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25 March 2013 @ 11:51 am
Fic of the Week: Breathing by Antennapedia, Rating: R/FRM  
Hi all,

Wow the voting was close this past week, but Breathing by Antennapedia won by one vote.

Summary: Power and life. Mages and Slayers. And what Giles did during his months away. Buffy accompanies Giles and a still unstable Willow to England.
Setting: Season 6, Post Grave.

Let's get some discussion going in the comments. Last week we had none. Thanks!
circlingfreedomcirclingfreedom on March 26th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
I found Giles to be a little OOC in the beginning. I think she was trying to say hey he's been bashed to within a pulp of his life so his attitude's changed. But, it doesn't work for me because that happened in canon so many times and he was still solid old Giles.
circlingfreedomcirclingfreedom on March 26th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
I also don't like how she wrote off Will for the past 4 years. It made it seem like "Saint Willow" wouldn't do anything like that.. and it stole her love affair with Tara away. I loved the way Tara offset Willow. I loved Tara!

It means that she doesn't need to repent for any of the things she *chose* to do because she was possessed and it wasn't her. It was the Romany demon.

I did like the way Buffy and Giles' developed along at a nice pace. And, she called a spade a spade. Spike tried to rape Buffy. That was nice to read after the bitter taste the Spuffy's left in my mouth at the time claiming true love.
demonbrat_98 on March 26th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
I agree about Giles being a little OOC as well, though I can fanwank it to some extent - the whole situation is not something he ever dreamed he would face. I like the budding relationship between Dawn and Michael. I also loved the explanation for Willow's behavior - it makes perfect sense in canon.
darkgreenfangirl: GilesBuffydarkgreenotaku on March 30th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
Hi! Just finished it, and I agree that Giles was ooc. I did like the twist with willow, cause it fits well into the canon. Also, the original characters were interesting and not annoying. Which is always a plus. I also liked how the author wrote the relationship between Giles and Buffy. I like that Giles did not go though his usual, "BUT I AM TOO OLD FOR YOU" stick. Cause I am tired of that always coming up in fic