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That coven in Devon

Coven. Devon. That one. Where? I am at sea. Somewhere with walkable country around, I think, and a big rambley sort of house with outbuildings. And of course room for the horsies nearby. Transcript says "Westbury", but that doesn't exist as far as I can tell. Sloppy Hollywood screenwriters. Bah.

I probably need only a plausible town name. Can let Google maps fill in whatever other info I'd need, like travel time from Bath in a car driven by a Watcher who could magically bollix up the Gatsos but would never, ever do that because he is a moral man attempting to set a good example for Willow. (Guh, Bath. Guh, Georgian architecture and that yellow stone in sunshine. Sorry; will save my Bath drool for the story, and will try to contain it even there.)

In return, I will answer questions any time about California geography. Tell you where to find the hippies, how long it would take to drive to Napa and what freeways they would take, exactly how cold it is in San Francisco in the summer, expected rainfall in Sunnydale/SB in August (hint: 0), and so on. Though I am better on northern CA geography than southern.

Story has tentative non-stupid title, and theme, and moment of major angst, and other stuff that I hope works out okay. And the requested h/c. Have enough of it written, in scattered pieces, that I will know when I'm done. 10K words, maybe. Um. I hope it will entertain. Hope.
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So delighted to hear this story is going well! :-)) Westbury is a real place, not too far from Bath. Joss played with the geography a bit, but it's not too far off. Here's a link to a map of the area, if that's of any inspiration.... http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=400000&Y=150000&width=700&height=400&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&keepicon=&zm=0&scale=1000000&multimap.x=240&multimap.y=186
Real place, just not in Devon. I can work with that, no problem, actual location doesn't matter, mutter mutter mutter...
new friend
Hey, I just ran across you a couple of weeks ago, and I started a Live Journal today, in part thanks to your example. I to am a Buffy fan and sometime writer, and I really admire you for using this forum to practice your craft, which from what I can see displays quite a bit of talent. I much enjoyed your Holmes/Giles crossover (and left some feedback at the time as "anonymous".

Not sure what the etiquette is for this sort of community, but I figured introducing oneself is never rude.

Keep up the great writing.

hob
Re: new friend
Hello! Welcome! And I am thrilled to have provided inspiration to somebody to write and be read. I'm looking forward to talking shop with you. (And I was also nervous about etiquette when I got here; you're doing fine.)