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I'm a 50 something year old teacher in NZ. I've been reading Spuffy for over ten years now. I love the interaction between this unlikely couple, that they're opposites who constantly challenge one another on one level, but are equals who are so well matched on another.

New to writing but loving it. Despit hard drive crashes and lack of back up, I've almost finished my second story which is part 2 of a trilogy set in the Sagaria-verse.

Please excuse any kiwification of American terms - usually can't pick up on what is wrong cos you don't know what you don't know!!

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Clocks of the Long Now by lostboy

Rated: 18 • 215 Reviews Liked
Summary: This story begins post-Chosen, then rockets into an angsty, dystopian post-NFA future that finds Buffy questioning the loyalties of her closest allies.

Four years after the gang helped Sunnydale perform its swan dive into Hell, a terrifying new enemy emerges from an unexpected quarter. As secrets are revealed and old friends are reunited, the greatest Apocalypse of all looms ever closer. Will they manage to save the day one last time?

Nominated at the 2010 Cover to Cover Buffy Awards for "Best Epic."

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 06/20/2010 Title: Chapter 37: Rematch

Bloody hell - this is fucking awesome. I don't usually do WIP - too much potential for heartbreak if they die the slow death. But after two years and 36 chapters, I figured you're invested enough to finish the journey. And oh my God am i glad I took the risk. Even if you never finish, the quality of your writing, the originality of your plot, the complexity of the storyline and the character development will forever stand this tale as a piece of art. i love the way you use imagery to paint the landscape of your multiverse, and the almost playful way you select words and phrases. I find myself reading lines over and over again to suck out every metaphor, ever image, each nuance. You're a true artist, please finish those final strokes to complete this masterpiece. Do I love it - hell yeah!!!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, badgervamp. Nothing short of a well-aimed bullet can stop me from finishing it now.

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 06/30/2010 Title: Chapter 39: Parallel Lines

So all the ducks are in a row - except you just blew some of the ducks out of the water didn't you? Still wouldn't write Willow off though. Brilliant writing as ever - where can I buy the book? Looking forward to the final home straight - who will survive? Who will die a hero - my money's on the Butch and Sundance combination of Andrew and Melvin - how well you've managed to humanise that old devil! Thank you for sharing your vision with us.

Author's Response: Thanks for the kind words, badgervamp. Yes, it is the final home stretch now and, while not everyone will make it to the finish line, I hope I\'ve given them all a good run.

Origins: Resolutions by Niamh

Rated: 18 • 466 Reviews Liked
Summary: Six months after the battle with Angelus and his forces.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 10/01/2010 Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38 Ending Ambiguously

Hey Niamh
Well I’ve just finished an Origins marathon – reading all three books end to end. I had read Book 1 years ago and part of Book 2 (but can’t handle WIPs so lost track after a while). But I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and reread the whole ‘verse when I noticed Resolutions popped up on the Completed fics. I know as an author its nice to have regular, ongoing feedback, but as a reader, nothing beats being able to immerse oneself in the world a writer has created for you and riding that road to the very end. And what a journey you took us on. My sincere thanks for the vision, the talent, the passion and the dogged determination you put in to creating this amazing, compelling, unique and convincing ‘verse. You painted a broad and vivid landscape, peopled by bold and believable versions of our favourite characters. The plot was an utterly enthralling rollercoaster ride of action, suspense, romance, sex, betrayal, angst, sex, triumph, redemption and hot, hot sex. Loved it, loved it, loved it and I’m quite sad to be leaving this tale behind. Thanks once again Niamh for sharing your amazing gift with us. Xx Bv

Great Balls of Fire by Niamh

Rated: NC-17 • 39 Reviews Liked
Summary: Post OMWF; What would happen if Sweet changed his mind and took Xander back to his world to be his bride?
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 02/07/2015 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Thanks Niamh for another great chapter. I loved Xander's introspection in this one and Tara's insightful tune. Looking forward to seeing what goes on in the nightclub.

