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Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from IronOx
Review:
This is the story that got me to create an account here, I really hope you continue with it. Not only is it a really fascinating addition to the Buffyverse, it's well told, very immersive. The effect on Harmony of having 1) an even more amoral point of view than her own to contrast with, and 2) the intelligence to contrast and compare, makes for a truly interesting and convincing character development.
Comments from author:
Hello there.

I... am struck by your comment. That's an awfully insightful observation you've made there.
Harmony, who as Cordelia's shadow should be casually cruel and dismissive to basically everyone, is nudged towards a somewhat warmer and more considerate position because she now has intimate knowledge of (being) a person who is infinitely *worse*....
That's an interesting way to look at her situation.
I like that a lot.

Oh, and it's also moderately awesome that this story got you to make an account--very cool!
Thank you for speaking up, sir!
Review By [IronOx] • Date [30 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from deathgeonous
Review:
Ok, so I decided to reread this fic again, and then I saw it had been updated. I then thought, 'Wait a minute... how the heck did I miss the update?!?!?!?' Then seeing that it was updated on All Hallows Eve I remembered that 'Oh yeah, I had a really bad case of heat stroke then and wasn't better for like a week.' And please don't ask how in late October I could be suffering from heat stroke, its a long boring and semi-stupid story.

So anyways... after first checking that it WAS an update, not an, 'I've been really busy but I'm going to come back soon' message, of even worse a note of 'I'm putting this on hiatus', or the dreaded 'This fic is now dead' comment, I reread the whole fic.

First off, while I still loved reading the fic again, and while I truly enjoyed reading the new chapter, I must ask, do you realize how, well, dangerous doing a flash forward is? I mean now you've gotta make the story meet up with what you wrote here. Not too hard, looking back and seeing just what was written in the new chapter, but you've now still gotta line up what is with will be.

And now, now I've gotta figure out just how do do the recommendation this on this site, for I've never done it before, and your fic I decided long ago must be the first that I do, because well, it was the fic that got me to actually join this site when I did. And besides, this fic is amazing. It's one of my very favorite Buffy fics, definitely within my top ten, probably within my top five, and it is defiantly my favorite Buffy fic not staring Buffy, Willow or Illyria, my three favorite Buffy girls. In fact, I still think that by taking Harmony of all people, and making a great fic staring her, a definite fourth string character, you've done something very special here.

Well, thanks for writing this, hoping for an update some time soonish, bye for now.
Comments from author:
Wait, wait--so, you got HEAT STROKE in late Oct--
Oh, sorry, you said not to ask. Well, okay then.

Yes, this lil' mini-chapter wasn't much more than me revisiting the characters to see if they still wanted me to write things about them (and it seemed they very much DID, which is a very nice thing to hear).

Making things line up should be easy peasy--I know exactly (precisely) what happened between Angela and Xander, and it's making me grin as I type this, just from thinking about it, heh, heh, heh.

My time-management skills remain truly pathetic, but I'm still plugging away at this.
Also hoping for an update soonish.

Thank you muchly for your kindness and enthusiasm!
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [23 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from Thyatira
Review:
This story is wonderful. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for writing it and I hope you get over your writer's block.
Comments from author:
Well, you are quite wonderful for having taken a moment to let me know you liked it!
More of this WILL happen, as soon as I can make it happen.
Thanks!
Review By [Thyatira] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from Dragonelf
Review:
I am glad that you got inspired to update this story. :D


::Gives the plot bunny a slice of Apple Fritters::

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Comments from author:
Thanks!

More substantial updates are on the way (Once I get past this bout of the flu... ugh, ack, ::Achoo!:: )
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [16 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'The Origin Story'" from tosca
Review:
Yay! Happy to see this is still being worked on - definitely my favorite Harmony story!
Comments from author:
LOL!
Yeah, my favorite Harmony story too (though that's a fairly small pool of options, really).
Thanks for commenting!
Review By [tosca] • Date [3 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from SamDragon
Review:
Great story.I wonder if you are going to have Amora come looking for the girl who became her on Halloween.Just a thought.
Comments from author:
Hey, great question.
And, although I usually hate giving spoilers for what will happen, in this case I think it's okay to tell you:
No, Amora will never come looking for, or randomly encounter, Harmony or any of the others. The reason being, she's fictional.
(^_^)
No, seriously, it's that there IS no Amora in Harmony's universe, nor in any other universe accessible to her. No Amora, no Thor, no Asgard. There's only the idea of those things. And all the memories and powers she copied from the 'real' Amora had to come from a long, loooooong way away (metaphysically speaking).

