Re-read a bunch of On Moral Fiction last night in the bath, and wow, Gardner was on a heck of a grumpy rant. Curmudgetastic. Comes across as anti-intellectual in some ways, especially when he strayed from his own field (literature) and into music. But can't say I disagree with the core point, which is that art instructs. All art. Whether you intend it to or not. So be aware of what you're teaching.
Rec me some more Spike/Tara, would ya? katekat1010 pointed me to Quick and Bitter, Slow and Sweet the other day, and it was wonderful. I need some more.
Oh, hey! I know what time it is! It's time for fic poll!
So "Thusia" is my summer_of_giles story, and it should make a nice meaty entry. And "Partners" is slated for my next day at spring_with_xan, on May 26. That leaves lots of options...
I like being surprised.
I like this better:
The spontaneity and quick turnaround of the tagfic game.
Longer chewier stories appearing less often.
Whatever the heck you want to write.
Continuation most longed for:
Tradition & Protocol
Didn't you promise us snarking Holmes? With Ethan?
Why are you asking us this? You know you're going to write that new story instead.
The continuing adventures of Ticky and Box, a boy reporter and his dog.
Pairings I long for you to write:
gen all the way, please
Giles/Maggie Walsh, and make me believe it
Wasn't I promised Holmes and Giles snarking at each other?