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Xander's Neverending Story

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Review of chapter "Grief is best dealt with by family" from Genuka
Review:
I figured you were leading up to introducing Dawn early.
Review By [Genuka] • Date [30 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The tide ebbs and flows" from Genuka
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Xander's gonna have a rough time with that one. Unless they sort out the memories first they wont have even the remotest chance of helping him/her.
Review By [Genuka] • Date [27 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The tide ebbs and flows" from spurious
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This is a strange and twisted little story. Interesting tho.
Review By [spurious] • Date [27 Aug 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The tide ebbs and flows" from Arbitbit
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so gail/xander is adept with enchanting or artificing things. but it make me wonder if dawn appear will both of there presence clash with gail's power to bend reality and the spell that was use for dawn to turn human and to be inplanted to the summers though their powers might blend well reality bending cause of fantasy and opening gate ways of dimensions or clash hey you can make them twins .
though make me wonder why the ptb aint reacting especialy jasmine or wolfram hearts trying to get her though
so hope for more update
i like your fic
Comments from author:
It's more like Gail/Xander is preparing an amulet of his/her own, like the one Arteyu retrieved, so it's more trying to create something of equal power without having access to the power to do something like that herself.

As for Dawn, that part is already set up.

As for the PTB, Jasmine, and Wolfram and Hart, you have to remember that the Hellmouth is a place where few beings, apart from the First Evil or Hell Goddesses, ever venture, and I left reasons why in small hints throughout the chapters, which will become more apparent as time moves on.

And thanks, I hope you continue to enjoy it and read the next chapters as they come.
Review By [Arbitbit] • Date [26 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "And so the darkness perverts" from (Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
I really am going to have to watch the NS again. This is certainly becoming an interesting different path taken.
Review By [(Current Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [25 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "And so the darkness perverts" from arinor
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Indeed a goddess in embryo. Another interesting chapter.
Review By [arinor] • Date [25 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Big things always start small" from arinor
Review:
I like it.
Recursive. The which was will be again. If you look at it from the right perspective you could say that The Childlike Empress is his future as He was her past. Or future becomes the past which leads to the future.
Comments from author:
I'm getting to that. I've just got to hash THAT bit out in my head, since it's way too confusing until it's thought about properly.
Review By [arinor] • Date [25 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Big things always start small" from Difdi
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> If he weren't specifically looking for his Addams Apple, as well, then he'd
> have thought he was born a girl.

You have a typo. Unless you're implying Xander is related to Gomez and Morticia, it's adam's apple not Addams apple.

As for the story itself, have you considered that in context with the BtVS world, the Childlike Empress could qualify equally as a Goddess...or an Old One? Not all dreams are nice after all, and demons have fantasies too. The Judge, while powerful, is nowhere near the power levels of an Old One, and I imagine if one asked him to not kill, he'd obey, even if he DIDN'T like her.
Comments from author:
Fixed the typo, thanks for spotting that.

As for the fantasies and dreams of Demons, that's coming up in the next chapter, when I manage to write it down. It was intentional to not include it, right now, as it is still just a transition stage to get used to the powers afforded to Xander, sort of like how the Judge needed to sort of 'charge up' his powers.
To me, that would mean that, to achieve full power, it would take some time, and like you said, she's essentially a Goddess, actually IS the Goddess of Fantasies (Dreams and Imagination), but she is much more intimately influenced by children, hence why her first powers to awaken would be those of the children.
After that, it's a simple matter of simply letting the power grow over time to have Demons and those pesky Wolfram and Hart lawyers as part of the mix. I haven't forgotten that part. There's actually been a few mentions in the story, if you look closely at some of the scenes.
Review By [Difdi] • Date [24 Aug 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Big things always start small" from TaraLi
Review:
This is a fascinating approach to this cross-over, and a cross-over not done nearly enough as it is! I like the deft touch you're using with Xander, keeping him Child-like.
Comments from author:
Well, the Childlike Empress was always closely associated with children, so retained the form of a child, and in the Wiki, it says "[she] does not measure her lifetime in years, but in names", so she's essentially immortal, ageless, and virtually powerful enough to survive the complete destruction of an entire reality (Fantasia).
Review By [TaraLi] • Date [24 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Repercussions of a story" from amandaaj
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Okay, first things first. I absolutely Buyylove the idea of Xander becoming the Child Empress. So many possibilities for you to go.

Joyce learns early about Buffy's destiny. Giles and Willow not wanting to leave Xander.

How will this affect anyone finding out about her? Will this affect Buffy and Angel's "love"? Life in Sunnydale just got complicated for everyone involved.

I can't wait for the next chapter.
Review By [amandaaj] • Date [24 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Night of Horrors" from (Recent Donor)tammin
Review:
A good first attempt. Aside from the fact that Drusilla doesn't speak like a house elf or Gollem, I could she her in this character. I look forward to reading what you come out with next.
Comments from author:
The attempt was to mix her insanity with just a hint of sanity thanks to her showing through. If it came out like Dobby or Gollum, that was unintentional.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tammin] • Date [24 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "And So It Starts..." from (Recent Donor)tammin
Review:
This looks like an interesting start, and while I understand that you want to focus on Xander; don't forget about the effects that Buffy's and Willow's costumes will have on them as well.
Comments from author:
If there are any effects, there won't be much, just faded memories and small instincts left over.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tammin] • Date [24 Aug 13] • Not Rated
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