Laughing Spike

Fic Masterlist

Main character(s) and/or pairing indicated in parentheses after the title.

Series

Wish You Were Here (Spuffy) (WIP), BtVS post-Not Fade Away, Rated PG-13. Angel brings Buffy some bad news in Rome, and Buffy accidentally changes the world.

Death’s Second Self (Spuffy) (complete), BtVS S5 post-The Gift, 5539 words, Rated R. Warnings: sex, violence, character death. Spike goes patrolling after Buffy's death in The Gift and meets someone he really wasn't expecting to see.


Standalones

Evanesco (Lorne), AtS post-Not Fade Away, Rated G, 1666 words. The last person Lorne wants to see finds him in his new bar months after the events of Not Fade Away. I still think this is my best fic.

All Set Down (Giles), BtVS S5, during and after The Gift, Rated R, 3300 words. Warnings: Violence and character death. An alternate ending to The Gift.

Waiting For You (Willow), BtVS post-Chosen, Rated G, 1609 words. Willow reflects on her life many years after Chosen.

Balm (Spike), BtVS S5 post-The Gift, Rated PG, 2411 words. Spike tries to deal with Buffy's death after The Gift.

Line of Scrimmage (Scooby Gang), BtVS Season 2ish, Rated G for goop, 1148 words. A bit of old-school silliness.

Unrequited (Spike), BtVS mid-S5, Rated S for schmoop. Spike lurks under his usual tree, waiting for a glimpse of his slayer.

Wolf’s Bane (Oz), BtVS S4 post-Doomed, Rated PG, 4443 words. Oz needs to find a way to deal with his werewolf side.

Pier Group (Scooby Gang), BtVS S3 post-Band Candy, Rated PG, 3432 words. The Scooby Gang spends a day at The Pier. A missing scene from BtVS S3. This was my first fic. It's not terribly good.


Drabbles

Different people seem to define drabbles in different ways. For me, drabbles are fics that are exactly 100 words long. I wrote a fair number of them. I think some of them are kinda clever. Your mileage may vary. You can find them all here.
Laughing Spike

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A couple of years ago, I enrolled in a continuing ed course on writing speculative fiction. Fanfiction was the topic one night, so I wrote a silly Star Trek/Firefly crossover. It's not exactly great literature.

Rating: Pretty G
Word count: 498

“What the gorram hell...?” Jayne rose from his huddled position and shook the snow from his coat. “What just happened?”

“I’m sorry if we startled you, Mr. ...?” Kirk stepped forward with a hand held out to shake, but then stopped when Jayne began to pull his gun out of his holster. “I assure you, there’s no need for weapons. We intend you no harm. We beamed you up from that moon because our scans showed that you were alone and your body temperature was dropping.”

“Beamed me up? Is that what you call takin’ a man from firm ground and turnin’ him into twinkly stuff? Thought I was havin’ me a brain bleed.”

“That’s how our transporters work. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise.”

“The USS whut now?”

“Enterprise. That’s the name of our ship. We belong to the United Federation of Planets.”

“I knew it! Yer Alliance!” Jayne narrowed his eyes and tightened his grip on his gun.

“Alliance?”

“The Feds. Said it your own self.”

“United Federation of Planets, not Alliance.”

“Only the Feds has technology to turn men into twinkly stuff and back again.”

Kirk raised his hands in mock surrender. “Fine, we’re Alliance. Now, will you allow Dr. McCoy to examine you?”

Jayne waggled his gun in their direction. “No ruttin’ way. Not being poked and prodded by no one, ‘cept maybe Simon when Mal comes back for me. Not lettin’ you anywhere near my brain. I seen what the Alliance docs did to River, and I ain’t havin’ none o’ that. You just keep your distance, hear?”

“Captain,” Spock interjected, “Our guest doesn’t seem to have suffered any serious ill effects from the cold. Perhaps a medical examination is unnecessary?”

Jayne turned towards Spock and squinted at him. “What happened to your ears? Get your head caught in a thruster?” Spock quirked an eyebrow, but refrained from responding.

“He seems healthy enough, Jim, if somewhat in need of a shower,” said McCoy, putting down his tricorder and sniffing disdainfully.

“Very well,” said Kirk. “When is, er, this Mal due back for you?”

“Soon enough,” replied Jayne. “He’s just runnin’ a little late, is all.”

“If you’ll put your gun away, Yeoman Rand will show you to our guest quarters. I think you’ll find them more comfortable than a barren, snowy moon. When this Mal arrives, we’ll beam you back down for your rendezvous.”

“No tricks?”

“No tricks. You have my word.”

A buxom blonde stepped forward and gestured towards the door. “If you’ll follow me, sir?”

Jayne looked her up and down for several long seconds and dropped his gun back into its holster. “Shiny. I’ll follow you anywheres you want, so long’s you’re wearing that bitty little skirt. I dunno why the rest of you people are wearing pyjamas, but you dress your womenfolk right.” He strode eagerly after Yeoman Rand, then turned to grin at the Captain.

