It's so fantastical on your bicycle

Sep. 21st, 2017 03:33 am
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On April 19, 1943, Albert Hofmann, the Swiss father of psychedelic medicine, dropped lysergic acid diethylamide and went on a bike ride, becoming the first human to ever trip on acid.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. Wells

ACA enrollment period

Sep. 21st, 2017 12:01 am
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Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. Trump reduced the ADVERTISING funds by 90% to announce when people can enroll. Please copy and paste to circulate. #SpreadTheWord

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    nothing gold can stay (2628 words) by Naraht
    Chapters: 1/?
    Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Yuri Plisetsky & Victor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky & Yakov Feltsman, Lilia Baranovskaya/Yakov Feltsman
    Characters: Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov, Yakov Feltsman, Lilia Baranovskaya
    Additional Tags: Rivals, Post-Canon, Growing Up, Coming of Age, growth spurt, Injury, 2018 Winter Olympics, Aging
    Summary: Yuri Plisetsky will never step out of Victor's shadow. Not if Victor has anything to do with it.

    Or, the epic Nikiforov/Plisetsky rivalry in the run-up to the 2018 Games.



    Here it is, the long one. The first chapter of the long one, at least.

    A friend tells me that 'rage-filled teenage boy athlete' is not my usual aesthetic – probably an understatement! But it's a refreshing change in writing terms, and it's good to stretch yourself... right?
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    SPIKE: Um ... there's something I got to tell you. About showing you Riley in that place.
    SPIKE: I didn't mean to ... (long pause) Anyway, I know you're feeling all betrayed -- by him, not me.
    SPIKE: I was trying to help, you know. Not like I made him be there, after all. Actually trying to help you. Best intentions.
    SPIKE: I mean, you know, pretty state you'd be in, thinking things are all right while he's toddling halfway round the bend.
    SPIKE: Oh, I'll insult him if I want to! I'm the one who's on your side! Me! Doing you a favor! (And you, being dead petty about it -- me, getting nothing but your hatred and your venom and - you ungrateful bitch!
    SPIKE: Bitch!
    SPIKE: Buffy ... there's something I wanted to tell you.

    ~~Triangle (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 5, Episode 11)~~




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    JENNY: Well, another wonderful fun-filled evening.
    GILES: Uh, yes. You know, um, I will understand if you decide to start avoiding me.

    ~~School Hard ~~



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     This week's prompt is inspired by a certain scene during Season 4's "The Harsh Light of Day" as seen below...


    That's right! This week's prompt is:
    The Velvet Underground

    Just like last week, we have addition sub-prompts for you, if you are interested. These are all song tracks from Loaded, the specific album tha Oz was holding up. They are:
    Who Loves the Sun
    Head Held High
    I Found a Reason

    Remember, there's no time limit for when you need to post your prompt-inspired works. These are merely to get you inspired and get you writing. Drabbles or ficlets of any length are most welcome. Take these prompts wherever you see fit, including any pairings and characters that you please. Just as long as Giles is in the mix somewhere, of course!

    As for another bit of housekeeping, as those of you on Tumblr might already know, Otter and I have started a Giles-dedicated blog, which you can find here. It's a good place to get some visual inspiration. To help with the writing we created a few tags for posts associated with the current theme. Here's the one for the Giles's Record Collection theme and this is the one for last week's Cream and/or Clapton prompt and this is the one for the Velvet Underground.

    Happy writing and see you next week!
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    WILLOW: You don't know me?
    XANDER: Not a clue.
    WILLOW: But you were just all like, (imitating him) 'oh, hey.'
    XANDER: Yeah, 'cause I thought you were a girl and I'd remember, but...
    WILLOW: (grabs her breasts) Well, I am a girl! I'm ... not sure ... who I am exactly, but...
    XANDER: (yelling) Okay, why was I on the ground? And why are you all staring at me? Is this some kind of psych test? Am I getting paid for this?






    ~~Tabula Rasa~~



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    Drabble: Holiday Punch

    Sep. 16th, 2017 09:49 pm
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    Title: The Holiday Punch

    Author: 

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    Characters: Giles, Buffy

    Rating: FRC

    Setting: After Giles returns in Bring on the Night in season 7

    Word Count: 100
    Prompt: Strange Brew

    Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss' sandbox.

     

     

    “Erm, Buffy?” Giles interrupted tentatively as she spoke with the new potentials. “I, uh, don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s a… strange brew… fogging up the buffet table,” he informed her as he pointed to the pale green concoction in the crystal punch bowl. “You did tell Anya this was a Christmas party, yes?”

     

    Buffy rolled her eyes. “You’ve lived in the good ol’ USA for how long and have never had lime sherbet punch?”

     

    She ladled him a cup of the green potion and he recoiled in horror, shaking his head.

