Penname: Amina
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Member Since: June 25, 2021
Last Active: June 09, 2024
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Note: On indefinite hiatus/inactivity. I fall in and out of obsessions and it just happened that for a summer I was obsessed with this ship. I don't really feel too much passion for it right now, but who knows when I'll fall back into it. In the meantime, I'm writing for a whole bunch of other stuff on ao3 and occasionally post some of my unfinished drafts and occasional ideas here. Thank you all for being such a great community <3 [still active as banner artist when personal schedule permits.]

Hi! Nice to meet you, I'm Amina!

I'm a 00s baby (pardon any anachronisms in my writing), so I didn't watch the show when it first aired, but my parents did. They were fans and bought all the dvd boxsets. As a result, I watched it growing up. I started rewatching it this summer and fell in love with the show.

My favorite character is probably Drusilla. In reality though, I'm most like Tara. I'm quite socially anxious and do struggle with a (luckily mostly inconsistent) stutter.

Like any show I'm significantly invested in, I have a love-hate relationship with BTVS. There are many people from the show who I do not support or respect, but I feel I can separate most of the (content they created for) the show from who they are as people. One of my issues with the show is that I think none of the canon ships are, in their entirety, healthy. This includes Spuffy. This is something I often try to improve on in my work. It's one of the reasons why I mostly work in AUs and why the vast majority of my work is not canon compliant. (If you like Spuffy as-is in canon, I won't judge you for that though. This is just a reflection of what I personally like and dislike about the ship, how I handle it to feel comfortable writing about/shipping it and my attempt to be transparent about it.

Beyond writing, I also create banner art. Works on this site which feature my work are: "He's a Friend from Work", "Railway tracks", "Eviled Eggs", "Boon", "The Switcheroo Incident", and my own of course.

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Summary: Lighthearted/fluffy/funny/slice-of-life drabble collection
 
Tunnel of LoveThe odd one out in her group, Buffy gets paired with a stranger from the single rider line
In N' Out - Buffy's choice of post-mission meal causes controversy among the team
Carpe Demon - Buffy workshops a new catchphrase
Kittens for Sale - Buffy intervenes when Clem needs some quick cash, resulting in a couple new additions to the household
Honeymoon & Video Games - Yes, Spike is a die hard punk. Yes, he had a surprising soft spot for Lana del Rey. Yes, this was something he got into internet fights over.
Pinch - Buffy and Spike disagree on how much spice should go in a recipe and turn to Dawn to settle the debate.
Foul Mouthed Parrot - Spike has an effect on the vocabulary of the newest Summers pet.
Two-Ton Block of Cheese - After Willow turns a demon into cheese, Spike sees a snack.
Knitting Demon - Buffy's been caught by a knitting demon, Spike tries to save her.
Pocket Size - Due to magic accident, Spike gets shrunk down and Buffy gets reluctant about turning him back.
Spike's Best Friend - Dawn is convinced that she is Spike's best friend. Buffy disagrees.
Out for a Walk (Bitch) - Buffy challenges Spike to only speak in five word sentences.
Umbrella - Spike tries to justify his attempt at giving Buffy some protection from the rain. 
Lost Heirloom - Spike realizes he might be able to help retrieve a family heirloom of Buffy's. 
Only One Bed - A BTVS take on a classic take
Halloween - Spike is embarrassed to admit to Buffy that his taste in horror movies is entirely based on one factor: the presence of actress Sarah Michelle Gellar in them. 
It Must Be Tuesday/Graham Miller/Spike Reads to Buffy/A Proper Date... with Weapons - A hurt/comfort fic where Buffy gets a concussion and recovers (in 4 parts/drabbles)
Drunk Confessions - Buffy lets Spike in on a secret.
Dalton - Buffy accidentally interrupts a secret meeting between Spike and Dalton
Band Candy - A second outbreak of Rayne's chocolate (in a later season) results in Spike getting to know Giles as Ripper
Faith - Buffy and Spike debate who would be the better third in their relationship.
Speed Dating - After realizing she has a type, Buffy tries vampire speed dating
 
