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We are the home of 793 authors from among our 20,160 members. There are 268,813 comments on our 5,226 stories, which consist of 108,670,770 words. A special welcome to our newest member, Vampwolfie3.

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Author: Irishrose has published 6 stories at Elysian Fields since joining on April 18, 2009.

Commenter: MaggieLaFey has written 311 comments at Elysian Fields since joining on July 12, 2016.

Warming Up To New Things by sweetprincipale PG
Set in an AU late season three or early season four where Spike and Drusilla...
Make Me Feel by D1234 NC-17
Joyce has died and Buffy is overwhelmed with the responsibility and worried...
Speranta Lumii by Irishrose PG-13
A mysterious girl with more power than any human should have arrives in...
Absolute Power by Connie_3D R
Buffy discovers that absolute power really does corrupt absolutely.   When...
Pictures of You by kats_meow R
As the Slayer, Buffy Summers has helped a lot of people in her twenty years...
Pictures of You by kats_meow R
As the Slayer, Buffy Summers has helped a lot of people in her twenty years...
Every Letter That You Write Me by othellia R
In a world where soulmates have the ability to write on each other's skin, Spike...
Fade Away by Sunalso NC-17
AU. Buffy died in 1965 and has been haunting Sunnydale ever since. Spike...
Dreamscape by Holly NC-17
While her nights are occupied fighting evil, her dreams are haunted by a devastatingly...
The Ghosts You Can't Escape by Pixiecorn NC-17
Detective William 'Spike' Giles is on the hunt for a psychotic murderer who...
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Finality by Caro Mio R
The fight between Spike and Buffy in "Smashed" goes a bit differently.
nmcil (6/16 05:48pm): Happy Father's Day - hope you all are having a loved filled wonderful day - little greetings for you https://www.flickr.com/...blic/
nmcil (6/16 05:47pm): Great News All4Spike - LOVE your Spike and Buffy Saga.
All4Spike (6/16 10:07am): Plus - a couple of days ago I was assailed by a marauding plot bunny, which if we're very, very lucky, might resolve into another adventure in that 'verse.
All4Spike (6/16 10:06am): In case you hadn't noticed, the final chapter of Notes is up. Those of you who wish for more adventures in the Coincidences 'verse, might be pleased to learn there is a short (3 ch) story all ready to go.
Firebeca (6/16 09:30am): Thanks everyone for your kind words, I might give it a go
slaymesoftly (6/16 09:21am): Now that I have most of them stored someplace accessible, and now that I get how to put them on here, I think I'm going to gradually add the amazing banners I have for many of my stories. It'll take some time, but I'll pick away at it as I see one that should have its banner.
slaymesoftly (6/16 09:02am): That's a great challenge, @firebeca!
pfeifferpack (6/16 08:59am): Just in from work. Going to hose off and snooze a bit. See you all later... looks like lots of great updates to catch up on when I get up. YAY
pfeifferpack (6/16 08:58am): cheers Happy Father's Day to all the dad's and parental unit/mentor in that position!
pfeifferpack (6/16 08:57am): party Happy birthday Vex! May you have a marvelous day in every way. Hope this year is the best one you've had so far.
pfeifferpack (6/16 08:57am): Firebeca that's a GREAT challenge! I'd love to read that.
Saggit (6/16 05:12am): Sunalso is absolutely correct. @Firebeca, the point isn't whether something's been done before, but what you can bring to it. By all means, put something of yourself in your story, and it will find support!
Sunalso (6/15 09:19pm): @firebeca Issue away! No matter how many times something has been "done" every individual author has there own take on a trope or story idea. And I encourage you to take a stab at it! Because writing it yourself is the only way you know you'll 100% enjoy a fic ;-)
Firebeca (6/15 09:03pm): I've had an idea floating round my head constantly for the last week it may have already been done loads but I thought I'd issue it as a challenge as I doubt think I could do it justice
slaymesoftly (6/15 06:47pm): and criteria to use is definitely the way to go. I even judged for one site that reviewed noms carefully and rejected any that shouldn't have been on an award site. That was pretty ballsy, I thought, but it meant judges didn't have read anything not worthy.
slaymesoftly (6/15 06:45pm): It had already been mentioned on EF FB page by someone else. Niamh just added support and more info. I agree that voted sites can create issues with people flooding the site to vote for their friend's fic (kinda like we do with Spike vs Angel polls - ha ha). Good, honest judges with clear guidance a
Niamh (6/15 06:35pm): It wasn't that I moved it, as I said in my reply, I had a free minute, figured I'd see what the feedback over there looked like, since I know not everyone checks this as often as they check FB. Didn't mean disrespect or to step on toes.
KillerSnotMonster (6/15 04:39pm): I'm actually going to rescind my involvement for the moment, as @Niamh moved the topic over to Facebook. So far it looks like there's some interest in a Spuffy-specific awards event. I think the people of EF could totally rock that, but don't come talk to me about it! Lol.
Sunalso (6/15 04:11pm): @KSM and @Blade Redwind Discord would be perfect!
Blade Redwind (6/15 04:02pm): I don't really use facebook, but I have considered starting a discord server for Spuffy for EF peeps. It'd be unofficial as I don't wanna step on any toes.
Niamh (6/15 03:36pm): I'm not in that group, I don't think. But I would be willing to join. There's also the EF FB group.
KillerSnotMonster (6/15 03:33pm): I don't want to clutter the shoutbox for ten years though, so feel free to message me and we can figure out another place for some of us to connect!
KillerSnotMonster (6/15 03:25pm): (The group is Buffy the Fanfic Slayer)
KillerSnotMonster (6/15 03:25pm): There's a smallish Facebook group (under 90 members currently) I was thinking about posting on to gauge interest. I just feel weird about brewing it up solely with EF people because this is a ship-specific site. Y'know? Want everyone to feel welcome.
Niamh (6/15 03:20pm): Starting smaller and leaving room for future expansion is a good idea. Trying to reach and please everyone doesn't always work and can easily backfire. Look at Sunalso, who got vilified because she was a spuffy-shipper. But that's just my opinion.

