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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?

louise39: Buffy  surprised  GET OUTlouise39 on September 17th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
"You've never done this, but you could. You could even do it well."
Of course you will do well. And you should stretch and reach outside your writing comfort zone.

Buffy was in a perilous state in Season 6. Wonder where you'll place her?
ClawofCat: buffy pensiveclawofcat on September 17th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
*beams* Thanks for the vote of confidence. You, and everyone else, are awesome and I don't know what I was freaking out for. It's especially wonderful hearing it from you since you've been with me from the beginning and have boldly followed me into non-Spuffy fic territory. For that, I thank you, as well.

Buffy was in a perilous state in Season 6. Wonder where you'll place her?
You know, I have no idea. I always think about her in context with Spike during S6. I'll have to do some ep rewatching to figure out what might have happened had she seen Angel. Probably a lot of emotions, good and bad.