[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] 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.

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[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
I'm a big fan of fics where a well-timed spell, a friend stepping in to help, or someone asking the right question at the right time can solve a problem from canon.

Here are five short classic fics in that category:

1. Apotheosis by Ephemeral Night (Willow/Tara, General Audiences). Willow stumbles upon the secret for carrying out the Thy Will Be Done Spell in a more effective manner, and comes up with some clever and audacious to eliminate nearly every threat the Scooby Gang will ever face, and then takes it even further into the ultimate fix-it fic territory. Tagged as "fluff and crack" in AO3, and it's high quality fluff and crack.

The rest under the cut )
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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] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Here are five Giles/Xander fics, which is my second favourite ship. These range from the ridiculously cute to the ridiculously angsty.

Starting with cute, The Beginning of Knowledge by [livejournal.com profile] mireille719 is some lovely incremental snapshots of Giles and Xander’s relationship in which Xander buys post Valentine’s Day chocolate and Giles folds laundry.

This way for the pretties... )
[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] rebcake.livejournal.com
Spike and Xander are a great odd couple, if you like that sort of thing. Obviously lots of people do like it, and here is just a small sampling of some of the classics of the genre, in order of length:

Rehearsal by [livejournal.com profile] thebratqueen
A S4 basement of doom story in which Spike gives Xander instruction on the proper delivery of dirty talk. Pre-slash.
On LJ / On Author's Site / On Spanderfiles

Hilarity ensues... )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
No surprise, I suppose, that Willow fics are the subject of my list, but it's still worth doing. These are five fics which I feel represent some of the best stories written about Willow Rosenberg - or any character - in 2013.

1) Less and More Than Friends (Willow/Angel) by [livejournal.com profile] lilbreck: First of all, the writing is gorgeous - exquisitely opaque and delicate. Second, the story is dark at times, but in a quiet, insidiously creepy way that gets under your skin like a cold chill. Third... well, read it for yourself and you'll see everything I love about it and that you'll love too.

More Wonderful Willow )
[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] yourlibrarian
When I Ruled the World by kallysten. Pretty apt choice for the Fanged Four, and a nice "story of us" to remember them by.

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[identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com
Time's Fool by Lady Jane at the Bloodshedverse, or at Elysian fields (may need to register to read at EF) Spike/ Buffy "eventually NC17" though it hasn't gotten there yet.

Future fic. Decades down the road Spike and Buffy meet up again for the first time since Sunnydale. Plotty goodness. A really interesting and believable future for Our Heroes. Great characterizations, and believable motivations. Also, the author gets the medical details right. I appreciate that! Warning: still a WIP

long, plotty, spuffy goodness! )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dust by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=knifeedgefic&keyword=DUST&filter=all
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6958651/1/DUST
http://www.bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=chapters&no=12728
WIP, 31 chapters, PG so far, NC-17 later. Alternate season 4. Buffy wakes in a Sunnydale that went utterly wrong... Everybody's asleep; the phones are dead; and there is no way out of the town. Buffy's only hope is a certain vampire who managed to stay awake and who was persistent enough to wake her up. Intriguing premise, genre storytelling par excellence, witty dialogues, funny insights into Buffy's and Spike's minds, overall creepy atmosphere -- the story's vitality and finesse make "Dust" one of the most exciting and gripping stories of the year.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dust by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=knifeedgefic&keyword=DUST&filter=all
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6958651/1/DUST
http://www.bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=chapters&no=12728
WIP, 31 chapters, PG so far, NC-17 later. Alternate season 4. Buffy wakes in a Sunnydale that went utterly wrong... Everybody's asleep; the phones are dead; and there is no way out of the town. Buffy's only hope is a certain vampire who managed to stay awake and who was persistent enough to wake her up. Intriguing premise, genre storytelling par excellence, witty dialogues, funny insights into Buffy's and Spike's minds, overall creepy atmosphere -- the story's vitality and finesse make "Dust" one of the most exciting and gripping stories of the year.
four more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
2011 was a great year for Spander fics. I discovered [livejournal.com profile] baudown this year. Her writing is super, her character voices are super, and her fics are always a joy to read. Here are five fics I've read and enjoyed of hers.

Click here )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
2011 was a great year for Spander fics. I discovered [livejournal.com profile] baudown this year. Her writing is super, her character voices are super, and her fics are always a joy to read. Here are five fics I've read and enjoyed of hers.

