First of all, happy anniversary to everyone! Omg fifteen years! I know it’s a difficult year but you are in the right place. You could travel back in time with those posts and relive it all again, the effort you dedicated, all your creative work, every message of support, all that fun we share every round, there’s so much love around, you have been extraordinary. I really believe it, thank you so much I think after all, we’ve been immensely happy here and I can only be grateful.
And of course if you have been going backwards in that great orgy full of love, happy 20th anniversary of Fool for Love too! It’s a perfect time to stop for a moment because we only had one episode like this in the whole show and we can’t let it go so fast. Please don’t get me wrong, I love too many episodes for different reasons, I can’t decide which one I prefer, I have a natural tendency to contradict myself but maybe it’s the exception. I didn’t have time yesterday but it’s my posting day and I’m going to take advantage of it. Yes please, you can do it with me right here. After all, you actually do it all the time. In fact, I think we have been talking about Fool for Love for years without thinking it. So under the cut I will not try to wash your mind, it’s not necessary, we’ve been doing it ever since we saw it.
Title: Buffy and Spike’s bedroom peep box Creator: Double Dutchess Form: other art Era: comics, S10/S11 Rating: safe for work
It’s lucky that it was (almost) the longest day today, because I needed all of it for the Spuffy project I got myself into! The original idea I had was to make a peep box (the shoe box kind) of Buffy and Spike in their bedroom from the comics; it ended up as a mix between a peep box and a cardboard model.
Titles: “He is NOT my boyfriend!” and “You may not see it, but I do“ Creator: thenewbuzwuzz
Notes: It’s been a while since we put some canon dialogue through a blender, hasn’t it? I have made two poetry kits out of stuff Buffy says about Spike and her relationship with him. Since I have already done a kit focused on love confessions, these kits are more about the other things that caught my eye in the Spuffy section of the Buffyverse Dialogue Database. I cordially invite you to clicky the links and play with Buffy’s words if you have a few minutes to kill:
Title: Please, please, please (let me get what I want) Creator: Double Dutchess Format: video WARNING: contains clips from Seeing Red. Also, references to “Spike/Other”.
This is Spike’s very own “pity ditty”, set to a song by The Smiths. (A lovely song, but most importantly, a short one!)
Not related to the theme, but made specifically for this round of Seasonal Spuffy.
Title: Customize your own playmobil Spuffy – a DIY tutorial Creator: flowspuffy
I have seen regular or customized Funko Pop Spuffy and also customized Lego Spuffy but I haven’t come across Playmobil Spuffy yet. Playmobil is a huge thing for kids here in Germany, about as huge as Lego is. There are some kids who are either Lego-kids or Playmobil-kids but my little one generously plays with both and has the equivalent of a small toy department’s warehouse stored in his room. However, for this tutorial, I only used one Lochaber axe out of his stock and it was given freely to me. I bought the rest of the figurines from various sellers on eBay local. I am sorry to have to admit that at least one figurine and also a kitchen knife were severely harmed during the process. We all know Buffy is a complex character. I needed three different figurines to create a remote likeness.
Welcome to the Biffyverse! Those of you who tuned in for this year’s summer_of_giles already had a little preview.This video was inspired by Tribel from BuffyForums, who wanted a Miffy style fanvid. I had no time to make a fully animated video, so instead I tried to recreate the children’s picture book experience. The other inspiration was the “flavour” prompt on my card.
I hope you enjoy my little “Spiffy” picture story.
Title: Editable World Map of Spuffy Fic Recs Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Notes: I wanted to make a playground for something collaborative, but I’m bored with onlinemagneticpoetrykits – though I would play if someone else made a kit. ;)
So, instead, I lifted the format off of something unrelated to recs that OffYourBird did in the Elysian Fields Facebook group, and I mapped the settings of some Spuffy fic I have recced in the past. For example, “One Gazelle in All the World” by baphrosia takes place in the Serengeti, so I stuck a pin in Serengeti National Park and put the fic title and author in the description.
