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Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from DieselDriver
Review:
This is really awesome. I really want more and more.

Thanks for allowing me to read it.
Comments from author:
Thank you! The concluding chapter is way overdue because after I returned from WriterConUK I decided to work on 'The Dark Companion' next before finishing TKOED. However I got somewhat bogged down on TDC - an essential linking scene is giving me a lot of trouble - and it's taking me far longer than it should do to get that chapter finished. Replaying the 'Baldur's Gate' games from the beginning, ready for when I pick up 'Tabula Avatar' again, isn't helping. Sorry for the delay.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dead Bodhi" from DieselDriver
Review:
Just a side thought. If Sunnydale is in Santa Barbara County and on the coast then about the only logical place, unless the coastline is different, would be where Lompoc is.

On the story line, I think they put in a simulacrum or some other form of fake bodhi, er, I mean body.
Comments from author:
Trying to place Sunnydale, with all the contradictory information the show gave, is pretty much impossible.

"I don't know who you are, but you're a real dead ringer for... Bodhi."
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Officer Down" from DieselDriver
Review:
Oh boy! An almost indestructible teleporting enemy. Not good. Definitely not good.
Comments from author:
Indeed.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Private Investigations" from DieselDriver
Review:
Probably the best thing she could have said even if it was only herself and not another like her.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [19 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapters. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [12 Sep 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from (Current Donor)Sulien
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*does the Dance of Glee* Freaking BRILLIANT! And most definitely perfect to reference The King of Elfland's Daughter. *g* Eilistraee is pretty unmistakable, so it's no wonder Daniel recognized her immediately. Jack's slightly slow adding together of one and one and getting 'Holy Buckets!' made me laugh, but at least he didn't show his surprise. Edited to add that no, I most definitely did not see Eilistraee as being the individual referenced in the title and had figured it was just a general reference to a female elf. Between the fact that I've not read any of the Faerûn based books in nigh unto 20 years added to the fact that I'm just not too swift minded myself these days, I only got it when Eilistraee actually showed up.

Gotta say, it's a really good thing that Bodhi never learned to cook off a grenade for 2 seconds before tossing it, otherwise DiNozzo and Gibbs would be shredded. It's a pity they didn't find her bag of holding before she disintegrated, but at least such things are not so rare in Faerûn that they won't get another chance to check them out.

Lady Egeria... Okay, I can see I need to go back and find the rest of your SG-1 stories I have apparently missed before this, and/or perhaps finish off the WIP I lost track of quite some time back.

Have to say that I much prefer your handling of Cam Mitchell to what happened in canon; the Boys at Bridge (Studios) had bad tendencies all the way around and seemed to favor Idiot Plots above all else. I did like the character of Cam Mitchell, but the scriptwriter's handling of him just never made sense to me from any aspect.

Thank you for this update, it definitely brightened my day!
Comments from author:
Thank you! Nobody at all caught on to what 'The King of Elfland's Daughter' referred to, neither here nor at Fanfic.net.

Bodhi's skills with Earth weapons come mainly from movies - I was going to have her say, in reference to her habit of using two handguns simultaneously and losing accuracy as a result, "John Woo lied to me!" but the opportunity to fit it in never cropped up. Her Bag of Holding, and its contents, will have a part to play in the Epilogue...

Lady Egeria (the 'Lady' is mainly to distinguish her from Queen Egeria of the Tok'ra, who is alive in this universe mainly due to the intervention of her Faerûnian namesake) first appears in 'The Whole of the Moon', features several times in 'Debt of Blood', and in the most recent chapters of 'Tabula Avatar' she's just beginning to learn swordplay from Eilistraee.

I really didn't want Cameron Mitchell in these stories; he wouldn't go down at all well in Faerûn and the most likely outcome would have been Chantry poisoning him when 'A Plague of Serpents' resumes.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [22 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from SlowMercury
Review:
I'm a bit surprised that *no one* figured out the correct Elfland's daughter; she is the perfect rep for the Bridesmaids.

