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bmerb commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on December 01, 2021 03:19am Liked

*happy dances for new chapter* 
I love that I need no knowledge of AtS season 5 to enjoy this. 

Author's Response on December 01, 2021 07:28pm

Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying this story. I'm also glad to know that it makes sense on its own. That's one of my goals, especially since I figure that there are Spuffy fans who never watched Angel and don't know what happened there. Many thanks for letting me know. 
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magnus374 commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 29, 2021 11:25am

It's always good to see Spike think. He us annoyed by Doyle but also careful, since he notices that something isn't right about him. I also liked how he handled the situation with Angel. He was logical, to the point and showed some attitude, all of that was good to see.

Author's Response on December 01, 2021 07:24pm

Thanks. Spike was always so observant and witty, and he was smart enough to be educated and read poetry at a time when mass education wasn't a given. He might play the thug, but I think he was basically smart (even if sometimes susceptible to those, like Adam, who seemed likely to solve problems for him). I'm glad that his ability to read others and his logic came through in this chapter. 

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 29, 2021 10:19am Liked

Looks as though Spike is beginning to doubt 'Doyle' - although it's good that he acted on the so-called vision!

But yet again, he failed to mention him to Angel or Wesley when he saved Angel.... facepalm

Author's Response on December 01, 2021 07:18pm

Yeah, "Doyle" is just iffy. Why Spike would've trusted him for long is a question mark. Spike's urge to separate himself from W&H may be keeping him quiet about his benefactor when, this one time, he really should share!      

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Amayuscula commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 29, 2021 07:13am Liked

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Author's Response on December 01, 2021 06:36pm

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 29, 2021 12:10am Liked

Love that Spike isn't really taken in by Lindsey. Of course his priority is Dru right now. He has a mission that he didn't have in canon. He had no purpose and that made him way prey for "Doyle". Not so here.

I really didn't like how Spike was treated by Angel's crew and this is another example. Wes has accused Spike of being a vigilante when he was just doing what Angel Inc. used to do. He's swaggering around while Spike (once again) saves Angel's life without any appreciation.

I love that he cares enough that he did go to save his grandsire even though he's never treated him well or with respect. 

Now back to his primary concern of the moment... taking care of his Slayer/Sire. 

He should reach out for help with Dru. If not Giles and the Slayers at least Wes.

Excellent update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on December 01, 2021 06:35pm

Thanks. I think that Spike, at his fundamental core, needs to take care of someone else. I do like to imagine that he had begun to generalize that into a more broad sense of mission during his time with Buffy. Regardless, having Dru in her current state certainly gives him that grounding and focus. 

I agree that the whole "better than thou" posturing that Angel's team showed toward Spike in that last season was... off. Only Fred approached him with any sense of appreciation. Alas, I think that would make it a lot more difficult for Spike to approach any of the Angel Investigations team for help. 

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swonderful commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 28, 2021 08:12pm

Spike to the rescue! I never noticed the similarity between the Quellar demon and the one on Angel, but didn't pay much attention to either, other than that the Quellar looked like an oversized bug. Glad Spike still has the attitude, snark and quips. I enjoyed his encounter with Wesley:   

“I don’t need to do anything, Butch,” he snapped, rolling his shoulders. The man had a lot more pep in his step while in the middle of his Mofo muscle sandwich. Nevertheless, Spike could take all three of them if needed. Would make a mess of Angel’s metrosexual man-cave, but sacrifices must be made and whatnot. 

“Spike,” the Brit repeated in an imperious whine.

“Yeah, I know my name.” 

Fun. It remionds me of when Ford showed up to offer Buffy in exchange for being vamped,  and Spike said something like, "Yeah I know my name too."

 
Author's Response on December 01, 2021 05:40pm

Although I think ensouled Spike is still a work in progress, I'm imagining that he's built back his sense of self. And with that, he's again comfortable expressing his essential irreverence and snark. I'm glad you're enjoying it. 

