August 6th, 2013

Teddy: Sleeping

Thirty Days Buffy Meme. Day #06 - Favourite male character

Duly snaggled from this_years_me.

As we have recently embarked on yet another re-watch of Buffy, I thought it would be a good time to do this meme.

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Day #06: Favourite male character

Probably the easiest question thus far:

Rupert Giles is my favourite character. I love him.

Well what's not to love? He's a librarian (books!); he's highly intelligent; he has an accent to die for; his clothes (yes, they may be somewhat stuffy to some but don't forget I love smartly dressed men), and to me he's also darn good looking - sexy even. And then when we throw in his magical powers that develop over the series - well, what more could one ask for?

American show writers don't always write British people well, because they have this wonderful stereotype about us that really isn't true. And yes, in some small way Giles is in part that stereotype, but it's balanced so well with the non-stereotype and he's written so brilliantly that it just works perfectly.

I love how he's a father not just to Buffy, but to Willow and Xander as well and how he grows to realise this - talk about getting a family of teenagers. I love how he doesn't 'get' pop culture or all the other things Buffy & co. love, but gradually has to accept that it is going to be part of his world - because Buffy & co. are part of his world. Hey, I even love how much of a technophobe he is *g*

I love his little habit with his glasses and his shyness and gentleness and caring and then you see the other Giles - not just Ripper, but the Giles who will fight for what he cares for. The Giles who stands up to Principle Snyder *shudders* he was jolly scary in the wee scene.

He is pretty much everything I love about a character  - he's almost my perfect man *g* Except perfection doesn't exist and who would want it anyway? But Giles is just . . .

Did I mention I adore him?
Teddy: Sleeping

Fiction. Might It Have Made A Difference? (Giles)

TITLE: Might It Have Made A Difference?
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
CHARACTER: Rupert Giles
GENRE: Gen
SUMMARY: Set after Buffy's return to Sunnydale. Giles had thought that once Buffy returned home, everything would be all right again. However, he is aware that things aren't; he is also aware that both Buffy and Xander have a secret and he sets out to discover that they are.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 2,750
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Even though Buffy is an American show, this is deliberately written in British English because Giles is so British.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

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