Technically I guess it's fic, since it's set within the Buffy 'verse, but it can easily be read with no knowledge of anything Buffy related - just two former lovers, meeting again many years later, snippets of life alluded to, joys and sorrows and time passing. And it's poetry.
It's Easy to be Noble (when you're not) in Constantinople
Summary: It's that blue-haired meeting in Istanbul, mentioned in 'New Moon Rising'; only they're in Italy, and it's twenty years to the day after the laundry room scene from 'Hush'.
I've pulled out a few pieces for you to try - he mainly writes about Buffy characters, and mostly in his own 'verses (he has many! And many OCs. And a lot of femslash). I am trying to get him to set up an AO3 account, because I think he needs a bigger audience, and also it would be useful for readers to have the stories in chronological order (something not easy on LJ/DW). Individual pieces have notes, so excuse the lack of introduction here.
Waterloo Sunset Angel/Nina drabble
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Spike & Illyria drabble.
Like Seeing Your Very Own Self Looking Back At You Tara & Lisa, 200 words.
Casablanca Buffy & Faith, 200 words.
Please go read & leave some feedback, I think that would be the best present. (If you want more, just follow the links on the posts or on the sidebar.)
ETA: Oh, and I watched episode 1 of A Very English Scandal.
Interesting interview with RTD here:
Russell T Davies: “Living as a gay man is a political act”
A Very English Scandal: the former Doctor Who writer on hate mail, two decades of writing gay characters – and adapting the Jeremy Thorpe affair for the BBC.
Here are some of the replies:
Was last week's Who important? Erm...no, not really. It just had the Doctor falling for Mme de Pompadour and abandoning Rose and Mickey on a starship 3,000 years into the future without a moment's hesitation.
Was it important
Of course it was important! Was "Fool for Love" *important*? Was "Darla" *important*?
It was just beautiful and heartbreaking and...it very nearly broke fandom.
I have last week's Doctor Who on tape and can send it to you if you like? Then you can make up your own mind. :)
Looking back, I DO remember all the furore over The Girl In The Fireplace (all the Rose fans were outraged, I was thrilled because the Doctor got laid...). But it's disappeared in the distance, blending into the canon of the show. The issues of *now* are so very different.
Also, the fact that someone had TAPED it, and POSTED IT TO ME, is so adorably quaint that I am all aflail.
ETA: OK, so I ended up having to find & watch this:
And then feeling sad that it's so old that it doesn't include all the Ten/Liz I snogging... Also, RTD cast Tennant when he was Casanova, what did people expect? ;)
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I wish I could think of what to say, and there are endless articles extolling Buffy's virtues (which are all good, but none quite reflect ME). I guess above all she gave me fandom, fic, meta, all you lot... ♥
ETA: Oh, and if anyone's curious, here is My Buffy History. :)
Her GoFundMe is here, so if anyone can spare a penny or two (or more) that would be great.
I can't imagine picking up my family and moving cross country, with no safety net, on the hope and belief that surely tomorrow will be better than today. I hope and pray that everything will work out for them. So please help if you can. I'm sure every little contribution will make a difference.
This is the campaign set up to help us fold this tent and move - any and all help would be appreciated guys!:
Our Big Family Move
Thank you, guise - always, always! Wish us luck! Gonna be a bumpy (but hopefully fun!) ride!
*Squishes Everyone Tight, Tight*
And owlboy - your parcel got here!! Actually it got here a while ago. I'm not sure WHEN as I found it in the back of the wardrobe with all the Christmas presents, and asked Darcy what that parcel was I'd never seen it before. And he shrugged, so I pulled it out and omg it was yours!!! Thank you SO MUCH I shall wrap it and put it under the tree for her. :D
ETA: Also many thanks to hobbituk - the Cherub loves the card and wonders how you made it.
And the_royal_anna - just seeing your beautiful handwriting is enough to make me smile, and the little present was delightful. Thank you. ♥
Help With Rent and Insurance GFM Link
Thank you so much for all your support, kind words, positive vibes and endless love, guise. I certainly have no idea what I would do without you all!
Big thanks to ND for sending a little help via Paypal!! Blessings to you and yours dear one! And thank you, thank you, thank you!
*Hugs to All*
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