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Review of chapter "Crazy-Smart and Super-Strong" from lee
Review:
Please tell me there is more to this part of your story. I loved Buffy and Sheldon together.
Comments from author:
Unfortunately, there's not. That's why these are adoptables. If you want to add to it, feel free!!! ^.^ I hope to, one day, work on more of it, but we shall see. Thanks so much for your review! I'm truly glad you like it.

CT.
Review By [lee] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Crazy-Smart and Super-Strong" from bradsan
Review:
Love it how you put Wesley and Andrew in the mix. I always thought that they deserve more credit than they got in the series. Shame what they did to them.


Good writing and loved it from the beginning till the end.


Cant't wait what will written next.
Comments from author:
Me too! I don't really care too much for Andrew, but he got totally shafted. Especially for someone who was trying to turn themselves around and do the right thing. It always seemed to me that those who went evil then tried to go good got screwed out of help in that endeavor... unless you were Willow.

Thanks! I really like this one and I truly hope someone runs with it.

Me neither! ^.^ Thanks for the review!

CT.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Crazy-Smart and Super-Strong" from (Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine
Review:
I do believe I love you. I love Buffy/Sheldon 'ship fics! Thank you for this one!! It appears as though you've read my mind on this idea. I have a bunny of my own that runs eerily similar to this story. Kinda spooky. Major props, yo!
Comments from author:
Hee!!! I adore Buffy/Sheldon. If you know any, you should send links my way, please! As for the idea, it is such a wonderful one, isn't it! I hope you write your bunny out and if you do and post it, let me know so I can go read it! Also, if you want to cannibalize any or all of this one for it, go for it! Thanks for the review!

CT.
Review By [(Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Hallelujah" from (Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine
Review:
I liked this one a lot. Kudos on it.
Comments from author:
Thanks! Of the first two, this is my favorite. I like that she knows them already and the Scoobs weren't let into that secret. Glad you reviewed!

CT.
Review By [(Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from (Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine
Review:
Thank you!!!! Thank you for having Buffy finally taking the Scoobies to task for what occurred in 'Empty Places'!!! I know that there are others who disagree with what you wrote, but like you said, everyone's perception of the events is different.

Yes, Buffy had her stupid, pig-headed moments; but it seems to me, that she was always made to feel that she shouldn't behave/think/feel a certain way unless it was Scooby-approved. And yet, they could behave stupidly and she was just expected to get over it? Try NOT!!!

Also, nice appearance by members of the JL, even if they were only on the periphery.
Comments from author:
Welcome! Yeah, I always thought her immediate acceptance of them back into her life was due to the Apocalypse happening, then she went and had the nerve to *NOT* ream them out after the fact, so yeah. And yeah, they can disagree all they want. If they don't like, they can write their own fic. ^.^

Everyone is human, thus everyone screws up. And that's EXACTLY what I always thought! That if it wasn't a Sooby Approved™ thought, she wasn't allowed to have it! Didn't matter that they did the very same thing, or said exactly what she said or whatever. If *Buffy* did/had/said it, then it was wrong. Plain and simple. And seven years (slightly less, I'll grant you) of that could make anyone believe it. And believe that it was okay when they were down on her over shit when she wasn't allowed to be when they were morons.

Thanks! I was aiming for -- if I would have completed this -- them being introduced to her, and learning a bit about where things stood right then. Maybe helping her out with a lift to LA or something so she didn't have to leave with the moron brigade. But I have to admit. I have a thing for Buffy/Batman. Or, you know, Dark and Horny. >:-) So thanks so much for the reviews!

CT.
Review By [(Past Donor)AerynSpeedleCaine] • Date [26 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Crazy-Smart and Super-Strong" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
Holy crap! Words fail me on how freakin' awesome I think this would be!
Comments from author:
*THIS* is what I started last NaNo. But I just can't seem to continue it. I'm bummed beyond belief at that, but I hope somebody can do something with it. Thanks so much for your review! It means a lot that you think it's good. :)

CT.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [25 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hallelujah" from bradsan
Review:
Love it but it also leaves an unsatisfied feeling in my gut. Now you wonder why. I think because you didn't let somebody tell the Scoobies how hypocrite they are.

