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25 February 2013 @ 12:03 pm
Fic of the Week: Ripper's Redemption, by Gibberish, Rating: FRAO/NC-17  

So since we had a tie with last week's fic of the week, this week we are going to read Ripper's Redemption by Gibberish.

Summary: Takes place a month after Graduation. Willow is working on a spell, wanting to find out more about Ripper, but things don't go according to her plan.

As always, please leave your reviews and comments below. I'd like to try for a bit more discussion this week than we had last week (I was totally missed the boat there too, having gotten caught up in real life stuff). And I'm looking forward to our chats this week! :)
darkgreenfangirl: GilesBuffydarkgreenotaku on February 26th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
Okay, I just finished reading this, and to be honest I don't really like it all that much. Before I go into why, I will first focus on the stuff I did like.
First off, I did like that Ripper was not portrayed as a complete monster or a horrible person. This is done alot in fanfiction, and it bugs the hell out of me. Buffy puts it well in fic, when she says that Ripper could not have been all evil because if he was...Giles never would have existed. I also liked how Buffy first sex scene was with Giles, and that she didn't have sex with ripper. To be honest, if she did, I would have called dub-con. As it is still Giles body, and as noted in fic he wouldn't have remember anything. So bless this writer for not having a Ripper/Buffy sex scene.
Now into the criticism. I did not like the writing for this fanfic. I feel that the author could have gone into better detail about things things (like how the spelled worked). I also did not like the sex things, because one, there was no protection and two, it was so quick. Why would you write a sex scene and not spend time writing on Giles' loveliness? I can't even. I also didn't like how Ripper just out right touched Buffy in a sexual manner with out her consent. Giles was right to be worried about what the Ripper would do. In canon Buffy would not stand for some guy touching her ass or suddenly up and kissing her. She would have back handed him and demanded what was wrong with him. Even when she says she liked it later, does not make the fact that he touched her without her consent okay. I'm sorry but that scene, and the one at the bar just gave me rage. Cause Buffy would not stand for this shit. Also I feel like the other characters were just added on. The had no point in this story at all, well besides for Willow that did the whole magic thing. Also, I did not like how Willow was planning to learn more about Ripper...without telling Giles. That is not cool.
All in all, this fanfic was not horrible, it clearly had a good idea but I feel that it could have gone about this idea in a better way.