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06 January 2014 @ 04:47 pm
Fic of the week and Announcements  
Welcome back, everyone! Happy 2014! I hope you had a great holiday break. It seems never ending here because the kids keep getting school canceled on them due to the weather. I expect another day at home tomorrow. Yes, I am going loopy. ;)

Anyway, just a reminder that starting Saturday evenings after a quick fic discussion, we'll be starting a Buffy the Vampire Slayer watch-a-long. Obviously, we'll begin with the very first episode, Welcome to the Hellmouth. I'm not all up on the simulcast all watch from the same streaming site, so if you have suggestions on that, shoot me a PM. If not we'll do it the old fashioned way by having everyone get their players ready and doing a countdown. If folks can't make it for the Saturday showing, let me know (it's really only convenient for Non North/South American timezones), I am sure we can host one for the Sunday chat as well. Just let me know.

As a reminder, chats are Saturday evenings at 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sundays at 4PM Eastern Time. If you need to do a timezone conversion, click here.

It is my sad duty to let you know that  the BtVS fanfic community lost one of our own over Christmas. Karen Jephson lost her fight with cancer. Karen was a prolific writer, writing not only B/G fic, but other Giles pairings as well. There are a few people on this community who had the privilege of knowing her and being part of the community that wrote with her. So in tribute, for the next couple/few weeks, we will be reading stories from Karen. Afterwards, we'll resume our usual routine of calling for recs.

This week's fic of the week will be The Crossroads Series by Karen Jephson, Rating FRAO/NC-17.
Summary: Giles' past catches up with him and changes his future forever.
Setting: Season 3.
Note: This series is pretty long and has an add on and two follow on stories. As a group, we will only discuss the original story which is eleven chapters long.

Also, please feel free to leave your thoughts and reviews in the comments below.
The Littleton Legacyericanoelle on January 7th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm really excited for this. Starting this saturday?
littleotter73littleotter73 on January 7th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
Starting this Saturday. :)
circlingfreedomcirclingfreedom on January 8th, 2014 09:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing this. Karen would love it.
I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks. It's hard not being able to pick up the phone and check in on her.
AstarteLydianna - fanfictionastartelydianna on January 9th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
I wish I could join in on the viewing! But 9pm saturday your time is unfortunately 2am sunday for me so not really practical.
littleotter73littleotter73 on January 11th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
No, it's not, but if you want to watch on Sunday, join the chat and we'll do so. :)
AstarteLydianna - fanfictionastartelydianna on January 11th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
Do you guys always have a chat on Sundays too?
littleotter73littleotter73 on January 11th, 2014 01:55 pm (UTC)
Yep. :) 4PM my time 9PM yours.
AstarteLydianna - fanfictionastartelydianna on January 11th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oooo hopefully I can finish up my work on time tomorrow then so I can join in :)
littleotter73littleotter73 on January 11th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Don't worry if you pop on a bit late. :)