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How to Post an Entry to Seasonal Spuffy - the Beginner's Guide

This is part 5 of the LiveJournal tutorials that I've been posting on tumblr and Facebook. If you've participated in Seasonal Spuffy before, feel free to scroll past -- you're good. :) If you haven't and you might want to, welcome! An overview of how this community works is available in the profile, and this post demonstrates in detail how to create an entry, assuming one is new to LiveJournal.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane (2008)

The answer to Thursday’s challenges:
Challenge A: Laure Alexander
Challenge B: pfeifferpack 117 posts (116 on dw)

Seasonal Spuffy was in full swing and the spring round had close to 100 posts!

2008 - Spring

Theme - Comedy Spuffy

Feature entry:
Attack of the Cookie Monster by rahirah
Found here
Challenge A:
There was a special Valentine's round this year, a past mod and a current mod participated, Can you name them?

Banner by selene2

2008a spring selene2
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Fall 2008
Theme - Obstacles
Feature entry:
“Five Times Buffy Didn't Kiss Spike (And One Time She Did)” by enigmaticblues
Story here
Challenge B:
This round one of the contributors did a Mad Libs type story can you find it and name the contributor?

Banner by alwaysjbj

2008 b fall alwaysjbj
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If you are going to answer the challenge questions please let us know if you are answering Challenge A or Challenge B

Thank you to thenewbuzwuzz who helped with these posts.

(Comments will be screened to not give away challenge answers)
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A Trip Down Memory Lane (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)

The answer to the Monday September14th challenges:
Challenge A: hollydb, pfeifferpack, rahirah, sandy s
Challenge B: Eurydice “Beg the Liquid Red”

In the Fall of 2006 had its first banner challenge, there was a runoff between 2 banners but since they both came so close itmustbetuesday decide to use them both. In the Spring of 2007, there was no round. In the Fall of 2007 enigmaticblues became the new mod.

2006 - Fall -
Theme -Around the World
Feature entry:
The fic this round is the heartbreakingly beautiful “ The Reflecting Pool” by thedeadlyhook
Here is Part 1
and part 2

Challenge A: ladyoneill had a ficlet this round do you know what another name she goes by?

First banner by uglybusiness

2006b fall uglybusiness
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Second banner by marvelgirl_art

2006b  fall marvelgirl_art
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In the spring 2007 there was no round

Fall of 2007

Theme: New Beginnings
Feature entry:
A series of drabbles that fit the theme “Season One Drabbles” </i> by seductivembrace
(part 1-3) She also did a second set of drabbles this round if you are interested.
Here is Part 1
Part 2
Part 3.

Challenge B: The person with the most Seasonal Spuffy posts is one of the current admins at Elysian Fields. Can you name the person and how many posts she has made?

Banner was made by mary5958

2007 fall mary5958
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If you are going to answer the challenge questions please let us know if you are answering Challenge A or Challenge B

A big thank you to thenewbuzwuzz who helped with these posts.

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15th Anniversary Prompting Post

Welcome to our Prompting Post!

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are hosting a prompting post, kink meme-style! What’s that, you ask? Well, kink memes are basically commentfic fests, where you post a prompt, and someone else fills it. These are often done anonymously, where both the person making the post and the person filling it don’t reveal their identities. They don’t necessarily have to be sexual or kinky in nature. In our case, we’re just borrowing the structure so it’s easier for everyone to source, whether it’s scrolling through to see what prompts have been given or checking to see what’s been filled.

How will this work?

Basically, leave a comment on this post with your prompt in it. It’s up to you whether you want to be anonymous or not. Then, creators will look through to see if anything sparks their muse.

Rules for Prompting:

1. One prompt per comment.
2. No duplicate prompts.
3. Prompts must be Spuffy.
4. Your prompt can be as simple or as detailed as you like. For instance, it could just be a single word (chocolate), a scenario (Buffy and Spike get magically sealed inside a sex toy shop), or a paragraph detailing an entire plot (let your imagination run wild). Basically, anything goes. Just because it’s inspired by kink meme format, doesn’t mean it has to be about a kink.

