Watson likely stories

Works in progress, the scary mid-2008 list

For my own thinking and planning purposes. 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
That Alchemical Trap Story Giles/Buffy Buffy wakes up in a cave, next to an unconscious Giles. It's a puzzle. Lots of magic. 6500 words June 30 for summer_of_giles
A Broken Vessel Giles/Ethan Blackmail-verse, preseries, a bit grim. Pre-series, pre-Eyghon, Giles has doubts. 5K words For SoG July 26?
Blackmail 3: "Liegeman" Giles/Buffy Kinktastic G/B season 4 retelling, in 70 parts of about 1500-2000 words each. 1st part posted. Remaining 6 parts exist in rough outline with some segments more written than others. in progress  
"Rough Boys" Giles/Xander Heavy kink set at end of S4. 7600 words and rising for July SoG?
The 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  
  Helios Hyperion, whatever the next number is Giles/Buffy Giles and Buffy wake up the next morning, and find their fake memories of Dawn are gone. They have real memories of the last three years, and a lot of questions. vague notes  
"Back by Teatime" Giles/Ethan, Second Doctor Giles and Ethan long for adventures, something to relieve the tedium of school. And they get one. vague outline  
  "Into the Fray" Giles/Ethan, Ninth Doctor, Buffy, Rose The morning after Buffy overturns his flat to cook Thanksgiving dinner, another sort of overturn happens: a blue police box appears in his courtyard. Giles knows what that means. Next tagfic. vague notes  
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.  
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%  
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  
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.    
"outdoor sex" prompt Giles/Buffy For the kink_bingo card, as voted on by the flist.    
"tattoo" prompt Giles/Xander Another kink_bingo prompt that caught me when I polled you all.    
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You know, I had completely forgotten about the PIF meme. Good to know there is some progress there.

I should do this for mine, see where I'm at for all my various goings on.
Dood! Where's my Gileswatching for today?! I hafta report it to the admin & she's scary!

In other news, Mr. Budgie sez I'm 'going white'. Y'kno, the hair. I sez 'duh, sweets.' & he sez 'You're the Silver Fox.'

So ya, get back to that writing stuff!
Why can't I just pick up second or third day? I'm bookmarking all of the time anyway, unless it's Nutter's day, cause I don't want to step on her toesies. Yours are full of my boot marks. Sorry.
Not only is that okay, it's exactly what I hoped would happen when I wrote the tool to post the newsletter that way. It spreads the burden around. (Not that it's much of a burden.)
So...I'm gonna push you on this, cause I am, well, pushy. Wednesdays and/or Thursdays, as well as keeping Tuesdays? Huh? Huh?
You continue to impress/stun/appall me with your productivity. I can't even *read* a list that long, much less wrap my brain around trying to write each of them.
Balzac has always been my writing hero. (Well, no, actually. Jack Vance is. But I wouldn't mind being a machine for turning coffee into fiction.)


That's a list.

It will be interesting to see where you end up by the end of the summer.
From someone who pretty much never comments (quite shameful, really), the list is astounding and exciting. Anything you care to write, I'll be by to read, probably multiple times... and I totally get that you have to write what you are inspired to write.

I will say, though, a little sad to see that "on hold" next to the next part of cloud animals...but alas, I understand that you have to go where the muse is.

I'd like to return to it. It's just that I'm stuck. What I thought was going to happen next turned out to be wrong when I thought it through. Oh dear. I was just wrong about who Xander was, and Xander told me so forcefully by refusing to say the lines I'd put into his mouth.

I'll figure it out.
I very, very much get that (As in I'm still up at 3:34am because my main character won't talk to me right now - I think he too is upset with a turn somewhere in this wip, I'm just trying to figure out which one...)

Anyway, no worries - whatever you write I will read, but sometimes it helps (especially when you're doubting something) to know others value it.

So, I thought I'd reach out and express first my general pleasure at seeing so many interesting and exciting possibilities, and maybe just a little nudge at the one I most wait to see :}

Anyway, happy writing (I hope) in whatever direction it takes you.