rogin: (Spike)
I really enjoy Mark watches Buffy. In fact I was looking into it every day to find out if he had finally arrived at School Hard. I love how perfectly he gets it and the fact that he is completely unspoiled. Season 2 is simply perfect for that, because season 1 is a comparatively normal standard television show. In the beginning of season 2 (I also watched it completely unspoiled back in the day) you really think you know what to expect. The annoying one will be the villain and then after School Hard, yeah, Spike will be the villain, but it is still not all that special.

Yes, sure the story about Angel's oh so dark past was told, but I ,at least,  was not prepared at all for just how evil Angelus really was. And I really can't wait for Mark to discover it.

I also loved that he knew the instant after watching the first ever Angel/Spike scene that there must be millions of slashfics about them out there. Heee.

Reading his take on the show is the most enjoyable fandom thing I have seen in a very long time. Makes me think that maybe I will get over the comic fiasco after all and get back in the game.

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Inspired by [personal profile] ms_scarletibis 's post on the moral standing of vampires and the human Buffy characters, I thought I'd post my own thoughts on the subject.

First off I see both Buffyverse vampires and humans as species that are very different from real humans. Buffyverse humans have souls and I don't really know how I would translate that concept into reality, where I have not the faintest idea if there's such a thing as a soul and even less how it would work exactly.

The definition of good an evil in the Buffyverse is shaped by two things:

There's the metaphorical plane on which the demons stand for various conditions that ail us in real life, fears, addiction, cruelty, inability to change and people who drain others emotionally...the list goes on. All of those things are bad and on this plane the vampires are by definition bad.

The second one is the in game fictional plane on which vampires are characters with different groundrules. To hunt and kill is in their nature. To ask them to stop is like asking a cat to go vegetarian. They also lack the Buffyverse moral compass, the soul. Inside the verse the line of good and evil is drawn along the soul concept. Those who have one are good or at least redeemable, those who have non are not only evil, they are not people to the Buffyverse humans.

To me from the outside it seems that there are two species at war both of witch don't see the life of the other as anything of worth. It is a war for survival so just the definition of killing = evil becomes too little for me to go by. My view on them becomes defined not by them fighting and killing each other but by HOW they are fighting the war.

The characters show real goodness in my opinion when they show mercy, love, compassion beyond what their morals require them to and their nature tells them to. Buffy could have killed Spike in S4, but it would have been shooting a tiger in a cage. That she did not kill him, though it would not have left a stain on her west defined her as good to me.

Spike throwing his moral set up over board because he's in love with her, did the same thing for me in S5/S6.

So in the end I think good and evil start for me were the basic ground rules end.
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See, this is me being disciplined and crossposting toDW:

Or rather this is me wanting to crosspost to DW and finding out that I can't do polls here without a plus or paid account :(

So, I guess all I can do is link you to my lj for the ticky:
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Author:[personal profile] rogin 
Title: Late Sequelae
Characters: Spike, Angel
Disclaimer: Nothing here is mine.
Rating: -
Warnings: -
Summary: Spike and Angel have a small moment of understanding, set during S5, some time after Damages.

Read more... )
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I've been pretty lazy with the crossposting since I simply know so many more people on LJ and not all of them are here too, but I thought, I'd crosspost this little bit here too.

Slow evening, so naturally I'm thinking about vampires and sex :) .In fanon the Buffyverse vampires tend to be considered bisexual and I wonder where that comes from exactly.

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Title: Times and Shapes
Author: flake_sake
Chapter: 2/10 part 1 can be found here
Pairings: S/B naturally, but there’s a twist to it and there might be a bit of past Spike/ Angelus
Setting: Post chosen, loosely tying into comic canon
Rating: like show
Warnings: Contains a temporary sex change
Summary: Buffy is on a slayer undercover mission in London and runs into Spike without him recognizing her.
Disclaimer: not mine, all Joss
Feedback: is loved, con crit would be welcome too. This is my first try at something longer and plottier on my own.

Read more... )
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Title:  Times and Shapes Part 1/10

Pairing: Buffy/ Spike (but it may take a while, also it’ll probably contain a bit of slash)
Rating: like show
Setting: Post series, tying loosely into the comic canon (no real spoilers)
Warnings: There’s my sometimes animosity with correct spelling and commas. And there’s a  sex change.
Summary: Buffy goes on an undercover mission in London and runs into Spike

Feedback: Is loved!!!

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[ profile] girlpire  posted fic! Go and read, but beware public places when you do, because I doubt anyone can kep from laughing out loud reading this one!

Second, some incredible fans in Israel made a musical out of Angel's life.

