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.
Here is my second banner – this scene and quotes, for me, are the essence of Buffy and Spike and their relationship in this early time period. And yet, so much of William/Spike will effect his future in Sunnydale and with his one time enemy.
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!
Yay, early Seasonal Spuffy kick-off! And what do you know, the next glimpses already lying around on my computer are School Hard ones :)
As these are just glimpses into their heads (and hearts) throughout the series, you really don’t need to read the first chapters posted here in May. Also – again unbetaed due to spontaneity.
Thanks so much to the mods for keeping this so very much alive (and dragging me back in)!
So, here goes:
Title: Glimpses Author: freecat15 Era: Season 1 – 7 (this chapter: S2) Rating: PG13 Summary: Glimpses into the story of a Slayer and a Vampire. A series of drabbles along the series, each of which can be read as stand-alone; sometimes two build a unit, as is the case here Word Count: 2 x 100
Not something I could miss – the beginning of it all for the Spuffy-inclined amongst us. In honour of the occasion this fic is new.
Juliet Mills, daughter of Sir John, sister of Hayley, was in the film Avanti! in 1972, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She later went on to play the role of Tabitha in Passions. Spike couldn’t have watched the soap in 1997, as it started in 1999, but I liked the idea of a little shout-out.
All belongs to Joss, but he did say we could play with his toys.
Rating – R for language (It’s Spike), but otherwise PG13.
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.
Ok – no time to write something new, but this very short piece written waaaaay back in the day for someone (name on story, I think) is set in School Hard. It’s all I’ve got that isn’t just one scene in a much longer fic with no relation to SH. This scene stands on its own:
For Braat 44 who wanted to see a Season II attraction between Spike and Buffy.
Do we really need weapons?
Title: Not a Spectator Sport Creator: thenewbuzwuzz Setting: School Hard (as material), indeterminate (as actual setting) Rating: PG-13 (potentially)
Notes: Okay, I’m opening, but I’m opening with a thing that people can participate in.
You know how I sometimes mutilate shooting scripts? This isn’t one of those times. This time, I invite *you* to mess with a transcript. Instructions are under the cut.
Title: Headache Author: sunalso Rating: NC-17 Word count: 592 Setting: S2 immediately post School Hard Summary: Buffy has always made Spike’s head hurt Warnings: adult language, sexual situations
A/N: Thank you to Gort for the beta! This is just an itty-bitty thing, but if you want, you can squint at it and it fits into the Doomverse. Also, I’m going with the headcanon that Buffy was on her period in School Hard.
Thank you mods for hosting this little celebration and cheers everyone on 20 years of Spike! :-D Continue Reading →
Title: Meerkat Hard Author: thenewbuzwuzz Setting: AU based on School Hard Rating: G, I think Word count: 471 Summary: How do you think School Hard would have gone if Buffy was a meerkat? Notes: This is a ripoff of the All-Penguin AU, the Serengeti-verse, etc., inspired by rule 5 of the posting guidelines. A big thank you to seapealsh for helping make sure the thing is written in real English.
Title: Looking Glass (Excerpt from Part 2) Author: Abelina Rating: PG-13 Medium: Fic Era: BtVS Season 2 – School Hard Other: Implied Buffy/Angel and they do have a conversation but it’s not very shippy.
Couple language of flowers wallpapers. Initially I intended it to be a longer series (“Five flowers Spike never gave to Buffy” or something) but it’s highly unlikely that I will have time to finish it this May.
Title: Stitched Up Author: bewildered Era: BTVS s2 Rating: NC-17 Summary: Something goes horribly, horribly awry with Willow’s ensoulment spell, and Angel’s soul finds an unexpected home – in his dirty laundry. Read now the tale of a Sock with a Soul; it’s on a mission to help the helpless, and it’s starting with Spike and Buffy.
Departs canon forever during Becoming Part Two. Has about the nuanced characterization one should expect from an Ensouled Sock AU. As seems to be my preferred genre now, this is a shameless smutty Spuffy farce, once I get that pesky canon drama out of the way.