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    I'd hate to hold everyone back because I'll never keep up with the quantity, but I'm struggling under a mountain of to dos as Christmas looms. I haven't finished Turn and Face the Strain and probably won't for a few weeks as fanart and rewatch deadlines loom alongside seasons plans. Basically whether I'd even be free to join a revised date is dubious, I'm best discounted, but I didn't want to not respond.

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    We do have a lot of suggestions on our to-read-list at the moment, but want to discuss adding another one. I usually do not read WIP`s but I have come across one single WIP again and again, whereever I read fanfic rec lists or discussions about fanfics. I am talking about Anna S. (eliade) "Buffy, Season Noir." It`s considered a Spuffy fanfiction classic and it is a permanent WIP, because the writer has long ago dropped out of fandom. With more than 320k words, it is about as long as West of The Moon, East of The Sun. It was published between 2002 and 2004 and is a virtual (AU) season six.

    Would anyone be interested in group reading this? Has anyone read it and could give us their opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    We do have a lot of suggestions on our to-read-list at the moment, but want to discuss adding another one. I usually do not read WIP`s but I have come across one single WIP again and again, whereever I read fanfic rec lists or discussions about fanfics. I am talking about Anna S. (eliade) "Buffy, Season Noir." It`s considered a Spuffy fanfiction classic and it is a permanent WIP, because the writer has long ago dropped out of fandom. With more than 320k words, it is about as long as West of The Moon, East of The Sun. It was published between 2002 and 2004 and is a virtual (AU) season six.

    Would anyone be interested in group reading this? Has anyone read it and could give us their opinion?

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    I've read it around 2 years ago. It branches off from Canon!S01-S06!Gone and then goes AU. The actual story begins in an alternative season eight (ETA: the first chapter marks the end of AU!season 7). Means the rest of AU!season 6, as well as AU!season 7 already occurred "offscreen" and only serve as a backdrop.

    As someone who isn't interested in Spuffy, to begin with, I can still recommend it. Lot's of goody ensemble action and no bashing/exaggerations.
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    Count me in Flow. I'm reading one I think would be popular. It's called fixing the factors by imortallyspuffy. It's kind of like the yoko factor meets ground hog day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaus Kartoffel View Post
    I've read it around 2 years ago. It branches off from Canon!S01-S06!Gone and then goes AU. The actual story begins in an alternative season eight (ETA: the first chapter marks the end of AU!season 7). Means the rest of AU!season 6, as well as AU!season 7 already occurred "offscreen" and only serve as a backdrop.

    As someone who isn't interested in Spuffy, to begin with, I can still recommend it. Lot's of goody ensemble action and no bashing/exaggerations.
    I think you might have this confused with something else. It's definitely all AU S6 — no S7 or S8 in evidence — but I agree with you that it's got amazing ensemble action and great characterizations.
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    I'm not sure my opinion is greatly relevant as I'm so out of touch with the reading group at the moment (nope I still haven't finished Turn and Face the Strain). But for what it is worth I wouldn't read a WIP deliberately, no matter how well recommended, unless I was told that it actually finishes in a really satisfactory place. I've read a few classic WIPs accidentally (Dust springs to mind) and even if the story is enjoyable, if it stops abruptly/randomly it is still just too frustrating. It also is perhaps sometimes because the writer's ideas fizzled out and indicative that the story was struggling at that point too. I don't know. But my answer is nope, I wouldn't intentionally start a permanent WIP.

    I've also read Fixing the Factors, an incredibly long time ago, and would reread it. But I've enough catching up to do that it isn't likely that I would join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebcake View Post
    I think you might have this confused with something else. It's definitely all AU S6 — no S7 or S8 in evidence — but I agree with you that it's got amazing ensemble action and great characterizations.
    Nope, see author's notes in first chapter: I see this chapter as the season ender in the season before "season noir," which in itself I've come to realize has to be an alternative season 8; everything branches off from "Gone." Canon will **** with fictional continuity after a while, of course. Everything begins in media res.
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    I'm the same as Stoney, I wouldn't read a WIP. I just find them unsatisfactory, even if they are incredibly well written.

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    GoSpuffy:
    It's called fixing the factors by imortallyspuffy.
    Thanks for suggesting this one! I`ve added it to the list.

    To those, who have read Buffy, Season Noir - does it leave you hanging or does it have some kind of ending, even if it is a WIP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaus Kartoffel View Post
    Nope, see author's notes in first chapter: I see this chapter as the season ender in the season before "season noir," which in itself I've come to realize has to be an alternative season 8; everything branches off from "Gone." Canon will **** with fictional continuity after a while, of course. Everything begins in media res.
    It branches off at "Gone" as the author states, and goes completely AU. It doesn't include any elements from S7 or S8, however. It was published long before there was ever a hint of the S8 comics. Readers won't have to wade through potentials, the First Evil, giant Dawn, or bank robber Buffy, for instance.

    If that "Season 8" isn't a typo, I think perhaps the author meant to suggest that this story would erase everything than happens in canon post-Gone, and lead to a new story beyond the end of the show. It's pretty clear in story that Sunnydale is never going to be the same, anyway.