     

    “I’ll, uh, pass on the swamp water.”


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    Newsletter, Thursday 14th September

    Sep. 15th, 2017 12:44 am
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    SPIKE: Okay, is it bigger than a breadbox?
    HARMONY: (smiling) No. Four left.
    SPIKE: So it's smaller than a breadbox.
    HARMONY: (giggling) No! Only three!
    SPIKE: (quietly annoyed) Harmony ... is it a sodding breadbox?
    HARMONY: (clapping and laughing) Yes! Oh my god! Someone's blondie bear is a twenty-question genius!

    ~~Out of My Mind ~~



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    Yuletide nominations and stuff

    Sep. 14th, 2017 08:54 pm
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    How can the Yuletide season be starting already? Usually I'm on top of these things but this year I was caught without even a potential nominations list.

    So, in a fit of absence of mind, I have nominated:

    Return to Night - Mary Renault
    Hilary Mansell
    Julian Fleming
    Lisa Clare
    Elaine Fleming

    Figure Skating RPF
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Stéphane Lambiel
    Johnny Weir
    Evan Lysacek [not so attached to him, does anyone have someone they'd like me to nominate instead?]

    Cycling Commentator RPF
    David Millar
    Ned Boulting
    Carlton Kirby
    Sean Kelly [ditto... does anyone want Gary Imlach or Matt Stephens or Brian Smith?]

    I'll be in North Wales for work tomorrow (!) and staying into Saturday for a mini-break, so I thought it was best to get things tided away now, lest I forget.
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    BUFFY: Dawn listen to me. Listen. I love you. I will *always* love you. This is the work I have to do. Tell Giles... Tell Giles I figured it out. And... I'm okay. Give my love to my friends. You have to take care of them now -- you have to take care of each other. You have to be strong. Dawn, the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live. For me.

    ~~The Gift (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 5, Episode 22)~~




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    WILLOW: You really think we'd let you get away with that?
    GILES: (smiles) I was trying to avoid a scene, really.
    WILLOW: (pulling a brightly decorative 'Bon Voyage' sign out from behind her) Like we'd make a scene...
    GILES: Not you. Me.
    ANYA: Um, we, uh, brought you some lovely parting gifts. It's American. Get it? Apple pie?
    ANYA: To remind you of all the good food you won't be eating.




    ~~Bargaining (Part 1)~~



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    Hello, everyone! First, I would like to say thank you to [personal profile] littleotter73 for the lovely introduction and a great big thank you of my own to [personal profile] il_mio_capitano for her dedication to the community and providing such a welcoming environment for "newbies to the fandom". May Otter and I uphold your shinning legacy!

    So, as you hopefully know, this month's theme is Giles's Record Collection. You are free to take that wherever the Muse leads you, but if she's gone silent on you, we'll offer a weekly set of prompts. This week's is:

    CREAM and/or ERIC CLAPTON


    Our own[personal profile] littleotter73 has created some lovely fanart as a supplement. (I would also like to express my full appreciation for her mad art skills!)

    We know from canon that Giles has at least one Cream album in his collection. It stands to reason he'd have some Clapton too. These records don't have to appear in your fic directly. They can just be the inspiration. If that's not enough to get you going, we offer additional prompts of Cream and Eric Clapton song titles:

    Strange Brew
    My Father's Eyes
    It's in the Way That You Use It

    As Cap would say, drabbles or ficlets of any length are most welcome. Take these prompts wherever you see fit, including any pairings and characters that you please. Just as long as Giles is in the mix somewhere, of course!

    Happy writing and see you next week!

    Admin: Announcement

    Sep. 10th, 2017 08:03 pm
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    Hi All,

    I would like to announce that we have a change in moderators here at Giles Shorts. Due to her real life responsibilities, [personal profile] il_mio_capitano  has decided to step down from her duties as mod. I'd like to thank her for her hard work and dedication over the last several years. Giles Shorts was born from a private comm we hid out in to practice our drabble skills. At her urging, we decided to go public and she took the helm to inspire short fic centered around our favourite Watcher. Thank you, my Captain, for everything.

    On a happier note, I am excited to welcome [personal profile] quaggy as my new partner in crime. Though she has been writing fic for over ten years, she is a relative newcomer to the BtVS fandom and has been a regular here at Shorts for over a year. In fact, her first BtVS post ever was in Giles Shorts! And... she is bringing with her some awesome ideas for new themes and prompts. I am totally jazzed, you guys!

    So without further ado, from quaggy's genius mind, our September theme is: Giles' Record Collection

    Tomorrow there will be a new weekly prompt to help everyone out with the theme. So keep your eyes out for that.

    Again, many thanks to il_mio_capitano and welcome, quaggy!

    -otter

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