Penname: bewildered [Report This]
Real Name: Bridget
Member Since: September 24, 2014
Last Active: September 25, 2017
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Fantasy artist, like to read. Used to write Ranma 1/2 & other anime fanfic back when everything had to be in ASCII. The curious can find my completed anime fics on my AO3 page. Writing again is... weird... But happy to have a fandom to play in again!

I don't have home internet, and suck at typing on my phone, so I generally respond to reviews only when I get online - please be patient, I will reply as soon as I can!

Specialty is Japanese literature, which has nothing to do with Buffy. When I'm not writing, I teach Japanese, help manage a small ballet company and school, and have a small fantasy art business. I also do stuff in the SCA.

I am a single mother of 3 kids (as of 2015 11, 15, 21).

INCREDIBLY honored to have won Best New Author at Round 32 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards! Prisoners of Love also won Best Comedy and Best Fluff and was runner-up for Best NC-17, so I am blushing all over the place now. Look, they gave me a pretty banner!

Best New Author Round 32

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Summary: The Sock with a Soul tries to inspire Christmas Romance in Spike and Buffy.
 
This story takes place near the end of Stitched Up. I recommend you read that fic first, or this will make little sense. NC-17 for language, eventual smut, and wackness. You’re welcome!
 
Thanks to Pfeifferpack for the soulful-sock image, which I have shamelessly stuck a Santa hat on for a banner. BECAUSE.
Series: The Sock with a Soul
Categories: Season 2, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Parody, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,250 Hit Count: 391 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: December 31, 2015 Updated: December 31, 2015
Summary: You are walking through the cars on a train.  Each car seems to belong to a different train, with strange new landscapes outside the window.  You walk through the next door, and into another … no, wait, you’re in a submarine. But there’s a train door at the far end, so you walk through the echoing chamber, and you go through the door, and — why are you in the basket of a zeppelin?  How’d that work, and what country is that down there?  And how long do you think that dangling rope ladder is?
Presenting the collaborative response to the A Most Exquisite Corpse challenge.
Warnings: Smut, rampant surrealism, disjointed transitions. Yay!
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: A Most Exquisite Corpse
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,420 Hit Count: 5,124 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: July 08, 2017 Updated: July 16, 2017
Summary: Spike travels back in time to change the future. It goes poorly.
 
Warnings: Sexual situations, bad language, violence, smut. Suicidal ideation. Temporary Spike/Other and Buffy/Other.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 52,215 Hit Count: 5,591 ePub Downloads: 61
Published: May 14, 2017 Updated: June 25, 2017
Summary: The first rule of knit night is.... Spike told Riley he had knitting needles he could loan out. AFAIC, this is 100% true.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Clem, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 549 Hit Count: 427 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: November 24, 2016 Updated: November 24, 2016
Summary: Spike finds himself on the wrong side of the law, and Buffy ends up managing his rehabilitation. Unfortunately for both of them, the law just keeps on winning.
 
Challenge response: “Behind Bars” by Laurence Quill, with input from the Shoutbox. Y’all are evil.
 
Goes AU after Something Blue. Gleefully ignores the rest of Season 4 canon, except to score cheap laughs. Warnings for gratuitous bad language, shameless bad jokes, and one bad, bad vampire. Smuttier than planned.
 
Spotify playlist, because I put in lots of obscure song references: Prisoners of Love, Blue Skies Above
 
Thanks to Pfeifferpack for the new banner!
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Behind Bars (or something a bit more clever)
Completed: No Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 176,878 Hit Count: 14,887 ePub Downloads: 247
Published: June 25, 2015 Updated: November 25, 2016
Summary: Spike gathered a troop of snack-sized demons on Halloween. Now the spell is over and they’re back to being kids - but they still want to be in his gang. What’s an evil vampire to do?
 
Begins in season 2 “Halloween” but goes AU very shortly thereafter. Sorry folks, no smut anytime soon, but definitely Spuffy, if slow to develop. Rated R for some disturbing content.
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,413 Hit Count: 413 ePub Downloads: 11
Published: November 05, 2016 Updated: November 05, 2016
Summary: What do you do when your vampire ex-boyfriend comes to town, stalks you with the help of your so-called friends, and then leaves without saying hello, much less goodbye? Revenge sex, obviously! Shameless PWP set after Pangs. May be read as a companion piece to Sigyn’s significantly more thoughtful and nuanced “Leftovers.”
 
Written for the 21st round of Seasonal Spuffy (Autumn 2016)
 
Thanks to Sigyn and Zabjade for beta-reading!
Categories: Holiday Fic, Season 4, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,300 Hit Count: 1,355 ePub Downloads: 41
Published: November 24, 2016 Updated: November 24, 2016
Summary: Joan has no idea who she is, or where she is, but that’s not her biggest concern. What she really wants to know is, who is the hot guy chained up in the bathtub?
NC-17 for eventual smut. Probably involving chains.
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 74 by Solstice.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 4, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Challenge Response, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Fetish, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,202 Hit Count: 680 ePub Downloads: 18
Published: November 03, 2016 Updated: November 03, 2016
Summary: Something goes horribly, horribly awry with Willow’s ensoulment spell, and Angel’s soul finds an unexpected home – in his dirty laundry. Read now the tale of a Sock with a Soul; it’s on a mission to help the helpless, and it’s starting with Spike and Buffy.
 
