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I hate, just hate, to leave this pretty sight...

But it's that time again. The time for another year of Summer of Giles to come to a close. I hope you've had as much fun as your mods have, and have reveled in the amazing fiction and beautiful arts created by you and your fellow Giles!lovers. Thank you again to every person who came back to celebrate again this year - old friends and new, those who took one day and those who took quite a few. And to everyone who contributed to our free-for-all days to make even those fabulous parties!

As a thank you we have the following awards for you, EVERY ONE OF YOU. If you left a single comment to any of our posters, please take one. If you posted a single line of fic, please take one. If you made a single icon, please take one. If you made something awesome, please take one! Without you this community would not be possible, and YOU make it great every single year! SERIOUSLY THANK YOU!Collapse )

Now, on a more personal note,

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Thanks for some unspeakably mind-blowing years, Giles!lovers! Good luck! Happy Days! And may all of your favorite Watcher's futures be as amazing as these years have been for me!
01 August 2015 @ 11:53 am
There's going to be another, longer message to you all in a little bit, but we had an absolutely amazing bunch of posts this last week to close out our summer! Thank you to all of our fic writers who contributed new fictions and to well-loved stories, to our vidders who gave us new pretties, and we got a couple of graphics. If you have the chance go back and thank everyone one more time for their fabulous contributions!

+ Lies My Lover Told Me (G/Olivia, PG) by shapinglight
+ Need To Talk (G & Xander, T) by horrorfangirl
+ Gotta get with the times - however reluctantly (G/Xander, T) by reremouse
+ One of these Days (G/Ethan, PG) by sparrow2000
+ Sad That You Can't Hear (G/Jenny, G) by dragonyphoenix
+ Magister 3 Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8 (G/Willow, NC17) by gilescandy
+ Vitality (G/Buffy, FRM) by will_conqueror1

+ Saturday Night (Giles/Joyce, PG) by rbfvid
+ To Sir With Love (G & Buffy, G) by amyfawlty

+ 14 Giles Icons (worksafe) by katekat1010
+ Fic Poster for Pookitoots (Giles, worksafe) by katekat1010
31 July 2015 @ 08:46 pm

Title: Vitality
Author: Jen
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Timeline: Season 7, Post-Chosen
Rating: FRM
Summary: Buffy and Giles celebrate their victory over The First, and finally have a conversation long overdue. Sequel to my 2012 Summer of Giles fic “Mortality”
Word Count: 2,191

Author’s Note: This is my fifth year in a row I’ve participated in Summer of Giles. I’m really excited to be back. I recently graduated from university, and with all the excitement I forgot to sign up for a day, so I’m posting on the free post day. I was originally planning to write something else, but I couldn’t get it finished in time, maybe I'll have it ready for next summer. I hope this is okay, I started this morning and sent it tothe_huffsterfor a once over.

A/N 2: This story is a sequel, you don’t have to read the first part, Mortality, but you can if you want. If you do you may notice that I said I was planning to make it a two part series and that I hoped to have the second post done by free for all day. Little did I know it would take me three years to make it happen.

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Read and review if you have time. I love feedback.

31 July 2015 @ 07:58 pm

I've got some more for the last day.  I love you guys!  And thank you all for another wonderful summer!
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31 July 2015 @ 01:12 pm
For pookitoots who was the other person (along with gilescandy, the_huffster and protoneoromanic who I made posters for earlier in the summer), who signed up for THREE days this summer...

Prison Changes A Man

(made before she posted her awesome poster that she made herself...lolz. click the little image for the full size version)
Yay I made my second vid in time for the last day!! I will miss Summer of Giles.

Approaching graduation Buffy reflects on the mentor/Watcher/friend who played such an important role in her high school years.

Title: Sad That You Can't Hear
Characters: Giles
Word Count: 517
Note: I hadn't planned another post for this season's Summer of Giles, but I was listening to Cat Steven's How Can I Tell You and some of the lyrics gave me an idea: after Jenny's death, Rupert talks to her, speaking to her as if she were there. This scene would not be the first scene but I came up with the idea on Wednesday and haven't had time to explore it in depth, meaning this is the only scene I've written so far.

Edit (4 Aug 2015): Nominated for the 2015 No Rest for the Wicked Awards
No Rest for the Wicked Awards Nominee

Edit (10 Aug 2015): Nominated for the Sunny D Awards
Nominated for Sunny D Awards 2012

Edit (2 Jan 2016): Nominated at the Headline Awards in the Twosome of Cuteness category.

Edig (4 Feb 2016): Nominated at Round 11 of Running With Scissors.

