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2017-07-09 09:26 pm

Four Les Miserables limericks

 In which buzwuzz attempts to rhyme things with "Grantaire", "Pontmercy" and "Fauchelevent" and doesn't even try with "Laigle".

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2017-07-08 07:02 pm
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Some Buffyverse fics I liked in June

A What I Have Been Reading post. In the unlikely event that anyone has less good Buffy fic to read than they have time to read it, it could be a rec post.
* The Moment I Wake Up - beer_good_foamy (Lorne, 321w, PG, complete)
Rebcake pointed it out to me. Recommended to people who like Lorne, music, or hope.
* In Pursuit of William - dutchbuffy (Lydia/Spike, 19,228w, E and gets rapey, complete)
Rahirah recced dutchbuffy on tumblr for being weird and other fun things, so I've been exploring. This story started as the most relatable Spike smutfic I've ever read and... went places. :)
* The Faith and Spike series - dutchbuffy (Faith/Spike, 81,612w total in 3 works, E with non-canon major character death in the first part, graphic Angelus in the third part, complete)
Very sweet and full of interesting adventures.
* One Gazelle in All the World - Baphrosia (890w, R, complete)
I'd say this is the ultimate animal crack AU, if it weren't for the penguins. It gets right something that the Penguinverse doesn't: Buffy and Spike are natural enemies. There are other fun correspondences to canon, too.
* [sequel of the butterfly/moth AU] - bogwitch (short and maybe T, complete)
Think of the babies.
* Here and Now - feliciacraft (2444w, M, complete)
Happy place - beautiful future Spuffy as if suspended in peace (well, mostly) and love.
* A Rare Find - feliciacraft (1000w, T, complete)
* The Restfield Irregulars - bewildered (gen for now, 6377w, M, WIP!)
The demon!kids from "Halloween"! Choosing Spike as their leader in the demon life! Forgot who recced it, but THEY WERE RIGHT.
* Help Wanted - Baphrosia (27,500w, T, WIP!)
Early s4 s3! teamwork adventure.
* Ever Sun, Ever Moon - St Ephiny (84,516w, NC-17, WIP!)
The Moonmoth recced it. The author of this story wrote a series "Buffy Yells at the Scoobies (a lot)", and this aspect is, um, present in this story, as well. YMMV. BUT! There's a ton of poetry beautifully worked into the story, delicious H/C, and some exciting plot that includes demon trials customized for Buffy.
* Accursed - FlightsofFancy (77,465w, R, WIP!)
Another of the Moonmoth's recs that I second LIKE WHOA. Wonderfully creepy-cute season 5 rewrite. For a change, 0% of the creepy is due to Spuffy. Did I mention it's pretty? And spooky? And sweet?
* Here Are Your Specs - Sigyn (2172w, T, complete)
The specifications Spike gave Warren for the Buffybot.
* Daybreak - Sigyn (1390w, G, complete)
Emotional H/C with post-series soulful!Spike remembering his past. Some thinky thoughts, first-rate cuddling.
* Bad Man - dutchbuffy (8618w, E, complete)
Disturbingly good rendering of what it's like to be s7 school-basement-era Spike. Oh, also time-travel smut.
* Turing Test - dutchbuffy (21,191w, E, complete)
A Spikebot story. Post-NFA grief, suspense, funny jokes, *and* intense weirdness.
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2017-06-27 12:04 am
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Gratuitous rec list of BtVS fics older than a couple of years

 …that I happened to read kinda recently and that I personally haven’t already recced, in reverse chronological order. The list leans towards Spuffy crack.
This is the result of a 6-month backlog of reccable fic, after Buffyverse Top 5 fried my fic processors.
I'm too sleepy and impatient to do @mentions.

