Spike Interest Resources
House of the Rising Punk - An unbelievable resource for lovers of all things punk. Links to bands, record labels, Punk shops, you name it.
Queer Vampire Movies - Um, yeah, a list of just what it says.
Sanguinarius.org - A place for real vampires to meet. Let your mind slip a little and you'll enjoy your stay.
The Vampyre Film List - A fairly definitive list of Vampire movies. Spike has been caught indulging, so I guess we should too.
Weetabix - I know, they're not really edible as a cereal unless you like mush, but they're just so cute, and how could Spike be wrong?
Guide to Britain for the Confused - Geographic, population, trends, foods, and more info than you can shake a stick at.
Encyclopaedia of British History - 1500-1950 - Site includes histories of monarchy, railroads, cities, religion, theatre, wars, you name it.
Delights - This is actually a British Food imports store online, but
a fun resource for finding popular foods and snacks from England (think
Traveller's Guide to Victorian Britain. Everything you need to know
about the time of Victoria, Dickens and the Lady with the Lamp.
Station - Leans much more towards Americana than British, but still
a nice resource.
Web Resources - A nice collection of Victorian links.
Costume Gallery - A look at men's costumes, again a more American
look, but it will give you an idea of clothing of the time.
Cities London - A great look at London throughout the ages.
Costumer's Manifesto - A great collection of links to costuming
sites and image galleries.
V&A Museum - A stunning collection of images of objects from
the Victorian Era, as well as other periods throughout history.
BTVS Writer's Resources
Things Philosophical on BTVS - Delves into the morality and logics
of the many issues raised on BTVS & Angel.
Fan Fiction Resources - A companion site to the guild.
Links - A great listing of fanfic sites for every pairing you can
think of. Also hundreds of Author websites.
- Transcripts, images, spoilers, news.
Buffy and Angel Fanfiction University - This is a unique 'story'
that lists many of the common mistakes that plague this fandom and it's
laugh out loud funny, which always helps.
BTVS Writer's Guild- Hosts Essays on writing, links to many sites
you will find indispensable and more.
Buffy Dialogue Database - A great resource, searchable by episode,
Vs. Fanon - Part of The Brat Queen's Learn Something section.
General Language and Fanfiction Links
- How did we ever survive without this handy tool? Translates English
into German, Spanish, French, Italian or five other languages
Fanfic, No Biscuit - A fan resource to help writers spot easily
- Need to search Gray's anatomy? Strunk's Element's of Style? Looking
for that perfect Shakespearean Quote? Start Here.
Slang Dictionary - This site is not only useful, it's utterly hysterical,
bet you didn't know there were 2000 words for getting drunk or screwed,
leave it to the Brits to educate you.
to English Dictionary - Want to know what our neighbors across the
pond call something, this is the place for you.
- Webster's site, search the dictionary or thesaurus any time. There
are millions of words out there, find them here.
Yanks! No! - Be a good Yank and go read about Brit speak, traditions,
education, just go read everything here, and please for the love of
Mike Tyson, do it before you write Spike!
Dictionary of Gay Slang - This site will take the writing of slash
to a whole new level. No Longer Updated.
- The European Library Database, linking National Libraries from all
of Europe in one easy place.
Value of Old Money - Writing a historical piece? Help Spike save
a few quid by finding out just how many coins he should be tossing on
Sunrise Sunset Calendar - This site lets you see when the sunrises
and sets in cities all over the world. You enter the month, day, or
year and it lets you know just how much play time Spike has on a given
Historical Resource Site - Many of the links refer to America during
the Victorian years, so be sure to check before taking info to heart.
Past and Present - This site has color engravings of clothing worn
in many countries and eras, especially helpful when writing historical
Buff - This is a truly awesome collection of news paper clippings
from the 16th-20th century. Mainly American documents, but does include
some notable European news events.
History - Part of Pint Luma University's music program, a helpful
site for finding popular music through the ages.
Master's Encyclopedia - This site is a phenomenal resource for writing
historical or modern fic. Each article has imbedded text links so you
can find info quickly.
Archive - This site has searchable newspapers from all over, and
even though only 3 are searchable to free memberships this is an awesome
- Part of About.com - a searchable site with links to many different
history sites and essays.
History Channel - A great searchable database, updated often.
Library of Congress - Home to the US Governements extensive library
and documents, many great ways to research are available.
Star Living History & Costumes - A small but useful resource, will
help your characters look historically accurate.
Regency Lexicon - This is actually part of a romance novel company's
site, but has a great dictionary and thesaurus on historical terms often
used in fiction.
24 Hour Museum - If you're like me it helps to *see* the historical
items you are writing about, this online museum puts many items withing
your view. Items available online rotate often.
Regency Page - A huge collection of links about the Regency (pre-Victorian)