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14 April 2007 @ 02:33 am
Fics on the Horizon & 'Tis the Season for Finals  

All right, dudes. I don't think I'll be posting any new fics in the next few weeks because finals have started for me and I need to devote some attention to my two 15-20 page research papers, plus the oral presentations that will go along with them. However, I wanted to update you all for what's on the horizon. Although school has to come first, I have feverishly been writing scenes for my various upcoming fics while commuting here and there on the subway. Getting even half an hour in can be great. 

Here's what to expect in the order I think I might be posting (which is subject to change, of course):

* The prologue to a re-write of Gone. I want to make this into a longer WIP, but I only have the one scene worked out. Alert: very kinky with some interesting uses for kitchen utensils.  
* A rather dark self-indulgence fic set post-NFA. It will be a one-shot as well, but will set up a 'verse that I might be tempted to go back to at some point. Alert: baby!fic. I know, I'm sorry. I'm going there.  *ducks rotten tomatoes*  But you might be surprised by what I've done. 
*The continuation of Show Me How, in which Spike gets to shine and work out some of his issues. Obviously, the kink will continue. I've deemed this the "Healing 'verse" and will likely make it into a series of one shots or short multi-part fics that see Buffy and Spike through the healing process of her resurrection and coming to terms with her identity. 
* My first WIP, which I will be writing over the summer. The story will follow Spike and Nikki from his arrival in New York to her death. I am SO excited about this one because it's the first story I ever thought to write. I want to write evil!Spike in the worst way, in addition to constructing NIkki's life (which is a rather tragic one indeed), some OCs, and some bangin' fight scenes. I'll be doing some field visits for this one for reference and will take pics so ya'll can see where the story unfolds. My only fear is writing a WIP (kinda daunting) and because of that, I will likely write the whole thing first (which will take a few months, I'm guessing) and then post it in chapters. I also quake at writing Dru. I want to, but she's a tough nut to crack and will have to watch some old eps with her to get a sense of her voice. 

That's all for now. I also wanted to share that lostboy over at BSV came up with a new category for the type of fics I write - KWS, Kink wth Soul. I think I kinda love that. Lostboy is also a brilliant writer and you should all check out his current WIP at BSV "Clocks of the Long Now." It is one of the most original fics I ever read, angsty, ensemble cast, distopian post-NFA action/adventure. Just brilliant. And of course, Spuffy  =) 

Sevvy: Buffy higher educationsevvy_o on April 14th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
Good luck with finals! I have one on Tuesday. *dies*

Oooh and new stories sound promising! I do love babyfics. =)

ClawofCat: tearsclawofcat on April 14th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Heh, love the icon! Very appropriate. Good luck to you too. Tests make me sad =(

Oh yay! Glad you like babyfics. Half the time I think they're silly, but why let that stop me?

I didn't think I'd be continuing with the healing 'verse because I had such a hellish time writing Show Me How (Heart came really easily), but people want to know what happens next, so I'm succumbing to peer pressure. *sigh* I thought reading fanfic took up my time. Writing it is just ridiculous.
Shapinglightshapinglight on April 14th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Good luck with the finals. I'm looking forward to that Spike/Nikki fic.
ClawofCat: vamp spikeclawofcat on April 14th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Deb. Glad you're looking forward to it. I fear people on my f-list won't read it cause it's not Spuffy at all, but whatev. I wanna do it. I also feel really preassured (mostly self-imposed) to make this a masterpiece and I'd love to get it done quickly, but I imagine I'll be working on it for some time.

Oh, and this story will also feature my first crack at slash. It won't be a large part of the fic by any means, but there definately will be a few encounters where Spike indulges in some man lovin'.
Shapinglightshapinglight on April 17th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Good luck with that. I do know what it's like when you write something your usual readers aren't invested in. It can throw them for a loop, but it can work out okay too.
Cordykitten: eyesthatslay Spike Journeycordykitten on April 14th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)

Interesting stories to look forward too (though maybe I won't read the Spike&Nikki one).
Good luck with your finals!
ClawofCat: spike on whiteclawofcat on April 14th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Cordy. I'll need all the luck I can get. Love your icon, btw. As for the Spike&Nikki fic, I understand if the Spuffy 'shippers don't want to read it, but never say never. I'm going to try my darnedest to make it a great read.
Cordykitten: red_sunflower  readingcordykitten on April 14th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)

I'm sure it will be good. It's just hard for me to read other ships I don't read (though pre-Buffy may be possible). Depends on the story. And the other side is my very long yet to read list. I can't promise a thing.
Thanks for the icon, made by eyesthatslay. BTW you have one html-tag wrong in your user pics credits: ljuser = lj user.
Can't say if you have still room *counts* ah maybe your user pics are full I guess, 15 right? If you ever looking for something and can't find it (older ones), look through my LJ memories. Though I don't have a lot Spike/Nikki bookmarked by example. 1977 Spike is hot :)
But check out break_me_love
S&D =http://lit-gal.livejournal.com/87832.html
ClawofCat: vamp spikeclawofcat on April 14th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
*squee* Thanks so much for the links to the pretty icons. Yeah, I have a 15 userpic limit, but I was thinking of upgrading to a paid account. I have some Spike/Nikki icons saved to my hard drive and will whip 'em out in a few months when I post the story. I'm with you though. 1977 Spike is incredibly hot.
Cordykitten: giveitmegood  Spuffycordykitten on April 15th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)

I think the last link to giveitmegood lead to the Hot Spike ones (1977). But some of them are already gone *sigh*
As I said, if you have enough time at hand and a paid account, feel free to take a look (or take it sooner to save the icons for later).
Karla: familycharmingkarla on April 23rd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hi sweetie, good luck with all your finals and I will be waiting for the new fics :)
Kitchenjdkitchen on May 22nd, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Did I mention how much I'm looking forward to Spikki? Oh yeah, only about six hundred million times. Well once more won't hurt: NYC + 1977 + evil Spike = happy, happy lostboy. I am SO chomping at the bit to read this thing, lady. Only hoping we can dissuade you from finishing the whole thing before giving us a peek!
ClawofCat: Spike sub.ani.clawofcat on May 22nd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
*See icon* Okay, how about I send you a paragraph tonight? Will that appease you?

Seeing how slow I actually write, you're not going to see it for awhile. But if you love me, you'll stick in there. I swear it won't disappoint. I have a few one-shots to get through, plus the S/B/F basement threesome I promised Eowyn. Really looking forward to getting to that. And also continuing the Gone re-write. Many, many projects for Cat.

And God, get me the hell out of work. I'm beyond bored and just want to go home and revise my fic for tonight.