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31 October 2003 @ 08:31 am
yawn.  
I dreamed this morning that a woman at a bakery parked her car on my new pair of shoes and they were all mangled and I took them away and was upset.

Do you think Freud ever listened to someone describe a dream and said, "No, no, that's actually not meaningful. Let's move on."

I suppose I could say instead: I dreamed this morning that a woman at a bakery parked her car on my new shoes and when I picked them up I saw that the body of each shoe had pulled away from its sole, leather peeling and curling away, and now I'm kind of reminded of how the house landed on the witch in "Wizard of Oz" and her feet stuck out underneath. And I was angry at the woman who killed my shoes!

It's all about my mother. Or perhaps Spike.

In the shower just now I realized that I don't think I've ever heard someone call themselves a Giles/Angel shipper, or describe a great G/A story that was romance not rape, or even ask, "Why are there no good G/A stories?" And as I soaped my head I thought: Well, hey. Evidence that fans are not *totally* insane. Go, us!

Of course now that I say that. No, no--go ahead and be nutty if you want! I won't mock you. Much.
 
 
 
Brassy Hagmiggy on October 31st, 2003 08:50 am (UTC)
Well, thanks to my Sims game, I now think Harmony/Andrew would be the most adorable couple ever. How insane do you rate me?
Anna S.: kandinskyeliade on October 31st, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
I think they're made for each other, actually. That's inspired! *g*
This Space Intentionally Left Blankbarkley on October 31st, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
"Why are there no good G/A stories?" And as I soaped my head I thought: Well, hey. Evidence that fans are not *totally* insane. Go, us!

So is that why no one ever answered my plea in this entry:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/barkley/175621.html


Anna S.: gileseliade on October 31st, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
Hee...um, oops. *g* But I love you anyway!
This Space Intentionally Left Blankbarkley on October 31st, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
Heee! I'll just put G/A over there in the corner with Jack/Teal'c so as not scare off everyone.
Anna S.: gileseliade on October 31st, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
If you didn't see mikeneko's comment, there was a rec for a story by Hth:

http://www.joaquin-phoenix.net/buffy/fj/vigilant.html
mikeneko: Mr. & Mrs. Son - Saiyuukimikeneko on October 31st, 2003 10:44 am (UTC)
"Why are there no good G/A stories?"

E.g., Hth, "Vigilant." (Her site's here, but many of the fic links don't appear to operate.)
lovessong: another kindlovessong on October 31st, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oh dear God. Thanks for the link, that's amazing. (And how did I miss it? I thought I'd read everything Hth wrote in the fandoms we share.)
Anna S.: gileseliade on October 31st, 2003 03:10 pm (UTC)
The tone and lilt of the story have a Giles feel, and the emotions and language of the story are persuasive; I get hints at some other history between the two of them, and most of the story seems to navigate a weird, formless territory between canon and an alternate universe that's not enormously far off true. I don't have a big problem with that, but in the places where it's supposed to fit closely to canon like a missing jigsaw piece, it doesn't work for me. In canon Giles has harder edges and more hatred burning in him, and I don't see any compelling emotional evidence presented here for why he forgave Angel(us) for killing Jenny. The hints of what might be a pre-Sunnydale history are too vague.

It's lovely like a dark poem but it doesn't hang together well if you start picking at its threads....
lovessong: woman en largelovessong on October 31st, 2003 11:27 pm (UTC)
These are all good points, and valid, and probably would have bothered me if they'd occurred to me as I read the story. But (and this is probably because I've only seen most of the season 2 episodes once, which is a situation I shall have to remedy at some point, like when I'm done with QAF season 3), I didn't notice it as I read.

I think Hth's writing on the whole is so lovely and well-structured and (often disturbingly) hot that I'm willing to believe anything she says, even if it disagrees with canon. Heh -- I believe her and get sucked in even if I hate what she's doing with the characters. (I tried to feedback her about this at some point, but failed because the email I found didn't work, and by the time I found one that did, the impulse had gone and I was lazy again.)
Josselin Kohljosselin on October 31st, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
I had a disturbing dream last week. In the first part of the dream, I had sex with my best friend. It was really bad sex. We should never do that in real life. In the second part of the dream, I needed to bake a cake, but I couldn't find a disposable aluminum cake pan to make it in since British grocery stores are stupid.

soundczech and I interpreted this dream, and decided that deep down, it really meant I wanted to kill my history teacher.