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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five favorite scary stories. Just keep in mind that some of these go with major character death warning. Won't tell which ones, because I'm evil like that. And because spoilers.

Truly and Forever by [livejournal.com profile] thuviaptarth. What if Willow managed to resurrect Tara? Rated NC-17, and not exactly for the smut.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Dead!Giles 'verse by [livejournal.com profile] thea_bromine. Spike helps a dying Giles. Things get strange.

2. Of Old Mystics by Omphalos and [livejournal.com profile] wolfling. After the Council has fallen, Giles rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to learn that together they have a destiny. One of my long-time faves.

3. Responsible Adults by mydiera and [livejournal.com profile] sadbhyl. Giles/Ethan/Joyce. On the night Ethan would have pulled that Fyarl transformation spell on Giles, Joyce joins them. Things change from there.
Note: Sadbhyl wrote an essay: When You Girls Are Older You'll Understand (Rupert Giles/Joyce Summers/Ethan Rayne)

4. Bookends by [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano. Buffy/Giles. Mmm, a story that brightens my day when a new chapter is posted.

5. In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri. Ripper/Ethan back in the day. On of my favorite BtVS stories.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
I'd love to say I'm so nice that I deliberately fulfilled [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll's request, but I just happend to have the same idea. Still, here you go.

1. A Nice Little Business by Lilachigh - Alice Pringle. Sounds like an OC, doesn’t she, but no, technically she fits this category. In the author’s words: the vampire lady referred to by Spike in The Replacement, when, sarcastically, he tells the Scoobies that he has been having a cup of tea with the lady who runs a tea-stall in the local garbage dump.
The rest of the recs went to The Bronze for Disco Night )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Samantha Winning’s Asylum - Buffy, Faith, and Cordelia are in a mental institution and something’s really wrong in a horror movie kind of a way. I’m very, very disappointed this isn’t a real movie even though it’d be too scary for me to watch with the sound on.
the recs are wondering if they could live in a Barbie world )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
This may have been the most difficult category to select from.

I didn’t track stories I like back when I first got heavy into Spander so I ended up skimming through a whole list of Spander epics. I do find it interesting that the Spander stories I like now are ones I either did keep track of or did recall once I started reading them.

These aren't out-and-out porn but it is Spander so expect some sex, that is, don't count on them being completely worksafe but they mostly are.

  1. James and Wolfling’s Sands of Time - in season 1, Giles takes Xander in and his life changes completely. It’s just so great to see Xander have a wonderful life and then the courage it takes for him to save his friends in the end. This story rocks.

I'd tell you what the other recs are up to but I'm already blushing! )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
So, sparrow2000, now you know why I've been reading - and commenting - on your stories lately! For the rest of you, some of the stories are dark - I'm looking at you Memento Mori - but I believe they're all worksafe.

  1. We could have quite a lively debate about which of sparrow2000’s stories are the best, but I believe any such list would have to include Magpie. The incredible writing, the detailed descriptions … I don’t know if I can describe what makes sparow2000’s stories so great, but this one has it all.

the rest of the recs will give you chocolate if you click them )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite past year's long fic, arranged from shortest to longest.

signifying nothing by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten (Dawn-centric, PG-13, ~31 000 words). Season six character study. After her sister's death and resurrection, Dawn grapples with her own humanity and tenuous grasp on reality; as her depression swings her from reckless to numb, she reaches out to new friends for help and a new perspective.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite AU stories from the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

No Take-Backs (Buffy/Faith, PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni. Dark AU, in which Scooby gang loses and the Mayor ascends and is now ruling Sunnydale as a big snake.

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[identity profile] baphrosia.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] drizzlydaze gives good AU.  She's the undisputed queen of coming up with AUs on the fly during the high-pressure, high-stakes :) fag-ends Halloween contest.   Some of my favorite entries from this year include:

BUSINESS AS USUAL This is the first in a series of ficlets wherein William is Buffy's Watcher - or is he? HERE is the (to date) last entry in the series, and includes links to all the other in-between parts.  The links are listed in the order in which they should be read.  The series runs the gamut from angst to comedy, and back again.

