( The rules are pretty simple... )
( The rules are pretty simple... )
1. Once More, With Feeling - well, duh. This is quite possibly the most brilliant episode ever to appear in the history of TV. Songs, spontaneous dancing, bunnies...do I really need to go on?
2. Amends - "It's not the demon in me that needs killing, Buffy. It's the man." As far as I'm concerned, this is the most hard-hitting scene in the whole series, and that's really saying something. Maybe I just love it so much because it touches close to home, but every time I watch it I end up a mess of tears and heartache.
3. Passion - In the words of Joss Whedon himself: "death, La Boheme and Tony Head with a flaming baseball bat. Come ON, people."
4. The Gift - I hadn't cried so hard since Amends. Just beautiful.
5. The Body - It was so quiet. No music, barely any dialogue, and yet it managed to grab a hold of me and swing me around until I'm dizzy and teary-eyed.
6. Selfless - This episode more or less summarizes everything I love about the show. The constant twisting and turning, the humour mixed in with the despair, the utter bizarreness of it all.
7. Grave - Willow's breakdown at the end. I felt like my whole chest was caving in.
8. Conversations With Dead People - I mean, wow.
9. Enemies - Mainly I just loved seeing Faith and Angel kiss.
10. Bad Eggs - I realise that's a strange choice, but I'm forever going back to re-watch this one. It makes me giggle every time.
Also, I should note that overall Season 3 was my favourite. I can't pick out individual episodes, but it was just WOW.
My mind is already beginning to change. So I'm going to run away before anything drastic happens to this list, k?
2) Have your f-list guess your favorite character from each item.
Snagged from angela_weber.
Some of the answers are pretty goddamn obvious. Others might surprise you. So...anyone want to play?
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Angel - Angel (stephie_nhbg and panthrsoul)
3. Chronicles of Narnia - Caspian (stephie_nhbg and panthrsoul)
4. NCIS - Abby (stephie_nhbg and panthrsoul)
5. Harry Potter (This one has two answers)
6. Pride and Prejudice
7. Lord of the Rings
8. The OC
9. Jane Eyre - Bertha Rochester (ineptshieldmaid)
11. The Nightmare Before Christmas
12. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
13. Girls in Love (the TV series)
14. Interview with the Vampire - Lestat (stephie_nhbg)
16. In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu
17. Fight Club - Tyler Durden (lizas_lines)
18. The Umbrella Academy
19. St. Trinian's
Ann Radcliffe, Joss Whedon, and Jane Austen.
So, difficult choices...or not so difficult. I can tell you right off the bat that I'm marrying Joss Whedon, because waking up to his unique adorable genius every morning would be awesome. And I could introduce him at parties: "Hey, this is my husband. He created Buffy the Vampire Slayer." And it would be an advantageous relationship for my career - being a devoted husband he could, presumably, get a foot in the door for me with important producers and whatnot. Let's face it, it would be all-around pretty damn cool.
I am definitely throwing Jane Austen off a cliff. I like Northanger Abbey, but her whole 'the most important thing for a woman is to be prudent in her choice of husband' agenda really ticks me off. I think I'd find her a lot less boring if she was a squishy pancake at the bottom of a towering jagged rock face rather than a stuck-up bourgeoise author.
So that leaves Ann Radcliffe for the shagging. Could be fun, I guess. I mean, she had a pretty intense imagination.
So, anyone else wanna play?
1. Do you think yourself capable of pounding out a couple of hundred words a week?
2. Are you at least vaguely familiar with the Chronicles of Narnia, specifically the movieverse Susan/Caspian pairing?
If you are, come sign up for casue_ldws. Pretty please. It's a drabble-writing competition which I've signed up for, cause it looks like fun, but it'll be waaaaay more fun if we get a few more people competing.
Anyone in? *bats eyes*
It's so amazing just to hear Ronnie singing again.
Characters: Caspian, Miraz, Prunaprismia
Summary: Caspian learns of his impending cousinhood over a pleasant family breakfast.
Disclaimer: Sadly, I'm not Clive. Can't get anything past you guys, can I?
( Caspian’s knife hit the bottom of his bowl so forcefully that tiny shards of porcelain sprayed up and scattered across the table. “I am sorry,” he snarled, sounding anything but. )
( Eeeeeek... )
Rating: PG-13 for allusions to sex, prostitution and all that jazz.
Notes: Creative response to Dubliners by James Joyce.
Summary: Meet Martin Finnegan, an aspiring author who fancies himself as the next James Joyce. Caught between his star-crossed love for Cherie, a local prostitute, and persistent rejection from a society that just doesn't appreciate his genius, Martin dreams of what his life could have been if only he'd taken the chance.
( A Bid For Freedom )
Rating: M for lots and lots and LOTS of swearing. Oh, and graphic depictions of drug abuse. Throw in a little non-graphic violence and I think you've got it sorted. ;)
Summary: "Max didn’t want to see Ronnie. Didn’t want to see his miserable self-pitying expression, his baggy prison uniform, his stupid close-cropped haircut."
Notes and Disclaimer: I don't really consider this to be fanfiction. I wrote it for my Crime Fiction class - for our creative response, we were given the option of basing a story on a true crime. It's a more serious effort than my usual fanfic (not that I don't take fanfic seriously :P). That said, it probably ought to be noted that I do not own Escape The Fate, Ronnie Radke or Max Green (worse luck). No slander intended - I'm just trying to get a good mark for English this session.
( As You're Falling Down )
Warnings: Child abuse, mild violence, angst, sexual situations
Summary: Caspian spent his childhood dreaming of the past to escape the lonely reality of life in the castle. Peter only wanted to understand what drove the new King's strange behaviour. But as Caspian struggles to find his footing in a job he never wanted, Peter must venture into a place where his only connection with the world is through the eyes of an unwanted child. Bound together by a destiny neither of them can control, Peter and Caspian must learn the true value of family.
( Chapter 1 )