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20th Anniversary Drabble Voting

Discussion in 'BB News Archive' started by nightshade, Mar 3, 2017.

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Favourite drabble

Poll closed Mar 10, 2017.
  1. Drabble 1

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. Drabble 2

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. Drabble 3

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. Drabble 4

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. Drabble 5

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  6. Drabble 6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Drabble 7

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. Drabble 8

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  9. Drabble 9

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. nightshade

    nightshade Watcher Staff Member

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    Black Thorn
    So these are the drabbles, if you are or know the authors of the drabble please don't tell until after the voting has ended.

    Drabble 1:

    On Willow's 20th birthday, all her friends lavished presents on her. Tara gave her Band Candy. Xander had built her a bookcase. Buffy got her a Teddy Bear. Giles gave her a Grimoire. Anya gave her a spice cupboard. The last to arrive was Spike and his present was the last she opened. She gasped when she saw what it was: a Willowbot!

    Willow said, “That's great, but what would I do with it?”

    Spike said, “You can have her go to your classes and take your notes.”

    Willow said, “I am always going to like whoever built this.”

    Drabble 2:

    Willow had completely forgotten about her birthday, until Xander and Anya showed up at the door with a large, frosted cupcake. Xander sang out, "Happy Birthday, Will!" She smiled, then asked, "What kind of frosting is that?" Anya grimaced. "Its creme cheese frosting. Personally, I find it revolting, but..." Xander shot her a look. She didn't finish the sentence.

    He handed Willow the cupcake. "So, where's Tara?" Willow licked frosting from her fingers. "She took Miss Kitty Fantastico to the vet." Anya shivered and hugged herself. "Cats are just bunnies with shorter ears and longer tails." Willow had to laugh.

    Drabble 3:

    Willow loved all the gifts her friends gave her, she really did.
    She thanked them all, gave them hugs & smiles as they danced & had cake.
    But nothing warmed her heart like the shy crooked smile Tara gave her as she handed over that small gift.
    Just one look, that spoke of all the spells they would do together that night once the others had left,
    and something else, a ghost of a promise of something more.
    She wondered if tonight would be the night she finally found the courage to ask....
    That question she desperately needed, yet dreaded knowing the answer to.

    Drabble 4:

    Willow lifted the flower from the roadside, she wandered to the desk Buffy sat at, she smiled to her friend, she wanted to thank her for organizing a party for her. Buffy looked to Willow to get an answer to her question. “Did she want an outdoors party?”
    “Yes, we might be under the control of the rain but I think it would be so nice to be outside.”
    On the day she looked at Giles’s gift. “That is the Flore Kua Ulaya a native plant of Paraguay. Willow looked to Giles and beamed. “I remember that flower, thank you.”

    Drabble 5:

    18th of April, Another day without Buffy. Since she sacrificed herself to save the world things just haven't been the same. But they try. "Happy 20th Birthday sweetie, I know things have been rough the past, well forever, but I wanted to make this day special for you." She sets down a tray with a variety of breakfast foods on my lap. "Presents and cake are for later but for now pancakes and nakedness." She gives me that look, the one I fell in love with, and suddenly everything is alright again. I hear glass shatter downstairs. "Dawnie, you okay down there!?" I creep downstairs. "Dawnie?"

    Drabble 6:

    Bad birthdays are a thing of the past.
    The Xan-man is leaving his teens behind and starting off adulthood in style.
    A new silky button up, some snazzy cargos, a little gel and a tin of breath mints are all he needs tonight.
    Xander checks himself out in the mirror one last time before heading out to what he is sure is going to be the hottest surprise party of the year.
    Xander swings open the door of the Bronze and shrieks in disbelief.
    Clowns....clowns everywhere. Who and why would they have a clown themed party? And why is there a bunny in the corner?

    Drabble 7:

    Xander sat watching as his friends partied around him in the Bronze.
    He watched as Anya danced with Willow & Tara while Dawn spazzed around like the teenager she was.
    Normally Buffy would be on her case, but tonight she just sat there fiddling idly with her drink, alone again.
    She had made her choice too late, Riley was gone.
    Make a wish! Willow had said as he blew out the candles on his cake.
    He wished silently that for once all his friends could find true love, you know, have a happy ending.
    but he knew wishes could be dangerous.

