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I am not a patient woman

LJ is making me nuts. I've tried to respond to no fewer than 8 posts over the last day or so, including responses to my last one, and a neat one from elsaf about souls and hell and Angel and Spike, but none of them show up. Some folks are getting the multipost demons, I've got the post eating ones.

I am currently playing phone tag with recruiter. She has a counteroffer for me, but my stupid cell phone isn't working inside the building today. And it's cold and rainy outside. Ugh.

I absolutely insist, right now, today, stomp-foot, that the idiots at RCA obtain some decent songs for Clay Aiken. I am officially obsessed with this cd, for the small moments when his voice hits that low growly note that makes my innards twist in a remarkably pleasant way. But the music and songs basically stink. Somebody get that boy back to Neil Sedaka or Burt Bacharach, or, dare I say it? Barry Manilow. I need to hear that voice in its unadulterated state, not filtered through somebody's idea of teenybopper pop boyband crap.

And hey! Try this on for size:

Spike has not taken Cordelia's role, but instead, occupies Connor's role. Angel's got one more shot at being a good father...

(one way to explain the horrendous reversion to S2 and earlier accent and behavior in the Cheekboned One)

Discuss.

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10zlaine
Oct. 28th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
Counteroffer!

Want to borrow Sams calling card?

;-)
ljs
Oct. 28th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
Yay for counteroffers! Change is coming, change is coming....

A cheer for you, for hanging in there! [hugs]
elsaf
Oct. 28th, 2003 09:41 am (UTC)
Show Chris the money!
Good luck on that counter offer!

I'm not so sure that Angel is acting as Spike's father figure. I tend to think that Spike has something to teach Angel about not giving up.
cindergal
Oct. 28th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
Spike has not taken Cordelia's role, but instead, occupies Connor's role. Angel's got one more shot at being a good father...

Well, you know from a recent fic of mine that you beta'd how I feel about this one. *g*
I was watching Prodigal from season 1 a few days ago, and yes, Angel has father issues up the yazoo - from both sides, now. He never got the approval he was seeking from his own father, and he never got the respect he wanted from his son.

And I've always believed that Angel must have *raised* Spike, with Drusilla as damaged as she is. Now that Spike is souled, you're right - one more chance for Angel to get this right.

(one way to explain the horrendous reversion to S2 and earlier accent and behavior in the Cheekboned One)

Someone (sorry, forget who, now) also pointed out that the more frightened Spike gets, the more he relies on this constructed tough guy image of his; hence the stronger accent, etc. I sure would like to think it was on purpose. ;-)

And I have my fingers crossed for you on the job!
paratti
Oct. 28th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
Yay couteroffer. Boo to bad reception. Go get 'em, Chris.
kitanotjames
Oct. 28th, 2003 01:39 pm (UTC)
All interviews tend to refer to the S/A relationship (current one) as older/younger brother. But I tend to believe that's because they wanna back slowly away from teh eval Daddy/boy ship we all know is there.

Problem is, Angel didn't have much of a chance to make it good with Connor, the kid was taken before he could do much,and I'm one of those who thinks (mindwipe of his friends *absolutely* aside) he did the right thing by giving Connor up. So maybe Spike is Angel's chance to get it right AND feel good about it. And god knows Spike has some things to show Angel as well. Like how to fucking loosen up.

BTW- as a mom, I'd love to hear your thoughts on 'Home'. Cause I think even *with* the mindwipe? I'd have done the same for my kid.
mommanerd
Oct. 28th, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
Grr. LJ has been all sluggish and sticky in the last 24 hours. Seems to be a little better right now (oops. I shouldn't have typed that).

I love Clay too. And I like the CD a lot. A few songs stand out, but nothing spectacular. Still, I can see him having a long and great career and I think the good material will come to him in time for his next release.

Regarding Spike on Angel: At this point I see his role being a blend of Cordelia and Connor. He speaks the otherwise unspeakable truths, yet there is also that sense of connection and responsibility for Angel. Pffft on those lunkheads who say he doesn't belong on this show.
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