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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five Giles/Spike shortfics, by the request of [livejournal.com profile] spikesjojo.

Four Step Programme by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, R-rated. Post ‘The Gift’, Spike and Giles have reasons to get closer. More humour than angst or romance.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite angsty shortfic of the year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Wrong Number by TheFoxinator aka [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh (Harmony's POV, but it's all about Cordelia, G). The day after Cordelia's death, Harmony and Angel struggle to make sure all of her friends know.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Sad That You Can't Hear by [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix (G, ~500 words). After Jenny's death, Giles talks to her.

The road never travelled; for which we yearn by [livejournal.com profile] kerkevik_2014 (G, 100 words). During the Burning Man Jenny seeks the answers and gets more than she bargained for.

This Isn't A Kingdom by ilovehowyouletmefall (NC-17, ~35 000 words). It's beautifully crafted longfic set in Wishverse, where Rupert Giles and Jenny Calendar unexpectedly find themselves working with a group of students, struggling to hold back the forces of darkness.
Story is a bit dark, as you expect from the wishverse fic, but it's not hoplessly dark.

And some fanart:
Pictures under the cut )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Favorite dark or angsty videos from the last year.

Bad Moon Rising by Robins Revenge (Ensemble). BtVS horror vid. Great reminder that sometimes this show was very scary.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite angsty shortfics from the past year.
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Diner at the end of the apocalypse (Spike, Willow, Wesley, PG) by [livejournal.com profile] lilithbint. A witch, a watcher and a vampire meet in a diner, and - as you already guess - this isn't a funny story...
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[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
A Half-Formed Thing by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni (Willow/Tara)
There's probably dozens of fics on the the topic "What if character X got split in two in 'The Replacement'", but this one is excellent - picking Willow apart, the good and the bad sprinkled liberally all over, refusing to pretend that either half is expendable.

Four more )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
If you had asked me 14 years ago if I thought Willow and Faith would make a good couple, I would have laughed in your face. W/T 4EVA BB. But I got older, and wiser, and now I find this pairing (strictly post series) to be one of my all time favorites.

In no specific order:

Title: In Darkness, Their Absence
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lily_lovely
Genre: Crazy, Angst
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: descriptions of violence, swearing
Summary: You don’t like the dark. You’re not supposed to.
Link: http://lily-lovely.livejournal.com/31840.html

Why read it? I love dark stories and this one combines insanity with it. Very rich, very real, very sad. This one will stick with you.

Reformed murderer seeking lesbian companion to fight evil with. Applicants apply within. )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Since my last list was Willow-centric, I thought I should post a list of five fics I love which don't feature her (I know... didn't think I read anything like that, did you? Surprise!)


1) For My Pain, A World of Sighs (Spike/Xander) by [livejournal.com profile] baudown: This is an exquisitely-wrought cold-chill of a tale - an AU where Spike arrives in Sunnydale earlier than we see in canon... and alone. This is the Spike who rained death and destruction in Europe in all his merciless glory and I am awed anew every time I read this story.

More of the Willow-less tales ahead )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Five random fics that got under my skin in 2013.

In the Moment by [livejournal.com profile] whiskyinmind is small and beautifully formed. It’s a terrific look inside Faith’s head and just oozes regret and mighthavebeens.

And the rest… )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
How could I let the year go by with celebrating some stories that brought the pain in all the best ways? I couldn't, so here are some beautifully bleak tales to wrap the shiniest silver lining in foggy clouds:

1) Word Association (Buffy/Angel) by [livejournal.com profile] librarian2003: The summary of this reads "Be careful what you wish for" and I hesitate to offer more detail than that for fear of spoiling this tragic ride. Just know that it was written by Jo and that should be enough to get you clicking that link immediately. It's a masterpiece of pain and indifferent cruelty.

Click the cut if you dare )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, I had a bunch of stories left over and no great way to group them! They are still awesome stories.

1) Amnesia!Spike by Mahaliem
Whenever I rec it I get a bunch of people agreeing it's wonderful but I hardly ever see it recced

Spike nodded in agreement. He was just getting used to hearing his name. Whatever had happened earlier in the evening had wiped his memory clean. He didn’t know who he was, and to hear the lot of them talk, he didn’t know what he was, either. In fact, he only knew one thing about himself. Luckily it was a very important thing.

He had a really cool coat.


the other recs are busy agreeing that Spike's coat really is cool )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) If You Are Squeamish by [livejournal.com profile] justwolf: Rich text with so much depth. This gave me a new prospective to Spike's state of mind, opened my eyes to his age and experiences. It's a wonderful read that you will not regret.

Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) If You Are Squeamish by [livejournal.com profile] justwolf: Rich text with so much depth. This gave me a new prospective to Spike's state of mind, opened my eyes to his age and experiences. It's a wonderful read that you will not regret.

Check out the rest! )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
An Alphabet Of Fred
http://deird1.livejournal.com/235731.html
One-shot, PG, AtS season 5. Illyria tries to cataloguize Fred's memories to define herself. Fascinating character study.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
An Alphabet Of Fred
http://deird1.livejournal.com/235731.html
One-shot, PG, AtS season 5. Illyria tries to cataloguize Fred's memories to define herself. Fascinating character study.
four more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Bewitched by [livejournal.com profile] thismaz: When Valentine's Day arrives, Dru dips her finger in the brew and gives it a stir. The fic starts in 2009 but ends in 2010. One of the best Spander writers out there, her fics always make sense that they can pass for canon in a heartbeat.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Bewitched by [livejournal.com profile] thismaz: When Valentine's Day arrives, Dru dips her finger in the brew and gives it a stir. The fic starts in 2009 but ends in 2010. One of the best Spander writers out there, her fics always make sense that they can pass for canon in a heartbeat.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
Okay, here we go. Three fics that got Slay Me Awards in 2010 and one that didn’t, but could have. (Considering how many ficlets fit into that category, I could probably do another whole post. LOL) And one rec for a community that was chock full of wonderful fic.


West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge – a new writer to our fandom, she took us all by happy surprise with her long, plotty Spuffy fic. Based on a fairytale format, it sucks you in and keeps you coming back for more. She had me at “hello”, or, well, okay, the minute Buffy woke up in that dark room with only a bed and a vampire. If you think that means smutty pwpw fic, you are oh, so very wrong! You can find it here

Read more... )
[identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
Okay, here we go. Three fics that got Slay Me Awards in 2010 and one that didn’t, but could have. (Considering how many ficlets fit into that category, I could probably do another whole post. LOL) And one rec for a community that was chock full of wonderful fic.


West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge – a new writer to our fandom, she took us all by happy surprise with her long, plotty Spuffy fic. Based on a fairytale format, it sucks you in and keeps you coming back for more. She had me at “hello”, or, well, okay, the minute Buffy woke up in that dark room with only a bed and a vampire. If you think that means smutty pwpw fic, you are oh, so very wrong! You can find it here

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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
A Lorne Thing (PG)

Pitch perfect Lorne spills his woes to a sympathetic bartender in season five. Written as if you're the bartender talking to Lorne, its a real treat to read vivicious' Lorne's story. Its set in season five and Lorne's descriptions of Angel's crew is hilarious. It also features a delightfully demonic appearance from Sweet.

My Sword Is My Song (PG-13)

Lorne is a survivor, dramatically dressed and ready with a sea breeze, but always ready to land on his feet. This fic shows in a sad yet understated way how Lorne moves on in post-NFA LA.

Same Time Next Year (Lorne/Fred, G)

A sadden Lorne completes an annual ritual to mourn Fred. This ficlet tugs at your heart strings and shows a vulnerable and romantic side of Lorne.

Lorne's List of No (PG)

Funny list of songs that Lorne never wants to hear again.

Nothing Goes Away (Lorne & Faith, PG-13)

Lorne tries to take care of Faith in New York City in this gritty fic with heart about a slayer and a demon looking to atone for their pasts in the big apple. The point of view is perfectly Faith but Lorne shines as her link to the PTB and confidante.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
A Lorne Thing (PG)

Pitch perfect Lorne spills his woes to a sympathetic bartender in season five. Written as if you're the bartender talking to Lorne, its a real treat to read vivicious' Lorne's story. Its set in season five and Lorne's descriptions of Angel's crew is hilarious. It also features a delightfully demonic appearance from Sweet.

My Sword Is My Song (PG-13)

Lorne is a survivor, dramatically dressed and ready with a sea breeze, but always ready to land on his feet. This fic shows in a sad yet understated way how Lorne moves on in post-NFA LA.

Same Time Next Year (Lorne/Fred, G)

A sadden Lorne completes an annual ritual to mourn Fred. This ficlet tugs at your heart strings and shows a vulnerable and romantic side of Lorne.

Lorne's List of No (PG)

Funny list of songs that Lorne never wants to hear again.