The Better To Bite You With by Joyful Dayz

Rated: NC-17 • 28 Reviews Liked
Summary: Season 5: Buffy has discovered that The Hellgod Glorificus captured and tortured Spike in an attempt to make him tell her where the key was. This is the “fang fic” that tried to barge its way into “A New Day”.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed
Date: 06/05/2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Peace

Awesome little tale thanks. Would be perfect for a sequel - I'd love to know how they'd get on with Dawn and the Scoobies finding out, coming up against Glory and of course the Council's machinations.

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, I\'m thinking about that.

Tracked Down by spikes evilbint

Rated: NC-17 • 161 Reviews Liked
Summary: Sequel to Tracker. It’s been eight years since Spike became a part of the household and Buffy’s sons have come to love him and rely on him as much as their mother has. But they find out that the Initiative doesn’t let go of their former possessions that easily. Winner BEST AU at the Wicked Awards!

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 05/05/2010 Title: Chapter 46: Chapter 46

Have just finished reading Tracker and Tracked Down. Awesome stuff - hard to read at times with its often unrelentingly painful angst but a beautifully crafted and delivered epic nonetheless. Loved the way you tied up the loose ends and gave us a very believable, bittersweet ending. Thanks for the great ride.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for being brave enough to read. I really appreciate your comments regarding my writing. I love convoluted plots and having to make sure the loose ends are accounted for - it\'s a challenge! LOL! Thanks again.

Normal is Just a Word by Slaymesoftly

Rated: 18 • 89 Reviews Liked
Summary: What if Buffy was dreaming the Buffyverse, and when she died, she went back to her real world? Or not. AH for much of the story.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 05/19/2010 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

Thought provoking little tale - very bittersweet. Beautifully written as always. Loved both versions of Spike, so as I often am with double universes, very torn between who should win Buffy's hand. My heart has to stay with the vamp version. And I wonder if Buffy back in the 'real' world will ever be able to settle for normal Will knowing what she's lost. Good to leave some of these questions unanswered.

Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. :)

Unexpected by Passion4Spike

Rated: NC-17 • 165 Reviews Liked

This story picks up at the end of Season 2, The Becoming 2 and goes off canon about half way through that episode.

Buffy has made a deal with Spike to defeat Angelus. It goes off canon when Buffy leaves Giles' flat after talking with Whistler about how to defeat Angelus.

Will Spike still help Buffy defeat Angelus when things go pear shaped? And what then? Where will their lives go from there?

You'll find familiar challenges for Buffy with unexpected results as Spike faces them with her. If you like a story with love, romance, sex, fights, angst, tears, laughter, marriage and babies then you're in the right place! I hope you enjoy it!

This story is rated NC17. Content is only suitable for mature adults. Contains explicit language, violence, sex and adult themes including rape, attempted rape, blood play, character death and other adult situations that some people may find objectionable. If you are under age or find any of these themes objectionable – please GO AWAY.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 05/05/2010 Title: Chapter 55: Chapter 55, Have I Told You Lately?

Awesome epic journey. I don't usually like reading WIPs, preferring to wait until they're completed, but your regular updating kept me hooked. Wonderful writing and endless unique twists on the Whedon verse. Great little stinger at the end linking up your AU versions with two recognisably canon versions. Thanks for the ride. Looking forward to your sequels.

Author's Response: Hi badgervamp! Thanks so much for reading while it was a WIP! I totally understand the hesitancy to do that! I\'m glad you enjoyed the different twists and turns this universe took . . . it was a lot of fun finding different ways to do things (and, IMO, fix some things!) that happened in the Whedon-verse! I\'ll have more soon . . . probably won\'t have updates as quickly as I did the main story, but they\'re on the way . . . just have to keep my muse burning the midnight oil! LOL! Thanks again for reading and leaving me a review - - - I REALLY do appreciate it!! -Passion4Spike 2010.05.05

My Elizabeth by Puddinhead

Rated: NC-17 • 298 Reviews Liked
Summary: A 2011 Buffy back in 1880 along with William Pratt. After an ocean voyage and a stop in New York City, our couple sets off across the American West.

There are showdowns, riots, murder and olde tyme bathing suits. The story is also chock full of history and you'll learn all the 'hip slang' from these wacky Victorians in no time. It also features a few real historical figures, but no spoilers. I'll only say that it is NOT Genghis Khan and Amelia Earhart. Put that thought right out of your mind.

