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Rebcake's Buffyverse (+ two others) Fanfic Master List — with nominations & awards

Most stories are canon-compliant, unless marked "AU". Unless otherwise noted, all are rated teen and under. But we are talking about vampires and sometimes there are "themes" and "language". Explicit stories are f-locked or link back to f-locked communities.

Drabble=100 words, Ficlet=under 1,000 words, Fic=over 1,000 words

PRE-SERIES (Mostly Vampires)Collapse )
BTVS SEASONS 2 & 3Collapse )
BTVS SEASONS 4 & 5Collapse )
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LIMERICKS & MISC.Collapse )

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Rebcake and shapinglight do Stonehenge! Da da da DA da da. STONEHENGE!

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Making It Up

I've decided I'm going to WriterConUK next month!

It will be my very first trip to the UK, and I'm all atwitter. I've been asking all my ex-pat friends what I should do while I'm there. One said I should order a drink called a “shandy” since I am a light drinker, and another mentioned Scotch Egg, because bacon, but I am not convinced.

Now I ask you! I'll be in Edinburgh, Bath, and London, when I'm not in Coventry, Chester, and Liverpool. Give me your suggestions about things to see and do, to eat or not eat, and places to stay. I'm thinking near Paddington*/Kensington while in London, but I could be convinced otherwise.

I was notified that I've been nominated for a No Rest for the Wicked Awards, but I have no idea for which story or in what category, so it's mysterious AND exciting!

It reminded me that I haven"t posted links on my journal to things I"ve written for comms, so here goes...Collapse )

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Like many of you, I am most seriously displeased with the way the world is at the moment.

All the ways things are horrible...Collapse )

On the lighter side, let me complain, yet again, about howI fail at Tumblr...Collapse )

Um, I don't think I mentioned over here that I posted the first couple of chapters of a WIP at seasonal_spuffy, back in May. If you missed it, and don't mind a bit of silliness, here you go:

Title: What Happens in Canada
Rating: Mature — for language, themes, and science
Summary: For the good of her sister Slayers, Buffy participates in a study (in Canada). She's a giver.

Since then, I've been to some films at the Frameline (LGBTQ) Film Festival. It was super fun, as always. Dear Old Dad was visiting, and we saw the touring company performance of Cabaret (thanks, feliciacraft!), went to the new SFMOMA, and did a bunch of other art-related things. Including this really amazing stealth photography museum, called Pier 24, which has a huge, amazing, super-curated exhibition. There is virtually no signage and it only allows a handful of people in at any given time. You have to make reservations online and then go through an airlock (only slightly exaggerating) to see the marvelous photos. If you are into photography and coming to or already in SF, I highly recommend it! After all that, I went to see Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at the Castro Theater, which is his live show. I like him.

I am kicking around the possibility of going to the UK in September, partially to attend writerconuk! It's all very sudden, which makes me think I'll probably not pull it off, but the temptation is fierce.

Before that, I'm going to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in years, ostensibly to flog the new Fantagraphics collection/reprint of Wimmen's Comix. If you will be in San Diego, come to my panel:

The Complete Wimmen's Comix: A Her-story
Groundbreaking women cartoonists discuss the pioneering history of this comic series that covered still-taboo topics like abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists. Moderator: Trina Robbins.
Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm , Room 29AB

Doesn't that sound like fun?

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What are we doing here?

Welcome to friends new and old!

I'm mostly here for the Buffy fandom. I write a little, rec a little, and read A LOT. Most of my posts are fandom-related and not very frequent. I hang out in or moderate several Buffy-related communities, which you can find among the links on my sidebar. I've got lots of interests in various media — literature, music, comics, movies, theater — but Joss Whedon managed to get me actively involved. All my stories have at least one foot in the Jossverse.

