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Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Albino
Nice chapter

when I did read it at first it looks like that Batman start going rusty since it did take this long time before he found out what she was planing to do. But then I did realize that the first meeting he did of here was happening at the same time he did check out the rest of the people that Seline did meet (Samantha Carter, Alex Mack and Alexander Harris). We do not know how big mess Carter did after she got her power and she was planing to get even with Lex Luthor. Hopefully you are going to write about what happened after his first meeting with her to since all of it did happen in the same universe. Are they going to show up in this story Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger.

Keep the chapters coming
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm assuming Batman has much bigger problems to handle than keeping an eye on a flighty socialite who isn't even in Gotham City. He can't spend all his time looking up strangers when he's got serious Justice League crises and stuff going on. The possible destruction of the universe has to take precedence over what some bleached blonde is up to.
Review By [Albino] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Zorgdub
One of the stories I was most anxious to see continued, excellent. I like how Buffy handles things. I like how you've inserted Faith into things. I like how Batman reacts to the realization that he's been had and how you've set things up for Buffy to succeed or fail on her own merit rather than have the World's Finest commandeer the operation from under her nose. I like the chosen location for Two Face's crime and Batman being all "this is my city and I'm not even going to ask for a ride!" because he's just like that.

The Catwoman & Batman's banter is good, really reminds me of the one from the original Cat Tales. However it is much too sparse compared to the original story (of course that's because you have a different writing style, so it's not unexpected, but it's been a while since I found something that could possibly be improved so I wanted to mention it).
Comments from author:
Thanks for reviewing. Getting the "Cat Tales" Selina/Bruce banter right is hard, partly because I'm writing from Bruce's POV and Chris Dee writes from Selina's, and partly because Chris Dee has a certain flair for how Selina sounds to her.
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from JediKnight
Interesting start to this arc, waiting to read what happens next.

-How many parts might you have in this storyline?
Comments from author:
This short story is only four pieces. The plan is for the next story after that to be a sequel to "SG-1 and a Spy". Which would mean more Buffy.
Review By [JediKnight] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Starfox
Good chapter. Loved the Cali-Speak and Buffy-think, and of course the revelation/realization by Bats and Selina. Very nice set up.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I hope you like what Buffy is up to in the next chapter.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [15 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Amberdrake
If Bat-Bruce were really smart he'd be less concerned about what Buffy might do to Lex and more worried about what will happen when Buffy gets to L.A. Even if she doesn't actually meet Xander there's going to be consequences.
Comments from author:
Bat-Bruce is sometimes less 'smart' and more 'obsessed' depending on who's writing him.
Review By [Amberdrake] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from VillageOrchid
Interesting. Still a not very happy life for Buffy both in this world and the Alex-verse. At least she seems to have one good friend, Faith.
Comments from author:
Well, we will have to see how their lives go in both universes. Because - as you know - I always have plans. Evil, evil plans.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from lunalurker
Finally, Faith appears in another one of your stories! Tiny off screen mention as it is. Pout, pout. Still, only complaint about this fun little series. Some of the best alternate timelines ever. Just could use more Faith. Or Tara.
I've been crossing my fingers and hoping Faith and/or Tara show up in Alex Mack. It's a whole thing. ^_^
Comments from author:
:D :D I'm sorry there isn't more Faith in this story. But sometimes it's hard to work even mroe characters in.
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from SirLee
Batman IS slipping. I mean, he referred to Faith, as "this Faith Lehane", suggests the name brings no particular association. Yet both he and Selina DID meet the "original" Faith, not to mention she must have figured quite prominently in the stories Buffy and Willow told Selina and the rest of the LoEW.

As for the reason he doesn't place Second Street under surveillance...? Well, this is the Cat-Tales Gotham, isn't it? Meaning that it's actually New York with some renaming (Chris Dee is pretty adamant about this point). While placing the five-blocks-long 2nd St. under special surveillance might be doable, the longer 22nd St. (which crosses Manhattan East-to-West) is a bigger job, and the 128 blocks long Second Avenue is totally impractical. Not to mention all the possible "2"-themed targets outside those three. And anyway, Two-Face is not the only dangerous felon out there.

As for the frequently criticized Comics-Code-Approved "superhero code of ethics..." I actually don't think its a bad thing in and of itself. The "do not kill" constraint helps in building the character mythos. For one thing, it allows for recurring villains. I mean, if Batman allowed himself to kill, most of his "rogues gallery" wouldn't have made it past the second appearance. For another, it places value on the self-discipline, on the rational mind keeping in check one's emotions. While there's some thing to be said about anti-heroes like the Punisher, if every other character start behaving like that we get... the Nineties Dork Age.