Though this is a sequel to "Yours, William," it also works as a stand alone. I had to take down "Yours" as I'm rewriting as an original. You can email me about this if you want info.
Won Round 25 of the Sunny-D Awards for Best Alternative Universe. Won Round 26 for Best Drama, Best Original Character, Best Original Character Pairing, Best Unfinished. Thanks!

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 08/26/2012 Title: Chapter 40: Epilogue

Awesome, awesome story. Enjoyed it every step of the way. Original and believable interpretations of Elizabeth/ Buffy and William's characters and motivations and insight into their evolving relationship. Great work. I hope inspiration hits you again - I'd love to see a sequel one day!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much(I get a mental picture of Badger from Breaking Bad, turned vampire!) Hope to have another Spuffy story some day

Distress Signals by PeaceHeather

Rated: 18 • 40 Reviews Liked
Summary: Post series. After angering a demon who wants something from him that he cannot give, Spike is left helpless and pretty much hopeless too. How can he expect rescue when everyone he knows is either dead already, or believes he is dead too?
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 02/04/2012 Title: Chapter 30: Walking, Cleansing

This is my absolute favorite fix of the many I am reading at the moment. Love the plot and the gentle, loving relationship between Buffy and Spike. Makes my day whenever I see you've updated. Keep it up.

Author's Response: Wow, badgervamp, that\'s very kind, thanks! Hopefully my ending is as good as everyting up to this point and I don\'t come off boring or anticlimactic.

Shame on You by ginar369

Rated: U • 44 Reviews Liked
Summary: Sick and tired of getting beaten on by Buffy (despite recently discovering he loves her) and the scoobies after getting smacked around again after trying to help them, Spike gets a spell done on himself so that any human that attempts to attack him will suffer the same pain he feels when the chip goes off.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed
Date: 09/02/2013 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22

Ohh, I love the triple commitment here, the mating, followed by hot love-making followed by a promise ring. Dawn on side, Joyce on side, Tara and Anya on side, now just the original Scoobies to go. Can't wait to see how Buffy stands up to them

Author's Response:

They have plenty of people on their side. The rest of the gang might not be so easy to convince.

The Genesis Project by Petra

Rated: 15 • 181 Reviews Liked
Summary: In the middle of the night our two heroes are captured and tortured. Then suddenly the lights go out and they are running--they don't know who from or where to, but a battered slayer and a half broken vampire cling to each other, biding their time. Slayers are not meant to cower and this Slayer is never on her own.

Disclaimer: All rights belong to Joss Whedon I'm just kidnapping them and putting them through an awful, terrible ordeal.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 02/07/2015 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 - School Hard: The Next Generation, Part II

Somehow managed to miss Chapter 25 so got to read 25 and 26 together. Woo-hoo. Damned awesome. I didn't mind at all that you stepped away from spike and Buffy for a bit. You've fleshed Alex out so well that she has become as beloved as the Buffyverse characters for me. Fantastic plot development, slice of life in the snobby English public school system and introduction of new characters. And I loved Alex's interaction with Spike - "You are my kid!" aww, got all misty eyed at that one. Thanks Petra, still loving this.

Wonderment by holetoledo

Rated: NC-17 • 52 Reviews Liked
Summary: What if, when Buffy jumped to her death, something else was born of her ultimate sacrifice?

Alternate season 5 and 6.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 01/12/2014 Title: Chapter 8: Trust

I'm really enjoying this little tale - a much sweeter, gentler transition back to life and a reason to feel happy to be back. Lovely idea.

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed
Date: 12/07/2014 Title: Chapter 12: Obligations, 2

Thanks for the update despite the challenges in your life. Am really enjoying this lovely fic. Love your characterizations and Margaret is so cute. Eagerly awaiting more

No Rest For the Wicked by Slaymesoftly

Rated: 18 • 47 Reviews Liked
Summary: A sequel to "Slayer's Night Off", it follows Buffy and Spike as they adjust to their newly-discovered/admitted feelings, as well as to Riley's jealous reactions. Brief mentions of Glory (because it is season 5) but Riley's really the Big Bad for this story
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 04/02/2014 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 15

Nice ending to this great little sequel. Thank you for an awesome story.