I hope somebody will write a chapter where somebody, not necessary Buffy, will tell the Scoobies including Dawn and the potentials how low they sunk and that in war you can count that somebody could get wounded or even dead will show his face.

I also hope that several chapters will have a lot off interactions between Buffy and Justice League while she will be living with them.

Can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
I was considering Superman for that role... but this is what came about instead. We'll see what happens and if someone adopts it eventually. I hope they do!

Thanks for the review!!!

CT.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [11 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hallelujah" from Tjack
Review:
A great begining, that I hope someone takes up.
The only thing wrong is that Hallelujah was written by Leonard Cohen. Jeff Buckley was one of many wonderful singers to have performed it.
Comments from author:
Thanks! I'll go correct that now. I'm horrid with names, so when I googled it, Buckley was the name that consistently came up. I also hope someone snatches it up. And if they don't, c'est la vie! Thanks for the review!

CT.
Review By [Tjack] • Date [11 Jun 12] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Hallelujah" from LadyHealer
Review:
Very nice! I like the idea of the justice league backing Buffy. Makes me wonder though, when did Buffy meet them without the gang knowing in the first place? Perhaps when she ran to LA after killing Angel?

Lots of potential!

Again, great job!
Comments from author:
Thanks! Glad you like it. As for your questions, I'm hoping someone will run with it and answer them for you. There are definitely a lot of ways to take this, so I'd love to see people do it. You know?

CT.
Review By [LadyHealer] • Date [11 Jun 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from bradsan
Review:
Well I like it and hoping for an quick update.

And I really liked it that Spike let Buffy think about the ways she and the Scoobies acted. Maybe she wasn't a good General, as Giles says she has to play. They weren't wrong because a General is someone who gives orders and tells his man who is doing what and normally they obey. It's called giving an order. The part the Scoobies and Buffy didn't get was that a General didn't have to do it all by himself or in this case by herself. The other part was that it was indeed war and people are gone die in war and she was right that Caleb hided something. Giles and the Scoobies told Buffy that she has to take the potentials because it would gain experience when they would get out with them to learn. How wrong was that.

And throwing her out off her own home, she is paying for, without any weapon is almost an attempted to murder. It's a miracle she didn't came across an enemy.

Willows comment about heaven gives away how she thinks about Buffy. She don't care if she is alive or dead. It was the Scoobies fault the First get the change to come back to earth because they or she researched everything so well even the consequences of the balance, NOT. You never heard somebody talking about that. It's the first time I read that and Willow even admitting it, in her mind that is. So whose fault is it that all those people died.

Well I can rant a whole lot longer but I'm sleepy so I'm going to bed and dreaming for an quick update. wondering where Buffy is gone live and how she is gone leave the Scoobies and get a live herself for once.

see you and keep the good writing going.

Edit: Darn I forgot about the adoption part and I wish it wasn't. I like your rant "giggle".
Comments from author:
Thanks so much for the review! Unfortunately, this won't be a chaptered story. It IS chaptered, yes, but as a series of scenes from various bunnies that are up for adoption. I'm hoping the same bunny gets multiple adoptions, but we'll see. I'm currently working on my Buffy/ST/DOOM cross and my FFVII fic. So this is a way to work on those... by writing my scenes down and just posting them. Otherwise they grow but never come to fruition.

Yes, I feel the same. I could rant for hours on how Buffy got a raw deal. For instance, when everyone was using her house for Slayer Central, but nobody helped with the repairs or bills, and how Willow and Tara lived with her and went to school full time, but didn't get a job to even contribute where Buffy had to quit school and work a crappy job just to try to make ends meet for four people, two of whom could help her. I did college full time as well as working full time, so I know for a fact it's possible. Even if they only worked part time and contributed to the bills and whatnot. And what of Joyce's life insurance? Or proceeds from the gallery or sale of? (Or am I confusing fanon with canon there and she didn't own the gallery?) And yeah, you see how I feel about them kicking her out. >.< And nope! She never researched what bringing Buffy back would do, or even see if she could do a trans-dimensional locator to find out if Buffy was, in fact, in Hell. Or how about Giles leaving her right after they found out she was in Heaven, telling her basically to get over it. It's like, they expected her to be happy in a week or less after they pulled her from nirvana.

