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Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from SilverWave
Review:
Great story, funny, witty, engaging.

Great portrait of an adult Buffy.

~Recommended~
Comments from author:
Thanks! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! (And enough to rec it!
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [18 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from mscecilyunderwood
Review:
I have read this thrice now and it just keep getting better. Youve got two things on my bucket list when i learn to bake--death by chocolate and carrot cake. And i love you for it! As well as the assionate speech of asher saying he's buffy's monster and man. All i can do at that is sigh and feel a tiny bit of pinch in my heart. With buffy's history, st louis in asher's arms she was loved at peace, she was in heaven. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and i cross my fingers for you getting your inspiration and writing a sequel for this!
Comments from author:
I'm thrilled that this fic stands up to re-reading! (And let me just assure you, both of those cakes are *amazing!* And now I really, really want to eat cake at your house. Mmmmm. Cake!)

I'm happy that that bit works, especially for someone who's re-read the fic more than once. It was a tricky chapter to write, and I'm glad that the re-write paid off.

Eh, someone asked for at least a snippet of Invigorating's sequel so I'll at least start it this year. (I'd been contemplating writing the entire fic out for het big bang like I did with Invigorating but there's no het big bang this year, (which is totally understandable because it probably takes a lot of time to run that,) so my fandom writing efforts are slower and spread out among a great many things. (Which means not a lot of posting until suddenly nearly everything is done at more or less the same time, and then there's lost of posting.)

Anyway! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! (I really appreciate it!)
Review By [mscecilyunderwood] • Date [20 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from DianeCastle
Review:
I really liked this, particularly the idea of Anita Blake, Executioner being a proto-Glorificus. I'm not sure you should even *try* to write a sequel, though: most of the stages between here and 'she is a true hellgod and the rest of her triumvirate cast her out of the dimension' will be truly grimdark and more Warhammer 40K than the Buffyverse or the Blakeverse.

And yeah, LKH's divorce was really not good for her plots in the Anita Blake series, because Richard *is* her husband.
Comments from author:
I'm glad that you enjoyed this fic! Weeeelll, judging by the sporkings that I've skimmed, I think that the AB book-canon at this point is doing an excellent job of covering all the grimdarkness between here and lesser hellgod-dom. Admittedly, they're from Anita's perspective so most of the true horror and all of the violations in the series are overlooked, because it's apparently okay with the narrative if Anita does it, but canon is doing an excellent job of vilifying Anita so that I don't have to. ^_^

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!
Review By [DianeCastle] • Date [30 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from HebiR
Review:
This continues to be a favorite and often-read fic. Still hoping you will find inspiration for a sequel.
Comments from author:
I'm happy that you still enjoy it! The sequel is still floating around on my fandom plate, waiting for me to catch up on a few things before I start it, I'm afraid. But! I'm starting to catch up! Anyway, thanks so much for re-reading and commenting!
Review By [HebiR] • Date [4 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from Vashti
Review:
Omigosh... I want quite sold at first, but this was interesting & intriguing to keep me reading. Then suddenly it was all I could read. This is a good & fitting ending even as I'm clawing at my phone desperate for a sequel. You handled everything well, including Anita's descent into morally ambiguous insanity. She really does become more & more unreasonable & contradictory as the series goes on, doesn't she? You also reminded me how bad I've felt for Jason. Anywho, excellent job.
Comments from author:
I'm so glad that this story was able to draw you in, keep you, and ultimately entertain you so much.

Mwahahahaha! *coughs* I'm glad that you like (or at least understand) the ending. (And I'm considering starting the sequel soon-ish?)

Anita wasn't a super likeable character at the beginning of the series but, rather than working her way up the character development ladder (the way that I assumed that she would), she manages to take the express elevator to beyond the pale... so to speak. It's really quite amazing. I wish that the author had done it on purpose.

(And I love early!Jason! I'm glad that he was sympathetic to you!)

Thanks! And thanks so much for taking the time to read and review!
Review By [Vashti] • Date [25 Nov 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from terrence
Review:
I loved this story and was really sad to come to the end. I want to see what happens next! I want to see Edward and Jean Claude and the whole post Anita-Turned-Hell-Goddess stuff!
Comments from author:
I'm so glad that you enjoyed this fic!

Hmmm, I have to admit, a huge part of writing this fic was with an eye towards getting to that (and having it make sense.) I'm definitely thinking about at least starting the sequel this year so, uh, there's that? ^_^;;

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Review By [terrence] • Date [1 Nov 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from (Past Donor)DrkPhnx
Review:
Well, damn, this is a really good story. Impressive, to say the least. I'd pretty much given up on reading AB-based stuff on this site for the past several years, but a couple of recent works that caught my eye, this one included, have me reevaluating that decision. I'm going to have to go back and see if there are any other gems that I've missed.

Thank you for the time and energy you put into this story!
Comments from author:
I'm glad that you enjoyed this so much! And I'm super flattered that you're considering reading a few other Buffy/AB crossovers because of it!

Thank *you* for taking a chance on reading this fic and then reviewing it!
Review By [(Past Donor)DrkPhnx] • Date [4 Oct 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from breve
Review:
I just rediscovered this fic, soooo good.
I love Buffy/Anita Blake crossover and this is fantastic.
Haven't delved into Anita Blake world since shortly after Micah came into the picture and I love how you've written the Buffy/Asher relationship. Asher needs like all the hugs ever.
Great concept, and wow, Anita being Glory what? LOVE IT!
This is great as a stand alone, and if you ever come back to continue this I'd be first in line to read that.
Comments from author:
I'm so glad that this story can withstand later reads! And I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed it! (And enough to want to read a sequel!)

