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Review of chapter "Sending a Message, part 2/2" from VillageOrchid
Review:
Loved this! Xander used corruption to his own good... and that of others.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [6 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "That's How It Could Have Happened- Showdown take 1" from VillageOrchid
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How it could have happened. Not what you did have happen in this continuity? The Devil either has to lose or be occupied for eternity. Is he allowed to give up?
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [6 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sending a Message, part 1/2" from VillageOrchid
Review:
Cool chapter.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [5 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You... Much" from VillageOrchid
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I actually never watched an episode of "Reaper" maybe a minute or two here and there. I'm enjoying what you got.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [5 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Welcome to Seattle" from VillageOrchid
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Well, they were always saying in the Angel TV series that the Devil had a Robot (a joke based on a Mexican movie called "The Devil's Robot".)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [5 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sending a Message, part 2/2" from mackenziex
Review:
I particularly liked Douchiest of all Douchbags. :)
Review By [mackenziex] • Date [4 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "That's How It Could Have Happened- Showdown take 1" from ora
Review:
That was fantastic!
Review By [ora] • Date [29 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sending a Message, part 1/2" from Eureka
Review:
Hmm so new crossover coming on or something?
Comments from author:
Not quite, just needed an excuse for Xander to know about Steve. I suppose I could have just said "Xander knows about Steve" at the start of the second part, but this idea came to mind and it seemed worth trying to put together for its own sake. I've got plenty of pure BtVS/Reaper ideas still kicking around, but there might be a few multi-crosses down the road :).
Review By [Eureka] • Date [28 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You... Much" from MBB
Review:
Glad to see someone is finally seriously picking up this crossover. I think it's the most Buffy-like show since BTVS. The humor, the metaphor for life, the group dynamic, the research to solve cases, it's all originally different, but still alike.
And you are correct about the conflicting mythology (although you are doing well so far), the demon subculture of the second season comes close to that of Angel the Series.

Short chapters vs Long chapters? Well, I'm of the opinion that more is better, but the last thing I want is for the story to get stuck because you get stuck halfway a long chapter. (though to be honest, neither chapter qualifies as a 'long' so far)
So I recommend you keep alternating between the two depending on the subject and your muse.
And if you need an idea for a second Reaper fic, let me know.

If this is your first writing (really, you aren't just fishing for compliments?), I'm jealous. (Or even if it isn't, I am anyway) I've never been able to convert my ideas beyond pages of notes sparsely interrupted by a few lines of dialog lacking any characterization. :-(

From a readers POV, you are doing pretty well; Good writing (and all the names right ;-) ), you got decent BTVS characterization (too few lines from Reaper to judge), interesting scenario's, creative with minor characters (theFirst) for the setup, etc.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the compliments and advice, and no, it's not exactly my first writing, but it's pretty close to it. I know the feeling about trying to get the characterization down, it's the biggest thing that's kept me from writing/posting in the past. I've been reading Buffy fics for long enough to know what I do and don't like for characterizations there, though, and Reaper is short enough that I figure it's got enough wiggle room that any mistakes can just fall under "creative license".
I'll try to get some more Reaper-centric shorts up soon, it just seems that at the moment my muse is favoring Xander.
Review By [MBB] • Date [23 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You... Much" from batzulger
Review:
I like all of it short and long form. Sock and Xander are brothers in juvenility
Review By [batzulger] • Date [23 Jul 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You... Much" from (Past Donor)GACTsevil
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The devil & The First bit was hilarious, I like how well you merged the two fandoms. I can't wait top see where ypu go from here.
Review By [(Past Donor)GACTsevil] • Date [23 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "An Afternoon in the Life of Evil" from Taisy
Review:
Funny! And I just love the Reaper Devil- like a smoother, more urban Sunnydale Mayor.

Thanks for the interesting read.
Review By [Taisy] • Date [21 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Welcome to Seattle" from bookworm
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Ha! That's great. I've only watched a few episodes of Reaper, a couple weeks ago, but you can definitely see how they'd look to outsiders who actually pay attention.
Review By [bookworm] • Date [19 Jul 11] • Not Rated
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