beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I'm lacking big thinking about Buffy of late. There seems to be a bunch about masculinity and violence, direct parallels between Spike and Riley, and Riley and Adam of course, plus some stuff about how useless Giles and Xander feel now they're not defined by their jobs. Giles and Xander keep trying to help with the violence cause they've got none jobs and want to be useful, Xander beats up Spike and it's a sign he cares, Giles gets all sad because nobody is scared of him any more. Spike of course refers to his lack of capacity to do violence in direct comparison to neutering. Masculinity and violence. Big thing.

... big thing covered by every other show ever. Bored? Kinda. I mean, not bored of the episodes, but not coming out with meta.

All of them feeling less masculine because Buffy is more successful at violence than they ever could be, and Spike and Riley eroticising that, that's a thing BtVS does a little different. Mostly if the girl is kick arse it's to teach a guy to be better than her by the end of the movie. Here she just stays better, consistently. Yaays.

The same sex desire metaphor in the magics, the way Willow and Tara have to be, er, subtle, and the way Giles and Ethan are at the pub... a couple of old mystics, sorcerers, the night is still our time... yeah, still liking that, except for the not trivial thing where not being allowed to show stuff sucks. But the metaphors are pretty and the guys at the pub are, well, I'm coming up with plausible and I don't know if that's what I mean? Giles responding when he thinks Ethan is calling him attractive, intense eye contact, history together... you can see it happening, and you can see it in those scenes.

Ethan and the Fyarl thing: you can read it as Ethan didn't do it. Way back at the start of Buffy, episode three, it was established that one way to undo every spell in progress was to kill the caster. But when Giles the demon breaks in to grab Ethan, Ethan says "I can't undo you if you kill me!" Okay, he could be lying about everything, but if true, it means it wasn't his spell.

If it was then it's a classic be careful what you wish for. Giles wanted to be scary.
But that could also mean he got very, very drunk and did something unwise to himself. Unlikely, sure, but if you want to tell that tale...

For G/E shippers there's the teensy problem of him apparently trying to get Giles killed when he tells Buffy "It killed Ripper and now it's trying to get me!"
He could simply be mistaken about how far gone Giles is, if he can't get back from there. He could be making a complex statement about tweedy Giles and his ongoing fight with his own Ripper side. Or it could just be mischief to cover his own escape. Granted Buffy tries to kill Giles because of it, but she epic fails. And Ethan predicted that, reckoned "You're only going to make him angry." If he don't believe Giles can be hurt then it's mischief, not murder.

But then there's "I've really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It's the 'stay and gloat' that gets me every time."
He's saying he did damage, and should have run before Ripper caught up.

Probably meant to be Ethan then.

But there's loopholes available if you want them. Like, what was he even doing in the place a demon was meant to rise and didn't anyway?



... Ethan Rayne can be so much more interesting if you read a little depth into a character that's pretty much just an excuse for mayhem to happen. But mayhem of the insides to outsides sort, which is always very character based fun.



Giles chasing Professor Walsh because she called him an absent male role model, always funny, but again connecting masculinity and violence. Giles feels powerless and judged, because a woman is implying a woman made herself without him. So he gets big and scary at her. Because clearly it's fun to use threats to counter words. And clearly it's more funny because it's Giles, who is usually words guy. But it's a moment that comes from him, not Ethan, even if Ethan did give him the outsides to do it.


Rupert Giles: earning his nickname since the early 70s.


I'm dissatisfied with how they used Walsh. She was evil psychology lady, and some of that was clever. Introduced doing stuff like controlling the discourse by naming herself as both good and evil versions, smart on several levels, and funny from writers cause they know what we don't. Creepy stuff that reminds me of abusers when she controls Riley just by mocking or relabelling his feelings, so he's just being college boy when he's trying to have opinions. Makes him feel small and then tells him to make her proud, so all his self worth is supposed to come from her reactions. Reworking his base code, like Adam said. Must have taken a lot of creepy manipulative work. And then making soldiers that don't ask questions... that's such a wrong view of soldiers. So all of that is perfectly good evil overlord stuff. But it's wrapped up with Riley and Adam calling her Mother on different occasions, and the weird thing with watching Riley have sex and getting rid of his girlfriend. Creepy gendered stuff. With no matching good version. I mean, if they're exploring mothers, Buffy has one of those, but no, they're just contrasting with Giles for some reason, current teacher vs ex teacher, at a point Giles is distanced from Buffy. Also there's previous evil teacher ladies but no hint of comparison. Comparing what Walsh does to what Watchers did would be perfectly reasonable, but you have to reach to other seasons to do it. Which, okay, it's season 4 and you'd expect some stuff to just be background, but I'm dissatisfied with how it turned out. There should be more women, more mothers, more teachers.

