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(Fic/Art) Getting Back In Touch

8th August 2011 (20:18)


So, the other week DH published Magical Mystery Tour, Jane Espenson's account of Spike's perilous voyages through time and space, and his eventual reunion with Buffy. The comic ends with his ship landing near the Golden Gate bridge where he finds Buffy waiting for him.

A few people have raised the important continuity point: how, exactly, did Spike know where she was? Since he last saw her, two months have gone by and she's gone to live in San Francisco. Does his bug ship have a buffy-detector fitted? Can he ~sense~ her because their ~souls are linked~? Or did he, y'know, call her on the phone and arrange where to meet? Except he probably doesn't have her number either.

So here's my fanfic attempt to explain this great mystery. In the form of art!

Title: Getting Back In Touch
Characters: Spike/Buffy, plus Dawn
Rating: PG
Wordcount: Um, I'm not sure. About 500?
Warnings: snark, unresolved sexual tension


Getting Back In Touch

1) The first attempt:




2) The second attempt:
 
(Author's note: you need to read the comments on Dawn's wall from the bottom upwards. Check the time/date stamps.)
 
 
3) The third attempt
 
Finally!
 
 
  
   
 
And they all lived happily ever after. Except not, because this the Jossverse, so they probably ended up angsty and tormented and pouty - and yet bravely battling through it all because they're Big Damn Heroes.
 
The end.

 
 
 

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Posted by: Barb (rahirah)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 19:41 (UTC)

Fics that play with the medium get extra cool points!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:10 (UTC)

:) Thanks!

Posted by: Becky (joans_journal)
Posted at: 21st August 2011 18:05 (UTC)

Posted by: ladypeyton (ladypeyton)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 19:43 (UTC)

★★★★★! Would read again!

Edited at 2011-08-08 19:44 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:11 (UTC)

\o/
Thanks!

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 19:53 (UTC)
faith S4 puppy

How long did it take fiddling to get that right? And what did you use?

All kinds of nice touches here that couldn't be done easily or at all in pure prose. Trust you to exploit every new medium to its fullest.

Posted by: mr_waterproof (mr_waterproof)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:04 (UTC)

A great piece of work. Did you actually create a Facebook account for Dawn, or mock up the page.
I love the picture of Michelle Trachtenberg you used. Not so keen on the one of Alyson Hannigan in her friends list: Aly may have had her hair done like that but it's not very Willow.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:17 (UTC)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 25th August 2011 08:20 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 25th August 2011 18:51 (UTC)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 25th August 2011 19:04 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:13 (UTC)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:09 (UTC)
pic#91119493

Cool, another non-traditional-format fic!

Now I need to know who Dawn's other friends are, besides Xander and Willow. Berkeley students? Slayers who stayed in touch?

Like how Buffy started to type "twilight" and thought better of it. Surprised her auto-correct didn't turn it into Tweety-Pie.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:22 (UTC)

Thanks!

I was thinking they would mostly be Berkeley students - and yes, Dawn does have a large circle of friends - but some of them might well be other Slayers.

I nearly put Buffy on there as a friend as well, until I realised that if Buffy was on Facebook Spike wouldn't need to post on Dawn's page...duh *g* Also, I think Xander only got an FB because Dawn wanted him to, so he could put his status as "In a relationship" like her.

Buffy got frustrated with auto-correct, turned it off in a fit of temper, and now can't work out how to put it back on.

Posted by: ceciliaj (ceciliaj)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:19 (UTC)
Tink happy party

LOVE THIS. More social media fic please!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:30 (UTC)

You mean like this? :-)

@sashash No she didn't. You'll never guess what my wonderful sister's doing now.
1 hour ago

@sashash HAHAHA no. She's meeting spike. Yeah him. #mysistersahobag
53 minutes ago

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Posted by: ceciliaj (ceciliaj)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:31 (UTC)

Posted by: coalitiongirl (coalitiongirl)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:31 (UTC)

Loved this!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:40 (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Ruuger (ruuger)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:42 (UTC)
You made Spike cry

Hee! This was great! :D

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 20:46 (UTC)

Thanks!

(And no, I didn't make Spike cry. Honest!)

Posted by: Alexandra (gryfndor_godess)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 22:33 (UTC)

This is AMAZING and so creative!! I really like the FB conversation and the "poncy invulnerability" part. (came by way of coalitiongirl's rec)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 22:40 (UTC)

Thank you! (It wouldn't be Spike if he didn't get a dig in about Angel somewhere...)

Posted by: Owen (owenthurman)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 23:24 (UTC)

The bugs have registered their internet domain name in Bulgaria.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 23:36 (UTC)

Actually, that's 'Buglaria'. :)

Posted by: TimeTravellingBunny (boot_the_grime)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 23:40 (UTC)
Buffy Spike heart Spuffy

Oh god, this is awesome. :) :)
How much time did it take to Photoshop it all?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th August 2011 23:44 (UTC)

Thanks!

One evening to do the first two pictures, then I did the iPhone images tonight. A few hours?

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 00:03 (UTC)
Buffy smiley

Wonderful! \o/

...more?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 00:14 (UTC)

Thanks! ♥

Maybe someone who knows what Tumblr is should do a version of Willow's Tumblr page? (I'm assuming she and Dawn are the ones who are most into new social media... Maybe Andrew too.)

Posted by: tennyo_elf (tennyo_elf)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 00:46 (UTC)

Oh gosh, I love this to bits. This is...I've been sniggering for like 20 minutes now, I love it! <3

Thank you, I know this was hard work! :huggles to bits:

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 00:50 (UTC)

Why, thank you. :) (It took a while to do, but it was fun.)

Posted by: tennyo_elf (tennyo_elf)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 00:54 (UTC)

Posted by: treadingthedark (treadingthedark)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 01:03 (UTC)

Delightful! Loved it. Thanks.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 16:41 (UTC)

Glad you liked it! :)

Posted by: lilred26x (lilred26x)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 01:28 (UTC)

I really enjoyed this! A very creative way to tell this story. Thanks so much for sharing.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 16:41 (UTC)

Thanks! It was fun to make. :)

Posted by: reddygirl (reddygirl)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 02:09 (UTC)

Loved it.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th August 2011 16:41 (UTC)

Thanks!

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