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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 )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
I love seasonal coms, don’t you? It gives everyone a reason to show off their best work. Here are five of my favorite seasonal com posts in 2015:


Lies My Lover Told Me
fiction posted by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight at [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles
Post-Chosen, Giles and Olivia meet and talk about then and now. The conversation goes in a direction that is not what Giles expected. As usual with shapinglight’s work, the characters are realistic and the dialogue is searing and brilliant.

See my pics below the cut )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
The [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends Halloween Challenge happens in the last week of October. Participating writers compete to fill the most prompts with short Spuffy stories of 1,000 words or less. It’s actually more complicated, but I can never figure out the rules. The important thing is the results. Whimsical, eclectic and comedic themes expertly written. One of the most fun fandom events of the year. Here are just a few of my favorites:


Party Hard
by [livejournal.com profile] drizzlydaze
On Buffy’s 16th birthday, one week after she’s first told she’s the slayer, she meets Spike.

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[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
The Lion Laying Down With The Lambness Of Xander And Larry by [livejournal.com profile] reremouse: Xander/Larry. What I'd pay to see the conclusion to this one? The Xander voice is perfection. The whole atmosphere is funny and witty and crazy. Xander and Larry in their most boy high school romance glory.

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[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
AN APPETIZER:

Academic
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Character: Lydia
Posted at [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday on July 30, 2014

This drabble is about Lydia (the Watcher). Her past, present, and future in 100 words. It just stuck with me.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite complete longfics from the past years.
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Gently Down the Stream by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast (Ensemble, with some Buffy/Spike, PG-13). Here's Buffy's life in a nutshell: dead mom, dead-beat dad, dead end job, dependent sister. She's pulling double shifts at the Double Meat Palace to make ends meet.
And yet, she's actually pretty happy! She's got supportive friends and a sexy English boyfriend. Her life is full of love, and frankly after that accident last year and the coma, she's grateful just to be alive.
Oh, and the main point - it's NOT all-human AU.

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[identity profile] awaal.livejournal.com
In no particular order...

Title: Happy Xmas (War is over)
Author: Seraphcelene
Rating: Mature
Summary:"Against the tide we struggle with the skin we're in." Dawn, after.
Why I chose it: The characterization of Dawn is so much more than what was explored in cannon. Dawn has never been a character I particularly like, but this made me sympathize with her. It's also BAngel friendly.

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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] xspike4evax.livejournal.com
I've come across some great BTVS & Angel fanvids over the years and this year has been no exception for some great videos. It's hard to chose just 5.

My top 5 include:
Spike/darkwillow
Angelus/Willow
Spike alone
Giles/Drusilla
Team Angel (season 5) Mostly features Spike.

Top 5 Vids )
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[personal profile] kikimay
Okay, here I am too! I wish to thank everyone who recommended other fics, especially the Spangel ones. I know some of them, since I did some time lurking the English fandom but saying nothing (Because I didn't know how to write), but it's really nice to discover other classics. It makes me feel part of the group.

So, my list: 5 fics with Spike as major character I love so much (There are too many Spike-centric fics in this fandom that I love and it's hard to pick just 5)


Beggars would Ride by [livejournal.com profile] wiseacress This is one of the first Spike/Angel fics I've ever read. It's painful, dark and gorgeously written. I love the dynamic between Angel and Spike and how they hurt each others. I'm a sucker for Spangel h/c.

19 Hours by Annie Sewell-Jennings. First English Spuffy fic. Just glorious. It's a post Chosen fic, it's Spike/Buffy-centric and there is a lot of glorious happy sex involved. If you love Spike and Buffy together you have to read this.

To Come Home To by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic Recently discovered and it's a series. Again with the Spuffy post-Chosen kinda happy place. This one is also about mpreg and believe me when I say that it's the greatest thing ever.

