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Review of chapter "Unknown" from Wiccachic
Review:
hope this isn't discontinued.
Review By [Wiccachic] • Date [15 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from kittenpoker
Review:
Any chance you'll pick this back up? It's just as fabulous as the first time I read it and reading more would be lovely.
Comments from author:
I probably will, kittenpoker. But honestly I couldn't tell you when for the life of me. I have a tendency to write in fits and starts that jump randomly from new ideas to obsessive world building on one thing. So, I'm truly delighted you like this - it makes me grin in quite a silly manner just to see that you think it is fabulous - but I really can't tell you when it will be back.

Thank you for taking the time to review (and for such a lovely review) and I apologize for the lateness of my response.
Review By [kittenpoker] • Date [18 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from kittenpoker
Review:
So I'm really bad at writing reviews for each chapter, especially if the chapters are as awesome as these! I don't even watch the walking dead, but I love this blend of tv shows. It seems to fit perfectly. I hope you have a happy New Years, and maybe write a little more of your awesome story! :)
Review By [kittenpoker] • Date [31 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from khaleesi
Review:
This story is strangly beautiful and poetic. I love it!
Comments from author:
Thanks so much and sorry for the late response - real life has been kicking my ass lately.

And I've rather missed writing for this story. It was the one I most let myself go on - in the way of language I mean, I never worried about being overly dramatic or poetic. I had a lot of fun with it. I would always wait until a line wouldn't leave me alone in my head like: "little girls sharpening knives and smiling into the darkness, giving it something to fear" - and just build from there.

It was a lot of fun. I really should try to dive back into it soon. Sorry for dragging on like that. I got off in a tangent in my head. Thanks again for the feedback. :)
Review By [khaleesi] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Golden" from stopwatch
Review:
This is a fantastic series that is well written. Will the slayers ever meet the main characters of the tv series though?
Review By [stopwatch] • Date [4 Apr 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from Shadowcub
Review:
Like it, hope they got some of those big ass military trucks to travel around in.
Comments from author:
Nope, no huge convoy of big ass military trucks. Their moving completely on foot - tracking the zombies using their Slayer. I think the trucks are more useful if you're trying to get away or if you have a physical destination in mind. *laughs*

Glad ya like it though, Shadowcub. Thanks so much for reviewing. :)
Review By [Shadowcub] • Date [7 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from ShalaDakiri
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That was an interesting--and understandable--reaction to the Slayer horde. I'd imagine it's not the only possible reaction. I could see some some of the braver and/or crazier humans following in the girls' wake. Supplies might be a bit sparse, but the lack of zombies could make it worth it.
Comments from author:
Mostly the girls are attracted to the larger groupings of zombies - the type of melee, horde fighting I described in earlier bits. In those places I don't believe many people surrounding would be alive and those that were would be in well protected places. I don't think they would venture out to follow.

...at least not in the time before the Slayers left again. *laughs*

Not saying people might not try. Just that it wouldn't be something the Slayers would invite. They are pulling in and becoming very insular - that's something I've tried to show a bit in the drabbles - they really wouldn't welcome a random outsider.

I suppose following in their wake, or simply living in a place the girl's have already cleared is an option though, like you said the supplies are a bit sparse. But hey! No zombies!

Thanks so much for the feedback, ShalaDakiri. :)
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from Keshkreature
Review:
That's really neat! I like your reaction from the survivor. Surely they have found other humans though, right?
Comments from author:
Oh, certainly. They've probably passed by plenty of other humans as they've cleaned out areas. I mostly wanted to show that with the way they work that I outlined already, they don't particularly come off as inviting or as saviors to an outside observer. Mostly scary, otherworldly, and intimidating as f....well, you catch my drift. *laughs*

I'm glad you like it worked for you though, Keshkreature. I wanted to give the survivor a distinct voice without really going into a backstory for him because he wouldn't be really talking about himself as this sort of thing was happening, you know? *snort* Thanks for reviewing! :)
Review By [Keshkreature] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from CaffeineCat
Review:
I'm really enjoying this story, delurked just to leave a review. It's interesting to see how the Slayers would react to this kind of situation, and I'm wondering if they can actually make a difference long term. I would think an army of slayers would make a significant dent, but covering ground and getting from place to place would probably take them a while. They have a lot of apocalypse to cover.

Are you planning to weave in any of the characters from the show?
Comments from author:
First off, thank ya kindly for de-lurking. I am greatly flattered that you went to the trouble so that you could leave me a review. So, thank you. :)

Now, on to the contents of this review, shall we? As you note, the main problem is covering ground. With their numbers the only option is by foot and it is rather difficult to hunt out any lurking pockets of zombies when you have so much ground to cover. In my head, the Slayers are working more on the very pack mentality of hunting prey. They are moving as a group wherever they feel a pull towards the largest (or closest) grouping of zombies. As this apocalypse progress and the numbers lessen (start to decompose on their own) and the Slayer will have to adjust accordingly. I am also going to deal in later drabbles with other supernaural creatures that still exisit.

And no, sorry but I don't plan to deal with any of the characters from Walking Dead. For me this was always just very much how the Slayers and Scoobies would react to that world. Plus, like you said, big space - large chance they never really run into each other. *laughs*

Again, thanks for the de-lurk review, CaffineCat! :)
Review By [CaffeineCat] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
This is amazing. Taut. Terrifying. Very well written. I usually avoid 'end of the world' end of civilization stories because they're so depressing, but I think I'm going to have to make an exception.

