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Review of chapter "Episode 15: Death of a Boring Man" from Kindleflame
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I am curious why you only answer some reviews and not others. Is it only because they are asking a question or saying something relevant to the chapter?
Comments from author:
That's often the case. Also depends on how much time I have when I notice the email that says I got a review (as sometimes I'm in a rush or busy with other things as well) and that sort of thing.
Review By [Kindleflame] • Date [2 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 15: Death of a Boring Man" from CageFire
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Hmm, it seems even though they weren't able to stop it there's a bit of a butterfly effect anyway just from them being witnesses. Them coming clean to Giles and such.
Comments from author:
The butterfly effect has a lot more to do with Faith's different relationship to the group and the inclusion of Amy than anything else.
Review By [CageFire] • Date [2 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 15: Death of a Boring Man" from jimk
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To each his own I guess but I always find it amusing to say the least when people make a point about owning the characters or plot ideas in their fanfic. Do you not see the humor in warning people away from using or plagiarizing your ideas when your whole fic is based on those of a published author?

Not saying you don't have a right to claim copyright just as a few authors refuse to allow fanfics of their work but I mean, come on think it through.
Comments from author:
I created the Iron Coin, the Jester, et cetera. They are my products, so yes, they are mine to own, and I would like to keep use of them. Most fanfiction sites have plagarism rules regarding such things, and given that the odds of any person wanting to write fanfic of my Original content is limited, the rare person that wants to can ask me. My fanfic is not the same thing as a real work. Were I making money off of a story about the Iron Coin, etc, and thus it was 'real' in a published sense, etc, I'd have no issue with people using it for fanfic, because I'd have bigger things to worry about.
Review By [jimk] • Date [2 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 15: Death of a Boring Man" from (Current Donor)Ironbear
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Good to see a new chapter. It's also good to see Giles having a chance to talk some sense into Wesley, or at least attempt to, before Wes had a chance to go off half cocked and make things worse.

Too bad he didn't have the chance in canon, nor the Council authority to make it count by overruling Wes.

"In this particular case, I will say that if you're concerned about my characterization of Faith here – thinking it a little out of character or something –"

I'm not seeing an issue. Faith reacted here the way she did in canon: guilt, shock, horror, remorse... followed by attempted denial. The difference here is, unlike canon she had someone to talk to whom she considered a friend that she could trust to dump it on. In canon: Buffy wasn't any help, Buffy was as deeply in shock and denial as Faith was, only Buffy was denying that she had any part in Finch's death. (I don't recall Buffy ever admitting on screen that she threw him to Faith.)

Plus, there were witnesses that saw Buffy actually throwing Finch to Faith to stake, and preventing Faith from going as deeply into denial as she might have otherwise... and Cordy's 911 call prevented her from attempting to dump the body.

So no, I'm not seeing an issue with Faith's portrayal.

Butterfly Effect: you change something, and the changes ripple out from there. They have to. The entire situation is different, so the specifics of Faith's reactions are different. They *have* to be.
Review By [(Current Donor)Ironbear] • Date [2 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 15: Death of a Boring Man" from MagnusXXN
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If only someone had done that to Wesley earlier. We know deep down he isn't such a prick, he just needs the chance to prove it.

Sigh...most be frustrating for Xander, honestly. And the coughing? Someones just being a douche now. But I'm glad X and C are still together, their my favorite pairing.

Hope Amy can help Faith, she needs someone in her corner. And maybe Xander & Cordelia too, those two aren't Buffy, they have a more real and down to earth outlook. Great to see an update, need another soon.


): )
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it, glad its gotten you thinking. :)
Review By [MagnusXXN] • Date [2 Apr 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 14: You Can't Stop Everything" from Morgomir
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Great chapter. Keep up the good work.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [25 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Episode 14: You Can't Stop Everything" from Hyperion
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Can't think of much to say other than nice to see things continuing, and I look forward to seeing where you take this and some of your other stories, particularly Exit Strategy.

While Faith seems to be getting into a bad spot after killing Finch same as in canon, she's been getting along with the others somewhat better up until this point which might help considerably, and Giles might have more pull to deal with her and keep Wesley from doing anything counterproductive.

