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    I try not to be annoyed by things I read in fanfics, god knows I don't have the talent to tell stories But I really do hate Spike saying "cor".


    I like who I am when Im with him. I like who we are together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoSpuffy View Post
    I try not to be annoyed by things I read in fanfics, god knows I don't have the talent to tell stories But I really do hate Spike saying "cor".
    Me too! It's so Mary Poppins

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    claims. they seriously annoy me.
    I have others but need to think on it.

    oh, I know! I hate the term "precious cargo" referring to carrying someone. He laid down his precious cargo. Does it come in FF dictionary or something? I saw it in so many fics.

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    Just read chapter 14 of a fic I was really enjoying and saw there was only one chapter left. I knew the story couldn't be wound up in one chapter, so checked, and yes, it was unfinished! So annoyed at myself for not checking before I started reading

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    It has happened to all of us...

    Is it still being updated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    It has happened to all of us...

    Is it still being updated?

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    No. It was last updated January 2007

    Unfinished fics are so frustrating. I know writers don't deliberately set out to leave their works unfinished, but I really wish they wouldn't publish anything until the story was finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Just read chapter 14 of a fic I was really enjoying and saw there was only one chapter left. I knew the story couldn't be wound up in one chapter, so checked, and yes, it was unfinished! So annoyed at myself for not checking before I started reading
    Yep, we've all fallen to that now and then. Which story is it?? Sometimes they don't update everywhere and it is complete on another site.

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    It's Possession by icemink. The description is awful (AU Spike loses a poker game and finds himself as a sex slave purchased by Buffy) but it's actually much much better than that would suggest. He's not a sex slave, Buffy uses him as a fighter and I'd just got to the part where Buffy had sold him to Darla . . .

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    I think I may have read that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver1 View Post
    I think I may have read that one.
    Do you have a complete copy Silver?

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    I'm almost certain I've read that and read it all. I'll check too.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Yep, all 24 chapters were on SpuffyRealm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Do you have a complete copy Silver?
    I'm afraid not.

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    Stoney:
    Yep, all 24 chapters were on SpuffyRealm.
    The site is still down and I don't think it will be going back online. It's been more than a week now. Hopefully there will be access to the stories via the waybackmachine.

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    That fic isn't on Wayback. You can find the site, but clearly not all fics are fully captured. That tends to happen on and off on a lot of the old sites that have gone down.

    If Pari is ill it may well come back online when she is well again. I can't remember when the fund raising was supposed to be until but I don't think it was at renewal yet (although I could be wrong).

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    I think it is also complete in The Bloodshed Verse : https://www.bloodshedverse.com/stori...o=read&no=3317
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelusblanc View Post
    I think it is also complete in Thr bloodshed verse : https://www.bloodshedverse.com/stori...o=read&no=3317
    Brilliant, thank you!

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    I've started it but, TBH, it's made me feel a bit queasy.

    Okay - got to C14 and I'm depressed. Can someone let me know how it finishes please?
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    I've started to read a lot of fics recently and they've been really good, well written, exciting etc. and then one thing will happen and it will put me off reading any further. Started a fic recently where Spike and Buffy meet up after 10 years of being apart and it started out really well, but then Buffy says that she's now virtually immortal and I don't want to read any further.

    Immortality is one of those things that takes a really important layer of meaning away from the Spuffy relationship imo, (or any vamp/slayer or vamp/human relationship) Knowing one will outlive the other, one will stay young forever while the other grows old, adds so much meaning and depth to their relationship and to remove that seems like a really poor decision to me. Anyway, that's my moan over for today

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    This is something that doesn't cease to surprise me in fanfics - how many people seem to think immortality is a blessing instead of a curse.

    What a terrible thought to have to walk this mortal coil forever. Never aging, stuck in your twenty or thirty-year-old body. Interestingly enough immortals usual become immortal in their twenties or thirties. I never met a 70 year old immortal, tbh. Just imagine how after the first exciting three or four decades every day starts to drag and feels the same to you.

    It's like people want to take "they lived happily ever after" literally. But if mankind will be gone from this planet (like the dinosaurs before us) you are still immortal and it's just you and the moon and maybe your immortal companion, whom you very certainly have grown fed up with by now. And what if the earth itself ceases to exist? Will the immortal float through the universe?

    There is a story by Sigyn in which Buffy peacefully dies of old age and Spike takes her dead body to the beach and lies her down and lies down beneath her and waits for the sunrise. It's beautiful. I'd choose that over any immortality at any time.

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    I love that Sigyn fic, it is beautiful. People die, that's why life is so damn precious, it's what Buffy is fighting for every single day, and it's precious because it runs out. Once you make Buffy immortal, every battle becomes a victory without her even trying, because she cannot die, all jeopardy is gone. Would any of us want to live long enough to see our children's children die? Buffy wouldn't want to live to see Dawn die, and Dawn's kids. I think living through so many deaths would end up making you inhuman, because eventually you'd become inured to the pain. I think Buffy would hate immortality and becoming less than human.

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