I would kill to see this, even if I don't understand a single word. Terrible thing is that I'm actually planning to go to Tel Aviv for a friends wedding this fall, but since they're playing it only now, I want to instantly.
I really hope someone makes a decent video of the performance and translates the text for as poor non hebrew speakers.

rogin: (games icon)
Title: Opening Gambit (Playing Games series)
Authors: [ profile] darklingdawns  & [ profile] flake_sake 
Pairing: Spike/Angel
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Joss, and we're maintaining that Spike belongs to Angel
Warning: Contains strong BDSM and graphic reference to torture (though not exactly in this part)

Previous parts here

Read more... )
rogin: (games icon)
Another chapter in our little pornographic epic is here!

Title: Opening Gambit (Playing Games series)
Authors: [ profile] darklingdawns & [ profile] flake_sake Pairing: Spike/Angel
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Joss, and we're maintaining that Spike belongs to Angel
Warning: Contains strong BDSM and graphic reference to torture

Previous parts here

Read more... )
rogin: (ink things)
I wrote this a while ago to get a bit used to writing fighting scenes and I thought it suits the poetry in motion-prompt on [ profile] nekid_spike , so I decided to post it before I get swallowed by work and visitors again.

Rating: like the show
Pairing: Spike/Buffy
Disclaimer:  Not mine, I’m just having fun with them
Notes: Thanks to [ profile] darklingdawns for taking a look at it.
Summary: What goes through Spike’s head when he is fighting Buffy.
Feedback: Makes me insanely happy and run around with a dorky smile on my face for days. Concrit, pointing out of errors and charactarization discussion are als also very welcome.


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rogin: (went well)
So, it's finally weekend, the time to watch tv, read fanfic and comics and do all the fangirly stuff!
The Supernatural kick off episode was awesome and I also watched and liked the first two episodes of True Blood.

And now thanks to [ profile] killerweasel  I could read the third part of Spike-ATF and give you my five cents on it:

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rogin: (AtF Foreplay)
Unfortunately I rarely have the time to post during the week anymore so I'm posting my review on the weekend again, when everyone is up and away *hangs head*.  Anyway this book is too much fun to let an issue slip plus there's a lot of mysterious stuff to discuss speculate about  in it, so here we go!

rogin: (joy spike)
Hi guys, it's been a while, I'm afraid. All the lab work is eating me up, so I don't get to spend nearly as much time on LJ as I would like. :( Didn't comment very much either in the last few weeks. Sorry for that.
So a short fannish summary of the last few weeks:

Wasn't Dr. Horrible great fun? So adorable and so heartbreaking in the end. All very mean ol' Joss. Makes me all bouncy for Dollhouse!
I loved the concept of letting the fans decide, if they want to pay for it. I'd really like to buy it, but obviously it's not available in the Austrian itunes store and I can't buy in the US-Version (I never bought anything on itunes before, so maybe I'm overlooking something...). It's a bit frustrating. I hope the DVD makes it to Europe.

Angel-ATF #10 was top stuff too. Maybe I'll do review to have them complete, but I just didn't find the time, when it came out.  I've got people visiting the next two weekends so the chances are slim...
I somehow missed the first ATF collected volume on amazon, and now it's not available anymore :( , but I need it since I'm missing issue #3 in print. Damn it.

And oh yes, Buffy #16: Like the drawings much much better and also I squee for Fray. I'm thinking of maybe doing reviews of the collected volumes, since the individual issues are so slim and I'm not all that invested.

Anyway I can't go without taking a look at the unadulterated goodness that is Spike-ATF #1 ( just scattered thoughts, I'm afraid, hope it's not too confusing):


Jul. 3rd, 2008 11:23 pm
rogin: (flower power)
So I just read "Twilight" and it left me with a dire need to mock, I'm afraid I can't do it as brilliantly as [profile] tkp  did here, but here's my little offering:

Title: It's not always shrimp
Fandom: BtVS/Twilight
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles
Rating: None

rogin: (runge cover)

So here are my five cents about the new issue

rogin: (games icon)
Look! We wrote porn and we are sharing!

Title: Playing Games
Pairing: Spike/Angel
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Joss, and we're maintaining that Spike belongs to Angel
Warning: Contains strong BDSM and graphic reference to torture
Summary: All work and no play makes Angel a dull demon. Luckily, Spike's about to come to his rescue.
Notes: Written with and edited by [ profile] darklingdawns for the Top/Bottom challenge over at [ profile] feedmykink

to the playground )

rogin: (flower power)
This is like the cutest thing I ever saw in fandom! Go, look, love!
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There are five new pictures from the upcoming Buffy Tarot online! I can't help being excited, I adore this kind of merchandise :)
They can be seen here. It also says that there is going to be full deck of 78 cards, which is kind of cool. I guess the minor Arcana are only going to be symbols but at least the royal cards of each color might be very interesting. The fanged four would make a brilliant row for the swords I think. I'll have to make an update to my tarot post once in a while :)

I hope I'll be able to get my hands on the thing over here...

The first page of the Spike comic is here. Looks cool. God I can't wait for this comic to finally come out.


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