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January 21st, 2006

02:04 am
Fic rec...

Because all the cool kids are doing it.

So, I was perusing the Pit of Voles, and came across a Buffy S4 summary that had me asking "Why aren't there any Giles/Spike fics out there?" Huh, thinks I, and I promptly plug Spike and Giles into their little character engine.

After finding a summary that said Um, I really don't know how to explain this. Giles becomes young again, Spike gets captured, it's mpreg, it's slash. Oh just read it! lol. and having my brain explode, I cleaned the walls and put my head back together. Then there was this one: Set at the beginning of season 6; Spike invites Giles and Xander round for a drink. With Buffy and the witches out of town Spike is prepared to do anything to save Giles when he is kidnapped from his nose. After recovering from that very interesting mental image, I found one of Meltha's fics, here, about Spike and Giles and Dawn's first date.

Now, Meltha is a genius humor writer. I needed to glue my butt back on after laughing it off, and then I decided to see what else she'd written, because I hadn't looked at her fic in awhile, although she's on my favorites list. And, lo, what did mine eyes behold but a Buffy/Firefly crossover. Serenity has a stowaway! And it's not who you'd expect.

So, go, read. You'll be glad you did. It's called "Hitching a Ride."

02:21 pm
Meme-sheepage!

Ten ways to know a fic was written by agilebrit

1. It's all about Spike. Or Jayne. Even if it wasn't supposed to be, originally.

2. There's no sex. None, zero, zip, nada.

3. Ellipses and dash abuse abound, and it's heavy on dialogue and light on description.

4. Any animals are described better than the humans.

5. If it's about a character I love, then chances are that the character is going to get hurt. Badly. Might not recover, in fact. Oh, and OC's? Die.

6. If it's a pairing fic, chances are it's just a lot of UST, without even any kissing. Because I suck at writing romance. There might be cuddling, however. Cuddling I can do.

7. Illyria is vulnerable. I've taken the scene with Wes in NFA, where she won't look at him when she tells him that he wouldn't ask her to be Fred, and run with it. She doesn't belong here, she knows it, and she's just a little afraid of being left alone.

8. It's a one-shot, written by either request or to some prompt or challenge or other.

9. Conversations that make me uncomfortable get interrupted by something attacking the characters. Yes, I realize this is a crutch. Shut up.

10. Christian!Spike. 'Nuff said.