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Rkf22 commented on Chapter 4: Under a Mere Sliver of Moon on November 28, 2021 04:15pm Liked

EXCELLENT WORK

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 05:25pm

Thanks so much!  biggrin

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 15, 2021 11:29am Liked

Somehow his soul had no problem light-fingering from vampires, including his grandsire. It was an amusing area of agreement between his vampire urges and his personal spark of morality.

I love this!

She was like a junkie trying to build a habit of walking away from temptation. And, oh how he knew that feeling.

This makes so much sense. They're both trying to adapt to a completely new way of living, resisting the urges they've indulged for so long.

Oh, I love the little corner store and it's proprietors. I think that Spike & Dru might just have made some very good friends.

 

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 01:29pm

Yes indeed, both Dru and Spike are trying to figure out who they are, now, and how to (un)live within their changed realities. Spike, of course, has a head start, first via the chip and then the soul, but even he's still a work in progress. I'm amused that that "Doyle's" reference to a nearby Korean corner store gifted my imagination with Madame Yeou and her clan. Having other supernatural beings in their sphere who are outside of Angel's influence could give both Dru and Spike a helping hand.

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on November 15, 2021 11:10am Liked

Very intriguing that Wes and Gunn tried to recruit Spike back into W&H - behind Angel's back. Bit of a shame that Spike didn't mention 'Doyle' so he's still under the mistaken impression that he's working for the PTB.

I love the easy familiarity between Spike and Drusilla. Their relationship has totally changed... yet they're still so loving.

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 01:20pm

Thanks for commenting on this chapter. I truly appreciate it.

On rewatching the final season of Angel for this story, it seemed to me that a bunch of scenes and relationship arcs were best explained by disfunction and hidden agendas, possibly even beyond what the writers intended. They were being played, they were playing each other for their own ends... and it seemed to me that Spike being perceptive and an outsider would've/should've seen behind some of the machinations, even if he didn't figure out Doyle right away. 

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bmerb commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 12, 2021 10:44am Liked

Aahhh once again another absolutely enchanting chapter!!

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 12:01pm

Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying this story. It makes me happy to know. hearts

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 11, 2021 12:05pm

I totally love the interaction between Drusilla and Spike, her voice seems perfect here. We can notice some differences, which is fitting since the activation of her Slayer powers should affect her some. I liked them out shopping like this. The best part was the shop with the huli jing. I liked how we could see the shadows hinting at their true form. I liked everything going on in this scene. It was so very good.

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 12:56pm

I'm so glad you liked this chapter. I felt like Dru pulled me through it as I wrote, giving me glimpses into who she's becoming and how she's getting there. I liked that the Korean store near Spike's apartment opened the opportunity for the huli jing to be in the story. I suspect Dru and Spike will need resources beyond those who already have allegiances within Buffy's and Angel's worlds.    

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Amayuscula commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 11, 2021 10:46am Liked

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Author's Response on November 28, 2021 11:46am

Thanks! 
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SelfAndShadow commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 11, 2021 04:06am Liked

Your Drusilla is utterly charming - mad as a hatter, no doubt, but with a restored innocence in place of malevolence. It's not a term one would normally apply to her, but this Dru is strangely loveable. The bit about the smell of second-hand shops is a nice touch, that's something that Dru would notice and relate to other times. Especially like the shadows on the wall not exactly matching the bodies. Spike knowing Disney merchandise is hilarious. The unidentified species of shopkeepers are interesting, and the generational split between the old ways and the new, the young adapting and assimilating while the older members keep tradition, is very much like humans. These are the sort of creatures that we almost never saw in canon, more's the pity.

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 11:45am

It's really interesting imagining Drusilla with another strong "demon" inside of her pushing back on the evil of her vampire urges, but without a soul to give her an overarching moral compass (or to trap her in a cycle of remorse for past deeds). I love exploring this version of her.

I agree that it was too bad that canon spent so little time on the broader community of supernatural beings. Sometimes we can see ourselves best when reflected and contrasted with others who are different, yet with unexpected similarities. 

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 11, 2021 03:26am Liked

I just love how tender he is being with Dru. I have NO clue how Buffy and the others will receive her in time but he is being splendid.