And yeah, Buffy made her share of mistakes. Like you said, General Buffy didn't realize she might possibly need a War Council to help her make the best available decisions. And wow. I apparently can rant even when trying not to. v.v Fail. So thanks again and I'm glad you liked it! Hope you like the next bunny, too!

CT.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [6 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from Void
Review:
Wow. My first thought was that Spike was incredibly good at screwing Buffy's mind if those were the conclusions she reached after talking to him. Don't get me wrong, I liked it well enough but Buffy sounds like she was drinking the kool-aid in regards to Spike.
Comments from author:
I have to ask, since it's been pointed out in a previous review, too. Do you think the conclusions are wholly wrong? They screwed her over seriously all through the series. Yeah, she did shit too. Pointed that out. But it was supposed to be Buffy's POV, and I see her more as a stick-your-head-in-the-sand-and-play-ostrich rather than castigating herself over what she's done wrong. I always thought Spike could see quite clearly. As long as he wasn't looking at himself, that is. He was definitely his own blind spot. Do you think she should continue to allow them to use her as a doormat? That's how I saw their actions as the series went on. More and more they were making her choices for her and walking all over her, belittling her when she did something they didn't like but expecting her to go along with and be happy about everything they did.

I'm glad you liked it, even if you don't agree with parts. ^.^ And thanks for the review! It's how I know how readers are interpreting it.

CT.
Review By [Void] • Date [5 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from Greywizard
Review:
For the most part, yes, Buffy is correct to be upset about Dawn kicking her out of the house, but for her to be thinking that Spike is the one who is 'clear-sighted' and taking advice from him about her relationships with the various other members of the Scooby is an indication that she is suffering from some sort of brain dysfunction.

Asking the person who had previously spent years trying to kill her and her friends, who attempted to destroy all of their friendships while working for ADAM (since he was unable to murder or slaughter humans the way he had previously been able to do as a result of the chip implantation by the Initiative), who had made no real effort to get her the psychiatric help she so desperately needed after being brought back to life and who had instead initiated a sexual relationship with her while she was emotionally traumatized, who attempted to rape her the previous year after she broke off their 'relationship,' and who had earlier that year been mentally manipulated by their primary enemy, the First, so that he would go on killing rampages at the First's command, is most certainly NOT the best way to evaluate the Scoobies' reactions in an impartial manner. The way I viewed things, Spike had been trying to exert control over Buffy (and Dawn, to a lesser extent) for years, and he didn't want anyone else to have a chance to try and discuss the situation with her, to provide their points of view on the situation to her.

Yes, the Scoobies had agreed to follow Buffy's lead, but when it became obvious that her plan (such as it was) had failed, she wasn't agreeable to hearing any questions about what changes they needed to make, if they were to have any future chances of success.

Looking at the situation confronting them, after suffering a major defeat which involved the deaths of several of the potentials and serious injury to several others, Buffy immediately proposed doing exactly the same thing all over again, with her only justification being 'I feel that I'm right,' and not wanting to have any further discussion or debate. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing in exactly the same way, and expecting different results. Had Buffy attempted to explain why she thought they needed to achieve that objective and been open to discussion about modifications to a plan which had clearly failed, things could have been much different. Indicating that Buffy was completely right in what she wanted to do is merely reiterating the horrendously bad writing we were given at that point in time.

And given that you've pulled in the Justice League, I can't see Batman or Wonder Woman, who are both trained strategists and tacticians, reviewing Buffy's plan and saying, "Yeah, that's exactly what I would have done." Further, once they learn that Buffy intended to proceed with a second attack, performed in exactly the same way after the utter failure of her initial plan, I can't see Batman doing anything other staring at her and wondering about the degree of serious brain damage she was suffering.

Yeah, the Scoobies didn't behave in the best way possible, but considering the idiotic way Buffy was leading, they can't be blamed for their reactions not being very supportive.

