Large PrintHandheldAudioRating
using
 paypal
Twisting The Hellmouth Crossing Over Awards - Results
Is your email address still valid?

Luck of the Irish

StoryReviewsStatisticsRelated StoriesTracking
Review of chapter "I thought she was Queen of the land" from neverwill
Review:
I'm enjoying the story so far, and the cat thing with Faith & the house is hilarious. I'd suggest rewriting the summary though as it's misleading and gives more weight than called for to Xander's presence in the story.

The summary makes it sound like Xander is the main character and the rest are supporting characters he's observing, when in reality Faith is coming across as the main character with Doyle as a strong supporting character. Xander is so peripheral to the story so far, that unless there's a drastic change coming, he doesn't really belong in the summary.
Comments from author:
The summary is like a catchy advertisement to the contents of a story I always think.

Xander has a bigger role in this chapter and he's going to have the same kind of spotlight in the next, but Cordelia's going to feature too.

If you think this chapter still isn't Xander centric enough e-mail me (I'm not fishing for a sneaky extra review although hey they're always good) and I'll change the summary then.

Thanks for the honest review.
Review By [neverwill] • Date [29 Sep 07] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I thought she was Queen of the land" from (Current Donor)Hotpoint
Review:
So Xander only got a bloody nose? You couldn't have had Connor bring brass knuckles along as well as the gasmasks?

*sighs*

:-p
Comments from author:
Damn, brass knuckles, why didn't I think of that? Because I don't have a violent mind I suppose.

Ta kindly for review.
Review By [(Current Donor)Hotpoint] • Date [28 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I thought she was Queen of the land" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
I loved the picket line scene, I have to say the whole metaphysical imagery thing is working great for me for this story. I've known a few Irish like these characters. I have to say this is one of your best portrayal's of Faith I've read.

So when do we get the IRA gunman?

Not sure about the 'Fides' thing though, never did latin but I do know they changed the spelling depending on meaning (or something like that). So, Fides might mean faith as in faith in a god, but not Faith as in a girl's name. Fidelia maybe??? Of course I could be talking complete bilge...don't listen to me...what do I know?

So to recap; great story, made me laugh on a dark cold wet afternoon.

All the best,
DaveT.
Comments from author:
The IRA gunmen might not be what you think. I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed.

Fides, it's latin for the word faith, not Faith as a girls name.

Thank you very much for reviewing.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [28 Sep 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Her eyes they shone like diamonds" from FlitShadowflame
Review:
people always seem to say that about serial killers..."But he was so normal!"

though the MacManus bros are probably my favorite serial killers ever.
Comments from author:
Yes the fact that the brothers are serial killers will have to be dealt with or are they genuine saints on a holy crusade?

Thanks for reviewing.
Review By [FlitShadowflame] • Date [27 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Her eyes they shone like diamonds" from (Current Donor)Hotpoint
Review:
“Nah, people should live in peace with one another and be fuckin’ accepting of faggots and rug-munchers, pre-op shemales and such, it was how Ma brought us up. Liberal like.”

Worth a 10 just for this! :-D

The great Liberal Philosopher J.S. Mill couldn't have put it any better himself ;-p
Comments from author:
I had to look him up to see who you were talking about again and then - oh yeah that guy.

"Mill did not consider giving offense to constitute "harm"; an action could not be restricted because it violated the conventions or morals of a given society."

I'm bearing that in mind if I ever get round to doing that Patriot cross.
Review By [(Current Donor)Hotpoint] • Date [27 Sep 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Her eyes they shone like diamonds" from redrikki
Review:
Yay! Now that we have the wonderful scene with the zombie cat, all we have to wait for from the story summary is the arrival of Xander. As always, nice job blending the two worlds and making the characters believable.
Comments from author:
Xander's on his way, never fear. thank you very much for reviewing.
Review By [redrikki] • Date [27 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Her eyes they shone like diamonds" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
First; I'm sure you meant 'Rugby' matches not 'Ruby' matches! Or is that some strange Celtic sport that I've not heard of?

Otherwise great update, you don't know how many idea's its given me for my own fics! The idea of a 9 year old Wes reanimating a dead sparrow is worth a fic in itself.

Faith and emergency contraception; wouldn't it be easier for her to get the large economy sized box to save time? Maybe she could keep a supply of her own condoms? Mental image of Faith waiting impatiently outside the Pharmacy for it to open on a cold winter morning...does she get invited to the Xmas parties?

Looking forward to chapter four+.

All the best,
DaveT.
Comments from author:
I'm going somewhere with the Emergency Contraception you realise? It's going to have a pay off.

Thank you very much for your review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [27 Sep 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Her eyes they shone like diamonds" from moonstarsfu
Review:
Awesome update. Love the zombie cat and Wesley. Is he going to show up again or was it just a one time thing? I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens now that everything in the movie has happened. Great job so far!!
Comments from author:
Wesley will be showing up once more. The court scene in the movie is still to come. Thank you for reviewing.
Review By [moonstarsfu] • Date [27 Sep 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from (Moderator)Ava
Review:
My first attempt at a review was lost in translation so let’s try this again. With Faith admitting her attraction to Buffy, if only to herself, allows her making the fag comment to Doyle make me cringe only a minutely. I mean she was damn crude and nasty to Tara about her and Willows almost relationship. The feminist was a little over the top but I've met caricatures like her at rallies and Pride parades so I won't poke at her too much—she might beat on me too. ;)

I loved how you incorporated the cat and I highly enjoyed Faith's real reason for being upset. Is it wrong that I wasn't more offended about the kittie’s death? I liked how Faith and Doyle ended on a good note even with the ghastly morning after and I completely agree with Faith's assessment of Xander's real reason for wanting to visit. Of course I'm not the hugest Xander fan so that might play into my views a bit.

