Fic: Promises, FRC, Gen

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Title: Promises
Author: Will_conqueror1
Rating: FRC
Summary: The day Rupert was born Clara made a promise to look after her little brother. Over the years she took many opportunities to make good on that promise.
Word Count: ~2400

A/N: This is a prequel to my Misadventures of Ru and Clara series, which is unfortunately not yet ready to post, but in the meantime I have this series of snapshots from Clara’s point of view, to introduce you to the characters. The Misadventures series is a prequel to my Chronicles of Ripper series.
A/N: Thanks to Littleotter73 for the Beta and for all her help and guidance as I try to get this series off the ground.


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A fannish update...

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:15 pm
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Now that I've talked about real life a bit, I guess it's time for a bit of a fandom-related update. I'm not watching a lot of television lately, and the handful of shows that I am watching tend to be webseries rather than more traditional series. We'll see if that changes in the coming months?

I finally was able to start playing Mass Effect: Andromeda and have fallen back in love with the whole ME universe. I know a lot of people didn't like ME:A, but I really loved it. It's not my favorite game (that's still ME2), but I do think it might have moved to the #2 spot on my list. Could it have been better? Sure. But that doesn't mean I don't love it (and the characters) any less.

On a somewhat related note, I still love Dragon Age. I haven't been playing it as much lately, since ME has been taking up so much of my time, but I've gone back to working on fic. Which is a good thing, because DA is one of those rare fandoms that makes me want to write longfic. Even though I kind of suck at writing longfic and take forever to finish stories that are more than 5000 words.

I've also continued with my Critical Role obsession, to the surprise of nobody. The current storyline is slowly drawing to a close, and I'm expecting Vox Machina's tale to come to a close by the end of the year. Which makes me sad, since I love the characters. But on the other hand, a new story! With new characters! My chances of convincing people to start watching will greatly increase when they don't have 400+ hours to watch in order to get caught up.

Speaking of which, Dungeons & Dragons continues to eat a lot of my free time. I have two weekly games that I play in online via Roll20, one on Friday nights and one on Sunday nights. Then I have another Roll20 game on Saturday nights where I'm the DM. And then, because I have no sense of self-preservation, every other Sunday afternoon I walk over to the gaming store near my apartment to play in another campaign.

So, basically, every other week? I play four D&D games in a little over 48 hours. And even when I'm not cramming four games in, I'm still playing three. Which isn't much better.

Oops?

Um, let's see. What other fannish things should I talk about?

Geek and Sundry and Alpha are behind most of the webseries that I'm watching nowadays. There's Critical Role, of course, which I've already mentioned. Then there's Eric's TBD RPG, an awesome Doctor Who RPG that just recently came to an end and was replaced with Shield of Tomorrow, a Star Trek RPG. Oh, and Sagas of Sundry which is just... gods, it's hard to describe. It's creepy and amazing and I highly recommend it.

I'm not watching Vast yet (another one of their RPGs), but I've heard good things about it. It's definitely on my list, whenever I have free time again. (I also watch The Wednesday Club, but it's a bunch of geeks sitting around and talking about comics for two hours each week rather someone I'm particularly fannish about. It's a lot of fun if you like comics, though.)

Based on the recent Doctor Who casting news, I'm cautiously optimistic that I might be able to start watching regularly again. I managed to watch some of the episodes from this most recent series but not all of them. Still, the ones that I was able to watch reminded me just how much I miss this show. I really hope that, once Moffat is gone, it will feel more like Doctor Who to me again.

The upcoming fourth and final season of Star Wars: Rebels has me both excited and terrified. I want to see what happens, but at the same time... well, it's Star Wars. I know going in that there was a good chance a lot of the characters wouldn't actually live through the show. The question is this: who and how?

I really need to start thinking about Yuletide and what fandoms I want to nominate this year, since it's coming up fast. This might be the first time in years that I haven't even started thinking about it yet, though. That will deserve its own post in a few weeks, when I try to start brainstorming.

A long overdue RL update...

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:42 pm
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So, yes, I'm still alive. Life in general has been busy lately, and the little bit of spare time I've had has been taken up by D&D and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Oops?

