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Review of chapter "XXII --An Old Friend" from Rich
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We're really moving right along now. One thing that always struck me about ERB's heroes - on top of their strength, skill and general athletic prowess, they seem to possess endless reserves of stamina. They just never get tired. Tarzan crossed most of the African continent on foot ,and part of that by jumping (!) from tree to tree; and Buffy has just traveled from Thark to Warhoon to Zodanga to Thark and now back to Zodanga, much of it on foot, without a map, and apparently living of the land (not a mall in sight).

Another ERB standard is the "noble savage". Tarzan had his Waziri, Buffy/Carter has her Tharks. As I recall, Tars Tarkus goes on to become a great friend.

This is still going great.
Review By [Rich] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XXII --An Old Friend" from RevDorothyL
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Good for Tars Tarkus, forming coalitions and turning his people's hostility in useful directions! :)
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXII --An Old Friend" from slmncpm
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omg i can't wait to see what happens next! *hands you scones and waits not so patiently*
Review By [slmncpm] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXII --An Old Friend" from AllenPitt
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She's getting no back pay from the Zodangans, that's for sure.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXII --An Old Friend" from BarbarossaRotbart
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I must say that this is perhaps the best action scene of the whole story:
[quote]All twenty swords raised in the air. Tal Hajus was screwed. With a sigh he drew his longsword and stepped in front of Tars Tarkus.
A few minutes later we were all saluting Tars Tarkus, Biggest Cheese of Thark.[/quote]
And the big battle will be next ...

EDIT: You are very fast. Two chapters a day is extremely fast.
Comments from author:
Am I updating fast enough for you? I took the weekend off and I may take Thanksgiving off depending on when family wants me to swing round.
Review By [BarbarossaRotbart] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXI -- Lost...Again" from RevDorothyL
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Still thoroughly enjoying this! :)
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXI -- Lost...Again" from AllenPitt
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Gee, Buffy can't turn her back for one minute but to find Dejah engaged to somebody. DT sure is popular. And, Kantos Kan is a great friend.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXI -- Lost...Again" from BarbarossaRotbart
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It seems that somehow Buffy's plans never work as they should. Let's hope that she can return to Dejah before the situation gets worse...
Review By [BarbarossaRotbart] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XXI -- Lost...Again" from Gideon
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Always good when you can have a friend gut your rival in love so you don't have to do it yourself :) Buffy seems to be making it a habit of abandoning Dejah Thoris, good think she doesn't seem to be the overly sensitive womanly type who would take offense. Now she just has to get to Helium and conveniently meet the guy in charge and convince him she is perfect for the position of Son-in-Law!
Review By [Gideon] • Date [22 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from BarbarossaRotbart
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They can read the minds of the dead? That does not change anything for Buffy. If they cannot see her then they cannot 'tell' that our beloved Slayer killed them.
It might be a little bit early, but the sequel introduced Carter's son Cathoris. He should be a girl in this reality. Barsoomian technology makes this possible...
Review By [BarbarossaRotbart] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from ShalaDakiri
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Sounds like the Jed just put the fox in charge of the henhouse.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from CPTSkip
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To paraphrase an old saying: Oh please, please don't throw me in the brier patch! The horror of it all! To have Buffy being her own sweety's bodyguard is just perfect. Lol!

Dang! But sometimes Martian honor is a pain in the rear.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from Valkyrie
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Neato. That reading-dead-minds thing might've been trouble.
Review By [Valkyrie] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from AllenPitt
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Gee, that custom about not marrying the 'man' who slays the husband, with the obvious workaround. It's almost cheating. Heh. Then again they really were ruled by custom-note the method by which the commander of a sky ship signals that he wants to surrender. Urk.
And to think, soon Phaidor will be coming on scene. Ok, next book. Meanwhile even the Zodangans may eventually figure out who is killing off their guards. Some one in charge of vetting new guards is going to be a little embarrassed.
Comments from author:
Yeah in the original, Carter doesn't use his head and just runs away. He had a great alibi too. "I was guarding the Jeddak at the time of the attack."
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "XX -- Desperately Seeking Dejah" from Gideon
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Well that is handy :) Thanks goodness for loopholes and sex discrimination! I assume there is also a loophole for same sex marriage? I'm not sure I buy Buffy killing people shaped people so easily though. Four armed green giants are standard fare but I would have expected more angst over killing normal people who are just differently coloured. I can see how it is necessary in this situation though and it is probably part of the original story. How did John Carter originally solve this problem?
Comments from author:
Remember she just went through the Great Games at Warhoon. I'm pretty sure there were other Red Martians there as fodder besides Kantos Kan.

Carter was a former Confederate Cavalry officer so he just gleefully murdered Red, Green, White , and Yellow without even thinking twice about it. In the original Carter killed all four guards, in this version Buffy only killed the two that had seen her relatively clearly. Buffy's kill count is FAR lower in this version than Carter's was at the same point of the story.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [21 Nov 11] • Rating [7 out of 10]
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