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Twinkles commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on July 22, 2021 07:15am Liked

Squee! The image of her as a golden little shoulder-climbing monkey is too cute 💘

(And on the images note, Iove the banner!)

Halfrek's open wish offer and the chip option was a neat spin! Argue that action, scoobies! And I love the way it went straight from there to a later thank you and the invite; it made it so hopeful while being realistic to where they're at.

Loved it 💙

Author's Response on July 26, 2021 06:45pm

I’m glad you enjoyed it! What motivates Spike isn’t what the other characters think. (Well, Dawn probably has the right of it.) Since it’s pretty obvious to the viewer, there’s got to be willful ignorance behind it. This was a very public display, but what do you want to bet that there’s more discussion of Spike’s relationship with Halfrek than his actual good deed? bow

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GillO commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on March 04, 2021 01:03pm Liked

Very sweet. Spike would have a strong argument to get Anya to give him revenge during the period she's gone back to demonhood. It might be fun seeing what happens to Hallie/Cecily.


Some delicious monkey details, too.


party

Author's Response on March 05, 2021 12:04am

Thanks for commenting! I think Spike has all kinds of grounds for vengeance, but that he wouldn't see it that way. Not vengeance against Buffy, at any rate. Maybe Angelus or the Initiative would be on his radar...

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Green commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on October 30, 2019 03:51pm Liked

Of course Spike would use his one wish for Buffy. I'm surprised Xander or Willow never commented on how clingy monkey Buffy was to Spike but then again they were clueless to Buffy all together.

It was nice to see Buffy thank him and invite him herself. Cute little story. 💚

Author's Response on November 10, 2019 03:27am

Spike tends to be a bit impulsive. If he'd have stopped to think about it, he might've come up with a different wish *koff*dechipme*koff* but he's following his blood in this moment, like usual. You're right that Willow and Xander are not really paying attention to nuance with Buffy — they just want her to be "okay".

Thanks for commenting!

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OffYourBird commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on March 17, 2018 09:45pm Liked

Hee! Buffy the howler monkey was so adorable. Super funny and sweet fic. Loved it.

Author's Response on March 18, 2018 05:25am

I'm glad you enjoyed howler monkey Buffy! Thanks for letting me know. So appreciated. 

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relurker commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 15, 2017 11:40am

Re-read this with the same pleasure as the first time! You don't by any chance feel the need to re-rewrite this longer, do you?wink

Author's Response on August 21, 2017 09:09pm

I'm pleased that you still like it! I doubt I'll go longer on this one. There are so many WIPs still to do!

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alive_or_dead commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on November 05, 2016 12:41am Liked

Oh man, that was fantastic! Funniest 'character turns into an animal' fic I've read :D

Author's Response on November 05, 2016 12:49am

¡Yay! I'm glad you liked it. I did a "Spike turns into an animal" one "Love Me, Love My Dog", so it only seemed fair that Buffy get to try it out.

alive_or_dead Replied on November 05, 2016 06:25am

Ah yes, I did also enjoy that one :D now I might just go re-enjoy it

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nojiri23 commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 21, 2016 02:14pm Liked

hearts 

Author's Response on August 22, 2016 03:09pm

wink

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Cryptwarmer commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 20, 2016 08:34pm Liked

awww....sweet!

Author's Response on August 20, 2016 10:30pm

Heh. Thanks for commenting!

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LavenderBlue commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 18, 2016 08:15pm Liked

Monkey Buff - what a hoot (or should I say Howl)!

Loved it.

Author's Response on August 19, 2016 12:08am

I'm so glad! Dawn's will is such that if she thinks Buffy might really be a howler monkey, it just might happen.

Thanks for commenting!

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pfeifferpack commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 18, 2016 05:54pm Liked

I really loved this!  Funny and more.  Wonder if the wording "put to rights" might have helped Buffy beyond turning her back to a human girl?  Nice.  Of course Spike would use his wish this way, never a doubt.

Kathleen

Author's Response on August 18, 2016 05:58pm

Oooh, very observant, my dear! Nobody else mentioned that, but it's definitely intentional.

Thanks for commenting!

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relurker commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 18, 2016 09:11am Liked

Lovely! Only, you have to add the monkey's picture  here, too! heart

Never mind, I hadn't seen the banner before...but the original picture was so nice.

And I feel cheated by at least a couple thousand words: howler monkey Buffy is just too cute to be rid of so soon...

Author's Response on August 18, 2016 03:49pm

Heh. It could definitely be longer, but I was dithering for too long as it was. The main additions to this were the opening and closing scenes, and that monkey!Buffy stand up for herself. There's plenty more that could happen, though.

I was hoping the banner would suffice, but I like the monkey photo, too!

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magnus374 commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 18, 2016 06:55am

Well, what can I say? This was amusing, a wonderful little scenario. You should indeed be careful what you wish for. The situation is solved and things looks hopeful now for them.

Author's Response on August 18, 2016 03:45pm

I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's just a little trifle of a story, but I like to think it was based on in-show possibilities. Thanks for commenting.

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sarcasm_for_free commented on Happy birthday, you're adopted! on August 18, 2016 06:35am Liked

I wasn't so sure when I read the summary and saw a monkey on the banner, but yeah, that was totally worth the read!

Buffy as a howler monkey was lovely. Monkyfied she's obviously still Buffy. And is cuddly with Spike as it should be.

I love it when Spike and Halfrek meet again in stories. There should have been more talking between them in the show. At least in fics like yours there's some interaction. And damn right, does she owe him some wishes rant

Cute, funny, well written and with a happy ending. Yep, the last minutes were well spent wink

Author's Response on August 18, 2016 03:39pm

There is always a danger of veering into crack with this type of story. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I just felt that there was a basis in canon for this possibility. Heh. 

I'm glad you thought that these guys stayed in character. And yes, Halfrek is always fun and she does seem to have some sense of — if not regret — responsibility for Spike's situation. It's subtle on the show, but detectable.

Both the opening scene and the closing scene are part of the expansion. I was unsure if the closing scene was necessary, but I had a few more things to say, and I'm glad it felt worthwhile.

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