I think of myself as a multi-shipper or gen writer. Check out my D'Hoffryn/Skip or Mr. Gordo/Miss Edith works, if you doubt me! Most of my work is cheerful, with just a twist of morbid. I've written a bunch of Spike/Dru historical shorts, because they are great. However, I am probably most identified with Spike/Buffy. I've also written a few wacky crossovers, including a rare non-Buffy The Avengers/Pulp Fiction drabble that IMHO ended up becoming canon in the sequel. *\o/*

I am Rebcake everywhere: AO3, Twisting The Hellmouth, Dreamwidth, Elysian Fields, The Spuffy Realm, The Bloodshedverse, Tumblr, Whedonesque, etc. Finding me is easy peasy. I'm not on Twitter, though. That Rebcake is somebody else.

I live in in a purple Victorian in beautiful-but-changing San Francisco, California. I originally hail from small town Oregon. I am a package designer by trade and work is crazy busy, hence the infrequent updates. I have a husband, a kid, step-kids, step-grandkids, and a huge sprawling extended family, including in-laws, none of whom live in Northern California. Sometimes that's peachy, sometimes not so much. I've been traveling more often lately to deal with family matters. I lean left, politically and socially. I went to UC Santa Cruz at roughly the same time as Buffy writer/producer Marti Noxon, which explains much and nothing at all.

Exciting news! A couple of my stories recently received acknowledgments in Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards! Both are Spuffy stories originally posted to noel_of_spike:

When You Wish Upon A Bar won the Unsung Hero Award in the Doomed (Best Guy/Girl) category.
The Vamp Around the Corner was the Runner Up in the Nobody’s Butt Monkey (Best Characterization) category for Joyce.

Thanks again to whoever nominated my work! Several worthy f-listers also won awards. Congratulations to you all!

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Circling the Wagons

Because everybody needs friends, there is the Circling the Wagons Friending meme from teragramm.

Friending meme:

If you answer this post with "I'm in", there are 5 rules.

RULE 1. If you answer this post you must friend everyone else who answers this post and they should friend you back. (I will post a complete list in a week or two, just so you don't miss anyone.)

RULE 2. Being/having been, a part of the Buffy/Angel fandom is suggested but not a deal breaker. (I have some awesome friends who have never been part of fandom.)

RULE 3. After you have "met" your new friends (and given them a fair chance.) If you feel you have nothing in common with them, you are free to unfriend them, with no hard feelings.

RULE 4. You must pimp this post in your LJ (with a link to the post.)

RULE 5. Sometime after you have made new friends, you must post an "all about me" post, as an introduction. In this post give as much or as little info as you are comfortable giving.

http://teragramm.livejournal.com/240375.html

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Buffy isn't everything, I guess

There are many, many entertainments!

Television!Collapse )

Movies!Collapse )

Parties!Collapse )

Spoiler-filled Outander rant...Collapse )

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Fic: Wonders Never Cease

I wrote something for sb_fag_ends, so in so doing I've met my 2016 resolution!

Title: Wonders Never Cease
Author: Rebcake
Word count: 980
Rating: PG13
Prompt: Crimson Tide
Setting: S6, Warning for reference to lots of kinds of fluids.
Summary: Spike finds out about something he thinks will interest the Slayer. A stake-out is required, because that always goes so well.

This way to the story:

Spike threaded the motorcycle around the “closed at dusk” sign

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What's going on...

I finally put my silly crossovers up on Twisting the Hellmouth, and that's been fun. They get lots of traffic over there. Who knew?

If you want to make an author or artist's day, go ahead and share your favorite things from the Buffyverse last year on buffyversetop5. You have until 6 PM GMT on January 18th to share your joy there.

You can also nominate the work you've enjoyed for an award! I'm thrilled that someone(s) nominated a few stories I wrote last year, which is just plain kind and makes me all sorts of happy. The noms:

Time Is Tight in the Best Willow/Other Female Fic, Best Alternate Universe, Best Willow Characterization categories at the Willowy Goodness Awards
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Giles and the Mountain in The Watcher Watchers (Best Gen) and The Rather British (Best Characterization) categories in the 2016 Headline Awards, aka tonyhead_awards

When You Wish Upon A Bar in the Doomed (Best Het) and Hairy Eyeball (Readers Choice) categories of Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards, aka rwsawards
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The life and recent (mostly art-related) death thoughts...Collapse )

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2015 was a mixed bag

I don't think I wrote any more (or less) fic than usual. I didn't do any drabbles or ficlets, though, which is odd for me. I promise to do more for sb_fag_ends in 2016! That seems like a manageable resolution, doesn't it?

