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16 May 2018 @ 06:03 pm
Summer of Giles will run June and July 2018 and sign-up season is upon us.

Come and find us over at the other place ;)

Sign-up information is here

We do accept content that is not posted directly to DW and will take sign-ups via email. Please check the calendar here . Sign-ups outside of dw should be sent to summerofgiles at gmail dot com.
02 August 2018 @ 11:26 am
Wow, what a great time we’ve had these past two months. My thanks to everyone who has taken part and made this place special. Below is the final round up, please take the time to check these out and drop a little feedback. Small acts of kindness saves lives.

The comm is now closed until next year but ongoing Giles goodness can be found over at dreamwidth Giles-shorts. See you all over there!

+ Metamorphosis (Giles, Coven, FRT) by sparrow2000

+ Tea Snob (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense 4/? (Giles/Willow, FRT) by punch_kicker15

+ When Worlds Collide 2/? (Giles, Elementary, FRT) by punch_kicker15

+ What Friends Are For (Giles, ?, FRT) by il_mio_capitano

+ Reading Glasses (Giles/Anya, FRC) by usedtobeljs

+ New Specs (Giles, FRC) by littleotter73

+ Practical Concerns (Giles, parents, FRT) by il_mio_capitano

+ Retirement Plans (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ Jerusalem (Giles, FRC) by DHW

+ Cravings (Giles/Cordelia FRC) by wakeupinacoma/eternalredwolfe

+ Home For Dinner (Giles/Cordelia FRC) by wakeupinacoma/eternalredwolfe

+ Take You, Rupert (Giles/Buffy FRM) by will_conqueror1

+ Three scenes from Giles as the Big Bad (Giles/Ethan FRT) by dragonyphoenix

+ Haiku (Giles FRT) by sparrow2000

+ Ripper Chapter Four - Heart of Cold (Giles FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ Professional Life Chapter 6 (Giles/wesley FRM) by protoneoramantic

+ Drip Dry (Giles/Buffy FRC) by quaggy

+ Two Drabbles and a Double (Giles/Buffy FRT) by littleotter73

+ I Love Livin’ in the City (Giles/Joyce FRT) by thewiggins

+ Giles & Buffy (Giles, Buffy, worksafe) by 51kas81

+ Manips of Giles (Giles, worksafe) by emmatheslayer

+ Wallpapers and icons (Giles, various, worksafe) by bordo

+ Quarter Past Four (Giles, various, worksafe) by gilescandy

+ Hold OnTo Me (Giles/Cordelia, worksafe) by wakeupinacoma
18 July 2018 @ 09:41 am
Week Whatever-it-was-plus-a-bit

This *cough* week *cough* has been about the connections. Giles has tantalisingly met Ethan several first times. He’s dealt with the difficult connection with his mother. He’s reassessed his connection to Cordelia. After the battle has been won, he’s looked to improve his connection to Buffy and the scoobies. Buffy and he have made an early connection in their Watcher/Slayer relationship. Finally, he and Cordelia are introduced again.

As ever, PLEASE drop a line of encouragement to the authors and artists. It makes all the difference.

+ (We Could Have Had) Another Story (Giles/Ethan, FRT) by 23Murasaki

+ Paying Respects (Giles, his mum, FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Better Left Unspoken (Giles/Cordelia, FRT) by aadler

+ The Coming Storm (Giles, Buffy, FRT) by littleotter73

+ Biblio (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ Hey, Stranger (Giles, Cordelia, FRC) by gaiarheahera

+ Manips Giles & Cordelia (Giles, Cordelia, worksafe) by gaiarheahera

+ Caption This Day (Giles, various, worksafe) by various
05 July 2018 @ 12:07 pm
Apologies for the block booking of all these.

