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Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from randomguy
Review:
A sweet strange story that wasn't bad at all. :)

One of the best one shots in a collection of excellent one shots thank you for posting it.
Review By [randomguy] • Date [27 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from RorschachsBlot
Review:
Did a good job with this one, did a great job with the mayor's line about toilet paper.
Review By [RorschachsBlot] • Date [27 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from frankocsic
Review:
Nice story. I'm thinking Harmony is somewhere in there lording it over the local animal population. heh. And wonder what the mayor's stooges got up to in that world. hmm
Review By [frankocsic] • Date [27 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from Doodle
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Excellent chapter. 4,000/10


What does the Mayor really think of all this? Would the Mayor consider a compromise when he Ascends to taking his minions along and a few groups of breedable humans that are particularly stupid or annoying to bring/transport over in a non-populated Earth in exchange for doing whatever he can to extend and expand that protection from experimentation, etc?

How is Xanders and whoever's with hims aging when their in those worlds?

Why and how is he transported/getting transported back and forth between worlds?
Review By [Doodle] • Date [27 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from CageFire
Review:
Great new chapter, keep up the excellent work. :)
Review By [CageFire] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Birds of a Feather" from Verina
Review:
It's really too bad these are just the first chapters, or pieces of what could very good stories. Which as far as I'm concerned makes these just too frustrating to bother with reading any further.
Review By [Verina] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from ZeakaGirl
Review:
I like this Chapter a lot. It reminds me that even though the Mayor was Evil, he took care of his own.
Review By [ZeakaGirl] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from Selias
Review:
Oh, that's a really interesting idea. Not sure how it would be made into a full story, but it's good for a few one-shots, at least.
Review By [Selias] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from HMaxMarius
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Meanwhile, in a land that on another world would be known as the British Isles on a hill that is strangely bare of stone monoliths...

"Xander! Come Back! I didn't mean it!!!" A very dirty young woman wearing the rags of once fashionable clothes knelt, weakly beating her fists against the mud as stringy blonde hair fell about her face. "...please..."
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from Bobboky
Review:
very good work
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from LFW
Review:
That is an awesome and very scary power for a 12 yr old to get.
And I am very happy with the way you have the Mayor acting.
I am hoping that this is canon Mayor Wilkins because I liked him; even as a bad guy.
I do so hope that this is continued especially with the back story that you can build, because I can not imagine Mayor Wilkins not getting Xander plenty of training.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Review By [LFW] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from cyberfish
Review:
This is a Comment on AceDreamers post:

A other reason for the Mayor being so helpful is spell components Plants,animals,birds crystals,etc you never know what Xander might pick up that was very common there but unbelievably rare here. As Some one once "good free help is a treasure" good free help that doesn`t know the real value of some thing ....Priceless!



P.S. Yes ,I can be a cynic
Review By [cyberfish] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from AceDreamer
Review:
This is weird. Good weird, definitely improved my day. But, still weird.

The extra time he gets is interesting... If this has been happening about weekly since he was twelve, and it is now four years later, he is getting 9-day weeks. Which is roughly +1/4 or about +28%. That would mean, if the extra time in the other world ages him, he's now about 17yrs old, not 16yrs - you can bet his school records don't reflect that.

Survivalist Xander, ready for the disappearance of civilization at a moment's notice...

I wonder if anyone has thought to teach him how to read the stars, or got him to bring back a series of good photos of them? Assuming this is the same as Earth's solar system, the position of the stars and the planets is a clock, and it should be possible to tell if time is passing evenly in the other world, or if he might be doing something like mini (2 day) time jumps, between worlds, as well.

I guess this is "The man who walked around the horses", Bathhurst, who is one example of a mysterious disappearance. Colin Wilson wrote about a number of such weird stuff in "The Occult":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Occult:_A_History
I liked that Wilson listed weird appearances, as well; two children with green skin who appeared in (medieval?) Wales, and spoke no known language, was I think one of them.

Lots of stuff in science fiction, about world hopping, of course.

The way the Mayor has helped Xander is interesting. A 'bag of holding' or such, but, rather understated. If world hopping (and return!) is a rare talent, even near the Hellmouth, you could see why he'd take an interest. Having someone who could get him out of Sunnydale might be very useful to him, even if he couldn't figure out how to duplicate the ability using magic. If nothing else, a couple of extra days to work on something, which is portable, at a critical time, could be incredibly useful. And, if nothing else, he's taking a civic interest in one of his constituents. And, maybe providing 'survival holidays' for a few of his associates.

Nice to have someone, really early on, who might almost make the weirdness in Buffy's life look 'normal'... The empathy between the couple is interesting. Giles, of course, wont approve, but you can bet he'll try and research Xander's ability.

A few rough calculations might suggest this Buffy is lifting maybe 5 tons, then throwing that 30 feet. If that scales she could throw a large human maybe 150 feet? That is an impressively strong Buffy...

I'm guessing Xander's arrival point avoids anywhere that would prevent short-term survival, like the middle of the ocean, or close enough to a pole, or too high to easily breathe, say, on Mt. Everest. Probably avoids underground spaces, as well.

I'll admit to being curious as to whether it's the same world Xander goes to, each time, and if he's ever been close enough to where he visited previously to tell if he'd left any signs. Earth is a big place - unless he got lucky he might never be able to tell, one way or another. It might even be a small number, say less than a dozen, and no one might ever know. Unless, maybe, the Mayor is cross-world skrying him, and has got some way of identifying, or distinguishing, the worlds he skrys. Or, maybe getting Xander to directly or indirectly leave a marker talisman behind.

For real fun, I guess the world(s) he visits might be tidying-up after he leaves, erasing anything out-of-place. Maybe any people he left behind, like Harmony, particularly being a Hellmouth resident, might survive that. Maybe Harmony has a strange Hellmouth-y talent, apart from becoming a nicer person by being vampirised? [grin]

That even discounts other world hoppers, "GURPS Infinite Worlds" stuff, and dimensional travel police. Is this place outside the reach of the Powers That Be, and the Senior Partners? The powers that can be got by calling on beings like Hecate, Janus or even (Roman) ones like Terminus? Beyond the reach of vengeance demons?

So many possibilities...

I guess the odds of you continuing this aren't very high, but, I think it's fun.
Review By [AceDreamer] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from cyberfish
Review:
Oh I like this one (Big Grin)Please write more about Traveling Xander (low level Puppy dog Eyes ,)
Review By [cyberfish] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Working for the Weekend" from MickyLee
Review:
I'll jump on the bandwagon of "Interesting"s. this really does seem like a fun take I don't believe I have seen before.
Review By [MickyLee] • Date [26 Nov 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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