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Rebcake
18-04-18, 02:01 AM
The moderators of the LiveJournal community Seasonal_Spuffy are gearing up for another round! We start every round by asking people what would work best for them. There's even a handy-dandy poll to help you air your opinions!

You can vote in the poll here: Seasonal Spuffy Round 24 Poll (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeh-8vWy9vVusWII0_-SKwxOEn_UWR3759HaKCpvGjRNHJADw/viewform)
(If you are on LiveJournal, you can also vote in the poll here: LJ Seasonal Spuffy Round 24 Poll (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/612717.html) Please don't vote in both places, though.)

Seasonal_Spuffy has been going, about twice a year, since 2005, and premieres fantastic new fanworks* every round. Fic, art, vids, and all the other imaginative things that fans create are welcome, but we do ask that it be something new. (And not all-human.) We crosspost to Dreamwidth and Tumblr, and have our own archive (http://www.seasonal-spuffy.space/), so you don't have to be on LiveJournal to participate.

*Even the New York Times agrees: 2 of the 4 works selected for their article ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ Reimagined by Its Fans (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/arts/television/buffy-vampire-slayer-fan-fiction.html?_r=1) were originally posted at our community (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/579131.html)!

flow
18-04-18, 04:04 PM
I have already voted !

flow

Stoney
18-04-18, 04:12 PM
I was surprised the reference to Spuffy in the text before the poll starts seemed very show specific, especially considering how much further the relationship has gone in the comic continuation, you would have thought that would be celebrated too, especially so by a Spuffy group. Is it specifically focused on the show Rebcake?

Rebcake
18-04-18, 07:18 PM
Is it specifically focused on the show Rebcake?

Nope, there are stories and artwork set at every point in the hypothetical relationship. The community does usually pick a loose theme, which creators are free to use as inspiration or disregard, and it came up in planning that next month was the 20th anniversary of Spike and Buffy's first truce. Some mods thought that could be turned into a theme of sorts, so we're asking if there is interest. We did have a short "mini round" last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of School Hard, though.

Stoney
20-04-18, 12:41 AM
Nope, there are stories and artwork set at every point in the hypothetical relationship. The community does usually pick a loose theme, which creators are free to use as inspiration or disregard, and it came up in planning that next month was the 20th anniversary of Spike and Buffy's first truce. Some mods thought that could be turned into a theme of sorts, so we're asking if there is interest. We did have a short "mini round" last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of School Hard, though.

I've nosied at previous years at points, don't people take on a day each and say what they are going to provide (fic/art/vid etc)? I wouldn't be opposed to doing a fanart piece but I'd need to work out what timeframe I'd have to know if it is realistic that I'd manage something in time. The longer you are around on the board the sooner you'll come to learn that I am the slowest person ever in doing anything!! :D

Rebcake
20-04-18, 01:09 AM
I wouldn't be opposed to doing a fanart piece but I'd need to work out what timeframe I'd have to know if it is realistic that I'd manage something in time.

Wonderful! It looks like the round will run from late-May to sometime in June. We'll have some free-for-all days, if you don't want to commit to a particular day. I think we'll also have a mini "Becoming" event on the anniversary weekend of May 19-20. If I had to guess, I'd say the regular round will kick off on May 25 or so.

Double Dutchess
20-04-18, 01:17 AM
Yay, the later the better! I really hope I can make a fairly substantial contribution this time.

Rebcake
20-04-18, 03:21 AM
Yay, the later the better! I really hope I can make a fairly substantial contribution this time.

Hurrah! I look forward to it.

Stoney
20-04-18, 05:13 AM
Are there any sizing specifications for the fanart pieces? I couldn't see any mention of such in the rules but thought there was a chance it might be all banners or icons rather than full wallpapers.

I assume it would make life easier if I had a Live Journal account (although I'll probably then just find out I've no clue how to upload pics there :lol:).

Double Dutchess
20-04-18, 10:50 PM
Are there any sizing specifications for the fanart pieces? I couldn't see any mention of such in the rules but thought there was a chance it might be all banners or icons rather than full wallpapers.

As far as I know, art of any size is welcome, including wallpapers.

Rebcake
20-04-18, 11:25 PM
As far as I know, art of any size is welcome, including wallpapers.

This is true. I'm not sure what the best way to post art is. I'll have to get our "art mod" to make an instruction post.

thenewbuzwuzz
23-04-18, 08:40 PM
How do you do, fellow Seasonal Spuffy fans! I'm the confusing non-LiveJournal sites mod. :) Heads up that:

The Spring 2018 round will start on Friday, May 25 and run until Sunday, June 10, plus a special free-for-all day on May 19.

