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At the moment this journal serves mostly as a place for me to post personal entries, although I hope to add more fandom stuff to it in the future. Real life and the internet are often unmixy things after all! Friends are always welcome, however, so feel free to leave me a comment and I'll gladly add you. Just check out my profile for a quick run down of my interests/fandoms and see if we have anything in common first ♥





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Fic: Exit Wounds (4/8)

Title: Exit Wounds
Chapter: (4/8)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, Fred/Wesley, mentions of Cordelia/Angel and Buffy/Angel.
Summary: Two weeks after Cordelia's death Buffy arrives at Wolfram and Hart looking for answers about the disturbing dreams she has been having since the Hellmouth was closed. There she finds a grieving Angel and a newly undead Spike, as well as the horrifying threat which fate has brought her back to L.A. in order to vanquish. But is Buffy ready to face her inner demons and finally escape the clutches of the past? Ensemble cast. AU AtS s5.
Rating: PG-13.

Author's Note: This chapter got quite long and also remains un-betaed, but I really wanted to get it finished and up in time for the free-for-all day for once! This chapter marks the halfway point of the story but also serves as the end of part one if this were a two part television episode, hence the evil evil cliffhanger :D For any new readers the first three chapters can be found here. Thank you for all of the comments on this story so far and well done to everybody for another awesome round of Spuffiness ♥

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Fic: Exit Wounds (3/8)

Title: Exit Wounds
Chapter: (3/8)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, Fred/Wesley, mentions of Cordelia/Angel and Buffy/Angel.
Summary: Two weeks after Cordelia's death Buffy arrives at Wolfram and Hart looking for answers about the disturbing dreams she has been having since the Hellmouth was closed. There she finds a grieving Angel and a newly undead Spike, as well as the horrifying threat which fate has brought her back to L.A. in order to vanquish. But is Buffy ready to face her inner demons and finally escape the clutches of the past? Ensemble cast. AU AtS s5.
Rating: PG-13.

Author's Note: Hey guys! This is my contribution to this latest round of seasonal_spuffy. You might notice that this is actually chapter three of eight - that is because I submitted the first two chapters of this fic back in October for the Fall Round. Due to much RL busy-ness I have only just found the time to get the next update finished, and I'm hoping to post another chapter on free-for-all day. If you'd like to catch up with the story so far the first two chapters can be found here. This is my first Buffyverse fic so feedback is very much appreciated! Thank you to joans_journal for her betaing help and the mods as always for keeping this community going ♥

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More Feedback Week

I've never done one of these things before but this seems like a fun idea so here goes!

More Feedback Week, Feb 11-19, Leave a Comment


I am a relatively new writer in the Buffyverse and I would love some extra feedback on my fanfic Exit Wounds (WIP). It is Spuffy-focused but set during the fifth season of Angel and features the entire cast of the show. Here is my summary:

Two weeks after Cordelia's death Buffy arrives at Wolfram and Hart looking for answers about the disturbing dreams she has been having since the Hellmouth was closed. There she finds a grieving Angel and a newly undead Spike, as well as the horrifying threat which fate has brought her back to L.A. in order to vanquish. But is Buffy ready to face her inner demons and finally escape the clutches of the past?

Specifically, I'm trying to get another chapter finished in time for the next round of seasonal_spuffy and I'd love some extra feedback to help motivate me!

Any volunteers? Just follow the link above ♥
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Fic: Exit Wounds (2/8)

Title: Exit Wounds
Chapter: (2/8)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, Fred/Wesley, mentions of Cordelia/Angel and Buffy/Angel.
Summary: Two weeks after Cordelia's death Buffy arrives at Wolfram and Hart looking for answers about the disturbing dreams she has been having since the Hellmouth was closed. There she finds a grieving Angel and a newly undead Spike, as well as the horrifying threat which fate has brought her back to L.A. in order to vanquish. But is Buffy ready to face her inner demons and finally escape the clutches of the past? Ensemble cast. AU AtS s5.
Rating: PG-13.

Author's Note: As promised here is the next chapter, complete with a lot more Spuffy! I had so much fun writing the Buffy/Spike scenes in this story and there is plenty more to come in further chapters. Hopefully I can get the third installment completed in time for the free-for-all day, but in the meantime if you'd like to keep following this story then please do feel free to friend me. Thank you to everyone who has commented thus far.

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Fic: Exit Wounds (1/8)

Title: Exit Wounds
Chapter: (1/8)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Buffy/Spike, Fred/Wesley, mentions of Cordelia/Angel and Buffy/Angel.
Summary: Two weeks after Cordelia's death Buffy arrives at Wolfram and Hart looking for answers about the disturbing dreams she has been having since the Hellmouth was closed. There she finds a grieving Angel and a newly undead Spike, as well as the horrifying threat which fate has brought her back to L.A. in order to vanquish. But is Buffy ready to face her inner demons and finally escape the clutches of the past? Ensemble cast. AU AtS s5.
Rating: PG-13.

