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Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from VillageOrchid
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Sad that it took her a while to remember what she could do - and ended up back on earth in the coffin - but knowing you have already written some more adventures helps.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [24 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Geyer
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Oh, very nicely done. Somehow I missed this when you posted it, so I'm glad the sequel clued me in. While I read the original stories when they were reprinted back in the 1960s and enjoyed them, I did get a little impatient with John Carter and Dejah Thoris; your pacing and Buffy's unique viewpoint and phrasings make this version a treat. Mr. Gordo, warriors going all argh and piraty, Biggest and Cheesiest, references to Oxnard and a Doublemeat franchise--they all made me snicker. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and seeing your treatment of Thuvia and Carthoris, or whatever Buffy and Dejah's daughter got named. The canon Tara of Helium seems like a possibility.
Review By [Geyer] • Date [22 Sep 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XIX -- In The Navy" from VillageOrchid
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One of the things that I liked about this chapter is that even though Buffy got a promotion, it was still her responsibility - which she gladly took (and wasn't blocked from taking) - to return her ship to the hanger.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [19 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XVIII -- The Air We Breath" from VillageOrchid
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An amazing tour and mysterious adventure.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [19 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XIII -- Sola Explains it All" from VillageOrchid
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Good stuff.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [18 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "X -- I've Got Clout" from VillageOrchid
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The difficulty of Buffy's ambivalence of responsilibility for the people she "inherited" is fair. The telescopes of the martians seems very interesting. They know of the 3rd planet from the sun and its animals.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [18 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "IV -- A Brawl to Break the Ice" from VillageOrchid
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Good plotting and storytelling. Enjoying the internal POV that tells a little bit of future knowledge but not too much.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [18 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "II -- In Custody" from Ian
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Okay I only just started reading, on Chapter II, so this may be a little early to review but I just had too.

I love your writing style, lots of little humorous bits and pieces. And if I could just say, describing people as "One and a half Buffy's tall" - genius. Going to go back to reading now.
Review By [Ian] • Date [12 Sep 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from HappyWonKinobi
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This was absolutely amazing! I loved it! I almost stopped reading it at one point about where she joined the Zodangan military, since that's about where the Barsoomian Powers That Be messed with John in the movie, but I went on and loved how you made the story flow! Once again, I have to say that just about every single one of your stories is definitely worth a read. (The only one that doesn't fit the list is the Captain Tripps one, and that's mostly because I'm not sure if I can finish it.)
Review By [HappyWonKinobi] • Date [12 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Okami
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I truly truly loved your story. It is a try work of art written done. I couldn't stop reading once I started. You really know how to pull someone in. Are you going to write a sequel where Buffy goes back to be with her mate/wife and children?
Review By [Okami] • Date [2 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from Oakheart
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ERB's Barsoom series was the first SF or Fantasy I ever read, thanks to a great-aunt giving me some discards from our local library. Fifty years later, and I have to go rooting through the attic to find them and re-read them all, your story was that good. As an Aside: I generally prefer stories that insert Xander into the mix, as he stands as an 'everyman', without notable more-than-human abilities that take stories off-track. Many, many congratulations for writing a story that inserts Buffy, with the dynamic balance maintained! I am putty this on my Recommendation list pronto.

SD
Comments from author:
I can't write Xander to save my life. Thanks for the compliments and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [22 Mar 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from imortis
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Waiting eagerly for a sequel, I really liked this story, I think I'm going to find a copy of that book...
Review By [imortis] • Date [27 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Prologue" from maxthehobbit
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It took about three, maybe four chapters till I recognized that I had read something similar to this, then I looked through some of the reviews and found a link ... I saw the cover to a book and I'm sure I had read it while I was a junior in high school, almost forty years ago.
I'm going to read those books again ... I think I only read a couple of them, looks like there are at least four on the website.
You did a good job putting Buffy in the Mars environment and especially having it happen while she was dead after the Glory/tower incident.
Great Job!
Thanks for writing this and sharing it.

LOL somehow I ended up at the first chapter after following the link in the review. I meant to review this from the last chapter. BTW naming the frog-like thing Mr. Gordo was a touch of genius.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [28 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from tomfo
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I liked this story, not as good as your military option series but still very entertaining. I couldnt help noticing in one of your responses the mention of mobile infantry, personally I think that starship troopers would be a great cross for buffy and would really like to see you write one, maybe have her hook up with dizzy flores. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
I have been wanting to write a Troopers story in the Heinlein style. So maybe it will happen, but I have a few other things to write and finish first.

And I did write a Starship Troopers/Buffy crossover finally! Garbed in Steel.
Review By [tomfo] • Date [18 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXVI -- An Ending To An Adventure" from SnowyMountain
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I have to give you credit for putting these two series together, I don't really see Burroughs' John Carter series too often. However, I have to admit that this seemed extremely derivative of the original book. I thought it could have been a bit more different with a bit more focused on Buffy rather than her simply following in the footsteps of John Carter; like having a bit more supernatural feel towards John's adventures.
Comments from author:
It was supposed to be derivative and not really supernatural as A Princess of Mars is much more a swashbuckling action story than a spooky one. I'm sorry you didn't like it though and seriously, thank you for the review. I appreciate the negative as well as the positive.
Review By [SnowyMountain] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Rating [3 out of 10]
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