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Meme myself and I
I was recced by nihilistbear in this vast chain started by nashmaveric; each person recced is supposed to pass it on by reccing 3 writers who have not yet been recced (Master List Here) and naming two stories by them. The maths of this are mindblowing; 3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 729, 2187, 6561, 19683, 59049 and so on. So it can't possibly go on much longer; in a few days time the entire capacity of the Internet will be consumed by this meme and civilisation as we know it will collapse.

So, I'm bottling out for the moment; how can I narrow it down to just 3? I'm hoping that if I wait a little while someone else will nominate a few of my favourites and make my choice a little easier. Or else civilisation will collapse and it won't matter.

Instead, I'm going to do another meme tonight; I've seen it lots of places, can't remember where I saw it first.

Ask one of my characters one question and they (or rather me on their behalf) will answer.

Of course you'll have to specify which story the character is from, as I portray different aspects in each story and you would get, for instance, very different answers from Willow in "I was made for loving you baby" than from Willow in "Come As You Are".

If anyone asks a Roxyverse character a question then I'll be so stunned I'll write a special story for the questioner. But it won't happen.

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tesla321 From: tesla321 Date: December 1st, 2004 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
The thing is, I did this and I was petrified no one would ask me anything. And no, I haven't read the Roxyverse. I have my own OCverse, see...

and damn, I gobbled all these stories of yours...

Oh, yeah---"Life in Shadow" Willow: Gonna sneakily plan to bust up Tara and Spike?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm reading the Sunnydale Wholesale Beauty Supply stories. Your Memories are a little chaotic, and there are 8 chapters that don't seem to be in Memories so finding them takes a lot of time, but I'm getting there. But they're not really an OCverse, just a look at SunnyD from the point of view of OCs.

"Life in Shadow" Willow: Gonna sneakily plan to bust up Tara and Spike?

No way! That would be mean and sneaky, and that way lies badness, and it's all fun and games until somebody falls through some stairs and lands on a pointy rebar thing, and Tara is way nicer than Cordy anyway.

It's sorta cute, you know. Spike's not that bad when he's not all in your face with a broken bottle, I kinda get the feeling that my goldfish would be all safe if he got the chip out, not that I still have goldfish 'cause, hello, seemed sorta tempting fate getting more, but I really don't think he'd be big with the eating us. And it's gotta be Tara, 'cause she's been really good for him, and me, not so much.

So yeah, I'm on board with the Tara and Spike supporting. If I tried to break them up that would make me sorta like Verucca. Tara's nice. Now I'm getting to know her I really like her a lot, you know? Rather have her as my bestest girlfriend next to Buffy than mess things up for her just so that I could have some meaningless sex 'cause, hey, I could always buy a vibrator. Do you have to be 21 to buy one? Or, could I just say it's for muscle pain? Although, I could get one on the Internet. There was that one that Charlotte's got in 'Sex and the City', the rabbit one. Hey, Anya would be scared of it! Bonus.

So, definitely no with the breaky up of Tara and Spike. I miss Oz so much.
tesla321 From: tesla321 Date: December 1st, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
look under Sunnydale, 31 entries. It's the last memory. I'm going to delete the others.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're not going to delete the AnyaWorld ones, surely?
tesla321 From: tesla321 Date: December 1st, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no, no, I'm gonna delete the X-F "Sense Memory" since it's posted elsewhere, and the duplicate SWBS ones. Tryin' to organize here.
nihilistbear From: nihilistbear Date: December 1st, 2004 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a question for Spike from I was made for loving you baby.

How did you feel after you and Violet got together in Vegas?

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Felt, oh I don't know, all mixed up. I mean, the sex was sodding brilliant. But it fucked my mind up. Half the time I was thinking, God, Buffy, I love you, but you looked better with the long blonde hair; and half the time I was thinking God, Vi, you're mine, want to hold you forever.

Felt sort of ashamed afterwards. See, Vi ain't just the bloody Bot any more. Dunno how it happened but she's a person. Not that weird, I suppose, I'm dead after all but I'm still a person, so why shouldn't she be just cos she's made of metal and plastic and wires; but if she's a person, she's got the right to make her own bleeding mind up about things. And she loves me because I had her made that way.

