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Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from Starfox
Review:
Great story, though sad to see Buffy lose an arm. Hopefully she'll get a better one - Steve did, after all, and that was 30 years ago.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [7 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2008" from Starfox
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Great crissover idea! Buffy and Fury will likely clash a lot.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [7 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from Gideon
Review:
A little more realism than in most comic books with the permanent maiming there. It does sound like it is time that Buffy got back to a safer career! At least she has made plenty of good friends over the years that she can call on if she gets into a tight spot in the future.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [7 Apr 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from slmncpm
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tony calling her colonel buffy just cracks me up, every time. i can't wait to see what he has in store for her. yay! *hands you scones*
Review By [slmncpm] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from bradsan
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Ah man, I knew there would be permanent damage. A whole arm. Wonder what could have happened if they didn't remove the arm. I have a feeling Buffy's healing abilities would have kicked in. It would probably take a very and I mean a very long time to heal but I have a strong believe it would have healed.

Wonder if Tony will give her a brand new arm. Hmm when he give her one. They have to connect it to her body, so her body probably recognize it a another part of that body. Maybe her body even let it grow some skin to make it more natural. I know stupid but hey it's Buffy and being the Slayer everything is possible.

Great story and great writing.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [6 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from GreydonCreed
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It's a shame about Buffy's arm, but that does not preclude her from staying in the military. For one thing, as a light colonel she is not expected to fight except in extreme situations, and there are multiple amputees soldiers still in the service (see Tammy Duckworth) Also, as others have mentioned, Tony Stark will set her up with full power prosthetics at the drop of a hat (and a non-disclosure promise).

Buffy may see this as a chance of leaving her desk job and getting back into slaying, except for a couple things. One, she is going to be too well-known as a result of the media coverage of the fight, as she at the very least is getting the Army Distinguished Service Cross, and maybe even the MOH. Unless she winds up in the deepest corners of the Watchers Council, she is going to keep getting recognized. And while Giles is back with the IWC, I doubt he is in charge of it to fully protect her from the traditionalist idiots.

Second, all of the military personnel and most of the field agents trust Buffy more than Fury (and don't forget what the WSC tried to do by nuking the target after the worst was over). Sadly, Fury is viewed as too cutthroat and political, and therefore less trustworthy. If Buffy leaves SHIELD, I fully expect most of her senior NCOs and officers to try and leave with her, let alone the regular PAM troops.

Soo...IMHO Buffy should be promoted to Full Colonel, and made deputy director (tactical) of SHIELD with a direct line to the JCS and POTUS. That way she can serve as a positive check on Fury and the Intel side.
Review By [GreydonCreed] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from HappyWonKinobi
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A good story, with a wonderful ending to the newest part of a wonderful series! I'll probably reread The Military Option, since it's just that good, and I can't wait to hear what the proposition is!

Also, please get out a new story soon! Then I can say how good you are all over again! :)
Review By [HappyWonKinobi] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from moglwi
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Wow died twice dose that mean there are more slayers called? Also has Buffy lost her right arm or is it growi.ng back i was not to sure.
Review By [moglwi] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from Misery
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Fantastic story. I have loved your entire series of stories you have done, it has kept me thoroughly entertained all the way. Thank you.
Review By [Misery] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from burmafrdnow
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now that the children are out of the way time to get down to Buffy's situation. Agree that really pretty much time for her to leave the military. She could hang around but the fact that her arm was lost probably is hard to hide and that pretty much finished her career anyway.

One thing about those mentioning the six million dollar man - and why that show was really stupid:
what good is an arm that can lift a car when your back blows out doing it?

Now with some of the tech mentioned previously in the comics universe you can actually strengthen the spine, etc. Now of course that means nothing regarding ligaments and cartilage...


anyway with the Slayer spirit that strengthens the whole body you can attach an arm like that and its all good. So that part actually is probably not a big deal.
Comments from author:
Because of the steel and titanium reinforcing that was woven around Austin and Sommers' skeleton which was mentioned many times in the series and was heavily discussed in the Martin Caidin novel 'Cyborg' the series 'The Six Million Dollar Man' was based on.

I don't who you are, but every time I see one of your 'reviews' I have an inordinate desire to delete the chapter just to make the review go away. You're a poisonous little git who I have less than no respect for. If you served, I pity the unit and and your fellow troops. If you didn't, you're a poser and that explains a hell of a lot.

I don't often get irritated with people. I've seen way too much for petty shit like that. However when you attack somebody else and use my story's review section to do it...that is fucking vile and cowardly. Gomers like you are the problem not the solution.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from burmafrdnow
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and the fact that this was not possibly the end of the world was known at the time?

wow talk about naïve. A smart commander assumes the worst when he does not have a lot of data on what is going on.

Do you get that part?

Good.

