Something Gray by pfeifferpack
05/01/2008 02:39 pm
Hi! You recced me your fic on lj a few days ago, I was looking for Initiative-related fics. I've gotta say, this story is AMAZING!! Definitely one of the best Buffy fics I've ever read. I wish season 4 actually went this way! I love that you explored those gray areas that we never really saw on the show.
So glad you are enjoying it. I thought it might fit what you were looking for. Thanks for letting me know.
02/29/2008 12:56 am
This was one of the best endings I've ever read,so I loved it!
Thank you for writing it
*blushes* Thank you so much! I'm glad you think it was a satisfying end to the story. I'd like to think they would all mature if they had the chance. k
12/04/2007 01:07 am
great story, enjoyed the depth you gave to the characters of Tara,Joyce, Anya and their interactions with Spike. The debates between your characters on what constitutes good or evil was well thought out and intelligently written, you highlighted the gray areas of BTVS beautifully.
Thank you! What a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and the look at all those murky areas they glossed over on the show. k
11/23/2007 07:02 am
Good characterizations and some really deep philosophy on good vs. bad and where Spike is on the continuum that clarifies a lot of things. It also shows how a writer can mature--heavy and a bit choppy on the dialog in the first chapter but evolving to rich texture with descriptions of actions and characters' feelings.
Thank you for the thoughtful review. I am glad the dialogue seemed to improve as I went along. I appreciate your insights and am so glad you enjoyed the story. k
11/07/2007 10:29 pm
I finally got the chance to sit down and read this.
I love Buffy's steady realisation that things aren't always black and white and of course that Spike is the perfect shade of grey for her! lol
Hee! LOVE the wish--talk about poetic justice!
Thank you, as always, for a lovely read, my dear!
So pleased you enjoyed the story! Yes I wanted the wish to be one that wasn't wishing something bad on someone (Tara would never go for that) but would be considered bad by the men involved. Thanks for the kind review.
10/26/2007 06:54 am
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
10/07/2007 03:32 pm
Loved what you did with S4!! Hope you'll find time and inspiration for a sequel...
Thank you. Since lots of people have asked I have placed this on the list of stories to revisit in time.
10/03/2007 05:34 am
This story is just all around good. Excellent character growth , believable scenarios, and character interaction.
Kudos to your, as usual , high quility ficcing.
Wow I'm flattered and blushing. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you, also, for reading glad you enjoyed it.
10/03/2007 03:06 am
This was a great story. It really addressed and handled well a lot of issues I had with the attitudes in the show. If season four had been done more like this fic, I would have liked it a lot more. Buffy really seemed to grow in her thinking, and I love how you potrayed Tara and Joyce. Hope you write a season five sequel to this.
Thank you so much. Season 4 had some fabulous episodes but as a whole had so many things I had a problem with that I had to eventually try my hand. Glad you enjoyed my version.
I may revisit with a S5 in this verse but have some other stories on the burner first.
Thank you again.
10/03/2007 02:16 am
Really enjoyed it, much better version of season 4. Innovative way of dealing with the bad guys.
Thank you and thank you for mentioning my "justice"! No one else has remarked on it and I was pleased to have thought of a way that Tara would not have objected to wishing yet would be terrible to those wished upon. I'm doing a happy dance knowing it was enjoyed.
10/03/2007 12:52 am
Thanks so much for this wonderful ride and I mean absolutely wonderful story! Great last chapter but I want more of this, a sequal, maybe...pretty please?
Thank you for reading and for the lovely reviews! In time I may revisit.
02/29/2008 12:32 am
Perfection in the shape of a dreamloved it.
Thank you. k
10/03/2007 12:40 am
well, as I wipe away the tears and stop clapping my hands and reeling in the heartbroken sobs that this story is almost over, I will get on to the conclusion...and I hope you continue this story...maybe?
I might revisit one day but the bunnies in the plot hutch have already lined up at the moment *G*. I love that you'd like more and I may go back in time to see S5.
02/29/2008 12:12 am
Loved the rescue,but I still want the Initiative done and gone forever!
Yes I'd like them gone forever but we know they are still around even if not in Sunnydale. k
10/03/2007 12:24 am
I like Xander again and love this whole chapter...I liked the other one too but read to this one so fast I forgot to review, sorry...
So glad that spike and oz were saved and again, why couldn't this have happened with the show! Seeing the scoobies grow has been wonderful...so glad we have fan fic!
Thank you! One of the reasons I write is to work out things for myself that bothered me on the show. Glad others have similar feelings.
02/28/2008 11:27 pm
Good chapter! loved Buffy's conversation with Giles
Thank you. k
02/28/2008 10:30 pm
Riley is a right perverse and I really don't want our favorite bleached wonder in that place or in any place near Riley...I want him safe and sound.
