lirazel: ([btvs] bloody revelation)
So after weeks of stressing; working on and then rejecting not one, not two, but three separate stories; whipping this up out of thin air yesterday; and then getting it whipped into shape by betas who clearly know way more about what they're doing than I do, I have posted my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy entry.

Whew!

Title: Basiare
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy
Rating: PG
Timeperiod: post-“Not Fade Away”
Warning: some Buffy/Other
Thanks to: My betas: [livejournal.com profile] angearia for perspective, encouragement, and some of the best bits of dialogue; and [livejournal.com profile] snickfic for squee, snark, clarity, and saying, “Um, I think this needs a shape. You know, an actual arc.” Y’all constantly save me from myself. Thanks as well to [livejournal.com profile] quinara for Latin-y type help with the title.
A/N: This is a prequel to Infinitas Infinitio Infinitus. It’s not necessary that you read that fic, though you might enjoy it after you’ve finished this one. :D
Summary: “She didn’t kiss him hello, and she doesn’t kiss him goodbye.” This is Buffy and this is Spike and they’ve never done anything the easy way.

( Basiare )
lirazel: ([btvs] bloody revelation)
So after weeks of stressing; working on and then rejecting not one, not two, but three separate stories; whipping this up out of thin air yesterday; and then getting it whipped into shape by betas who clearly know way more about what they're doing than I do, I have posted my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy entry.

Whew!

Title: Basiare
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy
Rating: PG
Timeperiod: post-“Not Fade Away”
Warning: some Buffy/Other
Thanks to: My betas: [livejournal.com profile] angearia for perspective, encouragement, and some of the best bits of dialogue; and [livejournal.com profile] snickfic for squee, snark, clarity, and saying, “Um, I think this needs a shape. You know, an actual arc.” Y’all constantly save me from myself. Thanks as well to [livejournal.com profile] quinara for Latin-y type help with the title.
A/N: This is a prequel to Infinitas Infinitio Infinitus. It’s not necessary that you read that fic, though you might enjoy it after you’ve finished this one. :D
Summary: “She didn’t kiss him hello, and she doesn’t kiss him goodbye.” This is Buffy and this is Spike and they’ve never done anything the easy way.

( Basiare )
lirazel: ([btvs] ask me how)
A comment over on the website-which-shall-not-be-named got me thinking.

Here it is:

It is horrid but their sex brought on the end of the world so it was never meant to be a positive development. It’s already happened to her once before in Where the Wild Things Are when something urged Buffy and Riley on and they were turned into mindless sex zombies who had "no control over themselves." This time it's only has larger and more disastrous consequences.

It may be squicky but I’d still prefer that story to a story where Buffy
knowingly jumped the bones of Twangel and didn’t care that the world started crumbling down around her.

There are about seventy places I could go with this (like, how very, very much I hate WtWTA), but what I really want to get to is this:

Why does questionable sex have to be at the heart of this at all? I hated WtWTA; I hate this. I'm so incredibly over Joss's whole SEX LEADS TO BADNESS thing. And reducing the entire plot of the season to Who Buffy Boinks...seriously?

So let’s talk about consent and sexual punishment in the Buffyverse. I don’t have any deep insights into it; I haven’t really done enough thinking about it for that. But I would like to start up some conversations about it.

And it’s all gonna be behind a cut for the sake of [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders, as not to spoil her, and for the sake of the portion of my flist that could care less about my natterings about BtVS


Cut for Rambling )
lirazel: ([btvs] ask me how)
A comment over on the website-which-shall-not-be-named got me thinking.

Here it is:

It is horrid but their sex brought on the end of the world so it was never meant to be a positive development. It’s already happened to her once before in Where the Wild Things Are when something urged Buffy and Riley on and they were turned into mindless sex zombies who had "no control over themselves." This time it's only has larger and more disastrous consequences.

It may be squicky but I’d still prefer that story to a story where Buffy
knowingly jumped the bones of Twangel and didn’t care that the world started crumbling down around her.

There are about seventy places I could go with this (like, how very, very much I hate WtWTA), but what I really want to get to is this:

Why does questionable sex have to be at the heart of this at all? I hated WtWTA; I hate this. I'm so incredibly over Joss's whole SEX LEADS TO BADNESS thing. And reducing the entire plot of the season to Who Buffy Boinks...seriously?

So let’s talk about consent and sexual punishment in the Buffyverse. I don’t have any deep insights into it; I haven’t really done enough thinking about it for that. But I would like to start up some conversations about it.

