I'm irked that it's so unclear what Zoe's last name is. (Personally, I don't particularly like "Alleyne" as a last name for her and much prefer "Warren." Also: umlauts or no?)
via whedonesque: Joss Whedon's letter to Angel fans. Includes "a few of the moments herein that made my life worth living."
fanthropology asks Where is your fandom located? (i.e., LJ, YahooGroups, etc.) A couple early comments mentioned Buffy as a mailing list fandom, which I found interesting because I got into fandom via BtVS YahooGroups discussion lists but now feel like it's all on LJ (though many LJers also have personal sites and/or character/pairing archives).
There's some really good stuff over at joss100, and velvetwhip is one of the writers whose been posting a lot of stuff and whose stuff I've been commenting on, and she recently posted an interesting Willow/Tara ficlet and in our comments she mentioned not being a Tara fan and so of course I asked her to elaborate and she's so cute -- Gosh...I hate the thought of slamming a character you love! I've come to like you through this time I've spent in joss100 and I really don't wish to in any way seem to be insulting your taste. And later in the comment thread she said, I am so glad that you understand my POV (and I understand yours) and that we can RESPECT each other's tastes and not be snotty and intolerant! Hurrah! I knew I liked you for a reason!
club_joss wants fics, so of course I'm jumping at the opportunity to suggest non-Spike/Xander fic (though it seems whenever such a fic comes up in the comm I'm having a busy week, but hey, selfless contribution to diversity and all). Anyone who'd be willing/interested in having their work discussed in a public comm (you can veto concrit if you'd like) is welcome to hop over and add themselves to the author queue (just comment on that admin post near the top).
I win at almost losing data while updating my site -- aided by the site itself deciding some files were unreadable. All this when I was almost done, too. Proving I have some regard for my sanity, I went to bed before 1am last night; I then did lots of work on it at work today 'cause I didn't have anything else to do [though I did do lots of newspaper clipping -- yeah transferable job skills -- stuff for Prof.B's RA] and finished tonight. Every month I am astonished at how much fic I've read (and obviously I've read plenty I didn't end up reccing), even though I know most of it's short. No wonder it takes me hours to do all the coding. I am now out of excuses to not be fic-writing.