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Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from DavidEmpey
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Four up and four down: badass Xendra is badass. When he forgets to worry about not being up to snuff. Not unlike another hero we know of with the first name Alex and middle initial L.
Joyce's reflections about Buffy's pre-Sunnydale activities were well thought out. I'd never considered how truly insane the "vampires are real" story would sound.
Comments from author:
When you think about it from a rational perspective, maybe Hank did what he thought was the right thing by getting that kid in an asylum where she couldn't burn down another building full of 'vampires'.
Review By [DavidEmpey] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from AntonioCC
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ShalaDakiri, there is an small problem with your theory. I'm Spanish, and there is no equivalent expression here.
Comments from author:
Basically, all the folk etymologies for the phrase have been debunked or deprecated, so no one knows for sure where the phrase came from.
Review By [AntonioCC] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from ShalaDakiri
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"Letting the cat out of the bag" goes back to when Muslims were in charge of Spain. They outlawed eating pigs, so when locals wanted pork, they would sell it in closed bags. One of the scams run was replacing a piglet with a cat, so letting the cat out of the bag meant the scam was revealed.
Comments from author:
That one has been deprecated by Snopes.com. Sorry.
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from AntonioCC
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Well, the cat is out of the bag (where does this expression come from? it never made any sense to me), including the part that they didn't want to tell Joyce. Although, it could be worse. Willow could have called Xendra Xander in front of Snyder.
Comments from author:
Well, if it happened in front of Snyder, they could try immediate blunt force trauma to the head, knocking him out and possibly costing him ten to thirty seconds of short-term memory. And if that didn't work, they could try it again!

"It didn't work the last time. What makes you think knocking him out this time will work?"
"Who said *that* was why I was hitting him in the head?"
Review By [AntonioCC] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from kyro
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good chapter lucky nothing happened to Joyce or Xan would end up as dog food
Comments from author:
Yes, Buffy would not be happy with anyone who let her mom get hurt.
Review By [kyro] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from hamishog
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Serendipity - I love that word. Well, the fact that Joyce knew her first vampire is certain to hammer the lesson home. I can only hope that he was more pleasant when he was alive.
And Willow - you gotta love Willow. One life-threatening incident and it not only breaks down her resolve but her inhibitions as well. The retelling of Jesse's fate has got to have already stressed then seeing Xander/Xendra take on a numerically, as well as physically, superior force pushed her to her emotional limit. She sucks at secret identities.
But, look - minions. Lance, Andrew and Jono can be exceedingly useful. They can carry things and read weird languages and not try to get themselves killed anymore requiring bolder folk to take chances to rescue them.
And Cordelia, you so are a taxi service. Accept your fate and realize this simple act makes you their savior.
Comments from author:
Those guys are lucky Cordelia didn't make them ride in the trunk.
Review By [hamishog] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from Sunhawk
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My my my, once Joyce gets her brain into gear she starts noticing things, and Willow is even worse than Buffy as secret-identity girl LOL Really liked this chapter!
Comments from author:
Poor Joyce. She has two options, and both are terrible.
Review By [Sunhawk] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from Starfox
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Good chapter. I love the dialogue, and the set up for the revelation/test for Joyce, especially the background bits.
Comments from author:
Thanks. The serendipity of this being someone Joyce knows could help.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [23 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from VillageOrchid
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Better to have a plan than no plan. Enjoyed the nuances of the character moments both in action and in though here.
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And it's better to have lots of plans to cover all those times when your original plan fails horribly. :D
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [21 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from DieselDriver
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I wish you would refer to "Xendra" as "she" and Xander as "he". I get confused when there's two women talking and you refer to "he". Sorry, I'm fixated on form I suppose. I treat people as they appear. Jade is a little girl. Xendra is a woman. Xander is a man. Ayla is an exception although if I met a person with his "affliction" I would treat him as a woman unless or until I was notified of that person's preference. Yes I know in this story Xendra still thinks of herself as Xander but physically she's a woman, with all the perks and the not so perks that go with it.
Comments from author:
I've thought about this a lot - particularly because of the Whateley Universe - and Xendra insists on thinking that way. I've tried writing it in a couple styles, but Xendra always comes back to a position of 'I do not care what I look like, inside I am still Xander Harris, Cali guy'. Note that he's losing on the 'California' front as well, since he's hanging with Uncle Rupert and doing that accent all the time.
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [21 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
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Nice touch with the letter openers. I have one where the new mortuary intern severs the arms of suspicious corpses so if they rise they can't dig themselves out. Which is effective against zombies as well as vampires, but a *lot* more obvious on inspection.

http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-10283/Shieldage+Vamp+Nightmare.htm

Awesome job switching the toe tags and having his name being different from the one he's buried under actually matter.

Great safety precautions
Comments from author:
Thanks. Willow's pretty ingenious once Xander comes up with a weird idea. They're a fairly dangerous team.
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
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Well, this little demonstration is going about as well as I suspected it would.
Comments from author:
Hey! No one has two puncture wounds in their throat yet! :D
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from SilverWave
Review:
Nice!

But you would have had me with the Notice me not spell.

Its testable :-)
Comments from author:
Joyce got bitten by Darla IN HER OWN KITCHEN and didn't wise up. That's some serious Sunnydale Syndrome there.
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from hamishog
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There was one fic where Xander talked a coroner into planting a toothpick in the heart of all corpses that died in a suspicious manner. Don't remember the title or who wrote it but it was a clever idea, self-dusting vamps.
I guess it helps that Joyce knows her first (official) vampire; it will make it more real. And she'll be able to check.
Comments from author:
Assuming she can make herself believe, when there are consequences to accepting it.
Review By [hamishog] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XII" from raxadian
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And then they will have to assure her that it wasn't a dream.
Comments from author:
Or a hallucination.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [20 Oct 14] • Not Rated
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