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Review of chapter "Cast list" from fanreaderonetwo
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"Walton, Mary Ellen: April 4th 1920, High Magister of Virginia

How many of Mary Ellen's relatives (her six siblings, parents, cousins, etc) were/are magical? If _all_ of her siblings and cousins were/are magical (and of similar or greater power to her), they and their offspring could fill out a extremely powerful coven all by themselves. Now I'm wondering about ceremonial grounds or magical hot spots hidden in the trees of Walton's Mountain (which is probably still owned by the family, and what might go on there.......
Wondering if the Meiers helped or arranged for them to own that mountain, ala the Halliwell Manor.

Comments from author:

She is this Elly May. Making her older and the real model of the TV vharacter allwos me to make jokes about the Beverly Hillbillies and still have Clampetts. They still own the mansion and the land they had before as well as Clampett Oil.

Well, magic does run in families, does it not? You mean a coven of the power of the Johnsons? We shall see, we shall see...

Meiers have had fingers in many property pies. let's leave it at that."

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Noting that May Ellen is High Magister of Virginia, indicating that she is, at a minimum, fairly powerful. So if many or most of her numerous relatives are of similar power (even if not of "Great Spirit Line" levels) they could form a rather powerful coven of their own by sheer numbers if nothing else.

OTOH a _large_ Great Spirit clan could be a _major_ power center. Noting how many "Johnsons" seem to be around.....
Comments from author:
Oh she is, and quite a lot of Waltons are active as adepts.

There is going to be a considerable paradigm shift when the Johnson- Warren lineage is fully known.

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Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from DieselDriver
Review:
Is there a way to recommend an entire series? So far, every one of these stories is great reading although I was a bit taken aback by what happened to Father Mulcayhy. Gah. Can't spell.
Comments from author:
I don't think so, but I deeply appreciate the sentiment.

I fear there will be more deaths. Though he isn't truly gone of course...

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Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from fanreaderonetwo
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curious...

Clampett, Elly May: Mar 14th 1913, High Magister of Arkansas

Is this the "Elle May Clampett" seen on the 'Beverly Hillbillies', or a relative (daughter, niece or cousin) or a chance namesake? If its her, then she must have looked and been behaving younger than the TV character who was born 20 years later and acted younger yet.

If its her, does her family still own the mansion in Beverly Hills? Wondering about ley lines or other magic that might "happen" to focus on that property, which might explain why the Clampett's kin insisted that they 'move to Beverlee...' grin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Douglas

Donna Douglas (born September 26, 1933) is an American actress, best known for her role as Jed Clampett's (played by Buddy Ebsen) only daughter, Elly May Clampett, in the CBS television series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971).


Walton, Mary Ellen: April 4th 1920, High Magister of Virginia

How many of Mary Ellen's relatives (her six siblings, parents, cousins, etc) were/are magical? If _all_ of her siblings and cousins were/are magical (and of similar or greater power to her), they and their offspring could fill out a extremely powerful coven all by themselves. Now I'm wondering about ceremonial grounds or magical hot spots hidden in the trees of Walton's Mountain (which is probably still owned by the family, and what might go on there.......
Wondering if the Meiers helped or arranged for them to own that mountain, ala the Halliwell Manor.
Comments from author:
She is this Elly May. Making her older and the real model of the TV vharacter allwos me to make jokes about the Beverly Hillbillies and still have Clampetts. They still own the mansion and the land they had before as well as Clampett Oil.

Well, magic does run in families, does it not? You mean a coven of the power of the Johnsons? We shall see, we shall see...

Meiers have had fingers in many property pies. let's leave it at that.


Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [26 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from liadenfan
Review:
Some questions, a comment, and some nitpicks.

What happened to 'Half Dozen*?' He dies at the age of 55/56. The only members of his line who don't make their late seventies are those who die due to enemy action.

Just how young was 'Two Thirds Dozen's'* wife (and cousin) Julia Claudia Meier when she married him? You've written that she was 20 years his junior at the time of their marriage and he was about 34 or 35 when his son 'Three Quarter Dozen'* was born.

