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penny_lane_42 posted about some comments on ye ol' Whedonesque that complain about Spike/Spuffy fans taking over and making things meaningless somehow.

Now, I haven't read the Whedonesque comments, but I gotta say, the complainers may have something of a point.

After all, fandom is comprised of fans, of course, and if there are an excess of Spike/Spuffy fans, it'll affect the environment of the entire fandom. This means that a person who's not a Spike/Spuffy fan will be exposed to endless amounts of Spike/Spuffy material that they would otherwise not want to see.

I know, it sounds trivial. But it adds up. I mean, yeah, we have conversations about everything from Willow's hats to subversive B/A to how to punctuate 'Watcher's Council'. But the fact is, the looming cloud of Spike/Spuffy-ness looms over even those. After all, all those myriad of Spike/Spuffy fans may have, say, icons about the pairing/character. Or they may randomly burst out into squee about them (fangirls are so unpredictable).

This can be exhausting in the long-term, folks. Especially when you're just trying to enjoy a show you love...minus one particular pairing and/or character.

So here's for them. An entire fangirling post without any mention of Spike or Spuffy!



I have much love for the happy, fuzzy high school years. Okay, they weren't always happy (though, thanks to Willow's SPIKE sweaters, they were usually fuzzy). The library set is classic, and there's a naive innocence to the series. Of course, it also SPUFFY broke new ground very early on in Innocence when it threw a huge curveball into what had been a fairly standard teen vampire romance thingy. Gotta give props to that.

My favorite SPIKE part was actually Willow. Cause SPUFFY I related to little nerdy high school Willow a lot. She was SPUFFY adorable and quiet and kinda a Buffy-hanger-on, SPIKE but hey. That's Willow.

What were SPUFFY most interesting to me were the shifting dynamics of the Scooby gang. They started out as outsiders. The misfits that joined together. Okay, so maybe that premise had been done SPUFFY before, but never with so much charm. It's the snappy dialogue that made it work. Sucked me in and made me love the characters.

But it's the SPUFFY progress that matters the most. The ragtag group grew as SPIKE Cordelia and Oz joined up. And by the end of S3, they were recognized as SPIKE the saviors of the school (Well, Buffy was recognized as such, though it's pretty much a given that the students knew her friends helped). SPUFFY They went SPIKE from "Oh, we're such social outsiders!" to "Go us! People loves us because we keep them from dying!" in three years. That's SPUFFY fantastic.

Now, I don't SPUFFY talk about the early SPIKE seasons much in meta, but there is SPIKE something that I've always admired about them. In fact, that's pretty crucial to the entire SPUFFY framework of the high SPUFFY school years. One of those Jossian bits of genius woven throughout SPUFFY that holds it all together. Now, bear SPUFFY with me here while I walk you through it, but I think you're agree that it's pretty damn awesome SPUFFY SPUFFY SPUFFY SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE





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snickfic
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
I would like to point out that April 1 was several months ago.

Also: Ur Taken Over Mah Fandom! RAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
snickfic
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry. Wrong icon in that post. Here's the right one.
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angearia
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
*falls over laughing*

Photobucket
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
WHY ARE YOU USING A S4 GIF??? ONLY THE FIRST THREE SEASONS ARE REAL BUFFY YOU POSER!!!

SPIKE
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aerintine
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
MARRY ME.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Okay, but only if I get to wear one of Willow's funny hats during the ceremony.
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ahigheroctave
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
XD I love your non-Spuffy fangirling post.

However, I feel like you might be using some sublimnale messaging somewhere there...I just can't put my finger on it.

gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
It's that damned Spike! His sexiness just won't leave this post alone!!!
lynnenne
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Stop trying to control my brain with your dastardly subliminal messages! I AM NOT A SPUFFY SHIPPER, AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME spuffy.

