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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from GundumM
Review:
interesting
Review By [GundumM] • Date [21 Jul 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Past Donor)James
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Loved this one, Marcus.

I happen to agree with the fully functional Universe theory, for the most part. See, I don't see fossils and the other stuff as proof of the Theory of Evolution. It just goes to show that sometimes, man just gets it wrong...

James, who would love to see another story, besides Cupid.
Comments from author:
Sorry, I think this is one where we'll just have to agree to differ. Glad you liked the story anyway.
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [10 Apr 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from amusewithaview
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This was really good, and the only one of it's kind that I'VE ever read. I found it on the tth awards and boy am I glad I did! The ending was rather bittersweet, though the next story in the series helped add to the 'sweet' quite a bit.

Danke
Comments from author:
One of these years I may add another sequel, but it won't be soon.
Review By [amusewithaview] • Date [11 Dec 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Omphalos" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
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Scary :)

IMHO, it's Benjamin Sisko's wife who's now in charge of DS9 :D

Nice way to build up the eeriness of the situation. Good point, the Key being guarded by monks for centuries would likely be out of touch with reality...

Nice writing of Glinda, she has been one to hold strong opinions.


Scary... And very well written too ;)
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [22 Jul 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from ShayneT
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This story blew me away the first time I read it. I hadn't associated it with you, Marcus until I reread it just now. Kudos.
Comments from author:
Thanks - every now and again I think about writing more in this universe, but there really isn't anywhere else to go with it without getting really silly.
Review By [ShayneT] • Date [19 Jul 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Sweetdoggie
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Interesting concept. You had the characters down well. I'm not a Dawn fan, but at least she wasn't whining. I like your work as a whole. It's coherent, and you actually can write, spell, and think. Not all that common a skill these days.
Comments from author:
It may just be my interpretation of the character, but I've always seen her as being brighter than any of the other characters including possibly Willow.
Review By [Sweetdoggie] • Date [30 May 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "VII" from NeedlessNoodles
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Hrm. SHE? Did one of those unknown possible changes be that Cpt Sisko is now a woman? Weird. So can't picture that....So, far this has been way better than I thought it would be. Not a fan of Buffy, but this and all of the theories and what not so work well in this. Great job.
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it - watch out for the sequel, Playing Cupid. It's short and fluffy, like a tribble...
Review By [NeedlessNoodles] • Date [11 Apr 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from ObsidianBlack
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I do not know if I buy the claims of Glenda at the end, and here is why: According to some theories in quantum mechanics, anything that COULD happen, HAS happened. If you go back in time and do something that changes the future, the original future does not just vanish. It still exists, along with the new future, and every other future that could possibly exist. All you have done is shifted yourself from one universe to another. Even correcting what caused the change wouldn't just cause the alternate future to disappear. It would still exist, because a universe where you never corrected the changes would still exist, simply by the fact that you corrected the changes to begin with.

I'll put it more simply. You sit down to breakfast, and have to choose between having Fruit Loops or having Cap'n Crunch. You choose to have the Cap'n Crunch. In making that choice, an alternate universe is created where you instead have the Fruit Loops.

Similarly, if you go back in time and make a decision that changes the future, as a consequence a universe is created where you do NOT make that decision. Furthermore, by choosing to correct the changes, a universe is created where the changes are not corrected. Therefore, three different futures (Original Future, Alternate Future, Corrected Alternate Future) exist simultaneously. None of them are wiped out, but continue to exist simply because of choices you make.

Ow. i just wrote that, and it gave even me a headache *wanders off to find some aspirin*
Comments from author:
Normally I agree with that version - but this is pretty much God (or someone with godlike powers) making the rules. Dawn knows exactly what she did, and wouldn't have bothered if it left the original universe unchanged.
Review By [ObsidianBlack] • Date [28 Feb 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Current Donor)Sulien
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*cue "The Twilight Zone" music* I think you've just broken the little bit that is left of my mind, because all I can do is sit here and chase the thoughts that you've generated around in it. I think Joss Whedon would love this story, I know I certainly did. Thank you.
Comments from author:
I owe Don Sample a lot for pointing out what was wrong with the original ending. The Trek version of time paradoxes never quite makes sense, the revised version doesn't sugar-coat the pill.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [21 Feb 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from feekh
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I have read this a couple of times and it is easily still the creepiest and most thought out crossover I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Combines a solid philosophical debate with two great TV shows and still remains believable and in character. But I think what I liked best was the really subtle ways you showed the differences in the last chapter. First one with Jedzia still alive was obvious of course. The pronoun in Cisco's case less so. And I agree that the epilogue is needed to an extent to make clear what choice they all made and what Dawn was forced to do. Then again as Dawn says they didn't really have a choice. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Review By [feekh] • Date [19 Jan 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Ansku
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Poor Dawn, can't be easy to live with that one...
Review By [Ansku] • Date [20 Nov 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "VII" from banner
Review:
Fascinating. And scary as ... well... a teenager with creationist powers.
Great story.
Review By [banner] • Date [12 Jun 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from KelinciHutan
Review:
While I enjoyed this story very much, I am compelled to make this one note: The Bible does not begin with "In the beginning was the word was with God and the word was God." The book of John, fourth book of the New Testament begins with that. The Bible begins with "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." I realize someone has probably already pointed this out once or twice (or even a zillion times), however there you are.

Aside from that however, I very much like the story and although the point made is entirely hypothetical it is an interesting connundrum. Very good job. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Review By [KelinciHutan] • Date [18 Apr 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from JasonBarnett
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I've only just read the reviews which is why I'm just now replying to the one addressed to me. I really don't know how to answer this, honestly. But I do know if you'd presented me with any options to prevent it I'd take it. And the logic you present, don't do anything and hope for the best because you're not going to exist if you do is reason for the Giles of the Wishverse not to smash Anya's pendant
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [15 Jan 04] • Not Rated
Review of story "Omphalos" from Anonymous Reviewer
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This was quite fascinating! It's always good to read crossovers that don't just revolve around getting said and said character together, since they tend to have a fascinating plot outside of the romantic realm. Dawn is very well characterised and the epilogue is great, it stresses what she actually did, makes us see the Key as not quite as perfect as we would have thought. Great characterisation of the DS9 crew; I loved Worf. Great job!
Review By [Anonymous Reviewer] • Date [14 Dec 03] • Not Rated • Add Comment
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