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Drabble: The Snarking of the Hunt - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: The Snarking of the Hunt
Happy Birthday to hobbituk
I haven’t time to work on long fics during my work nights but here’s another drabble in my AtS/Moby Dick crossover series, following on from Call Me Ishmael and Thanks for all the Fish. I haven’t thought of an overall title for the series yet, but I do know that there will be more to come. 100 words, rating G (for now).


The Snarking of the Hunt


“With Buffy unwilling to follow Council orders there was simply no opportunity to function as a Watcher,” Wesley explained. “And that’s why I became a rogue demon hunter.” He stared at the tattooed form of Queequeg. “You seem to have acquired some rather unusual companions since we last met, Angel.”

“Queequeg is my guide from the Powers That Be, and something of a rogue demon hunter himself,” Angel explained. “He has a lot of hunting experience.”

“I spent many years searching the seven seas for whales,” Queequeg confirmed.

“Really?” Wesley raised his eyebrows. “Did you try looking next to England?”

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Current Location: Isle of Man
Current Mood: crazy crazy
Current Music: Manic Street Preachers, "Motorcycle Emptiness"

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gillo From: gillo Date: May 28th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Good grief. Even for you that is agonising. Still screaming out loud. LOL just doesn't begin to cover it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty much the effect that I'm aiming for.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 28th, 2006 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
::titter::
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Titter ye not...
quinara From: quinara Date: May 28th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember this spectacularly bad fic I read once on fanfic.net where, apparently, both Spike and Molly came from 'near Whales'. I was intrigued, to say the least.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
A whale did turn up in London in January.
booster17 From: booster17 Date: May 28th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
There will be worse to come...
hobbituk From: hobbituk Date: May 28th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
*snigger*

Thank you very much for the birthday wishes!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Hope you have a lovely birthday.
jgracio From: jgracio Date: May 28th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude! That's awful. In a good way. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
verboseartistry From: verboseartistry Date: May 28th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Sad to say, this one took me a minute to get. What I love about this horrible pun is that it's entirely within character for the timeframe of Wesley. You just can't be certain whether he's being snarky and sarcastic, or oblivious and inept.

Probably my favourite of all your horrific, terrific (in that they inspire terror) puns.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: May 28th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Good lord. I went from bafflement to groaning in seven tenths of a second. Still groaning. But funny!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sammywol From: sammywol Date: May 28th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
'No! Great whales.' Well, they used to have a great rugby team back in the day.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
As recently as last year, in fact.
frimfram From: frimfram Date: May 28th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
Manic Street Preachers used to be known as Magic Straight Pilchards round my way. Seems apt for the series.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
My 'listening to' selection is often not true - I sometimes pick something appropriate to the fic even if I don't possess the track in question. In this instance I felt that 'Motorcycle Emptiness' was not only from Wales but resonated with Wesley's leather-clad lone hunter persona and was therefore a very suitable accompaniment.
ladycat713 From: ladycat713 Date: May 28th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Headdesk
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
There will be more in this vein...
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: May 28th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snerk.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: May 28th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gahhhhhhh!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh!
rahirah From: rahirah Date: May 28th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rimshot!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thankyouverymuch!
agilebrit From: agilebrit Date: May 28th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
You...are a bad, bad man. I'm very glad I didn't have a mouthful of sodapop when I read that.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 29th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any long-standing member of my F-list who reads my drabbles with a mouthful of sodapop deserves everything they get.

There will be more, possibly worse, to come.
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