rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (spuffy_carpet)
[community profile] sb_fag_ends did a Halloween challenge, which I failed to meet because of pesky timezones — not procrastination, not at all — but I still managed to post some stories:


Title: The Fun House Doors of Perception
Rating: Mature, 'cos language and S6 shenanigans
Word count: 540
Prompt: Seeing Isn't Believing
Setting: S6, around the time of "Gone"
Summary: Spike's sure he's got it all figured...

and

Title: Foxy Ladies
Rating: PG13
Word count: 650
Prompt: Outfoxed
Setting: S10-ish
Summary: Spike and Buffy go out on the town in San Francisco, at a drag bar. 

Let me know what you think!

P.S. [personal profile] thedeadlyhook  and I had a blast at the drag version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Live! Very theatrical! We'll be back for the Star Trek: Mirror Mirror presentation in a few weeks. The Oasis (bar, danceteria, cabaret) is a local treasure, sure 'nuff.
rebcake: Giles serious then laughing (lol_giles)
I've decided I'm going to WriterConUK next month!

It will be my very first trip to the UK, and I'm all atwitter. I've been asking all my ex-pat friends what I should do while I'm there. One said I should order a drink called a “shandy” since I am a light drinker, and another mentioned Scotch Egg, because bacon, but I am not convinced.

Now I ask you! I'll be in Edinburgh, Bath, and London, when I'm not in Coventry, Chester, and Liverpool. Give me your suggestions about things to see and do, to eat or not eat, and places to stay. I'm thinking near Paddington*/Kensington while in London, but I could be convinced otherwise.

I was notified that I've been nominated for a No Rest for the Wicked Awards, but I have no idea for which story or in what category, so it's mysterious AND exciting!

It reminded me that I haven't posted links on my journal to things I've written for comms, so here goes... )
rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (spuffy_carpet)
I wrote something for sb_fag_ends, so in so doing I've met my 2016 resolution!

Title: Wonders Never Cease
Author: Rebcake
Word count: 980
Rating: PG13
Prompt: Crimson Tide
Setting: S6, Warning for reference to lots of kinds of fluids.
Summary: Spike finds out about something he thinks will interest the Slayer. A stake-out is required, because that always goes so well.

This way to the story:

Spike threaded the motorcycle around the “closed at dusk” sign
rebcake: Spike & Buffy kissing in bed (spuffy_kiss)
One last story before we say goodbye to 2015. Another WIP down! The long-awaited, or perhaps long-forgotten, conclusion to a little noel_of_spike story!

Title: When You Wish Upon A Bar (4 of 4)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2125
Characters: Spike/Buffy, Dawn, D'Hoffryn
Setting: BtVS Season 6, after Wrecked, but before Older and Far Away. Also after AtS S3 The Vision Thing.
Summary: Spike isn’t getting what he really wants out of his secret “relationship” with Buffy, though things could be worse. Just his luck, D’Hoffryn has decided to celebrate Gurnenthar's Ascendance on the Hellmouth after a romantic disappointment of his own.

Part 1 here / Part 2 here / Part 3 here

A cuckoo in the Christmas tree...
For those of you who'd like to know why it took so long... )
rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (slayer)
I hope everybody is having a lovely holiday weekend or a lovely just-plain-old weekend. Earlier in the week was my [community profile] seasonal_spuffy posting day! If you missed it and are interested in such things, here's the scoop:

Title
: Anniversaries Aren't For Quitters
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2800
Genre: Semi-spicy domestic fluff. Contented Spike alert.
Summary: Ten years after their rush job of a wedding, Buffy and Spike try to find time to celebrate. It's harder than it sounds.

A/N: Although it's not necessary to read the previous stories, this is the next installment in the Ring On It 'Verse series. It began with a small wardrobe change on the morning of the final battle of the Hellmouth, and led to an un-sought-for transformation, namely that Spike has a heartbeat. AU from Chosen. The whole series can be found here on AO3. Previous [community profile] seasonal_spuffy posts are With This Ring, Under My Skin Prologue, and Under My Skin.

This way to the story...

rebcake: spike air kiss (spike_kiss)
This just came across my dash:

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
--Lord Darlington from "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde

So I've been having thoughts, as one does, about the nature of good and evil as seen through the lens of BtVS. Especially, you know: Spike. There are always posts and discussion about it, this one being most recent, and it's all really interesting. I keep waiting for people to convince me that Spike is capital "E" evil, rather than thoughtlessly destructive (among other things). It comes down to how a person defines evil, which is surprisingly difficult to define. It's sort of like love that way.

