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You know whose birthday it is in a month? On April 3rd? Mine! Guess what I want? Xander. And more Xander. And...well, let's just leave it at two, shall we? Namely, the two Xanders that were created in the episode "The Replacement".

But really, Xander and Xander together is something that's a gift for everyone. :) So for April 3rd, please consider posting something -- drabbles, fics, ficlets, epics, sentences, icons, graphics, essays, meta, squees!, whatever -- as long as it involves two Xanders and in some way references the s5 BtVS episode "The Replacement".

I'm telling you, you can participate by making something gen (imagine how much fun the two Xanders would have had watching Babylon 5 together! Or how about Riley getting to try out those wacky psychology experiments on the "twins"?) I'd happily take slash -- put the two Xanders with each other or any other male characters for a twosome, threesome, or moresome. And hell yes, I'd be jubilant for good het featuring the two Xanders -- well, it's kind of het since they're the same person if they're both with, say, Anya? Or Buffy? Or...you choose! Maybe Clumsy!Xander impresses Tara with his sweetness and Suave!Xander sweeps Willow off her feet!

Truly, I'd love to see whatever you want to create that fits this theme. Xander and Xander! XanderXander! Please? *wide eyes* So to make it official:

"The Replacement" Celebration
A Two Xanders Are Better Than One Brouhaha!
run by entrenous88

Second Requirement -- canon-based fic only
The only additional requirement is that your fic or graphic or other type of contribution be in some way canon-based. That is, if you want to write an AU story about rock-star Xander twins who take Finland by storm with their bass-heavy beat, this is not the Double Xander Fest for you. This funky party weasel shindig is for Hellmouth-raised, friend-of-Buffy-and-Willow, Construction-Worker Xander who has been split into two by Toth's Ferula Gemina. Wheee!

Canon-based...but didn't you say slash and het and...what's up with that? What if I want to put Gunn in the fic? Huh?
Canon based means only that it's Xander (and Xander!) from the series. Other than that, go crazy. Feel free to fold in or introduce other characters from the Buffyverse. Maybe for some reason the two Xanders have to go to L.A. to be put back together (I don't know why -- it's your story!) and they run into Lindsey at a honkey-tonk bar where they've gone to listen to the music of pain? Or maybe -- how about Lindsey stopping off in Sunnydale and meeting two very goofy Xanders drunk at a bar? Or what if Dawn (not in the original episode) has to entertain the Xanders for the day, and decides it would be the best thing ever to take them to Hot Topic to go shopping with her? Hell, what if Wolfram & Hart get a hold of (eeek, scary!) the two Xanders?

Create Your Own Request -- what does that mean?
This is a write-or-create-your-own-request deal. Basically that means I want a comment from you now about what pairing or focus (if character, friendship, or ensemble-fic) you're going to feature in your story or graphic or essay or meta.

When do sign-ups end?
You should sign up -- as soon as possible! But if we're getting closer to the posting date and all of a sudden you're inspired, I won't say no. But do tell me first if you think you'll participate. That way I can keep track of people and update them about the due date and other cool stuff that will inspire and spark Xandery goodness.

Okay, so I'm ready to create some Xander + Xander meta or write a story or put together a vid. Then what?
On April 3rd, Birth of The EntreNous, you post your fic or drabble or vid or scribbly drawing. And then I come and fawn over the two Xanders, your contribution, and you! Everyone wins!

Please, pimp the hell out of this. I really would love to get a wide variety of pairings, fic-categories, other contributions like essays or meta, graphics or drawings, anything and everything imaginable to do with the Buffyverse and two Xanders represented in this fiesta.

Sign-ups: begin today -- Friday, March 3rd
Contributions Due: Monday, April 3rd

To sign up, please comment below with the following information:

Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other:
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.):

Please keep your fics or creations to post for the actual day they are due! It's way more fun if all the stories go up at once than if people post randomly and other people worry they've missed the deadline or get cranky, etc. etc. Plus, you know. Birthday. Of me. On April 3rd.

I hope you sign up! *Snoopy-dances in anticipation*


( 43 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 3rd, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Name: Pootie :D
Email: darkhavens at livejournal dot com
Livejournal: darkhavens
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Xander/Spike/Xander
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic
Mar. 3rd, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Wheee! *loffs*
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Mar. 3rd, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ha, true! See, I will never, ever forget your anniversary. No problem if you can't take part in this particular thing. I completely understand that you might have plans.

But you have so much sparkle my Sue, whatever you say. *admires your shinyness*
Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
I am so weak. But there must be celebrations!

I'm shameless for AU, but I'm also a big ol' perv, so here is a respectful submission -- if it needs tweaking, let me know.

