|Reviews for Upsetting the Applecart|
| Melody-chii chapter 8 . 3/12/2013
Hi. You should update this because Eris is so funny and Ethan is just adorable and Xander is about to become a pyro and Giles might just get laid some time soon and that won't happen if you don't update and everyone's looking forward to it.
So yes, please update soon because everyone [I] really needs this in their lives.
| Dimac99 chapter 8 . 2/27/2013
I'm really enjoying this - not read any Buffy-fic for aaages! I'm loving the way Eris has just breezed in and taken over poor Ethan's life, and I'm loving the way he just lets her. I ship Giles/Ethan and quite bizarrely forgot that that wasn't what brought me to this fic so I was confuzzled in the beginning as to why there were no homo-erotic overtones (or even outright smoochies) when Giles was smacking the snot out of Ethan in the beginning lol. As Buffy would say, my bad!
RIP Robin Sachs
| Waugh chapter 8 . 2/23/2013
Eris is always gold, and I love your Ethan. Also nice to see Xander getting some character development... Magic!Xander is going to be interesting (highly entertaining) I can tell ;). I trust him more with it than Willow anyway...
| Yusuke Urameshi - Mazoku chapter 8 . 1/26/2013
Awesome! Love to see more of Xander in this!
| Kristen257 chapter 8 . 1/16/2013
LOL. Your Ethan has had me cracking up, especially that last bit. "How's your Latin?" hee! Giles should be feeling very afraid right now. We've all seen what happens when Xander mixes with magic and now he's going to be taught by Ethan. Giles ought to be feeling a chill down his spine right now even if he won't know why just yet. Eris has a very good point about Ethan not thinking things through to the inevitable consequences most of the time, although that last bit proves Ethan won't let it stop him if he does happen to give it a passing thought.
This is a YAHF take I haven't seen before and I'm enjoying it very much! I have to add this to my favorites and I'm looking forward to reading more.
P.S. I'm not bothered by Angel's death either. Hooray for Chaos Goddesses!
| Nival Vixen chapter 8 . 12/30/2012
Ethan and domestic bliss. Not usually a group of words to be strung together, but it more than works here! :D
Hee, Order of the Teriyaki, loved it!
Xander being bribed with Chinese food was great, and I cannot wait to see the result of him learning to conjure fireballs. I just hope he pronounces the Latin correctly, or else things could end up a little messy.
Turning the Worms R Us guy into a pile of fire-ridden goop was definitely fun to read. And squelchy.
Looking forward to the next chapter!
| Nival Vixen chapter 7 . 12/30/2012
I'm glad Jenny confessed who she really was, and that she stayed. Even more glad that Rupert seemed to understand and connect with who she was, what she did, and why.
I hope Kendra's presence won't truly muck things up for them all. Though maybe Buffy won't get all 'look at me, Slayer number 1' on her... Okay, not even I believed it while writing it.
I really don't like the Watcher's Council. It was kind of stupid of them not to inform their Watchers that there's another Slayer! Although, did Rupert actually tell them that Buffy survived the Master? Or they just didn't care and wanted Kendra - someone by the book - instead of Buffy?
| Nival Vixen chapter 6 . 12/30/2012
Really enjoyed the talk that Giles and Xander had, and the fact that Xander was given attention was great. I could imagine him working with a longsword and surprising everyone at a later date. (Or the girls, at least.)
Rupert seems to be taking Eris seriously, even with her being a Chaos demon who saw one possible future. That's definitely a good thing. :)
*snickers* Ethan 'sweet'. Ah well, he'll come to accept it eventually!
| Nival Vixen chapter 5 . 12/30/2012
Poor Giles. I hope he can get Buffy under control without her being all dopey over Angel. *eye roll*
Ethan taking care of Eris was sweet.
Eek. Spike and Dru should probably watch their backs!
| Zhor chapter 8 . 12/22/2012
Excellent! I like seeing a protaganist Ethan for once...he even got the girl!
| Waspeater chapter 7 . 12/19/2012
DRAT AND DOUBLE DRAT
FFnet nerfed the link I tried to put in my ch8 review!