My fic in 2015:

Time Is Tight for the Nikki Wood round of femslash_minis. (Willow/Nikki, Bernard Crowley, Ensemble, Time Travel, PG13, 5110 words) I rarely write Willow outside of her friend-of-Buffy capacity, so this was new for me.

Fire in the Soul (6a of 9) for the Spring round of seasonal_spuffy. (Spike, Buffy, Dru, OCs, PG13, 2075 words) A continuation of my San Francisco travelogue, wherein Spike and a souled Drusilla come to help Buffy with the latest big, brewin' evil. Still a WIP, alas.

Giles and the Mountain for summer_of_giles. (Giles, OCs, Pre-series, 1950 words) Young Giles and a friend attempt to scale a mountain. Spoiler: It doesn't go well.

Anniversaries Aren't For Quitters for the 10th Anniversary round of seasonal_spuffy. (Spike/Buffy, Ensemble, OCs, PG13, 2800 words) Obviously, you celebrate a 10th anniversary by writing a story about a 10th anniversary. Right? Right!

When You Wish Upon A Bar (4 of 4) for noel_of_spike. (Spike/Buffy, D'Hoffryn, Ensemble, PG13, 2125 words this chapter, 5600 for the story) Spike makes a wish to D’Hoffryn. Silly vampire. Complete, concluded, no longer a WIP! Part 1 can be found here.

I also helped anaross put her stories up on AO3, made a few fandom discussion posts, and had a blast helping to mod seasonal_spuffy. ¡Yay, fandom!

On the personal side, there were highs and lows. Less good: minor-ish surgery (gall bladder), some annoying health things, and more memorials than I'd like to attend. I don't mind attending them, but I dislike losing loved ones. Good: work continues to go pretty well, I took lots of fun, fun trips, and got to spend time with my friends and family! This means you!

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Fic: When You Wish Upon A Bar (4 of 4)

One last story before we say goodbye to 2015. Another WIP down! The long-awaited, or perhaps long-forgotten, conclusion to a little noel_of_spike story!

Title: When You Wish Upon A Bar (4 of 4)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2125
Characters: Spike/Buffy, Dawn, D'Hoffryn
Setting: BtVS Season 6, after Wrecked, but before Older and Far Away. Also after AtS S3 The Vision Thing.
Summary: Spike isn’t getting what he really wants out of his secret “relationship” with Buffy, though things could be worse. Just his luck, D’Hoffryn has decided to celebrate Gurnenthar's Ascendance on the Hellmouth after a romantic disappointment of his own.

Part 1 here / Part 2 here / Part 3 here

A cuckoo in the Christmas tree...




For those of you who"d like to know why it took so long...Collapse )

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Fic: Anniversaries Aren't For Quitters

I hope everybody is having a lovely holiday weekend or a lovely just-plain-old weekend. Earlier in the week was my seasonal_spuffy posting day! If you missed it and are interested in such things, here's the scoop:

Title: Anniversaries Aren't For Quitters
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2800
Genre: Semi-spicy domestic fluff. Contented Spike alert.
Summary: Ten years after their rush job of a wedding, Buffy and Spike try to find time to celebrate. It's harder than it sounds.

A/N: Although it's not necessary to read the previous stories, this is the next installment in the Ring On It 'Verse series. It began with a small wardrobe change on the morning of the final battle of the Hellmouth, and led to an un-sought-for transformation, namely that Spike has a heartbeat. AU from Chosen. The whole series can be found here on AO3. Previous seasonal_spuffy posts are With This Ring, Under My Skin Prologue, and Under My Skin.

This way to the story...