“I’ll be in my bunk.”
Laughing Spike

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I've always been a big fan of Party of Five. Yes, yes, I know--it was a syrupy, weepy, angst-ridden melodrama, but I loved it anyway. Back in the day, it was my don't-miss show of the week, and every single episode made me cry. I'd set myself up on the couch with a big box of tissues and snuffle like mad, and it was just so darn cleansing. My favourite characters were Bailey and Griffin.

Last weekend, Jim and I watched Dazed and Confused on the big screen at the local independent theatre. If you've never seen it, it's the 1970s answer to American Graffiti. I'd seen it once before, not long after it came out, and thoroughly enjoyed it because I remember the 1970s more or less that way. The movie isn't quite my high school experience because I'm a titch too young (boy, I don't get to say that very often anymore...), but I think it's a pretty accurate depiction of my friend's older sister's life at the time. It's a fun film, and I'm still amazed at how many of the 1970's idiosyncrasies it gets right. I never did it myself, but I knew someone who used to zip up her skin-tight jeans using pliers. :-D

Anyway, I spent the first 20 minutes of the movie staring at Pink, the lead male character, and trying to figure out who the actor was. He was the younger version of someone I'd watched often, but I couldn't place him. I finally leaned over and whispered to Jim, "OMG, it's Griffin from Party of Five!!!"--which pleased me and confused him, since he'd never seen the show. Then I watched another scene and wasn't so sure anymore, and then another where I was, lather, rinse, repeat. Sometimes Pink was a dead ringer for a young Griffin, and sometimes something was just... off.

When the credits rolled at the end of the film, I didn't recognize the actor's name. Except... I sort of did. And then it finally clicked: Griffin was played by Jeremy London, and Jeremy has a twin brother named Jason, who played Pink. They're identical twins, but not entirely identical in the way that identical twins aren't. Mystery solved.

It's the first time I've watched a movie wherein the lead role was played by a doppelganger. ;-)
Laughing Spike

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I'm not entirely loving S7 of Supernatural. I'm nearing the end now, and it's picking up somewhat, but I found the first half pretty flat. The whole Castiel-is-your-new-god thing was kind of fun, but it fizzled out pretty quick and then they killed him. Leviathans aren't really grabbing as the new Big Bad either. I always found the black eyes they gave demons pretty creepy, but the big mouths of Leviathans? Just too comical to take seriously.

I am loving the parade of guest stars from other series, though: Jewel Staite, James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Michael Hogan, Harry Groening, Felicia Day--what a hoot.

I was sad that they offed Bobby, but I'm kind of loving him as a ghost.

Is it just me, or does Dick Roman's plan for feeding people food that makes them calm and compliant, except for the occasional person who goes the other way and becomes a pyschopath instead, seem a bit like a rewrite of Serenity?
Laughing Spike

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I'm a bit astonished that so many of y'all remember who I am. Sometimes I'm not even sure. The last five years have been a bit of a slog in a lot of ways, but things are on the mend. I'll post about it sometime, but not now. I'm kind of basking in renewed fanfic pleasure and don't want to think about it.

Thank you all for the very kind welcome backs and the nice comments on my chapter. I wasn't sure anyone would read it--I've been gone for so long that I thought Buffy fandom might have shriveled up and died in the meantime.

I had a sudden urge to rewatch AtS in its entirety in December, so I did. It had been a long time, so it was pretty much like watching a brand-new series. You know what? Season 4 still doesn't make any sense.

I've spent most of the day attacking my other WIP with astonishing vigour, and I remember now why I'd abandoned it. Chapter 5 is a bitch. My brain is leaking out my ears, and I still haven't made it right.

Time for dinner and a Supernatural episode. I seem to have given up live TV and watch everything on DVD now, so I'm only halfway through Season 7. I must ask: who's bright idea was it to off Castiel and Bobby?? Grrrrrrrr.
Laughing Spike

Hellooooooooooo out there...

Contrary to persistent rumours, I am not dead. This journal is pretty close to it, though. Is anyone out there still reading this thing?


::crickets::


Yeah, that's what I thought.

Nevertheless, in an attempt to revive my long-dormant writing skills, I have finished a WIP: the third and last chapter of Death's Second Self has been posted, back-dated by six!OMG years so that it sits next to the first two chapters. (Six years! How did that happen?)

Anyone who read the first two installments has undoubtedly forgotten what happened in them (I know I had), so clicking on this will deliver you to all three: Death's Second Self

I'm feeling all motivated now. Maybe I'll finish another one someday.
Laughing Spike

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Scene from Future Shop today:

[Kristina approaches counter with The Borgias S1 and Castle S1 DVDs in hand.]

Clerk: (pointing at The Borgias) How do you pronounce that?

Kristina: I don't actually know. I haven't watched it yet. But I've heard that it's good, and it stars Jeremy Irons...

[Clerk actually flutters hand over heart at the mention of Jeremy Irons' name. Kristina loves him for that. :-D]

Kristina: ...and Colm Feore. How bad can it be??

Clerk (gesturing at Castle): I haven't seen this either.

Kristina: Me neither. But again, I've heard that it's good, and it stars Nathan Fillion. Like I said, how bad can it be???

Clerk: You have great taste in actors.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


Also? François Arnaud is HOT!!!

Jeremy Irons, Colm Feore, Nathan Fillion, François Arnaud... be still my own fluttering heart.

::fans self::