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Review of chapter "Ch. 55 - Secrets" from DieselDriver
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So, do you happen to know if James May (aka Captain Slow) is any relation to Brian May of Queen, who is also a astrophysicist? Their faces look similar and they have similar hair although Brian's is much curlier.
Comments from author:
According to Ask.com, they are not related. But that answer only affirms that they are not siblings.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [19 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ch. 50 - The Best Laid Plans" from DieselDriver
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Saying the magic phrase, "What else could go wrong?" is just as bad as those 3 idiots on Top Gear saying "How hard can it be?". Yeah, I know they aren't really idiots, but they sure do a good job of acting like that.

My favorite saying is "Rule 1, don't die".
Comments from author:
"What does this button do?"
"What's the worst that could happen?"

As for Top Gear, have you noticed that all three of them have a specific weakness that the producers ALWAYS target? If they have to work together on a project, they always get assigned to work on the aspect at which they always do badly.

I like:
Rule 1: You can't win.
Rule 2: You can't break even.
Rule 3: You can't quit the game.
(You probably already know these are an 'interpretation' of the 3 Law of Thermodynamics.)
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [19 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ch. 45 - SNAFU, part 7" from DieselDriver
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I LOVE this part!!! Woo Hoo! Go Alex.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I was, of course, building up to that for the entire story. That whole side quest at GRingotts wasn't really a side quest.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [19 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ch. 26 - Long Distance Calls Again, part 2" from DieselDriver
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I read an interesting article in Astronomy magazine a while back about "universal" constants and how if they changed just a small amount, the universe would look much different. Slightly less or more strong nuclear force and you get huge cool suns or tiny hot suns that last about a 10th or less of what we have.

Lot's of other stuff based on the other 3 primary forces that would probably make our universe uninhabitable without magic. My words not theirs. They left off the without magic. So we are here because our universe is "just right" for us to actually "be here". Not the anthropomorphic principle, just blind luck.

it is fun to think about. A hell universe/dimension might just be a place where the "monoblock" never exploded and its all red hot fire all the time.
Comments from author:
Many years ago, I actually attended a physics lecture by P.A.M. Dirac on the possible non-constancy of physics 'constants' over *really* large deltas of time and space. It was just a 'thought experiment' lecture with some cool mathematical physics, but it made an impression.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [18 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twelve – Once Whole Now Part" from DieselDriver
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Never was much of a fan of the bionic man/woman shows. I had to much trouble with the obvious wrongness of the super powered arm/legs not ripping themselves loose from the normal strength human body attachment points. Please do not construe this as a criticism of your story telling capabilities. I like the story as much this time as I did the first time.

Rose Mountain sounds pretty good too. I used to go up in the mountains and do some shooting in Rose Valley. Rosenebene. Nice exotic sounding name too. Feel free to use it if you like.
Comments from author:
When I was in college, a bunch of us in the honors program got together regularly to watch the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and play 'spot the most egregious physics moments'. :-) You could - in theory - hook that bionic arm up to metal and plastic attachment points you have implanted further in their body, but there is no way a 150-pound woman can grab a tipped-over truck and pull it back down onto it's wheels: she would end up doing a useless chin-up instead.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [17 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Eight – Sister of Sunrise" from DieselDriver
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I got a little curious about Willow's last name so here's what I found: Rose (red?) en affix from German and berg meaning mountain. Willow Redmountain...

I figure that would only apply truly if she went topless and got a sunburn though.
Comments from author:
:-) :-)

It can also be translated as 'mountain of roses'. A lot of Ashkenazi Jews took names like this, back when the first censuses and similar pushes forced people to *have* official last names. In that sense, it may be a toponym.

Another useless fact: the guy who created the Dunkin' Donuts franchise is also a Rosenberg.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [17 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chaper Three - The Mistress of the Gates" from DieselDriver
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Going Thru this for maybe the 3rd or 4th time and just as much fun as I remembered. Thinking about the disclaimer, I had the thought that "They really ought to pay you to write these. Both, er, all of the franchises that are in your fun little (?) romps. I'd pay good money to see this as a LONG movie or even a set of LONG miniseries events. About like they did with Shogun only at least 3 times as many hours.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the compliments.

Unfortunately, it's essentially impossible to make a movie or even write a book which uses more than one group's copyrighted characters, due to the legal and production issues. Marvel can't get their own Spiderman character as a guest appearance in the Avengers movies! (Sony owns movie rights and won't negotiate.)

Feel free to drop me a review anytime you want. And I will always accept more recommendations! :-)
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [17 Sep 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue - One Month Later" from misdom
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I loved this story. I've pretty much stopped reading epics, because they almost never get finished. And I almost never read multiple crossovers because they are never well done. I loved this one though. You did an amazing job of balancing the characters. Everyone had their own strengths and played those up, while letting others cover their weaknesses.

I was so glad when I got to the end and saw there was a sequel. I can't wait to read it.

I think my favorite part of that was the tactics off between Sam and Buffy.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I too find the whole 'never completed story' thing offputting. However, I never start publishing unless I already have the entire story finished, or I at least have it outlined and sketched out. I'm obsessive like that.

