ext_1707915: (Anya)
[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five favorite shippy shorts from the past year, and one vid as a bonus.

very good bad thing by spangel. Cordelia's POV on Buffy. So accurate that it hurts.

Waylaid by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy (or AO3 link). Faith/Tara in the Wishverse, and it's surely the lightest and most hopeful Wishverse story I've ever read.

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Buffyversetop5)
[personal profile] shapinglight
As usual, I can't collect five things in a particular category and time is running out, so here are five of my favourite fandom things from 2016.

First some wonderful fan art.

Venus and Mars by [livejournal.com profile] rbfvid (Restfield). This piece was inspired by one of my fics (of the same name) but that's not why I'm reccing it. I'm reccing it because it's beautiful and clever, and in all ways absolutely superb.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I did my list of comedy fics that made me giggle in 2016, so here now is a list of five pretty angsty dramatic fics that made me go wow, I wish I’d written that.

First up is [livejournal.com profile] aadler’s There Ought to be Clowns (The Lying Eyes Remix). Buffy makes Xander a ‘no strings’ offer and Xander accepts. Funny how it becomes impossible to say what you really want once you’ve got what you asked for. I really loved the complicated Buffy characterisation in this story – it’s the road not taken, but feels very true to her character. And the use of repetition is an especially effective bell in her brain. Really good stuff.

Drops breadcrumbs to more lovely slices of storytelling… )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander put up a wishlist entry for some Xander/Larry. It’s a pairing that can work wonderfully and it’s a shame there’s not more of it about.

I’ve got to start with [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat’s Things We Never Talk About. Xander suffering from the “aspect of the demon” thing from Earshot while Larry finds himself having a shock initiation into the trials and tribulations of Scoobydom. And there’s a whole complication with Faith that always has me on the edge of my seat. Welcome to boy world…

More X/L fun this way... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Caster Sugar first part and second: I'd requested a story - Spike eating the Band Candy - that thisficklemob had been thinking on for years. Spike reverts to William, which does make sense now that I think on it. It's delightful.

Gabrielle's Answering Prayers: Joyce and Angel's relationship in the summer between seasons 2 and 3. It's brilliant.

Il Mio Capitano's Double Dipping: One of three recs for stories set in "Band Candy". (The others are Caster Sugar and the Saturday NIght vid.) Ripper and Joyce don't go as quietly as Buffy thinks.

Punch Kicker's If You Are What You Say You Are: Okay, I adore this because Joyce is saved. What can I say? I like Joyce.

FeliciaCraft's Lust at First Sight: Giles falls.
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
I hated that what happened to Xander in the episode Consequences was never explored properly on the show. So here are five fics dealing with Faith's attempted rape/murder on Xander.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Recently I’ve been tracking down some favourite old Xander/Oz fics that somehow had slipped through the cracks of my bookmarks. I was really happy to revisit all of these

First up it's Kate Bolin’s wonderful The Curve of Your Lips Rewrites History. Post Graduation, Xander runs across Oz at a truckstop and offers him a ride. This Xander is emotionally all over the place and Oz is as serene as a werewolf can be. The scene by the lake and the aftermath will kill you every time you read it. Bloody gorgeous but not worksafe.

More Xander/Oz goodness )
ext_1707915: (Default)
[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite Faith-centric shortfic from the past year.

The Replacement (Faith, Spike, PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey. Post-Gift AU, where Faith is brought to Sunnydale as a replacement slayer. The story sticks as close to canon as it is possible (well, except for bringing back Lydia the Watcher), especially when it comes to Faith's reaction on being a replacement.

Read more... )
molly_may: (Spuffy Lovers Walk - goldenusagi)
[personal profile] molly_may
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... )
molly_may: (Spuffy Lovers Walk - goldenusagi)
[personal profile] molly_may
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... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Some are friendship and some are shippy.

1) If I Act (a Little Strange) by [livejournal.com profile] waddis: There's a difference between getting old and getting older, but neither one feels very good. Xander is turning 30 -which is approperaite seeing as he's obviously a month or a few weeks older than Buffy so his 30th birthday is either in last December or today. Happy birthday, Xander!
Check them out!! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Some are friendship and some are shippy.

1) If I Act (a Little Strange) by [livejournal.com profile] waddis: There's a difference between getting old and getting older, but neither one feels very good. Xander is turning 30 -which is approperaite seeing as he's obviously a month or a few weeks older than Buffy so his 30th birthday is either in last December or today. Happy birthday, Xander!
Check them out!! )
[identity profile] jack-shaftoe21.livejournal.com
Title: The Chosen
Author: Jet Wolf
Rating: PG
Summary: This is a very ambitious project which follows the episode format of BtVS and its story begins a few months after the end of the end of the TV show. It's more of a general fic which is a spiritual successor of the early seasons, despite being set after season seven but eventually Willow/Tara becomes its main 'ship.
Why I chose this: Because it has it all - brilliant characterization, long story-arcs, interesting original characters, humour, plot twists, etc. It combines my favourite couple, Willow/Tara, with loads and loads of terrific Scooby friendship scenes, not just between the usual suspects - Buffy, Xander and Willow but between say Kennedy and Dawn. Unfinished as of now but if one really demands closure they can always stop at the end of Season 8.
Read more )
[identity profile] jack-shaftoe21.livejournal.com
Title: The Chosen
Author: Jet Wolf
Rating: PG
Summary: This is a very ambitious project which follows the episode format of BtVS and its story begins a few months after the end of the end of the TV show. It's more of a general fic which is a spiritual successor of the early seasons, despite being set after season seven but eventually Willow/Tara becomes its main 'ship.
Why I chose this: Because it has it all - brilliant characterization, long story-arcs, interesting original characters, humour, plot twists, etc. It combines my favourite couple, Willow/Tara, with loads and loads of terrific Scooby friendship scenes, not just between the usual suspects - Buffy, Xander and Willow but between say Kennedy and Dawn. Unfinished as of now but if one really demands closure they can always stop at the end of Season 8.
Read more )
shapinglight: (Default)
[personal profile] shapinglight
In this post, I've linked to what I think are great fics by these individual writers, and which I hope will spur people on to read more of their work, if they haven't already.

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Default)
[personal profile] shapinglight
In this post, I've linked to what I think are great fics by these individual writers, and which I hope will spur people on to read more of their work, if they haven't already.

Read more... )
[identity profile] bubble-blunder.livejournal.com
Okay, I am new to the fandom in 2005, so I cannot guarantee that all of these were written in 2005, but I never knew of their existence before then. Also, there are no Season 6 fics on this list, because I had 5 of those on their own, and will include them in a separate post. All of these fics are archived at the Bloodshedverse.

Read more... )

Off now, to work on my other lists, so stay tuned.

-Lisa
[identity profile] bubble-blunder.livejournal.com
Okay, I am new to the fandom in 2005, so I cannot guarantee that all of these were written in 2005, but I never knew of their existence before then. Also, there are no Season 6 fics on this list, because I had 5 of those on their own, and will include them in a separate post. All of these fics are archived at the Bloodshedverse.

Read more... )

Off now, to work on my other lists, so stay tuned.

-Lisa

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Profile

buffyversetop5: (Default)
Buffyverse Top 5

January 2017

S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 111213 14
15 161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Most Popular Tags