Xander animal

A series of subject-free sentences.

Have new project in motion. It is non-fannish in the sense that it is original work, and if all goes well it will be distracting me greatly.

Watched most of "The Pack" the other day and was reminded that Nick Brendan looked great then. Not so great later, with short hair and bloated from alcoholism. That guy needed to have his hair flopping into his face at all times for maximal cuteness. Also, "The Pack" reminded me that I universally hate the musical taste of the BtVS producers at the same time that I realize it's all well chosen for the demographics and mood.

Listening to Filo & Peri's bootleg remix of the Heroes theme and wondering what the hell happened to that show. Such a good first season, such junk afterwards.

Bonus reading: Coast2Coast wrote some of my favorite Giles-centric stories back in the Of Demons & Destiny mailing list days. Which I came along too late for, but that archive was the first Gilesy archive I found on the net when I went looking for BtVS fanfiction, and it was a formative experience for me. (Large multi-author archives are good. Wish there was a current one for Giles fic.) Anyway, Coast2Coast posted a new-to-me story on FF.net this weekend. I snagged it for the newsletter, but wanted to point it out here too. "Emergency Contact", Giles/Buffy friendship, a bit angsty. She's reposted updated versions of a couple of other stories too.

Random: So you want to design a company logo?
  • Current Music: The Heroes Theme (Filo & Peri bootleg mix) : Filo & Peri : Heroes
Watched most of "The Pack" the other day and was reminded that Nick Brendan looked great then.

Hell yes. Why there's not more fic-offshoots from The Pack, I don't understand.

Actually, I want one where Xander more or less stayed that character, even after he was deposessed. Would make for much more interesting run-ins with Angelus and Spike. And Giles for that matter. (for the characterisation obv. Not for the pron. *cough*)
I was re-watching because I wanted to refresh that flavor of Xander in my mind. For, um, fic. I find it *definitely* plausible that the experience would remain with him in a number of interesting and fic-inspiring ways. I'd love to see his life trajectory changed drastically by the spirit of a hyena still with him.
Leads eventually to accosting policemen while drunk and various other depressing things, years later.
I want to thank you for the link to C2C's ff.net account. She's an old friend from years back that I had lost touch with. I have spent most of the day catching up with her. So, thanks!