... I'm watching Buffy and thinking there need to be more women, even though Willow and Tara and Anya and Buffy are all right there.

I'm quite a lot creeped out by how Xander treats Anya. I mean I know she's an ex-demon but the comparisons with her behaviour have her turning up on list of autistic characters, so this time every time Xander corrects her on social skills is kind of grating. Like she's not meant to have her own thoughts and feelings but has to fit the mask on to be acceptable to him. It's not that she's actually learning compassion and empathy and that good stuff, she's just being told 'we talked about this' and changing how she behaves. I feel like Xander doesn't actually like Anya, he just likes how she makes him feel, and part of that is him feeling like he has the knowings and can teach from a position of moral superiority.



I'm super grumpy today and don't know if it's the TV that's always grump making or me that's always in a grump. So it goes.



The first three seasons, the basic metaphor was 'high school is hell'. Okay. They shift to college, but after the room mate episode I'm unconvinced they upgraded to 'college is hell'. More of a general 'young adulthood is hell'. Everyone trying to tell you who to be and shape you into who they want, but at the same time leaving you to sink or swim and not supporting you like you were supported a minute ago. Not knowing how to relate to adults, who are now meant to be other adults like you, but get cranky if you treat them that way and make you feel weird. Being expected to make a quantum leap in maturity and then frowned on for thinking you're mature. The whole thing with the drugged Initiative agents seems less metaphorical and more just a thing in itself, but I guess the pressure to perform physically and mentally is a college thing. Even Willow's magical lashing out is the thing where having a little power does not always go so good. So the metaphors are still there.



I'll watch more episodes later.
beccaelizabeth: Ethan Rayne smiles (Ethan smiles)
So far this weekend I have read the essays for class on Monday and read a whole lot of GURPS Magic rules, then figured out a set of spells for a priest of Janus.

Clearly this is a productive use of time. *nods*

Ethan's spells are hard to model because there's a half a dozen spells that almost but not quite do what he did, and also because he cast a spell on a whole town at once, which has power requirements that are off the scale. Assume the Hellmouth is a Very High Mana area (so absolutely anyone can cast spells, and mages have a lot of bonus), and that Janus did most of the lifting. I still don't even know how to start calculating the costs. Impressive, anyway.

Ethan: very strong indeed.

But we knew that.

The other thing about spells is they all have the same names, but to ally them with specific gods you really have to think about the tone or flavour of things. Like the spell 'Drunkenness' has effects kind of like getting every adult to act like drunk teenagers, but being drunk isn't especially associated with Janus. Getting people to express their repressed sides *is*, in the Buffyverse. So you rephrase it just slightly, and it's a spell with the right theme. Weaken Will works too. Emotion Control and Suggestion don't quite cover it, I think. Madness, being really specific, with a Delusion, is probably enough... but it's really rather thorough. And to incorporate real world knowledge like Xander's soldier did would require a ton of Knowledge spells too. Basically you pretty much have to say 'A God Did It', but it's hard to game that.

Ethan: god likes him. His god, anyway.


Which leaves you to wonder why a god of doors didn't bust him out of prison.

But Planar Visit (Dreamlands) treats the dream worlds as an actual world as real as the demon dimensions, so getting to wander around in there is pretty powerful of itself. And since you leave your body behind it don't much matter where you left it. Unless you're worried about the damage...


I had mostly set out to invent some characters to throw at each other in an original story world. I got a couple of people, but then I thought of Ethan, and, well, it's not like I've any particular reason to focus. Ethan is fun. Storytelling gold.


I should probably sleep at some point.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Someone's meta over here says:

Abraham Lincoln once said that to get the true measure of a man's quality, you shouldn't judge him by how he handles adversity, but how he handles power. I find that's useful when writing characters, because at some point in the story, someone is going to get power over someone else, and what they do with it often sets the measure and pace of the rest of the story.

So I'm thinking Giles and Ethan. Read more... )


In Torchwood it gets interesting. Right up through recent episodes. Read more... )
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 7/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...
Now the late Ethan Rayne is turning out to be twice the trouble, and Giles must be the one to deal with it.