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2019 April Challenge Month

Hello everyone,

The moderators of Elysian Fields would like to thank and congratulate everyone who participated in the 2019 Challenge Month. Authors, artists, betas, commenters, and lurkers – you all play an important role in making our archive the successful and wonderful place it is.

The 2019 Challenge Month has brought us 44 brand new fic. Yes, you read that number correctly, 44 brand new fic. That's huge! For anyone who has yet to read the wonderful contributions created by the talented authors on our site, you can FIND THEM ALL HERE. You’re welcome. wink

April Challenge Month stats:
(For challenge fic only, and accurate at the time of this news item being posted)

  • New fic – 44
  • Chapters added – 110
  • Words added – 302,780
  • Banners created –...

--Amy on May 02, 2019 05:19am 11 Comments
Get Ready for Challenge Month!

We know it's been a challenge having to wait for our April site event. However, we're only a few days away! We can't help but show our excitement for challenge month. No, really, you can see it with our brand new event skin, which will be our featured skin through the entire month. If you want to make it your default skin for the month, make sure to change it in your preferences page.

In order to make sure everyone understands all that's going on, we'll try to cover everything here. If there's something you're not sure about, please let us know in the comments. There's a lot of information in this post, but please read the whole thing to be sure you know what's happening in April.

How and when do I post my story so that it's part of the event?
After midnight on April 1 (site time, which is Eastern US time-it's listed under the shoutbox), post your story as you normally would. Once you've added your story, find the challenge you're responding to on the challenges page or in your saved challenges list (if you've already saved...

--The Mods on March 28, 2019 06:14pm 14 Comments
April Challenge Month

So, for those of you who have been members (or lurkers) here at Elysian Fields for a while, you’d know it’s not exactly a secret that we love Challenges. heartsAnd for anyone who was unaware, all you have to do is check out our Site Events page.

We went ‘live’ as an archive in October of 2006, and it’s become somewhat of a tradition over the last few years to celebrate that fact with a site wide event. And the response has always been phenomenal, from authors, artists and readers.

We look forward to these Challenges, and seeing and reading what our wonderful talented members come up each year is awesome. So awesome in fact, it made us mods ask the question, “Why can’t we do this more than once a year?”

Well, there isn’t a reason to not host a site challenge more than once a year. And as it happens, you lovelies--our members--have already planned it for us. Our site has a veritable treasure trove of inspiration in the form of member-written fic challenges, and they...

--Amy on February 21, 2019 02:28am 13 Comments