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: ( 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' )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