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Review of chapter "Scoobies and the New Guys, part I" from VillageOrchid
Enjoyed this. Will go back and re-read the prior chapters later tonight.
Comments from author:
Thanks. There's more on the way.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Scoobies and the New Guys, part I" from SnakeFox
Loved it!
Comments from author:
Thanks! There's more in the queue.
Review By [SnakeFox] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Scoobies and the New Guys, part I" from LFW
Darn glad for more of this fic
A lovely pair of girls for the initial meet and Honey Hut is a great ice cream shop
Comments from author:
Thanks for reading! And every place I mentioned is a real (and excellent) ice cream shop in the Cleveland area.
Review By [LFW] • Date [9 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from Letomo
I was sure I'd answered your question, but now I can't find it.

I liked the JLA and Carpenter/Daddy's Girl chapters, and the Scoobies and a Retiree/Reject ones. But, really, I'm sure anything you write will be good!
Comments from author:
Thanks for replying. I'm about to launch the first chapter following up from "Scoobies and a Retiree" so you're in luck.
Review By [Letomo] • Date [7 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from KJA
My favorite chapters of "Cross Purposes" are Chapter 2 – Scoobies and a Brit, Chapter 4 – SG-1 and a Spy, and Chapter 6 – Scoobies and a Retiree. The thing that is interesting is that chapters 2 and 6 could both take place in the same universe. I would be interested in seeing Jack meet Hermione in a continuation of both story-lines.

The other one that interest me is Chapter 4 – SG-1 and a Spy. It would be neat to see Buffy make the mistake with Senator Kinsey but have an attempt to eliminate her get bungled like some of the situations in the Jason Borne moves or maybe a sudden interruption/rescue, "Buffy, get in!", like in Alias but with Xander or Cordelia in the car.
Comments from author:
Thanks for replying! And yes, all the 'Scoobies and a...' stories are in the Buffyverse.

As for chapter 4, when you wrote that, I had a mental image of scenes from the Terminator movies. :D

As of a week ago, your wishes will be granted. The first new chapter should be posted on Monday, December 9 (in between Xendra chapters).
Review By [KJA] • Date [2 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Scoobies and a Retiree" from mooncowthree
I am currently most interested in this story because of the potential for any special forces trained person to turn the slayers into *devestatingly* leathal teams, armed with modern weapons. This concept was explored briefly in some ways in the compelled series by HotPoint, however he took that story in a direction other than what I would be interested in seeing. I think it would be very interesting to have response teams positioned throughout the globe kind of like rainbow six but with slayers that not only responded to supernatural emergencies but are able to Help out nations with various hostage crisis and whatnot.
Given the established rules of the Buffy universe that 1. the worst of the worst demons are invariably drawn towards the hellmouth (since all the apocolypes are attempted there) and thus are controllable by a well-placed slayer and 2. that "one girl in all the world" can at least keep the forces of darkness at a stalemate. It follows that an army Of well-trained and well equipped slayers could in very short order devastate the various demonic forces on the planet and in some ways end the battle if not for good then for a time.
This would probably be a significant story investment so you would really have to be interested in the idea to do a story of this scope.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the interest! My muse is pushing me to extend the "Scoobies and a Retiree" story, so expect a new chapter any week now.
Review By [mooncowthree] • Date [28 Nov 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from BillPh
I have a dislike of stories that do not finish. So I would like to see all the plots brought to a non-cliff-hanger ending and this story declared finished. Follow on stores could then be written in one or more of the alternative universes you have created.

This applies even where you see things as trivial, so let us have a chapter with vampire Willow being dusted.

Chapters 1, 10-16 are at a reasonable point to stop, although it would be an interesting AU to write more stories in.

Chapter 2 can be ended in line with you comments on my review of 28 Sep 13. It is then just the Scoobies with an extra witch, which is not very exciting.

Chapter 3 will take some finishing as super villain Sam is too big a problem to deal with quickly. That will have to finish with her death; so no follow on stories.