The first bit should have been:-
"And are the books gonna come alive and suck people into them?"
and then this link that illustrates that PERFECTLY - (slash) 130
I remain your most humble and frothing fanboy etc etc
| Waspeater chapter 8 . 12/19/2012
"And are the books gonna come alive and suck people into them?" /130
In summary, my response continues to be ovewhelmingly SQUEEEEE!
Previous comments about the surfeit of supercharged XanderSues notwithstanding, I am thoroughly stoked by the prospect of a spell-slinging, sword-swinging, quip-flinging Chaos acolyte Xander (on the assumption he'll be kept to a sensible, non-gamebreaker power level). Under the (attenuated) influence of Ethan, I can see him as 'Peter Parker gets bitten by John Constantine instead of a spider'.
Considering Xander's canonical distaste for propecies, and fighting even though he doesn't have a 'destiny' to do so; in terms of his personal philosophy, Eris' motivations are a good fit.
Very glad to see that your Giles and Jenny are allowed to see that their secrets actually mean they have enough in common to be viable long term. Even if you use the old chestnut of 'she could sense his hidden depths', I never really believed in their public personas working as a couple.
I'll be watching with interest to see the ripple effects from Xander and Ethan's team-up meaning that Xander and Cordelia never get their 'basement moment'.
I've always been a fan of their Benedick and Beatrice style relationship, it could be even better delaying it until after Xander gets a self esteem upgrade and Cordelia can do some Scooby-good on her own merits rather than being his 'plus one'. There's still plenty of upcoming opportunity for them to get into a dangerous situation leading to some righteous mutual face sucking . . . . unless of course Eris is deliberately derailing them (boo hiss).
Ugh. Even my absurdly recursive parenthetical setences can't deal with this - I'll have to resort to bullet points.
Possible reasons for preventing Xander and Cordelia getting together:-
1) Shits and Giggles.
She's the Goddess of Chaos, she can do what she likes for no reason if she feels like it. True enough but somewhat unsatisfying storytelling.
2) It frees them up for other romantic entanglements.
With someone whose long-term love interest has just been dusted perhaps?, hmmm, hmmm (nudge nudge, wink wink)
3)To "Save" Cordelia
Surely this is redundant - With the removal of Angel, there can be no Connor so he can never knock Cordy up with the eldritch abomination known as Jasmine.
It could be argued she needs saving from the 'fluke' fallout rebar through the chest, but with Angelus not an issue and Spike not being wheelchair bound (so his and Dru's relationship will diverge from canon) I think ripple effect would remove that entire scenario.
Intrigued as to what is in store for Kendra, and consequently Faith.
| Trbl chapter 8 . 12/11/2012
Hahaha...Eris totally knows the way to Xander's heart!
Ethan and Xander...what a scary trouble-magnet duo.
| stexgirl2000 chapter 8 . 12/10/2012
I love the way you've written Xander here. Eris and Ethan continue to be a hoot - I really like Ethan's musings about how his life has changed. Domestic bliss on the Hellmouth - it cracks me up.
| Starway Man chapter 8 . 12/10/2012
This is a great story! And this chapter certainly lives up to the name (upsetting the you-know-what); namely, no Xander/Cordelia trapped in Buffy's basement, and no kissing thanks to the threat of Norman the Bug Man. If that isn't enough to throw Jasmine's plans out the window now that Angel is dust, I don't know what is!
(Of course, there is a downside that the odds are Cordelia will eventually commit suicide after losing all her money in about 18 months, if she remains the shallow, materialistic person she was prior to her relationship with Harris, but then I figure you'll come up with something to prevent that from happening. Or maybe not.)
So, I wonder what else will happen in this version of "What's My Line?" As you said, Dru cannot be restored to health like what happened on the show, which makes me think Spike will try something else. But what? I doubt he'll undergo the Trials like Angel did for Darla, diving into that empty swimming pool, even if that might be a remote possibility. How will Buffy cope with the other two assassins Spike has summoned, though? Maybe Kendra will help her with Patrice, and even the one-eyed guy (if that girl actually shows up, of course). Will Willow finally meet Oz? Will Xander give Giles a coronary, announcing he has become Ethan's student? I hope you update soon!