But now I'm thinking that maybe the quote above is closer to my philosophy of Spike than anything particularly deep. Tsk.

rebcake: River Song and Amy Pond look happy. (river_amy)
I'm working on a time-travel fic, so naturally my mind has turned to thoughts of Rome Spring other time-travel fics. Because what better way to procrastinate? It’s a trope that Buffyverse fic writers have thoroughly explored to good effect. That makes it tough to choose! I'll probably have a whole other list or two, perhaps one just for Our Heroes Go Back in Time: To War! But first off: Classic Buffyverse Time travel! This list contains mostly het, some slash, and Buffy or Spike. Usually both. AO3 links, where possible. In alphabetical order:

10 Classic Buffyverse Time Travel Stories... )
rebcake: Dawn: sqeeeeeee (dawneeeee)
Hey everybody! I am poking my head out of my burrow with some fandom news! No Rest for the Wicked Awards has announced the winners of Round 11 and several of my f-listies are on the list! Congratulations, all you talented people! I got this little beauty:

nrwa_11_showtime

It's very cool and warm and fuzzy, but the main thing is to keep on ficcing, amirite? There is no better proof of this than an excellent new story, posted just today by one of the winners, [personal profile] beer_good_foamy . Go, read The Queen, The Soldier as soon as you possibly can. No need to thank me.

Also, sb_fag_ends is inspiring an outpouring of seasonal Poe-themed Spuffy, and if you are inclined to enjoy such things you won't be disappointed. Because there are so many stories going up, comments are few, so if you find something you like, let the author know! I've put up a few things, and have a few more in the pipeline, although this week is really far too busy in real life for me to do as much as I'd like. All are on the lighter side, but that is apparently how I'm rolling nowadays. Here they are:

The Other Half (prompt: The Masque of the Red Death)
Sing It Out (prompt: Spiritual Song)
Spare Me (prompt: The Spectacles)

Have a great Halloween Week, my darlings! I'll be thinking of you!
rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (spuffy_carpet)
Just popping in to say I did a ficlet for [community profile] sb_fag_ends! It's for their February "My Bloody Valentine" challenge. Is it possible to do fluffy S&M? If so, I guess that's what this is.

Title: Stars in Her Eyes
Author: Rebcake
Word count: 570
Rating: R
Warnings: Not exactly sex, but not sweet romance, either.
Prompt: Diamond necklace cat o'nine tails
Summary: Spike has found an extreme way to help Buffy blow off steam.

Click here to go to the story.


Since I talked to you last, McDiva and I went to Chicago for a long weekend. It snowed! We did lots of things! Fun was had! This week is the start of her school's run of SPAMALOT, which is sure to be silly. College acceptances are coming in. Taxes are done. Work is busy. I did housework last weekend and got a blister. Dear Old Dad is coming for a visit next week. I'm hoping to be around these parts a bit more after the next couple of weeks. Woo! Oh, except for the trip to NYC in a month! Double woo!

rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (slayer)
I've got a new fic posted at [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike! It's post-Christmas, but it's up!

Title: Midwinter Plunge
Author: Rebcake
Word Count: 3,300
Rating: PG13
Characters: Spike, “Doyle”, Faith, various bystanders. Any pairings are off-screen, but Spike/Buffy-ish.
Prompt: Spike, Doyle or Faith, Hot Chocolate
Summary: Spike catches a chill while helping the helpless in Angel S5, more or less circa Soul Purpose. Faith knows just how to warm him up.


Doyle grabbed a beer from the cooler and held it out to Spike...


Happy New Year, everybody!

rebcake: spike air kiss (Default)
I got my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy story posted! It's a miracle!

Title: The Sleepless Beast Knows Best
Author: Rebcake
Characters: Buffy, Spike, and a bunch of Angel Season 5 folks.
Rating: PG
Word count: 2350
Summary: It’s the 2003 Wolfram & Hart Halloween Party, and Buffy’s been invited.
A/N: For Angel non-watchers, it’s the one where Lorne accidentally starts broadcasting destinies rather than just reading them.

Click the link for the story:

Drunk guests? Check. Disco ball? Check. Unslayable demons dancing to The Ketchup Song? Checkity check check.


I apparently can't write AT ALL unless there is a deadline, and even then, the deadline gets muffed. My posting date was the 8th, which I told myself could be pushed to the Free-For-All Day on the 10th, but then lobbied the mods to extend into yet another day, since it was a holiday, after all. I am ridiculous. The beginnings of the story stem from a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends over a year ago, making it eligible for [livejournal.com profile] sb_ashtray, and it was on my [livejournal.com profile] letsgetitdone list. Does that mean it's a three-fer?

