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Yo! It's the birthday of Calypso!

*frantically checks watch* Whew. Okay. Good! Today is the birthday of c_woodhaven. *sheepish* Or it still is in the Central Time Zone, anyway. In addition to being a writer whose fic updates make me do the happy dance on a regular basis, Calypso is also one of the sweetest, most creative people I've encountered. For my birthday, I was delighted to find that she had not only written Ultimate Sin, a lovely piece of Spuffy smut, but that she had included a recipe for the title concoction as well. While I was away at my family's Thanksgiving celebration yesterday, I instructed doll!Spike to re-read said fic and come up with some ideas for a birthday photo shoot that would be a fitting tribute to the wonderful Ms. Woodhaven.

Well.

*snort* It gave him ideas all right, but most of them involved how to make Nutella mousse and get one or all of the Buffy dolls to help him and his fellow Spikes re-enact the events of the story. Frankly, I'm not sure that he chose the best of all possible helpers; School Hard!Spike has a serious drinking problem, and everyone knows that AtS S5 Spike belongs to Angel.



Such busy little vampires! If I'd known that they were this resourceful in the kitchen, I would have had them make the pumpkin pie this year, too.



Like many of Spike's well-laid plans, this one didn't end in his getting well-laid, either; once the Buffys beheld the big bowl o' chocolatey goodness, they promptly locked the Spikes in the spice cupboard, summoned the other doll chicks, and had a hen party.



After a dispirited round of dishwashing, School Hard!Spike and Ats S5 Spike called it a night . . .



. . . while doll!Spike decided that maybe, just maybe, the evening didn't have to be a total loss after all.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR CALYPSO!!! *hugs galore* I hope that you've had a fantastic day with your family and that the coming year brings you many good things and frequent visits from your shiny muse. <333

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mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Awww, honey! *smooshes* You are very welcome, and I'm so glad you like it. I had a blast making it! That dessert is like chocolate crack, so I hope that the, er, narrative made sense. I'm gonna be messed up on mousse for a while!

Here's one more little bit of birthday silliness:
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philips
Nov. 29th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
THE CALYPSO, SHE IS HONORED!

My chuckles are loud and appreciative.

Joss has been starving us for years!

So sayeth la Mere.

Who needs men? We've got mousse!

So sayeth we all.

Yeth.
mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Heee! The women of the Buffyverse had themselves a little chocolate consciousness-raising session. I wanted to preserve their dignity, so I refrained from documenting the moment when they discovered that plastic bras really don't burn all that well. *whispers* Really not pretty.

I sayeth that everyone needs to eat some Nutella mousse. Moutthe? Whatever. It's deee-licious!
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zanthinegirl
Nov. 29th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Bwaa-haa-haa!

Out of curiosity, the hen-party consists of 3 Buffys, Willow, Ilyria, and Faith?
mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
You are correct, ma'am! I almost included Anya, but I was afraid of besmirching the bunny suit with mousse, and she's just freakishly small without it.
rebcake
Nov. 29th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
A birthday greeting fit for the Queen of Chocolate Kink! Scrumptious!

When I saw Illyria at the trough, it reminded me of a Terry Pratchett story in which a gal (not unlike our dear Illyria) commits noble suicide by diving into a vat of chocolate. Death (the real scythe guy) was duly impressed. "GIRL HAD STYLE," he said, or something like. I've thought on it, and that's the way I intend to go.

Hey, is School Hard!Spike after my vanilla? What a lush!
mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
*lol* Yeah, that sounds like the way to go. Right before Z's birth, I made intensely chocolatey brownies for the midwives b/c I wanted my daughter to be delivered by women who were fortified with chocolate. It seemed very important at the time!

Hey, at least he went for your vanilla instead of the cooking sherry or rice wine vinegar. Lemme tell you, there's a reason that they don't make a scent of potpourri called "pickled vampire." ;)
petzipellepingo
Nov. 29th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Joss has been starving us for years

Funniest line evah! Every time I see these doll fics my day perks up about a million times.
mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hee! Honestly, by season 7, I just feel like making poor undernourished Buffy a sandwich every time I look at her. Eat, ladies, eat!

Thanks, darlin--I'm happy to amuse! :D
jamalov29
Nov. 29th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
You're wonderful. That is all.:)
mere_ubu
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you, Caroline! Glad you enjoyed it. *g*
gillo
Nov. 29th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
So gorgeous. Who wouldn't want that many Spikes and chocolate mousse? Food porn in every way.
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! I wish I could say that I didn't lick a little mousse off of doll!Spike at one point, but it would be a lie. Waste not, want not! ;)
herself_nyc
Nov. 29th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahahaha.
It's amazing the emotiveness you get out of those dolls.
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. I'm glad I could make you laugh!

This is what has become of my thwarted directorial ambitions. Although, really, the dolls are much less troublesome than people, and there's something pleasant about locking your actors away in a little trunk when you're done with them. ;)
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missus_grace
Nov. 29th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! The girls locked the Spikes in the cupboard and had a hen party - perfect!

Psst: I wouldn't be opposed to seeing that recipe for the mousse...

Edited at 2008-11-29 02:46 pm (UTC)
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. It seemed like it was high time for the ladies of the Buffyverse to stage a kitchen raid.

The recipe is here at Calypso's journal. It's verrry yummy.
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brunettepet
Nov. 29th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
This is hysterical. I love the industrious Spikes hoisting ingredients and SchoolHard!Spike really rocks that spoon of whipped cream (the candle, too, but the spoon was a surprise)! Thanks for the Saturday morning giggle.
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, ma'am. Glad I could amuse! I never cease to be amazed at how expressive that little Spike doll can be. How can anyone look that badass with a baby spoon full of whipped cream?! My husband helps me light the doll photo shoots, and when he saw how this pic turned out, he was like, "We totally need to re-create a Clash album cover with these guys sometime." *g*

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rahirah
Nov. 29th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Bwah! You are a genius!
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Takes one to know one, missy! *g*

ETA that the poor man who washes dishes around here probably doesn't share your assessment, but I thank you for it nonetheless.

Edited at 2008-11-30 07:06 am (UTC)
beloved_77
Nov. 30th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Joss has been starving us for years!

Ha! I can't decide which I like more: spaiku or doll fic. Luckily, I don't have to decide :-)
mere_ubu
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
I solemnly swear to never make you choose. *throws arms wide* Doll!fic and spaiku for everyone! :D
ellbogen
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm totally crackin' up. The award for "most creative use of birthday candles" goes to... mere_ubu
mere_ubu
Dec. 2nd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Heeee! Thank you very much. No birthday greeting is complete until Spike has given the crotch-candle salute!

You know, that sounded bad in my head but looks even worse in print. :O

BTW, thanks again for a lovely Thanksgiving evening. I can't tell you what a relief it is to have friendly interactions with sane persons at the end of such a day.
yourlibrarian
Oct. 31st, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
*snort* The line about Joss starving them for years made me LOL.
mere_ubu
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
Ah, then my work here is done. Glad I could amuse!
moscow_watcher
Oct. 31st, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I missed it when it was posted! Priceless! Thanks for making my day! :))))
mere_ubu
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're very welcome, and thank you for looking. Glad you enjoyed it! I hope to find more opportunities to combine dolls and desserts in the near future. :)

Edited at 2009-11-03 09:14 pm (UTC)
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