timepiececlock: (Ahiru & Fakir text)
Back at the end of 2003 I wrote a 400 word humor drabble about Buffy, an anon vampire, and Willow, and I posted it at The Pit. I've never really posted Buffyfic to LJ much, but I thought I'd share this.

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Auditory Soul

Sunnydale, any random day, middle seasons


“Just, um. Why don’t you try to tell me what happened, maybe...”

“I was at this concert, ok? It was 3 months ago. This chick my girlfriend dug. I was dating a banshee, see, a real sweet thing, but she loved the depressing music. Helped her cry, to send humans into madness and stuff. So we’re sitting there, middle seats, )
timepiececlock: (Doctor [Nine] smiles)
I wrote this poem in 2002, a sort of fanfiction thing, which I used to do quite a lot of in high school but hardly ever do anymore. This one is a strange, abstract thing that has very little in it that is strictly BTVS... it could be read as not having to do with the show at all. But in my mind, it's for Spike.


"moon and sun and something grey"


fancy me with something grey
or maybe just some black and red
with guns and nails and pointy eyes
yes grey’s the thing, i think
not too much black you see,
i’m not quite dark as that
maybe was, but isn’t now
though there’s a one or two who’ll swear
my hat is bloodied and brown,
not white at all
and they’re closer than i want you to know

but you, well look at you!
all cream and yellow and orange
like needles in my eyes
didn’t anyone tell you too much sun can be a bad thing?
must be the california in you
spoiled little ray-child,
all righteous with your glowy skin matching hair
and that damn white cover you can’t lose for a minute.
you must’ve been odd as a brat,

no think thinking caps for you, it’s
did you remember your justice cap today dear?
wear it golden proud
and strike down the unvaliant, the unright, the made ungood
you and your stupid sunlight are all the same
all big-eyed laughter but no sense of humor
irony goes over your head, in my un-asked opinion

me? i’m a moon person, not that it matters to you
you of the
light and bright and all that morning shininess,
of the
i’m so happy in the sun in love and warm and—

—as I was saying,
a moon person, really;
stars are pretty too
but they’re really only little suns, so they don’t count.
in moonlight i could be green or blue or violet
i could be just like one of yours
…and i guess i’d still be only darkly grey
but it’s a pleasant thought, n’est-ce pas?

if you’d come out at night and see,
a moonbeam makes everything grey
orange is grey
and brown is grey
and grey is grey still
and you’re much prettier where i can see you
for real

the moonlight on your hair like that
i say
is maybe worth more than days in the sun,
not that it matters to you.
timepiececlock: (Spuffy burning hands)
My all time favorite Buffy fanfic is descant descending, by macha.

0.2.3 INCEPTION/ DIVINATION/ FATES

Before the World, the Word.

But even before the Word, the First Slayer began in silence, and her power rose with her out of Darkness to exist only in the moment of Death.

And it came to pass that as one died, the next was called, throughout recorded time.

But when the earth beneath wakes hungry, then one will come, and die, and two shall rise, one light, one dark, and the dark one shall covet light, and the light one shall fall into darkness.

The Slayer that was will drown, and the Slayer that is will jump, and the Slayer that shall be will storm the gates of the underworld.

And then in the final days either the Slayer will shatter or she will shatter the walls between dimensions, depending on whom she chooses to stand with her, and in any event this will be known in the demon worlds as the end of days.



Above all fics I might point people too, I encourage people the strongest to read this one. It's so creative and thoroughly presented, it makes me drool.


Close runner-ups:
Spiegel Im Spiegel by Fallowdoe
Daemons Luminati (a.k.a. Radiance), by [livejournal.com profile] lordshiva
timepiececlock: (Boom baby Greed!)
Fandom Music Videos

A mass list of fan videos by series/show:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=vidding (the community "memories" page of the "vidding" community on Livejournal-- everything from tv shows like BSG to movies like Equilibrium or shows like Band of Brothers)

reference list of vidding communities for sci-fi shows )

Is there an LJ comm for Lord of the Rings videos?
timepiececlock: (Dr Who - so many aliens)
Curse you [livejournal.com profile] donna_c_punk, for pointing me toward the Doctor Who Multifandom "Choose Your Own Companion" Ficathon.

Now I want to write a fic about Nine inadvertantly travelling with Tohru Honda.

Tohru Honda.

The brain, it boggles. Tohru would drive him absolutely bonkers, but she'd be so earnestly sincere that he wouldn't be able to hate her.

I'd need a prompt though. A situation/place/time/idea... something for them to react to.


EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] octopedingenue? Where are you? ::booming voice:: I have a task for you. (see comments below!)
timepiececlock: (Spuffy burning hands)
Aahhhhh...nostalgia. Spike/Buffy, my television OTP of OTPs. Fandom_wank brings back the memories.