  • 2014, complete: Slayer Unleashed by EllieRose101 (11,802w, NC-17, Spuffy). I’m reccing it for sudden, fabulous background polyamory that ties in to the overall themes of the fic, but you should know it’s a very claim-filled sequel of a claimfic. I thought it had a few neat fantasy details re: how a psychic link thing would work in everyday life.
  • 2012, complete: sung me moonstruck, kissed me quite insane by storyqdayx5d (3580w, E and Underage, Buffy/Drusilla). I found it through  Restfield​‘s Drusilla recs on tumblr, and I want to second. It’s beautiful and hot, and Buffy is very Buffy, and Drusilla is extremely Drusilla. It WORKS.
  • 2012, complete: untitled Spike and Buffy Season 4 bodyswap ficletby athenniel (278w, not rated but probably T, pre-Spuffy). This seems different from most other bodyswap fic I’ve seen, in that it brings out how disturbing it could be to have someone else wear your body, especially someone as dedicatedly annoying as s4 Spike. It’s like a nonstop tennis match of snark and pettiness. I love it.
  • 2012, complete: Love Me, Love My Dog by Rebcake​ (990w, PG, Spuffy and background Sprusilla). It’s Spike! As a terrier! Actual Dog!Spike! I thought it was adorable and accurate.
  • 2012, complete: Torn by Quinara (517w, T, Spuffy). Author’s summary: “The end of Smashed, only where Buffy and Spike are a butterfly and a moth… Go with it?” Rebcake​ told me it exists, over here.
  • 2011, WIP: the Green Card verse by brutti_ma_buoni (61,063w, G to M, Spuffy). Buffy fake-marries Spike for important plot reasons in season 4. I think the_moonmoth recced it recently.  I thought it was prettily playful and funny, and many, many other good things besides, and I really dug the way that canon elements kept surfacing in unexpected shapes and combinations.
  • 2011, complete: The Watcher’s Council Wellness Retreat by gabrielleabelle (5155w, G, s6 canon Scoobie ships). A kind of light-hearted… farce? that got painfully accurate at times. The Scoobies need therapy for many, many reasons. :)
  • 2010, complete: Those Who Favor Fire by angearia (1184w, PG-13, Spuffy). You’ve seen Spuffy ice skating fic (or you might have), now get ready for EXCELLENT Spuffy ice skating fic (I mean if you haven’t)!
  • 2010, complete: Ceteris Paribus (All Else Being Equal) by Beer Good (1500w, PG13, gen). SO MANY puns. From author’s summary: “In canon, Buffy and Willow are Psychology majors. Isn’t it funny how that echoes in a lot of the themes in season 4? What if they’d picked a different subject, like… oh, I dunno… Economics?”
  • 2010, complete: LADIES PREFER BLONDES by moscow_watcher (3000w, PG13, Spuffy). Glorious bodyswap genderswap (or sex-swap technically, ofc -- it's a temporary girl!Spike, okay) crack, good for the soul. It had so many plot twists, and I laughed practically the whole way.
  • 2009, complete: Tabula Not Rasa by moscow_watcher (3252w, R, Spuffy). Again with the amazing plot twists and thoroughly entertaining smutcrack, featuring a fun headcanon about the Powers that Be.
  • 2009, complete: Stick Shift by Stultiloquentia (4812w, E, Spuffy). Author’s summary: “Buffy stakes herself a vampire.” It’s what it sounds like (see the rating), and it’s EXQUISITE, poetic and thinky and everything else.
  • 2007, complete: Maturity Vs. Experience by hello_spikey (4353w, NC-17, Spike/Giles). Spike and Giles kind of get drunk and have a maturity contest that they both lose? I thought it was really funny.
  • 2006, complete: Collide by Enigmaticblue (68,410w, T, Spuffy). Kind and perceptive, and hopeful. From author’s summary: “What if that house-demolishing in Smashed was a metaphor with a different meaning than the writers gave it?” Recommend the meta at the beginning of the fic if you’re not reading the fic itself.
  • 2002, complete: Because It’s Wrong by mahaliem (1246w, R, Spuffy). Honestly, the sheer age of it fills me with awe. And, well, it makes some good points… (Approximately 50% of this fic is Spike talking dirty.)

