Reviews for Wave
Leonhart17 chapter 6 . 8/13/2010
I still love Angel! I hope Willow finds a way to tell Xander and Buffy soon! And was the walk to school before sunrise? Still wondering if Tara could possibly be a vampire :P
9kodama chapter 5 . 8/11/2010
Yuunagi, Leonhart17, and RunningWolf99, thanks so much for your thoughts on Wave! It's strange to go between The Wish of Three Hearts, where Willow and Tara have had to find their way back to each other, and Wave, where they meet at such a young age that I feel their innocence can really last, they can learn together and avoid so many of the mistakes that W/T made on the show. I'm really glad to hear that the relationship I'm building between them feels honest, authentic, to the folks reading! Capturing the characters' voices is something I'm really trying hard to do-sometimes I hear them so clearly!-so I'm glad that you're enjoying that too. I'll be updating tonight or tomorrow (can't wait for Fridays anymore) and can't wait to see your thoughts. And yea for fluttery hearts!
Leonhart17 chapter 5 . 8/5/2010
They're so cute! I'm curious how Buffy's going to find out!
Yuunagi chapter 4 . 8/5/2010
You know what I love about this fic? Well everything, but definitely one part I love is the exploration of their blossoming love. A love that is still so young. The chracters are still in their teenage years so their innocence is very present (Have I mentioned that you do a really good job in depicting it? Cuz yeah, you do D) which makes the fic all the more enjoyable XD. Without a doubt, the purity and innocence of Willow and Tara's new found love never fails to envelop me in the sheer feelings of warmth and fuzz. With the addition of your utterly brilliant writing, those feelings came easy. Whenever I read a chapter of this story, everything just seemed to flow so smoothly, in an almost melodic sense (haha sorry I'm not quite sure how to describe it). I'm glad to see that Willow and Tara have placed their feelings out in the open now. I can't wait to see what else you have in store next! Please update soon! D
RunningWolf99 chapter 4 . 8/5/2010
All I can say is- thank you for writing this! It’s well written, well thought out and well executed. It’s also very touching (with my heart doing a fluttery thing and all). Not to mention you’ve got the Buffy-Speak down pretty well, too, which I imagine is somewhat tough to write. I truly look forward to reading more. :)
Leonhart17 chapter 4 . 7/31/2010
This one is so cute! I can't wait for them to prove that Tara's not a vampire!
Yuunagi chapter 3 . 7/27/2010
The more I read this story, the more I like it ) I'm very glad to see an update (even though I'm pretty late XD)! I think the only surprising thing is that Willow chose to come out to Ms. Calendar. I wasn't expecting it so soon but it does make sense in regards to Willow keeping it so bottled up that she's about to pop XP I can't wait to find out more about the reasons behind Tara's leaving. Is it because her family is abusive? (if so, I'm interested to see the exent you'll be describing that. I mean it ranges from writer to writer. Some say she was hit brutally, while some suggest her father was merely far to strict and untolerable) Are you going for the "Tara possibly being a demon angle?" Or do you have something else up your sleeve? Update soon!
9kodama chapter 3 . 7/26/2010
Hey The Best Name On The Site, thanks for the feedback-I'm glad to see your quotes, it's great to know that there are particular moments grabbing people. And I'm really, really flattered that you like it enough to have read it more than once. I promise I'll update again this week. I'd love to hear your take on The Wish of Three Hearts too. I am posting over on the KB, under the name LonelyTara. Thank you for the suggestion, though! :) Keep me on my toes, okay? Let me know what's workin'! :)

Hey Orange Bulldog, great to see you posting on this story too! I'm glad you're enjoying the fic. Writing that coming out scene was bittersweet for me-I wish I'd had a Ms. Calendar in high school.

Leonhart17-thanks for keeping up with me in both spots, it's a real morale booster! :)
neveraworsename chapter 3 . 7/25/2010
God, this story is so intense. I've read it twice since yesterday and I'm really surprised it hasn't gotten any more reviews. I love those moments in the story were Willow just has these moments of clarity. The bathroom scene, where she stopped denying her feelings for Tara and the ending scene where she stopped because Tara was hurt: 'She was in pain, Willow realized. She was causing the girl she loved pain.

"You don't' have to," Willow said, clenching her hands in her lap because she wanted to touch Tara so badly. "We can forget I ever brought the stupid idea up. But," she said, taking a breath, "There's nothing you can't tell me, Tara. If you want to talk, I'm here."'

The fact that Buffy and Xander still have screentime, or maybe fictime, I don't know, is amazing. They are still in high-school, and that friendship they have is scary intimate, where they understand almost everything, but still have those times when everything is different. This scene, just struck me when I was reading it: '"Oh yeah," Buffy said, bursting into giggles now. "Plus we've only ever seen her at night.

