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Apr. 4th, 2007 @ 05:02 pm Buffy Season Eight Comics
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Spoiler Alert: Issues 1 and 2

So, I was really looking forward to the Buffy Season Eight comics series. The fact that the stories were being done by Joss Whedon, the return of so many writers from the TV show, and the fact that it's been years since we heard anything about the fates and futures of our beloved characters--all these things had me really looking forward to the Long Road Home series.

After reading the first issue, my reaction was mixed.

Cool Things:

The dudes with crazy symbols cut into their chests
The way they've explained away the Angel Season 5 Buffy/Italy/Immortal nonsense.
The artwork
The nerdy girl who's all flirty with Xander
The familiar face of the Big Bad

Bad Things:

Giant Dawn?!?! Of all the things they could have done with Dawn, GIANT Dawn? This further proves that sometimes Joss just runs out of good ideas of what to do with his characters. Just when you thought Dawn couldn't get any more lame. And why is she waiting for Willow to turn up? Would she not want to become person-sized as soon as possible? I can see her not wanting to confide gory details of whatever to Buffy, but I think that would be a petty inconvenience as compared to say, remaining a giant.

The military plotline. Did we learn nothing from Season Four? Bleh.

Now, today, the second issue is out.

Cool Things:

Again, the dudes with the crazy symbols cut into their chests.

The nerdy girl flirting with Xander is a slayer? Cool, everyone gets one.

Bad Things:

Their security is good enough that they're aware Amy has penetrated Buffy's room, but lax enough that Amy got into the castle? And their first warning that undead beasties were clawing the castle wall was when the slayers patroling that area suddenly heard clawing noises? What about the computer gadgets and psychics we saw them using in the last issue? Come on.

Also, this True Love's Kiss thing is The Worst. Good for fanfic, but BAD in terms of general storyline. Why put it in at all, especially since there's this caveat that Buffy doesn't have to be in love with the person? Moreover, why is Amy telling Xander anything about the enchanted sleep deal at all? Wouldn't it buy her more time if the Scoobies had to first figure out what kind of magic she used, and THEN try to figure out how to stop it? This is just laziness in laying out the exposition.

Finally, are we supposed to believe that Willow (who, in the first issue, Buffy had said couldn't be found) just happened to show up at exactly the right time to battle Amy and her evil forces? Meh. The only way this gets better is if she gets to kiss Buffy and wake her up. And even then: Cheese.
Dec. 1st, 2006 @ 05:12 am Research Fic - Rory/Paris
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Title: Research
Author: speakpirate
Prompt: Written for Mosca's Sadie Hawkins Ficathon request, with the prompt from Gertude Stein's "Tender Buttons."
Summary: “Emily Dickinson. Adrienne Rich. Audre Lorde. Sappho. Gertrude Stein.“ She glanced over at Paris, whose eyes appeared to be glued to the finger that Rory had been running over the spines of the books. “It’s a poetry project, then?“ Rory asked tentatively.
Pairing: Rory/Paris
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Set during the Season 3 episode “Happy Birthday, Baby.“ Also contains references to the events of “The Big One,” “I Solemnly Swear” and “Tale of Poes and Fire.”
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters. If I did, Paris and Rory would have gotten together several seasons ago. They are actually the property of the CW network. No infringement is intended, and no profit is being made.
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Oct. 8th, 2006 @ 08:43 pm Hearst Weekend
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Title: Hearst Weekend
Author: speakpirate
Spoilers: Welcome Wagon and Not Pictured
Rating: PG
Pairing: Veronica/Mac
Summary: When she catches herself rather graphically imagining how, exactly, her tongue would feel sliding past Mac’s lips, Veronica decides that her drink must be about 95% Baileys, 1% coffee, and 4% foam.
Disclaimer: These characters are the property of Rob Thomas and the CW.

