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Review of chapter "Short, Slain, and Sadly Sober" from (Past Donor)Snoopy
I really like the title 'Short, Slain and Sadly Sober'. It made me laugh once I started reading the chapter and realised what it meant.

The short, pervy gnome was so funny and death by bookcase? Genius.
Review By [(Past Donor)Snoopy] • Date [6 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Short, Slain, and Sadly Sober" from drago
Not bad at all, so how is the rest of the world doing. And what the hell has the military been doing, I mean hell I'm stationed at a small base and I know of at least 5 buildings within 1km that contains shit loads of weapons.
Review By [drago] • Date [6 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Short, Slain, and Sadly Sober" from angrymonkey
Wow! You're really spoiling us with multiple updates:) Can't wait to see more.
Review By [angrymonkey] • Date [6 Jan 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from vargamor
Very nice update. You have captured not only Buffy's speaking voice but her internal voice as well. Only Buffy would have the cow-god as her new deity of choice! It's also so typically Buffy that all the little zombies are midgets and no other opinion is needed. That was some spot on Buffy.

I'm really glad that after such a long break you've updated the story. The story is riveting - the tension as well as humor make it not only a suspensful read but a fun one as well. I love the little dips into cannon as well..she's sooo glad she's an only child because living with a sibling would be annoying (and wasn't she ever!).

I like that you're leaving us little cliff hangers along the way too. The phone unanswered..why? Oooh..are they all dead or is the phone broken? You just don't know..

Also, now that Buffy is in LA, will she be making a stop at AI? What DID happen to all the vamps in the rush of zombie infestation? Where did all the demons go? Can we have a few annoying celebrity zombies like Matt Damon get the living demon swords of death through their heads?

I'll be tuning in for all the answers...same zombie time, same zombie channel!
Review By [vargamor] • Date [6 Jan 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from (Past Donor)Snoopy
Wow, I'm really happy I started reading your story. It's fantastic! Your Buffy voice is spot on.

I'm glad she ditched travelling by rooftops though and decided to simply walk down the street because now that shes realised she can kick zombie ass, she can just mow down any zombie she sees. That should be fun.

Anyway, awesome story. I'm looking forward to reading your next chapter.
Comments from author:
I'm glad you like it :) The next chapter is written but needs to be edited some more. The title is "Short, Slain, and Sadly Sober". Its also a bit short at 4.5k words (the last two chapters have been almost 7k) but I just can't find anyplace where it needs fleshing out.
Review By [(Past Donor)Snoopy] • Date [4 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from (Past Donor)sopchoppy
good story so far, interested in seeing where you take it.
Review By [(Past Donor)sopchoppy] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from grd
Now this is how I always envisioned a Slayer battling a zombies, a badass, blade-swing, leather glad, bitch that slices and dices with limbs and heads flying all around. Once she finally realizes that she was not the Prey but the Hunter everything changed. When she leaves, she may need a vehicle to take the kid (and any other survivors) too. I'm going to bed with visions of Buffy slaughtering zombies left and right like a superhero. Thank you, looking forward to what happens next.
Comments from author:
Do you really think I'd leave the bike behind? :o
Review By [grd] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from Silence
Wow. You've taken on of my favorite movies and put in one of my favorite characters. Not only that, but you've done it so blasted well. I absolutely love this fic and I really hope you continue with it. Your Buffy voice is fabulous and the sense of dread from the dead walking the earth is heavy but not hammer to the head heavy, just like in the movie. As a general whole, I'm on the edge of my seat wondering what's going to happen next. Keep up the fabulous work!
Comments from author:
Its reviews like this that led to chapter 4 coming out two days after chapter 3 :) Not that I'm planning to make that a habit, in fact its been pointed out and I agree that it could have used more editing before posting. That said I'm going to try and take a stab at chapter 5 this weekend so I'll see what happens.
Review By [Silence] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from SAK
Are the swords more than they seem?
Buffy thought "felt somewhere in the back of her head, that they were laughing," were they really laughing or was it just in her mind, after all they are Demon swords.
Comments from author:
The... depiction of the swords was intentional. What it means I'm not sure yet as while intentional it wasn't planned. Like the rest of this chapter it just kind of happened. In fact the chapter twisted so far from what I originally planned that when I went to post it I found I had to stop and rename it. It wasn't called Superhero to begin with but after it was done nothing else seemed quite appropriate.
Review By [SAK] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Superhero" from (Past Donor)Charlotte
I'd read the first chapter and promptly forgot to track it. Very glad you updated when I was of a mind to check out new stories! Other than a few grammer issues, a very good read. Your Buffy has a good voice and other than Xander and Anya ignoring the whole gun issue, everyone seems to be in character.

