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Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from JoeDineen
Review:
I find the idea that Joyce Summers would relinquish her claim on her child while she drew breath simply unbelievable. I also find it unbelievable that Buffy would not return to her if she got any indication that her mother still loved her and would take her back.

I also find it interesting that you feel the need to make Buffy first daughter to give her some credibility as a government troubleshooter. I do not see that it follows, that she saved Durling from vampires and that he then knows vampires exist would be enough. The families remain friends and when he gets to be president he fast tracks her into the FBI X-files type outfit. Let the initiative be an NID under the radar project.

The council would have opposed such a move but it could not have been made by the president until Buffy turned 18 (cannot have federal agents that are minors) and that would be after Buffy's cruciamentium. Then Councils influence with Buffy, the Scoobies other than Giles, and her mom would have been minimal. With Faith on the hellmouth Buffy would have felt free to take up the Presidents offer. It was made in good faith by a man she trusts and at 18 she would not be looking at the long term repercussions of her allegiance.

So while the concept of Buffy being on the inside with Jack Ryan el al is interesting I think the family connection is unnecessary and distracting from the main plot.
Comments from author:
I answer all my reviews so I'm taking the time to answer this one as well. Although it seems to me to be more of flame but perhaps your didn't intend it that way. Several people have pointed out that Joyce wouldn't just give Buffy up and I agree. However, I'm not going to reveal the why's and wherefore's in the first chapter. There will be more on that as the story develops. As for my choices regarding plot they are just that mine. If you don't like them you absolutely have the right not to read the story. As to Buffy's age. The Durling's adopted her ten years ago (which was mentioned in the first chapter) so she is now 27 and has worked for the FBI for two years.
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from (Past Donor)zoev
Review:
I've never read the Tom Clancy novels, but from what I can tell from reading your first chapter, you've chosen three fandoms that you've managed to blend together beautifully.

I'm really looking forward to reading more of this, because what you’ve written so far is completely unique and has the potential to become a great story. I also love the introduction of Staff Sergeant Domingo Chavez (who is a new character for me), because he seems to provide Buffy with something she desperately needs at the moment.

I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of Buffy and Ding at Cheyenne Mountain and their first meeting with SG-1. Also, I’m hoping that Buffy remains a mystery to them for several more chapters at least, because it’s funny to read people’s confusion about her before they know who she really is.

I love this story so far, so please keep this going.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like it. I've always thought that these three fandoms would work well together and this story has been niggling at the back of my mind for awhile now. The actor who played Ding in Clear and Present Danger is on TV in The Closer so every week when I saw him this idea would pop into my head. Then I saw the movie again and the idea moved to the front of the mind. Finally after weeks of my muse nagging me I gave in to it. Ding is both a sniper and an army ranger. I thought those skills as well as his street smarts (he was in a gang before he joined the military) would go perfectly with Buffy. Thus a story was born. Of course, there is so much more to it than that because I have a few suprises to throw out for all of you as well. I'm hope you enjoy them.
Review By [(Past Donor)zoev] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from jalbasmg
Review:
Great start.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [jalbasmg] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from immortalsilence
Review:
oooohhh can see all the possabilities more chapters pretty please
Comments from author:
Thanks for taking time to review. I hope you enjoy the story and its twisty plot. I promise more next weekend.
Review By [immortalsilence] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from Sweetdoggie
Review:
I'm totally addicted to Buffy/Stargate crossovers. This one looks to be very good. Can't wait till they get to the Mountain. Keep up the good work!
Comments from author:
Thanks! I love Stargate as well. You can probably tell since all my stories are crosses with it but one. Next chapter Buffy and Ding arrive at the mountain. I'll be posting it next weekend.
Review By [Sweetdoggie] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from Claddagh
Review:
Oooh, just found this, and I like it!! Looking forward to more.
Comments from author:
Thanks Claddagh! I'm glad you liked it. Please don't throw anything at me for starting a new story. I just couldn't let it go. Have to keep the muse happy. Especially since it spent the better part of year being a miserable b$#@ch. Stupid muse!
Review By [Claddagh] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from KnightWulf
Review:
interesting love what you have so far and can't wait for mre, will the scoobies be coming into this story? just want to know
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like it. This story is going to have a few plot twists so you'll have to wait on whether the Scoobies will be in the story. That's not what anyone wants to hear but I don't want to give anything away. Sorry. :)
Review By [KnightWulf] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from eriktheviking
Review:
This is great!

I like the way you used Clancy to set-up the interaction between the different programs/books.

I'm really looking forward to the interaction between Ding & Buffy.

Please continue this.

