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Review of chapter "Misconception" from POTENTIALlyAwesome
Review:
def liking this :)
Review By [POTENTIALlyAwesome] • Date [30 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Misconception" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
A wonderful tale...I always thought poor Kendra got the short end of the stick. I'm looking forward to your explorations of her past. And of the Cockpit country, littered as it is with the remnants of field plantations and slave revolts, pirate nests and such like...there's got to be a zombie or two up there as well...

Well written and conceived. Thank you!
Comments from author:
Thank you for reading and reviewing vidicon! Kendra had a lot of possibilities (I remember watching the show in middle school and just loving her outfit, thus she was a fond character of mine ;) and I'm excited to delve into them more. And Cockpit country is a *perfect* setting for a potential being trained into a slayer - you're right, there are tons of interesting things to explore :D

Thanks!
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [28 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Misconception" from (Past Donor)akat
Review:
What a terrifying experience this must be for Kendra! You're doing a fantastic job exploring what it must be like for her as a potential Slayer ripped from her family to train with Zabuto. So different from Buffy's experience, huh?

Excellent work!
Comments from author:
One can only imagine what it would be like to be ripped away from one's family at such a young age. I can't imagine Kendra going down without a bit of a fight ;) Buffy's lucky that she was the random one chosen! Hmm, almost makes me wonder if the PTB didn't just last-minute choose her because they knew a Council-trained Buffy (like in "The Wish") wouldn't be as effective for end-world save-age :)

Thanks!
Review By [(Past Donor)akat] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Misconception" from AllenPitt
Review:
yeah, giving up a child for any reason is hard. I'd imagine there'd be some upset on Kendra's part about that, even in later life, especially once she figures out what a slayer's life expectancy is.
Stowing away in aircraft cargo holds? So Zabuto is cheap?.. "my ONLY shirt!" etc.
Comments from author:
Yes, Kendra seems so self-assured when we meet her in season 2 but I can't imagine it would have been easy in the beginning.

Also, I never thought about it like that, but yes! I imagine that Zabuto is cheap! hahahahahahahaha thanks for the laugh :)
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Misconception" from Razial
Review:
Now this is really going to be good I think, I have never seen a story which goes into Kendra's backstory of how Zabuto trained her or how she reacted to him. This has huge potenial Luna, I cannot wait to see more and I am curious what Kendra will get up to in her attempt to run away. (razial)
Comments from author:
Thank you Razial! I'm really excited about where this story is heading and can't wait to find some time to work on it after work things. As for Kendra, she'll certainly be getting into quite a bit on her upcoming escapade! :)
Review By [Razial] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Misconception" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
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Again this is absolutely amazing to the point that it brought tears to my eyes. I love that you were inspired to do this story, it is above and beyond and it's only the second chapter. Just this little bit puts so much depth to Kendra's character. Can't wait for more.



P.S. I think I've been inspired to do a pic for this story if I can find the right background. :))
Might have to ask DBJ for some assistance.
Comments from author:
Tears? Really? *blushes and preens* That is a wonderful compliment. Thank you. And what a perfect thing to read before bed :)

I admit, I started this story because of the challenge but as I'm immersing myself into it I'm getting excited about what's to come. There's so much to Kendra's story that can be fleshed out and I think (hope!) you'll like what's to come.

Also, I was curious and checked out your "Fear Not..." collection and saw the art! Ah! Lovely! I adore you and now will head over there to properly review it.

