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Priceless commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on February 16, 2017 08:24am Liked

Have I mentioned I really like the q&a section. And the spiffy too or course

Author's Response on February 16, 2017 09:43am

The Q&A was great fun! That was an unexpected delight that came with posting this story. Glad that it's still fun even if you aren't actively participating.

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thenewbuzwuzz commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on September 15, 2016 05:36pm Liked

I liked the physical details and the slowness of the narrative, and hey, nice Spike meta! And Giles reading Winnie the Pooh!! :)

Author's Response on September 16, 2016 09:17am

It was kind of fun playing around with the "office" or role of Slayer being a key thing as opposed to what Buffy did with it. She was used to being active and this time she had to be kind of passive and allow herself to be done to. The scene in her room with Spike and her mother when Xander comes in is one of my favorites in this book. I love little opportunities like that when people show who they are.

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Sunalso commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on August 02, 2016 03:17am Liked

Damn, she had to have been cold. I thought about doing the math but then made that analytical part of my brain and just enjoy Spike showing back up and coming in and taking charge. I really like that part of him in this fic, and that he's not human and doesn't act like it.

I'm glad Xander was acknowledged for his roll here.

And I really liked Buffy sleeping in between Spike and her mom. (Though I got worried about her peeing- there's my nurse showing again...)

Author's Response on August 02, 2016 08:47am

Yeah...the science of the thing..I have a scientific backround and I can get MAJORLY distracted when I am reading/writing. I go off to google something to fact check and 5 hours later emerge with no idea why I started the search in the first place. Please do not apply your nursing knowledge to this chapter...oh dear...Buffy would never have made it (nor would I ever have gotten it written) if I hadn't finally thrown my hands up in the air and said "Supernatural Slayer Healing to the rescue!"

Maybe she did pee...good thing she was wrapped in all those towels. 

I like that Spike never treats Buffy like she's a stupid girl. He is take chargey, because he's been around and he knows how people and things are. So, if he can save her some time and trouble, he cuts through the BS and does what needs to be done. But when he realizes she needs to do it the hard way, because that's how it is sometimes, he lets her have that too. He's very much a man who knows what he wants, and even though he lives in vampire time, maybe because he lives in vampire time, he understands the value of time and when it's not worth wasting it.

 

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moonlight88 commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on July 02, 2016 10:49pm Liked

readheartsquee

Author's Response on July 02, 2016 07:53pm

Aw...thank you sweetie, you know I needed that! Isn't it good to have our Spike back?

moonlight88 Replied on July 02, 2016 10:09pm

Oh yeah~ Love is snuggles with the vamp that loves you^^heart

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sosa lola commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on July 02, 2016 04:16pm

Great chapter. I loved how Xander handled the situation and my heart did break for him. This is Mr. "No one is judging you" from S5, in a happy place and level-headed. I also loved that Buffy acknowledges his worth even if he himself doesn't. 

I think I have a question:

Why was Wendy's name changed to Willow? What are differences between the real Wendy and Buffy's best friend on the show?

 

Author's Response on July 02, 2016 01:57pm

They were often "heavy handed" in the show, which I guess they felt the need to be. In many ways real life is harder, but sometimes it's more graceful. It was great to find out that Xander wasn't a tool, the way he often was on TV! 

Thanks for the question! Buffy will respond in the next update. I knew you would think of one. 

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magnus374 commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on July 02, 2016 04:01pm

We can see how hard it is to get back to her normal self. Buffy's body was almost dead and had been through something very special. Raising her temperature very slowly do make sense. We could see how everyone is helping her. Seeing Spike was good of course, both for us and Buffy. It seems like their relationship will go into a new phase.

Author's Response on July 02, 2016 02:01pm

This is the bit we never got to see on TV, what happens after they survive an apolcalypse! More to come...Thanks for reading and reviewing!

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ginar369 commented on The One Where I Thaw Out on July 02, 2016 02:05pm Liked

I disliked the character of Xander. His very first words to Buffy were "Can I have You?" His actions later on in the series did little to prove to me that he ever got over his crush on her. Friend or not he was entirely to far into her personal relationships and the jealousy dripped off him to my mind. I'm glad to see that that wasn't actually the case. That he was able to show some grace when confronted with the reality of Buffy's relationship with Spike.

So Buffy.

You mentioned that Spike loved but let down his human family. Can you give us a bit more info about what happened? 

Author's Response on July 02, 2016 02:10pm

YES! Xander is so much better in real life! I think she was right when she said that in his way he was very like Spike. He saw what needed to be done and did it, and that includes personal relationships. Perhaps it was why she felt she could easily have loved and ended up with Xander. What he lacked was Spike's confidence. Xander was tentative in his relationship with Buffy, Spike just stepped up and took what he wanted, but in their own way they cared for her and took care of her in similar ways.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciated seeing Xander in a better light. He's a character that's easy to bash.

Buffy/Spike will respond to you question in the next update. Thanks for reading and reviewing.

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