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Author: spikes_heart has published 20 stories at Elysian Fields since joining on November 03, 2006.

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Bringing Light into Darkness by Wonder and Ashes PG-13
A Slayer who thinks for herself, a vampire who was made wrong, and a series...
A Beauty Asleep by SoaringClaws PG
Buffy is wondering if Riley is really the one. Willow decides to help out and...
Taking Chances by sandy_s R
Someone dies and has a regret. The regret requires fixing. That fixing involves...
(Never) Let Me Go by talesofstories G
When Buffy stakes Angelus after defeating the Judge, life goes on as normal...
A Matter Of Taste by Twinkles Adult Only
A potentially horrifying story of lust, blood and hunger when the world turns...
The Darkling by OffYourBird NC-17
When Buffy’s quest to get Spike returned to her is fulfilled in an unexpected...
Ashes to Ashes by Loup Noir NC-17
With the dark realisation of Riley's work coming to light, Buffy and Dawn prepare...
All in the Family by spikes_heart PG
What if Buffy brought back a little surprise after her encounter with Angel...
Here I am by Axell NC-17
It wasn't just rain, it was a downpour as heavy as she'd ever seen. Any depression...
Death is your Gift by Its all fluffy NC-17
(Subject to change on each upload)Buffy faces a threat she didn't take seriously...
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The Long and Winding Road by -Carrie-Ann- NC-17
A story of love, loss and growing to be the person you always needed to step...
juggler (12/9 10:37pm): Ginger, as I was late to finding Buffy, the first time I saw JM was on Torchwood in Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang and woah he made an impression. Great chemistry indeed
pfeifferpack (12/9 08:01pm): Rockin' the ripped tights even after all that time. ITA about the security in their manhood. No posing to "prove" a thing.
Ginger (12/9 07:21pm): Speaking of Buffyverse men being gloriously secure in their manhood, anyone else remember this from VH1’s 25th Anniversary of ‘Rocky Horror’ (2000): https://youtu.be/...9Z7o8
slaymesoftly (12/9 06:38pm): LOL @ Ginger. Yep - two hotties together. What's not to like? (I did a Spike/Jack crossover - not on here obvs. but the sequel is - White Hats Come in Different Shapes and Sizes https://dark-solace.org/...=5049
Ginger (12/9 06:30pm): Re JM and chemistry, tru dat: Captain Jack Harkness and Captain John Hart (Torchwood) saying ‘hello’ is currently the wallpaper on my tablet. ;-)
slaymesoftly (12/9 05:05pm): Looking at it again and the soft gray works well for me. Don't know why I thought it was harsh white the first time I looked at it. Love the snowflakes drifting down.
Chrissel (12/9 03:13pm): Just a counterpoint to the other banner comments: I adore this holiday banner for many reasons, but mostly because it’s been one of the few specialty banners I could actually use! Light text on dark background gives me migraines & this is the perfect combo of muted background, simple fonts & colors!
DollyLevi (12/9 01:09pm): JM excelled at doing solos where is talking to himself - similar to a soliloquy in Shakespeare - a sign of a great actor
assthorn (12/9 11:33am): Hello! Does anyone here watch Siren? (If you don’t, you should! I think you’d all really like it). I want to write a fic for Siren and would love to have someone to bounce ideas off of
slaymesoftly (12/9 09:05am): LOL at all the support for JM's ability to have chemistry of one sort or another with everyone. I'm with Juggler- more of Spike with everyone would have made me happy.
JustWriter (12/9 03:02am): @Touchstoneaf "chemistry with lint" (laughs)
It just proves how good of an actor he is if he can get that much pushback from his scene partners.
Most chemistry in one on one scenes is from pushing your partner verbally, emotionally, and physically to help them react.
If you up the ante, it'll build.

JustWriter (12/9 02:58am): @juggler I wanted to explore more of Spike's intrapersonal relationships as well.
Touchstoneaf (12/9 02:58am): He could make me like anything. The man has chemistry with lint.
And I have the holiday bg, even if Big Bads was easier on the reader.
DAMN, his eyes, tho. Him lookin' at me like that... could convince me to do anything. What's a little discomfort with my smut...