Nothing Goes Away (Lorne & Faith, PG-13)

Lorne tries to take care of Faith in New York City in this gritty fic with heart about a slayer and a demon looking to atone for their pasts in the big apple. The point of view is perfectly Faith but Lorne shines as her link to the PTB and confidante.
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[personal profile] snickfic
Where "long" = "more than one chapter."

1. Better Late Than Never (11 chapters), by [livejournal.com profile] cindergal
post-Intervention
Spike and Buffy head back to the 1970s to retrieve an artifact to help them defeat Glory. Sweet and hopeful and very quietly romantic. Plus: time travel! and Ripper!

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Where "long" = "more than one chapter."

1. Better Late Than Never (11 chapters), by [livejournal.com profile] cindergal
post-Intervention
Spike and Buffy head back to the 1970s to retrieve an artifact to help them defeat Glory. Sweet and hopeful and very quietly romantic. Plus: time travel! and Ripper!

and the rest )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Freedom by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:

When Spike grows tired of being beaten down in his relationship with Buffy, he finds solace in a D/s relationship with Willow that blossoms into something that changes both their lives for the better. This is an adult story for adult readers who are looking for something both affecting and erotic. No one writes sexy Spillow better than this lady, and this story is proof.

The rest of the tales )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Freedom by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:

When Spike grows tired of being beaten down in his relationship with Buffy, he finds solace in a D/s relationship with Willow that blossoms into something that changes both their lives for the better. This is an adult story for adult readers who are looking for something both affecting and erotic. No one writes sexy Spillow better than this lady, and this story is proof.

The rest of the tales )
[identity profile] later-tuesday.livejournal.com
1.Rupert Giles tells lies by Ruth
Rating:PG13
Definitely what it says on the tin. A very sad look at all the characters, through Giles' interactions with them

2.Magnificat by Kindkit
Rating:R, for threats of rape, and mentioned torture.
Ethan's time in purgatory AKA the Initiative

3. 25 Occassions People have celebrated in the Jossverse by Minnow1212
Rating: PG13, for some light violence and light sexuality

4. Holiday Spirit by Kindkit
Rating: PG
Angelverse. I could see something like this happening in the show. Very in character.

5.Watcher's Cup by Crevan Fox
Rating:PG13, for obscure references to something gross
I laughed while making an ew face, what more can I say than that?
[identity profile] later-tuesday.livejournal.com
1.Rupert Giles tells lies by Ruth
Rating:PG13
Definitely what it says on the tin. A very sad look at all the characters, through Giles' interactions with them

2.Magnificat by Kindkit
Rating:R, for threats of rape, and mentioned torture.
Ethan's time in purgatory AKA the Initiative

3. 25 Occassions People have celebrated in the Jossverse by Minnow1212
Rating: PG13, for some light violence and light sexuality

4. Holiday Spirit by Kindkit
Rating: PG
Angelverse. I could see something like this happening in the show. Very in character.

5.Watcher's Cup by Crevan Fox
Rating:PG13, for obscure references to something gross
I laughed while making an ew face, what more can I say than that?
[identity profile] drsquidlove.livejournal.com
Malibu Xander's Dream House
[livejournal.com profile] delilah_joy
Rating: NC-17

One of the most original and hilarious fics I've read. Giles and Xander are compelled to accept their new role as a demon's dollhouse toys, in order to avoid being eaten. delilah's brain is a strange and wonderful place.

4 more awesome Giles/Xander fics )
[identity profile] drsquidlove.livejournal.com
Malibu Xander's Dream House
[livejournal.com profile] delilah_joy
Rating: NC-17

One of the most original and hilarious fics I've read. Giles and Xander are compelled to accept their new role as a demon's dollhouse toys, in order to avoid being eaten. delilah's brain is a strange and wonderful place.

4 more awesome Giles/Xander fics )
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[personal profile] lynnenne
In no particular order )

Thank you to everyone who wrote them, everyone who read them, and everyone who shipped them in 2009. Please continue in 2010. :)
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[personal profile] lynnenne
In no particular order )

Thank you to everyone who wrote them, everyone who read them, and everyone who shipped them in 2009. Please continue in 2010. :)
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] deird1, Just the Four of Us: complicated, ambitious, waaay outside the author's comfort zone (or so she writes, anyway), and she pulls it off beautifully.

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[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] deird1, Just the Four of Us: complicated, ambitious, waaay outside the author's comfort zone (or so she writes, anyway), and she pulls it off beautifully.

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Here are some fics which feature characters dying, characters who have died, or others remembering them.

under here )
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[personal profile] deird1
Here are some fics which feature characters dying, characters who have died, or others remembering them.

under here )

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