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Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from Valy
Review:
Really like this story. You ahve made a great Blean of Xena and Xander and managing to make it all work out. Love how Xander is getting to be more sensitive and personally I think he/she makes a pretty good Xena. Why is she not getting self defense course like Karate or something?

Thank you for this story and looking forward to the future chapters.
Comments from author:
Thanks! (I not only love reviews, I appreciate recommendations, if you feel like it. :D )

Xander is still trying to remember large amounts of Xena's martial arts, and something like karate might mess that up. Also, he's probably assuming that Giles will teach him stuff, which may not be a sound assumption.
Review By [Valy] • Date [18 Dec 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from (Current Donor)deiticlast
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*Reply to author's reply to previous review*

Meh, I didn't find anything of note. I will say this: she definitely had to grow into that smoky look of hers. She was much more attractive at my age than she was at the age you have her in this story. So it's down to the fact that this is a good story, as opposed to any fantasies that the inner pervert in me might have once had.
Comments from author:
A lot of starlets only have *that* look after going through the Hollywood production process and having the best makeup artists and airbrush-photograph experts at their disposal. (Same is true for male stars - except for Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.) And then there's plastic surgery along the way...
Review By [(Current Donor)deiticlast] • Date [17 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from SirLee
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hamishog: "And why is it that the women of Sunnydale are so much more intimidating than the men?"

It would be because, frankly, that's the whole point of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Joss Whedon conceived it as a gigantic inversion of the tired trope of a damsel-in-distress. He is on record as saying that every horror movie has this pretty blonde girl who is utterly useless and is there only to be Victim Number One (or Two, or Three...) of the monster. So he took the tiny, bubbly blonde Valley Girl and turned her into something that gives the _monsters_ nightmares.
Comments from author:
Which leads in to one of the great moments of 'Buffy', the opening sequence of the first episode, where the 'bad boy' leads the sweet Catholic schoolgirl into a dark building, and, upon reassuring her that they are really alone, she morphs into Darla and kills him horribly.

I watched that 'cold open', and I laughed, and I decided then that this show was going to be worth watching.
Review By [SirLee] • Date [16 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from (Current Donor)deiticlast
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At the risk of sounding crass or vulgar, all this talk of The Girls has me frantically googling Lucy Lawless as a teenager.

What? I'm still in my twenties. It's to be expected.
Comments from author:
:D :D

On the other hand, you didn't list any URLs you found. ;)
Review By [(Current Donor)deiticlast] • Date [16 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from Dragan
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Sure you weren't Tucker Luv! lol
Comments from author:
That Tucker is one smooth dude. Not. No wonder he couldn't get a date for prom in canon.
Review By [Dragan] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from HMaxMarius
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Well, if you're taking name suggestions for a future T-shirt... I'd recommend 'Smith' and 'Wesson'... cause if the eyes don't come up on their own, that's who'll bring them up.
Comments from author:
No t-shirts. Just nicknames for The Girls. Jessica Nigri decided to names hers 'Barnes' and 'Noble'. :D
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from VillageOrchid
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In your own way, you are making Tucker more sympathetic than I remember. I liked how you are drawing the background for those in the gray areas.Thanks for continuing.
Comments from author:
This Tucker is not a nice guy, but he is not the morally-black monster we saw for only a minute or two at prom time. Well, he's not that guy yet. We'll have to see if he gets there.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from SnakeFox
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Love this fic, as with all your work!

Quick thought though: "Or maybe someone like some of the top things in the Circle of the Black Thorn down in L.A. There was a rumor Cyvus Vail came up here for a week not that long ago for some reason nobody knows about." - Wasn't the Circle of the Black Thorn sort of like the magical equivalent of the Illuminati, real secret, hidden, power behind the throne types? Hardly anyone had heard of them, and even if you were high level enough to have heard of them, they all met in secret, wore masks if faced with non-members, and you had to join to actually find out who they were? Angel signed away his Shanshu to get a bead on the members' identities.

