Well, this post got a zillion responses. Important lesson: there's near universal agreement that BtVS S7 sucked. It was the biggest season of suck in BtVS, to go by the agreement. We may disagree on why it sucked, but we do agree that it sucked. Wheeeeee!
For people who are still interesed, the Africander Soundtrack is still available for download. So get it before the links die. I won't be re-uploading it.
I would also be remiss if I didn't correct something from this post on domestic spying in the U.S. The kid who claimed he got a visit from FBI agents for getting Mao's Little Red Book via an inter-library loan for class finally copped to the fact that it was a hoax. Since it had been reported in the local newspaper, I thought it was a reasonably safe bit of information. Usually it would be. This was not the case this time. I still want to slap the little shit silly. Plenty of privacy nuts like me are jumpy over the domestic spying and NSA surveillance. This was not something any one like me needed. It makes us all look like we're overreacting to something that's a very serious matter.
Finally, I'm a sheep. (BAAAAAH!) The Fan Fiction 2005 Meme. I didn't think I wrote that much this year outside of Water Hold Me Down, but it turns out that I was wrong.
The Acme Heartbreak Repair Kit
Status: WIP (to be tackled after No Myth)
Favorite line because the image of Kennedy in "the closet" amuses me to no end: "As Untraceable Accent barked into a phone using a language that sounded like French, Kennedy arranged herself so she’d be more comfortable. She suspected she was going to be in the closet for a while."
Cuckoo in the Nest
Favorite line because it's so damn crude: “You show up with bruises, broken bones, you’re throwing clothes covered with god knows what in the trash and you’re doing nothing and going nowhere? Stop yanking my dick and telling me that you thought you were milking a cow.”
Deep Thoughts (On Protective Eyewear)
Favorite line because it's such a Xander-y piece of advice: "Understand that friends come and go, but friends that are willing to kill your dates when they try to eat you are forever. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need people who know how to translate ‘Ow!’ based on the tone of your voice."
Five Steps to a Broken Heart (Remix for a Deep Space Nine fic)
Favorite line because it shows Keiko's dedication to her children: "And come hell, high water, or the Dominion, Molly will someday sleep the whole night through and not wake screaming because she believes her world is ending again."
A Gift of Ordinary Magic
Favorite line because I like the imagery: "It’s a strange moment, Xander realizes. He feels like he’s stepping off ‘and they lived happily ever after’ right onto ‘once upon a time.’"
History of Humor in the 20th Century
Favorite line because it made me laugh outloud when I wrote it: "Anyways, I tease him about it. Just tell him that Gracie’s another dumb blonde in a long line of dumb blondes. She’s like, the Chosen One of Dipshits."
Status: WIP (next WIP to be tackled after Water Hold Me Down)
Favorite line because it was hella fun to write Xander attempting to sabotage his own date: “Or is it Norway? So hard to remember since I was dropping acid on a regular basis back then,” Xander cheerfully prattled on. “Don’t get me wrong, I was happy as a woman, but I always felt like a man trapped in a woman’s body. Now I’m a male lesbian. Oh, and I’ve stopped taking the acid. Now I’m all about the Bolivian marching powder.”
The Slayer of Pine Cove, California
Favorite line because, again, this sounds like such a Xander thing to say: “Who’s Molly Michon?” Xander asked with hand over heart. “Only the leading lady in many of my adolescent shower fantasies.” He winced. “Not that they were ever dirty adolescent shower fantasies. No, siree. They were clean, very clean shower fantasies where Kendra rescues me from the vicious sand pirates and their mutant allies during a rain storm while wearing a white t-shirt and…stop me now.”
Ten Steps to Better Living for God-Kings Through Technology
Favorite line because it broke my heart when I wrote it: "Spike wants to warn her that the sun always shines on T.V., even when it rains in southern California."
Water Hold Me Down
Status: WIP (Okay, technically started in 2004, but still on-going)
Favorite line because it's the truest line I ever wrote: "The hell of it was this: this lie was far better than this truth. As Xander took the bag off his back, and dropped it to the floor without a word, even he could see that this was at best a rough and strange mercy."
Now I'm off to cross some things off my to-do list.