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Try your hand at it?

I was skimming around the friends' friends page tonight, and ran into an interesting post by gwyn_r about Giles and Buffy's relationship in S7. No, I don't mean shippy. Anyhow, she asks some questions:

So why, suddenly, is her belief in someone he doesn't like a sign of her inability as a leader? Why go behind her back and try to destroy something she depends upon? This seems uncharacteristic at best, dangerous at worst. Why would Giles, who knows she needs support and backup, suddenly lose his ability to see the things inside her she resists, understand the things about herself she doesn't always want to understand?

I'm not usually very good with analysis writing off the cuff, so I decided to try to write my ideas into a fic. I'm a working on it. I think back to my relationship with a father who abandoned me, who did very non-fatherly things but loved me beyond almost anything else in the world, and I can see a few things that might be going on.

But really, more than writing my own thoughts into a fic, I wanna read yours. It's a real live challenge: Write a fic in which *you* explain where/when/why the Buffy/Giles relationship has gone and where it ends up...a moment in time or a full length story -- I care not. Not especially interested in ship between them myself, but if you're so inclined, so be it. Post a link to it here -- if there are more than one or two responses, I'll hang 'em up on a web page.

Oh, and hi, Gwyn. Nice to meet you :-)


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May. 3rd, 2003 02:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're not writing a Buffy/Giles fic because I want the next chapter of your Willow/Giles story, soon if not sooner. I want it now. Right the hell now! C'mon, type faster, damn you!
Oh, am I being a bad reader, making impossible demands on writers? Sorry. I'm just feeling the love...
May. 3rd, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh you're just terrible. Passing encouragement on to writers who can't escape from the shakles of RL... You ought to be shot or something *g*

I'm working on it this weekend. I promise! See? This is me, saving the file to disk for use in the car.

Thanks for starting my day so nicely!
May. 3rd, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
I know all about them there shackles but, of course, it's completely different when it's somebody else's shackles so no sympathy from me. Get writing!
May. 3rd, 2003 06:20 am (UTC)
Fic Challenge Response
Okay, I could have played with this forever, but I walked away from it. Dashed this off last night and worked it this morning.

The voice isn't bad, although God knows I'm no Lori.


Anyway, here it is. And be kind. Picks up from "Lies My Parents Told Me." Because for me, it almost had to. Although, everyone else... pick a spot. There are many this season.

May. 3rd, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: Fic Challenge Response
And thanks you for doing it when I asked and you didn't want to!
May. 4th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
Bad Chris, you made me write a story instead of, uh...napping? I ended up with On Loss, a Giles-POV ficlet. It's here and here.
May. 4th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh! It's wonderful!! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!(is that enough exclamation marks?)


Back to Bag of Bones, you cliffhanger-having thing, you!
May. 18th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you--I'm glad I resisted my bone-deep impulse to portray Giles as the First, since I can't see any other reason he'd behave so oddly all season.

BoB nearly done. Ficlets are so nice, though, because you get the lovely sense of actually finishing something.
May. 4th, 2003 08:16 pm (UTC)
Quite marvelous! I loved this! Thank you for taking up the gauntlet.

Oh, and very, very nice Giles!

May. 18th, 2003 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kimi!

I loved yours! Do you think anyone could tell we're Spike lovers, considering he's right in the middle of both of them?
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