Chapter 4 can also be ended in line with you comments on my review of 28 Sep 13. Although it will take a few chapters to do it justice. Subsequently a highly competent, but non-slayer, Buffy and a highly competent, but non-magical, Willow will make useful additions to SGC; so several good follow on stories there.

Chapter 5, already mentioned.

Chapter 6 needs Jack convincing that the Council are good guys. But after that he is an unexciting addition to them.

Chapters 7 and 18 can be classed as finished, as you say. However, it is an interesting universe for follow on stories.

Chapter 8, as you said in you comments on my review of 28 Sep 13; Buffy will need help to get out of this. Buffy being rescued by someone else may be unconventional, but that could make it an interesting story. No follow on stories because that Buffy is an unexciting addition to whichever super hero rescues her.

Chapter 9 can be regarded as finished, Daniel never joins the Scoobies; or you could write another chapter having him join. No follow on stories because he is another unexciting addition.

Chapter 17 can be regarded as finished for now. Follow on stories could be interesting.

Chapter 19 as chapter 17.
Comments from author:
See? You've captured the essence of my problem very well.
Review By [BillPh] • Date [24 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from bookworm
I shall try to remember to reread this and give some opinions when I have slept and am possibly more coherent - though it looks like many already have - but right now my brain is just amused by the idea of Alex and Xander meeting up in some universe or other, simply because they have two versions of the same name. It could range anywhere from,
"Hi, I'm Alex." "Xander." ", Alexandra, I'm a girl." "No, no, Xander. Is me."
"I am Alex!" "And I am Xander!" "Together we are...the ULTIMATE ALEXANDER!"

Okay, that last will probably never happen. Anyway, sleep...
Comments from author:
:-) :-) "We are Alexxander the Great! Because unnecessary X's are kewl!"
Review By [bookworm] • Date [24 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from MarcusRowland
Later thought on this - the robot singularity leads logically towards one of my favourite SF settings, Iain M. Banks' "Culture" novels. Maybe in this universe Earth is the starting point for the Culture, or maybe they have agents on Earth and the sudden unexpected development of sentient robots is the cue for Earth's status to be re-assessed.
Comments from author:
Man, that would certainly change the JamieVerse. I had never thought of that.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [23 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from OtteryLexa
Normally I'm not very keen on comics superhero universes, but I have to say that I am intrigued by DC-WhiteKnight!Xander.

I'd like to see more of the storylines where Xander recruits Jack, and Willow attempts to recruit Hermione.

And if you feel like writing the dusting of vampwitch!Willow, that would be cool too.
Comments from author:
Thanks, that's helpful. Right now, I think I'm going to write that second one first.
Review By [OtteryLexa] • Date [22 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from dcarson
Chapter 1 – SG-1 and a Brit // SG-1 and That Brit (chapters 10-16)

Wouldn't mind more but you already told a reasonable length story in this verse.

Chapter 2 – Scoobies and a Brit

As long as she doesn't set Snape on fire. Maybe his wastebasket to distract him so she doesn't have to put up with him. Maybe if things keep catching on fire around him he'll be to shaken to give her trouble.

Chapter 3 – The Wayne Foundation and a Scientist

You're already doing a supers story and I like Samantha too much to want to see her as a
villain, even a well written one.

Chapter 4 – SG-1 and a Spy

Has a lot of potential. Would be nice if Xander gets dragged in somehow. If he is still friends with Willow and and the NID or Kinsey goes after her while he is visiting that would make him step up the way he did when he found out about vampires.

Chapter 5 – Hermione and a Resignee

Chapter 6 – Scoobies and a Retiree

Has potential especially since you can do this and Scoobies and a Brit since they are the same dimension.

Chapter 7 – The OSI and a Computer Nerd // (18) …and a Computer Nerd’s Husband

Chapter 8 – Bruce Wayne and a Daddy’s Girl

This could be interesting because it isn't a supers story, just has supers in it.

