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Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from ShalaDakiri
Review:
I love seeing competent Scoobies, especially when they play the fool. I mean, just look at Shakespeare's plays: The Fool is often the one making the most intelligent points.

I'm curious, though, whether Xander actually lives in DC and she went past the construction site because she knew he would be working there, or if she arranged for him to wait on site?
Comments from author:
Nah, Xander lives back in their old hometown in California, and he was waiting at the site in the trap Buffy laid on for the badguys. How did he get to DC? That's a couple chapters down the line.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Harry
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Something tells me that Kinsey is looking in the WRONG place for weapons! My hunch is that the shows and the jewelry help form a weapon for taking him down! If you want to see a example of that, take a look at the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the episode where they capture a pair of Klingons. You'll see what I am talking about.
Comments from author:
Didn't Buffy already show some of her weaponry?
Review By [Harry] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Scoobies and the New Guys, part VIII" from mendal
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When willow threw those demons thru the portal did they end up in the Stargate world?
Comments from author:
:D :D It wasn't that kind of a portal. Or at least it wasn't hooked up to the Stargate network. She just sent them home. Where they would find the most people who were mad at them.
Review By [mendal] • Date [7 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from ShyBob
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I really enjoyed how you "norm" Buffy put a smackdown on Luthor. Your Bruce & Buffy dynamic is great and totally plausible.

The best arc of all, however, is the Scoobies and the New Guys. Jack, Daniel, and Kennedy are priceless. You've got their interplay down pat, along with totally in-character reactions to the Buffyverse. And finally, this is one of three stories in the entire fandom that makes me like Kennedy.
Comments from author:
Thanks. It seems like there are more people who really like The Mayor than who like Kennedy. :D
Review By [ShyBob] • Date [1 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from WyseQuack
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I really enjoyed the Golddigger arc. I especially enjoyed the interaction between Flash and Buffy.

I do find myself wondering - a lot - about Lex's apparent revenge plot.

Because if the following is not already in the Evil Overlord list, it needs to be added:

'I will not turn my declared enemies into berserk, nigh-unkillable super-powered monsters. Particularly not while they are inside the defenses of my most secure location.'

Did Luthor go that route because he was unhinged by Buffy exposing him?

Or was Luthor's real revenge that he was playing Buffy in turn? Could he have pointed her at Intergang and Denetto by putting her in a 'trap' he intended and expected her to escape from all along?

This is Lex Luthor we're talking about, after all.

I wonder why this possibility doesn't seem to have occurred to Buffy?
Comments from author:
Luthor might have been planning on using Monster!Buffy as a new threat for the JLA. Or something we haven't even thought of.

It's even possible that Lex can tap into those Floombas, since he does understand their encryption system, so maybe Bats is right about Buffy's 'pets'.
Review By [WyseQuack] • Date [28 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from lunalurker
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Darn, I'm already recommending this one too! Ah well.
Really enjoying this series still, and this latest story was definitely a treat. And it's kind of sad, if predictable, that Buffy and Batman don't realize how much they have in common with each other. And Batman in particular should know better, considering how many people have followed in his footsteps already and joined his ever growing Batty Family.
Perhaps some much-deserved respect will happen when hindsight comes around.
Thanks for writing!
Comments from author:
Yes, that's it exactly. Buffy and Bruce are doing the same thing, even if they are taking differing emotional approaches to it.

By the end of the story, Batman has revised his opinion of Buffy, but he is still *really* skittery about Lex-tech, and the Floombas are a distributed AI that gets smarter as more Floombas join the gestalt, and no one knows how smart they really are, or what other programmnig they might have. For all they know, there's a Brainiac trigger in there. He's right to be concerned.
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [28 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from SirLee
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Difdi: simple math tells us that this version of Superman is a bit under 660 pounds (or 300 kg, to use a better system of units). Buffy estimated his mass based on her personal experience pre-enhancement -- he _felt_ like 280 pounds. So we have here a rough estimate to her superstrength: she is two to three times stronger than before -- if she were much stronger than that, she wouldn't think Superman was all that heavy.

She's also quicker, heals faster and has partial invulnerability. All rather in the ballpark of canon!Buffy, really, except for the survives-falling-30-stories-to-a-concrete-pavement (which is also a bit inconsistent with the robo-tiger being able to cut her skin). So I'll just assume that that poor Floomba managed to slow her descent just enough to be survivable... but overloaded itself in the process.