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Belated Travel Post, Paris

I spent most of last month Over There, and it was lovely. That's the short version.

The longer version starts out with McDiva and I going off to Paris for a week and doing a bunch of things. This was my first time back in 20+ years, and her first trip to Europe. Every time I apologized in advance for dragging her all over the place, she just said, "the whole point of going is to see stuff, right?" Right!!

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Monday!Collapse )

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday!Collapse )

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Philosophy vs. Frivolity

This just came across my dash:

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
--Lord Darlington from "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde

So I've been having thoughts, as one does, about the nature of good and evil as seen through the lens of BtVS. Especially, you know: Spike. There are always posts and discussion about it, this one being most recent, and it's all really interesting. I keep waiting for people to convince me that Spike is capital "E" evil, rather than thoughtlessly destructive (among other things). It comes down to how a person defines evil, which is surprisingly difficult to define. It's sort of like love that way.

But now I'm thinking that maybe the quote above is closer to my philosophy of Spike than anything particularly deep. Tsk.


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Where does the time go?

It's the end of August!?!

Since my last post, I've been buried in a mountain of work, which is sort of nice and sort of not. Of course, there was also a lot of travel arranging, which is like a second full-time job, at least the way I do it. There's also been plenty of recreation, including hosting houseguests, seeing bands, dancing, going to parties, having a girls weekend at a Napa vineyard with the "girls" from college. I also attended a tightly plotted drag show wherein the villain was named PIxie Pardonne Moi (sic). A friend had been tapped to pole dance (badly) during the intermission. Heh. Good times, y'all.

I've missed a lot of fun LJ activity. There were memes that seemed exciting, excellent art and fic — some of which I missed, I'm afraid — and this exciting party celebrating the 5th Anniversary of sb_fag_ends!

FIREWORKS!!!

I only got my act together enough to post a silly prompt, alas, but the mods over there deserve to be fêted! Take a bow bogwitch, quinara, and shapinglight! Garlands also to all the contributors who continue to make that comm so great! Go, read, comment! I know I will.

My recent pre-series Giles fic, Giles and the Mountain, was nominated by very kind person(s) in Round 32 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards in the Best Gen, Best Drama, and Best Characterization (for Giles) categories, and also in Round 12 of the No Rest for the Wicked Awards, in the That Old Gang Of Mine (best gen) category. I'm touched that my sporadic work still appeals to somebody out there! There's still time to nominate your favorite fanworks, and make a fellow fan's day!
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Over on Tumblr, there is an interesting discussion going on:

Why isn’t the Buffy/Xander pairing more popular?

There is another discussion about how much people miss LiveJournal and how it's incredibly difficult to follow discussions on Tumblr. Even the interesting ones.

So, if anybody would like to weigh in the above question here on LJ, feel free! The original post by ilikemyshipsnotyours is linked above.

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Fic: Giles and the Mountain

I wrote a story for summer_of_giles! Click on the link below to go read it, if you wish!

Title: Giles and the Mountain
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG
Word count: 1950
Summary: Young Giles and a friend attempt to scale a mountain. Spoiler: It doesn't go well.

Coma Pedrosa

The summer before the start of university Giles and his friend were looking for adventure...

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Oregon, my Oregon. Also: Europe is Go!

The Pacific Northwest Part:

I"m back from my annual pilgrimage to beautiful Oregon!Collapse )

Once I got back, my mind turned to thoughts of Europe:

It"s on!Collapse )

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Movies of this Week!

You guys! I bring tidings of great joy! Beside all the other good stuff that happened last week, I mean. There are movies to squee about!

Like every year, I largely celebrated Pride Week here in San Francisco by going to the Frameline (LGBTQ) Film Festival at the historic Castro Theater. We all gather, listen to the Mighty Wurlitzer upon which the organist this year played "The Wedding March" to tumultuous applause, among other entertaining things. It's an ultra-fun scene, and the films can be quite wonderful.

