Watson likely stories

Works in progress: the scary late 2007 list

For my own thinking and planning purposes, in lieu of a getting-things-done app. Check it out if you're curious what I have cooking. If this list seems absurd, it's because it is absurd.

Title Pairing Description Progress Due Date
Les Bijoux Giles/Jenny Blindfolds and revelations. Blackmail-verse, season 2, cheerful. For a rounds_of_kink prompt. 2K Sept 9
Reconnection 3 Giles/Buffy Post-Flooded AU. "Oh yeah. Willow's soul is probably going to be eaten by Osiris to pay for resurrecting me. Which isn't making me happy. So if you get any good ideas about that one, I'm all ears." 6100 words Sept 29
"An Antique Roman" Giles/Ethan "I cannot make you what amends I would, therefore accept such kindness as I can." Except that's Richard, not Horatio; wrong play. Season 3 setting. 10800 words Oct 6
Helios Hyperion 4: "A rooted sorrow" Giles/Buffy The four times it happened before. 4400 words Nov 2
"Banana Daiquiris" Nine/Jackie Tyler forty_or_better ficathon. It's an arms race. 2000 words Nov 4
"Helios Hyperion 1" director's cut Giles/Buffy For the "Buffy is the Hero" ficathon. Heroes make mistakes. And need help. And prevail anyway. outlined Nov 30
"Rough Boys" Giles/Xander Heavy kink set at end of S4. 6500 words and rising late Dec?
Cloud Animals, "Partners" 2 Giles/Xander Soft, gentle, post-Chosen G/X series. Wesley is grumpy. Kennedy is grumpy. Cardiff is overrun. Xander is about to screw up. 2600 words on hold
Tradition & Protocol Giles/Buffy Cracktastic season 4 retelling in progress. Next section still where it was two months ago. Outlined, half written.  
Blackmail 3: "Liegeman" Giles/Buffy Kinktastic G/B season 4 retelling, in 70 parts of about 1500-2000 words each. Scattered segments written.  
Ars Draconis 4 Giles/Buffy partnership Swords and sorcery gen season 5 rework. I have an overall story outline, but no detailed outline for the next section, and a lot of internal conflict about what needs to happen. Aside from the climactic scene, which I've had clear in my head for months.    
"Readings" guess Season 5, mix of drama and comedy. Giles does a Tarot reading to help himself end his romantic funk, but gets answers he doesn't want to hear. And then Ethan shows up. 10K words  
  Reconnection 4 Giles/Buffy Willow's on the run, but there's a wedding to plan. notes  
untitled, Cloud Animals-verse Giles/Xander Xander and Willow conspire to give Giles something he's always wanted. Schmooptastic. For secondalto, pay-it-forward meme. Three paragraphs of a single scene. July 2008
"Breaking Glass"-verse Giles/Buffy Aka the NaNoWriMo project, aka the Christian Watcher-Slayer bond novel. Nearly 60K words of story, starting in season 2 with Jenny Calendar dead, ending up in England with Quentin Travers, er... something. Religion, guilt, amends, prophecy, sacrifice & reward, lost artifacts, history drowned deep. Epic hurt/comfort. The story I want most to write. 60K words, about 50%  
Trapped in a Cave Clichefic Giles/Buffy Buffy wakes up in a cave, next to an unconscious Giles. It's a puzzle. Lots of magic. 3500 words  
Post-Chosen Motel Giles/Buffy Xander's passed out on the other bed, but Giles has the bottle of Jack. Buffy has a few people she wants to drink to. 900 words  
The Adventure of the Sigerson Crypt gen High school Scoobies in a modern retelling of the "Musgrave Ritual." Part 1 written, outline written, stuck stuck stuck. 0  
Signet Ring (working) Giles/Buffy, sorta Buffy's run away. Giles is trying to find her. So is Willow, in her way, only the spell goes a out of control and sends Buffy further than Willow expected. Further in time, that is. 11K words  
Flammable Giles/Buffy Hideously angsty post-"Passion" left turn. 500 words  
Memory is Malleable Giles/Jenny Hideously angsty. 250 words  
Morning After (working) Giles/Joyce Giles and Joyce wake up. In bed. Together. Oh dear. Smutty and schmoopy by turns. barest start  
And Wesley Makes Four Giles/Wesley, Buffy/Willow Smutty hijinks at a vacation house on the coast. Wesley's point of view. 3700 words  
Untitled Giles/Buffy-ish BtVS/HP crossover. Post-Chosen, HP book 4. Quidditch must happen. For xdawnfirex for Pay It Forward meme. goose egg July 2008
"Displaced Watcher" sequel gen Crossover with the universe of Sherlock Holmes. Loose plan exists; Giles, Buffy, Holmes, and Watson, versus... Ethan and Moriarty? No way.    
Untitled Giles/Buffy Valentine's Day prompt response. I will make valiant attempt to post 1 year after receiving the prompts. 1500 words Feb 14
    Various other prompt responses.    
Broken Vessel Giles/Ethan Blindfolds and revelations. Blackmail-verse, preseries, a bit grim. For a rounds_of_kink prompt. 5K words on hold
unknown Giles/Xander Crackfic prompt response for Sofy. Hee. 600 words on hold
  • Current Music: We Can Work It Out : Anthony Stewart Head : Music For Elevators
Supportive rattling of cowbells (like the skiers get!).
*clonk clonk clonk*
I've never accomplished anything lissening to that musical spacetrip, I get so gone.
Wow. I knew there was a lot going on, but when you put it all out there like this it seems very large and very overwhelming. How will you do it? Makes me want a clearer outline and picture of my own stuff. How do you organize things? How do you construct your outlines? Mine are always a mess, which seems to defeat the whole outline concept.

