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Flist cheerup fic poll

So the deal is that I'm deep in headrush100's h/c fic prompt, at 12K words and rising rising rising. That has brought the tagfic game to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, I am sensing a deep disturbance in the flist. There is a general trend of misery, unhappiness, things-not-going-right-ness, and general lassitude. Since my fairygodmother wand is in the shop, I have resolved to do what I can while sitting on my ass in the Aeron chair in my office waiting for my officemate to make his stuff not crash the device so I can use it.

So therefore: fic jukebox time! Tonight only! Vote for Giles cheerup/comfort/happy fic.


Poll #826891 Cheerup Fic Jukebox Poll

Genre?

Pr0n.
4(28.6%)
Schmoop.
2(14.3%)
Genfic.
5(35.7%)

Which Giles mode?

Tweedy and stuttery.
2(14.3%)
Snitty in braces.
3(21.4%)
Snitty in a sloppy sweater.
0(0.0%)
Magic shop owner.
2(14.3%)
Stern, commanding, and in a black coat.
2(14.3%)
Ripper.
0(0.0%)

Who with? section one

Self-helping Giles on Giles action.
0(0.0%)
Buffy. Watchers and Slayers belong together.
3(21.4%)
Xander. The G-man needs to be teased.
0(0.0%)
Ethan. Because it's traditional.
1(7.1%)
Wesley. Watcherlove FTW.
1(7.1%)
Joyce. Holy Band Candy Incidents, Batman!
0(0.0%)
Jenny. She's spunky and she dangles things.
1(7.1%)
Core Four. Scooby love.
2(14.3%)
Anya. That kiss was hot.
0(0.0%)

Who with? section two

Willow. Because she's cute.
5(50.0%)
Oz. Because, you know. Huh.
1(10.0%)
Angel. Because you are a sick puppy.
1(10.0%)
Olivia. Because it's canonical.
1(10.0%)
Maggie Walsh. Because you think I need a real challenge.
1(10.0%)
OFC.
0(0.0%)
OMC.
1(10.0%)

Plotty (1) or Just Cut to the Chase-y (10)?

Mean: 5.29 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.71
1
3(21.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
2(14.3%)
5
2(14.3%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
5(35.7%)
8
1(7.1%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(7.1%)

Prompt words (optional)



Voting will close around 6pm PDT, or whenever I get back to my office with a slice of pizza stolen from the movie night gang next door. The goal is to get this written tonight. You will not get angst, death, misery, pain (except as necessary for h/c), or anything longer than 2000 words. I might ignore your prompt entirely. I might ignore the poll entirely.

Oh, and hey: if you feel like writing a ficlet to the specs requested in this poll, go for it. The world needs cheering up, dammit!

This concept is stolen entirely from kivrin, by the way. I thought it was a good idea.

Edit: First story will be Snitty-in-Braces!Giles with Buffy, in pr0n with a medium plot. Keep voting, though, because in a couple of hours I'm gonna look at the poll again and see if cheer-up fic #2 presents itself.
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I'll get out the metaphorical pom poms and do a metaphorical cheer for Core Four or G/X, cause my G/X isn't going well and well pr0n is always good for cheering up! *shakes pom poms*

I am wearing Dragon's Milk right now, am loving it very much. After an wearing it for an hour, Dracul does smell really nice on Mr. Alto.
This is a v. kind thing you're doing. :-)

I won't request anything -- asking non-Anya fans to write my girl so often ends in tears (mine!) -- but I thank you v.v. much for the offer.

[sends the beverage of your choice and a cookie]
It's sad when you spend the day at Home Sick and do more work there than you would have in the office. Of course, I didn't have to fight with Office Troll over our unreasonable desire to have real Coffee instead of some vile instant substance from the vending machine. Apparently, a coffee machine is a Fire Hazard. Don't get me started.....


hey, add Office Troll to your fic. White hair, myopic, no sense of humor, perpetual sour look, like he's been sucking lemons.... Dark pink shirt which so does not become him, tie which does not match in this unverse, looks like he should have a pocket protector, and walks like it too. (Don't ask me how that follows...) Horn Rimmed glasses, of course. Am I a little bitter? No, of course not. Why do you ask?


Even though my soon to be posted fic is on the sad side, I'm not, at the moment. But great idea-- look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Cheers,

hob
I have just spent more time than I am comfortable admitting reading Nigel's LJ. But! A burst of work for the next two hours, and then poingy-nibbly-comforty fic. Right now it's looking like tweedy!Giles with Buffy rated NC-17 but with a bit of a plot.
I'm ok, thanks, just tired and a bit brain-melty.

12k! That's fantastic! :D I so cannot request a ficlet, but I thank you for the offer, and will be delighted to read the result (if any) of the prompts you get! Happy writing!
Right now it is looking like Snitty in Braces Giles, with Buffy, starring in pr0n with some plot. Which is good, because I have an idea for exactly that.
Just weighing in with Giles/Jenny because I'm a cannon slut. She was cute and the world needs more cute fic.