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Review of chapter "part 7" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Nice to see this again - have I really never reviewed it before? - and enjoying the Emma / Wes interaction a lot. Hope this doesn't mean you're putting Frosted aside though, I'm enjoying that one too!
Comments from author:
Somehow, I think you managed to miss this one with the reviews. I guess that's the down side of having a large number of stories. (And if that's the worst of it, I can cope. Really : ) )

Glad that you enjoyed the Wesley-Emma interaction. Considering Emma Frost, I can't see her jumping into a close relationship with anyone, so she's not rushing into emotional closeness here... a bit tricky to work with.

I have no intention of abandoning Frosted - it's too much fun, and I really like writing Joyce, who deserves better than Hank Summers. (fun - when I started, I had no idea that writing anything involving Emma Frost would be 'fun', even if she wasn't the main character. Chalk that up to experimenting with fics/stories can lead to pleasant surprises.)
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [1 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 6" from ForSpite
Ah, alas you write so many enjoyable things that it is hard for me to keep track of them and likely worse for you, fortunately a brief scan of preceding chapters is enough to refresh the mind.
Hrm... I wonder if the reaction will be vampire hunting, vampire defense classes, or decreased town privileges (or some combination thereof) when this reaches the headmistress.
Interesting fact about crosses: Their use as symbols predates Christianity and the old ones are primarily solar symbols (including variants like the swastika before the Nazis). It puts a whole different spin on their ability to burn vampires by touching them and repel weak willed ones. But, like with sharks, you may already be aware.
Review By [ForSpite] • Date [5 Feb 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 6" from purrfus
Congrats on your restraint. I think Wesley has earned more than a little gloating.

And maturing is a much more relaxing process (for the maturee (?) and everyone around them) when the emotional bashing is kept at a reasonable level. So far this walks a wonderfully fine line - great job with the balancing act.
Comments from author:
It's part of human nature to want to gloat a little. Of course, there's a big difference between wanting to gloat a little and making yourself obnoxious to those around you by gloating a lot, and there are different degrees of gloating and in how merited gloating might be - out-fencing someone who's never picked up a sword - no call for gloating. Succeeding in spite of considerable obstacles - definite call for some smugness and happy thoughts.

And thank you. I'm trying not to bash anyone too much, but at the same time, there are some characters that act in ways that re not precisely pleasing - but to have them do otherwise immediately would be out of character. I'm glad that you're enjoying it so far.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [29 Jan 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 6" from banner
That Watcher training really shows, doesn't it? Good job - you gave Wesley reasonable skills and kept him IC.
Comments from author:
Thanks : )

The impression that I got was that Wesley's education had been sound, he just didn't have enough practical experience yet in BtVS s3 to be an independent field Watcher. So he should know some useful things, he should have some of the obscure things that the teens would call trivia - assorted support spells and rituals, various old languages, 1001 ways to kill various demons and how to identify which demon requires what method... and as capable as he seemed when he showed up on A:tS, what he needed wasn't more books, but more fieldwork and confidence.

This might be slower with the fieldwork, but time at the Frost Academy will help his confidence... and let's not go into what sort of dreams it might inspire, hmm?
Review By [banner] • Date [29 Jan 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 5" from UnforgivenMajere
I enjoyed the story and the premise and would like you to continue with it. Wesly having to deal with the various biengs of interest that undoubtably will end up stopping at frosts school along with a possible romance between the watcher (and please look into the idea of him increasing his studies in magic in order to deal with the various students) and the absolutly stunning rich telepathic emma frost would be enjoyable thank you for your work in slaying boredom.
Comments from author:
Thank you.

It will be a very interesting place of employment for Wesley, with all sorts of unexpected things occurring that are far more in line with what he originally trained for that he would have expected. As for a romance between Wesley and Emma... fantasies and interesting thoughts are easy. A relationship is a bit trickier, and slower to develop. The working contacts will give a bit more opportunity than most would have, so we'll have to see how things go.

Emma will be giving Wesley a good deal more thought after the events of part 6... though not necessarily the sort of thoughts that involve nudity and passion.
Review By [UnforgivenMajere] • Date [15 Jan 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 5" from bigreader
Interesting. This could grow into something more. What is the backstory to Emma Frost and her school? I know about the X men basics but nothing recent.
Comments from author:
While you could try to do an online search on Emma Frost and get plenty of information, it would probably just leave you more confused than you are now. I'll try to include enough information that the story will make sense to someone who isn't a devoted Marvel-fan.

but here's a post-it note version.

Emma Grace Frost - also known as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club (New York branch)
blue eyes, blonde hair, stunning figure, fabulously rich, never seen in anything that isn't white, designer, and frequently revealing.

Owns a corporation and a school. Quite ruthless when she needs to be (particularly in her earlier comics appearances, she has mellowed in recent years) Has extreme family issues - they're up there even for comic book characters.

(and she's a scary-strong telepath - not quite as powerful as Charles Xavier, but close - stronger than early appearances of Jean Grey or Psylocke. This is not publicly known, and not that widely known in mutant circles. Xavier might know at the time I'm using in the fic.)
Review By [bigreader] • Date [20 Dec 08] • Rating [3 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 5" from Coralskipper
This is turning into a fun little crossover. Wesley's position is perfect, particularly in this situation. I look forward to seeing more of this.
Review By [Coralskipper] • Date [1 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 5" from AriaDragoncrest
Review By [AriaDragoncrest] • Date [30 Nov 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 5" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Excellent update! Haven't had one on this story for some time, and I'm pleased to see that it hasn't been abandoned.
Comments from author:
I don't like it when I'm reading a story and get to the last chapter only to find it abandoned. Therefore, I try not to do that with mine.

Emma's just very stubborn, and can be very uncooperative.
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [30 Nov 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "parts 3 and 4" from (Current Donor)DreamSmith
Interesting start!

Emma must be fairly jaded at this point, as regards the lusty thoughts she triggers in... well, I was going to say 'in men', but I'd imagine it's actually pretty much anyone with a working set of eyes. Even so, Wes is probably lucky he was so focused on his job-related worries, or else he would have either been brain-nuked, or had a petite little diamond foot planted in his goolies.

Looking forward to more.
Review By [(Current Donor)DreamSmith] • Date [7 Oct 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 1 and 2" from MBelasko
Awesome! I'm really interested in seeing what Wesley can bring to the mutant game, will have to wait and see how this develops.
Review By [MBelasko] • Date [23 Sep 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 3 and 4" from Bobboky
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [29 Aug 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 3 and 4" from purrfus
Never enough good Wesley centered crosses, so I'm delighted to see this one.
Comments from author:
While Wesley isn't one of my favorite characters, I find him interesting and useful enough to play with occasionally. Early Wesley is just perfect for a known Watcher that has no strong ties to Sunnydale, and if you move right, you can get him before he has strong ties in LA, thus freeing him for a crossover just about anywhere. The only 'downside' is that then, you have to cover Wesley maturing in the story instead of letting it happen during his transfer from BtVS to A:tS.

Of course, that also frees the author to shift Wesley a little differently than the Wes we got in A:tS and allows the creation of new emotional ties and connections...

I hope you continue to enjoy this story, and that it lets me update it faster this time.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [28 Aug 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 1 and 2" from cwolf
Glad to see the new chapter. It's been so long, i forgot I reviewed. *grin*
Comments from author:
I wanted to update it sooner, but this story just wasn't talking to me at all.
Review By [cwolf] • Date [28 Aug 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 3 and 4" from mithrilandtj

curious to read more.
Review By [mithrilandtj] • Date [28 Aug 07] • Not Rated
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