[identity profile] thenewbuzwuzz.livejournal.com
The Carnivorous Carnival by [livejournal.com profile] bewilde
It's a few chapters in, but he's there. At least in every version of the story that I've read so far.
"This, Me of the Past, is what we in the Future call Pokémon Go. (..) With this Smart Phone, which I have through a clever mixture of magic and technology enabled to speak to servers in the Future, you can catch all of the Pokémon long before anyone else on Earth even has access to the game. You, my younger self, shall be the world’s first True Pokémon Master.”
Read more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
One of my images was originally created toward the end of 2015 but has been reworked in 2016. Since I wasn't sure if that should count, I made it my extra.

  1. Restfield's Not Thinking About Buffy - OK, I'm not good with images so I don't know what to say but it's in how he's looking away from her, how she's in the smoke. I adore it.

the rest of the links are getting me a copy of Drawing for Dummies so maybe I could sketch something cool for next year's rec list )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
God knows we needed to get our laughs where we could last year, so here are five ficlets from 2016 that made me giggle

To kick off, try a perfect Giles, Spike drabble from [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano. Spike might just be a little bit obsessed with Buffy. No wonder Giles needs Something Stronger.

Right this way for the funnies… )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. The Very Secret Diary of Andrew Wells by deird1 - Andrew’s journal, not exactly what you’d expect

2. hearing, seeing by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten - Dawn and Spike, grieving for Buffy, take a road trip without telling anyone

3. The Twelfth Sister by rowan (littlerhymes) - just so you know, very dark, but I'm pretty sure you alreay know that.

4. All Set Down - Oh Goddess, yes!

5. devo79’s Blackout - I always cry at the end
[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] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
Hello, gentle readers of this lovely fandom. First-time poster here, because...I have recs! Now the challenge is to group them by five and somehow come up with creative categories for them. :)

1. Answering Prayers (Joyce/Angel, R) by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip. Buffyverse is deep and wide, but have you ever expected to find stories shipping Joyce/Angel? I confess I hadn't. The character of Joyce, who is not as fleshed out in canon as I'd have liked, absolutely comes alive with Velvetwhip's well-paced and restrained story-telling. It's an interesting POV that will have you question your previous opinions of Buffy, who is, in comparison, just a child. This nuanced, angsty story is full of both sense and sensibility, simultaneously clever and plausible, such that it's made a convert out of me! Rejoice for Joyce!

But wait, there are FOUR more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite crossover stories of the past year, arranged form shortest to longest.

All In A Day's Work by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy (Buffy-centric, crossover with the song "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots", PG-13).
To be fair, Buffy wasn't entirely sure how she was supposed to stop a giant robot about to attack Tokyo. But still, being told that someone else would handle it felt a bit weird.
Yes, it's crossover with a song. Yes, it works. Go read it!

Read more... )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
You didn't think I could stop at 5, did you?

Here are 5 more amazingly fab stories starring Willow.

1) Home is Where Your Heart Is (Willow, Xander, Sheila, Ira) by [livejournal.com profile] sandy_s: Another Spuffy legend tries her hand at Willow and once again does it exceedingly well. [livejournal.com profile] sandy_s gives us Willow's last visit with her parents but she also gives us a lovely evocation of the enduring friendship of Willow and Xander. A twofer that's twice as nice for that. This one has a core of sadness and resignation that really resonates. Oh, this one was written for [livejournal.com profile] whichwillow, as are the next two (and The Killer in Me, from my earlier list). That fest really inspires wonderful stories.

More Magic if You Click the Cut )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
I can't top the Narwhal!verse (how did I not now about this?) but here are five fics that made the crackfic fan in me grin like a loon this year.

Based on a True Story by Oxnate. Mayor Richard Wilkins III isn't afraid of anything... but his shadow. Of all the werecreatures in the world, here's a hole I haven't seen anyone poke their head out of before.

Four more )
[identity profile] draconin.livejournal.com
Since people seemed quite taken with the first set here are five more, probably better known than the first set.

