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Review of chapter "Confrontations" from DieselDriver
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What a MARVELOUS neighborhood watch they have there. The Macks probably live in the safest neighborhood in the world.

I'm really looking forward to what you have planned for Alex. It's bound to be fun. (Fun to read, not to be involved in...)
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from Xovervore
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For fanreaderonetwo - that is one of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws]Clarke's laws[/url], that Arthur C. Clarke created - the most famous is of course his third law.
Review By [Xovervore] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from LordSchmodder
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*ouchie*
I'm really curious how this will end.
Thank you for writing this!
Review By [LordSchmodder] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from Vld
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So, they've been monitoring Eddings for a while, huh? Hopefully that means Lupo is still a good guy. Knowing your ability to throw curve balls whenever you want, i don't know what to believe right now. So i'll hope for the best but expect the worst.
Actually, my best case is that Tobias is actually working for the DHS since the alien fungus (or whatever it was) incident, and has convinced Jack and Lupo to be her liaison. Lupo for obvious reasons, and Jack because... well, he's Jack.

Damn, i was hoping we would see Hanna's raptor fight!! This would have been soo cool!

Oh, i can't wait for the inevitable talk between Danielle and Tera! "Ohohoho! Stupd girl, walking into my trap like that!" and Tera going "Noooo... that was a trap?" with sarcasm, then "you know Danielle, when something looks too good to be true? It usually is."

Carter and UM look like a pretty good team. The same for Bat-Crush. Wonder where Batgirl was during all the fighting, but i'm thinking she may be the character everyone ignores when they really shouldn't.

Wow! GC-Men to the rescue! (Like the X from X-Men represents the "X-Gene", the GC represents...) So, Cyclops-Devil (or is it Dare-Cyclops) and Human-Sun or Sun-Torch? I can't think about any equivalence i DC so...
Review By [Vld] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from Philister
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I am looking forward to the final (?) battle between the SRI / Justice League in waiting and the Evil Empire / Collective and I think you've done a great job of setting everything up. That said, though, I'm not quite enjoying these last few chapters as much as I did most of the story before that. I can't really put my finger on why, but part of it is probably the vastly reduced presence of Alex, who was always kind of the POV for the reader in these stories. She's still there, yes, but these last few chapters have been told mostly from other people's POV. Unavoidable in certain ways, but when I got to the part where Alex took out that missile defence thing, I actually had to briefly remind myself that - yes - Terrawatt is part of the attack force. It almost slipped my mind.

So here is hoping that the next chapter will be a lengthy battle between Alex and Danielle, which will bring Alex right out of her funk and reestablish her as the number one hero in this world / story.
Review By [Philister] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Return" from fpb
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Little old ladies can wear Cyclops goggles without anyone saying anything about it. It's just 'old people stuff'. It looks weird on Scott Summers, though.

Not really. He just needs to wear cyclists' gear. Sports cyclists often wear glasses that go all the way around the face. I used to have a pair myself.
Review By [fpb] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from (Recent Donor)draconin
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I really do hope you have something suitably gruesome in store for our dear Maggie? ::rubs hands and cackles, pets white cat::
Review By [(Recent Donor)draconin] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from dcarson
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I joined the credit union I belong to when I worked for a big company (join one, much better then banks). Membership has to be limited by some factor like who you work for or where you live but can allow several groups to qualify. So besides the bigco you could be a member if you worked at the State Police barracks a half mile away. Never heard of any robbery attempts but makes a extra safeguard that actually makes money.


Really major changes in a science often need to wait for enough of the old guard to retire. Which is still faster then in many fields.
Review By [dcarson] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Return" from fanreaderonetwo
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"The legendary robber who hits that donut shop that happens to be across the street from the police station so it has twenty armed police officers in it.

All of them are in uniform."

*****

Heard a similar story in a TV show referring to a robber that hit a bank with a dozen plainclothes FBI agents there on their lunch hour to cash their paychecks. Oops!

RL

There is a large coffee shop nearby I have frequented. Its open 24 hours and is right on the Interstate highway so it gets huge amounts of business.
Often there are a half a dozen marked police/sheriffs cars in the lot and a dozen or more armed cops in uniform eating.
I've wondered if some idiot robber has ever walked into it.....
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Return" from fanreaderonetwo
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"But inevitably, the journal is controlled by people who believe the classic science, and they choose the big names in the field to review papers - and they also believe the classic science. So people have to be willing to say 'wait a minute, this contradicts what I believe, but they have evidence - I think this needs to be published and read and tested and evaluated'. People who can do that are scientists, regardless of the subject."

