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Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Six" from CPTSkip
Review:
YES! Your revenge on Glory is so much better than having Illyria just smash her face in for two or three hundred years. That French maid outfit isn't too bad either. Hey, I am a guy and you did say there would be no explicit sex so I have to go to my own warm and fuzzy place when I have a chance. You are still doing such a great job on plot, characterization, and dialog. I do have to be careful I am not drinking anything while I read your wonderfully mad story so I don't spew all over my monitor when you make me laugh out loud hysterically. I look forward to more of this cool story of yours.
Comments from author:
Difficult to reply to a review like that with anything other than... thanks :-)
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [30 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Six" from Arekanderu
Review:
Good one.I thought Illyria was going to use the hammer or even try to use the Scythe against Glory but this solution was quite ineresting
But it seemed kinda unrealistic how Willow managed to defeat Vail.Despite his old age he is after all a very powerfuland experienced warlock while Willow is still pretty much an amateur with barely any experience.It seems very strange that in jsut those short few years she has enough power to even be in the same category as Vail much less defeat him on her own without stealing massive amounts of magic like she did in season 6.
But anyway love the story.Especially Illyria in it.She is so amazing.And i really like the way she put Buffy in her place .An ally not a trooper indeed
Comments from author:
To quote Giles "you’re connected to a great power, whether you feel it or not... This isn’t a hobby or an addiction. It’s inside you now, this magick". She doesn't need to steal magic any more, only channel it and Dark Willow has some serious mojo which is still there waiting to surface.

AS for Illyria's weapon I thought she needed something... appropriate
Review By [Arekanderu] • Date [30 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Five" from arkeus
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Hum...that's two times the bad guy get saved at the last moment, and this time Willow could have killed him were she more intelligent. I just really hope she doesn't get dark on a long term, and that she learns to control her powers while in Glinda's mode.
Comments from author:
It's her lack of control that gave her the edge. Rage is a powerful thing in itself
Review By [arkeus] • Date [30 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-Three" from arkeus
Review:
Oopsy, i am not so sure giving an adequate weapon for an old one is a good idea..
Comments from author:
Sometimes you've got to choose the lesser of two evils...
Review By [arkeus] • Date [30 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty-One" from arkeus
Review:
Better and Better?
Is she in fact for W&H or something?
Silly Illarya. Great work so far :-)
Comments from author:
Illyria is for... Illyria ;-)
Review By [arkeus] • Date [30 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty" from (Past Donor)MetropolisRising
Review:
This is your obligitory "AUGH!" since I read the whole thing this afternoon and got up to the end of chapter 20. Nice work throughout, excellent dialouge, intereested in who or what sterred 'Ria back to the past. Nicely done with making the characters less cranky, but not sue-ing them...why no Love for Xander though? If your going to make Buffy likable in S7, Xander and Dawn need some more love! Then again Xander has legions of devoted fans ficcing about him so if that's your reasoning I understand. Thanks for this!
Comments from author:
Bit more Xander and Dawn in the additional six chapters I just posted up as it happens. Glad you're enjoying the Fic :-)
Review By [(Past Donor)MetropolisRising] • Date [29 Jan 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty" from arkeus
Review:
And so it begins. I hope it ends by next update :-)

I guess there will be a sequel, won't there?
Comments from author:
Two more updates to go in "Compelled to Play Again" each of six chapters

The sequel "Compelled to Play by New Rules" is currently 25 chapters long (just over 100K words) and should be finished within about a month.
Review By [arkeus] • Date [29 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eighteen" from arkeus
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A small question, it is known no tat is like eighteen hundred acticated slayer around the globe. Are the numbers anything like that in your fic, or are the slayer in sunnydale all they have got?

Willow must still be quite tired from the spell, and she isn't that experienced yet. I wonder how that fight will go.
Comments from author:
The number of slayers in this Fic are slightly higher than in the original Buffy Series 7 because The First's forces are smashed up far worse and can't hunt down as many Potentials before the activation (so more actually get to Sunnydale). They all also far better trained and equipped. The numbers under Buffy's leadership don't climb into the hundreds until later on though.
Review By [arkeus] • Date [29 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifteen" from arkeus
Review:
Quite good. So this is the mage fight you were talking about i guess, with this Jinx. Or maybe it will be with someone else, but it would overly compicate matters, me think.

Great work.

Going to read the rest now. That's the problem with going back in time... you have to anticipate the changes too.
Comments from author:
The problem is that the changes tend to be unpredictable...
Review By [arkeus] • Date [29 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty" from Arekanderu
Review:
This has got to be one of teh coolest stories i have ever read.I really really can't wait for the next update.
Comments from author:
Not long to wait. Another batch of chapters (6 this time) to post up tuesday morning.
Review By [Arekanderu] • Date [29 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifteen" from (Current Donor)jedibuttercup
Review:
Really enjoying this so far. Wish something like this would have happened on the show! Especially enjoying the development of Illyria as she adjusts to the human world. I hope this Wes learns to appreciate her; their interactions were one of the very few tolerable things about the end of Angel Season 5.
Comments from author:
If Angel had gone onto Season 6 I think that Wes/Illyria would have become almost a focal point. They're just fun to play with as characters, especially together.
Review By [(Current Donor)jedibuttercup] • Date [28 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Fifteen" from CPTSkip
Review:
Ah! Nothing like a white phosphorus grenade to bring life to a party. Hey! The M-16A2 is a fine weapon. It is the initial M-16 that was a piece of crap. I am now so looking forward to Illyria kicking that skank Glory's butt. I am so glad you brought her back just so we can all see her get offed again. Insert evil cackle here.

I think you write some of the funniest dialog going and you do a nice job with real emotions too. I like your mini-Watchers. I'm glad they made it to Sunnydale in your time-line. I so look forward to more of the strange coolness that is Big Blue. Well done and now write more. Please?
Comments from author:
Glad to hear you're getting some laughs from the dialogue. To be honest it's only there because it's easier to write than angst :-p
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [28 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from jayesh
Review:
This story came out of the blue! :) ... Great fic overall loving the expanded universe :D
Comments from author:
Glad you're liking it so far. Plenty more to come
Review By [jayesh] • Date [28 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from purrfus
Review:
After reading the summary I planning to pass on this because I had a bad flashback to the second season of Witchblade. But after reading a few reviews I decided to go for it. After this 1 chapter I am definitely going to read the rest and have put this on tracking.
Comments from author:
Firstly was it necessary to mention the second season of Witchblade (shudders), and secondly thanks for the positive review :-)
Review By [purrfus] • Date [27 Jan 07] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Ten" from CPTSkip
Review:
Again, much impressed with your dialog, I am. Loads of laughs and yet your characterization is quite well done. I still like the idea of opening the seal, dropping a tac nuke in, closing the seal, and running away laughing, but I'm sure you have a neat idea also. I look forward to more laughs and copious bloodletting. Two of my favorite things. Now if you could just throw in some hot sexual activities...
Comments from author:
Lots of humour and violence but no graphic sex scenes I'm afraid. I can write them but I was trying to keep the rating down below 21
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [27 Jan 07] • Not Rated
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