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Reviewer: ScarlettDuck Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2012 - 07:32 am Title: Epilogue

I have some very mixed feelings about this story. I am a total grammar/spelling/grammar nerd, and I mostly read prcisely, exactly what is on the page/screen. This is fine, unless there are a lot of errors, then the sentences or paragraphs are hard for me to understand and I have to do a lot of re-reading to figure out what the author really meant. This story has a bunch of typos, grammar problems, syntax issues, spelling errors, verb tense & agreement mistakes and vocab problems (a lot of instances of a similar-sounding but incorrect word being used)... I was confused a lot but I think I mostly eventually figured out what was meant... but it wasn't easy!

That said, I really liked the characters, I liked the premise, and I really, really love the theme/moral. Even given the explanations, I do agree with others' criticism of Buffy's break-up... I did see some of the hints along the way, but the foreshadowing/set-up still wasn't enough. The fact that so many readers had trouble swallowing it supports that; it's not just that we disagreed with Buffy or thought she was being an idiot (that's fine, as most of us felt that way about her on the show, but we understood the character's flaws enough to believe her actions), it's that we couldn't believe that the character would have done that at that point. As readers, we just weren't prepared for that decision.

This story has the potential to be a really great story (it's clear a lot of work and thought was invested in it), it just needs a really thorough editing to clean up the mechanics and tighten up some of the writing.

Reviewer: tobehislove Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 11/13/2011 - 11:01 pm Title: Epilogue

Thank you

Author's Response: No, thank you for leaving a reviewing. Big hugs, tobehislove!

Reviewer: E Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 07/14/2011 - 10:09 pm Title: Epilogue

Loved it!

Author's Response: thanks E! It's nice to see reviews for old stories. You've made my day! thanks!

Reviewer: rkm Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 06/19/2011 - 03:49 am Title: Epilogue

very, very good story. while i didn't enjoy the anguish the characters had to go through, they needed to go through it to get to the rainbow. and that i can appreciate and respect.

enjoyed the friendship between the main and secondary characters, and i had quite a giggle a time or two.

thank you for sharing your talent and this story. it was a great story-ride!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, rkm! I'm always still amazed when I see reviews for stories I've finished so long ago. I know the anguish was hard to read, but like you said it made the characters grow and it was needed for them to reach the end. Big thanks again!

Reviewer: astrodex Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 06/25/2010 - 04:17 pm Title: Getting to Know You

Even if you didn't know so much about Boston I would suspect that you are from the area. The thing that slides out of a dresser or chest is a "drawer" not a "draw." I've lived in Boston for almost 20 years and have found this to be a common variant given the local pronunciation.

I really love the story.

Author's Response: Yup, you pegged it! Born and raised in the Boston area. Over the time I've been writing, I've noticed all those Bostonian faux pas in my words. I'm glad you enjoyed!

Reviewer: anna Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 04/26/2010 - 03:04 am Title: Epilogue

I loved this story!

Author's Response: Thanks Anna! There is a sequel, a one shot called santa baby! Go read, very spuffy!

Reviewer: Elena Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/30/2009 - 03:53 pm Title: Epilogue

Loved it. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing. Please write more.

Author's Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed this story. I loved writing it, especially the interactions between Clem and Spike.

Reviewer: schnulli Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/26/2009 - 07:18 pm Title: Epilogue

Great story and beautiful ending!!!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed

Reviewer: mysticwhispers Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/25/2009 - 10:34 am Title: Just Hanging with the Ladies

Simply put, I just read this all in one go and loved it. Great story!

Author's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed my story. thank you for your review. They always make my day!

Reviewer: laemda Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 06:59 pm Title: Epilogue

Great story and beautiful ending!!!

Author's Response: thank you so much for enjoying my story! and thank you for the review

Reviewer: PJ Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 01:37 pm Title: Epilogue

I really enjoyed this story and it was lovely to see a happy ending.

