Fic: Anywhere But Here

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.

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One Last Fiction Banner: for Closure is a Silly Word by Herself_NYC

A personal challenge – can I whip out a fiction poster in a couple of hours?  If I start with a rough draft from the Casablanca project I can.  I was certain that I had nothing left to give for this round but I was so inspired by herself_nyc‘s “Closure is a Silly Word” tonight that I had to respond. So few Spuffy stories (or really fandom stories in general) take Dawn’s trauma, or the relationship between the two Summers sisters, seriously. I adore the angst, the heartbreak, the love and the stubborn hopefulness. Plus, New York City and especially the Chelsea Hotel is nearly a character in it’s own right.

(And how could I not love a fic that mentions the Dojo, one of my favorite places to eat when I’ve visited the city? Dark, damp, overcrowded, noisy, dirty, cheerful, oddly comforting, long wooden tables shared with strangers, my boots soaking wet from the rain, and bowls of hot, damnably tasty noodles is what I think of when I think of the Dojo.)

First, though, read the fic:
part 1   part 2

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Fic: Closure Is A Silly Word, pt 2 of 2

Angel had said that the lobby in the Chelsea Hotel was something to see. Dawn wondered, as she walked up Sixth Avenue,  passing the old department store buildings that housed TJ Maxx and Bed Bath & Beyond—so normal, nice and normal—what that was going to turn out to be. A hotel where vampires were habitués.

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Fic: Closure Is A Silly Word, pt 1

I’m delighted that two things happened to make this story possible: The mods here added a posting day at the end. And a reader on A03 left a comment on another fic of mine, Not Dead, which made me realize there was sequel potential there. So, herewith, a sequel to Not Dead.

A third thing that happened to make this story possible is that rebcake did an excellent beta, which improved this hastily-written tale no end.

I recommend reading or rereading Not Dead first, but if you don’t, the basic premise is that it’s been five years since Buffy’s been missing presumed dead. Except Dawn knows she isn’t missing presumed dead. Her sister is a vampire, and she’s with Spike.

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Banners and Icons Inspired by Shapinglight’s “Casablanca” (and Rebcake’s request for poppies)

My apologies for missing the 11th: my internet connection went bust as I was finishing this post. We just came back live, yay!  Now without further adieu, on with the show.

This being my first post proper at seasonal_spuffy: HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY! Thank you to the mods and members for all the work they do to keep this alive and especial thanks this past month to teragramm for all her advice and support and to rebcake for still being one of the nicest people I know in fandom.

First off, some poster art for shapinglight ‘s “Casablanca” from Round 18; I’ve wanted to make artwork for it since I read it last May and this round provided the perfect motivation and excuse.  As usual for me there are alts: in this case, four poster styles, plus accompanying icons. I’ve tried to be faithful to the spirit if not the letter of shapinglight‘s wonderful, mournful, elegant and strangely hopeful tale. I hope she approves. She is welcome to use any and all she likes.*

Teasers:    

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Casablanca

Hello. It’s my posting day today, so here’s another fic with a terrible title (I have a history of those on this comm). Hope you enjoy.

Setting: post-series
Rating: PG13/R (for language)
Beta: Many thanks to rebcake for the very speedy beta.
Disclaimer: Not for money, don’t sue, etc.
Author’s note: this ought by rights to be a really angsty fic, but it just didn’t come out that way.
5660 words

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The first of my contributions to Seasonal Spuffy…

I have never taken part in this before, and until now had never written a drabble. I hope you enjoy them and I’ll be back later with some chapters of a new story or two.  The lovely banner is by dawnofme


Thanks to dawnofme for checking them over for me.

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Wicked – 3/3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Wicked

Author: Holly (holly.hangingavarice@gmail.com)
Rating: NC-17 (for language and explicit sexual content)
Timeline: Set in an alternate S.2 during Halloween, wherein Drusilla is not in the picture.
Summary: Buffy’s choice of Halloween costume might have been whimsical, but she wasn’t quite prepared for it to be life-changing.
Disclaimer: The characters herein are the property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. They are being used out of respect and admiration, and not for the sake of profit. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Wicked – 2/3

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Wicked

Title: Wicked
Author: Holly (holly.hangingavarice@gmail.com)
Rating: NC-17 (for language and explicit sexual content)
Timeline: Set in an alternate S.2 during Halloween, wherein Drusilla is not in the picture.
Summary: Buffy’s choice of Halloween costume might have been whimsical, but she wasn’t quite prepared for it to be life-changing.

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Wicked – 1/3

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Wicked

Author’s Note: Yay! It’s my posting day!

This story is different—albeit not by a huge stretch—from other stories I’ve written. If you have a problem with vamp!Buffy, please do not proceed. Even if you’ve trusted me in the past with vamp!Buffy, if this it not your thing, you’ll want to avoid this. She’s not a true monster (i.e, not Porphyria from Sang et Ivoire—a story that is seven years old this year!), but she is soulless and she does kill.

Also? This story is FANON. If you have a problem with FANON stories, skip this. And if you have a problem with my liberally borrowing lines from episodes and including them in a totally FANON story, well… yeah, skip this. This ain’t the story for you.

My EXTREME thanks to my betas for all the help you provided on this story: dusty273, spikeslovebite, dampersnspoons, enigmaticblues, therealmccoy1, just_sue, effulgent_girl, angelic_amy, ghostgirl13, and coquinespike.

This round has been great so far. Thanks to the wonderful enigmaticblues for all her hard work, and all the contributors of the excellent work and art we’ve enjoyed. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Wicked by Hollydb

Author: Holly (holly.hangingavarice@gmail.com)
Rating: NC-17
Timeline: Set in an alternate S.2 during Halloween, wherein Drusilla is not in the picture.
Summary: Buffy’s choice of Halloween costume might have been whimsical, but she wasn’t quite prepared for it to be life-changing.
WARNINGS: vamp!Buffy, soulless!Buffy, biting, graphic sexual content, strong language

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Nothing to Fear, Season 1 one-shot Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Nothing to Fear

Hey Ladies and gents.  I just have a smutty oneshot again this year.  It’s set during Season 1’s Nightmares.  VampBuffy sees a pretty man decides to keep him.   Does anyone know if LJ has a post limit?  This story is only 4999 words by my count and I was told it was too big.

Title: Nothing to Fear
Author: Maryperk
Beta: Tasha
Rating: NC-17
Summary: VampBuffy sees a pretty man and decides to keep him.  Set in Nightmares, Season One

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