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Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from bradsan
Great, just great. Writing a very good, easy reading story. Proving to be a very good writer and story teller. The result, never writing another one. How unfair is that.

Hope you'll find the time to write another story again because this story was so good and you are a good writer.

A well maybe one day
Review By [bradsan] • Date [26 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from (Recent Donor)ConstanceTruggle
I thought the interaction between Buffy and Batman was great. Both Alphas who were having their territory invaded and merged and neither happy about it. The resolution was fabulous, as well. I do wish you would add a sequel to this. The turmoil for Nightwing alone would be awesomely funny, but to have Batman become a grandpa... and Alfred. And the slaying. Would she continue to slay until someone stops her? Anyhow, here's hoping for a sequel, however faint the possibility. Thanks for sharing.

Review By [(Recent Donor)ConstanceTruggle] • Date [5 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from Dragonelf
I have reread the story again and I hope you will get inspired to write a sequel.

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Crisp::

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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [13 Apr 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Couple more things:

Excellent use of action and drama. Good philosophy segments and information on the background of magic. The mooks employed (kudos on the variety) by the Joker come across as being *really* stupid when they risk being in the same room as him - I hope the pay's worth it. Having Willow's dark power splurge being cut off due to limited resources was very cool and I'm glad she's finding balance.

Also, I just now found "Taking the Initiative" because of the detailed and awesome review you left for it and that story looks cool, so thank you :)
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Oh. Heh, I don't think you took this far enough. You say: "Buffy S6 until the middle of “Seeing Red.” See, Buffy really caught Warren and threw him, Andrew, and Jonathan in jail so Tara is still alive and back with Willow. Oh, and the attempted rape? Never happened."

I think the first chapter of the sequel should be a prequel showing how the divergence above is actually (unseen by the Scoobies?) influence from the crossover, because it would make absolute sense :D

Anyway, as they stand, I dislike the artificial barriers between Sunnydale and DC continuity presented here - Oracle not having flagged Sunnydale as a point of interest, the magic community being out of contact, the Initiative creating Adam when DC tech is already... Huh, I was going to say that there was no need to fund Adam's project in a world where metas run rampant, but he was already pretty unique, even by their standards...

I tend to prefer comic-crossover stories where there are divergences throughout Buffy canon, even if they are minor - i.e., Jonathan is a mutant, but his only power is the ability to change his hair color. Xander left a message during Season 2 on the answering machine of the Justice League's/Fantastic Four's public number, but they never called back...

Yeah, I believe that having the general public be aware of aliens and magic causes noticeable shifts in society. I feel that acceptable alternatives to altering Sunnydale include dimensional barriers and continuity-lite scenarios such as CousinMary's excellent crossover with Batman Begins.

Oh well. You do a good job with handling the complex DC continuity. Having Rack be a known enemy of the JLA and Spike being 'related' to the Monk are awesome consequences of them being in the same universe. It was nice to be introduced to a Batgirl I was unfamiliar with. The handling of the Malone family was funny and odd. Buffy being worried about Batman coming by her house struck me as odd as I don't think she was overly concerned about protecting her identity, but I guess it works as an excuse to give the Malones more screentime.

It's nice to see Buffy lose in duels to the training of the Bat family. I think you may have overemphasized their strength though. In my opinion she should be stronger than Batman, he just has ways of making that matter less.

The clarity of the prophecy at the end struck me as odd, as well as the fact that Giles appears to have kept the information from Buffy for at least a month.

The Joker was done well. Nice city hopping. Once the villains' interest in Sunnydale shattered the barrier between continuities things flowed well and I'm glad that the relationships between the two groups have continued since the main events. The gifts by the Bat family were cool and, yes, the Snoopy's Christmas Special is completely awesome :D

Heh, I think you overemphasized the lack of human whackos in the Buffyverse, IMHO the Trio fit the bill pretty well ;)
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from LadyNandae
Awesome story, I would love to see a sequel.
Review By [LadyNandae] • Date [6 Sep 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from MarcusSLazarus

Now THAT was good!

From the beginning, your use of the Joker’s twisted mind is very well-done, with Batman’s subsequent involvement in the crisis as he follows the Clown Prince of Crime to Sunnydale creating a highly intriguing exploration of the resulting dynamics between the two groups of heroes.

If nothing else, your take on Batman’s reaction to working with people who have become so ‘jaded’ that they actually AREN’T scared by him as opposed to his usual intimidation tactics to get obedience from those he works with is definitely effective; the Scoobies might frustrate him with their more casual approach to the mission that he’s dedicated his life to, but he nevertheless clearly respects their skills and their ability to handle things even before he gets a first-hand look at Buffy’s combat skills (Well thought-out fight scenes there, on that topic; Buffy's natural strength and skills countered by the sheer SCALE of training that the Bat-Family have received over the course of their lives).

