Elisabeth (dragonydreams) wrote,
Elisabeth
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Thanksgiving and nostalgia

To all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

You will pleased to know that I will not be spending today alone, as I had planned. When one of my RL friends realized that I didn't have plans for today, she insisted that I come to her house. This is the first Thanksgiving she has prepared herself, and it's going to be just her family and her husband's, but I've met most of them before.

Today is also an anniversary for me, of sorts. It was three years ago today (Thanksgiving) that I discovered BtVS fan fiction. Many of you have probably heard this story before, but I'm telling it again. *sticks tongue out* It was during an FX Thanksgiving Day BtVS marathon that I first really saw the episode Dopplegangland. When Giles rushed forward to hug Willow when he realized she was not a vampire, I instantly became a W/G shipper.

I'd been reading fanfic for other shows/movies, so I hopped on the internet and started searching for W/G fics. Luckily there were a lot more sites devoted to this couple back when I started reading it. Almost all of them have since disappeared - the webmistresses having lost interest, the writers moved on to other pairings (which I admit to doing myself, but I still try to return to my OTP from time to time), or RL took over. If I ever decided I was crazy enough to start an archive site, it would be for this pairing, despite there being so few writers for it now.
Tags: rl, thanksgiving
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