What did 'Three Quarter Dozen'* do with the USS PRESIDENT after he had her refitted?

What was SCHM XII's and/or SCHM XIII's relationship with Buffy Prince? I doubt she would have been elected Grand Magister at 21 or 22 without the support of SCHM XIII, even though she must have been one hell of a witch. Although not as good of a witch as I thought in the first chapter, where you have her birth date ten years later, making her 11 or 12 when she becomes the Grand Magister.

Who were the two survivors, beside Kakistos, of the Seven? Has either one made an appearance in the story?

Sometime in the next few years, during a Christmas or Spring Break or a summer vacation, I think Buffy, Kendra and Faith will visit the Meier Family Crypt to let Great Grand Poppa and Great Great Grand Poppa know that the "Kakistos (or maybe "Tacos Toast") Account" has been closed. Unless Methos or Ursus gets to him first.

The first nitpick is that I don't think that SCHM XIV would have any reason to lie about his age to enlist. He turned eighteen (1 March 1917) more than a month before war was declared (6 April 1917) and two months before the AEF was activated (3 May 1917). Also, the Battle of Château-Thierry occurred on 18 July 1918, so he was actually 19 by then.

The only other nitpick I have is that the story of "SCHM XIII" doesn't really match up with what you wrote in Chapter 10 (Born on the Fourth of July) of "Portrait of the Philanthropist as a Young Man." Given the wounds he received as a young man, there is no way that he would have been able to either join or remain in the U. S. Army, let alone rise to the General Officer ranks. In addition, you identify his wife as Stella Cornelia Vanderbilt (nicknamed "LaLia") in this chapter but have him call his wife "Nora" in the other story.

Happy to hear that there will be more genealogies, especially for the "Jones." Ever since I read that Eliza's maiden name was Elizabeth Myrtle Jones I've wondered if she was related to Myrtle (Myrri) Branwen Jones (AKA "Moaning Myrtle").

*Sorry about the nicknames, but after you called SCHM XII 'Dozen' and SCHM XIII 'Baker's Dozen' I couldn't resist.
Comments from author:
I'd love to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you... Actually it's a failry major spoiler and I'm not sure how and if to put it in there until the main story has caught up.

The answer to that question will be answered in the almost finished chapter 97 (That chapter is one reason this is going up now) I can answer it, if you really want me to...

And to this one too..., well partly. ;-) You should be able to guess after reading it.

Buffy Prince is a very pwoerful witch and he felt sorry for her as well as admiring her. The reasons why will be explained relatively soon. (She's Severus Great-grand Aunt btw, the oldest living Prince)

Yes, one has, The Master, the other one is mostly dead. (The Prince of Lies).

It entirely depends who makes that kill...

You are quite right, I was working straight from my notes and didn't think about it. He was lying about his name, not his age. I shall correct it.

Okay. I can't resist this. He got his commission as Colonel in the Spanish-American War, just as Teddy Roosevelt, by raising a regiment and leading it. he got promoted during the Boxer Rebellion (he was there for other reasons entirely which I won't go into now) Since no Meier ever takes money for their service to the nation, they didn't mind making the brevet ranks permanent. So he was one of the youngest Generals ever. So basically he bought it. ;-)

As for Nora, my Great-grandmother was called Cornelia, my great aunt was called Cornelia and so was my aunt (and godmother). Talking with my father I found out that my great aunt was called Nora by her brothers (she was a nun, so unmarried) and LaLia by her very young nieces and nephews to differentiate her form the three younger and four older generation Cornelia's... LaLia was Simon's Pet name for her.

Yeah, I need one too... I have trouble keeping up with the Joneses...

Not a problem, I just tend to call them 1-14. And I did put the nicknames in myself. Junior doesn't cut it in a situation like this.

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Review By [liadenfan] • Date [11 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from BotticellisMuse
Review:
Wow! Just wanting to say thank you for such a detailed and research intensive background you're providing for the series. What you've written so far is trulya labor of love! Ive always thought so. Not so many would spend time to find out things and lay intricate groundwork for the stories they wish to tell the readers. Happily, you're one of the rare breeds who enjoy painstaking work! May your tribe increase, and needless to say, your efforts are always, always appreciated!