I also like seeing that Xander is finding out that while the Iron Coin can and has been useful at times, there's no guarantee that it will always be helpful. Perhaps aside from trusting in the Iron Coin so much to make a difference, perhaps Xander might double down on improving his research skills somewhat, or maybe even asking Giles or someone to help him when it comes to combat training, if only to improve his ability to defend himself a bit better. Not to get rid of the coin, but I could see him wondering of he's become somewhat too dependent on using it at the expense of other avenues of helping.
Review By [Hyperion] • Date [22 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Episode 14: You Can't Stop Everything" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
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Oh dear, bad news...good lesson for Xander but bad news.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [10 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Episode 14: You Can't Stop Everything" from (Current Donor)Ironbear
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Cool. A new Iron Coin installment is always a nifty thing to see. ;)

And, day-um. Had to happen eventually, that Xander would get a glimpse of something too late to do anything useful about it, but man - what a hell of a time and thing for that to happen on.

Here's to hoping he, Amy, and Cordelia can manage to keep Faith from going completely over the edge like she did in canon. Gods know that Buffy wasn't up to the task in our Sunnydale...

And please, please have someone sit on Wes or deck his idiotic arse before he can call in the Council goon squad this time.

Cheers.
Review By [(Current Donor)Ironbear] • Date [9 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 14: You Can't Stop Everything" from mojtaba
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please dont let the situation become FUBAR like what happened in Canon....I mean really nobody has ever heard of collateral damage...i mean its not good that a person died but the way everyone reacted was idiotic....
Review By [mojtaba] • Date [8 Feb 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 13: Consequential Sisterhood" from Morgomir
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Great chapters. Keep up the good work.
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [2 Jan 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Episode 13: Consequential Sisterhood" from CageFire
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Nice chapter. I read it a few days ago, but my internet line apparently rusted out and I haven't had internet for the last few days. They just ran a new line, so now I have over 100 emails to get caught up with. I'll have to get caught up with my youtube subscription another time though since I have to work in a few hours. :( Still, it's back up which I'm grateful for. It's surprising how dependent on the internet we are, or at least how I am. It's annoying when you want to look something up, but can't. So used to instant answers. Not to mention the loss of entertainment, and some programs/games don't even start without an internet connection anymore.
Review By [CageFire] • Date [26 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 13: Consequential Sisterhood" from (Recent Donor)tchizek
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Great chapter!

Tom.
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it!
Review By [(Recent Donor)tchizek] • Date [22 Dec 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Episode 13: Consequential Sisterhood" from Hyperion
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Another great chapter, and glad to see this continuing.

I like how Buffy is being cautious in regards to the recent events with Amy, and still somewhat cautious about Xander, but also not being dismissive of them. It's nice to see Amy continuing to be involved with the Scooby Gang as well. If she survives the coming conflict against the Mayor and doesn't go full evil as a result, having her around will be a big help.

I'm also looking forward to seeing how things go with Cordelia now that she has a bit of warning about her parents and their troubles with the IRS. Now that she's talked with Willow, even if she can't prevent things from going downhill for her parents, perhaps with the assistance of Willow and a bit of magical help, maybe instead of being completely screwed money wise, perhaps they can find a way of hiding some money somewhere so even of Cordelia's parents still go to jail, Cordy herself will still have at least a fews tens of thousands or a few hundred thousand dollars to work with and not be stuck in a roach infested apartment in LA nearly starving at times.

If things go in a similar enough direction where Angel moves to LA and starts a private detective agency, perhaps Cordelia could loan him some money even down the line.
Comments from author:
As usual, I'm quite glad to see that I've got you thinking with this latest chapter, and also as usual, I can't spoil by telling how right or wrong any of your guesses may be.

Its true that there is a lot of potentiality here though.

I'm glad you liked the chapter!
Review By [Hyperion] • Date [22 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Episode 13: Consequential Sisterhood" from (Current Donor)Ironbear
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"'Hey, you were the one you told me you had your hair dyed pink when you were five.' Xander pointed out. “'So now we're going to find the pictures to prove it, one way or the other.'"

*ROFLMAO!* That line is damned near worth the price of admission. ;) So Cordy had pink hair as a kid? On purpose? Heh. I'm tempted to find the youngest looking pic of her that I can get ahold of, and take it into photoshop to see how she'd look.

Followed by, "Oh crap." I see the coin didn't give Xander a head's up on the IRS mess in time for him to warn Cordy. Ah well. At least she's being proactive in lining up Willow to look into it. Maybe between them they can mitigate the damage somehow.

ETA: If I thought I was good enough in photoshop to just select the hair and color it decently, I'd do it and send you a copy. Alas, that's getting a bit beyond my image manipulation skills. I'm surprised she didn't hunt down all of the photos and burn them. ;)
Comments from author:
Fate didn't need to make Cordelia's dad a tax-cheat. He did that all on his own. :P

I'm glad you liked that line. Took me a while to come up with something funny that would get them into the office.
Review By [(Current Donor)Ironbear] • Date [22 Dec 13] • Not Rated
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