Drabbles from First Line Last Line
+ Raiders of the Lost Snark (Giles, Spike, FRC) by il_mio_capitano

+ Cordelia Gets the Job Done (Giles, Cordelia, FRC) by wakeupinacoma

+ Sunshine (Giles, Anya, FRC) by usedtobeljs

+ Love (Giles,Ethan, FRC) by lycomingst

+ Growing Pains (Giles, FRC) by il_mio_capitano

+ The Making of a Watcher (Giles, FRC) by littleotter73

+ The Professional Life (Chapter 1: Controlled Circumstances), Chapter 2, Chapter3, Chapter 4 (Giles/Wesley) by protoneoromantic

+ It Has To Be (Giles, Buffy, Willow, Faith, Anyanka) by aaronlisa

+ Settling In (Giles, Snyder, Flutie, FRC) by aaronlisa

+ Bad Actors with Bad Habits (Giles/Wesley, FRT) by yourcrookedheart

+ The After (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by will_conqueror1

+ Finding You (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by the_huffster

+ Start Over 1/2 , 2/2 (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by the_huffster

Haiku Day
+ Haikus! Get your haikus here! by various

+ Doctor Giles and his companion ;) (Giles, Buffy, Worksafe) by 51akira

+ Giles, Buffy, Dr Who wallpapers (Giles, Buffy, Worksafe) by 51akira

+ Friend of Mine (Giles/Cordelia, worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

+ Who Are You? Discussion thread for creators to discuss their working processes.

This is an OPEN thread throughout June and July. Everyone is invited to join in and discuss how they approach their work and discuss this with peers. Come post and join in!
11 June 2018 @ 12:01 pm
We've had a strong start to this year's festival of all things Rupert Giles. Be sure to check out the artist's work and feedback.

Ficwise: Giles has kicked some sand, got the er… measure of Spike, had a pretty introduction to Ethan, entered the computer age and promptly had nightmares about it.

+ Sands of Time (Giles, group, FRT) by il_mio_capitano

+ Past Time (Giles/Spike FRM) by sparrow2000

+ The First Time (Giles/Ethan, FRC) by wakeupinacoma/EternalRedWolfe

+ The Bane of Rupert Giles’ Existence (Giles, FRC) by wakeupinacoma/EternalRedWolfe

+ Watchers Have Prophetic Dreams Too (Giles, FRC) by wakeupinacoma/EternalRedWolfe

+ Archaeologist Rupert “Indiana” Giles 1 (Giles Worksafe) by 51kas81

+ Archaeologist Rupert “Indiana” Giles 2 (Giles Worksafe) by 51kas81

+ Semper Vigilans (Giles Worksafe) by littleotter73

+ What Hurts The Most (Giles/Cordelia Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

+ Who Are You? Discussion thread for creators to discuss their working processes.

This is an OPEN thread throughout June and July. Everyone is invited to join in and discuss how they approach their work and discuss this with peers.

This week we heard from littleotter73, il-mio-capitano, will_conqueror1, the_huffster, sparrow2000, and wakeupinacoma
01 August 2017 @ 05:17 pm
What a fabulous final week we've had over on dreamwidth! There's a mighty array of fic and art below to get your teeth into. More than I can possibly summarise (I know, I have failed at the last hurdle, but I will get caught up during the next week).

+ Promises (Giles, FRC) by will_conqueror1

+ Ship to Wreck (Giles/Willow, FRAO) by punch_kicker15

+ The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense 3/? (Giles/Willow, FRAO) by punch_kicker15

+ Lesson the First (Giles, FRT) by aadler

+ Little Miss Matchmaker 1/? (Giles/Buffy FRT) by horrorfangirl

+ Potential (Giles, Faith FRT) by aaronlisa

+ In a Corner of My Soul: I Robot You Jane 4/4 (Giles, group FRT) by dragonyphoenix

+ Rupert Giles’ Performance Appraisal July 31 1997 (Giles, FRT) by punch_kicker15

+ Private Life 2-5/5 (Giles/Wesley FRT) by protoneoromantic

+ Thin Ice (Giles/Buffy FRAO) by obviously5believers

+ Magister 3 Chapter 19/21, 20/21, 21/21 (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ All Of Him - Book Cover (Giles, Buffy Worksafe) by littleotter73

+ Ripper manip (Giles, Worksafe) by restfield

+ Giles, Oz, Books and Music (Giles, Oz Worksafe) by emmatheslayer

Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed these last two months. Whether it be fic, art, vid or equally importantly dropping a few kind words in feedback. You guys are what keep this comm alive!