The shopping trip was a delight. I think a thrift store is ideal for her since so many of her pretty frocks were... um... second hand for most of her time as a vampire anyway. Bloodless this way. Love how Spike paid too. I see nothing wrong with either method of obtaining a way to pay.

LOVE the demon store owners. Love how Dru was drawn there and that entire exchange. Hope to see more of them. Nicely written OCs.

As he spoke, he had a traitorous thought that perhaps her inner slayer might be wiser than his Slayer had been, being all untainted by the prejudice of Watchers and their dogma.  Have to agree with Spike here. At least THIS Slayer knows first hand about demons (and the true nature of vampires too) not propaganda or guesswork.

Can't wait to see who it is at the apartment.

Your Dru voice is brilliant!!!

Excellent update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 11:10am

Thank you so much for your comments and your support, with apologies for my tardy response. I'm glad to see that you and other readers like Madame Yeou and her family. In my first imaginings, they were basically a plot device. Almost immediately they stood up and took on life of their own, showing me how they were a part of the story with their own parts to play. I look forward to more interactions between them and Dru. I worried when I contemplated this story that Drusilla would be the biggest challenge to write, but instead she's amazing.

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Rkf22 commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 10, 2021 10:56pm Liked

EXCELLENT WORK

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 10:59am

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed this. biggrin

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vicdave99 commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 10, 2021 09:48pm Liked

Love. 

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 10:57am

Thanks! Glad for your love. 
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swonderful commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 10, 2021 09:46pm

It was wonderful to have another chapter of this.  The language is beatiful, as here:

Her blue eyes, gazing sideways at him in the night, were dark and smoky as sloeberries under a new moon. After a while, she said, “It’s a terrible fury, my knight.” 

You have a gift for writing dialogue for Dru. It sounds very much like her, like this: I need soap for my hair. It should smell like pearls and ocean bubbles. And tart and sweet like a child’s New Year’s gift orange.” 

I enjoy seeing the easse Spike has with her. No matter what difficulties they have, it doesn't have the wary anxiety and stress he often has with Buffy. Instead, it's very relaxed and almost wholesome.

I hope Madame Yeou and her family will remain in this story as permanent fixtures. I'm reminded of a movie where a somewhat similar character was glimpsed through a screen, and had the body of a snake, somewhat like your characters cast shadows far different from the bodies they show. I like how MAdame Yeou recognized their names but also had insights into them, much like Dru has--and Spike proved quite adept at figuring them out and communicating. It would be good for Dru to be able to speak with someone other than Spike and Miss emily, particularly one who can speak to her and to others.

This chapter felt much to short. I could watch Dru interact with them, with or without Spike, for a muchlonger time. I hope they stick around. 

 
Author's Response on November 28, 2021 10:57am

I'm glad you liked Madame Yeou and her family! I agree: Dru needs someone else to talk with (and Spike probably needs the occasional time out, too). They're both in the midst of figuring out who they are now, and having someone beyond the usual cast of characters with whom to interact could help. The Yeou clan will definitely be back. I'm also glad you like Dru's voice; she's a surprising treat to write. 

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Sithstalker commented on Chapter 3: We Hunt Under the Stars on November 10, 2021 09:19pm

This is my favorite story on going at this time. Keep up the good work!

Author's Response on November 28, 2021 10:45am

Sorry it took so long to respond. I'm over the moon that you'd find this story so compelling. Thank you times 100! 
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bmerb commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 23, 2021 12:09pm Liked

This is fantastic. I love how you’ve portrayed Spike caring for Dru here, and Dru struggling with herself, with the newly incorporated slayer sensibilities. Spike is so very good at taking care of those he loves, and with time and changes, Dru is someone he can once again love without internal conflict. He is no longer interested in making her his everything, she’s changed and isn’t obsessed in the same way with Angelus, and together they struggle to incorporate their regained senses of morality, overlaid on their demons’ wants and needs. Both of them were, at their cores, good people to begin with. Decent, innocent people (which of course made Dru’s corruption so much worse). She’s done well to come to Spike for sure.

