|Reviews for West of the Moon, East of the Sun|
| Kawaii Craziness 5/15/13 . chapter 76
I can't even begin to accurately describe how much I loved this. Once I started, I read obsessively. Now I just wish it wasn't over. In short: LOVE.
| jessifanfic 5/15/13 . chapter 76
I just spent the last 4 afternoon/evenings reading this fic as close to non-stop as I could. I Just finished it, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for writing it and sharing it!
| BooksEqualsGreaterThanLife 5/13/13 . chapter 2
Oh, you gotta love Spike, who I also think you have totally nailed, or at least from what I can see. Also love the fact that Buffy's got a little attraction for him too. Even if she hates him (which she eventually won't, I'm assuming) there's nothing wrong with that perfect face. And the accent. Can't forget that lovely little addition to the package. Great job, still! Love, Books
| BooksEqualsGreaterThanLife 5/13/13 . chapter 1
Hi, so I wanted to leave a review here for you. I love this idea that you have for the story, and I think that it is completely original. Also, I think that you've hit Buffy's character absolutely perfect. So many writers are iffy with that and don't make her into the Buffy that we've all come to know and love, so reading this is totally refreshing. I mean, even her THOUGHTS sound like Buffy! Great job! Love, Books
| AnberlinEve 5/9/13 . chapter 53
Wow, this is easily one of the best BtVS fics I have ever read. In fact, I think it is THE BEST I have ever read for now. And if I were to compare it across fics from other categories, it is still amongst one of the best. Was planning to review after the whole thing but couldn't put it off any longer. Everyone is so in character, I can tell you spent painstaking (pardon the pun) amount of effort into getting the dialogues, plot, writing down to a 'T'. It is perfectly done and believable and the way you literally transform their relationship is incredible. I am so damn glad you chose to actually develop things instead of rushing into the happily ever afters and smuttiness like what a lot of writers like to do. Because this? This is epic win, and reads like an actual episode at times. My particular favourite was when Buffy's mother died, that was hard to write and you managed to make me, the reader, feel her emotions and get all 'sniffly' inside. The amazing thing about this story is it doesn't scrimp down on any aspect (humor, love, friendship, grief, acceptance, action, blablabla...) and doesn't overdo anything or try to wrestle it by force into what the author/readers want. This is pure genius, and by the way, Spike's poetry doesn't suck as bad as he thinks. :)
| Nonnikie 4/27/13 . chapter 76
This is an amazing piece of work and it’s the best Spuffy story I’ve read. In fact it’s so good that I don’t want to read another, at least not for a while. All the things you’ve interwoven here; the TV-show, the fairy tale (and other myths), the poetry – it’s incredibly cleverly done. I’ve spent three whole evenings on this (how many pages would it have been, if printed?) unable to stop reading until I no longer could keep my eyes ope. I felt this urge to find the answers to all the questions the first part opens but on the end of Part I, just one was really answered - and then again with the urge and the joy of flipping back and forth between chapters in Part I and Part II. The end of Part II felt like a turning point and I thought that the story would leave the TV-show references behind and move completely into AU land, and I thought for myself: “After these incredibly thrilling chapters, will she be able to keep the tension up? Can it get anywhere but downhill from here?” Oh ye, of little faith...
I don’t think I’ve read a Buffy story where everyone has been so much in character as in this one. Every single word, every single action, posture and reaction is so much the characters as we know them from the show, even Anya who seems very hard to get right. Everyone is spot on! I don’t know why people have complained about how you write Xander? IMO you’ve written him just as he is in the show: a very good friend for his friends but he really, really doesn’t like Spike, or Angel. When it comes to them, he is determined to hold a grudge. Also Tara is lovely in this story, so shy and mostly in the background but so notable every time she does or says something; always caring, always able to distinguish right from wrong.
This story really has everything: mystery and suspense, action and reflection and it’s so romantic it causes shivers along the spine. It’s also extremely well written, everything is good; character description, dialogue, narrative flow and general language. Not a word too much, not a word too less. It’s simply a beautiful story and a wonderful read. Like it is with all good stories, I’m almost sorry that I have finished it, but I will read it again. The mystery will be gone of course, but I’ll probably find new joy in the knowledge of what’s really going on and by finding all the little clues you’ve left like breadcrumbs all the way through the story.
| Pinocchio's J.C 4/24/13 . chapter 34
Goddamnit, Buffy. Well, you've characterized her really well - she was always pissing me off on the show, walking around acting like she was the end-all, be-all. Still totally my hero, but definitely a flawed one.
| Pinocchio's J.C 4/24/13 . chapter 33
I think (THINK being the operative word) I know where this is going here, and If I'm right, Buffy and her pushover-y-ness are pissing me the fuck off. She's messing with her happily ever after and she's too freaking wary of her instincts to notice.
| Buffy Robotics 4/11/13 . chapter 76
Love this so much!
| Jade Mahoneysuckle 3/18/13 . chapter 76
OH MY GOD I LOVED IT!
I spent my ENTIRE Saturday reading this, and I am so glad! I'm so glad I found you!
I have one question though: what are these 'claim fics' you spoke of?
| Akashawinters 3/7/13 . chapter 76
Best fanfic I've ever read . . . And I've read a lot of them. This could easily be a whole season of buffy! As good as Wheadon, but better because its spuffy forever!
Wonderful original plot, achingly beautiful. Both brutally raw and fluffily romantic.
Hope you keep up your writing, better still, with ideas like that maybe you should go pro.
| bohobo 2/27/13 . chapter 45
'Yeah, cause I so often sneak into her bedroom in the middle of the night to watch her sleep. What kind of poofter vampire does she think I am?'
I can't reember which chapter this is from because I forgot to review, but I totally agree! A sparkly, virgin vampire watching you sleep at night is not cute or romantic, it's goddam friggin creepy!
Also in this chapter this line made me laugh, I love how spike talks and thinks about Angel.
'Course, they're better than Angel's freak hair. Grows straight up off his head, too scared of his ugly mug to go near it.'
| bohobo 2/26/13 . chapter 35
I love the storyline and all the twists!
And Spike's journal is so believable!
Also love that he drew all the 'boy parts' in the book.
I cannot stop reading this! Love your writing!
| bohobo 2/26/13 . chapter 28
I cried so much just then I could hardly read!
God I hated that in the show, poor Buffy.
It makes me want to hug my mum right now, but she'd be worried if i ran to her crying about a Buffy fanfiction...
I'm glad she had mr Gordo this time though...
| bohobo 2/25/13 . chapter 15
I loved this one!
The dialogue was so witty and in character! I especially loved the fashion advice about the poncy shirt. And the names he was calling that demon, creative!
I always disliked Riley in the show but by the end I hated him, and neglect isn't a good enough reason for vamp hoes! Also Xander is quite a dick. Really don't like him in the later seasons.
I loved Tara noticing his aura in this though, that was neat. I wish they'd friggin'accept him so they could all be best friends! He actually would've been so helpful for the scoobs! And I reckon they'd all (including Giles) get along with him- except maybe Xander...
And that demon was creative! Was good that she got to show off her new blind fighting skills! And I really like how you're building up Mr. Gordo.
Even though it's apparently a dream I don't think of her as crazy, ya know?
Also I realize the story has been complete for a while, but I've only just discovered buffy ff! And I definitely love this one!