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Title: Kiss
Feedback: always welcome
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Spike/Giles
Summary: two perspectives on "on your knees"
Rating: teen
Notes: mildly kinky
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Who needs 'em

Vicky scowled at the anorexic porn-star swizzle-stick.

"Fucking bald arsehole."

She desultorily stirred her drink, only looking up briefly to glare at the barkeep staring unabashedly down the front of her sharp business suit.

Something soft pressed against her back, and a sweet, exotic fragrance enveloped her.

"Yeah! Men are such guys," a squeaky voice breathed in her ear. Vicky lifted a bleary eye to the mirror, and saw only herself.

She looked over her shoulder at the gorgeous blonde smiling coyly at her. "Too right," she slurred, and knocked over her drink as she turned to grab her fantasy.
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I've been reading the Buffy board on Television without Pity.
<sigh>
I don't know why I always do that to myself, when I know I'm gonna hate it. Anyway, Ostentatious gave a very well-put, somewhat satisfying rant about the Willow's magic addiction storyline, and I agree with most of what she/he(?) said. I just get so tired thinking about it, the way you do when you're deeply unsatisfied with something, but know there's nothing whatsoever you can do about it. One bad episode you can just sort of ignore or explain away, but when the season arch stinks, it's hard not to get frustrated and disappointed. I only care because I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's the one show I not only hope for, but expect excellent storylines and acting from.

And it's not only that I thought the addiction storyline was a dud, it's that it (almost) totally wrecks everything they had built up about Willow's power issues, identity crisis, and supressed passive-aggressive anger. A character they built up over 6 years! A fascinating, well-rounded, deep character you could identify with, and they suddenly decide to use her very real-life issues as a metaphor for some totally other real-life issue, and "resolve" it in a cheap, unsatisfying way.

I'm not saying that drug addiction/abuse is not a relevant issue, but I agree with the person (I wish I remember who, maybe it was one of the TwoP recappers) who said that Willow's powerabuse was about (used to be about) her controlling herself and her surroundings, not about letting go.

This reminds me of Saber ShadowKitten's story What I Did on my Summer Vacation. (Willow/Angel, Content warning: Deals with the idea of Dominance/Submission, NC-17) --Go read that if you want a good story that deals with Willow's power issues ^_^
Saber ShadowKitten has a wonderful grasp of the characters, and an amusing tendency to pick up on the character development archs and take them to their logical (and highly entertaining) conclusion years before Joss. Her stories are always funny, emotionally intense, and action packed. She writes (wrote) both gen, het and slash.
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I read one of the LJ communities just now. I had hoped I'd like them better than I usually do message boards, but I pretty much hated it. There are too many people involved in the discussions, most of them with "me too" or long, rambling, point-less letters.

There are some very interesting, well-argued, often witty entries that I want to answer, because I disagree with them, or have something relevant (imho) to add.
But there are of course always a dozen irrelevant annoying replies, clueless morons, semi-cluefull but too lazy to make their point clearly and concisely pests, and just annoying yes-men. I like the "you suck, and you'll all burn in Hell!" replies better.

There were two topics on the (in the?) Buffy community I find quite interesting, and would have liked to hear other people's opinions on, if other people didn't annoy me so much, of course. I didn't comment on them in the community, because I don't have the patience to try to find out if someone else already had pretty much the same thing to say.

So you get to be the lucky audience ^_^
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Title: White Satin Pumps
Feedback: always welcome
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Willow/Tara, Willow/rented shoes
Summary: Willow goes to the bridal shop with Anya, after breaking up with Tara
Rating: teen
Notes: sex
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