punch_kicker15: (Borders G/W icon)
2017-09-19 06:55 pm

Ship to Wreck, Willow/Giles NC-17, Chapter 3 of 4

Title: Ship to Wreck
Chapter: 3/4
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Angst, smut
Characters/Relationships: Willow/Giles, background Oz/Willow
Summary: Set in an AU in which Giles never summoned Eyghon or returned to the Watcher’s Council. During the events of Wild at Heart, Willow makes an intense connection with the new magic shop owner.
Word count: 1600

Chapter 3 )

punch_kicker15: (Tara)
2017-09-12 07:39 pm

Mother-ish (Joyce, slight Willow/Tara)

Title: Mother-ish
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters/Relationships: Joyce, slight Willow/Tara
Summary: Tara's thoughts about Joyce, during Buffy vs. Dracula
Word count: 172

 

 


punch_kicker15: (Bunny Anya)
2017-09-09 11:32 am

You're Just a Step on the Boss Man's Ladder (Anyanka/Darla, PG)

Title: You're Just a Step on the Boss Man's Ladder
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters/Relationships: Anyanka/Darla
Summary:
Sunnydale 1972: It's a slow night at a demon bar, until Anyanka meets a vampire who wants an unorthodox vengeance wish.
Word count: 587
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for thewiggins,
the pairing, pre-series, a silly vengeance wish, and a present. Title is from Dolly Parton's song 9 to 5.


punch_kicker15: (Default)
2017-08-25 01:27 pm

Thoughts on Whedon and separating art from the artist's personal life

Laying my cards on the table upfront here:  Joss has always reminded me of an ex who talked a good game about feminism, while he was cheating on me and lying to me about it. I believe Kai Cole. If you think that's because I'm letting my personal experiences carry too much weight in this matter, that's your prerogative.

I think I'd have a much easier time "separating art from the artist's personal life" if Joss had done the same thing. If instead of sleeping with actresses and directors and writers, he'd been sleeping with execs at unrelated Fortune 500 companies. It still would have been a crummy thing to do to his wife, but it wouldn't have left me wondering how many character arc/plot/casting decisions on the show were made because someone would or wouldn't sleep with Joss.

As to whether Kai should have come forward: the affairs involved at least the possibility of abuse of power in the workplace, and I think it's a good thing for future collaborators to know about Joss so they can make a fully-informed decision for themselves whether they want to work with him. And because our world is kind of crummy, the only person who can speak up about Joss' predilections without career blowback is someone like Kai, who works in a completely different industry.

Other things I've heard people say in response to the story: "This kind of stuff is really common in the entertainment industry." When someone like Joss holds himself out as a feminist, he's telling the world that he is trying to be different than the status quo. Feminism is making changes (and sometimes sacrifices) in the interest of making the world a fairer, more equitable world for women. Joss cannot change the entertainment industry by sticking to the old sexist behavior (like the casting couch). Joss has to try to be better than the status quo, if his feminism is something real, and not just a story he tells about himself in the manner of Andrew in "Storyteller."
punch_kicker15: (Borders G/W icon)
2017-08-25 12:57 pm

Ship to Wreck, Willow/Giles NC-17, Chapter Two

Title: Ship to Wreck
Chapter: 2/?
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: NC-17 (for the entire work, this chapter is PG.)
Genre: Angst, smut
Characters/Relationships: Willow/Giles, background Oz/Willow
Summary: Set in an AU in which Giles never summoned Eyghon or returned to the Watcher’s Council. During the events of Wild at Heart, Willow makes an intense connection with the new magic shop owner.
Chapter Summary: Giles takes Willow out to lunch.

Word count: 1549
Chapter 1 is here:

 

Ship to Wreck Chapter 2 )

 

 

 

punch_kicker15: (Dawn)
2017-08-15 11:05 pm

Gifted, BtVS/AtS, Dawn/Gwen Raiden, PG-13

Title: Gifted
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters/Relationships: Dawn/Gwen Raiden
Summary:
AU in which Buffy Summers doesn't exist or wasn't called: Gift-giving between two thieves can get weird really fast.
Word count: 1147
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for brutti_ma_buoni, who wanted one upswomanship, thou shalt not steal, and power. Many apologies for the lateness of this. Also written for the Another Life prompt at femslashbb.

