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Thursday, November 4th, 2004
8:48 pm
[appomattoxco]
I just realized I've been hit or miss about posting here when I update.
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny?
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: Giles/Anya with a healthy dose of Buffy/Spike later
Summary: Season 7 BtVS Anya & Giles get more than they expected, in the form of a real leopard when they call on a spirit guide to find a way to defeat the First. This fic is Ganya but Spuffy takes center stage later on. Written for Miss Murchinson.
A/N I’ve messed with canon. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers; whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses”
Let me know if you like it or not

Current Mood: dorky
Saturday, October 30th, 2004
9:43 pm
[appomattoxco]
The first half of the last part of the Bunny fic
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny?
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: This is the first half of the last chapter. I'm posting tonight because I NEED some FEEDBACK. Sorry, I've composed myself now. I'll come up with a chapter title later. Enjoy.

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Current Mood: creative
Friday, July 30th, 2004
5:40 am
[appomattoxco]
Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny?
Part 8 Bringing Up Baby

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Previous Parts Here

Current Mood: lonely
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
1:13 am
[appomattoxco]
Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? Part 7
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny?
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: Season 7 of BtVS with hopefully a Cary Grant like twist.
A/N I’ve messed with canon. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses”

Previous chapters

some of you have seen this but here's the beta'd version. Thanks for the yummy feedback.

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Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
1:08 pm
[appomattoxco]
Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? - Room for One a Few More
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? Part 6/12
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: Season 7 of BtVS with hopefully a Cary Grant like twist. The last chapter ended on a cliffhanger I hope you not too disapointed with the lack of action here.
A/N I’ve messed with canon. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses

Dawn’s screams had become broken sobs by the time Anya
and Giles made it to her room. Buffy was there with
her arms around her sister. “Dawn, are you hurt?
What’s happened?” Giles asked, but when he came closer
to Dawn, she flinched away.

“It's okay, Dawn, he won’t hurt you. I won’t let him
hurt you,” Buffy said. “It was the First again,
Giles.”

“It was Mom. And at first she was nice. She called
me 'pumpkin' and thanked me and all of us for letting
her visit. Then she said that Giles would kill me.
That my death won’t matter because to him I’m not
real.”

Dawn looked extremely vulnerable in her red and white
Mickey Mouse pajamas. Her face was blotchy from
crying; and, even though she was obviously on the
verge of womanhood, to Giles she looked horribly
young. The prior truth to Dawn's words made Giles'
stomach twist. In spite of his love for Buffy, he’d
always doubted he had any paternal instinct. Tonight
those doubts were obliterated. He held out his hand
and spoke softly. “Dawn, take my hand and hold on. I
want you to know I’m real. I’m just as real as you
are. Do you remember I said my vision was like a
photograph? You were in it and you weren’t fading in
and out. You were standing right between Buffy and
Willow.”

“Really?” Dawn pleaded.

“Really. I promise I will never hurt you. I’ll never
allow you to be hurt if I can prevent it.” When he
finished speaking, Dawn was convinced. She let go of
his hand and threw her arms around him.

“See, Dawnie.” Buffy sounded entirely big-sister, all
trace of role as surrogate mother gone for the moment.
“I tried to tell her that you said from now on it was
‘One for all and all for one,’ Giles, just like the
three mousekeeters, only with more of them.”

Anya was by the door watching all this, puzzling over
the fact that instead of being jealous, she felt
unnamable warmth and a little pride. When Giles agreed
that, yes, they were indeed the mousekeeters, Anya
figured it was time to break up the party. “Well, you
can either let me in on the group hug or let go of
Rupert. I want to have--" To Anya’s surprise, they
took her up on both options, and she was enfolded by
all three before she could finish her sentence. When
she and Giles got back to their room, Anya wondered if
she was a Scooby now, or maybe they were all some new
cartoon? Then Rupert put his arms around her again,
and they got so busy that she forgot to ask.
888
The next day Xander and Wesley were companionably
watching the Potentials train with Faith. Wesley told
himself that he was observing Faith’s fighting stance
and not her breasts. He quickly turned his attention
to Xander before he was caught. “You know, for some
reason I thought you were the one engaged to Anya, not
Giles.”

