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The (Un-)Life of Spike

Bass, Miles
My Entry into brutti_ma_buoni's get it done Motivation-a-thon letsgetitdone is a journey through Spike's life via pictures and music. I did not pick music that Spike would listen to but that I believe fits the different points in his life. I also took some liberties as not all the songs were already released at the times I put them ;)


Spike's birth (ca. 1852):
1852
Early one morning,
just as the sun was rising
I heard a young maid sing,
in the valley below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jEizWzybOQ

Being turned by Drsuilla (1880):
1880
"Dru, we'll bring this world to its knees. We'll ravage this city together, my pet. Lay waste to all of Europe."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsv7qZpIxbM

Spending time in Rome as unwilling guests of the Immortal (1894):
1894
Angelus: "That's why he had us tossed. So he could violate ..."
Darla: "He didn't ..."
Angelus: "Violate our women!"
William: "Violate in succession!"
Darla: "Concurrently."
Angelus: "Concurrently? You never let us do that."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfc1Ft0yyBU

Angelus cursed with a soul by the gypsies (1898):
1898
Darla: "In that wagon is your family. Your wife and daughters will die tonight without my protection, but if you'll do as I say, your family can live."
[Spike, in vamp face, blood on his chin, steps out of the wagon and burps. Darla looks at him.]
Spike: "What?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-soGcjbBTW4

Spike kills his first Slayer in China (1900):
1900
"And we just keep coming. But you can kill a hundred, a thousand, a thousand thousand and the enemies of Hell besides and all we need is for one of us- just one- sooner or later to have the thing we're all hoping for. One good day."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7bRTy5prNY

On the submarine with Angel (1943):
1943
Spike: "Of all the bloody faces I expected to see down here."
Angel: "You're a Nazi."
Spike: "What? Oh. No. I just ate one. So... they got you, too, eh? Phew. Mmm. Nabbed me in Madrid. Sneaky bastards, the S.S. Don't ever go to a "free virgin blood" party. Turns out it's probably a trap."
Angel: "You were captured at a "free virgin blood" party?"
Spike: "I know. Who'd have thought? One minute, I'm asking a fella why all the virgins look like Goebbels. Next minute, I'm stuck in a box on this cursed ship."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwc0shJ2aYc

Rome again (1950):
1950
Spike: "Ciao."
Drusilla: "Ciao."
Spike: "Ciao."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BvQj4mD9ro

Spike kills his second Slayer in New York (1977):
1977
"Well, all right. Got the moves, don't you?
I'm gonna ride you hard before I put you away, luv.
I spent a long time trying to track you down. Don't want the dance to end so soon, do you, Nikki?
The music's just starting, isn't it?
By the way...love the coat."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu04rmrZ6DY

Spike meets Buffy for the first time (1997):
1997
Spike: "Nice work, love."
Buffy: "Who are you?"
Spike: "You'll find out on Saturday."
Buffy: "What happens on Saturday?"
Spike: "I kill you."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO21CZQqiuQ

Stuck in a wheelchair (1998):
1998
"Yeah. It's just I've had it with this place. Nothing ever comes off like it's supposed to … Sunnydale's cursed for us. Angel and the Slayer see to that."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-MzcGIwSE

Newly chipped (1999):
1999
"I'm saying that Spike had a little trip to the vet and now he doesn't chase the other puppies anymore. I can't bite anything. I can't even hit people."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M912EcPDrKM

Newly souled (2002):
2002
"It's what you wanted, right?
It's what you wanted, right?
And, and now everybody's in here, talking. Everything I did, everyone I ... and him ... and it ... the other, the thing beneath, beneath you. It's here too. Everybody.
They all just tell me go, go to hell."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqHzdhN3W3w

The Champion (2003):
2003
"I can feel it, Buffy … My soul. It's really there.
Kind of stings."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLW9oG3xkT4

The battle of Los Angeles (2004):
2004
"My soul is wrapped in harsh repose,
midnight descends in raven-colored clothes,
but soft...behold!
A sunlight beam cutting a swath of glimmering gleam.
My heart expands,
'tis grown a bulge in it,
inspired by your beauty ... Effulgent"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD0eb0tDjIk

Bug Ship Captain (ca. 2006):
2006
"The world came from the Seed. It was all demons and horror, then … The Seed brought it forth and the Seed kept it here."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov_2f916-QQ

All the pictures are screenshots taken from http://www.buffyworld.com/ except for the very first (http://www.victorianfireplaces.com/blog/2010/02/fireplace-in-the-nursery/) and very last (http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/dark-horse-release-new-buffy-spin-comics-spike-and-willow-2012?intcid=search_all_categories%3Adark_horse). If anybody sees their copyright infringed please tell me so!

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livejournal
Nov. 15th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Wednesday, November 14
User oni_9 referenced to your post from Wednesday, November 14 saying: [...] The (Un-)Life of Spike [...]
shapinglight
Dec. 2nd, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
That was great fun. Thank you.
catelynstark
Dec. 2nd, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
livejournal
Dec. 2nd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
The Story So Far: fandom is getting it done!
User brutti_ma_buoni referenced to your post from The Story So Far: fandom is getting it done! saying: [...] by (fic, rated PC13, Giles/Lilah) The (Un-)Life of Spike [...]
brutti_ma_buoni
Dec. 2nd, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Mmm, that was very fun to browse. Though maybe I'm just very much in favour of posts with a lot of big pictures of Spike and Spike quotes. *g*

(Your last music link, the Deep Purple, has been suspended btw. :()
catelynstark
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
It was also great fun to find all the pictures :)

(Damn youtube! I'm gonna go try and find a working link after work ...)
gillo
Dec. 2nd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Splendid work. Mmmm, Spike.
catelynstark
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Great icon you've got there :)
rahirah
Dec. 2nd, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Very cool. :)
catelynstark
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!
waddiwasiwitch
Dec. 3rd, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
I really liked these. Some good work there. I loved the quotes teamed with the pics.
catelynstark
Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
Thanks.

It was of couse 90% fun and only 10% work to select the pictures and the quotes ;)
oni_9
Dec. 3rd, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
I loved your music links. The Bonanza one made me laugh right out of the gate.
catelynstark
Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
I just had to link two fandoms I like ;)
livejournal
Dec. 6th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Done! A Not Entirely Final Masterlist
User brutti_ma_buoni referenced to your post from Done! A Not Entirely Final Masterlist saying: [...] by (fic, rated R, Spike/Drusilla) The (Un-)Life of Spike [...]
yourlibrarian
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
Great post!
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