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Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from banner
Review:
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate Travers?
I can see him doing that, too. The good news is that eventually "the next Slayer" was Buffy. He got what he was looking for, and he for sure got what he was asking for...
Comments from author:
EDIT: it seems I misinterpreted your review (I didn't take enough notice of the word 'eventually'). I apologise. Please ignore the original version of my reply.
Review By [banner] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from MarcusRowland
Review:
All too plausible.
Comments from author:
thank you!
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from TroyGuffey
Review:
Well written, though the Watcher are d*mn slimy b*stards.
I agree that the Slayer CAN'T be the "Only Girl". (though I don't agree with the idea of the "many Slayers" pre-"Chosen") There are probably small groups like Angel's crew, and rogue demon hunters all over the world. As for "kill his Slayer immediately" that's NOT guaranteed to work. It's also stupid to assume that the Slayer would LET herself get killed, given that's she's good enough to pass her Crucimentum. The Swedish Slayer has skills that any NEW Slayer will have to pick up. And like Vilkath said, what if it's NOT the Potential they've got under their thumb?
Comments from author:
I'm a firm believer in the school of thought that holds that the new Slayer is Called where she is most needed. And, guaranteed to work or not, it's worth a try (if you believe that doing evil is acceptable in the cause of a so-called 'greater good').

As for her not letting herself be killed:-

"Ah, Dagny, today we are going to work on your escapology. I'll just fasten you up in these ropes and chains..."

"Doctor Grunhagen, why are you pointing a revolver at...?" (Bang!)

or

"Ah, Dagny, today we are going to work on your escapology. I'll just fasten you up in these ropes and chains..."

"You've certainly done a thorough job in chaining me up, Doctor Grunhagen, it's going to take me a long time to free myself. Why are you attaching heavy weights and pushing me into the fjord?" (Splash!)
Review By [TroyGuffey] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from Grindhall
Review:
Nasty
Comments from author:
Indeed. Thank you!
Review By [Grindhall] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from batzulger
Review:
Brutal and quite fitting with the Traver's Council. You understand why they picked Ripper Giles as a Watcher. They needed people that they thought could do the morally dubious stuff.
Comments from author:
Indeed. Thank you!
Review By [batzulger] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from Greywizard
Review:
A very accurate depiction of the Watchers Council, as far as I'm concerned.

Good job.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from Lucinda
Review:
Ouch.

Of course, with a Travers like the one we saw on the series, I can see that being the solution.

I can't help wondering what happens if things don't go that smoothly when the Dutch-located Watcher attempts to follow that order...
Comments from author:
Stockholm is in Sweden, not the Netherlands.

If things don't go smoothly then 144 volcanoes in Indonesia all erupt at once; if Toba blows as well then almost everyone on Earth dies (the last time it went off, 75,000 years ago, it may have reduced the human population of the world to around 2,000 according to some theories).
Review By [Lucinda] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Rather good and thought provoking story old boy, what?

I should say so,

DaveT.
Comments from author:
Thanks, old chap!
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from FariaLyton
Review:
It's an interesting story. Sort of "the council wasn't always bad, but necessity forced them to form bad habits" type thing.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [FariaLyton] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from Vilkath
Review:
Not bad, though I think all the over the top 'British speak' was annoying to read and god help anyone actually talks like that English or not. It does raise valid questions there thousands vamps in the world if not hundreds of thousands, thousands of demons, thousands if not millions of of corrupt humans and cultist all willing to end the world. One girl just isn't enough, and no other force was shown in Buffy-verse to combat evil reliably, a few humans help here and there but most of them are self serving and rather weak.

The only real problem with this solution is unless the 'divine powers' that pick next slayer send her where she's needed most very low chance the next slayer happen to be near the event in question. And if it's not that potential they had on hand it take even longer to search for the girl, took days/weeks find Buffy in the modern age. I honestly think they'd have easier time trying transport the slayer there fast as possible.

Then again the Watchers council is really just a force of evil, they do nothing really help a slayer. No real training, Giles acting as a punching bag to Buffy hardly counts and almost 'trained by the council from birth' Kendra fought worse then Buffy the cheer leader. Makes wonder where heck they find people to be watchers, people who supposedly care about fighting the forces of darkness and willing to risk their lives doing it but also willing to kill innocent girls if their boss says jump. And it's not like the Watchers Council provides weapons, housing or such for slayers, Buffy did not get paid, she didn't really get weekly updates or help. She's just a errand girl for the council if they want something but rest the time she's on her own.

I always found that be one Watchers Council greatest achievements, that their evil self serving bastards who never lift a finger for their slayers, yet are seen as a force of good and well respected and in power. A good indication how worthless they are, their just normal humans with no real fighting ability and the slayer is usually no where near Watcher HQ in england. So why hasn't more demons tried to kill them off, it wasn't until the First evil tried kill off the potential slayers, something Council helped It find, any watchers really even targeted or hurt. Every demon worth their fangs tries to 'bag a slayer' but strangely no one cares about the watchers despite being easy pickings.
Comments from author:
It's not 'British speak'; it's extremely old-fashioned upper-class speak and no-one, outside of bad Hollywood movies and the episodes of 'Friends' and 'Bones' set in some weird imaginary version of England, has spoken like that for at least seventy years. I used it because I wanted Sir Archibald Travers to seem flippant and uninvolved right up until the moment when he gives that final order.

I am a firm believer in the theory that the 'divine powers' that pick the next Slayer do indeed send her where she's needed most. That is, in fact, the main point of the story. The other point is the question of the morality behind being willing to order the death of an innocent and in fact heroic girl, or actually carrying out the murder of the girl in question, to possibly save the lives of millions of people.

It's far too simplistic to tar the Watchers' Council as a force of evil. Remember that when the First blew up the Council building Quentin Travers was busy mobilising the entire Council to go to Sunnydale and give Buffy every bit of help they possibly could. Watchers have certainly died for their Slayers in the past - Merrick, for instance.
Review By [Vilkath] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from Jonathansicari
Review:
Very well written.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Jonathansicari] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Six Thousand Miles" from arkeus
Review:
eh.

Quite good.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [arkeus] • Date [13 Nov 09] • Not Rated
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