Thanks!
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it and found it useful. I occasionally like to use my training as a historian and creating believable alternate histories is a hobby.

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Review By [BotticellisMuse] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from lunalurker
Review:
Useful, informative, and generally nifty enough that I sorta want to borrow bits of it for a game or story of my own at some point.
Comments from author:
Glad you like it. If you want to use something, I'm sure we can work something out with given credit where it's due. And it's a great compliment that you want to ;-)

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Review By [lunalurker] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from CPTSkip
Review:
Thank you so much for all the background information on your characters from your marvelous stories. I was beginning to lose track of who was related to whom and how they were all related to each other.
Comments from author:
Thanks. There will be another, more recent genealogy for the Johnson family, and one for the Abrahams. (And one for the Joneses...)

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Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from FireWolfe
Review:
Glad to see an update in the series. I like the explaination of the family it makes it easier to understand. You know it be kind of funny if Harry ends up being related as well. I mean Gabriel was a bit of a bounder lol.

He would make a great grandpa figure.
Comments from author:
Gabriel was a bit of a bounder but his father was a bit worse...

It would make for an interesting conversation once Harry has the Resurrection Stone, yes...

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Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from SpacedCadet
Review:
A fascinating bit of "history", well worth it's own chapter!
Comments from author:
Thanks, glad you like it. And thanks for reviewing
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meier Genealogy" from DofEire
Review:
I am so pleased to see this! It really does read like a modern history text. Beautifully done!
Comments from author:
Thank you, glad to see my education as a historian shines through. ;-)

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Review By [DofEire] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Cast list" from SpacedCadet
Review:
O'Connell,Richard 'Rick' June 18th 1897,Major Sir, Grand-Croix du Ordre National de Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec American citizen who has lived in Britain since the Twenties. Former French Foreign Legion, former US Special Forces, Commander of 'Rick's Rangers'. Bearer of the Sword and Keeper of the Seal of the Order of Wadjet.


When was Rick in the Special Forces ?

I seem to remember that they were founded by President Kennedy which would have put Rick in his 60's or 70's.


To say my French is bad is a gross understatement, but "Croix de Guerre avec" looks like something got left off...or does that mean he won it multiple times ?
Comments from author:
Rick was in the OSS, but then I have to explain what the OSS was...

I think the correct version has been uploaded. It's with silvergilt palm, which means he was active in the Resistance.

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Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [13 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Cast list" from lasternm
Review:
Under enemies, you have the Travers family (both sets of twins) as enemies. I thought they were friendly in this story. They were part of the merge.
Comments from author:
Yes, they ought to be under friends and relations, with everybody in that section. (Oz is not evil, no, not all…) Thanks for pointing it out. Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [lasternm] • Date [19 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Cast list" from SpacedCadet
Review:
James Caldecott Four Bears Ellis (Siwanoy, Navaho and Chumash Tribes)

Chumash as in Xander's "funny syphilis" ?
Comments from author:
Yes, exactly like that. That and being Heyoka should help Xander not to catch it...

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Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [12 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Cast list" from SpacedCadet
Review:
Carnahan, Jonathan Derrick Cloudseley: colonel (ret UKAF)

I gather that UKAF does NOT mean UK Air Force (which would, of course mean the RAF)...but what DOES it mean ?
Comments from author:
That is a typo, UKSF, United Kingdom’s Special Forces.



As an acronym, it is sufficiently obscure, at least in the US, that you might want to just say "United Kingdom's Special Forces.
Comments from author:
I shall alter it on version 1.1.

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Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [12 Jan 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Cast list" from WCSII
Review:
Okay, I can see where others might want this list to keep everything straight, but I have to ask. Did you make this list so that you can keep everything straight, too?
Comments from author:
No, for that I have a spread sheet of several pages in Excel which lists a great many more things than just names and dates. Height, eye-colour, occupation, patronus form, love interests, favourite food and drink, soft toys, relative magical strength, things like that.

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Review By [WCSII] • Date [8 Jan 14] • Not Rated
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