Paid for it, I did. Flashed a bit of fang to that Warren git, leaned on him, he wasn't to know I was talking through my arse when I said I'd rip his fucking head off if he didn't do what I said, but I still had to come up with some readies or he couldn't have got all the parts he needed. Sold the deSoto to get the dosh. Warren did his part, got to give him credit he did a fucking brilliant job, but it wasn't as good as the real thing. Just thought it'd fill the gap, stop it hurting so sodding bad. Maybe it did. Dunno what would have happened if Glory's bloody hobbits hadn't messed things up. Guess I'd probably have got bored with the Bot before long. I was just trying to fool myself with something that wasn't real.

Only now she is real. Got her own mind. Can be pretty damn funny sometimes. Image of Buffy, 'cept the hair, but some ways she's more like Anya. The trouble is the bit that's not real. Loving me. I made her do it. Like having a bleeding slave. Can't help wishing somebody would love me for what I am. Apart from the Bit, that is. Sod it.

And, I dunno, it was like cheating on Buffy, too.

If I get anywhere with Buffy that'll be like cheating on Vi.

I can't bloody win.
tesla321 From: tesla321 Date: December 1st, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but Vi---she's self-aware, Spike! She's overcome her programming! She wouldn't be self-aware and still be a slave to the original programming---so, don't sell her short. Or yourself.
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: December 1st, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok, I've read up to "Whitby in Winter" so far other than wanting a few British-ism explained I can think of a question.

I got up to get drink just now and blush bright red when I saw my Pooh Bear magnic. Good thing I live alone now. That would have been difficult to explian to my Dad.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, my wife does write exceedingly hot House At Pooh Corner porn, doesn't she?
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: December 1st, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes and I'm wondering what Jocosta {sp?} is going to think of the Sunnydale stick figure girls. I like your OC world a lot. At first they all seemed a little too Scoooby Gang 2 but they filled out nicely. I'm not much for in-depth reviews right now so I'll get back to you both when I can read more.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: December 1st, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shoot. I want to play and my brain is not cooperating. But, I suppose...

For Willow in "Come As You Are:" So what was the look on Spike's face when you teleported into his room naked?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's this word he's got, "gobsmacked", and I think that's about the only word to describe it. He was all with the big eyes and the grin and the eyebrows going up.

Only then it went a bit wrong because he suddenly thought that maybe my teleport spell had gone a bit wrong and left my clothes behind and he was all "you awright, pet? You sure?" and offering me his jacket.

So I had to say no, I came naked on purpose, and it was all a bit embarrassing and a bit too much me throwing myself at him. But it worked out okay eventually, and yes, there were smoochies and more than smoochies, and, wow. Just wow.

But maybe I shouldn't have done it. 'Cause, where's the line between 'seize the day' and being too much with the pushiness? Maybe it was a bit too much like the way Ken chased me?

I know I'm just rebound girl from Buffy. She can't stay dumb for ever. One day she's gonna snap out of it and come for him and it's gonna hurt. I've given him a whole lot of me now. When he goes it's gonna be as bad as when Oz left. There won't be any stupid spells or anything this time, don't worry, learned my lesson at last. I'm prepared for it, I'll just work through it. Still gonna hurt.

I guess all I can do is enjoy each moment while it lasts. Keep seizing the day one day at a time.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: December 1st, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the answer. And in perfect Willow-voice as well.

But when you write the sequel (and I can't believe I'm asking this) will you not make it Spuffy? Not to tell you what to do, and if it's gonna be Spuffy that's fine, and I'm sure I'll love it, but Willow deserves Spike at this point. Buffy doesn't.
hieispike From: hieispike Date: December 1st, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
For Harmony in "Pyromania":

Hi, Harm! I heard about your engagement to your Blondie Bear. So, what are your wedding plans?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, no church wedding, 'cause hello, vampire bride and groom here. Still gonna have a nice dress. Nina's helping me choose it, she's got a good eye, and - not gonna believe this! - Angel's made some good suggestions. Might even go with what he picked out. He's got, like, a gay man's taste.

