Penname: fortes775
Real Name: Yawp
Pronouns: She/Her
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Member Since: July 12, 2013
Last Active: April 12, 2024
Membership Status: Member
Skin: kisses in the rain
Author

I've been lurking on this penname for years, but my works elsewhere in the world are under My_Barbaric_Yawp. What can I say? Branding was a mystery to me in 2013. Call me Yawp--all my internet friends do.

Other things to know: I'm queer and everything I write is informed by queerness, even the very het fics. I also think every character in the Buffyverse could be queer except for Warren, but that's mostly just because I don't want to invite him to the picnic, not because I don't see his potential for queerness. Fair warning: everyone else can and will be redeemed if I get my hands on them.

Finally, my one firmly held guiding star of belief is that Spike is lesbian-coded. This is my hill, and I will die on it.

Happy reading!

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Summary: Sun, sand, coconuts. Buffy takes a well deserved holiday in paradise, and it's damn near perfect.
 
Fic for the EF 2023 Satisfaction shindig. Title to be read in the tone of the inestimable Sidney Poitier demanding a European vacation from James Earl Jones in Sneakers (1992). ("Tahiti is not in Europe…")
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Vignettes, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: 2023 Satisfaction-athon
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 778 Hit Count: 557 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: February 13, 2023 Updated: February 13, 2023
Summary: "I was 16, Spike,” she said softly. “I had the impulse control of a hormonal ferret, and I was desperate to be loved—you think I woulda said no to a hot, devoted British guy who wasn't trying to kill me just for kicks? Just how dumb are you?" ~ Buffy in Ch 13 of Goodbye to Everything That I Knew
 
In which Spike gets smarter and propositions Buffy on night one, and Buffy accepts because Angel is MIA and would you look at those cheekbones? Cue a teenage romp of an affair in which Spuffy discover the joys of emotional availability in a partner, Angel discovers the joy of a woman with a plan, Cordy makes the plan and enjoys the hell out of it, and Dru gets to live her best life without any man holding her back…
 
You know how Goodbye to Everything That I Knew is a slow burn of carefully constructed intimacy leading to sweet married sex?
 
This story is the complete spiritual opposite of that…
 
AU starting in Season 2x03, School Hard. Written for EF’s 2024 April Challenge Month. Response to BewareTheKiller’s Scotty Doesn’t Know Challenge.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: ShirtyBird
Artists: cd85
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Cordelia, Drusilla
Genres: Fix-It, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Queer Themes, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Cheating/Infidelity, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Underage Sex
Challenges: Scotty Doesn't Know (Authors Choice of Name)
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,399 Hit Count: 554 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: April 05, 2024 Updated: April 12, 2024
Summary: Somewhere, someway, somehow—they always find their way back.
 
In which one brave fic writer tries to answer the question: just how many Spuffy HEA reunions can one big drabble collection take?
 
Based on Board Two Prompts for the EF 2023 Drabblemania event. Title from “B Movie Box Car Blues.”
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: scratchmeout
Summary: When Dawn’s future at Revello Drive is in jeopardy, Buffy goes looking for a way to convince social services that all is well in the state of Summers. Cue a new truce with Spike in which our heroes learn how to love, live, and parent together while staying one step ahead of Dawnie, the Scoobies, and the government. It’s all fun and games until someone gets a ring involved.
 
Or, the Season Six Fake-Dating Fix-It that nobody asked for…
 
Entry for EF Truce 2023 Anniversary Event; AU Post Season 6x08, Tabula Rasa; Title from “Goodbye to You” by Michelle Branch.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: cd85
Artists: cd85
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Anya, Clem, Dawn, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, Fix-It, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Queer Themes, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Abuse, Adult Language, Depictions of Bigotry, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations
Event: Truce Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Word count: 69,649 Hit Count: 31,112 ePub Downloads: 250
Published: October 01, 2023 Updated: April 12, 2024
Summary: Buffy has spent the summer grasping for something just out of reach, but when Dracula arrives at the peak of her frustration, all bets are off.
 
