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Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Iceflame
I'm enjoying this :). I will note, you don't have to worry too much about her cybernetics; there are ALOT of crosses (notably with Marvel-verse), or could have her get embroiled with Star Trek, given their habit of being thrown/sent through time >:).
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I choose a GITS crossover because ninety-five percent of the tech on the show is already in (primitive) prototype or well within the known theoretical boundaries of science. In other words, because it is an achievable vision of the future. Therefore, personal distaste aside, it makes no sense to use tech from Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate (all series), the DC-verse or the Marvel-verse. The tech may exist in Sunnydale as a result of Ethan's spell, but because it was designed in a universe with incompatible physical laws to Ghost in the Shell, it would be almost guaranteed to be incompatible with Major Summers body. The only reason I am able to justify Buffy's cybernetics functioning in the Buffy-verse is that, from what I have observed of the show, the laws of physics in the Buffy-verse are identical to those of the real world and by extension GITS. Granted, the Buffy-verse has supernatural phenomenon, but while I do not believe the supernatural exists in the real world I can not honestly say I can logically prove or disprove its existence. The supernatural is outside the realms of science and therefore irrelevant for most engineering purposes; the issue with most of the available crossovers I could use is incompatible science not magic.
Review By [Iceflame] • Date [7 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10] • Edit Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Gideon
Some large changes for Buffy if she is not even thinking of herself as the same person. Did other people change as much or just her? I'm not familar with the crossover in any detail but you describe Buffy's body as dead in a couple of places. If that is the case will another Slayer be called? What will her feelings for Angel be now?
Review By [Gideon] • Date [7 Jun 11] • Rating [7 out of 10] • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Dusel
So, uhm, I guess this story IS giving you a lot of problem, eh?
Review By [Dusel] • Date [6 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Trickasmurph
I have never been a big ghost fan. I was considering giving this story a chance.

Now, when you are able to continue, I will DEFINATELY be giving it a chance.

The fact that you have enough respect for your readers to let us know what is going on is levels above many authors. That lil display of respect just got you a fan.

To many authors either completely abandon a story for another, or just stop writing for no apparent reason. While things can happen in RL that cause this, i doubt it is as often as people stop writing. Or even worse is authors that dissapear for months in the middle of a story and then just pop back in and act like nothing happened.

Yes, yall are writing for fun and we are not paying for the entertainment. But it helps sharpen the writer's skills as well so its not a one way street.
Review By [Trickasmurph] • Date [2 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Vianca
Well, is it really the Major her costume or that of Motoko Aramaki?
As for support, both should have the plans for that in their cyberbrain.

Having problem writing Buffy?
Remember, her transformation is periment(?), thus the programs as who she dressed-up as should be running as well, changing her behavor.

One major thing for you to think about in wether(?) Buffy dressed-up as Motoko Kusanagi or Motoko Aramaki, is that Motoko Aramaki has a compound bowgun in (atleast) her left arm.
Stacking should get easier with that. ;)

Since both persons have the tech data needed to support themself in their cyberbrain, she only need a place and some time to start recreating the needed part.
This is also Buffy's first thing to take care off, Hellmouth can wait.
She'll need spare-parts and bodies in order to be effective here, some exo-skeleton power-armor might not be amise as well.
Major problem point is that Buffy now needs andriod/cyborg-food (food made so that it gives a andriod like the major all the stuff she needs to keep function).
Also remember that her data-ports are a complete different standaard than USB or anything we have today, she'll have to build a interface-plug for them.

Mmm, Miss Kalendar, Willow, the three geeks....
Sound like the possible beginnings of a tech-support task.
Xander and Giles?
Direct support and Magic knowledge?
Cyber-tank opperators?

Say, has moms robotic boyfriend episode already happend?
Or that of that book demon that escaped into the net and brainwashed people into building him a robotic body?
Those two hold some nice potential options for Major Buffy, if only for (the) support verhincels.
Review By [Vianca] • Date [2 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from draconis
Just a thought re: comments from those talking about maintenance, parts, etc.

This is the Hellmouth (yeah...big surprise there)...and it was magic that created the shell and the interfaces. No reason to expect they couldn't have received major "upgrades" during the process.

