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One buggered WIP

Despite trying to be relatively spoiler-free for the rest of the season, I foolishly went and looked at the episode 20 summary.

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Yesterday while struggling with the Spuffython assignment, I'd thought that my heart just wasn't in Spuffy anymore. I keep having these Spara ideas I want to get to. Then I read the summary and now I'm all disappointed. Does it mean that Spikey's heart is going to be broken all over again (My!Spike's would be)?

Also very annoyed that the WIP has been jossed again! It serves me right for taking so long. There's a scene in the ep that sounds very similar to a scene I've got coming up (which I wrote part of back in october) and it's one that I can't really change. Oh well, it'll have to stand. I just hope it's not too similar.

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Oh, I agree.

But I'm thinking from a Spuffy writer's POV and that's killed it dead for me (not that it was really living that much). I have to believe a cetain set of things to get my story out.


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Stop it!

Just when I think I've got a handle on the plot again (at last!), you want me to break it all up again! Noooooo!

No, not break it up, just truncate it, cut it at the point where they meet.

BTW, the CDs arrived. Haven't had time to check them out on the Dell. (Bride of Frank - hee! Love it. Mine doesn't have a name. My PC is The Beast, I suppose it could be spawn of?

Anyhwoo, asking a really big favour now. Would you post the episodes starting with next week's to a land address in France? We will be cruising past my schoolchum Lesley's place after 21st May. I am having stuff sent to her address so that we can collect mail when we visit. I'll send you some blank CDs and stamps for Europe before I leave.

I've said it's Spuffy and Spuffy it will be, even if I'm the last person writing it in the universe.

The Bride and I have really bonded, even if she is a bitch about being networked.

I have no problem with sending you the eps. Are you going to still be available for betaing duties any time over this period (not that I'm anywhere near having anything to beta anyway- just wondering)?

Are you going to still be available for betaing duties any time over this period
I can't get my head 'round the logistics of betaing on the move. II doubt it would be possible, even if The Spawn were enabled for communication duties. They would be limited to email only. It would cost and arm and a leg if there were attachments involved. I'm back in August, however, and will have been fanfic deprived for 3 months so if there's anything that could wait 'til then, I'm available.

Will email the French addy and get stamps and discs off to you on Friday.

okay.

I'll have to get through the next couple of chapters without your stern whip cracking!. If you are online at all then I'll probably post bits in my filter to be picked over. Feel free to pop in.

Personally I've taken to simply divorcing Show!Buffy from Fic!Buffy. They aren't the same creature. I by and large loathe show!Buffy but can still love Fic!Buffy.

Keep writing Spuffy if your muse wants to. There's still a large market for it. :)

I still feel like writing Spuffy, it just feels like the end of the line in terms of where you can take it in the future. I'll just have to rummage in the past box like eveyone else.

Surely there is anyone who's writing a convincing Show!Buffy, is there?

You could use the spoilers to your advantage, cut your losses with Spuffy, break Spike's heart, and bring Tara back somehow to help him move on.

C'mon, be creative. I know you can meet this challenge.

Spoilers are the devil's work. I shouldn't worry - bitca's not coming back, after all.

I know exactly where you are coming from with Spuffy. I want to want Spuffy the way I used to, but I don't. So the WIPs are dead in the water. Spike/ Tara is lovely to write, largely because I feel like I can understand and like Tara. Never could understand or like Buffy, not really. For Buffy to deserve Spuffy I'd have to AU it - and I don't do AU...

But don't give up on your WIP. Someone has to go down with the ship.

The good thing about S/T is that it hasn't been over-done in fic or ruined explored onscreen, but it's probably a little fluffy for my liking. Spuffy, I loved because it was challenging and tough and painful and Spike broke my heart every week, but should they be together? Probably not. But the Spike I have in my head just can't stop loving her.

As for the WIP, we're going to have to wait awhile for Buffy's thoughts on the subject, but now she thinks he's dead she can admit to all the feelings without having to commit to them. She'll have a shock when comes back and he's not so keen...