In which Buffy finds her fix, her man, and herself, not necessarily in that order…
 
AU Season 5x01, Buffy vs. Dracula; Written for the EF 2024 Monster Mash Mini-Event; Title from the song by Daft Punk. (Writing Spuffy has made me a song title person—I’m so sorry…)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: ShirtyBird, Sigyn
Artists: cd85
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Fix-It, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Lighthearted
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations
Event: Monster Mash 2024
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,812 Hit Count: 638 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: March 10, 2024 Updated: March 10, 2024
Summary: The littlest Scooby needs some midnight company from her Aunt Buffy and her Uncle Spike. It’s all fun and cocoa until the snowman wakes up.
 
Secret Santa 2022 gift for RavenLove12. Title from the song “Walking in the Air” from the 1982 animated film The Snowman, of which this is a crossover fic. For the less fluffy Amends (3.10) fix-it fic also inspired by this prompt, see: This Year's for Me and You
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (Books or TV shows outside Buffyverse), Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,007 Hit Count: 732 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: December 04, 2022 Updated: December 04, 2022
Summary: It’s just another patrol for our semi-retired heroes—right up until it’s not.
 
Or, the one where Spuffy go on a routine patrol and accidentally acquire a family…
 
EF 2023 Secret Santa gift for Julikobold; Title from the song of the same name. (The text of which I’ve just discovered comes from Christina Rosetti??? C’mon, Spike would be all over that with all his little Pre-Raphaelite fanboy heart…)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: MillennialCryBaby
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic, Holiday Fic, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Andrew Wells, Original Characters
Genres: Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,761 Hit Count: 582 ePub Downloads: 11
Published: December 01, 2023 Updated: December 01, 2023
Summary: He wasn't helping. Not him, no way, no how. Him? Help the damn slayer? Please
 
In which Spike helps (a lot), Riley figures himself out (a little), Angel remains completely and totally Angel (more's the pity), and Buffy maybe solves her man problems once and for all. Oh, and Drac's coming to the party, too. What could possibly go wrong?
 
AU Post 5x01 - Buffy vs. Dracula
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: Irandamay
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Original Characters, Riley Finn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Mystery, Queer Themes, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 26,175 Hit Count: 7,957 ePub Downloads: 118
Published: February 16, 2023 Updated: April 09, 2023
Summary:

The first rule of fight club is no talking about fight club, right?
The second rule is no, really, no talking—Vegas rules, yeah? What happens in fight club stays in bloody fight club. No spilling the beans to your chatty little girlfriends.
(That means you, Harris.)
The third rule of fight club is definitely don't tell the Slayer. She'd never let him live it down.
***
When Oz decides running away from his problems isn't the solution, he turns to the one person in town who seems to have a handle on his demon: Spike.
In which Oz and Spike save the Scoobies, get the girl, and change the future through the power of friendship, anger management, and…healthy communication?
AU post 4x09 - Something Blue. EF April Challenge Month 2023 Response to Ethereal Demon's If Oz Had Stayed Challenge.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: Irandamay
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Oz, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Humor, Queer Themes, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Suicidal Ideation
Challenges: If Oz had stayed
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,992 Hit Count: 1,117 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: April 12, 2023 Updated: April 30, 2023
Summary: Angel's losing it, Buffy's losing her patience, and Spike's just plain lost. Must be Christmas on the hellmouth. What's a vamp gotta do for a cup of cocoa around here anyway?
 
A Spuffy rewrite of Season 3.10 - Amends.
 
Inspired by my Secret Santa prompts from RavenLove12, but it got out of control. Title from “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues. For the much fluffier gift fic, see: I Can Fly So High Above With You
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3, Episode Rewrite, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Faith Lehane, Joyce
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Buffy/Other (Temp), Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Suicidal Ideation
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,374 Hit Count: 1,042 ePub Downloads: 43
Published: December 04, 2022 Updated: December 04, 2022