Click here )
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[personal profile] molly_may
To finish off the early season S/B love, here are some S4 era fics.

Achilles Heel, by Elizabeth - I'm fairly certain this has been recced at Buffyverse Top 5 before, but it's always been one of my favorites. Buffy and Spike are cursed.

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[personal profile] molly_may
To finish off the early season S/B love, here are some S4 era fics.

Achilles Heel, by Elizabeth - I'm fairly certain this has been recced at Buffyverse Top 5 before, but it's always been one of my favorites. Buffy and Spike are cursed.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Strangers by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Strangers+%28Buffy/Spike%29&filter=all
~ 83,000 words. PG. Starts in the eighth season of BtVS, in February 2005. Buffy, Xander and their Slayers are living in a castle in Scotland. Grief pushes Buffy and Xander to do something really stupid: they have consolation sex, Buffy ends up pregnant and eventually gives birth to a girl. Things get more complicated when she discovers that Spike is no longer dead. Earnest, detailed exploration of Buffy's dilemmas in season 8, this story is simultaneously epic and intimate.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Strangers by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Strangers+%28Buffy/Spike%29&filter=all
~ 83,000 words. PG. Starts in the eighth season of BtVS, in February 2005. Buffy, Xander and their Slayers are living in a castle in Scotland. Grief pushes Buffy and Xander to do something really stupid: they have consolation sex, Buffy ends up pregnant and eventually gives birth to a girl. Things get more complicated when she discovers that Spike is no longer dead. Earnest, detailed exploration of Buffy's dilemmas in season 8, this story is simultaneously epic and intimate.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
There already is a post by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic dedicated to long Spuffy fics. She has collected five magnificent stories there, and I regard this post as a continuation of her work.

Where Pies Go When They Die by [livejournal.com profile] ghostyouknow27
http://ghostyouknow27.livejournal.com/tag/where%20pies%20go%20when%20they%20die
R. Completed. ~ 17,500 words. Post-series. Spike has landed in a special Hell, courtesy of Wolfram & Hart. Buffy's rescue mission leads her... into a diner from Hell. Deliciously cracktastic tale in Lewis Carroll style with shadows of Tim Burton and Chris Nolan lurking at the corners. Inventive plot, powerful, well-crafted concept, great timing and sense of details - each of them works for a bigger plan. HeavenHell is very unusual - funny and creepy at the same time; Buffy's speech patterns ("What the pie?") as well as her reaction to SPN-skewed reality are priceless.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
There already is a post by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic dedicated to long Spuffy fics. She has collected five magnificent stories there, and I regard this post as a continuation of her work.

Where Pies Go When They Die by [livejournal.com profile] ghostyouknow27
http://ghostyouknow27.livejournal.com/tag/where%20pies%20go%20when%20they%20die
R. Completed. ~ 17,500 words. Post-series. Spike has landed in a special Hell, courtesy of Wolfram & Hart. Buffy's rescue mission leads her... into a diner from Hell. Deliciously cracktastic tale in Lewis Carroll style with shadows of Tim Burton and Chris Nolan lurking at the corners. Inventive plot, powerful, well-crafted concept, great timing and sense of details - each of them works for a bigger plan. HeavenHell is very unusual - funny and creepy at the same time; Buffy's speech patterns ("What the pie?") as well as her reaction to SPN-skewed reality are priceless.
four more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Still no theme. I just liked them.

The Front Line by [livejournal.com profile] rebcake. PG, Robin Wood and Gunn. Robin is an educator, and he hasn't always lived in Sunnydale. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

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[personal profile] shapinglight
Still no theme. I just liked them.

The Front Line by [livejournal.com profile] rebcake. PG, Robin Wood and Gunn. Robin is an educator, and he hasn't always lived in Sunnydale. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

Read more... )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
These five stories are some of the finest epic length W/T centric fics I've read. I have all of these printed and bound and they have brought me much joy. I should note that some of these fics deal with the canon events of Seeing Red, but all ultimately end happily.


