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Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from ForSpite
Review:
Buffy channeling the Master reminds me of Drusilla for some reason, just the hypnosis methods I suspect.
Nice false cliff-hanger in the middle there.
Also, Buffy really is in trouble if she can't keep herself from revealing her enhanced knowledge and intelligence around people she's unable to alter the memories of.
Still, being charismatic in both personae I enjoyed her instant shift into a reasonable reaction and volunteering possible explanations... while knowing they were false.
The actually surprising part is using the term 'yanks'. I hadn't realized the Master's Britishness was going to endure across incarnations so well. The increased knowledge of history is pretty much a given for a time traveling, nigh-immortal, super-genius. Of course, if she'd been more on the ball she would have passed it off as hanging out with Spike and Giles too much. They present an easy explanation for any British slang that escapes her.
It's looking more and more like she can't have her cake and eat it too, here, which has to bug her. The Master generally doesn't care for people, but he hates being thwarted and his last incarnation was prone to collecting them (his wife and the Doctor are with him all the way, long after he doesn't need her). Buffy's pretty stubborn, too. She could always make up some kind of false partial explanation, like saying she's remembering things more easily and thinking faster since the event, but that would prompt researching.

Mostly I'm really glad to see you writing again.
Review By [ForSpite] • Date [7 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from RevDorothyL
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Go, Tara!

And the Master will have to steer clear of obscure historical references if he wants to pass for "Buffy-as-usual" -- obscure pop culture references are one thing, but if the historical reference is too obscure for the scholarly Tara to get . . .
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [26 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from RogueAngel
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Brilliant, I do love a good crossover that comes from a novel approach. I’m kinda hoping that this would become Buffy/Doctor, coz that would be awesome. And something about the Doctor ending up with some no anything like the Master be hilarious on so many levels. BUT… I’m not going to hold my breath. Instead I’ll just silently hope, and enjoy the wackiness that unfolds before me. Can’t wait for the next update, and see what Buffy (if it is even still her) gets up to next.
Review By [RogueAngel] • Date [26 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from Valkyrie
Review:
Nice! I want to see more of the world-dominating Buffy.
Comments from author:
Then you'll probably like chapter 8.
Review By [Valkyrie] • Date [23 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from (Past Donor)LiastraLee
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This is amazing. The Master's personality is going to make Buffy even more manic than she already was. Plus she is still devoted to Dawn, which fits too since the Master would see her as an extension of himself, and we all know how much he loves himself.

I really want Buffy to meet up with the Doctor and screw with his head some more. :)
Comments from author:
Won't happen for a bit; the way I envision this, won't happen until a sequel. But it will happen.

Muhuhuhuhahahahahaha....
Review By [(Past Donor)LiastraLee] • Date [23 Oct 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Doors of Perception, Windows of the Soul" from (Current Donor)WildMartin
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I want to make sure I'm following along correctly. The Master (vampire) was really The Master (Time Lord) who had done that mind wipe human transformation thing in order to hide from The Doctor, but got turned before his Chrono-ark came back for him. Buffy is the many great-great, etc. grand-daughter of pre-vampire The Master. Hitting the dimensional tear somehow triggered the Chrono-ark to find Buffy as the nearest genetic match to The Master and download his memories and personality to overlap her own and transformed her into a Time-Lord/Slayer. As I understand it, she is still Buffy in mind, body and soul (with the aura fitting but being more), but she has all these added memories now and The Master's personality is somewhat over-powering her own. Which would make sense seeing as how old he was. Is this correct? I wanted to make sure I was understanding everything clearly.
Comments from author:
Well...you're close. How the Master became Heinrich Joseph Nest (before becoming the Master) is more complicated than I've yet revealed, but let me drop this hint: he didn't do it just to hide.

But anyway, when one of the Master's human descendants became the Slayer, a Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey interaction skewed probability until they were pretty much destined to destroy each other. Whichever one died first would somehow come back and destroy the other. As it happened, that was Buffy. When she came back, though, the Timey Wimey resonance had changed her from a "real" human to a "transformed Master" human. Elsewhile, the Ark wandered through the Vortex, scanning every time rift it could find for the presence of a "transformed Master" human on the other side.

Incidentally, and I really wish I'd found a way to at least hint at this, Buffy's aura is actually different now; what's fooling Tara is that her body has changed too, so it still fits. At this point, she really is the Master, as much as he ever was, but she's also Buffy, as much as she ever was. There's a lot more of the Master than there is of Buffy, but that little bit that's Buffy is really stubborn, and the cognitive dissonance is cracking the Master's brain in a whole new way.
Review By [(Current Donor)WildMartin] • Date [23 Oct 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from daveykins
Review:
Oh I do hope you continue this - very good so far!
Review By [daveykins] • Date [5 Jun 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
Cool. Nice use of the energy warp acting as a regeneration relief valve :)

Gee, I hope she remembers the see-as-they-are ritual and learns to perform more magic :D
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [6 Apr 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from GundumM
Review:
weird
Review By [GundumM] • Date [24 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from Prometeus
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This is exactly how I've always envisioned Buffy - an egomaniac and a bitch. Now she's got the intellect to back up her hubris, some sanity has been restored to her character. Kudos!

She's a lot less dysfunctional now and it shows. She's a lot more comfortable playing with others (Spike, Dawn) since she's assured of having the intellectual high ground.

You know, she's probably saner than the Master too. Not that that's saying much considering he comes from a species of loonies, and I include the Doctor.
Review By [Prometeus] • Date [10 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from ForSpite
Review:
You do a good job writing alternate Buffies (Buffi?). This chapter continues to blend her and the Master (still mostly her on the outside, but then some of that's situational, as she's decided acting like Buffy is best until she decides if it's acting) quite well just as your Dragon Half does a more cheerful cheerleader type who's still recognizably Buffy. The half-serious joking feels like it's close to dialogue Buffy would have but the reader's knowledge paints it in a different light than the characters see it.

Of course, the thing lacking from last chapter's explanations that occurred to me since my review was why she'd regenerate without growing a whole new face after her fall, but that covered later.
Now I wonder what happened to Spike... If he's not dead he does have a nice manacle-equipped area downstairs where he held Buffy and Drusilla and the irony probably appeals.
Well, here's hoping to find out soon.
Review By [ForSpite] • Date [7 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from Biigoh
Review:
This is a totally awesome fic. And I did NOT expect the Master to pop up like that in the Buffy. Also... poor Spike. Can't seem to catch a break with tech.
Review By [Biigoh] • Date [27 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from (Recent Donor)GothTroubleMaker
Review:
awesome!
Review By [(Recent Donor)GothTroubleMaker] • Date [26 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from Valkyrie
Review:
Oh this is too fantastic!
Review By [Valkyrie] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sister Act" from AllenPitt
Review:
well, other than Spike, everybody's happy now! yay...... other than some maybe-future world rule-age, I'm not seeing a downside here.
Of course Anya will turn out to be the Doctor in disguise, already working to thwart this evil plot. But hey....
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Not Rated
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