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Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from DieselDriver
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LOL! Xander being a proper English lass. On the other hand... Gah! How did women let themselves be trapped into the idea that makeup makes them in any way better looking? What a waste of time and money. I'd rather kiss a silicon fake girl than one with all that noxious crap on her face.

That's way worse than the fact that an awful lot of men get up each morning and put a noose around their necks... neckties??? Surely they are symbolic nooses.

Oops. I see that I said similar things in my previous review. Senility makes everything new...

Reply to your comment. Hmmm. I wouldn't recognize Kim Kardashian if she walked up and said "hello". You forgot "pushup" bras. Sounds like you've been brainwashed by the advertisers. Norma was much better looking than Marylin. I'm not just saying that because we share last names either. My wife practices what I preach. We both wear Tee shirts to church. I'm usually in Jean shorts (lots of pockets) with suspenders and desert combat style boots. She doesn't own any makeup. Nor need it. Kisses are soft lips and warm, not sticky and yucky tasting.
Comments from author:
On the other hand, makeup is an amazing thing. A skilled artist with makeup can turn Norma Jean Baker into Marilyn Monroe. John Green (the author) recently did a post on vlogbrothers on why he likes makeup - for himself while he's on this movie-plugging tour. And he did it while getting made up to go on a talk show. When the artist was done, he looked like John Green... only better. You don't think Kim Kardashian looks like that first thing in the morning, do you?

As for neckties, I'd take them over any one of: girdles, pantyhose, high heels, false eyelashes... (The list gets long.)
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [29 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from SirLee
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Maybe "Xendra" is just a variant on "Xandra", as in "shortened form of 'Alexandra'", same as "Xander" is short for "Alexander?" That is, Xendra is just her family nickname?

(I vaguely remember a quote by pterry on APF explaining why he named Death's granddaughter simply "Susan"; he said something like it's a fairly common name but you will rarely find a teenager calling herself just "Susan" instead of one of its myriad variations such as Susie, Suzi, Siouxie and such)
Comments from author:
Maybe it's one of those weird Giles family names like Edna. :D
Review By [SirLee] • Date [29 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from CrystalBlaze
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Five and eight to go?

That's thirteen total, no wonder it is considered an unlucky number by many..
Comments from author:
I personally like the number 13. And it's always available. And it freaked out superstitious opposing softball players, even though I was one of the worst batters on a not-exactly-impressive team.
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from VillageOrchid
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Very good couple of chapters. Adding the mythology and plot.
Comments from author:
The plot for this arc is just shaping up.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from HMaxMarius
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Why do I feel like this little charade is going to jump up and bite Xendra in her shapely ass.

*snort* I saw what you did with the 007 reference... ;) a little cross fan-fic pollination. =D
Comments from author:
:D Yes, I have done that more than once. It's largely to entertain my muse, but I appreciate it when my readers spot it as well.
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from DavidEmpey
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Dunno if I'd call the bezoar monster an apocalypse, although it would certainly have been bad for Sunnydale. Could have led to one, I guess.
Comments from author:
Yeah, that one's a maybe. I'm sure Travers won't count it. But there are some other borderline calls too. The Judge? Not borderline at all. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the key components of a nuclear bomb would not count as 'forged'.
Review By [DavidEmpey] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from Starfox
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Good chapter. I loved the spin Giles and Xendra put on all the events, and the reactions from the different watchers.
Comments from author:
Xander, Warrior Spin-Doctor!
Review By [Starfox] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
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Outstanding. Superlative. Extraordinary. Brilliant.

Awe-inspiring.

I have never, in 42 years of reading, seen an author use "syzygy" in a phrase, much less appropriately and timely.

Madam, I salute you.
Comments from author:
Thank you.

And let me recommend that you use 'syzygy' the next time you play hangman. At a minimum, it will make your opponents start guessing 'y' and 'z' with great regularity. Mwa-ha-hah. If you're allowed three-letter words, try 'cwm'. No , that w is not a typo. Once they suspect that all of your words will have too many uncommon letters in them, hit them with something simple like 'golf' which has medium-frequency letters in it.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from Grovtech
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I was surprised by the infor that there really is a Xandra Giles as well. Additionally, Xander has proven to be a rather skilled actor seeing that he is still kind of new at being female and English. :)

I agree that waiting for the next installment takes a bit of willpower. This is seriously addictive, but that is to be expected given the writer.

Grover
Comments from author:
Thanks, and thanks for the rec!

And I'm not upping the publishing rate until there is enough of a buffer that I don't have to worry about missing planned publishing dates, which would be worse. No one likes it when the regularly scheduled program is interrupted, especially if it makes you worry that the program will never appear again.
Review By [Grovtech] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from Dragan
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Hmm Might have to mention that Hank has custody of the Slayer during the Summer and that it is necessary so that the Slayer doesn't burn out?

Could be wrong. :)
Comments from author:
It's about to come up. Fortunately, Xendra thinks outside the box.
Review By [Dragan] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from raxadian
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Wait, since when there is a REAL Xendra Giles, and who names their girl Xendra? Something is fishy here.
Comments from author:
Where did you think Giles got a name like that anyway? He pulled out the name of one of his nieces. And I have no idea why people give their children names like that. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their kid North West. NORTHWEST! What the hell were they thinking? Is the kid's middle name Bynorth?
Review By [raxadian] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part VI" from DavidEmpey
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Being a girl is hard. Reading about that makeup makes me glad I'm a slob!

What are the 5 Apocalypses?

1 The Harvest
2 Prophecy Girl
3 the Judge
4 Acathla
5 ??? the attempted resurrection of the Master in When She Was Bad ???

Very much enjoying Xendra, and looking forward to the next update.
Comments from author:
Don't forget Lothos, back in the original movie.

But the Judge isn't even a December/May apocalypse. That was Spike's attempt to cure Dru, which would have unleashed a demon. The Judge is a bonus apocalypse, as is the bezoar.

I'm not sure I should use the words 'bonus' and 'apocalypse' together. And yes, women's makeup is a lot more complicated than it looks (when done well). It takes training and practice. Why do you think teenage girls look so awful and over-done for a couple years, until they get it down right?
Review By [DavidEmpey] • Date [28 Jul 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part V" from CrystalBlaze
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You *wish* it was made from shredded slime demons.

They'd be more sanitary.
Comments from author:
At least shredded slime demons don't have 'allowable amounts of insect legs' in them.
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [16 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part V" from (Recent Donor)nerfherder
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A cramping and bloated Xendra is no ones friend. Indeed she might be everyone's nightmare!
Comments from author:
Oh, don't worry, the cramping is still a few days away. :D
Review By [(Recent Donor)nerfherder] • Date [15 Jul 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part V" from Starfox
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AA very detailed description of a torture shopping trip and a nice scene with Willow. Well done.
Comments from author:
What makes you think that's an *unusual* shopping trip? :D
Review By [Starfox] • Date [15 Jul 14] • Not Rated
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