May. 24th, 2016

lusciousxander: (grabby hands by Moscow_Watcher)
Fic: Teenage Dirtbag
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG 13
Setting: Starts during Lover’s Walk, S3. Spike's POV throughout.
Summary: Halfrek gives Spike the curse that will change his entire life.
Note: This fic is written for the Reviving Spander Ficathon.

Super thanks to [livejournal.com profile] devo79 for being my awesome beta.


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lusciousxander: (Oh Pooh! by mirasol)
BTVS 30 Day Challenge:Day 1 - Favorite SeasonDay 2 - Favorite EpisodeDay 3 - Favorite RomanceDay 4 - Favorite Male CharacterDay 5 - Favorite Female CharacterDay 6 - Favorite FriendshipDay 7 - Least Favorite SeasonSeason Seven. Hands down. And...

Day 7 - Least Favorite Season

Season Seven. Hands down. And that picture expresses my feelings of disappointment and sorrow regarding this season. Here are seven reasons why:

1) No clear vision of where this season is going.

Apparently Joss had ideas: Anya killed in Selfless, Giles as the First, Xander killed in Dirty Girls… etc. But chickened out last minute which – while I’m glad none of it happened – it ended up hurting the characters because Giles looked bad for not hugging Buffy when he arrived, Anya was pointless throughout the season, and we never got to see how Xander dealt with losing an eye since it happened very late in the season.

The First could have been used in a much, much effective way. There was no need for the sudden appearances of Caleb, the Guardian, the scythe and the amulet.  Wow, I never realized how many crap Joss needed to pull out of his, well, behind. *shudders at the awfulness that is the last five episodes of S7*

2) Too many characters!

I liked the idea of potential slayers, but it was so badly executed and took much needed screen times from the characters we care about, which brings me to…

3) Favorite characters pushed to the background.

I’d rather see a compelling arc for Xander, Anya, Dawn and Giles instead of suffering through Willow/Kennedy and the prattle of characters I don’t care about.

If Xander’s arc is about holding the house together, why not have him as Willow’s rock throughout the season instead of Kennedy? S7 should be about building friendships: Buffy/Spike and Xander/Anya learned how to become friends and respect each other for who they are with the elimination of sex. Yes, Xander’s very subtle scenes of showing concern and support to Buffy, Willow, Dawn and Anya were nice but not noticeable unless you’re a Xander fan.

Dawn’s Watcher Jr development was as unnoticeable as Xander’s arc. The idea is awesome. Giles and Dawn should have bonded over that. Giles should have complimented her on her initiative to study new languages and be able to translate them. He should have taken her under his wing and it would have been nice to see a Giles/Dawn father/daughter relationship now that Buffy doesn’t need Giles for that anymore.

Anya’s speech to Andrew about understanding humanity was beautiful, but what if we saw the two of them learning that together gradually throughout the season before coming to that conclusion?

4) Important character development happening in the background.

Xander was so displeased with Spike moving in into his apartment in Him, then two episodes later all of a sudden, he ignored Anya’s tempting request to join her to a Spike bashing session? Huh? What happened? Did he change his mind about Spike when Spike was living with him? SHOW IT, WRITERS!!!

I also didn’t know that Xander and Anya got back together in the end with them being pushed too far in the background. I don’t believe they did. Sorry, Joss, you gotta have to SHOW me instead of making me rely on Xander calling Anya “sweetheart.” Is that supposed to be evidence that they got back together? Xanya deserved to have a scene more than Bangel in Chosen.

Oh, and apparently, Buffy and the others patched things up so fast in the background after Empty Places and now they’re besties again. Give me a break.

5) Empty Places.

I’m sorry but Get It Done and Xander’s eye loss aren’t enough for the Scoobies topick Faith over Buffy and kick her out of her house! Other than it being extremely out of character for the Scoobies, it was nothing more than “Character assassination!!!” That’s what it was. And for what? Your hero was so unlikable throughout the season, so you had to trash every single character in the show – except the love interest of course – to make your hero likable again? Screw you, Joss! It was more like a sucky character bashing fanfic than the real deal.

6) The First.

