I'm really not into Spuffy but anaross has an intriguing post-NFA fic which I've mentioned before called My Life Closed Twice wherein Buffy had located Spike teaching a college poetry class. Today's chapter 13 has Spike teaching a demon poetry class where one of his students says, "We can do it," said the little blue demon in his surprisingly deep voice. "We're demon poets. We can do it." I immediately pictured a rock group called Spike and the Demon Poets. Lol.
BTW Has anyone else noticed that when you update your lj it automatically goes into rich text these days or is it just my lj?
ETA I found out was was wrong with my updating going automatically into rich text.
And then there were none. It looks highly probable that "Invasion" will not be renewed. Of the three shows with invasion themes that premiered last fall, it lasted the longest but unfortuately didn't do that well in the ratings. I often wish that these kind of shows would get a guarantee that, in event of cancellation, they would get a last episode to inform viewers what the heck is going on and to try to at least point to a final resolution.
Speaking of final resolutions, margarks has finally completed Lost in The Dark, Cleansed in the Flame, a Spander fic begun in September of 2004 and which remained unfinished since December of that year. I think she should be an inspiration to all writers who have unfinished fics awaiting completion *hint, hint*
In other BtVS news:
spikeylover has posted this terrific new video Addicted to James. I'm sure you know which James *g*
xanfan27 has written He's Xander, a touching tribute to our Xander.
Last night was the season finale of "Smallville" and the last new episode on the WB though it's pretty certain that it will be on the new CW. Professor Fine (our James) was in full villainous mode as he/it released the evil Zod's personality into Lex, imprisoned Kal-El in the phantom zone and unleashed destruction upon humanity. Since this is a cliffhanger it's highly probable that JM will be back in "Smallville" at least one more time for the concluding episode in the fall.
AtS: No Limits with a full 6th season of AtS
Heroes where BtVS combines with AtS in a truncated season of 12 eps with one to go
Spike: Soul Survivor of NFA who, with Xander, guides a Slayer in her quest.
Three Deep has only 3 eps so far.
There are others out there but most of them are in script form where I prefer prose. Let me know if you've come across any others.
Found an intriguing S/X+Dawn fic by wesleysgirl called Deciphering Fire. It's up to part 7 with a possible dozen or so chapters.
I've come across a lovely Spike/Fred post-NFA fic called The Ashcraft Series by sockmonkeyhere. There are 2 complete stories with a third one just beginning. The author has come up with some very original notions. I rarely read het but if I do it's one where Spike finds happiness with Fred or Tara (unless it's by nandibble *g*).
A friend passed this "You May Be a [Christian] Fundamentalist" questionnaire from the Freethinkers on to me. It's ( here )
The Twisted Fates series by toobusy2write/Kat B. It's an alternate BtVS series where it's Spike who was souled and so it's he who comes to Sunnydale to help the Slayer and falls for Xander.
Working Man by cleeaz/Cindy Lee. This is a post-Chosen fic where Xander leaves the survivors and establishes his own wood-working business before running into Spike again. Nice to see him standing on his own.
Dear Heart by Star Swati. Someone (not Wesley) steals Connor to save him from Sahjahn and places him in the arms of Mrs Harris so that he grows up to be our Xander who eventually falls for Spike, making Angel Spike's father-in-law. A sweet tale which would've made a very neat twist to canon had ME thought of it and been able to do crossovers.
Till Only The Music Remained by Poodle. It's an AtS/FK crossover where Wesley goes to Toronto after Angel slashes his throat and runs into Nick Knight.
Angelic Knight by Kizmet. This is another crossover with "Forever Knight" where, after that series ended, LaCroix goes to LA and runs into Angel. Kizmet has come up with the greatest explanation for the discrepencies between the vampires of BtVS/AtS and FK.
'Ships that Pass Into Type by HonorH. Just read it. Lol.
There may be more fics later.
Also yesterday I read a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: "You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." This put me to thinking about all the Spander fics with feral Spike or freed-from-chip Spike who, out of love for Xander, limits his eating to bad guys (in effect he's tamed). Does that make Xander from then on responsible for Spike? Probably not as Spike is a sentient being who can revert back to pure untamed vampire. But if Spike behaves for love of Xander wouldn't that make Xander, the white knight, have stay with him even if he falls out of love with Spike, impossible as that is to conceive?
Gakked this from spikedluv who got it from someone else. It's an article called The End of the Internet? by Jeff Chester and published in The Nation. I asked a friend about it who's a bit more in the know and he replied "Some of what he talks about is directionally possible, but I'd say he's being somewhat alarmist. In the short-to-medium term the worst-case scenario is probably that the access providers who control the pipes will succeed in charging major content providers more to deliver their content over the Internet, the costs of which will ultimately be passed along to the consumer (i.e., higher costs for you and me)." What is it with these people who want to despoil every good thing out there? Virgin wilderness--oh let's dig it up for oil. Beautiful mountains in West Virginia--let's level them for coal. Free internet--that's not good we must be able to charge for it. Mammon worshippers--boo hiss!
A very sweet fic is being written by spikes_heart and liliaeth. It's called Heartsongs. It's post-NFA and Spike has shanshued and become a human child growing up as Angel and Nina's adopted son. A lot of characters from both series are present. There's some plot and angst and schmoop and great writing. Check it out.
There's Hepcat/nwhepcat's fascinating Xander-in-Africa story called These Songs of Freedon.
Plus entrenous88 has this sweet Spander + Odo the kitten fic called Cuddly Predators.
Finally Tabaqui has begun another of her Variations on a Theme of Spander called As If We Should Forget We Have No Hands. Why would I include her in a post about cats? Well her website is at catbones.com (yeah I know I'm reaching but it's my lj).