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TeamEricNSookie commented on Start Again on April 07, 2021 03:06am

This crackwd me up. Thanks for sharing . 

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PRationality commented on Start Again on March 16, 2021 01:31am Liked

Logical Buffy thinking is SO NICE. Also Anya's right, Riley's not really that smart huh?

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JANAB commented on Start Again on August 23, 2020 02:20pm Liked

devildrool

Author's Response on August 23, 2020 02:32pm

I'm glad you enjoyed! <3

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Touchstoneaf commented on Start Again on April 05, 2020 03:20pm

Anya telling Xander that he of all people should know love spells are all about obsession, not real love, was the capper here.  Riley getting his own without falling into the first-fic pitfall of his being bashed, exquisitely done.

If this was your first, no wonder you became the powerhouse you did.  Every note, perfectly played.  ABSOLUTELY wonderful in all ways.  A gem.

Author's Response on May 02, 2020 01:11pm

Not sure why I put all the song lyrics, lol. Thank you so much for the read, review, and all the kind words! 

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Joyce commented on Start Again on September 03, 2019 06:48pm


This is fantastic! Is there a sequel with Riley breaking his promise or something?

Author's Response on September 23, 2019 10:36am

Lol, just this! I'm glad you enjoyed! 

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Green commented on Start Again on July 21, 2019 09:10am Liked

That was brilliant 💕💚

Author's Response on July 24, 2019 02:00pm

Thank you so much!

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Snowbells commented on Start Again on April 22, 2019 10:27pm Liked

This is so much fun! It is a much better version of that episode, Giles’ closing line is wonderful, and now I’ll have that song stuck in my head all night. 

Author's Response on April 23, 2019 07:41pm

Eek! It's the very first story I posted. Not sure why past me put in to stanzas of song lyrics, but Iris is always very Spuffy to me!

 

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LovingWilliam commented on Start Again on April 11, 2019 03:58am Liked

Perfect way to describe Riley  = "bland"  ugh, he was just so blah in every way.   

Aww, Spike's surprise for her is so charming and sweet!  Wonderful ending, too.  applause

Author's Response on April 13, 2019 12:09am

Riley is sooooo terrible!

Thank you! This was my very first fic and I love it for being that (even if My grammar is terrible and there’s two (TWO) stanzas of song lyrics) Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

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slaymesoftly commented on Start Again on April 01, 2019 07:15pm Liked

LOL Great fun.

Author's Response on April 01, 2019 07:26pm

It's my very first fic! Thanks for the read and review! 

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Angelsheart1 commented on Start Again on February 25, 2019 10:40am Liked

 Loved reading this!

Author's Response on February 25, 2019 10:51am

Thank you! I apologize because it was my very first fic, ever, and I didn't know how things like punctuation worked, lol. I got better! (I say as I work on my 11th novel) 

Author's Response on February 25, 2019 10:51am

Thank you! I apologize because it was my very first fic, ever, and I didn't know how things like punctuation worked, lol. I got better! (I say as I work on my 11th novel) 

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TexasEx commented on Start Again on October 23, 2018 11:08pm

Loved the ending

Author's Response on October 23, 2018 11:12pm

It's my very first fic! (I say while sitting on...*checks*...1.4M words (on AO3) I got better! ;-) Thank you for the read and review! 

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srbeaver commented on Start Again on April 11, 2018 05:44pm Liked

 This is a fun story.

Author's Response on April 11, 2018 06:41pm

Thank you! It was my very first fic so it has issues (what was past me thinking??) but I'm worried if I fixed them it'd lose what charm it has, so I leave it to mark how far I've come. 

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Wannabenyota commented on Start Again on October 01, 2017 05:19pm

Very funny.

Author's Response on October 01, 2017 11:23pm

Thank you! (This was my very first story and it shows, but it has nostalgia for me now biggrin)

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Snowflake950 commented on Start Again on September 27, 2017 04:40pm Liked

So cute (and I really liked your Anya) :) Also, just me or did Riley care more about Buffy being forced to eat insects than marry Spike (we all know she wants him but yeah)?

