June 15th, 2011

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FIC: Orpheus in the Underground (Dark Minuet)

Title:  Orpheus in the Underground (Dark Minuet)
Author:  [personal profile] liz_marcs 
Remix of:  Eurydice by [archiveofourown.org profile] thistlerose 
Fandom:  Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Summary:  Xander knows way too much about how those lines blur between wide-scale destruction and personal loss than is entirely healthy

Rating:  PG-13 for language; vague imagery for a large-scale disaster.
Pairing:  None.

Author's Note:  Takes place post-"Never Fade Away" on Angel.  Spoilers for Angel.  Comics are cheerfully ignored.

Disclaimer:  Xander Harris, Faith Lehane, and all associated characters and organizations are the property of FOX and Mutant Enemy.  Any mention of real life events and real people is not meant to imply that the people or incidents in question as they are used in the story have any relationship to reality. All original characters and the plot are mine. No payment was asked for or received in the writing of this story and no profit was earned. No copyright infringement on FOX or Mutant Enemy.

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FIC Commentary: Orpheus in the Underground (Dark Minuet)

Yes, I'm going to start with the easy one to write commentary for:  Orpheus in the Underground (Dark Minuet)

Let me start off with this admission:  I've been dying to write a remix for Eurydice by [archiveofourown.org profile] thistlerose  since I first read it a couple of years ago.  Not because I think it's a bad story (it's really not), but because it hits all of my kinks:  prickly and not necessarily nice Faith and Xander, a tentative offer of friendship despite a problematic history, and allusions to mythology (in this case, the mythology around Orpheus descending to Hades to rescue his dead wife Eurydice.

Needless to say, I've always been disappointed that I never got [archiveofourown.org profile] thistlerose in the Remix, so when the Mods decided to throw open Remix Madness for the first time this year, and I saw that [archiveofourown.org profile] thistlerose had volunteered, I was on this story like a shot.


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So, there you have it. It's a pretty straight-forward process Orpheus in the Underground, and not terribly interesting to boot.

Feel free to throw any questions you might have in the comments. (Assuming anyone is still reading this journal. Since it's been awhile since I posted, that part is somewhat in doubt.)

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