BTW: I enjoyed being the lead penguin in your analogy.
Comments from author:
I didn't make the 'pseudo' feminist up she was in the begining of the Boondock Saints and had a lot more dialog in a deleted scene in Boondock Saints, the hairy lipped thing was in for a penny in for a pound.

re: Faith being bi saying fag... have you seen that movie? In it the gay FBI agent keeps calling other homosexuals he runs into fags, queers, pansys etc.

Just deleted a paragraph on Faith being bi.
I think I'm going to e-mail you a letter, please, expect questions.

Cat - I wrote that for laughs not pathos so don't feel bad you didn't feel bad.

Xander is not just wanting to see Faith because of accomodation, he's hoping they can have sex again (because he's eighteen) and he'd visit her anyway not just for free shelter (because he is genuinely kind - a quality needed by Faith and Doyle.)

Thank you very much for your review.
Review By [(Moderator)Ava] • Date [26 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from penguinsinlove
Review:
Yes! Connor and Faith, what more right pair could there be? 'Cause they'll get there, even if it's only in my brain. And Doyle is a hoot. Thanks for throwing all the good Irish boys together. This is fun and well written so far. I'm glad you have not be too authentic with the accents, I find that annoying after a while. I always add the accent in my head anyway.

Keep up the good work and I really can't wait for the zombie cat part.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much for your review, the zombie cat is in actual fact coming next chapter.
Review By [penguinsinlove] • Date [26 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from hand
Review:
Connor couldn’t get through to the muscular hairy lipped feminist.

“Why don't you save all your aggression for protests and marches and what not?” he suggested reasonably.

Wow it is hilarious to stereotype feminists! Those crazy FemiNazis!

I also liked this part:

"Hey and what’s with you being a homo and a demon? You mighta told me.” It was like finding out your one night stand had genital warts or something.

I couldn't tell if you were equating being gay or being a demon to having genital warts but I found your use of "fag" particularly endearing.

I can only hope that you simply have an awful sense of humor and that even subconsciously you don't really think this way.
Comments from author:
Oh my god, I was always worried this would happen.

a) I am a feminist
b) I am not homophobic
c) although I use the word fuck in my private life often, overly often in fact, I never use the words nigger, yid, fag, lesbo etc. Which I have in my stories because they are 'fiction' and I'm a sucker for mob movies. I have never been to Boston as I was telling someone else, the inhabitants of that fair city probably do not use the word 'fuck' every second sentence, but they do in the movies.

I'm sorry if your feelings were hurt and thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt about not truly thinking that way*. I'll add a homophobic,racist lang warning .

*Although interesting (to me anway) the first time I wrote the word "Mick" ten months ago, a term used in Angel about Doyle I felt awful and had force myself to type the word. Now my fingers fly merrily over the keyboard as I write one mean ethnic slur after another. Scary really.

I take it you don't like mob films?
Review By [hand] • Date [25 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from Flavia
Review:
"It took the incident with the zombie cat for Xander to rightly conclude that Faith, Doyle and the McManus brothers were frigging insane."

snerk.

Truly, nothing beats a good subjectline. Who the hell can resist reading something like that? Story isn't bad, either....

Flavia
Comments from author:
Thank you kindly for your feedback.
Review By [Flavia] • Date [25 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from JennyLal
Review:
Well, you've got me interested in the Boondock Saints so may have to check that movie out. The strong accents are a bit hard to read (it's easier out loud!) but the humour and overall great writing more than makes up for it.
Comments from author:
Damn with the accents, the only thing is 'ta' for 'to' and g dropping. Hmm.

Do young Irish people really say Ma and Da? Not Mum and Dad in 1999? I would like to know.

I'm glad you find story funny it is meant to be, but I always hestitate to label stories as such because what if they aren't?

Boondock Saints movie is great, although as Dinky-di Irish as you are it might give you heart palpitations as the American actors accents come and go. It had Billy Connelly in it.
Review By [JennyLal] • Date [25 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from heathenseyes
Review:
God, you gotta love Doyle.


And the bothers.

:)
Comments from author:
The bothers oh darn, did I do a typo? Where? Now I shall paranoically check.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [heathenseyes] • Date [25 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "They'll feed you with strong drink, me lads" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Never saw the Boondock Saints so I'm reading this as if its a non-xover.

Liked it so far, to start with I was wondering if this Doyle fellow was an IRA hitman, then I slapped my forehead and said D'oh! Ok THAT Doyle...silly me. Will there be any IRA gunmen? Remind me never to go to Boston...if it's anything like the way you write it in your stories I never want to go there. All the people there sound so...vulgar!Not well-spoken and polite like everyone in London!

Okay I liked this story so much I put a track on it, so I'll be waiting eagerly for updates (hint-hint). Anyway I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment.

All the best,
DaveT.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you said that you haven't seen the movie, it reminds me to describe the McManus brothers world in detail.

You have IRA hitmen on the brain. Representatives of the glorious cause (or terrorist bastards) shall be making an appearance yes.

"Remind me never to go to Boston...if it's anything like the way you write it in your stories I never want to go there." Yes I do feel bad about my seeming slander of South Bostoners, blame Hollywood depiction and me never seeing how Faith would fit into the world of Ally McBeal.

Thanks for the nag on updates, you are the best and my hero when it comes to finishing stories.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [25 Sep 07] • Rating [8 out of 10]
start back Page: 2 of 3 next end
StoryReviewsStatisticsRelated StoriesTracking