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Belated birthday greetings for Herself!

This past Sunday was the birthday of the hugely talented and much-beloved herself_nyc. Sadly, I was out of town and unable to make an appropriate offering on the day itself. However, upon returning home and pulling into the driveway, I found that someone had decided to take matters into his own tiny hands . . .

Huh. That's new. What in tarnation could he be up to?



I should probably backtrack and mention that one of my personal high points of the past year was spending a very entertaining weekend with Herself and philips. As you may remember from last year's doll!fic festivities, doll!Spike has big feelings about Herself, and meeting Her in person certainly did nothing to diminish his obsession. In fact, they fast became, ahem, bosom friends:

I think that if he weren't already dead (and, well, plastic), the little guy would have expired from happiness.

But he is, and he didn't. And he was eager to return to the closest thing to heaven he's ever known.

[Sidebar: Y'know, you wouldn't think that little plastic fangs could be so sharp, but then, you've probably never had them buried in your wrist. Since even I have my dignity, I'm leaving that pic out.]

Although doll!Spike bore his capture and return home with stoicism and only minimal nipping, I knew that he was just biding his time until he could make good his escape. When he heard that I was going to be sending the great lady a parcel for her birthday, wacky stowaway hijinks ensued.

*facepalm* I swear, that just didn't come out right. "Package." That's all I meant, honest to Pete!

Aw, man. And here come the waterworks! I'm a total pushover for the tears of a clown.

Poor, bereft little fanboy. I put him in the spice cupboard with a printout of Leather and gave him a little while to compose himself.

When he emerged, I reminded doll!Spike that he could come to WriterCon with me and be reunited with his idol. Combined with the effects of low-quality booze and high-quality, ego-stroking fic, that happy prospect helped him to see that he could do more good in the way of birthday cheer at home than hitchhiking in some tardy parcel that wouldn't even arrive until at least Thursday. Well. You know vamps--they're all over that instant gratification like white on rice.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NANCYKAY!!! *hugs and hugs* Thank you for being my friend, dearest. I wish you much well-deserved joy in the coming year. <333

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cindergal
May. 27th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Spike's package is very...well defined. The box, I mean! ::cough::
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I believe that the word you're looking for is parcel. *g*
botias
May. 27th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
This is made of awesome. XD I love his little plastic backside sticking out of the open b-- cardboard carton.

Happy birthday, Herself! Thanks so much for the awesome fic. You've been an inspiration, as well as one of the few writers who has created a fanon that has colored the way I view the original. *tosses confetti*
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
*lol* I took a ridiculous number of pictures of his little bum sticking out of the, er, parcel. How an inanimate object can be so funny, I'll never know.
adriana_is
May. 27th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I approve this message wholeheartedly! Doll!Spike's little bottom sticking out of the package was awesome until I saw heartbroken!Spike crying! THAT was even better.

Well done!! :D
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you, sweetie. I shouldn't make him cry so often, but he's just so darned cute when he does it. ;)
rebcake
May. 27th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
I knew there was a reason I liked that doll. Good taste!
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Heh-heh. I knew you'd approve! *eyes midsection* Without the good people at Ghirardelli, I'd be nothing.
penny_lane_42
May. 27th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
I am never going to not be absolutely delighted whenever you post one of these. They bring me such joy, I cannot even tell you. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love it when your friends have birthdays!
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I have so much fun doing these. *lol* I love it when my friends have birthdays, too! I've had a stupid number of thankless obligations lately, and it was a huge relief to just chuck it all and play with dolls for a day. :)
petzipellepingo
May. 27th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Aww... poor little plastic Spikey..."Hubba, hubba indeed!"
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Heh-heh. The little guy's got a terrible weakness for cleavage!
jamalov29
May. 27th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
::huge grin::

What a great birthday doll!fic !
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! I had a blast putting that together. :D
herself_nyc
May. 27th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahahahahahaha. You've outdone yourself on this one, I'm DELIGHTED. Thank you!!!
gillo
May. 27th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
And a link to one of your fics which I hadn't read and loved a great deal too!
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brunettepet
May. 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
This was delightful. He's so photogenic, and Spike certainly makes each pose count! Scrambling into Herself's box was especially hilarious.
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. I had a lot of fun putting that together. I'm always shocked at how much personality the little guy has. As you can probably tell, I have no photographic skills whatsoever, so I end up taking lots of shots of each scene. In most of them, he just looks like a plastic doll, but then I'll come across one where I could swear that he's actually leering! It's a mystery to me.

*whispers* I believe that the word you're looking for is package. ;)
gillo
May. 27th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! I can understand his passion to reach Herself - she writes him so beautifully. And thanks for the link to Leather, which I hadn't read before. ::fans self::

He's such a naughty little vampire, but that's why we all love him. And you, as always, are the Goddess of the photostory!
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thank you, ma'am! And I'm so glad that I could point you towards Leather. It's one of my absolute favorites; it deals with all of that cumbersome Season Six baggage so elegantly, and then moves right on past it. No mean feat for a shortish fic, plus, oh my goodness, teh hawt. Now I want to go read it again!

Edited at 2009-06-01 01:21 am (UTC)
thisficklemob
May. 27th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
*snickersnorts* I love your dollSpike pictorials, truly I do.
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had an especially good time putting this one together. Also? It beats housework any day. ;)
riccadonna
May. 27th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
This is SO touching! The image of brave little doll!Spike facing the outer world with his tiny red bundle had me moved to tears.
And the dangers! I envisioned him on the road like the toy truck that gets smashed in front of Sarah Connor's house in the first Terminator.
Then you had him crying his little plastic heart out.
Bad, bad Ubu. Don't think that because you plied him with fanfic and sherry all's well with the world again...
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
I had the hardest time choosing a hitchhiking photo of him, because they were all just heartbreaking. Poor, obsessed little guy! *sigh* Honestly, I don't like making him cry, but sometimes children vampires have to learn that there are limits. I'm always amazed at how similar the skills necessary for working with doll!Spike are to the ones I used when parenting a toddler. Well, except for the sherry. ;)
sangueuk
May. 27th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
these are hilarious - lucky Herself!
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I had a lot of fun putting this together.
missus_grace
May. 28th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Oh little Spikey - he had his little hobo pack all ready to go...sweet little vamp.

Bust or Bust - hahahahah!

Another fine doll!pic!birthdayspam!
mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin! Doll!Spike is so cleavage-obsessed that all the boob jokes seemed like a gimme. ;)
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mere_ubu
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! I'm honored to bring the silly. And I only have the faintest little puncture marks now, so all is well. ;)

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