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The (Un-)Life of Spike

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):
Early one morning,
just as the sun was rising
I heard a young maid sing,
in the valley below.

Being turned by Drsuilla (1880):
"Dru, we'll bring this world to its knees. We'll ravage this city together, my pet. Lay waste to all of Europe."

Spending time in Rome as unwilling guests of the Immortal (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."

Angelus cursed with a soul by the gypsies (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?"

Spike kills his first Slayer in China (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."

On the submarine with Angel (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."

Rome again (1950):
Spike: "Ciao."
Drusilla: "Ciao."
Spike: "Ciao."

Spike kills his second Slayer in New York (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."

Spike meets Buffy for the first time (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."

Stuck in a wheelchair (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."

Newly chipped (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."

Newly souled (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."

The Champion (2003):
"I can feel it, Buffy … My soul. It's really there.
Kind of stings."

The battle of Los Angeles (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"

Bug Ship Captain (ca. 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."

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!


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
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 [...]
Dec. 2nd, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
That was great fun. Thank you.
Dec. 2nd, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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 [...]
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. :()
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 ...)
Dec. 2nd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Splendid work. Mmmm, Spike.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)

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

It was of couse 90% fun and only 10% work to select the pictures and the quotes ;)
Dec. 3rd, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
I loved your music links. The Bonanza one made me laugh right out of the gate.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
I just had to link two fandoms I like ;)
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 [...]
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
Great post!
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