November 30, 2001
Buffy

Te, Strength

A rare believable Giles/Oz. Oz tries to learn something from Giles to help him deal with the wolf. I have to admit I have a special fondness for couch makeout scenes, and this is one of the best. Quietly imaginative, terribly hot.

Posted by Sarah T. at 02:47 PM
Buffy

Debchan, Tripping

Awww. This is sweet, Ethan/Giles-style, which is to say, it's got hearts and flowers and blood and drugs and 70s music and hate and obsessiveness. A piece that neatly steers away from the twin E/G pitfalls of ludicrously unrealistic mushiness or equally unrealistic faux darkness. If you need another reason to click on the link, Debchan's Smallville caps (same site) kick ass.

Posted by Sarah T. at 02:47 PM
Smallville

The Spike, Prognosis

I hate the Spike for seeing the same thing I did in "Hourglass," but I can forgive her, since she turned out this short, absolutely vicious piece. I can already tell that this fandom is going to be overrun by the most tedious, unimaginative Lex-angst, but this is anything but. "Not so much a story as a scream," say the notes, and that's about right.

Posted by Sarah T. at 02:46 PM
Smallville

Jenn, Relativity

Lex plays tempter and finds what he expects to find, but still gets it wrong. What makes this one stand out is the subtle conflict between Clark's and Lex's expectations of life and romance and the way it drives them apart.

Posted by Sarah T. at 02:46 PM