|Reviews for Revelations|
| TimeTravellingBunny 10/18/10 . chapter 1
Another great piece! You have been my favorite fanfic author since I read your DS9 stories, particularly the Kira/Dukat and Garak/Bashir '5 things that never happened' stories.
This was wonderfully written, and captures exactly everything I got from that scene. I always loved that scene because it is so painful to watch, yet so true, two miscommunication between those two and the hurtful, damaging words they hurl at each other. Watching Buffy/Spike was always so heart-wrenching for me because I could relate to and understand both characters. But it is a joy to find someone writing from Buffy's POV, since she is so much more misunderstood of the two when the fandom is concerned. Poor Buffy, it's like she just couldn't do right once she got involved with Spike - she was going to be reviled by a part of the fandom for getting involved with him at all, and by the other for treating him badly. You seem to be one of the few people who relate to her like I do, and you did a great job of getting into her head.
| lyin 3/7/10 . chapter 1
wow, really pitch-perfect characterization of Buffy during the Wrecked scene, every last thought seemed believable way to get into her head (plus, thoughts on Spike, always fun to read ;D)
| karabair 6/15/04 . chapter 1
A thing of beauty, once again - I've had these DVDs for a couple weeks now and for some reason I keep putting off rewatching the Spuffy stuff. Too intense to deal, I guess, but I love this peek into Buffy's brain. And as always, I think you've got her right on.
he complains, sounding for all the world like a little boy whose sweets are taken away. Makes you feel vaguely guilty, because a part of you thinks it's cute
Yes, that's what's so seductive and infuriating about the boy! And you can't tell me she's not picking that up.
He knows you don't love him. You told him so.
Yeah, because that ALWAYS works, especially with Spike! And then when she finally tells him, he refuses to believe it. He really needs a good Slayer punch in the face - and then some lovin', but the punch first.
He told you, remember? If you ever became weak, he'd slip in and have himself a really good day. You were an utter and complete idiot to believe, even for one moment, that it was anything else.
I totally blame Angel/Angelus for giving her this neurosis - not that he had any control, but still! I think deep down, she always knows Spike is capable of love, so she can never quite write him off. And deep down, she knows Angel has Angelus in him, so she can never completely trust him. Hmm, maybe the Immortal IS a better option.
| twisgd 7/28/03 . chapter 1
This is excellent writing, and I say that as someone who loathes Spuffy to the depths of my being. So if you can impress *me* with the psychological authenticity of your account, I'd say you can give yourself an extra pat on the back.
| Vesica 7/3/03 . chapter 1
Excellent! I can't think of a single thing I would change. Just so you know, you have your own fan following now. Your name/stories came up on another site in a discussion of great Buffy fic. I had to come over and have a look for myself - it was well worth it!
This is the first of your fics I have read - but not the last to be sure.
| Kitty Montague 10/31/02 . chapter 1
One of the best post-Wrecked fics I've read! You really seem to have a good understanding of what's going on in Buffy's head.
| Ellea 12/6/01 . chapter 1
You've done such a wonderful job with this piece. The second person narrative is extremely effective, a good choice, and I appreciated that you didn't try to get into Spike's mind too much. Very well done. A few thoughts: Buffy refers to the two of them as being not "Sunnydale's Finest." This sounds like she's describing them as police officers. Police officers? Second, when saying "even if they protect sisters and pulled one back bit for bit to reality," I think you'd be more clear if you put "bit for (by?) bit" in commas: "even if they protect sisters and pulled one back, bit by bit, to reality." I loved the line, "You permit yourself one punch..." - that's a good point, that for these two characters, physicality (fighting as well as sex) is intrinsic, and a punch is a statement as well as an act.
| Gyrus 11/30/01 . chapter 1
This is a nice fleshing-out of the Buffy/Spike scene from "Wrecked". There were a few details I particularly liked. One was the idea that Buffy has been having recurrent nightmares about waking up in her coffin (which is completely plausible), and that sleeping with Spike kept these nightmares at bay for a night, illustrating part of the reason for her attraction to him. I also liked Buffy's observation that she can be herself with Spike because he doesn't expect her to be 'normal' like her other friends do. Finally, Buffy's feeling that she was somehow betraying the Slayers whom Spike had killed in the past was a realistic and powerful touch. Overall, a good piece.
| JB 11/29/01 . chapter 1
Very nice. You stayed true to character. I'll look for more from you. Keep writing!
| Kathy 11/29/01 . chapter 1
that was wonderful to read with my morning coffee. nice take on viewing the opening scene from second-person... getting in Buffy's head... i especially liked how you incorporated the dialogue... made me see the scene from a different perspective.
| beautifulali 11/28/01 . chapter 1
good interpretation on Buffy's feelings in the opening scene. i liked your use of a second-person style. very interesting, and far more personal than even first-person.
| Eolivet 11/28/01 . chapter 1
Thanks - I needed that after last night's ep. Good introspection. Keep writing!
| Mouse 11/28/01 . chapter 1
That was a fun read. Thanks for doing that. I loved that scene and was wishing there was more of it.
| bunny 11/28/01 . chapter 1
I really enjoyed this - for me, it's a cut above the rest of the S/B fics post-Smashed. You obviously put a lot of thought into this, and I think that Buffy's characterisation rings true. I, too, will be looking for more from you.
| HonorH 11/27/01 . chapter 1
Oh, this is terrific. I can really believe Buffy's thoughts here. Love the second-person, too-it gives just the right amount of detachment. I'll be looking for more from you.