Xander army

My brain is utterly uncontrollable

Yeah. You wanted 10K words kicking off a longer storyline involving Xander and Giles in a D/s relationship at the end of season 4, didn't you. Last night I wrote something with Giles, Xander, Willow, and Tara that surprised me. The four of them are kind of majorly a lot out of sympathy with Buffy, but that's the story driver. Situation can't stay stable. No matter who Giles is sleeping with, Buffy matters to him. (You wanna freak me out, write a story in which that's not true and make me believe it.)

"Helios Hyperion" also got very interesting in my brain. Am writing a bit of past flashback in that universe. The plot once it starts moving forward again gets sticky. No, not that way. Well, okay, that way, but mostly: What do you have once the spell that lets you all pretend Dawn is normal goes away? And Dawn is in fact no longer entirely normal? You have a glorious conflict-ridden story, that's what you have!

And then there's all the previous WIPs.

Two ficathon stories. One of them I'm dreading. The other should be fun. If I can ever get started on them. By Armistice Day, it'll be all over and I can resume writing like a French peasant cooks. adarog told me the other day that Madeleine L'Engle described her process this way. I found the metaphor comforting, because my process has begun to alarm me.

In conclusion, you can all worry that Buffy fandom is fading all you like. I have another several hundred thousand words of Giles stories in me, and I'll be writing them whether you read 'em or not. So there!
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Darlin', there is no rush. Ever. Really.

I was actually thinking of inflicting more of the same story, version 6.8, upon on you. One at a time. So the torture lasts longer that way.
I think that will be coming sooner than the G/X, which got complicated. Perhaps this weekend. I can't make promises. When the pot of simmering story is ready, I'll take it off the stove.

Oh, I'm in love with that metaphor!
As long as there are writers like you writing Buffyverse fic, the fandom is not going to die out anytime soon. So there.
And that goes for you, too. The daily newletters are still cooking along nicely. It'll never be as massively huganic as the HP fandom, but that's okay.
Yayz! I hope to have something this weekend. Though probably not the G/X, which grew a bunch. Eep!
The Buffy fandom is fading? I didn't know that so wasn't worried, may start worrying now. Chuffed to read that you won't be done with Giles for a good while yet and I look forward to what is to come.
I do not believe it's fading. I believe it's chugging along in a steady way, and probably will be like this for years. The show remains the best thing I have ever watched on television, and it's still drawing in new fans.

♥ Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles.
Also Waiting for More
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Well thank the Gods, if you write them I will read them. I've enjoyed everything you've written so far. With people like you writing I have no fear that I will be reading Giles for a very long time, and for this I'm very grateful.

Thank-you

Roe
Re: Also Waiting for More
Bless you! You're most welcome. I have a lot of fun doing it, despite all the whining I do here :)
Since when is the Buffyverse fading?

*looks at to do list*

The majority of that if Buffyverse fic. Seriously.

It's not fading on my end.
In conclusion, you can all worry that Buffy fandom is fading all you like. I have another several hundred thousand words of Giles stories in me, and I'll be writing them whether you read 'em or not. So there!
::rushes off to reassure::

We're reading! We're reading. And we're not going away, either. So there, squared!

Stubborn hugs,
H.