Gifted )


punch_kicker15: (Giles reading)
2017-07-30 08:09 pm

Rupert Giles' Performance Appraisal, July 31, 1997 Giles, (G)

Title: Rupert Giles' Performance Appraisal, July 31, 1997
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters: Giles
Summary:
The Watchers Council's performance appraisal of Giles for Season One.
Word count: 1348
Notes:
1) Invaluable beta assistance by my long-suffering husband.
2) Opinions expressed by The Council may not reflect the author's opinions.
Edited to add:
3) Thanks to [personal profile] gillo for a super helpful Britpicking beta read.
4) Prettier-formatted pdf (with Britpicking edits incorporated) is available here


Performance Appraisal )

 

punch_kicker15: (G/W tree)
2017-07-27 05:38 am

The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense, Chapter 3/?

Title: The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense

Chapter: 3/?

Author: punch_kicker15

Rating: PG-13

Characters/Relationships: established Willow/Giles, other relationships to be named later.

Summary: When Willow and Giles' iPhones decide to get married, and an ill-timed wish gets made, chaos inevitably ensues.

Word count: 421

Notes: This is a sequel to my story The Love Song of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense

Chapter 3: Planning )



punch_kicker15: (Borders G/W icon)
2017-07-26 05:00 am

Ship to Wreck, Willow/Giles NC-17

Title: Ship to Wreck
Chapter: 1/?
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: NC-17 (for the entire work, this chapter is PG.)
Genre: Angst, smut
Characters/Relationships: Willow/Giles, background Oz/Willow
Summary: Set in an AU in which Giles never summoned Eyghon or returned to the Watcher’s Council. During the events of Wild at Heart, Willow makes an intense connection with the new magic shop owner.
Word count: 1436

Read more... )
punch_kicker15: (G/W tree)
2017-07-22 02:44 pm
Entry tags:

The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense, Chapter 2/?

Title: The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense
Chapter: 2/?
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: established Willow/Giles, other relationships to be named later.
Summary: When Willow and Giles' iPhones decide to get married, and an ill-timed wish gets made, chaos inevitably ensues.
Word count: 909
Notes: This is a sequel to my story The Love Song of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense.



punch_kicker15: (G/W tree)
2017-07-22 02:19 pm
Entry tags:

The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense, Chapter 1/?

Title: The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense
Chapter: 1/?
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: established Willow/Giles, other relationships to be named later.
Summary: When Willow and Giles' iPhones decide to get married, and an ill-timed wish gets made, chaos inevitably ensues.
Word count: 596
Notes: This is a sequel to my story The Love Song of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense. People with long memories may remember that I wrote and posted the first chapter of this story to Summer of Giles a few years ago.

Crisis )
punch_kicker15: (Kennedy)
2017-07-06 07:24 pm

Downtime (Xin Rong/Kennedy, PG-13)


Title: Downtime
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters/Relationships: Xin Rong/Kennedy
Summary:
Kennedy wishes her uptight partner would learn to relax a little.Word count: 709
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for carlyinrome, who wanted the pairing, Kennedy speaking Spanish, lilac, and a city street.

Downtime )

 

punch_kicker15: (Default)
2017-06-02 04:52 pm
Entry tags:

Ephemeral (BtVS/Firefly, Willow/Inara, G)

Title: Ephemeral
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: G
Fandoms: BtVS/Firefly
Characters/Relationships: Willow Rosenberg/Inara Serra
Summary: Being practically immortal isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
Word count: 709
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for brutti_ma_buoni, who wanted the pairing, into the black, greenery, and incense. Sorry this is late.

