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Author: Dorians Kitten has published 20 stories at Elysian Fields since joining on September 26, 2007.

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Off Again by Sigyn R
Drusilla returns to Sunnydale in an attempt to seduce Spike back to the darkness...
The Dragon's Gold by Iamblichus NC-17
A year ago, Buffy and Spike went down into a cave, had some ritualized sex...
Holding Out for a Hero by Kittenshift17 NC-17
During Willow's Will-Be-Done spell while Spike and Buffy are engaged, Spike...
Wicked Game by Northmann13 NC-17
In an alternative universe, where demon-kind represents the majority of the...
A Matter Of Taste by Twinkles Adult Only
A potentially horrifying story of lust, blood and hunger when the world turns...
The Eternal Return by Iamblichus NC-17
Fifteen years after their grand showdown with the First Evil, Buffy and Spike...
FFS Harmony by tbd PG-13
Harmony has grand plans for Buffy & Spike and it just so happens that...
Not All Big Bad's Are All Bad by pfeifferpack PG
The clock is running down on the latest apocalypse and Glory is proving to be...
A Matter Of Taste by Twinkles Adult Only
A potentially horrifying story of lust, blood and hunger when the world turns...
Big Bad Boyfriend by bewildered NC-17
Slayers don't get weepy when their One True Love rides off into the night for...
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The Wishmaster by amidtheflowers R
A simple wish from a disgruntled kid wouldn't change much anywhere else, but...
thenewbuzwuzz (10/19 01:41am): Ginger, drool what a good idea!
Chrissel (10/18 11:23pm): Ooh! Ginger! Looking forward to that!
sandy_s (10/18 09:51pm): I like that you kept the old last names, slaymesoftly.
kats_meow (10/18 08:51pm): @Ginger for that scenario? The wait? SO WORTH IT! devil
Ginger (10/18 08:45pm): Well, Iím giving Spike a different last name. But Iím also giving him a wrought iron spiral staircase and a pair of handcuffs with which to tether Buffy to aforementioned staircase, so Iím hoping yíall will bear with me (Ďcomingí late Ď19 early Ď20) ;-).
slaymesoftly (10/18 06:44pm): @All4Spike - yes, I used a couple of names for him before we knew about Pratt. I remember asking my beta at the time if she thought I should go back and change it and then we decided not to. We didn't know what we didn't know when they were written, so they were fine for the time they were written.
DollyLevi (10/18 06:26pm): William Henry Pratt was Boris Karloff's real name - he was born 1887 - I think Joss thought he was being clever.
All4Spike (10/18 06:09pm): I thought Joss joked about Spike's name being Pratt, so I didn't think he was serious, so I ignore it. Besides, I already had my own name for him.
slaymesoftly (10/18 06:03pm): because I feel like I would have already known that. I remember a lot of chatter about "oh, he was just putting us on" or "Joss didn't really mean that" from both ff authors and readers.
slaymesoftly (10/18 06:01pm): Hmmmm I thought Joss responded to a question about Spike/William's last name with "Pratt" during an interview somewhere prior to the end of the show? Don't know why I think I remember that, but I do. I'll have to go back over my old Spike comics, but if it did show up there, I wouldn't have blinked
Twinkles (10/18 04:42pm): @magnus, whenever I start writing something and tumble into the self-doubt of "No one's ever going to want to read this mess," I remind myself that you'll at least give it a chance and probably find something to enjoy in it, and I push on with that in mind bravo
Twinkles (10/18 04:38pm): Aww, you guys, I shall never get the silly grin off my face blush So glad you're enjoying it! And always so wordless at expressing how much the feedback means wink
flow (10/18 03:40pm): The funny thing is that Spike:Asylum actually isn't a canon comic but JW approved of Pratt as Williams last name and it was later used in canon comics as well. But it is rather newish in canon comics. I think Buffy says it in Season 10 or 11. Thus you will find tons of different names in fics.
pfeifferpack (10/18 02:13pm): Cosmic Tuesdays Spike Asylum was one of my favorites of the whole comic treatment of Spike! Loved the re-read... going to dig out my copies to read the whole series. Thanks
Ginger (10/18 02:13pm): Since it wasnít established on air, and I want to give him a specific ancestry (at least on his fatherís side) in a fic Iím working on, Iíll give it a pass. Plus I had a boss back in the day whose name was Pratt and was, coincidentally, a real prat. ;-)
Cosmic Tuesdays (10/18 01:56pm): I take the comics as helpfully suggestive para-canon myself.
pfeifferpack (10/18 01:55pm): Pratt was chosen for the comic as a "tip of the hat" to Boris Karloff whose real name was William Henry Pratt. Joss signed off on the surname as approved.
Ginger (10/18 01:54pm): And thanks!
Ginger (10/18 01:54pm): Alrighty then, so I can happily ignore it. ;-)
Cosmic Tuesdays (10/18 01:35pm): Citation: https://comicpunch.net/...apter
Sigyn (10/18 01:16pm): It was established as canon in the comics.
Ginger (10/18 12:52pm): Totally random question: where is it established as canon (if it is and Iím forgetting, particularly if it was in either S7 or AtS which I havenít revisited in full) that Williamís surname was Pratt?
Holly (10/18 12:42pm): I chose Cambridge for Spike in Strawberry Fields for two reasons: It didn't come to mind as readily as Oxford and I researched the courses that would've been taught there when he was human and it fit. I'm sure Oxford had the same/comparable offerings, but since I found what I needed, I didn't look
Ginger (10/18 12:37pm): Agreed about ĎA Matter of Taste.í As a relative newbie active member of the fandom, who has read Spuffy fic off and on since the show aired, I find the newness and originality of the idea breathtaking. And the execution is spot on.
sweetprincipale (10/18 12:36pm): Seconding A Matter of Taste. So gosh darn addictively good!