Just struck me as odd that Tucker Wells, some random kid from Sunnydale, not only knows the Circle exists, but can name their top mage - who has reality altering powers rivalling the spell the Monks of Dagon cast to create Dawn (i.e. Connor). If any member of the Circle could keep their identity a secret, it'd be him.
Comments from author:
I always assumed that Angel had to find out which of the many mages and demons loose in the world were his targets. But you could be right. (On the other hand, Angel was a doof throughout much of the series, and made more strategic and tactical errors than Wolfram and Hart managed.)

Still, Tucker Wells is not a random luser. He is someone who was supposed to be a dangerous enough mage to *complement* Warren in season 6. He has lots of contacts. Bad contacts. He didn't get those hellhounds at the local CostCo. (WalMart? Maybe. :D )
Review By [SnakeFox] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from SilverWave
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He still should have beat Tucker up... just for being Tucker ;-)

Cheers.
Comments from author:
:D Well, he is Tucker, but he is not yet the Tucker who tried to unleash hellhounds on the senior prom.
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from (Current Donor)Starfox
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Good chapter - nice plan, nice execution, and some good exposition about magical threats. Loved the way Xendra uses her assets, and strength.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Nobody ever bothers with intricate, sneaky plans when they have a Buffy.

"And Hulk? ... Smash." ~ Captain America
Review By [(Current Donor)Starfox] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from raxadian
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This is the Summer that never ends...

Are these bad guys during the Summer as a side-effect of Xander become teen Xena?
Comments from author:
Well, this story arc does run a whopping 23 chapters. Things get more complicated when you don't have a Slayer to storm in and... well... Slay everything. And there might be character development.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XVI" from hamishog
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"...like pulling your own teeth." That is so Little Shop of Horrors.
Played by Jack Nicholson in one and Bill Murray in the other.
Tres cool.
I think I've said this before but I am not a big fan of feminizing Xander (why doesn't anybody ever masculinize Buffy or Willow?) but this is definitely worth the price of admission. Even if you were charging admission. Which, I hasten to add, you're not.
Love the Gamer's Three. I wonder if Andrew still wants to become Tucker's sister?
And why is it that the women of Sunnydale are so much more intimidating than the men? Xander could never have pulled that off. If he ever gets back to being Xander again he's going to have to relearn how to walk cause the balance shifts.
Comments from author:
There is a (hopefully ongoing) series of vignettes where as one teeny part, Dawn wishes Buffy into having a pair. But I think that's it.

And in a world of Slayers and vengeance demons (and Willow and Amy and Amy's mom) you have to accept that not every high-end threat is going to be male. Except Lestat! :D

Xander is also going to have to re-learn how to carry a backpack and some other stuff.
Review By [hamishog] • Date [15 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XV" from DavidEmpey
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"And there is more Xendra, but I'm not writing it at the rate I'm turning out other material, so right now I really can't publish any faster than every other week."

Well, I hope I didn't sound rudely demanding! I'm just thankful for what you do write, 'cuz it's all enjoyable. And seriously, you should get money for it...
Comments from author:
You didn't sound demanding. But some stories just beg to be written, and others are like pulling teeth. Maybe like pulling your own teeth. :D
Review By [DavidEmpey] • Date [2 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XV" from grd
Review:
Intrigued on what crazy plan they dreamt up now.
Comments from author:
It will be of the wacky. Or of the clever. Or both. :D
Review By [grd] • Date [2 Dec 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XV" from Klimmatt
Review:
Okay, so I'm going to start here by saying that I've heavily enjoyed this fic. The whole Xander-becomes-a-girl thing has been done to death in recent years, so it's always interesting to see someone do an original take on it, especially when the author takes the time to explore other characters and story lines alongside it. But, if I may offer a small criticism: I think you might be overusing the BuffySpeak.

More specifically, you tend to refer to a lot of things as 'of the bad', 'of the good', 'of the painful', etc and, well, seeing it all the time in the middle of a sentence is kind of jarring and kind of distracting.

Of course, that's just my opinion.
Comments from author:
That's reasonable. I'm trying not to overdo it, but Xander and Willow and Buffy do drop a lot of that into the dialogue in every episode. And I mean a LOT. I looked up the scripts for all these episodes (not the current arc, of course) and Joss put a lot of this stuff in there.
Review By [Klimmatt] • Date [2 Dec 14] • Not Rated
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