All About Spike

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Archive
Name: All About Spike
Date(s): 2002-present (last updated 2006)
Archivist: Laura (rusty_halo)
Founder: Laura
Type: fan fiction
Fandom: Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
URL: All About Spike
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Contents

All About Spike is a large selective Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel archive for fanfiction and essays about the character Spike. It was founded in July 2002 by Laura, who is the archivist.

The archive focuses on fanfiction that explores the ambiguities of Spike's character with an eye toward his redemption.[1] Laura states: I try to include only the most thought-provoking, entertaining, and well-written stories (regardless of pairing, rating, or genre).[1]

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.[2] 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,[3] and also runner up for Best B/S Archive in round 2 of the Spuffy Awards.[4] The archive is recommended by Indri: All About Spike is a well-designed and frequently-updated website that's, well, All About Spike.[5] Espresso Addict also recommends it, describing it as a Well-designed, medium-sized selective Spike-centric archive.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 All About Spike: Home (accessed 15 October 2011)
  2. All About Spike: How Stories Are Chosen (accessed 15 October 2011)
  3. Halo Awards: Winners (accessed 26 April 2012)
  4. Spuffy Awards: Round 2 Winners (accessed 26 April 2012)
  5. Blood and Weetabix Recommends (accessed 25 April 2012)
  6. Espresso Recommendations: Links (accessed 25 April 2012)
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