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Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from (Recent Donor)DrakePendragon
Review:
This is a spectacular story for someone that isn't very acquainted with Green Arrow. Ollie would be proud. The only caveat I have is that Xander didn't adopt a true superhero persona. He let the mantle of Robin Hood fall on him but there was no real embracing that's inherent in DC comics.

But that is not a criticism. This is a great story. I'm not sure which ending I liked more.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the awesome review. I saw it and thought I commented on it earlier, but I guess I was wrong. Based on the date, I was probably traveling.

I don't know about that. He put himself in danger to save those whom he didn't know, if that's not the definition of 'hero', then I don't know what is. That he didn't take up a new name was more a result of the fact that few people saw him working.


And I heard him say
Merry Christmas to all and
To all a good night.

-Christmas Haiku
Review By [(Recent Donor)DrakePendragon] • Date [20 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from ShyBob
Review:
I enjoyed Xander's exploration of his powers and limitations, as well as the group's evolving dynamic. I was a bit disappointed by the ending(s), as they left me with unresolved feelings and felt a bit incomplete. Good job overall, though.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I really, really wanted to finish this one and probably rushed it just a little. But overall the story mostly went where I wanted. It's possible the feelings of unrest are caused by endings that weren't exactly happy. That was also intentional. I feel that the endings were more Buffy-esque than stories where everyone lives happily ever after. Anyway, thanks for reviewing!
Review By [ShyBob] • Date [3 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from DieselDriver
Review:
Good Alternate. But again, there's the possibility of Willow bringing Buffy back, she just has to learn how to do that and to heal the damage at the same time. But since you said there's no sequel possible it's not going to happen. I guess it would be to hard to figure out how the diverging realities would work... No I'm not daring you. I'd never do that... But I think you could, you're a good enough writer and you've done some remarkably varied stuff with basically the same people.
Comments from author:
There really isn't the possibility of bringing Buffy back in this one since Willow has turned to inventing instead of magic. She could possibly make a Buffy-bot, though I don't know why she'd want to.

And yes, I very much don't want to write the same thing over and over again. Variety is the spice of life and writing.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from DieselDriver
Review:
Well Poo. I liked Kendra and none of this was her fault. It's good to see Travers get screwed over in a totally unexpected way.
Comments from author:
It's rarely the guilty people who get to feel the results of their actions.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 13 is unlucky." from DieselDriver
Review:
Well, to me it has to be Kendra. She's a newbie and she died in the real series right? I don't remember but she had to die for Faith to come into the picture if I remember right. Or was it Buffy dieing via the portal that brought Faith into the picture? Gah, Timelines... Anyway I vote for Kendra.

Wait! No. I vote for Buffy to die. She dies in the show and Kendra is to cool to die now. Willow can do the stupid thing again and bring Buffy back from Heaven and now there will be 3.

Ah damn. I don't know... Besides, it's already written and I just don't know what the decision is yet. So it's Schroedinger's Slayers for me right now only with a slight difference besides not being cats. 2 slayers dead or alive but only one each... Hmmm. I have to look for one to die and the other to live. Ok. Now that my logic is sufficiently twisted, I'll go read the next chapter and that will decide who lived and who died.
Comments from author:
Schroedinger's Slayers! LOL. That was funny. And oh, so appropriate seeing as I wrote both endings.

BTW, if Buffy died, no additional Slayer would be called.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 12" from DieselDriver
Review:
Yay! Hostess!!! is back! Ate a package of donettes last night. Ummm YUMMY! LOL. Go Xander!
Comments from author:
Notice that it's not just Twinkies. Xander is a fan of all snack cakes.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 8" from DieselDriver
Review:
Wow! This story is really starting to "take flight"...
Comments from author:
I'm actually rereading Stingers and 101st right now. And that "take flight" made me think of them more than arrows. I would recommend them to you, but I saw you already Rec'ed one of them.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [8 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from DieselDriver
Review:
Power Xander... I laughed out loud when I finally got it.

I had originally thought, when he trimmed the draw weight on the bow, that he should have left it and made another but on second thought, since this is his first bow, The Second and third ones are bound to get better and better. He can make a succession of training bows and even a light bow, shot at an unsuspecting vamp from behind will go though and dust it.

I really like your stories. Unfortunately I've used up my recommendations and don't want to delete any more. But I'll keep reviewing at the end as well as at a chapter if I have anything specific to say. I'm not one to say "That's a good story" even if it is until the end.

So if I review, it's only because the story is worth it.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I appreciate the reviews and as many Recs as you can spare. There are a lot of really good stories on this site and most of them aren't mine. Glad to get what recognition I can.

And I even laughed at my own joke when that Power Xander thing popped into my head. I hope it made a lot of people chuckle.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [7 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from DieselDriver
Review:
Metal arrows? Not carbon fiber? Just wondering, would carbon fiber work? Carbon is the main ingredient in wood. Any opinions?
Comments from author:
Probably not. Supposedly there's something mystical about wood. Otherwise, coating a blade in diamond dust would work too.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [7 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from snakeyes
Review:
I way able to finally watch the Arrow tv show the other day and I enjoyed the slightly dark take on Green Arrow series and later I was reminded of this story. I have just reread it and I have to say it still is a good read. I alway love a competent Xander that has an ability that is not out of the realm of possibilities to learn. Archery would be such a useful skill to learn especially with regards to Vampires. I was just wondering if we would possibly see a sequel in the future? I enjoy some of your other stories as well keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it. Though I'm only posting one story right now, I'm actively working on 3 others. My muse has ADD and it's difficult to chain her to one project for very long. But perhaps someday she'll come back to this one.
Review By [snakeyes] • Date [26 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from NefariousPlots
Review:
Awesome story! Competent!Xander is one of my weaknesses :)
Comments from author:
I do love him too.
Review By [NefariousPlots] • Date [4 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from BlackWishBone
Review:
Good story, both endings fit, and leave me hoping that there will be a sequel.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Muse hasn't given me anything new for this one yet. But never say never.
Review By [BlackWishBone] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from Moontrap
Review:
That was a great story. I loved both endings, and now know why you had people vote, as I could never figure out which one to keep. Thank you for letting us read your work, and I can't wait to read more of it. In fact that probably what I'm going to do right after I press submit.

Sincerely

John
Comments from author:
Thank you John. It was a difficult choice that I didn't want to make. I was also wary of how my readers would feel if Buffy had died. (Being on a BtVS site, after all) Hope you like the rest of my stories too.

-Nate
Review By [Moontrap] • Date [30 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from Tjack
Review:
After watching the first two episodes of Arrow, I had a hankering to re-read your wonderful story.
Does the T.V. series give you any ideas about another run?
Comments from author:
Not yet. I'll probably wait until the season is over before I think about that at all. Muse has me working on other things for now anyway.
Review By [Tjack] • Date [20 Oct 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternate Ending" from AbscondingCascade
Review:
So that's how you'd get around the Punisher Xander bit, Dark and thankfully an alternate ending. But still good in thanks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luv7Tl_fp5g
Comments from author:
If you like Cowboys and aliens, you should check out my new story. Xander and Aliens. Oh, my!

In thank you: http://balldroppings.com/js/
Review By [AbscondingCascade] • Date [19 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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