Hiya.

My name's Bryn. I am rarely on DW these days, but I still poke around sometimes.

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brynspikess: (yhforplot (mine))
( Aug. 20th, 2018 09:18 pm)
With [community profile] confabcon almost two months away, it’s time to go get your tickets if you haven’t already! If you’re just now hearing about CONfabulation, welcome! Hopefully this will answer a few of your questions! (our full FAQ can be found here).
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What is CONfabulation?

In the simplest of terms, CONfabulation is a long-weekend where people from fandom come together to talk about the things they love best.

To elaborate, CONfabulation is a fan convention run by the same people who brought you Wincon for 10 great years. Wincon started out as Winchestercon in 2006, a Supernatural (the television show) fan con. The final Wincon was held in Pittsburgh in 2016 and had evolved into a multi-fandom convention that altered its location every year.

CONfabulation is a celebration of fandom with panels and structured events. We are the internet in all its glory, come to life. We are a place to get together with old friends, discover new ones, and talk about everything that makes us squee.

Does CONfabulation host any actors, celebrities, or other special guests?

No official personnel from any fandom is affiliated with this convention, nor will there be any appearances by any show actors, celebrities, writers, or other personnel. It’s all about us, the fans, and the way we express ourselves and our love for fandom.

Where/When is CONfabulation this year?

CONfabulation will take place from October 25-28, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

If you have any other questions, get more info at [community profile] confabcon or email us at info@confabcon.com!

There were 27 survey entries. The results are below:

What are your top 20 favorite Buffy episodes?
s06e07 - Once More, with Feeling - 96.15% 25 votes
s04e10 - Hush - 73.08% 19 votes
s04e09 - Something Blue - 65.38% 17 votes
s06e08 - Tabula Rasa - 65.38% 17 votes
s03e06 - Band Candy - 61.54% 16 votes
s03e09 - The Wish - 57.69% 15 votes
s05e16 - The Body - 57.69% 15 votes
s05e07 - Fool for Love - 53.85% 14 votes
s05e22 - The Gift - 53.85% 14 votes
s02e22 - Becoming (Part 2) - 53.85% 14 votes
s03e16 - Doppelgängland - 53.85% 14 votes
s02e03 - School Hard - 53.85% 14 votes
s07e22 - Chosen - 53.85% 14 votes
s04e22 - Restless - 46.15% 12 votes
s03e22 - Graduation (Part 2) - 42.31% 11 votes
s01e12 - Prophecy Girl - 42.31% 11 votes
s07e07 - Conversations With Dead People - 42.31% 11 votes
s02e14 - Innocence - 34.62% 9 votes
s03e08 - Lover's Walk - 30.77% 8 votes
s03e20 - The Prom - 30.77% 8 votes

Who is your favorite character?
Spike - 44.44% 12 votes
Buffy Summers - 29.63% 8 votes
Faith Lehane - 7.41% 2 votes
Xander Harris - 7.41% 2 votes

What is your favorite OTP or OT3?
Buffy/Spike - 59.26% 16 votes
Willow/Tara - 22.22% 6 votes
Spike/Xander - 18.52% 5 votes
Buffy/Angel - 14.81% 4 votes

Favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" quote?
* Hello salty goodness!
* Not sure I have one. But Xander's speech to Dawn about being human is definitely one of my favorite moments.
* Too many to name! But I do have a particular fondness for Buffy's philosophy, "Seize the moment! Because tomorrow you might be dead."
* The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
* Angelus: No weapons... no friends... no hope. Take all that away and what's left? Buffy: Me.
* "Blood is life, lack-brain. Why do you think we eat it? It's what keeps you going. Makes you warm. Makes you hard. Makes you other than dead."
* Undo it! Undo it!
* Think of something cool, tell them I said it.
* 147 days yesterday.. 148 today.
* It must be Tuesday
* The hardest thing in this world is to live in it
* "I used to be a highly respected watcher, and now I'm a wounded dwarf with the mystical strength of a doily."--Giles
* Out. For. A. Walk....Bitch
* Too many! But I love "I'm not having sex with Spike! But I'm starting to think you might be."
* "You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other until it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood -- blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it"
* "Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it."
* The Whistler quote from Becoming, Part 2... "Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are."
* "Hello, Cutie" (really too many to pick just one)
* Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes? Cuppa tea, cuppa tea, almost got shagged, cuppa tea.
* I could have anything. Anyone. Even you, Spike. I could ride you at a gallop until your legs buckled and your eyes rolled up. I've got muscles you've never even dreamed of. I could squeeze you until you popped like warm champagne and you'd beg me to hurt you just a little bit more. - s04e16 - Who Are You?
* "If the apocalypse comes, beep me."

Favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fic rec? (please include title, author, pairing, and link to the fic!)

Music Rec:
"What Would Buffy Do" by Kristina Horner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA7uAj106Zo

Meta Rec:
The meta I wrote about Spike and how monstrosity isn't a prohibition against being a person: http://cosmictuesdays.tumblr.com/post/152654884556/on-being-a-monstrous-person

Virtual series:
WaTchers: The Virtual Series - http://thewatcherscouncil.net/

Gen Fic:
* Wish You Were Here (Instead of Me) by ChristinaK - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2082462
* Seraph by Snickfic - http://archiveofourown.org/works/41777?view_full_work=true
* Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Spike By Mezz - http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=613

Buffy/Angel Fic:
* Phoenix Burning by Yahtzee - http://archiveofourown.org/works/33071

Spike/Buffy Fic:
* Older by NautiBitz - http://nautibitz.com/fic/older/index.html
* Baby love by Niamh, Spuffy au - http://www.spikeluver.com/SpuffyRealm/viewstory.php?sid=10127
* Journeys by Mary - http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=203
* Barb Cummings' ongoing series of stories - http://archiveofourown.org/series/514
* Setting Up House by sandy_s - http://www.archiveofourown.org/works/4867577
* Backseats and Cherry Pie by cashewdani - http://archiveofourown.org/works/4867577
* Legion of True Hearts, Eurydice, Buffy/William and Buffy/Spike - http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=431
* Rhapsody in Oil by Eurydice - http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=406

Angel/Spike:
* Days of Our Unlives by Kita - http://spanderfiles.com/arvs/kita/doou.html

Willow/Angel/Spike:
* Masters and Minions Series by Medea - http://tinyurl.com/le9937g
* Take Your Time by Carrie, Willow/Angelus, Willow/Spike - http://yankee-kiwi.home.mindspring.com/
* Mad As A March Vampire by Constance - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/opwof/connie1.html

Willow/Angel:
* The Magic of Computers By Saber ShadowKitten (Willow/Angel; Xander/Spike) - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/buffy/magicofcomputers.html

Willow/Spike:
* Whispered Fire by Quwinntessa Starber - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/612752/1/Whispered-Fire
* The Summer Series/Higher Learning by Saber ShadowKitten - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/buffy/shortsilly.html
* Sanctuary Series by Anya - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/opwof/anya1.html
* Poking Can Be Dangerous by Lady Dark Star - http://www.nha.magical-worlds.us/viewstory.php?sid=1498&index=1
* Going Once, Going Twice by Inell - http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/dolomite/713/inell157.txt

Spike/Xander Fic:
* Anything by shadowscast, especially the Fragments series (and especially "Before the Time of Dawn" because OMG time travel and hurt/comfort and Spanderness? YES PLEASE!) - http://archiveofourown.org/series/3607
* Back With Me by Alexandria Brown http://web.archive.org/web/20111229043536/http://www.abfic.com/backwithme.html
* Changes by scarecrow_horses http://scarecrowhorses.com/fanfiction.html, https://archiveofourown.org/series/344951
* Chocolatey Goodness by Mad Poetess - https://archiveofourown.org/series/1812
* Gotta Get It by Brynhild GoUrL - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3013810/1/Gotta-Get-It
* Sunday Morning Coming Down by Crazydiamondsue - http://suestress-ivil.tripod.com/beautyeffulgent/id86.html
* It's Just a Jump to the Left by Kimberly A - http://spanderfiles.com/arvs/kimberly/justajumptotheleft01.html
* Repossession by Lazuli - http://www.excessant.com/excess/repossession.htm
* Shame the Devil by Yindagger - http://www.oocities.org/edibbea/yindagger/shame1.html
* Sidelines by Anna S - http://spanderfiles.com/arvs/anna_s/sidelines01.html
* Bad For You by The Spike - http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=971
* Nicolette Says Jump by Kalima - http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=342
* Family Bonds by Kimalis - http://spanderfiles.com/arvs/kimalis/familybonds.html
* Tiny Smiles series by Saber ShadowKitten - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/buffy/tinysmiles1.html
* And Now For Something Completely Different by Saber ShadowKitten - http://www.sabershadowkat.com/buffy/completelydifferent1.html
* Mom, I'm *Not* Gay by Angela - http://www.geocities.com/tienco_21/wother/notgay.html
* Lex the Ruthless, Childe of Spike by Scorpio - https://www.squidge.org/peja/cgi-bin/viewstory.php?sid=22170

Faith/Xander/Buffy
* I Am What I Am by MMcGregor - https://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=16860#chapter1