The First could have been far more effective if it appeared as Buffy to the Scoobies. Maybe I can stomach Empty Places better if the First as Buffy appeared to Xander in the hospital and told him coldly that he was nothing but causality and that she was an idiot for letting him join the fight in the first place. First as Buffy appearing to Willow and taunting her about the power she had and wasn’t using, making her a useless ally. First as Buffy appearing to Dawn, Giles, Anya and making them doubt Buffy. Not just once, but throughout the season. That would have made Empty Places believable. Even though I can’t see the Scoobies kicking Buffy out of the house. Sorry, I just can’t.

7 ) Chosen.

That final episode needed to be two hours so that every main character could shine. Also, why the hell did Angel show up? It’s not his show anymore. We could have had a Buffy/Dawn heartwarming scene instead of that! Uber vamps being weak, the stupid amulet, the stupid scythe, and the final scene where the Scoobies joke around. Urgh!

lusciousxander: (Oh Pooh! by mirasol)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode

Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great


Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode



Empty Places. Basically, this episode is a bad character-bashing fanfic where Buffy is a woobie character and everybody else in the room - seriously, everybody - is made to be a meanie asshole. As usual in sucky woobie fanfic, Buffy is right and the assholes are wrong. So, the characterizations of every single character is sacrificed just to make the hero look good.
lusciousxander: (Connection by Moscow_watcher)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance

Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great


Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance



I personally don’t mind Willow/Kennedy. Oz and Tara were very similar and it was a refreshing change to see Willow go out with someone with a different personality. However, I hated that it happened in S7 when more important issues and storylines should have been dealt with. I would have liked if S7 was more about building friendships and strong bonds instead of romance. We had too much of that in S6.
lusciousxander: (Oh Pooh! by mirasol)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character

Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great



Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character



Of course, Warren. Do I even need to explain why?
lusciousxander: (Oh Pooh! by mirasol)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character

Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great


Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character



I don’t hate Veruca. I’m just not interested in her character. She was only created to break Oz and Willow up. Which, URGH! ‘Cause I adore Oz/Willow.
lusciousxander: (grabby hands by Moscow_Watcher)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight

Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great

Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight



I’m not into fighting scenes. Even awesome ones. But Buffy and Angelus’ fighting scene in Becoming 2 is so epic and no body can deny that. It’s Buffy’s “Me” moment that makes it so iconic. It’s so empowering.
lusciousxander: (Connection by Moscow_watcher)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon

Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh
Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great

Day 13 - Favorite Demon



Selfless is my favorite S7 episode. I really loved the evolution of Anyanka, even though I’m not satisfied with her story throughout the show. Anya was treated as comic relief in S4/S5/earlyS6 which hurt the character. Her past is treated as a joke, hell even trying to get Xander’s friends to wish his death is treated as a joke. But Sefless, now that’s raw and real and interesting.
lusciousxander: (LOL by quietdiscerning)
Day 1 - Favorite Season
Day 2 - Favorite Episode
Day 3 - Favorite Romance
Day 4 - Favorite Male Character
Day 5 - Favorite Female Character
Day 6 - Favorite Friendship
Day 7 - Least Favorite Season
Day 8 - Least Favorite Episode
Day 9 - Least Favorite Romance
Day 10 - Least Favorite Male Character
Day 11 - Least Favorite Female Character
Day 12 - Favorite Battle/Fight
Day 13 - Favorite Demon
Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh

Day 15 - A Scene That Made You Cry
Day 16 - Something That You Wish Had Never Happened
Day 17 - Something You Wish Had Happened
Day 18 - Something That Made You Angry
Day 19 - Saddest Character Death
Day 20 - Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 21 - Best Buffy-centric Episode
Day 22 - Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 23 - Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 24 - Best Giles-centric Episode
Day 25 - Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 26 - Two Characters Who Got Together That You Wish Didn’t
Day 27 - Favourite Scene
Day 28 - Cutest Moment
Day 29 - Character You Love To Hate
Day 30 - What You Think Made Buffy So Great

Day 14 - A Scene That Made You Laugh



How about episode? Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered was the first episode to really make laugh. I loved all the scenes where the adult women were flirting with Xander. Giles trying to get Jenny away from Xander, Joyce running her hands all over Xander and him giving up and letting her, and then Drusilla reading poetry off Xander’s frightened face and calling him “Kitten” and from then all, every time Drusilla sees Xander in fanfic she calls him nothing but that.

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