Work has been ridiculous lately. It's not really something that I can talk about in detail, but there's definitely quite a bit of tension between the higher ups and, well, a large percentage of the employees who aren't being paid six figures annually. Let's just say that the amount of work expected of most employees has gone up while salaries haven't (except for the higher ups, who magically were able to get raises when people making significantly less than them weren't), and I'm very worried the directors are going to find out first-hand just how screwed they are if a large number of people all turn in their notice and walk.

Mainly because I'm not in a position where I can afford to do that, no matter how much I might want to sometimes. Which means I'll also be somewhat screwed if anyone turns in their notice.

Add in the aforementioned extra work and the fact that several people have been out for health-related reasons, meaning our workload is even heavier, and... well, needless to say, it's not been fun.

Let's see... I should probably talk about the cats, huh?

Garrus and Percy are getting along surprisingly well. The first few weeks were a bit rocky, but once they got used to each other (and realized just how similar they are), things became a lot smoother. They're at the point where they're regularly grooming each other and sleeping just a few inches apart, which is a lot better than I was hoping for after less than two months.

I still miss Tali a lot, obviously, but the fact that Garrus and Percy are getting along so well is definitely helping. Percy is a doll, and I'm already at the point where I can't imagine him not being here. I just, you know, sometimes wish that I could have had all three of them, even though the realistic side of my brain knows that I never would have met him if I hadn't lost her.

VividCon is next week, which... I have complicated feelings about. Brain weasels! Aren't they fun? )

Anyway, I'm hoping that my brain weasels will go away once I'm actually in Chicago. At the moment, though, I'm not nearly as excited about the con being next week as I usually am by this point. Which makes me sad. Hopefully that will change somewhat over the next week-and-a-half?

... oh, I just realized that I never posted about my week of hell with FedEx here on Dreamwidth. I should rectify that. I want to make a separate fandom-related post first, and then I'll post the whole terrifying tale.

Weekly Round Up

Jul. 24th, 2017 03:15 pm
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It’s been another banner week here at Summer of Giles! On the visual arts front, we have a lovely portrait of Giles and video highlighting Giles and Dawn’s relationship. In fic, we’ve been taken along Giles’ extremely dark and self destructive path during his time running around London, and we’ve also experienced a mundane day in the life of a Watcher posted on the Hellmouth. We also had an update to the post-Chosen “Ripper” story, experienced hijinx when Giles and Willow’s iPhones decided to get married, and were treated to the conclusion of Part IV of the Sanctuary Series titled Labyrinth.

Please remember to leave love and comments for our content creators. Feedback has been very sparse this year and everyone has worked so hard to make Summer of Giles a fun and wonderful experience this summer. So please, read, view, and show your appreciation.

And lastly, authors and artists, please remember to tag your entries.

Art
+ Mr Giles the Watcher (Giles, Worksafe) by kuwlshadow

+ A Father’s Love (Giles, Dawn, Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

Fic
+ Nights of Blood and Glory (Giles/Ethan, FRM) by 0_ruthless_0

+ Dry Cleaners (Giles, FRC) by lycomingst

+ Ripper - Part 1; Welcome to Westbury Part 3 - What We Are Fighting For (Giles, Cordelia, FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense (Giles/Willow, FRT) by punch_kicker15

+ Sanctuary IV: Labyrinth (Giles/Buffy, FRAO) by DHW

Coming Up
fannieboone, punch_kicker15, emmatheslayer, horrorfangirl, aadler, aaronlisa
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Title: Labyrinth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] darkheartwalsh
Rating: FRAO
Setting: Several years post-Chosen, no comics
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Word Count: Approx 9,500
Warnings: Mild kink, explicit sex (you know the drill…)

A/N: The continuing saga of the PWP that ran away and developed some semblance of a plot.

Thank you very much to [personal profile] dragonyphoenix, who was kind enough to swap posting days with me after my catastrophic technical failure last week.

It's an AO3 only link today (apologies), as DW is buggering around with formatting. Urgh.

These are the concluding chapters (3 and 4) of Part IV in the Sanctuary Series. You can find the other parts of this series linked below.

PART I – Sanctuary
PART II – Anchor
PART III – Confluence
PART IV - Labyrinth (chp. 1+2)

Summary:
Dating is a minefield. And that’s just when you’re single, nevermind in a definitely-not-a-relationship with a man who might technically be your boss.