“Yeah, well, that’s what happens when you leave a girl
at the altar. Somebody smarter than you is bound to
find her there.”

“God, I didn’t realize. What is it about Sunnydale? I
come back here and become an idiot again.”

“Don’t worry about it. The idiot in this village is
me. It’s funny--show me an apocalypse, hand me an axe,
and I’m in. Romance? Not so much,” Xander said with a
shrug.

“Yes.” Wes nodded; he couldn’t say anything more.

“Hey! This isn’t cheerleading practice! You two stop
ogling and come over here and help out.” Faith's
strident voice broke into their respective self-pity.

“You need a punching bag?” Xander asked.

It was a good thing Faith didn’t blush considering her
history with both men. “ No, they need sparring
partners. You up for it? I’m sure you’ve picked up a
lot of experience over the years.” Faith was smug.
Some things didn’t change. Xander Harris might be a
little bulkier, but he was still cute when he
squirmed.

Xander was reluctant to tell Faith he’d never really
trained before, considering the last time she
volunteered to be his first time. Fortunately, Wes saw
his discomfort and said, “Stop shuffling, Xander; it’s
not all about form. I’m sure you’ve picked up enough
knowledge over the years to get by, or you wouldn’t
still be here. The girls can only benefit from your
help. If you want more formal training, you only have
to join in.”

Back in junior high, they had square dancing in gym
when it rained. To Xander, this was hands down proof
that school was evil, long before he knew about
vampires. When Buffy and Giles had shown up, it was
like some unseen fiddler had called ‘switch your
partners,’ and the only familiar dancer left had been
Willow. Xander hoped the fiddler knew what he was
doing, making that call again this late in the dance.

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, July 8th, 2004
12:16 am
[appomattoxco]
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? Part 5/?
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny?
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: Season 7 of BtVS with hopefully a Cary Grant like twist.
A/N I’ve messed with canon. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses”

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Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, June 28th, 2004
9:52 am
[appomattoxco]
Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? Part 4
Title: Aren’t You Grateful It’s Not a Bunny? Part 4/?
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: Season 7 of BtVS with hopefully a Cary Grant like twist.
A/N I’ve messed with canon. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses”



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Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
9:53 pm
[appomattoxco]
10:30 am
[gobi_rex]
Bringing Up Baby question
This is slightly off topic, I apologize in advance.

I recently rewatched Bringing Up Baby and being a naive ignoramus that I am, I have a question about the 'gay' line.

Set up:
Susan's farm. David (Cary Grant) is looking for his clothing (taken by Susan (K.Hepburn)) and is interrupted by the arrival of Susan's aunt. He answers the door wearing Susan's boa-feathered gown. The aunt insistently questions David about his attire. At one point during the exchange a frustrated David leaps up:

Aunt: But why are you wearing these clothes?
David: Because I just went gay all of a sudden!

Question: The film was made in 1938. Is this before or after the word gay acquired another meaning?

ETA: spikewriter wisely suggested that we check the Oxford English Dictionary. The detailed entry here. It looks like the earliest usage of 'homosexual' is traced to 1935, and the interpretation was more widely accepted in 1966. Of course, the word 'gay' can mean everything from merry to cheerful to impertinent to leading an immoral life. Argh, I'm not doing it justice, just go check out the link. Who knows what the screenwriters meant.
Monday, June 14th, 2004
2:03 pm
[appomattoxco]
Fic: Aren’t You Grateful Its Not a Bunny?
Part 2 /? North by Northwest has been posted here
http://www.livejournal.com/users/appomattoxco/38476.html

