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27 April 2003 @ 02:57 pm
spander throughout history  
It occurs to me that if you want to understand the attraction of Xander/Spike (or Xander/almost anyone, even), you need only look to Cyrano de Bergerac. Or, Roxanne, the cool Steve Martin take on that story. Granted, Xander isn't disfigured in any way, but when set among the luminous stars of Hollywood Sunnydale, the Zeppo is the big-nosed man. The underdog, the fool. And there's something wonderful about the idea of the flashy prince--Spike--falling for the goofball, suddenly seeing him, all his intrinsic worth and character and goodness.

I love that final scene in Roxanne when she tells Charlie how much she loves him, nose and all. Actually, I love that whole movie, and you should go rent it if you've never seen it.

And stay out of the sun! It's evil!

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rubywisp: xanlinrubywisp on April 27th, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC)
And stay out of the sun! It's evil!

But, but... I live in Phoenix, Arizona.
(Anonymous) on April 27th, 2003 04:04 pm (UTC)
Roxanne
Ha! Caught you! You just watched "Roxanne" on the Love Stories channel, didn't you? I watched the last hour or so, since I've seen it many times before.

Um, have you begun to notice the few times I've "snorted" here, it's about something so insignificant and pointless that I might as well have not? I think it's because I feel unworthy to be in a conversation with you group of *writers* - you seem to be on this other plateau that the rest of us *readers* can't reach.

Or that could be my insecurities talking.... :)

Kenya
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Roxanne
Ha! Caught you! You just watched "Roxanne" on the Love Stories channel, didn't you?

I think so. {g} I was just wandering it and out of the room while it played in the background.

Um, have you begun to notice the few times I've "snorted" here, it's about something so insignificant and pointless that I might as well have not?

There is no such thing as insignificance--well, aside from Fox's prime-time line-up.

I think it's because I feel unworthy to be in a conversation with you group of *writers* - you seem to be on this other plateau that the rest of us *readers* can't reach.

Yes, but the oxygen is thin up here on Everest, my Sherpa just died, and we'll be cannibalizing each other by this time next week.

Or that could be my insecurities talking.... :)

Much more likely. ;)
Lyssaindiana_jane_ on April 27th, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC)
I love the S/X pairing, hands down my favorite slash pairing in the BtVS fandom, but when asked by those who don't care for it, or by those who just can't see it ever working due to the hatred between the two or whatever other reason...I've never quite been able to explain what it is that draws me to Spike and Xander as a couple.

And there's something wonderful about the idea of the flashy prince--Spike--falling for the goofball, suddenly seeing him, all his intrinsic worth and character and goodness.

But I think this pretty much sums it up and is amazingly a thought that had never crossed my mind. Now I finally have an explanation...lol...so thanks ;)



Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*.: soft twatthete1 on April 27th, 2003 05:49 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, but there are also those of us who never saw (or wanted) Spike as the flashy prince so much as the seductive evil queen. Er.
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
seductive evil queen

Oh so very true. You win! {g}
Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*.: theirloveissoawkward!thete1 on April 27th, 2003 07:59 pm (UTC)
*victory dance*
my2cents4sure on April 27th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
And there's something wonderful about the idea of the flashy prince--Spike--falling for the goofball, suddenly seeing him, all his intrinsic worth and character and goodness.

Man, you do live vicariously through Xander, don't you? He is so totally your alter-ego.

(And yes, I realize I'm the only one here who didn't figure this out, like, light-years ago.)
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
Man, you do live vicariously through Xander, don't you? He is so totally your alter-ego.

Ewww...uh, no? Sorry. I prefer not to identify that closely with characters.

Though if I did identify with someone, it's more likely to be with Spike. Vicious, aloof, alcoholic, selfish, juvenile, morose, demonic, and in need of a sugar daddy. That's me.
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry again--thought I'd better add a smiley face here so that my tone is not mistaken:

;)
Juliajuliaabra on April 27th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC)
Earn more sessions by sleaving...
Anna dear:
This is totally or maybe sort of off-thread topic-y here, but rubyluna and I are having a little debate generated by your icon. I've always assumed it was Nick but she says Elijah. And your answer is???
Julia

Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Earn more sessions by sleaving...
It's Elijah. I hope you didn't bet your soul or any small children on it. ;)
Juliajuliaabra on April 27th, 2003 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Earn more sessions by sleaving...
Nothing so serious thank god. And now, of course, as I look at it and see the blue freakin' eyes, it's so clearly Elijah I feel rather doltish. What could I have been thinking? Oh yeah. Xander good! That's what I was thinking.