Author's Response on September 28, 2017 08:58pm

Thank you! (This poor story...it was the first thing I ever wrote and it really shows) And Riley is totally concerned about Buffy's potential bug eating...because eww...(and he probably doesn't even want to think about what Buffy marrying Spike would mean, because double eww...) 

Thanks for the review Snowflake! 

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Catryona commented on Start Again on August 24, 2017 01:32am Liked

"Uh, yeah, thanks.” Riley grimaced, “But I'm probably busy that weekend, and every weekend, forever."

Sunalso, you nearly made me completely lose it, in the middle of the night, two rooms away from my peacefully sleeping grandmother who would not have appreciated being awakened by the sound of her granddaughter having hysterics over possibly one of the funniest bits of fanfiction she's ever read. Buffy breaks his wrist and he politely declines her wedding invitation because he's probably going to be washing his hair that weekend, actually he's probably just going to be washing his hair every weekend from now on. I can hear that line in Marc Blucas's voice. I love it.

I loved the funny bits of this fic best but I also loved the bit where Buffy came to free Spike. And the ending was hysterical, too. Great last line from poor Giles.

Author's Response on August 24, 2017 11:10am

This is literally the first fic I ever wrote (it shows, but if I start to fix the grammar...then I might want to tweak a sentence...and then it's lost what charm it has), and it has every newbie fic writer issue. (Seriously, past me, two chunks of SONG LYRICS? and I head-jump all over the place. And there's A LOT of borrowed lines from the episode.)

Poor Riley, though. He really got run over by train Spuffy. Something Blue Buffy would so think a wedding invitation would be adequate compensation for accidental wrist breakage, and he so wouldn't agree, lol.

I still rather adore Giles' last line as well. I think I was going to have a little more, but there was no topping that line!

Thank you very much for the read and review!

 

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sandy_s commented on Start Again on July 29, 2017 08:07pm Liked

hugLoved this! I always thought it was weird that Riley didn't recognize Spike... and I love how gullible you made Riley. Hahah...he really thought that the demons were avoiding Buffy because of him. That made me laugh out loud. 

The romantic dance Spike created for Buffy was really sweet and beautiful and you picked a perfect song. And I totally buy that the spell only paved the way for real feelings.

Loved all the wedding planning in Buffy's head. I was super amused that Anya was requesting no bows/ugly bridesmaid dresses (rather ironic considering the future). 

And hahaha...poor Giles. He needs to get a new bed (again if he did already). 

hearts

Author's Response on July 29, 2017 10:57pm

This was the first thing I wrote/posted...and it so shows! (And makes me cringe, but it's sort a touchstone of where I've been, so I don't want to redo it. Even if the head jumping drives me up a wall now.)

Poor Riley, he's so clueless!

Iris is so Spuffy! I couldn't resist.

Brides never think their bride's maids dresses are the terrible ones! (Oh Anya!)

I can't seem to stop from driving Giles up the wall. I don't know how he still has a liver.

Thanks for the read and review!

sandy_s Replied on July 29, 2017 11:06pm

I love that this was your first fic...and also equally love that you don't want to redo it. And hey, if this was your first attempt, it leaves my first attempt in the dust. *cringes at alternating first person POV...Angel/Spike/Buffy* ;) I thoroughly enjoyed it! (And Giles is so fun to drive batty.)

Author's Response on July 30, 2017 06:14pm

I'm worried that I'd start editing for commas and end up totally redoing the whole thing out of embarrassment...and then it would lose whatever charm it has. Also it's a good marker of where I've been. Though maybe I should add a disclaimer note, lol.

Thank you for the kind words! heart

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ScarlettDuck commented on Start Again on December 04, 2016 11:29pm

Super cute. Some errors, but overall a fun episode rewrite.

Author's Response on December 04, 2016 11:48pm

Thank you! It's the first thing I ever published and rather than go crazy by going back and fixing the errors I just decided to leave the early stuff as is. Rings on a tree more or less. I appreciate the read and review! 