Living History by LizMarcs
Rating: PG, Worksafe
Some people have come from a place far, far away and a time far, far ahead to ask for help on an urgent matter. The time they were aiming for? February 2008. The place? Moscow. The problem? Somehow they've ended up in Cleveland, September 2003. And that’s just the beginning of the trouble; they seem to be descendants of the Scoobies and are determined not to change the past... but they haven't reckoned with Xander. Superbly written with a fascinating plot, some of the most beautifully crafted OCs I've ever seen and a wonderful portrayal of Xander and Faith. Very highly recommended!

Read more... )
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1) Ex Turpi Causa by drsquidlove. A lawyer offers to bring Simon and River their freedom. Simon thinks they'd be better off taking their chances on Serenity. Angel crossover. Read more... )
[identity profile] draconin.livejournal.com
The HP 'verse is the commonest one for fics where the author re-writes history by inserting a character (internal or external) who knows what's supposed to happen and is determined to change things but the Buffy 'verse has its examples too...

1. Martian Manhunter by Mediancat
Rating: PG, Worksafe
As the result of a bet that we spend most of the story waiting to find out the nature of, Veronica Mars is in the Buffyverse, knowing what's coming and unable to do anything about it... or can she? If you're familiar with mediancat's work then you're probably already anticipating wonderful writing. If you're a fan of the Veronica Mars series then look no further: this is for you! :-)

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five non-scary (and mostly non-dark) stories for the Halloween. Arranged from shortest to longest (though even the longest one is just about 1800 words.)

C'tea for Cthulhu by [livejournal.com profile] lostboy_lj. Buffy, Spike, PG-13.
Buffy and Spike encounter Cthulhu and things don't go as you expect them, though everyone acts perfectly in character (including Cthulhu).

More here )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I’m a sucker for stories that say ‘what happens next’ post series, because there are so many possibilities. Here are five ‘what ifs..
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Half a Sky of Stars by [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat has my all time bullet proof kink – strong, confident Xander who has found his place in the world. Just gorgeous. Oh and this is het.

Drops a trail of breadcrumbs... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite crossover fanvids. All worksafe.

The Fall of the Eleventh by sheryloh. Firefly/Doctor Who crossover; River & 11th Doctor.
Amazing trailer which makes me want to see the movie... which, of course, doesn't exist. WHYYYYYYY?! Is there at least a fic? Anyone?

More here )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, so I was reading a coffee story posted in 2015, which will be recommended in the January BtVS Top 5, and it reminded me of Lyl’s In Another Life. After the fall of Sunnydale, Willow is found wandering with amnesia. She settles in LA where she works as a barista and falls for Don Eppes from Numb3rs. The relationship just works so well and it’s adorable watching them fall for each other. Totally worksafe.

The rest of the recs are catching up on iZombie, which is surprisingly good so far. )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Dead Girls' Party by Erimthar (Post-series - Tara, Cordelia, Anya)
In the Buffyverse, being dead doesn't mean you don't have important work to do. Ever wonder why vampires don't simply kill Slayers in their sleep? This is why.

Four more )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I think we all know I have a taste for angst and these are 5 fics which really whet my appetite last year:

1) Red Frame, White Light (Spike, Xander) by [livejournal.com profile] sparrow2000 - If you're looking for something subtle and insidious that will leave you shuddering long after the last word is read, then there's nothing better than this little encounter between Spike and Xander in Season 7. This is a stunner, an absolute stunner, filled with the kind of imagery that takes hold and doesn't let go. Sparrow's use of language, as always, elevates fanfiction to art.

The Next 4 Stories )
[identity profile] spikesjojo.livejournal.com
Running on Empty: by Cas –Spike/Dean - Dean is a broken man who is plagued not only by memories of the horrific things he's done, but also by lingering dark needs that he can't control. For him, there is no hope, until he meets the vampire Spike under circumstances that could finish them both. http://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=24235

The Other Bloody Ring: by Mabel Marsters - since I seem to be doing crossovers, here is a Spike/Damon story. Sorter and fluffier than the rest, it is definitely worth reading. Thwarted in his efforts to hold on to the Gem of Amara, Spike opts to go visit with an old friend, leading to some unsettling discoveries. The slash is not explicit, but it makes you wish the story had gone on longer! http://mabel-marsters.livejournal.com/105183.html

