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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Slay Them

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Review of chapter "Prologue" from Letomo
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Interesting idea; With Giles' help, she might actually be able to find some of the 'Lovegood Creatures'!

Can't wait to see more. Please!
Review By [Letomo] • Date [6 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Prologue" from ChaosLady
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Oh, this is going to be good. I can't wait.
Review By [ChaosLady] • Date [15 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Prologue" from Rich
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I don't know how you'd do it, but Larry Niven (I think) had a series in which a researcher from the future traveled through time to retrieve specimens of animals - a horse, a crocodile, and so on - which had become extinct in his own time. Since his information was incomplete, he caught the wrong ones; the "horse" was actually a unicorn, the "crocodile" was a dragon, etc. (there may have been a Yeti in there somewhere). The running gag was that nobody in the future could tell the difference.
Comments from author:
Interesting. Not sure how that fits in with this story yet, but the story does sound interesting.
Review By [Rich] • Date [15 May 12] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from Jazzibear
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I think that this is a splendid idea up to a point. Yes, by all means find these fantastic beasts, but slay them? Surely not. Beasts can be fantastic without being ill-disposed or dangerous (many can speak, after all), and I would be surprised if there were not a Power tasked with the Protection and Care of Fantastic Beasts. If there isn’t, there certainly should be.

I remember a science-fiction story in which there was a zoo of assorted extra-terrestrials which humans came to gawp at, the twist being that the extra-terrestrials were scholars in their own worlds taking the opportunity to study humanity and its assorted lunacies.

As to the beasts, a few spring to mind: Hugh Lofting's Pushmi-pullyu; the Jabberwock, of course; Rudyard Kipling's Crocodile that lived in the great grey-green greasy Limpopo river, all set about with fever trees, and also the Bi-Coloured Python Rock-Snake with the excellent command of the English language; Terry Pratchett’s Errol, the jet-propelled swamp-dragon, and also Gaspode, the flea-ridden smelly talking dog; and the Siren from The Odyssey. Oh, and Jabba the Hutt, perhaps.

Ah, this is all nonsense, the sky has started to lighten, and it’s time for bed …
Comments from author:
That story does sound interesting. As for the Fantastic Beasts, I imagine most of the story will be simply finding them and/or capturing them, though a few may require slayage. And if Buffy does somehow get tasked with slaying Jabba the Hutt, I promise to attire her in the appropriate slave bikini. ~_^
Review By [Jazzibear] • Date [14 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Prologue" from Gideon
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Weird story, but I guess that is appropriate considering who is in it :)
It sounds like the judge knew a fair bit about Slayers too - maybe one of her labours could be raiding the Ministry archives?
Comments from author:
Nah. Raiding the Ministry would be all kinds of illegal. The Lovegoods have much simpler goals in mind. Would be fun to watch, though.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [14 May 12] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from proofreader
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How about locating creatures from Lovecraft novels that must then be "delivered to the ministry and its officials buildings for verification/registry" where they each "get loose uncontrollably because she's only a mere empowered muggle". All 12 of them. Maybe even a Balrog and the hellmouth guardian beast from when it opens. How about an angry Japanese Tentacle Monster in the geezergamut locker room? I never could put up with what is effectively slave labor and the ministry could use a culling of the weak and stupid that would show them what it's like for their victims. I could easily see Luna and any muggleborns in the area sitting back with popcorn and enjoying watching the inbreed brigade running in circles in a panic. The morons are interfering in the i/continuing existence of the bloody world/i after all.
Comments from author:
That seems like a bit much to me. I don't think this story is going to get anywhere near that dark and murderous. I'm going to try to stay within the confines of the two franchises of BTVS and HP if I can. Some interesting ideas you propose, just not for this fic, I think.
Review By [proofreader] • Date [14 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Prologue" from texaswookie
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I almost feel sorry for Giles. How is he ever going to be able to understand Luna and Buffy in the same room since they each speak a very tricky method, preferring metaphors and nonsense words and creatures. He may have learned to semi understand Buffy speak, but add in Luna speech and he'll be back to understanding only ever third word particularly if they understand each other just fine.
Comments from author:
Heh. The language barrier between fellow English-speakers is a curious thing, I agree. ~_^
Review By [texaswookie] • Date [14 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Prologue" from AllenPitt
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And the sad thing is, this is the wizarding world AFTER Voldemort's decisive defeat & the good guys get to be in charge.
12 labors. Ouch. "Find a " --- then again Buffy & Giles between them might actually be the right ones to send off, they know quite a lot of strange things. "A souled vampire" for example. (Your chance to have Spike turn out to be a squib from a wizarding family).
They must have been arrested on the spot, I was about to say I was surprised B/G put up with being on trial like that. With a little warning Willow could likely manage something. Then again she's just one person, there are a lot of Aurors.
Please have at least one scene of Hermione getting irate about how awful Buffy is being treated, but still being a bit condescending about the "rights of a poor misunderstood Magical Creature". Hagrid will want to raise one as a pet, probably.
Comments from author:
Hey there. Thanks for the review. I do think you might be taking the premise a tad too seriously. I think the labors will be more along the lines of "Find a Crumple-Horned Snorkack" or "Capture a young Nargle," etc. I'm thinking that Buffy & Co. might know at least some of these creatures under different names, so there is that. I doubt Hermione or Hagrid will be making any appearances, but you never know.

Thanks again for the review. I hope you like what is yet to come.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [14 May 12] • Not Rated
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