From an interesting meta-writer, what is, for me, a view from the other side of the Twilight Zone: a reminder that my corner of BtVS fandom is tiny indeed. There are people who are baffled by Giles/Ethan! Also people baffled by Spike/Xander, and seriously I'd thought that 99.9% of the BtVS slash written was that. But one half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other, and I am in turn baffled by the appeal of Spuffy. Let us be mellow about shipping, therefore, and fill each other's mugs with something hot and sustaining.
I still want somebody to write Giles/Spike for me. Because at my current pace, I'm not gonna write it for a year. And besides, this is the year of Giles/Buffy epics.
Speaking of which, I have been finding some amazing photo references for the Iceland story. I'm still going to botch the research spectacularly somehow, because I always do, but at least it'll look right in my head. 4000 words and ticking. Estimated final: at least 20K, for a solid novella.