Core 4

Note to self

You do not need to buy a Greek lexicon just because all the Perseus sites are down. "Thusia" will keep for a few days. You're supposed to be plotting part 3 of "Reconnection" right now. Or finishing up the last part of "Blackmail". Or even plotting "Partners" part 2 in detail. Actually, you're supposed to be re-implementing the mumble in the murble app right now.

Re-read a bunch of On Moral Fiction last night in the bath, and wow, Gardner was on a heck of a grumpy rant. Curmudgetastic. Comes across as anti-intellectual in some ways, especially when he strayed from his own field (literature) and into music. But can't say I disagree with the core point, which is that art instructs. All art. Whether you intend it to or not. So be aware of what you're teaching.

Rec me some more Spike/Tara, would ya? katekat1010 pointed me to Quick and Bitter, Slow and Sweet the other day, and it was wonderful. I need some more.

Oh, hey! I know what time it is! It's time for fic poll!

So "Thusia" is my summer_of_giles story, and it should make a nice meaty entry. And "Partners" is slated for my next day at spring_with_xan, on May 26. That leaves lots of options...

Poll #967858 FicPoll Mark IV

I like being surprised.

Yes.
13(100.0%)
No. EEK!
0(0.0%)

I like this better:

The spontaneity and quick turnaround of the tagfic game.
1(7.1%)
Longer chewier stories appearing less often.
4(28.6%)
Whatever the heck you want to write.
9(64.3%)

Continuation most longed for:

Reconnection
0(0.0%)
Tradition & Protocol
1(7.1%)
Ars Draconis
0(0.0%)
Didn't you promise us snarking Holmes? With Ethan?
2(14.3%)
Why are you asking us this? You know you're going to write that new story instead.
0(0.0%)
The continuing adventures of Ticky and Box, a boy reporter and his dog.
1(7.1%)

Pairings I long for you to write:

Giles/Buffy
2(14.3%)
Giles/Xander
0(0.0%)
Giles/Ethan
1(7.1%)
Giles/Joyce
0(0.0%)
Giles/Jenny
0(0.0%)
Spike/Tara
0(0.0%)
gen all the way, please
1(7.1%)
Giles/Maggie Walsh, and make me believe it
0(0.0%)
Wasn't I promised Holmes and Giles snarking at each other?
1(7.1%)

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<a href="http://secondalto.livejournal.com/120452.html"> Here</a> and <a href="http://secondalto.livejournal.com/70035.html>here</a> I have a Spike/Tara recs. You can also check out <lj comm="spiketara">

<small> Beta reading is also a good pursuit. *cough*</small>
You know, I haven't written Giles and Wesley together yet. I'm going to have to do something about that soon. (Well, there is that unfinished Wes POV summer vacation thing.)

I should have known you would not talk me out of lexicons. Heh.
I'm sure I clicked the Giles/Joyce box too. Huh. Well anyway, I voted for things I haven't seen you do, just to see what you make of the relationships. Except I have no interest in Maggie Walsh. That's just ick. And of course, I've seen your Holmes and Giles work, so I have to beg for more of that.....
I have a Giles/Joyce idea, involving Giles at his most stammery. (Taking my cue from that wonderful moment in "Gingerbread" where he worries that people have been talking about the two of them.) Hmm. Perhaps.
I've now read "Done To Death"-- loved it indeed. The scene where he gets her to smash things in the junkyard, in particular...