|Reviews for The Funny Thing About Keys|
| Nightcrawlerlover chapter 7 . 10/19/2010
This is really good so far. :) I'm sure a cure will be found for Buffy soon, hopefully.
Keep up your super-cool, very brilliant and creative writing! :)
| Sailor GaOn Donut chapter 7 . 9/18/2010
| Allen Pitt chapter 7 . 9/16/2010
they should really consider sending 1 or 2 slayers to help Dawn out. maybe Faith. Unless Dawn comes up with a brilliant plan, she's not getting the blood any time soon.
I liked the 2 week time limit.
| Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands chapter 7 . 9/15/2010
"Talky"-are you kidding! I love the "Talky". Willow and Xander's dialogue was fantastic: "Xander, can we stop saying 'know'?" "I'm losing lesbian street cred" ROTFLMAO-just awesome sauce. And I'm glad that you gave us a small chappy to let us see the rest of the gang. Keep up the fantastic work :D
| PeekabooFang chapter 6 . 7/15/2010
Well, now THIS is an intriguing premise, and excellently executed so far! Cant' wait to find out what happens next.
| Allen Pitt chapter 6 . 7/14/2010
makes sense, madmen can see her for what she really is. And she does need to stand out. She's going to need his cooperation on some level, so any advantage, anything that makes him notice or be curious about her, helps. Otherwise she'll look like a Harley wannabe.
It's really too bad she isn't a slayer, or working with one. That might make things a bit easier. Maybe magic could help?
| Nightcrawlerlover chapter 6 . 7/6/2010
Ooh, brilliant! I like it - especially this part:
Joker tugged down his plain, gray-white shirt and turned his ruby smile to her.
"They don't trust me, little one," he said. Then, blinking, his grin widened. "Say… aren't you the little dear-heart that helped me to the infirmary when I got my whoopin'?"
"Yeah," Dawn answered shortly, opening the door and sliding in the tray as quickly as possible.
She slammed the little door shut, standing erect once more. The Joker let out a long, hard laugh. When he finally caught his breath, he shook his head.
"What's wrong? Scared of clowns?"
Dawn crossed her arms. "No. But I've heard a lot about you. And none of it good."
"Not even from Harley?"
Dawn rolled her eyes. "She doesn't count!"
Joker laughed again.
"You know, I never did get to thank you."
His voice had changed, taken on a tone that Dawn had never heard of him using before. It was darker, silkier, and she didn't like it. He moved from his place on the wall and pressed his gloved hands up against the glass, moving his face as close as he could as well without pressing his nose up against it too. Dawn, involuntarily, took a step back. Then, chiding herself, she retook her step forward.
He was not a vampire, a demon, or any other type of bogeyman. He was just a human. But… he did creep her out in a major way. Again, of course, he laughed at her.
"You're a strange one, Dawn."
"So are you. Why would you remember my name?" she asked.
He shrugged, stepping back. She chose not to speak again, waiting for some sort of response. But, when she realized that he was just toying with her, she scoffed. Grabbing the cart rather roughly, she turned it around and began to walk off. She was just passing the end of his glass wall when he said, "Hey… has anyone ever told you that you glow, chickadee?"
She turned, gave a sarcastic little grin, and said, "Flattery will get you nowhere, Joker."
She flipped her hair as she turned back around, and the guard—who was leaving to continue with his own rounds—seemed to find that funny, chuckling as he walked away.
Dawn was nearly three feet away from Joker's cell when he shouted his next words.
"Who's flattering? You glow. A faint green color, at that."
Fantastic job writing this chapter! :)
Keep up your awesome, super-creative writing! :)
| Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands chapter 6 . 7/4/2010
I actually heard Mark Hamill in my head-"And so forward. Please, miss, never on a first date!" LMAO. And then, when he was in front of the glass, I was picturing Hannibal. Very amusing line-up in my head. Great chapter! Of course, any chapter featuring the Joker is great. *squee!*
| Allen Pitt chapter 5 . 5/2/2010
the Riddler likes her. That's probably not good news. But hey, what could possibly happen? She's close to the Joker on occasion but she'd have to get much closer to get a blood sample, and he'd have to be unconscious or all tied up.
One possible-that thing about how the Joker insisted someone owed him a favor, for years. She could try something very weird: ask for the sample, and tell him she'd owe him a favor. Would probably have to show him something though. Magic, something like that. It'd cause huge problems later, but if she got Buffy cured, maybe they could manage to deal...
Good thing she didn't lie to Dick, at some point he'll run a background check.
| Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands chapter 5 . 5/1/2010
Haha, you're right-Joker would love that song. Great chapter :D I don't blame Dawn for the slack-jaw at seeing Dick topless. Hee, and the Riddler scene at the beginning was fun, too. But I absolutely can't wait to "meet" the Joker in the next chapter. I'm far more excited than I should be, lol.
| Sailor GaOn Donut chapter 4 . 4/4/2010
| Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands chapter 4 . 4/1/2010
Great chapter, Trish! I can't wait for the next one. I'm so excited to see how Dawn gets herself into trouble-bc, come on, she's Dawn. With criminals. There's trouble to be had, lol. Excellent work introducing us to the asylum itself. Keep up the fab writing!
| Sailor GaOn Donut chapter 3 . 3/20/2010
ok, interesting. she needs the joker's blood? oh boy, that's a... hard task.
| Slinky-and-the-BloodyWands chapter 3 . 3/19/2010
I LOVED this chapter :D Bringing in Dick was a great idea. He is such a cutie. Kimmi will be very jealous of Dawn (if she, you know, ever finds out). Very well written stuff, and the whole moving to Gotham part really has me anticipating the next chapter. I can't wait to read it.
I laughed out loud at the Holmes joke because I know of your love for that story, and then I laughed harder when Dawn had to stop herself from laughing over the "judo chop the Joker" thought. Nice. :D
Can't wait for more! Really, I can't. So you have to like uber fly through your half of the challenge, LOL. (Which means I should probably be working a little harder on my half, right? fail me-I realize this makes no sense to any other review-reader. Oh well.) Keep up the fab writing, Trish.
| mcgurrin chapter 2 . 3/14/2010
I like it