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My mom is visiting for a week down here in sunny la-la-land, and so far we've managed to totally goof around without real plans - though we did go see Spy on Saturday and gave my landlady's front yard a facelift Sunday (it needed it). I'm trying to make it so we're more lazy than not just so when she goes back home she feels rested. Like tonight we're going to a comedy show, but since the meditation center we wanted to go to is closed on Monday, we're hanging out at home.

My landlady is finally showing her house to renters (anyone want a 2 br 1&1/2 ba in Los Feliz?), hence us helping clean up the front yard. (I live in the guest house in the back and while it looks like a converted garage it's really a two-bedroom open plan apartment that they laid foundation for and everything.) However, the people who have renovated the house have pretty much done so at the expense of the front yard, and the flower bed running around the perimeter was filled with old pots and slightly used supplies (grout bags anyone?) and some of the grass had been painted when the painter set up to repaint the house. All in all it looked pretty terrible. We moved border stones and for about $50 bought some pansies and a couple of bags of bark, rearranged the half-dead (but still alive) potted plants that were already there and made it so things have a shape and it feels like someone likes living there. It was really cool. I love gardening with my mom, and it was great to do it in my neighborhood too.

And in fannish things it was my day at Summer of Giles and I committed fic, which is really fucking weird, because I haven't in years. At least I did the art to go with it, so there's are there and stuff, and that feels normal.

Think it's gonna rain? (Giles/Faith, PG for language) Instead of using the device on Buffy when she wakes up, what if the Mayor intended Faith to use it on Giles?

Pari Passau (with Equal Step) (Giles/Buffy, PG) Before the Cruciamentum there was the bond between Watcher and Slayer.
katekat: (Default)
wow, so I forgot to post my [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles artwork in my own journal (cuz I am clueless). SO, here, without adieu... Giles! Lots of Giles!

I have below a bunch of images with some of the awesome lines Giles said (ok, one that was said about him, but I couldn't resist)

this way to the sexy fuddy duddy )

I pulled a couple of words that seemed to me to be sort of descriptions of Giles, and you get graphics!

charming, stylish, sorrow, scoobie, watcher )

Alt AttheSameTim3e

liked any of the images from before? cool! here are icons made from those! )

Oh Giles, he is a man of many words, but few absolute definitions )
katekat: (b/g - love (new))
[personal profile] littleotter73 was gracious enough and awesome in taking the plunge on asking for fandom art, and asked me to illustrate two of her fabulous fics. So without further ado I give you the movie posters for Chasing Daylight and Of Hurricanes and Spitfires (both Buffy/Giles fics, and totally fantastic reads). Ever image links directly to its fic - just click away!!


and the rest of the images are inside in their full glory )

check her out and let her know you loved her work!!!
katekat: (Default)
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. 


cuz no matter if it's black, white, or color, he looks good )

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)!

oh giles, you are awesome, every season )

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.

so i give you 'please' )

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.

And so I give you... 'stay' )

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. 

So i give you 'The Two Watchers' )

[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.  

So I give you my version of the odd couple )

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.

So I give you 'Music Men' )

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
katekat: (giles - SOG 2010)
Today I have for you a bunch of icons and banners. You'll note, the banners are square - they can also be used as images for iTunes if you're so inclined (I've been using them myself for albums that don't come with artwork of their own).

This set is the Giles-only and Giles+Scoobies artwork.

Giles - For as long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One...
Buffy - He loves doing this part.
Giles - Alright. The Slayer hunts vampires, Buffy is a Slayer, don't tell anyone. Well, I think that's all the vampire information you need. )

Here's set two out of three - this time Giles + all the men I like pairing him with (Xander, Spike & Wesley). Hope you like!!

Giles - Xander's taken to teasing the less fortunate?
Buffy - Uh-huh.
Giles - And, there's been a noticeable change in both clothing and demeanor?
Buffy - Yes.
Giles - And, well, otherwise all his spare time is spent lounging about with imbeciles.
Buffy - It's bad, isn't it?
Giles - It's devastating. He's turned into a sixteen-year-old boy. Of course you'll have to kill him. )

Finally, I have Giles + the ladies (my favorite lady pairings, Buffy, Faith & Tara). Again, thanks for all of the lovely feedback - you guys are awesome - and happy SOG!!

Giles - That's all he said? Fork Guy?
Buffy - That's all Cryptic Guy said: Fork Guy.
Giles - There are too many guys in your life )
katekat: (SOG - 2008)
From my [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles posting day - the fic tributes, in their entirety (gushing included)...

Set I:
This is another open love letter.  I seem to be sending them out a lot lately, but that's because there's plenty of love in this fandom, and I couldn't leave Giles out of it.  For those of you who saw my [livejournal.com profile] spring_with_xan posts, you'll know what I'm talking about.

For those of you who didn't, I wanted to create graphics for my favorite Giles stories and for my favorite Giles authors.  It's going slowly, but this post today will hopefully reflect a little of the fangirl adoration I share for two radically different but equally amazing authors [livejournal.com profile] mireille719  and [livejournal.com profile] janedavitt.  Both of have a habit of writing the Giles I fell in love with, and yet both bring their own interpretations of his personality to the front so much so that I fall in love with him all over again after reading their fics.

