Review of chapter "Chapter One" from raxadian
Ah yes, this will be quite complicated.
Review By [raxadian
] • Date [3 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Zeviz
Thank you for writing this enjoyable story.
Review By [Zeviz
] • Date [19 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from tchizek
Absolutely amazing story!
Review By [tchizek
] • Date [22 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 5" from bjchit
"...To say nothing of Hulk Hogan signing up with the NWO."
Review By [bjchit
] • Date [4 Dec 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 17 - Part 2" from breve
i really enjoyed the first story in this series.
you started to lose me with all the politics...but i'm persevering cos i want to know how it ends
Review By [breve
] • Date [17 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from tracysgate
oh dear lord.. this has been epic and painful and exhilarating, so many other things i cant find words for. .... and your not even done yet! but i have to be.... 2 nights of basically no sleep does not a functional girly make!
i cant even begin to tell you my feelings about this. i loved the depth of the WHOLE thing. and even though i cant say i agree with everything... ... man you must have a scary political/strategic brain.
i dont know if its cause of the the hints in the supernatural series... but im wondering if the priest, was actually God and trying to guide our girls the best way he could. i do wish we had a chance for more of a look at Xander and dawns last night... their goodbye...
i wondering if daniel is supposed to be a new love interest cause he hung around a bit at the end.....
and who exactly is The Boyfriend??? something seems off about him... not necessarily *bad* just off.... but then after reading your story im feeling a tad paranoid :P
i cant imagine where you got the background for some of the theory in this? at times i thought you had to be a polical science major or something. .... other times it felt like a definite exploration of the whole look at religion....
i dont know what else to say.... my brain is feeling kinda *fire bad - tree pretty* itself. lets just say the overwhelming opinion of the moment is..... W.O.W!
i will get around to reading the last installment but.... sleep is becoming essential. we cant all be slayers.....
oh that bit did confuse me a bit... how they removed the slayer *ascension spell* or what ever you called it... and they had basically burned out the slayers for the next 300 years.... so how did alternate faith become a slayer? is it due to the alternate reality? didnt Elizabeth/buffy loose her powers too when willow rescinded the spell?....
anyway... sleep now... clarification later :)
Review By [tracysgate
] • Date [16 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from EmberQuill
I really, REALLY love this story. It's one of those rare sequels that manages to top an already-brilliant prequel. The plot itself and the characters were all great, but the many philosophical issues you brought up during the course of the story are what truly makes it shine. Somehow you managed to give adequate consideration to issues such as the true nature of good and evil, religion, politics, the various effects of the Stargate going public, and many more that would take too long to list.
My only criticism (and it's a small enough criticism that it doesn't detract from the rating I've given) is that just about everybody in the story seems to have a better-than-expected grasp of philosophical, political, economic, social, and psychological issues that makes their discussions on such issues a bit hard to follow at times.
On the other hand, your description of the contest of wills between the First and the Key was amazing. Faith's revelation that everything had been leading up to that moment was incredible as well. The way Buffy's plan relied entirely on Dawn's watch, and the First's plan relied entirely on Buffy's plan, was kind of funny too.
Review By [EmberQuill
] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from maxthehobbit
sorry, forgot to put in a rating
Review By [maxthehobbit
] • Date [19 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from maxthehobbit
For a very serious story I loved the humorous parts ... like the tree test and lol the one eyed Gott. Not to mention that Kennedy was incredibly pretty ... personally I thought she was a skank.
Although I enjoyed this story to a great degree I feel it would be better if you had someone beta it and put down the thesaurus and use words more suitable for fan fiction.
I really enjoyed the action parts including the planning beforehand.
I thought the President talking with Buffy was a little long and redundant in parts ... I felt a little shorter would have been better, but was good the way it explained his side of things to show that everything wasn't either black or white, but an extreme amount of gray.
I guess my imagination isn't quite as good as yours with the thing between the Key and the First, several times I got completely lost and had to go back and reread several pages, but in the end I think I finally got it.
In the epilogue I loved the way the priest/minister/whatever explained things about Buffy to Dawn. It even made sense to me and left multiple openings for sequels.
To sum up my criticisms are small and my liking your stories are great. Keep up the good work, whatever you write I'll read as soon as each story is completed ... I stopped reading uncompleted stories because so many authors stop writing in the middle of a story which irks me to no end.
You have earned a WELL DONE in my book.
Review By [maxthehobbit
] • Date [19 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from vladt
remarkable tale. thank you for the wonderful read.
Review By [vladt
] • Date [1 Apr 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Obsidian
Wow very nice story. Loved it. Thanks.
Review By [Obsidian
] • Date [25 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Aomizuoko
I spent the better part of the last few weeks reading the first two installment of this series. So, this review will address the stories as a series instead of individually.
I thoroughly enjoyed your characterization of Buffy but I am thrilled mostly by your ability to show the changes in her without making them obvious or irrelevant.
Of the SGC your characterization of Daniel was the one that stuck with me the most. I love how you employed him as a the morality in the face of the government. I do wish you would have showed more interaction and focus on the SGC team, but the story was written well enough that though I want more, I still feel satisfied. I adore how you used reality doubles and the logic behind your reasoning. You were able to give vital information dumps without it feeling dull. I did struggle through some of it but thats more due to the fact that I'm not much of a science person.
I also thought it was genius the way you employed the Key and Dawn. Your explanation works well with the science of the SGC and the reality of the Buffy verse. I do feel for Angel - whose predicament I noticed you did not resolve. Yes, Buffy is in what is essentially purgatory, but Angel is in a straight-up hell dimension. Somehow, I feel like Angel should have a happy ending.
Over all, your end product took some effort to get through but it was well worth it. I really enjoyed the ride - it was a true epic and it's easy to see how much work you put into the story's plot, characterization, and the idea in general. I've got this fic and Far Beyond Normal stashed away in my pile of virtual gems. ;)
Review By [Aomizuoko
] • Date [18 Nov 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 15" from leelaa
Dr. Boyle (psychologist head of SGC's Psychology Group): “I find myself more than slightly reluctant to condemn anyone to death just because they might at some point in the future do something wrong should they become Evil. Were that our standard, I fear that everyone in this room would have to be killed. Everyone outside it as well.”
Pretty much everyone winced as his acerbic observation.
Review By [leelaa
] • Date [14 Nov 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 10" from leelaa
Several Jaffa field battalions could shower, shave, and perform their morning constitutional in the time it took Miss Summers to shower… and the entire batallion would use less water.
Review By [leelaa
] • Date [14 Nov 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from CindyB
Far Beyond Normal was one of the best fic's I have ever read. Everything about it was just amazing. I was thrilled that it was going to have a sequel. However, Return To Normal was not good. I did not like it at all. I am really disappointed in this fic. I think I will pretend that FBN was a stand alone fic.
Review By [CindyB
] • Date [3 Oct 10] • Not Rated