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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)James
Review:
Okay, wanting more.

James
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [16 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from MarcusSLazarus
Review:
Hoo boy...

VERY effective, I’ll give you that.

The Concurrence certainly made a unique villain, given that their introduction of simultaneously admitting their villainous backgrounds and ‘heroic’ intentions up-front leaves nobody sure whether they should be considered bizarre bad guys, warped good guys, or some combination of the above (Particularly given how the Watcher’s Council have ‘doctored’ the Doctor’s reputation in the supernatural, and there’s no pun intended there because it would be stupid anyway), and the Maer’isa was certainly an interesting concept.

However, Angel’s ‘issues’ with the Doctor don’t make complete sense to me, since ‘condemning’ the Doctor just because he doesn’t show up for everything that goes wrong is like condemning Buffy for not being able to save everyone who gets killed by vampires in Sunnydale; he’s one guy with a wide area to deal with, and given that Buffy hasn’t died so far because of his absence that might just suggest that he’s prioritising other threats rather than neglecting her (And considering that Angel’s going to leave for good he’s hardly one to ‘complain’ about people not being there when he’s the only ally Buffy’s got at the moment who can fight alongside her as an equal).

The stuff about Elizabeth’s fears about what the Doctor might do if there isn’t something to stop him KIND of makes sense given his attitude in ‘Waters of Mars’, but there’s still several questions about what he could have done to Elizabeth to turn her against him like that...

Nice touch with the reference to ‘Miracle Day’ to account for the Mayor’s invincibility, on that topic, to say nothing of the interesting new nature of the Doctor’s connection to Buffy in the new timeline (I prefer to assume that Buffy’s dying wish just helped the Doctor survive Gallifrey’s loss rather than completely creating him in the new timeline, but otherwise it certainly seems to work).

In the end, there’s still one detail I don’t get; even if I get Buffy’s assessment of why he prefers to cast himself as the villain rather than admit how far his people fell, why, throughout this whole story, didn’t the Doctor just clarify that he had to let the Ascension happen now or the Mayor can’t be defeated rather than let them all think that he wants the Mayor to win (There’s a difference between not being on their side and being on the Mayor’s side that he REALLY should have elaborated on; I assume he had to ensure that the Ascension happened because destroying the Mayor as he was would have had cataclysmic effects)?

Seriously, though, with all this talk about the Doctor ‘destroying’ people, it might do the Scoobies and Angel some good to have a run-in with the Chestertons, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane, or Ace at some point; give them a chance to see how the Doctor makes people BETTER rather than Angel’s view that he ‘destroys’ them just based on whatever happened to Elizabeth...

Well, keep up the good work; the more I read of this story, the more I’m left wondering what happened between Elizabeth and the Eighth Doctor...
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [8 Mar 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Recent Donor)GothTroubleMaker
Review:
wow!
Review By [(Recent Donor)GothTroubleMaker] • Date [25 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Recent Donor)draconin
Review:
You may want to consider changing the status of the story to being completed instead of a WiP. :-)

I enjoyed this but overall I found it quite confusing. You kept alluding to the great secret but in the end it wasn't IMHO sufficiently justified in the story. You spent so much time avoiding giving clues that you left us rather clueless too. I don't mind a mystery but when it's revealed there should be enough information supplied to the reader that you go "Oh! Of course!". In this case I found my self just going "WTF?".
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'll use this feedback to hopefully do better in the future.
Review By [(Recent Donor)draconin] • Date [25 Feb 12] • Rating [6 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)FireDragon
Review:
say what? huna? um clarification please.
Comments from author:
Clarification on what? Angel was in love with Elizabeth. Elizabeth didn't love him back. Elizabeth saw her own future in 2003, and there was a terrible monster who killed everyone. Angel thinks that monster's the Doctor (or maybe Elizabeth told him that it was -- that's not clear in the scene). I thought it was pretty well spelled out. I'm not sure what needed to be clarified.

Please let me know so I can fix it.
Review By [(Past Donor)FireDragon] • Date [22 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Nine" from Mayrose
Review:
Aaw, I really liked that last scene. I still wonder about Eleven's odd behaviour a bit. Maybe we'll find out later. And I can't wait until 'Elizabeth'. I'm really interested in her story and why she became so upset with the Doctor that she would write his name on something so deadly.

As for this story. That was one awesome paradox. I think it's very interesting that they're connected in such a way. Has the Doctor seen her post-death? Maybe he could help her a little there. (I mean having a bit of moral support). I wonder what the Doctor's reaction would be when he finds out what Willow, Xander, Anya and Tara did, and how their actions caused the First to gain a foothold.

I hope, before he leaves, that Angel tells Buffy that message about 'from beneath you it devours'.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the encouragement. The Doctor's behavior makes sense, in a way, when you find out about Elizabeth. Yes, interesting that Elizabeth would do that, isn't it?

In terms of him meeting her post-death -- oh, you have no idea. Nothing is that simple. Not in my crossover universe. And as for what Willow, Xander, Anya, and Tara do... well, I don't want to give any spoilers (particularly because the story isn't finished so any spoilers I happened to drop might not even be true by the time the story gets posted), but I'll just say that I like how I deal with the subject.

