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Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from HappyWonKinobi
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This was absolutely amazing! I loved it! I almost stopped reading it at one point about where she joined the Zodangan military, since that's about where the Barsoomian Powers That Be messed with John in the movie, but I went on and loved how you made the story flow! Once again, I have to say that just about every single one of your stories is definitely worth a read. (The only one that doesn't fit the list is the Captain Tripps one, and that's mostly because I'm not sure if I can finish it.)
Review By [HappyWonKinobi] • Date [12 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Okami
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I truly truly loved your story. It is a try work of art written done. I couldn't stop reading once I started. You really know how to pull someone in. Are you going to write a sequel where Buffy goes back to be with her mate/wife and children?
Review By [Okami] • Date [2 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Oakheart
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ERB's Barsoom series was the first SF or Fantasy I ever read, thanks to a great-aunt giving me some discards from our local library. Fifty years later, and I have to go rooting through the attic to find them and re-read them all, your story was that good. As an Aside: I generally prefer stories that insert Xander into the mix, as he stands as an 'everyman', without notable more-than-human abilities that take stories off-track. Many, many congratulations for writing a story that inserts Buffy, with the dynamic balance maintained! I am putty this on my Recommendation list pronto.

SD
Comments from author:
I can't write Xander to save my life. Thanks for the compliments and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [22 Mar 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from imortis
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Waiting eagerly for a sequel, I really liked this story, I think I'm going to find a copy of that book...
Review By [imortis] • Date [27 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from maxthehobbit
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It took about three, maybe four chapters till I recognized that I had read something similar to this, then I looked through some of the reviews and found a link ... I saw the cover to a book and I'm sure I had read it while I was a junior in high school, almost forty years ago.
I'm going to read those books again ... I think I only read a couple of them, looks like there are at least four on the website.
You did a good job putting Buffy in the Mars environment and especially having it happen while she was dead after the Glory/tower incident.
Great Job!
Thanks for writing this and sharing it.

LOL somehow I ended up at the first chapter after following the link in the review. I meant to review this from the last chapter. BTW naming the frog-like thing Mr. Gordo was a touch of genius.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [28 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from tomfo
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I liked this story, not as good as your military option series but still very entertaining. I couldnt help noticing in one of your responses the mention of mobile infantry, personally I think that starship troopers would be a great cross for buffy and would really like to see you write one, maybe have her hook up with dizzy flores. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
I have been wanting to write a Troopers story in the Heinlein style. So maybe it will happen, but I have a few other things to write and finish first.

And I did write a Starship Troopers/Buffy crossover finally! Garbed in Steel.
Review By [tomfo] • Date [18 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from SnowyMountain
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I have to give you credit for putting these two series together, I don't really see Burroughs' John Carter series too often. However, I have to admit that this seemed extremely derivative of the original book. I thought it could have been a bit more different with a bit more focused on Buffy rather than her simply following in the footsteps of John Carter; like having a bit more supernatural feel towards John's adventures.
Comments from author:
It was supposed to be derivative and not really supernatural as A Princess of Mars is much more a swashbuckling action story than a spooky one. I'm sorry you didn't like it though and seriously, thank you for the review. I appreciate the negative as well as the positive.
Review By [SnowyMountain] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Rating [3 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from WebSpyder
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I always enjoy your work but this was something else. While my favorite ERB work was the Caspak trilogy, you've definitely inspired me to go back and re-read the Mars series. As you seem to make some of the most interesting x-overs work, have you ever read E.E. "Doc" Smith's Skylark series? That's one of my favorite classic sci-fi series. As long as you're talking about classic sci-fi x-overs though, you could fit Buffy into any of them if Heinlein's Lazarus Long decided to give Buffy a ride. Could also explain large time-span jumps without resorting to using the death/resurrection plot again. I thought it was brilliant when you used to for Enigma but felt a little cheated when you reused it here. Otherwise this was a wonderful read.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the kind words. Actually I thought the wake up in coffin ending worked better here than in Born Again considering how the original Princess of Mars ended. I do understand your complaint though and if I could've of come up with a better method I probably would've used it.

I really didn't like Lazurus Long, but Buffy Summers Mobile Infantry I could get behind!

I loved Caspek as well. Have you read Beyond the Farthest Star? That's some ERB that most people don't know about.

And finally...Doc Smith. Buffy versus Blackie DuQuesne has potential, but could you imagine Dawn with a Lens?


EDIT: And Starship/Troopers/Buffy Crossover is done. Garbed in Steel.
Review By [WebSpyder] • Date [29 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from randyzoopurple
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loved it i hope you write a sequel to this great story
Review By [randyzoopurple] • Date [24 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from bookworm
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Wow. I just found this two days ago, and I had a pretty hard time stopping to eat, sleep and actually accomplish things. Obviously, part of what makes it so good is the source material, but you've done a really good job shifting it over to Buffy's point of view, as well. I think there were a few bits that seemed off, particularly earlier, but I'm having a hard time remembering any problems now. Oh, I know; in about the fourth chapter or so you have her use Lorquas Ptomel's name when prior to that she'd shown no sign of knowing it; a short reference to finding that out would be good, or it could come up in the earlier chapter along with Tars'. Also, in the second-last chapter and an earlier chapter title you use 'breath' when you probably mean 'breathe'. Those are both little stuff though. In any case, I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel, whenever that should happen, and meanwhile I might have to check out what else you've written. Keep writing, whatever it might be!
Review By [bookworm] • Date [24 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from (Recent Donor)SamuraiCatFan
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Wonder what the impact of allowing the majority of the Zodangan military to leave Helium rather than be slaughtered will have on future events, especially since in ERB's original, the Zodangan's, whose army gets slaughtered outside of Helium in the original, spends a good chunk of the remaining books trying to get revenge.

Would love to see Buffy deal with the Therns and Pirates, especially since she has already faced and defeated a "real" Hell Goddess in Glory, along with such foes as the Master, the Mayor and Adam (and also potentially The First if her "return" is post Chosen), all of whom would make the Holy Hekkador and Isis wet their pants in terror.
Comments from author:
Honestly, was Buffy ever really scared during this story? She knew she could beat any individual or small group on Mars. She was more worried about what might happen to others or if she had to fight while vastly outnumbered.

The Therns and the truth about Iss will be interesting.
Review By [(Recent Donor)SamuraiCatFan] • Date [23 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from slmncpm
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NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! *sobs* you are so cruel. *hands you scones and sniffles badly*
Comments from author:
I'm glad you liked it. There will be more.
Review By [slmncpm] • Date [23 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from CPTSkip
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Wonderful and magnificent story! I could write paragraphs praising your story but it is your and ERB's writings that are important and not mine. Once again, several of your Buffy's statements made me stop reading for a moment to get myself back under control. One was: "lastly two people wrapped in red silk like mummies by Victoria's Secret." What a perfect description of Barsoomian fancy dress. I can't wait for the sequel.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [23 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Rich
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When you started this, I knew it would be fun, but had no idea it would turn out this well. Congratulations !!
Comments from author:
I didn't think it would work this well until I got to Chapter IV and really got into the groove of ERB's style of writing for the Martians.
Review By [Rich] • Date [23 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Gideon
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Buffy saves the world once again! And at the cost of her life too. Does this count as an extra death for her? I think that is number four or something? Anyway, well done Buffy, Mars is better for you having lived there :)
Comments from author:
Yeah four sounds about right
Review By [Gideon] • Date [23 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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