    Drabble 8:

    Xander stretched out on his bed, staring at the ceiling. It was his twentieth birthday, and he was a bit down. Anya was busy cleaning the Magic Shop, after the Olaf fiasco. Dawn was there as well, alternating between doing her homework and helping Anya.

    He heard the creak of the basement stairs as someone approached. Looking up, he smiled. "Buffster! What brings you to Casa Harris?" Buffy shrugged. "I heard it was your birthday, and I wanted to..." He looked hopeful. "Lapdance? Birthday spanking...?" She shook her head and smiled. "You're a good friend, Xander. Happy Birthday, you dork."

    Drabble 9:

    Xander watched how Giles and Buffy reacted to Willow, he knew they both saw her as a person they wanted to be a best friend to but he was just a bit jealous. Even when he had first had the need to wear that eye patch he didn’t feel the friendship that was being offered to Willow. So yes he was jealous, he wanted them to think highly of him, he wanted them to want to do something special for him then he saw their gift to him. A wooden tool box that had their names chiselled on the sides.

    Thanks to all for the drabbles, voting ending on March 10th!

    Plus a little extra from @Athena

    There once was a slayer called Buffy
    Whose boyfriends got exceedingly huffy
    First there was Bangel
    Riley Finn was no angel
    And everyone else just shipped Spuffy
     
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  2. ILLYRIAN

    ILLYRIAN Druish Pervonian Wizard

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    Black Thorn
    I won't be voting as I don't believe in making a vote for myself.
    I didn't know I'd have to do a vote so I didn't bother keeping a record of the drabbles I sent in.
     
    nightshade: Don't worry I know which you wrote!
  3. OccaQuokka

    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Great work! Fun to read. Thanks :D
     
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    Good job everybody. I enjoyed reading all of those.
     
  5. Taake

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    Yeah, good job guys. It was fun to read these! Now I'm thinking about clown themed parties though... *Shivers*
     
  6. Athena

    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    These are all great, I'll be hard to choose just one!
     
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  7. OccaQuokka

    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    I had that problem too!
     
  8. sosa lola

    sosa lola Scooby

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    Awww they're wonderful! It's so hard to pick one.
     
  9. GwenRaiden

    GwenRaiden AKA Apology Girl

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    Black Thorn
    My favourite's in the lead!
     
  10. Mr. Pole

    Mr. Pole My lines are mostly filler

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    Which one is in the lead?
     
    GwenRaiden: #2, wee man.
    Anyanka Bunny Killer: That one's mine. :D
  11. nightshade

    nightshade Watcher Staff Member

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    You've only got a few more hours to get your votes in!
     
  12. Last Watcher

    Last Watcher Tweed Icon

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    So, when do we find out who wrote the two winners? :)
     
    nightshade: now :P
  13. nightshade

    nightshade Watcher Staff Member

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
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  14. Anyanka Bunny Killer

    Anyanka Bunny Killer Squeak

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  15. brinkster130

    brinkster130 Riley's BFF Staff Member

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    Congrats winners! :)
     
  16. Geobubbles

    Geobubbles Can I play with the puppy?

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  17. Anyanka Bunny Killer

    Anyanka Bunny Killer Squeak

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  18. nightshade

    nightshade Watcher Staff Member

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    Last Watcher has (sadly!) joined Sineya house so they now get an extra 30 points taking them up to 50 points
     
    GwenRaiden: He's made a huge mistake
    Anyanka Bunny Killer: ^ What she said.
    ChaseRules: The mistake was Last Watcher not joining us sooner :)
  19. Anyanka Bunny Killer

    Anyanka Bunny Killer Squeak

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    How do I find out who wrote the other stories? I didn't vote, so...
     
  20. nightshade

    nightshade Watcher Staff Member

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    You wouldn't have known if you voted anyway. I'll post who wrote what later today, but for now you can try and work it out!