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Introductory note: on Buffyforums, there's a season three rewatch and I'm writing a bit about Dead Man's Party. To try to get into the POVs of the Sunnydale characters, I wrote this.

I'm doing well in general, but I'm still fragile -- so if you don't like it, well, you know, be gentle! I include this disclaimer (and would prefer not to link to *this* version, though linking to the AO3 version is okay should I post it there) because I know how divisive this episode is, even if I'm only talking about it glancingly.

The POV style is somewhat inspired by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy's excellent Building Character, which is also of a much higher level of artistry and is strongly recommended.

Disclaimer: Not mine.
Takes place: Sunnydale, around the first week of school in s3, before "Dead Man's Party."
Characters: Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia, Joyce.
Word count: ~2500
Read more... )
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Get thee to [livejournal.com profile] norwie2010's journal and read his excellent piece, Giles and the "Wild Woman."  My response got long, so I've included it here, a long with a few corrections and addenda.  (I spoke with [livejournal.com profile] ceciliaj and [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle, who have been helpful.)

Rambling about Giles, Dark Willow, and other topics. )
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Get thee to [livejournal.com profile] norwie2010's journal and read his excellent piece, Giles and the "Wild Woman."  My response got long, so I've included it here, a long with a few corrections and addenda.  (I spoke with [livejournal.com profile] ceciliaj and [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle, who have been helpful.)

Rambling about Giles, Dark Willow, and other topics. )
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So this came out long so I'm splitting it into two parts.  Enjoy!
Usual disclaimers. SPOILER WARNING.   Again, not 100% edited, so if I say something in here that is probably wrong, ask! 
 
Angel ) 
Spike )
Xander )


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So this came out long so I'm splitting it into two parts.  Enjoy!
Usual disclaimers. SPOILER WARNING.   Again, not 100% edited, so if I say something in here that is probably wrong, ask! 
 
Angel ) 
Spike )
Xander )


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So this came out long so I'm splitting it into two parts.  Enjoy!
Usual disclaimers. SPOILER WARNING.   Again, not 100% edited, so if I say something in here that is probably wrong, ask! 
 
Angel ) 
Spike )
Xander )


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I feel like I’ll always have more to say, because this issue helped solidify some thoughts I’ve had about several of the arcs. But, well, it’s late, and the new issue is coming out in a few days. So consider my previous 37 post to be the Season Eight Buffy post, and this one to be the post about this issue.  Also, this may not be coherent.  Sorry!

I’m heading to a conference on Thursday, and have to prepare a talk for then (well, technically, Friday). So I might well be too busy to write anything substantial on 38, assuming of course I even process it quickly enough, before getting back on about Sunday or so. I am still going to read it on Wednesday though.

Click! )
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I feel like I’ll always have more to say, because this issue helped solidify some thoughts I’ve had about several of the arcs. But, well, it’s late, and the new issue is coming out in a few days. So consider my previous 37 post to be the Season Eight Buffy post, and this one to be the post about this issue.  Also, this may not be coherent.  Sorry!

I’m heading to a conference on Thursday, and have to prepare a talk for then (well, technically, Friday). So I might well be too busy to write anything substantial on 38, assuming of course I even process it quickly enough, before getting back on about Sunday or so. I am still going to read it on Wednesday though.

Click! )
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I feel like I’ll always have more to say, because this issue helped solidify some thoughts I’ve had about several of the arcs. But, well, it’s late, and the new issue is coming out in a few days. So consider my previous 37 post to be the Season Eight Buffy post, and this one to be the post about this issue.  Also, this may not be coherent.  Sorry!

I’m heading to a conference on Thursday, and have to prepare a talk for then (well, technically, Friday). So I might well be too busy to write anything substantial on 38, assuming of course I even process it quickly enough, before getting back on about Sunday or so. I am still going to read it on Wednesday though.

Click! )
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In my recent post defending BtVS' season six, I mentioned that S6 references season two in several crucial ways.  For fun and profit I rewatched the Dark Willow eps just to pick up on some things.  And once again I got reminded of how much Two to Go and Grave reference Becoming, and what I think this means for the series as a whole.

And yes, apparently all I ever talk about with BtVS are season six and Becoming, why do you ask?
 
 
On the finales: spoilers; I think it's interesting )

In other news: MY GIRLFRIEND IS BACK IN CANADA TODAY!  She was teaching overseas.  It's all very exciting.

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In my recent post defending BtVS' season six, I mentioned that S6 references season two in several crucial ways.  For fun and profit I rewatched the Dark Willow eps just to pick up on some things.  And once again I got reminded of how much Two to Go and Grave reference Becoming, and what I think this means for the series as a whole.

And yes, apparently all I ever talk about with BtVS are season six and Becoming, why do you ask?
 
 
On the finales: spoilers; I think it's interesting )

In other news: MY GIRLFRIEND IS BACK IN CANADA TODAY!  She was teaching overseas.  It's all very exciting.

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In my recent post defending BtVS' season six, I mentioned that S6 references season two in several crucial ways.  For fun and profit I rewatched the Dark Willow eps just to pick up on some things.  And once again I got reminded of how much Two to Go and Grave reference Becoming, and what I think this means for the series as a whole.

And yes, apparently all I ever talk about with BtVS are season six and Becoming, why do you ask?
 
 
On the finales: spoilers; I think it's interesting )

In other news: MY GIRLFRIEND IS BACK IN CANADA TODAY!  She was teaching overseas.  It's all very exciting.

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