You can post on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/profile), or both, or you can participate via tumblr (http://seasonal-spuffy.tumblr.com/guidelines) or email instead (on tumblr, you can @mention us in your post or submit; if neither of the three sites are an option, I was thinking you could either email us (mailto:sspuffy@gmail.com) your thing to be posted in your name, or email us a link to your post so we can point people toward it and hope for the best). During the round, we will post links to all entries on our LJ, DW, tumblr, and maybe elsewhere.

You may sign up for a posting day of your own by leaving a comment (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/613200.html?mode=reply#add_comment) at the signup post (the link in this sentence will take you straight to the comment field – scroll up to see the schedule). Anonymous comments are currently enabled, so you don't need an LJ account to do that.

There will be FREE-FOR-ALL days on which anyone may post without signup: May 19 (20th anniversary of Becoming, Part 2); May 28 (Memorial Day in the USA); June 1; June 5; and June 9-10.

Our theme this round will be Night and Day. As always, creators are welcome to interpret the theme however they want or ignore it altogether. Particularly on May 19, the anniversary of Becoming, we encourage folks to post anything that has to do with the season 2 finale, whether or not it’s related to the main theme of the round.

If this sounds like fun, plan to create an ORIGINAL, never-before-posted fanwork (fic, art, vid, mix, poetry, recs, comics, meta, etc.) to share with the community. Please check the rules (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/profile) before you begin. Most are fairly standard, but be aware that ALL-HUMAN AUs are not allowed.

Also, we’re looking for a new mod. If someone here would like to help spread the good news of Spuffy in places that aren't LiveJournal, we'd be delighted.

thenewbuzwuzz
16-05-18, 07:24 PM
Stoney, to answer your month-old question, yes. :) Yes, Seasonal Spuffy would absolutely work best if you had a LiveJournal account. We'd be more than happy to help figure out anything that needs figuring out! If there's any way I can assist with posting or other Seasonal Spuffy-related questions, please feel free to hit me up at thenewbuzwuzz@gmail.com or on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, tumblr, or Elysian Fields (I have the same username everywhere). Or we can talk in this thread, of course, but I thought we might want to go into detail somewhere more private.

The offer stands for anyone, and I'll post a bit more info about this round on Friday. It's almost here! :))

Stoney
16-05-18, 07:46 PM
Thanks for this. I am trying to free myself to get the time to do a piece and may well just look to join LJ if it will make posting easier. I'll see how I do in getting the opportunity and will probably then drop you an email if I'm having problems or get hold of you on LJ. :biggrin1:

thenewbuzwuzz
18-05-18, 10:45 PM
May 19th - Truce Day free-for-all!

As you may recall, tomorrow, May 19th, is the 20-year anniversary of Becoming, Part 2!

If you'd like to celebrate by posting any new Becoming-themed Spuffy fanworks to Seasonal Spuffy, all of Saturday is yours to do so. Remember that there will be more free-for-all days for other works, so let's keep this day related to the episode. Like all free-for-all days, this is entirely optional, and leaving feedback is always a valid and much appreciated way to contribute. :)

If posting is something you'd like to do, please check the posting guidelines before you begin (for LJ (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/profile), for DW (seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/profile), for tumblr (seasonal-spuffy.tumblr.com/guidelines)).

In order to avoid burying you in information, details about the main part of the round will follow after the anniversary.

Happy Becoming!

The full LJ post: https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/614387.html

thenewbuzwuzz
27-05-18, 06:36 AM
Round 24 is in full swing! Reminder that anyone's welcome to join in without prior warning on the free-for-all days: May 28, June 1, June 5, and June 9-10 on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, or tumblr (all guidelines linked in my previous post here) or talk to us about other posting options. Anyone's super welcome to leave feedback - currently, no login at all is needed to comment on our LJ and DW posts. Links to all new entries can be found on our tumblr blog (seasonal-spuffy.tumblr.com), our Dreamwidth community (seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org), and our brand-new Facebook page (facebook.com/sspuffy), in addition to LiveJournal (seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com), where the main action happens. Any questions, please see our rules (seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/profile) and the full round opening post (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/615698.html) on LiveJournal or ask away in this thread. :)

thenewbuzwuzz
09-06-18, 09:45 PM
Reminder that this weekend is open to all comers and concludes the round. If you were planning to post to Seasonal Spuffy still this round, the floor is yours... until midnight Sunday your local time. :)

flow
10-06-18, 05:20 PM
Our talented Stoney has contributed a beautiful piece of fanart for Seasonal Spuffy round 24:

https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620571.html

Also our gifted Double Dutchess posted an adorable video:

https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619435.html

And our wonderful Rebcake contributed a fanfiction story, which I am really excited to read:

https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619217.html

Here you can look at every contribution from 25th of May on:

https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/?skip=10
https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/

