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Because your opinion matters to me. Deeply.

Right! It's been, like, over a week since the last poll, so it's time for a new one! Don't worry. I know in advance that Blackmail will win the poll, so I'm already working on it. But I like to observe the proprieties. And write polls.

Poll #1164253 FicPoll Mark XI

I most long for:

The next segment of Blackmail (Giles/Buffy, Giles and Xander play snooker, then Giles follows instructions).
5(17.9%)
Tagfic (Giles/Buffy, post-Chosen, motel, bottle of Jack).
3(10.7%)
A great Remix story; start cranking now, kiddo.
1(3.6%)
That Giles/Ethan New Year's Eve h/c-ish elliptical smut you've been writing since December.
3(10.7%)
Finish "Rough Boys"; the more G/X leathersex there is with toppy!Xander, the better.
3(10.7%)
Shock us and write more Ars Draconis.
7(25.0%)
Watcher's Child, because the trainwreck is coming.
1(3.6%)
Helios Hyperion. Who's Dawn's father, anyway? Don't tell me it's Riley. That would be too boring.
5(17.9%)
The retirement home epic you've been contemplating since you realized that being 45 really does qualify Giles as an "old man" who can't possibly have a sexuality any more.
0(0.0%)

My opinion on prawn in your fic is:

Gah. No.
0(0.0%)
I skip the sex parts.
1(4.3%)
It's okay.
6(26.1%)
It's why I read it.
11(47.8%)
You haven't ever written anything I'd call prawny, you lightweight.
0(0.0%)
Moar Summers/Summers incest, please.
2(8.7%)

My opinion on kink in prawny fanfic is:

Gah. No.
1(3.8%)
I like marginally-kinky things like that hypnosis!sex thing. And dirty talk.
2(7.7%)
The occasional blindfolding with silk scarves incident never goes amiss.
3(11.5%)
Yes, please.
11(42.3%)
You haven't ever written anything I'd call kinky, you lightweight.
0(0.0%)
I only read consensual non-con all-human slave AUs.
1(3.8%)

I really want you to write more:

Giles/Ethan
1(3.8%)
Giles/Xander
1(3.8%)
Giles/Spike
1(3.8%)
Giles/Tara
0(0.0%)
Genfic
0(0.0%)
Who crossovers
1(3.8%)
Anything. Just shut up and write.
9(34.6%)
SPN Wincest; don't worry that you're utterly unfamiliar with the canon. Nobody will notice.
1(3.8%)

Crack I want to read:

Soul bonding
4(14.8%)
Core Four smut
4(14.8%)
Wingfic
1(3.7%)
Mpreg
1(3.7%)
Anything. Just shut up and write.
5(18.5%)
Giles and Ethan get married and they have twins, one boy and one girl, and the girl has violet eyes, and she's a Slayer, and she goes to school with this girl who's named Raven who falls in love with her brother who turns out to be Xander and then...
0(0.0%)
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Well, I answered it, but it's not the *only* thing. Though I have to admit as kinky prawn goes, it's top of the line...
The retirement home epic you've been contemplating since you realized that being 45 really does qualify Giles as an "old man" who can't possibly have a sexuality any more.
I protest - mightily - on behalf of ALL very sexy and, um, oh, yes, more (oops, getting carried away) vigorous OLDER men (especially those with whom I've had ... well, you know what) all the way up to 76 years old young!

You tease!
Giggles and hugs,
H.
Mr Pedia is himself forty-five, so yes. Indeed. I read one too many descriptions of Giles as an old man the other day while reading outside my usual comfort zone.
I also boycotted question 2, because you only had bad ticky boxes! What happened to the smoking hot option? Or the "do delicious I want to lick the screen but that's not the only reason I read it" option?
Modesty forbids me to describe my own prawn as "smoking hot". Even though I realized today that I really wanted the next arc of Blackmail finished so I could read it and groove on it.
Just... hold on there a second, while I go make some more journals to even up the numbers on Rough Boys.

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It's at that agonizing point of revision where I wish somebody else would finish it so I can read it. But I just have to push through. Need an incentive.
Weeeeell,

If you are one of those writers who benefits from editorial comments, I'd be happy to, you know, put myself out...

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Snicker. Violet eyes and blonde tresses not your thing? They'd both be uber-smart, too! Showing up the entire Council!
You know, I knew I f*ed up when I asked for that tagfic story. Ruined the whole rhythm you had going. I can request something else if it'd make it easier. Or you can let someone else have a crack and I can forfeit my turn.
Do not fuss or worry about that. I'll write it. I just need to maneuver myself into the right mood for it.
For Whatever It's Worth...
(Anonymous)
More Giles/Ethan-y goodness, please. And you lot who prompt, prompt for Giles/Ethan! I'll even take the twins with their violet eyes, that's how desperate I am!

I'm going to wear holes in my favourite Giles/Ethan fics soon.

Dimac
Re: For Whatever It's Worth...
I really want more G/E in the world as well. And G/E of a particular kind, with a new set of assumptions about who they were as people in the mid seventies.
Re: For Whatever It's Worth...
(Anonymous)
I can't tell you how happy that makes me!

I'm currently attempting to write a G/E fic of my own but I'm so lazy I never, ever finish the stories I start and indeed it's been so long since I even tried that I'm cringing even now as I think about what I've written so far. I really think I need some sort of near death experience to motivate me!

However, the idea behind it is so exciting that I've not given up hope. The world may, one day, find out what sort of men I think Giles and Ethan could have been...

Dimac
Hey, I put that prawn is ok with me, but I read your stuff for both prawn and the good story lines that you have. You should have a box or whatever that says we love it all equally.
It's been said before, but I read your fic for more than just the prawn. : )

However, speaking of porny thoughts and many fic focusing on how "old" Giles is--I keep think about yoga, stamina and Sting making Trudy Styler very happy despite being, ahem, old.

I could totally see Giles having a very secret yoga regimen that not only gives him flexibility, but concentration and stamina. Especially if he took it up after having to drop out of his routine.
Oooh, yes, total agreement on the secret yoga regimen. There's a story I now need to dig up where Xander watches Giles doing his yoga routine in the back of the Magic Box-- very USTy, and ends with him asking to be taught. But the implication is, that's how Giles manages to stay fit enough to keep up with Buffy as much as he is able.