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    It's been a busy couple of days at Seasonal Spuffy!

    Yesterday, the talented nmcil12 posted three different banners, all working within the theme of "shattered:"

    --An emotionally charged S6 banner
    --A little Spuffy Retro
    --"I love my ship" working with shattered forms

    And today, the_wiggins posted a S2 fic called "Carnival Dream." It's rated M, with the following warnings: swearing, some violence, reference to the fact that Spike and Dru are still technically together, and I guess there is one minor reference to cannibalism too

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    Sintonia shared a set of 26 fabulous Spuffy icons yesterday. Check them out!

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    Loving the first three chapters of Eurydice's new story, Calliope Unsheathed and DD's dark carnival icons look great too.

    I haven't had a chance to check out the other more recent entries quite yet, but I don't think the start of the fics Oblique Strategies by yellowb1, or Bring It On Home by fra_apples, or a new banner by teragramm have been mentioned yet too.

    Plenty of creative Spuffy pieces to enjoy.

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    Thank you, Stoney! Also, today (Sunday) is going to be the last free-for-all day in this round.

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    There have been some fabulous entries at Seasonal Spuffy and I just want to rec the fics once again.

    Eurydice has posted three chapters of her brand new story Calliope Unsheathed. I am so happy to see her publishing new stories. She said she was drawn back into writing Spuffy by this year's Seasonal Spuffy´s theme Dark Carnival.

    Yellowb has also posted the first chapter of a new fic called Oblique Strategies. It is a wonderful nod to the theme in brilliant writing with a very unexpected plot twist at the end of the first chapter.

    And fra_apples has posted the first two chapters of her first ever Spuffy fanfic story called Bring It On Home. It`s a Comic fic and it has Betta George in it! I have never ever before seen a Spuffy fanfic starring Betta George and I am really excited about this!

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    I am currently reading Calliope Unsheathed and am hoping to catch up with Oblique Strategies and Bring It Home soon. Seasonal Spuffy really has given us some great art and especially great fics.

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    Just to let everyone know: You can see and read all the entries at Seasonal Spuffy and you can also leave a comment without having an account at livejournal. So, please go ahead!

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    Yep, we will turn on some spam protection a week or so after the round ends (or if we run into trouble), but for now there isn't even a captcha. You don't have to be human to comment! Demons and robot girls welcome.

    Anyway, we have:

    more and even better cat!Buffy icons by relurker
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/660937.html

    two striking pieces of artwork by nmcil12 (cil_domney)
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/661237.html
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/661253.html

    and a bunch of "Grease" Spuffy manips by Double Dutchess!
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/661637.html
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/661962.html
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/662209.html
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/662278.html

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    *dang, now I kind of want to comment on everything as Buffybot, in-character of course

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    thenewbuzwuzz:

    You don't have to be human to comment! Demons and robot girls welcome.
    What about "really thick" people? Can you accommodate people who are biologically human but have the brain capacity and technical ability of an amoeba? Obviously, just asking for a friend...

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    Well. There's the commenting tutorial, but I'm not sure if your amoeba friend would enjoy that.

    I can technically make links that go straight to the comment box of a certain post, like this:
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal....ly#add_comment
    Would it be useful to add those when I make the index post in a couple of days?

    If all else fails, one could comment in this thread, & we'd give the post author a link so they can read the comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenewbuzwuzz View Post
    Well. There's the commenting tutorial, but I'm not sure if your amoeba friend would enjoy that.

    I can technically make links that go straight to the comment box of a certain post, like this:
    https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal....ly#add_comment
    Would it be useful to add those when I make the index post in a couple of days?

    If all else fails, one could comment in this thread, & we'd give the post author a link so they can read the comment.
    Thanks! The last works for me! TBH, I'm marking and marking always fuddles my brain. I'm also procrastinating...which doesn't help either. I can probably work it all out without breaking the internet...once I've finished the damned marking. Onwards...and, hopefully, upwards...

    Finished! Brain partially restored!
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    Would highly recommend Breaking The Habit by electric heart. It's only the first chapter and I don't know if she's going to write more, but I hope she does as the first chapter was so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Would highly recommend Breaking The Habit by electric heart. It's only the first chapter and I don't know if she's going to write more, but I hope she does as the first chapter was so good.
    Sigh...but that's the problem. Everything in SS is so good!

    I've decided I am going to retire. I've decided I'm going to buy a new flat in town. I've decided I'm going to retire and read/write fan-fiction. I've decided I'm going to buy a graphics tablet and make fan art. I've decided I'm going to write it / make it / do it better than everybody else. I've decided not to qualify "it". I've decided I'm omnipotent and omniscient but otherwise ineffable. I've decided I'm God.

    Tomorrow I'll change my mind and decide to be a lizard person. I'm bored! I might just go to work. Or start a Lucifer/Spike crossover fic. See - I could have done that for Dark Carnival - Hall of Mirrors! Doh! Can you be omniscient after the event? Life is hard..."a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma". Dunno if that's a statement or the title of my never-to-be-completed fic.

