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Lovely day today. Sunny, warm sight breeze, people out doing the gardening. It might even feel like a summer day, were it not for the lovely Spring flowers in bloom. A day that puts a smile on your face.

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Well Alpha Male Madness are down to the final two, Sam and Dean Wincester. Dean is of course winning but I kind of liked this comment

"I really like both these guys but Sam gets my vote. Dean ended up torturing people and enjoying it and crumbling under the torture, so he loses some alpha male points. Sorry Dean i'm voting for Sammy. He's been using his abilities he hates for the greater good and that's sacrifice. I have no doubt lots of fans will vote on who they 'fancy' I am voting on strength this season as a male fan"

See there are male fans of the show, it is not all females. The show does have more than pretty boys, even if that helps a lot.

If you do want to vote, go here

Dean is winning at present, but then Dean seems to win at all these type of things!

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On the subject of voting, March Madness at Buffyfest is also down to the final two. It is between Spike and Buffy, so if you want to vote there go here you do not need to register to vote they take anon votes a well.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sueworld2003 for the heads up.

ETA I have a slight problem with spelling, in that I have a slight word blindness. I cannot differentuate vowels. It just took me ages to find seize in the dictionary.
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I do tend to stay away from fandom boards, usually for a very good reason, in that they annoy me to death with bias. I of course hear things that are going on, and just makes me happy that I stick to my lj flist. Where the the people are more balanced, and sane!

I have heard two things recently that have me throwing my hands up in dispair.

One is that Season Seven of Buffy was too Spike-centric. The other is that the next episode of Supernatural (I haven't even seen the clip), is too Sam-centric!

For gawds sake. Spike as a recurring character, he just got a soul. As usual, it was Buffy-centric. She was in just about every scene. Which, yes she is the title character, and should get a good story arc, but when you take that souled Angel had his own series, and Spike was going through and interesting story arc in just getting a soul, meant that that was one of the best bits about Season Seven. Far better than the rather boring season arc of The First and The Potentials. Or Andrew taking over from Xander. If any of the four core characters was underplayed it was Xander. Then NB had his own problems that season, which might be why Andrew pretty much replaced him, not Spike!

Now after who can count how many Dean centric episodes there have been this season of Supernatural, one of the two major characters (yes there is only two, that non entity of an Angel Castiel is NOT a major character) MIGHT get a half decent episode, we haven't seen it yet, so dont know what will happen in the episode, and people start complaining.

Sam's story line in interesting, he is the reason Dean was brought out of Hell, even if the damn Angel was the one who went and dragged him back. We have to know what is happening with Sam, and it's about time it was explained to us, that cannot be done without Sam getting a nice chunk of episode time, it is part of the major arc of Supernatural since the programme began.

Ok I am a Spike and Sam fan, but their arcs should get air time, without people complaining about it. They are in the damn shows, and both of them very interesting, and needing an explaination at to what is going on with them both.

Spike was always short changed on Buffy, and now I really don't want Sam short changed as well. Especially when there are only two major characters in the show!

Edit While on the subject of fandom rants, Chris Ryall has published a preview of an upcoming cover for the Angel series in IDW here

Could someone who can post a comment at his blog tell him how to spell DRUSILLA, please!

A nice person has! :-)
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These are my three responses to the [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday prompt this week! Yey, got inspired!

Crusing, Buffy )
Depression, Spike/Dru )
Natural Magic, Willow )
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Two for the prompt from me!

College Admin, Buffy )

Internet Woes, Willow )

This is the fourth time I have tried to post these drabbles, so I am keeping my fingers crossed it works this time! *sigh*
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Another response. Yet again not really a drabble, unless you count anything under 500 words a drabble!

Title Whatever I can do
Author woman_of_
Characters Giles, Buffy
Rating U
Word Count 456
Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] menomegirl who asked for "Would you consider a Buffy and Giles father/daughterish fic?" I tried my best, set in Season 3.

Whatever I Can Do )
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Well my usual three drabbles for the week! I'm on such a roll today. Can you tell this is the first day I have felt good in a long time?

Bow Wow, Spike, Drusilla )

Always the Same, Buffy )
Champion, Spike, Angel )

Well I went to [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk last year, and [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs gave us a talk on the art of writing drabbles. The secret is in the final sentence. So imagin my delight when I got this comment today from [livejournal.com profile] ayceey "I always like your final sentences, they're always good! :)". See if you got to the convention, you might learn something too!
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These are my Three for this week. Giles wanted to have a ficlet, but I managed to get him down to 100 words in the end!

Title Soul Flower, Angel )

Title Romance, Giles )

Slayer Legacy, Buffy )

Hope you enjoy
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After fighting for ages to get an idea, I got three, and they all wanted to grow. *sigh* so quite a struggle to keep these to 100 words!

Automoble, Spike )

Autopilot, Buffy early season 6 )

Automatic, Willow during Doppelgangland )

Well that is it done for this week!
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I had all three of these drabbles going through my head at the same time, so not sure how good any of them are. I keep jumping from one to the other!