Slayers are stronger, heal faster, etc. Who's to say that the shell didn't become even stronger, more damage and wear-resistant, even self-repairing, and etc. Could have been due to the spell itself, as a consequence of the spell "adapting" the shell to the normal Slayer enhancements, or as a side-effect of the shell forming a non-specific "bond" of some kind with the Slayer magic?

Maybe even a third party stepped-up to or will step-up to the plate to help Buffy out. PTBs, Guardian, someone previously unknown (but please, NOT "Q"). Maybe Willow even realizes the problem after something happens to Buffy, and decides to "fix" it with some mojo.

I guess the point is in a universe with magic there are some alternatives available to an imaginative author to address such issues.
Review By [draconis] • Date [2 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from PATM
Strange crossover, Buffy the sociopath with a conscience.The Major is mission oriented with a vengeance. Giles can still be the mentor in this mash up, I am interested in seeing more.
Review By [PATM] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from (Past Donor)betascud
While the writing is not top-notch (but still better than mine), I like the idea of evil Buffy (or just Halloween Buffy), so I'll watch this one. Continue, please...
Review By [(Past Donor)betascud] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from FellowSufferer
Hmm... giving up her humanity will be the least of her problems now. Cyborgs in GITS:SAC exist in interconnected world, and rely on it heavily. Power, spare parts, maintenance and upgrades - it all requires a whole infrastructure to be able to get. It's like having a car in Middle Ages. Sure, for a first few days it'll be cool, and the locals would be awed - but then it'll run out of gas, start breaking down - and sooner or later, all you have on your hands is a pile of scrap.

And now Buffy -is- this inevitably potential pile of scrap.
Review By [FellowSufferer] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Dusel
Hmmm...that must have been a minimum of 1 year ago when I first started reading Buffy FanFics. The story itself did not span more then 3 chapters and around 2000 words at that. It certainly didn't plan to cross with NCIS but the beginning...I don't know really, the beginning is not the same but still it was about bloody. But the similarity was so close that I mistook you. Heh.

I'm certainly hoping for a 70,000+ words story here, kk? ;)
Review By [Dusel] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from FireFlash
Well, this is an interesting start. Don't think I've ever seen a GITS crossover before. Not that I was out looking for one, but still. I've only read a little of the manga and haven't seen the anime at all. Maybe I'll hunt some down and check it out.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how this goes. There's so many little subplots you can develop with this one, like how Buffy deals with the cybernetic enhancements, and how those changes affect her as the Slayer (if at all). And what happens with NCIS? I noticed you had it tagged for that crossover as well - should be neat...
Review By [FireFlash] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Dusel
You know what? I think I actually read this one on some time ago. It was really short but I DO hope you can extend this. :D
Comments from author:
That's not good--I don't even have an account. If you've really seen a version of this story there, than an asshole I need to hunt down like a dog and kill horribly has been plagiarizing my work.
Review By [Dusel] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Edit Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from Featherfoot
This is a good start. I hope you update soon!
Review By [Featherfoot] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from khaos
If you plan on writing anything else than a very short story, keep in mind that the bodies in Ghost In the Shell are very maintenance intensive, and none of the equipment required to do repairs, routine checks and adjustment have been developed in the Buffyverse. In short, any damage to a cybernetic body will be unrepairable and the performance will degrade over time with no maintenance.

Compare that to a modern jet fighter where one hour of flight requires one to two hours of maintenance.

Alternatively, just keep the memories, not the body.
Comments from author:
Noooo. . . really? o_O

Notice the description specifically said that the body came at a price. I am well aware of the fragility of full body prosthetics; I have large segments of dialog from the show and the films memorized verbatim, for the hunger of Cthulhu;)
Review By [khaos] • Date [1 Jun 11] • Not Rated • Edit Comment
Review of story "Major Summers v2.5" from deathgeonous
Seems interesting, but, yeah, short. But I do understand the idea of being able to write better in short bursts. Well, thanks for writing this, bye for now.
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [31 May 11] • Not Rated • Add Comment
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