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Hi again! For the same reason my drabbles sometimes turn into chaptered fics, some of my icons (from the first post) turned into artworks that needed more pixels than a very disciplined and limited 100x100.

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Hello everyone! Today's my posting day. Yay! Thanks to the mods for keeping the tea party going at Summer of Giles! And thanks for everyone for making this such a blast!

This time around I'm thinking in colors instead of words, so instead of fanfic, I'm pleased to offer a set of Gilesy icons. This is my very first time creating icons for LJ (I've just created a PhotoBucket for this purpose and read about uploading icons), so please let me know if anything's amiss. Also, I'd love to get honest feedback, including anonymously, if that'd make you feel more comfortable.

All icons are snaggable; please credit because that would just make my day to know someone out there is using an icon I created! :)

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23 June 2016 @ 02:20 pm
I've been slowly writing one of those "5 Things" works, called Giles in Five Unexpected Places. This the second one I've written.
The third one might show up on my next posting date.

Title: Giles in Five Unexpected Places: The Unemployment Office
Rating: G
Length: 822
Characters: Giles, Xander, OC
Disclaimer: Never mine, I only embellish

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22 June 2016 @ 10:57 pm
Second entry -  I love this promo photo of Giles - Apologies for typo error in the original quote - This is how it should be.   Never a good idea to work on the Hurry Up Mode without having backup proofer or a few hours away before posting.

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22 June 2016 @ 10:53 pm
Sorry for the late posting - I have two graphics with Giles quotes - still working on my original project that I am not satisfied with which I hope to post on a free day.   Thanks to the wonderful mods for keeping Summer of Giles online for all the Giles Fans to enjoy and to all the participants for their contributions.

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21 June 2016 @ 01:08 pm
First of all, many thanks to the wonderful mods for keeping this community going.

It's my posting day today, and here's my contribution - a slice of life from one of the more irritating periods of Giles's life in Sunnydale.

Setting: BtVS season 4, post-Something Blue, pre-Hush
Pairing: Giles and Spike. Brief mention of Giles/Olivia.
Rating: PG-13
Beta: Many thanks to rebcake
Disclaimer: Not for profit, don't sue, etc, etc.

Evil Is As Evil Does

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20 June 2016 @ 11:32 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
        Part 1: Lost and Found
        Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
        Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I'll post Part 3 during the Open Day at the end of July.
Summary: Buffy plans for an apocalypse, mulls over her living situation, and tries to avoid some unwanted fluttery feelings for a certain Watcher.

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19 June 2016 @ 09:14 pm
What another wonderful week here at Summer of Giles!

This week in one fic we got a glimpse of Giles' youth and his road to becoming an active Watcher, and in another, he had to go out and find his Slayer who managed to get herself lost in London after getting frustrasted dealing with retired Watchers from the old guard. In art, Giles and Ethan became one, and he was so worried in a vid. We also got to help Giles save the Scoobies from a haunted house and match his words to the proper episode and then find the episode names in a word search.

What great week! Please remember to leave some love for your creators in the form of comments. They are not only appreciated, but the feeding and caring of them is very important.

+ Somewhere Close By (Part 1 of 3) (Giles/Buffy FRC) by quaggy_mire

+ You Want More and You Want It Fast (Giles/Ethan FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Giles Is So Worried (Giles FRT) by double_dutchess

+ Two Become One (Giles/Ethan FRT) by shirohime777

+ Maze and Word Search (Giles, Gen FRT) by harmony033
19 June 2016 @ 08:37 am
I'm sorry it took so long for me to get this in. I've been really sick so instead of the whole comic, here are the first two pages behind the cut. I'll post the whole thing with the second part and a cover come july when my next day comes around!  Rated teen for some saucy punk language. The title is a bit of a spoiler so its just the abbreviation.
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18 June 2016 @ 07:38 pm
Title: You want more and you want it fast
Author: aaronlisa
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Rupert Giles, Ethan Rayne, Merrick, Quentin Travers, OCs
Pairings: Rupert/Ethan (briefly)
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon. The title comes from David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel."
Prompts: Written for the 2016 summer_of_giles.
Notes: This is a slightly AU fic that takes place before the start of BtVS Season One.
Summary: Rupert rebels against who he thinks his family believes that he's supposed to be.
Word Count: 2549

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17 June 2016 @ 11:25 pm
To kick off my SOG contributions, I have some fun and games to play and download. Enjoy!

The first is a maze, help Giles rescue the Scoobies from the Haunted House!

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The second is a word search with a trivia element.

Beneath the cut is a list of fourteen Giles quotes from various episodes from all seven seasons. You must first figure out what episode the quote is from, and then you can search for the episode title in the puzzle.

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15 June 2016 @ 11:24 pm

the two lovers002

Posting this a bit early since I won't have time to get online before work.

I've been reading the INCREDIBLE Of Old Mystics series and all I want to do is draw Ripper and Ethan in their debaucherous heyday. That's Ripper's jacket draped around Ethan's shoulders, and Ethan is about as androgynous as Robin Sachs (RIP <3) was in Vampire Circus. (Pics for reference)

Actually actually based on the actors' heights, Ethan should be a bit taller than Giles but we're gonna let that slide.

15 June 2016 @ 12:21 am
Hello all, it is officially 15 June in my time zone (has been for about 20 minutes :-) so it's my day now, and here's my contribution to this year's Summer of Giles. Prepare for a whole lot of Giles looking worried, rubbing his face and polishing his glasses. It's simple and silly, and the best I could do in the limited time I had to whip this up. I hope you'll enjoy!

