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The start of another week

When I woke up at 5:30 this morning, there were two thoughts in my head:

1) that I would get up and go to work in a minute; and
2) three narrative sentences and an accompanying image of Spike and Giles trying their hand at DIY.

Two hours later, when it's far too late to go to work, those sentences are still running round my brain. It must be the bad!fic writer in me clawing her way to the surface, and it seems to me that the only way I'll free my mind from her persistently nagging voice is by jotting them down -- so excuse me while I indulge for a second:

"Bloody hell!", the vampire exclaimed, quickly putting the offending digit in his mouth, thereby preventing another stream of expletives from leaving his lips.

"Oh dear God", muttered Giles despairingly. Feeling a sudden headache coming on, he took off his glasses and pinched the bridge of his nose.


There, that's better! Now I can think about how to get the hair dye stains out of yesterday's T-shirt...

Comments

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bogwitch
Feb. 21st, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
Yeah? And where's the rest of it? What on earth would possess these two to attempt DIY?
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
I don't know, but I have the distinct impression it has something to do with Dawn.

Rest of it? What rest of it? Don't tell me there's a market for DIY-fic! ;-)
bogwitch
Feb. 21st, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
There's a market for Paddington.
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
I'll let you corner that!

How about Pooh or Wind in the Willows...or, I know: my excerpt can be part of a cross-over with Bob the Builder!
bogwitch
Feb. 21st, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Go on, make it a BtB fic. Go on.
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
I'll be thinking up scenarios while I'm doing the ironing!
desdemonaspace
Feb. 21st, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, please write more! Yes, there is a market for DIY fic. Meghan (theohara) wrote a swell DIY fic called Home Improvement starring Spike and Tara, which may be found here. See?
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec -- I will read it sometime. But for now, I've reworked my plot into a BtVS/children's TV series crossover that you can find in my next entry.
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Just finished it. What a lovely story...After Spuffy, Spara is still my favourite pairing!
desdemonaspace
Feb. 21st, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad you liked it.

Can I say again how much I love your new layout? The colors are so vibrant. They're spring-y and exotic. I get hungry for color when it's dreary outside.
gamiila
Feb. 22nd, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Can I say again how much I love your new layout?

Of course you can! I love hearing it ;-)!

I get hungry for color when it's dreary outside

Me, too. Colours affect me very deeply, and on a very basic level. I look at a warm colour, like reds and yellows and oranges, and I immediately feel warmer (and happier and more cheerful)...while other colours, like blues, lierally leave me cold.
missmurchison
Feb. 21st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, there needs to be a DIY fic with those two. Perhaps Xander is out of town, Dawn asked for something but assumed she'd have to wait for a real carpenter to return, and they decided to prove her wrong? And don't:)
gamiila
Feb. 21st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! It's sort of what I was dreaming about last night, but I'm afraid I've turned turned it into a BtVS/Bob the Builder crossover fic this morning...

Still, I could brood on the DIY-angle some more...
missmurchison
Feb. 21st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
I've never watched Bob the Builder, but I'll check out your story when I'm not at work! That sounds hilarious.
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