Title/Link: The Gift of Sorrow
Author: The Rainbow Writers
Rating: PG, later chapters NC-17, all clearly noted
Pairing(s): Willow/Tara, gen
Spoilers: Everything up to and including all of season six.
Warnings/Triggers: Psychic trauma, depression, use of medication
Summary: It would be fair to say that the events in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Six created a schism in the fan base of this popular show. Not only did it divide all of the existing couples, it killed one of the most recent popular members of the cast, dragged one of the shows most beloved characters to the very depths of her soul, making her someone that people hardly recognized and made fans watch the moral demise of the slayer herself. It was a very hard season to watch, and caused many long term fans turn away from the show. We, like many were unhappy with the progress this season began, and decided to write our own next season, to address some of the issues that we felt needed righting. This story is the result.

The other chapters can be found HERE, towards the bottom.

Reccers Note: Sadly, this story is unfinished. The duo that is the Rainbow Writers were finally reunited several years ago and have since made a home together, yet struggle with health and real life issues that hinder the creative process. The story does stop at a stable point and is well worth your time. This is arguably my favorite fanfic ever.



"Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now? " )
 
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
These five stories are some of the finest epic length W/T centric fics I've read. I have all of these printed and bound and they have brought me much joy. I should note that some of these fics deal with the canon events of Seeing Red, but all ultimately end happily.


Title/Link: The Gift of Sorrow
Author: The Rainbow Writers
Rating: PG, later chapters NC-17, all clearly noted
Pairing(s): Willow/Tara, gen
Spoilers: Everything up to and including all of season six.
Warnings/Triggers: Psychic trauma, depression, use of medication
Summary: It would be fair to say that the events in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Six created a schism in the fan base of this popular show. Not only did it divide all of the existing couples, it killed one of the most recent popular members of the cast, dragged one of the shows most beloved characters to the very depths of her soul, making her someone that people hardly recognized and made fans watch the moral demise of the slayer herself. It was a very hard season to watch, and caused many long term fans turn away from the show. We, like many were unhappy with the progress this season began, and decided to write our own next season, to address some of the issues that we felt needed righting. This story is the result.

The other chapters can be found HERE, towards the bottom.

Reccers Note: Sadly, this story is unfinished. The duo that is the Rainbow Writers were finally reunited several years ago and have since made a home together, yet struggle with health and real life issues that hinder the creative process. The story does stop at a stable point and is well worth your time. This is arguably my favorite fanfic ever.



"Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now? " )
 
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Five fun fics in which Spike and/or Buffy struggle against their attraction. But not that hard.

She Will Remember Him? by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher
Season 2 with Dawn and Andrew! Might be my favorite story from all of 2009! Irreverent and filled with Ideas both big and small. R

But wait! There's more! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Five fun fics in which Spike and/or Buffy struggle against their attraction. But not that hard.

She Will Remember Him? by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher
Season 2 with Dawn and Andrew! Might be my favorite story from all of 2009! Irreverent and filled with Ideas both big and small. R

But wait! There's more! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- the boy & the beast by [personal profile] snowpuppies: Set in S4. This is so dark, but in a good way. You've got a cunning Spike, who's still dangerous even with a chip in his head. Great character-voices and... I don't wanna spoil it more for you, you've got to read this one.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- the boy & the beast by [personal profile] snowpuppies: Set in S4. This is so dark, but in a good way. You've got a cunning Spike, who's still dangerous even with a chip in his head. Great character-voices and... I don't wanna spoil it more for you, you've got to read this one.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] debris4spike.livejournal.com
Although we all have a lot to thank Joss and his team of writers for - Am I the only person who gets annoyed with the  Buffyverse from time to time.

Obviously not - as here are 5 Spuffy stories written during different seasons .



Hope you like them as much as I did!
[identity profile] debris4spike.livejournal.com
Although we all have a lot to thank Joss and his team of writers for - Am I the only person who gets annoyed with the  Buffyverse from time to time.

Obviously not - as here are 5 Spuffy stories written during different seasons .



Hope you like them as much as I did!
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
There are so many wonderful stories that I'm incredibly glad that [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo has already posted her Top 5 Favorite Spike/Buffy Tales For 2007 thus making my choices less agonizing. I recommend first of all check her entry because all her choices are excellent.

And here are mine... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
There are so many wonderful stories that I'm incredibly glad that [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo has already posted her Top 5 Favorite Spike/Buffy Tales For 2007 thus making my choices less agonizing. I recommend first of all check her entry because all her choices are excellent.

And here are mine... )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[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

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