I went to three biggish films which will most likely be coming to a theater or streaming device near you:

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One scary...Collapse )

One dynamite...and it was Magic Mike XXL!!?!Collapse )

Non-festival films...Collapse )

TV can be good, too...Collapse )

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Seven Year Itch

It's my fanniversary today!

Back in 2008, at the urging of herself_nyc — whose birthday it is! — I posted my first fic, Becoming Anne. This "urging" is no reflection on her estimation of my storytelling. (I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm too easy on Spike.) At that point, all she'd ever read from me were comments on her work. But she pointed me at LiveJournal and I'll be forever grateful.

What"s going on in my corner of the fandom...Collapse )

New fic!

For seasonal_spuffy I did a short update to my WIP, Fire in the Soul:

Title: Fire in the Soul (6a/9)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2075
Pairing: Spike/Buffy, with Dru and OCs.
A/N: Thanks for the quickie beta by MiAmor. NOT comics compliant.
Summary: A few years after Sunnydale’s spectacular demise, Buffy and her crew are getting on with their lives in San Francisco. A not entirely unwelcome blast from her past (Spike! It's Spike!) blows into town, but he’s brought more than the generally allowable amount of baggage with him.

6a — In which our heroes get closer to the source of the big, brewin' evil, if not each other.

To start at the beginning: Chapter 1 on LJ / Chapter 1 on DW / On AO3

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Fic: Time Is Tight

Title: Time Is Tight
Author: Rebcake
Characters: Willow Rosenberg, Nikki Wood, Bernard Crowley (and the gang)
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 5110
Summary: The final fight with Glorificus takes Willow to a place she’s only read about.

A/N: For Round 114 of femslash_minis the Nikki Wood round. Ended up not so mini. Aaronlisa requested time travel, subway, and waiting but no Robin (mentions okay) or either of the girls dying and no comics canon preferred. I consulted BtVS Season 9 #6 for background on Nikki and her Watcher, but this story isn’t based on the comics.

New fic, and it's a departure for rebcake! My first femslash, I think. To read the story, click the link:

Caught in the cold crackle of Glory's portal, Willow kept her head...


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New noms! Nom, nom, nom.

My story The Other Half has been nominated in Round 31 The Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards in the Best Comedy and Best Quickie Fic categories. Very exciting!

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It's a fairly gen S5 story with Spike and all the Summers gals, from the sb_fag_ends prompt last October "Masque of the Red Death". It hasn't had that much response — I like to think because so many good things were being posted thick and fast at the time — so it's nice to know that somebody thought well enough of it to go to the trouble of nominating. Thanks, dear reader!

I am nearly ready to post a new story, though it is unfortunately not my seasonal_spuffy story, which I haven't started yet. Tsk.

Otherwise, life continues to have quite a few high points, including lunch with enigmaticblues when she was in town last week. There is also loads of work bringing in the money, if not the fun.

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Some Buffyverse Time-Travel Fic Recs

I'm working on a time-travel fic, so naturally my mind has turned to thoughts of Rome Spring other time-travel fics. Because what better way to procrastinate? It’s a trope that Buffyverse fic writers have thoroughly explored to good effect. That makes it tough to choose! I'll probably have a whole other list or two, perhaps one just for Our Heroes Go Back in Time: To War! But first off: Classic Buffyverse Time travel! This list contains mostly het, some slash, and Buffy or Spike. Usually both. AO3 links, where possible. In alphabetical order:

10 Classic Buffyverse Time Travel Stories...Collapse )

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Things I Am Enjoying

So many good things!

1.herself_nyc is writing Buffy fic again! She is continuing her Bittersweets opus in the scary story Mr. Grieves and the Vengeance Girl. Give it a look and let her know what you think! (Hint to reader: catch up with previously posted parts of this story here (LJ) or here (AO3), and when Spike reveals his identity to servant girl Kate switch to the new post here.

2. The Headline Awards have been announced! There are several old favorites among the winners in the Giles categories, but also, even better, some I haven't read before! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

3. The Buffy Rewatch atfantas_magoria is loads of fun! Check it out!

TV, Movies, and Comics...Collapse )

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