Large PrintHandheldAudioRating
using
 paypal
Twisting The Hellmouth Crossing Over Awards - Results
Is your email address still valid?

Cross Purposes

StoryReviewsStatisticsRelated StoriesTracking
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from ShalaDakiri
Review:
Love the latest cross-genre parallel. It makes sense Willow would be a fan of Hackers, and specifically a certain female lead, any time both exist in the same reality.

I have to admit curiosity as to how Buffy got sucked into the game, since a previous chapter hinted she was already a kick-ass fighter when she moves to Sunnydale.

EDIT:
The final recruitment may have been in college, but if she wasn't skirting the edges in high school, the idea of going into intelligence was likely planted back then-- especially if she spent time mentored by Double-O-Giles.
Comments from author:
It could have been someone in The Initiative. It could have been agents coming in to clean up Sunnydale after the big disasters (007 is not good for urban stability). It could have been her Psych 101 TA. It could have been... Well, I'm not telling yet. But she does have plenty of ways she could be exposed, particularly if anyone figures out that 007 was training her for months.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from fanreaderonetwo
Review:
"Not that she’d gone the ‘OGPU female agent’ route this time,"

*****

Isn't that reference a _bit_ dated, since the OGPU (formed in 1923) was absorbed into the NKVD in 1934?

I would suspect that since Liz was trained in the late 1990s-2000s period, she would think of the KGB or FSB/SVR, or less likely the NKVD. Of course then there is the GRU, the Soviet/Russian _military_ intelligence org, which is and was _far_ larger than KGB.

All of those outfits did and do train and deploy female agents.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_State_Political_Directorate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Intelligence_Directorate_(Russia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Intelligence_Service_(Russia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Security_Service
Comments from author:
I thought about it, but I just liked the *sound* of OGPU more.
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from fanreaderonetwo
Review:
re
" am surprised by this version of Giles (mostly the seducing anything female part). Is that what James Bond is usually like? And it looks like he got almost as much done in a few months in Sunnydale as his Buffyverse counterpart did in several years.

Comments from author:

Most of the Bond movies had Bond seducing almost every attractive woman he came across, unless he needed to kill her. Or in some cases, bed her and THEN kill her. In one Bond movie, Bond's reputation is so well known that it is actually used against him (and the British Secret Service)."

****
_From Russia With Love_?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Russia_with_Love_(film)
Comments from author:
Yes. When a Bond movie starts with Bond bedding a Bond girl, then has Bond bedding another women to get intel, and then bedding the Official Bond Girl of the movie, you sort of get the notion that he is constitutionally unable to keep it in his pants. Much like Ripper was in 'Band Candy'.
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Okay, I'm having a whole lot less sympathy for Giles-as-super-cool-Secret-Agent-Man, after learning further details of what he got up to in Sunnydale and the emotional wreckage left in his wake. Naughty, naughty Rupert!
Comments from author:
There will be more. And you'll find out that Rupert's problem was that he was not ruthless *enough*.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from DieselDriver
Review:
I laughed a LOT at this chapter. These folks are just enough different, yet still the same as their prototypes, that them getting acquainted is hilarious.
Comments from author:
Thanks. The 'matched-up universes' concept is wacky, but fun to write. As Johnny Carson used to say, "If you buy the premise, you buy the bit."
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from fpb
Review:
Your Rupert Giles' theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfskcFw6W_k
Comments from author:
:D :D (It is better in the original.) I was thinking more 'Secret Agent Man'. :D
Review By [fpb] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from Grovtech
Review:
I don't think even Liz could pick up enough trade craft in 3 and half months. I have to agree about this world's Giles. Serious not nice! At least Buffy's had somewhat reformed from his earlier bad boy days.

That matter aside I really like Liz's and Jack's Banter. That was fun!

Grover
Comments from author:
You cannot be 007 and be a nice guy. Double Ohs have to be fully prepared to do horrible things at the drop of a bowler for queen and country. Although it will turn out that Giles was just not ruthless *enough*.
Review By [Grovtech] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from BillPh
Review:
I am confused. I though Giles 007 was going to be the explanation of how the Scooby gang became such an effective black ops organisation. Now it appears that they only knew him for three and a half months and were not that happy with him.
Comments from author:
Yes. It's complicated. As you'll learn...
Review By [BillPh] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part IV" from IronOx
Review:
Hey Giles, Rupert Giles has to work fast - just think of all the time he loses hanging in the British Museum. Forget about his combat and bedroom skills - I want his time management!
Comments from author:
"Time management is the art of blowing off people you don't want to talk to." ~ Dogbert
Review By [IronOx] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I'm enjoying this story arc.
Comments from author:
Thanks. It has more stuff to get to.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from Zeviz
Review:
Great chapter, as usual.

I am surprised by this version of Giles (mostly the seducing anything female part). Is that what James Bond is usually like? And it looks like he got almost as much done in a few months in Sunnydale as his Buffyverse counterpart did in several years.
Comments from author:
Most of the Bond movies had Bond seducing almost every attractive woman he came across, unless he needed to kill her. Or in some cases, bed her and THEN kill her. In one Bond movie, Bond's reputation is so well known that it is actually used against him (and the British Secret Service).
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from Dragan
Review:
Ouchy that's two realities where Giles is a Cad while a SIS. :)
Comments from author:
Being a 007 means a certain ruthlessness that comes out in settings like that. And Ripper Giles was chock full of ruthless, as we saw a couple times.
Review By [Dragan] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from dcarson
Review:
Giles seems unprofessional. Seduction as a tool for a spy is reasonable. Seducing a secretary to have a in at the office to get access us reasonable. Seducing two so there is the risk of a random jealous blowup however seems stupid.

With the info Jack now has I wonder if he has already put together the info from the background check on Buffy to realize that Dawn is Giles's kid. When he does he will be angry, he hates kids being hurt and abandoned has to count. He won't show it in front of Buffy I assume but Giles might get a surprise next time they meet.
Comments from author:
I won't go into the tendency of every 007 to seduce almost anything in a skirt that isn't a butterface. But this Giles might have a reason. You might even get to see it.
Review By [dcarson] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from Starfox
Review:
Great dialogue, and what a Giles! He and the original should meet up one of those days, the original would stutter for weeks and polish his glasses through.
Comments from author:
This Giles and canon Giles probably were startlingly alike back in canon Giles' 'Ripper' era.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part VI" from MarcusRowland
Review:
My money is still on Loki. Or Jack scamming Elizabeth, just possibly.
Comments from author:
That would be a pretty cool scam.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Not Rated
start back Page: 3 of 54 next end
StoryReviewsStatisticsRelated StoriesTracking