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09 June 2009 @ 08:01 pm
Fic Commentary  
I don't think I've ever done any before and it's about time I get down to it. If there's a story that you'd like the nitty gritty on, let me know! I'd love to shed some insight on any fic of interest.

In other news, Vermont is just about the greenest state I've ever been to. I spent the day in Bennington, drifting in and out of cute stationery stores and taking pics with their most recent public art project - artistically painted plexiglass moose. Tomorrow I'm off to Putney and perhaps Middlebury. We'll see how the weather holds up. Today was cold and rainy! I've also been logged in remotely dealing with all sorts of developments at work. One of my clients is Cirque du Soleil and they just sent in a large PO, which is great, but also requires lots of emails to be sent back and forth.
Sevensevendeadlyfun on June 10th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Glad to see you're still up and kicking, if not ficcing (who is, these days?). But, the best part about this post is the typo: pubic art project. That brought a huge smile to my face. :)
ClawofCat: Laughclawofcat on June 11th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Hey, girl. I'm sure I owe you a phonecall. When I get back to the city (and have reception again), we'll do some catch up. Things are busy, in general. I'm not really on LJ much. Feel pretty out of the loop, honestly. Work is sort of all consuming, so there's no time to read the flist or write anything. I'm pretty much on the fringes.

pubic art project. That brought a huge smile to my face.
LOL. Thanks for catching that. It's fixed, if not less humorous. I wonder what form a pubic art project would take?
servus_a_manu: The Tickservus_a_manu on June 10th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
Hmm, for some reason these challenges usually don't interest me; I'm not one for wanting to pull the curtain back on the wizard. But there are some notable exceptions, your fics: "The Cross" and "Burn Marks" being at the very forefront. Commentaries on either or both would intrigue me very much!
ClawofCat: pondersclawofcat on June 11th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Hm, interesting. They're both rather short, but I do recall they generated a lot of discussion in comments around Buffy's psychological state. I'll have a look at them both and see if I can shed some light on the process. Thanks!
KSena: Me Black Angel BY syandstix@a_taste_of_skseenaa on June 15th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Cirque du Soleil, eh? I am officially envious... They are made off awesome. :-D
buffyconvert on June 28th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
I sorta liked this & sorta didn't. The like part is because it's so sensual and I love Spike's neediness - but the sorta not is because I keep thinkin' "Buffy, why be so selfish - it's not like YOU need the flow for anything...
ClawofCat: Spuffy feel from insideclawofcat on July 7th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: unquenched
Thanks so much for the feedback. I enjoy this piece myself because it's very grounded. The entire ficlet is anchored securely by the metaphor and keeps it tight. I characterized Spike here as being like a dog - needy and submissive with just a hint of danger. As for Buffy's motivation, it has less to do with the functional aspects of her period and more to do with control. Imagine someone demanding an intimate part of yourself, needling you constantly for something you didn't really want to give up. I think that's the mindset we find Buffy in here. By saying 'no,' she holds the cards, has the power. When she relinquishes that the co-dependence of their affair becomes very real for her. They meet needs in each other that are both essential, but destructive and it scares her because she doesn't know how far down that will drag her.
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on July 18th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Kinda Gay Awards Results are In
Congratulations! This message is to notify you that you're one of the winners a the 2009 Kinda Gay Awards.

You can find the results here.

Thank you for your participation! We hope to see your work represented next year. :)
ClawofCat: buffy smileclawofcat on July 25th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda Gay Awards Results are In
Thanks for alerting me Snowy. Very cool. As for participation in the future, we'll have to see if I start writing again. All that's come to a grinding halt. Too busy enjoying RL friends and being immersed in work.

BTW - I love you're catspit icon. Hilarious and too true!
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on July 25th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda Gay Awards Results are In
Definitely understand that, hon. I've not been getting much done, lately, either, and it's killing me!