EDIT: Forgot about those lasers. Yeah, Canon!Buffy would have a hard time surviving those too. And you do have a point about different types of damage. Still, DC!Buffy's resistance to blunt trauma and energy attacks seems to be orders of magnitude higher than her resistance to edged weapons. Unless that robo-tiger has claws and fangs much, much sharper and harder than ordinary steel, like monomolecular edges...
...which, now that I think about it, would make sense: Luther made those tigers to attack Superman, after all. They would HAVE to have ultra-hard, ultra-sharp fangs and claws in order to have ANY effect against Kryptonian skin. So, not as unbalanced an invulnerability as it seemed at first glance.

So, revising my estimate. Strength and speed in the same ballpark as Canon!Buffy, healing somewhat higher, toughness (invulnerability) MUCH higher. Unknown at this point if there was any sensoreal enhancement on a par with Slayer hearing and such.
Comments from author:
Well, there is a difference between blunt force trauma and sharp instrument trauma and energy beam trauma. Consider how a kevlar vest handles each one...
Review By [SirLee] • Date [27 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from ShalaDakiri
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Considering Buffy spent over five *years* working her way through the social ladders just for a chance at Lex, Batman really should have considered her next course of action when she informed him of Intergang's involvement.

Speaking of: If she does chose that route, I wonder how long before she crosses path with White Knight Xander?
Comments from author:
You are not the first person to suggest the Slayer vs. the White Knight.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [27 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from Starfox
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Great chapter - I love Buffy's thoughts, quips, and of course the Floombas! Very entertaining, anda good conclusion to this arc. Very funny line about Batman leaving Catwoman to pray on Brue Wayne.
Comments from author:
Thanks. And Buffy doesn't see that she's doing the same thing Bruce Wayne did: she lost her father and became a ferocious avenger and crimefighter while posing as a wealthy twit.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [27 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from dcarson
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Somebody needs to give Buffy a DVD full of old Green Hornet radio dramas. The floombas can play both Black Beauty and Kato. But NOT a copy of the recent movie. Please NO.
Comments from author:
Absolutely not the recent movie. Yick.
Review By [dcarson] • Date [27 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from JediKnight
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Nice ending. How many sequels in this are you going to do?
Comments from author:
My original plan: 0.
My plan as of a couple months ago: 1.
My plan as of tonight: still 1.
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My plan in two months: an unknown integer greater than or equal to 1.

There is no telling what my muse will do next. This might be done. It might explode into a series of stories. Most likely, it will sit as is for months, and then my muse will hit me with a heavy blunt object, and...
Review By [JediKnight] • Date [27 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from RevDorothyL
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Faux arch-villainess "The Slayer" (with nifty and soon-to-be-armed Floomba friends/accessories, sold separately)! I love it! :)
Comments from author:
So first she has to build some street cred. Then she has to come up with a reason to run into Stitches Denetto...
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [27 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from Difdi
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> “Okay Flo, get… Lemme see, he’s probably about 270, 280…

Actually, he's about 850. Kryptonian bodies are a LOT more dense than humans -- there's a reason Superman flies through deep water instead of trying to swim.
Comments from author:
I found that Kal-El's mass keeps getting retconned. He has been 'officially' listed as pretty much everything from 270 up to 850. Since Buffy had to use pretty much all her Floombas, you know I'm pegging his weight in-story as near your number.
Review By [Difdi] • Date [26 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Bruce Wayne and a Golddigger, part IV" from Gideon
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Great work! Interesting to see your Buffy here comment on Batman's attitude and the downside of being a female hero. I hope Buffy and Batman can slowly gain some mutual respect as they see how competent the other is in their chosen areas of expertise. I'm sure Batman isn't looking forward to Buffy's debut as a masked villain but he needs someone to keep things interesting. I hope he won't try to damage her weaponised floombas when they clash later - Buffy wouldn't like that!
Comments from author:
Batman ought to be seeing Buffy as competent in her areas, since he has seen canon!Buffy in action. DCU Buffy sees Bats as a brooding jerk who boinked a supervillain and then just let her loose to prey on innocent billionaires. Until she learns something more about that - like maybe that Catwoman has gone straight because of Bats - she will continue to see him in a poor light.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [26 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The OSI and a Computer Nerd’s Husband" from hamishog
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My most favorite chapter ever. The Rosenberg - Harris consortium kicks major tuckus and fits together like Legos. And this is not even mentioning how much I despise Dr. Franklin. Jamie Sommers took out two fembots but Willow and Xander took out fifteen. The OSI is so lucky they only use their powers for good.
Comments from author:
I always enjoyed it when Dr. Franklin's 'brilliant' plans got smashed into little pieces. But pretty much all 'Bionic Woman' villains tended to be unrepentant creeps who deserved to get serious smackdowns. There wasn't a lot of 'shades of gray' in there.
Review By [hamishog] • Date [26 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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