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Drabble: Necrochronology - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Necrochronology
I’ve decided to stay on a nocturnal sleeping pattern during these five days off work. Usually I stay up during the first day to force myself back into diurnal habits, but that often means that I’m too tired during that day to do anything constructive and effectively I lose one of my days off. I then pass out in the early evening and wake at about four a.m. Forcing myself back to nocturnal habits on the final day can be stressful too. So I’m not going to bother.

I’ve been up less than three hours, and haven’t had a chance yet to do anything with the WIPs, but here is a drabble. A one-off, not part of any series. 100 words, G.


Necrochronology



“Flares, gold medallion, white jacket,” Buffy mused. “Totally the ‘Night Fever’ look. Definitely 1977. That girl vamp in the leather skirt? She so belongs on the hood of Whitesnake’s car. 1985. Ooh, frock coat and gaiters! So Nathaniel Hawthorne. I’d say he was turned somewhere around 1851. Hey, isn’t that Lyle Gorch? Stetson, Maxim gun bullet wounds, I’d put his turning date at 1913.”

Xander frowned. “Buffy, we care about you, and we're worried about you,” he said.

“Yeah,” Willow backed him. “It’s getting kinda creepy, Buff. We really think you should get over this whole obsession with dating vampires.”

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Current Location: Isle of Man
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: Bowling For Soup, "1985"

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jgracio From: jgracio Date: May 31st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
So... You decided to do more serious drabbles? More canon based? :D
jgracio From: jgracio Date: May 31st, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
And it took me a long time to understand the play on words... Hey, English isn't my first language. :)
gillo From: gillo Date: May 31st, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh good grief.

It's a useful skill, though. Don't knock it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
And she can do it by visual analysis, she doesn't have to cut them in half and count the rings.
agilebrit From: agilebrit Date: May 31st, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You...are a bad, bad man. I think I've said that before. It took me about two seconds before I actually "got" this one, and then I giggled like a madwoman and frightened the cats.
debxena From: debxena Date: May 31st, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had exactly the same response. Except I frightened co-workers instead :)
altyronsmaker From: altyronsmaker Date: May 31st, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that was priceless! I LOVE wordplay! Awesome!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
quinara From: quinara Date: May 31st, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee!

You've made me wonder whether 'costume designer' wouldn't be a good job for Buffy. She'd have to brush up on her sewing skills, but that's in her genes - and she could check all the details with the chattier vampires. Or Spike and Angel, which would probably be easier...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Yes, something in the costume design line might well have worked for Buffy. A lot better than serving burgers and cleaning grease traps, certainly.
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: May 31st, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two snerks up for this one!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
frimfram From: frimfram Date: May 31st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You and bogwitch are obviously smoking the same stuff this evening...
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 31st, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I plead innocent.
basilio_the_cat From: basilio_the_cat Date: May 31st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great as always :D
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
desoto_hia873 From: desoto_hia873 Date: May 31st, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are the master. :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: May 31st, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thwack!
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: May 31st, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I love the homage to "1985". That's a great song.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I love Bowling for Soup. They're crazy in the same way that I am.
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: May 31st, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You just can't help yourself, can you? I'm so glad!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
dedra From: dedra Date: May 31st, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
ROFL!

That was some awesome wordplay and punnage there--great job!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sammywol From: sammywol Date: May 31st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am disappointed to see that you are getting so sensible in your old age.

OTOH I liked the Whitesnake album covers reference, horribly evocative. Brrrr!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 31st, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
My forehead hurts.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 1st, 2006 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry!
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