Angel/Cordelia/Doyle
* The Second Coming by wesleysgirl, Wolfling - https://archiveofourown.org/works/413920

Wesley/Gunn:
* Wesley Rogue Demon by James Walkswithwind and Mad Poetess - http://gunnwesley.populli.net/roguedemon1.htm

Riley/Lindsey:
* Rainmakers by Lar - http://members.tripod.com/mermaid_4/riley/rainmakers.html
* Indiscretions by Saone - http://www.obsessedmuch.net/legalease/indescretions.php

Riley/Graham
* Grid Systems by idyll - http://archiveofourown.org/works/64354?view_adult=true

Wesley/Doyle:
* Skelping by Mad Poetess - http://archiveofourown.org/works/16571/chapters/21222
* Unwilling Eurydice by Katta - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/604463/1/Unwilling-Eurydice

Spike/Tara:
* Quick and Bitter, Slow and Sweet by Miss Murchison - http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=1060

Xander/Devon
* Incarceration by Scorpio - https://www.squidge.org/peja/cgi-bin/viewstory.php?sid=43968

Wish!Verse:
* Doyle Investigations, Doyle/Faith AU - http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/doyleinvestigations/
* Dark Zen by coffee, VampireWillow/Riley - http://www.nha.magical-worlds.us/viewstory.php?sid=5443

Crossovers:
* When Hellmouths Collide by Kimberley Rector & Martha Wilson (Buffy/Hercules the Legendary Journeys) - http://www.ltljverse.com/index2.htm
* Exiles by nwhepcat (BtVS/SPN, Oz runs into Sam Winchester during the "Mystery Spot" year that Dean was dead, Oz/Other) - http://archiveofourown.org/works/26020
* Journeyverse Series by Tenhawk (Xander-centric, All the crossovers!!!) - http://jv.osiris-web.com/
* Wolf Shifters (xover with CSI:Miami and SG1 and SGA. Xander-centric) -http://archiveofourown.org/works/411786/chapters/683379
* The Carpenter Job by astracindel (Buffy/Leverage) - https://m.fanfiction.net/s/5843608/1/The-Carpenter-Job
* Insight by CCCarioca (xover with Xmen, Blind!Xander-centric) - http://www.reocities.com/cccarioca/NS.html
* The Dopplegang Effect by becka (xover with Xmen, Xander/Spike/Logan) - https://m.fanfiction.net/s/1541329/1/The-Dopplegang-Effect
* Distant Relations by Sierra Phoenix (Xander is a long-lost Winchester sibling) - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3172852/1/Distant-Relations
* Carving Out a Future by Dreamfall (BtVS/Firefly, Xander-centric) -
https://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=7832#chapter1, http://dreamfall-nnwm.livejournal.com/
* Impetus by Crunchysunrises (Buffy/The Hunger Games) -
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3614844/chapters/7978680


WickedFade's list of Non AO3 or ff.net sites that still have some fic:
http://bigguns.slashdom.net/framed.html
http://www.crackedverse.com/stakes/
http://www.dragonydreams.com/main.html
http://www.allaboutspike.com/index.html
http://sabershadowkat.com/
http://spanderfiles.com/contents.html


Unfound fics:
* The Title-Defying Series by Gunbunny (Giles/Buffy, Spike/OFC - can't find working link)
* Post-BtVS fic about Xander collecting slayers in Africa and teaching them Klingon as their "universal slayer" language? It was from the POV of an original female character who was being sent by the Watcher's Council to report back on what Xander was up to.

Do you have a fic rec that isn't listed here? Drop me a comment here, on Twitter (spikess) or on Tumblr (greenbryn) and I'll add it!
Make sure to go and give love to the vidders!!!

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vid Show Host: Bryn Spikess
Theme: Multifandom
Total Vids: 16
Vid Show Running Time: 55 min, approx.
Link: Full length Vid Show on YouTube, CONfab Vid Show on FanLore.org

01.01) Title: Alive
Vidder: dylanxtra
Link: YouTube Link
Song: "Alive" by Sia
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Length: 3:15

01.02) Title: Immortals
Vidder: Darcy
Link: (no links)
Song: "Immortals" by Fall Out Boy
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0 (Steve/Danny)
Length: 3:24

01.03) Title: Living Alone
Vidder: Darcy
Link: (no links)
Song: "Living Alone" by Jonathan Jackson
Fandom: Stargate SG-1 (Jack/Daniel)
Length: 4:41
* This vid was a CONfabulation Premiere!

01.04) Title: Just Like Fire
Vidder: ifshehadwings
Link: YouTube Link
Song: "Just Like Fire" by P!nk
Fandom: Yuri!!! On Ice
Length: 3:36
* This vid was a CONfabulation Premiere!