My thanks also to my my co-mod littleotter73 who, for the second year running, has had to pick up the reins as I dealt with family issues. You rock, my friend!

This comm is now closed for the year but if you are itching to take part in more Gilesy challenges, then our little sibling site Giles-Shorts has re-opened for prompts, games and chat. Come check it out. In the meantime, thanks again for making the summer sizzle!
24 July 2017 @ 03:32 pm
It’s been another banner week here at Summer of Giles! On the visual arts front, we have a lovely portrait of Giles and video highlighting Giles and Dawn’s relationship. In fic, we’ve been taken along Giles’ extremely dark and self destructive path during his time running around London, and we’ve also experienced a mundane day in the life of a Watcher posted on the Hellmouth. We also had an update to the post-Chosen “Ripper” story, experienced hijinx when Giles and Willow’s iPhones decided to get married, and were treated to the conclusion of Part IV of the Sanctuary Series titled Labyrinth.

Please remember to leave love and comments for our content creators. Feedback has been very sparse this year and everyone has worked so hard to make Summer of Giles a fun and wonderful experience this summer. So please, read, view, and show your appreciation.

And lastly, authors and artists, please remember to tag your entries.

+ Mr Giles the Watcher (Giles, Worksafe) by kuwlshadow

+ <a data-cke-saved-href="http://summer-of-giles.dreamwidth.org/716552.html” target=" href="http://summer-of-giles.dreamwidth.org/716552.html” target=" _blank"="">A Father’s Love (Giles, Dawn, Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

+ Nights of Blood and Glory (Giles/Ethan, FRM) by 0_ruthless_0

+ Dry Cleaners (Giles, FRC) by lycomingst

+ Ripper - Part 1; Welcome to Westbury Part 3 - What We Are Fighting For (Giles, Cordelia, FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ The Wedding of Frog Fears and Anthropomorphic Nonsense (Giles/Willow, FRT) by punch_kicker15

+ Sanctuary IV: Labyrinth (Giles/Buffy, FRAO) by DHW

Coming Up
fannieboone, punch_kicker15, emmatheslayer, horrorfangirl, aadler, aaronlisa
18 July 2017 @ 09:48 am
We've had another damn fine week of fic. Please please please can you drop a few words of thanks once you've read. It really does make all the difference to the writers.

In summary....This week Giles has had his smoochies on. He's experienced an unforgettable moment, then forgotten it ;). We've started an intriguing new story and welcomed updates from two long-running excellent works.

+ Five Kisses (Giles/various FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Crossing Lines (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ All of Him (Giles/Buffy FRM) by littleotter73

+ Private Life, Chapter 1: The Importance of Being Edmund Chapter 1 (Giles/Wesley FRT) by protoneoromantic

+ Magister 3 Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18 (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ In a Corner of My Soul: I Robot; You Jane 2/4 , 3/4, (Giles, ensemble, FRT) by dragonyphoenix

Coming up

Kuwlshadow, 0_ruthless_0, lycomingst, wakeupinacoma,punchkicker15, dhw and will_conqueror1.
10 July 2017 @ 05:10 pm
Summer continues with a selection of lovely fic this week. Please take a moment to read and comment, it makes an author feel loved!

This week....The gang are off to the beach - and there is swimwear involved! Giles experiences a perfect moment with Buffy. Buffy experiences some er. adult moments with Giles ;), and the glorious ride of Giles as the big bad in season one begins a new episode.