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Rabbit_moon1 commented on Start Again on October 12, 2016 01:17pm Liked

Very fun re-telling of "Something Blue" with a wonderful Spuffy ending!  

Great voices and some very funny dialog.  Also, good plot; very interesting how you worked Riley into the story, and he wasn't a total jerk.  I'm not a big Riley fan, but seeing him get demonized all the time starts to get old. 

Of course the last line, "I may need you to make me blind again." was iconically Giles. 

I really enjoyed this!

Author's Response on October 12, 2016 01:56pm

Thank you!

I usually tend to see Riley as an idiot more than anything else, lol.

Poor Giles- I keep giving him such a hard time!

 

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Cupcakes525 commented on Start Again on October 10, 2016 01:27am Liked

Loved it! Beautifully done.

Author's Response on October 10, 2016 07:16pm

Thank you! It's the first thing I ever published so I apologize to for typos/grammatical errors.

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Elianne commented on Start Again on September 29, 2016 11:39am

This was fun! I enjoyed it a lot!..:)

Author's Response on September 29, 2016 11:42am

Thank you! I'm glad you had a good time with it and thank you for putting up with the newbie grammar mistakes- I've gotten (somewhat) better since then biggrin

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-Carrie-Ann- commented on Start Again on August 29, 2016 05:14pm Liked

Lol! Poor Giles! I loved this new spin on the episode, Spuffy prevailed and you got rid of poop head Riley.

I really enjoyed this! X

Author's Response on August 29, 2016 06:16pm

I'm glad you liked it! Though I'm such a nice person I couldn't even really be that mean to Riley, lol. And poor Giles indeed! Now he has to burn those sheets. Or maybe the bed, or torch the entire apartment...

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gello5440 commented on Start Again on August 10, 2016 01:58am Liked

Ho Ho Ho  you're a sly one.  Love it.

Author's Response on August 10, 2016 04:52pm

Thank you! I apologize for all typos/weirdness because that was the first thing I ever posted. I'm very glad you enjoyed it!

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flootzavut commented on Start Again on August 08, 2016 03:39pm Liked

"Nope, it was for Giles. But it turns out he isn’t available so I guess you’ll have to do"

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"Attempting to tease the prisoner with a broken arm isn’t evil. It’s just annoying."

You tell him, Buff! biggrin

(Aside: Iris is one of those songs that just screams Spuffy to me! Good choice.)

"He's a special kind of stupid, isn't he?"

Sometimes I'm reminded just why I love Anya biggrin

"Well, in that case, I may need you to make me blind again."

Poor Giles haha

Author's Response on August 08, 2016 05:07pm

Ack! This was the first thing I ever posted and it was un-beta'd and full of things I so know better than to do now (like head jumping). I should go and fix it but I'm worried I'd be too tempted to change it and I don't want to do that. So it's sort of a historical bit now, lol.

I'm glad you liked Iris as the song- it's so crazy Spuffy that I couldn't resist.

Poor Giles- I keep desecrating his bed/bathtub.

flootzavut Replied on August 08, 2016 06:16pm

Hey, no one is perfect starting out. It still has a lot of really fun stuff in it! I mean, I laughed, a lot.

I have in mind to write some kind of story around that song at some point. That and "Good Night, Sweet Girl" are the two songs where I've just gone shocked at the ridiculous Spuffy-ness of it. Though I think GNSG is more S5-6 Spuffy, whereas Iris is more later Spuffy...

... I may have put too much thought into this... haha

flootzavut Replied on August 08, 2016 06:18pm

(And yeah, poor Giles, the problem is, he's so much fun to whump *pets Giles* In fairness, I think the show started it wink)

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Era Dubois commented on Start Again on April 27, 2016 04:24am Liked

Oh my, this ending was hilarious. I like Giles being all...Giles-y.

