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Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from fanreaderonetwo
Review:
I loved the bit about Honey West-Burke and her hubby Amos,
which dates _both_ of us.

Wondering if the couple had any kids.....

_Really_ wondering about her casual attitude towards slaughtering US agents
sans apparent organizational backup with the clout to keep the entire US gov off her and Xander's ass. Image of Matt Helm and associates being assigned to kill her.

Did she spend some time working for Section One (the 1st TV version) or some other
ruthless outfit?
Comments from author:
Remember that canon!Buffy is ruthless about killing anything that threatens her protectorate, and some of them are certainly more redeemable than the worst NID agents. Canon!Buffy also makes sarcastic quips, enjoys the killing, and has engaged in extremely violent torture to gain information. Is this Buffy really any different from canon? :D
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Zeviz
Review:
This was a fun action chapter. I like how you rewrite backgrounds to fit into different universes. (In this case Buffy as the super-spy.) Are we going to see how she became a spy, came to Sunnydale, etc?
Comments from author:
You will get some of the backstory on Buffy and Xander, but not a ton.
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Review:
Okay... so... they're both mass murderers, so far as the law is concerned. Since Buffy / Elizabeth seems to be making this one up as she goes along, and have no official backing unless I'm missing something, they are potentially headed towards Death Row. I really hope they can team up with SGC or someone else with enough clout to get them off the hook.
Comments from author:
Canon!Buffy is a mass murderer by the standards of Season 8. At least this Buffy isn't making smart-alecky pre-mortem one-liners before killing murderers. :D
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Oakheart
Review:
Great installment! I also love how you're reviving some of my
favorite shows for additional characters and development.

SD
Comments from author:
Well, I am pretty old. I watched those shows too.
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like stories where grown!up Xander is competent and still around some of his friends. I'd have to go back and read the prior relevant chapter to see if I should actually like either this version of Xander or Buffy, but I do like that you have her mission focus as righteous.
Comments from author:
This version of Buffy hasn't been killing monsters for nine or ten years. She's been killing humans. She's not quite the same person as canon!Buffy, so you don't *have* to like her. She does have some unlikeable characteristics.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [11 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Gideon
Review:
Wow, awesomely effective ambush there. And no hesitation on killing the bad guys from Buffy or Xander. If Buffy is a trained spy I wonder what lurks in Xander's background to make him so ruthless and effective? It can't be fighting vampires if they don't exist in this universe.
I also wonder why they didn't try to keep at least one bad guy alive - after all, dead thugs can't turn on their bosses!
Comments from author:
A little bit about this Xander's backstory will appear in the course of the story, but not much.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [11 Jun 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Zeviz
Review:
Very fun. I especially liked the counter-ambush and the response to the 'did you tell anybody else' line.
Comments from author:
I love the classic tropes, like the 'Did you tell anyone else' routine. I recommend TV Tropes if you have half a dozen hours you can afford to lose while lost in the interwebs. On the other hand, TV Tropes has also cost me plenty of other lost time, because it is how I discovered:
The Dresden Files
this site
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and half a dozen other deconstructions or reconstructions of the Magical Girl genre including 'Dai Mahou Touge' (which basically takes all the classic magical girl tropes, sets fire to them, and then makes you smoke the ashes)
etc.
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from DieselDriver
Review:
She's a naughty girl for fooling those poor meatheaded hit men...

Edit to your reply:
Hence my sarcasm. I shoot a lot. I know about gun safety. I also know that a person with a knife within about 15 feet is an extremely dangerous opponent if you don't have your weapon out and pointed at him. Most normal people can cover 15 feet in far less time than anyone I know (and some of them are VERY fast) can draw their weapon from a regular carry holster let alone from concealment. Situational awareness is paramount.

Your comment: "Looney Toons 'George and Lenny' dogs." are those the ones where George goes into the junk pile after Sylvester and meets the escaped black panther instead?
Comments from author:
Hitmen who don't know how to handle a gun properly deserve what they get. Example: 'Pulp Fiction'. :D
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from kirkpatrick
Review:
Excellent.
Comments from author:
Thanks! I'll be updating this story every other Monday, in case you hadn't heard.
Review By [kirkpatrick] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from JediKnight
Review:
Very nice work on the latest pieve
Comments from author:
Thanks. I wrote the prequel originally just to get that last sentence in and make the reader gasp in horror (and want to punch my muse in the face). It wasn't until later that my muse retaliated by telling me where the story could go (other than Summers goes to see Kinsey; ends up dead).
Review By [JediKnight] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from SirLee
Review:
OK, I liked the chapter, but I do have a couple questions.

First one is about the setting. Am I to understand that "several congressmen" have their offices in walking distance of a twenty-story construction site? Because the only way I see that working is if the building is in Arlington.

Thing is, there's legislation limiting the height of buildings in D.C. There's *no* building in D.C. with more than fifteen floors, except for the Old Post Office (grandfathered in) and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, which got a special permit.

I looked it up, and there's a bunch of skyscrapers in the Rosslyn area, which is reasonably close to the center of power. So that's probably where the action takes place.

Second, and more importantly... what did happen between "SG-1 and a Spy" and this? Back then, Buffy seemed to be thinking that (a) the NID had rogue cells that needed to be shut down; (b) the SGI was helping them, and (c) Kinsey was a good person to bring the info to. Being cautious is one thing, but Liz here was behaving like she _expected_ Kinsey to be dirty and in cahoots with the rogue NID.

Also, something that was already visible in the former chapter but it's even more evident now... Buffy, Willow and (now we see too) Xander have spent a considerable amount of effort to set up their own intelligence ring, working outside the government structure. Buffy went in and infiltrated the intelligence community; Willow found herself a place where she can easily mask her hacking behind Microsoft's data traffic; and Xander apparently went out of his way to be dismissed as a loser. Why? What did motivate these people to go to all this trouble?

Interesting thought: Giles, who was these guys' mentor in canon, is 007 in this universe. Maybe the MI-6 somehow had a hand in the formation of this spy cell?
Comments from author:
[1] I am cheating on the building height, although I could just drop it to twelve or fifteen stories and make do. I wanted that setting so Buffy could go Jane Bond on the badguys.

[2] Buffy was thinking (a) NID rogue cells are bad, and (c) Kinsey would be an excellent whistleblowing stop. She was convinced that (b) was *not* true since several of the NID cells had obviously targeted O'Neill and his mystery project. Since then, she simply let her innate paranoia as a trained spy come to the fore. She is covering three possible cases: Kinsey is dirty; Kinsey's staff has been infiltrated by rogue NID agents so as soon as she asked to meet with him she would be in big trouble; or the NID's IT people might spot some signs of intrusions and anyone still at work at that time could be in huge trouble. She may have thought of several other cases as well.
Review By [SirLee] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Iceflame
Review:
Oh my :). Jack's going to LOVE her *image of Loony Toon's Abominable Snowman loving on Daffy Duck*
Comments from author:
That made me think of the old Looney Toons 'George and Lenny' dogs. "Tell me about the rabbits, George..."
Review By [Iceflame] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from burmafrdnow
Review:
Hope we do not have to wait too long for Buffy's next meeting with Kinsey.
Comments from author:
Which might involve mil spec weaponry. :D
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from RevDorothyL
Review:
So glad to see that Buffy still has Willow and Xander on her team! :)
Comments from author:
And this is a Xander who has never been told to be fray-adjacent.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Zorgdub
Review:
I loved the last line. And I'm looking forward to the SG-1 part of "SG-1 and an agent."
Comments from author:
Thanks. And the next chapter is only two weeks away.
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
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