All About Spike
|Name:||All About Spike|
|Date(s):||2002-present (last updated 2006)|
|Fandom:||Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|URL:||All About Spike|
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The archive focuses on fanfiction that explores the ambiguities of Spike's character with an eye toward his redemption. Laura states: I try to include only the most thought-provoking, entertaining, and well-written stories (regardless of pairing, rating, or genre).
The archive does not accept RPF. Additionally, the archivist states that a number of types of Spike-centric story are not usually archived, including anti-feminist stories, all-human alternate universes and works where Spike becomes human, overly domestic works especially where Buffy becomes pregnant, works where Spike is purely evil with no capacity for redemption, stories where a soul is necessary for redemption and those that posit Spike was tricked into getting a soul. Works are indexed by pairing, time period (episode) and theme. The site hosts occasional interviews with authors.
All About Spike stopped being updated in February 2006. It contains nearly a thousand works from around 200 authors.
Awards and Reviews
All About Spike was runner up in the Best Fanfiction Site category of the Summer/Fall 2002 Halo Awards, and also runner up for Best B/S Archive in round 2 of the Spuffy Awards. The archive is recommended by Indri: All About Spike is a well-designed and frequently-updated website that's, well, All About Spike. Espresso Addict also recommends it, describing it as a Well-designed, medium-sized selective Spike-centric archive.
- All About Spike: Home (accessed 15 October 2011)
- All About Spike: How Stories Are Chosen (accessed 15 October 2011)
- Halo Awards: Winners (accessed 26 April 2012)
- Spuffy Awards: Round 2 Winners (accessed 26 April 2012)
- Blood and Weetabix Recommends (accessed 25 April 2012)
- Espresso Recommendations: Links (accessed 25 April 2012)