Read. Praise. Cherish.

+ A New Beginning (Giles/Buffy FRT) by will_conqueror1

+ In the Moment (Giles/Buffy FRT) by littleotter73

+ Sanctuary IV: Labyrinth (Giles/Buffy FRAO) by dhw

+ In a Corner of My Soul (I, Robot, You, Jane 1/4 ) (Giles, FRT) by dragonyphoenix

Coming up…
The week ahead sees work by aaronlisa, littleotter73, protoneoromantic, gilescandy, dhw, will_conqueror1, and dragonyphoenix.
03 July 2017 @ 03:18 pm
Hurrah! I'm back from sun, sea, surf and a surprising lot of castles and what a lot of lovely Gilesy things to come home to! Please remember to drop a few words of appreciation to the writers and artists. Go on, make someone's day!

Summary of the week....Evil!Vampire!Giles is pretty much showing the The First Evil what evil really is... Giles learns only family can provide the proper kick up the arse where love is concerned... Ripper meets lost lamb Joyce in 1970’s London... Xander encourages Giles to embrace the Joy of Truck... Comicverse!Giles hits twenty-one and reconnects with Buffy... And Pat Benatar provides the song We Belong for a super Giles/Willow vid.

+ Magister 3 Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, , (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ A Conversation Between Siblings (Giles, OC FRC) by horrorfangirl

+ Heart of the City (Giles/Joyce FRT) by thewiggins

+ Keep on Truckin’ (Giles/Xander FRT) by sparrow2000

+ Sign of the Times 3/4 (Giles/Buffy FRT) by the_huffster

+ Willow/Giles - We Belong (Giles/Willow, NSFW) by gilescandy

Coming up this week...

Will_conqueror1, littleotter73, dhw, dragonyphoenix and aaronlisa
26 June 2017 @ 09:42 pm
This week in art, we have Giles featuring in three very creative wallpapers. In fic, we saw how clothes played a role in various stages of Giles’ life. In another story, an old ally comes to visit Giles in England and aid him in a new fight against evil. Then later, he and Anya take an insightful trip to LA. In the second installment of Sign of the Times, a teenage Giles experiences love and loss in his travels. And finally, Giles and Buffy discuss the education needs of the new Slayers.

+ Five Times Clothes Made the Man and One Time They Didn’t (Giles/Anya, FRT) by LJS

+ Ripper Part 1: Chapters Prologue & Welcome to Westbury 1-3 (Giles, Cordelia, FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ Get Happy (Giles/Anya, FRT) by LJS

+ Sign of the Times 2/3 (Giles/OC, Giles/Faith, FRT) by the_huffster

+ Lessons (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by kiss_me_cassie

+ Giles Wallpapers (Giles, G/Worksafe) by 0_ruthless_0

+ Ripper (Giles, Cordelia, G/Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

Coming Up
Gilescandy, horrorfangirl, thewiggins, sparrow2000, thehuffster
19 June 2017 @ 12:03 pm
It's been another fun and fabulous week here at Summer of Giles that started off with a bunch of haikus about our favourite Watcher. This week Giles considered Buffy's request after the events of Tabula Rasa in Alternate Plans, was the subject of observation from an outsider in People Watching, and provided comfort and aid to a de-aged Buffy in a fic inspired by the comic!verse in Kids Today. We were also treated to another installment of the Chronicles of Ripper series in The Chronicles of Ripper: The Book of Thoth. Then we had another story about teenage Giles in the comic!verse dealing with the effects of puberty in the first chapter of Sign of the Times. Lastly, Giles and Buffy learn the value of Father's Day in Parenthood.

