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Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Dantrag
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I have to say that this is perhaps the best and the most balanced Xander/Halloween -story I have come accross so far. Yes, alot of people propably will complain about Xander getting anything usefull out of the halloween-deal but you don't over do it. The strengths and weaknesses are almost perfectly balanced (Stone during Day, Awake at Night. Improved Physical Abilities and The lack of real fighting skills. Mental and physical needs vs Mental and Physical problems).

You also manage to keep the personalities of each character in check and you leave enough for an open ending. Spike and Dru ran but I believe it might follow the same pattern except when Spike meets Initiative, he'd be dust. Buffy'd have no reason to have the bastard around.

Faith will still have issues, both with her insecurities and with Gwendolyn Post etc. She might still stray but Xander would be there for her.

The First Evil fight is propably the only fight that would really go differently. There is no Angel and the Medallion so they'd be in trouble. As much as I'd like a sequel, I also love the fact that your story is making me think of the different scenarios. Well done. 10 out of 10.
Review By [Dantrag] • Date [7 Jul 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Mordare
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Wow very good story. I never really watched Gargoyls. But the way you wrote this was very well done. Kudos.
Review By [Mordare] • Date [29 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from seadragon
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love this
Review By [seadragon] • Date [17 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from darthme
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WOW SEQUEL???
Review By [darthme] • Date [25 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Narf
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Wow what a story keep up the good work thanks and bye.
Review By [Narf] • Date [26 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from (Current Donor)RngrThorne
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Very nice. I like how you worked Buffy and Xander into a relationship instead of just dumping them into one. Also, how they seemed to draw strength from each other in times of trouble was nice.

Although Buffy better watch out or Faith might try to steal the Xan-gargoyle way from her. ;-)
Review By [(Current Donor)RngrThorne] • Date [25 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from borgrabbit
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Beautiful story, man. I like the Beauty and the Beast references. Write on!
Review By [borgrabbit] • Date [11 Nov 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Part Nine" from Vilkath
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Good story so far, the hard parts of making Xander not have a normal life is attractive plot device. I also like that Buffy and Xander are getting closer BEFORE the release of Angelus most fics so hard up on following canon plot they won't let Buffy think of anyone else before she sleeps with the dead boy least once just to let Angelus free.

I am a little disappointed on the Drusilla front, she seems to win everything, get everything and basically have no issues. She's just an insane vampire of some skill yet she's totally unstoppable thus far even with stupid minions like Ford. Just happening to capture Kendra after a hard fight with Buffy tops that off. Not mention it seemed like going out their way to be helpless in this fic, how many fights it been now where neither Buffy nor Xander had a weapon despite being out in graveyard middle the night?

Over all this is a great story so far but the 'author's protection' of the bad guys in this fic is a bit heavy. Making normally weak and normal villains unbeatable and always able to either win or escape till the finale is always annoying.
Review By [Vilkath] • Date [8 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Gideon
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Great Story! You seem to have a real talent for romantic storylines. You even had me rooting for Cordelia right throughout this story. I like how you take the time to develop the relationships and don't drop them on us fully formed. Can't wait to read your other stories! Keep up the good work.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [19 Jul 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from lordamnesia
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Freaking awesome story, above and beyond what you would expect from a Halloween fic. I love how you showed that Janus + Hellmouth /= good transformations for Xander, which is more believable then some of the good transformations he gets. I also very much enjoyed how you answered the Faith part of the challenge, and how Cordy killed Angelus. 'Go poof now' indeed.
Review By [lordamnesia] • Date [25 Jun 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from JoeDineen
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Did not red this initially because I am alittle tired of super Xander stories but when it won a crossing over award I thoough I'd check it out and am now glad I did. Good stuff
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [5 Feb 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from AngelBlack
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That was a suprisingly er... suprising?.. ah! unexpected, there's the word, crossover. Bravo! I completely enjoyed the play of emotions and relationships that you brought into this fic, and I quite honestly couldn't stop reading (and was late for obligations quite a few times because of it). So thanks very much for sharing it with the world, and especially me.
Review By [AngelBlack] • Date [27 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from QundraDraconum
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this is the second time Ive read this story, and it's still one of my favorites, good work.
Review By [QundraDraconum] • Date [14 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from TheLaughingMan
Review:
I truly enjoyed this. Hey, any chance for a sequel? Maybe a Batman crossover with it?
Review By [TheLaughingMan] • Date [1 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Ansku
Review:
Love it :)
Review By [Ansku] • Date [18 Dec 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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