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Summary:

My husband, in an attempt to make a joke about bad fanfiction, distinctly pretended to write out

 

"The vampire was pretty. His name was Spike."

 

It was so trite and so obvious and so disconnected from anything anyone actually writes in fiction that I must have laughed for a good ten minutes. That's the challenge. If you can, legitimately, put the phrase, "The vampire was pretty. His name was Spike," anywhere in your story, whether in narration or dialog, the challenge has been met. (Putting it in as an example of bad writing, however, does not fly. It has to actually be a natural part of the story.)



Categories: Challenge Response
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Yeah, Baby! It's that time again!

Write a drabble, one-shot, or multi-chaptered fic with the craziest premise you can come up with and post it on April 1st. Doesn't need to be funny, though those are most certainly welcome. Could be totally crack!fic if that's where your muse takes you (Spike is Buffy's pet llama!--that one probably shouldn't be NC-17). Any ratings welcome. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

April Fools 2016



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Authors choices for all story titles.

As I do the features I try to spotlight holiday related stories during the year.  This has caused me to notice that we have a slew of Christmas stories, Valentines stories and even Halloween but little else.  

I would LOVE multiple stories that deal with holidays we don't have or have too few of already.  

Include but not limited to: 

Dia del los muertos (Same time period as Halloween but different "holiday" and on Nov 1 and 2)

Winter and SUmmer solstices and Wiccan/pagan touches

Kwanzaa

Boxing Day

Guy Fawkes day (hey, Spike and Giles are British!)

St. Patricks Day

Cinco de Mayo

Thanksgiving (mostly US since show is set in California but other national Thanksgivings okay too...maybe a travel story or something).

Passover

Hanukkah

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/ has a list of US holidays that might help give you a nudge and holidays special to other countries/religions are great too if you can figure out a reason for them to be noted by our characters.

You get the drift......holiday stories can be fairly short but it would be lovely to have a body of stories that celebrate special days with our verse/characters.  Don't miss out on odd ones like Groundhogs day (think of the movie and how our guys might suffer a similar fate!)!

More than happy to have more of what we DO have also...Christmas, Valentines and so on.  



Categories: Holiday Fic
Characters: None
Summary:

It's holiday time for Spuffy! Write any holiday-related Spuffy fic - whether it's some kissing under the mistletoe, Giles spiking the eggnog, or a demon Christmas parade - and join the fun!



Categories: Holiday Fic
Characters: None
Summary:

Tis the season once more, when all through the town, all the demons are rampaging, seeking entrails and fun; all the witches are tucked up tight in their beds; and one particular Chosen gal is serving up slayage in sweet slumber's stead.

Come join the annual holiday (and bad attempts at poetry^^) challenge fun with a related Spuffy fic! Does Giles break out the scotch for Thanksgiving Day? Does Buffy show up in Spike's crypt wearing a very special kind of Santa outfit? Does Willow involve the gang in a Hanukkah celebration (while keeping Xander from playing with the Menorah)? Does the gang celebrate New Years while fending off drunken demons? 

Reqs:

Holiday related in some way

Fic starts posting sometime during the 2018 'holiday season'

Note: cross-posted fics  from 2018 Seasonal Spuffy are welcome! If it's new to EF, it's fair game.



Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Summary:

Simple: write a one shot or short chaptered fic with the craziest premise you can come up with and post it on April 1st or as near to as you can.  Doesn't need to be crack!fic, but that's not discouraged. 

Let your imagination loose! (Unless you're going to do PMSing feral!Buffy, because I've already got that one reserved) 

Author's choice of title, of course!

 

 

 



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Summary:

In honor of St. Patricks Day let's see some fic with that date factoring in in some way.  

With Spike's known love of the uisce beatha (Irish for whiskey) he'd be a natural to celebrate I would imagine.  With the supernatural world of the Buffyverse there are leprechauns, banshees, the tuatha de danann (Fairy people, the wee people, also known as Aes sidhe and lots of other characters that would likely be spotted at a hellmouth at some point.  Don't forget the ancient Celtic religions that dovetail with Wicca as a possible plot jump start.

Put on your Irish and paint Sunnydale green!



Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Willow
Summary:

Pretty sure there was a story like this at some point but it got taken down.

Before Buffy jumped to her death in “The Gift”, she slept with Spike. When Willow resurrects her, she essentially re-animates Buffy’s dead cells – including Spike’s sperm, traces of which are still in her body.

In other words, not only does the spell resurrect her, but it also gets her pregnant.

She has to find out before “Once More, with Feeling” (if that episode even happens) but no sooner than two weeks after the conception/resurrection.

So instead of the sexcapades with Spike, Buffy is dealing with being pregnant while Spike doing everything he can for her. Up to the author whether or not he gets a soul.

When Willow finds out, she gets an ego boost from the knowledge that she created life from a vampire. Optional whether or not two lives are taken from Willow as payment instead of one (so Tara and someone else she cares about, like Xander).

Bonus points for Buffy yelling at Riley when he comes back.

If the story goes as far as season seven, then Spike can’t die.



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Characters: None
Summary:

What If when Buffy was being Anne in L.A. And she went into the Hell dimension she was there long enough to age a few years. She fought hard to bring back every human there and wouldn't leave until all the baddies were dead or something happened and she was stuck there temporarily. When Buffy comes out of the portal she is slightly older (say early 20s) and has spent the last several years fighting and protecting almost nonstop. That way when she does make it back to Sunnydale she has had years to get over Angel and can view the relationship for what it really was, a first love crush that would have fizzled anyway. How do all the Scoobies and Joyce react when a no nonsense Buffy comes back to town and how will Angel and then Spikes return run differently. Obviously Spuffy. Bonus Cookies if Buffy is the one to first start flirting with Spike and it throws him all off his game.



Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Summary:

Right after Tabula Rasa, Buffy realizes something weird: Spike had no memories but wasn't evil. A vampire with no memories didn't even realize he was a vampire and had no inclination to do wrong when he should have theoretically been more like a new fledge with the power of an older vamp. Does this mean he's not inherently evil? Is his personality strong enough to override evil? Hell they assumed he had a soul when he doesn't, what does that mean?

Thinking this through and going to talk to Spike, Buffy stops seeing him as an evil thing and starts seeing him as a person. How does this change the rest of s6? How does this change Spuffy as a relationship?