And it’s all gonna be behind a cut for the sake of [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders, as not to spoil her, and for the sake of the portion of my flist that could care less about my natterings about BtVS


Cut for Rambling )
lirazel: ([ats] shanshu)
1. Gah! I got up and read through my post from last night, and there was grammar!fail everywhere! So many wrong words! Why didn't y'all tell me? I'm so embarrassed!

But I seriously blame it on how hopped-up on upset-ness I was because of the race!fail argument (wow. Awkward syntax much?). My apologies.

2. [livejournal.com profile] angearia has obliged me, as she is wont to do because she is wonderful, and written me Buffy and Spike ice skating fic! The Cutting Edge references! Flashbacks to Fanged Four days! Flirty adorableness! A title from a Frost poem! Greek mythology references! General sweetness! Go forth and read!

3. I was surprised and delighted by all the Angel/Darla love in the thread last night. DARLA DARLA DARLA. It inspired me to do a poll!

The first question is just about Angel's canon relationships (and no, Spangel shippers, "one time" doesn't count as canon--sex only counts as a relationship if you do it often enough ;D), and you can only pick one. With the second: go wild!

One caveat on that one, though: I think a lot of us are of the opinion that just about any pairing can work of the author is extraordinary. But this isn't a crack!pairing-that-might-work-under-the-right-circumstances questions. It's more a, "Can you imagine various scenarios in which a variety of various decent writers could make this work?" Or, alternately: "Pretend these people are real. Which one would really work?"

And the final question is just me being silly.


[Poll #1545059]
lirazel: ([ats] shanshu)
1. Gah! I got up and read through my post from last night, and there was grammar!fail everywhere! So many wrong words! Why didn't y'all tell me? I'm so embarrassed!

But I seriously blame it on how hopped-up on upset-ness I was because of the race!fail argument (wow. Awkward syntax much?). My apologies.

2. [livejournal.com profile] angearia has obliged me, as she is wont to do because she is wonderful, and written me Buffy and Spike ice skating fic! The Cutting Edge references! Flashbacks to Fanged Four days! Flirty adorableness! A title from a Frost poem! Greek mythology references! General sweetness! Go forth and read!

3. I was surprised and delighted by all the Angel/Darla love in the thread last night. DARLA DARLA DARLA. It inspired me to do a poll!

The first question is just about Angel's canon relationships (and no, Spangel shippers, "one time" doesn't count as canon--sex only counts as a relationship if you do it often enough ;D), and you can only pick one. With the second: go wild!

One caveat on that one, though: I think a lot of us are of the opinion that just about any pairing can work of the author is extraordinary. But this isn't a crack!pairing-that-might-work-under-the-right-circumstances questions. It's more a, "Can you imagine various scenarios in which a variety of various decent writers could make this work?" Or, alternately: "Pretend these people are real. Which one would really work?"

And the final question is just me being silly.


[Poll #1545059]
lirazel: ([btvs] just the three of us)
- I'm embroiled in a rather vicious facebook conversation right now with a friend of mine. I mentioned that I was boycotting the Avatar: the Last Airbender movie because of race!fail, and he said he thought "the whole race thing" was blown out of proportion and went on to say a bunch of really privileged things that made me headdesk forever. I then sent him a looooong, ranty, link-filled message ripping apart each one of his points and generally being furious.

I shouldn't be surprised, though. This guy is such a Nice Guy (TM); he's actually the one I invented the phrase Bitter Beta Male Syndrome about. Most of the time when I'm having a conversation with him, I just want to yell, "CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE, JACKASS!" Unfortunately, he's the only person in RL who's into all the shows I'm into, so we still talk. I might have to friend break-up with him, but I'm hoping not.

Oh, people. Why do you fail so hard?

- Apropos of nothing, I'm going to tell y'all the top ten reasons I think Buffy/Angel would never work! Aren't you excited? I know you are!

Cut for me nattering on. Possible spoilers for S8 )

And now I'm going to be quiet.
lirazel: ([btvs] just the three of us)
- I'm embroiled in a rather vicious facebook conversation right now with a friend of mine. I mentioned that I was boycotting the Avatar: the Last Airbender movie because of race!fail, and he said he thought "the whole race thing" was blown out of proportion and went on to say a bunch of really privileged things that made me headdesk forever. I then sent him a looooong, ranty, link-filled message ripping apart each one of his points and generally being furious.

