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Review of chapter "Chapter Three" from laoshi
Review:
The way this chapter elucidates all the different facets of Buffy's character is wonderful. You start with the bubbly teen who has Foodgasms and worries about running in Jimmy Choos. And build through mentions of Buffy's need to slay until we get to see her kill.It was an interesting first meeting between Buffy and Anita. Having Buffy annoy Anita then follow her was a good choice structurally allowing Buffy to witness the events without participating. I liked the inside joke about Buffy lamenting the lack of a world where she could kill vampires without worrying about the cops. Again I loved your use of language when you described Buffy's feelings in the buildup to the kill. The predator and prey refrain worked thematically. Watching Buffy satisfy her hunger, and well her hunger was just riveting.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from laoshi
Review:
I love the interaction between Buffy and Giles in this chapter. Highlights for me include Buffy's internal monologue on how to get rid of Giles, his cowardice over the Pout of Doom and the Animator thing. Suspicioned is a great word. Your take on Buffy reminds me of a comedian called Eddie Izzard. He displays the same ability to start talking about a perfectly rational topic and take it to a really surreal place. Going from zombies to cartoon vampire frogs in one paragraph was inspired. Your comments about Princess Diana bring up timeline issues is this story set in the same time as Buffy series one or not?
Review By [laoshi] • Date [8 Oct 08] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from laoshi
Review:
I feel I've got to start by apologising. I've had this story on my recommended list for months and it's only now I've gotten round to reviewing it. I love the comic touches in this chapter: the land of tweedom, Lothos so paying for ruining her social life and hey I think you've coined a new word. At least I've never come across Buffyfication before. I really enjoy the way you've integrated Buffy into the Anita verse. I hate stories where people try and shoehorn canon Buffy into the Anita verse by saying the rules somehow do not apply on the hellmouth, and Buffy falls through a portal stories can be fun but your way is so much more satisfying. I haven't watched the movie in ages so I don't know how far you've pushed the time line, but I approve of you drawing out the conflict between Buffy and Lothos for a longer period to give Buffy the time to develop as the Slayer, as well as the cracks to start appearing in her parents marriage. I really enjoyed your prose style especially in the passage dealing with Buffy's killing Lothos. The bits about her feeling his power beating against her mind like butterfly wings is a great use of simile and the line about her awakening to vermillions etc really blew me away. The parallels between Anita and Buffy are made explicitly stated. Anita's bottomless pit of rage has always been the defining attribute of her character and it's going to be very interesting to see how she interacts with Buffy. The students watching Buffy like a demon escaped from Hell was a nice piece of foreshadowing. The pacing of the exposition of the house was ok, but did you really need to tell us all the dimensions? Oh, and before I forget, is the snake woman Lothos sent after Buffy Melanie the Lamia? If not are Lamia's more prevalent in this verse than the Anita books?
Review By [laoshi] • Date [7 Oct 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from SilverWave
Review:
Spot on.

Thanks :)
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. And you're welcome. 8)
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [15 Aug 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from GoldenRat
Review:
This fic is so great! What a unique BtVS/AB crossover. No alternate universe stuff, just Buffy in Anita'verse.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. I wanted to do a "What if Buffy was born a Slayer in the Anitaverse". How would that change things"
Review By [GoldenRat] • Date [16 Jun 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from deathgeonous
Review:
Very interesting take on this kind of crossover. In most cases,when mixing the two, dimision hopping is the norm. Blending useally doesn't work so well, but in this case, good job here. And what a revilation at the end. Well, I'll read the sequil and I hope for more beond that as well. Thanks for writing this, bye for now.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. I wanted to something different. So I thought "What if Buffy was born in the Anita-verse and there had always been Slayers there?" I'm glad you liked it. 8)
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [11 Feb 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I'm confused... the council already knows of Buffy -- do you mean what Buffy now knows about the Council? Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
The Vampire Council? They do not know about Buffy yet. The Watcher's Council does, of course.

One of the things that Giles wants to avoid is the VC finding out about Buffy. That would be bad. 8(
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [25 Jan 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Six" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I've only read Anita-verse fan-fic but it sounds like Buffy has been able to tell her more about this human-servant thing earlier than Anita might have known in the original. That's cool. And also cool that "the council" didn't let Edward know who he was working for. Last but not least the mystery of the magic blades -- do they invoke blood lust or obedience? Giles was certainly feeling bad about the fact that this was what he gave her. Looking forward to seeing how this develops. Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Anita didn't find out much about the human servant thing until three or four books in. Buffy clued her in.

The Council uses whatever tool will fit their need. Ruthless bastards.

You'll find out later that the blades invoke obedience. But at a serious cost. Then you'll find out the real story. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [25 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like how you had Giles explain earlier that the previous Slayer had been in captivity for 30 years... making "the slayer" who usually only lives for a year or two being an unknown to Edward and Anita. Buffy's probably already lived longer -- and perhaps her primveal connection to the slayer is stronger because the spirit was caged for so long. I don't essentially see her as a serial killer of anything other than vampires... but she gets pretty dark in mystic slayer mode.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. I always thought a vampire that thought in the long-term would use this strategy to deal with the slayer if possible. The Vampire Council is so powerful, they would have used it often during the slayer's tenures.

Buffy is slowly descending into darkness. When she has reached bottom, watch out. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [25 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Four" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like articulate and thoughtful (yet still a teenager) Buffy. Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
LOL I appreciate your reviews. Buffy has a lot to think about as a slayer in the Anita-verse. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Three" from VillageOrchid
Review:
An intense chapter -- very dream-like in the end.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Glad you liked it. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I liked this exchange, very mature and dynamic -- and covering new ground.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Glad you liked the story. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from VillageOrchid
Review:
A really intense creative mix of the two worlds. I like that Buffy got more on-the-job training and time with Merrick in this verse.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. Merrick had plenty of time to develop a father/daughter relationship. 8)
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [24 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from CedarPineSpruce
Review:
Excellent writing.

I was initially worried about the chirpy tone of the story, but you skillfully delivered the depth to balance it out. That duality developed well, and then became a stable part of the story, which impressed me greatly.

Well polished, excellent flow, no missteps, extremely believable, everything beautifully done.

Thank you for posting. *hugs*
Comments from author:
Wow, thanks for the review. I really appreciate the positivity. I hope you continue reading. *hugs*
Review By [CedarPineSpruce] • Date [28 Dec 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Nine" from Amai
Review:
First I'd like to express my deep deep envy over your ability to subplot. Secondly, I love your descriptive passages. i'd say more, but I'm hurrying to read the adventures of Buffy and Ted. :)
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
Review By [Amai] • Date [24 Dec 07] • Not Rated
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