Adis723 - (Also known as Vin or Vinnie) Author of the Spike/Xander-esque Rabble!Verse. Native of Texas; beta and Buffyverse psychology resource for
Crazydiamondsue. Currently writing in the Queer as Folk fandom.
Alliteration - (n. "the repetition of initial consonant sounds in neighboring words.") Often considered the mark of a beginning
writer, you'll discover it's a not-so-hidden kink of mine.
Angel the Series - WB series created by Joss Whedon airing from 1999-2004. Combined with its predecessor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, forms the foundation of Crazydiamondsue's fandom. Events
featured during the series will often play part in fan fiction on this journal, particularly if Spike/Angel is the pairing.
April 25 - Birthdate of Crazydiamondsue. Frequently referenced the last week of April, FYI.
Beauty Effulgent - Website for Crazydiamondsue. Contains fan fiction, fic recs
and other fandom rambling and squee-i-ness.
Beta - From the old software processing term, 'beta-testing', the process of having your
fan fiction pre-read or edited before posting. Personally needed because of habits of word dropping, excessive comma love
and wonky continuity. In lieu of a beta, may I suggest dictionary.com and that spellcheck function located in MS Word under the heading "tools"?
Bloodclaim - The Spike/Xander live journal community maintained by Darkhavens.
Used to keep abreast of what's new in my OTP. Often a source of whininess on Sunday nights when it's my turn to post the daily
round-up, because Crazydiamondsue is lazy.
brendon_daily The Nicholas Brendon community maintained by Bunnyohare and Chicken_cem.
Often a source of journal squee-i-ness.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- WB/Fox series created by Joss Whedon airing from 1997-2003.
Crazydiamondsue's first and only fandom since 2003, it’s the inspiration for most of the fic and posts contained in
this journal. If you're not a fan of BtVS and you've friended this journal, well, you're gonna be kinda bored.
Buffy-speak - The origination of terms and phraseology such as, "Obsessed, much?" and "Can you
vague that up for me?" and mid-sentence punctuation such as, "And Xander? Is always a yes." Used with impunity throughout
BuffyWorld.com - Fan-created Buffy
and Angel episode transcription site. Often used as a research tool for fan
fiction contained in this journal.
Brendon, Nicholas - (Also referred to as NB, Nick or Nicky) Actor previously known for portraying "Xander
Harris" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Subject of the first real actor!crush
Crazydiamondsue has copped to since Rick Springfield in 1983.
Canon - (n. "An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council." Derived from the Latin world
for "rule" in the Roman Catholic Church.) Used in fan fiction to mean: Referring to a character, event, plotline, etc. which
happened in the actual professional source material (from the Fan Fiction Glossary.) Something that usually proceeds ‘!whore’
in reference to Crazydiamondsue, despite the slash thing.
Crazydiamondsue - Etymology of name: "Crazydiamond" is a reference to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
by the rock band Pink Floyd. "Sue" is the short form of Suzanne, Crazydiamondsue's given name.
Dialogue - (n. "The lines or passages in
a script that are intended to be spoken.") Comprises the majority of fic written by Crazydiamondsue and admired in the writing
of other fic writers such as Reremouse, Camisha and Mpoetess, among others.
Drabble - Defined by the Fanfiction Glossary as a self-contained vignette of exactly 100 words. Not something you'll ever find here (think "verbose.") Although
may I direct to you Darkhavens or slash_the_drabble?
Dovil - (Also known as "Dark Master" or by her Native American name: "She Who Makes Beverages
Spurt From Your Nose") Author of more snark!fic, MST3K-ing of bad!fic and gorgeously esoteric, rambly posts than can be listed
in this space. Native of New Zealand and
the catalyst that introduced Crazydiamondsue and Stoney321.
Elcazavampiros - (Also known as Caza)
Author of Anya's Story and husband to Crazydiamondsue. Professor of Spanish and the person most called into the room by Sue with, "Come read
this - damn, I'm funny."
Fandom - (n. "A collective term used to
describe all fans and their activities.") Used in this journal to refer to Buffy the
Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series.
