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Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I had been contemplating your comment in a review that you might continue to write in this universe after the main story is over, but I see you are very focused still on this story. Good POV switch to show character reactions and forward the plot.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from ColBlack
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Hmmm...lowering someone with a winch to feed them to something? I think Maggie has got hold of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.
Review By [ColBlack] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from fpb
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I don't know where you are going from here, but if I were in your place, Maggie would be working her own destruction. You will not live long if every person in your base knows that you kill even privileged persons in horrible ways. The screams of a dying man DO NOT reinforce anyone's loyalty; they only make anyone think "that could be me over there." Stalin may have been an exception, but Stalin had been party secretary since 1919 and had spent fifteen years creating new generations of millions of people who were loyal to him alone before he set out systematically destroying all the remaining Old Bolsheviks. So the number of people devoted to him and in debt to him was vastly superior to those who would have been, had they acted in time, both able to see through him and able to do something about him. What is more, he made sure that not every one of his victims could be shown to have been killed by him - Kirov's murder was actually used as an excuse to crack down, and Muenzenberg vanished in France and his corpse was only found when it was far too late for forensics. Maggie, on the other hand, is a latecomer to the Collective - no later than one year ago she was trying to be hired by O'Neill and the SRI! - and basically owes her position to her father. Disloyal bastard or no, she should never have had Karenin publicly slaughtered. And she should never have been the only one to come out alive out of the secret lab in Pennsylvania. And she should never have done any one of a dozen other things that showed that nobody was safe in her neighbourhood. If the structure ever starts creaking, everyone in it will turn on her, and probably on her father too; in fact, given the notoriety she has achieved in the great world above, she will make an excellent scapegoat for everyone else's crimes.
Review By [fpb] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from Starfox
Review:
Evil Maggie strikes again. A good intermezzo filled with bad people.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from Rune
Review:
Short but that's ok.
I do hope that most if not all of the Collective is shot on sight.
Some people are just to dangerous to send to jail.

And "lost in space", was that a ref to the old tv show, well done.
Review By [Rune] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from Harry
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When Maggie Walsh feels that someone can be of use to her, she will welcome them with open arms. But, if you are someone who has betrayed her, or her cause, get out of the way. You are going to be DEAD! But sooner or later, Jack, Willow, and Alex will shut your group down Maggie. And you can take that to the bank.
Review By [Harry] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from MarcusRowland
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And right now about her staff are thinking "how the hell do we get rid of this crazy bitch once we've conquered the world?"
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from (Current Donor)vidicon
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Ah, I have a lovely bunch of psychopaths...

Such sweet people.

Thanks for writing
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from EdBecerra
Review:
"Two wide plastic straps."

*blinks*

Oh, you didn't go there.

The "pen" from Isla Sorna?

Though it is nice to see that, _unlike_ a certain businesswoman, Maggie can have respect and even some small admiration for someone who is opposing her, someone she knows she'll have to kill in order to achieve her objectives.

EDIT:

Is this a typo?

"...this time in southern Utah, just east of Las Vegas."

Vegas is too far south of Utah for that to work. It would have to be ".. north-east of Las Vegas."

Come to think of it, unless you deliberately went very much out of your way, to reach Utah from Las Vegas, you'd have to cut across the tip of the north-west corner of Arizona...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Las+Vegas&;1s=NV&2c=St+George&2s=UT
Review By [EdBecerra] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Interlude XXXI" from (Current Donor)Speakertocustomers
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Genetically engineered Utahraptors or Achillobators (not velociraptors, which were really only the size of turkeys)?
Review By [(Current Donor)Speakertocustomers] • Date [25 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Off Days" from fpb
Review:
Uh, yeah, well, let's hope the Indian military don't use the same kind of launch codes that an idiot would have on his luggage...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/11/nearly-two-decades-nuclear-launch-code-minuteman-silos-united-states-00000000/



GREAT GOD JESUS IN HEAVEN!!
Sorry, I realize this is way off topic with respect to Terawatt, but THAT WAS INSANE! Yet more evidence that "war is too important a matter to leave to generals" (Georges Clemenceau said that, and he knew a thing or two about it). Never mind the "Dr.Strangelove" option with four junior officers just deciding to go off and fire a Minuteman rocket on their own. Do you have the least idea what would have happened if this piece of idiocy by US armed forces had ever got out? NATO would have been finished, that's what. Are any of you old enough to remember the huge pacifist demonstrations of 1980-1982? I was there, and I can tell you what they were about. They were not Communist-led or pro-Russian; almost everyone who took part despised Soviet Russia as a backward, vicious tyranny. They were about the feeling that the USA were playing dice with the lives and future of Europeans. If WWIII ever came, it would have been fought in Europe. Every one of us was aware of that; many had been through military service - most European armies at the time were still conscript - and we were all aware that we were constantly staring down a lot of Russian barrels. We hated the idea that the American forces could essentially use our countries as a nuclear chessboard. That being the case, I can tell you with absolute certainty that if the European public had known that the armed aliens in their midst could launch nuclear strikes virtually at will, and that they had deliberately cut out both the US civilian leadership AND the European governments, there would have been a political earthquake. No country from Norway to Turkey and from West Germany to Portugal would have allowed a single American soldier to remain on its territory. It would have been the end of the alliance. And for that alone one has to say that the generals who had this bright idea were stupid beyond criminality.
Comments from author:
Did I do the President Skroob joke yet? If it's dumb enough to be used as a President Skroob joke in 'Spaceballs' then...
Review By [fpb] • Date [24 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Off Days" from DieselDriver
Review:
I had shoulder surgery yesterday so it was an extra special treat to have a chapter of your story to read. I know it's the regular day but it was like a special treat for me.

HMMM. Forebodings of things to come... Is it a classmate or has someone made a discovery and is planning something or is it something that someone is planning not realizing that Alex is Terawatt?
Comments from author:
Eww, sorry about the shoulder. At least, when my elderly mother had hip replacement surgery and LASIK, we could all tease her by calling her The Bionic Woman. One shoulder? I guess you've got a choice of Gil Hamilton or ex-Colonel Buffy A. Summers. :D

Extra treat: there's an interlude coming about 8 hours from... now.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [24 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Off Days" from Starfox
Review:
Another nice slice of superhero life chapter. Love Shar's scenes, and Willow is always a joy to read.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Some characters are more fun to write dialogue for than others.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [24 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Off Days" from Zorgdub
Review:
Alex Mack detective and the mystery of the villainous posters?
Comments from author:
Encyclopedia Mack?
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [24 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Return" from fanreaderonetwo
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"Uh, yeah, well, let's hope the Indian military don't use the same kind of launch codes that an idiot would have on his luggage...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/11/nearly-two-decades-nuclear-launch-code-minuteman-silos-united-states-00000000/"

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Wondering if any of the USAF officers who opposed POTUS control ever watched "Doctor Strangelove"? Particularly considering that General Powers reportedly had some loose cannon tendencies......
Comments from author:
Do you really want to know the answer to that, or would it just keep you up at night?
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [24 Jul 14] • Not Rated
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