Ideally, the League should be smacking *everyone* involved in the back of the head, and giving them lessons in teamwork and proper strategic resource planning.
Comments from author:
Oh, I like you already! ^.^ (Only just read the first part, and will be responding to each part as read.) The clear-sightedness of Spike is something I pulled from all seasons he featured, but a lot from Season Three, actually. I always saw him as seeing things clearer than others, as long as it didn't pertain to him. It's like advice. You can give the best advice to everybody you meet, but when it comes to working on your own issues, you don't see them. So yeah, I think Spike sees her relationships with those around her a lot clearer than Buffy herself does. I never said that either of them came to the RIGHT conclusions. But as our actions come from our perceptions, and humans are flawed and do make mistakes, then yeah. I see her taking the info and opinions she has available and applying them to herself as she sees fit. Or as I interpret her to see fit. ~.^

Wow! That's certainly a different way than I saw it. It's interesting how each person interprets the same thing differently. What I saw was a desperate man (vamp, whatever) who was taking the only option available (in his mind) to get the girl he loved. I saw him evolve from that person who tried to kill them into a grudging comrade-at-arms, and from there into a willing colleague and team member. Again, not saying it was RIGHT by any means. But he took the opening given and went with it. Yes, there was manipulation involved. But hell, Buffy was definitely no princess, either. As for the attempted rape, yes. Very Big NO-NO! Here's how I saw that bit: First, I could never and would never say there was any excuse whatsoever for rape. So don't think that. I'm just trying to show how I think his thought process went. Buffy had been stringing him along, telling him No No NO! then turning around and taking what he offered. It was like she assuaging some guilt she felt about sleeping with the enemy by saying no before giving in. So one day he comes to her and she says no. Since she's been saying it from the beginning of their sexual relations, he figured she'd be up for a go once she was ready to say yes with her body. Which she'd been doing up until that point. He didn't know anything had ACTUALLY, REALLY changed. Once he realized she MEANT no, he left. Again, not condoning it, just pointing out what I saw. Season Four DID have him attempting to control what he could of them. But I never saw him as anything more than a friend to Dawn. Same as with Joyce. He always liked her and never even tried to hurt her, nor did he try to manipulate/control her. I think he saw Joyce like his own mum, and Dawn was Dawn. She had the happy knack of making friends with everyone.

Giles told Buffy that she had to be the one to make the hard decisions. For years the Scoobies (Xander more so than the others) were trying to exert control over Buffy. And largely succeeded. But if you tell someone to become the General, you can't turn around the minute you don't like something and say that they're wrong. Wrong they may be, but if you were the one to put them in that position, you have to accept that they will make the decisions without your input since you were so unwilling to give it before.

I don't believe I indicated that she was completely right. I said that they thought she was wrong about the baddies hiding something from her, and they were wrong in that belief. Never said her plan to go back in with a team of girls who weren't at all prepared for real battle was the correct thing to do. It does appear to me at this point that you are in serious doubt of Buffy's sanity. Not a bad thing to doubt, after her seven years in Sunnydale plus the half year or so in LA beforehand. But I think she (all of them, really) were remarkably well adjusted for the shit they saw and did and went through.

As for pulling in the JL, it's very peripheral right there. It's a bunny that adoptable. Therefore someone else can run with it and show what the JL would or wouldn't do about it all. Of course she made mistakes. Pretty sure I stated that at one point. Not a one of them is perfect. There are some that are less perfect than others and have attitudes from hell that made an already untenable situation unbearable, but we won't get into my Kennedy and Rona issues. And of course the trained people would look at the ones who had to learn on the fly and see all the flaws. Especially from outside and after the battle. Doesn't mean that people wouldn't have gotten killed if someone else were planning things. Doesn't mean they would have, either, but in war casualties are to be expected.

I tried not to bash them too harshly over the kicking out itself. It was more that they sent her out into a place that had no welcome or friendly faces except at her house. The rest of the residents of the town wanted nothing more than to kill her. And they all were graduating levels of nasty. The Bringers she could handle, so long as they didn't gang up on her too badly. The Turok-Hans were a lot harder to beat. Caleb was sure as shit a hell of a lot tougher and full of the Buffy-ass-kicking powers. My beef was that they didn't seem to care one whit if she survived or not.

Ideally, the JL should have been informed and aware to help. They weren't.

