Sunnydale After Dark
Penname: bruskiboo
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Member Since: 08/20/22
Last Active: 06/22/24
Membership Status: Member
Skin: Cemetery

Hi fellow Scoobies! I'm bruskiboo and I'm a relative newbie to the fandom. I totally missed out on BTVS when it was on the air and went many long years thinking of it as just some niche cult show. Except that I also kept seeing it appear on lists of best TV shows of all time, which got me more and more curious. The fateful turn came toward the end of 2019 when my friend shared her Hulu account with me (thanks, V!), I saw that Buffy was on it, and I decided it was finally time to see what all the fuss was about.

And after just one watch, I fell HARD for this show. One watch turned into three, which turned into needing to find a fan group on Facebook to join, which turned into finding out about Spuffy fanfiction, which turned into reading, and engaging, and getting ideas, and basically my continuing love and devotion for all things Spuffy. And wouldn't you know, I just so happened to fall head first into my first ever fandom experience right before the world stopped turning due to COVID - the perfect time to hunker down and embrace my new favorite escape!

So that's when I started writing, with the extra time and need for distraction while in deep quarantine. I'm still working on the story I started then (a long-form post-series fic), but after a long hiatus I'm finally getting back to it and hope to actually finish and post it someday. In the meantime, I got the itch to write a series of one-shots (my cookies redo series), and I've been saving all kinds of other story ideas that I would love to get to at a later time. We'll see!

As a writer, I assure you that I am all about the HEA/HFN - I came to Spuffy fic primarily to have the catharsis of seeing them get their happy ending and find ways of being together, and gosh darn it, that's what I'm gonna do! As a reader, I am open to all kinds of stories, with very few exceptions. And I'll read the same trope over and over as well as new and crazy things I would have never thought of - bring it on!

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Summary: After a spell gone wrong, Buffy can't seem to stop thinking about a certain stupid vampire and his stupid good looks and his stupid kissable lips. Now she just needs a spell to go right, to remind her of the beast behind those lips, and all will be back to how it's supposed to be. Willow can handle it, right?
Series: Yours is better than mine
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Season 4, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow
Genres: Lighthearted, UST
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,873 Hit Count: 44 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/24 Updated: 06/21/24
Summary: Spike can’t remember the last time he held a wooden hoop in one hand and stitching needle in the other, but what wouldn’t he do to make his Slayer happy? With The First and the apocalypse of all apocalypses looming, he would gladly make the most of this short, colorful break.
Series: Leaving Sunnydale
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Season 7, Missing Scene, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,503 Hit Count: 91 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/19/24 Updated: 06/19/24
Summary: William the not-so-bloody poet is at it again, this time his thoughts (and pen) wandering to a certain shiny Slayer he left behind in Sunnydale.
Series: [open series] Crystalline
Categories: Season 2, Between Seasons, Canon Compliant, Missing Scene, One-Shot, Poetry, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Spike, Drusilla
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 236 Hit Count: 87 ePub Downloads: 0
Published: 06/19/24 Updated: 06/19/24
Summary: Another Halloween, another night that should have been calm but was anything but. And Buffy had really had enough with the not calm-ness, as if it wasn’t hard enough being wrenched out of heaven and spit out in a world of crazy. The darkness called to her, and there was someone else who didn’t seem to mind a dark, smoky night.
Series: Smokin'
Categories: Season 6, Missing Scene, One-Shot, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,426 Hit Count: 41 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/18/24 Updated: 06/18/24
Summary: Word fun, for everyone! Find out what our crazy duo is up to now, with your own contributions! Can play on your own or with others - just follow the instructions, fill in the blanks, and read some silly customized scenes about our favorite couple. You know, the _______ (adjective) Slayer and her _______ (adjective) vampire.
Categories: Season 2, Season 4, Season 5, Post-Series, Episode Rewrite, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Joyce
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,060 Hit Count: 240 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 07/30/23 Updated: 07/30/23
Summary: Written for the 2023 “Short and Spuffy” Drabble event – missing scenes and moments of reflection throughout the Spuffy timeline
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Canon Compliant, Challenge Response, Crossover (AtS), Drabbles, Missing Scene, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,600 Hit Count: 4,672 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: 03/25/23 Updated: 03/25/23
Summary: Another night of patrolling, another night of Buffy stumbling upon a vamp secretly in love with her, this time doing something extra weird
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Season 5, Canon Compliant, Drabbles, Missing Scene, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 665 Hit Count: 1,592 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 09/03/22 Updated: 09/03/22
Summary: My sixth and final version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this one just a short little imagining of what would happen if she gave the cookies speech to Spike (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Episode Rewrite, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 596 Hit Count: 1,429 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22
Summary: My fifth version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this time an unexpected guest appears, who has no issue calling people out and setting things straight (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,905 Hit Count: 1,416 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22
Summary: My fourth version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this time things go off-canon even earlier, when Buffy has a different answer to Spike’s question before leaving (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,305 Hit Count: 2,633 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22
Summary: My third version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this time Buffy and Angel act more like they should right from the start, you know, like they actually have moved on from each other (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,332 Hit Count: 1,206 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22
Summary: My second version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this time Buffy has a different response when Angel asks if she loves Spike (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,082 Hit Count: 1,339 ePub Downloads: 6
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22
Summary: My first version of fixing the dreaded cookies scene/Angel cameo from End of Days and Chosen – this time Buffy thinks differently about things after Angel walks away (written 2021)
Series: No Mo' Cookie Dough
Categories: Season 7, Episode Rewrite, One-Shot
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,668 Hit Count: 1,352 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/01/22