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Review of chapter "Not All There" from lyc
I loved this. It was totally gorgeous.
Comments from author:
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [lyc] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Not All There" from becuzitswrong
I really love this story. The way you focus on the emotions and relationships rather than adventure is wonderful. I could read it over and over, especially if it were longer. hint, hint 8)
Review By [becuzitswrong] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Not All There" from (Past Donor)Mari
Excellent chapter. Spike was in-character, dangerous, and the interaction between Spike, Giles, and Dawn definitely sucked you in.

The Buffy/Joyce interaction aroud the shopping and the food, with Joyce bringing up Hank really surprised me, but still mde sense and felt like it could happen. Will he be showing up in future chapters?

Joyce's story isn't going to wash with Jack, is it? I know usually just because you're on classified project A. doesn't mean you'd know about project B., but the Stargate seems to operate on an entirely different level. He would either be able to find out, or not be able to find out and get extra suspicious. This could definitely cause some relationship problems for them, couldn't it?
Review By [(Past Donor)Mari] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Not All There" from link
Actually I prefer Joyce to tell Jack the truth but I understand why Joyce lied. Her relationship with Jack is still in beginning stage. I'm not sure the relationship will survive if Joyce told him the truth. But Joyce will tell the truth eventually, right? I know Buffy still have issue with her living again but I'm waiting for her to interrogate Jack :)
Review By [link] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Not All There" from (Recent Donor)MissingAuthor
This was a really good story, like Joyce's explanation to Jack. Very well thought out. Hope to see a sequel!

Review By [(Recent Donor)MissingAuthor] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Not All There" from arkeus
The End?

The End????

How could you!!!

Finishing a fic like that, have you no shame :D

Well, it was a nice and proper, and not too dark, fic. Glad to see it. A nice, bitersweet tone, and no "big revelation", which is just fine.

Glad to see you finishing a fic :D
Comments from author:
This has been marked complete since chapter one. If I continue with this series each chapter would be it's own stand alone chapter like the previous two. So I'm a bit confused by the 'glad to see you finishing a fic' comment since this fic has been 'finished' since chapter one.

Good to know this wasn't too dark because I was worried it was too angsty. I suppose at least no died in this one. ;)
Review By [arkeus] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Not All There" from eponine
What an absolutely lovely pairing. And, of course, well written. I love the little details that make Joyce and Jack's love subtle yet always there.
Review By [eponine] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Only Sky Above Us" from Satori
What do you mean this story is complete? We need moar!

yeah, it means more. I've been hanging out with the weird folks of the Spacebattles forums too long
Comments from author:
Seriously? Moar? I'm not down with the internet lingo but I'm assuming you meant 'more' and did it in a weird predator of some kind voice? Interesting.

As for the story being complete the answer is yes. At least for now. If the muse wants to take another whack at this 'verse I won't stop her but for the moment this is done. Finite. Thank you for taking the time to review.
Review By [Satori] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Not All There" from (Current Donor)Sulien
So much love for this chapter! Spike, keeping his promise to Buffy. Giles’ acceptance of Faith as his Slayer (“You and what army?” “Faith.”). And Jack...oh, poor Jack wanting Charlie back and Joyce having to lie to him. :-( And Joyce is already in love with Jack (who wouldn't be?)!

Please, do tell me that there’s going to be more to this eventually? I’m willing to wait however long it takes.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Not All There" from mithrilandtj

but I don't understand why there was an autopsy.
dying from falling from a tower onto concrete is a pretty obvious cause of death
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it and in regards to your question/statement under California law a body must undergo an autopsy if person or persons die 'under suspicious circumstances.' Buffy's death would fall (no pun intended) under that umbrella and the acting coroner does not require family permission to do the autopsy. It doesn't matter that it's obvious that she fell from a building the coroner would want to know why she fell IE were drugs and alcohol involved and if there are other factors that may have contributed to her death.
Review By [mithrilandtj] • Date [23 Jan 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Below Us Only Sand" from (Past Donor)Catlimere
I know I've told you before how much I like this story. I love Joyce getting a good man and Jack gets a good woman as well, so works out for both of them. But it's nice for Joyce to have someone for her, someone strong and supportive that's not directly involved in her daughter's world. I like how supportive he is, anyone would have questions due to the circumstances, but I love him being sensitive and strong enough to just be there for her, them, now and save the questions for later.

