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Mixed up vampires


TBQ and Keren both point out quite rightly that Angel(us) draws and paints; Spike wrote poetry when he was human. Having Angel write a poem to Spike or Spike sketching Angel lying naked in bed, doesn't work, and can make you look like, well...like you haven't been watching the show(s).

Though I can see it working in a situation where the author makes it obvious that she's aware of that fact -- for instance, Angel making fun of William's bad poetry, and modern-day Spike challenging him to do better -- or Spike repaying Angel's gift of a naked painting of the two of them together, with stick-figure porn.

Not what I was going to say. What I was going to say was, Joss sort of buggered up his own canon, and confused the newbies, on the drawing!Spike issue. Spike's little shrine to Buffy in the basement of his crypt includes several sketches of her -- so unless they were ones that Angel did, and Spike managed to steal them from Buffy, or rescue them from the mansion/factory-ruins, Spike can at least sketch.

Note that I'm not suggesting people should run with this -- I'm more pointing out that Joss and co. can be just as guilty of muddying their own continuity. Granted, they're allowed, because it's their continuity, or lack thereof -- but it still makes me want to grab somebody and say "Look, we have a group of about 20 diehard fans with eyes, memories, critical thinking skills and in some cases postgraduate degrees. We'll work for free. Please? Please?


witchwillow

2002-06-06 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

::blushes::

guilty.

1) I think I have used childe

2) have definately had Willow saying "Oh Goddess" - though mainly when extremely upset. And it does relate to a later plot point in the fic. But still ::blush::

3)uhmm you should probably never read Dark Delight.

Which Mp, I"m going to work on right this minute, ,since I can't get my ass to bed, cause I need something to do to stop thinking about the apparently non-existant bomb that's not on tv.

kita0610

2002-06-06 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh hell, I use childe too. I don't mind the word like MP, TBQ etc. do. There are many stories I love it in. But sparingly, and in some sort of context.

But, for instance, Angel randomly referring to Spike that way in an argument? Not so much.


mpoetess

2002-06-06 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Er. /me admits to using childe in Domestic Piranhas, I believe, and possibly at least once in Chocolately Goodness. Not in direct address, though.

mpoetess

2002-06-06 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now, of course, I'll have to go do a text search and see...

kita0610

2002-06-06 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

HA! You've all been corrupted! I stand victorious! The word is vindicated!!!!!

CHILDE CHILDE CHILDE.

Fwheeeee!

lol

AGGGGHHHH

thete1

2002-06-07 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)

KILL KILL KILL!!!

I HATE THAT WORD SO FUCKING MUCH!!!

*breathes*

But not as much as "childer." *shudders*

Knocks me *right* out of a story.

And... damn. I'm almost *sure* Angelus breaks Giles' fingers.