Which is not to say that there isn't a LOT of things for Harmony to do, 'cause believe me, there are tons, but that particular story arc just isn't in the offing.

As always, thank you for commenting!
Review By [SamDragon] • Date [2 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from (Current Donor)Tempi
Review:
It was a pleasant surprise to see a new chapter in this excellent story. I look forward to reading more.
Comments from author:
I am happy to have surprised you in a pleasant sort of way!
::Executes a formal bow::
Review By [(Current Donor)Tempi] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from Ramenth
Review:
I'm so glad to see this story isn't dead; I'd honestly written it off some time ago.

Usually when I go back and reread a story that I was a fan of some time ago I find it's not anywhere near as good on rereading. This story is not one of those times. Even after more than a year and a previous reading I still find this a very enjoyable read. Congratulations; this is very well done.
Comments from author:
::Even after more than a year and a previous reading I still find this a very enjoyable read::

What a wonderful compliment!
Sorry it's taken so long to get back to this, but there should be more posted fairly soon.
Thank you for picking it back up and giving it another readthrough... that gives me all kinds of warm fuzzies!

Edit/Added: Still haven't forgotten about this story. Finally back to writing in a serious way--expect significant movement on this one before Halloween.
Review By [Ramenth] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from cjcold
Review:
Glad to see this story is still ongoing.

A nice view into the family/court that Harmony is building.

I liked the thoughts on enhancing Angela into a more capable bodyguard, especially given the dangers in SunnyD.

More soon please.
Comments from author:
Hey there, thank you for the reviewage.
Angela needs an edge, yes, very much so.

As for more, well, NaNoWriMo starts today, so... we'll see.
Review By [cjcold] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Rating [6 out of 10]
Review of chapter "'The Origin Story'" from Dusel
Review:
Was he really that stupid and mouthy in canon?
Review By [Dusel] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from (Past Donor)Lupo
Review:
So glad to see you back! Thank you for the update on how Harmony is progressing.....it seems she's settling in pretty well, gathering friends and followers. Can't wait to see where you take her next. Thanks again.....
Comments from author:
Nice to see some familiar people in the reviews!
Thanks for commenting on this very minor installment--working on actually substantial chapters now.
Review By [(Past Donor)Lupo] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from mendal
Review:
I should think she might change her tune about xander when she finds out about all the shit he's been through and done.

EDIT:Speaking of willow shouldn't harm be able to sense her magic potential?
Comments from author:
Mmmm, I don't know.
The antagonism between those two isn't just canon, it's canon I sort of LIKE.
(In that it gives me fun and grinchy things to write about).

What REALLY interests me, though, is wondering how Willow, and Giles, and especially Buffy are going to react, once things get to a certain point.

Edit: Remember, this is very early days for Willow... I'm not even sure she's cast her first spell at this point, though I'd have to back and check to be sure. Also, I'm taking the Hellmouth's static-y interference very seriously, here, which makes it not-so-easy to detect subtle things, especially in and around the school.
Basically, I just don't want everyone to find out everything about everyone else too quickly or easily, but I'm working to justifiy it within the rules I'm setting up.
Review By [mendal] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from Dusel
Review:
You REALLY don't like Xander, do you? :) Angela beat him to a pulp, eh? Cruel, cruel.
Comments from author:
Well, Angela DID sort of trounce him, yes, but wait till you see what he did to deserve it.
Review By [Dusel] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'Of Courtyards and Lyrical Reinterpretations'" from MarcusSLazarus
Review:
Well, interesting 'glimpse' of the future anyway, although I still look forward to seeing what happens in the intervening time to get us to that stage; hope you get past your current writer's block sooner rather than later.
Comments from author:
This was mostly just me sort of sneaking past the perimeter guards that have kept me away from this story for so long, sneaking out with whatever bit of text I could carry while escaping their pursuit.
I really do feel good about my chances of ripping through the whole intervening thing, though that section will likely require a slight change of style from what's gone before.
I'll know more once I sit down in the next day or two and give it a go.

Thanks for commenting!
Review By [MarcusSLazarus] • Date [1 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "'So, this Goddess walks into a Bar....'" from (Past Donor)aprobertson
Review:
A fun story with an interesting twist on a usually joked-upon character.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Everyone deserves their time in the sun, I think.
And Harmony provides lots of raw material to work with, which is nice.
Review By [(Past Donor)aprobertson] • Date [2 Oct 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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