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Review of chapter "Vital" from AllegraCousland
Review:
I really enjoy how the first drabble is something so mundane but not. Is Buffy, Buffy without those California blonde locks? A new her for a new world yes? Very well done bit of fic!
Comments from author:
Yeah, I was trying to make some parallels there. A deeper darker blonde - a deeper darker Buffy. Not quite as shiny and new as she has been in the past.

I've also always liked the thought of the Slayers maintaining that they were still girls under the hunters and Buffy was always good with that. I'd like to think it would be something she would try to encourage as much as possible even in this new enviornment.

Thanks for the feedback, AllegraCousland. It delighted me to see that you caught that I was attempting to layer meaning in that first bit - sometimes you just can't be sure if what your writing actually works as well as it seems in your head. :)
Review By [AllegraCousland] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from Gideon
Review:
Great chapter. I love the idea of a screaming horde of Slayers descending on a group of unsuspecting Zombies :) I wonder what other suvivors would think when they hear them coming?
Comments from author:
Yeah, that was something I was picturig in my head that I found really cool. People huddled in their borded up homes with zombies moaning outside when out of no where they here a multitude of Xena-yells, then the sound of weapons and fighting,; then as suddenly as they were there, they're gone.

Thanks so much for reviewing, Gideon.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Vital" from eriktheviking
Review:
Another great set of snapshots, with Dawn's being especially poignant.
Comments from author:
Being a part was important to Dawn on the show and I think she would have made sure to carve out a space for herself here even if it seemed like, at first, she might not fit. Dawn's tenacious that way. :)

Thanks for reviewing.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Buddy System" from EnnaBookworm
Review:
I'm falling in love with the way you're portraying them and the fact that you're keeping them less than invincible! Keep doing the good work!
Comments from author:
Thank ya! The Scoobies have always been fallible and very human under all the supernatural to me, I don't think a zombie apocalypse would change that.


And thanks for reviewing, I love getting feedback.
Review By [EnnaBookworm] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Vital" from maydaymason
Review:
Once again your imagery is great. I got chills at ‘to hunt’.

Sort of sad Giles is dead, but I guess these things happen.
Comments from author:
Giles' is the death I was referring to in 'Choice' that kicks off the whole thing - the decision to gather everyone together and hunt. He was the catalyst and now without him they lack a check.

I'm glad that it's working for you - the word choice, and imagery. I tend to have fun with that. And thanks again for taking the time to leave a review. :)
Review By [maydaymason] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Buddy System" from Dhampyr
Review:
I have to admit I was hoping something like this wasn't needed even if it was common sense. I was really hoping either Slayers were naturally immune to being turned by whatever supernatural component of the disease animated the dead or that Willow and Giles could mojo them up some kind of protection. Because in all fairness, without the protection from the zombie contagion, your best strategy is to bunker down and wait them out rather than fighting hordes. Maybe do some search and rescue for survivors, but you'd have no reason to go army to army with them. After all, the zombies are still decaying. Give them a year exposed to the elements and most, if not all, will rot to the point where they can't move.

Honestly, given the presented scenario, I'd think the vampires and other demons that feed on humans would be more interested in fighting the hordes than the Slayers would be.
Comments from author:
Something about making them immune (either naturally or by magic) just felt wrong to me. This felt more natural to write, made it all feel more personal and real given the situation for the group.

And I understand your point - that would have probably been the best strategy for the least number of casualties, but I've never seen the Slayers as a group that did things that were best for them personally. I also don't think they would have been able to, they would have probably gone stir crazy being stuck under ground knowing all of those people were not only dying but being changed and then rotting slowly.

As for the vamps and demons, I plan on dealing with them in a future bit so it would probably be weird to go on here about it. *laughs*

Thanks for the feedback, Dahmpyr. As you can probably see by my overlong response :), I enjoy discussing this stuff.
Review By [Dhampyr] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Buddy System" from Waverly
Review:
This is beautiful and wonderful and horrifying. Well done.
Comments from author:
Then I am doing my job. *happy dance*

I am delighted that you are enjoying it, Waverly. Thanks for the feedback it makes me smile, ignore my tennis elbow and type anyway. *laughs*
Review By [Waverly] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Buddy System" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
Very interesting; I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in regards to the vamps in this crossover.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing, Sulien. As for the vamps in this world, I have some ideas bumping around. I plan to explore them further in a future bit.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [13 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Buddy System" from Cassandra3
Review:
Love your story! Just imagining the emotions flashing through a Slayer's eyes as they watch that descending sword is haunting. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Comments from author:
Thanks bunches. I had no plans to write any of this so I'm glad people are enjoying it as it's spontaneously exploding out of my head. Imaging how the Slayers would live in the Walking Dead world is just fascinating to me.

Thanks again for reviewing, Cassandra3!
Review By [Cassandra3] • Date [12 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from CrystalBlaze
Review:
Gift indeed--they help the dead stay dead.
Comments from author:
That they do. I was actually considering adding something along those lines, but I knew that people would get that implication anyway from reading that final line - as I can see that you do! So I am glad that it worked. :)

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - I appreciate the feedback! :)
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [12 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from Dhampyr
Review:
Somehow I could easily see most of the Scoobies thriving in this society. Giles, Willow, and Andrew would have issues with civilization as a whole breaking down, although Giles would still have his books, but the others would be just fine. Ironically, this would be a world where Xander could embrace his inner hyena with few consequences. Kill the enemy and protect the pack seems to be the order of the day. And somehow I see much Army of Darkness quippage coming from the Xan-man and Dawn both.

Of course the Slayers might be keeping every male watcher to the rear as much as possible. Can't have your intelligence sources and only possible source of future generations getting turned, after all.
Comments from author:
I haven't situated everyone and their positions in the group given this new environment, in my head quite yet - these bits were quite spontaneously written. I rather feel though that even Giles, Willow, and Andrew would fit in an odd way. Like Xander and his hyena side, those three all have a sense of craving for family/acceptance and darkness to them as well that if embraced under the right circumstances could be interesting. Over the years all of the Scoobies have become survivors out of necessity and even if they didn't have things such as technology that they were used to, I think that if they still had their group they would be good.

Sorry if I went on for longer than you were actually interested - I tend to do that, figure out my ideas as I write them and go a bit long. :) Thanks for taking the time to review.
Review By [Dhampyr] • Date [12 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from eriktheviking
Review:
A great look inside the minds of the Slayers now they no longer have to hide what they are.
Comments from author:
Thank you. And although they've always been in the shadows, I think the Salyers would truly enjoy being allowed to fight in the open. A situation that is horrible but also a situation where they have to lie, hide, or make excuses.

Thanks for taking the time to review, eriktheviking.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [12 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from grd
Review:
Love the premise. Birth of an Amazon Nation.
Comments from author:
I love that - Amazon Nation. Although, this group is a bit more inclusive towards males. *laughs*

Thanks so much for reviewing, grd.
Review By [grd] • Date [12 Nov 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Horde Against Horde" from maydaymason
Review:
I really, really like the imagery here. Especially “little girls sharpening knives in the dark’’
Comments from author:
I enjoy The Walking Dead, but I tend to have a crossover mind and it seemed to me when I thought about it that that would be a universe where the Slayers - especially the Slayer army as a group - would oddly thrive.

And thanks for the feedback, I was delighted to see a comment pop up so soon after I posted this bit. :)
Review By [maydaymason] • Date [11 Nov 11] • Not Rated
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