This list was created when the Bloody Awful Poet Society list was
(temporarily) closed on December 31, 2001.
We, your moderators, believe that Spike will be redeemed through
his interactions with other characters and specifically, through
his interactions with Buffy as she progresses on her hero's journey.
You're welcome to post about other thoughts on redemption too, but
we know from other lists that the moderators' opinions often carry
weight. So full disclosure from us.
There are remarkably few rules.
As long as it's got something to do with our bad boy and his development
as a character, let's discuss it. That includes understanding the
episodes as a whole, even if the stories don't directly appear to
We think it's important to understand the season in a holistic
fashion in order to truly understand Spike's arc. So, for example,
if you want to discuss the latest spoilers and they don't apply
specifically to Spike, we won't smack your hands. ;). Power to the
Stay away from personal attacks. The moderators can be meaner than
you. First time you will be barred from posting for a week. Second
time you will be barred permanently. We reserve the right to bar
persistent offenders from other lists.
This is a (notionally) PG-13 list, and minors are permitted to
read the posts. Therefore, do not post anything inappropriate on
list. If you want to talk smut, go to the chatroom. And post an
announcement to the list so we can come talk smut too :-)
This is a spoiler-friendly list. That means we welcome and encourage
the posting of spoilers, or of links to spoiler sites. As a courtesy
to people who don't read spoilers, we try to say SPOILER in the
header of posts that contain spoilers. Sometimes we make mistakes,
and we're very sorry. But you have been warned.
5. Related Lists
Here are some other lists that you may be interested in.
is a list for general discussion of all things BtVS and Angel (the
Series) related http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buffyverse
spin is a list for general discussion of anything NOT BtVS related.
This is to keep the completely off-topic discussions to a minimum.
Spike is a spoilerfree redemptionista list. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spoilerfree_spike
6 is a list for S/B shippers. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spike_Buffy_6/
The Bloody Awful
Gutter is a place for redemptionist(a)s to discuss issues and
ideas that don't fit a general PG-13 environment. R and NC-17 rated
Fanfiction is also welcome here. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BA_Gutter/
Awful Poet Society (BAPS) is a place to discuss philosophical
issues related to Spike's Redemption. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bloody_Awful/