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Review of chapter "Shopping and Other Horrors" from (Recent Donor)draconin
Review:
Why do I keep hearing the theme to "Jaws" playing in the background? :-)

Love it!
Comments from author:
Not sure, because there's no open water on the planet... There may be lots of teeth, however (and I'm not talking about the Osmond family) ;-)

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)draconin] • Date [15 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Shopping and Other Horrors" from harcroft
Review:
good chapter, with the Imperial Princess now living with Drayana, and Joyce finding Latin on the column. I'm guessing that the creature is some form of demon, then. And Helia is still insisting she won't plead temporary insanity. Still hope she will, she's an interesting character.
Comments from author:
The creature is, indeed, demonic. The reason for the latin may - or may not - become clear shortly. I'm keeping my options open with Helia.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [harcroft] • Date [15 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from ColonelPeroxide
Review:
And here I thought Dawn was going to be kidnapped. I checked, January 16th, 2001 was indeed a Tuesday. :)

I'm happy to see you keep writing your current two stories - good job!
Comments from author:
Every day's a Tuesday when Dawn's around...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [ColonelPeroxide] • Date [6 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Loved the bit with Faith and Caroline Lam (warning Caroline about the consequences of teaching Dawn and Drayana -- Faith's little sisters, in effect -- foul language that would get them painfully punished by their mothers), and also the "take this, evil mastermind!" pillow fight between Drayana and Dawn.

Also, I'm intrigued by the possibilities you're opening up for Joyce.
Comments from author:
Faith feels very protective towards both Drayana and Dawn right now. It wouldn't surprise me one little bit if that protective streak should manifest itself in a very painful sparring match with two Imperial Guard Centurions...

Joyce may not be indispensable to anyone, but she could certainly be useful to the Tallurans right now - and probably the SGC later.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [28 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from Mordare
Review:
I always am happy to see this series update. Great chapter. I loved the training exercise. Had me going there. And a new enemy is awakening. I can not wait to read more. Keep up the excellent work.
Comments from author:
Not so much a new enemy, as an ancient one...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Mordare] • Date [27 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from (Past Donor)Glendon
Review:
I do hope Admiral Severan doesn't get out of this 'little' mess unscathed. Dryanna may have benefited from such an object lesson in what war really is, but it was not the admirals lesson to give. My guess would be that Livia will be there for Dryanna when they get back because she knew about the exercise, or she's going to have some words of her own for Severan.

The next chapter should bring some interesting revelations. I wonder what old mistake the researchers just stepped in. The "Old Enemy" name given to the Empire makes me think who ever just woke up isn't your typical take over the galaxy "bad guys".
Comments from author:
In one way, it was Severan's lesson to give. The Admiral is operational commander of the Imperial Guard and, therefore, ultimately responsible for the security of the Empress and all political figures. Drayana has something of a reckless streak and she'll recognise the point Severan was trying to make. It's the fact that Dawn was "collateral damage" that's likely to annoy her - and that's why the Admiral's butt is likely to end up with Drayana's boot wedged in it.

As for the whatever (not whoever) the Tallurans just woke up? The Vedda Galaxy isn't completely supernatural free - and that's all I'm saying right now...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Past Donor)Glendon] • Date [27 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from Alkeni
Review:
The plot thickens....

I await more.
Comments from author:
It'll get even thicker... ;-)

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Alkeni] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from MountainWilliam
Review:
*suitably evil intro music*

The Old Enemy!!!!

*insert diabolical manic laugh*

Great cliffhanger! And a good chapter, as well.

Thank you.
Comments from author:
The Tallurans are the "Old Enemy", but what are they the enemy of...?

Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it.
Review By [MountainWilliam] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from LordSchmodder
Review:
Oh, you actually didn't let the talluran flagship be boarded :(
However, nice idea with the drill. And sending the poor Centurion shopping with Dawn, that's evil.

Keep up the good work!
Comments from author:
It'll be a little while before there's another full-blown space-battle, I'm afraid.

Forcing Vesarian to shop with Dawn seemed like a fitting punishment.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [LordSchmodder] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from Oxnate
Review:
Ahh. Thank you for taking a reasoned and thoughtful approach to the "Slayers can't kill people" BS. I cringe every time I read a story saying that they go crazy if they ever take a life.
Comments from author:
I'm not saying that Slayers don't have some sort of imperative against taking life - canon sent mixed messages on this. What I'm suggesting is that it firstly isn't the only factor at work; secondly, that it varies from Slayer to Slayer; and thirdly, depends on circumstances.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from FireWolfe
Review:
I so love the way you have Faith working her issues out. I love this story it is a great companion piece to the other stories. I love the development of all the characters. The only issue I have is Dr.Lamb was in the Air Force on the show. However that is a minor point to me. I just hope you develop Buffy in the other stories as well as you have Joyce, Faith and Dawn. I love the characters who have taken them in. The punishment for the centurion is cruel and unusual. No one should ever have to shop with a summers woman lol.
Fire
Comments from author:
Cruel and unusual maybe - but no more than he deserved for scaring the crap out of Dawn!

I'm not so sure Lam was a USAF doctor. Unlike Janet Fraiser, we never hear her being referred to by rank in the series, or see her wearing a uniform, while it's never stated whether or not she was a civilian doctor or not. Also, she didn't tend to use "sir" when addressing senior officers - which is very telling. On the basis of these, I'm inclined to regard her as a civilian employee of the SGC.

Thanks for the review - glad you're still enjoying it.
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from ShalaDakiri
Review:
Good to see Faith is working through her issues. Why do I have a feeling she'll return to Earth a lot better adjusted than when she left?

I agree that, while it was probably a valuable lesson for Drayana, having Dawn caught unaware wasn't the brightest move. At least it turned out to be a drill, not a real attack.
Comments from author:
Faith will certainly be better adjusted after this experience. The Centurions certainly made an error of judgement and Vesarian perhaps better hope that he isn't scheduled to spar with Faith anytime soon...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from (Recent Donor)betascud
Review:
I was about to say that quite a lot have happened in the few WEEKS that Terrans had been there... But then I read the part where it was all just a drill ;)

Keep up the good work!
Comments from author:
Funny you should say that. Last chapter, one reviewer said that it was going a little slowly... Don't worry, I'm not about to kick off another interstellar war at this early point.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)betascud] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Trials and Imperial Tribulations" from harcroft
Review:
Helia Tren is proving to be an interesting character.I assume that by the fact that a fair amount of "screentime"( as you might call it) is being given to her, Helia Tren isn't going to die. ( otherwise, I'd have thought you wouldn't mention her so much.) Why do I get the feeling Diana's going to be involved in her survival? ( either as an example of how a death can be faked, or to talk Helia round to the Plea of Mercy. After all, if anyone can do it, it would be the woman who'se had almost the same crisis of confidence.)

I will admit to being surprised at the Imperial Guard Centurion's behaviour, too. at the very least, why not warn Dawn, and find some way to keep Dawn from telling Drayana?
Comments from author:
I haven't yet decided what to do with Helia Tren, but as Ilarius' interest suggests, the implications may go a little further. I hadn't thought about using Faith/Diana - thanks for the idea.

The Imperial Guard won't make that mistake again - or anything else that even makes Dawn slightly nervous.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [harcroft] • Date [26 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Blood Bonds and Blood Vengeance" from Alkeni
Review:
Another very excellent chapter, and I eagerly await more.
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the review.
Review By [Alkeni] • Date [25 Oct 11] • Not Rated
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