btvs_spru_goodgames

Fic-o-rama

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

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vg_cig

A year? Really?

Yes. It's really been a year since I posted to my journal. Sheesh.

It's not like I haven't been around. Doing fandom stuff. Going to WhedonCon with [personal profile] feliciacraft and [personal profile] rahirah. Fun! Smokin' 'em at Buffy Trivia Night down at the local with thedeadlyhook. Very fun! Going to Season 2 of the Buffy drag show — also with [personal profile] feliciacraft. (Star Trek drag was also pretty entertaining.) Posting to communities, or at least posting to [community profile] seasonal_spuffy .

I even finished a WIP! Buffy and the Bloodmobile, sequel to The Vamp Around the Corner is done! You can read it at any of these fine on-line establishments: LJ / AO3 / EF / BSV / TSR

I also posted a drabble at SS awhile back: Unintended Prophecy. That's it for fic in the past year. I've got a couple of WIPs that I still plan to finish. Courage!

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Life's good, if a little too "interesting" at times. I'm off to the beautiful Pacific Northwest next week for a wedding and downtime. Wish me uneventfulness.

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btvs_any_watching

Fan, fan, fannity fan

Whaddyaknow? Yesterday was my 9th fanniversary! And [personal profile] herself_nyc's birthday, not entirely coincidentally. She encouraged me to jump into this fic thing, way back when, and here I still am.

Things in RL have been super busy, so my online life has been curtailed a bit, although I'm still reading most every day. I did start a new WIP for the most recent round of [community profile] seasonal_spuffy , which means I've now got 3 WIPs over there, about which I should really do something. Anyway, here's where that is:

Title: Buffy and the Bloodmobile
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2115
Setting: During an alternate S5, after the altercation with Glory in “Blood Ties”.
Summary: Property damage has consequences.

The judge glanced at Buffy...


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btvs_spi_punk

Something slightly less Buffyish

I'm excited about this project, and thought some of you might be, too:


The filmmakers are raising funds through IndieGoGo, with the permission and involvement of Ms. Styrene's daughter. I may be having more feels about this sort of thing, as I just watched Jim Jarmusch's fabu Gimme Danger documentary about The Stooges with my kid. I'd really like to see all the punk stories told, but especially Poly's, and now I can help make it happen!

So, this LJ nonsense is aggravating. I've been crossposting from DW for a long time, and plan to continue doing that, but I'm pretty sure I'm not hooked up with some of my peeps on DW. If you could point me in your direction, I'd be much obliged.

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btvs_xander

20 Years Ago...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on television 20 years ago this month. I did not watch it at the time, because I had seen the movie — which sounded right up my dark comedy alley — and it did not live up to expectations. Also: very small child in the house led to very little TV viewing. Back then, we didn't have such high expectations for TV shows — except for Twin Peaks — so I felt safe in my assumption that the show would not be an improvement over the film. I'm very glad to have been wrong.

To celebrate, I'm going to post any little tidbits I can remember have found interesting about the show, focusing on 4-5 episodes at a time.

But first, THE MOVIE:

1. Buffy does NOT burn down the gym at Hemery High.
2. The historical slayers/watchers (all played by Kristy Swanson/Donald Sutherland) make their debut here and not in "Fool for Love".
3. Let's all be thankful that the movie's menstrual cramp-vamp-radar was scrapped for the show.
4. Buffy's partner-in-slayage/love interest is a pretty greaser called PIKE. Is it really plagiarism when you're stealing from yourself? I say no.
5. Paul Reubens might have been the funnest thing in the whole undertaking. How can he be more entertaining than Rutger Hauer? IDK.

The UNAIRED PILOT, which you can download at Buffyworld.com, has a couple of interesting deviations from "Welcome to the Hellmouth":

1. A different Willow. Questions? Comments?
2. Jonathan makes his first appearance here, but doesn't show up on the air until "Inca Mummy Girl". (Danny Strong also auditioned for the role of Xander. I have thoughts on this.)

What do you remember about these "prequels"?



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btvs_joy_brochure

Wash that year right out of my hair...

Welp, that's over. 2016, I mean.

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Collapse ) Brian Eno helped me to put things in perspective this morning:

2016 was indeed a pretty rough year, but I wonder if it’s the end - not the beginning - of a long decline.

From your keypad to Gaia's ears, Brian.

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The move to Dreamwidth is also looking more likely, although I have my doubts. I'll continue to cross-post to LJ from there/here, but I've had a multi-year problem with notifications from DW that their people haven't been able to fix. I'll give it a go, but if you comment on DW and don't hear back, that's why.

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btvs_darla_scared

Sign of the times?

We were "mandatorily evacuated" from our house last night by the police. I do not kid.

They said an explosive device had been found "quite nearby" and that they expected to take care of it quickly, but if they couldn't the Red Cross would make overnight arrangements for us.

We had dinner guests over, so that obviously did not go according to plan. And...that's were the drama ends, really. We all walked down to the local tacqueria for dinner, and by the time we were finished with that the whole thing was over. I don't know if it was a legit bomb, or if somebody had just put their kid's science fair project on the curb and it looked weird.

My takeaway? Welcome to the new world. Thanks, Trump.

Everybody here probably knows how I feel about the election, but I don't plan to write about it now. Once I start, I'm afraid I'll never stop and anything I might have to say might be true, but it sure as hell is neither helpful nor kind, so I'm zipping it.

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