Stick Shift by [livejournal.com profile] stultiloquentia Spike. Buffy. Pegging. Hot. If you like hot Spuffy porn this is the thing for you.

A Raising in the Sun by [livejournal.com profile] rahirah I guess that everybody knows this one. It's actually my favorite part of the saga. I love it because it really feels S6-like and it's all Spike's POV and it's excellent.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
For some mysterious reason I get a kicks out of AUs, where one character is replaced by another. So there are some of my faves...
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

'Awake' (Buffy, Illyria, PG) by [livejournal.com profile] drizzlydaze. What if Illyria got in contact with Buffy on Spike's behalf after ten years apart?
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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, I'm pretty sure I've read Bit Parts before but I did just rediscover it.

1. Wolfling's and Wesleysgirl's All the Wrong Places. I've only read Part 1 so far but it is delightful. Doyle's trapped in a computer, about three years after he's died, talking or e-mailing actually with Wesley.

the other recs are exhausted and wondering if signing up for NaNoWriMo wasn't a mistake )
[identity profile] spikesjojo.livejournal.com
Here are a few of my favorite Spike/Angel stories. Most of these contain explicit slash, none of them are workplace safe.

To Take You in - by Jessica Walker (aka Anonymous) This is a new twist on an old idea. Spike comes to Angel when he is chipped. But Jessica has a wonderful back story for Spike and Angel. The word Buffy is never mentioned, nor is Sunnydale. The story is told from Angel's POV, and the voice is excellent! http://www.fangedfour.com/fangs/fiction/anonymous.html

Time is the Fire in Which We Burn - I had to pick one story from Love that Dares, a website with all of Jenny's fiction. This is the first story in a long series. Her Spike/Angel fiction is hot, and her voices, including Wesley are spot on. I highly recommend all of her fiction. http://www.squashduck.com/ltd/spikeangelmain.htm

The Relevance of Spike - Author: stakeaclaim - "It was a big day. A hundred and twenty-five years. A quarter of the way through his second century and he’d decided today was the day it was all going to change" And it all does change, though not in ways anyone could expect. It's long, unpredictable and intricate, and it will keep you up all night. http://stakeaclaim.livejournal.com/714.html

You and I Collide - Author: spikesfool - it's dark, and painful. Spike crosses the line with Angel, and Angel makes him pay. Angel grows darker as he enjoys his payback. http://spring-spangel.livejournal.com/45738.html

Waking William - Author: Feliblanco. Spike has gotten his soul and he still has his chip. When he arrives in LA he is nearly dead from the abuse an attractive man who can't fight back, and who believes he deserves punishment, he has suffered. But the story goes off into some interesting directions beyond the h/c.
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=felisblanco&keyword=Waking+William&filter=all
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite AU fanvids.
Cut by [livejournal.com profile] spikesredqueen - (Faith, Willow; R for drug use and blood). Dark all-human AU where Faith and Willow experienced pretty much the same things as in 'Buffy' canon. But in all-human 'verse it's even more painful.
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Some of my favorite horror fics.
Any bad English and awkward phrasing in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Cicatrix by Teland & [livejournal.com profile] debchan (Ensemble, NC-17) Buffy dies during "Prophecy Girl". Permanently. And though Willow still manages to close the Hellmouth, it's not such a good news...
Thing that I love the most about this extremely dark story is that it doesn't use the obvious way to bring hell to Sunnydale (that would be Master rising). It choses more subtle path, based on character's natural urges, flaws and insecurities - and that's much more scary.
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Honestly, I could have chosen any of the ficlets [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni posted on [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends in 2013, because they're all brilliant, but here are five of my absolute favourites.

Since they're all written for prompts, make sure you read the author's notes as well as the ficlets. Needless to say, Fag Ends being a Spuffy short fics comm, all of them are Spuffy in some way.

Well...I sing, PG.
An hilarious AU, in which the Fanged Four are a vampire rock band seriously in need of a drummer.