Never watched AtS season 5, but if that visit was canon, then sick I like your internal Spike voice, and really enjoy your writing of Dru!

Author's Response on October 28, 2021 12:12pm

Thank you so much! I'm glad Spike's innate desire to help those he cares for came through, and also that they're still important to each other without being each other's beloveds. I really appreciate knowing that. 
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And yeah, a fair amount of Charlie's and Wesley's dialogue is from that episode. It was mondo-weirdo when one considers that all Spike was doing was picking up their former gig! 

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swonderful commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 23, 2021 01:09am

 His blasé swagger was, of course, calculated. It was always good to telegraph that there was little he feared from visitors, being a master vampire with a century of experience and all.  

And wait a tick. Having just beaten Angel in a one-on-one contest, and with a sire who was an effing slayer, Spike was now unambiguously Master of the Aurelians. Admittedly there were only three of them plus whatever minions still floated about. Maybe also that poor sod that Angelus had sired on the submarine. But still: one small moment for vampire-kind; one giant leap for Spike. Great description of Spike and his calculated sawgger. And I loved his gleeful thought: "one giant leap for Spike. "

The entire section with Dru was just beautiful. He was so gentle and loving with her, a love that seemed to be affection, appreciation, familiarity and respect. It was lovely to see the give and take in their conversation, and the care they still have for each other. Spike seemed so relaxed and comfortable in this realtionship with her. I didn't see any of the armor or fronts he puts on with other people, and he didn't have to be wary of showing his thoughts and feelings as he did with Buffy. Even after years apart, they connect and know each other like best friends. It was lovely.

 
Author's Response on October 29, 2021 12:58pm

Lovely comments and so motivating! Thank you.
In my mind, Spike and Drusilla may not be lovers any longer, but with so many years between them they would know each other deeply. She would know when he could help her; he would want to help if he could. I also do think that a fair amount of Spike's outward persona is armor, especially his swagger, his quick wit, and his defiance of authority. Even back in Season 2 he was "larger than life" with everyone else but quietly caring when with Dru. It feels so organic to who he is. I'm glad I was able to convey some of that.

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 22, 2021 02:44pm

The way Gunn and Wesley acted here was irritating already on the show. I really liked how Spike thought about this and what he said to them.

I totally loved his interaction with Dru. Her being called as a Slayer makes them understand each other and it was so great to see them talk. This is like a glimpse of some of their better times. I really like Dru's voice here.

The question is of course what to do. I'm not sure the Slayers would be the best choice to contact. Spike is probably better at handling Dru at this point.

Author's Response on October 28, 2021 12:34pm

Thanks for your comments on this chapter. When I imagined this scenario for Dru, it quickly became clear to me that Spike really was the right person for her to seek out. They had a long history with established mutual understanding, and he has a basic urge to take care of those who matter to him. And, he totally understands her new slayer urges. I'm especially glad that you like Dru's voice; she's such a fascinating mix of childlike wonder, an oracle's vision, and scrambled logic. Oh, plus an overlay of crazy evilness. 

I agree with you about that scene with Gunn and Wesley. Like, what the heck, former Angel Investigation dudes? thinking  At least it was fun to write Spike being aware of the off-kilterness of the whole interaction. Spike was always insightful.

Author's Response on October 28, 2021 12:34pm

Thanks for your comments on this chapter. When I imagined this scenario for Dru, it quickly became clear to me that Spike really was the right person for her to seek out. They had a long history with established mutual understanding, and he has a basic urge to take care of those who matter to him. And, he totally understands her new slayer urges. I'm especially glad that you like Dru's voice; she's such a fascinating mix of childlike wonder, an oracle's vision, and scrambled logic. Oh, plus an overlay of crazy evilness. 

I agree with you about that scene with Gunn and Wesley. Like, what the heck, former Angel Investigation dudes? thinking  At least it was fun to write Spike being aware of the off-kilterness of the whole interaction. Spike was always insightful.

