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Xander and Yet ANOTHER Demon

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Review of chapter "Jennifer & the Debriefing, Part V: Summers" from DieselDriver
Review:
That summation by Major Jenni and the wrong conclusions everyone (except maybe herself) is an absolutely amazing report on the actions that took place and how people (in real life too) can take a huge amount of evidence and come to a completely wrong conclusion.

This is magnificent!
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm glad you're enjoying it.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [3 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from Spica
Review:
Excellent story, hope you make a sequel some day.

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Already reading "League..." and sadly i´ve run out of recommendations, didn´t even know that could happen until recently when it did.
I´ve been reading waay too much last few months...
Comments from author:
Thanks! There is a not-sequel-not-prequel as well. I left over half a dozen sequel hooks in the two stories, but right now my muse Agatha is not interested. Instead, I'm writing Alex Mack (on this site) and Ayla Goodkind (Whateley Universe).

BTW, if you want to throw me some more motivation, I wouldn't mind a recommendation. And if you like Sam Carter (and some Jack and a little Xander), there's also "League of Extraordinary Women".
Review By [Spica] • Date [3 Jul 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from (Current Donor)cameocat
Review:
Buffy-verse meets SG-1. Amazing. Really well done. The whole thing starts out in a bar, of all places. Xander stepping in to protect the bystanders from what he believes is a demon. Meanwhile, at the SG base, there's an all out emergency because a Tok'ra has gone walkabout.

Misunderstandings, secrets, open phone lines, cross-purposes... This one is really good. And yes, the story does come to a satisfying conclusion while leaving several openings for more stories, just like a really good movie or TV show. Yes, please, write more.

As for me, now I need coffee, 'cause I just stayed up all night to finish reading it.

(And a not about the rating: 9 is really good from me. To get a 10 it would need to be damn near Hugo quality.)
Comments from author:
I'm glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for the Rec. I figure if you liked it enough to add a recommendation, then that '9' is pretty good.

I wrote a not-a-sequel too, but my muse has yet to seize on one of the half dozen plot hooks I left and demand I write up one of them.
Review By [(Current Donor)cameocat] • Date [27 Jun 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from stargatefan
Review:
This was a very entertaining tale. There wasn't much in the way of action but despite that I couldn't stop reading until I finished this story. This was a plausible look at one way the SGC and Scoobies could have come together. I really liked the interactions between Xander and Anise-Freya. Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thanks for reading. As I developed the concept, I just didn't see a way to make it turn into an action-adventure, so it stayed mainly as character studies. Sam Carter just stayed too rational and incharacter to start a war with the Scoobies, and nothing wanted to charge in through the stargate. :-)

If you really enjoyed the story, I would appreciate a recommendation, or at least your considering reading some more of my work.
Review By [stargatefan] • Date [13 Apr 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from Piterio
Review:
I don't know what to say. Stargate x-overs are actually something i'm used to ignore. I don't know why but because of you that definitely gonna change(although i'm not sure if others gonna be good as yours), and you didn't even have a definite plot. just an event that happens(which is already something that recruited a lot from you(what you wrote was genius)), or maybe that the reason of your success. Anyway it was a while since i read such good story(others stories i read also good but your was positively refreshing then any other i currently read). So thanks for that. I'm going to take a look at your others stories(as well as what sequel you wrote to it), so see you next time.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the kind review. I wouldn't mind a Recommendation either! :-)

There are a LOT of Stargate crossovers, both here and at fanfiction.net (and at sites I don't read). Sturgeon's Law applies, as it does to everything. But two that I like are "Bridges" by Tassos and "Life's Ending, Life's Beginning" by becuzitswrong (which are - unsurprisingly - the number 3 and number 1 stories on this site).
Review By [Piterio] • Date [7 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Xander and the Problem" from Zorgdub
Review:
I've been spending some time reading various fics on this site, and I often think to myself "bah! this is really badly written." or "Arg! That's stupid! X should/shouldn't have happened" or even "How can this author write on that topic when (s)he so obviously has no idea what (s)he talking about!"
And that's not when I'm searching through the depths of this site for obscure fics either, but when I'm reading stories from the Top Fics category, or Crossing Over Award winners. And this site definitely didn't seem mediocre to me when I discovered it, so the probelm is probably with my assesment.

But then I noticed that this happens even more often when I read BuffyXStargate Crossovers, and I realized why I reacted this way : you spoiled me. Without even realizing it, I hold every story up to the same standards as yours, and whenever I spot something which isn't as tightly built, well explained, deeply researched, faithful to the original work or as fluidly narrated as your regular work (and especially this specific story), I feel the story I am reading is sorely deficient.
Whenever there's a "Scoobies meet the SGC" story, I not only *demand* it to match every single expectation I had for that sort of event, I also want it to address satisfactorily all the detials you pointed out and that I had never noticed before reading Xander and yet ANOTHER demon. Which is completely unreasonable, but it *is* an irrational response.


