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Eleven years ago today, I started my LJ. Tonight, I ended it. And here I am. New blog. It's the end of an era, but maybe it's a start of a new one.

Date: 2017-04-05 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Huzzah for a new era!

I'm hoping that a few of the communities I like will migrate over here. That way I can pretty much just use my DW account, instead of maintaining two. But I'm not sure if that will happen. =(

Date: 2017-04-06 05:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
I hope so too!

I might go take a look at Giles Shorts. I didn't know it existed, but it sounds super fun and exciting! =D

I do hope that Summer of Giles moves over here. I think it already has a mirror here from previous years, though I don't think it's currently maintained. *shrugs*

Am SOOOOOOOO looking forward to SoG! I can't wait. *bounces*

Date: 2017-04-06 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Ooooooo, if it's a drabbling community, then yes, I absolutely do! I LOVE drabbles. I swear aleast 50% of all my fandom output is GS100 drabbles. Lol. Do they do weekly challenges?

=D SO EXCITED!

SoG was my favourite thing of last year. There were so many excellent fics, and I just loved the atmosphere of it. It was a lovely place to join as a newbie to Buffy fandom. =)


Alright one of them is the fic I teased last summer

*bounces*

Date: 2017-04-06 07:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Okay. I absolutely have to check out Giles Shorts. But only after I've finished the first two fics on my to-do list. Otherwise I'll get distracted and not finish either of them.

*resolve face*

Snap! And SoG was one of the nicest welcomes I've had to a fandom. I've got a good idea for a fic for this year - it's another comic-compliant one (I love the idea of Giles having to be a teen again. Sue me. =p). I'm just hoping the idea translates well onto paper, so to speak =S

Date: 2017-04-06 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
I swear my laptop is like a graveyard for half finished fics. Some of which go back 10 years... Oooops!

you take the Buffy/Giles synamic to interesting places

I think that's kind of why I like playing in comic-compliant universes, as opposed to only the TV canon-compliant ones. I kind of love playing with how the dynamic between the two of them might change (and how the pair of them might change themselves) after both experiencing death and resurrection - to varying degrees of success! I also kind of like exploring how Giles returning as a child (but with his 50-odd year old mind intact) and having to go through everything again might change him, and what decisions he might take.

In the comics, despite still being Giles, he has issues controlling the more immature side of himself - often ending up acting, unconsciously, like the child he now is. It makes me so curious as to how he will cope with being a teen/young adult again - especially considering how well it went last time (*snort*), and that he has quite the increase in magical power, in comparison to his previously adult self.

It's just ripe for fic.

That and the whole 'Buffy is kind of shallow and likes young-looking men' thing. Which is also fun to play with.

I'm currently writing (for [personal profile] angelus2hot) a fic set either around now or slightly in the future (I have to work out the years and corresponding ages), where Buffy and the gang are just approaching their 40s, with Giles almost hitting 30 (again), as I think it will present quite a nice set of challenges for the characters. That and it's a crime-thriller style thing (which is why it's kind of become this behemoth of a fic), so those sorts of ages work really well. lol.

you are going to LOVE the third fic I have planned for SoG

And ooooo, that sounds like there might be a teen Giles... =D

Date: 2017-04-06 09:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Yes. And I think, combined with the whole Watcher-Slayer thing (which is like bloody catnip for me when it comes to fic. Don't care if it's two Watchers or two Slayers, either. Nor am I pick about which Watcher and Slayer. lol), it can make for some really interesting settings and concepts.

I was joking with LittleOtter that Buffy has two type: the charming lunkhead and the skinny bad boy with names ending in -ike.

Hehe, TRUTH!

And I think you're right on the whole mature yet young looking thing - which Giles fits quite well post-resurrection (EDIT: well, once he's grown up a bit. Otherwise that would be super weird. lol). I mean, I know it's really not everyone's cup of tea, but I think that sort of scenario would be quite a bit less 'WTF?' for most.

That said, most of the pairings I like aren't even close to canon, so I can't say I'm overly bothered by that sort of thing. I'm a non-canon kinda girl. Can't help it. lol.

=D I'm just hoping angelus2hot likes it. I don't know them all that well, so I'm mostly working from what I can gather they like (in terms of characterisation) from their own fics and their favourited ones. Fingers crossed it won't go down like a lead balloon!

Possibly ;-) Or someone that hits a lot of the same notes.

*points to grin* SOUNDS EPIC!
Edited Date: 2017-04-06 09:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-07 05:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
I kind of wish they'd done more about the whole Watcher/Slayer thing in canon. So many questions, so few answers. It would have given the show a really interesting dimension. How do the Watchers Council decide who is going to watch who? How do they predict who is going to be a Slayer? Does Watching run in families because it's a hereditary genetic sort of thing? Or is it more 'this is the family buisness' sort of thing?

SO MANY QUESTIONS

I had this plot bunny where comic book teenage Giles suddenly has to deal with a 14 year old Buffy.

I would read the hell out of that. Sounds like it could be completely hilarious!

Date: 2017-04-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
True. Which makes me sad. But I'm glad that it does give fandom space to fill the gap with their own ideas. =)

and I'm not willing to make that concession

Boo! Telling me about awesome plot bunnies and how they're not going to happen.

You tease =p

Date: 2017-04-07 08:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
You know, I think I just might.

*tries to look cool*

Eh, who am I kidding? You know I'd bloody love it!

=D

Date: 2017-04-07 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Nothing wrong with a bit of angst-tinged fluff. =D

Date: 2017-04-09 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Hahahaha.

I think I might just be cruel, as I quite enjoy leaving characters with unhappy endings!

(BTW, chapter 1 of Sanctuary part III is up. I'm currently tidying up chapter 2 and hope to have that up tomorrow evening. Chapter 3 should be up in a couple of days, as I've still got a bit left to write)

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