Dammit.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Ain't nothing subliminal about that. That's a full-scale Spike/Spuffy takeover!
rebcake
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
There seems to be a problem with my reception. I could hardly make out any of what you said until the end.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
It's okay. I don't think it was important anyway.
samsom
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
I sense something going on in this post.....but I can't quite figure out what it is.

gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
I believe that is as if millions of voices on Whedonesque suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.
me_llamo_nic
Jun. 16th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Spike, you say? He must've been a one-off character because I can't seem to recall him.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Eh, he's not that important. His handful of fans are just noisy.
eowyn_315
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
I think maybe you have some sort of computer virus. Your post came out with all this weird formatting. It's like something is taking over your post and strangling your pure, unadulterated early season love. You should really get that checked out before it spreads.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Ooooh...bad news. It's a virus and it's catching. Since you commented, you're now infected with the Spike/Spuffy.
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shipperx
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Hee! Love the Smashed shot. >:)

And I have a hard time ever envisioning Whedonesque overun by Spike and Spuffy fans.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Well, as this post proves, even blissfully Spike/Spuffy-free areas can be rendered intolerable due to the looming spectre of Spike/Spuffy. This is truly a big fandom problem.
hkath
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
WHO IS THIS GUY AND WHY IS HE TAKING OVER EVERYTHING I LIKE????? D:
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
I know! I can't get away from him! He's like a stalker! And I think he stole my underwear!
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local_max
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
What's with the icon? I bet Willow has been gagged by all those Spuffy fans, all of whom want to rid the show of Willow, Xander, Giles, Dawn, Anya, and everyone else!
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
CURSE THOSE SPUFFY FANS!!!
gingerwall
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
!!!!111!!1
eilowyn
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Yes. Becaus Buffy is totally about the big white dress that rivals anything my Barbie dolls ever wore.
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gingerwall
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
I see your clever satire, and raise you one act of vicious ocular terrorism.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
*licks*
evangelin1202
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
No Spike? No Spuffy? Processing information...ERROR! ERROR! ERROR!
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
World without sunshine! World without joy!
eilowyn
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
Today amused me so much, and it wasn't just the cold medicine.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
:)
sarian71
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Oh-kay... That does it! LJ wonkiness has gone too far!

This. Means. WAR!!



gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
*points to icon*
shapinglight
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
The icon made me do it.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
The icon is clearly a bad influence.
ever_neutral
Jun. 16th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
I APPLAUD YOU. *gives you a gazillion cookies*

Seriously. You should pimp this to those Whedonesque fuckers. Teach them to chill the fuck out. (If they don't implode at the sight. That would be sad.)

Also, I love us SFM. *sniff*

gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
But that would be getting more Spike/Spuffy in their pure, Spike/Spuffy-free BtVS utopia!
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petzipellepingo
Jun. 16th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
An entire fangirling post without any mention of Spike or Spuffy!


I don't believe that's humanly possible...
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Well, I tried...

*sighs*

Spike/Spuffy is truly a force to be reckoned with.
ssddgr
Jun. 16th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
I heart you so bloody much!!!! Oops, was that a SPIKE word???

Stupid vampire took over my comment ^_-
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
It's like he's everywhere! We just can't get away!
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ladyofthelog
Jun. 16th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
The look on Buffy's face in the last screenshot is the perfect conclusion to this post.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yep. Buffy's full to bursting with Spike-goodness, much like this post.

/crude
thevera
Jun. 16th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Oh noes! You infected me with teh evil spuffiness!

It's not just Whedonesque. BWAH.
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry! I know how horrible it is to be infected with spuffy!
flake_sake
Jun. 16th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
Teehee! Made of brilliant. SPUFFY. You are SPIKE great!
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
*g*
prophecygirrl
Jun. 16th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Wait, there were episodes before "School Hard"???

You're kidding, right?

Also....HEEE!!!!!


SPUFFY SPUFFY SPIKE SPIKE SPUFFY SPUFFY SPUFFY SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE
gabrielleabelle
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
THE BEST EPISODES WERE BEFORE SCHOOL HARD!!!
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