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Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from DarthTenebrus
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Wonder how they'll establish contact with a robotic Vampire Slayer on Mars. So who's going to update this?
Comments from author:
[marcus] I haven't really had any more ideas on this, but I hope someone does.
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [4 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from BlueEyedBrigadier
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Hmmm....Spirit, imbued with all the hope and joy and wonder and desire of her designers, builders and operators, given life and Chosen to help defend humanity when we eventually reach the Red Planet. A spectacular fate for a spectacular explorer!

I wonder if "her cousin" Curiosity will get Chosen as well, as she's certainly racking up the miles and matching Spirit's gifts to the human race?
Comments from author:
Why not write it? It's a round robin, open to everyone!
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [12 Jun 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
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I remember 'Alternative Three' although I never got to see more than the last few minutes of it several years after it was first shown...I thought the date stamp for 1st April was a bit of a give away! However a friend of mine thought it was real until relatively recently.

Great story and idea, wish I could come up with something to make a third chapter.

Living in hope I'm putting this on track.

All the best,
DaveT.
Comments from author:
If I think of something to add I will, but I was hoping someone else would come up with more - the big thread on the Discovery probe on the forums has mentioned the Mysterons, for example...
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [8 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from slaymesoftly
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I'm intrigued. I hope you continue this. :)
Comments from author:
It's an open round robin - anyone can continue it. Glad you're enjoying it!
Review By [slaymesoftly] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from lunalurker
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I may be extra emotional tonight because of the successful landing of Curiousity (so exciting!), but that is the Saddest Webcomic Ever! After reading your story and then clicking the link, it made me cry, just like the first time I saw it. Poor brave and abandoned souls, some of the best heroes and explorers in our history, just because they are machines... *sniff*

Thank you writing, and may all our futures be better and brighter, starting tonight. And let none of our heroes be forgotten!
Comments from author:
I realized that some of the ideas are similar to those in David Brin's book, "The Practice Effect". Not his best novel, but his take on devices is similar to this story's idea of Spirit.
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from Chan
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Humm... a new slayer base? after all if demons/governments really get bent out of whack where safer than off the planet you're being harrassed/hunted on?
Comments from author:
More a necessary one when humanity colonizes Mars.
Review By [Chan] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from Mcspender
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I really don't think the Scoobies are really prepared for the truth: a small robot with a soul so brave, that Sineya choose her as her avatar in Mars.
By the way, any chance for a Curiosity cameo??. I mean she's just got over there a few hours ago =)??.

Cool chapter, see ya!!.
Comments from author:
Thanks - I agree, the Scoobies will have a hard time working this one out.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Alternative Three" from Gideon
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Wow that is pretty cool and they are certainly going full steam ahead! Wouldn't it be funny if NASA sees people walking around in view of their shiny newly revived rover?
Fighting vampires in space would suck, even on Mars a tiny tear in the spacesuit would mean death. Illyria might be alright though. Maybe she will go along with the plan so she can take over the Mars colony while it is still small and rule Mars instead of Earth! She probably wouldn't even be too disappointed if there are no people there after all!
Comments from author:
Oh yes... My original idea was Illyria posing as an alien, but I never got to that point.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from MarcusRowland
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This sort of implies vamps on Mars, which could be interesting. Any chance of a sequel?


later edit - what I forgot to say is that somewhere on my "one day I really should finish this" pile is a story inspired by the same cartoon in which the Scoobies decide to rescue Spirit... It could easily be changed a little to become the next chapter if you do decide to make it a round robin.

later - And has been!
Comments from author:
Why don't I fix some typos and throw the story open to others so they can contribute.

Given that the Rovers have not found any evidence of life (or un-life) on Mars, perhaps the World-Spell could just have envisioned Vampires infesting Human settlements on Mars.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [6 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from (Current Donor)RngrThorne
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I am very pleased to have discovered this story. No pun intended.
Comments from author:
This story is based on a pun. So?
Review By [(Current Donor)RngrThorne] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from Gideon
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Awesome. Such dedication does deserve a reward! I guess this answers the question whether the Slayer empowerment spell moves faster than light or not. Speed of magic = distance/time?
Comments from author:
The story is set in 2017, nearly 14 years after Willow modified it. That doesn't take FTL. The Slayer World-Spell waited until 4 January 2017 so Spirit would be 13 years old.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from TaraLi
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While disagreeing that this implies vampires on Mars *now*, it's certainly possible there will end up being vamps on Mars, and there easily could be other forms of demons (after all, that one came from the Moon supposedly).

I think there will be those more than sentimental enough to go recover Spirit and Opportunity, giving them museums perhaps where they end up.
Comments from author:
Frankly, I'd prefer to have Spirit left in its final resting place, with many sets of footprints leading to it.
Review By [TaraLi] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The World-Spell and the Slayer Spirit" from (Current Donor)Katrina
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Brilliant!!
Comments from author:
You did notice that I chose 4 January 2017, thirteen years to the day after Spirit landed on Mars.

Let's hope Curiosity makes it.
Review By [(Current Donor)Katrina] • Date [5 Aug 12] • Not Rated
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