[identity profile] thenewbuzwuzz.livejournal.com
Because nothing takes my mind off things like combinations of crack, fluff, smut, and Spuffy. When I think of every one of these fics, one of the first summaries that come to mind is "everything is happiness, and nothing hurts". None of the stories take themselves too seriously. Most of them are full of smut. All of them make me smile and laugh. (It's late. Sorry! I somehow thought the end time was midnight local.)

1. 10 Ways to Defrost Your Vampire Boyfriend by TerrusDacktellus (DactylGirl, [livejournal.com profile] lady_sybyl). I think the title says it all.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
In 2014 I wrote The Perfect Cup of Tea and I learned that Brits really don’t like it when you get tea making wrong. Note: I have since corrected my mistake and promise to never, ever do anything so heinous to tea, even if only in a story, again.

1. Gill O’s Tea Parties Suck, was written as a response to my story. I like to think my error, in that it produced such a delightfully humorous response, was almost worth making.
the rest of the recs are having a cup of tea and then having another one. Because they're small. )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
So the fandom isn't as active as it once was, but there are still communities keeping up the good work. Here are a few challenge responses I liked this year.

[livejournal.com profile] spook_me
Unwrapping by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni. Spike has a rare birthday gift for Dru. She's very happy with it, especially as it's the last one. Spike/Dru.

Four more )
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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.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some amazing buffyverse cosplay from the past year.
Click either on the links or on the thumbnails to get to the full photosets.

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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] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
5 Fics that include a non-BtVS verse
Either the story isn't BtVS at all or it's a BtVS crossover

1) Lyl Devil's In Another Life: When Willow's life is wiped clean, she makes a new one for herself in L. A. Crossover with Numb3rs; Willow/Don. Another story that was an absolute delight to reread. ;-)

The rest of the prompts are dipping their toes into the big kid's pool and wondering if it's safe ...  )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Time to Tell by [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_noelle NC17
In an alternative S6, Spike blackmails persuades Buffy to go public with surprising results. Surprising to Buffy, if nobody else.

Birthdays, Nights Out, and Slay Dates... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Just five fics that made me smile.

A Quirk of Perkins by [livejournal.com profile] quinara. Making the most out of her retirement, Buffy has made it to the final of The Great British Bake Off. Now Sue Perkins has come to interview her at home, but gets a little more than she bargained for. Buffy/Spike.

4 more )
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[personal profile] snickfic
[livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni has been one of Buffydom's most prolific and varied authors this year; she's written tons of fics and all sorts of pairings. Here are my five favorites of hers this year (and a bonus). Mostly Buffy-centric, not all angsty despite the icon.

The fics )
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[personal profile] snickfic
[livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni has been one of Buffydom's most prolific and varied authors this year; she's written tons of fics and all sorts of pairings. Here are my five favorites of hers this year (and a bonus). Mostly Buffy-centric, not all angsty despite the icon.

The fics )
[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.

Here's three longies... )

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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
A Warm and Fuzzy Tale by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://penny-lane-42.livejournal.com/133641.html
PG. Post-"Angel". Buffy/Spike, Illyria, Dawn. There is a third party in Buffy and Spike's bedroom, and Buffy is not happy about it. Writer uses a funny situation to reflex on serious questions: how our prejudices are born? how we hate? how we love? Delightful yarn - sweet but not saccharine.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
A Warm and Fuzzy Tale by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://penny-lane-42.livejournal.com/133641.html
PG. Post-"Angel". Buffy/Spike, Illyria, Dawn. There is a third party in Buffy and Spike's bedroom, and Buffy is not happy about it. Writer uses a funny situation to reflex on serious questions: how our prejudices are born? how we hate? how we love? Delightful yarn - sweet but not saccharine.
four more )
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Fuffy fans are not particularly active on LJ. There are several pretty active Fuffy forums and fic archives online, and the majority of Fuffy shippers spend their time there, or on ff.net. Still, there are wonderful Buffy/Faith (as well as Buffy-and-Faith) fics posted on LJ.

