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17 September 2008 @ 01:39 pm
Something is Seriously Wrong with Me  

I just signed up for the[info]iwry_marathon, which is a Buffy/Angel ficathon in November. I know. Please, don't look at me that way. I'm not sure why either. I mean, I never participate in ficathons because I get really frazzeled and weird about writing on deadline. After quitting the paper, "the deadline" has become like a trigger for PTSD for me or something. And if it would be anything, you'd think it'd be[info]seasonal_spuffy, but no. Buffy/Angel, a pairing I don't even write. Except... I've been thinking about them recently after watching S1 episodes for[info]fantas_magoria. And with thinking and viewing comes story ideas and that annoying old niggeling feeling that I get from time to time of "You've never done this, but you could. You could even do it well." When the inner CoC starts issuing evil challenges like that, I want to prove her right.

It also seems pretty appealing because I really like[info]chrisleeoctaves, who's running the ficathon, and I've actually read a couple of solid Bangel stories that I really enjoyed recently. Not to mention, it's a whole group of fandom writers I don't usually engage with and they seem to be a pretty nice and talented lot from what I've gathered at [info]fantas_magoria. So, I'll dabble my toe in the Bangel waters and see what happens. It's fresh ground for me to explore - something I get a little giddy over.

As always, I'm digging the notion of a late-season fic, perhaps at the start of S6 when Buffy abruptly announces that she's going to see Angel after her resurrection. I'm sure it's a FITB that's been done to death, but why couldn't I put my spin on it, too? I'm not really sure if I want a pairing or gen fic. It all depends when I set it, where they're at emotionally. Still a lot of pondering to do.

In short, the whole notion that I volunteered for this is sort of freaky to me, but I hope I have all of your support. Maybe you're even slightly curious how I might choose to depict Buffy and Angel together. Hm? *nudge* Maybe?

ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on September 17th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
*sigh of relief* Thanks for your kind, supportive words, darling. I think it's fairly obvious to anyone that I don't have an OTP, not even a 1TP of Spike. I've written stories (not many) without him in them. And for all the Spuffy stories I've written, I have just as many non-Spuffy fics to my name, too.

I guess I just look at my flist and think to myself that most people friended me because of my Spuffy stories. I write first and foremost for myself (unless I'm specifically writing a fic as a present), but I do think of my readers. Lets be honest, the Spuffy and Bangel 'shippers historically have a contentious relationship. Or so I'm told. I've never seen a 'ship war myself, but I've heard of them. And I like to think that my readers are as adventurous as I am and would like to take the journey with me, but I'm sure that's not entirely the case either. This is just me being a bit anxious and neurotic, which really shouldn't be feelings I need to drag into fandom. I've had enough of it in RL, and after school ended I've done a good job at keeping it at bay, for which I am uber proud.

Even chrisleeoctaves has written some truly beautiful B/A/S stories that have haunted me for weeks.
*nods* She is a lovely writer, mod and editor at [Bad username: su_herald"]. I'm glad that I've become an aquaintance of hers. For that I can thank my dear only_passenger, the only person I know that 'ships Spuffy as hard as she 'ships Bangel (and a bunch of other pairings, too!). I miss her... :(

Thanks, again. I always love the wise words of the mothers on my flist. You ladies get it like no other.