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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from proofreader
Please continue the fun of this segment of the verse.
In response to your response in the previous review, you might be surprised at just what the geneva conventions say you can get away with. For example if you capture, oh say about a hundred enemy fighters NOT in a uniform (for ANY REASON) and they were attacking you, it becomes entirely LEGAL to stand each and every one up against a wall and blow their brains out. Not being in uniform and in combat designates them as enemy spies and all protections are removed. The REASON for this is to prevent anyone on any side from hiding among civilian populations and causing harm to come to innocent bystanders. Sound familiar? Another example is how a religious building or hospital is off limits unless it is used as a firing position. If someone shoots from it, it is fair game. The Geneva Conventions are the generic name for The International Laws of Warfare. Not the rules and regs of championship pillowfighting. War is messy. War is mean. War is cruel. Any laws that are to limit it Must be on an equal level. Politically correct does not exist in war. This said, I call for a hammer being dropped in the form of a hidden and well armed and equipped (loaded for cave bear) unidentifiable fleet reducing the streib in the military definition of reducing a target. Then the fleet just vanishes back into a base hidden in hyperspace (like the one revealed in a Bester focussed episode that PsiCorp has). The only reason for the unidentifiable part is that the Scooby Government has not yet revealed it's existence. Might sound contradictory to my earlier statement but they can have their own uniform and ship design style for their military. After all, the Starfury fighters are just a bit similar to X-Wings, why not some cross shaped B-Wing heavy fighters too? Slayers flying to attack in heavily armed crosses, now there's a fun mental image.
Comments from author:
Well, considering who the people we're discussing are, I never really thought that they'd even wonder whether The International Laws of Warfare would apply. After all, these bastards hurt one of their children! With that said, Anne's/Anya's old mindset would immediately apply: HURT THESE BASTARDS UNTIL THEY GET TIRED OF HURTING THEM!

And given the examples we saw of just how vicious *any* and *all* of the Scoobies could be, the Streib are going to be hurting for a while. Although, their civilization will survive. Maybe.

I'm hoping to get the next installment of this series done soon, if my muse will deign to cooperate.
Review By [proofreader] • Date [12 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Oakheart
Please forgive me for adding/responding to Rune's statement first, but:

Redemption is requires total commitment on the human end. You cannot redeem someone who does not want redemption. While God may forgive, amongst us mortals, ya gotta work for it.

Which is why Dumbledore's philosophy is inherently flawed. In fact, it is presented thusly so that Harry will be the willing martyr that JK's plotline required. I say that if one side is using rifles and the opposing side is throwing bricks, you have a sad and one-sided war.

No, to "Portents and Retribution" - Please Want More Please Pliz plz whimper...
(Series has been awesome; looking forward to your next installment)

Comments from author:
I agree fully with your evaluation of Dumbledore and his minions. Actually, in their case, I'm more tempted to subscribe to a 'Kill them all and let God sort them out' attitude. ;-)

And I'm trying to get my muse to decide exactly how she wants to proceed with the follow-up to 'Portents and Retribution,' since she's been flinging various ideas around willy-nilly every time I try to get started on it.

I think some of those ideas seriously violate the Geneva Convention, and I'm quite certain several others definitely do. ;-)
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [12 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Rune
JKR had dumbledork who wanted to redeem tom and all the other murders.


When evil attacks good then good must strike back with overwhelming force.
You don't redeem evil, you destroy it.

Now please add a chapter describing the destruction Ragnarok does.

Comments from author:
Well, Albus either forgot or ignored the principle that people need to learn about negative feedback and that actions can sometimes have unwanted consequences.

Ragnarok makes a point of showing their enemies that they HAVEN"T forgotten that.

