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25 June 2013 @ 01:51 pm
Fic of the Week: Castaways by Gileswench, Rating NC-17/FRAO  
I day late, but here we go. This week we are reading Castaways by Gileswench, Rating NC-17/FRAO.

Summary: When Buffy and Giles are stranded on a tropical isle, old issues are settled and new bonds are formed.
Setting: Through Older and Far Away (Season 6)

Please, please leave your impressions, reviews in the comments. It would be really nice to get discussion going as a group again. I know not everyone can make the chats, so this is a way for us to be inclusive and share our love for our Watcher and Slayer.
darkgreenfangirl: Rupert Gilesdarkgreenotaku on June 25th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
So I just finishing reading this, and I really liked it! I just love fanfics that trap two characters on a island. Why? Cause it forces the characters to talk though their issues and get closer. Which is what happened in this fic.
I like how both Buffy and Giles were in the wrong in the way they handle their relationship. Too many times have gilesbuffy fics picked on Buffy and blamed her for everything. I love Giles, but he isn't perfect. This fic knows that and points out that Giles was in the wrong to. Bless it.
I also like the practice of safe sex, yeah I know a weird thing to like. But to many times have fanfic ignored the practice of safe sex, and it just bugs me. So yay for this fic for remember the condom.
I also like how ethan and giles once had a relationship, cause that is my headcanon: that ethan is in fact still in love with giles*thus why he hasn't kill him yet). Also I adore Ethan, and love when a fanfic writer uses him as the villain. I also love it when ethan is the one that gets our lovers together.
All in all I liked this fic, its not one of my favorites. But it was enjoyable.
littleotter73littleotter73 on June 29th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. So many early fics are full of Buffy apologising for being self-centered. Especially season 4 fics. Even in season 4, Giles didn't handle their relationship issues well and needed to responsibility in his part for their estrangement. I liked how they both acknowledged their shortcomings.

And Ethan. Such a great character! :)