Fic-o-rama

Jan. 1st, 2020 02:52 pm
rebcake: Spike: What? (ats Spike what?)
Rebcake's Buffyverse (+ two others) Fanfic Master List — with nominations & awards

Most stories are canon-compliant, unless marked "AU". Unless otherwise noted, all are rated teen and under. But we are talking about vampires and sometimes there are "themes" and "language". Explicit stories are f-locked or link back to f-locked communities.

Drabble=100 words, Ficlet=under 1,000 words, Fic=over 1,000 words

PRE-SERIES (Mostly Vampires) )
BTVS SEASONS 2 & 3 )
BTVS SEASONS 4 & 5 )
BTVS SEASONS 6 & 7 )
POST-Chosen )
LIMERICKS & MISC. )
rebcake: Cyd Charisse in green dress dancing (sitr cyd dancing)
Or maybe it's just the past week or so. I went to New Orleans... )
rebcake: Joss is the employee of the month. (joss)
Whaddyaknow? Yesterday was my 9th fanniversary! And [personal profile] herself_nyc's birthday, not entirely coincidentally. She encouraged me to jump into this fic thing, way back when, and here I still am.

Things in RL have been super busy, so my online life has been curtailed a bit, although I'm still reading most every day. I did start a new WIP for the most recent round of [community profile] seasonal_spuffy , which means I've now got 3 WIPs over there, about which I should really do something. Anyway, here's where that is:

Title: Buffy and the Bloodmobile
Rating: PG13
Word count: 2115
Setting: During an alternate S5, after the altercation with Glory in “Blood Ties”.
Summary: Property damage has consequences.

The judge glanced at Buffy...

I've been traveling a lot, mostly for non-fandom purposes... )


Last weekend, I went WhedonCon 2017, just for meeeeeeee! )
rebcake: Spike: Punk is undead (btvs spike punk)
I'm excited about this project, and thought some of you might be, too:


The filmmakers are raising funds through IndieGoGo, with the permission and involvement of Ms. Styrene's daughter. I may be having more feels about this sort of thing, as I just watched Jim Jarmusch's fabu Gimme Danger documentary about The Stooges with my kid. I'd really like to see all the punk stories told, but especially Poly's, and now I can help make it happen!

So, this LJ nonsense is aggravating. I've been crossposting from DW for a long time, and plan to continue doing that, but I'm pretty sure I'm not hooked up with some of my peeps on DW. If you could point me in your direction, I'd be much obliged.

The Buffy part... )
rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (btvs buffy slayer)
In which I reflect on the greatest show evah! 

The first five episodes... )
rebcake: Buffy, pretty slayer (btvs buffy slayer)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on television 20 years ago this month. I did not watch it at the time, because I had seen the movie — which sounded right up my dark comedy alley — and it did not live up to expectations. Also: very small child in the house led to very little TV viewing. Back then, we didn't have such high expectations for TV shows — except for Twin Peaks — so I felt safe in my assumption that the show would not be an improvement over the film. I'm very glad to have been wrong.

To celebrate, I'm going to post any little tidbits I can remember have found interesting about the show, focusing on 4-5 episodes at a time.

But first, THE MOVIE:

1. Buffy does NOT burn down the gym at Hemery High.
2. The historical slayers/watchers (all played by Kristy Swanson/Donald Sutherland) make their debut here and not in "Fool for Love". 
3. Let's all be thankful that the movie's menstrual cramp-vamp-radar was scrapped for the show.
4. Buffy's partner-in-slayage/love interest is a pretty greaser called PIKE. Is it really plagiarism when you're stealing from yourself? I say no.
5. Paul Reubens might have been the funnest thing in the whole undertaking. How can he be more entertaining than Rutger Hauer? IDK.

The UNAIRED PILOT, which you can download at Buffyworld.com, has a couple of interesting deviations from "Welcome to the Hellmouth":

1. A different Willow. Questions? Comments?
2. Jonathan makes his first appearance here, but doesn't show up on the air until "Inca Mummy Girl". (Danny Strong also auditioned for the role of Xander. I have thoughts on this.)