Thanks again for all your comments!
Review By [Mayrose] • Date [22 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Nine" from PATM
Review:
This is up there with the best Who stories ever. What makes the Dr tick with out coming right out and blabbing it is making my brain giddy.
Comments from author:
Aw, thanks. With all these stories, I find I write out everything I mean, and then cut all of it out. Except maybe one word. There's still one chapter left, by the by, which I haven't posted yet. Look for it.
Review By [PATM] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Nine" from aeraveil
Review:
You know, the Doctor being in a Dalek torture device sometime after Journey's End would kind of explain why the Doctor went off the deep end before he regenerated. I mean, I know he lost a lot of people, but Nine had just lost his entire race and, still, he would never have dreamed of altering a fixed point in time. For me, all those specials only made me think that Ten was a really unstable incarnation of the Doctor. But, again, the Dalek torture device might explain some of that.

He's going to wipe her memories, isn't he? He's already done so with Donna.

But before he does, will he blame her for what she did to save him?
Comments from author:
I think Ten did become sort of unstable at the end. You'll see a little more of seriously unstable Ten in 'Elizabeth', which I'm working on right now. The weirdest thing is that Ten was highly suicidal earlier in his incarnation, and by the end, he really didn't want to die. Interesting character to write.
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I think near the end of 10's run, it's was a cumulation of alot of bad stuff that drove him off the deep end. I mean, think of all he's been through: He had to destroy his race twice (first using the 'moment' locking them in an infinite loop, then a second time to save the universe from their own insanity, then loosing his best frenemy twice and god knows how many companions, not to mention being tortured for a year and watching his friends and favorite planet be tortured and trashed (it was undone, but he still remembers it), realising that his victory over the daleks wasn't a victory after all.... Yeah. He's got reason to be suffering from some massive PSTD and no matter how strong, powerful, wise, smart or whatever you are, everyone, everyone has a breaking point. Waters of Mars was his breaking point I think.
Review By [aeraveil] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Nine" from PATM
Review:
I was going to leave a review for 29 and saw that there is chapter 30 tacked on at THE END? No matter dude, I'm gonna read that one next!
Review By [PATM] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Eight" from CageFire
Review:
Great new chapter, keep up the excellent work. :)
Comments from author:
Thank you very much for your constant encouragement.
Review By [CageFire] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Eight" from Mayrose
Review:
You know, the Doctor being in a Dalek torture device sometime after Journey's End would kind of explain why the Doctor went off the deep end before he regenerated. I mean, I know he lost a lot of people, but Nine had just lost his entire race and, still, he would never have dreamed of altering a fixed point in time. For me, all those specials only made me think that Ten was a really unstable incarnation of the Doctor. But, again, the Dalek torture device might explain some of that.

He's going to wipe her memories, isn't he? He's already done so with Donna.

But before he does, will he blame her for what she did to save him?
Comments from author:
I think Ten did become sort of unstable at the end. You'll see a little more of seriously unstable Ten in 'Elizabeth', which I'm working on right now. The weirdest thing is that Ten was highly suicidal earlier in his incarnation, and by the end, he really didn't want to die. Interesting character to write.

As to the other things... you'll see!
Review By [Mayrose] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Eight" from (Past Donor)FireDragon
Review:
Awesome. I am really loving this story and it is making me want to write my Dr. Buffy Stargate Crossover I had in mind. I have issues finishing the stories I have already started so I was trying to not start another one until I finished more of the ones I have already started. Darn it. Keep it up though. he he, : )
Comments from author:
Well, jot down your ideas for later! I came up with the idea to Don't Be a really long time ago, and it took me a while before I actually wrote it. :-)
Review By [(Past Donor)FireDragon] • Date [21 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Seven" from CageFire
Review:
Great chapter, keep up the excellent work. :)
Review By [CageFire] • Date [19 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Six" from CageFire
Review:
Awesome new chapter, keep up the excellent work. I was totally not expecting this explanation.
Comments from author:
I know! Everyone was expecting something romantic! I was actually pretty surprised about that. I came up with this explanation based on something that Buffy said later -- she said that when she was in heaven, she knew that all her friends were safe. And I thought, okay, the only other Slayer in the world is a psychopath, why would you think your friends are safe? But if the Doctor was around, Buffy would feel like her friends were safe.
Review By [CageFire] • Date [19 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty Six" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Well now, that does not seem a good thing. And yet the Doctor lives and so does at least one form of Buffy/Elizabeth. A most interesting thing. A very good imagining of how these timelines and realities might have crossed. Karky is in for a world of pain. And Wesley had better keep his annoying platitudes to himself, too.

Thanks for writing
Comments from author:
Thank you for commenting! Yeah, Karky is in for it. As for Wesley -- I got tired of writing him. He's probably off with Cordelia or something.

That's the thing about the Doctor and Buffy, isn't it? They both died for the universe, and both expected to stay dead, but they both wound up alive at the end of it. And they both had sort of a breakdown at that point. I liked that parallel.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [19 Feb 12] • Not Rated
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