Title: Obsessed With You Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Rating: worksafe Summary: this short Spike POV video is a tribute to two flavors of early Spuffy: best enemies in denial and Spike’s feral gremlin era. The Spuffy ride wouldn’t be nearly as fun without these humble beginnings and unhinged detours. :’)
Notes: happy Seasonal Spuffy, everyone!! Sorry about overshooting midnight. I made this in Kdenlive using the HD eps from hdbuffy.tumblr.com and roughly following marnanightingale’s cutting and syncing tutorial. Thank you to the ever-lovely thewiggins for beta-watching this on short notice and pointing out that I had unintentionally implied Buffy has 1 (one) friend.
Title: Grace In This Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Rating: Like the BtVS box set, this is rated 15+ for canon-typical sex. The song is fairly sexual, though not explicit. Notes: Happy Seasonal Spuffy, folks! Can I offer you a full-length fluffy fanvid in this trying time!
Title: Whatever It Takes Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Rating: worksafe (some canon violence) Summary: What Spike would do for Buffy. Notes: Hello, friends! <3 I have a tiny 30-second video for you, set to the chorus of Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons. If the editing looks a bit rough, that’s because this time last week I thought it would be a gifset.
Title: Take Me Over Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Notes: Happy Seasonal Spuffy, all! I am more thankful than ever to past, present & future mods and everyone else who keeps this beautiful community alive. <3 I have for you a tiny 20-second vidlet based on a snippet of a song by the band Red. It includes part of Buffy’s dream from “Dead Things”, so, like the season 6 DVD, I guess it’s rated 15+ for “moderate sex”. :)
Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Title: Sunrise manips Setting: The first screencap is, I believe, of Spike right before he says, “So you’ll give me what I want. Make me what I was. So Buffy can get what she deserves.” But I think it looks similar to Spike in the final scene of “Intervention” too, and upon reflection I don’t mind. The second screencap is of Buffy as she’s about to say, “What you did, for me, and Dawn … that was real.”
Title: Spike Wins the Soul in Kitten Poker Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Setting: “Life Serial” Rating: G Notes: Whoops, it’s late! I started posting this before midnight, I promise… Major props to maryperk73703 for the irresistible prompt and to the_wiggins for betaing this thing into the night and gifting me with a stack of thoughtful comments taller than the poem.
Well, I say poem. This feels only borderline poem-y to me, but the poetry magnets made writing simpler in some ways, and I wasn’t going to do sentences.
Title: Life Serial limerick Author: thenewbuzwuzz Era/Season/Setting: s6 Rating: G Notes: What would a “Fool for Love” anniversary be without any bloody awful poetry? :) To make sure we have at least a little of that, here’s a tiny little limerick (which is also the longest piece of fiction I’ve completed in the last three months, yay!).
She’s neither a shop girl nor a schoolgirl.
She’s a fighter, commander, and doer.
She’s a creature of dark,
and this demon bar
will for sure be the right place to woo her.
ETA: this is, of course, halfway found poetry, so credit to David Fury or Jane Espenson or whoever wrote “You’re not a schoolgirl. You’re not a shop girl. You’re a creature of the darkness. Like me.” – Life Serial
Further note: this post continues in the comments.
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: Some Kind of Cuddling Relationship Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Era/season: s7, Touched
I heard that making art with your hands is supposed to be a grounding activity, so I’ve been playing with a watercolor kit and also an ink pen and a delightful metallic marker. Can confirm, doodling stars all over this thing was incredibly relaxing.
Title: Something Blue mood theme 1.0 Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Notes: To get the ball rolling, I can share the Dreamwidth mood theme I’m suddenly working on. It’s at the stage where it’s only just functional. I hope to add, like, expansion packs later and maybe upgrade the whole thing to GIFs.
Titles:Five of Cups,Queen of Wands Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Worksafe? – Probably. Notes: I did a Tarot reading based on Buffy’s questions to Tara at the end of “Dead Things” (Why do I let Spike do those things to me? etc.), and the plan was I’d then make a Spuffy version of each card in the spread. I only managed to make two pieces of artwork, which might be for the best, as Spike’s presence would be even fainter in the other three.
Title: Haikus Illegal in Several States Author: thenewbuzwuzz Setting: Something Blue Rating: rated R for language, smut-adjacent crack, and illegal activities Word Count: around 500.
I’ve wanted to write this concept since 2016.
It’s a Hidden Gems Secret Santa gift for stuffnonsense, who asked for a series of interconnected haiku.
I set my string of Spuffy haiku in Something Blue, because it’s not like that has been done before, in this very community, excellently.
Many thanks to the_wiggins for awesome beta help!
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: Happy and Romantic Season 6 Banners Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Notes: It’s already Sunday where I live, so it’s our second free-for-all day, and I’m here with my artistic vision of season 6 as a kitten cuddle pile! Okay, that’s only the second banner. The first is romantic but not happy. Both banners are based on the lyrics of “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, and mayybe I wanted to try song-inspired artwork because of that cool challenge on BuffyForums. This is banner number three and four that I have ever made in my life. I’m having a ton of fun figuring out how you even edit an image. *g* Concrit would be welcome!
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. :)