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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
At least the actual Slayer has it this time.
Comments from author:
Yep, that's true.

As far as the Slayer Spirit is concerned, Buffy is basically one of the undead - she died, but she's still walking around. 0.0
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [5 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from djhardim
I was thinking about the scene where Buffy was thrown out.

It occurred to me that Buffy caved in because she was afraid that the situation would deteriorate even more if she didn't.
Comments from author:
I suppose that that is one possible explanation, but I personally think that there was a part of her which was as much looking to escape, at least for a short time, the responsibilities she had, as she was allowing Dawn to force her out.

Mostly, though, I think that she was trying to escape the very, very bad writing and scripting, and general character assassination everyone was suffering.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [6 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from djhardim
Looking back at this story, I must admit that I was a bit disappointed that the ones coming to Buffy's rescue weren't Riley and company.

I.E. the government learned their lesson after the Initiative fiasco. They came to the rescue this time with eyes open (similar but not exactly like Nick Fury in your story "A S.H.I.E.L.D. Against Darkness").
Comments from author:
Well, I'm trying to stay within the basic framework established up to that point in time, so I can't see the Scoobies, given their canon mindset, taking the time to try and contact Riley and his people without at least trying to rescue Buffy themselves, first.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [4 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from djhardim
A little bit about Angel's mansion.

The Ennis house, located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, south of Griffith Park.

Large in size (10,000 square feet) the house consists of two buildings: the main house and a smaller chauffeur's apartment/garage to the west, separated by a paved motor courtyard.

The main house has three bedrooms and two baths.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the info, man. It's much appreciated.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [3 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from JasonBarnett
Robin as ex-special forces? Why the hell wasn't he doing more before then, then?

still, at least the Scoobies left instead of throwing Buffy out.

edit: I'll just call it poor attempts at drama since I disagree with your opinion of Spike. At the very least I don't think you can legitimately call someone manipulative when you are as poor at manipulations as much as he is.
Comments from author:
Who's to say that he wasn't doing something that no one actually saw. Remember, Special Forces aren't always looking for the spotlight - they're more concerned with accomplishing their mission.

And throwing Buffy out of her own house was merely another example of the abysmally poor writing which Marti condoned, along with the blatant character assassination of everyone (including Buffy) which occurred in order to make Spike look like a hero, instead of the two-faced, manipulative, and backstabbing, villainous piece of excrement he actually was.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [3 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from wonderbee
Really enjoyed this a lot, especially with the gang coming in to save the day, and do hope to see a follow up to this where we might see the what the First does next, and if it might mean the end of a Scooby long before they might have been taken.
Comments from author:
Any follow-up is completely up to my muse.

I'll have to see what she thinks about something like that.
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [2 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from djhardim
Good, as always.

Extra bonus points for getting rid of Spike.

Interesting about the Summers house. I always wondered about that.

Why didn't anyone think about Angel's mansion?

'It is not for thee. It is for her alone to wield'

Easy to forget that it's Faith who is THE Chosen One, not Buffy.

As for Robin, Niki Woods was killed in 1977, when he was around four years old. That makes him thirty years old. It's still a little hard to imagine him as a high school principal, especially if he squeezed in a few years in the armed forces after high school. Then there's the education to become a teacher and administrator. It sounds as if the Council pulled out all the stops to get him in as principal.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing, man.

Yeah, poor writing is the only explanation for why Buffy put up with that sort of statement from Dawn.

No one considered using Angel's mansion because Marti wanted to show how everyone but Spikey-poo was treating Buffy so horribly, so that everyone could see that they really were a prefect example of 'twue wuv'. PUKE!!!!

And yes, all of the writers completely ignored that, if Kendra was the 'real' Slayer after Buffy, then Faith must be the the 'real' Slayer , just as her predecessor was. Again, abysmally poor writing.

My main answer to the issue of Robin as a high school principal is to point out that when compared to Snyder, *anyone* would be an improvement on the order of a full-fledged gift from God. ;-)

Although, you are correct in noting that the Council would probably have exerted as much influence as they could wield to ensure he got the position.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [2 Feb 13] • Not Rated
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