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[personal profile] shapinglight
Bit of a feeble title, but these fics don't have an overarching theme, except that I enjoyed them all a lot.

Broken English by [livejournal.com profile] estepheia. Giles/Ethan, rated R.
Not only do I love this fic, but there was a long stretch of time when it looked like it wouldn't be finished (the first part was posted way back in 2007), but [livejournal.com profile] estepheia, despite being very busy in RL, came back and finished it. So pleased! A terrific story from a Buffyverse fandom legend.

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[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
Five fannish "love letters" to my favorite underappreciated and overlooked friendship in the Buffyverse. Only two of these stories include Dawn "onscreen" but all of them mention her in some way, echoing S5's "Family". In a world defined by violence and certain death, Love is the most courageous possible choice, their gift to one another. Alphabetical by authors' pennames.

"Talk to Me (That's What Friends Are For)" by [livejournal.com profile] clockwork_hart1 - (Gen; Buffy, Tara, implied B/S & W/T; S6 episodic of "As You Were") Lucy's responded to my prompt for a Buffy and Tara friendship fic in which Tara "is a complex human being, NOT a perfect angel or saint". This lovely deleted scene that was everything I wanted and more. Buffy and Tara offer each other comfort, solace and support after Buffy breaks up with Spike and Tara reluctantly confesses her own anger towards Willow. Bonus: ([livejournal.com profile] comlodge's gorgeous banner for the story.)



"Re-Make, Re-Model" by [livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy - (Buffy, Tara; implied B/T, early S6) Somewhat darker and more explictly "shippy" than "Warmth" (below); Buffy struggles with feelings of depression, anger, attraction to Tara as they try to bond with Tara via mundane things: schoolwork and soup. Deftly explores multiple similarities and parallels between the two characters that run deep beneath the apparent differences; an accurate portrayal of what depression actually feels like. (Credit, gratitude and a plate of warm home-made brownies to [livejournal.com profile] punch_kicker15 for introducing me to this author in their rec list.)

"Blurring the Lines" by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten - (Buffy/Tara; AU) The author's summary reads: AU- Tara doesn't die in "Seeing Red"; use of Key-canon. This is the one I'm having the hardest time describing (my brain is coming up with "Virginia Woolf?") Full disclosure: the first time I read this delicate, almost abstract open-ended prose-poem I didn't "get" it. It's not plotty in any traditional sense, it could be set almost anytime between the moment Buffy knows Dawn is the Key; it's probably S6 but could be the summer before S7. It feels like the seed of or a snippet from a true 'verse of it's own. MORE, PRETTY PLEASE? ETA: Kwritten just made my wish come true and added chapter two. *SQUEES*

"Take a Moment" by [livejournal.com profile] lanoyee - (Gen; Buffy, Dawn and ensemble, S6 post-Grave)  Buffy, Dawn, Giles and the Scoobies grieve for Tara at her funeral in this "deleted scene" fic that's part narrative, part prose-poem that satisfies what I want and need: proper tribute paid to Tara after her death and acknowledgement of her importance to beyond "Willow's partner". Spare and melancholy with a surprising warmth beneath the sadness, it gave me what I wanted AND needed. (Inspired this meta post that is one of my favorite things I have ever written.)

"Warmth" by thedissociation - (Buffy, Tara, Dawn, implied B/T; S6 episodic of Dead Things.) - Buffy's confession and breakdown to Tara in DT has been one of the most frequent and convenient starting points for Buffy & Tara fics; this is one of my favorite versions. Can be read as friendship or 'shippy' depending on which way you squint. The label or catagory isn't what matters here; the most important thing is the sense of "family"; the interweaving of sadness, love, confusion and hope; of emotional comfort freely given and reluctantly received.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
All of these are pre-2013 postings. I just first discovered them recently.

1) The Butterfingers G. D. I. Stark Guide to Problem Solving by Epiphanyx7
Avengers verse
Starks' A. I. bots are building another bot. Adorable story.