Name: Willa
Email: willaokati@gmail.com
Livejournal: java_willa
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Xander/Xander, "self-exploration" PWP
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Ficlet
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you so much! And you know, there's lots of room for tweaking with the AU love and the canon-based thing (um, dream-sequences, alterna-reality Xanders with one of the shows other universes (though I'm not sure how Xander would have been hit with Toth's stick, it could probably be worked out somehow) er, substance-inspired sense of another reality, Willow doing a spell, other funky stuff that you can think of better than me because you're the AU queen...and I'll stop before I insert yet another parentheses within a parentheses *g*).

But hey, if it turns out to be all canon-based without the AU loophole of that type of stuff, that's great too.

Ficlet, yay!
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
I have a devious idea. ;-) Of course, there will be some angst in there, because I don't think I can write without at least a dab of angst. But this should be fun!
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Great! Angst is totally great, darkfic, whatever -- the world is your oyster! Unless you don't like oysters. Then it is your choc-o-chip cookie!
Mar. 6th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm desperate for some distraction this morning, and I surely can't focus on the romantic comedy I'm meant to be writing for a deadline (not with all the kitty stuff going on) -- but I had a question. Does it work within your guidelines if the Xanders had a night together before Willow's spell put them back together? Or if the spell didn't work the first time and they had to wait a day? I'm just so out of practice at writing within canon. :-/ Thanks!
Mar. 6th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, sorry I'm late getting back to you -- I'm at my sister's helping out with the new niece. :)

But yes, either of your scenarios sound great. I'm perfectly happy to have the Xanders remain apart for however long it takes you to spin your scene. I just figured that the in-canon thing covers stuff that makes sense within the Buffyverse as we know it, so Willow not being able to put them back together, or having it take a little longer -- that's all good. The AU restriction is only meant to discourage stuff like the Xanders who have always been twins being longshoremen who for some reason live in Budapest but also harbor a secret desire to be roller disco dancers. You know. :D

Either one of those sounds great -- I can't wait to read it!

Awww, I haven't checked LJ properly in days, so I don't know what's up with your kitties, but I hope everything is okay. *hugs*
Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
Hey! You and my sister share a birthday!

Julia, majorly blocked and not risking ficathons of any sort.
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
Hey, cool! Arians are fun (and slightly difficult, but you know that I'm sure). Sorry to hear you're feeling blocked. Maybe writing a drabble would help? *wheedles* Heee, no worries though if you're feeling writing-meh in the here and now.
Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Well, if a drabble will suffice, I can do that.

Email: zandra_x@livejournal.com
Livejournal: Zandra_x
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other:I'm clueless
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Drabble
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Thanks so much -- I would love a Xandery x 2 drabble. *beams*
Mar. 4th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Me! Me! :)

I definitely want to do this, but I want to rewatch the episode before I commit to a specific idea.

Name: BeccaFran
Email: beccafran @ yahoo
Livejournal: flyingcarpet
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: undecided
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): fic!
Mar. 4th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
Hooray! Thank you so much for signing up. Whatever you end up doing will be absolutely welcome. :)
Mar. 16th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
OK, I've watched the episode and I have an idea! But not for fic. Will be making icons instead, because we like teh pretty. :)
Mar. 16th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Yay! More icons from the ep will be great!
Mar. 4th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
I'm not promising anything, since I haven't been writing regularly at all, but this seems like a really amusing idea. And all the more fun to celebrate your birthday. :-) I've even got my mind rolling, which is a bit unusual.

Anyway, here's the form:

Name: Sofy
Email: soft.princessATgmail.com
Livejournal: soft_princess
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Clumsy!Xander/Giles, Suave!Xander/Anya, Xander/Giles. I think.
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic/drabble
Mar. 4th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh lovely! If for whatever reason it doesn't work, I'll totally understand, but I would be very happy to see you do some kind of combination of the Xander/Giles pairings. Mmmmmmmm...Xander/Giles. *grins* Thanks Sofy! *smooches*
Mar. 4th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
What an excellent idea, and such a fun way to celebrate your birthday! I LOVE this episode, so I have to contribute!

Name: Cordelianne
Email: cordelia_anne@ hotmail.com
Livejournal: cordelianne
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: I'm still pondering and am thinking of just a scene with the 2 Xanders, but there is the possibility of some sort of Xander/Spike pairing.
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): fic
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
It's so great that you're signing up! *twirls you* Any scenario you come up with for the two Xanders is going to be great, so however it works, as pairing or gen/friendship, I'm all for it. Yayayay!
Mar. 4th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
I think I'll just steal some of your birthday cake and keep working on my late-rocious (atrociously late) fic for the Scottish ficathon. *facepalm*
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Heh. *brings you tea and enables more writing of Scottish Ficathon story* :D
Mar. 4th, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
What fun!

If you don't mind shameless pwp then I'm in. I don't seem to have the wotsits for anything else at the moment so I don't want to promise what I can't deliver.

