rebcake: Joyce with Axe: Not in the brochure (btvs joyce axe)
Welp, that's over. 2016, I mean.

In some ways, it was good for me, personally. Brief notes on my good fortune... )

Politically, well, you know... ) Brian Eno helped me to put things in perspective this morning:

2016 was indeed a pretty rough year, but I wonder if it’s the end - not the beginning - of a long decline.

From your keypad to Gaia's ears, Brian.

Fic what I wrote, and other fandom accomplishments... )

The year ended with some whimpers... )

The move to Dreamwidth is also looking more likely, although I have my doubts. I'll continue to cross-post to LJ from there/here, but I've had a multi-year problem with notifications from DW that their people haven't been able to fix. I'll give it a go, but if you comment on DW and don't hear back, that's why.
rebcake: Spike & Buffy kissing in bed (btvs 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: cake! cake! cake! (cake)
It's my fanniversary today!

Back in 2008, at the urging of [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc — whose birthday it is! — I posted my first fic, Becoming Anne. This "urging" is no reflection on her estimation of my storytelling. (I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm too easy on Spike.) At that point, all she'd ever read from me were comments on her work. But she pointed me at LiveJournal and I'll be forever grateful.

What's going on in my corner of the fandom... )

New fic!

For [community profile] seasonal_spuffy I did a short update to my WIP, Fire in the Soul:

Title: Fire in the Soul (6a/9)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2075
Pairing: Spike/Buffy, with Dru and OCs.
A/N: Thanks for the quickie beta by MiAmor. 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.

6a — In which our heroes get closer to the source of the big, brewin' evil, if not each other.

To start at the beginning: Chapter 1 on LJ / Chapter 1 on DW / On AO3

How my writing is going… )

Briefly...

Dec. 10th, 2014 05:16 pm
rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (btvs buffy slayer)
I had a plan, and it was to do more fandom things this fall. Things have not been going according to plan, as you may or may not have noticed. If you want to hear the Flying Spaghetti Monster laugh, tell it your plans, amirite?

Storms a'coming. What shall I do? )
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: Joss is the employee of the month. (joss)
Hey, look! It's January! My fic output continued apace last year. I never feel like I do much, and compared to many of you, I don’t. I wrote fewer stories, but because they were longer (for me) stories, the total word output is about the same as it's ever been since I began this whirlygig of fun nearly five years ago.

What I did last year in fandom... )

rebcake: Dawn: sqeeeeeee (btvs dawneeeee)
The winners were announced over at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards! Many people on my flist were honored, including fandom stalwarts [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy, [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch, [livejournal.com profile] lilachigh, [livejournal.com profile] lit_gal, and [livejournal.com profile] rahirah (Barb_C), one who has moved on to other fandoms [livejournal.com profile] goldenusagi, and relative newcomers [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll and [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_luvr! Congratulations to all! Alas, some excellent stories and authors did not receive their due, as sometimes happens. I voted for you, sweeties!

I was thrilled that my story Whose Torment Is This, Anyway? received recognition in a few categories. Winner for Best Post-Series Finale, Runner up for Best Characterization — Female (Buffy) and Best Romance! )
rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (btvs spuffy_carpet)
I'm holding off on making any decisions about the Doctor Who premiere until I see part 2. Except that River Song is still very yummy. That's a gimme.

Sunday was my [community profile] seasonal_spuffy day! Hooray! Hooray! I posted two stories and none of them were in limerick form! Success! However, one of the stories is the first chapter in a longer fic. This is a) bad, because it's not finished, and b) good, because there's all kinds of twisty weirdness, still to be resolved. Who doesn't like that?

Both are set in San Francisco, My Fair City. The first is a fluffy one-shot — S8 comics compliant, but NOT comics dependent:

Title: Boots to the Fire (Escape)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2350
Summary: It wasn’t until Buffy was living and slaying in San Francisco that her fascination with black motorcycle boots became an actual problem.

You can also read it on Dreamwidth here.


The second story is not at all fluffy. However, since it's me, you know it's got its moments of levity. NOT comics compliant:

Title: Fire in the Soul (1/?)
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG13, this chapter
Word count: 4400
Warnings: A bit Dru-ish
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. 

There were advantages and disadvantages to vampire slaying in San Francisco.

You can also read it on Dreamwidth here.


Clearly, titles are not my forté, and it seems to be getting worse. Also, there were formatting difficulties, but I think they're all fixed now. Please let me know if you see something weird, misspelled, or otherwise off. Happy last week of April!


rebcake: spike air kiss (japan)
Some sweet person dove into the vaults and nominated one of my early fics, The Scourge Does Titipu (Fanged Four circa 1885), for Best Song Fic in Round 23 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards! The song? The sun, whose rays are all ablaze... from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Because, well, why not? I'm tickled that anybody is still reading it, let alone liking it enough to nom it! Thanks, kind nominator!


Now, for the elusive stuff... )
rebcake: Giles reads distasteful fanfic volume (btvs giles reads fanfic)
Thank goodness for communities, where I posted 90% of my fic this year. Particularly helpful in getting me to put fingers to keyboard were still_grrr, fantas_magoria, seasonal_spuffy, and sb_fag_ends. Thanks also for culture in general, since this year's sort-of crossover topics in my fic include war movies, Lysistrata, A Modest Proposal, love songs, Clueless, Rock 'n Roll High School, Veronica Mars, Love and Rockets (the comic), and anti-smoking propaganda. Still, all fic listed here is set in the Jossverse.

rebcake: Spike & Dru: Good games for everyone (btvs spru good games)
[personal profile] slaymesoftly  was talking about the variety of pairings that she's written, and she has written a cubic ton over the years, bless her.

All aboard... )
rebcake: spike air kiss (tease)
I succumbed to [livejournal.com profile] clawofcat's offer. So, now I must make my dubious skills available for your pleasure.

The first FIVE people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/characters (from Buffy). If you'd rather have a limerick than a drabble, that'll work. It would be swell if, in return, those five people post this in their journals, and offer drabbles or icons or something. Haiku? You get the drift. You don't have to, though. Anyway, requests of rare-ish characters would be especially fun for me to do, but it's not required.

In other news, I got a pretty pretty for my little awards show fic:



They've gone to monthly voting over at [livejournal.com profile] still_grrr, so it's a slightly larger pool these days. I was really surprised to get this, especially as I was pretty sure that [livejournal.com profile] deird1 was going to sweep the field in February! Her absolutely brilliant fic, Bureaucracy, finished out of the money, through some weird fluke, but that's no reason not to immediately run over to her journal and read it now.
Linkety link to "Bureaucracy"!

Things have been hopping for me on LJ. My [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy day went by, and not without comment, thank you all very much! ETA: I just found out that With This Ring is nominated in Round 9 of the Rogue Poet Awards!



It's in both the Short and Lighthearted categories. Lighthearted? I inserted actual angst, I'm sure I did. Once or twice, anyway. Once again, thank you to whichever of you did this! I'm so excited.

This weekend, I've got a [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_sd (Spike/Dru) post to do, but have I started? No, I have not. I guess it'll be another historical, because they're fun to do. Does anybody know of anything really cool that happened in the late 19th century or the 20th century? Anyone?

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