FIC: All Things Are Subject

Dec 13, 2011 10:07

Title: All Things Are Subject
Characters: Buffy, Scoobs, Spike, Angel
Words / Rating: 2300 / PG-13 for imagery
Warning: Major character death. YES, REALLY. My first time ever to use this warning. Also, gross bodily injury stuff.
Spoilers / setting: sometime between 4.15 Who Are You? and 4.19 New Moon Rising
Summary: The vamps of Sunnydale are ( Read more... )

length: one-shot, ch: spike, ch: buffy, ch: ensemble, pairing: gen, entry: fic, fandom: buffyverse

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ever_neutral December 14 2011, 03:23:33 UTC
Traumatic. HDU.

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snickfic December 14 2011, 04:32:53 UTC
It was supposed to be traumatizing. I WIN.

(Your icon? So perfect.)

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ghostyouknow27 December 14 2011, 11:00:42 UTC
Oooooh. It's before six, so I'm unable to express coherent thought, but this was awesome. So. Creepy. Especially when Buffy's trying to dust Spike and just keeps punching holes in his chest. And then the crumbling!

I enjoyed. :)

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snickfic December 14 2011, 18:06:06 UTC
YAY. I win! You're really the horror aficionado on my flist (or as much of one as I have, anyway), so I am especially pleased that it worked for you.

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ghostyouknow27 December 15 2011, 01:36:03 UTC
Haha, I did notice that my reaction was not quite like the others. *g*

Honestly, I didn't know you had this in you (intent-wise, not skill-wise, duh)! And you accomplished a great deal of feeling and tone while being fairly sparse; it's horrifying without going for all that cheap gore. I mean, I love cheap gore, but I would've have changed this story quite a lot, and I think it's great this way.

This story made me really ridiculously happy, is what I'm saying. **runs far away**

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snickfic December 15 2011, 03:09:09 UTC
On average, I tend to be a lot darker in my original fic than in fanfic. I had actually never written comedy of any kind until I got to fanfic. OTOH, I have real trouble sitting down and writing dark fanfic on purpose; I pretty much have to have a prompt.

This fic actually feels, to me, very much of a peace with the cheese man fic. That one is also S4, ensemble, with creeping weirdness and maybe even horror, depending on how one reads the surreality and the ending.

Anyway, I'm preening here, just so you know. Your comment made me really ridiculously happy, so I think we're even. *g*

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shapinglight December 14 2011, 11:29:22 UTC
Oh dear. That was very good, but I really wish I hadn't read it.

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snickfic December 14 2011, 18:07:24 UTC
Oh dear indeed. Do you think it needs more warnings? I'd be happy to slap more on; I just flat have no experience for warning for this sort of thing.

That said, I'm, uh, glad you found it effective.

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shapinglight December 14 2011, 18:45:57 UTC
I don't think you need to. It's just me. Spike dying, especially in circumstances where no one really cares about him, is my biggest fanfic squick. I find it horribly upsetting.

But obviously that's not true for everyone, and you warned for character death. Also, you can hardly say who dies, as that would take away the story's punch, as it were.

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snickfic December 14 2011, 20:05:05 UTC
Understood. I generally find it horribly upsetting, too.

If it's any comfort, it's highly unlikely I'll write anything else like this for quite a while.

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beer_good_foamy December 17 2011, 11:30:00 UTC
Oh this is brilliant. Grade-A body horror, with enough emotional resonance to really hit home. Loved it.

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snickfic December 18 2011, 02:57:50 UTC
This comment pleases me very much, since I know you have an actual (if occasional) interest in horror. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And now that I've posted it, I can go read your "Volatile Vampire Venture" without worrying that I'll accidentally steal something.

(Speaking of your fics, were you aware that on AO3 you've only got 4/5 chapters of the Killer Snow Goons fic? I was going to download a copy to bring on vacation with me - A03's download feature is wonderful - but I ended up doing my usual c/p thing instead, and nabbing the last chapter from you LJ.)

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