Name: Bear (Claire)
Email: lj.mirasol@yahoo.co.uk
Livejournal: mirasol
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Fic-wise, Xander/Xander with either Giles, Spike or Angel. I think all five might get a tad confusing and messy. Iconage - whatever strikes me. In other words I don't even have the first clue yet. :D
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic. Icons.
Mar. 4th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Hahahaha, I LOVE SHAMELESS PWP!!! I'm so pleased. *bounces*

I'm very excited to see your contributions of fic & icons -- thanks very much for signing up!
Mar. 4th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)

Name: Mireille
Email: mireille719@livejournal.com
Livejournal: mireille719
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Xander/Giles. (Well, Xander/Giles/Xander.) I know, you're shocked at this, coming from me. ;)
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic of some length. It might be a drabble. It might be more.
Mar. 4th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I'd love to read some Xander/Giles/Xander (and really, I don't think I've read any fic before this point featuring the two Xanders with Giles). Any length will be fantastic. Thanks so much for signing up!
Mar. 5th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
I haven't seen any either (I've seen one, somewhere, that was *one* of the Xanders with Giles, but not both), but... well, I'm feeling very kindly-disposed toward Giles; he deserves a treat. ;)
Mar. 5th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
"Replacement Celebration"
Urrrgh... I can NOT believe I'm doing this, but...

Name: Tisienne
Email: jesmacd@msn.com
Livejournal: tistoo
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Xander/Spike/Xander/... Spike? (Can I do that?)
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Ficcy thing... probably porny.

*head-desk... repeatedly*
Mar. 5th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Re: "Replacement Celebration"
Huzzah! Very happy you decided to take part. Ficcy and porny with any combination including the two Xanders will be excellent. :)

*puts a pillow on the desk so headdesking doesn't hurt -- and you coincidentally get to rest up for writing the story*
Mar. 6th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Well...you've just taken my Buffy fandom challenge virginity. Because normally the challenges I sign up for are in the VM fandom. But this already has my mind going with possibilities! So here goes:

Name: Nicole
Email: CrazyNAH@aol.com
Livejournal: blue_icy_rose
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: I'm thinking Xander/Xander or Xander/Spike/Xander...possibly gen, possibly smut.
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic

(And darn you! Just when I had the number of challenges I'm in down to...5. Maybe 6. No wonder I have no free time!) *is actually not bothered by this at all*
Mar. 6th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I'm so happy you decided to take a chance writing in the Buffyverse for this celebration/ficathon.

Heh, challenges are great fun, aren't they? I'm a little more measured about signing up for them these days, but I totally get the appeal of having a bunch in the queue when they just all sound so appealing.

Thanks so much for signing up! I look forward to reading your fic.
Mar. 6th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Name: Reremouse
Email: username at livejournal
Livejournal: reremouse
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Xander!Xander! (like pizza!pizza! only better)
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): fick
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go around all day saying Xander!Xander like pizza!pizza! I'm very happy you signed up, yayayayay!!!
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
sorry this isn't about your xander ficathon, but a looong time ago you mentioned something about maybe running a YA slash ficathon with some S.E. Hinton fic in there? any rumblings of that, or is it on the back burner?
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I still want to do that, the 'thon I spoke about in November. I had originally hoped to plan something and announce by February, but now I have some unexpected writing committments through the spring as well as a bunch of RL stuff that needs immediate attention. And actually, this Xander(s) 'thon has been in the works for longer than that, so I'm only just now getting around to running this one.

I think now it would be realistic to say that I'll run a YA or SE Hinton 'thon (depending on interest) that will have a due date in the summer. So look for an announcement at the end of May. Sorry it can't be sooner, but I hope you'll be around to write and/or read when it does take place.
Mar. 10th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
I've been thinking only recently (god know why and he won't split) how very unfair it was not to allow Anya at least 24 hours with two Xanders. I reckon that was one of the great miscarriages of justice in the series. If I'd been Anya I would have never spoken to any of them ever again.

HOWEVER - even better would be Spike with two Xanders. I shall have a serious think about a fic (not that I've written anything serious yet!) but will def. sign up for a Spanderxan manip.

Name: Mwrgana
Email: mwrgana@yahoo.co.uk
Livejournal: Chaos Rains mwrgana
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: SPIPKE
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): MANIP

Good luck this is a wonderful idea.
Mar. 10th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)
SPIPKE, indeed. See? You've got me all excited.
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *is gleeful*
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh yay!!! I'm very pleased that you're going to make a manip for this celebration. I would love to get graphic contributions, so this is just wonderful of you to participate.

Anya so should have had a chance at the two Xanders. And I can't help but think that the two Xanders would have been all for it.

If you also have time for a fic, fantastic, but this on its own is great. I look forward to seeing it!
Mar. 13th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Name: Law
Email: richsdaddy@gmail.com
Livejournal: lawpup
Focus/Pairing of your Two Xanders story/graphic/other: Probably X/X, maybe with Spike or Lindsey thrown in. I can't decide!
Type of Contribution (essay, fic, vid, icons, etc.): Fic and icons
Mar. 14th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh, excellent! Any of those combinations for the pairing/threesome sounds great. I'm looking forward to the fic and icons you're going to contribute.
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