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Being Human and other stories
Belated Happy Birthdays to redwulf50 and talesofsnape

Happy Birthday to married_n_mich

Finally managed to watch the first episode of ‘Being Human’; it’s very good, although much darker and less funny than I was expecting. I think I’ll wait until after the series finishes before thinking about doing any fic; there are too many things still unrevealed as yet. The night before last I accidentally saw a sitcom that I wasn’t familiar with, ‘Not Going Out’, and it had perhaps the funniest line of any show ever. Also a pun that was worthy of me. I doubt if I’ll watch it regularly but if it comes on when I’m not in bed or at work I won’t switch over.

No comments at all on the ‘Tabula Avatar’ chapter that I put up yesterday? Rather disappointing. If I wasn’t getting a steady stream of rapturous reviews for it at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ I’d get discouraged. As it is, however, I’ll keep writing and keep posting. I’m enjoying writing it – although the characters won’t be enjoying themselves. After sixty-odd chapters of Randy & Joan being bit-part players they finally got their chance to take centre stage, in this chapter and the last – and they won’t have liked it one little bit. Will True Love prevail and overcome all? The only way to find out is to read it. Meanwhile, in Faerûn, I’ve spent 5 chapters carefully assembling Chekhov’s Gun and establishing that it is aimed directly at Buffy, Sorkatani, and Xander; it’s a shame that I now have to work for 6 nights, and won’t be able to do any writing, because I’m rather eager to fire it...

The results of the TtH Crossover Awards should be announced today. I’m hoping for a victory for ‘Tabula Avatar’; although it is severely lacking in the Super!Xander department, a major handicap at TtH, and past form suggests it will come second in its class. curiouswombat’s ‘Return of the Key’ also suffers from the same lack of Super!Xander, but ‘Lord of the Rings’ crossovers rarely feature Xander so it might overcome that lack. We’ll find out soon. Of course now I’ve had a sudden idea for a Super!Xander/Galadriel fic designed to win in next year’s awards...

PS: TtH displays random recs when you visit the homepage. One just popped up that I have to comment on. I will never, under any circumstances, read a fic where the pairing is shown as 'Wiffy'. That's nothing to do with not liking femmeslash - it's just that that particular word conjures up an image of the pairing being Pepe Le Pew/Foul Ole Ron.

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draconin From: draconin Date: February 1st, 2009 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Finally managed to watch the first episode of ‘Being Human’

Are you counting the pilot from October as 'first ep' or the one that was broadcast last Sunday? So far I liked the pilot better of the two but that was probably partly because of the dissonance caused by two of the three main characters having changed. I liked the new Mitchell better than the old but preferred the old Annie.

I'm looking forward to the ep tonight although, being in Australia, I won't see it until Tuesday - I can download it overnight Monday.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 1st, 2009 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm counting the one broadcast last Sunday as the 'first' episode. I didn't see the pilot and, because of the cast changes, I'm glad I didn't.

I'll be working when tonight's episode is broadcast and I'll probably see it next Saturday.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: February 1st, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just to remind you that the title "Battlestar Galadriel" is available if you want to use it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 2nd, 2009 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks; it is just possible that I actually might use it.
sammywol From: sammywol Date: February 1st, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Wiffy"?!?! ... well to be fair 'Billow' or, worse,'Bullow' are not much better.

you posted a Tabula Avatar yesterday? I am just not seeing it. Bleedin' Russian overlaords. I often have a rather selected highlights version of my Flist come up. Will go a-hunting for it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 2nd, 2009 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
The hardest pairing to come up with a namesplice for is almost canon; Vamp!Willow/Willow.
sammywol From: sammywol Date: February 2nd, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
On reflection I think 'Wuffy' is kind of cute.

All out of ideas on the Vamp!Willow/Willow one. This is what the 'slash' was invented for right? after all would this sort of thing have caught on if it had started out with 'Spirk' shipping, although 'Kock' would work I guess.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 2nd, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'll actually write the Vamp!Willow/Willow fic; I'll call it 'Playing With Myself'.
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: February 2nd, 2009 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
No comments at all on the ‘Tabula Avatar’ chapter that I put up yesterday? Rather disappointing. If I wasn’t getting a steady stream of rapturous reviews for it at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ I’d get discouraged.

LOL! I've calculated that in the last 5 years I have written (and posted in multiple places) over 601,000 words and have had approximately 300 comments (total), most of which come from a pool of about 15 people, of whom your wife is one... So I sympathise!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 2nd, 2009 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I must read your stories soon; alas, at the moment I just don't have time to start a 600,000 word series.
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: February 2nd, 2009 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think any sane person has (with apologies to curiouswombat)! On the whole, it's not a good idea to make all your stories part of one long series.

That's an impressive banner. Dawn looks especially good.
talesofsnape From: talesofsnape Date: February 2nd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, my dear. Your kind thoughts are appreciated.
spikereader From: spikereader Date: February 2nd, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm enjoying Being Human (and as I can't remember what the original actors looked like from the pilot, the change hasn't bothered me) and if you do write any fic at least I'll know who you're talking about.
married_n_mich From: married_n_mich Date: February 2nd, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the birthday wish :o)
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