In trying to post to [community profile] seasonal_spuffy on Dreamwidth, I discovered that I can no longer post to communities on Dreamwidth, because my email notifications are screwed up over there and attempts at fixing them have left me locked out of various functions. I guess it's good that [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy moved back to LJ. I can't be the only person with these issues, can I?
rebcake: Buffy and Spike about to kiss during OMWF finale. (omwf_finale)
I've got a new, finished fic posted over at [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike! Complete in 3 chapters!

Title: The Vamp Around the Corner
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 7850 in 3 chapters
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Joyce, Dawn, Willow, Tara
A/N: Takes place in an AR wherein Buffy was called to Slayerhood according to schedule, but did not move to the Hellmouth until her freshman year of college. NOT a Wishverse fic. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight for betaing, though she can't be blamed for changes that happened after her read-through. Contains dialogue swipes from BtVS. I do not own…yada…strictly not for profit…yada…
Summary: When the Slayer's family moves house in her second year of college, a new neighbor swiftly becomes all she wants for Christmas. His wants are decidedly more complicated.

CHAPTER 1 / CHAPTER 2 / CHAPTER 3

Inspiration for this came from [livejournal.com profile] lutamira, who put up a list of tropes and asked for characters and pairings to go with them. I decided I wanted to see Spike and Buffy in a "next door neighbor AU", while retaining their vamp/slayer natures. One shower later, I had what I deemed to be a workable idea. You may judge for yourself whether you agree.
rebcake: Buffy and Spike about to kiss during OMWF finale. (omwf_finale)
A new chapter of that Buffyverse San Francisco story/travelogue for my [community profile] seasonal_spuffy posting day! For reals!

Title: Fire in the Soul (5/?)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 4100
Pairing: Spike/Buffy, with Dru and OCs.
A/N: Thanks for the quickie betas by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight and MiAmor. Some photos contained herein are copyrighted as noted. NOT comics compliant.
Summary: A few years after Sunnydale’s spectacular demise, Buffy and her crew are getting on with their lives in San Francisco. A not entirely unwelcome blast from her past (Spike! It's Spike!) blows into town, but he’s brought more than the generally allowable amount of baggage with him.

Previously:
Chapter 1 on LJ / Chapter 1 on DW — In which a "chance" encounter leads to strong language and less-than-adult behavior. Also: animal magnetism.
Chapter 2a on LJ / Chapter 2a on DW — In which Dawn makes her feelings known and Buffy tries not to.
Chapter 2bc on LJ / Chapter 2bc on DW— In which Buffy gets on with her Sunday, which naturally ends up being weird.
Chapter 3 on LJ / Chapter 3 on DW — In which Buffy checks in with Giles and has another bizarre vampire meet up.
Chapter 4 on LJ / Chapter 4 on DW — In which Buffy possibly overthinks things before she and Spike try that new-fangled “communication” thing.

New today:
Chapter 5 on LJ / Chapter 5 on DW — In which Spike and Buffy lick their respective wounds after a communication breakdown.

Spike watched the plastic bottles from the overturned recycling bin bounce anemically down the street... )

rebcake: Spike: What? (Spike: what?)
Heh. Was inspired to jot off a little Halloween fic. Tis the season!

Title: Love Me, Love My Dog
Author: Rebcake
Prompt: Very Beast Friends for [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends
Word count: 985
Rating: PG
Characters: Spike, Lady!Buffy, Pirate!Larry, Soldier!Xander, Angel, Cordelia, Demon!Kids, Dru
Summary: Spike picks up a few things at Ethan’s Costume Shop, and is dragged by the collar into chaos.

Follow the link to the story:

Spike fingered the collar hanging in the shop. Made him a bit nostalgic...

rebcake: Buffy and Spike about to kiss during OMWF finale. (omwf_finale)
Title: Whose Torment Is This, Anyway?
Author: Rebcake
Banner art: [livejournal.com profile] okdeanna
Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Word Count: 675
Rating: PG13
Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in some important ways.
A/N: Contains reference to canon past Spike/Other. Beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] thepuddinhead! All the standard disclaimers apply.



