watcher sepia

I couldn't come up with a title.

I rewatched the original Karate Kid yesterday. I think I hadn't seen it since it was originally in theaters. I found that indeed, it was a decent movie, improbable but well-constructed and fun. And of course it does the mentor/student thing to the extreme, which hits me hard. Not talking anything shippy here, just the core relationship.

Now I want Giles/Xander fic, gen frienshippy or shippy don't care which, where Giles teaches Xander to fight demons. The motivation would be simple survival. The training would have to be quite different from Buffy's, because of course Buffy comes with super strength and reflexes built in. Xander starts with testosterone but no other advantages.

Alternatively, hardcore Watcher-Slayer training fic, in which Giles teaches Buffy something even the Slayer finds difficult. Gen or shippy, whichever floats the boat upon which Buffy will stand to demonstrate her balance.

Into the fic ideas file they go, where they will sit for ages. Or where you will snag them.

Mental whiplash department: Three musical links for you today.

Luke Bond feat Emel: "Amaze". My fave progressive trance tune of the moment.

"The Amen Break": the samples behind an Economist article on a much-sampled drum break and its appearance in hip-hop and jungle. Awesome stuff across a variety of genres. I don't like most of those tracks, but it's cool to listen to that sample evolve through them.

• New Solar Fields, "Until we meet the sky". My favorite psychill/ambient/electronic artist, recording for the amazing Ultimae label. Listen for free on Bandcamp.
  • Current Music: Amaze (Original Mix) : Luke Bond : Amaze (feat. Emel) - EP
Seeking Solace went the way of the dodos? Oh sigh.

My problem with that otherwise lovely bit of fencing-taking-a-left-at-Albuquerque is the bit of dialog in the middle where Giles says he considers Xander a friend etc etc. It reads all wrong to me. Giles would *never admit such a thing* unless in extreme circumstances. He would glower, grump, say something biting and completely self-disguising, and then proceed as the fic describes. WHERE'S THE SNARK?
I didn't realize Seeking Solace was gone. I just thought Mireille had decided to try and hide this one. Why? Who can say?

Yeah. That's the exact spot I have a problem with, too. Doesn't fit.
Ok, I fell in love with "Amaze" and am currently making my way through the Solar Fields album. Thanks for the recs!

Karate Kid. I can't remember the last time I watched it. Maybe it's time to break it out and watch it with the boys. :)
"Amaze" is just huge, isn't it? Love it. The Solar Fields recording is a very different thing, and I have been putting that on just to get myself into a writing mood.
Yeah, I actually went to iTunes and bought the LP for $1.99 which has 4 versions of it. :) Also, I bookmarked Solar Fields since I can stream it for free. Definitely good stuff to write to. Thanks again!
It was adorable! The kid went on a date with a girl he liked and his mom drove them! They went to a mini amusement park!
I really like the new user pic selection thing.
I really hate not being able to set the comment subject any more. :(