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2017-06-09 10:51 am

Bangel poem

I have the Bangel poem out of my system! \o/ Hopefully the most morbid thing I will ever write. *g* Warnings for season 3 Bangel and what it entails: think Amends, The Prom.

Love, please don't trust me; it will end in tears )


I felt this poem required an exorcism, so I jotted down something like its anti-poem. It cheered me up. If you want to try it, I think you might at least forget the doom and gloom while you try to figure out what the hell some lines here are supposed to mean. :D I apologize to the English language.

Tears will clear the way for new paths. )

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2017-06-03 09:37 pm
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Ficlet: Spread Your Little Wings (Pylea daemonverse)

Remember when I said I wanted to write 500 words a month? Here's what it has led to, in combination with doing nothing of the sort for most of May.

The thing is based on one question Rahirah asked on LiveJournal, ah, fiveish years ago: “If Lorne had a daemon, would it be some kind of Pylean critter?“

My short answer is no. My long answer is a little under 900 words and possibly almost as incoherent and implausible than Pylea canon itself, which is no mean feat.
Well, at least I had fun. This is largely an accountability post.


Krevlornswath does not have a demon. Only witches have those, and there are no witches in the Deathwok clan. (Much later, it becomes politically correct to say “daemon”. Lorne’s family never buys into the new-fangled nonsense.)
He hears voices, that’s all — a common curse. Even cattle get it. The trick is not to encourage the devils: you don’t respond. You don’t listen, or you might become the devil’s instrument, head full of devil’s intervals, possibly practicing the devil’s scales.
Naturally, you don’t sing in harmony with the voices.
This is what a lack of fresh air and bracing violence will do to a growing child.

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2017-05-30 08:52 am

Garbage feats

I'm still alive and well, just preoccupied.

One of my latest distractions was reading an article about zero waste. I knew before that it's a thing, but something clicked this time, and now it's a thing I want to try soon. In moderation! Actual zero waste seems like a waste of attention (there must be more efficient ways to protect the environment) and also pretentious, though very poetic and inspiring. But I like the general mindset. The author of the article I read said she'd stopped thinking of trash as something you throw OUT and started thinking of it as something you throw INTO... the ocean, the ground, whatever. Not whatever. Finding out where it goes and reminding myself it doesn't go poof is important.
So there's some chance this might become a trash journal... in more ways than previously...

I think I'll try No Plastic July (by which they mean no single-use plastic). Sounds fun and educational! I still have some time to figure out what adjustments or equipment I need.

Last week, I obtained a new bag for zero moneys because my grandma was moving house (the town grandma is becoming a countryside grandma! Chaos abounds) and she found 3 spare bags to get rid of, so I took one. The bag is not exactly my style, but it works for putting stuff in... It looks durable, and the size is okay, and, most importantly, it's not slowly rotting in a dump somewhere & I didn't have a new one made. I should probably leave most style questions for things like writing if I'm at all serious about less waste.

Also last week, I went on one grocery run without buying any disposable packaging. Okay, there was a rubber band around a bunch of dill, but I didn't throw it out when I got home. :D I cheated and only bought fruit and vegetables that time, but it still felt like a huge revelation that I can weigh veggies in my own plastic bags that I already had! Nobody cares if I get new ones or pull them out of my pocket. No idea why I thought they would care. I also made the sacrifice of buying a whole melon instead of a plastic-wrapped half. ;)

@ the person who's expecting a private message, it's now caught in a whole network of procrastination and sudden, disrupting non-procrastination, but I'll get to it. With glee even.
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2017-05-04 03:05 pm

Mood board based on Rahirah's "Necessary Evils"

Things I posted on Seasonal Spuffy, 3 (3).

