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Real Name: Cloud Forest
Member Since: April 21, 2010
Last Active: August 31, 2014
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In a past life I spent all my days on a farm churning butter being an overall unspectacular person. Now I work as a space cowboy, protecting the universe from the likes of moon beetles and jupiter lions.

You might think it's ridiculous, but the next time you're attacked by one of them, we'll see who's laughing.

...Yeah, I have no idea where that came from.

In reality, I'm a twenty-something-year-old who's been a BtVS (and associated Joss Works) fan since season 1, aka when I was in the fourth grade. Which is kind of scary-long-ago now that I think of it, and I'm starting to realize that maybe I had pretty cool parents to let me watch a show like this when I was that young.

Aaanyhoo, fast forward about a decade; I started writing fanfic when I was a teenager under the penname 'Funky Chicken'. If you want an idea as to the quality of my writing back then, just re-read that word in the previous sentence: teenager. Heh, yeah. I eventually ran out of steam as a writer (assuming I had steam in the first place)- but not as a BtVs/Spuffy fan, and took a seat in the bleachers to watch the awesome show that so many fantastic writers out there put on.

Anyhoo, I'm kind of sort of back now... although I'm sure it will be a gradual return. More of the tortoise than the hare in terms of crossing the finish line. I'm primarily thinking of re-working a few of my old and fics now that I have a somewhat more firm grasp on concepts like 'plot' and 'characters' and actually planning out a story rather than just saying 'GO' and hoping I get somewhere...

So, that's me (as a writer) in a nutshell; nothing too spectacular. I only hope I have something mildly useful to contribute to a fandom that's been near and dear to my heart for about a decade and a half now.

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Summary: Buffy Summers was hoping that when she moved to Sunnydale, she could forget about all of the 'Slayer' stuff that was thrust upon her in L.A. These hopes are quickly smothered though when she finds out that the librarian at Sunnydale High is also her new Watcher. Even worse, the small, quiet town she's just moved to is floating on a Hellmouth. Apparently, destiny has a slightly tighter grip on her than she thought.
This story is a series rewrite, starting from Welcome to the Hellmouth. It is built on the simple question of, how would things have gone if Buffy had met a different ensouled vampire on her way to the Bronze that night?
(I should clarify right here, too: this is not a series rewrite with Spike in Angel's place, just saying his lines. It's Spike in the same/similar situations, but acting and reacting as Spike would. There will be close similarities to canon, but also major differences.)
Categories: Season 1, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 52,288 Hit Count: 4,837 ePub Downloads: 58
Published: October 10, 2011 Updated: April 12, 2012
Summary: Set during the S5 episode Spiral. The Scoobies are keeping themselves occupied after the Slayer's retreat to the Winnebago's pseudo-bedroom. This time around, it's Spike- instead of Dawn -who comes to the door in hopes of offering her a bit of comfort and advice.
Many eons ago, this story was nominated at the Love's Last Glimpse awards (though for what categories, I can't remember), as well as the Vampire Kisses Awards for Best Short and Best Revamped. See A/N for short disclaimer on that though...
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,628 Hit Count: 275 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: June 26, 2011 Updated: June 27, 2011