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Review of chapter "July, 2004" from raxadian
Review:
You really love the doctor being a prisoner and tortured, don't you?
Review By [raxadian] • Date [26 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from aussiemel
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I love this story and this series. I haven't read it for ages as I was busy with uni, but I love the Doctor Whump. I love angsty fic and you have done such a good job with it. You have captured the Doctors motivations perfectly, no matter the age he is at. Everything is just falling together. The timelines and stories are so complicated, yet you manage to integrate them seamlessly. When I first started reading this series I thought the stories were all over the place, but they're not, you've fit them together perfectly. Can't wait till Buffy meets up with the correct doctor. Keep up your wonderful work.
Review By [aussiemel] • Date [25 Sep 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Gideon
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I think this was a great story! Just not a happy story :( And despite the name I don't feel that your next story is a happy story yet either. Maybe by the end)
Anyway I liked how you didn't dwell on the bad parts of the story. It did feel a bit like cheating in places but it is a type of cheating that I am happy to get in behind. I like your Dawn in this story. She is smart, capable and insightful. She can see that Buffy needs to leave but she doesn't know how to say it. I'm glad that Buffy eventually figured it out too and let Dawn start finding her own way. I think they will both be happier for it, as long as the universe eventually gives them a break!
Review By [Gideon] • Date [1 Apr 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from wswords
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Continuity Error: The story states this is the third time the Doctor has met Buffy, but it is the fourth.

1) In the graveyard at the beginning of Don't Be, before the Doctor goes back to see the entire history of the slayer line.

2) After the Doctor has seen every slayer die, and dealing with Omega.

3) Her birthday.

I know why you said third, because in your mind the first two meetings are from the same story and therefore the same, but to the Doctor, and I would argue to Buffy, those meetings are fundamentally very different. In the first Buffy tries to kill the Doctor and the Doctor leaves saying she is evil. In the second the Doctor knows his condemnation of Buffy was premature at best and wrong at worst (it was but he couldn't be sure of that), and they do the world saving thing they tend to do.

I would say in Buffy's mind her meetings with the doctor go like this in her memory:

1) The Doctor thought I was evil at the end.

2) The Doctor and I saved the world from Omega.

3) Her birthday.

And yes this is a minor nit-pick.
Comments from author:
You're right. I messed that up.

I think I chose the word "third" mainly to signify, to readers, that it was the third story, in terms of Doctor progression. But, you're right, the first two meetings are fundamentally different.

In another sense, though, to the Doctor, the Doctor's meeting with Omega and Buffy's birthday would be the same trip, since they happened about fifteen minutes apart.

But... yeah. You're right. I goofed.
Review By [wswords] • Date [31 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)LiastraLee
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I love the ending. You know what I really want to see? More Eleven.

Maybe Happy Endings doesn't need to be the... ending.
Review By [(Past Donor)LiastraLee] • Date [27 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from CaptJohnHart
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Great story and wibbly wobbly timey wimey has never been shown like this. Shoshi this was easily the most intriguing and dramatic story of the series. I thank you wholeheartedly for giving all of your readers the privilege of joining you on this journey. I can't wait for the next installment. CaptJohnHart
Review By [CaptJohnHart] • Date [27 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty Five" from Cutiepie
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Incredible. I don't have any other words that even come close to describing how this chapter made me feel. I love that the vamps were regenerated to death. I'm glad that Buffy didn't actually mess everything up . . . at least I don't think she did. But did Buffy just have a psychotic break? Wow, just an incredible chapter.
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [25 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "December, 2004" from CageFire
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Great new chapter. I have no idea what's going to happen next. But then again, that's part of what makes doctor who great.
Review By [CageFire] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "December, 2004" from Letomo
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Hmm - Ace? Or, wait, wasn't there someone else that had a time-hopper shaped sort of like a bike?