: mildly NSFW
Notes: Some visual associations with the fic Necessary Evils by [personal profile] rahirah . I do not own the images (sources below). My laptop protected me from running out of time by refusing to let me edit colors. Obviously, this does not exhaust the themes, imagery, or coolness of NE, but I didn't feel like dragging it out another two weeks (or more).
I wonder if the image posting will work this time.

image )

Image sources:
Astoria Park Pool by Michelle Young via
"the One" by Hardiansyah Ardi via
100 Dollar Pool Game by Chris Pichado via
Homeless by Rian Castillo via
Direction by Yasmeen via
Papa Ghede on the cover for The Invisibles
Nov. '98 by Brian Bolland (detail) via Pinterest
Video: Voodoo Lounging by CedarCoveTigerPark via
The Untitled by Nurul Huda via
Fridge magnet "kind, caring, compassionate, and kinkier than you'd expect" by beanforest via

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2017-05-04 02:31 pm

Ficlet: Something White (Meerkat AU #2)

Things I posted on Seasonal Spuffy, 2 (3).

Title: Something White
Author: thenewbuzwuzz
Setting: AU based on Something Blue
Rating: T, probably (but it's a WEIRD T)
Word count: 412
Summary: Around two years later, Meerkat!Buffy and Albino!Cobra!Spike seem to be under a mysterious spell. Can their love transcend species?
Notes: Thank you again to [ profile] seapealsh for language beta.

Something White

ficlet right here )

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2017-05-04 02:13 pm

Ficlet: Meerkat Hard (Meerkat AU #1)

Things I posted on Seasonal Spuffy, 1 (3). Featuring, for the first time, the itallics that I forgot to add while posting on LiveJournal. :D

Title: Meerkat Hard
Author: thenewbuzwuzz
Setting: AU based on School Hard
Rating: G, I think
Word count: 471
Summary: How do you think School Hard would have gone if Buffy was a meerkat?
Notes: This is a ripoff of the All-Penguin AU, the Serengeti-verse, etc., inspired by rule 5 of the posting guidelines. A big thank you to [personal profile] seapealsh for helping make sure the thing is written in real English.

Meerkat Hard
ficlet right here )

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2017-04-15 08:45 am

Gay propaganda and advertising

To celebrate importing my entries and comments to Dreamwidth, I thought I'd share some adult content (by Livejournal's standards). I noticed these pretties while rereading[personal profile] herself_nyc 's  “Manhattan Nocturne”. :)

1. Hunks! \o/ Saturday Evening Post cover for 08.06.1932 by JC Leyendecker (source - there's a great article about the artist here, too!)

2. Man in Long Underwear by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (source)
Look at this glorious underwear ad of 1915! That profile! ;) What do you think? Would you buy the product? :D

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3. Ad for Interwoven Socks “Highest Honors Everywhere” by JC Leyendecker, 1922/1923 (source)
Don't you love some gratuitous phallic imagery?

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4. Gentlemen with Golf Clubs by JC Leyendecker (source)
Gentlemen Fondling Elongated Objects, Probably Checking Out the Very Nice Arms of Other Gentlemen
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5. WWI recruiting poster “These men have COME ACROSS” by Frank Xavier Leyendecker (the other Leyendecker!) (source)
Can you make propaganda any more gay? ^^ (Also check out the big throbbing calls to action, the indication of urgency, the vague appeal to values... this was written as an ad alright.)

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2017-04-09 07:54 am

Meerkat Manor

 I've started watching a TV series that's a proper drama-filled soap opera, but everyone's a meerkat. It's fabulous! Or maybe it's more like a reality show, since they've got cameras all over the home and neighborhood and the humans are just making a story out of what the meerkats happen to do. (Creepy. They show the cameras sometimes.) And someone is definitely going to leave the show now and again. Nature is brutal, man.
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2017-03-26 07:38 pm

Collage based on "Manhattan Nocturne" by Herself_nyc

I wondered if picking shorter fic would make moodboarding simpler and faster, so I chose a oneshot that's close to my heart - [ profile] herself_nyc's Manhattan Nocturne (10,715w, explicit, Spike/Drusilla and Spike/others). That was last year.
I've pretty much ignored the part of the fic after Spike stops eating people, because it doesn't give me the same warm fuzzy feelings and I didn't manage to unite both.

collage )

Links to image sources:
A1 B1 C1 D1
A2 B2 C2 D2
A3 B3 C3 D3
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2017-03-21 09:13 am

Les Mis notes up to the end of Fantine

The weekend was not conductive to clearing backlogs, except for the limerick backlog.
Les Mis got really exciting for a few moments!