Author's Note: This is my humble offering for this round of seasonal_spuffy but also my first ever posted Buffy fanfic, so I’m pretty nervous but also very excited about finally getting to share it! As much as I loved the last season of Angel I was always disappointed that we never got a proper Buffy/Spike reunion, so I wrote this story like the (two part) television episode I always wanted to see. Thank you to my lovely beta joans_journal for all of her feedback and encouragement on this, ladydunedain for the prettyful banner and to the mods for keeping this amazing community running. I’m hoping to post the next chapter which contains more Spuffy later on today. Comments will be greatly cherished.

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Fic: Cradle (8/8)

Title: Cradle
Chapter: Eternity (8/8)
Fandom: Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Pairing: Lara/Kurtis
Summary: After Egypt every day, every hour had felt like a gamble, like death was stalking her from the shadows. But now Lara knew that her greatest danger came from within, for two years of her life may have passed but she was still in love with the darkness. In the labyrinthine streets of Prague grave secrets shall be revealed and blood shall be spilt. The battle for eternal life begins after sunset. Post-AoD.
Rating: R for language, graphic violence and sex.

Author's Note: It took me almost a year to edit and post this final chapter. I totally suck. But on the other hand I finally finished this story, so hell to the yes! :D I actually couldn't bear to part with it and kept finding excuses to continue tweaking the dialogue up until the very last minute. So yes, please let me know what you think, guys. It would really mean a lot.


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Yay!

So I mentioned a month or two back that my Buffy/Riley vid got nominated by a certain awesome someone at No Rest For The Wicked Awards in the Whedonverse category. The winners were just announced today, so imagine my delight when I wandered over to discover that despite the long list of wonderful vids that got nominated I was chosen as one of the three runners up:



Not too bad for a four year old vid that I cobbled together with Windows Movie Maker! I guess I should really get my butt in gear and finish off some of the two dozen WIP vids knocking around my laptop, but I have such a short attention span. Perhaps I can get something finished in time for seasonal_spuffy...
huh?

Are we even watching the same show?

Okay, so since signups for seasonal_spuffy went up the other day and my WIP is still of the WIP variety I've been doing a lot of writing and brainstorming trying to get it finished. Obviously, this has all led me to go off on a random tangent and start planning an epic post-NFA fic with Spuffy and Cangel and a whole host of characters all flocking to Hell A and partaking in rain-soaked battle and... yeah. Like I don't have far too much other work to be getting on with. Stupid brain.

Long story short, I started googling about the Shanshu prophecy cause I remembered this awesome jokey quote that Joss made about a post-NFA scenario:

Gunn is dead. Illyria keeps fighting. Angel loses an arm. Spike gets Shanshu. And Xander loses another eye, which is funny, because he isn’t even there.


So after revelling in the awesomeness of that possibility (oh, After the Fall, you had some wonderful ideas tossed into a pretty incoherent mix) I made the mistake of scrolling down to the comments. Here we get the typical protestations that Spike doesn't 'deserve' the Shanshu or that the Shanshu is for Angel and Angel alone. But then I came across this amazing gem which caused me to laugh quite hard:

The whole point of Angel (before the show lost its direction around season 3) was that he would Shanshu and become human so he could be with Buffy forever.


Seriously, random poster? So apparently the only reason Angel ever went to L.A. was to pile a bunch of shiny deeds on a plate so that he could someday become human and be with Buffy. Except, y'know, he already did become human and had the chance to be with Buffy and turned it down because he had become much more than the mission's boyfriend. Fans like that make me very cranky. But I also appreciated the lulz.
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Much with the Celebration

I hope everybody had a nice time over New Year. I thought that I was working this Saturday but they ended up swapping over my shifts so I had my friend over for our annual New Year Movie Marathon sleepover on Friday night. We watched Bridget Jones's Diary and various other New Year-sy movies and ate a lot of chocolate left over from Christmas and watched the pretty London fireworks on television. I have a sudden determination to go up to Edinburgh next year and watch the fireworks display near the castle. I never go out on New Year's as I find it quite anticlimactic, but the fireworks we watched were so pretty I may have to rethink my approach. Hmmmm.

Had a very hectic day at work today which was quite stressful and bleh at times. I suppose lots of people were given spa gift vouchers over Xmas and they all seemed to decide to cash them in today. Oh well. I just checked my emails when I got in and look at the pretty that had landed in my inbox:



You have been nominated at No Rest For The Wicked Awards in the following categories:

Title: Deeper Into You
Fandom/Pairing: BtVS - Riley/Buffy
Categories: That Vision Thing (Best Music Video)

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Thanks so much to whoever nominated me! ^_^ I'm not too competition savvy or good at promoting my fannish stuff so it was a really nice surprise to get this, especially since this vid is a few years old. And there's not nearly enough Buffy/Riley love out there ♥