October 19th, 2005


a little Spike & Xanderness


Spike rubbed a thumb across the knife blade, tipped his head, squinted thoughtfully as he planned his next cut, then struck--the petal design of the blooming onion was all in the angles you chose.

He was so focused in concentration that he barely noticed when Xander entered the kitchen with Dawn, but the nipper chanting "Cheetos, Cheetos, Cheetos" cut through his thoughts--her voice could be as effective as a knife at times, and he admired her for that.

Xander came up behind him to deliver a kiss and then hooked his chin over Spike's shoulder, hands sliding around to rest on his belly, and suddenly the onion that had been defining his evening was far less imperative.

onion, thumb, chant for kalpurna


Spike sometimes thought that submission to love was inked in his blood, a contract with the devil someone had signed before he was even born that decided and defined his existence--mother, sire, beloved, loves that ran hot or cold depending on the day but always shaping his every response. From across the room he watched Xander, his teeth itching for a prick and his prick itching for something else. He couldn't decide if this was love; right now he felt a submission only to himself, but he knew that could change in an impulse; save the boy's life at the wrong moment and all the ashes in him could rekindle to fire.

submission, ink, blood for ladycat777

Another day, another day of skiving off....

ETA 3, and a little Riley/Angel.

The man never had a bad hair day--hell, he never had a bad clothes day or combat day; he also never had an expression, really, except a vague twitch in the vicinity of his eyebrows that Riley had learned how to read. Angel was a book Riley had never expected to read, or want to read, a bedtime story that should have made his skin crawl and given him nightmares--had once--but here he was, hunting with the guy for demons in North Dakota, because that was the job of the day, and now that the world was post-Buffy, the men who'd known her came together and looked to patch over the empty hole she'd left. Lying down with the demons wasn't the craziest thing that could happen; somehow Riley thought that everyone had to learn that sooner or later.

bad hair day for anglopollyanna

Rodney/Radek: cheap, soft, frustration for devon

Rodney liked to style himself as one of the universe's creators, right up there with God and the Ancients, but for Radek, he was mostly the creator of frustration, with his arrogance and cheap shots and the not-so-soft snorts he'd come up behind you to deliver even when you were giving him 120% with your lunch still uneaten next to your keyboard. It was hard getting through a day without grabbing the insufferable man's lapels and giving him a good shaking or slapping a kiss on him to knock him dumb and breathless and leave him gaping, because kurva drát, he wanted to shut the man up for once, and if that meant taking one for the team, he was willing. Plus Radek surmised that all that swaggering conceit was a front for more and completely justified conceit, the dressing of a truly excellent fuck.

Maybe related to that whole ADD thing...

I start a movie, and I stop halfway through. I buy series on DVD, and they sit around, unopened or semi-chewed. I tape movies from TV, and episodes of my favorite shows. And then I dither and dawdle about watching them.

Poll #594219 I am a waffle. Maybe blueberry.

What should I watch tonight? Tomorrow night? This weekend?

Alias: rewatch starting with S1
Angel: stuck halfway through Destiny; this & remaining eps unseen
Boa Vs. Python: second time; first time over a year ago
Dr. Who: new series; never seen it
Firefly: re-start entire season
L.A. Confidential: seen it; paused 20 minutes in
Mystery Science Theater: "Seen it. Taped it."
Nip/Tuck: re-starting with S1 on DVD
Odyssey 5: am paused mid-season about 7 eps in
Profiler: next ep: 2.6
Resident Evil: umpteenth time, but...zombies and Milla
Seinfeld: S1&2 on DVD
Spiderman 2: third time; paused halfway through
Stargate Atlantis: paused halfway through Trinity; this and all other eps not yet watched
Something else I'll mention in comments