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Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [24 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from CageFire
Review:
Another good chapter. I'll be looking forward to reading more. :)
Review By [CageFire] • Date [17 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from SamuraiSky
Review:
That was great! Smiling and laughing through the whole interaction. Thank you for yet a another wonderful chapter.
Review By [SamuraiSky] • Date [16 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from raxadian
Review:
Even the best laid plans... don't survive contact with the enemy.
Comments from author:
Truer words were never spoken.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [16 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from Starfox
Review:
Good Action Scene. Would have liked a bit more slayer-dominated Vampire slaying, but still nice.
Comments from author:
Considering we've established that Brittany is as more more competent thanks to her mutant ability and Black Widow memories, and Aphrodesia's working with the memories of the world's first super soldier? It wouldn't have been terribly realistic. Which I notice is an interesting bit of hypocrisy on here: nobody minds when Xander becomes king of the undead body count after a Halloween power-up...
Review By [Starfox] • Date [16 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 39a" from Meneldur
Review:
This was a really fun chapter. I loved the battle, with everybody fighting in their unique ways, augmented by the new tech and equipment, especially Harmony and her 'cocktails' and Brittany combining her hair and guns into one hell of a show. I would totally watch a musical like that. The quips and banter were also excellent, with what felt were unique characters interacting in new ways. I do have to wonder where Santana is, and what she thinks of what Brittany's doing - both the fighting (which probably makes her horny) and the flirting (which probably makes her angry). Anyway, contact made, in a spectacular way, with the girls having home court advantage and making an entrance powerful enough to make sure SHIELD respects them, even Harmony. Can't wait to see where you'll take it from here.
Comments from author:
Westchester is next. Then back to Buffy's house. :)
Review By [Meneldur] • Date [16 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapters. Keep up the good work. I was at first very surprised at the name change.
Comments from author:
There'll be more scenes snuck into past chapters as I go. :)
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Starfox
Review:
Funny scene with Coulson - he'd get the worst father in law if Hel manages to snag him...

I think Buffy's getting a bit of a raw deal here, too much dissing from others of one character who already died for a cause she was volunteered for without any way out other than dieing. I loved the ironic "guns work" scene - too bad there was no comment from Hawkeye after that demonstration, or a "and why are you using bows then" from Buffy. (Never got why anyone sane would use bows instead of guns outside a comic book).
Comments from author:
Well, you have to remember that Hawkeye dates back... what, 35 years? 40? A lot of what is either practical or in the works now in terms of firearms modifications now simply wasn't feasible back then. And it fit with his circus performer origin.

As for Buffy, as I keep reminding people, outside of the VERY narrow group of friends the show followed? She might have been respected (begrudgingly) by her class by graduation, but she was never liked by them. Of course a story that shifts the perspective away into the student body (especially into Cordelia's gang at her worst) will present a more negative window on Buffy. That being said? Chapter 39 is going to unleash the Slayer on three people who - while well-trained and well-armed - are still only human. We saw how well that worked when the Initiative boys took her on, didn't we?
Review By [Starfox] • Date [7 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from raxadian
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So, is this whole traveling the realms a setup for the Frozen crossover? As in Amora, traveled to that mystical land by accident while using the less used paths, and found Loki and Thor granddaughters?
Comments from author:
Actually, I hadn't even thought of that one to be honest. It's more a setup for how Amora can move around the realms (which might become important later, hint hint) and how Thrúd and Amora have more experience with modern Midgard than would have been permitted by the temporary destruction of the Bifröst. :)
Review By [raxadian] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Judedeath
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I don't really have much of substance to say, I liked the new bit with Coulson and the others, it's always nice to see more Darcy because she's one of my favorites, I am interested to hear more about Coulson and his death and who he met. I do really like how you attempt to blend the different universes and I do feel most times it works out pretty well.