So after going over almost all the top fics from the main Top Fics sections and also a coupe dozens from the Crossing Over Awards ... it turns out that there are *very* few writers that can stand up to those exacting standards. From those I actually started tracking, there's Chilord, dreamfall, EleriMcCleod, jAkL, litmouse, MMcGregor, ShayneT, Tanstaafl and theICEBear. With you, that's 10 writers.
And most of them haven't posted anywthing in years T_T

Anyway, I'm going to have to make an effort to remember that different authors write differently, and just because they don't have all your qualities don't mean that they can't write very good stories!
And thanks for writing such excellent stories and *keeping* on writing them ; I'm not sure what I'd do without my regular doses of Alex Mack, Xendra and TRTC. Thanks a lot.



As a side note, while the comparison with your work underlinging the faults of the other authors stories spoils my enjoyment a bit, it is also educational. It lets me see more precisely what makes your stories so great and how to write well. (although knowing what makes a good story and making a story that'll be known as good are very different things indeed)


PS: phouka is one of the authors who's in the "different from DC* and writes excellent stories nonetheless" category. I really didn't find DireSquirrel funny, I'm still trying to slog through the Deadpool/HP crossover hoping it'll get better. I rarely find the humor in this story entertaining, I don't see any relation between his Harry and the original one (so it reads less like a rewriting and more like an original character), and I don't find his characterization of Deadpool to be any good. So I've laughed more reading a single XAYAD chapter than a dozen of DireSquirrel's HP/Deadpool crossover.

Also, thanks a lot for recommending Stingers by Tanstaafl, I probably wouldn't have found it otherwise and that would have been a terrible shame.

*Diane Castle, not the comic books editor

(I corrected a few spelling mistakes, typos, etc...)
Comments from author:
Wow. I am stunned by a review this amazing. Thanks. Oh, and I think you have excellent taste in authorship, since I've rec'd most of the other authors on your list. Might I also recommend phouka (and her brother phoukabro) and some of the cheery work of DireSquirrel (seriously, who would have expected a Deadpool/HP crossover to work)?
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [29 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from lunalurker
Review:
Hilarious and smart at the same time, and I find myself liking pretty much every single character, even ones that I've never had any connection to before, and that is no small thing.
Another indicator of how good this is? I actually stared picturing some of the scenes, as if I was watching it on tv. I'd watch the hell out of a crossover like this! Too bad all the legal people won't let it happen.
Thank you very much for writing, and I'm off catch up with more of your stories. :)
Comments from author:
Thanks for the glowing review. (And thanks for the rec!) I don't really write a lot of character bashing: even the characters I didn't like when I saw them (like Anise) can usually be redeemed in one way or another. (Or the villains can be made more complex or smarter.)
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [21 Mar 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from legstanner
Review:
This is the best story I've read in a while. I love me some Xander. It was funny and interesting and totally believable. Thanks for sharing.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the kind review. I also appreciate the Rec! I'll take every recommendation I can get. I'm just like that. :-) I have other stories on this site, and even further stories elsewhere on the web.
Review By [legstanner] • Date [15 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue – Two Months Later" from Elleria
Review:
Love this!
Comments from author:
Thanks. If you want to give it a recommendation too, I'm good with that.
Review By [Elleria] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Jennifer & the Debriefing, Part V: Summers" from DragonBard
Review:
I think Buffy must have been one of the more talented Potentials. Not just in personality but physically.

Well, Bruce Lee started as a dancer before he became a martial arts legend, so it's possible.
Comments from author:
I always wanted to see what a Slayer could *really* do as a cheerleader.
Review By [DragonBard] • Date [2 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sam and the Web Conference" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like that without a crisis, Xander could go "hang out" with Anise for 2 hours before more debriefing.
Comments from author:
Xander has had some VERY demanding girlfriends over the years.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sam and the Corpse" from VillageOrchid
Review:
Ah, I giggle. Jennifer has all of the facts, man!
Comments from author:
Some facts you do *not* want to have.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Jennifer & the Debriefing, Part V: Summers" from VillageOrchid
Review:
You do something here briefly that I see you do more in depth in your later story about Alex Mack, that is authority figures acting thoughtfully in using their authority to get better results than blind use of authority. It's a good subtheme to your stories... parallels between heroic figures (with individual power) versus socially granted authority.
Comments from author:
One of the things I really liked about Stargate SG-1 was the 'Reasonable Authority Figure' trope. They had a lot of them, instead of a lone hero facing untold numbers of incompetents and troublemakers. And it's a trope that plays well in 'Alex Mack', because both of her parents are caring adults who really try for their children. They were both *crushed* when they found out their children hadn't been willing to tell them about Alex's powers.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Daniel and the Breakfast" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I repeat back to you your clue for inspiration. Daniel thinking, They definitely had to find a way to make Xander the official SGC ambassador to the Tok’ra.
Comments from author:
That's yet another possible sequel hook, but I don't have a story to go with it yet. I'm just waiting to see if my muse brutalizes me over it some evening.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Sam and the Capture" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like Sam, but sometimes she almost deserves having a bad day. Comes with the job of working for the government. Can't be helped. : )
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Feb 13] • Not Rated
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