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Requiem for a Hero

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Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
Nice one.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [15 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from Letomo
Review:
Is it Anyanka? Or is it Anya?
Crucial difference.
Review By [Letomo] • Date [30 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from banner
Review:
Thank you for this story.
You moved me to tears; reminding me of the people whom I have lost and how much I miss them. This one goes in my "for a bad day" file.
Review By [banner] • Date [20 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from Elleria
Review:
Love this.
Comments from author:
Thank you! *big grin*
Review By [Elleria] • Date [20 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from kaleecat
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This was simply wonderful; a perfect companion piece revealing things i didn't know I needed to read in the GMX universe. Its a great look at the ties that bind and how Xander truly is the heart. I liked the part with Dawn discovering how much and well Xander did. And the ending brings them some piece I think.

Very well done. thank you so much for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm glad you liked this.

GMX was so much lighter and "fun" than this, it's been an adventure for the guys as they hop dimensions and meet interesting people. However, when Gambit disappeared the X-Men reacted normally for one of thier own being kidnapped by portal - they raided Mr. Sinister's bases. I didn't think the Scoobies would ignore Xander falling into a portal and this is how I thought they would react; by thinking him dead.

It was interesting getting into everyone's head to see how they would handle him dying. I've never really explored that before.
Review By [kaleecat] • Date [19 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from michaelangelo
Review:
Summed up in one word, brilliant. :)
Comments from author:
Thank you! :) Glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [michaelangelo] • Date [19 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from borgrabbit
Review:
Haiku summary for you:

Sweet start to the heart
Lyrical telling telling
Xander returning
Comments from author:
*blushes* Poetry? For me? :) Thank you!
Review By [borgrabbit] • Date [19 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from bucksavage
Review:
Excellent story! You brought everyone's grief across so well, well it just hit me as very heartfelt and yet also very true; it felt real. They lost one of their best and most trusted friends, a confidant, a mentor, a hero, one who sees the truth even when others refuse to, and the one who most often kept everyone else grounded, even if they life sucked; they lost family, a brother, if not by blood, then by bond.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. It was interesting to write as every one of the characters reacted differently. Partly due to who they were themselves, and partly due to what Xander was to them. Some of them (Kennedy & Faith) had their reactions tempered by how others were effected (Willow & Robin). I've never really done anything like this before...it was an interesting experience writing it.
Review By [bucksavage] • Date [18 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from Bobboky
Review:
very good
Comments from author:
Thank you. :)
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [18 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from mountainelements
Review:
Good portrayal of everyone's grief. The only issue I had was with Giles, as he seemed to focus mostly on how Buffy, Willow, and Xander was great warriors that he helped shape instead viewing them as actual people. I'm glad that they found out the truth about Xander, but I'm confused why knowing about Anyanka would hurt them. Maybe because she became a demon again?
Comments from author:
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

As for Giles...he was a tough one, I'll admit. I couldn't see himself getting all mushy and sappy - it just does't fit his personality. However, I could see him focusing on duty and the less personal things in order to "control" his grief. Still, even in that framework, he was a hard one to write. It didn't want to flow like the other characters did.

As for why Anyanka helping would hurt...as far as the Scoobies know, she's dead. She died in the battle for Sunnydale.
Review By [mountainelements] • Date [18 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...i did not die..." from Rob
Review:
Angsty, but a good read.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I know it's a bit darker than what I normally do, but...I'm glad you liked it.
Review By [Rob] • Date [18 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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