What do you remember about these "prequels"?

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: Joyce with Axe: Not in the brochure (btvs joyce axe)
We were "mandatorily evacuated" from our house last night by the police. I do not kid.

They said an explosive device had been found "quite nearby" and that they expected to take care of it quickly, but if they couldn't the Red Cross would make overnight arrangements for us.

We had dinner guests over, so that obviously did not go according to plan. And...that's were the drama ends, really. We all walked down to the local tacqueria for dinner, and by the time we were finished with that the whole thing was over. I don't know if it was a legit bomb, or if somebody had just put their kid's science fair project on the curb and it looked weird. 

My takeaway? Welcome to the new world.

Everybody here can probably extrapolate how I feel about the election, but I'm not going to talk about it here. Once I start, I'm afraid I'll never stop and anything I might have to say might be true, but it sure as hell is neither helpful nor kind, so I'm zipping it.
rebcake: Spike: What? (ats Spike what?)
[personal profile] shapinglight has asked me to let you know that her internet is broken (probably a bad router) and she'll be back as soon as she can.

Meanwhile, I will be spending the next however long studying up for Tuesday. Not the President — that's what we call a no-brainer — but there are 42 ballot measures to decide in my district. Ah, democracy...

Or maybe I'll just go see Dr. Strange.
rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (btvs 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: Dawn: sqeeeeeee (btvs dawneeeee)
I won an award! Whee!

r13thatoldgangofminerebcakewinner.jpg

I am amused that a story (still a WIP, until next month) about slayer sexual response research would win "Best Gen", but it's true that there's very little actual sex in it. Poor Buffy.

So many wonderful friends also won awards, and can I just say, "Keep it up, guys! You're doing great!"

I'm pleased that a story that I beta'd won an award in the Angst category: [personal profile] shapinglight's Third Wheel, a fascinating look at what would have happened if Darla was the "lady" Buffy became in Halloween, and what that might mean when she and Angel get together. Another fun one is the other winner in the Gen category, [personal profile] st_salieri's Desert Wonderland. Check 'em out!

Tonight, I'm headed to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Live...in drag!
rebcake: River Song and Amy Pond look happy. (dw river_amy)
Yes, the news and politics are horrible, but I just got back from the UK!

Scotland, WriterConUK, Wales! )

Bath and London! )

I've been buried in work since I got back, but last night I got tickets to the touring show of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (thanks [personal profile] feliciacraft !) and I just found out that they are doing a drag version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a couple of weeks at our local drag emporium, so I'll be going to that. There's also a wedding coming up and our buddy's Friday DJ slot.

In short, my reality is brighter and more musical than that "other" reality. *hand waves* What are you guys up to?
rebcake: River Song and Amy Pond look happy. (dw river_amy)
Rebcake and Shapinglight do Stonehenge! Da da da DA da da. STONEHENGE!

Photo below the cut... )
rebcake: Giles serious then laughing (btvs giles lol)
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: Joyce with Axe: Not in the brochure (btvs joyce axe)
Like many of you, I am most seriously displeased with the way the world is at the moment.

All the ways things are horrible... )

On the lighter side, let me complain, yet again, about how I fail at Tumblr. I had a little time last week, so I thought I would try to enter the BtVS conversation in a couple of places, and that I'd be able to figure it out this time. Almost immediately, I lost track of what was being said where, could not find the threads I knew I had seen someplace, and found posters leapfrogging over each other until I was completely lost. Apparently there is a vast difference between "commenting" and "reblogging" — much more than I knew. I can never find my "comments, which also post before I've edited/finished them. I give up. I can't figure out how to keep track of even my own content/contributions. I guess I'll stick to looking at pictures and following links on the Herald, but not engaging over there. That's where the BtVS conversation is, so it's frustrating.

Um, I don't think I mentioned over here that I posted the first couple of chapters of a WIP at seasonal_spuffy, back in May. If you missed it, and don't mind a bit of silliness here you go:

Title: What Happens in Canada
Rating: Mature — for language, themes, and science
Summary: For the good of her sister Slayers, Buffy participates in a study (in Canada). She's a giver.

