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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from lindiel
Review:
I don't know if this is an oversight or if it's deliberate, but in the story summary it says this is a "grim up north" story, but there is no link to the series...
Comments from author:
Hi this is because its the second batch of 'Grim up north' stories so its a new series with only one story in it so far which means its not linked to anything at the moment.

You can find the first batch of GuN stories here;

http://www.tthfanfic.org/Series-2021

Hopefully!

Or by checking my series' on my author page...if you're interested that is...no pressure...

Cheers,
D.
Review By [lindiel] • Date [6 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Ten." from evilredknight
Review:
Buffy is 'in love' with Giles?

No, she isn't don't be ridiculous. You poo-pooed me before when I mentioned hand-waving away Buffy being and then not being a lesbian. Well, this new found love seems more of the same. Buffy sees Giles as a father/mentor figure. Always has, always will. You don't just decide a man old enough to be your father and who has fulfilled that role in your life for 10 plus years of as a romantic love. It's silly. 14 year old fangirls write that kind of lame ass shit. When did you turn into one? Or are you just bored and trolling?
Comments from author:
No, I just thought it was a sort of typical Buffy reaction...and slightly amusing!

Buffy is always looking for a romantic relationship but always manages to screw up. Her relationship with Giles is one of her most successful. Its certainly the most successful relationship she's had with a man, I mean she's not once tried to kill him and they're still talking.

This plotline could go one of several ways, I've not 100% decided yet, I mean she could go gay again just to get rid of the lusty thoughts (actually I said 'love' which might preclude 'lust'). Or she may never act on these feeling or she may act on them. After all some young women (and I think in this point of the series is in her mid to late twenties, I'll have to check) do look for a father figure to have a romantic relationship with and after all feelings change. Just about all of Buffy's boyfriends were significantly older than her even if you discount the fact that two of them were vampires.

Also I don't like to say too much on an open forum as it might give a future plotline away.

So, I'll count you as a vote against a romantic relationship between Buffy and Giles.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [evilredknight] • Date [26 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Ten." from Hecatonchires
Review:
No epilogue where she contemplates what to do with her newfound self knowledge re: Giles?
Comments from author:
No, mainly because I've not really thought that far ahead; I'm sort of in three minds about what to do. You'll have to wait for more stories in this series, sorry.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Hecatonchires] • Date [26 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Ten." from Mcspender
Review:
And the german's dog soldier got neutered thanks to Buffy and Sergeant Wotton, well done!.
I think, besides Buffy realizing about her true feelings about Giles, this trip was to show Buffy a little bit of what's to be in a real total war, and setting things for her to be paired with Giles in her future??.

I reall wanna see how Buffy and Giles deal with those revelations.
See ya!!.
Comments from author:
You're right.

How will Buffy and Giles deal with these revelations? That's easy!

Giles won't notice and Buffy will keep it bottled up inside her until she explodes...now the 'explosion' part should be interesting and something I should be thinking about.

I really wish I could have made something of the idea that Buffy is Giles' mother. There might be a one shot there. Giles never said much about his home life or his parents so maybe I'll come up with some thing.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [25 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine." from Mcspender
Review:
Something big and ugly... why do I think they're gonna need a bigger bomb to deal wit it :S??.

Cool chapter, see ya!!!.
Comments from author:
Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [23 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight." from Mcspender
Review:
I just saw a few days ago the "Band of brothers" miniseries, and the way Buffy reacted in the camp made remember me the parte where the soldiers found the killing camp.
And Koning has won my eternal hatred for trying to use a dog to bind an Old One. Burn the boche xD!.

Cool chapter, see ya!!.
Comments from author:
Funny you should say that, but that episode of BofB was some of the inspiration for that chapter.

Cheers,
D.

PS: Band of Brothers was great TV.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [21 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight." from WhippingDawn
Review:
"At that very moment, Buffy seriously doubted that if she saw a German child being ripped apart by demons or fed on by vampires that she’d lift a finger to help."

Ouch. Hard life lesson for Buffy. Guess she might go all shell shock for a while.

Surprising story, a lot darker than I thought it would be. Not a complaint by the way. I just read one where Cordelia was being tortured, and I like authors who make the Scoobies suffer, especially the girls...
Comments from author:
Not so much 'suffer' as shake up her world view.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [WhippingDawn] • Date [21 Apr 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven." from Mcspender
Review:
Bauer is a smart bastard. I hope he dies a slow death.
So they're planning something big. I hope they're planning to open a hellmouth or something like that :S.
Cool chapter, see ya!!!.
Comments from author:
Not a hellmouth...as such!

