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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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Get ready, one and all, for the Fall 2019 round of Seasonal Spuffy: Love Letters (to Something Blue)! This hootenanny of fresh Spuffy fanworks will run from Monday, November 11, through Sunday, December 1, on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.

Love Letters is the official winner of the theme poll (thanks for the suggestion, passion4spike!), so participants may use this theme for inspiration and interpret it any way they like. HOWEVER, lots of votes were also split between various "Something Blue"-based themes, so if you feel moved to make your entry a love letter to Something Blue specifically (no matter how you wish to interpret the episode or its title), this is also absolutely fine and welcomed. As always, the themes are here to inspire, not to restrict: if your muse already has inspiration covered and you don't need a theme, feel free to do your own thing!

You may sign up for a posting day by leaving a comment below. (Login is not necessary; if you don't see the comment button, keep scrolling.) Posting days are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but days can be shared once enough people sign up, and more days miiight be added.

We're also offering some free-for-all days: November 11, November 28-30, and December 1. 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: all kinds of fic, art, and other fanworks are welcome. WIPs are okay, and so are crossovers. 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. Most are fairly standard, but be aware we don't accept all-human AUs. All-penguin AUs, however, are enthusiastically welcomed.

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

Have fun, everyone! \o/
29 August 2019 @ 07:00 pm
I'm delighted to say Seasonal Spuffy has two more affiliates: whichwillow and iwry_marathon.

whichwillow, or the Which Witch Ficathon, is an annual fic writing event featuring Willow throughout the seasons. So if you like Willow and you want to see more stories about her, you might love this event.

And for the multishippers among us: while we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Something Blue, the fic writers at iwry_marathon will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of I Will Remember You. If you happen to enjoy both episodes, you can have two parties at once!

...I'm less delighted to say the theme poll for our fall round seems determined to outdo last round's three-way tie & it has currently achieved a four-way tie. That's what we get for suggesting only good themes. <3 If you haven't voted yet, please do! Every vote counts. [ETA: all taken care of!]
28 August 2019 @ 08:28 pm
Thank you for your fun suggestions! Let's decide what theme to use as the uniting prompt for our new round of Seasonal Spuffy.

This poll is closed.

The Fall 2019 round of Seasonal Spuffy should be all about...

Wind Beneath My Wings
Something Blue
Love Letters
Spells Gone Oh So Right
A Matter of Life and Death
Into the Woods
Deja Vu
Ocean: enormity, power, life, messy, miraculous
End of the World (and demons take total control of the planet)

If the poll won't let you vote, please feel free to tell us your favorite in a comment. Thank you! It's not necessary to log in in order to do that, and I swear the comment button is right there below the ads that are below the post.

Signup will most probably open early next week. :))
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
27 August 2019 @ 11:12 pm
Before we proceed with planning and announcing the new round (SOON), there's some happy news!

Just like seasonal_spuffy was already affiliated with buffyversebingo (which, hey, check them out if you haven't already, there's still time to participate), we're now also affiliated with some other fabulous communities on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth: buffyversetop5, multifandom_bb, nekid_spike, noel_of_spike, and summer_of_giles. And most probably a couple more where we're still negotiating or waiting for an opportune moment.

This means that we will occasionally help spread the word about their events, and they will do the same for us. It shouldn't add up to more than one or two links a month here, on average, though some times of year are naturally more buffy than others. You can also find all our affiliates listed in our profile and sidebar, for your exploring convenience.

I'd like to give a special shoutout to nekid_spike. The other comms all have their seasonal events, so we'll link to them when a good time comes to check them out, but nekid_spike runs year round, so - you guessed it - it's ALWAYS a good time to check it out! Many of you guys definitely know this comm already, especially those who are members... but in case someone has yet to have the pleasure: don't let the sparse recent entries page fool you. Most of the posts are visible to members only, so take a look at their profile page and join first in order to enjoy what it says in the community name. There are lots of challenges and fanworks to be had for various ships, and sometimes Spike even wears clothes! Have fun.
Your mods here at seasonal_spuffy are planning the Fall 2019 round, and we'd love to have your input!

This poll is also available in Google Forms for those who prefer not to use LiveJournal. Please only fill out one copy of the poll. Thank you!

Poll #2094985 Seasonal Spuffy Fall 2019—How Do You Want It?
This poll is closed.

What would you like to do for the Fall 2019 round of Seasonal Spuffy?

Create something new (fic, art, etc.) and be our hero
Encourage the creators like the wind beneath their wings
Watch from the shadow, content to let others shine
Something else, which I'll explain in the comments

When is the best time for you to do the abovementioned thing?

Let's start in late September, on the fall equinox!
October. I know that's when the EF site event is, and I aim to spend the month in a haze of Spuffy.
November, so we can end on the 20th anniversary of "Something Blue"!
Little bit of November, little bit of December?
December! There can never be too much time.

Which site can you post/read on?

LiveJournal and/or Dreamwidth is fine by me
LiveJournal or Dreamwidth might work, but I might need help
I want to talk about other options

Where would you most like to be notified about new posts during the event?

I can easily notice the new entries right on LiveJournal/Dreamwidth
Seasonal Spuffy Facebook page
EF shoutbox
EF Facebook group
Somewhere else! I'll tell you in the comments.

What could be a fun theme for this round (a prompt for the participants to interpret in their entries)?

Once we have your answers, we'll pick a theme, post a schedule for signup, and get going on the banner contest. :)

If you'd like to find out more about the community, feel free to take a look at our profile or visit any of our pages on other sites: Dreamwidth, Tumblr, Facebook. The mods will be happy to answer any questions you might have; you can contact us lots of ways including commenting on this post or emailing sspuffy@gmail.com.

Here's to another great round!
Just a quick list of the free-for-all entries, so that we can find them all later through the index post tag. Nice work, everyone! \o/


22 June 2019 @ 07:00 am

It's midnight in the US Minor Outlying Islands, which means the solstice is officially over everywhere! I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who participated-- everyone's work was fabulous! It's been awesome, and we hope to see everyone back for the next round!

21 June 2019 @ 11:51 pm
Title: Merman Spike wallpaper
Creator: Double Dutchess
Rating: worksafe

Apparently, 21 June is National Sea Shell Day in the USA. I can't tell you exactly how I got from there to Spike being a merman, but here he is. Buffy is there too, of course.

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Title: Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored
Author: fancyflautist
Era/season/setting: early Season 2
Rating: NC-17

Notes: this is a super strange piece based on an Ariana Grande song. The music video for the song can be found here. Enjoy!

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