[livejournal.com profile] avatar_fans, you think you have shipwars? You don't. You have ship pebble-tosses. Ship thumbwars. "You haven't even begun."

It's actually kind of nice though. Shipwars can be tiring (another reason I try to avoid the competitive side of HP fandom whenever I go back to it) and I've moved past the militant phase of my fandom youth toward the "lazy and self-serving" phase which focuses heavily on "ship and let ship" and "what do I care as long as I've got fic to read?"
timepiececlock: (Logan/Veronica love stories)
OMGEPIC!

Just because I don't think I've said it yet, and of course I must join in and due my part. Rewatching bits of 2x20 for the third time )

So...yeah... this is a rambling monologue about how pleased I am with my ship. Ignore any nonsensical jumps, please.

In other news, of all the people on this show, I wish I had Logan's silver tongue. They give him really articulate, clever lines. Not just funny lines, but lines with complex multiple meanings and quite an edge of wit. Even drunk he sounds so damn....smart. I have a weakness for a good turn of phrase, and Logan seems to spout a continuous stream of excellently turning words. And yet it doesn't annoy me; it just makes me kind of jealous. I can express my intelligence through my opinions, but I can't open my mouth and in 5 words convince people that I am both articulate and saavy by saying crude things in a really clever manner. On the spot. With no half hour in the bathroom thinking it up.

I'll be over here, feeling jealous over not having a team of writers in my head
at all times to make everything that pops out of my mouth brilliant.
timepiececlock: (iDrosselmeyer)
I was skimming the article "Boys' Comics vs Girls' Comics in Japan" on www.sleepisfortheweak.org, one of my favorite anime/manga review websites. While skimming the article, It made me think of both Twelve Kingdoms and Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (my first anime), for different reasons.

The article says this on teams/friendship in Shounen manga:
"He almost never goes at anything solo--he may be at the top in the end, but he'll never get there without his best friend/group of friends helping him, and he'd never turn his back on a single one of them (not even on the jerk or the hothead or the coward, because every group has at least one). ... ...but bonds outside of the main two or three people are usually less solid, and a shoujo lead is perfectly able to live her own life with her man and leave her friends to their own devices (or, frankly, out of the story)."


My first thought was for Sailor Moon, the series that was my first exposure to anime and to this day is my initially defining idea of shoujo (though this is probably a poor example, as SM is a superhero story more than what I now define as a shoujo story.) But when I think aobut it, SM actually differs quite a bit from other shoujo I've since read: the team and friendship is all-important to the story of SM. Although SM has a very prominent love story, the show is, in essence, about friendship and teamwork. In some ways it's oddly like Buffy-- the love life of the heroine and her brooding beau may go up or down, but at the end of the day she has her scooby gang and her wise mentor to make everything alright. SM is so into the idea of friendship and teamwork to fight the good fight that it's practically a Care Bears episode at times. Side note: Being fairly femnist-minded, I think I'm weirdly lucky that, for all its many flaws, my first anime was a superhero story where the girl is the hero and her boyfriend is a perpetual sidekick/villain... well, except for the first season where he's a dark rescuer with mysterious loyalties... oh fuck, I shoudl really sit down one day and list the ways Buffy was like Sailor Moon.

The primary focus on friendship/teamwork doesn't make SM any less shoujo (there's a lot of other ways the series defines shoujo cliche, especially in the little things), but it makes me curious to realize that, when I think back on it, I actually can't remember many other shoujo series I've read where teamwork/friendship is a big deal. It's certainly not a big deal in Fushigi Yuugi (teamwork that is, as friendship *is* a big deal but only because the best friend is the antagonist of the series), the only other shoujo series I can think of at the moment that I've seen from start to finish (Princess Tutu doesn't count because that series is its own genre of themes and styles.) Is Paradise Kiss a shoujo series? For some reason I want to label it something else.

The article says this on goals in Shoujo manga:
Shoujo is usually less about the goal and more about the "getting there," so, while a shounen manga may have a very desirable ambition and a very specific route the characters must follow to succeed, shoujo titles usually stay away from that formula and focus more on the varying things that happen to the lead throughout her life.


That made me think of The Twelve Kingdoms, where lack of focus is never a problem for the heroine's plotline, and the story is all about the adventure. This was then followed by the thought "You know, 12K has a lot of the elements of a shonen series." Why? Because it's a cool adventure story about action and fighting and war and battles and politics. Its main character just happens to be female instead of male. And I don't mean she embodies traditionally "masculine" traits, because she doesn't-- she just happens to be set on an adventure where she learns to kick ass and take names and save the kingdom from destruction.

I'd love to have more series like that. I can name the few that I've watched that are like that on one hand: (12K, SM, Read Or Die OVA, Princess Tutu)

I'd love to see more anime or manga where you can have battles and adventure and drama... and the hero is female. I want more Buffy's and more Beatrix Kiddo's in my anime, please.


