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10 May 2004 @ 11:30 pm
Me, no. However...  
prillalar is asking interesting questions.

I wanted to write tonight. I wanted to drive my car. Instead, I lay on the couch watching MST3K and fell into a half-sleeping daze because of the very little sleep I got last night. And then I got sucked into watching The Bodyguard, otherwise known as The One Movie in Which Kevin Costner Is Sexy. Because of the whole taciturn competence thing.

If you were writing a story where one guy was a bodyguard for another guy, would you cast Xander as the bodyguard or Spike? I'd cast Xander, totally. But he'd have to be stronger and at least a bit better at fighting than Spike, so the vampire thing doesn't work so well. But in one of those all-human AUs...hmm.

A while ago I got really enamored of the idea of writing one of those all-human high-school X/S AUs. Because sometimes I like to take a debased genre to my bosom and cuddle it and give it soup. It's one of those stories I may actually write someday, unless someone else comes along and writes the ultimate all-human high-school S/X AU. And then I'd belike, "Eh, whatever," and write about slave collars instead.

Today was a sucky, sucky day in which none of my editing tools worked and everyone around me was clipping their nails, laughing like a drain, and singing off-key. By the time I left work I was worked up to a fever-pitch of shaking fury. I immediately began transferring my anger, however, into death-wishful fantasies against the few select people in fandom who've hurt and infuriated me. I was in a towering rage. And then I came home and slept.

On the TV, Kevin Costner is now playing chess with his dad. It reminds me that I finished the Stephen Fry novel Revenge the other day. Good, vengeful book. I possibly don't write about revenge enough. I wonder why. It might be therapeutic.

Lots of rage. And a return to a currently normal state of depression now that my hit of car euphoria has worn off. Back to level zero. I've been making progress on stuff I need to do to get a leave of absence from work, though. It's pretty definitely in the works now. I haven't cashed out the necessary stocks yet, though, and since I began thinking about this, they've gone down nearly five dollars, which translates into thousands of dollars. I've lately become one of those people who hand-wring and shed bitter little tears over every downturn. I never was before. I must guard against become an annoying freak about it.

I think it's time to become completely horizontal again. Lying down now.
Minim Calibreminim_calibre on May 10th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
All human AU, Spike injured. Maybe in the wheelchair.

Like that fucking Costner movie, but good. And gay.
kymess_jrkymess_jr on May 10th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
If you were writing a story where one guy was a bodyguard for another guy, would you cast Xander as the bodyguard or Spike?

Definitely Xander... it isn't even a question for me.

And, a belated congrats on your new car!

an avid lurker,
ex_dovil323 on May 10th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
Perhaps a futuristic human AU where the student body has to wear slave collars? But now I'm picturing Synder with a whip, PVC gear and hip boots so I may have to fling that idea away and stomp on it until it dies.
tesla321tesla321 on May 11th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Oh, now you can try to rock me to sleep tonight as I wake up screaming from that nightmare.
Dreago: ficlovedreago on May 11th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
What if it was a Prince and Pauper situation? Like Spike has to be undercover for something and so he pretends to be a bodygaurd so that people will aim for Xander's head instead of his? Or maybe, Xander doesn't know that Spike is really an assasin/CIA agent/whatever and then there can be delicious angst about telling the truth and also before that we can have lovely As You Wish stuff witrh Xander being all bossy and telling Spike what to do and Spike being all meek and mild...until the reveal when Spike shows him that he really is the Big Bad and can dominate or submit, just as long as it suits him? Oh and then someone gets hurt and then there is h/c cause I know you like that.

Hee. See, it practically writes itself! Now, go write it! No, on second thought, write another chapter of Noir and then write this. :)
inapickle on May 11th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
What about "Bull Durham"?
He has more hair, there are loving closeups, and man, he was beautiful back in the day.
Anna S.eliade on May 11th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
Re: What about "Bull Durham"?
No, no--you are right, I'd forgotten about Bull Durham. I love that movie too! The character are awesome. I love when a movie takes time with its supporting characters, like the earnest Christian guy and the town slut. So sweet. :>)
Resident Know-It-Allbailunrui on May 11th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
You've made me want to see The Bodyguard again. :)
Pamgoosegirl9 on May 11th, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC)
On Sopranos this week, the psychiatrist told Tony that depression is suppressed rage. Hmmm. Maybe, go whack somebody? In a very un-Tony way, that is. You know, more rolled up newspapery.
Barb: numfarrahirah on May 11th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
Xander could bodyguard for Spike while Spike was chipped, surely? Just toss 'em somewhere where the foes they meet are likely to be human.
Fandom: karass or granfalloon. Discuss.sherrold on May 13th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
I want Spike wounded (I know, big surprise)
by some sort of magical weapon that doesn't heal quickly -- or cursed by something that leaves him weak as a puppy.

Spike brings out my deeply (*deeply*) buried h/c fan. I wish I knew why.