Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.

Mm, yeah.

I will remain calm today, even if I have to wrest calm from the jaws of fandom with every bitter, vicious ounce of strength I have in my body.

Was thinking last night about Anya. Or "my" Anya, such as she is. A notable trend in feedback on noir is about Anya, which is kind of interesting for a nominally Buffy/Spike oriented series of stories. It's nice to get praise for her, because when I started writing, I didn't know what to do with her. I remember staring "Carnival" and the opening scene was in Anya's POV. It was the first time I'd ever written from her POV and I was like, *what* the fuck am I doing? I was so tentative, and when I was done with that scene I was sure I'd never write from her POV again. Heh.

Am wittering along on the sidelines spin-off. It has a lot of Buffy-oriented stuff in it so far, which seems appropriate, especially for a "season opener", all examples of which in canon tend to focus in some way on Buffy's arc, i.e., its kick-off. Will be interested to see what happens. As I was shaping the first story I remembered a bunch of plotty stuff that, to date, I'd relegated to certain shall-not-be-written fantasies, where it happened to serve as backstory. (Even my smuttiest, most self-indulgent fantasies have elaborately detailed backstories, right down to the type of drapes on the windows. It's kinda funny.)

I must try to stop playing so much with my slinky. It's never more obvious that you're not working as when you're whipping a noisy slinky back and forth between your untyping hands....

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