Can't wait to read more.
Review By [(Past Donor)Charlotte] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Superhero" from JoeDineen
Interesting, some spelling mistakes, using coarse instead of course in (I think chapter 3, I came across this when you had got to chapter 4), there were a couple of others like that.

Guns, Buffy established in front of the Scoobies that sharp pointy stuff in the brain stops zombies and nobody thinks of guns. I am a bit surprised with Buffy but very surprised that Xander, Anya or Mrs Summers has not make the connection.

Xander because of the soldier memories, Anya because she is usually very practical and not unduly burdened by tradition and Joyce because she has been peripheral to slaying and so not as indoctrinated in the no firearms ethos of demons and watchers.

Cannot see the use of the book unless it has an antidote or instructions for a time machine that will allow Buffy to go back terminator style and off the scientists that are developing the zombie virus.
Comments from author:
I think most of those result from typos getting auto-corrected wrong... I catch some of them (most I hope) but by the third time I read through the chapter its hard to see what is written as opposed to what I know in my head should be written.

This is probably a good reason to find a Beta...

There will be guns... though I'm not planning for Buffy to make a habit of using any. I realize they are a staple zombie prop...

As for the book... that's Buffy grasping at straws. Giles knew it was a long shot which is why he didn't mention it but as far as Buffy is concerned if she's trying to find out what is written in the book then at least she's doing something - far preferable to doing nothing. I won't comment on the contents of the book at the moment.
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Superhero" from angrymonkey
I somehow missed the last update for this chapter, so this is an extra long read for me. Glad to see more of the story, hope the other Scoobies make it.
Comments from author:
Not hard to do... the updates were within 2 days of each other :) So... no activity for 8 months and then 2 chapters within 3 days. I guess I'll never be accused of consistancy.
Review By [angrymonkey] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Superhero" from KnightOwl
The fight with the zombies was definitely cool. Buffy realizing that she could kill so many of the zombies was a good realization. I love that Steven called her a superhero. I hope she makes it back to Steven and her friends in Sunnydale. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Comments from author:
Glad you liked it :) I wasn't quite as sure of this chapter but I figured after re-reading it five or six times myself I simply had to post it... either that or it would end up sitting on my hard drive for at least a month until I could gain some perspective... and that month might stretch in to two... or three... let's just say it wouldn't be the first time. Chapter three was almost completely written in, like, March of 07, and just didn't get posted until this week.

Buffy going postal was not originally planned... she kind of did that on her own.

Your guess as to what happens next is almost as good as mine :/ I have a vague outline of where things are headed but given how far chapter 4 strayed from that outline I'm not sure I'd put much weight in it. Steven wasn't in the outline before... neither was Buffy abandoning her sneak and creep tactics. I'll be waiting to see what people think of this chapter before I start on the next.
Review By [KnightOwl] • Date [3 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dawn of the Dead" from CPTSkip
While I am enjoying your story, it has a definite feeling of doom about it. So far Cordy's head blew up and Faith was either zombified or killed and eaten while still in her coma. The Fang Gang is out of communications and even if Buffy finds "the key" will it do anything to save the day? All in all, humanity seems to be up s**t creek without a paddle. But you do excellent action scenes and I look forward to more of your story.

EDIT: I just reread your earlier answer to my earlier review. So there is still a chance Faith is alive and holding out in prison? Actually, a prison might be a good place to hold up and fight off the zombies. Well, if the inmates didn't kill you first. Lol!
Comments from author:
Is anyone REALLY going to miss Cordelia? :) I actually included that bit hoping it would come across as morbidly humorous. She did get those nasty head aches all the time after Doyle gave her his visions... actually I believe in a later episode, the one where she decides whether to become demony, they showed a previous recipient of the visions who's head DID explode. I could be wrong... should probably check just out of curiosity.

I don't currently have plans to include any more about Angel, Wes, etc in the story.

Faith is a maybe, I do like her as long as an author doesn't feel required to tear Buffy down to make Faith look better, as is Spike. (And yes, no one thought to invite him to the "we're all going to die, the world is ending" gathering but, really, at this point in the series why would they?) That said the story will NOT be Spuffy whether he shows up or not...

Even if Faith does show up it won't be any time soon.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [2 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dawn of the Dead" from solidstate
This is an exciting story, and an intriguing idea - more please! Particularly good action sequences.
Review By [solidstate] • Date [2 Jan 08] • Not Rated
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