Fashion, Angel, Cordelia )

Victorian Schoolboy, Buffy, Crazy!Spike )

School Report, Xander, Willow )

Done for this week! *sigh*
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Personality Traits Buffy, Willow and Xander )

She Is Worth It Spike )

Master Plans, Angelus )
That's my three for this week!
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They picked my prompt, so three drabbles for it! After Torchwood they really knew how to pile on the hurt, Destruction! Yes, pretty much feeling it here!

Appearances can be Deceptive, Angelus, Spike, Dru )

Memories, Buffy, Willow )

Self-destruct, Gunn, Wesley )
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Ok, I guess everyone knows by now that is Joss can get the funding and actors on board, he would sell out the comics in an instant. So canon? Not so much so. Then with what has gone on before in the Buffy!Verse, and the comics is there anything we can draw for the sexuality of the characters in the Buffy!Verse? Just my rambling thoughts.

Sexuality in the Buffy!Verse )

Will stop rambling now!
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Did three drabbles for this weeks prompt "Dark" on [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday

Dark Alleys, Angel )
Second Sight, Spike/Drusilla )

Life of a Slayer, Buffy )
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You know what can be hell this time of year? Getting an annoying Christmas song stuck in your head! Especially one of Cliff Richards Christmas Songs! *sigh* Anyway on with the drabbles!

Xander )

Cordelia )

Buffy )
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Not been feeling too well this week. Spend more hours in bed than awake. But have eaten today and yesterday, so that is making me feel a bit better. But despite about 12 hours sleep, I am still feeling tired.

Enough of that, I did three drabbles for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday for the prompt Time, and two drabbles for the seasonal community [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_sd, so I thought I would post them here.

Buffy Season One )

Angel Pre-series )

Mayor Richard Wilkins the III )

June 2nd, 1953, Coronation )

New York, 1977 )
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Good Friends )

Flower Power )

Irratated!

Jul. 25th, 2007 12:14 pm
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Ok, not the outrage from last night, which I slept through. But my flist was a mess this morning. I have had to go through it three times to catch up. Posts all over the place, and out of order each time! Sigh.

I also seem to have the weirdest craving, not coffee, oh no.....Glasses of Water or Cranberry juice. What is going on, since when have I been this healthy?

Hero's double bill is on BBC2 tonight. Gotta watch and support them in showing these type of shows. Even if last week they did a whole article on Unreality shows, and didn't mention Supernatural on ITV at 9pm on Friday! Miffed, could have said something. Supernatural on terrestrail tv is being so overlooked.

Buffy did get two mentions on Radio times, came in No 5 in top 20 unreal shows (they didn't include Dr Who, as they just assumed it would be first, could've included it just so see), and Red Dwarf was first. Then on the article where Channel four is celebrating 40 years of the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain, Buffy got a mention for Willow (that is for men, Queen Victoria never thought that woman could be gay, and never outlawed it).

Anyway going out with David later today. So will be quiet!

Rebuilding

Apr. 30th, 2007 01:11 am
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Sorry my muse seems to have run away with the Project prompt from [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday. Another one!

Rebuilding

After they defeated The First, and destroyed the Hellmouth, they had to organise. The Watchers Council had not been perfect, but with the survivors of Sunnydale in charge they could make it better.

So they organised. They got weapons. They trained people. Some of the operatives from the council still lived. They tracked down Slayers, offered to show them what they had been chosen to do.

Andrew became a watcher, Xander watched after Buffy.

They became an army!
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Well my poll gave some interesting results, thank you so much for taking it! Ok, so more people on my flist are interested in Angel Season Six, than Buffy Season Eight (love you). While the considering Comics as canon was even, pretty much 50-50. Which may mean that any stories using the comic canon would have limited appeal. Then have to say that with the two comics I have just now, not inspired to do any fic from it.

Thoughts on Season Eight Big Bad )

How to Introduce New Characters Spike:Asylum Vs Buffy Season Eight )

Buffy's Monsters, Scary, Shocking or Oh Hum )
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Joss has picked the winner of the Dark Horse contest for someone to be portrayed in an upcoming episode of Buffy Season Eight. The issue will be #10. I got the link at Weldonesque, and it is here at myspace.

I have read the comments, and yes some sour grapes. I didn't write anything for the competition, well do I really want some artist portraying me in a comic, with some dodgy artwork, and characterisation. Anyway. Enough.

The husband wrote in for his wife, who will be portrayed. A "moving story". The fact that the husband is writing, in the role of a carer for someone with a mental illness, in this case schizophrenia, maybe. I really cannot see someone who really suffers from a mental illness saying that Drusilla was a role model, or in any aspects someone they would relate to at all.

Drusilla doesn't conform to any of the main mental illnesses, neither schizophrenia or Manic Depression. The writer is talking about mental illness like it is a progressively worsening condition. That is not the case. With the right medical treatment, people with mental illness can have an excellent quality of life. The life threatening aspects of the illness are suicide, or the wrong treatment and side effects. Which can be organ falure.

I am a little dubious of this, admittedly short, essay. It did sound to me like someone who was pulling the heartstings, and in this case won. Then maybe it was a character that Joss had in his head already, and that essay gave him the excuse to write the character.

If the essay really concerns two real people, then I wish then well. But if that is the honest views of a husband trying to care for his wife with schizophrenia, then he has very limited insight into his wifes care.

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