Spara fluffy? Yes, could be. But it doesn't have to be. A lesbian witch recently violated by her lover and an equally (if not more so) abused vampire. Room for angst, methinks.

But the Spike I have in my head just can't stop loving her.

I know. I need an icon for my Spuffy moments. It needs to start with a lovely pic of Spike with "My Spike..." then change to a picture of Spuffy love "...loves Buffy." finally ending up with a picture of Spike "Stupid vampire." Dies hard, Spuffy.

She'll have a shock when comes back and he's not so keen

Hee! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that...

Spara angst? Now there's a challenge...

I dunno when I think of Spara, it's just so much lighter. That's where snarky Spike can really play.


Hee! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that...
You'll love the Buffy torturefest I have planned.

Still, it's back to the Spuffython grind. Had big progress yesterday, but nowt today (but I have the excuse of having had to go to the career advisor and getting that CV sorted). We have a big announcement next wednesday, it's either our notice or we'll have to stay on longer.

I'll see about the icon. ;-)

A little bit of light in the Spuffy gloom is good for the soul. And if it means snarky Spike, then even better.

You'll love the Buffy torturefest I have planned

::sighs happily::

When's the Spuffython due? Bugger when RL gets in the way of the important stuff. I thought it was all sorted at your place and that you'd be out of there soonish?

I'll see about the icon. ;-)

Well, you know, not like I was hinting or anything ::batts eyelashes innocently:: I've wanted one like that for ages, but lack the software and talent...

Spuffython is due saturday. Eek!

I thought it was all sorted at your place and that you'd be out of there soonish?

I know. Lex have had trouble taken our work on, there's rumours of July now...

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Spuffython is due saturday. Eek!

<i>I thought it was all sorted at your place and that you'd be out of there soonish? </i>

I know. Lex have had trouble taken our work on, there's rumours of July now...

<ill, you know, not like I was hinting or anything ::batts eyelashes innocently:: I've wanted one like that for ages, but lack the software and talent... </i>

You know I'm a soft touch.

Btw. Is there one picture that defines 'Your Spike'?

Saturday? Oh, loads of time...

July? Is that good or bad? Anything else on the horizon?

One picture to define my Spike. Oh, heck, that's a hard one. So many gorgeous pictures - no single one comes to mind. One of the ones with a bit of attitude showing, maybe. A bit of a smirk, or a bit of bad boy. But then, given the Spuffy thing, maybe a more romantic image - like the look on his face when he first sees Buffy early S6. I'll go trawl...

July? Is that good or bad? Anything else on the horizon?

It's good and bad. Security and time to write more fic (I barely do any work anymore) versus boredom, stagnation and a rising credit card bill. I haven't looked into much yet. But it's ime to start. I have a CV to send off in the morning...

Let me know when you find the pic, otherwise you'll get my Spike instead. If it's a screencap it doesn't matter if it's grainy because I came make my own.


I'd love an icon like that. (hint hint) Not because my Spuffy heart is still in tact but because he really is a stupid vampire for continuing to love her. SR aired while I was in France and I was rooting for him to kill her after that.

Bugger. That's two versions then. Does anyone actually want me to finish my assignment? :)

Does anyone actually want me to finish my assignment?
Which one?

Spuffython. April 24th is SATURDAY!

You need the occasional break from the writing. What better relief than making beautiful icons?

This is what comes of being so talented ;-)

I get my breaks on TOTAL WAR. I'll probably do these at the weekend.

HEY!! I hinted first! But yeah, she so does not deserve to be loved like that by him. He deserves more. He needs someone to show him the error of his ways. Like me, for example.

I'll make sure they're completely different.

I have some lovely blanks of Spike that I found yesterday. Have uploaded them to my photobucket space. Everything before the one I'm using here is new. I don't seem to have one that fits the stupid vampire comment though.

I'll have to think about the stupid vampire, but I have a couple of ideas.

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