Current Mood: creative
Friday, June 11th, 2004
10:02 pm
[appomattoxco]
Writercon auction fic
Title: Aren’t You Grateful Its Not a Bunny? Part 1/? The Amazing Quest
Author: Appomattoxco
Rating: PG
Pairings: G/Anya B/S with a surprise thrown or two in
Summary: Season 7 of BtVS with hopefully a Cary Grant like twist.
A/N I’ve messed with canon and the timeline. Only three potentials exists Vi, Ahn Cho and Amanda. Oh yeah no principal Wood. Either they never existed or they died horribly at the hands of the bringers whatever will make you happiest. I have my own take on why the First is all stirred up and how it gets taken down too.
Warnings: Romantic Comedy so expect schmoop and “fade to black kisses”

“Maybe if you used this ritual and sought a spirit guide? It’s a new moon tomorrow and the woods will be a good place for it,” Anya suggested to Giles, pointing out the page she was reading in a book of ancient demon ritual. Research had gone far a field in search of ways to defeat the First.
“Didn’t Dawn tell me about Buffy already doing that when Glory showed up?” Andrew asked.
Anya glared at him and said, “It’s not the same.
Besides, this is real life not a stupid T.V. show. The same thing can work more than once...”Anya stopped before completing the sentence, suddenly thinking that perhaps their ratings were down. The idea that her life just might be canceled didn’t seem funny at all.
It was well over between them, but Xander could still recognize the look of panic in Anya’s eyes. It wasn’t like he hadn’t had many chances to see it, after all. “He only meant it didn’t do much good then.”
“Yes. Yes it did Xan,” Buffy said solemnly, then tried to lighten the mood. “I guess I’ll need to find an extra sleeping bag. It looks like Giles and I will be doing some camping.”
“I don’t think it would be wise. That kind of spell would leave you much too vulnerable to the First.” Giles rubbed the back of his neck and thought a moment. “Perhaps with Willow’s assistance I could?”
Willow was already shaking her head and beginning to protest when Anya interrupted. ”I’ll do it. For the love of Pete, why doesn’t anyone around here remember I can do a little magic?”
“This takes an experienced caster. Perhaps we can find
an alterative. The B…”
“And people say I have no manners. Do I need to remind you that it’s not nice to make a lady recount her age, Giles?” The other women in the room shot Anya a look, but her flirting passed right over Giles’ and Xander’s heads like a flying monkey.
“It works for me. I get to miss out on the not-so-fun cryptic campfire tale, and you and Anya get to do the hokey pokey.” Buffy blushed brightly, and in spite of her earlier distress, Willow was biting her tongue to keep from laughing.
The pair made it to the appointed place without incident. Well, without killing each other, anyway. Giles had a lot to say about Anya’s skills as a driver, after the coin toss ended their long argument over who would get behind the wheel. Anya did her share of grumbling over how much Giles had packed for the overnight trip.
They chanted and made the proscribed offerings. Anya was to simply serve as an anchor on this plane, while Giles sought a guide for advice on how to defeat the First. The minute their hands touched he knew they should have practiced some meditation together. Anya definitely kept her focus and there was no question that she kept him anchored, but she had far more power of her own than he had anticipated.
It all might still have worked out fine, but at the exact moment the guide beckoned him, an Old English Sheepdog came bounding out from behind some underbrush, knocked over the small altar, and stole the bone they had placed there as an offering. It was a large dog but remarkably fast. When they gave up the chase, Giles was limping and Anya was gasping for breath.
“Look over there! It’s not a complete loss. Maybe we don’t even need the old bone—we still have the guide.”
Giles turned his light to left and saw an animal sitting there. He could sense the magic from it, but it was definitely corporeal. “Anya, that’s not a bloody spirit guide! It’s not a spirit anything thing; you made a flesh and blood leopard!”
“Me? I didn’t do this! It’s all your fault, mister I!am!the!Watcher!here!” Anya punctuated each closely strung word with a poke to Giles chest.
Giles began to fantasize; if he took that small elegant hand in his and kissed her palm, perhaps sucked that pink tipped finger... Good Lord, he thought, the woman was driving him insane. He didn’t notice she just kept on.
“If you had just listened to me and spent the last couple of hours giving me orgasms, this wouldn’t have happened. No, you had to prepare for a vision quest the traditional stuffy Watcher way.”
“I fail to see how ‘shagging you senseless’ would have helped in this situation. If you had applied yourself to the meditation… and why on earth did you use that particular term? Who did you think you were speaking to? Spike?”
“Rupert, are you jealous? It was only that one time and we were drunk. That was all your fault too; it was your alcohol, so you really can’t blame either of us.”
“Why would I be jealous of Spike? Of course you’ve had
drunken sex with him. Everybody’s done it.” Giles was shockingly angry at himself for leaving last year, in a way he hadn’t been when Buffy told him much the same thing. Now he was jealous. It was just stress. It had to be; this wasn’t the time or place to let his heart thaw. So, he only allowed his irritation at Anya to show.
“Giles, was it the summer after Glory? Don’t be
embarrassed. Spikes very good even when he’s
inebriated, and grief can make people act out of
character.” Anya patted Giles’ hand and tried to act reassuring. Privately she mused regretfully that if the pair ever had drunken gay sex it would never have been taped.
It was easy to see the man was getting upset. Before this, Anya had admired Giles for his cool head in a crisis. Of course there was that incident with the bunnies… Anya shuddered. It was time they both refocused. “Giles, I really do think she’s not going to eat us. She wants us to follow her.” She pointed to the pacing leopard.
Friday, May 28th, 2004
10:59 pm
[appomattoxco]
Great Cary Grant Site
http://www.carygrant.net/ It even has some fanfiction but I haven't read it.

