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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 ff.net 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."


eliade

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

Your icon cracks me up. *g*

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mpoetess

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

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

janedavitt

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

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

So true. So very, very true..

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mpoetess

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

likeadeuce

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

Thanks for the shoutout on my silly Chekhov story.
I do think ff.net 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 --

http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1743645

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

mpoetess

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!

thanks

likeadeuce

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 :).