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.
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: 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: 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.
Vid: As Time Goes By (Hello Stranger) Creator: Double Dutchess Setting: Comic seasons 8-11 Rating: other (a couple of sexy images, but nothing explicit) Comics art: Georges Jeanty, Cliff Richards, Megan Levens, Rebekah Isaacs
So, my offering for this round is a vid. Not a regular one, but a comics based one. Technically, it is a slide show, but I tried to turn it into something more than that. And for those of you who haven’t kept up with the comics: yes, when Spike shows up in S8 he has a space ship…
If you’re in one of the 4 countries where the video is blocked, you can also watch it on Vimeo (hopefully it isn’t blocked there).
Title: Flames Creator: comlodge Characters: Buffy and Spike – of course Rating: R – sexual themes – explicit sexual descriptions in story. Images are worksafe. Medium: Fanvid/Podcast – Artwork – Banners and Wallpapers Disclaimer: For fun and entertainment only Summary: Yes folks. Something completly different for me. Comlodge has read her naughty little fic, a sensual Spuffy interlude during their full on S6 affair. It’s a podcast recorded as a video showing several pieces by comlodge herself that do not necessarily match the timing of the story line. They are pretty though. The music is Gympoiedia by Incompetech. The images are included after the video. The video is set to adults only on youtube. I might add, that it is dashed hard recording yourself reading even a short story, lol. Fun though. The video was uploaded in high def and is best viewed full screen if you wish to study the images. Just saying. :D
Title: Invincible Music: “Invincible” by OK Go (cut for length) Rating: PG-13 Warnings: not really; just lots of canon-typical violence, but that’s what spuffy is about, righ? Thanks to my wonderful betas , and !
Summary: Two and a half minutes of Spike’s POV on Buffy. And 5 seconds of her own.
Title:The Wait Creator: nvrbnkisst Song & Artist: Fire Escape by Matthew Mayfield Description: Buffy & Spike and the rivers of hope & denial they swim in. They are each others homes, they just don’t know to grasp that. “You know what I am, and you come to me all the same”
So, I really don’t like this video. I’ve reworked a bunch of stuff. Over and Over. and I know I say this every time, but I’m really not ok with this. In fact, the only reason I’m posting it is because I didn’t have any other videos finished to post for my day. So I’m really sorry this is not my best work.
I have a couple other artsy things to post so I hope those will make up for this.
Title: All We’re Good For Creator: Nvrbnkisst Form: Fanvid
Song: Nightwatchmen by Bell X1 Description: Buffy & Spike and all they’re good for. Notes: The song is really what had me making this video, I’d never really heard a song like it (which is surprising with the amount of music I listen to). I have a kink for good buildup in songs, and that’s all this is, it’s doesn’t have a chorus, the verses are side by side but each one that starts is a continuation of the last one. And it’s just really pretty. and speaks of Spuffy on a huge scale. This band should be more famous.
title: It’s Raining Here
description: Buffy POV vid. this was kind of a difficult video for me to make because the music is so different, but the piano part just spoke spuffy to me. I think it’s not said spoken about it enough, the fact that Buffy aggressively defends Spike in season seven to everyone around her.
Buffy tries to close Spike out, but she always finds herself back in the dark with him while in return she shows him the light.
This is also the second time I’ve mashed up BtVS to a song by Great Northern (epic band is epic) Continue Reading →
title: Stuck in a Bad Way author/creator:nvrbnkisst description: this is sort of a meta, darker side of the Spuffy season six relationship vid. I really love that in season seven, instead of skirting around the issue of the abuse between Spike & Buffy the previous year, they kind of passively aggressively talk about it. It doesn’t get swept under the rug and it helps them heal.
Hello again! This is a bit of an experiment for me (definitely more so than my earlier fic), but I hope people enjoy it all the same. :)
So, John Cage’s 4’33” is a piece of music made out of silence – or more specifically ambient sounds. It was released as a single last December, in a bid for the Christmas No. 1 in the UK (hoping to beat the latest X Factor winner, like the re-release of Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name did in 2009), under the name Cage Against the Machine. It came with a number of ‘mixes’ – different people’s versions of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of ambient sound, of which Fake Blood’s Needle Drop Mix was one, building a piece around the sound of a vinyl record player just on the verge of playing something.