38000 words total, 1400 words this part, complete

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here
Part 2/7 here
Part 3/7 here
Part 4/7 here
Part 5/7 here
Part 6/7 here

*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** END ***
*** (BEGINNING) ***


All my fic here


Rate fic, poll
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 6/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...
Now the late Ethan Rayne is turning out to be twice the trouble, and Giles must be the one to deal with it.


38000 words total, 7300 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here
Part 2/7 here
Part 3/7 here
Part 4/7 here
Part 5/7 here

*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** *** ***


Part 7/7 here
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 5/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later... Now the late Ethan Rayne is turning out to be twice the trouble, and Giles must be the one to deal with it.


38000 words total, 7850 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here
Part 2/7 here
Part 3/7 here
Part 4/7 here

*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** *** ***


Part 6/7 here
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 4/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...
Now the late Ethan Rayne is turning out to be twice the trouble, and Giles must be the one to deal with it.


38000 words total, 6950 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here
Part 2/7 here
Part 3/7 here

*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** *** ***


Part 5/7 here
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 3/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...
Now the late Ethan Rayne is turning out to be twice the trouble, and Giles must be the one to deal with it.



38000 words total, 5180 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here
Part 2/7 here


*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** *** ***


Part 4/7 here
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 2/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...



38000 words total, 7250 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )

Part 1/7 here

*** *** ***

Story Continues )
*** *** ***


Part 3/7 here
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ripper
Fools Journey
2

Higher

Part: 1/7


Rating: I'm aiming for a tone much like Buffy or Angel, which are 15 to 18 rated in the UK.
Pairing(s): Giles and Ethan are in the same story, therefore it is vaguely G/E
Spoilers: Post Chosen, post Not Fade Away. Refers to earlier series canon.
Third in my Fool's Journey series, the rest in memories here or my fic tag. This one should basically make sense as a stand alone.

Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne. Best mates, worst enemies, sometimes both at once. They've got a lot of history. So even when the Initative took Ethan away, Giles was sure he'd see him again, sooner or later...

38000 words total, 2200 words this part

Disclaimer: Joss told us to "Write fan fic."
So they're still his toys, but he seems to not mind us playing with them.
No money, no harm.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pinkdormouse for beta.
Also, thanks to my f-list for all the 'shocky' discussion.

Author's notes and warnings: Read more... )


*** *** ***

Story Begins )
*** *** ***


Part 2/7 here
Part 3/7 here



PS if you like, you can pretend it says shaken instead of shocky. Like choose your own adventure! ;-)
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I poked at 3 Ethan fic archives on the Wayback Machine, and at Degenerate Son, which still works though it has not updated. I put all the authors and titles in a database, fiddled with it so I deleted things that were also at Degenerate Son, added Of Old Mystics because that should be on a list of Ethan stories, and got 169 stories. 88 of those are at Degenerate Son, which is good. But 80 are apparently only on Wayback, which is not good.

Individual authors will have pages too, so a lot of these will be on author pages. Quite a few of them are on my f-list and I can probably go find said pages. Also Trekker's recs page is turning out very useful. So I'm finding a lot of stories on regular web pages. But not all 80 on the one archive.

I'll post the list I've got of stories I can only find on Wayback.

Those stories that are *entirely* lost, where the archives are quite vanished, like the latest version of Chaos Child or Ripped Off or whatever of Be Seeing You did not get archived (which I know is some stories because mine aren't there), well those stories I can't list, obviously, and shall have to discover another way.
Read more... )

I think that is 44 stories that are in only the Wayback archives, if there (I haven't always followed all the links).

Some of the rest I can find in archives for mailing lists, but can't find an author page for.


I was thinking of Ethan as not having very much fic, but 168 stories plus a gigantimous novel plus the other really long Tea and Biscuits plus whatever is out there that wasn't in the archives I looked at... Looks like rather a lot. Plenty enough to make it worth trying to pull into one place, because hunting around 40+ different websites on different keywords is just not something most people are going to bother to do.


I also at one point early last year started hunting through Google looking for Ethan fic that wasn't linked from archives.
http://beccaelizabeth.livejournal.com/136280.html
http://beccaelizabeth.livejournal.com/138984.html
Many links, some still live, and much snarky commentary or confusion as I try and figure out exactly what I found.


Now LJ is being annoying, but I'll try and post this anyways.
Then I have to sleep. I made an appointment in the actual a.m.
Blah.


Later: Found some more story titles Read more... )
New/different author names and some stories I don't remember having read.

