJohnTitor
Review:
Hey there, I'm a Xander fan and I've got to say that this... umm, drabble IS brilliant!!! :D jeje, yeah. I mean, even I admit that Xander wasn't much of anything back then and that a Master Vamp like Angelus wouldn't have been that easily scared. You DO have a point... maybe it was the Der Kinderstood, or the way too many people in the way, or maybe he just didn't want to leave a mess knowing someone could retaliate back *cough* The Mayor *cough*... or maybe it was all of those factors placed together. Way too many odds against him if ya ask me. I've also taken the time to read some of the reviews other people have left and ummm...... I've got to say that those who say that Angie couldn't have seen the DK ARE really stupid. You gotta remember that vamps not only have preternatural strength... they also have keener senses of both SMELL and HEARING!! Ughh... I'm pretty sure that even though he wasn't able to see it he would have still being able to smell and hear it. And maybe it wasn't ON that scene... maybe Angelus SMELLED something.... and that something gave him the willis. Maybe he didn't know what it was and didn't want to take the risk.... just sayin'. jeje, nice drabble mate!! Keep up the good work :D ;)
Comments from author:
Wow, I've gotten a couple Xan-fans to defend me. Makes me feel so powerful...like my plan to rule BtVS fanfiction isn't such a crazy dream after all. Soon all will bow down to the magnificence of the great and wonderous mmooch! Fear me, all who would dare to bash Buffy! Mwahhahaha.

Seriously though, I'm glad you enjoyed the story for what it was: a little drabble to offer an alternative reason why Angelus left without attacking Buffy.
Review By [MajinJohnTitor] • Date [5 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Saved By Death" from Thewander
Review:
Ok, This is coming from a big Xander fan. I like this story. Tho I do have problems with it. Its takes away from how stupid that Xander can be and how loyal he was at the time. I always got from the shot was he knew he couldn't win, but he was still going to stand up for his Friend no matter what happen. and that vampire are basically cowards. Angelus knew he could win with one person, three, but more? it would reach a point were he would loose. and there seemed to be a unwritten rule in the Buffy verus that the supernatural was never brought out in the opening.

And to why Angelus could see the kender (what ever it was call). Vampires are demons. they can smell the blood in your body. So maybe they see more than a human could see.

As for bashing. I have read a few of your stories. a few I would call a bash but I still liked reading them. If you only read from one point of view you will run out of good stories. the only bashing stories I can read are the ones that bash the whole of the Buffy verus. and Hey if a bash story is well written it still can be a good story.

*edit*

Too true. Bashing is in the eye of the beholder. I guess. their are a few writers here that bash and only bash. I am not naming them. but if you read their works its there. but if you write a story someone has to look bad. either that or its boring. you need conflict you need someone to win or its kind of flat. \

anyway keep on writing. it was worth the read.
Comments from author:
Thanks. *Why* Angelus decided to leave doesn't take away from the fact that Xander was brave/stupid for standing up to him. Xander did, and should be commended/scolded for it.

I view bashing as serving the purpose of venting - both as a reader and an author. Didn't think this one fell into that category, but since I don't like Xander, I'm obviously biased. Either that, or people are stretching the definition to fit any story where their favorite character doesn't come out the hero/heroine. That's where the warnings come in; if you see a warning that says your character isn't going to be loved, maybe you should avoid it instead of reading and then whine about it. (Not directed at you, just those reviewers who ignore the warnings.)
Review By [Thewander] • Date [5 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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