I shouldn't be surprised, though. This guy is such a Nice Guy (TM); he's actually the one I invented the phrase Bitter Beta Male Syndrome about. Most of the time when I'm having a conversation with him, I just want to yell, "CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE, JACKASS!" Unfortunately, he's the only person in RL who's into all the shows I'm into, so we still talk. I might have to friend break-up with him, but I'm hoping not.

Oh, people. Why do you fail so hard?

- Apropos of nothing, I'm going to tell y'all the top ten reasons I think Buffy/Angel would never work! Aren't you excited? I know you are!

Cut for me nattering on. Possible spoilers for S8 )

And now I'm going to be quiet.
lirazel: ([ff] family)
1. I'm having a very interesting discussion here regarding Angel and his morality. And I think I'm ticking someone off. I'd love y'all's thought on whether or not I'm being insensitive and/or wanky--it's so hard to gauge tone on the internets! I'm Lirazel, obvs. Scroll down a bit until people start talking about whether Angel is redeemable. Also: spoilers for Twilightgate!

2. [livejournal.com profile] redsilverchains and I have been having a blast making up fake plotlines for the hypothetical 7 seasons of Firefly right here. I feel like I want to turn this into a meme somehow and get a bunch of people in on it, but I'm not sure how to organize it. Thoughts?
lirazel: ([ff] family)
1. I'm having a very interesting discussion here regarding Angel and his morality. And I think I'm ticking someone off. I'd love y'all's thought on whether or not I'm being insensitive and/or wanky--it's so hard to gauge tone on the internets! I'm Lirazel, obvs. Scroll down a bit until people start talking about whether Angel is redeemable. Also: spoilers for Twilightgate!

2. [livejournal.com profile] redsilverchains and I have been having a blast making up fake plotlines for the hypothetical 7 seasons of Firefly right here. I feel like I want to turn this into a meme somehow and get a bunch of people in on it, but I'm not sure how to organize it. Thoughts?
lirazel: ([btvs] coal bin)
Yes, that's right! It's complete! *dances with glee*

But before we get to the actual chapter, I need to ask a question. I hate to be a tease about this, but I'm considering writing a sequel to this story. Starring Dawn and a certain someone who may be more than he seems (also, probably with some Andrew and Lessie love. Because I love them). I just wanted to know if anyone would be interested in reading such a story. It would probably be very plotty, focused on Dawn's Keyness and the Immortal's backstory, as well as on their romance....There probably wouldn't be much Buffy and Spike (though I'd be positively shocked if they didn't show up for at least a few cameos), either.

Again, I'm not positive that I'm going to do it, and if I do, it might be quite some time before I get around to it, as I have other obligations that are quite time-consuming.

So my question is three-pronged: A) Would your read it, B) Would you read it even if I don't actually write it for a while, and C) Would those of you who don't watch my journal like for me to notify you via PM should I ever actually post said story.

Let me know! Now, on to the story!

Title: Love and Blackmail
Fandom: Buffyverse
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] good__evil's Art-a-Thon
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: post-"Not Fade Away"
Characters/Pairings: Dawn, Buffy/Spike, Andrew, the Immortal, OC Slayer
Warnings: Dawn worship. You heard me.
Installment: Three of three.
A/N: Title and summary quote come from "The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland, one of my favorite poets. Artwork by the talented [livejournal.com profile] amyxaphania. And many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for enthusiasm, punishment ideas (you are as brilliantly devious as Dawn), and major help in revamping (heh!) the epilogue. I honestly couldn't have done it without you.
Summary: "Love and blackmail are the gist of it." Dawn knows exactly what her sister needs in order to move on after Sunnydale--and exactly how to make it happen.

Previous chapters here and here.



Part Three )
lirazel: ([btvs] coal bin)
Yes, that's right! It's complete! *dances with glee*

But before we get to the actual chapter, I need to ask a question. I hate to be a tease about this, but I'm considering writing a sequel to this story. Starring Dawn and a certain someone who may be more than he seems (also, probably with some Andrew and Lessie love. Because I love them). I just wanted to know if anyone would be interested in reading such a story. It would probably be very plotty, focused on Dawn's Keyness and the Immortal's backstory, as well as on their romance....There probably wouldn't be much Buffy and Spike (though I'd be positively shocked if they didn't show up for at least a few cameos), either.

Again, I'm not positive that I'm going to do it, and if I do, it might be quite some time before I get around to it, as I have other obligations that are quite time-consuming.

So my question is three-pronged: A) Would your read it, B) Would you read it even if I don't actually write it for a while, and C) Would those of you who don't watch my journal like for me to notify you via PM should I ever actually post said story.

Let me know! Now, on to the story!

Title: Love and Blackmail
Fandom: Buffyverse
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] good__evil's Art-a-Thon
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: post-"Not Fade Away"
Characters/Pairings: Dawn, Buffy/Spike, Andrew, the Immortal, OC Slayer
Warnings: Dawn worship. You heard me.
Installment: Three of three.
A/N: Title and summary quote come from "The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland, one of my favorite poets. Artwork by the talented [livejournal.com profile] amyxaphania. And many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for enthusiasm, punishment ideas (you are as brilliantly devious as Dawn), and major help in revamping (heh!) the epilogue. I honestly couldn't have done it without you.
Summary: "Love and blackmail are the gist of it." Dawn knows exactly what her sister needs in order to move on after Sunnydale--and exactly how to make it happen.

Previous chapters here and here.



Part Three )
lirazel: ([btvs] extraordinary)
About a thousand and a half years ago, I posted the first part of a fic for [livejournal.com profile] good__evil"s Art-a-thon. You may or may not remember it. I subsequently got completely distracted by a million other things and I've only just recently returned to it. I apologize profusely that it took so long; I've had a blast writing it, and with some encouragement (*coughangeariacough*), I'm back with the next chapter! And I'm already working on the one after that!

So! On to the next chapter of Dawn-worship!

Title: Love and Blackmail
Fandom: Buffyverse
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] good__evil's Art-a-Thon
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: post-"Not Fade Away"
Characters/Pairings: Dawn, Buffy/Spike, Andrew, the Immortal, OC Slayer
Warnings: Dawn worship. You heard me.
Installment: Two of three.
A/N: Title and summary quote come from "The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland, one of my favorite poets. Artwork by the talented [livejournal.com profile] amyxaphania. And many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for characterization thoughts, polka suggestions, and understanding my Immortal (hee!) even better than I do. Most of his better lines (and some of Dawn's!) in this section are her handiwork. Thanks so much!
Summary: "Love and blackmail are the gist of it." Dawn knows exactly what her sister needs in order to move on after Sunnydale--and exactly how to make it happen.

Previous chapter here.



Part Two )

Continued in Part Three.
lirazel: ([btvs] extraordinary)
About a thousand and a half years ago, I posted the first part of a fic for [livejournal.com profile] good__evil"s Art-a-thon. You may or may not remember it. I subsequently got completely distracted by a million other things and I've only just recently returned to it. I apologize profusely that it took so long; I've had a blast writing it, and with some encouragement (*coughangeariacough*), I'm back with the next chapter! And I'm already working on the one after that!

So! On to the next chapter of Dawn-worship!

Title: Love and Blackmail
Fandom: Buffyverse
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] good__evil's Art-a-Thon
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: post-"Not Fade Away"
Characters/Pairings: Dawn, Buffy/Spike, Andrew, the Immortal, OC Slayer
Warnings: Dawn worship. You heard me.
Installment: Two of three.
A/N: Title and summary quote come from "The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland, one of my favorite poets. Artwork by the talented [livejournal.com profile] amyxaphania. And many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] angearia for characterization thoughts, polka suggestions, and understanding my Immortal (hee!) even better than I do. Most of his better lines (and some of Dawn's!) in this section are her handiwork. Thanks so much!
Summary: "Love and blackmail are the gist of it." Dawn knows exactly what her sister needs in order to move on after Sunnydale--and exactly how to make it happen.

Previous chapter here.



Part Two )

Continued in Part Three.
lirazel: ([ats] shanshu)
I've been a really bad lj-er lately, and I apologize.

But here's my offering, in an attempt to get back in y'all's good graces. [livejournal.com profile] angearia wanted everybody to write a Halloween piece; mine's late, I'm sad to say. I wrote it while I was sitting in the pew before church this morning (hee!), and it may or may not have been partially inpsired by this fun drabble by [livejournal.com profile] ladyofthelog. It's very silly.

Title: It Runs in the Family
Fandom: Buffyverse
Rating: PG for some slight naughtiness
Characters: Dawn, Spike, Angel
Timeperiod: Set in some future where everybody's been reunited.
Wordcount: 100 exactly!
Summary: Yet another quality Dawn's inherited from her sister.

Halloween silliness here )

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