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Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from (Recent Donor)redjacobson
Just giving this story a re-read, and I hope that your muse decides to pay attention to it over the rest of the month, because it's really a lot of fun.

Comments from author:
I won't be getting to this, this month, but this is slated for update in the near future, man. ;-)
Review By [(Recent Donor)redjacobson] • Date [17 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from CrimsonE
I like the story so far, although I would like to have seen some reaction from older-Willow at the gang's attempts to bring in Amy and Warren. I would think that she would definitely have mixed feelings about seeing Warren again, when the last time she saw him, she had skinned him alive.
Comments from author:
Well, that's probably quite true, which is why Anne and Alex were the ones to actually deal with the four potential recruits.

Michelle is doing some calming exercises, and reminding herself that *these* people are NOT the same people as the ones she encountered five years in the future, and therefore need to be dealt with on their own merits.
Review By [CrimsonE] • Date [3 Aug 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Genuka
You just had to use that star trek ref. *shakes head in amusement*
Comments from author:
Yes, I had to. ;-)

With Andrew involved, do you think any other reference would make him realize exactly how serious what they were doing actually is? ;-)
Review By [Genuka] • Date [9 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Ember
I had almost forgotten about this story until I saw it had an update, cant wait to see how the young Faith reacts to the new situation and her strange guardian. Being adopted by your future self, I know I would be confused on how to interact. Cant wait for another update and great story.
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying the story. Next update depends upon my muse's whims. ;-)
Review By [Ember] • Date [28 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from TharzZzDunN
Nice work, this is an interesting story.

Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing. Positive reviews always make my muse happy. ;-)
Review By [TharzZzDunN] • Date [4 Jun 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from batzulger
Nifty story.
Comments from author:
Thanks. The next chapter won't be nearly as long in showing up. ;-)
Review By [batzulger] • Date [31 May 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from lordamnesia
This story is very, very well put together! I totally agree with the reactions so far, the young scoobies are just jaded enough that this doesn't freak them out to much, and the older Scoobies are way past jaded and instead of being freaked out, they look upon this as a godsend! Keep up the excellent work!
Comments from author:
Yeah, as far as the Season Seven Scoobies are concerned, this is almost like a vacation, when compared to what they are used to dealing with.

Glad you're enjoying the story.
Review By [lordamnesia] • Date [12 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from loretta
this is a good story
Comments from author:
Thanks. I appreciate the feedback. ;-)
Review By [loretta] • Date [10 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from JasonBarnett
it's a total circle for Buffy at the end. She only listens to Spike because he was the only one offering anything helpful, they're not offering anything helpful because she's only listening to Spike

Edit: In my opinion, whatever their previous contributions they were not contributing enough in season 7. And don't mention Xander losing his eye, because IMO him contributing enough would have been coming up with an idea that meant he didn't need to lose his eye, considering the complaints registered.

As far as I'm concerned when the Watcher Council was blown up by the First voting for staying put at the time being like they were when they threw Buffy out was equivalent to deciding it would be best to just wait and let the First kill them at their leisure.

Deciding to interrogate a Bringer, which had never been shown to be anything more than a mindless slave wasn't a useful idea.

Buffy needed three things: ideas on how to protect the SiTs when hiding wasn't an option and going on with life as usual was how most of the early victims died, ideas on how to teach them to fight better ideas how to kill the First's minions better. They really weren't offering.

Everyone in the last season seemed scared, despite what they had gone through in previous years and fear was the last thing they needed.

edit: Buffy had to endure the responsibilities of the slayer mostly alone. She had some backup, but when it was time to do the muscle work for most of her time as Slayer it fell to her. The new slayers didn't have that problem.

My point with interrogating the Bringer is we have no proof it even had a mind of it's own. Interrogating it is like politely asking the First to reveal it's plans.
Comments from author:
The only 'helpful' thing Spike was doing was reinforcing Buffy's sense of superiority, and I think he was only doing that so that he could get back into her panties. He was also continually denigrating everyone else's contribution to the Slaying effort, and only exerted himself when it looked like he could suck up to Buffy and make himself look better.

He was a stalker, first , foremost and last, and he should have been staked as soon as they found out he was killing innocent people because of the trigger the First had put in his mind.

