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Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from batzulger
Review:
Writing Slayers in a combat zone just feels right some how.
Comments from author:
I've often thought, 'wouldn't it be fun to write a slayer armed with a .50 cal Desert Eagle'?

Well an M16 will have to do.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [26 Jan 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from war
Review:
Looks like Faith finally found a home and a family she fits in with.

Good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Thank-you, more soon.

DaveT.
Review By [war] • Date [26 Jan 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from Waverly
Review:
Very intriguing. I like this version of Faith, she's fascinating.
And there are no words to express my joy at seeing you quote Tom Lehrer. So awesome.
Comments from author:
Thinking about a title for this fic my eye fell on one of my TL CD's. Everything just fell into place after that. I think I use just one more verse from that song.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [Waverly] • Date [26 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from AllenPitt
Review:
I have the feeling that the Council won't be too pleased by her killing humans and stuff. Then again what do they know. If she isn't careful she could end up getting a medal . The army would love having a pretty female corporal who's a war hero to show to the media. And thus this story, I suppose....
It is interesting to wonder how Riley Finn & his unit would react. Presumably things went better for Buffy in S4 ( no "faith in buffy's body sleeping with Riley" to ruin their relationship, maybe?)
Comments from author:
Hey! Have you been hacking into my computer!?

Riley turns up in chapter five, I think. And Buffy...oh she'll be around sometime later.

By the time this story happens (2005) the old council is blown up. Its replacement is still too disorganised to worry about slayers who've dropped off their radar.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [26 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from PATM
Review:
Looks like the wish style twist with all the usual players with same personality issues, Faith is way cool and Buffy is the loser poseur.
Comments from author:
Wrong!

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [PATM] • Date [25 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from RafMereC
Review:
I like what you're doing.

Can't wait to see what happens.

Raf
Comments from author:
Your wait is nearly over! New update later today.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [RafMereC] • Date [25 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Watcherskid
Review:
I was a big fan of Over There and to add Faith to the mix is fantastic.

I always enjoy reading your work and wish I had half your imagination!
Comments from author:
Thank-you, I hope you enjoy the rest of the fic.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [Watcherskid] • Date [25 Jan 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Review:
Interesting start - I'm curious as to how they let someone with partial amnesia serve in the army, you'd think it would be a medical disqualification, presumably she's good at hiding it.

edit - re the sex change thing, there were women impersonating men in the armed forces in WW1, and probably WW2, especially in countries where the medical was cursory or non-existent. See e.g. Cossack Girl by Marina Yurlova.
Comments from author:
This was the one BIG plothole in the story, to make it work I sorta glossed over it a bit. People lie about their height, age, sex(yes people have lied about their sex to get into the army...okay so it was a couple of hundred years ago but who's counting?) so why not lie about their memory or lack of it?

More information on this later in the story.

Cheers,
DaveT.

What you say is true. The old USSR in WW2 didn't mind about recruiting women. There was at least one Fighter Regiment with all female pilots. A lot of their best snipers were women and I've seen pictures of female tank crew and so on. One of the soldiers who raised the Red Flag above Berlin was a woman but I believe she was air-brushed out of the pictures.
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [25 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cutiepie
Review:
Dave, you are amazing. And I'm not just sucking up to get another chapter sooner, I promise! It just seems that no matter what you write, I enjoy every minute of it. And you like Faith (who you write extremely well, to my point of view), so that is just a bonus.

As for the "plot hole" of Faith having partial amnesia, I figure that by the time she went to the recruitment station, she had learned to keep that particular part of her life quiet. And since "they" would have no reason to ask, "they" don't know about it. Sort of "don't ask, don't tell" on a completely different level. :D

Anyway, I am so glad to have you writing a new story, and the wait for updates will be torture (as usual) since I KNOW they are ready and on the way, but I don't have 'em in my hands yet.
Comments from author:
Thank-you, you're too kind.

When I started fic writing all those years ago I said, 'I'll never be able to write Faith.' How things change!

Now I think about it, as the amnesia is partial as long as no one asks there's no reason for her to tell them much about her past so she'd probably get away with it.

As usual updates soon and thanks again.

DaveT.
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [25 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Mcspender
Review:
I always liked the way you write Faith.
Having her serving in the Army is quite a cool concept, I mean, she's such fierce fighter, and at least, a chance to do something with her life.
Cool chapter, see ya!.
Comments from author:
Thank-you.

I always thought that the Faith in BtVS s7 was the real Faith so I try to write her more like that.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Prometeus
Review:
This story's starting out awesome. I'm hoping it continues.
Comments from author:
Thank-you. I never start posting until I've finished writing the fic (apart from final editing) so you'll get more in a day or two.

Cheers.
DaveT.
Review By [Prometeus] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ShayneT
Review:
I haven't seen the show this is crossing over with, but there's enough here to get the idea. I'm enjoying what you've got so far. More sooner would be better.
Comments from author:
'Over There' was a very good show (IMO) but was canned after only 13 episodes. Its well worth a look if you get it on DVD or download it from the web.

Another chapter out in a couple of days.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [ShayneT] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Cmiller
Review:
I am intrigued by this and I do hope you add more soon.
Comments from author:
Thank-you I hope to keep you intrigued. I post every few days so more soon.
Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [Cmiller] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AllenPitt
Review:
I like this story a lot. Never made sense to me that the hospital would have notified Buffy of Faith waking up--she's not family. And if Faith woke up & departed before the Council spy on duty at the hospital found out (she's only one person, what are the odds she'd be there at that time, is only there 8 hours out of 24, probably).
Kinda surprised the Council hasn't tracked her, but maybe leaving the country for Iraq threw them off.
She's not going to be happy when she gets her memories back, but maybe by then she'll have built enough new ones to compensate ie not go back to being crazy. And hey, at least she isn't in prison. This is likely much better for her.
Comments from author:
Thank-you and thanks for the 'rec' too.

Shot at by Iraqis is better than being in prison? Yeah, I can see where you're coming from.

You get more information about how she gets out of hospital later in the fic. As for the council...well? I've often wondered why they never just killed her or took her back to England while she was in a coma...there's a word for it I think...oh yes, incompetent!

Memories? We'll have to wait and see.

Cheers,
DaveT.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Greywizard
Review:
A very different alternative to the canon 'Faith wakes up,' and one I'll be following to see how it develops.
Comments from author:
Thank-you, I hope not to disappoint.

DaveT.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [24 Jan 11] • Not Rated
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