Author's Response on April 27, 2016 01:47am

Oh goodness- poor Giles! He's going to need new sheets, or a new bed, possibly a new apartment... ;-) 

I hadn't thought about this story for a bit- good lord I can't seem to keep Spike and Buffy out of Giles' hair, lol!

Thank you for the read and review:-)

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Cloongarvin commented on Start Again on March 05, 2016 12:43pm

Truly delightful. It plays with their be spelled engagement and lets Buffy, Spike, and Riley all have an ending that's good for each one (though Riley doesn't know it, not having seen the alternative depicted in the show). 

Author's Response on March 05, 2016 11:30am

Oh noes! You read this, lol. I always get so embarrassed because it's the first thing I published here :-) I'm glad you found it fun and liked how it worked out. 

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DarkHeart commented on Start Again on March 02, 2016 05:30pm Liked

Love it!  Very funny and clever.  How come none of them ever figured out that Willow's choice of words never required them to be in love?  Also, brilliant choice of song.  'Iris' is one of my all time favourite tracks and I can't believe I never noticed how well it fits our couple.  Thanks for writing this one.

 

 

 

Author's Response on March 02, 2016 05:46pm

I'm so glad you liked my little bit of fluff! (It's very fluffy, I couldn't even make Riley a bad guy!) Thank you for reading and for letting me know what you thought smile

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KayleeDiane commented on Start Again on January 16, 2016 10:33pm Liked

that episode was definitely one of my all time favorites and you made it better! Love that Riley messed things up in a good way. Spike and Buffy's wedding planning was hilarious, especially when Anya got pulled into it and mentioned the burlap. I really wish one of the couples would have gone with the burlap...

Author's Response on January 16, 2016 10:59pm

Ahhh! You're being very kind to my bit of fluff! I'm glad you liked it :-) Hmmm- maybe burlap without the maggots . . . 

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deepbluejoy commented on Start Again on January 12, 2016 04:08pm Liked

"Well, in that case, I may need you to make me blind again." 

Such perfect words!  Englishmen are such masters of the understatement.  Poor Giles!  And in his bed too!  Bad Buffy!!  Thou shall not have sex in thy watcher's bed... particularly not with vampires!  Spike would totally do that!

This story made me laugh so much.  And I liked Riley... and as one of your reviewers said, it was nice to see him portrayed as a nice guy, in spite of being utterly clueless!  You do know that now you have a fan, I'll be breathing down your neck for every new chapter!  As soon as life allows, I'll read the rest of your stories.  Can't wait to see what you did with the Evil dead.  That's a seriously hysterical universe.  Can't say I've ever seen it be crossed with Buffy that I can remember! 

Anyway, I look forward to reading all your work!

Blue

Author's Response on January 12, 2016 02:40pm

Embarrassed Oh- geez- this is the first thing I ever published. Not the first thing I ever wrote- that'll all safely stay on my hard drive. Or maybe I should find a way to put it on a floppy disk and toss it off the nearest gorge spanning bridge . . .

Giles is going to need a new set of sheets now, or possibly a new bed, maybe a new apartment- and definitely another bottle of scotch. 

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jhiz commented on Start Again on December 29, 2015 05:40pm Liked

*snicker*

Oh that was a lovely romp through a more Spuffy minded Something Blue.  I loved the inclusion of Riley and his very structured thought patterns.  The description of his popping white picket fence dreams was well written.  I also think you handled his confusion quit cutely.  You made him a bit ignorant of the "real" world without making him a total jerk (which he wasn't at this point in the show so kudos since most folks just jump right to the nasty on him).

Your ending line with Giles was particularly funny and Anya's interjections were quirky and fitting for her. 

Thank you for sharing this!

Author's Response on December 29, 2015 04:02pm

Thank you for reading my little bit of fluff, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Poor Riley- he's so clueless ;-) 

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amylase commented on Start Again on December 24, 2015 05:49am

I have read this twice now.  I don't usually like short stories but this one is great.

Author's Response on December 24, 2015 05:18am

Big Grin

Thank you! I'm very glad you like my little bit of fluff! 

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