November 17th, 2011

drinking beer

Drunken!Giles Ficathon 2011, prompt post

The year 2011 is reaching its close, and it is now time for us to turn our attentions to year-end festivities. For us, these festivities include watching a drunken Rupert Giles having adventures of the sort one has when one is drunk.

This is a promptathon run on very simple, relaxed rules that are intended to allow everyone to play. Here's how it works:


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.


On December 1, 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. Giles will be sobering up right about then and he'll want something to read. Assuming he dares open his eyes. I will collect your fic links and add them to the master list until January 31, 2012. And probably afterwards, because hey, drunken!Giles fic is fun and prompt ficathons are all about the relaxed approach.

PS: spread the word.
Giles/Buffy helpless

"Thusia" commentary 4/4 (Giles/Buffy, mature)

Continued from part 3.

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I have no idea why I do this, though I do it at the end of all long stories. I type it when I have a complete draft at last, as a sort of ritual marking of the moment. Anyway, that concludes "Thusia", one of my personal favorites and one of those stories where I feel my craft was almost up to the job of telling the story I wanted to tell. There was a lot going on here and I think it mostly worked. Tell me what you think!