It's hard to do the muktiple corssover concept well, simply because of the concept. This one was a little different, because I had the idea for the story when I read the challenge, and I had the list of characters within a couple hours, and I had the outline done by the next day.

I'll just warn you that there are some vignettes in the first sequel where our heroines are *not* the hero. But only two of them.

And if you feel like giving me a recommendation, I won't object. :-)
Review By [misdom] • Date [5 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue - One Month Later" from Genuka
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You are exceedingly evil. You know that right?

Edit:
*laughs* That's what happened to me and the Ship of the Line challenge and picking up Manchester's He Ain't Heavy.
So I totally understand.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I've taken a correspondence course in Evil Writing.

Hey, thanks for reading. And thanks for the rec! This is a story that just exploded in my head when my muse read an unanswered challenge on the homepage and said, 'YOU WILL WRITE THAT! NOW!'

I'll go ahead and tell you that I had no plans whatsoever for a sequel, especially not the one suggested by the epilogue. (And hasn't that been done to death in fanfic?) But my muse had a tiny idea, and the first chapter of "Cross Purposes" was born, and the series of pieces spawned off from that. Then I saw some reruns of Alex Mack (which I had sometimes watched with my kids, years ago). And my muse beat me mercilessly once again.
Review By [Genuka] • Date [3 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue - One Month Later" from banditdoz
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Wow Absolutely Fantastic ;D
Comments from author:
Hey, thanks for reading. And thanks for the rec! This is a story that just exploded in my head when my muse read an unanswered challenge on the homepage and said, 'YOU WILL WRITE THAT! NOW!'
Review By [banditdoz] • Date [2 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fourteen – Long Distance Calls: Sam" from (Current Donor)Speakertocustomers
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Quote: Maybe he could bribe Danny to do it, if he could get that cute little barista at Danny’s favorite coffee shop downtown to sell him a couple pounds of Danny’s favorite coffee beans. /Quote

I didn't notice when I first read this but is that a shout-out to 'The Barista Series' at ff.net?
Comments from author:
Yes, it is. I learned about that series in the same way that I learned about the TtH website: from TV Tropes.

WARNING: if you don't know about tvtropes.org, be apprised that it is full of awesome stuff, and is the worst known black hole for your time on the internet. Worse than TtH. Worse than Wikipedia. Worse than LOLcats. :-) The first time I went there, I looked around, and clicked, and read, and clicked, and read... at three the next morning, my S.O. yelled at me, "Are you coming to bed tonight or not?" On the other hand, because of TV Tropes, I found this site, and GrrlPower, and a slew of other fiction I had either ignored or never heard of.
Review By [(Current Donor)Speakertocustomers] • Date [31 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue - One Month Later" from SSanchez
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Great story. Good mix of characters and the right kind of plot to get them together. Thanks for posting!
Comments from author:
Thanks for reading it! I appreciate the review. And if you want to leave a recommendation too, I won't mind. :-)
Review By [SSanchez] • Date [24 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Ch. 31 - Trials and Tribulations, part 3" from Oxnate
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Wow, I really loved the Force Recon and all the Trials. Great job with those.

EDIT: Not sure. The fact that Hermione is pregnant? Kinda hit us over the head with that one.
Comments from author:
Thanks. Did you spot the Chekhov's Guns I planted?

Edit: No, I meant in the 'force recon' and 'trials' parts. Okay, maybe I do kind of stick a lot of little junk into my stories.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [15 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Twenty – Alex at the Burrow" from Zorgdub
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So I was re-reading this story (again) and I finally see what so familiar about Alex's inner voice : it is basically halfway between your Buffy Summers and Anna Parsons inner voices.

That's why so often I pause wondering "wait, doesn't she sound like someone else ... no after checking that's definitely Alex".



And if you're a reader looking for reviews on the story : it's awesome, read it. Now.
If you need actual reasons for that, those includes (but are not limited to) : spot on characterisation, very well planned from the beginning to the ending, excellent pace, witty dialogue, clearly described and exciting action scenes, endearing characters and banter, brilliant plans and ideas, very high coherence of the story and the setting, epic story, Attack of the 50 Foot Willow, Xander and Jack O'Neill challenging Batman's composure with their jokes ...
Comments from author:
:-) Well, Alex does have a few elements of the voices from Buffy, Anna Parsons, Jade Sinclair, and my daughters. Plus I tried to make her sound like the Alex of the tv shows, but with a little maturity.
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [8 May 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Fourteen – Long Distance Calls: Sam" from (Current Donor)Sulien
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Daniel's favorite barista? Hmmm... Are you the person who wrote the Barista series of stories or have you read them? Or is that just a chance mention of a barista in the story? Yes, my curiosity is boundless and drives me batty if I don't at least ask. *sheepish grin*

Also, this is definitely an interesting premise. I'm not going to red this one in one sitting, however, especially not at this time of night.
Comments from author:
Yes, I admit it, I read all the Barista series too. And some of my stories are extremely long, so I don't expect people to stay up and read the whole thing in one sitting. Case in point: I have several Phase novels that are longer than the *longest* Harry Potter novel.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [2 May 13] • Not Rated
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