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Review of chapter "part four: so much brighter" from SongBirdie
I just re-read this! :) Oh, I love it so! Thank you for the Kim Possible mention, I loved that show, and Shego! She was amazing! Of course she's a Slayer! ;)

It's the little details in this that really stand out to me, like no one wanting to get close to Dana, afraid to 'catch the crazy.' The fantastic interaction between Buffy and Faith, so like sisters, and how Buffy is so pretty when she doesn't have to worry. Dana petting Andrew like a bunny, and him acting like a spooked one.

Faith's comment to Dana to treat her watcher, Fred, well, hinting at the loss of her own, is a line that's stood out to me since the first time I read this, btw. It's such a telling thing about Faith said in so few words, which is not an easy thing to do for any character, and certainly not one as complicated as her. So, bravo to you! :D

Thank you so much for writing this for me, and I have now reviewed it here and on LJ. I also added it to my story recs here.

I still hope you get an idea for a story about Slayer!Seer!Dana, Watcher!Fred, & Cook!Councilmember!SometimesWarlock!Andrew and their adventures across the multiverse.

P.S. That Raven centered TT crossover challenge is finally up! It's #7886: Raven gets some help; or the Prophecies were made to be broken challenge. :D
Comments from author:
Thanks SongBirdie - I'm so glad you still like it so much upon re-read. (And Kim Possible - especially the character Shego - is one of those fandoms that has stuck with me. I've read boat loads of fic from that show.)

I'm particularly happy you took so much away from that last chapter with Buffy and Faith. I remember that I tried to work that bit carefully because we were viewing them as Dana saw them - and although she knew they were Senior Slayers, and respected that in a way, she would still not be able to remember their names or keep a single track in her mind. (And they would still be a bit wary of her - and that had to be reflected.)

I've had a few ideas for continuing but nothing solid really - honestly, your new review had me re-reading and thinking about this all agian. *laughs*

And no worries on the Raven challenge front - I'm just glad it is up so that I can see what you had in mind. You actually have rather good timing - I have a bit of vacation time in the next few days and now this will have me brainstorming on these fics. *grins*
Review By [SongBirdie] • Date [19 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part four: so much brighter" from HebiR
Enjoy may not be the right word. I -felt- this.
Thank you.
Comments from author:
Thank you, HebiR. I realize this one is a bit different - I think I can compare it to 'Perception' in a way, how my mind latched onto the idea and character and wouldn't let go until I finished. I actually wrote this all in one go, near the end (it was 4 AM and I had work the next day) I wasn't actually sure how much of it was any good or if I was just fond of certain bits because I was so tired. *laughs*

So, I certainly understand what you mean by saying that you felt this and did not necessarily enjoy it - because it was a very -interesting- process for me, not necessarily utterly enjoyable all the way through. *grin* Thank you for reading and reviewing!
Review By [HebiR] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part four: so much brighter" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
So bittersweet. Dana reminds me of autistic children; sometimes they blurt things, or say things in the wrong order, or blurt something and you look at them and think..."I have no idea how this person sees the world, and I doubt I'm capable of it." All of the slayers see the world through colored, filtered lenses that normal humans don't, and can't, see through, but they're in the same color spectrum so there's some common ground.

Autistic kids (and Dana) see the world...I don't know, maybe through a kaleidoscope? How can you describe that? How can someone that can't see it imagine it?

Excellent characterization of Dana. Fucking kudos.
Comments from author:
Huh, you know, Sithspit - you're right in your comparison to autistic children, but I never really thought of Dana in that context while I was writing this. This was a Wishlist fic and I very much wanted to make it believably feel like the inside of Dana's head, while not being as violent as the only episode we've seen her in was. To show how she was viewing the world - and others were viewing her.

I do thank you though - it really made me grin that you thought I did a good characterization of Dana (and her kaleidoscope mind, I think that is the perfect analogy) because I have wanted to write something about this particular Slayer for quite awhile.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [6 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part four: so much brighter" from DofEire
I feel like I should breathe a huge sigh of relief. Dana's got a watcher, Fred's free of her unwanted passenger, and Andy gets to be a Real Boy. :) Woot! Good one!
Comments from author:
Thank you, DofEire. I've wanted to write a Dana fic for awhile and SongBirdie's prompt just seemed perfect when she sent it to me. *laughs* As for Fred - I have a tendency to save her as often as possible. I often go the alternate dimension route - but, hey, the 'ole exorcism dance is a fun road every once in awhile too. And, when it come to Andrew, I realized when I started writing him (for I think "Golden" and some other random prompt) off and on a few years ago, that he is much more fun than I ever gave him credit for before. When in conjunction with Dana, he is one of the few people she has all extremely positive associations with. (Which must be a rather new thing for Andrew.)

When I think about it more, I really like the idea of the three of them interacting too. They make a fun, rather screwy, heavy on brain power, team.

Thanks for reviewing, DofEire (and sorry for babbling.)
Review By [DofEire] • Date [6 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part two: fascinating and deep" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Nice to see this here as well as AO3, but you've marked it as complete - people may be a bit confused since there's more.

later - forgot to say I really liked the story.
Comments from author:
Ah, I'm sorry about that. I am done writing but still in the process of posting (just one chapter left now). So, it should all be sorted soon. Thanks for reviewing though, MarcusRowland - and noticing - I know after this I'm hitting the hay, and it is not beyond reason that I would just forget to post a chapter. *laughs*
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [6 Dec 13] • Not Rated
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