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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
I can't imagine the changes that would make to the timeline. Truly evil!
Comments from author:
Actually, it's not going to make any changes to the timeline we know, since all of the Buffy and Angel series storyline is canon. You'll see what I mean in the next chapter. ;-)
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from russle
Review: do know that we are not Czechoslovakia since "93", right?
Comments from author:
Actually, I somehow managed to forget about that completely. I will change it in the text. Sorry. ;-(

Although at the time I reference (1989), it was still Czechoslovakia.
Review By [russle] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from MikhailRomonov
Irony has found a new bitch, and his name is Xander. So, talk about taking self-hatred to new levels. Nice premise, definitely want to keep reading this one.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I appreciate hearing your comments.
Review By [MikhailRomonov] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from spike
wow Dhofferyn (spelling) truly knows what would tick Xander off the most and being stuck in the body of Angelus would be at the top of his list lol
Comments from author:
Yeah, D'Hoffyrn is a real bastard, so he would study his target and make sure he knew what wold be the worst thing to do to them to make them suffer.

But I think I can accurately predict he'll end up regretting his actions sometime in the not-too-distant future.
Review By [spike] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from LordCorwin
this had better not be the end ... and Xander had BETTER come back and kick that demons ass.
Comments from author:
Not to worry - the next chapter will be up in a day or so. ;-)
Review By [LordCorwin] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from LLN
you *so* have to write more...No cliffies!!!
Comments from author:
I've got the next chapter almost ready to post, so it will only be a day or so before you get to see what happens next.

Unfortunately, however, my muse is the President (and probably founding member) of the Evil Uber-Bitch Association and insists on cliffhangers wherever possible. ;-)
Review By [LLN] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from EllandrahSylver
*blinks* Well, that was just... twisted. Um, what do you suppose would happen if 'Angel' actually got his Shanshu after THIS version of history? Would he remember everything? Because that would probably put a whole new spin on everything.
Comments from author:
I don't have to wonder what might happen after Angel shanshus, since I already know what happens. ;-)

And so will you after a couple more chapters. ;-)
Review By [EllandrahSylver] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from JEHayes
OK, interesting. Most jarring thing was the transition from outside the cave to inside it. That was so abrupt it really threw me.

But really, interesting. Xander's soul being that of Angel? Crazy. I'm really curious as to whether or not you're taking it as canon!Angel had Xander's soul, or whether D'Hoffryn's revenge is creating a new, temporal disturbance. The first way creates a good explanation for Angel's immedeate attraction and love for Buffy besides pedophilia, and Xander's spirit being mostly suppressed explains why Angel was such an unhelpful dick for the first season+ of Buffy. The second way allows for delicious AUness. I look forward to seeing where you go from here. The kind of story implied by Buffy's ruminations early in the chapter seem completely at odds with the kind of story implied by how Xander was screwed over at the end of the chapter. I really, really, look forward to seeing what happens. Happy writing.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing. I'm taking it as MY canon that Xander's amnesiac soul was always the one stuck coexisting with Angelus, since it does serve to explain why Angel was so taken with Buffy upon first seeing her, but didn't do very much the first couple seasons.

And when you think about it, consider the various implications of Xander staring down Angelus in the hospital and telling him, "You're gonna die, and I'm gonna be there!" Kinda makes you wonder whether Xander really does have some sort of prescient ability, doesn't it?

As far as any possible implications Buffy's thoughts might suggest, just remember that the hero always faces dire challenges as the story progresses. ;-)
Review By [JEHayes] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Bobboky
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Review By [Bobboky] • Date [19 Apr 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from missinglink
Well played. That is a very nice, neat and tidy way of looping things around to the world we are familiar with. Question is, what happened to Xander's body? And if this is truely what occured, then why might there be a continuation to the story to come? Curiouser and curiouser. Would be interested as to what you have planned, if you have anything planned to continue this. Overall though, very nice job of a reveal that fits the characters and story perfectly. Take a bow!
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing and commenting.

Everything that happened in BtVS and AtS is canon, but I'm putting my own particular spin on exactly what that means, as you'll see in the next chapter. And as far as a continuation goes, just 'cause Joss had no idea what to do next doesn't mean that I don't. ;-)
Review By [missinglink] • Date [18 Apr 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from neverwill
Ooooh, I really want Xander to get his chance at revenge!!!! Maybe when the spell is broken at Wolfram & Hart so the team remembers Connor, 'Xander' will get his memories back too?
Comments from author:
I think I can safely say that Xander wants to get his chance at revenge, too.

The only other thing i can say at the moment is that all of the Buffy and Angel series are canon and you'll see how that works out in the next chapter.
Review By [neverwill] • Date [18 Apr 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Archr
Good one man. Evil to the extreme. So, where do we go from here?
Comments from author:
Thanks, man. And I try to do my best. (smirks)

And next chapter shows the high (low?) lights of the next few years of Xander's life. ;-)
Review By [Archr] • Date [18 Apr 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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