Author's Response: Thanks.....happy endings are needed in our busy lives to help make the day tolerable

Reviewer: demona424 Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 09:07 am Title: Epilogue

So sad this story has come to an end! It flowed so easily from start to end that it doesn't feel like 32 chapters have passed by already. Can I beg for one little epilogue? It would be great to see what these two are doing in a few more years. So happy that you had it end with a wedding though, so often authors chose to skip it, but it's nice to them reach that stage. Can't wait to see what story comes next, you are a WONDERFUL writer. :-)

Author's Response: Thank you for enjoying. I tried really hard to make it flow and I'm glad that you believed that it did. At times it wasnt' so easy to do. And a BIG thanks for enjoying my writing. Sometimes I question myself if I'm making sense. Your and others reviews really help. Thank you again

Reviewer: demona424 Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 08:54 am Title: Trust is More than a Five Letter Word

Finally caught up! I hate it when I fall behind in stories. I LOVE how she wooed him like how he did so long ago. It was simply perfect. Who couldn't resist an apology like that. And once again, Clem is great and you have made him such a great addition to this story. Glad she worked on herself before being with Spike. You made it very understandable why the relationship broke up without making us (at least me) hate either of the characters. Can't wait to read the last one! :-)

Author's Response: Yeah I loved Clem too. There isn't enough Clem in stories on any site. I really enjoyed writing him to. I'm glad that you didn't 'hate' either of them. That was never my intentions for that. I'm glad that you enjoyed

Reviewer: lori Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 08:22 am Title: Epilogue

I enjoyed your story and especially liked how Buffy recognized her mistakes with Spike and grew with love. Your footnotes were always informative. Thank you for the happy ending.

Author's Response: Your welcome. I appreciate your reading and reviewing. Like I said in the story the journey is the steps that it takes you to get there that's the most important

Reviewer: BuffyRat Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 06:13 am Title: Epilogue

So glad they got their happy ending. Thanks for the ride.

Author's Response: Your welcome. Thanks for jumping on my crazy train!!!

Reviewer: JennO Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 04:25 am Title: Epilogue

This was quite frankly one of the best stories I've read on this site. Thank you for writing and sharing it!

Author's Response: *blush* You humble me with your comment. thank you so much for it

Reviewer: shelly Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 04:16 am Title: Epilogue

a beautiful ending to a beautiful story-- thank you so much for sharing it!

Author's Response: I appreciate that you enjoyed

Reviewer: Samantha Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/22/2009 - 12:32 am Title: Epilogue

Thank you for sharing this story. Every week, I anxiously waited for a new chapter of Legal Debriefing. I'm a bit sad to see that the story has ended, but I love the happy ending you gave the couple.

Author's Response: I appreciate that you looked forward to my story. Well like all good things, they must come to an end. But thank you so much for enjoying my story

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/21/2009 - 11:28 pm Title: Epilogue

I think it must be complicated (difficult or at last a lot of work) to go from one legal system to another. Because he is already working with the U.S. one it's easier for them to work in USA I guess.
The song was beautiful, expressed well Spike's thoughts.
Good to see that they are so happy now. :D

Author's Response: Yeah I love that song. Thank you for your continuous reviews they really helped my inner muse

Reviewer: PhotographyNut Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/21/2009 - 11:16 pm Title: Epilogue

Awesome fic! Loved it!

Author's Response: I'm glad that you loved it! I appreciate your constant reviews it helped a lot

Reviewer: Pam S Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/21/2009 - 10:34 pm Title: Epilogue

Yea... enjoyed

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad that you did

Reviewer: Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/20/2009 - 05:05 am Title: Trust is More than a Five Letter Word

