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Review of chapter "A Boast" from Cordyfan
Review:
This isn't a character I'm familiar with, but I'm enjoying the story so far. I'm also hoping that Andrew and Warren will both come to a nasty end before they can do any real damage (I never saw Andrew as a humorous character, only a murderous, maladjusted individual who was never really remorseful for what he did).
Comments from author:
Sweet. Good to hear.

Warren? Chances are if things don't change he'll develop into the same bitter misogynist he was on the show, but he's not there yet.

... Actually that gives me an idea for him. Might not be one I'll use, but thanks ;)


Yeah, as shown in the latest chapter Andrew commanded the monkeys to 'respect visual modesty'. Doesn't change the fact that what he was having them do was basically rape. I'm trying to decide how Gambit will hammer it into his head that what he did was a very very bad thing. I think that part of his lack of remorse comes from him being an expert at willing self-deception. It's not an excuse, but it should be enough for him to get somewhat of a pass for a first offense.

What I find strange about the show is that, Tucker Wells, a guy who trained murderous demons and was responsible for at least one death, would've been alive and part of the Trio in Season Six if the original actor had been available/willing.

Gambit is a hero. He's not the type to kill humans outright. If he hears someone is in danger, he'll go out of his way to warn them. One time he showed up to tell a mercenary that a demon the guy had been dealing with had been pissed off by fallout from one of Gambit's plans. The guy pulled a gun on him, so he knocked him on his ass, delivered the warning and walked off. When the demon showed up and started to rip open the murderer, Gambit was only a block away, so he could hear the screams clearly, but he just kept walking.

One time a beautiful woman was preparing to sacrifice Gambit in a ritual. He'd prepped himself in advance with a defensive magic item, so he wasn't too afraid. He kept up a cheery conversation even though he was tied up, making veiled references to the fact that she'd regret going through with it, though he didn't actually state what he'd done. When she attempted to kill him anyway, the trap activated and her eyeballs melted out of their sockets - And he really didn't feel bad about it afterwards.


I think the main fallout from this will be that Andrew will be informed that he's being watched and that he *really* doesn't want to do anything that might result in Gambit getting 'creative.'
Review By [Cordyfan] • Date [14 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Boast" from SwimmieTeam
Review:
Oh, God. The geeks can be so mean. He's only a year younger! I love Andy-Pandy, though. Can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Hmm, I'm having him be two grades lower than Jonathan here... and I'm not sure how much older than Jonathan Warren is (although its probably in the several months to a year range).

Yes, they do pick on their own.

Heh, I'm kind of glad Andrew didn't date while he was a member of the Trio. He had a lot of issues he still needed to grow out of and I don't think it would've been pretty.
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [13 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Boast" from AllenPitt
Review:
Andrew really did have more mojo as a super villain, what with the demon summoning. For some reason the scoobies never asked him to do any of that once he joined them. What a waste! ...ok, maybe not...
Comments from author:
Andrew's impulsive. I think they wanted to keep him in a situation where he'd be aware of his actions and not be able to move too far ahead of his ability to keep himself in check. More importantly, they wanted to be able to watch him closely and retain the ability to interrupt him if they needed to, something they couldn't do if he was moving too quickly.

I think that it would have been fairly easy for a bad idea to occur to him while he was reciting orders to something he summoned and for him to instantly slip it into the instructions, or work it into the spell from the beginning. Whether the resulting harm would be intentional or not, it still would've happened.

Well, that and the fact that he'd been doing bad magic-related stuff. Their actions with him, for better or worse, were informed by Willow and her life following the amnesia spells.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [13 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Boast" from MistofRainbows
Review:
Andrew is one of those characters I love to hate. Hopefully someone blows him and warren up.
Comments from author:
I don't think Warren has even met Katrina yet. He may have a mean streak but, without him being bitter, it's still unlikely for him to act on it.

Remy meets Andrew next chapter and I'm seeking help on what should happen. Death's not on the table ;)
Review By [MistofRainbows] • Date [13 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Boast" from MistofRainbows
Review:
Andrew is one of those characters I love to hate. Hopefully someone blows him and warren up.
Review By [MistofRainbows] • Date [13 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Rising Cloud" from Arekanderu
Review:
Haha awesome
Comments from author:
Thanks :D
Review By [Arekanderu] • Date [11 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Rising Cloud" from MarcusSLazarus
Review:
The reality-jumping bit seems to be a bit unnecessarily complicated even if the appearance of the Witness is interesting- check out ‘The Slayer Prophecy’ on my Recommendations page for an example of effectively crossing Buffy with a comic series-, but Tara being Remy’s sister IS kind of amusing given the contrast between the two, and Remy’s interaction with the rest of the Scoobies is also rather promising (Particularly the part where he compared Willow to Jean).

