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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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Call for Banners

The 2020 Spring round of seasonal_spuffy, will be starting on May 10th.

So, that means, it's time for our traditional banner competition!!

The theme this round is Enemies With Benefits interpret that as you will, or not, it's up to you.

Here are the rules for the challenge:

- You can submit up to three banners.

- Banners must have a width of 900 pixels wide. We are more flexible with the height, it can be as small as 250 or as large as 400 (anywhere in between is fine too.)

- Banners must be new and anonymous, so please do not post your banners elsewhere, until the results have been posted.

- Submit entries as a comment to this post (either on LiveJournal or Dreamwidth.) All comments will be screened.

- The deadline is May 3rd, midnight(EST).

- If you don't have a DW or LJ, you can email the banner to Make sure to put Banner in the subject line.

- After the winner is announced, the winner will be asked to "sign" their banner. Please remember to leave room on your banner for your tag/signature.

- When submitting a banner, give us both the image and the URL. (See example below)

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The poll with all the pretties will go up the day or so after the deadline.

Past banners can be seen here

Any questions, just ask!

Have fun and show us your fabulous work!!
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Signal boost: April Challenge Month on Elysian Fields

Hey there, friends in Spuffy. <3 How are you holding up?

Just a brief PSA that a Spuffy event started today over on Elysian Fields. So if anyone could use some distraction in the form of shiny new fic, there's going to be plenty of that on EF for the entire month of April.

And after that, of course, it will be almost time for Seasonal Spuffy! As I'm sure you know, our spring round starts on May 10; here's the full schedule in the signup post in case someone missed it. If you've been wondering about the banner contest - that's going to officially open Soon. (Next week, I believe.)

Take care, and see you around!
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Sign up here for Round 28 of Seasonal Spuffy!

The Spring 2020 round will run from Sunday, May 10, through Monday, May 25, on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.

The theme for this round is Enemies With Benefits. Thank you to hollydb for the suggestion! As always, the theme exists to inspire, not to limit: creators are free to interpret the theme however they wish or do their own thing instead.

You may sign up for a posting day by choosing a day in the schedule and leaving a comment on this post. (Login is not necessary for that; if you don't see the comment button, keep scrolling.) Posting days are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis, but days can be shared once enough people sign up.
ETA: all posting days are filled, but you're welcome to share a posting day with someone! Please comment on this post if you'd like that, and we will find someone who's willing to share their day with you.

We're also offering some free-for-all days: May 10, May 24, and May 25. 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 welcome all kinds of fic, art, and other fanworks. WIPs are okay, and so are crossovers. For the few formats 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

Have fun, everyone! We can't wait to see what you'll create. <3

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Let's pick a theme for Round 28!

We've received so many theme suggestions! <3 There's something for every mood and shade of Spuffy. Now it's time to choose the one theme that will serve as the prompt for the coming round.

This poll is closed.

What should Round 28 of Seasonal Spuffy be all about?

20/20 Vision
Canterbury Tales
Enemies With Benefits
Full of Piss and Vinegar
Goodbye, America! (Hello, ...)
Happy Days
Holding Out for a Hero/ine
How You Try
Just One Smile
Rainy Days
Spring Awakening
Stale Smoke
Sugar and Spice, and All Things Nice
Summer Heat
A Taste of Freedom

If the poll won't let you vote, feel free to vote in a comment. :)

May the best theme win!
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Seasonal Spuffy, Round 28 - How Do You Want It?

It's that time again! :)) Your mods here at seasonal_spuffy are starting to plan the next round, and we'd love to hear from you!

This poll is also available in Google Forms for anyone who prefers not to use LiveJournal. Please only fill out one copy of the poll - thank you!

ETA: we now have enough theme suggestions, so please just ignore the last question. :)

Poll #2099205 Seasonal Spuffy Spring 2020—How Do You Want It?
This poll is closed.

What would you like to do for the Spring 2020 round of Seasonal Spuffy?

Create something new (fic, art, or something else)
Cheer on the creators
Hang out in the background, just kind of vibin'
Something else, which I'll explain in the comments

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

April! I know that's when the EF site event is, and I intend to spend the month in a haze of Spuffy.
A little bit of April, a little bit of May!
Bit of May, bit of June!

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'd like to talk about other options

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

I can easily notice new entries right here on LiveJournal (or on Dreamwidth)
Seasonal Spuffy Facebook page
EF Facebook group
EF shoutbox
Somewhere else! I'll comment below to clue you in.

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

Edit: the THEME POLL is now open! \o/ (and now it's closed)

Examples of past themes for reference and inspiration: Love Letters, Something Blue, Dark Carnival, Road Trip, Night and Day, One Step Away, As Time Goes By, Under the Influence, A New Era...

Once we have everyone's input, 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, please take a look at our profile, and feel free to 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 in a bunch of ways including by commenting on a recent mod post such as this or emailing

Here's to another great round!
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Fic: Make Up

Title: Make Up
Author:​ Fancyflautist
Setting: post-series
Rating: PG-13

A/N: I'm already committed to posting one fic a day up until Christmas on my own journal, so I figured I'd just post this one here for the event and link it on mine instead! This is lightly inspired by an Ariana Grande song called Make Up, and also the Buffyverse Bingo prompt "Seeing Red" which I wanted to take in a different direction than just writing around the episode.

Also there's an AO3 tag called "no beta we die like men" and I feel like that fits this situation. Please let me know any mistakes you find so I can correct 'em. 

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Artwork: Crossword day / Happy Winter Solstice

Title: Crossword day / Happy Winter Solstice
Creator: Double Dutchess
Setting: comics / post-series

When I read that today is Crossword Puzzle Day, I knew I had to do something with that lovely comic cover for Buffy Season 9 #7 by Phil Noto:

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