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Spuffy sexy, S6, Spuffy angst, Spuffy

FIC: Biding Time

Title: Biding Time
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Rating / Words: PG / 1800 words
Warnings: mpreg
Summary: In which the world is still ended, Spike is still pregnant, and he and Buffy are still feeling their way through the idea. Set in my post-apocalyptic shanshu!Spike/Buffy mpreg 'verse.

A/N: And lo! an errant Spuffy fic appears! Apparently I had one more fic from this 'verse in me - or on my hard drive, rather. I never posted any of it because I thought I was going to write a lot more, but I don't expect that to happen now, and shuffling the vignettes around has yielded something that approximates a fic. So here it is.

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Anya final stand, S7

FIC: All Things Are Subject

Title: All Things Are Subject
Characters: Buffy, Scoobs, Spike, Angel
Words / Rating: 2300 / PG-13 for imagery
Warning: Major character death. YES, REALLY. My first time ever to use this warning. Also, gross bodily injury stuff.
Spoilers / setting: sometime between 4.15 Who Are You? and 4.19 New Moon Rising
Summary: The vamps of Sunnydale are having trouble holding themselves together.

A/N: Written for this prompt at the Sharp Teeth Horror Ficathon (the October 2010 one, to be precise). Title from a quote by John Dryden.

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Spuffy sexy, S6, Spuffy angst, Spuffy

Fic post!

Over at [community profile] seasonal_spuffy, I have just posted And Take My Waking Slow, the latest installment in the post-apocalyptic Spuffy 'verse. This is the prequelest of the prequels, so no prior knowledge of the 'verse required. Also, it means no mpreg, which I know will please some of you. *g*

I have posted on my day and everything. Yay me. I'm very glad my posting day was not last week like I thought it was.

Also, this makes four fic-like things posted in the last month. And all very different things! This is the most productive I've been in ages.

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Recs #15

Much Spuffy and one Wes-and-Faith thing. In particular, much Spuffy by brutti_ma_buoni or from sb_fag_ends or both, which between them are the sources for something like 75% of all the Buffyverse fic I've read recently.

Also, a note: it occurred to me that it's weird for me as a mod over at seasonal_spuffy to single out particular fics from the comm, but I urge all you Spuffy-inclined folk to check out the masterlist of our last session, if you haven't already. There's some excellent stuff there, as usual.

Let's put this out there first, so it doesn't get lost in with the Spuffy:
A Witness to See the Mess I've Made, by ever_neutral
Faith, Wes; mid-Ats S4
This is a lovely fill-in-the-blanks fic of Faith's time with Wes as they try to stop the LA apocalypse. The voices are excellent all the way through, and it adds up to quite a satisfying character study.

Take Five, Everybody, by [personal profile] stultiloquentia
Spike/Buffy; post-NFA; NC-17
So much fic about this ship assumes that they enjoy a transcendent, glorious sex life, for which, if they (and by 'they' we mean 'Buffy') have any brains at all, they shuck friendships, responsibilities, and innermost convictions. Bleah. This, on the other hand, is about a relationship that may finally be coming together into something workable and also about the awkward sex that comes with. Wonderful for the voices and the awkwardness, emotional and physical, that feels real instead of fantastic.

This Wanton World-verse, by Eurydice
Spike/Buffy; AU; NC-17
The single most imaginative thing Eurydice has done, IMO, this is a joyous remixing of Buffyverse elements. Buffy's the Slayer, Ethan Rayne is her keeper and de facto watcher, the Slayer line's gone wonky, and Spike is a vamp hired by the Council to fix it. One dead Slayer, coming up. This gets pretty dark in places, but watching all the different elements come together is worth it.

Green Card 'verse, by brutti_ma_buoni
Spike/Buffy; AU S4
In which the Initiative is much scarier, Spike's chip is much more useful to our heroes, and Buffy marries him to protect him from the folks who want him back. The premise is pure crack, but B_m_B is doing wonders with it so far. I love the quiet, awkward fledgling friendship that's developing between Spike and Buffy and how it's trying hard to be something more besides both their efforts. Also, it has them being civil to one another, which it turns out is a favorite thing of mine. (I know you are all shocked.)