*nods* Asher really does need all the hugs... or at least one really good one.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Review By [breve] • Date [14 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from spk
Review:
Begging for some kind of one shot sequel, is possible. :)
Comments from author:
LOL! I don't think I'd be able to get all of the plot into a one shot. Or it'd be a very, very long one shot, I suppose. ^_^

But I'm glad that you've enjoyed this fic so much!
Review By [spk] • Date [28 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from Katt
Review:
Still a maybe on the sequel? I'm seriously gonna cry if there isn't one lol. I think if I re-read this too much more I'll have memorized it. So yeah here's me being needy... need...sequel....please...soon? roflmao

Katt
Comments from author:
I'm afraid so. I've got quite a few other writing projects on my plate right now. But I love it that you enjoy this fic so much. and, uh, maybe on that sequel thing? Sorry!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Review By [Katt] • Date [18 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from yaoi
Review:
i adored this book, im going to cry if there's not going to be a sequel!
if you do write a sequel i cant wait to find out how she handles being back to hellmouth.
Comments from author:
Awwww, I'm glad that you enjoyed this fic so much!

I'm a definite 'maybe?' on the sequel front?

But thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Review By [yaoi] • Date [13 Aug 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from DancingQueen
Review:
...tell me that your making a sequel? Please! I want Asher and Buffy to get back together again with Jean Claude!!!!!!!!
Comments from author:
I'm a definite 'maybe' on the sequel front? But I'm glad that you enjoyed the fic so much!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Review By [DancingQueen] • Date [13 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from (Past Donor)exiled
Review:
Very good story!
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [(Past Donor)exiled] • Date [27 Jul 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "It hurt like hell." from kelvin
Review:
just finished this story really enjoyed hope i didn't bug you to much with my earlier problem with chapter 5
Comments from author:
I'm glad that you liked it!

No, I wasn't bugged by your earlier problem with Chapter 5! I like c/c and your tone was nice! It turns out, however, that I don't get notices for edited comments (which makes me wonder how many others I've missed...) so I didn't know that you'd responded until I came back to answer this review.

You're definitely more familiar with season 3 than I am! (I haven't watched BtVS since my early teenage years. And I have to admit, I only tended to watch Spike-related episodes. So I don't have a concrete idea what sort of equipment they had when Buffy still trained in the library, but I don't remember it as being particularly extensive or anything that you couldn't "borrow" from a high school gym.) But, as I remember it, Giles wasn't the one who told Buffy not to come home again if she walked out that door. Joyce probably blamed Giles for getting Buffy into being a slayer but she had to know that she's the one who deliberately chose not to look at her daughter's life too closely and she's the one who flew off of the handle when she couldn't ignore Buffy's lifestyle anymore. Part of the blame was definitely hers.

Joyce may have run to the door every time that the doorbell rang and she definitely missed Buffy but there's absolutely no way for Buffy to know that if Joyce/someone doesn't explicitly tell her.

And awwwww to your sleepy little brother! That's such a cute story!

I have to admit, I don't know much about missing children but, uh, couldn't an adult leave a note for a teenager that says, "OUT LOOKING FOR YOU. STAY RIGHT HERE UNTIL I GET BACK! I LOVE YOU! DON'T LEAVE!"? Because teenagers can read...

Anyway! Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Review By [kelvin] • Date [23 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter ""Sea of trees."" from kelvin
Review:
really like what you have so far in this story but i have to say b.s.(unless you are changing the story for one purposes or other)when Buffy told Asher her family never looked for her after she ran away.because Buffy's mom had Giles looking for her and he was going to different states regular(at least that how it sounded to me)he flew to Oakland and then Xander said that was 9th lead

edit 7/22/13
i hope i'm not coming off rude or anything. it just i started watch season 3 last week because i saw it on netflix. So i know Giles was looking for her and Joyce ran to the door every time someone knocked or rung the door bell .also in my own experience someone stays home when family is missing. my brother turned up missing when i was younger me and my friends searched the negiborhood my mom called the police. but she stayed by the door hoping he would show up.(also it turns out my brother who was 4 at the time fall asleep under the kitchen table so after hours of looking for him he wakes and ask were the food is it turned out ok) so its understandable why joyce never left the house(because if Buffy comes back that were she will go first)), she made Giles do the looking since in her mind he cause buffy to run away, also remember Giles had money from the watchers because the training equipment he was using for her is not cheap, so he had money coming from them
Comments from author:
As I understand it, Buffy never knew that anyone looked for her. She simply came back on her own steam after that who business with demon-charity-slave ring thing. And it's not like anyone went to any effort to let Buffy know that she was missed or that they worried about her - except for Giles who was quiet in his efforts at helping Buffy with her problems.

And Giles and Joyce are both adults. Joyce didn't "have" Giles look for Buffy. Giles chose to do that on his own. If Joyce wanted to go look for her daughter, she would have. Art gallery proprietors make a *lot* more than high school librarians (and she probably had sick/vacation/personal days and days off that she could have used) so Joyce could definitely have afforded to search for Buffy. Joyce chose not to search for Buffy, so Buffy isn't wrong about her even if she *was* wrong about Giles.

Anyway! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my stuff!
Review By [kelvin] • Date [22 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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