I always enjoy reading about the music involved in this series; it makes the world feel fuller/realer. It's also always fun to get a glimpse into Jack O'Neill's head. Other things I liked: the competence of NCIS and their trap; the hints of changes spiraling out from the visit to Faerûn, like the Atlantis and Faerûn Faction conflicts; Tony and Blenkowski, who seem to have been separated at birth; and SG-007.
Comments from author:
Yes, nobody figured it out either here or at fanfic.net. I suspect people thought that the title referred to Cierre, even though she's minor nobility at most and not even the Vhaeraun-worshipping Drow have a King, or to Bodhi, who is of the Elven nobility originally, but not royal, and her home of Suldanessellar is ruled by a Queen. In fact, as you say, who better to represent the Bridesmaids than the Maid of Honor?

SG-1 weren't expecting a god, they thought the envoy would be a High Priestess. Danny's ten dollars is on Qilué Veladorn and Cierre's is on Tara MacLay (who I did consider, during the early stages of drafting the story, though mainly so that I could have counted the story as a Buffyverse crossover). Nobody wins and the betting pool is void.

SG-007 is actually a nod to DianeCastle's 'Xander and yet another demon', in which Teal'c deduces that Xander is James Bond and reveals an extensive knowledge of the Bond movies.
Review By [SlowMercury] • Date [22 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from Macfeste
Review:
Great chapter as always, Speaker. Love the incidental details about the music Bodhi has been enjoying. I kind of want a ficlet where Bodhi does nothing but either A) Review 80's Heavy Metal, or B) Watches the movie "Heavy Metal" and comments on it throughout.

Just because I know you're the type of author who keeps things like this in his head (And I loved the comment about Cierre's goddess smiling on her) If Cierre were somehow zapped to Skyrim, how do you think she'd do? I feel like she'd love the place, as long as she didn't end up in a stormcloak run city. She'd be pretty happy in Whiterun, no?

EDIT: Oh, I don't know. I think you could make it distinctive. If it was the TA'verse Cierre along with SG-1, it'd be even more fun. I'm sure there's a stargate buried in dwemer ruin somewhere... But, I don't want to distract you. (a drabble or two could give you an opportunity to tell us how Cierre shot some bandit in the knee...)
Comments from author:
Thank you!

I did once consider writing a 'Cierre in Skyrim' story (Stormcloak: "Skyrim belongs to the Nords!" Cierre "No longer, rivvil!" as she cuts off his sword-arm) but decided she's too like Jenassa to make the story distinctive.

EDIT: "I used to be an adventurer like you until I took a P-90 bullet in the knee..."
Review By [Macfeste] • Date [22 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from PATM
Review:
Dammit that's some good violence! Bodhi's death on this plane was treated as the ignominious end it should be, overwhelming and certain.
Comments from author:
Thank you! Of course it's only death on this plane, so she's merely been banished back to the Hells for a century - although some powerful entities will be very unhappy at her failure to complete her mission...
Review By [PATM] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from CathalPicard
Review:
Oh, man, this is making me want more things in this verse! I love it when Egeria, Shar, Vhaeraun or Eilistraee show up!
Comments from author:
I have a feeling you'll like the Epilogue, then...
Review By [CathalPicard] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from DofEire
Review:
NICE! :D Very much *not* who I was expecting! Apparently one of your chief weapons is surprise. ;)
Comments from author:
Although a fanatical devotion to the Pope is very definitely not one of my chief weapons. And the comfy chair was blown up by the grenade.
Review By [DofEire] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
Heh. A cleverly misleading title, all along. :-)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from MarcusRowland
Review:
That's what you might call a Bodhi count...
Comments from author:
That was one of the possible options I considered as the chapter title but in the end, because I'd already called Chapter 6 'Dead Bodhi', I went with the Dr. Strangelove reference.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from AndreaMaine
Review:
wow! The Goddess! Lady Silver Hair! this will be a very interesting summit. Now I understand the title!
Comments from author:
Thank you! I suspected that no-one would guess in advance, even though the title was an enormous clue, and I was right.
Review By [AndreaMaine] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I'm 4,300 words into the next chapter now.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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