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My contributions for the Seasonal Spuffy School Hard weekend - Double Dutchess

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Most people wil have seen them already over at seasonal_spuffy already, but for completeness' sake I'm posting them to my journal too.

A set of icons plus banner/wallpaper based on one of my old Noel of Spike icons from a couple of years ago:



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There's a wallpaper version too (1920x1080).

And then a short but slow moving vid, thrown together at the very last minute:



NOTE: The song is "Falling" by Julee Cruise from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. It sounds both romantic and ominous and creepy. I think those last properties make it very suitable for School Hard, where (let's be honest) Spike is creepily stalking Buffy. "Are we falling in love?" the song asks. (Yes, it's a question, not a statement. The "are we" bit is just not very well audible in the lyrics.) The answer as I see it is no, not then and there. Not yet. Certainly not Buffy, although she's clearly fascinated and intrigued by Spike. Spike, on the other hand, is definitely falling for her, but at this stage it's lust and obsession he's falling into, not love. And he would probably have denied even this at the time. Still, this is where it all starts -- the Spuffy seed is being planted.
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From:elisi
Date:October 21st, 2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
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I feel so old now!!

But lovely icons, and even lovelier vid. <333

ETA: Youtube then suggested 'I Hate You (Spike/Angel)' and that was beyond brilliant! Especially the bit with the phones at the end - very very clever, I've never seen that before.

Edited at 2017-10-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
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From:double_dutchess
Date:October 21st, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! There's a lot I think I could have done better with that vidlet, but oh well. Time ran out.

Glad to hear you like I Hate You, and especially the phone bit. That part took me a lot of time to put together, but I had so much fun doing it.
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From:snogged
Date:October 23rd, 2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Great work. :)
"School Hard" is one of the first episodes I ever saw.
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From:double_dutchess
Date:October 23rd, 2017 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! That's an excellent episode to start with. I bet it got you hooked right away!
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:December 16th, 2017 10:59 pm (UTC)
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That is a GORGEOUS vid!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:December 17th, 2017 01:30 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much! Basically it's just School Hard in slo mo, but the music helps a lot I think :-)
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:December 17th, 2017 03:30 am (UTC)
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Very much! The two of them were such good actors, and that ep is like the clash of the titans. SMG's combined ferocity and vulnerability, and JM's suavity. It gives me shivers to this day, and the music you picked was PERFECT.
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From:trepkos
Date:January 2nd, 2018 08:47 am (UTC)
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Hypnotic!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:January 4th, 2018 12:59 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I think Spike was totally mesmerised by Buffy right from the start.
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