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Review of chapter "Prologue" from DieselDriver
Review:
I got to chapter 5 before I finally decided to quit. The writing is good, far to good to be filled with gratuitous homosexuality that wasn't in the series, and while I don't really care for the language it just pushed me out. As I said the writing is good but I won't be reading this one. That stuff doesn't add anything to the story for me. Mind you, if you don't mind or you like that in your reading go ahead and read it because the story is interesting and the idea of Buffy being an immortal is cool.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [26 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Current Donor)Listener
Review:
This was a pretty good story that kept my attention to the very end.

I did, however, have a few issues with it:

- The Richie plot line seemed to get abandoned a bit, as if you changed direction halfway through.
- The thing with the demonic creatures also got wrapped up far too quickly and easily, given how much weight that line had.
- The Immortality spell -- too much, too easy. And a bit confusing.
- I think I needed to see Jenny die. I read that scene four times and still can't pinpoint it.

But what you did well, you did REALLY well. Giles/Ethan, Ethan's reasons for being who he is, Richie's ambivalence about Duncan killing him... All of that kept me wanting more. So good job there.
Review By [(Current Donor)Listener] • Date [24 Sep 12] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from burmafrdnow
Review:
So annoyed at authors that seem to think that humans can fight vampires or slayers
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [6 Mar 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Face to Face" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
Review:
1. Prologue

strange start, but I'll try the next ch to see if I stick with the story.

2. A Different Point of View

ahh Duncan on the scene and I think a meeting won't be easy.


3. Face to Face

as I said not an easy meeting, but at least all still have their heads *g*
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [6 May 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Geyer
Review:
This story was a lot of fun. I don't really know much about the Highlander universe beyond the basics, never having watched the show, but the Giles/Ethan pairing made me give it a try, and I'm so glad I did. I read it over a couple of days and thought the pacing, the plot, and the mix of characters all worked out well, and you tweaked the canon storyline to good effect. I snickered over how the absence of Buffy's loud music while working out resulted in poor Randall surviving. It wasn't until I started this review that I even noticed the absence of Buffy's friends, except for Willow's brief appearance; it makes sense, though, because they're not prepared to help her deal with becoming an Immortal in the way they could help out with her being the Slayer. Thanks for coming up with a way to give Giles and Joyce an extended lifespan to match their partners; will that protect Joyce from developing the brain tumor?
Review By [Geyer] • Date [16 Dec 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Gideon
Review:
Cool story. You tied together a lot of disparate characters and actually had a reason for the them to meet up! I'm glad you managed to get them all to do the spell again and live (happily) ever after. With the changes you made I managed to feel relatively sympathetic with Ethan, although I felt sorry to see Jenny go. Methos didn't really have much option at that stage but I loved how he talked Kendra around right after she saw him kill someone :) Experience does count for something!
One thing I did struggle with was your depowering of the Slayer. I don't remember anything in Highlander that said Immortals were stronger or faster than normal humans, just quick healers and I found it a bit unrealistic that Buffy had such trouble with a headhunter who had only been around a few decades. Maybe Methos could beat her but I don't think even he would find it easy. However you made it work in your story and you were at least consistent with your power levels which is more than I can say for Buffy in the series :)
Review By [Gideon] • Date [16 Sep 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Ansku
Review:
Brilliant :)
Review By [Ansku] • Date [30 Aug 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from nightshadowlife
Review:
Awesome Story!!!!
Review By [nightshadowlife] • Date [8 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trust, and The Lack Of It" from Innogen
Review:
This is a wonderful chapter!

I just have to ask... just what was it about my corny 'Lovin' Spoonful' spoofin' lyrics *and bad ones at that* that helped you get on with this chapter? You know how I love my place as an author's Muse!

Hmmm...If Kendra was circling around outside during her spell, did this somehow make her pre-immortal? ::another thought::

Methos won't like finding out that Duncan sent Ritchie into hiding *when* he finds out.

"Hmm" *The Dark Lady* ?

Looking forward to more, as always!

~Innogen
Comments from author:
Actually, it was your comment about dangerous demon babies. I wrote the whole 'Buffy getting pissed at Methos' bit and the 'Joyce walking out' bit, but couldn't work out how to make her trust him again enough to do the spell. I hadn't planned to make the cubs dangerous, and once there little bit was over that was pretty much gonna be it for them. If you hadn't made that comment regarding them, then I'd have that open-ended, and probably wouldn't have been able to come up with a plausible solution for the trust issue, either.
Review By [Innogen] • Date [22 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trust, and The Lack Of It" from TwoBlackDragons
Review:
That should be sword hilt not handle.


