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21 April 2008 @ 03:42 pm
The Best Plot Bunnies You've Never Seen  
So, I thought we'd do something fun. I always get a bit antsy during finals since I barely see the light of day, so I need you, my flistees, to keep me company. Answering the writing meme from yesterday made me think about a few epic plots of mine that "got away" so to speak. I'm sure all us writers have 'em. Don't worry, I'm not asking you to divulge your staunchly guarded bunny secrets. What I want to know is this: what are the best plot bunnies you've never seen written? Any particular pairing you've been hankering for, scenario unexplored, kink unwritten, or plot you've been chomping the bit all your time in fandom to see? Well, share them!

I have more than enough ideas floating around to keep me busy for awhile, but I'm always curious what sorts of ideas have been percolating in my fellow fandom members heads. Also, it's no lie that I do occasionally write requests and birthday fics. *g* And you never know, another writer might see this post and make it happen, which would be mighty cool. 

So have at it! I especially want to see secret plot yearnings from just the readers on my flist too. I know you have them... 
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on April 21st, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Well, I was thinking the other day how much I love Giles, and then I thought I should write some Giles porn. But who would I put him with? I thought Spike first, then Wesley, then Xander - and I hate Xander! Huh, I thought, do I only slash the G-man? What about the ladies? Don't they deserve hot librarian action?

So I couldn't decide on a lady I'd want paired with him. Anya - boring. Buffy - squick. Faith - related to Buffy-squick. Joyce? Been done.

Darla. I want desperately to see Giles/Darla. She's strong enough for him and different enough to be a foil.

But I've no idea how to get 'em together. Season one before her stakage? Somewhere between her leaving Angel and coming back mystically pregnant? *tries to think*

ClawofCat: gropeclawofcat on April 21st, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Here's a few ideas. The end of the BtVS S5, Buffy dies. There's a whole summer of unaccounted time for Giles and Darla both to take off from LA/Sunnydale for whatever reason. I could see Giles trying to get away for a bit to get his head straightened out after Buffy's death. It's possible that he could come across Darla on the road somewhere in the States or abroad. We also know that Darla was searching for answers regarding her mystical pregnancy. What if she came across Giles, kidnapped him, and demanded answers? Her feelings of loss of control, and Giles grief could make for an interesting dynamic. A run-in with Darla regarding Angel's spawn also seems like just the thing he would keep from telling Buffy, as well. Porniness, clearly, would have to ensue.

I do like the idea of early Darla and Giles though. Maybe instead of S1, you could try pre-series. We know that she was no longer traveling with Dru and Spike, or Angel by the turn of the century. Wouldn't it have been interesting if she had had some sort of run in with young Ripper and perhaps Ethan in their early days in London? Maybe Giles isn't as unfamiliar with human/vampire banging as he leads Buffy to think.
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on April 21st, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
oh guh. Those are both EXCELLENT ideas.

*saves this*
ClawofCat: gilesjennyclawofcat on April 21st, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! I can't write Giles for shit, and I totally love Darla, so if you write either of those, I'm so there. Rare het pairings are my ultimate bag.

*happy sigh* I love brainstorming.
SpankSpikespankspike on April 23rd, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
I'm way too tired to write out any of the ideas that I've had officially, but one of mine involves Darla/Spike.

I've thought about this one for a while and it would be set during the time when Darla's brought back by Wolfram and Hart - so she's human. I always thought that it would make sense that instead of going to goody-goody Angel with his soul, she might have gone to Sunnydale to find Spike instead. I could see this going all kinds of ways - Spike willing to vamp her because he'd love having her under his control after all the years she lorded it over him or Spike not wanting to turn her because he's always been way more human than Angel even without the soul. By about that time he's chipped but I place it before he falls for Buffy, so he'd be very lonely without Dru so I could really picture him sort of falling for Darla - whether it led to him turning her or not.

But anyway, that was all just my own background to how I was thinking about a resurrected human Darla returning to Sunnydale and the possibilities that would give for her to run into Giles. Of course that's assuming you'd be willing to write it with Darla human. But I think the dynamic would be interesting. I think Giles would respond to her neediness and I could imagine him falling for her and wanting to protect her.

Of course she's dying (whether or not she would already be aware of that at the time she arrives in Sunnydale searching for Spike but somehow coming across Giles instead) and I could very much see the terrible conflict Giles would feel over whether or not to help her find someone to turn her to save her life. If he's fallen in love with her, I could really imagine Giles breaking all of his own rules and doing what was necessary to keep her from dying.