    I think this is my confused way of saying "Everything was great...thanks to everyone involved in Seasonal Spuffy"! And, an admittance that I'm just a tad envious of other folks talents.

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    You many be joking TriBel, but there are a lot of people who would love to see a work of art of a fanfic by you!

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    Thank you, TriBel! Seasonal Spuffy is not quite over yet, though... I've got a feeling you, in particular, might want to stick around for today's entry.

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    In addition to the fic yesterday, electric_heart posted a gorgeous banner with a variation yesterday, too. I'm so in love with it. I hope it inspires some fic, because it definitely pinged all my buttons.

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    One last offering to share - Barb C.'s fic, "And Fear Finds Nothing Left to Mend, Part II". Check it out!

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    One last offering to share - Barb C.'s fic, "And Fear Finds Nothing Left to Mend, Part II". Check it out!
    Where'spartonewhere'spartonewhere'spartone?

    Okay - found Part 1 - and no, it's not under the spoiler!

    Spoiler:

    The Unforgiven by Edwin Arlington Robinson

    When he, who is the unforgiven,
    Beheld her first, he found her fair:
    No promise ever dreamt in heaven
    Could then have lured him anywhere
    That would have been away from there;
    And all his wits had lightly striven,
    Foiled with her voice, and eyes, and hair.

    There's nothing in the saints and sages
    To meet the shafts her glances had,
    Or such as hers have had for ages
    To blind a man till he be glad,
    And humble him till he be mad.
    The story would have many pages,
    And would be neither good nor bad.

    And, having followed, you would find him
    Where properly the play begins;
    But look for no red light behind him—
    No fumes of many-colored sins,
    Fanned high by screaming violins.
    God knows what good it was to blind him,
    Or whether man or woman wins.

    And by the same eternal token,
    Who knows just how it will all end?—
    This drama of hard words unspoken,
    This fireside farce, without a friend
    Or enemy to comprehend
    What augurs when two lives are broken,
    And fear finds nothing left to mend.

    He stares in vain for what awaits him,
    And sees in Love a coin to toss;
    He smiles, and her cold hush berates him
    Beneath his hard half of the cross;
    They wonder why it ever was;
    And she, the unforgiving, hates him
    More for her lack than for her loss.

    He feeds with pride his indecision,
    And shrinks from what will not occur,
    Bequeathing with infirm derision
    His ashes to the days that were,
    Before she made him prisoner;
    And labors to retrieve the vision
    That he must once have had of her.

    He waits, and there awaits an ending,
    And he knows neither what nor when;
    But no magicians are attending
    To make him see as he saw then,
    And he will never find again
    The face that once had been the rending
    Of all his purpose among men.

    He blames her not, nor does he chide her,
    And she has nothing new to say;
    If he were Bluebeard he could hide her,
    But that's not written in the play,
    And there will be no change to-day;
    Although, to the serene outsider,
    There still would seem to be a way.

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    Round 26 of Seasonal Spuffy is closed!

    And it was great! We had people trying new things, people returning to old things... people rocking on as they always do, and many kind souls cheering them on and providing thoughtful feedback. Thank you all so much! Additional thanks to my fellow mods slaymesoftly, teragramm, eurydice72, rbfvid, and rebcake who helped this round run smoothly.

    For your catching up convenience, I'm going to copy-paste the index post with links to all entries. If any of you don't have a LiveJournal or Dreamwidth account, note that anonymous comments will stay possible and easy until the end of next week (unless we run into spam problems). Thereafter, we will tighten the comment settings as the comm goes into hiatus.

    Authors, if you crosspost your fic to Elysian Fields or Archive of Our Own, remember that you can use the Seasonal Spuffy EF category and AO3 tag to help readers find your story.

    Everyone, how was the round for you? Please let us know if you noticed anything we could organize better in future rounds, or anything we should keep right on doing because it's working particularly well.

    ...And that's all, folks! We hope to see some of you again at the Summer Solstice Free-For-All. Fancyflautist is in charge of that, and she'll share more details soon. (I'm not 100% sure if she's planning to come to this thread, so if you're interested and there isn't more info here, you might want to check seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com in a few days.)

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    Seasonal Spuffy Round 26 - Spring 2019 - Index Post
    Dark Carnival

    Thank you, everyone, for another great round! For your catching up and reference convenience, here's a list of the new fanworks made for Round 26.

    WIPs and NC-17 entries are marked. "Comics canon" refers to the Dark Horse comics. Creators, if something of yours isn't where it should be or is mislabeled, please let me know! Also please let us know if you DON'T want your entry to be backed up at our archive seasonal-spuffy.space!

    Happy browsing!