+ Haiku Day (Giles, various)

+ Alternate Plans (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ People Watching (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ Kids Today (Giles, Buffy, FRT) by quaggy

+ The Chronicles of Ripper: The Book of Thoth (Giles/OFC, FRT) by will_conqueror1

+ Sign of the TImes (1/3) (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by the_huffster

+ Parenthood (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by will_conqueror1

Coming Up Next...
0_ruthless_0, Usedtobeljs, wakeupinacoma, thehuffster, kiss_me_cassie
12 June 2017 @ 04:57 pm
Another sizzling week over in dreamwidth, well spent in the company of our favourite Watcher. We had so many lovely drabbles during the challenge, I don't think I can even attempt to summarise them. Go read them for yourself, you won't be disappointed

In longer work, Giles and Buffy come to an understanding in Not Some Old Man, and Giles and Cordelia feature in Bring Me Back to Who I was and Dancing. We also have a vid and fanmix to enjoy! Go, and shower some love.

+ Shooty Dog Blues (Giles, Xander, FRC) by il-mio-capitano

+ Tally (Giles, Xander, Cordelia FRC) by wakeupinacoma

+ Nursery Rhymes (Giles, FRC) by dhw

+ Routine (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by littleotter73

+ Busted Flush (Giles, FRC) by il-mio-capitano

+ Snap! (Giles, Buffy, Spike, FRT) by dhw

+ Secret (Giles, Cordelia, FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ Anticipation (Giles, FRT) by feliciacraft

+ Scupper (Giles, Wesley, FRC) by wakeupinacoma

+ Family Matters (Giles, FRC) by quaggy

+ Home Invasion (Giles/Ethan, Spike, FRT) by il-mio-capitano

+ Remember To Ask Your Watcher (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ Hubble Bubble (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by dhw

+ Housing Issues (Giles, Spike, FRC) by gilescandy

+ Bad Moon (Giles, Faith, FRT) by dhw

+ Customer Service (Giles, Anya, FRT) by feliciacraft

+ Late Night Run (Giles/Buffy, Xander, FRT) by quaggy

+ A Typical Conversation Between Old Marrieds (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by quaggy

+ Righteous Anger (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by quaggy

+ The Thaw (Giles, Buffy, FRC) by littleotter73

+ Not Some Old Man (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by horrorfangirl

+ Bring Me Back to Who I Was - Chapter 1/5, Chapter 2/5, Chapter 3/5, Chapter 4/5, Chapter 5/5 (Giles/Cordelia, FRC) by wakeupinacoma

+ Dancing (Giles/Cordelia, FRT) by wakeupinacoma

+ Bring Me Back To Who I Was (Giles/Cordelia, Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

+ My Everything Looks So Much Brighter With You In It (Giles/Cordelia, Worksafe) by wakeupinacoma

+ Giles and Cordelia (Giles, Cordeila, FRC) by wakeupinacoma

Coming up next…

On Tuesday 13th, we have another mod/mad day with haiku challenge which I will kick off with instructions.

Mainly though, our upcoming posters are quaggy, realnamerocky, thehuffster, will_conqueror1 and 0_Ruthless_0.

06 June 2017 @ 09:30 am
It’s been a fabulous first week over in our new home, please, please, please review and drop a little feedback on the following:


This week Giles has gone back to the seventies in a race against time in Second Sight. Vamp!Giles has renewed the fight against the First Evil in the epic Magister 3. There’s been angst aplenty in the beautiful Epilogues. Giles has dwelled on his shortcomings in the poignant Failure whilst Dénouement brings closure and closeness to our favourite Watcher and Slayer.

+ Second Sight (Giles, FRT) by il-mio-capitano

+ Magister 3 Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, (Giles/Willow, Giles/Ethan FRM) by gilescandy

+ Epilogues (Giles/Buffy, FRM) by dhw

+ Failure (Giles, FRT) by aaronlisa

+ Dénouement (Giles/Buffy, FRT) by quaggy


This week we've had a lovely montage to the tune of Hallelujah.

