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I Blame the Dutch mpoetess
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Between this icon (by the beauteous robintcj) and the story I just finished reading, I may never stop rolling on the floor today.

Said story is by karabair, and proves that is not without redeeming virtues, though granted I had to be directly linked there; I'd never have found it on my own. It's a parody of Chekhov's A Lady's Story called A Slayer's Story, and mocks pretty much all the cast of both shows in a meta sort of way, though it's by nature concentrated on B/A, to parallel the romance in the original story.

A quote: "Silence again. This could not be good for ratings, I think, and then I remember that I no longer have a show. I thought of the past, I wondered why I had suddenly switched verb tenses and whether this is an issue of stylistic choice or the subtleties of Russian translation. I felt unbearably sorry for my poor showless self, and for Angel, languishing on the WB, which most people would not even consider to be a network, although he often tells me it is better than UPN."


2004-02-20 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Your icon cracks me up. *g*



2004-02-20 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)

All kudos to Robin; I'm still cracking up myself.


2004-02-20 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Your icon is practically a drabble! ::reads it again happily::

So true. So very, very true..



2004-02-20 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)

I in no way watched it about 8 times before finally breaking my gaze free...

thanks for the shoutout


2004-02-22 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for the shoutout on my silly Chekhov story.
I do think kind of sucks, but I'm just getting
the hang of all this. I used to write "Homicide"
fic back in the day (the day when it was a show,
that is), and nobody blogged then --

Anyway, since I know it's hard to navigate,
I'm putting the link to a new story I just
posted --

It's Faith & Buffy (not Faith/Buffy, at least I don't think it's going that way, though I'm frankly not sure what Faith's gonna do when I wind her up and let her go --)

This section somehow ended up being about Henry James. I really don't get this, I hardly ever abuse 19th century authors in fiction. Truly. I'm working on the next part, which is Buffy's POV. Spike's there too, at least in spirit --

Re: thanks for the shoutout


2004-02-27 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)

That's good stuff, there! I love your Faith, tucked into a bubble bath and reading Henry James (my sympathies; getting through the actual prose of even Turn of the Screw, much as I love the plot, was hard enough for me) at least partially just because somebody told her she couldn't. And picturing Buffy as the less than brilliant heroine... hee!



2004-02-27 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)

I think my Faith crush really started when (in my favorite episode, "Who are you?" I realized how much we both like long baths. I do dig James, esp. "Portrait," but I certainly see how people don't. Considering that Faith already has a complex about people thinking she's stupid (which she's clearly not, sez I), I think a few months with know-it-all Robin could start grating on anybody.

And there is more to Buffy in this scene than meets the eye -- I had to rewatch the end of season 7 (which took longer than it should, because I have to watch all of Buffy & Spike's scenes in the last 3 episodes, 3 times at least before moving on), but I'm ready to go.

Also, mpoetess, I passed on your Spike/Xander pages to one of my friends, and she's completely addicted :).