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Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Can't say as I remember getting this far when this story was still a WIP or not (sucktastic memory doesn't even begin to cover it), but I have truly enjoyed reading it completely through over the past few days!

I've been reading the other WIPs in this series and greatly enjoying them, too. Now I'm finally going to get to see how Bodhi the devil came into being.

Thanks kindly for writing and sharing your stories, you honestly do better than a great number of published authors these days. If I could buy these as authorized, bound crossover books, I'd pay cover price in a heartbeat.
Comments from author:
Thank you! Of course I have an advantage over published authors in that I can sprinkle quotes, and twists on quotes, through my works for comedic effect. Cassandra Claire managed to leverage use of the same technique to get a publishing contract but I have no interest in doing that nor in passing off such quotes as my own original material.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [18 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifteen" from DieselDriver
Review:
I have to wonder why you didn't throw in "Sloop John B" by the beach boys. Change the "I" to "We" and that would have been a good possibility.
Comments from author:
Because of the lines "This is the worst trip, I've ever been on." Giles thought it could have unfortunate effects.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [26 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Balder
Review:
I loved it. I would have preferred if it the POV stayed in Faerun the whole time but the bits with the trio weren't long enough to really bother me. Thanks for the story.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Balder] • Date [28 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from unicornzvi
Review:
The last line really ruins the story. You have throughout the story great characterization of everyone, and some very well done scenes, transition between scenes could have been better but I understand that you're assuming people are already familiar with the game.
However Joan's line about killing them makes no sense. I assume what you meant is that she wants him to delete the characters, and that this would be amount to killing them however first Warren just said that he can't affect the game so her certainty that he can delete a character is odd. Second given her reasoning for thinking about getting the memories back I don't see her wanting the romantic interests killed - deleted so they never existed maybe, but not killed. Third if she sees them as people who can be killed I don't see her wanting to kill them.

This was a great story up to this point but I'm not at all sure I want to read anymore in this series because of that line.

Edit: If you're going to change the line I'd suggest using "delete" instead of "kill" to make it clear she doesn't think of them as actual people.
Comments from author:
I see what you mean. I'm a gamer, and I naturally think in terms of killing characters even though they have no real existence, but you are right that Joan wouldn't think that way. I ended up over-dramatising that line. I will change it - perhaps to 'get rid of' - but I'll have to give it some thought and I'm about to go to bed and not capable of considering it in depth right now. Later.

Addition: I've amended it now to say
“Yes you can," Joan insisted. “Delete them, write them out of the script, whatever, I don't care how you do it. Just kill them off.”
Review By [unicornzvi] • Date [2 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from Marcel
Review:
Have you seen that a remake of the series is supposed to be released soon? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldur%27s_Gate:_Enhanced_Edition

Maybe this time I'll play it - though I feel that I already know everything about the game from reading this series so many times :)
Comments from author:
I'm awaiting it eagerly.
Review By [Marcel] • Date [16 Apr 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
I'm a great fan of both Baldur's gate and Buffy and to find them combined in this story in such an amazing way was a great delight as well as a marvelous surprise.

I like the redeeming influence watching the game has on the Trio and the notion of the Scoobie gang permanently keeping the idientities from Tabula Rasa is intruiging in and of itself.

The way yoo address several inconsistencies in the SoA setting is very well done.

I thank and salute you.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much!
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [24 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
*whistles low and long*

Damn. Wow. *whistles again*

My unfamiliarity with the Baldur's Gate characters didn't matter in the least in this after all, especially since you wrote them so vividly and as discreet individuals. Now I care as much for them as I do the Sunnydale characters and I really hope like hell that Warren isn't going to do as Joan has requested.

As for the redemptions, I see what you mean. My eyebrows climbed Everest all on their own (loved that running gag, by the way) at Xander becoming a Paladin, but he's keeping to the tenets after all, despite the canon character's weaknesses. Nicely done!