Suddenly both Xander and Buffy came to a stop, standing in the grass on the edge of the cafeteria patio. Neither of them was laughing anymore. Xander was looking kind of green around the gills.'

That was just one of those moments where they have figured something out beyond the limited scope of their interactions. It's actually logical, but then they have to plug in the unknown fact that Tara is a run-away and she can't be seen during the day, because what if someone asks, "Why aren't you in school?" or "You've been hanging out here all day, but you haven't gone to school."

I'm sure, though, that Willow can do something about that for Tara.

Anyways, marvelous fic. Didn't mean to quote so much to you but it ended up happening. You should post this on The Kitten Board, they'll love it there. A bigger bunch of fans have never been seen.
Orange Bulldog chapter 3 . 7/24/2010
Love it! Coming out to Jenny was awesome. Can't wait to read Tara's backstory and see how they get together!
Leonhart17 chapter 3 . 7/22/2010
:) They're so cute! Love it! (and still hope she's not a vampire!)
9kodama chapter 2 . 7/19/2010
Hey G and Y, thanks so much for the feedback! I'm glad you're enjoying the fic. I'm trying very hard to communicate the world with the innocence, intellect and passion Willow has, so I'm glad that sweet simplicity is coming through! Y, thanks for pointing out the problem with Taking Chances, I've fixed it, hopes it updates soon! :) I rushed adding it in because I realized I'd posted without giving them lyric credit and I felt terrible...
Yuunagi chapter 2 . 7/19/2010
Ooo a quick update and a very cute one at that. To save you from the torture of going though another episode of my endless rambles, this review's going to be short (or at least short by my standards)

There's nothing much for me to comment on aside for me expressing once more how I love how you describe everything. It's descriptive enough that it makes it easy to visulalize in one's head but not overly complex that one can become very overwhelmed by all the details. Very nice ) Oh and awesome choice of song *gives thumbs up* It fit quite nicely and it's a song I love D (but lol you put it as "Taking Changes" in the author's note.. So I was thrown off at first XD) Also as a minor sidenote: a 12 string guitar? I've only ever seen pictures of them but being a guitar player myself (a novice though mind you) I wonder how it feels to play it. I've heard they're tricky to play at first but eventually one gets used to them... Still though P Oh and btw I forgot mention this before but I loved how you've incorported lines from the original show ) awesome stuff )

Update soon!
JasonGroff chapter 1 . 7/19/2010
Yay I love a good willow/Tara fic and also the alternate Halloween story for any character who isn't Xander is woefully underdone. Looking fun so far, great characterization of shy just getting some confidence season 2 Willow too. :-)
Yuunagi chapter 1 . 7/18/2010
Ahhhh... the Halloween episode... The episode that brought us Willow-tummy... *_* Ummm... distrations aside, my conclusion of this story: It. Was. Awesome. Seriously! Certainly, this falls in my category of "well written piece of work" The way you described what Willow was experiencing, well, I could really feel the elation (proabably because it's very relatable P I mean who hasn't experienced that feeling? Just the mere sight of that particlar someone takes your breath away. Your mind goes blank, your mouth dry, and all you can think about is them. Whether it's the smile, or their eyes, or just the person in general you seem to drown in the thought of them. annnnddd I'm getting sidetracked here...-I blame the fan withdrawal after the concert .- Pardon me...) Btw, I'm loving the way you incorporated the ocean imagery (well since the title is Wave, I think we'll seeing more of it won't we?) to I guess, allude to a sense of freedom. It certainly gives me the sense of clamness ) Although, admitly, the image of a surfing angel did cause me to giggle XD And speaking of Tara I like the way she's depicted in this story... I mean a guitar playing skateboarder? Me like D

I've always loved reading alternate universes describing a different version of the first meeting of Willow and Tara. It always makes a fun topic to read P Also, I loved the fact that you entertained the idea that Willow has thought of liking girls before (I was initially going to comment to say that I felt that you ought to have elaborated more on some confused thoughts in Willow's head because I was surprised that she was taking the idea of falling for the mysterious blonde girl in stride -sort of-. However since you mentioned the dream I understood more) I've always wondered if Willow has played with the idea of liking girls before (either prior to or after meeting her vampire doppelgänger) and was just denying it or pushing it aside? Or did she only come to the realisation only after her meeting with Tara?

I'm finding it difficult to criticize on anything here (my one and only criticism I had was stated above). This story certainly has potential and I'm definitely going to pay attention to this it. Please update soon!
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