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Pythagorean switch

Pitagora Suicchi is a Japanese children's show that shows Rube Goldberg devices in action several times during each show. Here's a whole bunch of them doing their cute thing. Alas! No cats being awakened (a) startling mouse (b).

(Oh, and: I'm stuck on the pr0n part. Plot? No problem. Snitty in braces? No problem. Buffy? Present and feisty. Smooches? Definitely. Cheerfulness? An ass that deserves kicking is kicked. Pr0n? Giles keeps telling me to get the hell out of his bedroom, thank you. It's the snittiness.)
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Yeah, I can see how writing snitty!Giles pr0n could be challenging. I say just get snitty back at him...
I find sexual tension much more interesting than explicit stuff, myself. I think I read somewhere once that Joss in the early episodes made it a point to tell his actors Not to make too much contact with each other-- because it really heightens the emotion of a scene. It's almost like, if you have an emotional connection to the character, and you're aching to hug him yourself, it ratchets everything up a notch if the other actor in the scene is almost as separated from him as you are. If that makes any sense.

And then, in my case, I think I would be blushing too hard to type, if I tried to write a s*x scene. I've seen some very nicely done stuff along those lines in the Buffyverse, but most of it comes across as forced, or so far out of character that I don't recognize these people behaving in these bizarre ways.

And, I'll just admit it now-- a physical relationship, in that stage of canon, is way too close to emotional incest for my taste. I can entertain the idea later in canon because theirs is a relationship of balanced power and equality, at least, until the insanity of S6-7. I can see what they would have grown into, as adults, and it certainly beats other options. But even then, it's not about s*x-- that's just the nifty toy surprise that goes with that kind of a mature love relationship.

Ok, way more info than you wanted for a quick fic. If I could wave my magic wand, though, I'd want to see a story at this stage of canon which shows an awakening, not of passion, but of the possibilities of what can develop between two mature individuals. Something that gives me some hope for humanity and all that.

"The good end happily, the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means." (Mrs. Malaprop, Importance of Being Earnest. I think.)

If you know of a story like that, I'd love to hear about it, btw.....

Hope the wee beastie is settling in well.

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I'd want to see a story at this stage of canon which shows an awakening, not of passion, but of the possibilities of what can develop between two mature individuals. Something that gives me some hope for humanity and all that.

Hmm. A worthwhile story genre. I will ponder and see if I can remember anything. Or, you know, we could each write an instance.