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May Week Four

It's our last week of EXTREME!!!!, people! And thus we have a grab-bag of delights...

1. Extremophile
2. Extreme Unction
3. Extremism
4. Extreme Couponing
5. Extreme - the band, who we fear come rather unendorsed by the collective mods, but who nonetheless might be favoured by some among you??????

May Week Three

Hello Fag Enders!!

We continue our EXTREME theme this week with some settings for an 80s music video... Or, indeed, extreme escapes from civilisation!

1. The Top of the Mountain
2. The Bottom of the Sea
3. The Edge of Space
4. The Depth of the Forest
5. The Centre of the World

Many places to put Spuffy in extremis...!

Pest Control

A really silly (as in, so silly I'm just going to post it and run away for a bit) ficlet for one of this month's prompts.

Setting: A daft BtVS NeverNeverLand (probably the same one where my Wedding From Hellverse series is set. Definitely the same one where this also very silly ficlet is set. In short, Buffy and Spike are living together in married/cohabital bliss.
Rating: PG
For the prompt: Extreme ironing
Author's Note: Repassage is French for ironing, in case you didn't know. Or, if you're using the online Free Dictionary, it apparently means to pass something again. ;) Either way, it's something tedious that nobody wants to do.
250 words.

Pest Control

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May Week Two

The month is galloping by, as always. Here are five more extreme prompts for you many of which, now I look at them, could be applied to our election

1. Capsize!
2. Crash!
3. Explosion!
4. Plummeting!
5. Stampede!

May Week One

Hello Fag Enders!!

So, we enter the month of May, a time for anarchists and those who dare to think it's Summer (unless they're in the southern hemisphere, when they might be fooled into believing it's Winter). For our first week of prompts, we celebrate those equally daring people who get involved in extreme sports...

1. Base Jumping
2. Ice Climbing
3. Parkour
4. Aggressive Inline Skating
5. Extreme Ironing

Irons at the ready!!!!

May Theme

May on sb_fag_ends will not be for the faint of heart as we going to be taking things to the:

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April Poll


The poll contains all the suggestions from last month's poll. We have also added suggestions from earlier polls and made up a few more to make up the numbers.

Pick which theme you would like to see us feature for MAY. As usual, we are not going to explain what each theme is; they may or may not be what you think! In the box beneath the main poll, we’d like you to suggest the theme(s) YOU would like to see for JUNE.

These suggestions will then form next month’s poll in a mixed up kind of way* along with at least one other suggestion that the mods will throw in themselves. In the event that we have less than 10 suggestions, the mods will fill in the rest to make up the numbers. If your theme suggestion isn’t picked, then you are welcome to suggest it again in other polls.

Remember: your suggestions for themes should be broad so that it’s easy for us to make up 20 prompts. For instance, ‘teacup’ is too narrow, but ‘Alice in Wonderland' works (more or less). Please expand on your suggestion in the comments to this post.

* We reserve the right to reject, tweak or combine any suggestions that are unsuitable, inappropriate for everyone or unworkable for us in any way. This might be because the suggested theme is a) too narrow and we can’t think of 20 prompts, b) too similar to a previous theme, c) because we don’t understand your suggestion or d) because it’s just plain unpleasant (i.e. sexist, racist, homophobic etc).

The poll will probably close around 12.00 GMT, (i.e. when I remember), on Thursday, 30th April 2015. If there is a tie, the mods will choose the theme to do first from the winners and the other winner(s) will follow the month(s) after and there will be no poll for that month(s).

Onto the good stuff:

This poll is closed.

What theme would you like to see for MAY?

A Child's Garden of Verses
Past, Present, Future
The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet
Black & White
Queen of the May
The Fey

My suggestion for a theme for JUNE is:

Thank you for your time.

Trojan Horse

Thought I wasn't going to manage anything this month, but here's a drabble. Nothing great, but better than nothing.

Setting: BtVS season 7, after First Date
Rating: PG
For the prompt: Trojan horse
100 words.
Author's note: the Latin is from the Aeneid. Don't trust the horse, Trojans. It precedes the better known, Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis.

Trojan Horse

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Fic: Pre-Breakfast Odds

Title: Pre-Breakfast Odds
Creator: drizzlydaze
Rating: PG
Setting: S5, post-Into the Woods (aka post-Riley)
Word count: 1000
Prompt: 1. Spike turns vegetarian. 2. Angel sets Spuffy up on a date. 3. Buffy becomes a punk. 4. Giles declares Spike the Chosen One. 5. Dawn finds out Buffy’s adopted.
A/N: Not necessarily in that order. Thanks to Fox for their idea on 5. Where’s that extra credit?