So... how long until he meets Glory and learns more about what the group are up against right now?
Comments from author:
Thanks, glad you like the team-building :)

Followed the link, read the story. Definitely interesting. The Slayer Prophecy is a good tale but, by setting itself in the same universe as massive comic continuity, it leaves itself open to fridge logic such as: Why did people in Sunnydale not believe in magic or aliens when they're on the news? What kept the gang from trying to contact the JLA's public number, not that they necessarily would get a response? How did the town's death rates and dimensional rifts avoid attracting the attention of the hacking/magic communities? The story does have a couple patches here and there to address those questions, but I'm not pleased by the overall effect. Fortunately, most of those self-imposed barriers are removed by the end of the fic.

I'm a fan of your Charmed/Buffy crossovers. In them, the only thing that consistently separates the two groups' parallel lives, besides geography, is that their opponents tend to be from different ends of the demonic spectrum. You experiment with seeing how having this barrier of convenience collapse at different points in time can result in drastically different stories/resolutions, even going so far in one as having it collapse completely before Buffy even starts, which is so awesome :)

Heh, yeah, I created a tangle for myself. I made the realities separate because I wanted to say something about my opinion on comic book time, which is more visible in this story's sister-fic "Calling Out to the World" (which stars a different Buffy than the one here). The 'blurring' effect is minor here but in the sequel it should become plot-relevant and form part of their next fight against Glory.

I worry too much about having a time skip when I'm adding one chapter after the other, so I'm going to mark this story completed when I've wrapped up the current Buffy episode. Hopefully this should give me a fresh perspective on the storyline as a whole :)
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [9 Jan 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Rising Cloud" from SwimmieTeam
Review:
Amazing work. I could picture it all in my mind's eye.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I've been playing Super Metroid and Cave Story recently, so the live formation of a floating boss monster came easily. I tried to limit the influence of Dragon Ball Z or it might have been glowing too :)

I'm glad I watched some YouTube clips of Gambit before writing this. I'd forgotten how... excessively mobile he was in the old cartoon ;)
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [8 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Rising Cloud" from AllenPitt
Review:
Of course now the audience will expect all this for every performance...
Comments from author:
They just need to wait around two years. Compared to those in Season Seven, considering how badly aggravated the Hellmouth was under the rebuilt Sunnydale High, this production was probably tame ;)
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [8 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Quick Sweep" from Dragonelf
Review:
Nice job.

::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Bundt Cake::

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I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite
capacity to not know what can't be done.
- Henry Ford
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Comments from author:
Thanks. The quote is also appreciated, seeds of ideas are awesome :)
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [7 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Quick Sweep" from AllenPitt
Review:
Hey! Those tiny meat things are great! How dare he impugn... uh, never mind. Kudos for using a canonical event --the trio's summoning during a play, referred to in S6... Nice to see Warren, Jonathan, and, uh.... Tucker's brother.
How Tara wound up 'sliding' is hopefully going to be an interesting tale. Did she realize it had happened, or spend a lot of time as a kid wondering why the heck the world had changed on her?
Comments from author:
Thanks. I was working a fine line by making it plausible without revealing what was going to happen. Seems it holds together well, so I'm glad I pulled it off :)

Ah. I'd rather not answer that question directly. For one thing, while I have a structure for the backstory in my head, I've yet to write a scene where it gets explained and, after I see it on paper, I might decide to change it. There's some hints in the first chapter. As it stands right now, Tara was roughly between nine months and nineteen months old when Remy was born and the swap happened soon after. He's, ah, physically older than her now because of the dimensional time flow weirdness ;)
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [7 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Reassuring Word" from SwimmieTeam
Review:
Spike talking to himself is not always a reassuring sight/read. Lol. Great chapter and I can't wait for more
Comments from author:
Thanks. Yeah, that's one guy with a lot of internal stress ;)
Review By [SwimmieTeam] • Date [6 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Snitch and a Pair of Shoes" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
LOL!!!!!!!!
Comments from author:
Thanks :D

When I was younger I used to spend hours thinking up ecologies that monsters could grow in. Haven't tried that in a while... Hmm, I have a piece of original fiction I'm writing where the characters do walk through the wilderness, so I guess I could start up again.

I hadn't put a lot of thought into a background for these creatures, they could easily have been created wholesale from a magic recipe book, but if they are fish from anything resembling a natural environment then I really wonder what the worms look like ;)
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [6 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Grave" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
oooh fun idea making him related to tara!
Comments from author:
Thanks. She needs some family on her side. Her background's already connected to secrets and travel, so I thought he'd fit right in :)
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [6 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Reassuring Word" from AllenPitt
Review:
Bad hair demons? Weird even for Sunnydale.
Comments from author:
Thanks. And they're weird even for bad hair demons.

In the show, Andrew may have called them flying monkey demons but I don't believe he said that they had wings... ;)
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [6 Jan 11] • Not Rated
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