Giles/Xander 4

At least it isn't a photograph of a moodily-lit tube of toothpaste.

Am listening to trance music so loud I couldn't hear the phone ring just now. Heh.

Am also wearing lovely self-reward-for-fitness-goal cowboy boots, which are so gorgeous and comfortable that I'm shocked. The heel slip is always alarming, but they will break in fine if I just keep walking around the house in them. Boots! I love wearing boots! I haven't had cowboy boots since I was a little kid. I loved those boots, and I remember the heartbreak of discovering I could no longer put them on because I had outgrown them. The upside of adulthood is that one does not outgrow one's beloved shoes.

It is a bit weird to switch from the Vibram Five Fingers to these boots, though. They're sort of polar opposite footwear.

I can bench-press 105, but I cannot press 115. Pushup-related program activities do seem to have some side effects.

The only fandom that seems to have stuck for me recently is Top Gear fandom. The more fantastical and whacky it gets, the more I like it. Despite thirty years of shipping McCoy/Spock in my head, apparently I cannot read fanfiction about it. At all. Nor can I read movieKirk/movieMcCoy, another ship I am 100% behind in theory. I cannot get within 50 yards of Doctor Who fan comms without wanting to hurl because of the wank and entitlement, much as I enjoy the various Doctors themselves. And I have read all the Ace/Seven fic there is, I think, and have no desire to wade through miles of Ten/Rose babyfic to find more.

Oh, woes.

The husband has just announced that we're going out to dinner tonight, for the first time in a couple of weeks. He's felt abandoned recently. Which is weird, since he's the one who just gallivanted off and spent four days at a con running into all of my friends from [workshop]. I have no idea why I didn't go. Probably because I'd have spent four days running into all my friends and feeling horrible that I don't have a writing career and they all do. My neuroses, let me show you them.

Though I got an utterly lovely piece of email this morning from somebody who read all my stories in one big gulp and apparently enjoyed the experience. And that makes me sort of glow. Especially from the ears, which went very red.

drsquidlove's "Xander and the Accidental Demonic Tattoo" is a fine, fine piece of utterly shameless kinky prawn.

Now I have to finish this dinner conversation followed by a different sort of utterly kinky prawn. Buffy's got some exploration to do.
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I agree about not reading Doctor Who stuff, but for me I just can't quite get behind the idea of reading it, especially if there's a 'ship involved. *shrugs*

You could always come to the dark side with the rest of us and read some SGA fic. Watching the show (which, admittedly, has issues) isn't required. Although, getting into the fandom and reading fic does increase enjoyment of the show, which is the order I went in. :p

And yay for boots!
What, you don't ship Two/Jamie? I thought everybody did. It's sort of inescapable.

It's just that Ten comes off as completely asexual to me. I cannot imagine shipping him with anything.
Is this where I admit I've never seen any of the Two episodes? Ten pushes all of buttons, so really, if he showed up at my doorstep, I'd be all over him. But in general, I'm not interested in watching it on tv, ya know?

I'm still going to convert you one day to reading SGA fic. It is one of my fandom-life mini-goals :p Here, you will LOVE this story. It's creepy and dark and has the kind of classic sci-fi feel that makes it seem like it would fit perfectly in a volume of Analog. It always gives me chills. She's one of the best world builders I've ever seen. Trust me, you will like this story...probably the rest of her stuff, too.
Of one thing you can be assured: my porn is always shameless.

Thank you!

S.
I'd call that scenario a first for kinky GX, which doesn't really get all that kinky, does it? And yet it was somehow tender. Though Giles keeps doing things he doesn't strictly have to do, every time he has a choice, to push things a little closer to being able to indulge his kink. I wonder if he's even aware he's doing that. Er. I should write a proper feedback comment for you.

I've had a sort of opposite of that setup lurking in my head for a long time. "Rough Boys" morning after sort of thing, Xander administering to Giles. But I can't let myself write it until after I finish the story proper. Wait. Does that restriction make sense?
I'd say it is a G/X first. It really is a deeply vanilla fandom. It's lovely vanilla, but it's definitely curbed me. Coming from Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, which was well-stocked with hardcore bdsm and torture, it was jarring at first. I wrote things in Q/O I'd *never* write for Giles/Xander. And I don't know how much that's the pairing, and how much it's the audience.

Yes. I think that if one pays attention, Giles isn't actually behaving in the most upstandingly moral way. But yay for us, he gets away with it.

I'll accept your restriction, if you ever FINISH IT! Damnit, now I want to read Rough Boys it even more. ~whine~

S.

Edited at 2009-11-06 12:40 pm (UTC)
In my book, that's a whole lot to bench-press. I'm barely at 60 something. And I hurt my shoulder doing that, of course.

Your neurosis sounds strangely familiar. I've done similar things.

Hurting your shoulder means bad form! Or an injury lurking to start with. Eek!

When I started, the bare 45# bar was too much for me. You get better at what you work at, and I've been working at pushing strength. Because on my first day of my fitness program, I could not do a single pushup. That meant war. A year and a half later, I can bench 105 and hold a plank for over two minutes and do pushups that make my husband laugh at me.
Have you read JJPOR's Protect and Survive? http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=30676

It's not really shippy, but DAMN. It's also a cross-over with Doctor Strange Love, and that fact that he managed to pull that off without making it cracky boogles me to this day. O.o

But yes, I know what you mean about the wank. And the baby!fic. Yeah gads, WHYYYY???
I have not read that, and I will be reading it right now because obviously that's a better use of my time than finishing my beta-reading task for today or finishing this draft of "Liegeman" part 6. Obviously.