Rules for Filling:

1. When you see a prompt you’d like to do, reply to the comment and say that you are working on something for it. More than one person can be inspired by a prompt. Saying you're interested in it is mostly to let other creators have the chance to spread the love, if they desire, by opting for prompts that might not have already been chosen. Don't let it stop you from working on something you love, though. There is no limit on the number of creators who can work on a single prompt.
2. Fills can be anything: a fic, art, vid, fanmix, poem, whatever. If a prompt inspires you to create something, share it!
3. Post your fills as new entries to the community, either on a free-for-all day or on your scheduled day. Once it is posted, reply to the original prompt with a link to the fill.

That’s it!

The point is to have fun and hopefully inspire creators so we get more Spuffy goodness to share. Everybody has their own tastes and preferences, so if you see something you don’t like, just keep reading. Comments that shame or bash a prompt will be deleted.

Have fun!
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A Trip Down Memory Lane (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)

Since this is seasonal_spuffy’s 15th anniversary we are planning to do a few special things. One of those thing will be these “a trip down memory lane”. For the next few weeks, we are going to revisit all the past seasonal_spuffy banners and showcase something from each round. We will also include a mini scavenger hunt/challenge for each round. We plan to do these posts 2x a week with 2 rounds per post, up to the start of this round on November 2nd.

A big thank you to thenewbuzwuzz who helped with these posts.


In the fall of 2005 itmustbetuesday started a new community where people who loved the Spike/Buffy ship could be creative. The first round had 58 participants, there wasn’t a theme or a banner challenge for the Fall 2005 round.

2005 - Fall -

Theme: No theme
Feature entry:
“Spike’s Girl” by the talented herself_nyc (Part1-3)
Here is Part 1,
Part 2,
Part 3.

Challenge A:
During this first round of Seasonal_Spuffy, there are at 4 people (might be more) who participated in the round that are still part of the fandom. Can you name 2?

Banner by itmustbetuesday

2005b fall itmustbetuesday
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2006 - Spring -

The spring of 2006 had its first theme (back then they were called challenges)

Theme - Fairy tales
Feature entry:
“A Fairy Story With Photoshop Interruptions” a unique take on the theme by kathyh (part 1-4)
Here is Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Challenge B: This round, one of our current mods started posting a rather well known/famous fic. Can you name the author and the fic?

Banner by itmustbetuesday

2006a spring itmustbetuesday
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If you are going to answer the challenge questions please let us know if you are answering Challenge A or Challenge B. Thanks!

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Signal boost: Trapped Challenge on Elysian Fields

A quick note on Spuffy goodness elsewhere on the interwebs. :) Our own banner challenge is going to open in a couple of weeks, but if you enjoy making banners and you need a way to pass the time till then, heads up that there's a whole list of authors in search of Spuffy story banners for the upcoming site event over on Elysian Fields. (It's also still possible to sign up to write for same.)
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Fall for Spuffy 2020! Sign up here for the 15th anniversary round of Seasonal Spuffy!

The Fall 2020 round of seasonal_spuffy will run from Monday, November 2, through Sunday, November 29, on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.

The theme for this round is Fairy Tales Retold. Thank you to whoever suggested revisiting the fairytale theme! (I lost track of who it was, so if it's you, you should feel good about yourself and also feel free to let me know!) As always, the theme exists to inspire, not to limit: participants are free to interpret the theme however they wish or do their own thing instead.

This round will mark the 15th anniversary of the community! Wow. We have a couple of special celebratory activities in store. By popular demand, there will be a prompting post where people can leave prompts in comments before the round (to be used for entries during the round), AND we will encourage artists to add plot bunnies to their art posts during the round. We are also going to take a trip down memory lane that will touch on the history of the comm; this and the prompting post will start happening in the nearest weeks, and there's going to be more information when it does, so keep your eyes peeled!

