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Review of chapter "Rules of the Game" from JasonBarnett
Review:
Interesting arguements. I was always a fan of shy weak, passive Tara who unfortuantely I didn't see much of in season 6. I never liked her arguements with Willow and leaving her. I thought she was great as an appendage of Willow basically, but not much on her own.

Of course her not going back is kind of dependant on her being able to stay completely hidden from everyone from Sunnydale. Willow's response to finding out Tara was alive and just walked away from her would be even worse than her response to seeing Tara die. I personally think finding out you killed for a person who could leave you and move on would be worse than finding out you killed a person for nothing.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [17 Nov 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Rules of the Game" from JasonBarnett
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Why does she have to be dead and move on? Seems to me if she finds out about Willow's reaction it's downright cruel for her not to go back. Angel and Spike are both effectively immortal, both gave it a go with Buffy. And it wasn't there immortality that screwed it up, but their conflicting natures.
Comments from author:
The reason I had Tara stay “dead” to the Sunnydale crew was for several reasons. She died in Willow’s arms, and Willow sought revenge for her death. Willow then killed Warren, and tried to end the world over all that.

Immortality, in respect to the relationship between Angel, Spike and Buffy, isn’t really a comparison I would draw. In that triangle everyone knew the score before they entered into their relationships. If Tara was to return to the fold, it wouldn’t be the same.

And when Tara finds out that Willow went all dark and evil – that is going to change everything about how she feels. And for Willow to find out that Tara isn’t dead…I think that would crush her. She killed for essentially nothing, nothing but revenge.

Additionally, and most importantly I think, Tara – semi-weak, shy, passive Tara – is going to have to become someone different. She is going to have become an Immortal in every way. I’m not suggesting she has to become Methos’s version of Death, but she has to accept this is what she is and how she will continue to live. Because I think that she will live, she will survive, and she’ll deal with the consequences.

I hope that in further chapters of this story I will be able to make a compelling argument as to why Tara stays with the Highlander verse, etc., rather than returning to the Buffyverse.

Thank you for the review, and for the excellent questions and concerns. I greatly appreciate it.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [17 Nov 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Rules of the Game" from (Moderator)acs
Review:
Nice series of ficlets. This is a very interesting approach. Tara is a very underutilized character in Btvs-Highlander crossovers (She's one of my favorite characters but I've never been able to write her in fics myself)

I'm wondering how you are going to deal with Tara, who seems to be a pacifist (except in self defense), dealing with the whole idea of the Game.

Looking forward to more :-)
Comments from author:
Andy - Thanks for the review :)

I hope *crosses fingers* that I am going to be able to stay true to Tara will integrating her into the H/L universe and other universes as well... I have hope, we'll see. And I hope that you continue to like her throughout the series.

And yes, I do think it will be a struggle for Tara, the pacifist, to become an Immortal and participate in the Game, but I think she is a survivor...and that and a little luck is all you need in the Game.

Thanks for the review *beams*.

And I should thank Echo for taking Faith - because this has given me the opportunity to challenge myself with a character I would have never chosen before.
Review By [(Moderator)acs] • Date [17 Nov 05] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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