Pity Us We Wakeful– Angel/Willow/Spike from Velvetwhip (Gabrielle) I believe that this is the one story in all of fandom that had the greatest affect on me. Bleak, tragic and beautifully written, it’s about the compromises we make, and how painful they can be. It’s greatest impact is that nothing really bad happens – no tragic event – it all takes place in choices people make and the half-life they live because of them.
http://velvetwhip.livejournal.com/tag/fic%3A%20ats%3A%20pity%20us%20we%20wakeful

A Sire’s Family – The first story of a trilogy. While this is definitely Spike/Angel, there is so much more going on in this wonderful AU. Angel calls his family to him very early in the series because Giles asks him to. Then this story takes a wonderful turn into a excellent created universe. featuring all of Angel's childer. http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=theladymerlin&keyword=A%20Sire%27s%20Call%20~%20Angel%2FSpike&filter=all

The Blind Man and a Fool to Lead Him by Cave Canem - Spike & Wesley - Post NFA. Spike is charged with taking Wesley to England, beneath the radar of the Senior partners. Brought back by Illyria, Wesley is permanently damaged by a complete inability to read. This story is funny, sad, and at times profound. http://wesleyfanfiction.net/archive/viewstory.php?sid=846
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some vids for upcoming Halloween, arranged from least to most chilling.

Monster monster by [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl. Seven Seasons of Monsters courtesy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Read more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Another day, technically, another Top 5 posting.

1. I can't imagine ever excluding Beer Good Foamy's The True Spirit of Christmas from this list. I adore how this story plays off of the Bing Crosby / David Bowie holiday vid.

the other stories say their out trick or treating but I know they're TPing the neighbor's tree )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Cousins to the War by [livejournal.com profile] jo_anne_storm: Okay, I've never watched Teen Wolf but I heard a lot about the similarities between Xander and Stiles and got curious. I don't regret a second of it. I'm glad that it's Stiles visiting Xander instead of the other way around. I'm also glad that Stiles is Xander's cousin and not his lover.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1) Beer Good Foamy wrote a crossover between Buffy and Welcome to Night Vale Radio Silence that outdoes even the usual awesomeness of a Beer Good story.
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the crisscrossing, interlocking, violently conflicting paths of other equally righteous men. Welcome to Night Vale.

the rest of the stories are looking for flights to the anyplace warm ...  )
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[personal profile] endeni
Vengeance is Mine by hufflepuffsneak (PG, gen, crossover with Marvel's Avengers, mentions of child abuse) - “Hey, I’m Natalie.” Natasha gave a name close to the truth, the child deserved that, but she hadn’t been a successful vengeance demon for the past six decades by handing out her true name to just anyone. (EDIT: Yay, the link is now working properly!)
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Natasha as a vengeance demon! *_* Full disclosure: this ficlet was written for me as an Halloween treat (and at such it hits all my weak points... :D)

and the rest )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I’m a sucker for a good BTVS crossover, so here are five that I come back to again and again.

Out of the Shadows by [livejournal.com profile] twilightofmagic is a gem of a Torchwood crossover and I’d recommend it even if you’ve never watched Torchwood, because it really doesn’t matter. Xander takes a walk to get away from the estrogen-heavy castle in Scotland and runs into someone who looks kind of familiar... I wish all my walks were this productive!

Lures you down the rabbit hole to the rest of the fics… )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Willow is a fascinating and complex character to me, and I really enjoy fiction that reflects that. Here are five classic Willow fics. I'm going to be cautious and label them all not worksafe.

1) The Power and The Other Thing by [livejournal.com profile] mosca.Willow/Tara, Willow/Glory (not really the focus of the story) Gorgeous Wishverse story, with Nerdy Willow, Super-witch Willow, and Scary Willow all wrapped up into one. I really enjoy the way the characters from Angel were worked in. The tone is a bit chilly and remote and matches the world-building wonderfully. This is one of the most hopeful Wishverse stories I've read, but the hope seems earned. This is one of those stories that I think should get a lot more recognition than it has.

The other four below 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] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
I ran across so many awesome storie by Beer Good Foamy that I gave them their own category!
Worksafe

Bavarian Fire Department: BtVS crossover with Scrubs. Kennedy isn't getting along with the new Watcher. He doesn't care. Note: There are a group of stories here so you'll have to scroll down.