Since then, I've been to some films at the Frameline (LGBTQ) Film Festival. It was super fun, as always, and then I went to see Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at the Castro Theater, which is his live show. Also Dear Old Dad was visiting, and we saw the touring company performance of Cabaret (thanks, feliciacraft!), went to the new SFMOMA, and did a bunch of other art-related things. Including this really amazing stealth photography museum, called Pier 24, which has a huge, amazing, super-curated exhibition, but only allows a handful of people in at any given time. You have to make reservations online and then go through an airlock (only slightly exaggerating) to see the marvelous photos. If you are into photography and coming to or already in SF, I highly recommend it!

I am kicking around the possibility of going to the UK in September, partially to attend WriterConUK! It's all very sudden, which makes me think I'll probably not pull it off, but the temptation is fierce.

Before that, I'm going to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in years, ostensibly to flog the new Fantagraphics collection/reprint of Wimmen's Comix. There is even a panel! If you will be in San Diego, come to my panel:

The Complete Wimmen's Comix: A Her-story
Groundbreaking women cartoonists discuss the pioneering history of this comic series that covered still-taboo topics like abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists. Moderator: Trina Robbins.
Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm , Room 29AB

Doesn't that sound like fun?

rebcake: cake! cake! cake! (cake)
Welcome to friends new and old!

I'm mostly here for the Buffy fandom. I write a little, rec a little, and read A LOT. Most of my posts are fandom-related and not very frequent. I hang out in or moderate several Buffy-related communities, which you can find among the links on my sidebar. I've got lots of interests in various media — literature, music, comics, movies, theater — but Joss Whedon managed to get me actively involved. All my stories have at least one foot in the Jossverse.

I think of myself as a multi-shipper or gen writer. Check out my D'Hoffryn/Skip or Mr. Gordo/Miss Edith works, if you doubt me! Most of my work is cheerful, with just a twist of morbid. I've written a bunch of Spike/Dru historical shorts, because they are great. However, I am probably most identified with Spike/Buffy. I've also written a few wacky crossovers, including a rare non-Buffy The Avengers/Pulp Fiction drabble that IMHO ended up becoming canon in the sequel. *\o/*

I am Rebcake everywhere: AO3, Twisting The Hellmouth, Dreamwidth, Elysian Fields, The Spuffy Realm, The Bloodshedverse, Tumblr, Whedonesque, etc. Finding me is easy peasy. I'm not on Twitter, though. That Rebcake is somebody else.

I live in in a purple Victorian in beautiful-but-changing San Francisco, California. I originally hail from small town Oregon. I am a package designer by trade and work is crazy busy, hence the infrequent updates. I have a husband, a kid, step-kids, step-grandkids, and a huge sprawling extended family, including in-laws, none of whom live in Northern California. Sometimes that's peachy, sometimes not so much. I've been traveling more often lately to deal with family matters. I lean left, politically and socially. I went to UC Santa Cruz at roughly the same time as Buffy writer/producer Marti Noxon, which explains much and nothing at all.

Exciting news! A couple of my stories recently received acknowledgments in Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards! Both are Spuffy stories originally posted to noel_of_spike:

When You Wish Upon A Bar won the Unsung Hero Award in the Doomed (Best Guy/Girl) category.
The Vamp Around the Corner was the Runner Up in the Nobody’s Butt Monkey (Best Characterization) category for Joyce.

Thanks again to whoever nominated my work! Several worthy f-listers also won awards. Congratulations to you all!
rebcake: spike air kiss (btvs spike_kiss)
Because everybody needs friends, there is the Circling the Wagons Friending meme from Teragramm. 

Friending meme:

If you answer this post with "I'm in", there are 5 rules.

RULE 1. If you answer this post you must friend everyone else who answers this post and they should friend you back. (I will post a complete list in a week or two, just so you don't miss anyone.)

RULE 2. Being/having been, a part of the Buffy/Angel fandom is suggested but not a deal breaker. (I have some awesome friends who have never been part of fandom.)

RULE 3. After you have "met" your new friends (and given them a fair chance.) If you feel you have nothing in common with them, you are free to unfriend them, with no hard feelings.