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Fic: It Was A Dark and Chilly Night

Buffy wears a lot of heavy coats and thick woollens. The practical reason for this, I read the other day, was that no stuntwoman was as tiny as SMG, and the baggy clothes evened things up a bit. But it got me thinking - here in England we've had a week we would call "really warm", with temperatures in the high sixties, US-style. Very unusual for mid-April, and doomed to end this weekend. According to Wikipedia, though, that is really cold for, say, Torrance, CA. It's all about what one is used to. And that gave rise to this. S6, not long before Riley appeared to bugger things up. You have to squint at the timeline a little to fit this, but you can manage that, can't you? Please?

Prompt: 1. Sighting on the shoreline
Rating: PG
Length: 975 words

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As always, I crave comments and feedback.

April Week Four

I swear we had no idea there was going to be so much Loch Ness Monster talk this week when we came up with these Nessie prompts, but by happy accident yesterday was the 81st anniversary of the publication of the Surgeon’s Photograph and you can now look for the monster on Google maps.

So blow hard on your thistle whistles, you never know what might being lurking in those depths!

1. Sighting on the shoreline
2. Ripples in the Water
3. A Blip on the Sonar
4. The Surgeon’s Photograph
5. Life at Loch Bottom

Or it all might just be an elaborate ruse to flog some tartan tea towels and some shortbread.

You decide.

April Week Three

When is a hoax not a hoax?

When it's a con and someone is losing a ton of money, of course!

So watch out for these for these nasty scams:

1. Trojan Horse
2. Selling the Eiffel Tower
3. Pyramid Scheme
4. A female Pope
5. Faked death

Mother Said I Never Should

Title Mother Said I Never Should
Author Brutti ma buoni
Rating PG
Prompt Fairy photos (fairies at the bottom of the garden)
Setting Post-series
Words 980

A/N Various half quotes, half mishmash memories, from a range of proper authors are used for Spike's ideas about fairies. Not to mention the title. :)

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Grass-Fed Is Always Greener
By Barb C

Prompt: Spike turns vegetarian
Characters: Buffy/Spike
Rating: G
Words: 549
Notes: Barbverse, set several months after the end of POM.

Spike had never expected that working for the white hats would be a stroll among the tombstones. If treading the narrow, stony path of virtue were easy, it'd hardly be a fit gift to lay at the feet of his lady-love, would it? Giving up killing, living on pig's blood, daily defying his very nature for her sake – a struggle, but worth it, no question. But this particular sacrifice was one he'd never signed up for.

The aforementioned lady-love plunked a casserole dish full of something resembling boiled hedge clippings down on the table, and spooned a heaping helping onto his plate, right next to the pale, soggy slab of... what the hell was that, anyway? Spike took a sniff, which proved less than informative, and stared at it in dismay. He prodded the quivering hunk of goo with the tip of his knife, hoping it would take the hint and, properly chastened, transform itself into a rare steak. When that failed to produce the desired results, he turned a reproachful look on Buffy instead. "And what is this, exactly?"

"Tofurkey and three-bean salad with steamed kale," she replied brightly. "I'm trying out your idea."

Dragging wodges of kale around on his plate didn't make it look any more appetizing. "My idea?"

"Yeah, like you said the other day." Buffy beamed at him. "The Meq'onith are herbivores. They won't even talk to us if we quote, 'smell like death,' unquote. If the Meq'onith won't talk to us, then the deal with the Fyarls will go south. And if the deal with the Fyarls goes south, we have to start all over." She popped a forkful of rabbit fodder into her mouth, assuming a determined-to-love-it expression. "Hence, my brilliant plan. We do a meat detox for a few days, and then the Meq'onith will welcome us with open, uh, hooves."

He had got to stop blithely spouting off about demon cultural eccentricities, that much was obvious. "In case it's slipped your mind, I'm an obligate bloody carnivore, emphasis on the bloody. Might as well be eating cardboard for all the good this will do me."

"Not so! I checked with Fred. With your shiny new Mohra-blood-enhanced metabolism, you can get by on solid food for a few days, as long as it's high-protein. " Buffy's tone was all innocence, but there was a wicked sparkle in her eyes. "And tofu is really high-protein."

With a curl of his lip, Spike impaled the tofurkey on his fork. "I'll give you solid, but the food part is debatable. You're going to owe me for this one, love."

"Poor baby. If we manage to pull this off, I will treat you to the biggest, greasiest cheeseburger in existence. And an otter's blood smoothie to go with it."

Sodding hell. "I miss the days when making peaceful overtures to demons meant hitting 'em with a slightly smaller axe. Real otter?"

"Real otter. Cross my heart." Buffy looked thoughtful. "In fact, I was thinking – if this helps with that little blood breath problem of yours, we could make it a regular – "

"Don't push it, Slayer." No sense putting off the inevitable; with glum resignation, Spike took a bite of tofurkey. It tasted about as you'd expect something called 'tofurkey' to taste.

The things he did for love.



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