Title: Spuffy Abridged Creator: Double Dutchess Era/season/setting: All of ’em! Rating: Same as the show (I guess that’s R?). Expect an overview of ALL of Spuffy, not just the highs but also including the lows. Notes: This vid was inspired by the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer Abridged vid by Rowena. A Spuffy version seemed to fit the “Celebrating 25 Years” theme pretty well.
I’m sorry if your favourite scene hasn’t been included; it’s hard to cram 11 seasons of Spuffy into less than 2 minutes, so some sacrifices had to be made. Thumbnail clipart (film reel) is from pixabay, the rest of the credits are at the end of the vid!
Title: Enemies with Benefits (School Hard) banners Creator: Double Dutchess Form: banner Rating: safe for work
My first contribution for today! Three “Enemies with Benefits” banners. The first is a slightly improved version of my banner #10 from the banner contest (you always see the flaws when it’s too late :-) and the second is a blue background version of the same banner. The third is a different banner based on the same idea. I could only submit one of the three to the banner contest and decided on the first one, but I’m curious to hear if you think I made the right choice.
Author’s Note: I managed to snag my own birthday for this round’s sign ups, and ended up producing a birthday-themed fic, a small gift to a fandom that has given me so much over the years, and continues to do so. Thank you all.
Title: Transilience Author: Baphrosia Setting: S2, pre-series Rating: PG (for now, will change to R later) Word Count: 3000 Summary: Early S2. Ethan Rayne opens his costume shop a few weeks earlier than in canon. This time, his cursed costume sends Buffy, who has yet to deal with Parent-Teacher night (and a certain vampire), on a journey through time. A/N: The last chapter for today. Look for more on AO3, ff.net, or Elysian Fields. Thanks again to stallwartsandall and MiseEnPlace for the beta work!
Title: Transilience Author: Baphrosia Setting: S2, pre-series Rating: PG (for now, will change to R later) Word Count: 1700 Summary: Early S2. Ethan Rayne opens his costume shop a few weeks earlier than in canon. This time, his cursed costume sends Buffy, who has yet to deal with Parent-Teacher night (and a certain vampire), on a journey through time.
Title: Transilience Author: Baphrosia Setting: S2, pre-series Rating: PG (for now, will change to R later) Word Count: 1800 Summary: Early S2. Ethan Rayne opens his costume shop a few weeks earlier than in canon. This time, his cursed costume sends Buffy, who has yet to deal with Parent-Teacher night (and a certain vampire), on a journey through time.
A/N: I finished this story quite some time ago but have been putting off posting. I’m sorry to say it doesn’t much fit this round’s theme. Rather, I was giving myself a deadline so I had to start posting. It’s quite a long story, ~150,000 words, and I’ll continue posting to the usual places (AO3, ff.net, and Elysian Fields). Thanks to stallwartsandall and MiseEnPlace for the very helpful beta work! I revise somewhat obsessively, sometimes adding new mistakes after beta-ing, so if you catch anything lmk.
I had actually made 40 icons over the last couple of weeks, however when I turned on my lap-top late last night to upload them, I found the lap-top totally dead. So I have been busy today … I hope that these are OK!
Title:Dear Friend (1/?) Author: JustWriter2 Summary/Teaser: In a tale as old as inked parcels, Buffy writes to a normal penpal she falls for. Except, he’s not normal and she hates him; right? Era/Season/Setting: late 1990s, early 2000s / ~ Seasons 2 -> 5 / Sunnydale, California Warnings: referenced Spike/other and Buffy/other to begin with (tamer than the show) AN: Today is my birthday. I welcome constructive criticism from all of you. This banner was made by the wonderful teragramm. Rating: PG Disclaimer: I do not have, nor have I ever been in, contact with any of the creators or producers of the television show Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, nor the films, plays, and radio broadcasts which this work is based upon: Parfumerie, The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, and You’ve Got Mail. Some of the lines from these and recognizable scenes and bits of shared dialogue will be played out and paraphrased, but only in tribute and not for anyone’s profit.
Title: Carnival Dream (Anywhere But Here) Author:the_wiggins Era/season/setting: Season 2, canon divergent AU Rating: M Warnings: swearing, some violence, reference to the fact that Spike and Dru are still technically together, and I guess there is one minor reference to cannibalism too Author’s Note: This can be read on it’s own, but is a continuation of Anywhere But Here, a story I originally wrote for the Seasonal Spuffy Spring Equinox event. It was meant to be a one-shot but is now going to be a longer fic. The revised version of that first chapter can be found on AO3 and EF.
Title: Anywhere But Here Author:the_wiggins Season/Era: A Season 2 that veered sharply from canon around “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.” Set shortly after that episode. Rating: Mature Warnings: Spike/Dru (at least nominally), referenced physical and psychological torture (none of which actually happens during the course of the story), vamp!Buffy, suicidal ideation, and canon typical ableism Word Count: 8,163 Summary: Buffy’s the reason Spike’s miserable, the reason he’s in the chair, the reason Angelus is soulless and sleeping with Spike’s girlfriend. But at the moment, she’s also the only person he can really talk to. Shared unhappiness is bringing them closer, but is there anything more to it than that? Author’s Note: This was originally started for the Night and Day round of Seasonal Spuffy, but I wasn’t able to finish it at the time. Thanks so much to thenewbuzwuzz for her exemplary service as beta! Any remaining errors are, of course, my own and conscrit is always enthusiastically welcomed.
Also, just a heads up if my summary and warnings don’t make it clear, this fic definitely deals with dark themes. But this is a fic about people bonding in difficult circumstances and is ultimately more or less hopeful in its outlook. I hope to eventually continue this story, but for now this is meant to work reasonably well as a stand alone.
A while back sueworld2003 posted about Buffy episodes in HD. Here is her post and here is the link to the HD episodes. The HD episodes make wonderful screen caps. In preparation for the Becoming day in May, I made so many wonderful screen caps that I had to make another becoming banner.
Title: Night & Day icons Creator: Double Dutchess Setting: S2, S4, S6 Rating: nothing that was not in the show (might be a tiny bit NSFW though?)
Officially the round is already over in my time zone, but I’ll cheat and post the icon set I’ve been making at the last minute anyway. I didn’t have much time, but still wanted to do something with the theme of this round, so I decided to parasitize an old vid of mine that happened to fit the theme perfectly. The set contrasts and parallels Buffy and Spike’s daytime and nighttime activities. Continue Reading →