So. Theoretically, one could use the map to find fic recs based on setting. Travel the world with Spuffy, so to speak. :)
Title: The Spuffiest Words Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Rating: NC-17 to be safe Link to poetry kit: HERE Notes:
I was going to make a poetry kit in honor of “Some Assembly Required”, but then I started thinking it should be SPUFFIER, and I went off on a tangent trying to find which words are The Most Spuffy, using a few pages of AO3 and an online word frequency counter. This word-rearranging poetry kit contains approximately half of my results. :)
Title: Loving You Creator: Double Dutchess Setting: S10-11 (comics) Rating: safe for work
My contribution for this round is a follow-up of my vid “As Time Goes By (Hello Stranger)“, that I made for last year’s Spring round of Seasonal Spuffy. Unlike that one, this one has no story; basically it’s just the Happy Ever After. Health warning: this is super schmoopy. It is so sugary sweet it will make your teeth fall out. Watch at your own risk!
Credits for the comics artwork go to Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris and Phil Noto. The intro with the birds is from Walt Disney’s Bambi. And the song is Loving You by Minnie Riperton.
PS: I will catch up on reading/commenting on everybody else’s contributions for this round soon, I promise!
Title: Spuffy poem recs: light/darkness imagery Author: thenewbuzwuzz A/N: For this free-for-all day, I’ll make a rec post to celebrate our new tag, “form: meta/recs”. I am certain that I’m only scratching the surface of the category I chose. Say, what are your favorite Spuffy works that involve night/day or light/darkness? We could rec all day…
Rating: PG-13 (potentially) Notes: You know the drill! Let’s rearrange the dialogue of Becoming until it Becomes something else.
Links to poetry kits:
To play with the full text of Buffy and Spike’s conversation from ”Hello, cutie” to ”Let’s get inside”, go here.
To try another Becoming kit that is enhanced with things like Latin and rhymes, go here.
Title: School Hard – Falling Medium: vid Creator: Double Dutchess
In the nick of time, a quickly thrown together School Hard vidlet, inspired by my current Twin Peaks rewatch :-)
UPDATE: I’m editing my post to add a note that I didn’t have the energy for last night when I posted this, after my struggle to (more or less) meet the School Hard weekend deadline.
NOTE: The song is “Falling” by Julee Cruise from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. It sounds both romantic and ominous and creepy. I think those last properties make it very suitable for School Hard, where (let’s be honest) Spike is creepily stalking Buffy. “Are we falling in love?” the song asks. (Yes, it’s a question, not a statement. The “are we” bit is just not very well audible in the lyrics.) The answer as I see it is no, not then and there. Not yet. Certainly not Buffy, although she’s clearly fascinated and intrigued by Spike. Spike, on the other hand, is definitely falling for her, but at this stage it’s lust and obsession he’s falling into, not love. And probably he would have vehemently denied this if he’d been asked at the time. Still, this is where it all starts — the Spuffy seed is being planted.
Author: molly_may Title: Ten…uh, Twenty Years of Spike
Hi! I have never posted to this community before, though I’ve enjoyed many of the contributions from others over the years. These days, I mostly sit quietly on the sidelines of the Buffy fandom, but I still love the show and the characters dearly, and seeing that it was the twentieth anniversary of School Hard made me remember a little something I posted a decade ago (hahahaha I am old) to a Livejournal community called adecadeofspike. When I reread it, I didn’t totally hate it, so I thought it might be fun to join in the celebration by reposting it here. Thank you so much to the organizers and contributors of this community for keeping it alive and thriving!
Voilá! A ficlet set in Chosen that calls back (urgently) to School Hard. It’s Spuffy, but more accurately Spuffy-adjacent.
Title: Not In The Brochure
Author: Beer Good Foamy Word count: 600 Pairing: Buffy/Spike… sort of Summary: It’s the end of “Chosen.” Spike is burning up in the Hellmouth, and Buffy’s holding on to his hand, unable to let him go without telling him… except Spike has something to tell her, too. And it concerns her mother.
The above link will take you to the author’s site on Dreamwidth. Enjoy.