Rupert Giles - Hallelujah (Giles, FRT) by gilescandy

Coming up next…
We have three days of drabble challenge game open to everyone to play. Following that we have contributions from horrorfangirl and wakeupinacoma.
There is just one week left to wait before this year's Summer of Giles kicks off. We are super excited to see eyeryone's contributions for 2017. In the meantime, we still have a few days left to book, so there's still time to book a day and join the showcase.

You can check out the calendar --> HERE

You can sign up by commenting --> HERE

Alternatively, you can email the mods at summerofgiles @ gmail dot com (you can figure that out I'm sure ;) ), and we are happy to take sign ups and even post links to your content on the day. Contact us and we will figure out the best strategy for you.

27 April 2017 @ 12:19 pm

The sign-up post for 2017 is now up at our spanking new DREAMWIDTH site . Please come over and join us for our TWELFTH Glorious Year!
16 April 2017 @ 08:45 pm

After 11 years on Livejournal, we've taken the decision to move this comm to dreamwidth. The archive has been imported over in anticipation for 2017 (with sign ups commencing from the end of this month). The entries over here will not be deleted and will remain available for comments for as long as LJ allows. As with last year, we will continue to cross post to tumblr and will be happy to work with anyone who doesn't want to create a dreamwidth account by posting on their behalf.

For more information please click here.

05 September 2016 @ 10:56 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 apologize for the delay in posting this final part. I seemed to have been wrestling with it all summer (and a big thank you to littleotter73 for listening to me moan about it all summer!). I suppose it's appropriate that I'm finally posting on Labor Day, since that's traditionally been considered the end of summer in the States. Thank you to all for a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to next year already! (Oh, and I've posted it on AO3 for those that prefer that platform. I'll eventually put it up on FF.Net too.)

Not for the Faint of HeartCollapse )
30 August 2016 @ 11:18 pm
Sorry this was SO, SO late, real-life stuff hit me with a vengeance. (Also, as sometimes happens, the story turned out longer than expected.) So:

Title: the Final Cut
Author: aadler
Genre: AU, ‘what if?’, with action and character interplay
Rating: PG13 (strong violence)
Characters: Giles, Xander, Ethan
Teaser: A rescue that doesn’t go exactly as planned, with more than a few unexpected lessons learned.

the Final Cut, Part 3
the Final Cut, Part 4
the Final Cut, Epilogue

01 August 2016 @ 02:01 pm

Wow! What a fantastic two months we’ve had celebrating the life and times of Rupert Giles and I can’t believe Summer of Giles is over! On behalf of il_mio_capitano and myself, I’d like to thank each and every one of you - the creators, the contributors, the readers, viewers, and participants - for raising the bar year after year and keeping Giles in our hearts and minds. This year we had 54 entries over 61 days! You guys rock!

As a new mod, I have learned a bit from my time running things, things I might have learned earlier had I been paying more attention years prior when katekat and il_mio_capitano were running things. One of the things I will do in the future is put back the reminder of who is on deck for the following week at the end of each round up post, so there is less chance of people missing (or almost missing) their dates. And I do apologise for the lack of pretties to pass out at the end of the season. I am no artist, but we will figure out something to commemorate participation next year!

I’d like to thank the comm owner and my co-mod il_mio_capitano for her unwavering support. She’s amazing as always. I’d also like to thank saxnfoos for her beautiful Summer of Giles banners and icons that she created for this year’s SoG. Since I am so art challenged, that was a huge hurdle to overcome and she stepped in as a first time contributor and nailed it! And I personally want to thank you all again for treating me and your fellow fans to so many wonderful works featuring my favourite character in the Buffyverse. You guys rock! So, please come back next year (and bring friends)!

Also, for those of you who haven’t finished your fics, please don’t fret. We will be moving to moderated posting, however, you may continue to post your unfinished SoG stories to their conclusions. We don’t want you to lose your audience and we are anxiously waiting to read the rest.

Until next year!

littleotter73 and il_mio_capitano