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, May 16th, 2004
2:45 pm
[gobi_rex]
Cary Grant article
The June issue of Vanity Fair (Brad Pitt cover) has an article about Cary Grant, "To catch a legend." I haven't read it yet, so I don't know if it's any good. The article is supposed to analyze the documentary for Turner Classic Movies titled "Cary Grant: A Class Apart," which will also be shown at Cannes (non-competition).
Thursday, May 13th, 2004
8:54 pm
[missmurchison]
This is a high class community--we have poetry!
revdorothyl asked me to post this limerick that she wrote for us.

Cary Grant had looks, charm, and humor,
(and Sophia Loren, goes the rumor!).
But with his forehead so smooth,
and no fang for his tooth . . .
Perhaps he was just a late-bloomer

Have I mentioned lately that I love her? Oh, I see I have. Well, it bears repeating.
Sunday, March 28th, 2004
11:35 pm
[dettiot]
A little drabble
This is a drabble I wrote to kick off spikecary. Hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, March 27th, 2004
8:23 pm
[missmurchison]
Fic challenge
I'm a fanfic writer, and most of what I've done has been in the Whedonverse--stories about characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

I like Cary Grant. And Spike is one of my favorite characters. Recently, it occurred to me that if Cary is a Good Thing and Spike is a Good Thing, Spike and Cary together would be a Very Good Thing.

I've therefore created this community to house a fic challenge. All the rules are on the community info page, but basically, I'd like people to write fic that puts Spike into a Cary Grant movie. At some point in the story, Spike should be introduced as "Archie Leach." Slash is fine, but not necessary, and feel free to post fic about Cary even if it doesn't exactly match the challenge. In fact, feel free to post on the community just because you have some Cary comments to make. There are also icons available.

If you aren't familiar with Cary's films, I'd love to hear reactions from first-time viewers of movies like "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Bringing Up Baby," and "Topper." Or anything else by Cary. I admit I haven't seen all his many movies myself. I've been watching some old favorites and trying to find a few of the more obscure ones. I even made an icon for "Born to be Bad," because I couldn't resist using the poster, although I haven't seen the movie.

dettiot has humored me, helping with the rules, making some kick-ass icons, and writing lovely drabbles, which I hope she'll post soon.

In honor of this momentous occasion, I present my own first drabbles. (I'm not really good at being concise, so I've never done any before. The first one is G-rated, the second PG-13 at most.)

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