I read this whole story and I wished I found it sooner. I just read the whole thing now. I'm tired but couldn't stop reading. Forgive me if my review doesn't make sense since I can barely keep my eyes open but wanted to leave a review. I don't even know if there are words to say how much I love this story. Honestly, I think a big part of the reason why I love this story so much is because I think it is nice to see an AU Spuffy story where Buffy is the one who broke Spike's heart for one reason and another. Where she is the one who had to suffered the consequences for that. Wasn't like she was written as this bad and cruel person like the way Spike is written sometimes. I don't read those stories because I'm got sick of the Spike equals evil. Buffy is this sweet girl who basically can do no wrong. Then Spike changes for Buffy and has to earn Buffy's trust and forgiveness back. Every time I see those type of stories posted in my mind, I'm all like another one of these type of stories. I don't think I would mind them so much if there were more stories written where Buffy is this bitch of a woman and treats Spike badly. Maybe, not necessary that she has to treat Spike badly but at least have her realize what a good man Spike is. Then learns to be a better person and has to earn back his trust. I'm like it isn't just men who could be mean and cruel. Women can be very bitches and vicious. So, it was a great pleasure for me to read an AU Spuffy story where Buffy has to earn back Spike's trust. I was like finally. And isn't like you made Buffy into this cruel person either like some people make Spike into. Spike wasn't written as an innocent person who can do no wrong either. He slept around and used drugs at one point in his life. He was looked as the one who didn't have 'morals' because of the type of lawyer he was and the law firm he worked for. So, it isn't like you written Spike as a person who can do no wrong. I'm not saying people can't write what they want. That people can't do what they want with their characters. It is their story not mine. I'm just saying that it is very refreshing to me to see an AU story where Buffy has to earn back Spike's trust. Where Buffy is the one who messed things up between them and suffers the consequences for it later. So, I really enjoyed this story. I also find it funny to see that some reviewers were like Buffy isn't all to blame. It takes two to tango and stuff like that. I don't think I really see people say that when it is the other way around. Every time people think there is Buffy 'bashing' then they get their knickers in a bunch. But when there is Spike 'bashing' then I don't see anybody say anything like that. And Spike gets far more bashed in AU Spuffy stories than Buffy. I many stories you see Spike as a jerk and an ass. While Buffy is written as a sweet girl who is too good for him. Yet, I see no one complain about Spike 'bashing'. I always wondered about that. The only I can think of is because mostly women are the readers. So, they have to stick up for their fellow woman in Buffy. But Spike is a man so men can equal being an ass. Not all women are good and sweet. I apologize for going off but this is a big pet peeve of mine. I apologize. Another thing I would like to say is that I love how your portrayed Spike in this story. Like you can't judge a book by its cover. You know. How Spike is this lawyer and works for a law firm that is probably known for like no morals or anything and all that stuff. But Spike is a good man if people go to know know. While Buffy is probably looked as a good girl who has morals. Buffy is a good girl and not saying she isn't. But that doesn't mean that you can't make big mistakes or hurt other people. Very good lesson to learn. That you can't judge a book by its cover. I think that is about it. I can't think of anything else to say. I say that like I said only a little. LOL I'm just trying to get my tired mind to think of anything more I like to add. I can't think of anything else I want to say. If I think of anything else then expect a review from me later. Of course I'm going to review the last chapter once you post it. So, expect a review from me later regardless. Thanks so much for this wonderful story. There are no words to say how much I enjoyed this story.

Author's Response: first off I would like to ask, why didn't you leave your name? LOL! I want to thank you directly not just your words, but you. I'm glad that you decided to read my story and is overjoyed that you loved it. what you said is exactly what i was going for in this story. I don't like bashing Buffy nor Spike, I just like to portray people just being that, people. Writing all of them; good, bad and otherwise. the last chapter is going to be posted very soon. if you do leave another review, please leave your name. if you don't want to that's fine. Either way, I hope you enjoy the end. Thank you again!

Reviewer: Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/17/2009 - 02:06 pm Title: Trust is More than a Five Letter Word

I absolutely love this chapter! I loved how everything finally came together, nothing left hanging. I feel bad that you don't get more reviews. this story clearly shows that you put a lot of time and effort in your writing and it's a shame that others don't tell you what a great job you have done. Don't let this deter you from writing. It would be a shame if you stopped due to people being stingy with their reviews!

Author's Response: thank you sooo much! to be honest it is hard when I don't get reviews not only good ones, but the bad too. It helps me as a writer to know what my readers want. It also helps to know if my vision is coming through with my writing. I appreciate your comment and thank you so much for your review and continued reading

Reviewer: BuffyRat Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/16/2009 - 06:33 am Title: Trust is More than a Five Letter Word

So glad they finally got there. Bout time... not that it didn't take time. Lovely...

Author's Response: Yeah it was a grand arc, but I felt that like all relationships it takes time. I'm glad that you enjoyed it

Reviewer: PhotographyNut Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/16/2009 - 12:19 am Title: Trust is More than a Five Letter Word

I'm glad Spike owned up to his part in their break up. it was good Buffy went to visit her Dad and layed the cards on the table and had it out with him. Since that's where it all began. Loved it!

Author's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed this chapter. I wanted to wrap everything up before the last chapter. Hopefully I accomplished that

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