    I'm not the author, but I did help her by posting it at AO3, so I'm pretty familiar with the storyline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebcake View Post
    It branches off at "Gone" as the author states, and goes completely AU. It doesn't include any elements from S7 or S8, however. It was published long before there was ever a hint of the S8 comics. Readers won't have to wade through potentials, the First Evil, giant Dawn, or bank robber Buffy, for instance.

    If that "Season 8" isn't a typo, I think perhaps the author meant to suggest that this story would erase everything than happens in canon post-Gone, and lead to a new story beyond the end of the show. It's pretty clear in story that Sunnydale is never going to be the same, anyway.

    I'm not the author, but I did help her by posting it at AO3, so I'm pretty familiar with the storyline.
    I said in my initial post:

    I've read it around 2 years ago. It branches off from Canon!S01-S06!Gone and then goes AU. The actual story begins in an alternative season eight (ETA: the first chapter marks the end of AU!season 7). Means the rest of AU!season 6, as well as AU!season 7 already occurred "offscreen" and only serve as a backdrop.
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    Maybe I'm using fanfiction terminology incorrectly? With "AU!" I mean (completely) different occurrences during the rough timelines of Post Gone!S06 and S07. The story takes place in the timeline of season eight but of course, doesn't bear any resemblance to it. Actually, it's the same way you use the term in respect to the fic being AU!S06. The fic has no AR, no Dark Willow, no Trio, no dead Tara, no Spike getting his soul etc. The story begins with Spike returning to Sunnydale. But Spike doesn't leave Sunnydale in Gone. Willow and Tara are sort of (tension-filled) back together and Willow has changed her style to a more darker tone (in terms of make-up). Willow and Tara don't get back together in Gone nor has Willow a significant change of style. The MotW in the first act (forgot the name, can transform others into animals and talks like a manic little girl) is introduced as an already acquainted Big Bad from the past. There's no such a character in S1-Gone.


    Where's the story AU S06? Are we just talking at cross-purposes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaus Kartoffel View Post
    Where's the story AU S06? Are we just talking at cross-purposes?
    Oh yeah! I forgot about the whole "we just had this weird big bad that never happened in canon as backstory" part. I wonder if it was supposed to be instead of Glory or in addition? Tsk. Now I'm going to have to re-read. Such a chore.

    Anyway, we are definitely talking about the same story. I just don't want to leave people with the impression that it's at all comics-related.
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    Our next fic will be a Supernatural crossover with about 40k words. Yay, I am excited to see Buffy and Dean Winchester (or Sam? - Idk...) I will announce it next Friday and we will start discussing it the Friday after that.

    Next on our list would be Blood Of The Sire by BuffymeetsSpike. I have read that before and I personally would therefore skip it. Is anyone interested in reading and discussing the fic here? In that case I`d create a thread for it in late January/ early February. Please give me a shout, because otherwise I`d proceed with another fic.

    ETA: On Buffy Season Noir - does the ending feel like a cliffhanger or does it feel, as if the fic could have legitimately have ended there? I think that is the crucial point to decide, if are going to read and discuss it here. I will read it anyway sometime in the future, but i can understand if others dont want to start a fic that will leave them hanging somewher in the middle of nowhere.

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    I`ve picked three fics from Rihannons post in the Spuffy recommendations thread. Also kamw30`s suggestion for my favorite trope . Would you like to read and discuss any of those in our groupo?

    The Ewer of Enheduanna by the_moonmoth [NC-17]
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    Si Primo Venit by KittenOfDoomage [NC-17]
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    Fin Amour by Angearia [R]
    https://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewuser.php?uid=3459

    Bitty Buffy and Mr Gordo Make an Impression by HCB [G]
    https://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=5480

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    I'm in on any of them.

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    Maybe we should go with one of the shorter stories and try to get lots of readers with us again? Bitty Buffy is only 500 words so that may be too short. My vote goes to fin armour with 13,000 words.
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    I'm in on any too, just want to say: I checked out the Fin Amour link and Angeara is amazing! ☆

    Just read Thought You Should Know and it was fab!
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    She used to post here as Emmie but sadly stopped coming on to discuss the comics and I haven't seen her on generally for an age.

    I still haven't finished Turn and Face the Strain and have rewatch reads/responses that are likely to take up a great deal of next week. I'm just not often free at the moment.

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    I miss Emmie, loved her fics, and loved to write her about them. She used to answer all my reviews. And yes, it was very nice when she was participating in the discussions of the comic books, too bad she has been away for a while.

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    Bitty Buffy is a series. It‘s got about 15k words all in all. It’s a funny story, which might provide a break from angsty or dark stories. I’ll keep that one in mind for a fitting moment in between two heavier stories.

    I am going to pick a very short story - I am thinking about Rebcake’s Do You Believe? - after Siren Song, to maybe get people interested, who might be scared off by novel-length stories and after that I‘ll proceed with Angearia/Emmie.

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