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The Odd Boy

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Review of chapter "Part Nine" from batzulger
Review:
No, you're right, ten parts is about perfect. Are you going to try any other old time radio?
Comments from author:
I issued a couple of challenges about OTR crossovers:

#4780, a tribute to the greatest of Halloween stories. Professor Pierson's daughter is a Slayer and saves her father's life at Grovers Mill, NJ, and then the two of them make their way to the destroyed New York. "2X2L, calling CQ. Is there anybody there?" This October 30th will be the 75th anniversary of the destruction of NJ and NYC.

#4173, where Whistler is The Whistler: "I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes ... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

I shouldn't promise anything to anyone. I'm far behind on the two Daria stories, the Flatland story, and even my Slayer Spirit story.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [18 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Part Nine" from batzulger
Review:
This is fantastic! Only ten parts in this serial? You going to take on Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy next?
Comments from author:
I've been so slow with this, I'd might as well put it to bed. And, after all, the radio shows were only 30 minutes long. Now, had I done "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar," I'd have had 5 15-minute episodes to work with. And, face it, Marshal Dillon has to go back to Dodge City eventually, and the story is from his point-of-view.

Gene—Jean the Slayer—now has to try to find and kill the vampire who turned Buckman. Dillon doesn't have much to do with that pursuit.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [18 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Part Eight" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Well, as a big fan of Gunsmoke on the radio (I listen to a 'vintage' radio program every week), I really like this, and I really do hope you will come back to this some day. I note that you're still posting other work. I do hope you'll remember this as it is a very interesting idea.

Thanks for writing one of my favorite radio shows of all time.

Blue
Comments from author:
Yes, I do have to go back to this one. I'm very blocked on it. I also can't pack too much into it; the shows were only 30 minutes long.

I envision, of course, June Foray as "Gene," and Bill Scott as "his" "uncle". This would have led six or so years later, after William Conrad failed to get the TV role of Marshal Dillon, to their working together on Rocky and His Friends.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [12 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Eight" from Sweetdoggie
Review:
I know it's been a long time since you worked on this story, but darn it, it rocks! Any chance you might finish it? If I begged really hard? Please? Pleeeeease?
Review By [Sweetdoggie] • Date [8 Jul 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Eight" from Hecatonchires
Review:
After reading reviews - I totally hadn't picked the 'boy' being a slayer, I was leaning towards some sort of training ritual for young were's, some ancestor of Oz or something, someone laconic. Only the last chapter had me leaning towards vampires doing the killing.
Review By [Hecatonchires] • Date [24 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Eight" from Hecatonchires
Review:
I'm enjoying this story. Nice twist from the usual fare.
Review By [Hecatonchires] • Date [24 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Eight" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I was curious and began exploring your story. Due to it being posted here, it didn't take me too long to suspect that Gene might be a slayer - and the squeeky voice that of a woman or teen woman trying modulate. I do wonder if the uncle is a watcher or someone else, and am curious to see if you connect this story to any other part of the Buffy universe or another crossover.
Comments from author:
I stated in the first part that this will not be a time travel story, and I believe in not piling on too many impossible things in a story. I don't think I could ever write a BtVS/Highlander/Stargate SG-I/Charmed/Blade crossover the way one author has (not on this site). Think of the "Tales of the Slayer" stories. It will be a few days before I finish and post the next part.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [23 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Seven" from hand
Review:
How is this a crossover?
Comments from author:
Because I say it is?

Seriously, because it's told from Marshal Dillon's point of view. He doesn't know about vampires and slayers; he has no reason to know. Like Willow and Xander before Buffy's arrival S1, he's assigning all the odd incidents going on mundane causes. He thinks that wolves killed Buckman and the first victim. So does everyone else in town, though no hunter has found one yet. It will become clear in the next part that something more sinister is going on. Perhaps Gene, the 'odd boy' of the title, isn't really--but I'm giving the plot away.
Review By [hand] • Date [19 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Six" from ElaineRhodes
Review:
Glad to see this updated! Very enjoyable story, with an unusual crossover. Looking forward to the next chapter.
Review By [ElaineRhodes] • Date [17 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Six" from CPTSkip
Review:
I've listened to some of those old radio plays including a couple of Gunsmokes. I think you have done an amazing job of catching the style of those shows. I look forward to seeing how this is a crossover. I figure the "wolves" are of the were variety but I can't figure out if the "kid" is actually a Slayer or what. I hope you continue this neat story.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [16 Jan 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Part Four" from ElaineRhodes
Review:
I'm enjoying this so far!
I have a fondness for westerns that is inexplicable, and I'm enjoying the pacing of the story. Radio dramas really took their time to establish character & setting, your narrative reflects this.
Can't wait to read the next part!
Review By [ElaineRhodes] • Date [30 Dec 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Part Three" from orangemike
Review:
You have the characters down right; interesting choice, basing it on the radio show, rather than the TV one.

The "odd boy" of course is no boy, but a Slayer; "his" "uncle" is her Watcher.

Beyond that: I'm just looking forward to how it works out.
Comments from author:
I've been listening to old episodes on my satellite radio service. And, of course.
Review By [orangemike] • Date [26 Dec 04] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Part Three" from (Past Donor)elementalv
Review:
Okay, you've hooked me. The crossover is lovely and original, and (ahem), I remember watching Gunsmoke as a kid and know that the characters really didn't change much when they moved from radio. The point? That you have the characterizations down.

I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this. At the moment, I'm making lots and lots of guesses about who's who and what's what — which is enjoyable — but I really want to know if I'm right or not!
Review By [(Past Donor)elementalv] • Date [26 Dec 04] • Not Rated
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