Response to Edit:

Maybe if Buffy had been willing to entertain any opinion other than her own, or Spike's (which really only amounted to "You're right, Slayer', and they're all jealous of your greatness"), then maybe someone could have offered something constructive.

Instead, Buffy had declared that she wanted to do *exactly the same thing which had resulted in their unquestionably devastating losses the night before*! One definition of insanity is doing the same thing you've already done, and expecting to gt different results. Going by that, Buffy was definitely insane.

Interrogating a Bringer, which *hadn't* been done before was exactly the sort of thing that was new and untested, but at least had a chance of giving them information they didn't posses previously. That it failed to offer them anything new didn't mean that it was a bad idea. The fact that Buffy deliberately threw away the phone number which was their only means of contacting Riley and possibly obtaining invaluable military support merely accentuates the fact of her inability to make the right decision when it comes to considering others' welfare, and not her own ego.

in addition, the fact that the entire season's writing focused on showing that Spike, who was a former stalker and would-be rapist, and who had been, only a few episodes earlier, the completely mind-controlled tool of their primary enemy, was the Slayer's only real supporter merely showed that Marti Noxon had wet panties for a vampire who, after allegedly receiving his soul, showed absolutely no differences from his prior personality, and makes me seriously wonder about her own sanity.

Add in that all of the characterizations of Season Sux Part Deux were in complete opposition to that established in the preceding years merely shows that there was no attempt to portray the Scoobies as anything more than sock puppet opponents set up to make a rapist-murderer seem heroic by contrast, and to set up a disturbed young woman's decision to inflict exactly the same fate which she had constantly complained about for the previous six years as a stroke of genius and not a case of almost unconscionable immorality.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [26 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Making friends and providing info should make a big difference to the future. Has younger Willow realized her older self is gay yet? I still don't think the younger one will go that way when she finds out everything that's happened. More than likely she'll simply put more effort into going after Xander... possibly the older one as I think she has some unresolved daddy issues.

Additional: Younger Willow chasing Older Xander has little to do with Younger Xander being caught by Older Dawn, except to provide Younger Willow with some help and excuses.
Comments from author:
All I can say at this point is that Willow is going to be doing a great deal of self-analysis once she finally assimilates everything she's learned over the course of the past few days.

And Celeste has already started marking Xander as hers, so Willow might have a bit of a problem trying to get him. As Celeste told her younger self, "...the first thing he sees when he looks at me is a hot-looking babe who smiles back at him, not the girl who's an older version of Buffy's little sister..." ;-)
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [21 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Gideon
if anyone can understand what Faith has been through it is her older self!
And good to see that they are expanding the scooby gang. Even if the new members don't work out they should at least get some warning if they go bad!
Comments from author:
Yeah, Faith can very easily relate to her younger self.

And co-opting/drafting your potential enemies is an excellent way to avoid having to deal with any future problems they might have eventually posed. ;-)
Review By [Gideon] • Date [17 Apr 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from DrDamage
I love this story and it's good to see an update.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I appreciate your reviewing.
Review By [DrDamage] • Date [17 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from VillageOrchid
Very good.

And I still think besides the UC Sunnydale frat house that you're having Xander buy as a fixer-upper that they may want to get Ted's house so that perhaps "Allan" can have some privacy.... since it is likely that someone was murdered in just about any house in Sunnydale.

Also meeting in the school library might be nostalgic, but the security for the books and the vibes of being directly over the hellmouth are not so good.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the many reviews - I really appreciate them. ;-)

And do you really think that Allen isn't simply enjoying listening to all of the constant adolescent carping and whining? ;-)

You make good points about several things, which will be addressed in upcoming chapters.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "4" from VillageOrchid
Interesting twists on Faith's background.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Wait 'til what more you learn about her in future chapters. ;-(
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from LFW
Darn happy for more of this fic
While they are on campus for Sunday, they should stop by and kill that demon snake under that fraternity and maybe beat up Parker.
Hoping for more
Comments from author:
The Scoobies have many plans, and they depend on exactly what the particular circumstances which they find are, at the moment they're about to implement their plans.

They aren't sure about the exact whereabouts of many of the Big Bads at this particular point of time, since they only met many of them months or years later.

And Parker better hope he doesn't run into Anne, Alex, Michelle or Allen - or even Celeste - if he's walking around Sunnydale, if he wants to maintain his current state of well-being. ;-)
Review By [LFW] • Date [16 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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