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4th June 2009 (13:09)
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All the cool kids are doing this, and it looks like fun... and I haven't posted anything for a month now, so maybe this will kick me into actually thinking about fic.

1.) Go to my Fanfiction Index Part 1 or Part 2 and pick out a line or two from one of my stories. (Must be a full line, please -- no sentence fragments or speech tags or other such nonsense.)
2.) I will respond with which story of mine I think it's from.
3.) If you stump me, I'm not going to promise a drabble or anything like that because I'm woefully lacking in inspiration. I do, however, give you the right to mock me. Alternatively, if you stump me I'll pick a line from one of your fics and return the favour.

I'm not sure how well I'll do on this; I've a feeling the answer will be "really badly".

Alternatively... copying deird1  this time, if anyone wants to request an Author's Commentary on any of my fics, them just ask and I'll write it. Or link you to the commentary I've already done, if applicable - though if so I might have another look and see if my opinions have changed since I wrote the last one.


Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 12:52 (UTC)

OK, how about this one:

"Screw that. I'm not a demon."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 13:12 (UTC)

"Screw that" sounds like something I'd have either Kennedy or Faith say, and "I'm not a demon" is clearly a reference to having a relationship with Xander. :-) Hmm. I think it's the Season 7 drabble I wrote where Vi, Rona and Kennedy are discussing how to get invited into the inner circle, and Vi mentions that Xander is currently single. Thinking about it, I think it's actually Rona who says that particular line, not Kennedy.

And the drabble is called... uh... I'm bad with titles. Especially for drabbles.


Yay! I was right! 'Making Plans' from April 2007.

Thank you. :-)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 14:37 (UTC)

"Xander stared open-mouthed in astonishment."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 20:20 (UTC)

I have almost no idea.

Narrowing it down... I've not written that many stories with Xander in them. I think it's either 'A Storm Coming In' and he's astonished at Cameron, or 'Past Imperfect, Future Conditional, Present Tense' and he's astonished at seeing two Buffies.

I'm going to guess at PI,FC,PT.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 21:22 (UTC)

Well, that was an unfairly vague one.

It's from "Once and Future" when Bedi... er, Xander... throws the Scythe into the lake and the Guardians take it back.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 22:04 (UTC)

You know, I discounted that one because the line you quoted didn't sound mystical wnbough to be from that fic. :-) Oh well.

So here's one for you:

It took her several seconds to get her bearings and bring her mind back where it now apparently needed to be.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 5th June 2009 00:56 (UTC)

Ha! That's Willow in "Looking Hard," after her little probing spell probed a little deeper than expected.

That was probably the most fun to write of any of my stories, with the possible exception of the Captain Hammer one.

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 20:34 (UTC)

But unfortunately, the rest of her body found her imagination remarkably convincing.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 21:20 (UTC)

I've written too much fic, since I don't remember half of these. ;-)

The story is obviously told from a female point of view, so that rules out, um, about 2% of my fics.

I've a suspicion that whoever it is has just closed her eyes and is trying to convince herself that she was just imagining whatever she just saw.... so she's in some sort of artificial world or dimension or enchantment.

From the tone, I'm thinking it's either Buffy or Willow I'm describing.

I'm not sure this is right, but I'm going to guess it's 'Intrusion', and Willow is crossing the stepping stones in W&H's cyberspace defences?

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 21:58 (UTC)

Well done!

*applauds, and hands you yet more vegemite*

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 22:06 (UTC)

Really? I wasn't really expecting that to be that.

I haven't finished (or indeed, started) the first jar you gave me. Does Vegemite have sinister mystical properties if you have too much of it concentrated in a small area? Does it reach critical mass?

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 22:10 (UTC)

Hey, what do you think causes the demon-repelling land enchantment? ;)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 22:32 (UTC)

So you're saying that hideous shambling monstrosities from the Void take one sniff of Vegemite and run screaming?

Yeah, I can see that.

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 4th June 2009 22:35 (UTC)
Faith as Buffy


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