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The Death of a Slayer

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Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from (Moderator)Saturn
Review:
Very sad...but very good.
Review By [(Moderator)Saturn] • Date [17 Jan 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from SilverRose
Review:
This is heartbreaking. A little slice of reality. Good job.
Review By [SilverRose] • Date [8 Dec 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from spk
Review:
Beautiful!!! I never would have thought about this. Beautiful job conveying the characters in such a short piece. :)
Review By [spk] • Date [3 Nov 06] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from TheaZara
Review:
That was just about as awesome as any 'deathfic' could be. Gotta love Novalee and Forney. The idea of her as a slayer and him as her Watcher is just great. Despite the naturally short nature of the fic you got to the heart of their characters, especially her answer to Willow's 'question' and Forney's responce to her worry. :)
Review By [TheaZara] • Date [3 Nov 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
As always, you've managed to convey so much in such a short piece, and this story packs quite the gut-punch. I didn't automatically recognize the crossover until Forney mentioned Americus. I am not a big fan of sappy, "feel-good" movies, but I really did enjoy "Where the Heart Is" and thought Natalie Portman's performance was wonderful. It makes an unexpectedly good crossover the way you've written it here, and I really can see Novalee as a Slayer. She has the inner strength for it.

I really liked this line in particular, because I think it sums up Buffy's attitude toward her life perfectly: "The kind of life Buffy had wished she had, before one too many brushes with the dark had made it clear she'd never be happy with a white picket fence." It's amazing how much ironic contrast there is between Buffy and Novalee, and you show that perfectly in this piece. Novalee was always dirt poor but managed to keep a positive outlook and with a little help from friends managed to make a happy life for herself and her family. Buffy was born to privilege (American upper middle class is definitely priviledged, though you'll find few in that position who think so) and has been miserable most of her life, and not because she was called as the Slayer.

Wonderful stuff! Thank you for sharing it. :-)
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [3 Nov 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Death of a Slayer" from purrfus
Review:
Logically we know slayers die and most of them don't come back, but its harder to think about a slayer with a spouse and kids. So hard for the family left behind. On days when we don't feel like bashing the old council, maybe one of the reasons the discouraged slayers from having ties was because of the those left behind when they die.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [3 Nov 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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