Great moment between Giles and Joyce. How heartbreaking as a mother to be aware of your child's pain, but not really know how to combat it or even totally where the pain is coming from. Loved her telling Giles he's family to them. Great interaction, dialogue...a wealth of emotion and information given without being overdone or overly expository.

I like the moment later between Buffy and Joyce the most though. I love Joyce noticing Buffy, the changes, the disconnect, all being absorbed even if some of that is on a subconscious level. Loved her out of the blue comment about the chocolate chip pancakes and the very mom moment of telling Buffy she's actually going to have to eat this time. Love Buffy seeking some physical connection with Joyce, the instinctive urge to go to mom for comfort. Nice of Giles to take Dawn to O'Malleys so Buffy and Joyce could have a little time to themselves. Something I think they both needed. Poor Dawn, I totally understand her wanting to be with Buffy and probably physically latch on as a tangible reassurance that she's there and back with them. I can also understand where that would be a bit cloying for Buffy though. Smothered to death isn't probably the next way she'd choose to die.

Finally I love how you ended things with Daniel showing up at Jack's place. I love that he pushes just enough, and I love that he understands Jack having an issue with Buffy coming back and not having the same chance to get Charlie back. Although, I think when all is said and done he will be more thankful that Charlie was able to stay at peace. Jack's not selfish enough to wish Charlie back if it were going to cause him to suffer in any way. Love Daniel saying his piece and then moving on to ESPN. Man bonding, he's there to talk but if Jack isn't ready to talk, at least Daniel is there.

Marvelous chapter, story, interactions...looking forward to more.
Review By [(Past Donor)Catlimere] • Date [30 Nov 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Only Sky Above Us" from becuzitswrong
I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this story. Great idea and even better execution. I hope you are considering continuing it, ultimately making a nice long fanfic, that I can read. 8) Regardless, I appreciate you sharing your vision with us.
Review By [becuzitswrong] • Date [30 Nov 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Below Us Only Sand" from (Recent Donor)LordMesron
"The End"????????????????

No way! There's got to be more, pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssse!!!

Now that that's out of the way, I have really enjoyed this story. I definitely like the Jack/Joyce pairing, and have a couple of story ideas floating around my head with that pairing. I also enjoyed the interaction between Giles and Joyce, and Daniel and Jack. I especially liked that you still had Joyce alive, as in my mind they should never have killed her off.

Please either write more of this story, or write a sequel.
Review By [(Recent Donor)LordMesron] • Date [29 Nov 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Below Us Only Sand" from Lisette
I think that you made my week by continuing this story - seriously. I loved the idea the first time around... okay, so there is some sort of squee factor considering that you've paired Joyce and Jack, and in my current WIP, I've got Buffy and Jack paired together, but ignoring that... Joyce and Jack make a great couple, and what a great time to bring them together. Bonding over the deaths of their children... and how it must throw everything off balance when Joyce gets her daughter back, and Jack is still missing his son.

I'm also loving the fact that Joyce is still alive during this resurrection. I can imagine how different the BtVS world would have been if only this had been true. I don't think it would have taken that long year for Buffy to regain her footing if she had her mother by her side. Now we'll get to see if your vision matches mine. I'm also betting that we won't see a reappearance of Dark!Willow (thank god) now that Giles is permanently back in SD as Faith's watcher, and the addition of Faith also adds something to the scene - changes it. And with Faith there, I see a quicker slap-down of the nerds, and perhaps that means that we get to see Tara live.

*grins* See how much you can fix by just keeping Joyce alive!

Beautifull written - WELL DONE!
Review By [Lisette] • Date [29 Nov 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Below Us Only Sand" from manic
I loved the conversation, or the not-conversation between Jack and Daniel. I just love the characterizations
Review By [manic] • Date [28 Nov 07] • Not Rated
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