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Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Part Two" from (Recent Donor)Luna
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Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [4 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from clei
Review:
Comments from author:
That's the thing - it's neither. You claim it isn't a Luna issue but it very much is. She isn't like the Potentials made Chosen by the spell all over the world at the end of the series: just gals new to her powers who doesn't know her own strength, and parent's who don't understand. She is a Slayer who has found training and has emotional support from family and friends.

Luna does not need the MOM or Council to represent her, she can represent herself. Honestly she would not want them to, she has deeply ingrained suspicions (bordering on paranoia) of both parties and even if she gave loyalty to either she would be careful to keep her independence.

But again, like I stated before, there is quite awhile before -any- of this might occur. I plan to have Luna follow along the basic cannon of the HP storyline before she has any meeting with the entire group.
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You still don't quite get it. This isn't about Luna so much. This is about what happens to the girl who comes after Luna dies, unless you intend to end the line of slayers which includes Luna with her (Luna's) death.
Comments from author:
After Luna dies, it would be of very low probability that the next Slayer in her line would be an English witch or even of the Wizarding World at all. Really, the MOM will have no knowledge of what Luna is (I have tried to show how careful her Father is about keeping both her Mother and her hidden and Luna is likewise careful in who she tells) to press any sort of claim of that sort.

I won't necessarily say that means that the Luna's Slayer line belongs to the Council (New or Old). I think Buffy and Faith - despite being a part of it - would dispute that as well. But the New Council would, most likely, try to find a newly Called Slayer and offer training.

I still am unsure if I am answering what you wish to know. But keep asking questions and I'll keep trying. :)
Review By [clei] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from clei
Review:
'm not trying to be blunt about this but I don't really get what you are saying, honestly. I'm not looking to the Scoobies to fix anything in the HP world or vice versa. They would have no jurisdiction. The only real crossover between the two is the presence of a Slayer - Luna - at Hogwarts, in the middle of all of this craziness. She will move between the two disparate magical worlds - because she is of both - but, -not- bring them together. That is not the role I am giving her in this story.
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The question I'm basically asking is: Who repensents the slayers of Luna's line? Is it the MOM under the control of the Potter crowd with all their hangups about muggles and the like, or is the Buffy and the others who'll rebuild the Watcher Council and who'll feel responsible for all slayers around the world, and most likely won't accept any dictates from the HP world dealing with slayers.

This isn't really a Luna issue exactly, but rather a slayer issue.
Comments from author:
That's the thing - it's neither. You claim it isn't a Luna issue but it very much is. She isn't like the Potentials made Chosen by the spell all over the world at the end of the series: just gals new to her powers who doesn't know her own strength, and parent's who don't understand. She is a Slayer who has found training and has emotional support from family and friends.

Luna does not need the MOM or Council to represent her, she can represent herself. Honestly she would not want them to, she has deeply ingrained suspicions (bordering on paranoia) of both parties and even if she gave loyalty to either she would be careful to keep her independence.

But again, like I stated before, there is quite awhile before -any- of this might occur. I plan to have Luna follow along the basic cannon of the HP storyline before she has any meeting with the entire group.
Review By [clei] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from clei
Review:
The current Slayer line goes: Buffy>Kendra>Faith>Thea>Luna. Make sense? Feel free to ask questions if it doesn't.

I'm glad you liked the bonding with Ginny. I really wanted to show that that friendship is important to Luna - and, like you mentioned, that she has those bits of real normalcy. Girls just hanging out.

Thanks again for reviewing - and sorry for going on so long. :)
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So how are you planning to deal with the issue of Giles and the Scoobies taking control of the Watcher Council post Sunnydale?

Because to be honest, I don't see the Scoobies and the Potter Crowd with the exception of Luna (and Luna is basically an outsider amongst the Potter crowd) getting along all that well.

Basically the Scoobies mostly will lump the attiudes of the Wizarding world as being being as much part of the problem as the old Watcher Council ever was.
Comments from author:
It is still a ways away - and therefore is something not yet set in stone and subject to change for me - but eventually Luna will probably have contact with the Scooby gang. I think where we differ in thinking though is that I don't see the necessity of a meeting of all of the HP cast and all of the BTVS cast. Only Luna truly really has reason to meet them - and even if the Scoobies dislike the attitudes of the Wizarding World (if/when she tells them about it) they have no more place to but in then they would in the government of any other country a Slayer is from (and there must be many Slayers from places with gov't with policies the Scoobs don't exactly like.)

I'm not trying to be blunt about this but I don't really get what you are saying, honestly. I'm not looking to the Scoobies to fix anything in the HP world or vice versa. They would have no jurisdiction. The only real crossover between the two is the presence of a Slayer - Luna - at Hogwarts, in the middle of all of this craziness. She will move between the two disparate magical worlds - because she is of both - but, -not- bring them together. That is not the role I am giving her in this story.