01.05) Title: Blind
Vidder: exsequar(Anne)
Link: YouTube Link, Livejournal Link
Song: "Blind" by Placebo
Fandom: Supernatural
Length: 3:48

01.06) Title: Rescue
Vidder: llintrek
Link: YouTube Link
Song: "Rescue" by Yuna
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Length: 3:46

01.07) Title: Haven't You Noticed (I'm a Star)
Vidder: Bryn Spikess
Link: YouTube Link, AO3 Link
Song: "Haven't You Noticed (I'm a Star)" by Steven Universe
Fandom: Legally Blonde
Length: 1:03
* This vid was a CONfabulation Premiere!

01.08) Title: Bombshelle Blonde
Vidder: lilliehammer
Link: YouTube Link
Song: "Bombshelle Blonde" by Owl City
Fandom: Young Hercules
Length: 3:26

01.09) Title: Go The Distance
Vidder: ifshehadwings
Link: YouTube Link, Tumblr Link
Song: "Go The Distance" by Lucas Grabeel
Fandom: Yuri!!! On Ice (Victor/Yuuri)
Length: 3:48

01.10) Title: Parachute
Vidder: thingswithwings
Link: YouTube Link, Dreamwidth Link
Song: "Parachute" by Ingrid Michaelson
Fandom: Leverage (Eliot/Parker/Hardison)
Length: 3:33

01.11) Title: Somebody to Love
Vidder: Fat Orange Kat
Link: YouTube Link
Song: "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0 (Steve/Danno)
Length: 3:07

01.12) Title: Devil's Backbone
Vidder: secretlytodream(Loki)/exsequar(Anne)
Link: YouTube Link, Tumblr Link
Song: "Devil's Backbone" by Civil Wars
Fandom: MCU (Steve/Bucky)
Length: 2:35

01.13) Title: Color
Vidder: Bryn Spikess
Link: YouTube Link, AO3 Link
Song: "Color" by Todrick Hall
Fandom: Pleasantville (Bill/Betty)
Length: 2:38
* This vid was a CONfabulation Premiere!

01.14) Title: Hell's Heroes
Vidder: cee_m(r_mm_ck)
Link: YouTube Link, AO3 Link
Song: "Hell's Heroes" by Empires
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Length: 3:38

01.15) Title: Alone and Colder
Vidder: exsequar(Anne)
Link: Livejournal Link
Song: "No More Good Guys" by Skindive
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Faith/Buffy)
Length: 4:16

01.16) Title: Centuries
Vidder: cee_m(r_mm_ck)
Link: YouTube Link, AO3 Link
Song: "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy
Fandom: Wayne's World
Length: 3:51
Here's PDFs of the Plushie Workshop pages I made and have used at every workshop since 2011. Feel free to use them, and contact me if you need any help! I'd also LOVE to see your finished designs!!! I'm working on ones for building the basic body, and making heads. If there are any other instructions you'd like to see, please let me know and I'll see what I can do!

* Basic Stitches (circa 2011) - I have an newer version of this that I need to scan and update.
* Outline
* Shirts
* Pants
* Vests
* Jackets
(Links last tested and working 5/29/2017 - please let me know if they break!)

To make a basic head and body, use the solid inner line of the "outline" pattern, backstitch everything except the neckline, turn the head/body inside-out, stuff with your choice of cotton or poly-fill, and whip-stitch the neckline closed.



Drop a comment here if you have any questions about the patterns!
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Holy shit, I haven't updated this account since 2009! Dang!

However, I need to post some stuff following up CONfabulation. Livejournal is out since the TOS debacle, and Tumblr is horrible for finding posts and adding commentary. So, dreamwidth it is!

Stay tuned for more updates!
brynspikess: (yhforplot (mine))
( May. 25th, 2009 10:57 am)
I kinda fell head-first into the YH love again. Not that I have stopped loving YH over the past decade, because I haven't, but I recently got all the eps in good quality, and I'm SUPERMEGAHOMG excited to play with them, and make icons and gifs and redo my music videos.

For anyone who cares about Young Hercules, I'm working on a YH Wiki, and I also started a new community on LJ: youngherc, so check it out!

Also, I recently found out how to make animated gifs with more than, like, five layers, and so I've been making these:



and also some icons:

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I'll be posting more to the aforementioned LJ community youngherc when I get a "batch" done.
brynspikess: (Default)
( May. 1st, 2009 05:32 pm)
So, uh, hi ^_^ I'm Spikess from LJ.

Still trying to decide if I'm going to use this journal mostly for personal entries, posting fic, both, or neither. *shrugs* Any votes?
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