Something a lot worse!!!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [19 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six." from Mcspender
Review:
So, herr Konin and his kommandos arre planing something big, verry interresting, Mhhh.
So Peter Giles decided against telling the Council about Buffy?. Interesting. It seems that the hardliners like Travers took power in those times, and Giles was against them.
Cool chapter, see ya!!!.
Comments from author:
Big? Oh yes majorly BIG!

Something as old as the Council would have chaged a lot over its history. I'm thinking that during the war they'd have not only been bastards, but dangerous bastards!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [17 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from WhippingDawn
Review:
"“Christ!” Buffy muttered to herself, “Things must be bad; you don’t even get a bucket here.”"

You really like to torture Buffy, you sadist!

On the other hand (what other hand? I'd torture her even more!) I love the reference to the Initiative!
Comments from author:
Yep, what the Initiative and the Council did during WWII is a very underrated area for fics. Of course unless you have time travel you can't bring in any cannon/canon characters which is probably why it doesn't happen.

Buckets? Luxury when I were a lad you were lucky to have a tea cup!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [WhippingDawn] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from Mcspender
Review:
Nice to see Buffy thinking about the consecuences of messing with the time-line.
Wonder what exactly did the flyboy destroyed, and if there were any survivors.
Cool chapter, see ya!!.
Comments from author:
Well you'll find out i8n the up and coming chapter...or at least part of it.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Four." from Mcspender
Review:
Come to Germany they say, see the sights they say. Too bad that Buffy forgot the main rule about traveling: bring comfy shoes.

Cool chapter, see ya!!!.
Comments from author:
...and there not being a war on!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [13 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Four." from WhippingDawn
Review:
"“I say we should believe her, Sir,” suggested one of the soldiers with a grin.

“Yes, Sir,” called another, “as long as she promises not to sing again.”

“The men are right, Sir,” Sergeant Wotton lowered his Tommy Gun, “not even the Huns would send a spy over who’s that badly prepared.”"


Poor Buffy. But actually in The Musical, I would rather have suggested to not try for a dancing career, her singing wasn't that bad...

Still following with delight! Poor Buffy, you really like to get her in trouble, don't you? ;)
Comments from author:
Ah-ha! But the musical was magically induced so her singing voice was enhanced...actually I thought she was a little flat in the musical.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [WhippingDawn] • Date [13 Apr 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from chaggett
Review:
Spike Milligan wrote six books detailing his activities in the Royal Artillery during World War 2. Some how he managed to avoid mentioning this episode.
Comments from author:
Yep you're right. However we might not be talking about the same Spike.

As an aside; when I was in the army (a long time ago) I knew a guy called Spike and I've heard of one or two others that all predate 'Spike' the Vampire. I've always wondered where the nick-name comes from. The only clue I've had is that they all had Irish sounding surnames.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [chaggett] • Date [12 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three." from evilredknight
Review:
What a can of worms.
So... Couple hundred words out of 10000 and nobody really has much to say about what's happening in the story.
It's all about turning Buffy straight again so that you can pair her with whomever. A pairing it's pretty clear no one's going to give a crap about.
While it says something about whether some/most readers prefer Buffy straight or gay. It does say something more about changing her sexuality in such a hand waving way for (seeming)plot convenience. Because IF you're not doing it for that reason then there was no reason to do it in the first place.
I think you kinda trapped yourself here.
Comments from author:
Erm...no, I think.

Didn't really write this story for any other reason than I wanted to, and I needed to do a 'Previously on 'Grim Up North' intro story. Also I know how it ends so no I've not 'trapped' myself. It sorta leads on to a minor plot arc that I may or may not develop into something bigger.

'changing her sexuality in such a hand waving way for (seeming)plot convenience'

Well yeah, like Joss did. I did the entire 'gay' thing because I was a little fed up with the suddenly 'gay now!' thing that runs through BtVS fanfic. Also I thought it funny and as I was going to send Buffy to prison I thought it would be fun. After all you can't have a fic set in a women's prison without at least one lesbian romp and Buffy being gay just helped that along. Plus I liked the idea of Buffy and Kennedy ending up in bed with each other at the end of 'Another Brick in the Wall' (I think it was called).

Cheers,
D.
Review By [evilredknight] • Date [11 Apr 13] • Not Rated
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