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Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from Calypso

I really enjoyed reading your story. Its a pity that you haven't updated in four years, but I thought it definitely deserves a review in any case.

If I were in her situation, I also wouldn't have the words to explain everything. Because talking about one little snippet wouldn't be enough. Yes, they heard that she was the only Slayer, but that doesn't help them to truly grasp the aching loneliness that come with that position and the knowledge that she had no one to count upon, not for her own safety and by extension not her sister's. Her Watcher sent her through a Cruciamentum (whatever its called), they advocated she use/dispose of the Key, her friends ripped her from peace, and consequently she's barred from entering heaven again, since she can't die.

Sheesh, did I miss anything? Oh yeah, Sunnydale, soldiers, and sacrifice since she was called.

Kinda makes me think she needs a pensieve from Hogwarts to make thing a bit easier. Or a memory crystal....or something. Talking will help of course, but it is conditioned into her not to talk about herself, ever. The Slayer is always alone.

And waaayyy embarrassing moments with Legolas there! Oh my word! Some laugh-worthy, some ostrich-worthy (especially these last few) ouch. All in all enjoyable.

I like how you described Willow and her incapability to face up to the consequences of her actions. A byproduct from her parents with serious consequences for those around her. Loyal Xander and his honesty was the only voice of reason she's willing to listen to. Basically, I enjoyed all the characters that featured here. Cordy was great haha! Embarrassed Angel too.

Oh! And I loved the fight scenes. Thank you a lot. I'm sure there are more laudatory comments I wanted to express and I'll probably remember after "submitting". Thanks for sharing this. If you're still kicking I'd love to read more. Take care.
Review By [Calypso] • Date [21 Dec 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from Jave
Time to update :D. We're so close to Rivendel
Review By [Jave] • Date [8 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from sigrida
Thank you for the story - I enjoyed it very much!
Review By [sigrida] • Date [3 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 1" from DarkRuby
I just found this story and it's really good so far. Buffy/Legolas usually not my favourite pairing, I usually prefer Buffy/Aragorn, but this is good writing so i will read it lol. I look forward to reading more
Review By [DarkRuby] • Date [23 Apr 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from (Past Donor)Nuala
I just came across this story due to recommendations - I like it. It's been awhile since an update, so I hope this story will continue. I completely understand about life demands - but I thought you should know it's a good story. Thank you :)
Review By [(Past Donor)Nuala] • Date [25 Feb 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from bradsan
I hope you'll continue.
Don't let Buffy go back to earth and let Dawn join her if she wants.
Review By [bradsan] • Date [10 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from Scathach
I thought that it was well written, though sometimes the angst got to be a little much. Do you plan on continuing with it?
Comments from author:
Yeah, there's lots of angst. Tells you something about me. ;)

I dunno. It's been so long, and I feel kind of detached from it. We'll have to see. Thanks for reviewing!
Review By [Scathach] • Date [4 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from Kalliza
Wow. Just ... wow. This story had me absolutely hooked until I'd finished reading it ... then I got that "but ... wait ... no more?" pang after I finished.

I love the cross-cultural misunderstandings you've created between Buffy and Legolas. I'd love to see her meet Aragorn and Arwen as well, and I REALLY want to know what happens with Willow and Dawn and the rest of the Scoobies. I rather think that Dawn somehow making it to Middle Earth would be optimal. Buffy's already sacrificed her life for her sister, I find it very difficult to believe she wouldn't sacrifice a relationship with Legolas (and possibly even the Undying Lands, though that's a bit more questionable) as well.

I personally haven't read the Silmarillion, and I'm really enjoying the attention to detail from that book you're putting in, as well as the background which allows readers who haven't to still follow the story.

Thanks for an awesome story, and I dearly hope it gets picked back up sometime soon!
Comments from author:
Wow. This is the kind of review that really makes me feel good about my writing. It is wonderful to know that the story I've labored over has carried someone away, and moved them as well. It also makes me want to take up my "pen" again and finish it already!

I just feel like I've run out of steam in addition to the busy/crazy-ness that is my life now, and I'm not sure it's going to happen, but I want to complete it for myself and especially for those readers who have really enjoyed the story and stuck with it.

Thanks for your review. I will try to pick it up again.
Review By [Kalliza] • Date [21 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from airythia
I've just discovered this gem of a story. I LOVE it. i know it's been over a year since you last updated but it would be so wonderful if you did! I need to know if Buffy finally eases up on Legolas! What exactly happened to Willow? Does Buffy end up remaining in Middle Earth? I feel so torn about the last question! I want her and Legolas together but I feel horrible for Dawn losing her final family member.

I know Giles has enough on his plate and I really doubt that this could happen in real life, but what about Giles adopting Dawn? Then Dawn could stay with people she knows and trusts. *shrugs* mayhaps?
Review By [airythia] • Date [20 Apr 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from MarzBar
I feel like it's been years since I've seen (or read) this tale. Thank you so much for coming back to it and I hope you have time to give us more soon.
Review By [MarzBar] • Date [18 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from fran
I Like, I Lust, I Love!!Please Update Soon!!
Review By [fran] • Date [15 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from pezz
Just thought I'd remind you that you have a loyal reader here who is dying for more of this fic. I t re-read this chapter and loved it even more the second time. The "Grrrr Arrgh" line was hilarious as was "Hidden Valley Ranch." I really want Buffy to get her much needed bath. Then she might be a little friendlier to Lego man. Hope everything is going well with your new baby. Weren't you expecting in October? I have a little boy who just turned one. They are a wonderful gift...enjoy every moment.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much for your loyalty and readership. Readership. Is that a word? Or even a thing? Dunno. I'm so happy you loved the chapter. I just re-read it myself because of your review. I really need to start writing again, but as you observed, I had my second child (a daughter) in October, and now I'm doing a play and had to memorize a boat-load of lines. I'm tired. Maybe after the play is over I'll try to write some more.

Congrats on your little one-year old. My older girl is almost five and it's just amazing. The baby is so wonderful and she's almost 4 months old. Keep checking for updates!
Review By [pezz] • Date [10 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 1" from Jave
I just realised; I've been following this story for almost 7 years. I started reading this when I was 14. I still love it

please promise promise promise me you'll finish it, even if I have to wait another 7 years.
Comments from author:
Oh, I hope it doesn't take that long! I'm grateful that you've stuck with the story for all this time. I can't' believe it's been seven years. Oy. I'm doing a play and I have a new baby as well as a five-year old, so I'm a busy lady, but I'll try to start writing again soon.
Review By [Jave] • Date [20 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from willowbee
Interesting story.
Review By [willowbee] • Date [14 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 33" from Dootzbugg
I just wanted yo tell you how much I love this story. I just went back and re-read the whole thing for at least the second time. I know real life makes for one busy author, but I just wanted to let you know that you have one loyal reader here who will stick around whenever you update. :o)
Review By [Dootzbugg] • Date [6 Nov 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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