This whole thing is fabulously done, for that matter! The way you wrote the D&D specifics made it very easy for anyone not familiar in the least with the gaming system to get the gist of things. Magnificent work, all the way around! And I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of this story, especially with SG-1 thrown in. Thank you!
Comments from author:
Thank you very much!
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [15 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Color me surprised, I'd have thought Warren would be turned on. I'm quite glad to see that he wasn't though, and that he was, in fact, moved to destroy that cerebral dampener. Thanks for this, it was greatly appreciated.

Also, sorry, no rhyming review from me. It's this or nada.
Comments from author:
This story (and the sequels and side-stories) will feature some unusual redemptions. It explores several 'roads not taken', in not only BtVS/AtS but in the Realms and Stargate SG-1, with dramatic effects upon character development. Warren's choice, at that moment, is just the first step.

Thank you! I'm not all that keen on the rhyming review concept anyway.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [14 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
I'm familiar with the Forgotten Realms campaign setting but not the computer games; hopefully I won't get too lost in this story, all things considered. I greatly enjoyed the first chapter though, and I hope Warren manages to eventually get a sufficiently poetic comeuppance for pulling this stunt, and the same goes for Jonathan and Andrew (though to a lesser extent, as deserved).

As always, thanks for sharing your stories! I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this!
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [13 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-two" from ShepherdsPie
Review:
Gotta say this sort of story is exactly why I love fanfiction. So far you've executed beautifully on the premise, and I just had to stop and review to give you a thumbs up!
Comments from author:
Thank you very much!
Review By [ShepherdsPie] • Date [3 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty" from LetsRandom
Review:
I was only planning on reviewing at the end of the story but the command use of Masturbate and the setup got me laughing out loud! Loved it.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [LetsRandom] • Date [7 Sep 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from DCG
Review:
Win
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [DCG] • Date [20 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from Morgomir
Review:
Great story. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [26 Dec 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from Kethric
Review:
To be honest, I thought this would be *incredibly* lame, like history has shown me that almost all game crossovers are. I'm glad it kept coming up under random fic, and I finally decided to give it a shot.
Comments from author:
Thank you! Baldur's Gate isn't like most games; it has a massive fanfic base of its own, including quite a few full-length novels (all of which are infinitely superior to the official novelisation).
Review By [Kethric] • Date [15 Oct 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Thirty-five" from Kaleidofox
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OMG!!! NOOO! Spike is too cool for that! I mean, Buffy is such a bitch to him, and yeah I understand that she wasn't exactly the best of people to anyone in season 6 but she wasn't exactly a bitch, just distant. I hate how she treats Spike....and I really cannot see Spike falling out of love with Buffy, even for a hot drow chick....(and do drow even actually fully fall in love? I mean, I know they do, but Viconia is a follower of Shar and they are a bit amoral, not incapable of love, but usually a bit more 'open' in relationships) I mean, Spike is if anything, devoted and somewhat obsessed with whatever he puts his mind on...like Drusilla, and then Buffy.

I love the story, but I really dislike that aspect about it. I like the story anyway, but i REALLY hate that pairing....as well as Buffy's current love interest. I mean, she just ain't a normal people kinda gal. And this is set after the whole singing escapade, when Buffy and Spike have at least sorta realized their relationship, so her being a total bitca is really OC....

I don't mean to criticize, and I know I am only one person, but I just thought I should voice my opinion on the matter. I mean, I thoroughly enjoy the story and I love the idea, but I just can't get over that particular pairing choice...
Comments from author:
I didn't want it to be a Spuffy story - it is Joan/Randy, and so I thought that Spuffy in the Faerun part would be slight overkill. Viconia always reminded me a little of Dru - although without the crazy - and I could see her appealing to Spike once they got to know each other. I must confess that I'm a rabid Viconia redemptionist and Viconia/Bhaalspawn shipper, a ship not available in this story with a het female Bhaalspawn, and Spiconia is what I chose to portray instead.

As for Buffy - there will be many changes to come for her; don't write her off because of who she's with at this point.
Review By [Kaleidofox] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Not Rated
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