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30 August 2008 @ 02:11 pm
New banner!  
*squee!* The extremely taleted framedinlove  gifted me with a new LJ header and it is so well done, beautifully manipped, and grasps exactly how I perceive my two favorite pairings. Go look! Go look!


Unfortunately, I can't seem to change the color scheme without also completely deleting the CSS custom code and my entire sidebar full of fic links. Still some kinks to be worked out, but I'll tend to those in the next few days. I'm currently playing nursemaid to a sick and feverish Gus. Must run! Hopefully, he's not vomiting all over my living room rug at the moment.  
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ClawofCat: Dru naughtyclawofcat on August 30th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
LOL. I was just talking to him about more dirty Spike pictures the other day. Unfortunately, he's working two jobs and also going to night school, so he doesn't have a whole lot of free time. I'd be surprised if we see anything from him soon. But, I can be very persuasive ;)
darkdreams1222dreamsofspike on August 30th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
this is gorgeous, hon, i especially love the angel/faith side...it looks as if he's offering her comfort and support, which is just the way i like them, too... hehe :P *hugs* lovely
ClawofCat: fangel s3clawofcat on August 30th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I especially love the angel/faith side
Me, too. That's exactly what I told framedinlove. The manip shows this steadfast support between them. It's not about passion and fire for them. It's understanding and loyalty. I think she captured that perfectly here.

I just wrote two short ficlets that I think you might really like. It's Season 6 and revolves around Buffy unearthing the cross that Angel gave her. Lets just say that Spike gets quite a few unexpected burn marks. They can be found here: http://clawofcat.livejournal.com/44218.html
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on August 30th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely gorgeous!
ClawofCat: coc spuffyclawofcat on August 30th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm so lame. I keep leaving a window open just so I can stare at it adoringly. It's exactly what I wanted. Have you seen her other Spuffy work? She's pretty amazing.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on August 31st, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
I don't think so. Her name wasn't familiar to me, but I may go take a look. This one is truly wonderful. Great of all four of them.
ellan_vannin on August 30th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Very nice! Lucky you!
ClawofCat: almost kissclawofcat on August 30th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
*beams* It's always nice when you get a gifty, but it's splendiforous when it's exactly what you want.

I saw that you had LJ cut prolems. I've had that before where it'll do multiple cuts. Have you deleted the entire post and started a new one? Sometimes just editing a corrupted post isn't enough.

Will also read chapter II of your fic in a bit. I see you worked with Eowyn on it. She's a very strong beta. Make good use of her! If you ever need another set of eyes, my offer still stands. Just, uh, not AH. Though perhaps your fic will make me a believer ;)
ellan_vannin on August 31st, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
I seem to have overcome my LJ curse, whatever it was. Took several delete-reposts and not just a little messing about with HTML code, which I am supremely unqualified for, but it's up.

Though perhaps your fic will make me a believer.
Aack! The AH fic is supposed to be about NO pressure! You're not helping! ;)
framedinlove: summer spuffyframedinlove on August 30th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh. Now it's really up there on the top of your page. Where everyone can see it and all. *has a sudden fit of shyness* Wow. This is big. A great great honor. And...and I think I might be a bit too overwhelmed here to say anything even remotely intelligent. (Yay me, lol!) But I'm indeed happy to the marrow that the header turned out to be to your liking. :)

I wish I could help you with the layout stuff, but I'm all thumbs when it comes to CSS. :(

I'm so sorry to hear that Gus is sick. My most hearties get well soon wishes to him! *sends good thoughts*
ClawofCat: fangel s3clawofcat on August 31st, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Well, yeah! Now everyone gets to marvel at it. Not just me. It really is beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself and your work. I know I am.

And is it really that great an honor? You make me sound like I'm the Queen of England or something when i'm really just a fan.

Gus is doing a litte bit better. He left about an hour ago after sweating through his jeans and shirt, insisting that he could drive himself home. Men are dumb. Really.
framedinlove: summer spuffyframedinlove on August 31st, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
Well, I admire your work and have been doing so even before I ever had an LJ account and was able to show you my appreciation. Your fics were fuel to my dying fire back when my whole life was falling apart and I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me. So yes, the fact that you chose to ask me of all people to make you a new header and then chose to use it too is indeed a great honor to me. You see, we might all be just fans around here, but I'm also a fan of yours. :)

Gus is doing a litte bit better. He left about an hour ago after sweating through his jeans and shirt, insisting that he could drive himself home.

Wow, if that's him doing a bit better it must've been downright hellish when he wasn't. *shudders* I really hope he'll be feeling a lot better soon.

Men are dumb. Really.

Lol. Yeah, they really are, sometimes. And especially when it comes to their health, it seems. If they're not like literally dying they're - according to their own assessment - alright. Alright to drive home or go to work or run a marathon or whatever even if you can see from miles away that they so clearly are not. *rolls eyes*
ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on August 31st, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Your fics were fuel to my dying fire back when my whole life was falling apart and I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me.
I'm awe-struck, A. I had no idea that they were anything but good entertainment. I can see now what may have resonated so strongly with you though. I often write about healing and renewal through tragedy and injury. Wow. *gathers you up close* You're so very strong. A bit like Buffy, mm?
framedinlove: banner iconframedinlove on September 2nd, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
I had no idea that they were anything but good entertainment.

Oh, they're so much more! To me, at least, they've always been and still are so much more. And I - *blushes* Damn. How come I always get so embarrassed when I try to talk about my feelings? *takes a deep breath* What I meant to say is, thank you so much for understanding. That response of yours must be one of the loveliest things anyone's ever said to me. It's strange how there can be a kazillion kilometers between us and yet I feel like you really see me when you (in the lack of better word) look at me like no-one has in a long while.

I don't know about the strong part, though. People keep telling me that, but I just don't know. The fact is that most of the time I feel small, scared and lost - not strong at all. But I keep on fighting and I refuse to give up, and I've been thinking that maybe, just maybe, that could be a sort of a streghty thing to do.

(Sorry for the sappiness - I'm feeling hopelessly emotional at the moment.)
Sotiassddgr on August 31st, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
Amazing! framedinlove is a brilliant artist!

Hope Gus feels better soon!

ClawofCatclawofcat on August 31st, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
She is, indeed, brilliant. One of the best manippers out there, IMHO.

Gus is feeling better today! He's gone to the beach with a bunch of his buddies.