At first, Rupert had seen her everywhere. That had faded with time but he had thought he might have this once final glance, perhaps waiting by the pond? She wasn"t there, of course. His gaze dropped to her tombstone. The pale granite glowed as brightly as she ever had. The bronze marker, dull even in the bright sunlight, spelled out her name: Jennifer Calendar.Collapse )
31 July 2015 @ 12:51 pm
Title: One of these Days
Author: sparrow2000
Characters: Giles/Ethan
Warnings: Slash(ish)
Disclaimer: Joss and Mutant Enemy et al, own everything. I own nothing.
Summary: In the aftermath of Eyghon, Giles is falling apart
Comments and feedback are cuddled and called George
Beta extraordinaire: thismaz
Written for 2015 summer_of_giles

For my first summer_of_giles story this year, I gave poor Giles some post-series angst in Being Normal, so it seemed only fitting to bookend it with some pre-series angst, because I just love to make the poor man suffer :)

Thanks again to katekat1010 and il_mio_capitano for being brilliant mods and to everyone who makes this community such a pleasure to hang out in every year.

One of these Days
In which Giles gets with the times, which march on as times do. He may be mellowing in his dotage. Or not. Probably not.

Right over here at your friendly neighborhood rere's A03 page

Thanks, Kate, for allowing me to post at the end. I hope this is as fun to read as it was to write.
29 July 2015 @ 04:38 pm

Okay, folks! Here it is, my finale story for this year's Summer_of_Giles. I hope you like it.

Title: The Need To Talk.

Author: horrorfangirl

Fandom: BTVS

Summary: After Buffy sends Giles away Xander goes in search of him, and convinces the Watcher to work things out with his Slayer.

Time-line: Season 7 (no comics)

Disclaimer: The characters used in this story belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy and Fox. No copyright infringement is intended.

Characters: Rupert Giles, Xander Harris (No ship)

Word Count: 311

Rated: Teen.

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Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Movie Songs (My YT Mix)
28 July 2015 @ 01:53 pm
Hello. It's my second posting day today, and here's my offering. Thanks to the mods and all the wonderful contributors for keeping the Giles love going.

Setting: BtVS season 7, five days after the end of Chosen
Pairing: Giles/Olivia
Rating: PG
Beta: Many thanks to rebcake for read-through and suggestions. All mistakes are of course mine.
Disclaimer: Not for profit, please don't sue, etc.
Giles is a bit rude about California at one point in this story. Sorry about that. I loved California when I was there. On the other hand, I didn't spend all my time fighting vampires, demons and the forces of darkness.

Lies My Lover Told Me

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27 July 2015 @ 07:09 am
Rating: PG
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Snyder
Pairing: Giles/Joyce
Song: ‘Saturday Night’ by Bay City Rollers
Huge thanks to gilescandy for beta!

"Band Candy" episodic vid. Just because there should be more Giles vids on "Bay City Rollers" songs.

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26 July 2015 @ 09:34 pm
AND....we are entering into the final week of this mighty festival of Giles celebration, but not before reviewing this week's awesome entries. As ever, please drop a few kind words and make someone's day.

It's been fic city this week. We've learned that 'because it's there' is sometimes a poor judgement call. We've watched investigations into Giles as the big bad of season one continue. We've seen the results of Ethan's portal magic bringing a man named Reg to Buffy's life. We've been totally bemused as Giles and Willow's phones are ready to take a big commitment step. We've smiled and enjoyed a simple christmas night with friends. And had The Feels as the Watcher marks time without his Slayer.

+ Giles and the Mountain (Giles, FRT) by rebcake
+ in a Corner of My Soul: Teacher's Pet 1/3 2/3 3/3 (Giles, Willow, Buffy, FRT) by dragonyphoenix
+ Even in the Darkness 2/? (Giles/Buffy FRT) by pookitoots
+ Crisis (Giles/Willow FRT) by punch_kicker15
+ Five Drabbles (Giles FRT) by lycomingst
+ Holiday (Giles, Xander, Willow FRT) by lycomingst
+ Life After Buffy (Giles FRT) by tld8of9

Our final week beckons and next batters up are: rbfvid, shapinglight, horrorfangirl, reremouse. And don't forget the final Free for All day is Friday 31st. Everyone is welcome to post for the big brouhaha bash of Giles love.
26 July 2015 @ 02:26 pm

Still working on 'One Mistake...' but the next chapter just isn't flowing like I want it too.
This is something I found on my computer with the note - Ready to Post - I didn't find it posted anywhere so I believe it is new.

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25 July 2015 @ 04:08 pm
Title: Season Four - Holiday
Rating: G
Length: 792 words
Disclaimer: I own naught

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25 July 2015 @ 01:33 pm
I used a prompt table to inspire me for these drabbles.

You also inspired me to finish an old WIP, which I will post next.

Word count: 505
Rating: G
Disclaimer: I own naught.

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24 July 2015 @ 05:43 am
My contribution today is this drabble:

Title: Crisis
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Relationships: Willow/Giles (established relationship)
Summary: Stopping two apocalypses was the easy part of the day for Giles and Willow.
Word count: 601
Notes: Drabble set in the universe of my story The Love Song of Anthropomorphic Nonsense and Frog Fears. What you need to know from that one: Willow and Giles are in a relationship, and they have sentient iPhones named Anthropomorphic Nonsense and Frog Fears. Hat tip to velvetwhip for making a suggestion in a comment to the earlier story that I adopted here.