Read more )
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[personal profile] endeni
Doctor Who/Firefly:
Time Fugitive by fajrdrako - Kaylee picks up a passenger. (R, Jack/Mal)
Extract: “Out of time,” she said. “You’re a man out of time, so far from home. Looking for lost parts of yourself. Looking for your Doctor.”

the rest )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
We had some excellent long fics in 2012, because our fandom is full of talented people. Many of those fics have been mentioned on other lists. Here are some for which I am (patiently) awaiting updates.

Safeverse by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Spike/Giles with plot) NC17
A Season 7 Giles juggles a chipped/souled/triggered Spike, a secretive and hostile Council, and the Potential Slayers who depend on him. It’s even harder when The First keeps popping up wearing the face of his allies. 8 chapters posted.

Some gen, some AU, some Spuffy. It's all good... )

[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I loved these stories, but I’m having trouble finding a unifying theme. Some are funny, though not always. They are gen-ish, but not entirely. They kinda, sorta explore art, poetry, and literature, but that’s not the main thrust behind them. What they all are is worth reading!

Four People Who Failed Their Watcher Training (And One Who Didn’t) by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy (Ensemble) R for bad, bad words
Five double-drabbles of awesome. Crossover with Farscape/Top Gear/Scrubs/HIMYM/Dexter.

Summers girls face evil and win! Mostly... )

[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
So, this is a completely gratuitous list, but here are 5 prompts that were either requested by moi, or were requested by others but caught my eye. Note the rating/warnings, as I lean towards the dark side.



Title: Fractured Mirror
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shakensilence
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairing: Dark!Willow/Vamp!Willow
Summary: Halfrek grants Xander a wish in the episode “Two to Go.”
A/N: These are just a couple deleted scenes... in theory they could fit right into the episode without changing anything.
Warnings: dub-con, bloodplay, breath play, character death
Prompts: threading a needle, broken glass, bootlaces, "every me in every you", candle wax, spanking, pain/pleasure. I fit in what I could.

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The rest under the cut..... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Just five 100-word flashes of brilliance.

Escape by [livejournal.com profile] garnigal. A Slayer and a Watcher, as things have always been.

Learning Curve by [livejournal.com profile] gilescandy. There really are no controlled circumstances in Sunnydale.

(Not) In Her Element by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane. In Sunnydale, the jump-rope songs teach self-defense.

Someone by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom. She is no one.

In Which Owl Discovers An Office Key In His File by [livejournal.com profile] graycardinal. Come on. It's a Winnie The Pooh crossover, what else do you want?

And a bonus, since I'm partly responsible for it but didn't actually write it:
Substitute by [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs. Well, it's one way to fix "The Gift"...
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Because she's been on an incredible roll this year and seems able to write absolutely anything, so there's no reason there shouldn't be more than one post reccing her stuff.

The Faith Lehane Files (part 2, 3, 4). Because I just love good Found Documentation fic. Eventual Faith/Giles.

4 more )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Dizzy by [livejournal.com profile] astartexx - Worksafe – Interesting result from a remix challenge, this vid takes a look at the Willow and Spike relationship that could have been. One thing I liked about it is that it suggests a Spike whose arc took a rather different, even oppositional turn, with a Willow whose increasing dangerousness becomes even more obvious.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Dizzy by [livejournal.com profile] astartexx - Worksafe – Interesting result from a remix challenge, this vid takes a look at the Willow and Spike relationship that could have been. One thing I liked about it is that it suggests a Spike whose arc took a rather different, even oppositional turn, with a Willow whose increasing dangerousness becomes even more obvious.
Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Ms Summers Goes To Washington
by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
PG-13, post-series. Buffy/The West Wing. The American people need protection from vampires. Buffy needs funding. The American government has money. You'd think there'd be an obvious solution to this. And so, one day, Buffy, Giles and Willow dressed up in their best business suits and dropped by the White House.Comedic gem.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Ms Summers Goes To Washington
by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
PG-13, post-series. Buffy/The West Wing. The American people need protection from vampires. Buffy needs funding. The American government has money. You'd think there'd be an obvious solution to this. And so, one day, Buffy, Giles and Willow dressed up in their best business suits and dropped by the White House.Comedic gem.
four more )

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