What We Got (Is Everything) by [livejournal.com profile] deird1
http://deird1.livejournal.com/189861.html
PG, post-Chosen. Sharp, insightful and deliciously funny exploration of a possible relationship. Deird1 proves that cute and smart aren't mutually exclusive: her story is sweet without being sachharine, funny without being overtly fluffy, sexy without being too graphic. It's all about the tiny details.
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Fuffy fans are not particularly active on LJ. There are several pretty active Fuffy forums and fic archives online, and the majority of Fuffy shippers spend their time there, or on ff.net. Still, there are wonderful Buffy/Faith (as well as Buffy-and-Faith) fics posted on LJ.

What We Got (Is Everything) by [livejournal.com profile] deird1
http://deird1.livejournal.com/189861.html
PG, post-Chosen. Sharp, insightful and deliciously funny exploration of a possible relationship. Deird1 proves that cute and smart aren't mutually exclusive: her story is sweet without being sachharine, funny without being overtly fluffy, sexy without being too graphic. It's all about the tiny details.
click 4 more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander fics:

1- In a Lifetime by [personal profile] sparrow2000: Post-Chosen. My favorite Xander-centric fic for the year 2009. A rich launguage with a very powerful and sad plot about a very weary and bitter Xander. Filled with unexpected and intriguing twists. A must read.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander fics:

1- In a Lifetime by [personal profile] sparrow2000: Post-Chosen. My favorite Xander-centric fic for the year 2009. A rich launguage with a very powerful and sad plot about a very weary and bitter Xander. Filled with unexpected and intriguing twists. A must read.

Check the other four... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Sunshine by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast
Part 1, part 2
Future Fic, NC-17.
Two tunnels diverged in a grimy subway.
And I, I don’t know which one the demon went down.
Well, shit.

- Xander Harris, with props to Robert Frost
Thirteen years after Spike had mysteriously disappeared, Xander meets him by accident in the London underground. Where has Spike been all this time, and what is he hiding? In my (highly subjective) opinion, [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast writes the best Xander ever; seeing her writing again after a year of absence was a great joy. In her new story she introduces a simple and effective plot device I never encountered before - a potion that allows vampires to walk in the sunlight for a brief period of time - and she ingeniously exploits the idea on both narrative and metaphorical levels.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Sunshine by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast
Part 1, part 2
Future Fic, NC-17.
Two tunnels diverged in a grimy subway.
And I, I don’t know which one the demon went down.
Well, shit.

- Xander Harris, with props to Robert Frost
Thirteen years after Spike had mysteriously disappeared, Xander meets him by accident in the London underground. Where has Spike been all this time, and what is he hiding? In my (highly subjective) opinion, [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast writes the best Xander ever; seeing her writing again after a year of absence was a great joy. In her new story she introduces a simple and effective plot device I never encountered before - a potion that allows vampires to walk in the sunlight for a brief period of time - and she ingeniously exploits the idea on both narrative and metaphorical levels.
four more )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

This post is somewhat nostalgic for me because these were the fics I was reading early on in my lurker days before I had an LJ or was writing. Each of these stories are excellent and although they are permanent WIPs, you won't be disappointed with the plots. They range in chapter length from 10-47. Most written during or prior to 2006.

1. A Dying Dream by Europanya ([info]euro_fics)
RATING: NC-17
SETTING: Canon through BtVS, AU for AtS S5
PAIRING: Buffy/Spike
SUMMARY: A decade after closing the Hellmouth and doing time in Hell, Spike is living in San Francisco, a lone vampire in a world nearly wiped clean of demons, when Buffy unexpectedly finds her way back to him. [19 chapters]

More recs under the cut )More recs under the cut )
 
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

This post is somewhat nostalgic for me because these were the fics I was reading early on in my lurker days before I had an LJ or was writing. Each of these stories are excellent and although they are permanent WIPs, you won't be disappointed with the plots. They range in chapter length from 10-47. Most written during or prior to 2006.