Chapter One on DW / Chapter One on LJ
Chapter Two on DW / Chapter Two on LJ
Chapter Three on DW / Chapter Three on LJ
Chapter Four on DW / Chapter Four on LJ


Epilogue: Bumps in the road (or, Oh no he di’int)... )

rebcake: Spike & Buffy: clasped hands catch fire (spuffy_burning_hands)
Title: Whose Torment Is This, Anyway?
Author: Rebcake
Banner art: [livejournal.com profile] okdeanna
Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Word Count: 1230
Rating: PG13
Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in some important ways.
A/N: This chapter contains "relationship talk". I'm afraid I let my inner shipper off leash in this part. Ruh roh. Beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] thepuddinhead! All the standard disclaimers apply.



Chapter One on DW / Chapter One on LJ
Chapter Two on DW / Chapter Two on LJ
Chapter Three on DW / Chapter Three on LJ

Chapter Four: We can work it out... )

rebcake: Spike: What? (Spike: what?)
Title: Whose Torment Is This, Anyway?
Author: Rebcake
Banner art: [livejournal.com profile] okdeanna
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, with appearances from some of the gang from both AtS and BtVS
Word Count: 1110
Rating: PG13
Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in some important ways.
A/N: This chapter was beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] thepuddinhead. Thanks for talking me down, sweetie! All the standard disclaimers apply.



Chapter One on DW / Chapter One on LJ
Chapter Two on DW / Chapter Two on LJ

Part Three: We need to talk... )

rebcake: Spike: What? (Spike: what?)
Title: Whose Torment Is This, Anyway?
Author: Rebcake
Banner art: [livejournal.com profile] okdeanna
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, with appearances from some of the gang from both AtS and BtVS
Word Count: 1240
Rating: PG13
Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in some important ways.
A/N: Some dialog in this chapter was lifted from the AtS episode, Destiny. All the standard disclaimers apply.

Chapter One on DW / Chapter One on LJ



Chapter Two: Are we there yet? )

rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (slayer)
Due to the encouragement of [livejournal.com profile] thepuddinhead and [livejournal.com profile] letsgetitdone I've finally managed finish this story! It was a WIP posted only on a locked com ([livejournal.com profile] spuffy_wonder) for, um, years, but now it's done and going public. I'll post new chapters here daily.

Title: Whose Torment Is This, Anyway?
Author: Rebcake
Banner art: [livejournal.com profile] okdeanna
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, with appearances from some of the gang from both AtS and BtVS
Word Count: 1085
Rating: PG13 (for possible cussin’)
Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in so many ways.



Chapter One: Destiny’s a bitch and so am I... )


rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (spuffy_carpet)
Comment fic is problematic for me, on account of the inability to edit it and being an inveterate editor of things. But I ended up doing some anyway. It's still more Spuffy fluff, so if you like that sort of thing here it is:

Title: Prelude to a Grand Tour
Author: Rebcake
Pairing: Spike/Buffy
Rating: PG13, though post-coital
Word Count: 300
Summary: A friendly argument leads to possible discoveries.

The best thing in the world...


So I did that, and then I went on vacation and got to squeeze a baby, and then school started. Where in the heck is the rest of my summer?!? Dang.


rebcake: cake! cake! cake! (cake)
I managed a short fic just over the wire for [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends "Cake or Death" month! It's in the "let's feed Buffy" mini-genre that's been going around and it's entirely fluffy. If that sounds okay, here's the dealio:

Title: Torte ou Morte
Author: Rebcake
Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Word Count: 260
Rating: PG13
Prompt: Cake or Death
Setting/Summary: Set in a cheerful future wherein Spike takes Buffy on a Grand Tour.

They say that travel is broadening...


So, there's that. Also, I'm headed to SoCal for a long weekend wherein McDiva will attend "Costume College" and I will hang about having cocktails with my BFFC (Best Friend From College) and ogling Olympians on television. Once we've cleared out, MiAmor is planning to have all his male friends over to the house to watch action movies and listen to obscure music from many lands. Good times, all around!
rebcake: Buffy and Spike about to kiss during OMWF finale. (omwf_finale)
First of all, Happy Birthday to the extra-delicious [livejournal.com profile] thedeadlyhook! Also, thanks to the kind soul who extended my paid account on Dreamwidth! Wow! So very kind and generous! I'm about to get all sloppy and tell everybody in this bar that I love them, because you are so nice!

Today is a good day because I have apparently finished my [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen assignment on time (to my utter shock) AND I've got this for y'all:

A new chapter of my Buffyverse San Francisco story/travelogue just in time for [community profile] seasonal_spuffy! Will wonders never cease?