And link loss to stories or authors I do recall liking.
I just tried looking for Victoria Hayrabedian
found a Versaphile Recs page. It links to 3 stories, 2 I don't recall having seen, all Ethan/Giles, on 3 different sites, none of which work today.

The more I look, the more I want to make an archive. One where stories will not get lost.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
“Spirit and flame, to purify.” Ethan intoned.

“Always clean your works.” Ripper replied, equally solemn.

They both grinned.

Ethan picked up the pen-like contraption he’d put together for the task, dipped it in alcohol, and ran it through the candle flame. The traced outline of the Mark of Eyghon sat on his arm, waiting. Ethan whispered as he dipped the needle in the ink, then raised it to his arm.

“Last chance to back out.” Ripper offered with a half smirk. “It is permanent.”

Ethan looked at him steadily, and pressed the needle into his own skin. “Nothing is permanent.”

***

Giles had considered acid, or lasers, or even fire, but the Mark was a thing of magic, so magic would seem the best way.

“Youthful indiscretions?” the healer witch asked.

Giles just smiled tightly.

“Don’t worry. Soon fix this.”

She got paper and pen, drew symbols, then soaked it in whisky and pressed it to his arm. Chanted, until black stain spread up through it.

She pulled the paper off his arm, put it in a bowl and set fire to it.

“See? It worked. Clean.”

He rubbed his thumb over the empty place carefully. It still felt the same.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I used the college library to copy out more stuff about Janus
which I now blatantly nick so I can put it in my LJ and use the interesting parts

Read more... )

Most interesting are the bits about Janus giving Carna power over thresholds and nocturnal vampires. One interpretation- Janus, by way of Carna (also known as Cardea), is the reason vampires can't cross the threshold of a dwelling. Could explain also why ubervamps aren't included - they were way before Roman times. Another interpretation - girl goes into cave with Janus, comes out with power over vampires - maybe Janus empowered the Slayer.

Either way, fun.

Plus obviously as god of doorways Janus would be guardian of portals, including the Hellmouth. Some sources say it makes no sense that there is war when the gates are open. Well obviously if the Hellmouth is open there will be major badness, battles, war. So it makes perfect sense.


Always so many fun things for stories :)


previous bits about Janus
http://www.livejournal.com/users/beccaelizabeth/58415.html
and
http://www.livejournal.com/users/beccaelizabeth/62136.html
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I have this Ethan plot bunny that keeps trying to turn into a story. Which would be yaaay, but it was somebody elses bunny. Indeed, someone elses story, which I read and disliked very much.

It seemed to violate the first law of character emotion, which is that Read more... )
Basics of bunny - season 6, after Giles leaves, Ethan turns up on Buffy's doorstep and tells her TPTB sent him and he is her new Watcher. Then they have sex. And a baby.

So anyways, that bunny got in my head and wouldn't leave.

See the fun part is, The Power That Be telling Ethan to do things is *Janus*. In the series, mostly known for changing everyone into their costumes. But I did a lot of research, wrote an essay, and found out some extra bits yesterday in reference books at college.
(Yes, I spend college library time on Janus research. Yes this explains some of why my homework remains unfinished. Moving on...)
There are a lot of good reasons in the RL mythology that Janus might actually help Buffy.
Read more... )
These myths link Janus to vampires by way of Carna-Cardea.

And Ethan worships Janus.

So we get an actual logical reason Janus might send Ethan to help the Slayer.

And that, to me, makes it a fascinating bunny. Ethan on a mission from god? Comedy *gold*. And serious plot fuel too.

So everyone would react to Ethan in their individual ways, not trust him as far as they could spit to start with, all of that.

Interesting thing, right before Giles leaves, in Tabula Rasa right after everyone loses their memories and wakes up as someone else, we see a two faced statue of Janus in the Magic Box. It wasn't there the episode before, and we don't see it until after the transformation. Did Anya buy it? Or did Janus just turn up to watch the fun?
Read more... )
Then, in the original bunny, there is sex and pregnancy.
Read more... )
If you go all 'happily ever after' at that point its very snuggly sweet.

But this is *season 6*. The geek Trio are still out there.
Warren would still buy that gun.

What if Buffy was *pregnant* when she got shot?

That's the kind of thought so nasty it of course belongs in the Jossverse.