(Also, when is Adult Swim going to grab 12K, anyway? That show would work so well for them.)
timepiececlock: (Paku & Katara - Liar)
[livejournal.com profile] vickiso made a video to BTVS's "Walk Through The Fire" from Once More, With Feeling, using clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Is that a crossover? A fusion maybe? But either way, it made my heart happy in a funky fangirl way.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/katara_zuko/107184.html
Spoilers for Avatar: through 2x04 (very lightly, mostly through 2x01)

6 Reasons to watch this video:

1. Once again, proof that BTVS+A:TLA=love.
2. Sokka: "What if Buffy can't defeat it?"
3. There aren't enough vids out there that use the music from "Once More, With Feeling".
4. There will never be enough vids that use the music from "Once More, With Feeling". Especially with entertaining clip choice.
5. Zuko: "The torch I bear is scortching me." (the tongue-in-cheek irony, how it scortches!)
6. "I'm free if that bitch dies" = [livejournal.com profile] rashaka in fangasm crossover crack heaven.


Note: If you've never seen Avatar before but have seen Buffy, this vid will probably give you entirely the wrong idea about the various canon character relationships. But its charm is that although the relationships are sideways, the Avatar-character-to-BtVS-voice choices are quite appropriately selected.
timepiececlock: (Spuffy burning hands)
My roommate K just informed me that she never saw how Buffy ended.

We were talking about romance and I ended up talking about Spike's redemptive romantic character arc and how much I loved season 7 and she ASKED ME HOW IT ENDED.

I nearly died on the spot. I had to cover my mouth not to speak.


We're watching all of season 7, from the beginning, over Spring Break. OMG SHE'S GONNA CRY. SHE'S A CRIER. THEN I MIGHT CRY BECAUSE SHE'LL CRY.

This viewing will be possible due to the kindness of a certain wonderful someone. ::winks:: You know who you are. Thank you so much, because now my friend's gonna get to see it too.

whee!

Mar. 15th, 2006 12:43 am
timepiececlock: (Spike 1977 staff)
Someone made a Spike-centric Buffy/Blood+ crossover. And here I thought my birthday wasn't for another 11 days.
timepiececlock: (Spuffy burning hands)
I think I need to buy Season 6 of Buffy on DVD. Seriously. Because I was just thinking about "Once More With Feeling", and "Tabula Rasa", and how much I'd like to see those episodes again. Cause damn, they were pretty and romantic and happy and sad.

And then I'll have to buy Season 7 so that I'll feel okay again after I finish Season 6, which will no doubt leave me depressed. Plus Season 7 ends with the burning hands, which is still my choice for most purely romantic tv moment of any show I've loved.
timepiececlock: (Spike naked! YAY!)
For all my old school Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans on my flist, I have a rec:

A short, hilarious fan comic by [livejournal.com profile] awmp and [livejournal.com profile] marsterslady, featuring Spike, Buffy, Giles, and Dracula.

page 1

page 2

Most funny. Especially for the little animated touches.
timepiececlock: (time travellers)
Season 7:
BUFFY
But you're right. I mean, I... I guess everyone's alone. But being a slayer? There's a burden we can't share.

FAITH
And no one else can feel it. (beat) Thank God we're hot chicks with superpowers.

BUFFY
Takes the edge off.

FAITH
Comforting.

BUFFY
Mm-hmm.




I was thinking about making this a Fruits Basket icon. Maybe like so:



YUKI
But you're right. I mean, I... I guess everyone's alone. But being a Sohma? There's a burden others can't share.

KYO
No one else can feel it. (beat) Thank God we're seriously hot.

YUKI
Takes the edge off.

KYO
Comforting.



Anyone wanna make it for me? In my day of extreme laziness? We could have lots of different versions!
timepiececlock: (NaruSaku - distance)
Last night while trying to fall asleep I made a list in my head of my "most OTP OTPs"... i.e. the pairings I'm most emotionally invested in, and the ones I think are "even more meant for each other than your normal OTP." Televison and anime/manga. In order of true-est.

P.S.: I typed for two hours to write this stuff. It's like a mega-essay. So please, comment! Squee with me or disagree, I don't care. :) Let me know what you think. What your most-OTP OTPs are.

Anime (big spoilers for Princess Tutu, Escaflowne, Fruits Basket, and Gundam Wing, mild spoilers for Sailor Moon, and Ranma 1/2 )


Television (spoilers for Buffy, Farscape, The X Files )


What did you learn from this meme?

That just as often as Shaka's ships have happy endings, the other half of them ends in tragedy or bittersweet departure. I guess I come from the Casablanca / Gone With The Wind school of romance.


*CURSE THE BEE! THE DAMN BEE!
timepiececlock: (Dark Tower and Roland)
I am currently reading Stephen King's 5th Dark Tower book, Wolves of the Calla.

I know, I know. I'm horribly, horribly behind. And just last week he released the 7th and final book, the book to end his magnum opus, his masterpiece, his work to encompass all works.

And I'm still a book and a half behind! ::reads furiously::


Still, I bring all this up because I was think about "universes" in fandom and I've decided that I fall back on the Dark Tower approach.

You see, fandom likes to present each show/book/play/film/comic as existing in its own "verse." There's HarryPotterverse and WestWingverse and Buffyverse. And beyong Buffyverse, there is Jossverse. One can reflect on the fact that the "verses" of the Terminator films and the Matrix films are practically interchangeable-- The Matrix is what happens when John Conner and the rebels lose to the rise of the machines. Or that the crew of Serenity from Firefly might as well be flying around in the same space as the crew of The Bebop from Cowboy Bebop, because the settings for both shows are almost exactly the same.

You may even be pondering what will happen the day the Guold run into the Peacekeepers for the first time. Who will win: the space-Nazis or the psuedo-godly worms?

And of course, there's the fact that Highlander-verse is cross-able with absolutely anything and everything.

So where am I going with this? Back to the Dark Tower, of course.

Stephen King's Dark Tower series (The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower, respectively) are based on a concept that he has woven into all the fiction he's ever written: that in the end, all universes and all worlds converge, and at the center is the Dark Tower. He's even said that as he's written over his carreer and ever since he started writing the Dark Tower series (20 years ago?), he's come to realize that all his characters in some way belong to the universes and worlds surrounding the Dark Tower.

Now, having read 4 and 3/4 of the 7 book series over the course of the last 5 years, I have to say that in my head, it's bigger than that. The way Stephen King sets up the idea of his Dark Tower is so beautifully meta that I can't help but want to use it to encompass all fandoms everywhere. There's no such thing as a fanfic crossover that could never happen. Because they're all linked through the Dark Tower at the center of all universes.

In my head, every fandom verse is somehow a world that branches of from the Dark Tower. Stephen King, with his beautiful mind, has created a fandom with which I can cross or converge or tie-in any other fandom ever created.
timepiececlock: (fuck it or fight it Spuffy)
Giles is a pain in my slayer neck.

He hobbles about and I have to waste 4 continues trying to keep him from getting killed.

Anyway, I'm on level 5 now, wandering the FE's version of Alternate!Sunnydale looking for my Scoobies.

Is it just me, or does VideoGame!Buffy stand just a little too close to VideoGame!Ethan Rayne?

AAAAAAAACK! My VideoGame!Buffy has sexual chemistry with the enemy!

....Alright, so it is Buffy we're talking about here and that kind of chemistry is to be expected I suppose. But Ethen? Ick. Clearly fewer pixels on the tv means fewer standards for this heroine's love life. Flirt with Spike, dammit! He's like right next to you! Which button is "flirt" on Playstation controllers?

Best get her back to DVD soon where she's attracted to properly sexy villains.

On other comments... I get a kick out of VideoGame!Willow and VideoGame!Tara together. And the character designs for all the characters are pretty good, I think. In most respects they have made an effort to make them looke like the characters. Willow's eyes are particularly well done.

The Bad News: I'm on level five and I still haven't figured out how to throw the holy water or hellfire bottles.

Also, the game pamphlet says I can kill things with the axe, but so far, not the case. I can damage them with axes, but I have to stake them for them to die.
timepiececlock: (in spite of everything)
This female demands that any punk who reads her journal who happens to write Spuffyfic automatically step forward and admit it, cause she needs to feed her addiction yo, and why in gods name don't people advertise?! You will only be praised!!

Any of you lazy folk who friended me and didn't tell me that you write Spuffyfic, for shame. Step forward so that I might read your stuff and lather you with praise.

Seriously, reading fic is what I do. Holding out on me is like denying cigarettes to Spike when Buffy just dumped him for the 7th time... it's simply cruel...
timepiececlock: (square dancing)
I have to stop reading other people's episode summaries.

I just have to... stop.

I was happy. Really, really, happy. And other people's comments are making me feel depressed, and what's more making me bad for liking the show.

Unlike a lot of you, I like this show, I like this season, and I liked the last episode.

And I don't want to be made to feel bad for actually liking my favorite show on tv.

So I'm just going to skip all the episode summaries for the next 2 weeks until it ends. Or, most of them. I'll probably break and read a few. I'm weak.

But instead I'll be commenting on icons and fic and random stuff, rather than ep response/discussion.

ETA: This is not meant to pinpoint one specific person. And see previous post where I said I :heart: you all and want to read your fic. Just not ep summaries, for another 14 or so days.

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