If Buffy were a betting woman, she’d put money on Giles being jealous. But she isn’t, and he’s definitely not.

Apparently.


PART IV – Labyrinth

THREE

FOUR
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Hi, all! My contribution today is the first two chapters of a new story:

Title: The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: established Willow/Giles, other relationships to be named later.
Summary: When Willow and Giles' iPhones decide to get married, and an ill-timed wish gets made, chaos inevitably ensues.
Notes: This is a sequel to my story The Love Song of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense. People with long memories may remember that I wrote and posted the first chapter of this story to Summer of Giles a few years ago.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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A little vid I did 'cause I couldn't find any of Giles & Dawn.  I love their relationship 


Title: A Father's Love/ A Watcher's Love
By: Wake Up In A Coma
Characters: Giles & Dawn
Song: Collide
Artist: Howie Day

Notes:  Hi guys, so my vid today is different to other's that I've done for our beloved Watcher in that it features DAWN!  The inspiration came from this when I was rewatching season 6 and decided to hunt down some Giles/Dawn vids but couldn't find any.  Anyhoo, this post/vid has two titles because it can be read either romantically or as a father/daughter relationship (which as I type that strikes me just how weird that is.)  My intention behind it was to be viewed as a father/daughter relationship but, after raiding my music library for a fitting father/daughter song, I couldn't find anything to fit them, so I went for the least problematic one I could find (which is still pretty problematic - but I was kinda sold on it from the first line, 'the dawn is breaking' ... :) )  

I hope you enjoy it.  Have a lovely weekend, guys x 
 

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I had meant to post this as part of the other chapter but I got confused and counted the prologue as the third. :| But that just means I had more time to fine tune it. Here it is: will try to have another chapter up today.

Title: Ripper

Summary: After the destruction of Sunnydale, the defeat of the first and the aftermath of the destruction of the Watcher's Council, Rupert Giles, the Scoobies and the Slayers return to England. Over 2 years later, the Watcher, living in his family home outside of London, is visited by an old ally, sent to aid him in the fight against evil.

Note: This story takes place 2 years after the events of Chosen and over a year after the events of Not Fade Away. Everything that happened during the run of both Buffyverse shows are canon. BtVS season 8, is not. Not for this story. This story is an AU that negates the events of the comics, though there are some elements that will be. The characters of the Fairweather sisters are prominent characters in this series. FCed by the Head sisters because a) I love Emily Head since she started in Emmerdale and b) I had her as a similar character in a different story but when I heard Joss's plans for the Ripper series I made some changes. This story is a work of fanfiction. Prominent characters belong to Joss Whedon. Though the Comics aren't a part of my universe (though I do still love them) because of certains actions taken by certain vampires against certain watchers, there are elements of the comics, especially season 8 that I will be using: little tidbits that such as the direction of characters since the end of the shows. Any chapter that contains any comic information will be noted in the chapter notes. I will also note any OCs. My head is a little fuzzy and my math is worse so if there's any confusion on timeline or anything at all call me up on it and feel free to ask :)

Rating: FRT Disclaimer: I own nothing, except the story.

Characters: Rupert Giles, Cordelia Chase, Lavinia Fairweather, Sophronia Fairweather, mentions of the Scoobies and Angel Investigations gang

Pairings: Rupert Giles/Cordelia Chase/Lavinia Fairweather/Sophronia Fairweather -- non-romantic.

Read more... )

Fic: Dry Cleaners, G

Jul. 20th, 2017 04:57 pm
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This was supposed to be a series of ficlets of Giles doing routine errands, but RL did what RL does, so there's only one.

Dry Cleaner )

Fic: Nights of Blood and Glory

NSFW Jul. 19th, 2017 09:45 pm
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Mr. Giles The Watcher

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:24 pm
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 Title: The Watcher
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Characters: Giles

Giles Illustration )

Weekly round up

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:37 am
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We've had another damn fine week of fic. Please please please can you drop a few words of thanks once you've read. It really does make all the difference to the writers.


