I definately need more Buffy icons/avatars, at least this Potter one kind of works. Kind of.

LOL I did a stupid thing today - I followed a link to Fandom Secrets, and now a fanfic idea that has been hiding in the back of my mind for awhile now is sitting up wanting to be written.
(It will probably never get written, mostly cause the idea isn't a solid thing, and I've got several other fanfics in progress that are - not to mention that whole pesky moving my entire website issue.)

The Secret is secret 119 from this entry. The sad thing is that I get (at least in part) where the person is coming from. Yes, Giles is a father figure of the group, especially to Buffy and Xander, and that can be very squick-making.

The image is a pic of the Buffy core four (Willow, Giles, Buffy, and Xander) with the words:
I hate it when people slash the core four in any combination.
Especially when it involves Giles. He's their canon father figure...

Which I get, at least about Giles, I really do. But Buffy/Willow - come on! That's an awesome pairing. Not to mention, Buffy/Xander/Willow, which is why I totally didn't mind the show making Willow gay and the comics giving Buffy a lesbian encounter. I think Whedon's totally building up to a B/X/W, though I could be biased/insane/whatever.
(Because you will never make believe that Willow isn't bisexual - that's right, you heard me - Willow is BISEXUAL!)

*blushes* And I've read some pretty good Giles/Xander fanfic, plus you know there's that whole "it's canon" that Willow had a crush on Giles at some point.
(And, to be fair, while I don't ship it, and can admit that it kind of squirks me, I've read a couple good Giles/Buffy fanfics. Also, it should be noted that Giles/Buffy is NOT slash, it is a non-canon het pairing.)

Slash it doesn't mean what you think it does. Giles/Buffy, Buffy/Xander, and Xander/Willow are NOT (repeat NOT) slash pairings. Not canon doesn't equal slash - slash is two characters of the same sex getting it on.

Weirdly enough, I've written Buffy/Xander/Willow before (and at one time it was my OT3), and while I have toyed with the idea of including Giles, I never have, because I freely admit there is a bit of squick factor with Willow/Giles/Buffy/Xander for even me. However, there is an idea for a Giles/Xander/Buffy/Willow fanfic that is never really far from my mind. It probably says bad things about me that knowing someone wouldn't like it kinda makes me want to actually write it moar! Does this happen to anyone else or is it just me?