Review of chapter "The Graduation" from HMaxMarius
I will repeat what I said in my review of Stingers. If you were to strip the Buffy references, this would be an excellent piece of stand-alone 'Alternative History' fiction.
My mind has been churning as I read this on ways you could do it... simple things like changing 'Slayer' to 'Stinger'... making Buffy's 'false backstory' real and toning down some of her physical abilities or taking a route similar to Turtledove's 'Guns of the South' and involving a time travel aspect where the 'Buffy' character travels to the past.
Anyway, I too have joined the throngs anxiously awaiting the next installment. I'd love to see Buffy and Barb put together the 'Zoomer Wing' =D
Oh, last thing, both stories are now on my rec'd list!
Review By [HMaxMarius
] • Date [1 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from draconin
I've read & re-read this series a number of times and I still enjoy it immensely. If you are ever inspired to write another in the series I'd love to read it.
Review By [draconin
] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from khagler
I just finished re-reading this series, and I'd like to encourage the author to continue it. This is one of the best series I've read, and definitely the best in WW2 fiction--including commercially published works. The end of 101st leaves a good setup for a sequel, and I'd like to read that sequel someday.
Review By [khagler
] • Date [11 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from johng
So, I just finished reading both singers and 101st, and I have you say In still really enjoying this tale, and I really hope we get a part three... A couple of things have occurred to me though..the first being that given that Buffy is a bona fide hero now, does that mean that she's now named after her self? (she's named after a grandmother, who's named after the famous fighter ace...).
The second thing that occurred to me it's that Mr Gattling did actually make an electric version of his gun, and pitched it at the Navy. That managed 3000 rpm... In 1893.. not bad for refillable black powder cartridges..
Review By [johng
] • Date [9 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from coenenw
Really liked all the details about the planes in both stories.
Review By [coenenw
] • Date [4 Dec 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from Addlcove
Just re-read this series for the second time ;) it is still a joy to read and your characterisation is phenomenal.
I hope a third story depicting the use of Pinto's both during training and in theatre is still something you have planned for the future.
Review By [Addlcove
] • Date [2 Oct 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from grd
Reread this again. The hunger for more just continues. So many things i hope to see in future stories. I really look forward to and dream of more. This series is a treasure that longs for more tales. Please oh please write more.
Review By [grd
] • Date [30 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from tekka
Damn that was a good read, pity you haven't continued the series.
Review By [tekka
] • Date [20 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from maxthehobbit
I think this is the fourth or fifth time I've read this series. I spent 20 years in the USAF and you stories inspired me to read some of the WWII history. I found out that more Airmen in the bombers died than the number of Marines that died taking all those islands in the Pacific. Didn't find that much about fighter pilots, but I get side-tracked every time I search the net. I see that you intend to write a third story in this series. That's going to be hard since Wing Commanders don't do a lot of flying, except under very special circumstances. I still haven't figured out which story I like better, they are both so original and keep me interested even though I've read both several times.
If/When you get around to writing a third story I would like to see Buffy come in contact with that Stevens guy, the one that ripped her 'Top Gun' school to pieces and tried to get her and Barb black-balled with his performance reports and messing with their records.
If you never get around to writing a third story ... Thanks for the two stories you have written, they keep me occupied for a day every six months or so.
Review By [maxthehobbit
] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from Berserkerzeroone
Excellent story, great plot, interesting POV, but seriously, just leaving it like that? What were you thinking? You need to write more, at least to where Buffy, Barb and Ben set themselves up and start up SSI or even the beginnings of it.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE dont leave us hanging like this! It could be classed as inhuman to do so.
Review By [Berserkerzeroone
] • Date [22 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from grd
I really hope you write more of this incredible series. Love your details. It's those little things that bring the story to life. The medal return, seduction, meeting Galand, flight test, etc. So much more to tell. Please.
Review By [grd
] • Date [14 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from DieselDriver
I had to laugh, chortle, something at the ending. I really enjoyed reading this but I couldn't help thinking that Buffy had to have had some help adjusting to the military mindset from the power that be. The writing is great, love the conversations and details of everything that's happened to them and like another said before me, I like that the first person point of view of a companion to Buffy makes it work even better than if it were Buffy's point of view. I was a little surprised that you didn't mention Edwards although it hadn't been named such at that time (don't remember what it was called back then). I guess it would have been out of place, oh wait, I remember, Muroc Dry Lake is the location of the eventual Edwards AFB, the main western test base for the Air Force. I sure am looking forward to reading more of Barb's and Buffy's adventures.
Thanks again for writing and sharing such cool stories.
Chris in CA
Review By [DieselDriver
] • Date [14 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from Starfox
Another fine story. I read it in one go, right after the first "Wasp". I hope you continue this series.
Review By [Starfox
] • Date [11 Jan 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from bruisespristine
I had so much fun reading these books, I just came to see if there was a third and was sadly disappointed. I really hope your muse wants to return to the story of Buffy and Barb. Such a good, fun filled romp!
Review By [bruisespristine
] • Date [31 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Graduation" from DeepBlueJoy
This story (and series) took over my weekend. I seldom read first person stories because in fanfic that usually is a sign of a self insert and it tends not to be done all that well.
This was a brilliant exception.
I can't wait to see what comes next. I really have become addicted to this series.
Again, I'm amazed to have been so enthralled with a story that didn't involve a single character or precursor of a character from the series.
I am impressed and I don't impress easily.
My one criticism of your portayal of Buffy is that she would probably swear a little less than your Buffy. At first I thought she was 'too' feminist, but I realized that just by being a 2000s woman, she would come across as pretty radical. The world has changed a great deal in the half century since I was born and this story goes back even further and deals with what was then a bastion of 'male'.
Review By [DeepBlueJoy
] • Date [12 Nov 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]