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swonderful commented on Chapter 1: The Stars Have Turned Inside Out on October 22, 2021 01:22pm

This is incredible. It's no small feat to write credible Dru-Speak, and all the more difficult when she has to convey something of this magnitude and discuss it in depth. This was very beleivable Dru; I could hear and see her. 

He’d been thinking earlier this evening about unknown slayers not at Revello Drive during Red’s spell, but he’d never imagined that the wrong potentials might’ve been called. A tortured being like Dru— a vampire for fuck’s sake— should never have become a slayer of her own kind. I would imagine there would be many others who shouldn't have been called, especially the very young ones, and pretty much anyone who wouldn't know what had ahppened, and might misuse the power, accidentally or deliberately. FAith showed us that Slayers are not inherently sweetness and light. 

What a challenge for Spike. Interesting backstory that he fought other slayers and essentially ended the fights becuase they were not up to par. 

This part remains quite a mystery, and presumably the story will answer the questions she raises: “The stars have turned inside out, you know. Good became confused. Bad became the stuff of angel wings while the heavens themselves struggled to catch up. But even so, the constellations still whisper of you. Their lights twinkle and spark a path to your luminousness.” Is she saying that Buffy is confused and Angel has gone bad? Or something else?

When she says, “The sofa is covered in tattooed spells. And fleas,” I assume the first part refers to Linsday, and maybe the second. I think Spike would notice actual fleas, so maybe Lindsay left some magic to such the energy, will or something else out of Spike. 

Spike is often so generous. with what he felt was a monumental act of selflessness on his part, he asked, “Do you need your Daddy to help you, too?”  Yes, that was selfless.

Loveing the whole Dru aspect of this story, and looking forward to more.

 
Author's Response on October 29, 2021 12:50pm

Thank you so much for commenting. I'm glad you liked the story opening and also Dru's voice. One of my main criteria for myself, for this story, was to be true to Dru's depth and her voice. I think she's almost always tangled between the "now" and her past/current/future visions, which makes it a challenge (albeit a rewarding one) to imagine how she'd communicate things. I'm really coming to love that about her, even more than before. Even Spike doesn't always know what she's talking about until later. 

Regarding Willow's "chosen" spell, I remember the first time I saw that final episode and they showed non-Revello girls and women being empowered just "wham" without them knowing what happened. It made me uncomfortable despite Buffy's inspirational voice-over. If there had always been that many potentials but only one was selected at a time (and so many obviously weren't, and "aged out") might that imply that many of the unselected were actually unsuitable? And besides, my memory of being the age of the softball-playing girl potential was that a lot of girls that age likely weren't ready to benevolently wield that kind of power. Willow may have needed to do that spell, but Spike and Tara always reminded us that magic has consequences. 

Regarding the fleas, it's possible that they're real; the apartment has only been in Spike's hands for perhaps 24 hours at that point and he might not be alert to untidy housekeeping until he actually sits on it. ;-) 

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Amayuscula commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 22, 2021 07:42am Liked

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Author's Response on October 22, 2021 01:03pm

Thanks. 
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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 22, 2021 04:23am Liked

Your Spike musings are very in character. Good voice there.

“Sounds like you've been busy. We're getting reports of a vigilante who matches your description.”   This always pissed me off. Angel patrols and he's the world's greatest hero. Spike patrols and he's a vigilante! Hypocrites. Angel is cursed, Spike fought for his soul. Angel has never saved the world (but started at least one apocalypse) while Spike just died doing just that. I REALLY hated that scEne.

“From what we hear... you're fighting the good fight these days.”  Duh, since about a year after Angel left for LA and on and off bEfore that.  Even non-corporeal he saved Angel a couple of times.

 the daughters of Eve and the sons of Adam are bespelled around him even so. They see his eyes but forget his teeth  Well put, Dru. Yes they forget the evil within just under the curse.

 Angelus could never control his urges. Maybe he’s right to avoid human blood, eh? Good point there.

I love your Dru voice BTW.

 For the first time in a century, the two of them together were not the darkest things in the night.   Lovely.