Mom and Dad moved to San Francisco not long before Sunnydale fell into a great big hole. So they're gonna come over, Dad's gonna give me away - and hey, that expression really sucks, liberated woman here. But it's cool.

Bridesmaids. I so wish Cordy was here. We had this deal I was gonna be hers and she was gonna be mine. Her being dead sucks. Well, me being dead too kinda sucks, but at least my way has some fringe benefits. I miss Fred too.

So, chief bridesmaid, gotta be Nina. So dreading trying to explain it to Illyria but hey, maybe she'll do that turning into Fred thing and it'll be all nice, except that then Charles will go all silent and Angel will be broody guy (so no change there, then) and Spikey'll be a bit upset too. So, maybe best that she stays as she is, so, bridesmaids' dresses, gotta be something that goes with blue.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Hey, that's all about Illyria! See, she's like really old, prehistoric old, but she's in the new body, and she borrowed it off Fred (not that she can give it back except for a while and she's not really Fred when she does it) and she's blue.

Still gonna wear a blue garter though.

And hey, gonna try to persuade Buffy to be a bridesmaid. I'll be all big with the how much I respect and admire her thing. 'Course I just want to twist the knife about Spikey not being a Slayer-loving freak any more and being really my own Blondie Bear for ever, but it won't work if I don't act nice. Okay, I'm not evil any more, but I can be wicked.

Don't know how I'm gonna get Spike into a tux for the wedding. Might have to compromise with just a smart suit. Well, not just a smart suit, shirt and tie and shoes and things kinda implied, right? Guess he'll probably have Angel as best man.

And for the honeymoon we just have to go to Paris, France. And hey, President Bush says that the French are evil, right? So we can maybe eat a few cheese-eating surrender monkeys while we're there? Although, might be hard to get used to the goat blood again when we get back, so, okay, no eating Frogs. Except their legs.
tesla321 From: tesla321 Date: December 1st, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Course I just want to twist the knife about Spikey not being a Slayer-loving freak any more Bwah!
quinara From: quinara Date: December 1st, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh...to Paul in I am the Walrus:

D'you feel that it was your fault that Buffy had to die, or d'you think that it was just destiny?

And, if I'm allowed to ask two questions, are you behind Willow's inevitable resurrection attempt?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 1st, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Aowf! Aaaoowff! Uuurrrwwff. Aowf!" (splash)

(splash) flump flump "Owff! Uurrmmmff. Awrowf! Aowf!" (splash)
quinara From: quinara Date: December 1st, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Inspiring. Truly, Paul, the world's philosophers could learn something from you.

And it's good to know that some people have a moral standpoint.
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 2nd, 2004 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Spike from "Life In Shadow" here.

Right, pet. So you ain't got a life? Get an unlife. Find some vamp, get turned - I'd do you like a shot myself if it wasn't for this sodding gizmo those bloody Mad Scientists stuck in my noggin, no problem, 'fact I'd probably do you in both senses of the word, uh, well maybe not, Tara'd probably get stroppy about it - anyway, become a vampire, climb out of your grave all filled with strength and energy and such, and then you can do anything you bleeding like.

Anyone put you down lately? You can rip out their throats, tie their nadgers in a knot, whatever you bloody like. Railroad spikes are in short supply these days, otherwise I'd reccomend them highly, but there's lots of other proggly things suitable for ramming through the heads of irritating berks. Seen those drill kits they advertise on the telly? Those 'buy now, and we'll include FREE extra drill bits, and FREE screwdriver attachment, not available in any shops, our lines are open now' things? Well, stock up on one in advance; once you're a vamp you can put it to good use making holes in the heads of annoying gits. Do us a favour, love, make sure the berks who put together the stupid sodding adverts are included.

Anyway, that's my advice. Become a vampire and see the world. Travel to interesting and exotic places, meet interesting and exotic people, and drink their interesting and exotic blood. Makes you feel all manly - well, womanly I suppose it'd be for you.

Just stay away from girls with pointy bits of wood. And stay away from Man United or I'd have to kill you.

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