Title: How do you feel about Buffy now?
Creator: the_wiggins and Transformer
Author’s Note: Inspired by double_dutchess‘s fic “It’s a great story, don’t“, I decided to make my own Talk to Transformer fic using a line from my Seasonal Spuffy entry “A Guy Can Dream“as a prompt. Only the bolded parts are written by me. The rest are the inventions of a text predicting AI.
This piece is based on one of my favorite songs. I can’t help but think of Spike and Buffy and how their journey has been so powerfully influenced by their love relationships. Thanks to all who have looked at my works – Much appreciated. Again, Thanks to all who created all these wonderful works for the Spuffy fans to enjoy. The song is White Flag by Dido written by Dido Armstrong, Richard W. Jr. Nowels and Rollo Armstrong.
Here are my last two submissions for this Seasonal Spuffy round – Hope you all are having a wonderful day of Remembrance for those we have Loved and Lost this Memorial Day. Thanks for keeping the Spuffyverse strong and active to help get us through all the times of troubles in our lives. Like Buffy and Spike – we can always change our paths and that we can gain strength for all our hard life lessons. Love on this Memorial Day.
Title: In a Band
Era/season: s2, “Becoming”
Title: Teaser for the Sequel
Author: stuffandnonsense (stuffnonsense)
Warning: Spike/Other (exactly as much as there was in Ripples, possibly very slightly less)
Author’s Note: This is the kicking off point for another story, but that won’t come out for a while yet (I had Covid, it slowed everything up). However, on its own it is a sequel of sorts for Ripples on a Hellmouth: re-imagining the chapter ‘Four‘ from Spike’s perspective. You may want to read Ripples (or at least ‘Four’) first, but this shouldn’t be totally unreadable if you don’t want to.
It’s early 2020. Buffy and Spike Summers-Pratt are happily married. He has shanshued; she has retired from slaying. Then they get a call…
Title: It’s a great story, don’t
Author: GPT-2, with some small input from Double Dutchess
Season: all over the place
Word count: 1271 words
Rating: general audiences
Warning: Buffy/Other and some suggested Spike/Other
Note: What do you get when you try to let a neural network write Spuffy fan fiction? Here you see one of many possible results. Some highlights: Spike losing his virginity while on LSD; an upsetting Buffy/Spike kiss leads to Spike’s arrest; some Riley bashing for those who like that sort of thing; and Angelus owning a comics shop.
Title: Some Kind of Cuddling Relationship
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.
Parts 1 and 2 are here.
Giles turned his gaze on Spike. “I suppose I should thank you for helping Buffy remain alive,” he said. “Although I’m extremely curious as to why you did it. What is your motivation for such unusual behavior?”
Buffy had turned to face Giles, leaving her back to Spike who once again rested one hand lightly against it.
“When I figure that out, I’ll let you know,” Spike said, eyes briefly flaring yellow. “Maybe. Maybe I’ll just decide it’s none of your business.”
Last submission for today – In advance, thanks for checking out my work and Best Wishes to all our Spuffy friends during these tragic times of Covid-19. Love, Peace and Life Blessings to all of you.
The theme of “benefits” works so well with these two characters – so much pain and suffering with all their sexual dysfunctional relationship to contrast with the spiritual and emotional growth that they brought to each other.
Thanks to everyone involved in this latest Seasonal Spuffy round – wonderful artwork and stories for all the Spuffy lovers to enjoy. Thank You all very much.
I worked on a few pieces trying to use the Frineds With Benefits theme – excellent choice of theme. I will post three of them today and some others for the final Free Day. Hope you like them.
Title: Downtime with a Side of Bacon
Author: Zab Jade
Setting: BtVS season five
Summary: About to go on the run from Glory, Buffy takes a moment to relax with someone who should have been her enemy. Sometimes, certain enemies definitely had their benefits.
Title: Please, please, please (let me get what I want)
Creator: Double Dutchess
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.
Title: Enemies with Benefits (School Hard) banners
Creator: Double Dutchess
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.
Title: The Paper Incursion
Setting: Pre-series to Season 5, post-series
Word Count: 8950
Special Thanks: zabjade
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.
Author: Pricelessspike (Priceless)
Setting: Post Season 12 (Comic compliant)
Word Count: 1900
Summary: In Season 12 Buffy and Spike break up. Spike eventually leaves and this is their first meeting in three years. Plus, Angel needs rescuing.
A/N: Massive thanks to my wonderful betas Stoney and TriBel, if you like anything in this fic, it’s because of them. All mistakes are mine, because I can’t stop re-writing.