I just realized that our category "Comics" is also labeled "season 8". Given that season 8 has finally gone away, (all pause to give thanks) I hope that designation (which I can't change to just "comics" or I would) isn't keeping readers away from any fics categorized as "comic based". Most comic-based fics that I've seen are either totally AU from comic canon, or begin there and go elsewhere. It's not usually necessary to be familiar with the comics to read and enjoy the Spuffy. This is particularly true now that Spike and Buffy are together. Will it last? Who knows? But it has given authors something to write about.