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Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from Nothorse
Review:
Well, if you fuse those universes, Willow's death is pretty much a given. Still a shame, though.

Nice and interesting fic. I think the universes are to close to each other to make for a comfortable fusion, but you managed to make it plausible.
Comments from author:
Doesn't close universes make fusions actually easier, not harder? There's a lot less to handwave away.

Glad you found it interesting, at least. =)
Review By [Nothorse] • Date [15 Apr 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from war
Review:
good story.
Review By [war] • Date [15 Apr 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
I don't know anything about the Dresden Files but still am enjoying this fic. Poor Willow died though? Sucky Council! Not that she's an innocent or anything, but it sounds like they didn't give her a fair shot. I hope there's more to this coming soon.
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying it.

The thing about the White Council in the Dresden-verse, is they have a one-strike-you're-out policy. Only in rare cases (like Harry's self-defense) is anyone spared, and even then they have heavy-duty probation. Multiple offenses like Willow's? There's virtually no way to have a universe where (a) the White Council exists and (b) Willow doesn't get axed. Invading another's mind, manipulating someone (removing memories), killing a person, transforming a person (Amy), and raising the dead with magic are all individually death-penalty offenses, nevermind all of them together.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [15 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from VillageOrchid
Review:
Ah a little sad with Willow, but a nice start to a mixed world with a bit of sexual and perhaps romantic tension.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [15 Apr 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from JasonBarnett
Review:
poor Willow.

The biggest problem with the removal of any characters in the Buffyvserse is it's such an ensemble that if you pull one character out you uposet the balance on the show. Buffy and Angel both started to suck when they decided to play with character roles for plot and not fill them in afterwards.
Comments from author:
Unfortunately, there's no way to have a Dresden-verse true to its rules, and still let Willow get away with everything she pulled. If they dislike Harry? They'd view her as completely irredeemable. No second chances. That *would* shift the balance of events for season 7, you're right. No way around that. And if/when I continue this, I'll explore that some more.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from MayhemManaged
Review:
Oh, very good. I actually am quite convinced that Harry and Buffy exist in the same universe without one of them needing to be AU, but your version neatly addresses some of the problems with this theory - mainly the bits about Willow, and Angelus & Spike being White Court (would never have thought of that, but it makes sense). Also, you captured the style of the Dresden books pretty well; First Person narration not being the easiest to reproduce. Again, I say - great job!
Comments from author:
The only problem with one of them not being AU? Thomas actually wears a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" t-shirt in one of the books, and in Blood Rites Harry tells Inari Raith to "make like Buffy". The books are pretty thoroughly permeated with pop culture, which you have to ignore if you want to pretend the people actually exist in the same world. =)

Thanks for your review! I appreciate your comments!
Review By [MayhemManaged] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from starchild
Review:
Wow. Book Harry, grown up Buffy and details that make sense. This is a story I can't wait to see more of.
Comments from author:
I do hope to write more eventually. Thanks for your review; I'm glad you liked it!
Review By [starchild] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from batzulger
Review:
Excellent use of the Butcher style of Harry dialogue!
Please continue this.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I'm a huge fan of the book series.

I have a request list of other stories to get through first, but I would like to come back to this later.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from (Past Donor)Mari
Review:
This was wonderful--usually fusions manage to shortchange one or the other, but you managed beautifully. Harry's voice was on, and the little details about Willow, Angel, and Spike were excellent.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I love both of these universes very much, and I hope to one day explore the Buffyverse alterations in this fusion-world a little more thorougly.
Review By [(Past Donor)Mari] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
Review:
This is freaking AWESOME! If ever a lead in to a new story deserved a "10", this is the one. Great portrayal of the characters, snappy and flowing dialogue that keeps the attention, no overused cliches, and just a great joy to read!

Impatiently awaiting the next chapter!
Comments from author:
Thank you!

it may be awhile before there's more of it, as I have quite the request-list to get through, but I do love these universes very, very much.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Handle With Care" from Cutiepie
Review:
They/you killed Willow? Wow, didn't quite expect that.

Are you sure this one is done? I haven't ever read any of the Dresden books, but you sure have caught my interest and I'd love to see more. Then again, I just love your writing style anyway, and will read almost anything you put out. =]
Comments from author:
Well, given the Dresden-verse setup, she'd never have survived what she did at the end of Season 6. An unfortunate consequence of the fusion.

The Dresden books are well worth reading; the series is 11 books long already, with 6 published short stories set between them, and the author has promised he has plots sketched out all the way through book 26 or so. It's very, very refreshing to read an author who knows his character and his 'verse in so much thorough detail.

I'll probably write more eventually, but I have several more request stories to get through first!
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [14 Apr 09] • Not Rated
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