Does that make sense? I hope I haven't confused things more and thanks for reviewing, clei.
Review By [clei] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from AsarStar
Review:
OH! Major OH! But totally good, I like that. There's something in it, Buffy jumping and the power going particularly to Luna of all potentials out there (especially since she was so young at the start). My favorite part is imagining her and Ginny eating brownies and lounging on the hammock. There's something really wonderful about imagining her getting to still be a kid in it all. :-)

So I realized, I've been following one or two of your other stories as well, and I like your thought process of just posting even if you might not finish. I'm really bad, it's hard for me to actually get around to finishing a multi-chapter piece, so I have a ton of stories started and I'd love to post, but I feel like I should have more done before doing so. Seems like it takes solid courage to post something even if you know you might not finish it, because just starting a piece does mean something. Edit: that sounds more negative than I mean, what I mean is "wish I could be more like that!" :-)
Comments from author:
I like writing - I find it cathartic, really (often put way too much of myself in things). And I never really thought of myself as a -writer- of any sort, but I came to the realization a few years ago (that was rather startling to me at the time) that people actually seem to like these little fanfic stories that I write.

But, like you, I find multi-chapter a bit daunting at times. So, I made the decision that I would never tie myself singularly to one story and that if I was getting frustrated to death stuck on a chapter, I would just work on something else. It's the writing that makes me happy. And the thing is, it actually works. I'm usually working on multiple stories simultaneously and I cycle back to stories that I leave for awhile - sometimes for months or years - and look at them with fresh eyes. It also makes me feel free to start new thing and pick up prompts from people - which I do rather often.

Like you said, I'm rather aware that I probably won't finish all of my WIPs (I have a crazy amount of them these days) but I have rather enjoyed writing all of the stupid ideas that come into my brain and won't leave. *laughs* I would encourage you to post your stories - I know with me, often times the feedback of others would seem to poke me into writing more.

I hope you didn't mind my tangent on writing, AsarStarLilyM. Now, onto your actual review. *grins*

I'm afraid there has been a slight miscommunication because I did not mean to imply that Luna was Called from Buffy jumping into the portal - Luna's been a Slayer for a bit now already. She was only seeing the other Slayer because Buffy was dead at the time and our gal tends to see her dead sisters.

The current Slayer line goes: Buffy>Kendra>Faith>Thea>Luna. Make sense? Feel free to ask questions if it doesn't.

I'm glad you liked the bonding with Ginny. I really wanted to show that that friendship is important to Luna - and, like you mentioned, that she has those bits of real normalcy. Girls just hanging out.

Thanks again for reviewing - and sorry for going on so long. :)
Review By [AsarStar] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from Starfox
Review:
Again, a very interesting chapter. I like the glimpses into Luna's life, and the consequences of Selene's calling. I wonder if Hermione will become another of her friends, or if her "watcherness" is too much for Luna. I also wonder if she'll be contacted after the defeat of teh First Evil, when all potentials are called.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you liked it, Starfox - I was a bit afraid I was throwing too much background and new information into one chapter. But, sometime "world building" chapters are just as necessary as the action-y ones. *grins*

I think part of the problem with a future friendship with Hermione is that Luna now sees her as an off-shoot of Harry - his Watcher. She would have to make an effort to be-friend Luna and distinguish herself as something else, and with everything that will be going on, I don't thing that will be a priority for Hermione.

Most likely, the two will happily stick to being allies - which, while not friends, is not a bad distinction.

As for post-First Evil, I have written quite a bit ahead but I haven't planned everything out yet. Luna will encounter the Scoobies eventually, but I want her to follow along the HP cannon events first. Thanks for continuing to review, Starfox!
Review By [Starfox] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from Doodle
Review:
Excellent chapter. 4,000/10


Is she going to interact with/meet the Scoobies at some point?
Comments from author:
It will still be awhile before Luna interacts with the Scoobies as a group - I want to keep her mainly within the HP realm. But, I will drop the hint that she has Slayer Dream shenanigans in her future where she will meet someone else from the Buffyverse.

Thank you for your kind words, Doodle - I appreciate the feedback.
Review By [Doodle] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from Grevane
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So the shift is 7 years, with "Prisoner of Azkaban" (1993/94 Potterverse) lining up with Buffy season 5(2000/01 Buffy). Since Buffy jumped into the portal at the end of season 5, and was revived by Willow in season 6. Apparently Faith was clinically dead after she got stabbed before Buffy and Co blew up the school for graduation. Or at least long enough for Thea to be called.

That evens up the timelines, since Faith was stabbed in Buffy season 3. That called Thea, who lasted the summer and died that fall. Luna was called on the train to Hogwarts before "Chamber of Secrets".

