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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?


Re: Fanfic Sins...

stakebait

2002-06-07 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

*blinks* Rosebud? Like from Citizen Kane? Why?

Okay my morning is very surreal now. And they so need to hire us. Or even just grab a focus group off the street who could at least point out the leaps in logic and the plot holes within a single episode.

Mer

Re: Fanfic Sins...

mpoetess

2002-06-07 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Rosebud, as in, cringeworthy purple-prose slash term for asshole.

Re: Fanfic Sins...

stakebait

2002-06-07 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh. Gotcha. Well you have my sympathy because "asshole" is not precisely melodious. But if you ever use "throbbing manhood" I'm pretending I don't know you. :)

And I will never see Citizen Kane the same way again...

Mer

Re: Fanfic Sins...

mpoetess

2002-06-07 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Never have I used "throbbing manhood." Or even "manhood" except in as a snarky synonym for "masculinity." I have used "Spikehood" granted, in a sillyfic. There were piranhas hanging from it.

Re: Fanfic Sins...

stakebait

2002-06-07 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Ha! I can so see the facial expression. I wish I could make *that* into an icon, but we can't screen cap from my brain...

Mer

Re: Fanfic Sins...

mpoetess

2002-06-07 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

BRAINCAPS! I want braincaps! I'd never bug people for fanart again, if I could do braincaps.

Course, I also want brainvids and braineps...