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FIC: Four Seasons Chapter 39/40 
15th-Sep-2009 07:31 pm
Posted in two parts cause LJ is a bit of a bitch.

Chapter 39 Part 1 here

Previous parts here

Comments 
16th-Sep-2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I was really enjoying your fic. The storyline was plausible and moving along quite nicely. The slow development of Xander's and Spike's relationship worked really well. I was quite excited to see a new chapter posted.

But I'm not sure what to make of the recent developments. Things seemed suddenly rushed and forced. I really wasn't expecting to be dropped back into Jossverse. I liked your verse better.

I apologize if this sounds harsh or picky. I do not like criticism and am not good at taking or giving it. But I would have rather seen you finish developing your storyline and letting things run their course, than have you hurry things along. Or maybe leave it as a WIP and come back to it later.

Just my 2 cents.
16th-Sep-2009 04:33 am (UTC)
You don't sound harsh or picky at all. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

I won't apologise for the chapter, or the following epilogue, but I will say that I'm sorry you aren't happy about it.

The long stretches between posting attest to the fact that this was far from rushed, hurried or forced. This fic is the one thing I have written that has followed the outline I laid out in the beginning and developed with my beta. As I said a month or two ago on my LJ, I am only writing when I feel it, so IMO nothing was forced.

I am satisfied with ch39 because this fic was never about the other characters, just Xan and Spike getting together. Once Xander left, there would only have been the story of the others to follow, that wasn't necessary, only a glimpse of what happened to Spike in the meantime.

Again, I'm sorry you were left wanting, but I guess my taste isn't everyone's.

Thank you for reading and thanks for your feedback
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