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ficletspampoll that rules from the centre of the ultraworld: loving you mix

Yes, it's true, my birthday is coming up. However, I don't need presents. Or anything. I have way too much stuff in my house, starting with thousands of books, continuing with more CDs than I want to admit, and moving along to the Giles action figure problem.

On my birthday, I give things to you. Like a hobbit does. Mathoms. Because I'm selfish and wish to use you to solve my clutter problem. Only I'm not together enough this year to mail out lots of little packages to people, so I think the right idea is ficletspam.

And you know what that means.
Poll #1088848 FicPoll Mark VII

One or many?

One short ficlet per respondent.
7(20.6%)
One per popular pairing. Medium.
2(5.9%)
Blenderfic! Longer and maybe whacky. Or outright insane.
2(5.9%)
Why are you asking? You know you'll do whatever strange thing occurs to you at 3am while you're lying awake thinking about this.
23(67.6%)

Giles + who?

all by himself
1(2.9%)
Buffy
10(28.6%)
Ethan
2(5.7%)
Xander
0(0.0%)
Willow
0(0.0%)
Spike
1(2.9%)
Joyce
0(0.0%)
Jenny
1(2.9%)
Tara
2(5.7%)
Holmes & Watson
0(0.0%)
the Doctor of Giles's youth
1(2.9%)
a recent Doctor
0(0.0%)

Genre?

Rip-snorting adventure.
8(22.9%)
High comedy. Or low.
7(20.0%)
Romance.
10(28.6%)
Angst.
6(17.1%)
Prawn.
4(11.4%)

Fic kinks?

hurt/comfort
5(14.3%)
snark
8(22.9%)
enemies
0(0.0%)
swords
0(0.0%)
sorcery
2(5.7%)
transgressive anything
0(0.0%)

Relationship intensity level?

Why does fandom insist on all these tedious pairings? GEN!
3(8.8%)
I like a good buddy flick. Friendship is the best ship.
9(26.5%)
State changes are fascinating: new relationship, please.
8(23.5%)
I love watching established couples bickering comfortably.
5(14.7%)
Fans write the best pr0n0graphy bar none.
9(26.5%)

I have a brief prompt for you, because I really want to see Giles on roller skates fighting a giant squid.

  • Current Music: Rusting Cars & Wildflowers : Vector Lovers : Afterglow
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Am I in trouble for spilling it? Birthdays are special, and yours should be doubly so!
You receive a pass on that matter because, as you note, it is also your birthday. And you must be indulged!

CAKE OR DEATH?
Problem? Is this a problem??
Chosen Giles, Demon Giles, 'Choking Hazard' Giles, Fiesta Giles (autographed!! whee), Band Candy Giles is pre-ordered...is this a problem? OMG tell me!! Is it?!




Nah, dint think so.
Re: Problem? Is this a problem??
I also pre-ordered Band Candy Giles, but Diamond canned their entire Buffy action figure line. Chances are we'll never see it. Cue Buffy's pouty face here.
Re: Problem? Is this a problem??
When Diamond cancelled, I jumped to Forbidden Planet. I also have the complete Manchild on pre-order. *wish wish wish*
One look at that man & dammit! Hope springs kinda often.
And I think birthday gifts should be recipricol...or however you spell it.

Quick prompt, please. I shall do my best for you.
Giles, Buffy, an alternative ending to Hush: a conversation must happen, now they have their voices back.
Not only is that a fun prompt, it's a great excuse to watch one of my fave eps again! Yay!
Now I have Eddie Izzard in my head saying "Cake or Death". .

I don't think the amount of action figures you have could be labled a problem. My husband has over 300 Star Wars figures.

Anything you write will be appreciated. If I survive my Italian final, I may even write one for you. Possibly with toddler level Italian.
300. Eeek. Okay. I'm not competing. Even in the slightest. By two orders of magnitude.

I would love to see Buffy learning Italian, with hilarious consequences.
Happy Birthday you also born in November person you. I'm saying that now because chances are I won't be around at the correct time to say it when it is. The correct time, that is. I think I'm tired and waffling.

Aneeewaaaay... I said gen, because Giles and Spike are so funny when they're trying and failing miserably to work together, but really, Giles and anyone, in whatever damn situ he ends up in. It's Giles. How can it bad?
So, I know you're eschewing presents and all, but are you sure I can't interest you in a little music mix? Do it for me... ;)
What would appeal? I know you tend to like mellow electronica type stuff, but I think most of what I have in that genre I actually got from you.