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Sep. 18th, 2005 | 05:06 pm
posted by: elucidate_this in resurrect_ooc

Okay, so i've been thinking a bunch about Gunn.

I figure that since Illyria arrived and Cordy and Wes left Gunn is pretty unsatisfied with his work in LA but he stays for several reasons.

1) LA is his home, he doesn't see the boys from his old neighborhood much but knowing that they are there is enough. plus there's always Anne, and every so often he makes time to help her out at the shelter. plus he can't bear leaving the city that is his only tie to Alonna.

2) Fred died because Gunn was desperate to keep his legal knowledge. He feels like he has to pay his debt to her memory by staying with W&H and trying to fight the good fight from the belly of the beast. If he leaves Angel's attempts to do good will be crippled by the lack of lawyers on his side.

3) After Wes and Cordy left Angel was pretty damn broken and Gunn is too loyal to leave him with just Spike and Illyria both of whom drive Angel crazy, despite his lingering guilt and affection for both of them (i figure the affection is really for fred but without the girl around the body is enough - sort of like canon wes).

I think he misses both Wes and Cordy. He emails Cordy every so often, or sends letters to the PO Box she provided, but she mostly doesn't answer and he doesn't expect her to. He visits Wes every so often. Spends 24-48 hrs with him, tries to get him to come back, tries to get him to sober up, but neither works very much.

I think I'll probably open Gunn's character on the rplj with Angel coming to ask him to get Wes to open up AI NY.

does that work for everyone? I could also open it with him trying to hunt Wes down yet again to give him Angel's offer.

thoughts? lee and maren does that fit in with your vision for Gunn?

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Maren

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from: marenfic
date: Sep. 19th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
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I think that sounds absolutely perfect.

I think that opening his character with the Angel convo is a good idea. I'll post a "narrative" for Wes like i did with Cordy and then you can come in with Gunn. How does that sound?

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God is too busy to mock others so we have to do it

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from: southernbangel
date: Sep. 19th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I agree with Maren--your thoughts on Gunn are right on the money. I also love the idea of opening his character with the Angel conversation.

Go Meg!!

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Kohut's tripolar self

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from: elucidate_this
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
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clarification:

do you mean you'll post a wes narrative and then i'll come in in the comments to talk to wes?

that's probably what you mean.

i'll post the narrative of gunn talking to angel and getting ready to leave for NY hopefully tonight.

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Maren

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from: marenfic
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
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After you post the Gunn narrative, one of us can start a new thread for interaction, set in a dive where Gunn finds Wes.

I *finally* posted the Wes narrative tonight so I'm ready whenever you are :) I can't wait!

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from: elucidate_this
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
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i vote you start. some sort of establish-y look at me i'm wes and i'm drinky, and then i'll come in and be all 'hey english, we're gonna get your ass clean'

or something.

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Maren

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from: marenfic
date: Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
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Ok, I posted the "look at me i'm wes and i'm drinky" post ;)

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cornerofmadness

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from: cornerofmadness
date: Sep. 21st, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I like your ideas and Maren and Lee were talking about Gunn remembering Connor. Hope you're okay with that too. Connor will be in NYC at school. I think he'd like to reestablish a friendship with Gunn since I think, in spite of the alpha male head butting, he did like him. Gunn and Fred were his guides in this world for those first few months.

I need to do up a little bio for him too

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Kohut's tripolar self

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from: elucidate_this
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
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right on. so, how are we working gunn remembering connor but faith not remembering?

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cornerofmadness

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from: cornerofmadness
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
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well Maren suggested one of two ways, this is an AR so he could have been there when the Orlon Window was smashed or Angel tried to fill in some blanks and Gunn still has lots of them.

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from: elucidate_this
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
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i vote angel filling in blanks. i think it would be really interesting seeing connor and gunn meet up with connor remembering and gunn knowing that he doesn't.

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cornerofmadness

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from: cornerofmadness
date: Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm okay with that. I can see a certain amount of frustration on both sides. You know Gunn had to be the one to teach Connor everything from dn't drink out of the toilet, to underwear isn't ripped the hole is supposed to be there, to cars aren't eating people. And that last time against the soul eater, they made a good team. Of course there's also all the bad stuff Gunn won't remember...

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