darkhavens: (sx a love eternal [literati])
I can hardly believe that I read my first Spander a year ago today.

A trip down memory lane... )

And before I forget - [livejournal.com profile] literati is posting beautiful Spander icons and headers today at [livejournal.com profile] fall_for_sx. Go on over and see!
darkhavens: (sx a love eternal [literati])
gacked from [livejournal.com profile] spikeswilngslav in [livejournal.com profile] bloodclaim:

01. What was the first Buffy ep you ever saw?

02. Was Spike or Xander the reason you kept watching?

03. If not, who/what was?

04. How did you feel about Spike and Xander when you first watched?

05. How did you discover Fanfic, and what was your first?(Author,title,pairing ,rating?)

06. If your first was het, then what was your first slash? How did you switch?

07. Who was your original OTP? (Be honest guys. Some of us were spuffys)

08. How or what made you switch to Spander?

09. What was your first Spander fic?

10. What is your all time favorite Spander fic?


My Answers )
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A request has been made in [livejournal.com profile] bloodclaim for input on a research project, as the poster is writing a paper on the appeal of Spike to slashers. I figure, the more the merrier so here's the link...

Why Spike?


My comment is copied here:

What appeals to you about the character of Spike?

I fell in love with Spike just about the time that battered boot swung out of the Desoto and landed on Sunnydale tarmac. I adored the way he was so obviously a different vampire from the others, even Angel, in that he truly loved Drusilla, and took so much care over her welfare. That and the fact that he was so damn pretty, even in gameface.

He's a vampire who loves deeply and completely, even obsessively, and because he is loyal, in his own twisted way. He needs someone to take care of, and he's never in all his 100+ years been alone, and IMO Xander so badly needs 'taking care of' that they are just perfect together.

What slash scenarios/pairings do you most enjoy with Spike and why?

As I said above, Spike and Xander. Spike needs someone to take care of, and Xander so needs someone to take care of him, protect him from himself when he's being a demon magnet, and rebuild some of his self-esteem which seems to have been trampled into dust by his super-special friends: the Slayer, two witches, an ex-vengeance demon, a reformed Chaos Mage. He's the only 'normal' one of the lot and yet he keeps plugging away and getting hurt.

Plus, they look really really pretty together. ;op

Why is he so good for slashing?

Is it that smudged eyeliner? The chipped nailpolish? The love of bleach? The long swishy leather coat? Or is it that 'you know you wanna' look in those eyes? The cocky cant of his hips? The complete flamboyance of his every move? I don't honestly know. But he looks small and fragile and pretty, and the combination of that with demon strength and the never-gonna-age twist and you have a very pretty boy who's lived too long to confine himself to one side of the street.

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