His hand tightened around the handle of his sword
Comments from author:
Thank-you.
Review By [TwoBlackDragons] • Date [21 Feb 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Face The Consequences Of Challenging Death" from nightshadowlife
Review:
awesome chapter!
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [nightshadowlife] • Date [15 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Matter of Timing Part II" from nightshadowlife
Review:
amazing couple of chapters!!!
Comments from author:
Thanking you
Review By [nightshadowlife] • Date [14 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Matter of Timing Part II" from Innogen
Review:
::applause::

After all, it's curtains for Jenny, me thinks!

hmmm....dangerous baby demons, also? I think Ritchie needs to totally spill once Buffy and Kendra get their hands on him. This may be the sequel (see, I'm setting up your next story already! 'Paris in the Springtime, then California in the Fall'; or 'Slayers' Summers' Time in the City, it's Not That Pretty, Screamin's the Air, But Who's Left to Care?') ::grin::
Comments from author:
You know, I acutally hit a bit of a stumbling block, until I came back and read this again. I could not, for the life of me, work out how a part of it could go. I knew exactly where I wanted to get, but... Anyways, you have saved me. Thank-you.

Dangerous demon babies? Yes, Yes Yes!!!
Review By [Innogen] • Date [12 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Matter Of Timing Part I" from clarityfades
Review:
This has become less & less Buffy-centered. I recall you asked our opinion a few chapters back, & at the time, I was willing to let it ride, hoping the focus would at least be equally Buffy & Ethan/Giles-centered. As this is becoming even more Ethan and/or GEthan-centered, I ask that you at least add that designation into the description of the story. In other words, besides Highlander, Buffy-centered...it also needs to be Highlander, Ethan-centered. I haven't seen true Buffy POV in ages in this story, yet the Jenny/Giles/Ethan dilemma is still getting POV on all sides...as is the confusion Richie's feeling as he works w/ a demon & seemingly (or potentially) against Duncan & Methos. It's been a good read, just that minor adjustment will keep my frustration at bay when I get an update in my mailbox for a Buffy-centered story that isn't actually very Buffy-centered.
Comments from author:
Thank-you. This is really appreciated, and I'm glad that you've said it. I just tried to do this, only to discover that there is no catagory for Ethan-centric. So, I've had to do the next best thing, however, and go for Giles-centric with "other" pairing. Hope this does the trick for you. :)
Review By [clarityfades] • Date [7 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Some Of The Big Questions" from Innogen
Review:
Yes, Joyce, *do it*! Then you take Adam and Buffy and disappear before all Hell hits between whatever Ethan and Rupert might still be planing and whatever Ickiness Richie is into right now (and *does* Methos know about that right now? and just *where* is the Highlander right this moment? paralyzed by Fyarl snot, moaning about the reversed state of righteousness to Clark (Since the crypt happens to be another portal to the great Ice Fortress, and at the moment CK is the *KING* of whining and judging people in his over-righteous meticulous fury - together they should be so good about judging what others do, and spying, that absolutely no one in metropolis will ever be able to have pre-marital sex again (until someone bombs Clark with a piece of Kryptonite because Oliver decided it wasn't worth killing the Toymaker over it; after which, the Highlander shrugs, showers the Kent guts off him, chocks it all up to being immortal, and catches a flight back to Sunnydale, CA, where as soon as he gets his Katana from customs, the same Fyarl demon sneezes on him, and drags him back to the very same crypt.))

Huh. Mac thinks a moment. He must be 'on ice' for something special. Maybe if he wiggles a little to the left he can fall back into the hole to to the Ice Palace? (Of course he doesn't take into account that Jor El will be furious for getting his son blown up, and will probably time warp him back in time to make him deal with the Krypto Kid again, or literally freeze him in the Polar Ice Cap for a few centuries so he doesn't have to listen to his whining..., after all, his own son is bad enough....).

Okay, sorry if my parenthesis don't match up. And sorry about the Smallville diatribe - I had to watch about five season in the past 1.5 weeks (catch-up for my room-mate). Just imagine how preachy Duncan Macleod of the Clan Macleod would have gotten after nine years? Methos probably would have killed the man! But even after being alive and broody 400 plus years, he's got nothing on the early twenty-something broody Clark Kent. Yeesh. He is determined that if *he* isn't going to be happy, then *no one* gets to be happy. He wouldn't even use the time ring, given by the Legion of the future (gone, because he screwed up) to bring back Chloe's husband (that is *cold*) even though the reason he died is *his* fault, again!)

L8r!
~Innogen
Comments from author:
Thanks you for another one of your wonderful reviews. Had me in stiches all the way.

And I don't mind the Smallville running theme. Duncan, and Clark...And then add Angel to that mix, too. The three Broadsketers. LMAO.
Review By [Innogen] • Date [29 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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