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29 April 2013 @ 12:55 pm
Fic of the Week: Virtual Encounters by Viv, Rating FRAO/NC-17  
Happy Monday fellow B/G'ers. We only had one recommendation last week, so there was no voting to be done. This week's fic is Virtual Encounters by Viv, Rating FRAO/NC-17.

Summary: Buffy is lonely. Giles is lonely. Both are hot and bothered and decide to engage in a little anonymous cybersex. They accidentally meet up in a chatroom where they end up revealing a little too much about themselves. Will the virtual encounter lead to something more? ;)

Please leave your reviews, thoughts, etc in the comments below.
darkgreenfangirl: GilesBuffydarkgreenotaku on April 30th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
First off, I have to say that loved last week's fanfic. I just forget to give my review of it. So here I am, determined to not again miss a week. So let's read this week's fanfic.
*After reading it*
So I don't how I feel about this fanfic. It isn't bad but I don't really like it. I did like that Giles, was (mostly) in character throughout. Like how he didn't like computers, though I may have to call this out. Giles hates computers, and would never use one. EVER. But I'm willing to let that fact pass, cause fanfic. I didn't like that during the sex scene there wasn't any protection. I know, I know that is a small thing but it bugs me when people don't at least have a line going "I'm on the pill". Cause then we are meant to assume, and I hate assuming things.
Also Buffy felt off to me, as did Giles at points. I can't explain it. I mean Giles was mostly in character thought out, but there was stuff like the computer thing or his having sex over the internet. I don't know if Giles would be a type of person that would have sex over the internet. I just. I can't put into words why I did not like this story. Now let me make this clear, this was well written. This fanfic is good, I suppose it just wasn't the fanfic for me. I don't know.
I may have to read this again, just so I can see what it is about this fic that turns me off. Anyways, I was wondering, when are you going to ask for the recs for next week's fics. Cause I have a fic that I want to share.
Sally Ann: Giles Computer Sessionharmony033 on April 30th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
Sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much - to each their own, I'm sure! I just wanted to comment on Giles and Buffy being in character. I think what's so nice about this fic (or what's so liberating maybe) is that they are anonymously online, which allows them to act out their fantasies and perhaps be a little out of character. The beauty of the internet allows anyone to be whatever they want, for better or worse.

And really, who hasn't had a little bit of fun playing in an online chat room? ; ) I know I'd love to meet Giles in one!
darkgreenfangirldarkgreenotaku on April 30th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
I would to :) I have reread it, and no longer see it out of character. Still not a fan, but I suppose its just not my kind of fic XD Thanks for the reply~!
littleotter73littleotter73 on April 30th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Woo! A review! Glad you enjoyed last week's fic and I'm sorry you didn't take to this one as the others. It is different as it is a PWP.

I do have to disagree about Giles never EVER using a computer. We see him using a computer in the library by himself before he is interrupted by the Scoobies and lets Willow take over. I think Giles is a pragmatist. The computer is a tool. He'll use one if that's where he is going to get information from. Would he prefer to research in books? Yes. Would he prefer to go on a date with a real person? Yes.

He has a TV, which he was trying to hide from the Scoobies, so he really is as shallow as the rest of us. And curiosity is a natural human trait, and I don't think it is necessarily out of character for him to go explore chatrooms for anonymous sex. He's not a monk and underneath the tweed and bulky sweaters there is still a rebel waiting to be unleashed from to time to time. ;)
darkgreenfangirl: GilesBuffydarkgreenotaku on April 30th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Okay! I can see what you are saying :) Giles would be a type of guy to at least try web sex out. I have reread the fanfic, I still don;t like it. But I no longer see it as being out of character
Sally Ann: BG Before Timeharmony033 on April 30th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
This is one of my personal favorites! I love this fic - it's fluffy and fun, and extremely sexy. I love that Buffy and Giles get to act out some of their fantasies, and end up happily together.

Ahh...time to reread...again and again and again! :D