RUNNFROMTHEAK (12/9 12:49am): JM could make me like accounting...
Ginger (12/9 12:02am): I'll say it again, someone needs to get a hold of JM's 'people" and pitch the idea of 'JM's Bedtime Stories,' a weekly podcast of him reading us bedtime stories. <3
juggler (12/8 11:49pm): Ok sorry for the mildly incoherent rant but you all get it I'm sure.
juggler (12/8 11:48pm): I always wanted more of Spike with everyone. More Spike and Joyce, more Spike and Giles, more Spike and Tara, more bonding over demon stuff with Spike and Ayna. More Spike! That is why we are here after all these years.
juggler (12/8 11:46pm): JM had great chemistry with any and everyone on that show. It wasn't just the character of Spike, having good chemistry with so many different characters but that helped. They were totally correct to bring him back his handling of the complexity of Spike as a developing character was what amazing.
kats_meow (12/8 11:31pm): @ Ginger - I have often wanted him to read the phone book for the heat that he could bring to such prose so... yeah salute
Ginger (12/8 10:32pm): Of course, I'm pretty sure it's possible that JM could make getting your licensed renewed at the DMV very sexual. ;-)
RUNNFROMTHEAK (12/8 10:26pm): I remember in one of his interviews he talked about how he viewed the whole hunt (on Spike's end) as very sexual, and watching S2 again it SHOWS. I have no clue how I didn't notice it before!
Ginger (12/8 10:20pm): Yes, he does, and he had great chemistry of all kinds with everyone but props to SMG for a few things that sold it for me: the way she says "blood of the innocent" in 'Something Blue,' which is adorable and when she'd under-react to some of the more outrageous things he'd say - the perfect foil.
slaymesoftly (12/8 09:45pm): actions through the years seem to foreshadow their future relationships, though. That chemistry was there from the get go (and James is responsible for a lot of it-he always played up the attraction).
slaymesoftly (12/8 09:43pm): The holiday banner is gorgeous, but I need a softer background for text too. Back to the comic skin for me (or maybe I'll stick with the BigBads skin which is also easy on the eyes.)"No, Spike, it's going to hurt a lot" is the best example ever of unintentional foreshadowing. So much of their inter-
Touchstoneaf (12/8 07:05pm): Okay y'all are killing me with all the things that I never even noticed until this thread.

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Big Bads Challenge Wrap-up

Hi everyone,

Spike called, and he wants his Big Bad status back... talk about possessive. And so, like the Sunnydale Hellmouth itself, the Elysian Fields Big Bads Challenge is officially closed. 

Myself and the rest of the mods would like to thank and congratulate all who contributed in some way, making it yet another successful site event. Without the authors, artists, betas, commenters and lurkers, our site wouldn't be the place of awesomeness we know it to be. So thank you. 

read The Big Bads Challenge has delivered unto the site 30 brand new fic! If you haven't had a chance to check them out yet, and I highly recommend you do, you can FIND THEM ALL HERE

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

  • New fic – 30
  • Chapters...

--Amy on November 08, 2019 07:28pm 3 Comments
Big Bads Challenge

Hello everyone,

Time is ticking down on October, which sadly means wrapping up the Big Bads Challenge. To allow last minute entries by struggling authors, we're extending the challenge deadline until the 7th of November. Until 11:59pm (site time) the little check box that allows you to contribute to the challenge will still be visible for new fic. Remember, you only have to post the first chapter of your fic within this timeframe for it to be included in the challenge.

Anyone looking to read the wonderful fic submitted already - you can find them ALL HERE.

Also, thanks to member requests, the new site skin we debuted for the challenge will be sticking around. The mods wish our authors co-operative muses on this All Hallow's Eve, and happy reading to any readers and lurkers about.

screenpunch  read

--Amy on October 31, 2019 05:31am 0 Comments
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