Anyone is free to participate in any of these additional anniversary shenanigans or all of them, or none of them. For those of us who just want a nice, comfortably familiar round of Seasonal Spuffy, good news! The central part of the event goes as usual...

...You may sign up for a posting day by choosing a day in the schedule below and leaving a comment on this post. Posting days are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis, but days can be shared once enough people sign up.

We're also offering some free-for-all days: November 3, November 14, November 26, and November 28–29. On the free-for-all days, anybody may post without signup, as long as they do it the Seasonal Spuffy way.

Here's our SCHEDULE:

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Plan to create an original, never-before-posted Spike/Buffy fanwork to share with the community! We never met a format we didn't like: fic, drabbles, drawings, playlists, poetry, manips, mood boards, wallpapers, WIP chapters, artwork resources, icons, comics, dioramas, customized dolls, crossovers, fanvids, maps, games, polls, podfic, Other Art... you get the picture. :) It's all welcome. For the few formats of fanworks that are impossible to get into a LiveJournal/Dreamwidth post, posting a link is fine.

Please check the rules before you begin. For this round and this round only, all-human AUs will be allowed as long as they are clearly labeled and posted on a free-for-all day. All-penguin AUs are enthusiastically welcomed any day.

Any questions, please always feel free to ask—for example, by commenting on a recent mod post such as this one or emailing

We can't wait to see what you'll create! May the tale of Buffy and Spike go on like all the other great tales of old, taking on new forms and new meanings in the retelling.
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Signal boost: Buffyverse Top 5

Two pieces of good news. :) First, in case you were wondering, we are going to open signup in less than 24 hours now (wooo!).

Second, our friends over at buffyversetop5 will be returning for their annual session starting on October 23! The event will be open for Classic Recs and 2020 recs alike -- we can all share our favorite fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms. If you'd like to find out more, here's their announcement, and we hope to see you there!
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Runoff theme poll: "Day of the Dead" or "Fairy Tales Retold"?

Hi! We're almost ready to open signup for the Fall 2020 round, but, among other final decisions, we need to break the tie between the two most popular theme suggestions.

ETA: consider this tie broken. :)

One of the leading options, thanks to a last-minute vote via comment, is "Day of the Dead" (AKA Día de Muertos/All Souls Day). The other one was submitted as "Fairytales". Before we proceed, we'd like to make sure everyone is aware that fairy tales were the theme for the Spring 2006 round - the second-ever round of Seasonal Spuffy. However, it is a broad and evocative theme, and perhaps its time has come again. :) After some mod discussion, we're putting a tiny twist on it and offering it as "Fairy Tales Retold".

May the best theme win...

This poll is closed.

What shall be the theme of the Fall 2020 round of Seasonal Spuffy?

Day of the Dead
Fairy Tales Retold
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Let's pick a theme for Seasonal Spuffy Fall 2020!

The main planning poll for our 15th anniversary round is still open and will stay open until Friday at least, and you're very welcome to vote there if you haven't yet. In the meantime, we already have a number of theme suggestions. :) One of the suggestions is a reprise of the first theme we ever had, but that's kind of poetic, so into the poll it went.

ETA: We are down to the two most popular theme suggestions, and the place to vote right now is over here!

As always, the theme will be an optional prompt for the event. Creators will be welcome to use the theme for inspiration if they feel like it, interpreting it in their entries however they want. Let's go ahead and vote for the most fun and inspiring one!

This poll is closed.

What should the Fall 2020 round of Seasonal Spuffy be all about?

Crystal [submitter's comment: Crystal is the gift for 15th anniversaries]
Day of the Dead [AKA Día de Muertos/All Souls Day]
Dream Sequence
The Ethics of Buffy-Spike Sex in S6
Every Me and Every You
Happy Place
I Will Survive!
Long-Term Romance
Meddle Not In The Affairs of Wizards
Soul Searching
This Is Us
Till the End of Time

If the poll won't let you vote, see if you can log in to LiveJournal, or feel free to vote in a comment instead!
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