So in the end there always ends up being some sort of tiny, insignificant anomaly --- not a mistake, or anything. Just a... a loophole, in the programming parameters. This line totally reminds me of a plotline from Freefall, and you can see another example of robots creating robots in Girl Genius.

The rest of the recs are busy wondering: if it's still the Day of the Dead, why aren't there more zombies skulking about ...  )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
All of these are either part of a series or a rec for the series as a whole.
None of these are worksafe, but none are terribly squicky either.

1) Of Old Mystics by omphalos and Wolfling: Giles/Ethan - Giles, now head of the Council, rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to learn that they are a bonded pair, Order and Chaos, who must work together to save the world. One of my favorite go-back-to stories.

The other five recs are eyeing each other and wondering who's going to clean up the mess from that Halloween bash ... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Back today with five of my favourite stories by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast. I love her stories so much. She writes the best Spander (not a pairing I otherwise read) and can, when she wants, deliver a killer punch to the emotional gut.

Sunshine, Spike/Xander, NC17 for one short, but explicit sex scene. Thirteen years have passed since Spike mysteriously disappeared in Africa. What's he been doing all that time? On a visit to London for a happy occasion, Xander gets to find out.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
5 Stories I Wasn't Able to Find
I asked and was told it was okay to post recs for stories I couldn't find the links to. Anyone know where any of these are?
Edited: I'm posting links to the stories as I learn what they are.

1) AtS, a short story I believe. A plague, created by humans I think, has been unleashed on the world. The Hyperion has become something of a safe house, keeping people physically safe from demons if not the plague virus. I think Lorn and some witches hightailed it out of there but were unable to take non-magical humans who wouldn't have survived in the other dimension. Cordelia and two others are sitting on the roof, looking at the sunset maybe. The other two go back in and, once they are out of sight, Cordelia starts showing signs of the plague (coughing?). Then she gets up, squares her shoulders, and goes back down to do the work of the day. Basically hiding the disease from everyone and getting on with the work.

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[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
Spike can be good or evil and everything in between... and still be in character. Here are 5 wonderful fics by very accomplished writers. I found each of these stories fascinating for a number of reasons, one of them being the authors’ interpretations of Spike and how each one rang true to me.

Please be warned, some of these stories contain upsetting subject matter including issues of nonconsensual and/or underage sex. I will leave it to the authors to provide the exact warnings they feel are appropriate.

SEE MORE BEHIND THE CUT )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] shapinglight has been one of my favorite writers since I came to LJ and before. When I read her stories, I can see every scene vividly in front of me. I sometimes forget it came completely from someone's imagination.

The following 5 stories are a good representation of her work. She is currently uploading some of her works to Ao3 under the name glassdarkly. In the meantime, you can find most of her stories on her personal journal or at [livejournal.com profile] glassdarklyuk (you must friend this journal to read it, but in doing so you will have access to her extraordinary "indulgent" kink-fics).

(Please see author’s warnings if applicable)

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
5 Spander Recs
Well, come on, obviously I've got to rec Spander ;-)
I don't recall which ones have sex and which don't so lets just call them all not worksafe to be on the safe side.
Note: Edited to adjust the location of the lj-cut.

1) whichclothes and Emelye Miller wrote El Cuento del Bucanero y del Vampiro together. Spike and Xander go undercover as luchadores. The art, Spike and Xander dressed as luchadores, is brilliant. Um, not to say the writing isn't also brilliant. The authors took turns writing chapters and obviously took great delight in writing cliffhangers that the other had to finish off. ;-)
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[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Here are five extraordinary entries from this year's superb round of [livejournal.com profile] iwry_marathon.

1) Swan Song (Buffy/Angel; PG) by [livejournal.com profile] librarian2003: If you haven't discovered Jo's impossibly brilliant stories by now... well, you have missed out. Whether you like the Buffy/Angel pairing or not, this story (like all her others) will leave you breathless with awe and emotion. Also, you'll never think of Swan Lake the same way again.