Departs canon forever during Becoming Part Two. Has about the nuanced characterization one should expect from an Ensouled Sock AU. As seems to be my preferred genre now, this is a shameless smutty Spuffy farce, once I get that pesky canon drama out of the way.
 
Written for the 10th anniversary Seasonal Spuffy on Livejournal (November 2015).
 
 
Warnings: By the laws of California, Buffy is still under the age of consent (18) at the beginning of this fic, and will be for many more months. Spike doesn’t care (he’s evil) and Buffy doesn’t care (she’s a teenager who wants to be treated like an adult) and since Spike has the emotional development of a teen (or even tween) himself, we’ll call it good. She’ll be 18 before they get TOO far, anyhow. There will be sexual situations, bad language, character death (or characters-sucked-into-a-demon-dimension, which is close enough), and plain old explicit sex. Also an ensouled sock. If you keep reading, don’t blame me.
 
Temporary Spike/Drusilla & Buffy/Angel - nothing explicit, but given where this fic veers off, some mooning is inevitable.

Thanks to feliciacraft, who wrote a post on Tumblr that was the initial inspiration for this plot, and to restfield and the_moonmoth, who kept making it worse, until we ended up with this fine and glorious adventure. Tumblr is a scary, scary place. More thanks to the_moonmoth for her thorough beta-read.
Thanks to pfeifferpack for the banner!
Series: The Sock with a Soul
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,212 Hit Count: 6,501 ePub Downloads: 148
Published: November 15, 2015 Updated: November 30, 2015
Summary: It is the summer of 2000. Buffy has won concert tickets and a hotel stay for six in a contest, but they need to get to Los Angeles. Oh, hey, Spike has a car! Also, there are hobos.
 
This is a shameless crackfic. There will be bad language, sexual situations, iffy character development, and decapitations. Also many references to songs by the B-52’s. Here’s a Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/12180930371/playlist/0zCn0skDlEQq0qu2x8UgwS
 
Response to Puddinhead’s “Hobo Love” challenge. You can search for it if you want to be spoiled (though honestly, it doesn't spoil much) but I will post the challenge details in the final author’s notes.
 
Thanks to the_moonmoth for all her incredible beta-reading work!
Thanks to pfeifferpack for the banner!
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS), Challenge Response, Song Fic
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Parody, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Hobo Love
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 58,690 Hit Count: 6,893 ePub Downloads: 100
Published: October 13, 2015 Updated: April 13, 2016
Summary: Summary: In an AU season 5, a mysterious carnival has popped up on the outskirts of town – and Spike’s kittens are lost in it! Buffy and the Scoobies must navigate a maze of rides, animals, and deep-fried treats to help Spike capture all his kittens and repay his gambling debts. What happens in the story? It all depends on the choices you make. How does the story end? Only you can find out! And you can keep reading and rereading until Buffy and Spike have had not one but many incredibly daring (and possibly smutty) experiences! Choose your own adventure! More than 20 possible endings!!
 
NC-17 because it does indeed get smutty. Don’t let the posted size of this beast fool you; the longest successful trip through is only 18 chapters, and the successful runs are ~40K words, so unless you are crazy and try to read all the paths in one day (which I do not recommend) it’s merely a novella.
 
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge.' Banner 33 by Puddinhead.
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Challenge Response, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 141 Table of Contents
Word count: 234,705 Hit Count: 16,350 ePub Downloads: 97
Published: October 31, 2016 Updated: October 31, 2016
Summary: When Buffy encounters Spike at her college orientation, the last thing she expects is to be hurtled with him into a demon dimension. Now they must battle together against hordes of unnatural creatures, talking beavers, and… is that a lion?
 
AU set between seasons 3 and 4. Don’t let the hints of plot fool you, this is mostly just an excuse for some smut. Well, smut and mayhem; it is Spuffy. Written for the May 2016 20th round of Seasonal Spuffy.
 
With deepest, most heartfelt apologies to C.S. Lewis for the mutilation of his characters and bits of his dialogue.
 
A thousand thanks to the_moonmoth for prompting, instigating, egging on, and betaing.
 
Thanks to the No Rest For the Wicked Awards for honoring this fic in round 13!
Award Runner Up!
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 3, Season 4, Crossover (Books or TV shows outside Buffyverse)
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluffy/Comedy, Parody, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,068 Hit Count: 6,293 ePub Downloads: 131
Published: May 16, 2016 Updated: June 02, 2016
Summary: Something Blue with a twist. Because we all know if Willow hadn’t Will-Be-Doned them into engagement, they were totally going to angry-kiss anyhow. Warnings for debatably-dubious consent and smut. Seriously, no nutritional content.

Thanks to the_moonmoth for her thorough and thoughtful beta! You can thank her for the very important Rope Continuity.

Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,273 Hit Count: 941 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: May 15, 2017 Updated: May 15, 2017