1. A Dying Dream by Europanya ([info]euro_fics)
RATING: NC-17
SETTING: Canon through BtVS, AU for AtS S5
PAIRING: Buffy/Spike
SUMMARY: A decade after closing the Hellmouth and doing time in Hell, Spike is living in San Francisco, a lone vampire in a world nearly wiped clean of demons, when Buffy unexpectedly finds her way back to him. [19 chapters]

More recs under the cut )More recs under the cut )
 
[identity profile] kcarolj65.livejournal.com
Top 5 Fics by [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc

It’s probably no secret that I unashamedly worship herself_nyc’s amazing talent, which she’s generously applied in many wonderful Spike/Buffy stories. What I love most about her writing – and what deliciously breaks my heart every time and keeps me coming back for more – is that she never falls into the trap of making Spike and Buffy’s relationship easy for either of them. In her stories they have to work at it almost constantly, deal with their differences and their similarities as well as everything a Slayer’s existence can throw at them, thereby lending this most supernatural relationship a deep sense of realism and truth. The joy and angst she portrays are painfully exquisite, beautifully written and mesmerizing.

It’s hard to pick five favorites from among the wealth, but as of this minute, they are: )
[identity profile] kcarolj65.livejournal.com
Top 5 Fics by [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc

It’s probably no secret that I unashamedly worship herself_nyc’s amazing talent, which she’s generously applied in many wonderful Spike/Buffy stories. What I love most about her writing – and what deliciously breaks my heart every time and keeps me coming back for more – is that she never falls into the trap of making Spike and Buffy’s relationship easy for either of them. In her stories they have to work at it almost constantly, deal with their differences and their similarities as well as everything a Slayer’s existence can throw at them, thereby lending this most supernatural relationship a deep sense of realism and truth. The joy and angst she portrays are painfully exquisite, beautifully written and mesmerizing.

It’s hard to pick five favorites from among the wealth, but as of this minute, they are: )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Here's another author-centric list from me. Discovering [livejournal.com profile] sexymermaid's work was one of the highlights of my year and I am going to list the five stories that went the longest way towards making me an ardent fan!

The Janitor(Spangel human AU): This is the fic that convinced me that [livejournal.com profile] sexymermaid was going to become one of my favorite authors. How could anyone read this tale of a slow-witted boxer and a crippled student and not be moved to tears many a time? This is one heck of a tale!

The Other Four Are Under This Cut )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Here's another author-centric list from me. Discovering [livejournal.com profile] sexymermaid's work was one of the highlights of my year and I am going to list the five stories that went the longest way towards making me an ardent fan!

The Janitor(Spangel human AU): This is the fic that convinced me that [livejournal.com profile] sexymermaid was going to become one of my favorite authors. How could anyone read this tale of a slow-witted boxer and a crippled student and not be moved to tears many a time? This is one heck of a tale!

The Other Four Are Under This Cut )
[identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
Since its still New Year's Eve here where I live, I thought a little romp with fairy Spike in keeping with the season. 5 encounters with wee 'Spike the fairy' in fic and art in 2005. Take a peek if you like.

Top 5 Fairy Spike in 2005 )
[identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
Since its still New Year's Eve here where I live, I thought a little romp with fairy Spike in keeping with the season. 5 encounters with wee 'Spike the fairy' in fic and art in 2005. Take a peek if you like.

Top 5 Fairy Spike in 2005 )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
These fics revolve around the premise that Angel is in severe physical and/or mental distress. I didn't actually plan on making it all Spangel, but Spike insisted on running to the rescue, so the list just got even more specific on its own. Make sure to check each fic for warnings, because there is definitely some mature subject matter involved in most of these stories.

This way to the Broken!Angel Spangel )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
These fics revolve around the premise that Angel is in severe physical and/or mental distress. I didn't actually plan on making it all Spangel, but Spike insisted on running to the rescue, so the list just got even more specific on its own. Make sure to check each fic for warnings, because there is definitely some mature subject matter involved in most of these stories.

This way to the Broken!Angel Spangel )

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