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Review of chapter "The Howling Dirge" from VillageOrchid
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An appropriately heroic sacrifice - one we can hope that Willow will not un-do. The slayer-line is balanced now.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Greedy Howl of the Wind" from VillageOrchid
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One little detail that I think would improve the story would be showing Xander consistently working out - or having a fitness routine. Maybe even building his own equipment in the junk yard and doing morning runs?

You mentioned that Xander remembered studying martial arts as a back-up for being otherwise powerless as Max/Eric - but not any kind of body training.

Granted he keeps very physically active, but that may not be enough.

Other than that - You've been a close to perfect as perfect can be with this crossover and time change element.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Eye" from VillageOrchid
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One of the things that I liked about this chapter is that Giles phrased things in such a way that Willow comes across as useful and resourceful to both him and the group:

“I’ll have to compare the notes and have you find out exactly what the change was, but it’s too much to be a coincidence.”

However, it may have been to closely paired with the "smarts reveal." I suppose it was both necessary and there's the hope that Willow has done some growing. The pacing of the reveal to Willow was good in that the showed that they were making fun of Wesely, and respecting her in comparison.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Hurricane and the Whirlpool" from VillageOrchid
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I like how you balance Giles between mentor and contemporary friend/family member. This "all out in the open" policy for dealing with Xander and Buffy's relationship as well as Dawn is kind of cool.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Feeding the Maelstrom" from VillageOrchid
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First thing I like a lot about this chapter is:

“But, what the fuck are you doing just sitting there, B? Get the fuck after him!”

Which is when you have good friends, they point out the clue bus which in your own emotional state you are likely to miss.

The other is the idea that the big bads are going after each other.

Also interesting to note is that Glory's human self would still be a medical student and thus not well placed when in human form. He might even have to get a "taking a break from college" type job or studying for a semester at UC Sunnydale to make sense of being there.

I like how you have the gang both being hard on Wesely, but also giving him chances.

Finally, no one seems surprised yet that Buffy has a sister.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [9 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Expanding Ripples II" from VillageOrchid
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I am enjoying re-reading this. Can't remember if I read the whole thing or not.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [8 Dec 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Howling Dirge" from Harry
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And so it ends. Xander did the only thing that he could do. When Buffy sacrificed herself to close the portal, Xander did something he hoped that he would never do: He unleashed the power of Magneto. He used the iron in the metals to destroy Glory and kill her. But in doing so, Xander became what he feared, a murderer. Sunnydale just won't be the same without him.
Review By [Harry] • Date [30 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Greedy Howl of the Wind" from Harry
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The showdown is coming. The showdown between the Scoobies, Wilkins and Glory. Time to see how this is going to play out.
Review By [Harry] • Date [30 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Eye" from Harry
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Well, with Wilkins and Glory going at it, either one of three options will happen: A) Glory destroys Wilkins. B) Wilkins destroys Glory. C) MAd (Mutual Assured Destruction). Now, we get to see Willow's reaction to how smart Xander truly is!
Review By [Harry] • Date [30 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Hurricane and the Whirlpool" from Harry
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Looks like things are going to hit the fan and soon! Terraka, Glory, the Mayor, its going to be a fun time VERY soon! Yes, VERY soon!
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Feeding the Maelstrom" from Harry
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As they say on Pokemon, PREPARE FOR TROUBLE, AND MAKE IT DOUBLE! Not only do they have to deal with The Mayor and his upcoming Ascension, but now GLORY has arrived! This is not good news, not at all.
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The First Cresting Wave" from Harry
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Well, QT got a lesson he hopefully won't forget for any time to come. He just found out what Xander is like, as Magneto, when he gets upset. And trust me, this was MILD! Now, its time to deal with Dawn. Glory is coming for her Key, and this is not going to be nice.
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 8: Rising Distortions" from Harry
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So, the First decided to pay Xander a visit eh? Well, between Giles, Buffy and Faith, HE FAILED! And Xander just found out how much his friends truly care for him. Even Joyce got in on it, by telling him, NO MORE CHRISTMASES ON THE ROOF!
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Expanding Ripples III" from Harry
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When the G man and Xander agree on something LOOK OUT! And the topic of that destruction will be Snyder. As for the Band Candy incident, looks like Giles is planning payback against Xander!
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Expanding Ripples II" from Harry
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Well, Faith got the lowdown on the Scooby Gang and Halloween. Now, since Queen C went over budget, she and F have to work on repairing cars and other items. Looks like its time to earn your money girls.
Review By [Harry] • Date [29 Mar 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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