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Review of chapter "You can't fight in here, this is the Wardroom!" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
*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
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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
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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]
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from Fyrecat
Review:
Hoooray! An Update! I was afraid you had abandoned this story. I had to go back and re-read the whole story from the beginning again so I'd remember the plot. Thanks for updating! does this mean that there will be more updates to your other stories soon as well? I hope so. I really like the `verse you are creating here, and look forward to reading more.

Keep up the good work, and I'll be checking your other stories for updates as well.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I put this aside for a while because of the real-life shootings in the Navy Yard in September, as I thought continuing at that time might be regarded as being in bad taste, and then I was seriously ill and hospitalised in December and all my writing was delayed. But I'm pretty much back to normal now and in September I'll be retiring and then I'll be able to devote a lot more time to writing.
Review By [Fyrecat] • Date [19 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from zonianx
Review:
Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how much I appreciate your writing these stories. I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of them.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [zonianx] • Date [1 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
A new chapter, and relatively soon! Glad to see our heroes are on the ball, though I worry about the Sunnydale people; the last thing they want or need is government agents poking into their affairs.
Comments from author:
Don't worry, there's not enough of a connection to the case for NCIS to think that it's worth investigating a place thousands of miles away with no Navy or Marine presence.
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [1 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from ColBlack
Review:
I love the Tabula Avatar universe, glad to see you're updating it.

I see that you've brought up Sunnydale. From the reactions I presume it hasn't collapsed into a sinkhole/massive slayer empowerment. I will find it interesting though if Cierre finds out the Joan was originally born Buffy Summers, since I would presume she has heard of Buffy, Sorkatani & co, and her reaction to discovering the Earth-bound conterparts. Hope you update more soon.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

How they deal with the First Evil will be revealed in 'Tabula Avatar Book 4: Throne of Buffy', coming *relatively* soon as there are only two chapters of TA3 remaining (but not very soon, I have to squeeze my writing in between real life and I don't have all that much time for writing). But yes, no Sunnydale sinkhole and no worldwide Slayer empowerment will be needed.

The SGC investigated Sunnydale after 'Debt of Blood' but Cierre wasn't part of it, as she was still acclimatising to Earth at that time, and she knows less about it than the others in SG-1. She heard a lot about Buffy from Sharwyn but hasn't necessarily linked the pieces together. SG-1 will be meeting Buffy (in her guise as Light of Heavens) in the next chapter or two of 'A Plague of Serpents' but I decided to shelve that story until TKOED is finished.
Review By [ColBlack] • Date [1 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trusted Agent" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
As always, I really enjoyed the update! Except for the mention of Bodhi apparently torturing a cat, but I'm very, very glad you spared the details (thank you for that). It was nice to see Cierre sticking up for Tim, though!

ETA: Rats! I made the mistake of reading through the reviews below mine and now I've got Frasier singing "On a Tree By a River" in falsetto running through my mind and I can't get rid of it. Just thought I'd share that so I'm not suffering alone. ;)
Comments from author:
Thank you! Of course there weren't going to be any details; I'm a cat-lover and I regard deliberately hurting a cat as pretty much the ultimate evil.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [30 Apr 14] • Not Rated
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