    Fic Arranged by Season

    MULTI-ERA:
    Those Were The Days Of Our Lives (1/?) by flow (WIP! Eventually NC-17). Future chapters to appear on EF and AO3.

    SEASON 2:
    Carnival Dream (Anywhere But Here) by the_wiggins. The "Anywhere But Here" verse will continue on EF and AO3.

    SEASON 4/5:
    Calliope Unsheathed: Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three by eurydice72 (WIP! Eventually NC-17). Future chapters to appear on EF and AO3.

    SEASON 6:
    Shimmer by garnigal.
    She Cried More, More, More… by slaymesoftly. Also available on Dreamwidth.

    POST-SERIES:
    Oblique Strategies by yellowb (WIP!). Future chapters might conceivably appear on EF.

    COMICS CANON:
    Bring It On Home: 1 of 10, 2 of 10 by fra_apples (WIP! Eventually NC-17). Future chapters to appear on EF and AO3.
    Breaking the Habit (Chapter One) by electric_heart (WIP!). Future chapters to appear on EF, AO3, DW.

    INDETERMINATE (Or, canon? What canon?):
    And Fear Finds Nothing Left to Mend, Part II by Barb C. (WIP!). Barbverse stories appear on AO3 once complete.



    Artwork Arranged by Creator

    debris4spike:
    Some Banners
    Some Spuffy Icons

    Double Dutchess:
    dark carnival icons and revised banner
    Manip: Spuffy is the word
    Manip and wallpaper: Danger Ahead (1)
    Manip and wallpaper: Danger Ahead (2)
    Manip and wallpaper: Shake Shack

    electric_heart:
    Buffy and Spike Banners (Season 10/11)
    Buffy and Spike Banners (unspecified era)

    Fancyflautist:
    30 Dark Carnival Icons and 6 Dark Carnival Banners. Also available on Dreamwidth.

    javajunkie247:
    Six Dark Carnival Themed Spuffy Banners

    nmcil12:
    Banner - with the theme of 'shattered'
    Banner - Spuffy Retro
    Banner - caption "I Love My Ship"
    Manip - with the carnival theme
    Manip - caption "Life Changes" etc.

    pricelessspike:
    Wallpaper: Dark Carnival

    relurker:
    Animation: Purrfect Magic
    Icons
    ..and also a GIF
    More icons

    sintonia:
    26 Spuffy Icons

    teragramm:
    Banners: Dark Carnival; Time After Time; Patriotic Spuffy; Game of Thrones Spuffy. Also available on Dreamwidth.
    Icons. Also available on Dreamwidth.
    Fiction banner: Dark Carnival Banner. Also available on Dreamwidth.

    thenewbuzwuzz:
    Banner and drawing: Five of Cups; Queen of Wands. Also available on Dreamwidth.
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    Here's a link to a post about the solstice free for all on 21st June from fancyflautist (text as follows).

    Summer's in the air (or winter, for everyone in the Southern hemisphere), and that means it's time for a free-for-all!

    On June 21st, our community will be open for all new (unposted) Spike/Buffy fic, art, and whatever else your beautiful creative minds can think up, so long as you follow the posting guidelines.

    You can share your work here on Livejournal, or here on our Dreamwidth community.

    Free-for-all means no sign-ups, so come on over and post if you can-- share your talent with the world! There's no official theme for this day, so go wild.


    Want some ideas?

    Litha is the Wiccan solstice holiday (and the inspiration for our solstice promotional banner). Marriages, the mother aspect of the goddess, and light giving way to dark are all themes of this holiday.

    Buffy was always on hiatus during this part of the year- what is Spuffy doing between the seasons?

    Summer themes- heat, beaches, amusement parks

    Winter themes- Christmas in June, snow, that all-penguin AU

    June 21st is also National Peaches and Cream Day and National Selfie Day... and a bunch more!


    Muse hasn't struck paydirt yet? Don't worry, you've got almost a month before the big day, and we'll be here to remind you as we get closer!

    One other housekeeping issue- in case you haven't already heard, Elysian Fields shoutbox guidelines dictate how often we can post there, so please leave that to us. We promise we'll make sure announcements get posted, just in accordance with the rules

    Feel free to reply to this post with any questions, message us on our Facebook page, or email us at sspuffy@gmail.com. If you need help with Livejournal, we've got a post for that!

    Happy Spuffy-ing, everyone, and we hope to see you on the solstice!

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    And here's a list of everything posted in the solstice free-for-all!

    ARTWORK
    - Buffy and Spike Banner by ascendant_angel
    - 4 Buffy and Spike Fic Banners by electric_heart (a.k.a. all_choseny)
    - Merman Spike wallpaper by Double Dutchess

    FIC
    - Pieces by myrabeth (post-Chosen)
    - Excerpt from upcoming longer fic tentatively named: Love Lives Here by Passion4Spike (post-NFA, WIP!)
    - Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored by fancyflautist (early season 2, rated NC-17 by author)

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