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29 January 2013 @ 03:00 pm
there MUST be fanfic of this; tell me there is fanfic of this!  
Last summer myself and a bunch of friends passed around some DVDs and books, because there are some fannish things where we have an overwhelming urge to share. (We're all still working our way through stuff. Shhh, we're slow.) For my part, I'm making sure they're familiar with Firefly, Dollhouse, and Neil Gaiman amongst other wonderful. Anyway, one of my friends lent me the full seven seasons of Buffy. I've never seen them all, and not in order. (My mum thought a series about horrible things like vampires and demons would scare me to death as a kid. She was probably right. But I still told her, "But Mum it's really about feminism!")

So last night I couldn't sleep and decided to make inroads. I have now finally finished Season One and started Season Two! (Shhh, slow remember? And in my defence this was far from the only thing I was leant.)

The point of this post: the ending of Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight leapt onto my list of reasons why I love Joss Whedon. A teenage girl turned invisible because that's what people perceived her as gets to join a super secret high school/training facility for invisible kids to become spies and assassins?! Made of win, Whedon, made of win. And since this was aired ages and ages ago SOMEONE TELL ME THERE IS FANFICTION OF THIS.
feeling: impressedimpressed
Astrid: Herb - the Dork Avengerastridv on January 29th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! I always love to see someone watching Buffy for the first time!
Season two was great... and it's gonna get even better! So many terrific storylines coming up. Buffy (and Angel) are my very favorite shows of all time.

I can't think of specific fic for this ep... though there was so much overall, chances are good.

When you're in the mood for Buffy fic, I can pimp the recs archive of BetterBuffyFics. There are only 500 stories but it's all labeled and searchable, so if you're looking for something specific you might find it.

Edited at 2013-01-29 09:43 pm (UTC)
inkvoices: avengers:jane readinginkvoices on January 29th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
I've seen random episodes over the years and I think I'm aware of most of the big plot arcs, and I watched almost all of Angel. But seeing the overarching character development is fun, and there are loads of little things that I've missed out on. The devil is in the details :D And loads of Whedon dialogue <3

It was a specific sudden longing to be honest. Invisible high school of assassins! If there is not fic of this I may have to add this to my fic to do list lol. Thanks for the link though, I'll have a good rummage through those when I'm sure that I won't be spoiled!

Also I be needing a Buffy icon or a Joss is boss icon me thinks...
A completely happy writer: Self Rescuing Princesslar_laughs on January 30th, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind was, perhaps, one of my all time favorite episodes! The mere fact that he turns something "bad" on it's head and it turns out being the thing that makes the girl special in the end. I love that!

If there is fanfic, it's most likely on those early Buffy fansites. I don't know of many from that early era that have moved their stuff over to AO3 or ff.net but I could be wrong.

It is a pretty cool concept that could be run with pretty far!
inkvoices: avengers:your faceinkvoices on January 30th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm finding with Buffy that there's no huge surprises so far - I'm familiar enough with the main arcs, I watched a few episodes in the past - but the dialogue and the humour and the antics are like coming home, just, the writing of it, and I'm loving linking lots of details together that I'd missed before. But then stuff like the ending of that episode - I did not see that coming and it's perfect and it screams a whole other offshoot world to the show and it's so damn Joss :D

I'm behind, meh. I don't think I'm gonna end up in it as a fandom, if only because the fandom has passed me by, but I really do fancy an FBI school for invisible teenagers training to be spies and assassins. Maybe because of Master Assassin love LOL. I'll have to have a rumage in the nets.

...I should not have thought that. I do NOT need another Clint/Natasha AU idea! But...invisable assassins...must resist...
A completely happy writer: Marvel - Avengers Approvedlar_laughs on January 30th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
It brings to mind a whole scenerio where someone says "we have to train up this next group of super heroes right" with a fist slamming on a table after Tony royally screws up. It seems like something Kate would be involved in.
inkvoices: ideasinkvoices on January 31st, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
I love Kate :D And that idea is fun! You should write that idea *evil enabling grin*

But my brain mashed it with the whole Clint High School foster genre and...what if being fostered didn't make Clint all scruffy clothed and bullied, but made him not stick out at all? And he enabled that, because he wants to fit in. And that makes him invisible. And things happen and he ends up at the school for invisible people, which is probably SHIELD run in my head, and there he meets Natasha.

(Although my first thought was straight-up, Macey's story. But I cross and fuse everything with Clint/Natasha in my head these days lol.)
A completely happy writer: Marvel - a whisper worth a smilelar_laughs on January 31st, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome idea (re: fostering)! I think that would have totally made a difference! It would change the dynamics of him.

I think I will run with my idea. You run with yours (I have my enabling grin out, as well) and we'll meet in the middle.

Still contemplating the Commas By Debate AU and trying to figure out a purpose for it. It has nothing to do with these ideas but I thought if it as thinking of these.
inkvoices: avengers:sjohanasson thinky grininkvoices on February 6th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
The idea is in the ideas notebook! Don't know if it'll beat fruit though. I'm not gonna say I'll match you fic for fic because then I'll feel like my cheering you on is contingent on me having written and that I'm letting you down if I don't write and...yeah :( But I will consider myself enabled and if thinky thoughts happen I will deliver them unto you!

The idea of commas by debate still amuses me :)
A completely happy writer: Commas by Debatelar_laughs on February 6th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh, yes yes! I don't want you to feel beholden AT ALL. No icky feelings where writing is concerned! I'm dealing with enough of that from other venues as it is. Go and create as the muses see fit!

I think Commas by Debate may be my excuse to write smaller interconnected stories. I always like having that sort of idea running around so that I can write it for challenges and stuff and it's not a huge long story but a bunch of connected stories that can be read separately or together.

The one picture I have of them in my head is at practice and Tony is bossing them all around about something. Clint and Natasha are rolling their eyes at each other. Steve is over in the corner, lost in some music or lyrics or something. They're all just very cosy with each other, even if they want to hang Tony from the clocktower in the middle of the commons.
A completely happy writer: Firefly - Wash flyboylar_laughs on January 31st, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
And I came super late to the fandom, myself. I only started watching Buffy after Firefly came and went. Surprisingly enough, that was the fandom (although it was more of a Joss Whedon fandom than a Buffy fandom) I was a part of about 4 years ago when I came back to fandom. You'd be amazed where you'll find packets of fans that are still excited about fanfic.
inkvoices: F:still flyinginkvoices on January 31st, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
Firefly <3 Althogh stillflying.net is now gone, and, even though fandoms can be active in some areas, they do tend to fade and fold, y'know? Like a load of the old X Men sites are gone as well. And people don't always chat so much about the older fandoms, possibly because they've exhausted what they have to say, I dunno, I'm guilty of that.

Anyway, yes. Firefly and Browncoats and Joss <3
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inkvoices: avengers:woman I love youinkvoices on January 30th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I HAVE HOPE; THEY ARE OUT THERE! *twirls you* I'll keep rumaging myself, but if you see any and send them my way, MY LOVE, YOU WILL HAVE IT :D