I read a fanfic a long time ago where Barbars Gordon-Grayson goes after Luthor. Since both Barman and Lois and Clark had failed to prove anything because of layers of cutouts and disposable minions she doesn't try to prove anything just starts removing those. Lexcorp starts being outbid on lots of contracts like competitors knew Lexcorp's bid. New consumer products get just beaten to market. People at other companies that Lex can control have their secrets come out. Companies that he depends on and has ways to pressure get bought up.

So Buffy slowly finding a way to prove something and hurting Lex as much as possible in the process.

Chapter 9 – Scoobies and a Reject

Goes with 2 and 4. When Danial calls the FBI it gets kicked out by keyword and
he he is asked to be Jacks backup/contact?

Chapter 17 – The Justice Leaguer and a Carpenter

Would be interesting especially if he stays independent, But again you have a great supers story.

Chapter 19 – The Justice Leaguer and a Meta

Too similar to Secret World.
Comments from author:
Thanks for all the input! My muse has just given me a gentle prod (with a taser) in one of those directions.
Review By [dcarson] • Date [22 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from tactless
"Selina said, “We told you about my trip to another dimension. The Wiccan and the Vampire Slayer brought two partners in for the final battle. Another Vampire Slayer, and a norm."

Was reading through this again and I noticed that there was one person met by the LoEW that has yet to make an appearance.

With that in mind I am leaning towards the mix and match potential of the DCU stories, but mostly I would like to see Faith make an appearance in some form in any of the non-BTVS 'verse stories.
Comments from author:
:-) She just might. I have a couple potential (no pun intended) spots for her to make an appearance.
Review By [tactless] • Date [22 Nov 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from cwolf
Good on the end for Willow then. I was wondering how that would happen. Simple and effective
Comments from author:
Yeah, I gave Vamp!Willow a great plan, lots of arrogance, and that one fatal tactical error that was going to get her turned into a dustbunny any minute now. Live!Willow would have understood completely, but Vamp!Willow has some character flaws because of her nature.
Review By [cwolf] • Date [22 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from Lyssippe
In order my favorites:

Scoobies and a retiree
Scoobies and a Brit
Justice League and a Meta (maybe too like Secret Return of Alex Mack)
Scoobies and a reject
SG1 and that Brit
Justice League and a carpenter
Batman and a Daddy's girl

Also, I'm sorry to have not said yet how much I love this story and series
Comments from author:
Ooh, that's a good ranking. Would it hurt if I told you that you have not rec'ed anything in this series?
Review By [Lyssippe] • Date [21 Nov 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "News Flash!" from TheEyes
"I'm a pretty serious Buffy-fan too. :-) Granted, I'm also a Xan-fan and Willow-fan and Faith-fan and Giles-fan and Oz-fan. Oz does not get enough love."

Man, this just gave me a crazy idea: the White Knight is tracking a string of weird animal sightings/attacks in LA. Tracks down the culprit: out-of-control Oz, who reverts to human at sun-up. Teach him sone control (Wolfsbane potion, meditation, etc), and you have more backup for Xander! Heck, do it during a time when Alex is in town on some pretext (dad in town for a convention, decides to make a family vacation out of it), and you could make a decent DC superhero team-up out of it, maybe bumping up Oz's power when in uncontrolled were-mode to make it a challenge.

(Addition): Another crazy idea: DC-Buffy gains Phoenix-like flame aura powers, and takes on the superhero name "Dawn". :D

(Addition x2): Crazy idea 3: I'm thinking at some point, maybe a year or two in the multiverse's future, magical thumbdrives will appear on the desks of each of the crossover women, containing a Willow-designed interdimensional chat program. All your shorter wrapups (Potterverse-Willow getting dusted, SG-verse Buffy joining SG-1, Buffyverse Danny, Jack, and Hermione joining the Scoobies, etc) could be covered in a gossip chapter, while Catwoman teases Bruce for being paranoid about security issues.
Comments from author:
These are really creative! The 'Dawn' one cracked me up - which is not good, since I have a bad cough right now.
Review By [TheEyes] • Date [21 Nov 13] • Not Rated
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