*****

Recalling a quote from ????? IIRC the idea started during WW2 and the V2 rockets.

If a distinguished elder scientist says that something is quite possible, he is likely correct. If one tells you something is impossible, he is possibly wrong.
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from ScorpioP
Review:
Ohhhh fuuudddggge.
Comments from author:
Oops. Looks like someone has some plans in play.
Review By [ScorpioP] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from JamesBrown
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Comments from author:
//I do have experience with problems in peer-reviewed journals due to 'old' science facing 'new' ideas, or problems with bad hypotheses, or problems with 'in' concepts. But that is how peer review works, at least in the fields I deal with: math, statistics, computer science, and the 'harder' sciences. Someone proposes something really new; it gets rejected or scoffed at; it gets tested; it either stands on its own merits or it falls; science advances. An excellent example is the Alvarez Theory: the killer meteorite of 65 million years ago. It took fifteen years of serious study, publications in serious journals, and testing by skeptics to convince the community that it was real. Now it is accepted to the extent that it shows up in sci-fi and cartoons. Hard science and the hard-ish sciences are filled with issues like this, because science is not a religion, it is a process.//

and sometimes it takes even longer-
when I was a kid (admittedly a long time ago)
there were still reputable scientists laughing at the very idea
of continental drift and plate tectonics even though it was originally
proposed in 1908 - it really wasn't generally accepted until the 60s
Comments from author:
Yes. The more testable evidence that can be found and published on, the faster the change happens (Barry Marshall and helicobacter pyloris comes to mind). The less evidence, the longer the concept takes for consideration.

But inevitably, the journal is controlled by people who believe the classic science, and they choose the big names in the field to review papers - and they also believe the classic science. So people have to be willing to say 'wait a minute, this contradicts what I believe, but they have evidence - I think this needs to be published and read and tested and evaluated'. People who can do that are scientists, regardless of the subject.
Review By [JamesBrown] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from bookworm
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Umm, doesn't Vince have really blond hair, not black? Or did that change in later seasons? I don't remember a beard and mustache either, but that could be from the time in prison. Also, yay powered neighbours!
Comments from author:
As far as I can remember, Vince always had black hair. And who would have expected to be thwarted by superpowered old people?
Review By [bookworm] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from JamesBrown
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Ha ha! I knew it! As I commented on Sep/4/14
I quote myself:
// but Ray's parents offhand comments just before,
with the - so you've got powers, so does the guy down the street
attitude sort of makes me wonder how many people ARE there
in Paradise Valley with some sort of ability who were just simply
not talking about it. //
and in addition:
// so now I'm imagining if wacky Maggie and the collective ever
decide to raid terawatts homebase while she's off in some other
part of the world so they can acquire some lab subjects,
what are the chances they end up like the proverbial stickup artist
who decides to try and hold up a police station? //
and I KNEW Marsha's powers were going to be critical :)

I apparently have the deductive reasoning of Sherlock,of Batman !
so what if I was wrong about the Macks fortifying their home against attack.
And okay,sure I was wrong about... And I didn't quite get it right with....
and there was those other things I wasn't QUITE...........
okay,okay - so I really don't know where you're going as often as not.
And even though I do manage figure it out more than a chapter or 2
ahead of time -occasionally-
you still manage to surprise me quite frequently, even WITH more foreshadowing
then I have seen in any story I can remember reading.
So, while I might have quite a few suspicions,
I still really have no idea how the heck you're going to get them out of this one!
So I am looking forward to your next chapter,
And thank you very much for entertaining us with all your hard work.
Comments from author:
The legendary robber who hits that donut shop that happens to be across the street from the police station so it has twenty armed police officers in it.

All of them are in uniform.

Someone failed their spot check. :D
Review By [JamesBrown] • Date [22 Oct 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from hmhughes
Review:
I don't want to stop reading :(


Awesome update! Thanks for sharing!
Comments from author:
Thanks. Once you finish, feel free to start from the beginning, so you can repeatedly point at sentences and say "I can't believe she snuck this in here!" :D
Review By [hmhughes] • Date [22 Oct 14] • Not Rated
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