When Veronica orders the first Bailey’s Irish Cream coffee after the movie, she pretends that she’s just trying to see if they’ll card her. She pretends like this matters, as if she doesn’t have sixteen different forms of identification in her bag, fourteen of which conveniently add enough years to her age to make it a non-issue if they do. She pretends that she’s just trying to see if they’ll card her because that might be something that a normal college girl would do on one of the first Saturday nights of her freshman year. And she‘d really like to pretend that she and Mac are just normal college girls, out for a couple of sugary, caffeinated, alcohol laden drinks.
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 10:28 pm Reunion
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Title: Reunion
Summary: Chloe and Lana are reunited after their summer apart.
Pairing: Chloe/Lana
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: End of Season Three/Start of Season Four
Disclaimer: I do not own either of these characters, their relatives, or associated super-heroes.

The door to the Talon apartment swung closed as Lois Lane flounced down the stairs after her father.

Lana Lang let her hand drift over to Chloe Sullivan’s thigh. “I love my cousin,” Chloe began, “but I was starting to think she would never leave.”
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:35 pm Undiluted
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by speakpirate

Pairing: Hermione/Ginny

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Ginny fumes over Rita Skeeter’s unflattering portrayal of Hermione.

Disclaimer: These characters belong to JK Rowling, who is now so rich that I hope she will not mind my borrowing them. This story contains f/f slash. If this isn't something you're into, feel free to read some of the other terrific stories on this site, but not this one.

Spoilers: Goblet of Fire

Ginny Weasley was flat out furious. She was pacing angrily from one end of the Girl's Dormitory to the other, as Hermione Granger tried to stifle a small laugh. Ginny was so adorable when she was angry, and she was definitely angry now.

"'A plain but ambitious girl?!'"she fumed. "Where does that foul Skeeter woman get off writing rubbish like that about you? Oooh, I don't know how you can be so calm about this, Hermione, especially now that she's got nutters sending you hate mail!"

She paused briefly to bewitch one of Hermione's quills to take dictation. "Now you can just tell it what you would write for your homework and it'll take it all down for you. I use that sometimes to take notes in History of Magic. You have to be careful, though, once it copied down Colin's whispering to Maggie Muldoon about meeting in Hogsmeade instead of Professor Binns' lecture on Early American Covens. Not that you would need special charms just to finish your assignments, if a certain vile reporter would just keep out of your business..."
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:31 pm Landfall
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Fic: Landfall
Author: speakpirate
Rating: PG
Pairing: Alice/Dana
Spoilers: Much of Season One, including L’Ennui, Lawfully, and Looking Back.
Disclaimer: Showtime is lucky enough to own this show and these characters, not me.

Alice ran her hand slowly down the back of the woman in front of her. She felt scared and tender and half-in-love all at once. Then she heard the unmistakable sound of vomiting. “Geez, it’s like being back in high school,” she thought, remembering her first drunken grope with the captain of the cheerleading squad.
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:25 pm Labor Day Weekend
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Title: Labor Day Weekend
Author: Speakpirate
Rating: PG
Summary: Closeted Dana/Alice longing. Season One Prequel. Because we all know this has been going on for a long time.
Disclaimer: Showtime owns these characters. I just love them.

Opening scene: Camera pans along an opulent hallway. High Spanish archways, mahogany paneling, old California hacienda feel. Focus on an older woman, heavy set, in a long black dress and white apron. A maid. She is moving slowly from room to room, we see a time lapse as she comes and goes, back and forth. She approaches the last room at the furthest end of the hallway, and opens the door. She freezes for several beats, staring in the doorway - transfixed and confused - then she bursts into a scream. She runs the length of the hallway shouting in Spanish at the top of her voice. “Ave Maria! Dios te salve, María, llena eres de gracia, el Señor es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres, y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús. Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros pecadores, ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte!”

Caption on the screen: Garden Grove, California 2003.

