Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from Dragonbaita
I consider this to be a MASTERPIECE!! I AM dissapointed that it hasn't been updated.
Comments from author:
I agree, out of my writing projects this is the one I consider to have the best flow and impact. Of course, part of the reason there hasn't been any more is that I don't want to ruin it with sub-par continuations... I've thrown away about a dozen versions of "The Not-Spike's Tale" (Dru-centric version of this AU's Billy Fordham episode, in the style of 'The Mock-Turtle's Tale' from Alice in Wonderland) because they just aren't up to par. On the other end of the possum, I could probably skip ahead in fairly large increments, since everyone knows pretty much how the show goes, and just throw in flashbacks or summaries as needed, I suppose. On the flat, squishy bit in the middle, inspiration has been seriously lacking even before my house burned down last week, and given that latter fact I'm not apt to be picking things up soon. Fortunately, the Buffy DVDs were on at the time so they didn't go up with all my anime, RPG books, and toy collection.
Review By [Dragonbaita
] • Date [22 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from LordSia
Cool, pity you haven't done more. I'm leaning toward Kendra; personally, I don't think Drusilla would be that much of a problem, as Xander's always been the most likely to go Old-School Inquisitor/Witchhunter on the STH's of Sunnydale (No retreat, no surrender, no quarter, no mercy...). And with her out of the picture, well, romantic and mature Hunter (as OG and X-Man blend into one being) plus inexperienced (socially, you pervert!) Slayer... Yeah.
Also, I can see Xander making a lot (A LOT) of money writing music, plays, and the like. Probably more from architecture in the future as well. Money, plus magi-tech gadgeteer, equals Sweet demonhunting equipment.
Comments from author:
Wow, I've been offline a long time, and didn't have a chance to see your comment. I agree in principle with the gear-up potential, but one of the things that's hard to balance in such stories is the desire for cool toys (on the part of the author as much as the characters) and the fact that it takes a long time to make things for a single person, no matter how skilled; I can rmemeber one story where the Xander-brain got stuffed with Tony Stark/Iron Man memories, drew up some plans, and had Giles file them with the Patent Office and license them to corporations in time to start enjoying the royalties within a couple of months... yeah, sure. As if even ONE of those tasks would involve less than a year or more of legal banter, short of selling the plans outright for far less than they're really work in a below-board deal with someone who could pass them off as their own to get a leg up in corporate infighting. That said, with the theatre background (and needing to stay in the background of the theatre) OG would doubtlessly be familiar with how to get something together that works in limited time on a limited budget - as long as you accept a definition of "works" that falls within the general category of lightly mystically enhanced stage "magic" (prestidigitation or gadgets.) The heavy heavy-duty crafting to make real magical weapons or whatever would take much more effort and experimentation to initially get right. That said, you can get a lot of demon-hunting mileage out of just the three combat-magic types I've already set up for him to have, namely telekinesis, fireballs, and illusion-based invisibility or shadow tricks. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - I'd love to do more with this myself, or read someone else's go at it, but just nothing has come of it.
Review By [LordSia
] • Date [31 Dec 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from Nightray
is very good I hope some one pickes it up if you dont pickit up agen is got some great potichil.
and My two cents fore ships would defintly be Faith and just for a twist have Buffy reliz what she mised out on too lait affter Fathe gives in to him.
Review By [Nightray
] • Date [19 Sep 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from Jonakhensu
If you, or whoever picks this up, wanted to have Kendra as the pairing, without displacing Faith, Xander could lways pull another Buffy and revive her. Then again, three Slayers would probably cause the First to gain power even sooner.
Review By [Jonakhensu
] • Date [19 Jun 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from LMiC
A very nice set up. Realistic reactions. I look forward to more as your muse allows.
Review By [LMiC
] • Date [19 Jun 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from DofEire
*Very* cool!!! I hope the Evil Plot Bunny turns Cute and Fluffy (TM) and cooperates with your muse. ^_^
Review By [DofEire
] • Date [18 Jun 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "I'll give her an 'angel' all right" from eriktheviking
Very nicely done.
Very different from what I normally read.
I understand the difficulties in writing a story, I haven't even submitted a chapter, but what about drabbles, standalone scenes.
Thanks for story.
Review By [eriktheviking
] • Date [18 Jun 08] • Rating [8 out of 10]