Just broke down and bought Music for Elevators. I hope not to hate it as much as I imagine I will.
I like some of Music for Elevators a great deal. It needed a better producer. (No bottom end, dude.)

How will I do it? One story at a time. As the whim takes me.
boy. no wonder you don't want me to post a WIP. Wow.

You didn't list a status of Displaced Watcher sequel-- I take it that one's pretty damned low on the list. Sigh.

Still, it's great that you have all these ideas, and even better that you have such solid starts on many of them. Hang in there.
I have a stack of books by the bedside. And another one in my office. They're not in any particular order of intention-to-read. If the urge strikes, I pick up one and read until done. The stories are the same way: if I don't have a deadline, I have to wait for the urge to strike.

Please prevent me from signing up for any more ficathons. Argh. They're starting to interfere with my plans. They look so shiny, but always end up disappointing me.
From what I could gather in my long and quite wonderful conversation with nwhepcat yesterday, ficathons are good for breaking one out of writer's block-- deadline, prompt, immediacy of inspiration/ desperation. But yeah, if they're interfereing with your many other projects, don't do them.
I have no writer's block to be knocked out of at the moment. Heh.

But yes, ficathons are wonderful for that: a sideways tap on the stuck place, just enough pressure to be inspirational, a small built-in audience that isn't your usual.
Hey, look, it's Giles in his post-Labour Day look - i.e., clothed! LOL
Mr. N took one look at your list and said; "That is completely absurd..."
Hey, did your calendar go nuts? I notice that you are several months ahead of the rest of the world. Is that a time warp or what?
I pinned this one at the top of my "recent entries" page by giving it a date in the future and then turning on the "date out of sequence" option. I wanted this post to be easy to find. That's all. I cheated. I don't really have a Tardis.

Yet.
Don't sweat about mine. Whenever you get around to it, I'm good.

*headdesk* I need to get going on my own Buffy is the Hero story. I have a few pages of it, and nothing else. Yet. <.
Wow -- go you! You overachiever productive person you. You got more WIPs than me...
Hi, Tenna - don't forget I'm doing the Giles Watchers post tomorrow, Thanksgiving, so go frolic and enjoy some time off! I'll happily do Saturday and Sunday, too, if you are still socializing or just want a break - let me know!

Love, Kambee