Thank you Christy!
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Misconception" from Dmitri
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That's an ominous beginning. Apparently, Kendra and Mr. Zabuto have a mutual misunderstanding of each other, don't they? That may not foreshadow something like what has happened to Faith's first Watcher, but odds are they're in for some rough times in front of them all the same. In other news, this chapter was very interesting, and it's nice to see Kendra as a well-rounded character, rather than as a plot prop that she is mostly used as. Thanks for the interesting story, Luna!
Comments from author:
Ominous indeed...mwahahaha... ;) Certainly rough times are ahead and, concurrently, the fleshing out of Kendra's character (as well as Mr. Zabuto's). Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [Dmitri] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Damn, this was outstanding and well thought out. WOW love it. DBJ sat a fire under people huh. LOL. I would like to read more of this.
Comments from author:
*blushes* Thank you Christy! Your feedback is much appreciated :) I've been outlining the story and certainly plan on writing more of it!
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from Dmitri
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Well, that's an interesting concept, I'm definetly intrigued. (I also think that since that's Jamaica, the Vampire Slayers there have to deal with zombies, rather than vampires, but that's unimportant.) I'll be definetly keeping an eye on this fic in the future. LOL.
Comments from author:
Thank you Dmitri! I'm still trying to do research on Jamaican folk tales to see what might be the biggest threats - I know voodoo is associated with zombies and in a comic book apparently Sam Zabuto was killed by zombies, but I'm still researching :)
Review By [Dmitri] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
OK, I swore I'd written a review... If I find it later, I'll append it to this one, or just post it as a second review. I'm very intrigued and impressed with how you handled why the parents would give her up. Actually, there's a people in Jamaica who were escaped slaves... they're called the Maroons... (I have some Maroon blood) you should research them if you want to do more background... Also look up Obeah and Pocomania. You may not use it, but you should know about it, b/c Kendra probably would, studious girl that she is... She'd probably also know about Jamaica in general even if she didn't grow up there... if she didn't, that watcher would have to be to blame... Really dyin' to read the next chapter. if I can think of anything about JA that might be interesting, I'll send it your way.

(once I get this cat off my typing arm!) Caaaaaaaaaaaat! (cat is kneading). Sigh. Cat is wet. Cat was sitting in the bathtub again. sigh. Now, i'm wet. grrr.

Blue
Comments from author:
How peculiar that your review did not show up! huh. Well, thank you for writing another one!

When I decided to write about Kendra I did some cursory research on Jamaica and found the history of the Maroons intruiging - that's actually why I had Delu send her family into the mountains. In my head, her family were the first Maroons under the Spanish rule. I plan on using them later on in the story as well :) I looked up Obeah and definitely decided to use that in this next chapter. I couldn't find much in my preliminary research on Pocomania so I'll have to look up more on that later.

hahahaha your cat is silly :) awww, now I miss my cat!

And yes, anything of interest, please send it my way! And if I screw up JA slang/history/culture, please lemme know :)

Thanks luv!
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from AllenPitt
Review:
I always figured the watchers just took her as a baby and lied to her about her family giving her up, but this works just as well. Sadly, the watchers don't allow slayers to interfere in 'political' things... I do like the idea that Kendra was faking the accent for some reason.
Comments from author:
Ha, the watchers are bad but not so much in Kendra's case. In "What's My Line Part 2" Kendra said that her parents gave her to her watcher when she was very young and she did not remember them. I like the idea of Kendra faking - or at least embellishing- the accent quite a bit and will sketch that out a bit further.

Thanks!
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from Razial
Review:
ok luna you have my attention with this story as there are not many kendra centred stories I know off, and this has alot of potenial. I hope there will be a bit of romance in this between Kendra and Xander? I've thought of doing such a story but so far never got around to it. Anyway I look forward to seeing what comes next(razial)
Comments from author:
Glad to have your attention :) There will be romance at one point, but mum's the word until then (ok, partly mums the word because I tend to change my mind easily on such matters, until I write further anyways).

Thanks!
Review By [Razial] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from batzulger
Review:
"Second String" and "Rising from the Sickbed"
Comments from author:
Thank you for the info! I'll have to check those out!
Review By [batzulger] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from (Past Donor)akat
Review:
*applauds Luna* I am definitely impressed! The opening just grabs the reader right away. I love the personal/cultural mythology you're creating in conjunction with the vampire lore. I can't wait to see what's next!
Comments from author:
*takes a bow* Thank you darling! You've made me blush but you've also made me get to researching Jamaica and writing an outline :)

Thank you for reading!
Review By [(Past Donor)akat] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I Tink Ders Something More ta’ Kendra Young" from batzulger
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As a writer of two stories featuring Kendra, I support this fic!
Comments from author:
2 Kendra stories? Oooh! :)

Could you tell me which ones? I would like to take a looksie, and I'm sure anyone reading the review page would be curious as well!

Thanks!
Review By [batzulger] • Date [24 Jun 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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