crazydiamondsue: (BTVS Old School)
I am attempting to write a blog entry on unconventional friendships, i.e. those which began online: basically how I got one of my best friends 10 years ago via [livejournal.com profile] bloodclaim's beta reader sign-in sheet and how I got another by placing an ad on Craigslist for a scrapbooking buddy, haha! However, attempting to write about this experience for the edification of the average Facebooker causes Xander's "Oh, who CARES?!" outburst from Restless to pop into my head.

So instead I'm here, rambling into the void of what used to be an active Live Journal, about friendships and non-specific spoilers.

I was reading the Mark Watches recap of AtS's Dead End yesterday and marveled at Mark's admission that, prior to the ep, he was not aware that Christian Kane could sing. I was baffled by that, until I realized that I had been in Buffyverse fandom for years and live in Oklahoma so therefore have a bit of an advantage in that type of knowledge. Still, the "Christian Kane can sing? OMG WTF BBQ!" comments to the entry amused and charmed me, so I called the artist formerly known as adis723 to share. I burbled a pseudo-amazed, "Christian Kane can sing?!" at her and in a moment of breathtaking synchronicity she and I simul-chortled, "Cibo Matto can clog dance?!" at each other.

And that, my friends, is why I love my fannish peeps.

And now I'd like to talk about my experiences with spoilers in the "Game of Thrones" realm. None of this discussion has to do with specific spoilers and there will be no spoilers in the text of my rambling.

Aw, you read a book? Have a cookie! )

Pimp!

Oct. 31st, 2007 02:23 pm
crazydiamondsue: (BTVS (B/A))
And what an appropriate one for Halloween - with costumes (of a sort), even!

Fair Play by [livejournal.com profile] chrisleeoctaves
Buffy/Angel + pegging
And Spike banter (excellent Spike voice.)
And Jaguar Cherry.
And did I mention Buffy/Angel and pegging? Funny, poignant and hot -- all in one fic.
crazydiamondsue: (BTVS Tara - Glinda)
I squeed so loudly about being back on LJ, and then I hid. Well, I didn't precisely hide; I've been squeeing of a different variety - more behind the cut.

First, [livejournal.com profile] chrisleeoctaves tagged me for that Five Fave Fics Meme. Having ascertained that I have, in fact, written more than 5 fics, here we go:

Sunday Morning Coming Down
Spike/Xander, NC-17
This was the first substantial piece of writing I've ever finished, and I'm the first to admit that there's a lot of me in this fic. Where grief takes you - the rationalizations, the fears, the moral compromises. It's also my love song to my forever OTP, as well as to [livejournal.com profile] yin_again and [livejournal.com profile] ladycat777, but they know that. Sadly, it was both my first 'real' fan fic, my longest, and where I expressed pretty much everything I had to say on my love of the Buffyverse. In other words: I kinda blew my wad on this story.

Sweet Tart
Willow/Faith, R
I like this one because I didn't realize how much I loved the idea of this pairing until I wrote it. Of everything I've ever written, I still think this is my best work on characterization - especially since I think Season 7 Willow is kinda hard to write.

Blood Will Tell
Spike/Riley, NC-17
This is another story I never intended to write, until I got the prompt. Upon re-reading it, I discovered how nicely layered it is (and I'm not so much with the layering - more with the quipping) and I found that I was actually kind of proud of it. (Especially after I fixed the bit where I had Riley looking 'up' into Spike's eyes.)

Post-Apocalyptic Trends
Spike/Xander, allusions to Spike/Xander/Angel, R
Okay - I'll be the first one to admit that I find myself rather amusing. She who laughs first, you know? However, this story is the one thing that actually makes me laugh out loud at something I've done. And it makes me happy beyond words at the number of people who found the Liam-William, John-Sean bit as funny as I did.

...There's Fire
Spike/Angel, R
I love S/A. I love reading S/A. The idea of writing S/A scares the beejesus out of me. Whether my characterizations please the reader or not, I find writing Spike, Xander and Willow comfortable. Writing Angel puts me into full-on spin cycle. I can't write people who aren't made of dialogue! But I'm actually pleased with Angel here, and I really like the mood in this story. I'm not usually much of a mood builder, so this fic is outside my comfort zone and still one of my favorites.

I think just about everyone has been tagged or done this that's interested, but I tag anyone who'd like to take it up.

The cultivation of a fangirl )

Flist, this is what happy looks like on me. I'm wearing my love like sunshine.

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