Everything Would Be What It Wasn't, by smells_corrupt
Spike/Buffy; early-season AU
The world is falling to pieces, and our heroes need allies, even if the ally is Spike, who's only around to keep an eye on his newly-ensoulled girlfriend. These are the bare sketchings of a truly fascinating premise, and chock-full of our favorite secondary characters as well. I only wish there was more of it.

For a Certain Value of Real, by brutti_ma_buoni
Spike/Buffy; post-NFA
When Buffy finally finds Spike after the big battle, he can tell she isn't alive. But, it turns out, neither is she dead. This is one of the weirder Spuffy premises I've ever seen and beautifully executed.

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Spike, Musical Connoisseur

Yanno, there are only so many things a vamp can do during the day, and there's only so much daytime TV to be had. Makes sense Spike might develop a taste for other things on occasion.

SPIKE: You should go back in, finish the big group sing, get your kumbayayas out.

BUFFY: I don't want to.

SPIKE: The day you suss out what you do want, there'll probably be a parade. Seventy-six bloody trombones.

6.7 Once More With Feeling


Which, we're in a musical episode, yeah? Fair enough if we quote one or two (although I can't off hand remember anyone else doing so). This one's an allusion to The Music Man, of course.

But then there's this:

DALTON: [hands Spike completed translation of the Du Lac manuscript]

SPIKE: By George, I think he's got it!

2.9 What's My Line, Part I


Which, if this were My Fair Lady, would then be followed with Dalton waltzing around the factory with Spike (and also whoever we tap to be Colonel Pickering) and then being ushered off to bed by the other minions while he sings "I Could Have Danced All Night." Which, hmm, just as well we didn't.

(Spike's line here is actually why I had him and Dawn watch My Fair Lady in Seraph, and how I justified him having such strong opinions about it.)

So now I'm really curious: does Spike quote any other musicals? How deep does his affection for them run?

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mood Christmas

FIC: Things Done in the Name of War

Title: Things Done in the Name of War
Fandoms: BtVS/Potterverse crossover
Characters: Severus Snape, Spike/Buffy
Words / Rating: 2000 words, in drabbles / G
Setting: Vaguely post-NFA, sometime prior to or early into the HP series
Warnings: mpreg

A/N: This is utter crack, y'all, and it is NOT MY FAULT. It is the fault of diamondtook862 and ever_neutral, whose Christmas fic it is. First we have the Snape-Spike mpreg baby. WHUT. Then we have the fact that my knowledge of the Potterverse comes from a book and a half, two movies, a fair bit of wildly AU fanfic, and the glory of fannish osmosis. Oh, yeah, and if one is going to write utter crack, then one might as well write it in DRABBLES, amirite? (Also, when one is writing crack: choose a sufficiently pretentious title.)

bobthemole kindly did an HP canon check on the first half of this, but she should in no way be held responsible for the - did I mention? - utter crack.

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FIC: And Don't Let Go

I just posted my seasonal_spuffy contribution, the latest installment in my series of post-apocalyptic Spuffy mpreg vignettes. This one's the earliest in the chronology that I've posted so far.

I meant to write the pre-mpreg fic for this round of SS, but that fic didn't come together in time. However, there may be a follow-up vignette to this one ready in time for Free-For-All Day in May.

And Don't Let Go
Anya final stand, S7

Spike the Woobie Thug

It always mystifies me in S7 when the decision to keep Spike around is justified by pointing out what a strong fighter he is. As if we've ever cared tuppence for brute force on this show. As if he is somehow a better fighter now than he was, say, in late S5 through early S6, when he'd already proven his loyalty but hadn't committed the AR yet and wasn't a brainwashed murderer.

Also, for some reason the word 'fighter' bothers me. Spike... is good with his fists? Enjoys a rumble now and again? Gets antsy for a spot of violence? Can handle himself in a fight? Yes to all those things. But somehow 'fighter' seems so generic and nondescript.

I realize that it's largely (entirely?) Buffy using this justification, and that it's a good, safe, pragmatic reason she can give to mask other, more personal reasons. It always fell really flat to me, though. I mean, really, no one ever called her on this?

Then again, If they challenged that logistical decision, then they might also question why this apocalypse requires tactics no other apocalypse has required and various other plot peculiarities of S7...