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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Starfox
Good Story! The activation of Xander threw me for a lopp - I did expect the stabbing, but the bheading... that was an evil twist! Well done!
Comments from author:
Thanks. The explanation for it is in the second story.
Review By [(Current Donor)Starfox] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from fanreaderonetwo
I haven't read the 2nd one yet, but.....

OK, killing him to activate his immortality, fine. But I would expect that they would wait to whack Old Xander until Young Xander was definitely alive again before doing the "memory transplant" just to make sure that the "receiver" was fully operational. It would be a shame if some or all of Old Xander's memories and powers were lost or scrambled due to it receiver not being yet fully online.
Comments from author:
The second story explains in detail why the returnees activated present day Xander in the manner that they did.
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [2 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from leonamasha
Goodness, I absolutely LOVE your writing! The universe you manage to create makes me want to fall completely into and see where you take it. Ah, would greatly enjoy it if your Muse was open to making this a series. Oh well, until then, thanks for sharing your exquisite talents!!
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing. It's quite gratifying and great for the ego to get reviews like this. ;-)

And the next story in the series is approximately half-written, so I hope to be posting it in the relatively near future.
Review By [leonamasha] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from twlight
This is extremely interesting so far and I am looking froward to a sequel.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I've started working on the sequel, and it should be finished fairly soon.
Review By [twlight] • Date [31 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from LordCorwin
Ten. I look forward to reading the next chapter
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm currently working on the sequel, as my muse dictates.
Review By [LordCorwin] • Date [25 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from BlueEyedBrigadier
Review: held up your promise, GW, and didn't bash anyone. Gave them all a respectful but level-headed bollocksing but no one got made into something ridiculously OTT to make the point about their flaws. Thank you.


In any case, can't wait to see more! Definitely loved the big twist of Old Xander triggering Young Xander's First Death and Hiro ensuring that Young Xander got Old Xander's Quickening to create a best of both worlds scenario. Definitely wanna see what changes Gestalt Xander gets to offer!
Comments from author:
Thanks, I appreciate your reviewing and letting me know what you thought about the story.

I'm working on the follow-up at present (along with several other stories and updates) and I hoe to have it done in the near future.

Then, we might see Jack O'Neill's reactions to someone who can be just as annoying and irritating as he can be. ;-)
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [20 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Bobboky
Comments from author:
Thanks. ;-)
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [20 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from djhardim
Tell Jack O'Neill that the Russians have the DHD for their Stargate. That should get his attention.

The DHD was buried separately from the gate. The Russians got it from the Germans, who discovered it during the Second World War.
Comments from author:
Yeah, that would definitely do it.

And so would a collect call casually asking him if he might be interested in seeing some equipment that would help them deal with the Goa'uld System Lords. ;-)
Review By [djhardim] • Date [20 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from JasonBarnett
well, since you said it was okay I always dislike stories that have someone pointing out that Buffy can't make Xander do anything, since it neglects the obvious reverse, that Xander can't make Buffy do anything.

His complaint about Giles in the cemetery is petty. Giles stopping right then to talk to Xander would be the equivalent of walking away from a long distance call to talk to someone ypu can talk to at any time.

Only two vampires in the Aureilius line had mind powers. One of them was crazy and psychic before she was a vampire.

Jenny didn't seem to know about the happiness clause and I seem to recall both the original spell being cast from a distance and hearing that Darla, Spike and Dru attacked the Kalderash killing a lot of them after the ensouling. I think that makes it unlikely anyone got close enough to Angel to pass on the message about the loophole.

edit: it just seems likely that if the person watching him didn't know then no one knew.
Comments from author:
Well, to address your point, since Buffy never did anything that other people wanted her to do, why should she expect other people to do as she told them, simply because she's the Slayer. Remember, they're all volunteers trying to help her, not minions to be ordered about at her whim. And she has no real knowledge of anything outside of high school rivalries and cheerleading, so it's not as though she really has any idea of what to tell people to do, in order to be more effective as demon hunters.

As far as Giles is concerned, yes, it was somewhat petty, but Giles' attitude wold piss most teenagers off, if directed at them, so I think it's perfectly in character for Xander to point out that they'd all be dead or seriously injured if he'd followed Buffy's dictatorial edicts.

Yes, only two were acknowledged as mind powers, but that doesn't mean that others might not have them and simply didn't use them because of a lack of training or aptitude in using them. Proper development might take years to allow someone to learn how to use them properly.

And again, Jenny's alleged lack of knowledge simply means that she didn't know anything about the escape clause, that's all.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [19 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cateagle
Okay, that's definitely going to be the start of an interesting series of cross-overs. I do appreciate that the older Xander pulled no punches with anyone; I'm sure the momentary pains were something, but the long-term effects should make for a much stronger team in the future.
Comments from author:
The only way to learn from your mistakes is to recognize and acknowledge them as mistakes. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time.

Now that they know what they did wrong, they'll be looking to correct it and possibly make new mistakes. ;-)
Review By [Cateagle] • Date [19 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AnimeRonin
Well, I guess that is one way to do it. The stab and the big cut. Nice to see Claire and Hiro in this, too. Makes me want to drag out my dvds.
Comments from author:
Yeah, that's the way things had to work out in this 'verse. And I realized that I haven't seen much in the way of 'Heroes' crossovers lately, and decided I should correct that oversight. ;-)
Review By [AnimeRonin] • Date [19 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from DarthTenebrus
I suppose the question is why Elder Xander had to be beheaded in order to activate the Quickening in his younger self. I ask this because I remember from the first Highlander film with Christopher Lambert; no other Immortal had to be killed in order to activate the Quickening within Connor McLeod, though it was an Immortal, in this case the Kurgan, that caused the First Death required for the Quickening to make McLeod immortal in his turn.

So what special circumstances existed that would have prevented Younger Xander's Quickening from making him Immortal wihout requiring Elder Xander's final death?
Comments from author:
Thanks for pointing that out. ;-)

It's an excellent question, and one that will be addressed in the follow-up story.
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [19 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from RedCalypso
Old!Xander really didn't have much choice as to when to make his move, really, if he wanted to get a jump start on the apocalypses. Depending on what time of the year he was born, Xander could easily be 18 and it wouldn't be too hard to make himself look a little older. Heck, he could even get a glamor that makes it look like he's aging normally.
Comments from author:
The reasons behind Older Xander's actions will be addressed in the follow-up story.

I will say that there were reasons for what he did, and I'll also point out that the way I described his death is most definitely NOT the way most Immortals go out.
Review By [RedCalypso] • Date [19 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from HMaxMarius
Oh GOD...

Xander the Immortal Hormonal Teenager!!!

Just goes to prove that even having 100 years of memories and experience fails to prevent all mistakes... =D
Comments from author:
Yeah, that could be a problem, couldn't it?

And I'm talking about the people who'd have to work with Xander. ;-)
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [19 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from wonderbee
A nice shot there, and was nice to see the gang have a chat that might lead to them actually starting to have a bit more sense than their creators gave them at times.
Comments from author:
Yeah, a short tap with the clue bat is a requisite for all of them. ;-)
Review By [wonderbee] • Date [19 May 14] • Not Rated
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