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Review of chapter "Chapter Eight: Cause It Hurts Like Hell" from Rune
Review:
I was busy wishing that in this story Jareth might get the girl. But I was also hoping he would become a friend of the Scoobies. Dawn would date him but live Aboveground alot. Jareth may be loony but he is lonely too.
Review By [Rune] • Date [3 Jun 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight: Cause It Hurts Like Hell" from Bluejello
Review:
*applause*
Wonderful story! And bonus points for effectively working in Monty Python.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much! And who doesn't love Monty Python?

*nudge, nudge, wink wink*
Review By [Bluejello] • Date [3 Feb 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight: Cause It Hurts Like Hell" from purrfus
Review:
The J/D stuff was beautifully written, but what struck me the most about this story was Anya and Xander's interactions with Giles.

The ending was nifty too. So many stories either treat Willow as sweetness: doing what she does with the best of intentions for eveyone or by bashing: assuming was was nasty and manipulative. You have managed to imply an interesting balance.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. I loved writing Anya and Xander's interactions with Giles. These are all such rich characters that they are a joy to play with. I love Willow, and she may have started out in the early seasons as pure sweetness, but over the years, she became a complex, complicated character. I do think that a big part of her wanting to resurrect Buffy was because she thought Buffy was in hell, but she never checked the validity of that assumption. I think another part was simply wanting her best friend back in her life. Who hasn't lost someone that wishes that? But I also think another part was wanting to bring her back because she 'could' - her magic skills had evolved to the point where she was ready to take on Osiris himself. And, she obviously thought Giles wouldn't approve, because she didn't tell him that she had been working on the spell all summer, and waited until he left to go to England before she decided the time was right. Since this fic is set soon after "The Gift", I wanted to imply that Willow had just realized that she could bring her back, but it takes place before she researched and worked on the spell during the summer.

Thank you again for reading and commenting.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [13 Dec 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight: Cause It Hurts Like Hell" from JasonBarnett
Review:
You don't have to make Buffy's resurrection seem so sinister. She was doing it because she thought it was the right thing to do.
Comments from author:
Thank you for your comment. Actually, I see Buffy's resurrection a little differently, because of the way it was presented on screen. Willow had been working on the spell all summer, but made sure not to say anything to Giles, waited until Giles was leaving to decide the spell was ready, lied to the others about some of the ingredients, especially the blood that she killed a fawn to get . . . I do think she was anxious to bring Buffy back, but a part of that may have been because she realized that she 'could', rather than just because it was the right thing to do. She never questioned that Buffy was in hell, and yet, Buffy had never done anything (unlike Angel/us) to lead to the assumption that she'd go to hell. I rewatched "Bargaining" prior to writing this, and I did find a lot of things about Buffy's resurrection to be rather sinister. But that is my take on the episode, and others may have seen something entirely different.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [12 Jul 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Seven: Don't Tell Me Truth Hurts, Little G" from (Past Donor)Jewel
Review:
Very funny! I really like Xander and Giles bonding over bad movie quotes.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I always thought the Sir Didymus scene in the original movie was very Pythonesque, so when I had the chance to re-write the scene with Giles and Xander, I just had to add the Monty Python bits.
Review By [(Past Donor)Jewel] • Date [3 Jul 06] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six: It's Not Always Swell" from (Current Donor)SusanAnthony
Review:
Very cool story! I love Xander and Giles stumbling through the maze. I only hope Dawn will want to leave once they get to the center! Looking forward to reading more.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. Dawn may need some convincing to come back to a place where she's lost both her mother and sister and feels like a fifth wheel around Buffy's friends. Xander and Giles might have some convincing to do. *g*
Review By [(Current Donor)SusanAnthony] • Date [23 Jun 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two: Lost and Lonely" from dulcinea
Review:
This is a great beginning! I think your dialogue is fabulous- I love the jello ritual bit- and your treatment of Dawn's grief is very believable. I'm sorta rooting for Jareth to bring her out of her funk. I'll look forward to your updates.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. I thought that Dawn's grief would feel so overwhelming that she would jump at the chance to "undo" it and have her mother and sister back with her. One of the things I enjoyed most about BtVS was the dialogue, so many thanks for the wonderful compliment.
Review By [dulcinea] • Date [29 Apr 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One: Not Long at All" from Greywizard
Review:
Nice beginning. I'm interested in seeing how this will develop.

You've nailed Dawn's insecurities on the nose. Good job.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. I've always thought it must have been very hard for Dawn after losing her mother and sister within such a short space of time, in addition to her discovering she wasn't "real", and all the drama with Glory . . . she coped much better than I would have in that situation.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [27 Apr 06] • Not Rated
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