Now let the adults talk and you go back to your crayons.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from eriktheviking
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A great aftermath and diversion from canon events. I admit to being ambivalent about Buffy leaving the service. Looking forward to seeing how you resolve matters. Thanks
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from liadenfan
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Okay, losing the arm kind of threw me. I don't understand why she didn't retreat to where Natasha & Selvig were taking cover and just throw the staff. After all, its not like she knew a specific spot where the staff had to pierce the barrier. And remember, this is Buffy; if anyone could throw that staff 20-30-40 feet and hit that large a target it would be her. Maybe, while they're waiting for Stark to send the missile through the portal, Tasha goes through Stark's apartment, uses a knife to slice up one of Tony's very high thread count (maybe even silk) extra king size sheets to make a light rope to tie to the staff. That way, even if the nearly impossible happens and she misses, she reels in the rope and tries again.

Of course its your story; you tell it the way you want. I don't think its entirely coincidental that this is all leading up to the events of "Winter Soldier," whose main antagonist also lost an arm.

So, probably a trip to Washington for a combined awards/promotion ceremony for her, Faith and various members of her unit:

- Buffy gets her eagle, a PH, at least a SS and an end of tour LoM (maybe a DSC & an EoT DSM - after all, as a junior O5 she took over from a fairly senior O9, enlarging and upgrading the unit in the process)
- Faith gets her bronze Oak Leaf, a PH and a SS (for standing between Loki and Coulson)
- Fossey gets his silver Oak Leaf
- The unit gets the Valorous Unit Award (maybe the PUC - remember this was all done in downtown Manhattan, where at least every other person has a video camera on their phone - not to mention a heck of a lot of professional news crews)

Once all that's done, they go right into a Change of Command/Retirement ceremony. Maybe Fossey takes command or, if Buffy and/or Fury has the clout, they bring in Lt Col John Smith to take over the unit. Maybe they even retain Buffy as a part-time civilian consultant.

As far as her missing arm is concerned, she lives in a universe where the "Six Million Dollar Man" and the "Bionic Woman" have been around for almost 40 years. Her best female friend is a genius who has been involved in biomedical engineering for almost 10 years and, last but not least, Tony Stark is a good friend of hers. For the cherry on top, Extremis is coming up. Tony might actually try to perfect it. She might even be able to choose how she looks. If she doesn't want to attract attention, she goes the Bionic Woman route (with sub-dermal sockets set into her rebuilt shoulder). If she has to appear as herself, or she needs a little something extra, she does the Winter Soldier thing (slips her arm into an augmented prosthetic sleeve that hooks into the shoulder sockets - kind of a reverse Wolverine move).

Finally, before I close, I'd like to bring up one more thing - the Slayer. The doctor told Buffy she'd died a couple of times while they worked on her. Since Faith took the wound that originally killed Coulson, I wonder if they lost her at least once. Since they're nine years post what would have been the events of "Chosen," somebody other than one of the minis should be Called.

P.S. Oops, one more thing. Absent her losing her arm, I don't think she would have had any problem climbing the promotion ladder. Remember, her mentor is Dutch, the guy who, after his encounter with a Hunter, left a deep black ops career and stayed on active duty for another two decades before retiring as an O9. Not only did he arrange with the President to have Buffy take command from him, he got her promoted to O4 at 27 and to O5 at 30. Even without the probable farewell bump to O6, the success of the New York operation should have her on the short list for Colonel anyway. With the way events are supposed to unfold in "Winter Soldier," I'm pretty sure she'd have a lock on her first star.
Review By [liadenfan] • Date [5 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from Rich
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I was kind of expecting the lost arm.

At this point, I can see a couple of things happening. First, we don't know that the Slayer spirit CAN'T regrow a lost limb, although you'd think that in six months there would be some indication. Second, Stark has already figured out some of Buffy's secret, and if anybody could build a cybernetic limb it would be him. I'm thinking of something like Image comics' Superpatriot prosthetics here - super strong, extendible, capable of reconfiguring itself into a variety of weapons (claws, blades, guns, etc.). Naturally, It'd be made out of Adamantium.

I'm also guessing that Buffy's career in the military was probably going to end soon anyway. With her attitude, Colonel Summers was probably not going to be considered for General in any case.

All in all, a bit sad but not unexpected, and a good job of merging Buffy into the Marvel universe.
Review By [Rich] • Date [4 Apr 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "2012 Post New York" from evilredknight
Review:
Good chapter.

And just a comeback to a review that seemed rather aimed...

******
marveling at the naïve views of some here.

War when you are dealing with the possibility of losing the entire planet and billions of lives comes down to survival; if you have to kill 3 billion to save 4 billion you do it if there is no other choice. You don't whine and cry; you push the button.

Guess what? There is no honor in total war. There is only the dead and the survivors. And the only victory is being able to stand when its all over.
******

That's true.

Except the Avengers weren't losing. It wasn't total war. New York was nowhere near 'falling' to the aliens. Let alone the state/country/world. Again cops with pistols could take out the bad guys. The on scene commander(Fury) told them the aliens were being contained.
Aliens...Who only had 1 beachhead less then 200 metres across.
Once the National Guard shows up and then the Army/Air force/Navy shows up the Aliens would have been untenable. These were NOT the Pacific Rim monsters unstoppable by even 120 mm anti tank rounds. Pretty sure a sabot anti tank would have taken care of the flying worms.
In other words there were many, many other choices then jumping directly to nukes.
Your argument does not match the situation.
Review By [evilredknight] • Date [4 Apr 14] • Not Rated
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