RULE 4. You must pimp this post in your LJ (with a link to the post.)

RULE 5. Sometime after you have made new friends, you must post an "all about me" post, as an introduction. In this post give as much or as little info as you are comfortable giving.

http://teragramm.livejournal.com/240375.html
rebcake: Spike & Buffy: happy under the carpet (btvs 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: clasped hands catch fire (btvs spuffy_burning_hands)
I finally put my silly crossovers up on Twisting the Hellmouth, and that's been fun. They get lots of traffic over there. Who knew?

If you want to make an author or artist's day, go ahead and share your favorite things from the Buffyverse last year on buffyversetop5. You have until 6 PM GMT on January 18th to share your joy there.

You can also nominate the work you've enjoyed for an award! I'm thrilled that someone(s) nominated a few stories I wrote last year, which is just plain kind and makes me all sorts of happy. The noms:

Time Is Tight in the Best Willow/Other Female Fic, Best Alternate Universe, Best Willow Characterization categories at the Willowy Goodness Awards
wga-nom-ban.jpg

Giles and the Mountain in The Watcher Watchers (Best Gen) and The Rather British (Best Characterization) categories in the 2016 Headline Awards

When You Wish Upon A Bar in the Doomed (Best Het) and Hairy Eyeball (Readers Choice) categories of Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards
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The life and recent (mostly art-related) death thoughts... )
rebcake: spike air kiss (btvs spike_kiss)
I don't think I wrote any more (or less) fic than usual. I didn't do any drabbles or ficlets, though, which is odd for me. I promise to do more for sb_fag_ends in 2016! That seems like a manageable resolution, doesn't it?

My fic in 2015:

Time Is Tight for the Nikki Wood round of femslash_minis. (Willow/Nikki, Bernard Crowley, Ensemble, Time Travel, PG13, 5110 words) I rarely write Willow outside of her friend-of-Buffy capacity, so this was new for me.

Fire in the Soul (6a of 9) for the Spring round of seasonal_spuffy. (Spike, Buffy, Dru, OCs, PG13, 2075 words) A continuation of my San Francisco travelogue, wherein Spike and a souled Drusilla come to help Buffy with the latest big, brewin' evil. Still a WIP, alas.

Giles and the Mountain for summer_of_giles. (Giles, OCs, Pre-series, 1950 words) Young Giles and a friend attempt to scale a mountain. Spoiler: It doesn't go well.

Anniversaries Aren't For Quitters for the 10th Anniversary round of seasonal_spuffy. (Spike/Buffy, Ensemble, OCs, PG13, 2800 words) Obviously, you celebrate a 10th anniversary by writing a story about a 10th anniversary. Right? Right!

When You Wish Upon A Bar (4 of 4) for noel_of_spike. (Spike/Buffy, D'Hoffryn, Ensemble, PG13, 2125 words this chapter, 5600 for the story) Spike makes a wish to D’Hoffryn. Silly vampire. Complete, concluded, no longer a WIP! Part 1 can be found here.

I also helped Anaross put her stories up on AO3, made a few fandom discussion posts, and had a blast helping to mod seasonal_spuffy. ¡Yay, fandom!

On the personal side, there were highs and lows. Less good: minor-ish surgery (gall bladder), some annoying health things, and more memorials than I'd like to attend. I don't mind attending them, but I dislike losing loved ones. Good: work continues to go pretty well, I took lots of fun, fun trips, and got to spend time with my friends and family! This means you!
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: Buffy, pretty slayer (btvs buffy 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: Dawn: sqeeeeeee (btvs dawneeeee)
I spent most of last month Over There, and it was lovely. That's the short version.

The longer version starts out with McDiva and I going off to Paris for a week and doing a bunch of things. This was my first time back in 20+ years, and her first trip to Europe. Every time I apologized in advance for dragging her all over the place, she just said, "the whole point of going is to see stuff, right?" Right!!

Sunday! )

Monday! )

Tuesday! )

Wednesday! )

Thursday! )

Friday, Saturday, Sunday! )

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