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Challenge Response, All Human, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Dawn, Faith Lehane
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted, Queer Themes, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,162 Hit Count: 6,292 ePub Downloads: 23
Published: June 30, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary:  
EF 2023 Secret Santa Gift for Sweetbutnutty!
A time-traveled Oz offers Buffy a new perspective on her relationships, the power balances within them, and her future.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Oz
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Fix-It
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,217 Hit Count: 839 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: December 06, 2023 Updated: December 06, 2023
Summary: In a world where Buffy never ran away after season 2, her trauma from Acathla and Angelus simmers away through the summer and season 3. When Buffy ends up playing a more active role in the accidental death of the assistant mayor, it finally comes to a boil. Buffy and Faith panic and skip town together.
 
Eight months later, Spike is in possession of the Gem of Amara, ready to battle Buffy, only to be unable to locate her. He asks around and discovers that no one has seen her or the other slayer in ages. Motivated by vengeance (and definitely not the fact that Joyce practically begged him to help bring her daughter home) he tracks them to New York City, only to find a pair of rogue slayers very different from who they used to be. Meanwhile, a seemingly slayerless Sunnydale struggles with change, grief and the Initiative.
 
Story most likely abandoned and up for adoption
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Mr. Trick, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Drama, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Mental Health Issues, Suicide, Violence
Challenges: Bad Girls AU
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,859 Hit Count: 2,761 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: August 15, 2021 Updated: June 11, 2022
Summary: Two standalone hurt/comfort stories where Buffy and Spike get injured/ill respectively
Uses the following drabblemania prompts: It Must Be Tuesday, Graham Miller, Spike Reads to Buffy, A Proper Date... with Weapons // Magic Flu, Clem, Invisible, Memory Loss, Dreams
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Vignettes, Between Seasons (any), Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Clem, Dawn, Ensemble
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,121 Hit Count: 1,408 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: July 17, 2023 Updated: July 17, 2023
Summary:  
Spike and Dawn have accidentally come into each other's most prized possession.
(For the Drabblemania prompt "Diary")
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 5, Drabbles
Characters: Spike, Dawn
Genres: Humor, Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 271 Hit Count: 308 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: July 04, 2023 Updated: July 04, 2023
Summary: Unconnected drabbles about various AUs including
- Pirates
- Toys
- Radio Hosts
- Animal Control Officers
- Pro-Wrestlers
and uses the following drabblemania prompts: Captain on the Deck, Puppet Spike, Microphone, The Goose is Loose & Buffy's Big Bloody Debut
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: None
Warnings: Spike/Other (Temp)
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,461 Hit Count: 1,116 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: July 05, 2023 Updated: July 24, 2023
Summary:  
It’s a hard 147 days without her.
 
Unconnected drabbles set during Buffy’s second death using the following drabblemania prompts: Ephemeral, Deep Sea Diving, Photobooth, Apple Pie, Cookie Dough & more
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Canon-Compliant, Vignettes, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Spike, Dawn
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp)
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,497 Hit Count: 856 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: July 02, 2023 Updated: July 17, 2023
Summary: At age 38, Joyce Summers is the oldest slayer ever when she clinically dies from cardiac arrest after being electrocuted by a lightning demon. Despite revival through the miracle of modern medicine, the slayer line moves on.
 
At age 15, Buffy Summers has spent her childhood researching demons, learning self defense, and occasionally getting kidnapped. When on the way home from school, some random old British guy tells her that she’s the slayer, she is utterly bewildered. Isn’t that her mom’s job?
 