But with all the options in the 'verse, the outcome is not necessarily nasty at all.
Read more... )
So everyone would be alive at the end of the story and having to deal with consequences.
Read more... )
Lots of big, yet logical, differences. Everyone staying together. Willow with more access to magic, and dealing with the 'Willow sometimes likes to hurt people she thinks deserve it' issue rather than the 'magic is crack!' non-issue. And with a god in her head.

Maybe the god who empowered Slayers in the first place.

We could lose the Axcalibur plot device entirely, or keep Axcalibur but give it a longer runup and some depth.
Read more... )
So, this is why this plot bunny continues to eat my brain.
It could be so cool!

But I have this completely different Epic I was planning to write, so I write this up in much abbreviated bunny form. Which probably looks lame now. *Sigh*

But - Ethan on a mission from god to help Buffy. Fun!
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Saw bumper sticker
"Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once"
immediately thought of Ethan...
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Started reading a book
with the main character a pleasure slave bought at market
and I don't think I've turned the page for about an hour because I thought of
Ethan for sale at market
and got entirely sidetracked...
not that Ethan would make a good slave
I mean I'm sure he could be *very* good
if he felt like it
he just wouldn't feel like it for long.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Had a dream that Robin Sachs had already done a downloadable audiobook. Was about to click the 'order' button when I realised it was a dream and I should probably double check what page I was on when I woke up...

This is what happens when I fall asleep wondering how much it would cost to get him to read a short story. If I left all the names out of it I could make it sneaky fanfic even. *ponders*
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Just read a fic (and closed it, so I have no idea who wrote it or where it is) which closed on the idea that when the character was three he took a firework apart and cried when he couldnt find the colors.
I thought for a moment I could imagine Ethan doing that. Then I realised that no, if Ethan the mini mage took a firework apart, there would indeed be colors. Including assorted shades of orange and red. And the little sod would sit in the middle of it grinning and clapping, or possibly waving his hands around like it was an orchestra.

Ethan in my head is scary but fun.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ethan, will be E/G 18 rated, this part gen
Summary: 'A New Man' from Ethan's point of view, starting with why he was in Sunnydale in the first place, and why he was in that crypt.

Unbetaed. This might end up being another false start. I have a whole heap of them. But unlike the rest this one feels like a complete scene of itself, so even if I end up tweaking it into being a ficlet of itself, it is still worth posting.

The way the demon talks is supposed to be matching Ethan's "you know demons. It's all exaggeration and blank verse." I'd like to know if it works. Is the closest to verse I can manage but doesn't fit the dictionary.com definition.

***

Read more... )
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ethan dug through his pockets as the two of them stumbled out into the Sunnydale night together and pulled out a paper bag. He popped some of the contents in his mouth and offered the bag to Giles. “Want some?”

Giles looked inside, then gave Ethan a hard stare. “Sweets. Ethan, why on earth would you think I would accept sweets from you?”

“Because I'm not a stranger?”

“You're stranger than anyone I know.” Giles accused. Ethan accepted it as a compliment. “And consider what I know. I know last time you were here you drugged the chocolate. The time before that it was enchanted fancy dress. And just now you go and joke you've put poison in my beer. So why, precisely, would I trust you?”

Ethan gave Giles a look, filled with promise. “Because, you'll have far more fun that way.” He smirked, and proffered the bag again.

Giles stared at him, trying to maintain a glare, but it dissolved into a grin that threatened giggles. He pulled out a sweet at random, and ate an aniseed twist.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Punk
by beccaelizabeth
Giles/Ethan in 1975
Rated at least 15 for sex, violence, and language.
7142 words

Summary:
Ripper shared a stage with the Sex Pistols once - and made lasting contributions to the history of punk.



Author's notes: Read more... )

Punk
Read more... )
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Saturday night, and Ripper has been gone for three weeks, five days, seven hours, two minutes.

Ethan never thought he'd be the sort to remember the minutes.

The minute they first met, when Ripper seemed like just another bully, until they touched and their power awakened. The minute he first knew Ripper was truly with him, circumstances immaterial. The minute, the first in his life, he was sure he was loved.

The very next minute, when Ripper ran away.

Ethan oversees his ‘perfect’ party, checks his watch.

Three weeks, five days, seven hours, five minutes.

Some minutes felt like forever.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Ethan and Janus
415 words written in 45 minutes
Read more... )
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Made words. G/E, Ethan POV, first person.
Ethan thinks about revenge.

Read more... )

Profile

beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
beccaelizabeth

April 2017

S M T W T F S
       1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1617 18 19 20 21 22
23242526272829
30      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:38 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios