Penname: ScarlettDuck
Real Name: Lani Kai Akers
Member Since: May 25, 2012
Last Active: March 08, 2021
Membership Status: Member
Skin: dead poets society

Air Force brat but lived most my life in/near Portland, Oregon.    

Came to Buffy late -- had seen a few eps over the years but didn't start watching in earnest until early 2012.  Before the 2012 fandom, I had already preferred Spike over all other characters, I just didn't know him that well yet.  A Doctor Who/Torchwood fan, I had seen JM's turn on Torchwood and loved him there (God, I love an id character!), then solidified that love when I got hooked on BtVS.

I'm married to a man (since 1999) who has so many qualities in common with JM & Spike, it's no wonder I got hooked.  Luckily, he's not quite as jealous as James, so he's been amenable to going with me to meet James a number of times.

And now we're a part of a great group of friends from around the world who are fans of James and his band Ghost of the Robot; we mostly meet on Facebook, but sometimes get to meet in person, and they are ALL glorious people (some of whom I see lurking and contributing here). A highlight was getting to hang with a bunch of these fine fans, as well as James and the Ghosties (well, Sullivan and Charlie), for a whole week on the Comic Con at Sea cruise in 2015. My latest totally-uncool-to-do brag is that I've been meeting James often enough that he's trying to learn my name. At two different conventions in the past year he's greeted my by name without prompting (day 3 of these cons, so I know he worked on it, but still... Yes, I totally internally squee about it. Sue me.) 

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I dream about writing, but I'm pretty sure I'll suck at it, especially with plot and dialogue. Those elements aren't important, are they? ;-)  I am a decent editor, however: I can tighten up someone else's writing, and am especially strong on mechanics, so if spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, or vocabulary/word use are not your strong suits, I may be the beta for you. I'm in awe of the many fantastic writers creating amazing stories on these fanfic sites.

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Summary: While talking with Spike over a few drinks, Buffy comes to a realization about life, herself, and her former mortal enemy.
Winner for Best Short Story, Runner up for Best Episode Stealer at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.
Categories: Season 6, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,740 Hit Count: 2,548 ePub Downloads: 90
Published: October 27, 2006 Updated: October 27, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Divine Epiphanies on November 13, 2016 Liked

This is lovely, thank you! 

Summary: Buffy cares for an injured Spike, and in so finds that she’s the one in need of healing.
Categories: Season 7, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,238 Hit Count: 4,493 ePub Downloads: 251
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Someday on September 03, 2014

So lovely and touching. Even the smut manages to be hot, yet still heartwarming. Beautiful.

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Someday on October 29, 2019

A very lovely fairy tale for them, complete with a set up for a happily ever after.

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Someday on March 16, 2020

This is really lovely. So emotional.

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Someday on March 31, 2013 Liked

Very sweet and quite sexy.

Summary:

Buffy hates Spike and Spike can’t stand Buffy. Right? Ever since Willow’s ‘my will be done’ spell, the vampire and slayer have been plagued with thoughts and dreams of their supposed mortal enemy. And neither of them know what to do about it. When Joyce Summers receives a mystery visit from someone in the know, and learns a little about the possible future, the slayer’s mother is set to work – playing matchmaker. Set in early season four, post Something Blue, and goes AU after that. Originally Completed: 21st of April 2006
Written for the Spring round (April 2006) of Seasonal Spuffy. Banner made by the talented Bloodytearsoflife

 

Categories: Season 4, Award Winners, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,770 Hit Count: 18,421 ePub Downloads: 342
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - New Perspectives on October 26, 2015 Liked

I read this a while ago and just gave it another go. It's lovely. Wish it were longer! 

Author's Response on July 23, 2016 12:16am

Awww, thank you so much. That's wonderful feedback. 

Summary:

A world away from the Hellmouth, Buffy is moving on with her life. When a case brings her to LA she discovers something that had previously existed only in her dreams. Will she get the chance to voice her unheard thoughts before it’s too late? Set in Season 5 of the Angel timeline, during the episode DamageOriginally Completed: 20th of December 2005
 

Categories: Award Winners, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Eve, Fred, Giles, Harmony, Lorne, Original Characters, Spike, Wesley, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,654 Hit Count: 28,398 ePub Downloads: 345
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Shadowing on December 14, 2016

At least Buffy shed one tracker.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:48am

Heehee! Thanks for your review. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Losing a Tail on December 14, 2016

Interesting developments... where will they lead?

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:49am

You'll find out in later chapters...

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - Dead Man Walking on December 14, 2016

You awful dope, Angel. And yeah, you do pay him to think. 

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:49am

Even I don't like Angel very much in this fic, and I've actually got a soft spot for the guy normally. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Distractions on December 14, 2016

And here we go, you ass, Angel...

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:49am

*sighs* He's only making things worse for himself. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Clearing the Mind on December 14, 2016

Not bad, Lindsay and Eve.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:50am

They make a pretty good team, huh?

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - Accomodating on December 14, 2016

Hot. Some errors, but good chapter.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:52am

Thanks. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Apprehension on December 14, 2016 Liked

Oh, Angel, are you gonna keep Buffy and Spike unaware of the presence of each other? 

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:47am

Yes, he is, the broody bastard. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Straight to Business on December 14, 2016 Liked

Oh, boy, you're a total idiot Angel. Not to mention nefarious and arrogant...

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:48am

He wrote the book on being arrogant in this one, that's for sure. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Haze on December 14, 2016 Liked

Even though Lindsay and Eve are being villains, at least they're working to get Spike and Buffy aware of each other.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:48am

Yes, they are. But to what end...

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Explosive Reunions on December 14, 2016 Liked

There you go, Spike, that's better.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:50am

I'm glad you enjoyed Spike in this chapter! 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Little Green Monsters on December 15, 2016 Liked

Oh, Buffy, you don't like being the one left alone; why do you always do it to Spike? 

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:53am

No, she really doesn't. You'd think because she knew how it felt she wouldn't do it to others. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - History Laid to Rest on December 15, 2016 Liked

Oh, Eve is such trouble.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:53am

With a capital T. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 13: Chapter 13 - Choices on December 16, 2016 Liked

Oh, hell. Angel didn't really want to be human anyway.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:53am

No, he didn't. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 14: Chapter 14 - Urban Cowboy on December 16, 2016 Liked

Here comes Harmony.... actual info? 

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:54am

Haha, I know, right? Big shocker. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 15: Chapter 15 - Shamu, Shanshu and Spike on December 16, 2016 Liked

Glad to find out finally that Andrew had arrived. Was confusing when Buffy had to use to speakerphone to include him.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:54am

I love Andrew. He's such a loveable doofus. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 16: Chapter 16 - Exposed on December 16, 2016 Liked

Oh, you two. Be patient with eacb other.

Nicely done, building the tension like this.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:54am

Thank you very much. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 17: Chapter 17 - History Repeating on December 16, 2016 Liked

Buffy, you already have Spike. you know that. What you to need to do now is give yourself to him. Or rather, let him know you already have.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:54am

That's exactly what she needs to do. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 18: Chapter 18 - Incentives on December 16, 2016 Liked

Finally! Good for them... it's about time.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:55am

It certainly is. 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 19: Chapter 19 - Resolution on December 16, 2016 Liked

Good. You've almost said enough, Buffy. Make sure he really gets it.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:55am

Things always work out better for her when she communicates, huh? 

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 20: Chapter 20 - A New Life on December 16, 2016 Liked

This was lovely. Love how happy Spike is.

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 05:55am

Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. And happy!Spike is a wondrous thing. 

Summary: Set during the episode Something Blue. Buffy comes to her senses before she trashes those drool-worthy lips of Spike!
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,129 Hit Count: 12,115 ePub Downloads: 211
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 8: Epilogue on March 09, 2014

Read before, but it had been a while.  Still fun.

Summary: Set during Season Five. When the absurd comes to visit on the Hellmouth, and vengeful Slayer's twist the normal playing ground, how will the Scoobies cope? And will Buffy find solace in the arms of her sworn enemy?
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,538 Hit Count: 10,216 ePub Downloads: 293
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 13: Epilogue on March 10, 2014

I've read this before... still good...

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on October 29, 2019

Well, Buffy seems to be turning herself into knots. Have a feeling Spike will matter.

ScarlettDuck commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on October 29, 2019

Looks like they may have to work together on these mysteries, doesn't it?