More Bangel Below )

If you'd like to take a look at the rest of the outstanding stories from this year's IWRY, then go here. You won't regret it. You have no idea how hard it was for me to narrow this list down to five.


Gabrielle
[identity profile] coalitiongirl.livejournal.com
These are five of my favorites from this year, five that struck me most (that I can remember. It's been a long year!). I chose them for imaginativeness or just the pretty, in some cases. 

All are worksafe. Tumblr users, head on over to the original posts to reblog! :)



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[identity profile] coalitiongirl.livejournal.com
These are five of my favorites from this year, five that struck me most (that I can remember. It's been a long year!). I chose them for imaginativeness or just the pretty, in some cases. 

All are worksafe. Tumblr users, head on over to the original posts to reblog! :)



Read more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
There are so many great body swap stories from our talented Buffyverse fic authors that it's hard to winnow a list down to just five! The following stories are not only classic, they are packed with Ideas and Concepts and stand up to (many) repeated readings. First, a couple of quickies:

Because It’s Wrong by [info]mahaliem (R for language) Also available here / here / here / here.
Spike & Buffy. S4. Spike runs into Buffy after Who Are You? and gives her a surprisingly stern talking to. One shot.

The Twelfth Sister and The Twelfth Sister Revisited by [livejournal.com profile] rowan (littlerhymes) (PG13 for themes) Also available here.
Gen. S4-S6. A dark AU tale of what might've happened if the Council was successful in its rendition of Faith to England. One shot.

Here's three longies... )

[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
There are so many great body swap stories from our talented Buffyverse fic authors that it's hard to winnow a list down to just five! The following stories are not only classic, they are packed with Ideas and Concepts and stand up to (many) repeated readings. First, a couple of quickies:

Because It’s Wrong by [info]mahaliem (R for language) Also available here / here / here / here.
Spike & Buffy. S4. Spike runs into Buffy after Who Are You? and gives her a surprisingly stern talking to. One shot.

The Twelfth Sister and The Twelfth Sister Revisited by [livejournal.com profile] rowan (littlerhymes) (PG13 for themes) Also available here.
Gen. S4-S6. A dark AU tale of what might've happened if the Council was successful in its rendition of Faith to England. One shot.

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It blew her to Anytown, USA and that's my middle name (Faith/Buffy)
There's not much use for it now, with everything so quiet on the evil front, but in Faith's head there's still a "the" before her title. Faith. The Vampire Slayer. (Faith/Buffy)
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
It blew her to Anytown, USA and that's my middle name (Faith/Buffy)
There's not much use for it now, with everything so quiet on the evil front, but in Faith's head there's still a "the" before her title. Faith. The Vampire Slayer. (Faith/Buffy)
Read more... )
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More early season S/B fun! However, the fact that Spike is only in one S3 episode made it a little tougher to find fic for this category. So, I cheated.

All Over It, by Nautibitz - More proof that the "Buffy and Spike have to have sex to save the world" genre really exists! Also of note, in a weird coincidence, this was originally written a few months before "Chosen" aired, but has Spike wearing a gaudy necklace as part of the world-saving ritual.

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molly_may: (Spuffy Lovers Walk - goldenusagi)
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More early season S/B fun! However, the fact that Spike is only in one S3 episode made it a little tougher to find fic for this category. So, I cheated.

All Over It, by Nautibitz - More proof that the "Buffy and Spike have to have sex to save the world" genre really exists! Also of note, in a weird coincidence, this was originally written a few months before "Chosen" aired, but has Spike wearing a gaudy necklace as part of the world-saving ritual.

Read more... )
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In general, I tend to be a fan of late season or post-series Buffy/Spike fanfiction, but sometimes there's nothing more fun than reading a story in which those two crazy kids get together a little sooner than in canon.

The Perfume of Kismet, by Gwyneth Rhys - After the events of "Becoming", Buffy runs into a familiar face in Los Angeles.

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