Let Nothing You Dismay by Constance

11/11/2011 03:21 am
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Love how you fast forward all the events of the series to end up here -

12/18/2008 06:24 pm
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Excellent Christmas Story - very nice twist on his chip and his getting his soul - it is a very good alternative storyline -

mamaly1975
09/15/2008 05:30 am
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 Sequel!  Sequel!! Sequel!!!

I loved the story!  It had a good story arc.  I adored your characterizations of Buffy, Dawn and Spike.  Their personalities felt real and true.  And now, I am off to read more of your stories!!

06/06/2008 11:17 pm
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"And it's because you don't know how wrong that is..."  And now he does....there is the problem and why in S7 he didn't dare pursue her.  He suddenly saw himself through HER eyes no longer realizing how wrong her view was.  Same when he returned at least where she was concerned.

Excellent story with good believable voices and behavior throughout.

Kathleen

Maggie
01/08/2007 11:00 pm
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This is a fantastic fic. You do a great job of being true to the characters as they were in B5 -- and making Spike's decision to seek redemption totally plausible... and maybe even more inspiring than the one we saw on the series. Also, by setting this relatively early in B5, Buffy's closed heart and mind make much more sense -- so her 'bitchiness' is not as annoying as it usually is. More heartbreaking, because we can see why she doesn't see, even as we see how much better things would be if she somehow could see. Would love to see how things evolve -- but you've brought Spike and Buffy to a place where things have a chance to develop in a healthy way. Big thumbs up on this! Now: can we get an update to Dreidel?

Cas
12/30/2006 03:22 am
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Poor Spike. At least he finally gets his crumb, after finding out that he really can't be good on his own, and then doing something about it. At least Buffy didn't throw him out. Did Buffy ever find the Christmas Star he stole for her last year? Would tie things together nicely.
Strange to tell the epilogue originally started with Buffy and Dawn hanging that star. But somehow Dawn ends up taking over any chapter she appears in, so I had to try another tack.

12/29/2006 06:18 am
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Well, that was...awkward. In a good characterization way, not the actual storyline or the writing. Awkward was actually appropriate for those two at that time.

Emilee
12/28/2006 10:25 pm
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Is that it? Is that the end? I gotta say, I do like that better then last chapter's ending, but it did come off as kinda abrupt. Well, if it is the end, the story was good, definitely funny. Are you thinking of a sequel?

kim
12/28/2006 09:26 pm
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Interesting turn of events.

The guy's actually average height, you know. It's not like Spike was only 5'6". And Dawn was still shorter than Buffy in Season 5.

12/28/2006 07:58 pm
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Liked the resolution - the uncertainty with hope. Good story.

12/28/2006 06:38 pm
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You DO know that this DEMANDS a sequel, right? Oh I did love this short treasure. Even if you don't follow it up it is a winner on all levels. Beautifully done.

Kathleen

12/28/2006 05:48 pm
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Great fic! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

12/15/2013 04:16 am
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I think you have a good ending - it's realistic to Buffy and how her history with Angel set her life patterns at this stage - as did all the teaching from Giles.  I also think that it's also an excellent study of Spike and his potential.  

I read this story before and it was nice to read it again. 

11/11/2011 02:33 am
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NICE - Can't wait for the next part - I sure hope that you have a completed sequel.

Saggit
05/30/2009 03:06 am
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"He slewed the car to a stop across the fortunately deserted road. "I'm gonna go some place that's not your town and I'm gonna not eat people and I'll bloody well show you!"

That is a wonderful line, and beautifully placed at the climax of the scene.  Very nice story, with dead-on characterizations from all three majors, and plenty of snark, just the way I like it.  Thank you for writing it!

Saggit
05/30/2009 03:04 am
Chapter Five         
"He slewed the car to a stop across the fortunately deserted road. "I'm gonna go some place that's not your town and I'm gonna not eat people and I'll bloody well show you!"

That is a wonderful line, and beautifully placed at the climax of the scene.  Very nice story, with dead-on characterizations from all three majors, and plenty of snark, just the way I like it.  Thank you for writing it!

