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Review of chapter "pawn" from Selonianth
Review:
Please. If she's ANYTHING like Buffy then she's not going to do what they want her to do, IE die when convenient, forever. Buffy took their plan and chucked it out the window. That's why she was even CAPABLE of killing the first.
Review By [Selonianth] • Date [12 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from Matron
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That's just plain sad. Your Joyce deserves some kind of reward. Buffy says "Whistler get into gear before I take your bones one by one and turn them into jewelry for each time mom passes on with out some kind of reward for her."
Review By [Matron] • Date [2 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from SpacedCadet
Review:
An interesting story...but as presented, it's so SAD!
Comments from author:
I found the idea incredibly sad as I was writing it as well. It seemed oddly fitting with how the PTB seemed to hadle the Summer's women though.

Thanks so much for reviewing.
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from (Moderator)Ava
Review:
Joyce wasn't the best when it came to first reactions, but I always thought she made spectacular recoveries. It's nice to see her better attributes highlighted.
Comments from author:
Yeah, it was one of the things I was very fond of about her character, that she made mistakes but learned and grew from them. I've found that that's not actually incredibly common with TV show characters (perhaps it's the need to keep them static) but she very clearly throughout the show nad to learn to accept and adapt.

Thanks for taking the time to review. :)
Review By [(Moderator)Ava] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from CPTSkip
Review:
I like the concept, but I would have really liked to see more of the life of Anita-the-daughter-of Joyce. And what Anita's life would have been like if the pricks that be hadn't taken Joyce out of Anita's life so soon again.
Comments from author:
I feel the same way - put a note at the beginning mentioning that. Because the concept of the Powers using Joyce in that way is devestating and oddly intruging to me - and it really needs more.

I'm not sure if I could do more with Anita in paticular (I never read the books; my base knowledge is from wiki and reading some great fanfic on this site - not something I want to start a lonform story with) but maybe if I used this as a prequel to placing Joyce again somewhere else....I don't know, nothings fully formed in my head with this.

Thanks for reviewing CTPSkip, it's got the ball rolling a bit more in my head with this. :)
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from TheTurnCoat
Review:
I think if I were Joyce I would be getting pretty pissed at the powers that be. I can totally see her waking up in a new life and just going "again? really!?" I really liked reading this. thanks for writing :)
Comments from author:
I totally agree. But while being pissed at the powers she would still be caring for her (current) child to the best of her ability in whatever world she is placed (because how could she not? All of these fandoms have characters that desperately need a mom and Joyce isn't going to turn her back on a kid that needs her just to spite the highter ups) and that is exactly what they would want from her. It's not like the PTB seem to care if their people are angry, just if they do what they are meant to.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review, I really appreciate the feedback. :)
Review By [TheTurnCoat] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "pawn" from VampireCow
Review:
Joyce! She such a mother figure, and now I have new headcanon that makes all of Anita's whining about her perfect loving mother make sense. Thank you!
Comments from author:
Heh, I always love when that happens. I have a truly bizzare head-cannon when it comes to Fred that ties together the actresses Jossverse apperances from Angel to Dollhouse.

....and as I'm writing this I'm remembering that that's not actually a fic it's something -I- started writing for a Gunn-Whiskey prompt a few years ago....my memory is so crap. Heh.

Sorry, for getting distracted. Anyway, thank you so much for the review - I'm oddly fond of the idea of Joyce being able to be the mother of difficult powerful Champions of the Powers because she's learned from her past and knows how to love them just as children.
Review By [VampireCow] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from Gladius
Review:
Nice. I was actually hoping you'd use Joyce to replace Anita's wicked stepmother, but I suppose this works too.

I wonder where else the Powers will send her ... where a mother's love is needed?
Comments from author:
There are a bunch actually - not only where a mother's love is needed but where this dynamic fits scarily well. I was actually talking to my sister a while ago about how many shows there are that seem to think a character has to be orphaned or at least have one parent killed off for them to be sympathetic.

Thanks for the feedback!
Review By [Gladius] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "pawn" from Martin
Review:
I wasn't going to read it because of how short it is, but I am really glad I did. In just a few words you made a story touching and poignant.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you decided to read it as well. I know it's short but I rather felt if I pushed it for anything more in this ficlet I would make it worse instead of better - you know what I mean? I want to do more with the idea but I feel that adding more words to this bit would just dillute it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and for your kind words. :)
Review By [Martin] • Date [23 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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