Author's Response: You're welcome. Thank you for reading it. :)

Memories by Spike231997

Rated: NC-17 • 2 Reviews Liked
Summary: Memories
Season Six: Tabula Rasa
Buffy and Spike have just gotten back their memories. When Buffy double overs in pain as her memories come rushing back can Spike pull her back together. Starts when everyone gets their memories back in Tabula Rasa then goes swiftly off cannon.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 02/22/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Cute and hot. well done

Adore. With a twist. by shithappens

Rated: AO-AdultsOnly • 23 Reviews Liked
Summary: Warning!!! Incest fic. Not for everyone. Somewhat based on the movie Adore. You have been warned. Buffy and Faith are single mothers and best friends. They live side by side on the beach in Australia, along with their young sons William and Xander. The 37 year olds have been friends over over three decades. They've been through everything together.

For Buffy Summers no man has ever been able to compete with her love for William. For young William, no girl has ever measured up to his beloved mother.But lately there has been tension brewing in the Summers household. Feelings are developing between Buffy and William. Feelings that can never be acted upon. And to make things worse, Buffy isn't the only one noticing her William is all grown up.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 03/05/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Phew! Hot as. Keep going!

The Reason by TammyAsh666

Rated: PG • 5 Reviews Liked
Summary: When Buffy refuses to kill a heartbroken Spike after he begs her to, it leads to something neither of them were expecting.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 05/30/2014 Title: Chapter 1: The Reason

A lovely little tale. How sweet it would have been. Thank you Tammy and good luck with your treatment.

A Stranger in the Garden by Linnae13

Rated: NC-17 • 145 Reviews Liked
Summary: Basically, my muse pricked me, and I wrote.
AU, Spike is a vampire, Buffy is human. Destined mating type deal, that is the basis for the plot here. (And I don't even believe in destiny so take this story-line as: The correct layout of events happened and he found her.)

This is a mating fic, there will be smut and... Well, I don't want to say much else and give too much away. Still strangers, Spike is spying on Buffy at night, that is how the story begins. Why don't you find out how it ends? ;)

I don't own any of the Whedonverse characters and I am not trying to make a profit from this story. Yadda yadda yadda, this has been a disclaimer.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 03/13/2015 Title: Chapter 17: The Taste of Acceptance

Wow Linnae - beautifully written, hawt, sweet, passionate and did I mention hawt. Phew! Had got a bit behind on my reading so had three lovely chapters to enjoy. Looking forward to more

Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you! Your praise is greatly appreciated and hits my self doubts over the head with a hammer, which they definitely need once in a while lol. I will be posting again within a week, hopefully. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :)

Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 11/02/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Hiding Your Shiny Eyes

Wow, I have just picked this up yesterday and read it right through Chapters 1 to 10. An awesome fic - great original premise, super characterizations and of course truckloads of UST. Some nice little twists here, non Slayery Buffy (although I was convinced for the first 3 chapters that Willow had hit at least her, if not Spike as well with the old Lethe's bramble), friendly, well slightly less bitchy Darla, adding the Xander/Dawn relationship simultaneously with retaining Willow/Oz. And did I mention the UST. Anyway thanks Linnae, I shall read and review regularly from now on.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for checking out this fanfic! I'm so happy you are enjoying it, and the fact you will be reading and reviewing makes me so happy! I really appreciate your kind words, and I hope you will enjoy the next chapter as much as you have the last ones. Always glad to get new readers! (:

Fruit of Dionysus by Starlight_Slayer

Rated: AO-AdultsOnly • 9 Reviews Liked
Summary: All Human.

When Buffy breaks the house rules and gets caught in bed with her boyfriend, the man she’s always called ‘Daddy’ decides to give her a punishment she’ll never forget.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 09/29/2014 Title: Chapter 3: Three

Hot. hot, hot - yeow! Love Daddyfics and this was a doozy. Thanks.

Is It Christmas Yet? by Slaymesoftly

Rated: NC-17 • 5 Reviews Liked
Summary: See beginning of story for summary of prequels leading to this fic.
Reviewer: badgervamp Signed Liked
Date: 12/29/2014 Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

So cute. Yes its a long time since I read the original two fics, but I always love your work SMS. A sweet little Christmas treat xxx

Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!