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13 June 2016 @ 10:42 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
         Part 1: Lost and Found
         Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
         Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I got knocked down with a summer cold last week, so please excuse this fic's lateness and any typos I might have missed. On a historical note, this fic take place roughly sometime around 2004 or 2005. The first iPhone wasn't released unitl 2007. While there were BlackBerrys and other sorts of PDAs on the market, I'm assuming that both Giles and Buffy would opt, at least initially, for simple flip-phones.
Summary: Giles finds a bad day is much worse when his Slayer is missing.

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12 June 2016 @ 09:33 am
Well, Summer of Giles has kicked off with a bang! We mods hope that everyone is enjoying it so far.

This last week and a half has seen Giles meet up with his old frenemy Ethan post Sunnydale apocalypse and ask for his help in two very different stories, comfort a brokenhearted Willow, fight with his father and seek out Ethan in a pre-series tale, and find a soulmate after Xander unleashes a spell in the Magic Box. He also features in a fix it piece for the final four episodes of season 7 (if only), discovers immortality and embraces his destiny after several centuries of adventures and trying to find his way, and is the centerpiece of a beautiful wallpaper from Once More With Feeling.

If you haven't had a chance to read the stories or view the artwork, below are the links. Please support our contributors and leave them some love in the comments.

+ World’s End - Ethan (Giles, Ethan FRT) by rebelxxwaltz

+ World’s End - Giles (Giles, Ethan FRT) by littleotter73

+ A Shoulder to Cry On (Giles, Willow FRT) by horrorfangirl

+ The Chronicles of Ripper: Guilt Part 1 (Giles/Ethan FRT) by will_conqueror1

+ The Marcellus Variation (Giles/Anya FRT) by ljs

+ In the Midst of the End (Giles, ensemble FRT) by quaggy_mire

+ Brief Discourse on the Nature of Infinity (Giles/Buffy FRM) by darkheartwalsh

+ OMWF: Standing in the Way (Giles, Buffy FRT) by spikesredqueen
Title: A Brief Discourse on the Nature of Infinity
Author: DHW
Pairing(s)/Characters: Giles/Buffy.
Rating: NC-17
Setting: Post Chosen, Post Season 8 (comics), Future AU
Word Count: 6,464

Summary: Sometimes forever can get a little complicated.

Author's notes: This is cannon compliant all the way through the season 8 comics – possibly even further (haven’t finished season 9 yet). If you haven’t read the comics, all you need to know is that after his death at the hands of a possessed Angel (Twilight, yo!), Giles is resurrected as a 12-year-old boy but with all his memories intact. Since both Giles and Buffy seem to suffer from an inability to stay dead, I thought this would be a fun concept to play with.

Thank you to dragonyphoenix who was lovely enough to beta this piece for me and make Giles sound much more Giles-y.

Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times.


Once upon a time, so very long ago, the world held no shadows. A riot of colour and life, it spun gently on its axis in a galaxy of stars. And upon this world the sun never set and the night never came. There was no evil, no demons waiting in the dark. Instead there was only sunshine and light and love. Here the good were good, stalwart and true, safe in their happily ever afters. There was no fear, no pain.

In this world, no one ever died.

Life was a fairytale, more myth than anything, and it began like this:

Once upon a time, there was a man who lived again. And again. And again.

His name was Rupert and he was lonely.

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08 June 2016 @ 01:10 pm
Title: In Midst of the End
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: During "End of Days" and "Chosen"
Pairings: Xander/Anya; Willow/Kennedy; mild Spike/Buffy (even milder than on the show); slightly Giles/Buffy because I apparently have trouble coloring within the lines

Notes: This is an in-fill fic, taking place mainly in between scenes. I've included quotes from the show in italics as markers. It originally was meant to be a general piece reconnecting with Buffy with her friends (like they did season 4) and maybe solve a few plot holes while I was at it. But about halfway through the fic, I realized I was mainly reaching for Giles POV because he was the one that was the most marginalized in those last episodes. So I figured that I would give the man the attention he was due. It wasn't meant to be shippy at all, but I don't think I succeeded.

Summary: On the eve of the big battle, Giles tries to find his balance again.

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So one more round at Summer of Giles, and it's my posting day in England, so let's go. :) This year I'm playing with a trope I've always wanted to play with: the soul-bond.

FIC TITLE: The Marcellus Variation
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
LENGTH: Approximately 2600 words
RATING: Teen, for language
SUMMARY: We're going AU in Season Six, right around the time of "Life Serial." Just another Magic Box night, but someone's about to try a spell....

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Title: OMWF: Standing in the Way
Artist: spikesredqueen
Characters: Giles, Buffy Summers
Size: 1600 x 900
Screencaptures: Bloodqueen
Lyrics used: Standing in the Way - OMWF soundtrack

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Title: The Chronicles of Ripper: Guilt (Part 1)
Author: will_conqueror1
Rating: FRT
Pairing: Giles/Ethan undertones but if you’re uncomfortable with slash it shouldn’t be a problem it's not a romantic fic.
Summary: The second installment in The Chronicles of Ripper. Takes place in 1980, three years after Randall’s death. Giles can’t sleep and he goes to an old friend for help.
Note: It’s not necessary to read the first story in the series, but you can if you want. It can be found here.
A/N: I think this is going to be two parts, I just did not have enough time to finish the whole thing, I only had the idea a week ago. I needed an idea quick and ended up using a random prompt generator, the opening line is what it came up with.  What I posted today should be about half of the fic. I have another posting day coming up in June where I’ll finish up this fic and possibly start another fic. I have three days this year.
Word Count: ~2000 (For this part)

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