Blue
Comments from author:
Aww, Blue. Thanks so much. You know your opinion means a lot to me so it makes me bounce in my seat a bit to hear (/read) that. *laughs*

This fic was such a random thing for me to write. I actually only wrote the first drabble (the Buffy one) because certain lines of it were stuck in my head and it was going to be left at that. (That's why the title is Golden). But then I started to actually -think- about what the Scoobies might do, how the Slayers might react to a world that probably had more zombies than normal people still living.

That's when my crazy stupidly over-detail oriented brain ate the idea. I believe it is still digesting it.

And unrelated to the review, it's good to hear from you. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving; full of good things like sweet potato bread. *hugs*
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from grd
Review:
That was cool. Never thought of Slayers being compared to locusts. Should have had her send him a little wave. After all she was just a little girl...who just took down a zombie and ripped it apart. Lol.
Comments from author:
Just a little girl with a sharp knife who likes to hurt dead things. I loved that episode of Angel with Dana. Sure, when you look back at it, it's totally proto-type River - but, hey, that still means she's a totally crazy badass. *laughs*

I'm glad the comparison to locust worked for you. I think the whole dynamic of the Slayer shifts slightly when their are many, when there is no longer only one, - when it is -Slayers.-

....almost sounds like I'm trying to start writing a bit right here in the comment box. *snorts*

Happy you liked it, grd. Thanks for the review. :)
Review By [grd] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from eriktheviking
Review:
An original and very well done outsider's view on an unrestrained Slayer at work.
Comments from author:
*curtsies* Thank ya kindly, eriktheviking. It rather hit me how damn intimidating the group would look to a random outsider. They are doing good work, but when you get down to it they are killing things. Dead thing, yes. But that doesn't stop the visual. And I think Dana embodies that very well. *smirk*

Thanks again for reviewing. :)
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from Dhampyr
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I think the other person arguing the issue with the zombies is a little off. For one thing, if you go by the comics people that were not bitten were rising too, so whatever this is, it's dormant until lethal damage is taken, or active if you are directly exposed via bite. For another, you can't assume a couple of months for a body to decompose past the point of being a threat in every climate. I always saw the zombie plague as a hybrid of a natural virus and a supernatural force. I could easily see zombies lasting longer than a non-animated corpse, I just think they would eventually decay in immobility.

Truthfully, I'm more interested in how the Slayers will adapt to this new world after the zombie plague has been contained or has burned itself out to a point of equilibrium with humanity than anything else. They're forming a culture not seem since ancient times, if ever. I want to see how the world will react to it. They are, after all, humanity's protector by nature of what a Slayer is.

I also want to see how other demonic and undead creatures that can actually think will react to the zombie apocalypse.
Comments from author:
From everything I have noted about the comic there hasn't been anything set in stone about how long zombies last. Eventually they will decay no matter what the nature of the virus is or the climate they are in - but thats eventually. During this time I'll have my Slayers creating their nomad culture and what-not. I am unsure of the perception of how much time has passed in my fic, but I specifically tried to keep that vague (even writing a drabble about them no longer really keeping track of time).

A lot of the time I think of the drabbles I write of less linearly - pressing on the passage of time - but rather filling in wholes to make this a fuller, more rounded world. Does that make any sense?

*sigh* I've babbled on again haven't I? Anyways....I do have a drabble I am working on dealing with other undead. So, I will start to address that more in the future.

Thanks for the review Dhampyr. I always appreciate the feedback. :)
Review By [Dhampyr] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Unknown" from Gideon
Review:
I can understand how someone who had managed to eke out a solitary existence in this world would regard any changes as bad. If it was something from the old world perhaps they might understand, but if it is from neither the old world or the new as he knows it. Then it can be truly frightening.
I hope he appreciates the lack of walkers after they leave though!
Comments from author:
Yeah, something more along the lines of the military coming in and taking care of the problem would probably have been comforting - too bad they've been whiped out along with all other government agencies, huh?

Plus, you have to admit, if the Slayers were worried about how they appeared towards normal people they probably wouldn't send Dana as an ambassador. She doesn't exactly leave the impression you usually want to give. *snort*

Thanks for continuing to review, Gideon.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Unknown" from (Current Donor)WildMartin
Review:
Whatever others may say, I'm loving both the writing style and the content. The character perspectives that you've been doing each chapter are both creatively refreshing and fascinating. You've pulled me into this world of yours with vivid imagery and poignant story-telling that leave me anxiously waiting for the next update.

As for those who wish to argue the "logical" nature of zombies...well, I think the fact that zombies aren't real, well that pretty much sums that up and shuts them down. So don't you be lettin' nobody bother you about that no more, ya here?

Keep up the good work. :-)
Comments from author:
It is difficult for me to describe how encouraging I found your review....I hope it suffices to say that it made me very happy. I try to encourage any feedback and am not opposed to differing views, so I don't wish to disparage any other readers in any way. It's fine with me to just agree to disagree about things but at the end of the day, it's fanfiction - it's my story, so it's simply nice to hear that people enjoy that as an overall thing, you know? Not bothered by bits that aren't set in stone.....oh dear, now I seem to be getting into it. *laughs*

So, again, thank you. :)
Review By [(Current Donor)WildMartin] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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