In summary....This week Giles has had his smoochies on. He's experienced an unforgettable moment, then forgotten it ;). We've started an intriguing new story and welcomed updates from two long-running excellent works.

Fic
+ Five Kisses (Giles/various FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Crossing Lines (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ All of Him (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ Private Life, Chapter 1: The Importance of Being Edmund Chapter 1 (Giles/Wesley FRT) by protoneoromantic

+ Magister 3 Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18 (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ In a Corner of My Soul: I Robot; You Jane 2/4 , 3/4, (Giles, ensemble, FRT) by dragonyphoenix

Coming up

Kuwlshadow, 0_ruthless_0, lycomingst, wakeupinacoma,punchkicker15, dhw and will_conqueror1.

Fic: All of Him (Giles/Buffy) FRM

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:19 am
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Title: All of Him
Author: [personal profile] littleotter73 
Pairing/Characters: Giles/Buffy, Willow, Xander, Original Characters
Rating: FRM
Summary: When an accident causes Giles to lose his memories, he only knows Buffy as the depressed Slayer he left back in Sunnydale after her resurrection six years ago, not as his wife and the mother of his son. Takes place five years after "Crossing Lines" and three years after "In the Moment."
Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss' sandbox.
A/N: Written for Summer of Giles 2017
A/N 2: Many thanks to [personal profile] il_mio_capitano  for the herculean beta effort! Special thanks to [personal profile] quaggy , who helped flesh out a rampant plot bunny into a story late one evening over chat, and also to foreverbooks for the encouragement and sanity checks.
A/N 3: It is not necessary to read Crossing Lines and In the Moment before hand, but it is recommended as there are references to both in the story.

All of Him: The beeping was incessant and not at all conducive to reducing the massive headache he was enduring. Or the throbbing in his right wrist for that matter. In fact, from what he could tell, most of him was quite sore.

FIC: In a Corner of My Soul PG

Jul. 15th, 2017 10:05 pm
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Note: DHW is having computer problems and can't access what she meant to post today. So, we are swapping days. She'll - hopefully! - have her lost tale back and ready to go on Sunday the 23rd which was originally one of my posting days, and I'm posting in her place today.

Title: In a Corner of My Soul
Chapter: I Robot; You Jane 2/4
AO3 Mirror:
HERE
fanfiction.net Mirror
HERE
Rating:
PG
Setting: Season 1 of BtVS
Word Count: 5381
Note: Many of these scenes were written for prompts at
Taming the Muse.
Warning: Inappropriate language; violence; death of a canon character

 

Appearances could be deceiving, take Masa Luna for example. Sure, up front it practically cloned a 7-11, if you ignored the offerings of Adobadas potato chips and Jarritos, a surprisingly refreshing soda, especially the lime. The back of the store, however, that's where the real action was: a late night grill offering up the best Mexican and Salvadorean fare this side of L.A. That fyarl messing the place up? So not necessary.  )
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It's been announced that this Sunday, after the Wimbledon men's championship, the new Doctor will be introduced.

I have the following thoughts:

1) I know, intellectually, that it is time for P Cap and S Moffat to go. But I am not looking forward to Chibnall as show runner, and I am very very worried about who will be the next Doctor.

2) This worry is displacement for larger political and personal worries, I assure you. But still.

3) I DON'T WANT IT TO BE KRIS MARSHALL. He seems like a lovely chap, but NO NO NO.

4) I have a list of white boys I'd like to see as the Doctor, but really, I don't think it's the time.

5) Am sad that Adrian Lester has taken himself out of the running, but then I want him to be Aziraphale in Gaiman's Good Omens miniseries anyway.

6) I will be traveling (back to see my father, who is lingering on despite all odds) during the announcement and that is also stressing me out.

In conclusion, P Cap.

Hugs to all!

Fic: Magister 3, Ch 18 (FRM)

Jul. 14th, 2017 02:40 pm
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 Last one today.  The epic will conclude on the free day.  I promise.  (As always, comments do make that more likely ;-P)

Ch. 18 - Eye of the Storm )

Fic: Magister 3, Ch 16 (FRM)

Jul. 14th, 2017 02:25 pm
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Back with more madness and mayhem today!

 Chapter warning - Bad touching.

Ch. 16 - Revelations )

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