 

Ephemeral )
punch_kicker15: (Orpheus Willow by spikesredqueen)
2017-05-18 05:26 pm

Opportunity Knockin' (Might Miss It, That Window Closing Remix), Willow/Fred, PG-13

Title: Opportunity Knockin' (Might Miss It, That Window Closing Remix)
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: Willow/Fred
Summary: AU Orpheus tag: Fred's brilliant one-night-stand plan hits a snag.
Word count: 1134
Notes: Written for femslash_minis Round 144 Remix Round. This story is a remix of brutti_ma_buoni's story Opportunity, Fleeting


punch_kicker15: (Buffy)
2017-04-28 04:49 pm

Peace and Harmony (Buffy/Harmony, PG-13)

Title: Peace and Harmony
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: Buffy/Harmony
Summary: AU Post-Chosen (ignoring AtS season 5 and comics canon). Buffy just wants a peaceful night in, but Harmony has other ideas.
Word count: 1115
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for brutti_ma_buoni, who wanted vamp!Harmony, late season/post-canon setting, and gum. Also for the femslashbigbang April challenge, "Changes".

 


 


punch_kicker15: (Fred)
2017-03-30 06:54 pm

If You Want to Cross the Bridge, My Sweet, You've Got to Pay the Toll (Fred/Gwen the Records Robot)

Title: If You Want to Cross the Bridge, My Sweet, You've Got to Pay the Toll
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: Fred Burkle/Gwen the Records Robot
Summary: AU AtS Season 5: Illyria took over Wesley's body instead of Fred's. The quest for vengeance gets interrupted by a surprising proposition.
Word count: 888
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis, for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, who wanted the pairing,butterflies, trapped, and knowledge is power. Apologies that this is so late! Title is from "Poor Unfortunate Souls" by Howard Ashman.
If You Want to Cross the Bridge )
punch_kicker15: (Willow rainhat)
2017-03-19 10:57 pm

Leap Before You Look (Jenny Calendar/Nikki Wood, PG)

Title: Leap Before You Look
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG
Characters/Relationships: Jenny Calendar/Nikki Wood
Summary: Months after jumping into a portal to save the world, Nikki's still adjusting to her new life with Jenny in San Francisco.
Word count: 724
Notes: Written for femslash_minis, for kwritten, who wanted the pairing, tarot card, dirty dishes, and secret language/codes. Apologies that this is so late! Also, I really need to find some Jenny icons and some Nikki icons.
Leap Before You Look )
punch_kicker15: (Willow rainhat)
2017-03-19 10:51 pm

Oof. Still alive.

I had a bunch of RL obligations all blow up at once in the last month. Everything's ok now, it was just super hectic there for a while. I'm working on finishing the fic that I signed up for, and replying to comments. If there's anything I've missed, feel free to give me a nudge/reminder about it.
punch_kicker15: (G/W tree)
2017-02-21 09:03 pm
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Headline Awards

It's been a crazy couple of months and the Headline Awards completely snuck up on me.

Congrats to all the winners, including a couple of people on my FL--[livejournal.com profile] gilescandy and [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix!

To my surprise (because of the strength of the other stories in the category), my Giles/Willow ficlet You Make My Heart Sing won runner up in the Twosome of Cuteness Award.

Banner and judge's comments under the cut

Read more... )

Thanks so much to the judges for the kind words, and thanks to whoever nominated the story!
punch_kicker15: (Xander)
2017-02-19 08:24 pm
Entry tags:

Another Harris Family Joke, (Xander, gen, PG)

Title: Another Harris Family Joke
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG
Characters/Relationships: Xander, Gen
Summary:   BUFFY: Have you ever done an exchange program?
                  XANDER: My dad tried to sell me to some Armenians once, does that count?
                  --Inca Mummy Girl


Word count: 610
Notes: Written for the Character Backstory round at [livejournal.com profile] buffy_genfic, for [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander, who wanted the quote above, alcohol, and gambling.

Another Harris Family Joke )