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Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from DieselDriver
To right! Any rational being would not want to participate in any sort of battle even as stylized as football or hockey. A real battle is bloody, and hurts, it freaking hurts. It's unpleasant at the very best since you eat crappy food when you can get it, you don't get to bath, and people are trying to fucking KILL YOU! Even reading about it is hurtful sometimes if you have any idea what it's really like. If you survive, you have the pleasant memories of some of your friends being blown up or killed right next to you. Not to mention killing other human beings.

Pretty obvious that Buffy and the Scoobies would at the very least be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD... Sounds nice and clinical. But it's not. It's nightmares, and irrational fears, and having a heart attack whenever there's a car backfire or any sudden noise. It's waking up with a cold sweat, wondering who or what is out there in the other room. It's waking up with your arm around your wife's neck choking her because you thought in your sleep that she was the enemy, that is, assuming she didn't leave a long time before.

This story captures a faint glimmer of what it's like. Be glad that's all it is.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [19 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from RorschachsBlot
The last line made this. Not saying the rest wasn't good, just saying the last line made it great. Nice work.
Review By [RorschachsBlot] • Date [4 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Current Donor)BaronScrewtape
And then all the potentials were hunted down one by one and killed, and the world ended.
Review By [(Current Donor)BaronScrewtape] • Date [30 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Current Donor)KColl
Brilliant fic, typically vapid Buffy and her whining about her right to rule despite being bloody awful at it. A little too much talking and not much doing, but other than that, great fic.

Buffy wasn't exactly Rommel, more Custer.
Review By [(Current Donor)KColl] • Date [30 Apr 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Past Donor)ScottWanderer
Interesting how people forgot one little aspect of everything. With Sunnydale largely empty there is no way the Seal can be opened. You need a hero's blood to open the Seal. Just how are the Bringer gonna find one in Sunnydale before the area is flooded with enough troops to take them out. The Turok Han will never enter the picture again and the First is pretty screwed.

Not to mention the Talisman could be used by Faith, Buffy, Willow, Angel, Anya, Dawn, Gunn, Lorne or even Xander as each is a Champion and souled. Stronger than human can be interpreted many ways, anything from physical strength to emotional strength. Not to mention the humans and Lorne could survive the channeling of the sun better than Spike or Angel could.

The Potentials did their best with the information they had. After all who continues to follow a Leader who is proving herself to be a bigger threat to you than the enemy?
Review By [(Past Donor)ScottWanderer] • Date [27 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from Gideon
Well you got one thing right, Buffy is sure acting crazy here! As for the rest of them, they don't really get enough screen time to know for sure but I did find it a bit strange that Faith said it would have been good idea to put her in charge when she wasn't very happy about it when it happened in canon. I can't see this story turning out well now that Spike is dust. There are not enough soldiers on Earth to face a horde of Turok-han like the one beneath the seal. Maybe if they can get hold of the President and get a nuclear weapons release most of the supervamps could be killed, but the scoobies wouldn't be around to see it. Or maybe Angel could wear the fancy necklace. Worth a try I guess.
I really wanted to see what the potentials came up with about Spike though. I can think of a couple of reasons not to trust him but he was one of the heavy hitters on their side and I can't come up with a reason why they would dust him if they were leaving the city. It just seems pointless.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [4 Mar 13] • Rating [6 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from TaraLi
Good story - and excellent for the way it stops Buffy in her tracks. However, in the case of an apocalypse, there's ultimately nowhere to run to. Yes, the Scoobies should have yelled for help - but we never see *in canon* anyone they can reasonably call for help from except Riley's group, and Angel's group (though I believe that at the time, Angel's group was suspect due to taking over Wolfram & Hart).

The potentials who have run away to the Marine Base are going to find themselves buried in all kinds of fun - with too many people fighting to protect their bureaucratic piece of the pie to give them any time to actually get the Marines pre-warned about what might be coming. Any of them over the age of consent are going to be closely questioned about kidnapping - the ones under are going to get grilled about their parents, and any surviving relatives, and all-in-all, it's going to turn into a Charlie Foxtrot of the highest order.

So, running away is not really a good answer - it's a panicked one.
Review By [TaraLi] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from JasonBarnett
to bad for them supernatural evil is not rational
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from RedCalypso
There seems to be so much left unanswered...Did the Potentials make it out safely? Will the others be able to make Buffy see reason? Who all will answer the call for help? I hope there will be a sequel to this story. I really enjoyed it, and I'm glad to finally know who Monsieur M is!
Review By [RedCalypso] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Past Donor)ScottWanderer
Excellent ending. Wraps up the idea nively.

I do like how the Scoobies and Dawn have had a few more hours to process everything. Along with reading the letter, I can see where Dawn would be over the wailing part of her grief and could be rational.
Review By [(Past Donor)ScottWanderer] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Never really went along with 'rational army...' thing, but I can see how it works in this case.

Pity this story has come to an end.

Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven" from potterinu
Sad huh. Dawn is feeling good enough to make rational arguments without even a little alone time to process Spikes death and think it through. I am fond enough of Dawns character that I can forgive her this but I wish she wasn't such a robot about it.
Review By [potterinu] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from eriktheviking
A great new take on the reactions to General Buffy.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [6 Feb 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from michaelangelo
Good as usual. Here's something that bothered me, you know I always wondered about them opening the seal of Zanzibar or whatever it's called, Xander works as a building site foreman with access to equipment, why not fill the basement room with quick drying cement mixed with blessed salt to give them time so they can get help, like Riley with either reinforcements or a big bomb. If they needed to open it why did they do something silly like post guards to stop the vamps getting out when it was broad daylight outside? even better why didn't they dig up the seal to keep it exposed to the Sun and open it in the early morning? silly scriptwriters.
Review By [michaelangelo] • Date [6 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
I sort of like this story.

After seven years on the Hellmouth and dying a couple or three times poor old Buffy wasn't exactly firing on all cylinders.

They call it 'combat fatigue'.

I'm looking forward to the next thing the potentials suggest.

Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [6 Feb 13] • Not Rated
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