When Worlds Collide: The Journey by enigma_k

08/20/2011 07:31 pm
Chapter 4: Birth of Hope         
I like this story.   I really do.  However, I find that NOTHING CHANGES because of the presence of Buffy, Spike, etc...  That's unfortunate.  It seems to me that even one life might be saved, one campaign might be more successful because of their presence... 

You're talking two world saving warriors, here, in Buffy and Spike, not to mention the other Sunnydalers, all of whom are good at changing stuff, even if it's just by force of personality.  Surely their presence should have some effect?  If not, what's the point of the crossover, other than a change of venue... 

As I said, I like the story, because it is pleasant and I love LOTR, but the point of a crossover is that the presence of new people will change things, otherwise, you're not writing your own story, you're just reworking the original.  Instead of new words and experiences, you put the words of other characters into Spike's mouth...  and even have him experience things that other characters did in the original...  So it ends up being quite derivative of the original instead of new ideas.  I do hope the last episode will vary this some...  I write crossovers, so I was very hopeful when I foudn this here.  Anyway, onto story 3.

Peace,

Blue
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02/27/2008 05:19 am
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I didn't realize at first that this was book 2 of a series haha, but luckily I followed along well enough.  I'm very eager to go back and read book 1.  Great job on this!

Hodahvyah
04/18/2006 06:18 pm
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When I first read the summary for your stories (this one and the first book)I skipped over them without any interest - even though I love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I've read other meldings of spuffy and shows/movies that were'nt good.

I am soooo glad that I gave these a chance. I absoluty love how you blended Spike and the gang in without losing the integrity or characterization of either collection of characters - or the actual trilogy itself.

I actually went back and watched the trilogy again on dvd and it was so easy to insert Spike and Buffy according to your story I found myself doing it unconsciously.

I am very much looking forward to Book Three.
I'm glad you gave it a chance. I must say, was hesitant about doing the challenge at first, because I didn't feel I could do the LotR's characters (and story) justice. Glad to know that people are seeing a seamless blending between the two.

JenxGeR
04/12/2006 08:13 pm
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Wow, I'm absolutely intrigued by your crossover. Just the perfect balance of 2 shows to not let 1 overshadow the other, tho its definitely leaning towards LOTR since its in a Middle Earth setting.

I really wish to read your Part 3 soon, and hope that Buffy will have more of an active role in this.

I know your fic is more Spikcentric than Spuffy, but it would be nice to see more Buffy-action, you know? She has all that Slayer abilities... Doesn't make her really weaker than any of them.

Looking forward to your part 3, and thank you for sharing your fics!
Thank you. With the third book now started, you'll see a return of all the Sunnydale characters. The second book was more about Frodo's journey, and since I'm not really touching on those two characters, it was rather short. The third book will be longer and more involved.

~*~Tasha~*~
04/10/2006 02:32 pm
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Excellent end for Book Two. I look forward to the start of Book Three. You handled this all swiftly and interestingly to mix the two stories together. I look forward to more.
Thank you, Tasha. I'm glad you're enjoying. I've started the third part now.

Niamh
04/10/2006 04:53 am
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You manaaged to sum up, in a few short chapters, one of the best sequels ever made -- and with additions never imagined by their creators. I am suitably impressed. This is just soo bloody good. . . So I guess this means the third Book will be coming soon?
Yes, book two was heavy on Frodo's journey, so I knew it would be short. The third book (which I see you've already reviewed the first chapter) will be a bit more involved and have more of the Sunnydale characters come into play.

vladt
04/10/2006 03:54 am
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very good. very good blending of the two worlds: very good read. thanks
Thank you.

04/09/2006 09:19 pm
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Interesting use of the BtVS characters. I am enjoying this tale and hope you give us more soon.
Thank you.

04/09/2006 04:41 pm
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LOL, I loves it, you are merging the two universes so welkl
Thank you.

~*~Tasha~*~
03/29/2006 07:17 am
Chapter 3: Done to Death by Slanderous Tongue         
{claps giddily} Excellent update. The battle of Helm's Deep is upon us. I am eager for the next chapter.,

Niamh
03/21/2006 06:50 pm
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First time I read this, I completely missed the reference to Spike in the arrival of Haldir and the elvish forces -- that's how smooth it was. I am so tickled with this story. . . I'm like a little kid, only next time I watch the movies, I'm going to be looking for the Buffyverse additions. . . LOL. Great work sweetie. . .

Cewcew
03/20/2006 02:15 pm
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I realy love this story. and I love it even more when its updated. hope the loven can continue soon.

03/20/2006 03:37 am
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excellent chapter (even without the bonus points for xander bashing.) thanks for the fine read.

03/20/2006 01:06 am
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SQUEE!!! Update-y goodness!! I am still loving how you've managed to blend the two universes so well. Can I dare hope that we get another update soon? *begging look*

~*~Tasha~*~
03/29/2006 07:11 am
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Wow, another amazing chapter. Awesome update of this one. I'm running quickly to chapter 3. Sad thta it is the last of the updates up but glad to have at least one more chapter to read.

Niamh
03/21/2006 06:42 pm
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Oohhh. . . so instead of Aragorn taking that long fall, you've replaced him with Spike. . . so does that mean Eowyn will be taken with our blond rather than Aragorn? Or will you follow the movie script? I'm curious now to see how this plays out. You're moving right along and getting quickly to the near end of the second film. . . will Buffy follow Merry and Pippin and destroy Isengard. . . . and when will Buffy and Spike reunite?

dihcar
02/26/2006 07:54 pm
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I think spike is gonna be okay, since a human(aragon) survived the fall in the movie then a supernatural being(spike) would also be okay.
Nice blendige of two great stories.
Your spike is awesome.

seeya

02/26/2006 06:35 pm
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Great chappy.

02/26/2006 06:04 pm
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Thanks for the new chapter. Must hard for Spike to leave Buffy with the Ents since he can't know much if anything about them. More story soon please.

02/26/2006 06:00 pm
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Damn I loves it

02/27/2008 05:02 am
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What a fun story with great integration of Buffy w/ LOTR.

~*~Tasha~*~
03/29/2006 07:04 am
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{claps and cheers} YEAH!!! You started the second book! {bounces up and down happily} Excellent start. You really mingle everything in so well from the movies and the Buffy characters. I am always amazed by it.

Niamh
03/21/2006 05:27 pm
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Dispair. . . . . he'd faced years without her. . . but its not always better to have loved and lost. . . . sometimes its better not knowing what you missed. But in this case, he's luck, because if you killed her off, there's no need to continue. . . .

vladt
03/03/2006 05:45 am
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beautiful melding of the two stories. thanks for the read.

02/25/2006 04:28 am
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I'm happy you have started Book II. I'm greedy though and want more.

Batdz Angel
02/24/2006 08:28 am
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Yay, the next part! I have been waiting for this to be continued and cannot wait to read the rest of what you have in store. Kudos!

02/24/2006 05:26 am
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I've been a good girl, I have. I've sat here nice and quit, not made a single sound. Just waiting for you to post. Thank you for the update. Please I'll be very good. Can I have another one soon?

02/24/2006 04:11 am
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Awww... Spike's so sweet!! Erm... yeah... probably not the review you were expecting... *LOL* Sorry; this is a great melding of the two stories! I am loving this whole series of yours; the way you take the dialogue from the movies and manage to insert the Sunnydale crew into it so well is just amazing. I really really hope you update soon!

02/24/2006 02:02 am
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Oh yeah I love this fic

I love the way you have blended these universes and lol, Buffy with the Ent's??

02/24/2006 01:59 am
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Great chappy.