Behind the cut you'll find links to wallpapers that include some of my favorite lines from each fic, so you can enjoy the memory of the fic even when you're not reading it!  And, of course, links to each fic in question so you can read them if you're so inclined!

here are two tributes that hopefully show how grateful I am )

Set II:
There are some fics that stay with me, with sound or shape or form. Sometimes they're richly textured enough that they leave an indelible imprint on me.  Doesn't matter how long the fic.  Sometimes it just takes a couple of words. 

So below the cut you'll find my adoration for [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle and [livejournal.com profile] lostgirlslair and [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl expressed via images (paltry, but hey, it works), and a couple of fics that, if you haven't read them, you really really need to check them out.

this way to the three tributes that hopefully get close to the fics they're based on )
katekat: (giles - my sexy librarian)
No previews this time, but if you like Giles at all, please check out the Giles manip.... it makes me very very happy for some *strange* reason.  The Buffy is a manip created for prompt 049 at [livejournal.com profile] still_grrr .  And I just have to say... painted manips are HARD! 

oh, i'm also reposting the Buffy and Giles thingy I put up yesterday so I can link to this post from graphics comms

I'm doing homework...every once in a while )
katekat: (b/g - orangegrin)
Why yes, I have had time to make some recommendations!  So check out the following if you're looking for yummy fandom fun.  I didn't get to do as many lists as I thought I was going to this year, but I love what I picked!

katekat: (giles - my sexy librarian)
three banners (Giles/Buffy & Giles/Faith), and January - May of a 2008 Giles Calendar

teasers (and icons):

banners and calendar )
katekat: (buffy - dreaming)
It feels like it's been forever since I've posted graphic-type things.  I keep getting dissatisified with my icons, and then liking banners but really only being motivated to create them *for* people (which is actually really fun, but I'm feeling lazy about gathering those together at the moment into one post).

Anyway, here's the other stuff I've done lately.


inside find 16 icons and 10 banners )
katekat: (giles - lounge)
I just realized that when I did my SOG post to my own journal, I forgot to include the layouts I made *is a dork*.

So here they are.


Layout instructions for I'll Be Your Watcher )


Layout instructions for Air Kisses )

Preview:  .

Layout instructions for Memory of a Kiss )
katekat: (giles - a story about a man)
a couple of days ago I posted that I'd make some banners if people wanted them.  And WHOAH the response!  HEEEE!  You guys rock cuz you let me make graphics for your work.

So here are the results.  Now, the reason why you should check below?  Because it is my total pleasure to create fic banners for such fantastic fics!  I get to give virtual prezzies to some of my favorite peoples - this is what the fandom fun is about.  So if you haven't read the works yet, go, forth, read!  I guarante you'll have a great time!

this way to the pretties )
katekat: (b/g - all for you)
A while back I asked for links to Buffy/Giles stories that might intrigue people who don't normally read the pairing.**  Not the stuff we all know and love as B/G readers, but fics that are maybe unusual, intriguing, and perhaps explore the relationship in unexpected ways.

And now I give you the results of my reading and wandering through all of the lovely recs made by some truly wonderful people interested in helping me out!

B/G fics that are completely worth the read...even for the afraid )

* this fandom squee brought to you because [livejournal.com profile] entrenous88 is right - we should be celebrating our fandoms!
** disclaimer: if you don't like reading b/g, it is doubtful that reading it will change your mind. but if you're open to the possibility, but feel that you haven't encountered fic that works for you... maybe that's what this list might be for. i am not on a mission to convert the unconverted, promise, just trying to hold a door open for those who might want to walk through it.
katekat: (SOG-DapperGiles)
My roundup of my [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles postings ... it's all over... *SOB* ... but the love goes on...


+ please let me know what you think
+ please don't modify (talk with me, I'm happy to modify for you!)
+ please don't link directly
+ icon/graphics website HERE, resources HERE.

\\giles wallpapers\\ )

\\giles only banners\\ )

\\giles\spike+xander+jenny banners\\ )

\\50 giles icons\\ )
katekat: (giles - grey-glasses)
[livejournal.com profile] windandsummer requested Giles/Xander and Giles/Spike colorbars... and so I got all excited and made them!  And some icons, to boot.


icons anyone? )

colorbars anyone? )

and in other arty stuff... )

Also, some fabulous person nominated the banner I made for [livejournal.com profile] soft_princess's Dreamland fic at the Bodice Ripper Awards.  Thank you kind and sweet person!!
katekat: (b/g - love (new))
In honor of the weekend, I guess... two sets of Buffy/Giles stuff based around the episode "Helpless"  (one more loosely than the other)


this way )
katekat: (g/x - I love my Giles)
It's coming up on Valentine's Day, and since I haven't put much out by way of graphics, I thought I'd make some banners and sorta story art (for stories that haven't been written yet, so you writers out there, that's a hint, really it is!) AND icons, of course.  All Giles pairings - my favorite ones. 

So Happy Early VD!

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this way to the pretty banners )

this way to the pretty walls/story art )

this way to the icons )

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