You know, I'm not very nice to the majority of the Buffy cast. If you think my portrayal of events is so off the mark, perhaps my writing isn't for you. (I hope you stay with me, though!) And no, I'm not trying to be snooty or bitchy or whatever. It's an honest opinion. I do thank you for the lengthy review. Making me defend my writing is a good thing and I hope you continue to do so. Makes me tingly. So thanks again!

CT.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [4 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from justapiranha
Review:
It's plot bunny's like this that make me wish I had a talent for writting. Oh well. Love to read crossovers!!!
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it! And thanks for reviewing!

CT.
Review By [justapiranha] • Date [4 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from LadyHealer
Review:
Awesome plot-bunny! And curse you, the bunny jump ship and multiplied! :P

Seriously, I can see this going in several different directions… with a lot of different twist and turns involved, including other reasons why Buffy didn’t know about the hero’s existence. Could it be that the Justice League is new or have they been around for years? Willow’s spell to bring back Buffy could have easily gone wrong in so many ways. Was it their Buffy they brought back or another? The two dimensions could be so closely related that they only differ by a few facts. Such as the DC heroes?

And what will the Justice League do now? How much knowledge did Batman dig up about the Sunnydale crew? What will Buffy choose to do? Will she disappear and cut her ties with the gang while she heals? As she stated before, she is cookie dough, not sure who she going to be. How will she find out?

What if the Justice League helps her? Batman could easily forge a fake identity that could pass security checks. But we know Buffy, there is no way she’ll stay on the sideline. With slayers awakening around the world, how will she choose to help? Will it cause her to start an organization of her own? Will she get a new support system? In the end, how will she deal with her old friends and sister?

What will they think when they realize what she has done? Or is her organization a hidden group, working both in the shadow and plain view? Does the new council view them as a threat? And what about the threat that would see all these newly powered girls as a wonderful opportunity?

Possibilities after possibilities….

Again, excellent plot bunny! Not sure if I’ll pick it up or not though. Depends if I can focus on Winter Child or not. :)
Comments from author:
Huh. Buffy starting her own is not a direction I ever considered. I couldn't see it because the logistics of doing such a massive undertaking without resources would be far beyond her ken, I'm thinking. I COULD see her allying with a different group, though.

As for not knowing about the heroes, I figured Sunnydale Syndrome. They were just too busy to deal with the outside world, and the outside world knew nothing of them because it just didn't get reported or whatnot. Buffy, Willow and Xander (and, to a lesser extent, Dawn) were all unaware of the JL merely because they couldn't be bothered to learn about the greater world. Whenever they left Sunnydale, well. Here's what I told a friend about that same thing. (I really should have made it clear, I think. Posted my opinion in the story.) Willow's Darth!Willow Rehab Trip had her isolated. Xander's road trip didn't really get far, and he's goofy enough to pass off any costumed sightings as comic-con types or something maybe? And other times, again, too busy with the Underworld to deal with watching the news about the Real World. Giles knew but didn't think the JL would be any use to them. Different areas of expertise. Whether he was right or not isn't the point. He made a judgement call.

Yeah, I could see Buffy cutting all ties while she gets her own shit together, but not completely because of the new slayers and how she'd feel responsible for them. I couldn't see the others letting her go so easily, but with Faith on her side, I could see it happening. Perhaps they go off together. Kennedy thinks she's so big and bad, let her train the other SiTs for a while. (Wow. Can you tell I REALLY don't like her?)

As for Batman, well of course he was getting all the info he could on Sunnydale both on the way there, and after as they gave the survivors a moment together. But will Batman have found out about Willow's descent into darkness? Faith's past? Although the last is public record, so most probably. But will he help Buffy or hinder? (Personally, I love the Buffy/Bats pairing, so I do hope someone adopts this one and does so... even if it doesn't really fit the canon character. Damned moody, broody bat.)

Thanks for the lengthy and thought-provoking review. Where's the next chapter of Winter's Child??? Hurry up, woman! ;)

CT.
Review By [LadyHealer] • Date [3 Jun 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Who Are They?" from HananeELmokkadem
Review:
Loved it!! I hope you'll write more in this fandom.
Hanane
Comments from author:
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed and we'll see where the muse takes me. :)

CT.
Review By [HananeELmokkadem] • Date [3 Jun 12] • Not Rated
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