Buffy -> Kendra -> Faith --(Summer 1999 buffyverse)-> Thea --(Fall 1992 Potterverse)-> Luna



If it wasn't clear, I'm digging your story. I love Luna's perspective, especially her playful jabs at Hermione and the interplay with Ginny. Can't wait to see where you go with book 4!
Comments from author:
I think you are correct - at least approximately (I might play a bit fast and loose with certian things within Seasons in the future because I don't think many of the Buffyverse eps noted exact cannon dates). To be honest though, when I charted it all out, I lined things up by events/seasons - so trying to track years, in the manner you wrote it out, especially with the shift left me a bit confused. *grins*

But yes, that is the Slayer order now and how the two cannons line up (although both of my worlds are a bit AU.) I'm truly glad your liking it - Luna's perspective is fun to write. And I'm especially happy that you enjoy her relationship with Ginny, I really wanted to show that friendship, and how important it is to her. (I just can't help the mental commentary on Hermione *giggle*)

And Book 4 (Luna's Year 3) is coming along at a pace - I rather enjoy that this is an opportunity for her to interact with lots of other people. Truthfully, I'm gnashing at the bit for the next few books though - it's just great fun to write Luna throwing down with Death Eaters. *laughs*

Thanks for reviewing - and I hope I haven't confused things.
Review By [Grevane] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three: Part One" from raxadian
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Oh, so now she knows a bit, about another Slayer. Wonder how things will be, when there are a lot of sisters, a lot of Slayers around?
Comments from author:
Happily, that craziness is still some time away. *grins* And I shall remind you, just in case it isn't clear, that Luna only dreams of(/shares mental space with) Slayers that have died. She would have to physically meet - or be told about - the Slayers empowered through the spell. It wouldn't be something she would automatically know, (or that they would about her). Does that make sense?

Thanks for continuing to review, raxadian!
Review By [raxadian] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Interlude" from raxadian
Review:
Ah, I guess Lupin will lose his job, then go to hang out with the black dog?
Comments from author:
Ah, ah! *shakes finger* I won't show my entire hand early - but I will way that some employers who rather encourage oddity in their staff. *grin*

Thanks for continuing to review, raxadian.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [6 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Interlude" from Wormbait
Review:
Another excellent chapter. I enjoyed how Remus found himself was quickly coming to accept Luna's oddness, at least subconsciously and maybe even slightly against his will. Some cute interactions in there too.

Would be interesting if Sirius actually was Stubby and the reason the band broke up was because he went to prison. Can't remember if I've ever actually seen that done, probably but you never know.

Well done and thanks for sharing, I look forward to more.
Comments from author:
Thank ya kindly, Wormbait. *curtsies*

I do agree that Remus accepted Luna's oddness - and even her help, really - far more quickly because of prompting that it was alright to do so on a subconscious level, but I do not quite think of that as being the same as against his "will" because the wolf is part of him too. It is the sort of situation that I agree could be rather bad if Luna were the sort of person inclined to abusing power, but I rather think that out of all of HP she is probably the least likely to.

As for Sirius - I think I have seen descriptions for fics where Sirius was Stubby, but I think they were complete band!fic types. *shrug* In this story though Sirius shall be simply a Black - even if the Lovegoods will probably continue to call him Stubby. *grins*

Thanks for taking the time to review!
Review By [Wormbait] • Date [6 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Interlude" from AsarStar
Review:
Totally get it! :-) I wouldn't have even left that particular comment if you hadn't mentioned it in the author's notes. It's completely distracting when people make suggestions for a story. I've lost my threads to that before.

This chapter was adorable.
Comments from author:
I'm glad that we understand each other - tone can be hard to convey sometimes in these little back and forth comment bits. And I'm quite happy that you enjoyed the chapter too! :) I wanted to play around with switching up POV because the Remus parts were in my mind and I'm glad that it worked alright.

Thanks for the feedback!
Review By [AsarStar] • Date [6 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Interlude" from Starfox
Review:
Sweet and funny interlude, with deeper undertones. Good chapter.
Comments from author:
Thank ya, Starfox - was traveling today and feel like I want to put my head under a pillow for a few years so it's encouraging to get some lovely feedback. *grins* Thanks for continuing to review!
Review By [Starfox] • Date [6 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Part Six" from AsarStar
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Well, so I don't see Luna and Harry together now at this age, but I do see them at the end of the story (based on your version of Luna, and to be fair, a bit on the real Luna, who always seemed like she was hiding something) being well matched.

Glad to see another chapter. :-)
Comments from author:
Sorry if I was a bit blunt in my response to you - I just wanted to point out their ages in context to relationships (some people tend to push pairings that they are fond of regardless of how old the characters are in the story you are writing - or what sort of fic it is - and I tend to be more solid then I used to in my response so that there won't be any odd expectation that I am not meeting). They will continue to be rather good friends for each other though, which is something both greatly appreciate, and as they get older - well, we shall see. *grins*

Thanks for reviewing!
Review By [AsarStar] • Date [4 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Part Six" from Starfox
Review:
Good chapter. I liked the revelations between the Lovegood's wards very much - and Luna's stance towards "Stubby".
Comments from author:
Parallel to Luna being a Slayer I have had a bit of fun building Xeno's character a bit more - what I think would be fitting with Quibbler and "Lovegood" things, plus measures I think he would have gone to in protection of his wife and daughter from the Council. And I quite like pulling "Stubby" into that craziness (and protection) as well.

Thanks for continuing to review, Starfox
Review By [Starfox] • Date [4 Jun 14] • Not Rated
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