Camera turns towards the now open door to reveal: The bedroom of a typical teenage girl. Or not so typical. Posters of Billie Jean King line the walls. Multiple trophies clutter the various surfaces - shelves, dresser, the top of a large closet. They all look similar - bunches of gold plated girls in the suspended animation of a forehand smash. There is a large net suspended from the ceiling, full of stuffed animals. Very cute. Mostly cats, with a few stray teddy bears. One twin bed, currently occupied by Dana Fairbanks and Alice Pieszecki, waking up and looking groggy. The faint cries of the maid are still barely audible, as the two women stare at one another in bewildered silence.
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:22 pm Bracebridge After Dinner
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Title: Bracebridge After Dinner
Author: speakpirate
Summary: Rory and Paris the night of the Bracebridge Dinner. This is the sequel to “The Hook Up, Pt. 1.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, or the episode would have gone like this.
Spoilers: This is a rewrite of the Season Two episode “The Bracebridge Dinner.”
Pairing: Rory/Paris
Rating: PG-13

Paris Gellar was feeling nervous and driving fast, the pile of Franklin articles on the passenger seat sliding repeatedly over the leather upholstery as she took each turn at break neck speed. She was making the now familiar drive to Stars Hollow. To Rory. Paris sucked in her breath and pressed harder on the accelerator as she thought about her friend. Almost her best friend. And her - not crush, exactly. Paris would never be so juvenile as to have a crush on anyone. More like her person of interest. Extreme interest, if she was honest with herself. Ever since their one night kissing stand, Paris had spent very little time thinking of anyone else. Granted, it had been almost a year ago, but it’s not like that made her pathetic or anything.
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:17 pm The Hook Up, Part 1
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The Hook Up, Part I
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by speakpirate
Rating: PG
Pairing: Paris/Rory
Summary: Paris and Rory grow closer at the Chilton party during the Break Up, Part II
Spoilers: This is a rewrite of "The Break Up, Part II"
Disclaimer: All characters belong to the WB, ASP, and a host of other initials that aren't mine. Some of the dialogue belongs to the parties listed above, but the subtextual implications are my own.

It was only nine-thirty, and Paris hated the party already. She had nothing but disdain for the random boys that Madeline and Louise found so fascinating, and had long ago learned that she didn't have much to say to the rest of her Chilton classmates outside of class. The entire first floor of Madeline's house was packed with dancing and laughing people who really seemed to be enjoying themselves. Paris felt claustrophobic, and wished she had more personal space. A hapless lacrosse player careened into her on his way to the drinks table.

"Ugh," she muttered loudly. "You have three seconds to remove your extreme oafishness from my presence. One...two..." The young man scrambled off with a frightened look on his face before she could get to three.

"Paris," Louise's exasperated voice reached her as she and Madeline appeared from the throes of the party, "he was really cute."

"Yeah," Madeline agreed. "He had very nice arms."

"He was an oaf. He had oafish arms." Paris replied.

"Well I guess our subtly pushing him into you was just a waste. Do you think we still get good karma for trying?" Louise pondered.

"I can't believe it!" Paris said suddenly.

"Look, the whole pushing thing was her idea," Madeline began.

"What is she doing here?" Paris continued, not paying the slightest attention to her two best friends.
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Sep. 1st, 2006 @ 09:12 pm Tomorrow Night
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Tomorrow Night
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by speakpirate
Summary: Sequel to Turning of the Tide. Willow and Kennedy explore their feelings for each other.
Pairing: Willow/Kennedy
Spoilers: Season 7, with various earlier season references throughout.
Rating: PG-13 for some heavy petting between two girls.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Disclaimer: I do not own any of these characters, but I do own six seasons of them on dvd, and counting.
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Kennedy woke up the next morning to the sounds of the other Slayer-in-Training shrieking over bathroom rights. Groggily she sat up and glanced at Willow's makeshift bed on the floor. Willow was nowhere to be seen. Yawning, she pulled herself out of bed and made her way past the crush of girls in the hallway, heading downstairs to breakfast.
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