Not to worry - the Streib will be learning about that aspect of Ragnarok's beliefs in the near future. ;-)
Review By [Rune] • Date [23 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cateagle
Oh, dear!! Someone has made a major error and will now have the truth of it percussively delivered as only folks like these can do. I'd argue that Earth's diplomats are going to find matters going rather interestingly as I'm sure some species push until another pushes back hard (ISTR that Gordon Dickson had a novel about that). It's a good long-term wrap-up for the series.
Comments from author:
Yes, indeed. Parts of Ragnarok are quite displeased, and the offenders are about to learn what it feels like to when God lends out his 'Smite the Offender' power. ;-)
Review By [Cateagle] • Date [31 Oct 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from tomfo
Its Buffy, Xander and Cordy isnt it?. Would love to see more on this.
Comments from author:
Actually, it isn't. I will be writing a short story which will be revealing who the three characters are, and I hope it will be done shortly.
Review By [tomfo] • Date [28 Sep 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cutiepie
Considering what series this is supposed to be connected to, and the previous guesses to the "grands'" idents, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that the red-head is a Weasley? I never did watch Bab 5, but I think I followed this fairly well. Good stuff, as usual.
Comments from author:
Sorry, that's wrong, but I also erred in how I described the third member of the trio I previewed, since she's altered her hair color several times over the course of the series.

I'm currently considering writing another arc that will feature these characters and show how they got together.
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [1 Sep 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Maltor
Since you've said others got 2 out of 3 correct, I'm going to guess that they are Xander, Buffy and Faith. It would be interesting to see this continued at some point and find out what the other members of the group are doing and how they've adapted to their long lives.
Comments from author:
Sorry, it's not Faith, either.

I'm thinking of posting another story in the series, set a bit in the future of the current story, which will be set in a time after the first story in the series, 'And Now For Something Completely Different (Redux)'. What would you think about that?
Review By [Maltor] • Date [25 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from WARLOCKPOTTER
This was a great short story that i would LOVE to see expand to a full story or even a series of stories (hint hint)i always enjoy your stories hope to see more soon.Thank you for posting.
Comments from author:
Thanks. There's a good possibility that you'll see more of this 'verse in the future.
Review By [WARLOCKPOTTER] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)redjacobson
I'll admit, I'm lost, but then I've only seen a couple of episodes of B5, so, other than vaguely remembering the names of a couple of characters, that whole thing was Greek (or is that, Geek? *GRIN*) to me.

Well written as always, but there really isn't enough of this little snippet to really review

Comments from author:
Thanks, man.

I'm using some random plot bunnies that have settled around me as inspiration for some of these Fic-A-Thon entries, and this was one of them.
Review By [(Recent Donor)redjacobson] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from sistercity
I was already amused from your character bashing note; this story did not disappoint.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [sistercity] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from proofreader
I could easily see the group having kept the good toys quietly reserved for their own use and confusing the daylights out of the streib when they introduce them to the joys of orbital bombardment. Notice me not as a cloaking device, teleporting fighters and troops, shields, glamours as ECM, etc. No way they would have handed that kind of power over to the EA, but using it themselves....
Comments from author:
What? Do you mean that you don't think that the guys would trust the government to properly handle whatever sort of uber-powerful things they might develop or already possess? ;-)
Review By [proofreader] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from WolfWriter
If they are all his grandparents, then I'm guessing that they are Willow, Buffy and Xander.

Sic them on Bester, and let him pee his pants in terror as he realizes just WHO he's pissed off.

I'd love to see his reaction to Hyena, if she's still part of Xander's psyche.
Comments from author:
Well, two out of your three guesses are correct. And they are Garibaldi's many-times-great grandparents.

And I'm seriously considering what exactly would happen to Bester if he were unfortunate enough to run into Pops, Nanny or Nanna. ;-)
Review By [WolfWriter] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from eriktheviking
A great look at the nicer version of Garibaldi.
Comments from author:
Thanks. But Garibaldi was always a nice guy, he just was a bit more paranoid (and quite rightly so) than most people.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Tanaxanth
Loved Babylon 5.
Would make a great setting for a full story arc... hint hint.
I'm guessing those three who are Michael's relatives are decedents of the Scoobies or are they actually Buffy, Willow and Xander?
Comments from author:
Well, you've identified two out of the three correctly, but I can't tell you who the third is at the moment.

And there may be more of this particular 'verse. I haven't made a decision about it yet.
Review By [(Current Donor)Tanaxanth] • Date [22 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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