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Note: X posted to [livejournal.com profile] spoil_me_dh

Wait! Hold your fire! Before you flame me, let me explain. Beware! Here be Spoilers. )
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So, I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] summerofgiles. I know it's a ways away, and also that if I Really can't come up with a fic, I can always drop back and punt with some meta. One needs only peruse my journal and comments to see that self expression, of the analytical kind, is not one of my problems. But I'm trying to continue writing fiction, and that leads me to the reason for this post.

I'm trying to come up with an idea. What about Giles do I want to explore? Why?

I started going over in my mind the various relationships he has-- not sexual, because I can't write that. Too busy giggling, for one thing. I've read lots of it, and I applaud those who can do it. But for a variety of reasons that have no bearing on this discussion, that's not somewhere I'm able or willing to go. And really, it seems to me the fandom is if anything over-represented in the romance/ sexual relationship department. Real life has lots of other moments, and other kinds of relationships. What do they tell us about Giles, and about things in our lives that matter?

As I reflect on Giles and his relationships, I keep coming back to the realization that Jenny is the first and last time we see him interacting with another adult in a meaningful, connected kind of way. And I'm struck with how she really is unusual as a character in the Jossverse. Read More... )
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I saw this question in the [livejournal.com profile] su_herald and decided to take a stab at it here. I've been pretty quiet lately, but Real Life is getting better, if also busier. Thanks to everyone for the hugs last week. They really helped.

Here's my 12 Episode proposed canon:Read More... )

So-- I open the floor, here, or on the original link, or both-- what's your pared down canon, and why?
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