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Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from FinalGuardian
Review:
I love the story but the way everyone brings up how dangerous magic is and then never actually explains or bothers to ask what spells Xander is using is annoying.
Review By [FinalGuardian] • Date [7 Mar 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from CageFire
Review:
Pretty good story so far. I'm looking forward to reading more. Although it looks like it's already been a few months since this chapter. I never watched Fate/Stay Night, but I've heard of it and know some things. Will Xander only have specific abilities from the one character, or will he vary somewhat?
Review By [CageFire] • Date [5 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [4 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from banditdoz
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Fantastic and I agree with tom you really catches the essence of the Scoobies I hope you get over your writers block soon have a coffee and a cookie and come to the dark side :D
Review By [banditdoz] • Date [1 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
Review:
Great chapter, I love the funeral for Sid. That was a detail they just sort of skipped in canon that I can see the Scoobies doing.

Tom.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [25 Nov 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from DeaconKrow
Review:
Good Part. I'm glad to see a new chapter to this one, it's one of my favorites. Can't wait to read more.
Review By [DeaconKrow] • Date [25 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from Hecatonchires
Review:
It wasn't bad. You didn't finish the episode - maybe writing with that as a goal will get you past the block. Also: locus -> locusts. Took my a while to work out why you were talking about insects.
Review By [Hecatonchires] • Date [24 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from reiite
Review:
Nice chapter. Nice to see Xander mellowing a bit. Not so angry all the time.
Review By [reiite] • Date [24 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve" from Starfox
Review:
A good explanation for the Sunnydale Syndrome. And some nice exploration of Xander's thoughts.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [24 Nov 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from ShadeoftheEnd
Review:
The only thing I can think of that Xander might be doing wrong is maybe keeping a couple of his circuts constantly open. All of them would have him over-heating I think... then again he isn't exactly channeling much Prana through them so they could just be constantly leaking a little bit and it just forms into his simplest spell or something.
Review By [ShadeoftheEnd] • Date [30 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
The whole 'little sister' thing seems forced and the way you've turned Xander into Andrew is kinda strange. Good chapter otherwise.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [20 Jul 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [13 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from IronBaron
Review:
I want to feel annoyed at Xander's constant references to superheroes and the mistakes Xander ends up making in terms of his training. I can't though since such things would be rather in character (at least, in character for an average American teenager with knowledge gained from television and comic books).

So this is a case where the writing is great and realistic. The problem lies in how the character is currently beset by character flaws caused by a history of slacking and a focus on flashy tactics rather than smart ones. It would be smarter to learn about the weaknesses of demons rather than trying to overpower them with a shaky grasp of magic and martial arts. Or at least wait until he can competently fight a normal human. Teenage arrogance and delusions of invulnerability are not exactly something that breaks easily though.

His constant references to how superheroes do things are a bit annoying to the point of bringing Andrew Wells to mind at times. His unrealistic expectations due to measuring things with the unreliable yardstick of comic book logic makes a person cringe at times. Considering how said comic books are his main guide for determining what heroes are supposed to be able to do and how his inexperience means he doesn't realize the problems with his expectations, it feels like a train wreck is due at some point. It's only a question of how big of a disaster it would take to make Xander more pragmatic or make him more of a realist.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the hard review, I love these.

And the way I plan to make Xander see reality I'm pretty sure will have me hated by a few people.
Review By [IronBaron] • Date [28 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from CastorandPollux
Review:
Excellent...
Review By [CastorandPollux] • Date [13 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eleven" from Lesychan
Review:
Any story that gives a chance for Joyce and Janna to survive is a good story for me ^_-
Review By [Lesychan] • Date [12 Jun 13] • Not Rated
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