ProtoNeoRomantic



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  1. Summary

    This series is made up of squares I pieced for All Things Proceed from Passion and it's offshoot series that ended up not fitting into the quilt. There were some I liked too much to cut up or through away. As I come across them while getting each chapter of those series ready to publish, I am putting them more or less in order, but many of them are mutually exclusive and any of them can (or at least might as well) stand alone.

    Canon compliance? BtVS 1-7 is the 'cannon', All things Proceed from Passion is the rocket launcher, Blood Screaming is the M-16, It's All Terribly Simple is the Colt 45, and this is the little gun I keep in my purse.

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    2
  2. Summary

    Buffy's world may be out of step, off kilter, the opposite of normal... but it keeps turning, for now, which amounts to always. Because a life lived in the valley of the shadow of death is bound to look a little turned around in the blinding glare of the California sun. Luckily, she thinks she may have found the perfect person to live her crazy, mixed up life with. Rupert Giles is older, wiser and soooo much closer to her own age than her last 'boyfriend'. And he hails from a place and a people with a radically different take on fowl weather and fair.

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  3. Summary

    Haikus I wrote for Summer of Giles 2014 Haiku Day on Live Journal. ... And maybe a few from the rest of myself in response.

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  4. Summary

    A series of short, second person, canonical POV pieces and character studies, somewhere between prose and poetry. My thoughts and feelings about the characters and their thoughts and feelings.

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    2,535
    Works:
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    2
  5. Summary

    Exactly what it says on the tin.

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Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 1

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    It's Buffy's birthday... will the usual disaster occur, or something a bit nicer this time?

    Language:
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    14 Aug 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    very sweet. good characterization.

  2. Rec 13

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    The apocalpyse stone says Buffy's the one the prophecy is about, only this time instead of dying she has to have sex. Some people think that's worse.

    Language:
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    11 Aug 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Shockingly good B/G have to do it to save the world fic. Starting from the given premise, the action and characterization are restrained, mature and fitting.

  3. Rec 5

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    Xander's got a plan, but life keeps interfering.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    5
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    16
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    5
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    8 Aug 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Amazing characterization! Characters are who they are... no mater how much they really have changed.
    Amazing Control of Syle! Shocking and beautiful commitment to the third person limited perspective, including masterful use of methods for actually getting the whole story out without breaking perspective or tipping off the 'protagonist' of everything that is being foreshadowed for the reader. Moral perspective is complex and sometimes murky without being 'all relative' or treating evil as merely an alternate good, even though the story is from the perspective of ... well you'll see. Emotional complexity separate from but not unrelated to moral complexity. The fact that we know these characters AND KNOW HOW WELL THEY KNOW EACH OTHER is an enormous help here, so good use of the actual strengths of fanfic relative to other genres.
    Striking Plotting and Pacing! Not the conventional build. But it really really works.
    Faults? There is a line or two of clompy exposition, an occasional place where I felt like I would have made a different artistic choice and a few typos, though not nearly as many as I have in my own unbetaed works. Seriously. That's it. This piece is solid!

  4. Public Bookmark 8

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    Why do people go to class reunions? In our current world of Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and every other permutation from e-mail to iPad, it's possible to stay in touch with people we knew in high school-- and completely avoid those we never wanted to see again. But maybe some memories can only be faced down in person. Frederick I. Iverson explores this in his article on the reunion of the Sunnydale Class of '99. The date is July 26, 2014: This is Talk of the Nation, for NPR.

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    34
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    6 Aug 2014

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  5. Public Bookmark 1

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    A series of stories following a team of original character mercenaries in the Team Fortress 2 universe.

    In this series, BLU is our OCs; RED is the canon characters as created by Valve — or at least, our interpretation of them.

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    2,334
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    3
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    1

    4 Aug 2014

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