Most likely on hiatus til summer at the earliest
Written for the Elysian Fields ‘Called Challenge'. Banner made by me.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Merrick, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Joyce and Buffy are both Slayers!/ Author's Choice of Title
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,207 Hit Count: 2,368 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: October 05, 2021 Updated: October 17, 2021
Summary: Outsider POV of Spuffy in a universe where they were forced to run away together after the S2 finale
 
For drabblemania, uses prompt Spuffy Undercover
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Season 2, Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality, Vignettes, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Other
Genres: POV, Road Trip
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 58 Hit Count: 179 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: July 31, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary: Spike has a nasty habit of getting tattoos of his current girlfriend’s name. Buffy is the artist he goes to to cover them up when they break up.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,088 Hit Count: 911 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: September 05, 2021 Updated: September 05, 2021
Summary: In a world where things went a little happier and healthier, Buffy and Spike try and fail to spice things up.
Shenanigans featuring the following prompts: Locks and Keys, Pool Sex, Nudes of Spike, Nipple Piercings, Fool for Love, Zipper
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Alternate Reality, Vignettes, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Xander, Anya, Tara
Genres: Established Relationship, Humor, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 669 Hit Count: 591 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: July 22, 2023 Updated: July 22, 2023
Summary: AU where Xin Rong dies not to Spike but to her cruciamentum, causing him to learn all about the Council and how it treats slayers. Motivated by remnants of his victorian gentleman’s honor, cryptic words from Drusilla and the moralistic prattling of a recently souled Angel, he sets out to combat the Council and help slayers with and after their cruciamentum. Almost a century later, this leads him to Sunnydale as he hears reports of preparations for the tento di cruciamentum of one Buffy Summers.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Angel, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Joyce, Kralik, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Nikki Wood, Quentin Travers, Robin Wood, Xin Rong
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 879 Hit Count: 337 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: April 05, 2023 Updated: April 05, 2023
Summary: Buffy had quite a dating history, she even dated (and had a surprisingly amicable breakup with) a vampire in college before she was called. Years later she runs into him on vacation. He’s searching for his third slayer kill and heard a rumor the current one was in the area. Uh oh.

Uses the following Drabblemania prompts: Sex on the Beach, Wild Card, Buffy Compliments Spikes Blue Shirt, Spirit Realm, Statue of Liberty, Trapped, Biting, Speech, Wild Card, “Undo it, undo it!”, Billy Idol, Swimming Pool, Spatula & Lorne

 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,112 Hit Count: 3,705 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: July 25, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary: Buffy hasn’t seen her father’s side of the family in ages. When she finally goes to a family reunion, something about her cousin Scott just seems… off.
 
(BTVS & X-Men crossover where Buffy thinks Scott’s a demon, Scott think that she keeps staring at him because she’s mutant-ist)
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Crossover (Books or TV shows outside Buffyverse), Canon-Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Other
Genres: Dramedy, Humor
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,441 Hit Count: 195 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: June 29, 2023 Updated: June 29, 2023
Summary: In a slightly canon divergent S4/very early S5, Spike and Buffy keep finding themselvees in a series of temporary truces.
 
Uses the following drabblemania prompts: Broken Coffee Mug, Kill it with Fire, Bunny Demon, Pillow Fight, Tacos, The Illusion of Control, “Oh Bugger” said Buffy & Jealous Buffy
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,157 Hit Count: 1,330 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: July 26, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary: Buffy and Spike end up going to the reunion for the wrong UCSD.
 
SPOILERS FOR FIC! uses drabblemania prompt San Diego & Oz
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Other
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 644 Hit Count: 250 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: July 12, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary:  
An old photo from Spike's past is rediscovered.
 
(Drabblemania prompt - 1969)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Drabblemania 2023
Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series, Historical, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Historical, Humor
Warnings: Spike/Other (Temp), Substance Use/Addiction
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 402 Hit Count: 398 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: June 30, 2023 Updated: June 30, 2023
Summary: Buffy “the Slayer” Summers is a once-in-a-generation talent in the world of wrestling. A perennial babyface, she had never been tempted by the dark side, that is until a new signee from across the pond arrives.
 
Pro-wrestling AU where everyone is friends behind the scenes and all animosity/death/evil doings are just kayfabe. (All wrestling terms [such as babyface and kayfabe] will be defined in chapter notes, prior knowledge of pro-wrestling not needed to enjoy)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Jenny Calendar
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,337 Hit Count: 101 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: November 11, 2023 Updated: November 11, 2023