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Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from pyanfaruk
Review:
Excellent vignette - you've really captured both the flavour of Wyndham's original and that of the Scoobies, and blended them as seamlessly as any fic I've ever read. Shabash!
Review By [pyanfaruk] • Date [18 Nov 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from eriktheviking
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The only crossover of this type that I've read and I cannot imagine it being bettered, well done.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [12 Dec 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from ianquest
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Wonderful! I read the original book many years ago, being a huge fan of John Wyndham as a child, and I was given a set of all the different Triffid adaptations (US & UK, including the recent mini-series) a couple of months ago, so finding this now was particularly fortuitous!

Loved the aptness of the title, and the perfect characterisation of Xander, feeling a little guilty for something he had no control over and no way of foreseeing, but determined not to 'fail' again. Great imagery and a very original cross!
Review By [ianquest] • Date [2 Oct 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from Bobboky
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nice
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [17 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from (Past Donor)Deerskin
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Wow.

I mean WOW. Tiffid? Sad but wonderful in it's Scooby-iness.
Review By [(Past Donor)Deerskin] • Date [12 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from sistercity
Review:
Absolutely brilliant.
Comments from author:
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!
Review By [sistercity] • Date [4 Jan 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from sdavidm
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Interesting cross!
Review By [sdavidm] • Date [3 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from (Current Donor)kcl
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Wow. A "The Day of the Triffids" crossover. Talk about bringing back memories. I haven't read that book in probably 35 years, but it left such a powerful impression that even after so long I almost immediately knew the crossover from the brief summary. (I didn't know there was a movie based on it and have never seen it.) You did an excellent job on it, too. Thanks!

P.S., I did a quick google check, and I see that John Wyndham's book was published back in 1951! Written almost 60 years ago, and its just as relevant and powerful (heck, more so) now as it was back then. For any interested, there's a decent summary on wiki.
Comments from author:
The movie wasn't the best of versions, so you haven't missed much - but there have been a couple of reasonable adaptations done for TV. The latest one was shown in the UK just before Christmas, with a little bit of updating (the triffids were being farmed for an oil that had solved the global warming crisis - and no, I have no idea how that was supposed to work!) But the original book was a huge influence in the apocolyptic genre, and still carries a heck of a punch: nobody is safe, the world has gone to hell, the bad guys are the worst possible examples of humanity, and yet there's still determination - and loyalty, and love and hope, despite everything.

Good stuff!
Review By [(Current Donor)kcl] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from Dragonelf
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I hope you will get inspired to write a sequel to this story.

::Gives the plot bunny some Coconut rice::

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The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most
experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in;
We're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
- Nathaniel Borenstein
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Comments from author:
I can't promise anything, but we will see ...
Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from slmncpm
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i LOVE this! thank you so much for it. faith and giles. heh. *hands you scones* i'd be interested to read more if you ever got the bunny for it.
Comments from author:
Butter's scones and adds a little jam and cream ... yum.

I can't promise anything from the plot bunny, but I'm quietly hoping that it can persuade a few other characters to tell their side of the story. And if not the actual story, maybe inspire some artwork (my inner muse is contemplating a poster style art of chainsaw Giles and blind Faith surrounded by triffids. He's grim. She's grinning ... *g* )
Review By [slmncpm] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from Oranda
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I really liked this story. I have to say that I've never seen this crossover and new material is always a pleasure. Thank you for sharing.
Comments from author:
My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)
Review By [Oranda] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from oldgirllost
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I want there to be more. This is a totally wonderful adaptation of the story. Want it to be another couple of chapters at least.
I remember the original (?) British movie in black and white and read the book. I always wondered what about doctor's and nurses involved in long, complicated surgery in op rooms? Miners working deep underground? Others working underground? Submariners of course. Newborns and young children sent to bed despite all complaints about wanting to stay up and see the meteors? The passed out drunk? At one point in the book it was mentioned that one of the survivors (not a nice man) was rounding up girls from a school for the blind. I can imagine blind teachers from such a school trying to help at first and then running into the vampires. What about neutral demon species? Were they affected?

Very good

Thanks
Comments from author:
I'd quite like to do more - but I have a thesis I have to write, and a few other things awaiting my attention, alas. There's a whole slew of potential stories in this setting - some inspiring, some horrifically depressing. The submarine that comes back to port; the team of spelunkers emerging into a change world; the already blind trying to help the desperate; the packs of youngsters who go feral in the hypermarkets ...

Interesting as to whether demons would be affected, especially as the meteor shower was at night. I was thinking that some vampires might intially go blind, but recover as they 'healed' back to their undead state. I guess if the demon had human like eyes, then they'd be affected the same as anyone else - if they were interested enough to be watching the skies when it happened. Having a blind, netural demon living in the castle - one the Slayers have rescued - would be an interesting twist ...
Review By [oldgirllost] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from Cutiepie
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That book kind of freaked me out (I have always had a sort of paranoia about going/being blind), but you did a lovely job of your cross-over. I too wondered why they were going with guns (personally, I was thinking more along the lines of torches and weed killer when I read it). Of course, I'm kind of surprised that ANYONE survived around suddenly-blind slayers. =]
Comments from author:
The whole idea is creepy and very, very scary ... Using guns just didn't make sense - in the book they at least had things called Triffid guns that shot metal discs to decapitate (or is it deflorate?) them. Personally I'd have gone for a flame thrower, but I think a Slayer with a long handled scythe would make pretty short work of a triffid - once you've dealt with the sting, you just need to keep chopping until they lie still.

I think slayers could cope with sudden blindness a lot better than most - once they were over the initial panic, that is. They have other senses they can rely on ... but yeah - potentially lethal in those first few hours, lashing out at anything and everything ... :-)
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from batzulger
Review:
Neat! and I love the title.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [batzulger] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The one-eyed man" from Greywizard
Review:
Excellent crossover!!!!

You captured the spirit of the book perfectly while blending it with the Scooby-verse.

Great job.
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [2 Jan 10] • Not Rated
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