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The Big Bads are Coming!

Can you sense the danger in the air? That's just your slayer sense letting you know that a whole lot of big bads are on the way! That's right, we're almost to October, and Big Bads challenge month. We've never been more excited to know that villains are just around the corner. We're even marking the event with a spooky 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 October.

How and when do I post my story so that it's part of the event?
Starting at midnight on October 1 (site time, which is Eastern US time-it's listed under the shoutbox), you'll see a new checkbox on the page where you add...

--The Mods on September 27, 2019 05:10pm 9 Comments
Big Bads Challenge - artist signups

Hey everyone,

The first lot of requests for art for the Big Bads Challenge have come in and you can find the banner requests HERE. Artists, make sure you read over the info if you’re thinking of claiming one of the art requests. 

Susan, our resident tech guru extraordinaire, has the art request claim page set up to automatically switch to request claiming OPEN at midnight SITE TIME on the 12th of September. Early claims will not be accepted.

To claim a fic request, artists will need to email me with the following information:

     Artist penname/user ID:
     Permission to share your email with the author(s) you sign up for:
     Banner request: List your banner request(s) by fic title and author penname name, in order of preference.
     Number of banners you are willing to create: (max...

--Amy on September 06, 2019 09:33pm 6 Comments
Author of the Month and Email Snafus

Just a quick post about a couple of technical issues/general glitches that we wanted to make everyone aware of.

1. Toften was named author of the month for Spetember, an honor she definitely deserved due to her amazing writing. However, we realized after the fact that Toften had already had the author of the month title. We failed to realize this earlier due to a series of unfortunate events. Once we realized our error, we puzzled over what to do. While we felt that Toften earned it, the rules state that members can only earn the title once. At this point, we're not ready to open things up to repeat winners since there are so many other deserving authors who haven't had the title. We spoke with Toften, who was gracious and understanding when she learned of our mistake. We decided to just go without an author of the month for the remainder of September because we didn't want to choose a different author who might feel like a second choice, or that they have an asterisk next to their author of the month listing. We apologize to Toften for getting her involved in this mess, and to all our members for the confusion this may have caused. We will strive to prevent it from happening...

--The Mods on September 05, 2019 09:53am 3 Comments