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Champmathieu's limerick (and, can you believe it, I can now spell his name) )

Javert's limerick )

Fantine's limerick (I can now pronounce her name, but it doesn't make her any less dead) )
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2017-03-11 06:20 pm

Spuffy shooting script blackout things! The Prom, Enemies, Graduation Day Part 2, The Zeppo

Reposting from tumblr with some formatting adjustments. I managed to step away from season 6 this time. :)
alightintheswamp helped me.
372 words total, a bunch of big images under the cuts.

#1 dance
Season 2-ish Spuffy.
Made of Marti Noxon's shooting script of "The Prom".

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#2 Whatever happened to the still-beating heart of a virgin?
Season 5 Spuffy.
Made of Douglas Petrie's shooting script of "Enemies".

NSFW, and I kind of got bored with black and white as I was adjusting spacing.

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#3 it's over.
Season 7 Spuffy.
Made of Joss Whedon's shooting script of Graduation Day Part Two.

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#4 I'm thinking how I wanna spend my last night on Earth.
Clearly, a "Chosen" outtake.
This one is basically a dick joke. Made of Dan Vebber's shooting script of "Zeppo". NSFW.

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2017-02-26 10:27 pm
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Les Mis notes up to Fantine Seventh VIII

Valjean spent 8 chapters NOT making a decision. Relatable. There was also a unique argument against lies and an unbelievably complicated car horse rental experience. The justice system sucked. It was really a vengeance system.

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half-asserick )
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2017-02-19 10:16 pm
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Les Mis notes up to Fantine Book Sixth Ch. II

Clearing the backlog: two weeks of notes and no limerick this time.
I'm now officially interested in where Victor is taking the characters and ideas. If I wasn't reading, um, three? four? fics at the same time, I'd probably not stop at a chapter a day...

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2017-02-18 10:06 pm
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Last of all, a Buffybot cow poem

This is a short bit of silliness that I posted on tumblr while I was locked out of LJ. I'm livejournalizing it now to put the other things I just posted into perspective for myself: the other things certainly have better spelling.

Genre: bredlik
Character: Buffybot
Rating: probably T? M? Canon weirdness.

pome )
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2017-02-18 09:56 pm

Spuffy double drabble - coda to Borrowed Warmth

Words: 200
Rating: T?
Setting: Spuffy ice-skating date in a vague post-series happy ending.

Notes: this is some of the cheesiest schmoop I've written so far, up there with "past SHATTERS". As for dialogue, I think I'm just gonna keep them all mute next time. Sprusilla backstory here.
I know there's at least half a dozen Spuffy ice skating things out there. The one that reminded me how much I like the concept was this vidlet by [ profile] double_dutchess.

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2017-02-18 09:42 pm

Ficlet: Borrowed Warmth (Sprusilla)

Words: 779
Rating: T?
Summary: Spike and Drusilla go ice skating in Hyde Park in 1895. Fluff with drowned kittens.

Notes: [ profile] double_dutchess said on [ profile] sb_fag_ends: "Can't you just see [Spike] going skating with Drusilla around the turn of the century?" I could see it so well I decided to write a drabble, which got absolutely out of hand, so I ended up doing a bunch of things I'm not at all confident about. Like dialogue. Oddly, I don't hate the result.
Concrit welcome! Tell me what kinds of beta I need. Ask me simple questions about turn-of-the-century ice skating. Or just enjoy (hopefully).
Oh, I borrowed some stuff from poems, mostly here and here, mostly what Spike says to Dru.
Spike's views on corsets are not my own.
There's a tiny Spuffy epilogue/coda thing that I'm going to post in a few minutes.

Borrowed Warmth

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2017-02-10 08:45 am
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Les Mis notes up to Fantine Book Fifth Ch. I

Back to the Les Mis spam posts. :)

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limerick )