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Review of chapter "The begining...." from Jaylynn
Review:
Oooh I love Gambit stories. I'm glad you jumped back in time after the first part since that way we get to know how we got there. Merry Christmas and lovely chapter!
Comments from author:
Thanks, and thanks for the review
Review By [Jaylynn] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The begining...." from DarkFaerieYumi
Review:
REMY! *swoons* My beloved Remy! My two favorite men as one! *drools heavily* I would recommend that with Gambit he does talk about hisself in third person, non? ^-^ I need to refresh myself on my beloved cajun. *sighs* But I like it.
Comments from author:
Yeah apparently so the more I think about it the more I think he does sometimes speak third person.
Review By [DarkFaerieYumi] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The begining...." from StriderMew
Review:
Good start. Will Xander be the only one with a power? And since you established (sort of) that Gambit is a comic book character along with the rest of the Marvel U, what other 'verse are you going to cross with this one?

- SG1? (can easily imagine the Gambit-fied Xander turn an entire Goa'uld ship into a tinderbox via touch - plus his combat experience as a thief and an x-man would be invaluable)
- Harry Potter? (being the only "mutant" in the HP-verse would sure as hell be interesting.)
- V (old series or new remake; a Gambit-fied Xander could fry those aliens same as SG1)
- Heroes (I shudder to even think about this one, this tv series has a convoluted storyline on par with the X-Men comics themselves - heck they even had a TV episode doing a retcon of all things)
- DC verse (This would work well too... he'll probably be one of the few heroes whose identities are semi-public since Gambit never really wore a formal "hero" costume - Gambit usually wore some sort of kevlar combat armor beneath a long overcoat and goes by either name even in public.)

addendum:

if you're wondering about the HP angle.... well, stealing those Horcrux (if you include them) would be one reason for the Order of the Fried chicken -- I mean Phoenix to hire someone like Xander.
Comments from author:
Well i was thinking about maybe having Xander start of a new Thieves guild. A place for respectable thieves to do business in. That away I could kind of keep to cannon for awhile.

I'm probably as of right now planning on Throwing in a Highlander cross ((When I think Thief I think Amanda.)) and Lupin the Third. I've never seen SG1, but ounce the status of the group grows well the goverment hires arms dealers so why not a few thieves who know how to hold their own?

I'm playing a bit with the marvel verse but maybe a more Alternate reality. For example things are kept Low key, SHIELD may be a government organization but they are just another ABC organization.

Heroes I've never watched just never got into for some reason, same with V. I may do a bit of an H.P. verse tie in since again it's secretive and low key. I'm not sure who woudl Hire Xander and what the consequences would be but it would be entertaining for sure.

Thanks for the review and the ideas, hopefully I'll have chapter two up soon.
Review By [StriderMew] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The begining...." from CrystalBlaze
Review:
Gambit's Cajun with some French and traces of other tongues in his language.

If Xander feels guilty and there's a bit of Remy's personality in there, he may slip into third person as a mild mockery mixed in with self-denigration.

I get the feeling from what I saw at the start that Xander blazed a seperate trail from the others. As for taking up the name LeBeau, after that morning, I don't see him as having interest or a choice to stay, assuming Tony doesn't do something stupid and get his ass blown sky high..
Comments from author:
Yeah, getting down his talking style will be a major issue. I think though to try and keep himself below the radar he'll not use the accent but he'll still lapse into it at times. I mean if we think abotu it surely Gambit didn't REALLY have the accent, I mean what kind of thief is going to have somethign as distinguishable as an accent like that. I think he really did have an accent, but I think he plays it up just a bit for sex appeal.

Yeah, another hard part about Gambit is he's a clown masked character. I say that even though that's nt really the case, but he's one of those character's who if they do something bad or are insulted they don't lash ut they joke about it even if it really hurts them. So Xander Gambit will be a bit of a self down talker for awhile.

See this is where things are a bit of a pain. Remy has always been a bit of a single player, and until Xander masters his abilities, well he won't be safe. So I'm planning to have him be on his own, but at the same time I'm not planning to have a huge battle between them. Just Xander and the others know he works better on his own. Sometimes of course he will help out and or Buffy will follow him to make sure he's okay, but their wont' be some big group splitting up like is all to common in these types of stories. Then ounce Faith shows up they'll be kind of forced together by the group since by then Xander will have perfect control and well we'll see how it goes from their.
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The begining...." from Wyeth
Review:
This is a good start, I have never seen a Xander goes as Gambit that didn't confuse me in the first two paragraphs.
Comments from author:
Ah good. I felt this chapter was a bit rough. Hopefully after this they'll get even better.
Review By [Wyeth] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The begining...." from AlphaBeta
Review:
Nice beginning, hope to see more.
Comments from author:
Yeah this is one I'm probably going to try and think of a decent outline for first. But it should be up soonish.
Review By [AlphaBeta] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The begining...." from ReaperCB
Review:
Not sure about this one yet, Gambit's a hard character to work with and not just because of his accent, but if done well it looks to be a very good story. So for now, I think I'll just wait and see before I get to into a review for you. However, if you need a little help with the dialogue, Gambit doesn't actually speak French, he speaks Cajun, so this site may help with a little of that...

http: //www. freewebs.com/ thecajunbayoudictionary/ cajundictionary.htm

I added the spaces cause I can't remember if it'll blank out the address or not, knows they do on FF.net, or at least they used to.
Comments from author:
Thanks, and I accept the criticism. I think the two personalities mesh relatively well. I personally felt this chapter was a bit weak, but I had to work on the very basic halloween stuff which I got out of the way so next chapter should be better.

And thanks for the site, I don't know much about the language but this should help a considerable amount.
Review By [ReaperCB] • Date [25 Dec 09] • Not Rated
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