August 16th, 2011

b/g - in the library

Summer of Giles Redux: lots of Giles

for the first part I went classic - classic Giles.  I have a couple of reworked images and some icons of what I consider my favorite Giles-y pics. 

teasers:
 

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Then I started on the pairings.  These are designed as movie posters / book covers and are kind of character studies of Giles through the early seasons (1-4)!

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Finally, I'm doing this series of moments when I felt like Giles had great chemistry with another character.  One of my favorite comes from Bad Girls, when Wesley first arrives, and Buffy and Giles are in perfect accord.  Just thinking about that scene makes me smile.

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The second actually comes from a moment that makes me tear up just a little - it's from the musical, when Tara and Giles are both acknowledging that they can't continue their relationships with two other people in the same form - because that's destructive for them both.  The staging of this scene is so beautiful it breaks my heart.  I always wondered what might happen if they were able to comfort each other, even just as friends.

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For Giles & Wes though, it's not so much one single moment, but instead a series of them standing just too close to each other, looking so cute in their suits and cleaning their glasses together.  The way Wes is so absolutely silly and Giles is so sardonic just makes me grin. 

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[personal profile] polly1esther 's hilarious vid The Odd Couple totally reminded me that for a brief moment (well, sorta half a season) Giles & Spike lived together as uneasy roommates.  There was teasing, and blood drinking, and some astonishment at the guitar playing.  

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And finally... there are very few times when Giles and Oz directly interact (though I can think of some fairly fraught ones pertaining to Oz getting to his cage on time in highschool). But there's this one moment in Season 4 in Harsh Light of Day where Oz says what he says in the poster below, and Giles almost stops what he's doing to listen to an album, when they're in perfect accord. And I LOVED that moment.

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Hope you like!

and again, you are welcome to use these images in any capacity you like (even to make new artworks of them!). All I ask is that you a) credit, and b) let me know what you do so I can see what you made :D

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giles - grey-glasses

dear gods, it's two days in a row

i won't tell if you don't.

i had the most scrumptious breakfast with two friends - out of course, because LA does nothing great if not it's breakfast type things - of salmon-benedict,(poached eggs, house cured salmon & wilted frisee on a shredded potato pancake with hollandaise) at this place called Square One.  The memory of the food is making me hungry again.

And as far as I can determine I'm set up to get to school tomorrow and do my official TA orientation (yay) and I will probably even be paid on time and everything (another yay), so that's two things starting to get themselves sorted out.  Not that I have a syllabus from the actual prof, but I probably wont' get that until classes start (this according to both him and other friends who have TAed for him).

Sadly, I was commenting to samanthahirr, that I'm one of those "kind of strict but eventually kind of ok" TAs. I used to think I was going to be sorta mother-ly, but I save that for my friends. I'm more the 'expects a lot and wants you to think because I assume you've got a brain' kind of teacher. That's a little frightening, given when I've had those kinds of professors in the past I've had both good and bad experiences with them.

What kind of TAs did you like when you had them? The ones that let you leave early, or the ones who make you talk even when you hated it?

I will admit, I like being able to control mediate a discussion. Really I do ;)

Oh, and apparently I left my cabin light on in my car and drained my battery, so I got to buy a new one of those today too. Awesome. Oh well, at least my car isn't going to die on me tomorrow when I have to get up at the crack of dawn to go to school.

It's so weird that i'm back on my LA schedule where 8 am seems so early, when in Japan I was waking up at 6:30 am without a problem. But the dawn comes around earlier there too, and I think that's part of it. Sun? If you're listening to this? Could you just come up earlier tomorrow for LA just for me? yeah, didn't really think that was going to work, but it can't hurt can it?

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