Vidlet: Whatever It Takes

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.

Originally posted at: https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/737002.html

Vidlet: Take Me Over

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”. :)

Originally posted at: https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/726022.html

Sunrise manips

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.”

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Spike Wins the Soul in Kitten Poker: the fridge poem (and banner)

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.

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“Life Serial” limerick

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.

Originally posted at https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/711475.html

Interactive poetry kits: “He is NOT my boyfriend!” and “You may not see it, but I do”

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:

Kit 1: He is NOT my boyfriend! (PG-13, there’s a bunch of violence-related words in this one)
Kit 2: You may not see it, but I do

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Artwork: Some Kind of Cuddling Relationship (worksafe)

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.

a colorful watercolor of Spuffy cuddling, overlaid with stars and ornaments

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Tarot-inspired season 6 artwork

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.

Spuffy banner based on Tarot card Five of Cups

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Narrative poem: Haikus Illegal in Several States

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.

Notes:
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!

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Editable World Map of Spuffy Fic Recs

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 online magnetic poetry kits – 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. :)

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Happy and Romantic Season 6 Banners

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!

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Interactive poetry kit: The Spuffiest Words

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. :)

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Spuffy poem recs: light/darkness imagery

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…

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