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Spaiku of Blue

Just doing a little housekeeping and bringing home my Seasonal Spuffy entries from the past spring. I plumb forgot about them!
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13 Spaiku from "Something Blue"
Author: mere_ubu
Length: 148 words/221 syllables
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Spike and Buffy are not mine. I'm just gonna borrow them for, like, five minutes, mmkay?
A/N: Here are thirteen Spuffycentric haiku snapshots from "Something Blue" in four parts. Written for the Spring 2008 round of seasonal_spuffy. Many thanks to enigmaticblues for organizing this round and also to Mister Beta and philips for their unerring good judgment. And a big thank you to blondebitz for the beautiful banner!
Feedback warms the cockles of my heart. (Heh-heh. I said "cockles.")

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Acrimony

I.
Slayer bares her neck;
chained vampire longs to see her
exsanguinated.


II.
“Whole bunch of stones,” huh?
Yeah, she’ll die for a good slay.
Wait—am I kneeling?!


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Matrimony

I.
Irony: William
never dared hope to marry.
Vampire takes the plunge.


II.
Slayer says yes, beams--
his memories of sunlight
instantly eclipsed.


III.
Scoobies scandalized
by mind-frying displays of
unremitting schmoop.


IV.
Fought for ten minutes
over hyphenated names.
The Big-Pile-of-Dusts?


V.
Fifteen minutes more
holed up in the Watcher’s loo.
White wedding? Barely.


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Love Was Phony

I.
O! happy couple:
the only two amongst them
untouched by the spell.


II.
Amidst the skirmish
they grapple with hands and mouths—
then, befuddlement.


III.
Spike lips! Lips of Spike!!
Love transmogrifies into
abomination.


IV.
Horror: BLOODY HELL!!
He bickered with the Slayer
over cake toppers.


--


Goodbye, Honey

I.
Fond memories of
slipping a hand up her shirt
confuse enmity.


II.
Lingering effects:
forbidden dream trysts set to
"Wind Beneath My Wings."


Comments

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empresspatti
Dec. 10th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
You are
so very
good
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you very much! :D
dampersnspoons
Dec. 10th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Contentment and smiles
Nothing short of a good time
I just hope for more!
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
*happy sigh* Aw, you haiku'd! Rawk on! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed them.

BTW, I'm headed towards xmas break and hope to go on a fic bender. I've been meaning to friend you forever so that I can read your stuff, and yesterday, I stopped by and saw your Spike Figaro icon and knew that I should not put it off another moment. Srsly, I probably looked like I was having a seizure at my desk trying not to cackle out loud. So much fabulousness.
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petzipellepingo
Dec. 10th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Scoobies scandalized
by mind-frying displays of
unremitting schmoop.


Bwah, ha, ha!!!

Fifteen minutes more
holed up in the Watcher’s loo.
White wedding? Barely.


:: dies ::

Horror: BLOODY HELL!!
He bickered with the Slayer
over cake toppers.


:: dies all over ::

These made my day.





mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Well, you just made mine! I'm thrilled that they were laugh-inducing. :D
rebcake
Dec. 10th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I can't pick favorites, this time. Maybe the entire "Matrimony" section? Of course, I love the funny: cake toppers! Big-Pile-of-Dusts! Mind-frying displays!. It's comedy gold, baby. Thanks for posting this for us newbies.
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Heee! Thank you--your comments are a delight. I had so much fun writing these; I was flat on my back with spinal ishoos and high off my ass on pills at the time, and it probably shows.
stars_of_tears
Dec. 10th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
This was very cute
Funniest thing I have read
In a long long while

(yeah, I'm a haiku cheater ;))
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I'll take a haiku any way I can get it. ;)
dragonflylady77
Dec. 10th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
I just friended you after I read this your Something Blue Spaiku, after prompting from stars_of_tears because I loved it so much and I want to read more of this you write.

Sorry not making much sense, I'm really tired and late too.
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading and commenting and friending! I'm so glad that you enjoyed them. And you make perfect sense. ;)
missus_grace
Dec. 10th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I read these the first time around, so thanks for the repeat!

Loved this:
Scoobies scandalized
by mind-frying displays of
unremitting schmoop.


Spuffy schmoop is the BEST!
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! I was laid up with that stupid back injury, and I distinctly remember giggling while I wrote that one. Ahh, those were good pills. ;)

It is indeed!
moscow_watcher
Dec. 10th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
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mind-frying displays of unremitting schmoop.
*giggles*
the only two amongst them untouched by the spell.
*giggles hysterically*

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(Sorry, but you've made a typo in the last header: "Goodbye Honey"
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
Heeee! Your giggles are making me giggle; between the clapping hands and the falling snow, your comment is like a little party. *throws confetti* And OMG, thank you for pointing that out! I was cutting and pasting and hurriedly typing in headings at work and totally missed that.
zanthinegirl
Dec. 10th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Those are sooo much fun!

::loves you mind::
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Mwah! My mind love you right back. ;)

I was high on pills for that damned back injury when I wrote these, and I remember it being a fun little venture at the time. Glad it comes through!
louise39
Dec. 10th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Love how you captured the essence of that episode - smoopy - funny - maybe a little sadness at the end.
Lingering effects:
forbidden dream trysts set to
"Wind Beneath My Wings."


mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I always feel sorry for them at the end; it was probably the only time in the whole series that either of them was perfectly happy.
eowyn_315
Dec. 11th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Yay! I can't remember if I read these the first time, but they were entertaining either way! Love "The Big-Pile-of-Dusts" and "White wedding? Barely." Ooh, and "cake toppers"! LOL!
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Thank you! I probably had more fun writing these than any other batch. (Also, the mister and I have one of those crazy hyphenated names, so that one was kind of a gimme. *g*) I'm glad you had fun, too!
slaymesoftly
Dec. 11th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Wonderful, as always!
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! And it's always wonderful to hear from you. :)
snickfic
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Scoobies scandalized
by mind-frying displays of
unremitting schmoop.


Yah. Me, too. My first impression of that episode was, "Spike/Buffy=icky." But now I go back and, you know? Hindsight really doesn't improve the schmoop that much.

Fifteen minutes more
holed up in the Watcher’s loo.
White wedding? Barely.


Bwa ha ha.

Spike lips! Lips of Spike!!
Love transmogrifies into
abomination.


Transmogrifies! I've read a haiku with transmogrifies in it! Woo hoo!

They're all fabulous, though. And the "Goodbye, Honey" section is possibly the most understated and yet right description of the aftereffects that I've seen.

BTW, I recced you yesterday.
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely feedback! I was hoping to get at the absurdity of the situation but also a hint that even this corny spell-induced romp had a few little irreversible consequences. And thanks you also for the rec. :D

*scrambles off to check it out*
stretfordditto
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Lol. IV is my fave. :D
mere_ubu
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks for reading. Glad I could make you laugh! :D
diachrony
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Cake toppers and "Wind Beneath My Wings" ... heh heh.

Your spaiku are delicious sexy little nibbles!
mere_ubu
Dec. 17th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
I love the idea of Spike being tormented with sentimental memories of wedding planning.

And wow, that's a delicious compliment. Thank you, sweetie! I'm thrilled that you think so. :D
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