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Flash Challenge Spaiku

For this week's fantas_magoria "School Hard" Flash Challenge: "Spike has fought two Slayers in the last century, and... he's killed them both." says Giles. Write a haiku poem for each of those incidents.
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I.
Girl’s fierce blood tells him
what her foreign tongue cannot:
he was meant for this.


II.
Assumes a new name
with his foe’s leather mantle:
Slayer of Slayers.

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snowpuppies
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Nice progression.


Spike becomes himself
by drinking the blood of the
girls who are Chosen.
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Nice haiku!

And thank you. :D
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rebcake
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Wow! Excellent. The second one perfectly captures what this kill gave to Spike: identity.
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, darlin. And OMG! *hands* I actually turned on the laptop to FB your fabulous seasonal_spuffy contribution and was sidetracked by haiku. *lol* They talked fancy to me with their flash challenge! I'll not be thwarted any longer. :D

::runs away to comment::
eowyn_315
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Yay! I saw the flash challenge and immediately thought of you. :) Nice ones.
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you--I'm flattered. I was supposed to be working on my seasonal_spuffy entry, but I found the siren call of the flash challenge irresistible.

cindergal
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Spike finds his calling. Nice.
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Thank you, ma'am!
velvetwhip
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Is there any point?
One dies the next is chosen
Spike seems quite a fool



Gabrielle
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
*points at your icon, dies*
Inappropriate:
abandoning oneself to
icon hysterics.

Also? Your haiku rawks. :D

Edited at 2008-11-07 04:47 am (UTC)
Re: *points at your icon, dies* - velvetwhip - Nov. 7th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC) - Expand
Heee! You're funny. - mere_ubu - Nov. 7th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC) - Expand
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carlyinrome
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)

Nicely done.

mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
stars_of_tears
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Yay for more Spaiku!
Is Spike always inspiring?
Nice execution! :)

mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Another haiku!
Spike never fails to inspire
tiny word pictures.


Thank you, dear. Happy Friday! :D
ares132006
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
He was meant for this.

Very powerful, indeed.
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
powerofthebook
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Oooh. Tingly-good. Something very prophetic about those lines...
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you! I think I was playing with the idea of Spike having been "called." And that's the first "tingly-good" I've ever gotten. Mind if I frame it and hang it on my wall? :D

Happy Friday to youuu!
petzipellepingo
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
Assumes a new name
with his foe’s leather mantle:
Slayer of Slayers.


Yup, the Legendary Dark Warrior is born.
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, Petzi! Have a great weekend. :)
ladyaelfwynn
Nov. 7th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! More Spaiku!

I really like both of these especially in the context of the challenge, because they only use the info contained within the ep.

All we know from "School Hard" is that Spike killed two Slayers and that one was during the Boxer rebellion. Too many of the other challenge Spaiku include info we don't find out until season 5 and FfL. So, yay you, for keeping the info to what is known from the ep.!

I love the way you distill the story to those handfuls of syllables! You really are able to sum up so much about Spike's identity. Both in trying to separate from Angelus (being "badder"; who could be more bad that a vampire who slays Slayers?) and from William (would William ever have killed anyone, let alone young women?)

Any idea when we will get more FfL Spaiku? **waits hopefully**
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I have to admit that good feedback from you always makes me a little squeeful. I'm not sure that I intentionally limited myself to "School Hard," but I'm glad to hear that it at least seemed that way. Heh. (Mostly I think I was just being stingy and trying not to use anything that I might want later for FFL!) I'm working on my haiku for seasonal_spuffy right now but then will return to FFL soon. I'm also hoping to work my way through S2 more thoroughly now that the fantas_magoria train has pulled into Spikeville.

Hope you have a lovely weekend, lady!

Edited at 2008-11-08 02:52 am (UTC)
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herself_nyc
Nov. 7th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I like!
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! I was having a busy evening but couldn't resist the haiku challenge. They were playing my song! ;)
jamalov29
Nov. 7th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
This is utterly lovely , dearest.
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much, sweetie. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Lovely weekend to you, Ms. C!
philips
Nov. 7th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Determined to comment! Leather mantle and fierce blood! The spaiku, she brings me back! :throws rose petals and cookies at you: :D
mere_ubu
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
:D
*waves arms frantically* HI, PHILIPS!! *crams rose petals and cookies in mouth* Iffs sho niiish to shee u aghain. Jussht a mo. *gulps water* Yummy.

Thank you, darling! You just made my morning. :D
louise39
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Great addititions to your Spaiku collection.
Two battles, two vctories - giving Spike his purpose.
mere_ubu
Nov. 8th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Louise! I hadn't planned on getting anywhere the near Slayer battles right now, but I couldn't resist when I saw the flash challenge. How often does someone actually ask for haiku?!

Happy Friday to you. :D
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