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Feedback of the negative variety: Mini-rant

Firstly, I forgot to do the normal announcing here that The Slayer in Question is now up "At TtH" and also at the Pit Of Voles.

So anyhow, I'm starting to get feedback.


I honestly don't believe it. I never bought the thing where they don't trust Angel just because they run Wolfram & Hart. After all if not for the amulet that came from them Buffy's army of Slayers would've been overrun by the much larger army of Ubervamps. And just dismissing the claim of Fred's dying. If Willow really cared about Fred she would've checked personally. And of course there is the fact that death doesn't mean staying dead in the Buffyverse. And finally the fact that Angel could easily check with other heads of Wolfram & Hart branches about the Rome branch if he was really evil. It's well written but the plot doesn't hold up to examination in my opinion

Well, at least he thought it was well written. And he might have a slight point on the Fred's dying bit. But I'm stuck by what's been shown or mentioned on screen. Angel season 5 clearly moved Buffy, Dawn and Andrew to Italy, and that the Scoobies/the Watcher's Council no longer trusted Angel and the others. That's canon - I cannot change that, much as I wish. And Fred's death? When they phone and ask for help, Giles says Willow's busy. Giles! Probably the scoobie with the most intense dislike of Angel/Angelus ever since "Belonging". If he thinks Angelus is back, he won't be doing a thing to help. It's canon - you can't just pick and choose which parts you're going to use.

The same guy left a similar review on Laney's Fragile Existence. He seems very much to have a particular view of the characters, and anything that doesn't agree with it must be wrong. And look! He has no stories up on TtH. I really don't mind negative feedback from other writers and authors that criticises, cos those I learn from. But people who don't put their money where their mouth is...?

Moving on to the Pit of Voles stuff...

Interesting story, makes Buffy and crew look even worse than the original "The Girl in Question" did. Mind doing a follow up where they realize just how much they have screwed up, i.e. Fred's death and the obliteration of Angel and crew.

This one's not so bad. There's the request/demand for a follow-up which ain't going to happen. The whole idea of the story was to have it be a counterpoint to "The Girl In Question", so a sequel doesn't make sense. But the rest of it is a matter of opinion - I think it puts Buffy at least, in a better position than "TGIQ" left her in. Sure, she's moved on, but at least now she's not repeating the same mistakes as before. Part of my problem with that episode was that it portrayed her as not knowing or caring what was happening around her anymore, just caught up again with an older creature of the night.

I'll have to leave that one up to the readers themselves. But I tried to do the Scoobies justice.

Well, youve really turned the enitre BTVS group into a bunch of moronic bullies, her friends are again trying to lead her life for her. And have no idea whats going on in L.A. You have them messing with Angel and Spike. And it just makes no sense. Im sorry, theres just nothing redeeming about this story.

Apparently, I didn't do them justice. Moronic bullies?

I got nothing to say. *sigh* Apart from the fact that they have no stories up at the Pit of Voles, and they're a BS shipper.



I think this all goes down to the episode in question. People either loved or hated Angel season 5, episode 20. There are no in between fans.

And when you have fics like mine trying to explain away what I consider to be problems with it, conversely you will have the people who loved it hating my fic. Maybe that's a simplistic idea, but hey! People are strange after all. :)
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