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"Would you like me to convince you?"

Cleaning day today. Oh, how I hates it. But I now have clean clothes, clean dishes, and one or two steps taken toward a clean back deck after explosions from two spousal projects. He never puts his tools away. Grr.

I chug away on a draft of the knighting story. Got done more writing today than in the last week, which is annoyingly unproductive of me. This story is silly at its heart. Not the goofy in tone sort of silly, but the premise is cracked out sort of silly. The set pieces are gratuitous, every one. There isn't enough conflict. The choices don't have heft. I don't care. It's id-arrific and I'm sticking with it to the gratuitous, sweet, wish-fulfilling end. So there.

I have nothing scheduled for tomorrow. I should have an uninterrupted day of work. So precious, those days.

I just got through selecting screencaps from "Dead Man's Party" for Giles FTW. That episode is simply chock-full of good Giles moments, from affection to snark to more snark to outright viciousness near the end. Yummy. I think I need to watch it instead of just reliving it via screenshot.

I flirt with other fandoms, but I think I'll be writing for this one until I stop writing for fandom altogether. Nothing else gets my storytelling brain going quite this way. I'll be the one shutting out the lights for Giles fandom, I'm afraid.
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I'll be the one shutting out the lights for Giles fandom, I'm afraid.

Hello saddest sentence ever.

I'll be the one shutting out the lights for Giles fandom, I'm afraid.

Good to hear. :)

Er..not that you'll be shutting out the lights but that you're sticking around.
I'm not sure the fandom needs to die at all. Seems there will always be someone new to come along and discover Giles love. :)
Shutting out the Lights
(Anonymous)
Hey, you don't know me, but I came late to the Buffy party (just watched the series over the summer). I'm a longtime reader in several other fandoms, and after I finished Buffy I went looking for some quality fanfic.

I can't tell you how happy I was to discover your Giles fic when slogging through the usual slush of mediocre to terrible. For me, there's a time when I will read *anything* in the fandom just to scratch the itch, and then when that passes, there are usually two or three authors that I really stick with. Five or ten stories that I return to again and again. You're one of those authors for me, and I watch your livejournal to keep up on your new stuff (I cannot wait for this Iceland story. I am so into Iceland.).

I don't know what fanfiction's place is in the world of Literature. I worked in publishing for a while and I know that nobody takes it seriously. But it is clear to me that the best fanfiction I've read rivals the best fiction I've read anywhere, and I'm so glad that there are people like you to keep good fanfiction going, even though the rest of the world does not really respect it, much less support it financially.

This is all to say that I love your work, I'm so glad I found it, and I'm so glad that you're still doing it. So even if you'll be turning off the lights in the Giles fandom, I'll be one of the last ones out the door. So just for you to know - we're still here, and we're still reading. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

And finally, if you don't already know her, this is one of the best other authors I ever found: http://appelsini.tripod.com/august.html. The website is old and cranky and she doesn't write anymore that I know of, but if you haven't read her, I think you would enjoy it.