Or, since the message is kind of in her style, could it be River?
Comments from author:
No, you got it! Ace McShane! She was the Doctor's companion when he was in his 7th incarnation and, yeah, she had a time-hopper shaped like a motorcycle.
Review By [Letomo] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty Two" from aeraveil
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But, of course, whoever's behind the scenes has been driving the vampires to break the Doctor, even when they all were basically resigned not to. Remember Sandy? So the question is... if they're *not* stupid, and they knew the Doctor would break like this... why did *they* want him broken?
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Collataral damage. Once the doctor starts, it's darndably hard to stop him. Only those who are the absolute closest to him can get through to him in a rage and even then, it's iffy. And when he cools down? Even more twisty heart-ache for him.

Whoever is behind it? My guess is either A: First Evil/Toby. B: Omega. C: Rassilon. None of those guys like him very much at all. At this point it could even be Cyborg-Adam or bloody heck, even the Vanyard (evil-doctor).

And the vampires? They thought broken-pliant. Plus they are ancient heritary enemies, so having the 'last' timelord in peices at their feet? Heady-mang. Like ambrosia heady.

There is also the thought that like a lot of truly stupid idjuts, they buy into the whole I'm an immortal bloodsucker, top of the food chain mentality and believe that it 'can't happen to them' and really, when you look at the Doctor, in any of his incarnations, does he look that dangerous at first? So they go 'ppffft' at the warnings. Until of course it is too late.
Review By [aeraveil] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty Two" from potterinu
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Why does the Doctor keep getting tortured in your stories? Are you going to give him a break anytime soon? We need some lightheartedness with the Doctor coming out on top to balance out all his suffering.
Comments from author:
I'm sorry! You get lots of light heartedness in the next story, and all the ones afterwards, basically.

(Uh... except for the Year that Never Was. I don't think I can avoid Doctor torture in that one without going completely against canon.)

I just had to push the Doctor far enough that the end of this story worked.

Also, when I put in Doctor-whump, then I notice that a lot more people on FF.net seem to read it. Like, really, a lot. So I always try to put in at least a little, just so I can get the readership.

I guess my readership will take a turn for the worse after this story is over.
Review By [potterinu] • Date [23 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty Two" from aeraveil
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It's amazing how many people think breaking someone means they become pliant. It seems to really mean they lose all control. Which, in a less aggressive or emotional person, could lead to pliant behavior. But, in others? Well, that's a whole other story, isn't it.
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And lets face it, underneath that happy go lucky exterior he wears as a mask, inside... Well one of the scariest races in the universe calls him the Oncoming Storm and the Destroyer of Worlds. Does that sound like anyone you want to make loose control of themselves?

Those vampires are beyond, beyond stupid. I think they forgot the cardinal rule. Just because it looks harmless, doesn't necessarily mean it is harmless. I mean lookit house cats. Sweet, harmless little putty cats that purr on your lap and drive you nuts. But if they feel like it, those claws of theirs can send you to the bloody ER...
Comments from author:
The book did warn them -- if you actually try to turn the Doctor into your own personal bloodfarm, there is a 100% chance that the result will be VERY BAD. They didn't listen.

Stupid vampires.

But, of course, whoever's behind the scenes has been driving the vampires to break the Doctor, even when they all were basically resigned not to. Remember Sandy? So the question is... if they're *not* stupid, and they knew the Doctor would break like this... why did *they* want him broken?
Review By [aeraveil] • Date [22 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty Two" from Letomo
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It's amazing how many people think breaking someone means they become pliant. It seems to really mean they lose all control. Which, in a less aggressive or emotional person, could lead to pliant behavior. But, in others? Well, that's a whole other story, isn't it.
Comments from author:
I've read so many fanfics where the Doctor breaks and is all whimpering and pathetic and stuff. I always felt like that was kind of a cheat. Not only do I think the Doctor wouldn't break down like that, I think it's just a lot more interesting to write someone breaking in this way than in the way you expect.
Review By [Letomo] • Date [22 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "July, 2004" from wswords
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Anyone who is getting board with this story is objectively wrong.
Review By [wswords] • Date [21 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty One" from (Current Donor)BuffyCharmed
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I, for one, have been reading the HELL out if this story. Still loving it and wanting more!

-Katie
Review By [(Current Donor)BuffyCharmed] • Date [21 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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