Oh me too...want to keep Spike safe and sound. This will be good for his self esteem though. k
02/28/2008 09:54 pm
"I'm not a demon! I'm just a lesbian"??? She is just so sweet!
And I'm really hoping to read a good punishment for Riley in the next chapters.
Yes, poor Tara had so many worries. She was adorable! Riley will be in the cold soon enough. k
10/02/2007 11:48 pm
Now I want to kill both Riley and Xander and I can't wait for the ass kicking that Riley is gonna get!!! Please tell me that it will happen and soon...
on to the next one...
I just can't redeem Riley. For all his being painted as the "nice boy next door" he was a bigot. Just replace the "hostiles" with a human of a different race/religion/gender and you can see it as bigotry with no problem. He really thought he was in the right, just as many a bigot has done horrible things against others thinking it's the right thing. He started out that way and was that way to the end.
02/28/2008 05:16 pm
I completely agree. k
10/02/2007 11:27 pm
Can I say it again? I love this story and I love all the characters except Xander since he is a butthead but maybe that will change but he needs to get over his racism and fast!
Poor Xander, not completely hopeless and has lots of redeeming characteristics. He comes around.
02/28/2008 04:47 pm
“She also didn’t say anything about his sex life.” Turning fully to Spike, she said sincerely, “I’m sorry to hear you are having trouble. Maybe we can find a healing potion?”
Loved it,right and proper!
Thank you! I had to poke a little fun there. k
02/28/2008 04:25 pm
Good! Thank you k
10/02/2007 10:59 pm
Please, don't let Tara get hurt and I want Willow to magic the bastard out of existence!
I can't imagine how Buffy is feeling and I feel sorry for what she is feeling. Her world is really changing and oh how I wish it was this way in the show, an amazing tale, girl!
Thank you! I had hopes they'd go this way when the season started. I really hated the way they never really showed how evil the Initiative was or how gray the world is for that matter.
02/28/2008 01:23 am
I seriously loathe the Initiative and everything about the Initiative,of course,including Riley...gosh!
The Initiative always reminded me of the Nazi campe and I never could see anyone liking them or not finding what they were doing wrong. Riley was always too much a bigot and bully for me to like. Glad you agree. k
10/02/2007 10:46 pm
If only the show had been like this! I hated what the initiative did and they WERE monsters worse than anything they tortured...you really painted them correctly here...
the last part made me sick, like Buffy and I can't imagine how seeing her there made the demons feel. How betrayed they felt...
You are spot on with the charaterization and thanks for not making Xander such a butthead!
I couldn't imagine Buffy as we knew her accepting what she saw there. I remember the season before when she was not happy with Faith killing the harmless demon. I think Buffy had no trouble killing demons and vamps...it was her job after all but to torture and experiment???? I don't think she'd have been okay with that at all.
I like Xander even though he has issues (I think he got past them by S7 though)
02/28/2008 12:58 am
Gotta love Anya and her experimentations!
I abso-bloody-lutely loved it!
So glad! Yes Anya is a fun character to write.
10/02/2007 10:42 pm
I am really enjoying this story and sorry for not leaving more reviews but I read like a rabid animal and didn't realize so many chapters had passed.
I love that you gave Anya a chance to shine and that she opened a few eyes and maybe hearts to the truths she gave.
This is amazing and on to the next one...
Thank you for reading and leaving a comment! I don't spaz out if I don't get a comment for each chapter although I love hearing at some point that a story is being read and enjoyed. Thank you for that and no sorry needed!
Anya wasn't used nearly enough or very well IMHO...I try to respect what the character had to offer.
02/28/2008 12:27 am
"Nineteenth Century Poetry" ? Nice detail!
Well Buffy did have that terrible experience with Angel and she is quite young. She will come around. I imagine Joyc made mistakes too when young. k
02/28/2008 12:08 am
Chapter 11 - 14
I don't like it when Spike is toothless,but I liked the chapter,it was good
I don't like him toothless either but that chip did make it possible. Everyone needed to see how it was wrong and this was the best way IMHO. k
02/27/2008 11:40 pm
Chapters 7 - 10
Aww,Tara thouht he was dead and she was scared to death...poor girl.
I loved Buffy's slightly quivering voice.I'm guessing things will be better for Spuffy after Spike's heroic behavior.I can't wait
Buffy will have to think some things through but will come around, yes. Yes Tara has a soft and sweet heart. k
02/27/2008 11:09 pm
Chapter 4 - 6
Lived the chapter,especially Spike's abd Buffy's reactions after the "Will Be Done" spell of Willow's,now those were swell
Thank you. Yes I think they both did a lot of thinking after that spell no matter what they might have said or how they acted. k
02/27/2008 10:29 pm
Chapters 1 - 3
"Do you want me to dress up like Buffy so you can fuck me silly one last time for old times’ sake?”
This fic is so gonna be funny!
Thank you! I like to mix humor with drama just like they did on the show. k
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