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A brief project survey:

  1. Angsty short G/B thing started last night, working title "Flammable".
  2. Ethan ficathon story, pairing under wraps. Not nearly as advanced as it should be, given the deadline.
  3. Giles/Ethan pre-series 31st Psalm story, "Blackmail"-verse.
  4. Reconnection part 3, making good progress.
  5. Giles/Buffy weirdly-intellectual deeply-emotional late-S3 clichefest fic.
  6. Giles/Buffy post-Chosen motel smut, with Jack Daniels and giggling.
  7. Giles-Buffy timetravel fic, set post-"Becoming". Has a spiffing opening, then hits a wall that the outline did not help.
  8. "Readings", the arrival of the man himself.
  9. Tradition & Protocol part 2. This needs me to become obsessed for a month, with no other projects to distract me.
  10. Unbearably schmoopy Giles/Xander "Cloud Animals"-verse story. Probably for G/X Octoberfest.
  11. "Thusia"-verse stories, "Metastasis" (Giles packs to move to the US) and the Cruciamentum story (Theseus returns to Athen; stuff happens).
    Moving into vaguer territory...
  12. "Dragon's Hide". Vague outline & notes, along with lots of stuff in my head.
  13. Blackmail part 3, "Liegeman". The introduction of Maggie Walsh.
  14. The Christian Watcher/Slayer bond story, "Breaking Glass" verse. Last year's NaNoWriMo left me with 55K words of unfinished story. Perhaps I will finish it for this year's NaNo?
  15. Holmes crossover sequel. In notes form.

In order of likely completion. The ones at the top of the list are all at advancing at the same rate. I fear there might be ficspam at the end of the month when I finish them all at once. I feel like I'm forgetting something... I need to organize my fiction svn repository a bit better.

I note that I made good on the threat to have it be a summer of Giles/Buffy, following the spring of Giles/Xander. Perhaps an autumn spasm of Giles/Ethan? I want to write some shorter things set in the Glass universe, maybe some gen character sketches to show Giles with his father and his father's Slayer.

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*drools happily over your list*

I can't figure out why I'm not more interested in Giles/Ethan. It may be because the pairing is nearly canonical, or it may be something very personal. Giles and Ethan are actually about my older sister's age, and reading about their misspent youth might be too much like reading about *her* misspent youth, except that I don't think my sister summoned any demons.

I don't think....

It's not because I don't think the chemistry's there or because I scorn Robin Sachs. He could look like Quasimodo as long as he had the same voice, rrowr.
Have you read any Giles/Ethan that worked for you? Are there any elements to the fanon, maybe, that put you off? The pairing is a bit out of fashion at the moment-- was supplanted by G/Wes, which in turn fell out of favor for G/Xander, if I am reading the fossil record correctly-- but while it was in fashion there were some common threads.
*scrunches up face to think*

I have a sense that a lot of people writing G/E are trying to recreate a time period during which they themselves were having a very different experience. I'm your age; when Giles and Ethan were doing rock drugs and sex magic, I was in elementary school. My memory of the '70s is vastly different than theirs, as if we lived in completely different eras. It might be easier for me to grasp the fictionalized between-the-wars England of the Wimsey novels than to grasp the much nearer England of the 1970s. And when it comes to their sexual relationship, they were among the last people to make it like minks without the shadow of AIDS hanging over them, whereas people my age were among the first never to be without it.

I think I liked "Breaking Glass" because it had none of the cliches; it wasn't simply a knock-off of Velvet Goldmine, it had the magic and the danger in the G/E relationship exactly where it should be.

If I make no sense here, it's because I just had a large dinner with friends and wine. {woozy}
A ficspam at the end of the month and an autumn of Giles/Ethan - now that sounds like the perfect way to spend my September when the kids are back in school. :D
Eeeeeeeeexcellent. Ethan plans to make sure the autumn will be, er, entertaining. If not entirely calming.
Something about giggly, drunken motel smut really is appealing to me right now.

Maybe it's because at that point in the tale it's been way too damn long since either one had a good laugh or got laid.

Of course, the fact that Giles is even more adorable when he giggles (even drunkenly) than the rest of the time could be contributing to it.

Would it be too much to ask that Buffy laugh so hard she snorts at some point? Oddly, I find that image endearing.
I can absolutely work that in. It would follow nicely from the discussion they have about whether Buffy is drunk enough that she can't feel her lips when she's kissed. (I find The Pink Panther inspirational in many ways.)