One mistake I noticed was in the paragraph where Coulson is talking with Claire about Kára at the end it says "Lewis nodded gratefully" I don't believe that's correct as at this point Darcy was still drinking and nowhere near the conversation. I actually went back to double check.
Comments from author:
I'll have to check this when I get home. I'm not even gonna lie, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some bad grammatical/logical errors in this. I rewrote it literally six times. One version had a nameless agent, and three of the remaining five versions had Claire staying outside the entire time. Also with Lewis and Wise being one letter away from anagram status, there's a chance that I typed in 'Wisel' or something by accident and Scrivener 'helpfully' turned it into Lewis. Glad I'm done with Coulson's POV, to be honest; he's a fun character but his tendency to refer to anyone who's not a personal civilian friend by surname can be awkward. Especially since I bet a good 50% of Darcy fans forget what her last name even is, since it's mentioned only twice over the entirety of both Thor movies.
Review By [Judedeath] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from JakStrife
Review:
Dude this is starting to suck. You said it was going to be about xander and now it's pretty much everyone else. Haven't even seen xander for a few chapters.
Comments from author:
Sorry, I guess you'll have to go read some of the other, more simply-plotted stories that have all Xander all the time with no interest in advancing other characters or having subplots? :)
Review By [JakStrife] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Rating [5 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 38" from Meneldur
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Surprisingly, I have very little of actual substance to say. Loved Amora, the Valkyries and Phil, along with the little we saw of Darcy and Wise. I really want more of them. Very good characterization and a few intriguing possibilities, but nothing particularly noteworthy, I felt. I really have to wonder what game Amora is playing, though.
As for Kate and Buffy, most of it I've seen. It seemed to be mainly exposition, otherwise, which was nice, but again, nothing major. I enjoyed what little we saw of Hawkeye and Bobbi, and how they relate towards each other and Kate. Otherwise, Buffy was mostly a distraction there, though no doubt SHIELD's help will hold her in good stead later.

EDIT: Of course!
Comments from author:
Did you at least notice the reference to you in the message in the end? ^_^
Review By [Meneldur] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 37" from (Recent Donor)nerfherder
Review:
Curious, you can add a true appendage to a girl but you cannot fix a broken spine? Love the tech you are throwing out there but like consistancy more. Marvel always peeved me with their little plot device defects. If one villain has mechanical eyes, why don't other heroes get em when they defeat them?
Comments from author:
Who - beyond you - said they can't fix a broken spine? I'm sure if Gwen paid, Hank would be willing to do it. Just like he made Felicia's tail in exchange for an exorbitant amount of money.
Review By [(Recent Donor)nerfherder] • Date [20 Mar 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 37" from DofEire
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I'm pleased as heck to see the changes you'd mentioned incorporated (Astrid - Samantha, Cassie - Gwen), and I really do like how you write Nick Fury. He doesn't precisely *scream* 'BAMF', but it's not far off...maybe more of a refined bellow. :) I look forward to the next update.
Comments from author:
If you're really a BAMF? You ain't gotta scream it. People just know. :)
Review By [DofEire] • Date [18 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 37" from skychan
Review:
Well I think I miss Astrid over Mary Jane. but I have to say that it doesn't really feel like that much has really changed from the first time I read this. Most of the interactions are the same, names changed perhaps to save the innocent and still the best part is the end with Captain America.

Honestly however I would have expected them to do a better job of tracking down the posessie in such a case. With his memory being quite enough to narrow things down to the point that once a city was located it would be a very short time to ID things. Excluding mutants when they are almost certainly involved (anything strange that happens means mutants have a high probability of involvement) just doesn't make sense. Add that they probably didn't necessarilly know that the cheer leaders were all mutants and it makes even further amounts of less sense.

I would sugest that the Mayor may have had things in place that slowed things down in some way. Procedural, etc etc. A spell that causes red tape whatever...
Comments from author:
Track them down using what? They have no photos of these girls, only Steve's drawings. So it all has to be done manually rather than through computerized pattern matching. From there... Cordelia has a license but most of the Cordettes don't. Santana does but Brittany doesn't. So there's no current (or even aged) visual identification of them in a national database. Even then, there's no guarantee either girl is a Sunnydale resident, so they'd need to scan through pictures of all the recently licensed girls in a pretty wide radius to determine that no, the girl they're looking for is not in a database. From there... if they somehow manage to determine definitively that the two girls were from Sunnydale? Which is making a reach for the reason I pointed out above? They would need Steve or Natasha to sit down and go through the yearbook photos of twenty-one thousand, one hundred and seventy-five high school students. You read that right; I established a realistic population of Sunnydale based on the fact that it replaces the entire Santa Barbara CUA in Whedon's universe, and so the high school population of my Sunnydale is roughly two-thirds the overall population of his Sunnydale. Granted you can slice that number roughly in half because the gender breakdown is 53/47 female to male in the region, but that's still over ten thousand girls' photos to look at.
Review By [skychan] • Date [18 Mar 14] • Not Rated
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