Fanfiction Glossary - Handy internet site useful for when you're wondering: WTF's a kerfuffle?!
Free to Be You and Me – My laissez faire attitude in regard to reader interest in this journal.
Friended me but don’t like Spike/Xander? Totally not a problem. I’ll write other things – I once devoted
an entire post to getting tangled in the shower curtain. There’ll be other things to love aplenty.
Gay rodeo - Events organized by The International Gay Rodeo Association featuring western rodeo events such as bull riding, bronc riding and barrel racing. Semi-finals held in Oklahoma City. Believe it or not, it comes up.
Google - The internet search engine used by Crazydiamondsue for all research
that can't be found at BuffyWorld.com.
Het - Fan fiction stories involving male/female pairings such as Buffy/Spike or Xander/Cordy.
Although not written much on this journal, admired in the writings of Karabair, SpikenDru and Nwhepcat, among others.
Human AU – Fan fiction stories in which fantasy or mystical elements (i.e. vampires)
have been eliminated and characters such as Spike or Angel are written as human. Although something I enjoy reading from other
writers, not something I'm comfortable writing myself. (Notable exception, of course, is Rodeo!Verse; but c'mon - vampire!cowboy? How silly would that be? Suggestions that the 'cowboy' aspect
could have been dropped have been considered and subsequently ignored.)
Icons - Pictures sized to 100x100 and used to accompany journal posts. Most on this journal
feature Nick Brendon/Xander Harris. Most on this journal made by Adis723, Secondverse or Stoney321. Absolutely none made by
me; credits located in keywords.
Imagery - (n. "The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.") Often proceeded by
‘fan-fucking-tastic’ and used to reference works by Adis723, Kyrieane, Ladycat, Tabaqui, among others.
Inside Joke - The rude practice of inserting confusing or random-sounding references in this
journal. Usually geared toward Adis723, Stoney321 or Uberaeryn.
Jesus!Kink - The shameful to my Baptist/Pentecostal upbringing habit of finding actors (most
notably Christian Bale) attractive while portraying Jesus of Nazareth in movies and mini-series.
Karabair - (Also called Carrie) Author of The Borogoves and many, many brilliant Wesley Wyndam-Pryce centric stories. First online friend made by Crazydiamondsue
(non fandom related) in 1996. "Sired" Crazydiamondsue to live journal, as well as (in conjunction with Uberaeryn) the
Kerfuffle - Defined by the Fan Fiction Glossary as "An argument, often (but not always)
about fanstuff and usually in writing." Something Crazydiamondsue tries to avoid like the plague, other than to watch with
interest from the sidelines.
Kink - (n. "A mental peculiarity; a quirk."
or "Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behavior or taste.") Used in fan fiction to describe a "bullet proof" practice in plot
or characterization that will draw the reader in. Notable Crazydiamondsue kinks: Spike/Xander
post-"Chosen" and "Not Fade Away," grown-up Xander, Africa!Xander, agitatedly smoking Spike,
3-ways involving Spike/Xander/Angel, well described kissing, banter during smut scenes, and Human AU Angel/Xander.
Little House on the
Prairie - NBC series airing from 1974-1983 based on the books
by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Just a bit of childhood nostalgia that pops up whenever I can work it in.
Long Time Gone Spike/Xander future-fic written by Secondverse. The first Spike/Xander
I ever read, which, along with Chocolatey Goodness by Mpoetess, created an OTP.
Max - My dachshund (wiener dog) that works his way into my posts as often as he jumps
up into my lap while I'm typing.
Meta - (n. - "self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics") Usually an essay written about properties
of the fandom. You won't find the essay version here, but I will sneak it into fic when you least expect it.
Monkeys - Possibly the closest thing I have coming to a "collection" often featured in socks
and pajamas and often squee'd over for the frequency the word pops up randomly in Jossverse canon.
Narcissism - (n. "Excessive
love or admiration of oneself.") Often noted upon occurrence in this journal, because I'm self-aware and I care.
Oklahoma - 46th state admitted
to the United States of America, nicknamed
The Sooner State. Home of Crazydiamondsue.