February 16th, 2008

Fangel vs. Spuffy

A Belated Valentine's

 I meant to post this on V-Day, but there were just too many other things on my mind. This youtube video is the final animation project that my bff Gus did for one of his college courses. The concept is cute, the animation pretty darn good for an amature, and the Valentine's twist an amusing surprise. Please leave feedback for him at my journal. I'll be sure he sees it!

faith redemption

A meme on writing process

About a week ago I was working on a post that discussed my writing process, but luckily I came across this meme courtesy of only_passenger. Structured questions always make organizing your thoughts a bit easier. I may have a follow-up post to address things like writing style, which this baby doesn't cover. 

1. What was the first story you ever wrote? What inspired you to write it?
My first fic was a Spuffy one-shot called The Heart of Her. I had been reading BtVS fic for four years at that point and had noticed a distinct lack of fics that dealt with the issue of menstruation. This struck me as odd considering how integral and powerful blood is on the show and for vampires themselves. As a menstruating woman, Buffy must have had to deal with all of the drawbacks that come with it, including being a moving target for Sunnydale's demons. 

I have always been a big fan of kink and NC-17 related fics, but too often felt dissatisfied with PWPs that didn't bother to delve into the reasons why characters were engaging in the sexual acts they seemed drawn to. I wanted to address that added sense of realism, the nuances of human motivation, and the beauty and trust behind taboo sex acts. I took this project on wanting to portray an honest interaction between Buffy and Spike in which the reader learns something about them by the end of it. Buffy is a person that communicates her needs and feelings best physically, and her blood and sexuality as a revelatory device for Spike seemed like an obvious choice for me to try and explore the hidden depths of her pain.  

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