Blah - I'm sure that's probably come off as a bunch of rambling, especially considering I've had nearly no sleep, I have the flu and I have to be up for work tomorrow. Just a little idea though.
Tam: Spike Pouttamakin on April 21st, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeeee interestin! One pairing ive been mulling over for a while now is Spike/Oz. Hee! Ive never really seen it written, seen only the odd manip, and oz, bless him, is so cheek pinchin, arse-squeezin adorable, it might be an interesting pairing. Hee! Spike's amazing ability to never shut up could compliment oz's quietness, or something. :P

Buuuut me being me, it'd have to be hurtin spike. As in either sub spike [though im not sure about oz as a top...], or not-immediately-dom spike who needs a wee bit of healing to get there. lol. Sooooooo that leads me to think of the initiative, cause they could both be captive there, and it could lead to some interesting ship development i think.

But yeah, im so totally not confident enough to write such a possible bunny, so here it sits in my noggin lol, until i find someone to adopt :P
ClawofCat: vamp spikeclawofcat on April 21st, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting! Oz is such a great character. It is a shame there isn't more fic with him in it. Though, I'm pretty sure they do give Oz some love over at nekid_spike. If you search their memories for the pairing, I know there are at least a few entries beyond manips.

I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but ash_carpenter wrote some Spoz awhile ago set during the initiative. I really enjoyed the one-shot. It's not a sub Spike, but you will get a talky Spike vs. quiet Oz and it's hot an in-character. You can read The Experiment at her journal.

*put away her pimp fairy wand and flutters off merrily*
tamakin84_arts: shadow of suntamakin_arts on April 22nd, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
OMG!!! Reccage!! You doll you! *hugs* I had no idea ash wrote a spike/oz, so whoooooot!! And the initiative to boot! *dances*

Thanks pooks! :D
Sevensevendeadlyfun on April 21st, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
I have tons of ideas I'm never going to write. They vary from porny (AU Human Spike/Xander's first time) to Gen (Post-Comics Canon Buffy is damaged by her trip into the weird reality/mental freak-out thing and tries to kill Dawn because she's convinced that Dawn is the missing piece that will make her whole).

Also I'd love to see a whole fic written from Drusilla's POV. I am so not confident enough to do that.
ClawofCat: spikedru dancingclawofcat on April 21st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
You and Buffy trying to reabsorb Dawn. What's the deal with that particular fascination? The fic you wrote (can't remember the name) that's all apocolyptic where they're writhing on the bed together fucking was just excellent. I don't read the comics, so I'm not familiar with the mental freak-out reference.

And Drusilla POV? Oy... When I did her POV in "Working Parts" I just made it sort of dreamy and poetic, but I can't imagine trying to draw out an entire narrative in a scattered disjointed mess.

BTW, is there anyway you'd extend the Random Masturbation Challenge? I've got thesis and finals to work on for the next week a half, but I have a Spike/Dawn story that I'd like to submit. There is no way I'll finish by May 1st :(
Sevensevendeadlyfun on April 22nd, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
The fic you wrote (can't remember the name) that's all apocolyptic where they're writhing on the bed together fucking was just excellent.

Spike and Faith? Is that one? Because I'm not so much the Buffy/Dawn type...As for my fascination, I think it's just odd that they have Dawn as literally made from Buffy. I think it was meant to be parenthood metaphor, but I keep feeling like it's cloning gone horribly wrong.

And the challenge ends May 1st but post it up anyways...in lieu of a banner for your winning of the Rimming Challenge, you can have open posting rights for, oh, 90 days. Because:

1.) I love your work.

2.) I'm too lazy to make banners right now.

So for 90 days starting roughly now, you can post any of your (kinky) work to Fmk, regardless of challenges and deadlines. Fair exchange for a banner? :)
ClawofCat: Xander thinkingclawofcat on April 22nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Erm... okay, maybe that wasn't your story. *scratches head* Huh. It had a similar sort of set up. I feel like I have "By the Numbers," your Spike/Faith, and whatever fic I'm thinking off sort of mixed together in my head. Woopsie! My bad.

So for 90 days starting roughly now, you can post any of your (kinky) work to Fmk, regardless of challenges and deadlines.
Wow! Sweet deal. Now I feel super motivated to write porn during May! I should have a Spike/Gwen electricity kink one done, too.

So, which fic won? Spawn or Faith/Xander?
Sevensevendeadlyfun on April 22nd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
LoL, no big. Eventually you read so much fic that it does start to blur a bit and you're like, "Now which one had the three-toed purple demon whose liver was crucial to saving Dawn from Glory? Or was it a three-livered demon whose purple eyes were crucial to pulling Spike from an alternate dimension?Gah! Fic overload!"

(Once again I have overdone my examples. I should stop while I'm ahead but I never do.)

Faith/Xander actually. I hate that pairing. I want that one record. I like Faith. I like Xander. I do not like them together. But your story? It was hot. I still don't like that pairing, but I try to be a mostly impartial judge. Also, snowpuppies won just by virtue of doing a rimming drabble. I had to give some mad props there...