There are Banners, Icons, Poems, fanfic, manips....

flow

Stoney
10-06-18, 07:27 PM
Aw thank you flow. :xd

I haven't had a chance to look through all the entries so far but I will do. Those that I've seen have been terrific.

thenewbuzwuzz
12-06-18, 05:07 AM
Thank you for the pimpage, flow. :)

We're going to make an index post in a few days: links to ALL the things in this round! I'll post it here as well.

thenewbuzwuzz
16-06-18, 05:17 PM
For your catching up and reference convenience, over HERE’s (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/623317.html) a list of links to all the new fanworks made for Round 24 of Seasonal Spuffy. (Featuring 7 fics posted or updated! 15 artwork posts! Forms of fanwork you may or may not have dreamed of!…)
DW version (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/870717.html) (includes DW links where available).

I plan to post the whole list here only at the end of next week, because there might be some new additions first, BECAUSE...

we declared each solstice and equinox a Seasonal Spuffy free-for-all day, starting with Thursday, June 21. We're more seasonal than ever! Here's Rebcake's full announcement (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/623001.html).

Rebcake
17-06-18, 01:56 AM
Announcement: Goodbye to Round 24, hello to even more Seasonal Spuffy!

Thanks to all for another wonderful round of Seasonal Spuffy! 15 people contributed new fanworks — often more than one! — for the Spring 2018 round. Well done! Look for an index post soon listing all the goodies! Don't forget to comment on all the great stuff.

It's sad to see the end of another round, isn't it? Don't you wish there was more Seasonal Spuffy? Don't you sometimes wonder why it's not more, well, seasonal?

Wish and wonder no more! Over the next year, Seasonal Spuffy is going full Seasonal! In additional to our regular rounds, we invite one and all to contribute new Spuffy fanworks on each and every turn of season. Each solstice and equinox is henceforth declared a Seasonal Spuffy FREE-FOR-ALL Day.

Coming up:
SUMMER: Thursday, June 21, 2018 — FREE-FOR-ALL

Keep in mind:

Fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018 — FREE-FOR-ALL
Winter: Friday, December 21, 2018 — FREE-FOR-ALL
Spring: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — FREE-FOR-ALL

Oops! I see that thenewbuzwuzz was quicker than I at getting the word out!

flow
22-06-18, 11:56 AM
Solstice Day on Seasonal Spuffy has brought some wonderful fanart. Some of it is a reaction to season12 #1. Have fun and enjoy it !

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?20899-Announcement-Seasonal-Spuffy-Round-24-—-How-do-you-want-it/page2

Double Dutchess, I loved your comic panel !

flow

Double Dutchess
23-06-18, 01:16 AM
Thanks flow! It was a minimal-effort contribution, but I'm glad it could bring a smile to people's faces!

thenewbuzwuzz
24-06-18, 02:11 PM
For your catching up and reference convenience, me and https://www.dreamwidth.org/img/silk/identity/user.png (https://slaymesoftly.dreamwidth.org/profile)slaymesoftly (https://slaymesoftly.dreamwidth.org/) present a list of all the new fanworks made for Round 24.

Truce Day and Summer Solstice contributions are included in the list. 'NEW!' means the entry was posted on June 21. WIPs and NC-17 entries are marked. Links go to LiveJournal unless specified otherwise.

Happy browsing!


Fic Arranged by Season

MULTI-ERA:
11 cinquain poems (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/616126.html) by thenewbuzwuzz. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/863744.html).

SEASON 3:
Overcome (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/616443.html) by garnigal

SEASON 4 AND 5:
In For a Penny[10a/?] (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620221.html) and [10b/?] (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620385.html) (NC-17 WIP!) by the_moonmoth & bewildered/bewilde

SEASON 5:
Buffy and the Bloodmobile(2 of 4) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619217.html) and (3 of 4) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/622429.html), and (NEW!4 of 4 (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/625822.html)) by Rebcake. NOW COMPLETE!