I hope he calls Slayer central for help here bEcause he really isn't equipped to deal with this new Slayer he has on his hands. Angel would be no help either. MAYBE Wes if the stick could be removed from his bum.

Sorry for any typos ... figuring out how to type with the splint on.

Excellent update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on October 29, 2021 12:01pm

Thank you for your comments, as always! I hope you're healing up. hearts

This story is reminding me why I like Dru as a character and also the way she and Spike relate to each other. They've grown past each other as lovers, but there's still a vamp-lifetime of knowing and caring and *truth* between them. That scene with Charlie and Wes made me remember how weirdly "off" the characters seemed that whole season, especially when dealing with Spike. Beyond the points you raise, it seems so discordant that they're dumping on Spike when, from their perspective, he's basically taking up the mission they'd had for the past 4-or-so years. Like, what?!?  I'm sure it was partly that they didn't know/care about his character's development on BtVS and partly that they had to stuff him into a bunch of already in-process plot outlines at the last minute. But still!


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Rkf22 commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 22, 2021 12:12am Liked

LOVING THIS CANT WAIT FOR MORE

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 07:36pm

Thank you! Your enthusiasm is so motivating! I'm glad you like this and hope you enjoy where it goes from here. 
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vicdave99 commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 21, 2021 10:13pm Liked

This is fabulous. 🦄

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 01:47pm

Thank you! I'm so glad you like this. 

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Sithstalker commented on Chapter 2: You’ve Misplaced Your Sunshine on October 21, 2021 09:51pm

So excited for the update! Can’t wait for more!

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 01:02pm

Thank you! I'm so glad you like this story. heart

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AeronRaie commented on Chapter 1: The Stars Have Turned Inside Out on October 15, 2021 05:08pm Liked

Omg I always thought Dru was a potential that the Coucil never knew about

Author's Response on October 21, 2021 08:09pm

Thanks for commenting! I've always enjoyed Dru's specialness: her visions, her innocence wrapped by evil, and the way her "self" persists in a way that makes her a non-standard vampire. I never considered before whether she'd been a potential, but it does explain some of that. It's so interesting to imagine what she would do with a slayer's spirit within. I hope you enjoy where this goes.     

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 1: The Stars Have Turned Inside Out on October 15, 2021 12:45pm Liked

Good to see Spike in action - and Doing the Right Thing by calling the police to deal with the babies he rescued, then dealing with the three drunken bullies in a non-lethal manner.

Oh, wow! I always though Dru was a potential slayer when Angelus killed her, I like to think that's where her visions came from, but I never envisioned her being called with all the other potentials when Willow did the spell with the scythe - which I always thought was a Very Bad Idea since they'd done no research to look into any possible adverse consequences. And as a wise vamp once said, magic always has consequences!

What a novel and intriguing concept! I can't wait to see where you go with it!

Author's Response on October 21, 2021 08:42pm

Thanks for commenting on this chapter. I'm so glad you like it. Once I came up with this scenario, I realized it was entirely possible that a spell set to "empower all potentials" might go entirely too far. I wasn't sure I could write the story, but realized it would be fascinating to see what this would be like for Drusilla. And that it would also be cool to explore who Spike could/should have been after almost a year with a soul plus the strangeness of haunting Wolfram & Hart. He'd been on such an amazing trajectory that surely he would have a growing repertoire of soul-acceptable responses to Bad Things. Dru and Spike are my twin muses and cheerleaders for this story. I hope you continue to enjoy where this story goes. 

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zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 1: The Stars Have Turned Inside Out on October 15, 2021 10:16am Liked

What a terrific start!  Great world building.  I’m still not totally sure what’s going on, but I want to know more!

Author's Response on October 21, 2021 08:00pm

Thanks for taking a moment to comment. I really appreciate it. Working with Dru as the narrator of her own experience is such a balance between insight and "what the heck." Even Spike doesn't always know what she's telling him until afterward. Hopefully we'll all understand as Spike begins to put it all together, but let me know if that's not quite the case. Thanks!  

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