Title: Fire in the Soul (4/?)
Author: Rebcake 
Rating: PG13
Word count: 3370
Pairing: Spike/Buffy, but also quite a bit of Dru, though not in this chapter.
A/N: Thanks for the quickie beta by MiAmor. Some photos contained herein are copyrighted as noted. NOT comics compliant.
Summary: A few years after Sunnydale’s spectacular demise, Buffy and her crew are getting on with their lives in San Francisco. A not entirely unwelcome blast from her past (Spike! It's Spike!) blows into town, but he’s brought more than the generally allowable amount of baggage with him. 

Previously: 
Chapter 1 on LJ / Chapter 1 on DW — In which a "chance" encounter leads to strong language and less-than-adult behavior. Also: animal magnetism.
Chapter 2a on LJ / Chapter 2a on DW — In which Dawn makes her feelings known and Buffy tries not to.
Chapter 2bc on LJ / Chapter 2bc on DW— In which Buffy gets on with her Sunday, which naturally ends up being weird.
Chapter 3 on LJ / Chapter 3 on DW  — In which Buffy checks in with Giles and has another bizarre vampire meet up.

New today:
Chapter 4 on LJ / Chapter 4 on DW — In which Buffy possibly overthinks things before she and Spike try that new-fangled “communication” thing.


Spike wanted to talk. Buffy was terrified... )

rebcake: dalek wearing santa hat (christmas)
Yesterday was my day at [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike! I had Big Plans, but the month of December has been a flat-out run. I made 60 dozen cookies, had a root canal, a sick husband, a sick kid (not at the same time) and the second highest-grossing month of the year for my business. Among other things. Now I am in the land of no WiFi. So I didn't get to do all the fic I had planned. However, I do have some Xmas silliness for your pleasure!

Title: Let Nothing Ye Dismay
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word Count:  350
Pairing: Spike/Harmony
Summary: It’s Christmas Eve in Season 5, and Harmony is inspired to deck the halls.

Follow the link to [livejournal.com profile] noel_of_spike:

“What the bloody hell is that?”
rebcake: a gentleman from hush smiles and applauds (gentlemen approve)
I am supposed to be doing lots of productive things today, but instead I have a catch-up post! Yay?

I did a fic for the [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends "Something Wicked" challenge. I'm hoping to get another one in tonight, but it's a holiday, so who knows?

Title: Flesh and Bone
Author: Rebcake
Rating: R-ish
Word Count:  725
Prompt: Skeleton Army
A/N: A slightly more mundane take on the threat of Mortiflex. Season 6.

Mortiflex was taking over Sunnydale...

I did a very silly (but not classy) Spike/Sally fumetti for [livejournal.com profile] littlespikes, 'cos we absolutely need more BtVS/Nightmare Before Christmas crossover material, even if it's no good. Right?

It's Classic Recs weekend over at [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5 and I managed to get in a couple of rec lists: Body Swap Fics & Funny/Sweet Entries from Seasonal Spuffy

I also am thrilled to report that some kind person nominated a few of my stories for Round 25 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards! Specifically, the Mr. Gordo/Miss Edith story No Regrets has been nominated in the Comedy and Unconventional Pairings categories, and Tales of the Cold 'n' Tall Creamery — short stories about Jhiera, princess of Oden Tal, her "girls" and their AU move to Sunnydale — has been nominated in the Series category, which I think is pretty funny. I guess I ought to add a few chapters...

Looks like I've been semi-busy. Have a great holiday, everybody!

rebcake: Spike & Dru: Good games for everyone (good games)
New today! Another chapter of my set in San Francisco story/travelogue! NOT comics compliant. 

Title: Fire in the Soul (3/?)
Author: Rebcake 
Rating: PG13
Word count: 4150
Pairing: Spike/Buffy, but also a bit Dru-ish
A/N: Beta’d by [personal profile] snickfic, and reviewed by MiAmor. Some photos contained herein are copyrighted as noted.
Summary: A few years after Sunnydale’s spectacular demise, Buffy and her crew are getting on with their lives in San Francisco. A not entirely unwelcome blast from her past (Spike! It's Spike!) blows into town, but he’s brought more than the generally allowable amount of baggage with him. 

Previously: 
Chapter 1 on LJ / Chapter 1 on DW — In which a "chance" encounter leads to strong language and less-than-adult behavior. Also: animal magnetism.
Chapter 2a on LJ / Chapter 2a on DW — In which Dawn makes her feelings known and Buffy tries not to.
Chapter 2bc on LJ / Chapter 2bc on DW— In which Buffy gets on with her Sunday, which naturally ends up being weird.

New:
Chapter 3 — In which reports are made, scents are smelled, and sights are seen, pleasant and otherwise. Click here to read on LJ.


It turned out the earthquake wasn’t that big a deal... )

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