In this particular story, my take on Batman & Supes is...
1. Yeah, they do strongly dislike Luthor.
2. If Luthor was killed by, say, Deathstroke, and they didn't happen to be in a position to prevent it, neither would shed a tear. They wouldn't even put any extra effort to bring Deathstroke to justice -- Slade Wilson is _already_ in the Most Wanted list for dozens and dozens of killings; one more wouldn't change the Justice League priorities. If they happen to have a chance to arrest Slade, they will do it, because of that veritable phonebook of bodies, not because of Luthor.
3. However, if they WERE in the position of preventing DS from murdering Luthor and chose to do nothing, they would be accessories to this particular murder -- and that's a line they chose not to cross, for various reasons, stemming both from personal beliefs and from practical concerns about preserving the goodwill of various governments and law enforcement agencies.
4. Also, there is the concern about Buffy herself. If Buffy murders Luthor and they know it and are able to prove it, they are morally obligated to arrest her. Batman HAS become aware that Buffy is planning something, and now he has told Superman. Neither of them WANT to have to send her to jail, in particular not for punishing Luthor for his various crimes; the best way to prevent that is to find a way for her to achieve her vengeance in a legal way.
Comments from author:
I personally always loved the main consequence of the Comics Code, because I like my heroes to be heroic, and not anti-heroes. (I don't count Deadpool, who I love, but he is not a full-fledged 'hero'.) And there's no problem with really evil villains, because NOBODY stays dead. How well I remember the old 'rules':
"No one stays dead except Uncle Ben, Jason Todd, and Barry Allen."
"No one stays dead except Bucky."
Well, those rules have been smashed into kindling, even if Ed Brubaker's 'Winter Soldier' arc was freaking awesome.
Review By [SirLee] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Senko
Except it's not Two Face, its Selena annoyed he forgot their date.

I know nothing about that I'll have to look it up.
Comments from author:
:D :D :D

Remember, this is the Catwoman of Cat Tales, not the canon DC universe.
Review By [Senko] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from fanreaderonetwo

I find it _very_ unlikely that Lex or his security dept didn't tumble onto her family connection to Lex and/or Lexcorp, particularly if he had her Dad killed.
What might make the connection (and alarms ring) less likely is if Lex didn't kill him or was unaware of his pending death until it was too late. Given all the crap and crappy people in Lexcorp and the outfits they deal with its not unlikely that people or orgs in and outside of Lexcorp would have reason to kill him.
So, someone in Lexcorp killed him without Lex's knowledge: Corporate security or internal auditors found him making private deals and "judicially" executed him or..
He was making private deals or found out about someone _else's_ deals and it got him killed, ala "he got into a drug deal" or "saw too much". Or it was part of Lexcorp internal politics, and was killed by a rival executive, without Lex's knowledge.

Ironic scene, Lex telling Buffy how her father died, explaining that he was killed by a rival or another company, and that when Lex found out about the killing he avenged his death _and_ heavily juiced up Buffy's inheritance without her knowledge. "He was an able and loyal employee of Lexcorp and it got him killed, so I had the guilty parties killed and made sure that you would be comfortable. One reason I _have_ loyal employees is that they _know_ I will avenge their deaths and protect their loved ones." "Just like the mafia." "Yes".
Comments from author:
:D That would be an interesting scene. Have you considered writing it up once you see what happens in this story?
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from TaoTeChing
Batman's reaction to Two-Face only made me laugh because I had this image of Dug from up and "Squirrel!"
Comments from author:
:D :D That does seem analogous, somehow.
Review By [TaoTeChing] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Harry
Well, Bruce and Selina (Batman and Catwoman) have figured out what Buffy is up to. And to call in Superman/Clark Kent to help out, shows just how much he figures that things could go bad. Now, its time to see how close Buffy is to pulling this off.
Comments from author:
Yep. And you'll only have to wait two weeks to find out.
Review By [Harry] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from cmdruhura
There's always the third option of getting access to his honest accounts, and maybe some of his dishonest ones, and making Lex broke. That would be a fate he might consider worse than death, especially if it was all given away to charity.
Comments from author:
There are even more options, some of which have been tried in one or more variants of the DC universe. Like... find one of Lex's most dangerous mad-science creations. Show the guy proof that Lex is the reason he's a monstrous freak. Sit back and watch. With hot buttered popcorn.
Review By [cmdruhura] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from Zorgdub
~~[ Wayne from Gotham City with his pet supervillainess ]~~
I had actually forgotten that it was the Batman from Cat Tales!

Damn, now I want to go back to reading *that* story. Too many things to read, not enough time.
Comments from author:
I'm happy to contribute to your loss of free time! :D
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part I" from GwynApNudd
>> I'm wondering if she [Buffy] has any meta abilities in this world, expecially considering she's a Slayer in the core Scoobie-world and an Orphan in your Secret World-verse.

Similarly, given that both the Sword and the Scythe responded positively to her, I would assume that Alex is a witch (a direct descendent of GG, perhaps?) in the Harryverse, and a slayer in the Scoobyverse. We just haven't seen her, since we haven't seen any California scenes in those verses.

Reply to author's comment: Yeah, that one we saw. Liked Tim. Too bad there is no way to justify seeing him in the Alexverse.
Comments from author:
And then there's Alex in the DCverse...
Review By [GwynApNudd] • Date [14 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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