December 5th, 2010

Giles/Xander watcher

Rainy Sunday, with sleeping cats piled nearby.

There are Giles-relevant comics spoilers ahoy on the LJs this weekend, if you still care about the comics. Which I find that I do not, but I must bookmark many links about them for a long-overdue giles_watchers newsletter. Sigh. I commented elsewhere that it's like reading about a endless badfic series by an author you think is a sweet person, so you feel like you have to acknowledge the fic, but oh man is it bad. Now you have to have an opinion about Joss's latest big plot twist, which requires that you pay real attention, and suddenly you find yourself regretting all that earlier polite acknowledgement.

I have finally done that "Band Candy" picspam, though.

I want a BtVS kink meme right about now, so I can prompt for ridiculous Giles/Xander things, but I don't want to have to run it. I just want to sit back and write for it. Sigh. Maybe I should go make a no-RPS BtVS-only post in the dead-ass kinkmeme comm.

Yay, science: This blew my mind. Retroviruses, DNA, MS, and schizophrenia. You must read this.

I am going to go off and be useless and not finish any stories at all and just write pointless wandering Giles/Buffy/Xander prawn.

Today's music is an electronic classic. Sample from Withnail & I.
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Drunken Giles Ficathon Reboot, 2010 edition

For many years LostGirlsLair used to run the drunken!Giles ficathon around this time of year. This was always one of my favorites because it prompted a lot of silly fic. LostGirlsLair left fandom a while back and the ficathon languished. I decided in a fit of manic energy to reboot the ficathon this year because I think we all need some bubbly Giles fic right about now. Let's have some more drunken!Giles! Who's with me?


Post your prompt or prompts here. Your prompt can be anything you'd like to read, so long as it foregrounds Giles and he is drunk. The usual tone of the ficathon is festive & frothy, to match the season, but you don't have to be silly if you don't want to. All pairings are welcome and genfic is definitely part of the happy tradition. Crossover prompts are a-okay too. Giles must be drunk. This is all that is required.


In one week, I will gather the prompts into a single post listing them all. You can then comment to claim a prompt to write. You can claim more than one, but try to claim only what you're going to write. A prompt can be claimed more than once (but it's better to spread the love around to a lonely prompt). Spend the rest of the month writing and drinking to inspire yourself. (Drinking optional.)


I will post a master list on December 31st at 11:59pm GMT. You may commence posting your fic then and commenting on the master list to tell me about it. I will collect your fic links and add them to the master list until January 31, 2011. And probably afterwards, because hey, drunken!Giles fic is fun and prompt ficathons are all about the relaxed approach.

PS: spread the word.

ETA: Prompting is now closed. Thank you for your awesome prompts! Claim a prompt of your own to write in the claiming post.