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Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from MountainWilliam
Review:
Great chapter!

So glad Drayana is alive and well.

And I wonder where you're going with Joyce having the Ancient gene?
Comments from author:
I'm not saying where I'm going with the Ancient gene thing for now, but it will have an impact further down the line.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [MountainWilliam] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from Rich
Review:
I'm enjoying this whole series. It's nice to see SpecOps Cordelia realizing her potential (no pun intended), and you're doing a good job with the other characters as well ( in spite of their unreasonable fear of being spanked - would a Slayer really be afraid of a hairbrush ?). It will be interested to see if Buffy really gets into her role as an investigator and leader.

As to this story, you've done an excellent job capturing the "feel" of the original Stargate series, with some old fashioned space opera thrown in. Faith gets more impressive with every chapter. Adding the Furlings is just icing on the cake. In short, a good job all around.
Comments from author:
Thanks for this - glad you enjoyed it. I thought I'd try to spin something out of the Furlings, a race that was never explored in Stargate SG-1, beyond a few mentions.
Review By [Rich] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from NorthernOil
Review:
Really sorry that I have not reviewed the last few chapters, been kinda busy with that "W" word. I'll just say that excellent and engrossing don't go far enough to describe your stories.
Damn Good and I really enjoy seeing the email that there is an update for one of your stories!
Comments from author:
The W-word has also been a pain for me recently (more hours, more responsibility, same pay - but at least I got to keep my job, which might not have been the case if I'd refused the "promotion"),

Anyhow, writing is keeping me sane at a particularly busy period.

Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [NorthernOil] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Interesting diplomatic developments here. I get the impression that nobody really likes the Xiccavar, and that the Ch'anis are even more generally despised. The Talluran reaction is probablya a proportional response. Poor Dawn running into a walking nightmare. And Poor Drayana feeling guilty. And happily Joyce is willing to accept a niece. I wonder if Drayana is aware of the arrangement between her tutor and guardian.

A lot of development. thank you for writing.
Comments from author:
Nobody really likes - or trusts - anyone. Some species are quite aggressive, others underhanded. of course, the Ch'Hanis, given that they essentially regard the galaxy as an all-you-can-eat buffet, are especially feared and disliked.

The Talluran response was somewhat more than proportional - they've effectively taken a major player out of the game for some years, while the Xicavvar action on Thenatrix and its colonies was proportionately only a pinprick to the Tallurans. It was simply essential in diplomatic terms that they responded so forcefully.

Dawn and Drayana may still find that there are differences to work around, in terms of their world (or galaxy) view, but hopefully nothing that will get in the way of their friendship.

Joyce indeed has an honorary niece, so Dawn and her sisters now have a new cousin. Now all Drayana needs is a way to continue the relationship from several galaxies away...

Drayana may or may not be aware of the arrangement (I haven't decided) but would be happy for them - just so long as they officially adopted her, too.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from grd
Review:
After this experience, Joyce as a simple art dealer and single mother jst does not seem right. Love that she has the Ancient genes too. Honorary Aunt to an Impress, she has truly come into her own.
Comments from author:
She may find that art-dealing - at least full-time - is a little boring after this. The Ancient gene may or may not be significant later on.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [grd] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Diplomacy and a Measured Punitive Response" from (Recent Donor)betascud
Review:
Another nice one, but quite a lot of small bugs - the most grievous seems to be 'joyce and her mother' ;)

This entire story (series) has grown so much, I'm currently re-reading it. And waiting for more of course...
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review - I'll try to oblige with more soon.
Review By [(Recent Donor)betascud] • Date [28 Aug 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Gritty and gripping!
Comments from author:
Thank you - just the feel I was looking for.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [18 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from lunalurker
Review:
The dreaded cliffhanger, oh noes!!!
Just recently found this series, have been eagerly devouring and enjoying it ever since. I love all the original characters and the alien society, and how neatly everything has fit together with our canon heroes and villains.
Will be eagerly awaiting future updates, I assure you. Thanks so much for writing!
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying it - thanks for the review. I'll hopefully be able to update this one in the next 2 weeks (working on my other main story right now).
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [17 Aug 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from (Current Donor)SamuraiCatFan
Review:
Another great chapter.

You have done a real superb job in describing Talluran society, the politics of the galaxy and Talluran Empire and how the group from Earth is dealing with this new, albeit somewhat familiar, society.

This entire series is extremely well thought out, the characterizations are great, and it is very well written.
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying it - I'm trying to think of more ways to bring the Earth group to the fore, as they're still spectators to a lot of this.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)SamuraiCatFan] • Date [14 Aug 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from (Recent Donor)betascud
Review:
Do I sense a blood transfusion from Faith coming? It did feel like it for most of the chapter. Let's wait and see what happens...
Comments from author:
I'm afraid not - I already used that plot device to save Faith in volume one. Besides, even humans have different blood groups, which are unlikely to be directly compatible with the Ancient/Talluran type. This one may just come down to a simple antidote - or maybe not...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)betascud] • Date [14 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from hpssslashfan
Review:
Very well done. I like all of your OC's reactions.
Comments from author:
Thanks - I'm still trying to construct some of the OCs.
Review By [hpssslashfan] • Date [14 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Kill a Queen" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Hmmm. The lone nutcase is all too effective, I fear. The results of the poison may still drastically impair Drayana. Dawn really needs to temper her language around her mother at least. Joyce's rumination on the effect of Dawn's 'aura' is rather neat. Glad to see she is more perceptive (and of course a lot nicer) here than in many other stories. An excellent chapter. My only quible with it is that I would have named it either To Kill a Queen or Ides of March. ;-)

Well done, and thank you.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.

No permanent impairment for Drayana, just a worrying time for all concerned.

In future chapters, bad language may be the least of Dawn's problems with her mother (that's all I'm saying right now).

As for the title, you're right - think I'll change it, if that's possible.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [13 Aug 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Enemies, Alien and Domestic" from (Recent Donor)betascud
Review:
So I guess the "Fate's Little Plaything (Volume Two)" will end with Buffy dying, eh? I had my suspicions all along, especially after the Tanaka thing...
Comments from author:
She might or might not die - I've several alternative endings in mind. Even if Buffy does die,she might not stay that way (in a certain sense, anyway) - but I'm not sure yet. All I'll say is that I won't be remotely adhering to season six canon (which was probably my least favourite).

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)betascud] • Date [11 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Enemies, Alien and Domestic" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Ack! What a place to end a chapter! :)
Comments from author:
Just a little cliffie... ;-)
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [6 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Enemies, Alien and Domestic" from PATM
Review:
Derring doo of the best kind, what a great read. And then that cliff zooming past! Oh!
Comments from author:
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it, cliffie and all... ;-)
Review By [PATM] • Date [3 Jul 11] • Not Rated
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