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Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from (Recent Donor)draconin
Review:
Interesting twist. I don't know enough about trans to be able to judge whether Andrew's a believable one but it does seem possible and even logical to my ignorance. However I suspect that you may end up getting flamed by some who DO have strong opinions, as it's one of those topics where you can't seem to win no matter what you say. If so you have my sympathy. :-)
Comments from author:
Thanks. I've been flamed before on considerably less flameworthy topics. I'll just have to put on my Nomex underoos. :D
Review By [(Recent Donor)draconin] • Date [18 Nov 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from VillageOrchid
Review:
That was fun and twisted.
Comments from author:
Thanks! Expect it to get moreso. :D
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from Dragan
Review:
Oh my been a while since I've seen AWS mentioned.

For those curious AWS=Attractive Woman Syndrome.
Comments from author:
Well, you are reading my works specifically for the arcane references, right? :D

Having AWS is pretty awful. Knowing a guy with AWS who can talk to *you* (because you're not attractive enough or he doesn't think of you as a girl) is pretty hard on the ego too. Just ask Willow.
Review By [Dragan] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from DavidEmpey
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AWS?

... and I think Xendra means either "Who in this town is less likely to have gotten laid than Andrew?" (Unless he's being British, in which case it would be "have got laid", I think) or else, "more likely to still be a virgin".
Comments from author:
AWS == Attractive Woman Syndrome. The tendency of some boys to be unable to speak coherently around really hot girls.
Review By [DavidEmpey] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Rating [6 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from raxadian
Review:
Well, that does solve a problem.
Comments from author:
:D Yes, but does it create a new one?
Review By [raxadian] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from Grovtech
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Poor Andrew. I have to say the situation with him sounds very believable. Actually, he's probably understating what he knows, but blows it off since it's 'nothing' kool. Plus as Xandra pointed out it's also possible he's a force sensitive.

As one of those hapless geeks back in high school I had to laugh about him being a virgin. Been there, done that.

Grover
Comments from author:
There's nothing like being a Force sensitive in a universe that has no Force. It's like being a potential Sorcerer Supreme in a universe that has no magic at all.
Review By [Grovtech] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIV" from hamishog
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Actually I'm pretty sure that the higher powers do hate him. Most of the writers too for some reason. Except for the fact that he had a perfectly fine Willow Rosenberg right there and couldn't see it for dross I always thought he was kind of cool. He certainly tried hard enough. And how easy can it be for a teen without a car to fetch donuts? The whole town was technically behind enemy lines and he brought food constantly. That's got to be an A-level skill.
And poor Andrew - he's as annoying as Jar Jar Binks and yet you have to pity him. 'Hellhound' Tucker has to be hard to handle as a brother and Andrew isn't the most driving of forces. Xander's logic is spot on, brutal but spot on. However as long as they are kept to a support position the three amigos might actually be useful. At the very least they can be taught to be a bit more survival oriented. And isn't Jonathon Jewish? I wonder what the rabbis are thinking with all the Jewish kids wandering around with crosses?
Comments from author:
It's almost as if those PTBs are insane writers who want all the main characters to suffer. Or something. :D

And no one is as annoying as Jar Jar Binks. :D
Review By [hamishog] • Date [17 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from Fellgrave
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Oh Willow. Willow, Willow, Willow, you silly scared little girl. Now look at what you've done.

On another note, it's nice to see how active the story is. Definitely one of my favorites on the site.
Comments from author:
Thanks! And I'm posting every other Monday on a schedule, because I'm like that.
Review By [Fellgrave] • Date [5 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from weirdluther
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yesterday from wheatley is how i found this gem. im so happy i did lol i love this fanfic keep them coming im dieing for more lol.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review! (I also love recommendations. :D ) I'll just mention that this is not my only story on this site, either.
Review By [weirdluther] • Date [5 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from DieselDriver
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What a horrible shock the whole evening has been for poor Joyce. That last one though. Whew. Some guys have all the luck.

Reply to your comment:
The funny thing about my last remark is that it's not entirely facetious. Some guys would trade places with Xander/Xendra in a heartbeat even considering living in SunnyD just to be fully female let alone that they'd be a very good looking woman. As you say though, Xander just wants his old body back. I wonder if he'll still "fit" in it if he ever does get it back.
Comments from author:
Why do these things keep happening to Xander? It's like some higher power hates him. :D
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [4 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from (Recent Donor)draconin
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Loved it. Very realistically Joyce in full meltdown. Plus I really liked your small details such as the reason why Buffy didn't back up her claim by demonstrating her strength.

Do you have a firm idea yet of how long this one is going to be? I feels like you're about at the half-way point? I'm hoping for something on the order of "The Secret Return", because I'm enjoying this immensely and don't want it to end. :-)
Comments from author:
I have a firm idea of the outline, but I do not know yet how many chapters that's going to spill over. Lots of times my 'only two ten-page chapters' plan metastatizes into 'oops, now it is eight fifteen-page chapters'. The summer interlude is 23 chapters long all by itself.
Review By [(Recent Donor)draconin] • Date [4 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from (Current Donor)Starfox
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Great chapter, showing the horror of Vampires when encountering them for the first time - and not being kind of used to them after staking so many, like the Scoobies are. Funny scene at the end, with Willow blurting out another secret, well done!
Comments from author:
Yeah, it's never a good thing when someone says 'oops'. Or needs to. :D
Review By [(Current Donor)Starfox] • Date [4 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from dcarson
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They could try to pass it off a a slip of the tongue with two similar names under stress. But I don't think that either Willow or Xander would lie to Joyce that way, they like her and need her to trust them in the future.

There is a nice short fanfic by Marcus Rowland where Sinanju (The Destroyer) has a long standing contract with the Slayer to make sure that they die if crippled and captured or turned.
Comments from author:
I've read that fic. And I think something like that would be a requirement of the old Watchers Council. Otherwise, a vamp master just makes the Slayer a paraplegic and then is Slayer-free from there on out.
Review By [dcarson] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from Harmne
Review:
Two big "OH NO!"s...

OH NO - Willow just let the cat out of the bag, calling Xendra "Xander" in front of Joyce. Oops!

Second bit OH NO - you're leaving us on cliffhangers!!

Can't wait until the next chapter. How come time flies except when I'm waiting for more Xendra???
Comments from author:
I seem to do the cliffhanger thing a lot. On the upside, when the story is finished people can read through everything and the cliffies will seem more natural.

Also, I never write a cliffhanger without knowing where it goes, and how to save the people who need saving. I've seen a few too many fanfic authors who wrote themselves into a corner and then had to 'go on hiatus' because they had no idea what to do next. (Two options for writers stuck in that position: the Batman tv show option, where the heroes pull some insane thing out of their... hat at the last second; or the Lost tv show option, where you just invoke aliens, time travel, clones, smoke monsters, epileptic trees, or whatever you need.) "Quick Robin, throw me the Bat Anti-Superstrong Female Opponent Spray!"
Review By [Harmne] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Summer Interlude, part XIII" from grd
Review:
Like the old saying "the hagus is in the fire for sure". Joyce is getting a crash course on Sunnydale Weirdness. Wonder what she will make of Xan's change and past trauma. If Angel returns, he will be castrated and then dusted.
Comments from author:
Don't you think that's letting him off a little easily? :D
Review By [grd] • Date [3 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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