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Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from AnnOfMidnight
Review:
This is great. Lovely, even.
Review By [AnnOfMidnight] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Alora
Review:
This is a very interesting story, i just read it today for the first time. And an interesting twist on this crossover I have to say. I wonder what will happen now with Xander? Where will he fit in? And what's the deal with Sharon?
Comments from author:
Xander’s path will become clear when I am finally forced to fall back on the old dream/vision cliché in the near future. Suffice to say that he will have a part in the events shown at the end of season two/start of season three.
Review By [Alora] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Allyndra
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I very rarely read over at ff.net, but I spotted this one there a while back and gave it a shot. I was so glad I did. I love the complexity, the contant contrast of darkness and hope, the appearance of good against the hidden rot. And, hey, I'm a sucker for a good Xander fic. Just awesome. It's great to see it posted here, on an archive where I spend far, far too much time. Thanks for sharing!
Review By [Allyndra] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from KzintiKiller
Review:
This is an interesting and very appealing idea. If it has a weak spot it's in the exposition. I'm only a sporadic viewer of the new Galactica, because I find the new universe to be too dark for my taste....that and Starbuck's gender flip. Boomer I could handle, but not Starbuck. *g* But as fodder for a crossover it's top notch. However I have only the roughest idea of the events and the players in that universe. A roster of the players and the entry point in the new BSG canon would be good info to have. Likewise, what happened back on Earth? What was Xander doing that required a teleportation spell? Like others I take this to be post-series for BtVS, so I'd like to know what happened back "on the ranch" that led to Xander being here. How did Cordy end up a seer for the colonials millennia ago? That scene with Starbuck was a little jarring, because it seems to assume that the reader watches Galactica. What happened with Cain and the crew of the Pegasus after Xander aborted the assassination? And what has Xander been up to with Roslin and Adama that would allow them to talk him into doing such a thing? Xander as an assassin I can't buy. Xander appearing to take the job, with the intent to abort it and talk Cain around, I can. It sounds like something that Xander would do....and which Adama (given my vague knowledge of his new persona) would support.

I don't find Xander too off character. I always found much of his slacker goofiness to be affected rather than real. Anyone who was as goofy for real as Xander *appeared* to be would have been demon chow pretty quickly. And even a total yuzt absorbs a lot by osmosis given enough time. He really matured that last season, becoming a "soldier" in everything but name. I got the feeling that there was a lot going on behind his remaining eye that didn't show, not even to his friends.

All in all, pretty good. It makes me want to know more.

KK
Review By [KzintiKiller] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from purrfus
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Found this today, and even though I am not a watcher of Battlestar (school pressures as opposed to disinterest) my sister gives me updates, so I decided I probably knew enough to understand the show, and the reviews made me want to take the chance.

I enjoyed the story alot. One of the reviews I read said Xander was out of character - I don't agree. This appears to be set after the collapse of SunnyD, and there is really only a little information from AtS to provide details of each characters life and development. So if you take all of that plus the 2 months in the holding cell into consideration I think it appropriate that his behavior and attitudes would have evolved.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from Belladonna
Review:
I love this series-Xander being the light, and the parade of other characters -the creepy president and the cylons, had to laugh at the mention of busybody Cordelia of course...There are a few typos (Conscious should be conscience-sort of thing) here and there that distract, but otherwise excellent storytelling!
Review By [Belladonna] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from BrendanM
Review:
Not bad...

I like the plot, and you seem to have the characterizations in the ball park. Xander seems a bit off, but the colonials are very close.

I note some punctuation, typing, and homophone issues, but they aren't prevalent enough to really detract from the fic.

Keep up the good work.
Review By [BrendanM] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from physicsteach
Review:
I really like the plot of this story. Xander seems much more literate than in canon - will we get any back-story on that?

I'd like to add that I'm amazed at how well you're able to write; most dyslexics I know avoid writing (and often reading) anything longer than their names.

You know how to put together a story, how to characterize, and how to balance narration with dialog. Your word choice errors are noticeable, but not nearly as bad as some I've tried to read. Your grammar is also pretty good, by and large, though you do have occasional comma issues - but, again, I've read far, far worse.
Comments from author:
Believe me: when it comes to pen and paper, I too avoid writing anything longer than my name when I can.
Review By [physicsteach] • Date [4 Dec 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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