12/31/2006 01:29 am
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buffy is exactly as spike labeled her earlier. unfortunately he is moving down to meet her. excellent read, thank you.

Cas
12/30/2006 03:20 am
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"Decided evil you might be a bit much for me" LOL!

Cas
12/30/2006 03:20 am
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"Decided evil you might be a bit much for me" LOL!

12/28/2006 07:47 pm
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LMAO - Their conversation is priceless. Spike is so outrageously imnature and Buffy is such an ingrate.

12/28/2006 06:59 am
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Screw the happy ending! Give us a sequel, and let *that* have a happy ending. Great story.

12/28/2006 06:26 am
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This was funny. I love frustrated Spike, trying so hard to be good.

Tamara
12/28/2006 04:25 am
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No , we don't hate you. Now , where's that ending!

kim
12/28/2006 03:35 am
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Poor Spike...he's made such good arguments, and she keeps being stupid.
I'm starting to get the impression you don't like the character of Buffy very much.

12/27/2006 07:35 pm
Chapter Five         
Looking forward to more of this. It is too in character for this time period. Love, love, love this one.

Kathleen

12/31/2006 01:10 am
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excellent read, thank you. spike's declaration in the last line is hysterical and very accurate.

Cas
12/30/2006 03:18 am
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Storm the castle, get the girl - quite manly and dashing hero even. But Spike's plans never do pan out, do they?

12/28/2006 07:38 pm
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LOL - Spike is so great and Buffy is such a dimwit. Heh heh.

12/27/2006 07:21 pm
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Love the way this boy professes his love to his lady *G*. Even with her NOT in chains he just can't let the romantic out....snerk.... Excellent.

Kathleen

kim
12/27/2006 12:05 pm
Chapter Four         
Moron, is right. Seriously!!

Cas
12/30/2006 03:16 am
Chapter Three         
Loved the look at Buffy's thoughts about Riley, but she really is clueless about what Spike is about, isn't she? Can't believe you left it there - but then I read ahead and came back to leave you these comments.

12/27/2006 06:59 pm
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Gaahhh poor Spike, punished for his good intentions. Tee hee...so in character.

Kathleen

sour
12/27/2006 08:41 am
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great story!

12/27/2006 08:06 am
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I certainly hope Dawn used a protection spell on Spike, too. I'm really enjoying this story.

12/27/2006 07:18 am
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fun read, buffy, as usual, hasn't a clue. thanks for the read and the evil cliffie.

Tamara
12/27/2006 06:55 am
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Loving this so far. I wonder if Buffy's head will explode when she figures out she's being rescued.

12/27/2006 05:08 am
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Ouch! evil cliffhanger! Shame on you.

kim
12/27/2006 04:03 am
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Stop being so narrow-minded, you moron. Spike came to help!

Hopefully, she's too weak to drive the stake through the rib cage.

12/27/2006 04:00 am
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All right that was just plain mean. Should have known Buffy would stake first and ask questions later.

Cas
12/30/2006 03:14 am
Chapter Two         
This went in a direction I didn't expect, but still loving it.

12/27/2006 07:04 am
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that was a fun read, thank you. spike and dawn are just so spike and dawn. thanks, again.

12/27/2006 03:48 am
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Great Dawn and Spike. Poor Spike - evil impaired and doesn't want to admit it.

10/05/2009 03:27 am
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Enjoyed. Laughed over the "waiting to fill that hole" pun.

Cas
12/30/2006 03:13 am
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Interesting point of view, I love the relationship between Dawn and Spike, and the Holiday touches are just right.

12/27/2006 06:34 pm
Chapter One         
"That's it, girl. Chip or no you're Christmas dinner."

"If I pretend to be scared will you stay? I really can't reach the kitchen window."

Damn girl. Just had no right going around reminding him of her sister by being completely unafraid of him. "One more string. And you have to pretend to be terrified."


ROFLMAO How PERFECT a conversation between these two at this time period! Love this story.

Kathleen

12/27/2006 03:40 am
Chapter One         
new men were the thing, LMAO at Spike imagining himself as a metrosexual.