SEASON 7:
NEW! Come Sit With Me. (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624324.html) by Slaymesoftly

ANGEL SEASON 5:
Spreading the Light (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/617832.html) (WIP!) by Sandy S.

POST-SERIES: Love declaration to my toothbrush (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620812.html) by Miss Kitty (translation of the French ficlet Déclaration d'amour à ma brosse-à-dents (https://archiveofourown.org/works/10299569))

COMICS CANON (with AU references):
And Be One Traveler (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621909.html) by Barb C
NEW! S12 comics limerick (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624789.html) by Double Dutchess

INDETERMINATE (Or, canon? What canon?):
Cheat Sheet, Part 1 (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621763.html) (WIP!) by Barb C
NEW! The Personal Touch (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/625660.html) by Barb C



Artwork Arranged by Medium

ICONS
Night & Day icons (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621532.html) by Double Dutchess
15 Spuffy Icons (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619640.html) by javajunkie247
20 icons Spike/Buffy (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618947.html) by sintonia
Icons (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/616867.html) by teragramm. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/864592.html).

BANNERS/MANIPS
Untitled [night and day/ you are the one (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618134.html)] by nmcil12
Untitled [Spike, I do love you... (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618494.html)] by nmcil12
Untitled [ON A MOON DANCE... (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618671.html)] by nmcil12
NEW! Untitled [to hell with BS12 #1... (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624905.html)] by nmcil12
6 Story Banners (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619886.html) by javajunkie247
Another Becoming banner (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/615020.html) by Double Dutchess
Becoming Banners (How it all Began, The Look) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/614830.html) by teragramm. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/862574.html).
Four Banners (The Kiss, The Comics-Purple, Star Light, Star Bright (comics), The Dark Side of Midnight) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/617044.html) by teragramm. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/865011.html).
NEW! Becoming Banner - Both Sides (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624493.html) by teragramm. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/872071.html).
I want the fire back (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621165.html) by Miss Kitty

WALLPAPERS
NEW! I Love You (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/623895.html) by Comlodge
Night & Day (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/622638.html) by Comlodge
Together (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620571.html) by Stoney

VID
Loving You (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619435.html) by Double Dutchess

NEW! EDITED COMICS PANEL (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624789.html) by Double Dutchess



Artwork Arranged by Creator

Comlodge:
NEW! I Love You (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/623895.html)
Night & Day (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/622638.html)

Double Dutchess:
Another Becoming banner (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/615020.html)Loving You (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619435.html)Night & Day icons
(https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621532.html)NEW! Edited comics panel (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624789.html)

javajunkie247:
6 Story Banners (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619886.html)15 Spuffy Icons (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/619640.html)

Miss Kitty:
I want the fire back (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/621165.html)

nmcil12:
untitled banners and manips with these captions:
night and day/ you are the one (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618134.html)
Spike, I do love you... (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618494.html)
ON A MOON DANCE...
(https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618671.html)NEW! to hell with BS12 #1... (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624905.html)

sintonia:
20 icons Spike/Buffy (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/618947.html)

Stoney:
Together (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/620571.html)

teragramm:
Becoming Banners (How it all Began, The Look) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/614830.html). DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/862574.html).
Four Banners (The Kiss, The Comics-Purple, Star Light, Star Bright (comics), The Dark Side of Midnight) (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/617044.html). DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/865011.html).
Icons (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/616867.html). DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/864592.html).
NEW! Becoming Banner - Both Sides (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/624493.html). DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/872071.html).



Miscellaneous

Fanmix: Hope In The Darkness (http://seasonal-spuffy.tumblr.com/post/174373352268/bitendenciesrebeccabunch-title-hope-in-the) by bitendenciesrebeccabunch (partially NSFW audio). Link goes to tumblr; accompanying LJ post here (http://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/617372.html).

Compilation: Five season 11 moments that were too cute (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/617476.html) by teragramm. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/865368.html).

NEW! Commentary: Comics - A Lovely Moment (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/625200.html) by nmcil12

Interactive poetry kits: Becoming poetry kits (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/614634.html) by thenewbuzwuzz. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/862355.html).

Recs: Spuffy poem recs: light/darkness imagery (https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/616449.html) by thenewbuzwuzz. DW link here (https://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/864427.html).

Rebcake
25-06-18, 06:01 AM
Okay, can I just say that looking at that list of NEW Spuffy material makes me so amazingly happy! Wow! Way to bring it, people!