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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?

 
 
 
ClawofCatclawofcat on September 18th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, yes, sit there a feel smug, missy. You've snagged another one! Devious, indeed.

I don't like 75% of the B/A fic out there
Although I am not madly, deepy in love with B/S, it was what I predominantly read for years. However, once I started writing, I realized I'm pretty particular about how I like my B/S and don't really enjoy much of what it written about them either. I still read the pairing, but selectively, and have switched my reading interest to mostly het with a focus on rare pairings or characters. Our tastes seem to change over time.

although not quite so widely anymore because I have no time
Aw. Is that why you're stepping at the Herald? I thought you actually did a realy great job at offering a very diverse selection of stories by all sorts of different authors. I appreciated that.

LOL. Oh, I don't think you'll have to worry about getting a happy-ever-after from me, no matter what the pairing. Angst is my good buddy. We're tight. I hope I don't disappoint!