Thanks

Lee
Comments from author:
Thanks! That's exactly what the Clancy novels are - the set-up. You don't have to know everything about them to enjoy this story. I used to love Tom Clancy but after Executive Orders I really stopped reading him. But I'm a huge fan of Jack Ryan which is why he gets to be President in this story. Thanks again for reading and look for the next chapter in about a week.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from Nightmarish
Review:
Great start! I'll definitely be tracking this for updates. I've never read Clancy, but Stargate is one of my favorite crosses, and I appreciate the new dynamics. I will be awaiting the next installment with eager anticipation!


P.S. - I noticed that the reviewer before me commented on the incorrectness of "slayed." While I agree that the correctness of this term is debated by some, in the case of this story I think it's perfectly acceptable. The word has firmly implanted itself into American slang, and more than half of the resources I just looked up deem it an accurate substitution for "slew." There's even a BtVS episode in which Willow asks just this question, and Giles assures her that both terms are correct. I realize that Giles' word isn't necessarily golden, but I think that in the Buffy-verse, when it comes to slaying vampires at least, "slayed" is 100% correct.

(Sorry if I've double-posted this - I'm not sure if the review went through the first time.)
Comments from author:
You don't have to know Clancy to enjoy this story. That being said his early novels are great. I didn't particularly care for the last few but then that's me. The next chapter will be here in about a week. As for slayed or slew - remember this is Buffy speak and I don't think she was ever on the grammar train. LOL! I'd totally forgotten about the episode where Willow asked that question. As far as I'm concerned Giles is golden so will go with his grammaticial interpretations. Thanks!
Review By [Nightmarish] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from WolfWriter
Review:
Nice story. I like it. There's just one itty bitty problem with grammar.

The past tense of slay isn't 'slayed'. It's 'slew'.

Not that I'm being persnickety or anything like that. I know that it doesn't have the same punch as "I came; I saw; I slayed." I kind of like that expression myself. (And if you haven't used it, or thought of it yourself, feel free to do so.)

I wanna read more of the story. So please write more.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like the story. As for "slayed" another reviewer did a little grammar research for both of us and it seems both slew and slayed are o.k. Besides I don't think Buffy (no matter the circumstances) would say slew and since this is Buffy speak we'll have to go with slayed. ;) Thanks for reading and commenting and please in the future don't be afraid to point out my grammar flaws. I know I have them and unless I purposefully meant to do it I want to know so I can change it. Thanks.
Review By [WolfWriter] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from Stone
Review:
Hi,

No fair starting another good story...means more waiting on the other one. Oh well, as it also interesting and different - me not complain.

Another good start to a very interesting story. Looking forward to reading more next week...just wished it moved quicker at times. Oh well!

Thank you for posting and writing. Will look out for the next update on all your stories.
Comments from author:
I promise I'm not neglecting Conception. My other WIPs of course are on the far back burner. I just don't have the muse for them right now. I read them and its like someone else wrote them. Thanks for taking the time to review it is really appreciated.
Review By [Stone] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from Dargos
Review:
Good story so far.Take care not to make Buffy too important.BTVS was her story, sure, but in crossover slayer´s capabilities are rather limited.
Comments from author:
I'm not sure what you mean by too important. This is a Buffy-centric story so she'll be the central character. If you mean is she going to take over the SGC - no she is absolutely not. She's going to do exactly what Jack Ryan asked her to: fact find. God help them all! ;)
Review By [Dargos] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from martelcris
Review:
Not bad...Not bad.. :)
I think that Joice renouncing to B. is a little off, but you are the writer.

I'm waiting for more !
Comments from author:
I promise all will be revealed in time. As I've mentioned to others this story has quite the twisty plot. Although I'm not to sure what Joyce at the end of Season 2 would have done. That wasn't a particurlarly stellar act on her part when she through her daughter out because she had to save the world. But that is neither here nor there (at least not yet).
Review By [martelcris] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from dugleikoo
Review:
That was strange, but then again, when isn't the beginning of your stories tipping the scale towards absurd?
Comments from author:
I hope that's absurd in a good way. Probably true though. Even I find my brain strange. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Review By [dugleikoo] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "There are More Things in Heaven and Earth...." from KnightOwl
Review:
I don't really know anything about the Tom Clancy books and don't really have an interest in them. I will be reading this story because you're the one writing it. I really like the way you write Buffy and that will always draw me to your stories. This one sounds good so far. I can't wait for Jack to meet Buffy, it should be really interesting.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the wonderful compliment. Fortunately, you don't need to know Tom Clancy to understand this story. Although I do recommend most everything he wrote up to and including Executive Orders. I stopped reading him after that. I'm not sure if my taste or his writing changed but I just stopped enjoying them as much. Although, I have picked up Clear and Present Danger again and re-read it over the years. That's the first story with Ding and it's great. I also liked the movie with Harrison Ford. Enough about that. Thanks for reading and I promise Jack/Buffy interaction in the next chapter.
Review By [KnightOwl] • Date [8 Oct 07] • Not Rated
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