Penname: though_you_try
Real Name: Rea
Pronouns: any
Location: EU
Member Since: June 12, 2023
Last Active: July 17, 2024
Membership Status: Member
Skin: onethousand
Author & Artist

Hi, I'm Rea. Enthusiastic reader. I sometimes draw, and recently also write. :)

I watched BtVS and AtS in 2023, and the Buffyverse and its characters immediately gained a special place in my heart.

I'll read pretty much anything, but I'm especially a big fan of redemption arcs, hurt/comfort, and time travel stories. I have a possibly unhealthy attachment to the emotional mess that is season 6, and a soft spot for fics where Buffy gets to meet William.

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Summary: Riley Finn knows that when a man really wants something, he makes it happen — and what he really wants is his happily ever after with Buffy, so he takes matters into his own hands.
Buffy Summers knows that when a door closes… well, you generally kick it open, or something. Even if the kicking is somewhat hindered at the moment, and your only ally happens to be a certain bleached menace of a vampire.
Response to the challenge Riley wants a normal Buffy by satinsafe
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Silverslake, VoronaFiernan
Artists: though_you_try
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Dawn, Tara
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Abuse, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Dubious Consent, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Violence
Challenges: Riley wants a normal Buffy
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,611 Hit Count: 1,319 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: April 11, 2024 Updated: April 27, 2024
Summary: Fanart
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: though_you_try
Categories: Artwork
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1 Hit Count: 352 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: January 02, 2024 Updated: January 02, 2024
Summary: Spike realizes a kitten can be many things, from annoyance to delight to thinly veiled relationship metaphor. Buffy vehemently insists she doesn’t want any of those things anywhere near her life.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Silverslake, simmony, VoronaFiernan
Artists: though_you_try
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dawn, Tara
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language
Event: Mystery Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,192 Hit Count: 516 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: July 05, 2024 Updated: July 13, 2024
Summary: Buffy has never really cared to look at Spike. Now, filled with grief, guilt and love, she would like nothing more, but of course, it’s too late. Or is it?
Thinking that she has lost Spike forever, Buffy takes her time to reflect on their shared past. Then an unexpected reunion gives her the chance to take the future into her own hands.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: VoronaFiernan
Artists: though_you_try
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Canon-Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Erotica, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,292 Hit Count: 1,694 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: December 23, 2023 Updated: December 23, 2023
Summary: Poems from season 6, from Spike to Buffy, that he would never ever want anyone to see. Fair warning: these are not exactly cheerful.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Julikobold
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Poetry
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Dark, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Animal Abuse, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 243 Hit Count: 706 ePub Downloads: 9
Published: February 04, 2024 Updated: February 04, 2024
Summary: Fanart (5x07 Fool for Love / 6x07 Once More With Feeling)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: though_you_try
Categories: Artwork
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1 Hit Count: 386 ePub Downloads: 6
Published: January 03, 2024 Updated: January 03, 2024