Add in such intriguing ‘links’ between the two universes as the Monk being a member of the Order of Aurelius, or Rack having fought Doctor Fate in the past- to say nothing of the excellent twist with Jason Todd’s resurrection-, and you definitely have some excellent ideas about how to blend the two universes together (Even if I remain slightly confused about why the Monk needed to bring back the First Slayer and her lover just to control Buffy and Nightwing; by what warped mentality do you defeat a prophecy by setting up the circumstances necessary for its fulfilment?).

Still, the final fight was definitely dramatic, and the scene with Jason and Bruce was definitely effective- a perfect example of Batman in a rare show of humanity in a uniquely desperate situation-, to say nothing of the potential for future team-ups with Buffy and the team now possessing Oracle’s contact information while Dawn regularly chats with Tim.

In the end, there’s just one problem with this story; after all those hints you dropped about what might happen in the sequel, there’s been NOTHING written about it?

After such an exceptional bit of work, it’s almost a crime that nothing’s followed up on its success...

Well, in the end, I hope you’re OK; what you write (Or don’t, as the case may be) is your business, after all.
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [7 Jun 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from liit
I just read your fic and hope that you'll do a sequal.
Just a bit comment though...I know that you don't want to make buffy like a super slayer but for her to get beaten by batgir...sort of kind unrealistic to their world. I mean buffy is been fighting for six years and fought a hellgod and the bid nasties and all of sudden got beaten by batgirl and then batman. I know that you mentioned that she relied on her speed and strength (considering she fights strong monsters) but she's also a quick learner. She was also heavilly trained by giles in season 4 or 5 after dracula came to town... just pointing out...
I really like your story and I think it is a great story and i do hope that we'll see some more of your writing.
Review By [liit] • Date [6 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from Dragonelf
I have just reread this story and it was just as good as the last time I read it.

I hope you some day will get inspired to write a sequel to this story.

::Gives the plot bunny some Waldorf Salad::

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [25 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from Nomma

Pleeeeeease make a sequel!
Review By [Nomma] • Date [1 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Bored Clown" from (Past Donor)Ponder
Hi, are you still around? I see it's been a while since you responded to a review or reviewed anyone else's story.

I like your story, but it could use some copyediting. I'm willing to help you with that, but not if you're no longer around to apply the needed fixes. :)

The biggest issue I've noted so far is you're not setting apart direct addresses in speech with commas. I understand that grammar might not be perfect in your characters' dialogue, but punctuation is a separate issue, and those commas do need to be there even if no pause when spoken.

Let me know.

*** Ponder
Review By [(Past Donor)Ponder] • Date [7 May 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from DevJannz
I really enjoyed this story and hope that we get to see more of Buffy & the Scoobies teaming up with her "Uncle Matches" and her "cousins".

Looking forward to a sequel hopefully soon.
Review By [DevJannz] • Date [5 Mar 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from Rapsody
I really enjoyed reading it, I hope you write a part 2. It will be interesting to see how Buffy handle being pregnant and Nightwing along with everyone else's reaction
Review By [Rapsody] • Date [31 Jan 08] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from purrfus
Went through and read in 1 gulp after seeing the artwork at Chosen Art by Anouk.

I really did enjoy this, and I admit to being surprised. I haven't read too many comic crosses that really balance the different fandoms as well as you've managed to do.

Most of the time it seems as if one reality or world view is the dominating focus, and that can work, but to often seems to bog down in 'whose power is better'. Here the characters stuck to their 'guns', but respected the other POV while maintaining their uniqueness.

The exchange bits, especially Buffy's maturity over turf was really good.
Comments from author:
I was unaware of the artwork until you mentioned it, so thank you.

Balancing the two worlds is tied with characterization in terms of my biggest concern whilst writing. I had to consider each in terms of how it would relate to the other (Batman and Batgirl each beating Buffy in a fair fight, Buffy having gone through too much for Batman to steamroll over her, etc.) and I'd like to think that I struck the correct balance. I'm thrilled to hear that others think so.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [14 Dec 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Two Months Later" from (Past Donor)TraceyC
Please tell me you're going to do a part two, eventually. Right? I *have to* know where you are going with this...


Comments from author:
With any luck, you'll find out in the New Year.
Review By [(Past Donor)TraceyC] • Date [9 Dec 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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