|Reviews for Better Things To Do (A Continuation)|
| rachel chapter 27 . 2/15
absolutely love this story. the slowburn spuffy is amazing. can't wait for the next chapter.
| RmsThakoer chapter 27 . 2/15
Okay, first, let me say sorry for not reading or reviewing the last 10 or so chapters up until now, i've been quite busy the past while and didn't have time for , It wasn't till today that i went through my Story Alert list that i found this story again.
Okay, so. It's been VERY good, i like how you're building up the feelings, as opposed to what seems to be the standard "Oh fuck, i love him/her" and then building up the relationship.
Besides that, I DID like how you put this chapter, but both the way you wrote the previous chapters seems more appealing to me. It's how i like my stories better, the writing itself being in past tense, but if you read it, it's like you're going along with the story as it progresses. Like you already said yourself, this seems more like you're being told the story, or seeing it as a flashback.
I also like, that after a HARD-ASS few days, you have Spike's presence be the first thing to make her smile again. That having been said, if you make Spike seem like a bastard by accusing her of heading the Initiative (Even though he doesn't know it's name yet) I will be SO pissed. Like... That's not Spike... Spike would keep it buried somewhere, and accidentally let it slip (If he hasn't found out the truth yet) when either gets pissed and they fight verbally in true Spuffy fashion. Not saying i won't love the story either way, but i just... I'm an AVID Spike fan (Seriously... Like man-crush avid...) i know him like the back of my own hand, and if something Spike does isn't like Spike i tend to get irritated. (Like when Oz took the Gem to Angel in canon and Spike followed. It was against EVERYTHING SPIKE. The real Spike, as introduced in Season 2, and how he basically acted until mid-season 5, would've never TORTURED Angel, he'd've just found ONE of his SEVERAL mage or witch-contacts and had them create a truth serum or get them to do a truth spell, or SOMETHING like that...)
| X-seddie-X chapter 27 . 2/5
I really liked the difference between this and the other chapters. I didn't concentrate properly the first time I read it and just got confused but when I reread it I thought it was a really clever way to do it. I wait with bated breath for the next installment! I know it will continue to surprise me :P
| Secret Slayer chapter 27 . 1/18
I want the next chapter please :)
| nrdhrd3 chapter 27 . 1/18
Dammit why did you have to leave it off there! This story is awesome!
| AGriffinWriter chapter 27 . 1/17
I did notice the style difference, and I think for this chapter it worked pretty well, since you had a lot of exposition to get through. But in most situations I think a healthy amount of dialogue really adds to a story.
I really like the changes you made from canon, some of them subtle, but very meaningful. I especially think it's so important for the gang to stand by Willow instead of blow her off and act like she should just get over Oz, and you conveyed that excellently.
Chapter ending was awesome and left me eagerly awaiting more. :)
| Havena chapter 27 . 1/17
It was actually quite an easy, comfortable read. It was a good chapter to try it on as, aside from your alterations, we are all familiar with the storyline and rehashing the verbals could very well have taken away from your plot changes.
| ObsessedwReading chapter 27 . 1/17
Great fanfiction. I love this chapter. I love what you did to this.
| AGriffinWriter chapter 26 . 1/12
My first suspicion was that Oz's disappearance was due to nasty Veruca, but once I finished the whole chapter I'm now leaning towards blaming the Initiative (but hey, I need very little provocation to shift blame to Riley).
As for Spike, awesome characterization once again. If he has to blame Buffy, at least he's conflicted about it. I'm really really hoping he doesn't get caught and chipped, but you're the writer so... do what must be done for the sake of the story. :)
| X-seddie-X chapter 26 . 1/12
Oh God suspense, I'm not good with suspense, now I'll be checking for updates every minute of day. Great chapter and I like that Spike didn't have to be captured and chipped (yet anyway) in order to find out about the Initiative. Looking forward to Willow's chat with Buffy, though it may be postponed due to the Oz issue.
| Secret Slayer chapter 26 . 1/12
Ooooo exciting. Looking forward to more :)
| ObsessedwReading chapter 26 . 1/11
Great chapter and fanfiction. I hope Buffy an spike save oz and all if the other demons, vampires, etc. Down there. And kick some comando ass! :)
| Tempestt chapter 26 . 1/11
I am very interested in seeing how you handle the Initiative and the neutral demons. I loved the detail of the demon smelling of marzipan. It's details like those that really flesh out a story. I can't wait to see what happens next. Excellent job!
| Havena chapter 26 . 1/11
Pins and needles. Will Spike go down, get captured and chipped or will he make it out, get the ring and go back? I liked the conflict where he worries it might be Buffy and hopes it's not.
| nrdhrd3 chapter 25 . 1/10
Please finish this! It's a great story!