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Review of chapter "Crossover List" from TammyJet
Review:
This has been an amazing story, and one hell of an adventure. Thank you so much for this. I'm awful about reviewing, but have been eagerly following this story from the beginning. I actually just reread it, beginning to end. It's a definite favorite. I look forward to further stories in this universe of yours :)
Comments from author:
Thanks! And thanks for the recommendation too. The newest story started yesterday.
Review By [TammyJet] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Starfox
Review:
Good epilogue. Alex stayed Terawatt and kept saving the world, which seems doing quite well. Good, happy endings for most everyone, a Fitting end for an epic story. It was this story, more even than the first in the series, that made me change my mind about Ron Weasley, and I cannot count all the series I looked up after seeing the crossovers here (I bought quite a number of them too) during this wild ride. I love the way Alex grew, and matured, and became a confident woman, and the superhero of her world. I particularly like how, especially in the end, even characters one grew to hate were (almost in some cases) sympathetic, or had some noble traits. And the double-crosses and dirty tricks... well plotted there!

Thanks for hours of entertainment!
Comments from author:
And thanks for sticking with me all the way to the end.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Final Battle" from Starfox
Review:
Good scenes with Dani, a nice use of the evil twin plot. And to see the paranoid orphans seeing traps, just because they cannot fathom an enemy that doesn't want to kill people... very good, fits a superhero story perfectly. Tobias and Jo bonding in the face of danger or death ... well thought too, especially Tobias' reaction to her (apparent) unavoidable and painful death.
A logical "Testament" of Locke too, consequent in his "survival of the fittest" ideology at least. Good to see Victor having a future too. And I love Jack and Willow kissing on the battle field. Very well done wrap up there.
Comments from author:
Thanks. And this is why I chose to make Vic an OC instead of a fictional fiery super.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Half the Battle" from Starfox
Review:
Great rescue there, smart thinking wins once again. A Fitting end for Maggie. For all her evil, it's both touching how she chooses her end, and how the dinosaurs react and mourn her. Good insight into Hanna - a nasty revelation for her to deal with, but should make her grow and mature more. Or not, seeing her thoughts on grapplers and T-Rexes. Danielle surprised me again, smart death man's switch there.
Comments from author:
the trouble with people like Maggie and Danielle is that they *should* do smart things. Sometimes writers aren't as smart as their characters, and the 'genius' thing is only an informed attribute.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Battle Royal" from Starfox
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That's some nasty fighting for Jo - brutal and cruel, but effective. And I love the Twist with Tobias - if she's really a double agent. Nice line about the centralized control. Ultraman falls for the second-oldest trick in the book, and there's a touching and tense literal cliffhanger scene, well done!
Comments from author:
Well, the term cliffhanger does indeed come from someone hanging off the edge of a cliff at the end of a chapter. Only it was in a movie serial so you had to wait a whole week and then pay a dime to find out what happened!
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Battle Lines" from Starfox
Review:
Great scene with Willow beating Cordelia. I feel with Azure Crush - and if that's Catwoman, then Bruce has his work cut out for him. And that Plan C of Terawatt is truly nasty. Jo's been too smart for her own good, tricky Situation there. I also like how the world pulled every superhero together to fight this, they might prevail, though I fear Maggie has a few aces up her sleeve to survive even if she loses the battle.
Comments from author:
Maggie always has aces up her sleeve. If she played poker, that is. Too bad she isn't there shouting 'I am eenweencible!' :D
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Battlezones" from Starfox
Review:
Intense fighting. I love how Batman turns the tables on Bane with his brain, not brawn. And Shaman in Action with Julie - well done. Truly terrifying Terawat too.
Comments from author:
Batman's brains was what I always admired. Not the Frank Miller 'driven sociopath' thing. Ugh.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Confrontations" from Starfox
Review:
Great Chapter - good combat Scenes, I love seeing Carter and Ultraman in Action, especially from her perspective, and the scene at the Macks, with the neighbours showing powers, was a superb idea. Then the Twist at the end... nasty.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I did hint for hundreds of chapters about the neighbors.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Where Raptors Dare" from Starfox
Review:
Very good chapter - wheels within wheels, plotting, and counter-plotting. Well done!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I plotted it all out ahead of time, which makes it a lot easier to write this sort of chapter.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Gathering Storm" from Starfox
Review:
Good reaction by the Team - I loved Buffy's call, and reaction, very touching. Poor Willow, is that actually her old school nemesis? Loved the revelation about Jack and Maggie being siblings of sorts.
Comments from author:
Yes, perhaps Willow really is cursed in some way.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Honeymoon’s End" from Starfox
Review:
Great action scenes there, I loved Buffy on the rink, and her finishing pose - perfect!
Comments from author:
I set that all up ages ago and just hoped no one put the pieces together.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Honeymoon Period" from Starfox
Review:
That's one heck of a bad day, and more to come. On the other Hand, if this goes well, then the Empire could have just pushed a fence sitter and a loner into Team Terawatt, and made Alex redon the cape.
Comments from author:
Making Alex re-don the cape would count as a BAD thing for them.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [20 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Crossover List" from Spica
Review:
Great story.
Comments from author:
Thanks. And thanks for the rec! Just don't expect another story of that length anytime soon. :D
Review By [Spica] • Date [19 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Crossover List" from zonianx
Review:
I just wanted to add my thanks for a great story which is one of my favorites on this site. I find myself a little sad that it is over but wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all the time and effort you put into this story.
Comments from author:
Thanks for sticking with me. And if you really liked it, I wouldn't mind a recommendation too. :D
Review By [zonianx] • Date [19 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Crossover List" from SirLee
Review:
Now that it's over and I can look at it from a slightly more removed perspective...

...I have to say that my favourite chaptes are:

1. Chapter 32-33. Why? I don't know, but perhaps because this is ALEX, and not Terawatt being the "hero". Willow was at her lowest, and who comes from nowhere and lifts her spirits, tells her she is a great person and gives her renewed purpose? Not her parents, not her alleged friends -- this teenager that she had never met.It's a very *human* story. Oh, sure, Barbara did play a significant part, and Alex being Terawatt helped. But in the end, it wasn't a "superpowers save the day" story, it was an "Alex dives in to help someone" story.

2. Chapter 58. Yes, there was a superbattle, but that's not why I keep going back to reread it. No, what I really liked about this chapter was how Hanna interacted with Terawatt and the others. It's the first time we see Hanna in this story, and she is perhaps at her most human. She is not so much a supersoldier there, but a little girl pretty much resigned to die, who only wants to die in familiar terrain. She sees Alex and thinks she is a fairy (not an angel, because I don't think Erik Heller was big on teaching religion to Hanna). Her reaction at Jack's antics was also endearing, and Lupo letting her concerns (and possible childhood trauma) show up was also touching.

3. Chapter 48 (and, partly, 49). A purely human, superpowers-free moment. Jack comes meet Willow, and not only he doesn't pressure her in any way, he respects her competency and abilities and makes her feel appreciated and valued.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I have my own personal fave chapters, but some of them are because I was able t slip stuff past the reader at that point, or because I was able to pull off something I had been setting up for ages.
Review By [SirLee] • Date [19 Nov 14] • Not Rated
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