Review of chapter "Awakening to a Dream" from DarthTenebrus
For this entertaining look at demon hunting in Feudal Japan...
Arigato goziemashita. Anata-wa tomodachi desu.
Thank you. My daughter speaks Japanese and I don't (not yet).
I am using a Japanese English Dictionary from 1873 and a few other Japanese Folk Lore and Mythology books from before 1914.
The TV show BtVS had Willow as the most powerful witch of the millennia, plus she is brilliant as in maybe a Promethean (that's Mensa for Mensa members). They have her channeling magic that, they indicate, would have killed a hundred or a thousand witches.
In the TV shows she became a powerful chess piece (using a war game symbolism) but in every season leading up - she was the small linchpin that allowed Buffy to prevail. The first time (near the end of season 2) with casting the magic that re-ensouled Angel (stopped Angelus) in the nick of time.
So with this flashback story in two chapters, I'm setting the groundwork that she is... more... and that she isn't just a witch. She is a shatterpoint (a person who at a nexus of time and space - changes everything around them) and she is a real demi-goddess.
Something more advanced than even the Alterrans?
She is young and still maturing - so she will eventually emerge from her chrysalis. When she does, will she scare the crap out of Xander and Cortana? Yep!
Plus in this flashback I'm reinforcing the pre-BtVS history of Slayers who fought demons with the help of others and weaving in the pre-history of Stargate. Goa'uld and Alterrans both killing Kaijuu and demons.
Now in my story Xander (as a Spartan) and Cortana are also both shatterpoints; changing everything, changing the world.
Buffy is a local shatterpoint and prevents demon apocalypses ('world endages'). She sustains the world by existing and doing the job; she doesn't want to do.
So what if Willow can use technology and magic in ways that Cortana and Xander can't even fathom at the moment?
How can she change the world with Xander and Cortana? What will be the catalyst?
This Willow is not going to be just a supporting character or the chess queen piece that you only bring onto the board at the end of the game (like they did in BtVS).
I wonder what Illyria, "The Blue Smurfette" and "God-Queen of the Primordium", would say to her when they meet?
Review By [DarthTenebrus
] • Date [21 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]