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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.

Read more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com

Okay, maybe not "we're all mad" but each of these features madness.

1. nwhepcat's Keeper of the Book is new to me so my comments are from my first read - Wow, the tension is amazing. Half-way through and I still don’t know what’s driving Xander. He tried to kill Cordelia. Giles, and in fact the entire Council in London, are missing. I have no idea what’s going to happen. … And I just finished it. Wow. Wow wow wow. Read this. Now.

the rest of the recs are taking one step beyond )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I know Gabrielle has already posted a dark fic list, but since it is almost Halloween, I thought we could stand to have another one. Here are five Xander fics that play in the shadows of the Buffy ‘verse. These are all dark and delicious and make me go ‘eeeeeek....’

Red Apple Falls by [livejournal.com profile] _dellamore makes me want to go hide under the bed. Bodies are stacking up all over Sunnydale. The Scoobies think they know who’s responsible, but only Xander knows why. It’s amazing what can happen when love becomes obsession. Make sure you read this with the light on.

Hello darkness, my old friend.... )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Five Dark and Creepy Classics for Halloween


1) Twitch (Spike/Xander) by The Spuzz:

This is one of the creepiest Spander tales you’ll ever read, with Spike at his most dark and obsessive. I’ve been haunted by it since the first time I ever read it and I am sure you will be too. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Four More Chillers Beneath The Cut )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
In a mad rush to offer one more list before time runs out, I am offering up five stories which have nothing in common except for the fact that I really like them. Hope that's good enough.


Gabrielle


1) These Five Words I Swear to You (Spike/Joyce) by [livejournal.com profile] angelskuuipo: Okay, I have to admit that I'm a big Joyce fan and I love seeing stories where she gets to take center stage. This? This is a crackerjack tale of Joyce being the center of Spike's attention at the best possible time. If you're looking for something that will bring happy tears to your eyes, this is your story. It's fabulous!

The rest of the stories )
[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 )
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
I adore historical fics, and it was really hard to narrow this list down to five. You may be getting a "Five More" list soon!

1. Sweet William, by Peasant -- The early days of William and the Fanged Four. One of my favorite buffyverse fics, historical or otherwise.

2. A Winter's Tale, by Coquette -- The Fanged Four on a Northern journey. Beautiful writing, engrossing plot.

3. Delight Becomes Pictorial, by glossiolalia -- William/Angelus. Dark, hot.

4. Many Loves, by Anonymous -- The loves of William (and Spike), from turning until after The Gift.

5. Thicker Than Water, by Tara R. -- Shanghai, 1900. An encounter between Angelus and William. Or is it Angel and Spike?
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
Five fics that will get under your skin:

1. The Loving Dead, by witling -- Xander is being haunted. Is it ghosts, or ghosts of the past? Eerie, atmospheric, and a little bit heartbreaking. A beautifully rendered Xander.

2. Macrame, by Anna S -- Willow overuses magic. Magic has consequences. As always, the writing is extraordinary. Spander.

3. Skin Deep, by Doyle -- A short and very scary season 7 AU. Yikes.

4. Cuckoo in the Nest, by liz marks -- A character study of Tony Harris, an all-too human monster. This will hit you like a punch to the gut. This one stuck with me for a long, long time.

5. Red Frame, White Light, by sparrow2000 -- Post-soul Spike's craziness takes a slightly different form. His encounter with Xander is shivery perfection.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite ghost stories, mostly not scary and Spike-centric.
Any bad English and awkward phrasing in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

What Happens In Vegas (Buffy/Spike, R) by [livejournal.com profile] rahirah. Buffy, Spike and haunted honeymoon suite. Absolutely perfect horror fluff (and even more perfect Buffy's voice).

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[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I think these five stories featuring Willow Rosenberg are all pretty darn awesome and I hope you agree:

1) Otherwise a Perfect Sky (Xander, Tara, Willow) by [livejournal.com profile] aadler - What can I say about this? It's brutal and yet somehow delicate, poetic yet gritty, and absolutely heartbreakingly perfect. This post-apocalyptic take on The Gift (a remix of [livejournal.com profile] deird1's also very terrific Come Crashing Down) stands with the best of them.

Four More Terrific Tales )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
How could I let the year go by with celebrating some stories that brought the pain in all the best ways? I couldn't, so here are some beautifully bleak tales to wrap the shiniest silver lining in foggy clouds:

1) Word Association (Buffy/Angel) by [livejournal.com profile] librarian2003: The summary of this reads "Be careful what you wish for" and I hesitate to offer more detail than that for fear of spoiling this tragic ride. Just know that it was written by Jo and that should be enough to get you clicking that link immediately. It's a masterpiece of pain and indifferent cruelty.

Click the cut if you dare )
[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] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Others before me have shared their favorite creepy tales, but since I'm sort of known for my taste for evil, it made sense for me to weigh in with my own selections: five tales which definitely do NOT explore the lighter side of life in Sunnydale. Also, these stories carry warnings for good reason. Heed them.

1) Twitch by [livejournal.com profile] spuzz: This is not fluffy Spander in any way, shape, or form. Instead, what you have is a portrait of Spike going off the rails and taking Xander on a very bad ride.

Click the cut to see the rest )
[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.

Click to read



The rest under the cut..... )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
Yup, you read that right. I'm recommending unfinished fics *cue screams of horror*. I know! Craziness! Bear with me for a moment, and I'll tell you why you should try these stories.


All under the cut because I really adore these stories and I tend to babble about them. )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
Yup, you read that right. I'm recommending unfinished fics *cue screams of horror*. I know! Craziness! Bear with me for a moment, and I'll tell you why you should try these stories.


All under the cut because I really adore these stories and I tend to babble about them. )
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Pawn (Willow & Angelus) 
An alley. A stalemate between a frightened Slayerette and a persistent vampire. Can Willow match wits with Angelus in his deadly game? [part one of the Chess series]

Read more... )
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Pawn (Willow & Angelus) 
An alley. A stalemate between a frightened Slayerette and a persistent vampire. Can Willow match wits with Angelus in his deadly game? [part one of the Chess series]

Read more... )
[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... )

[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories which prove you can pack a whole lot of angst into less than a thousand words.

Cheating (Willow/Spike) by [livejournal.com profile] lilbreck

What happens when something that was supposed to be casual turns into something that...isn't? This delicately dark-tinged tale of Season 6 infidelity gives us a very lost Willow and a very dangerous Spike. All in less than 700 beautifully-crafted words.


The rest of the quickies )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories which prove you can pack a whole lot of angst into less than a thousand words.

Cheating (Willow/Spike) by [livejournal.com profile] lilbreck

What happens when something that was supposed to be casual turns into something that...isn't? This delicately dark-tinged tale of Season 6 infidelity gives us a very lost Willow and a very dangerous Spike. All in less than 700 beautifully-crafted words.


The rest of the quickies )
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Sullen Disposition (Dawn/Wesley)
The skin is unblemished. "Well, you're not shooting up," Wesley says. "At least that's something."

Test Subject
Dawn tries another theory. 

A Dangerous New Game (Spike/Dawn)
A Turning changes things.

Shallow Cuts
These shallow cuts, they'll slice away at you until there's nothing left.

Surviving Ophelia
Seldom is there a suicide in Sunnydale.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Sullen Disposition (Dawn/Wesley)
The skin is unblemished. "Well, you're not shooting up," Wesley says. "At least that's something."

Test Subject
Dawn tries another theory. 

A Dangerous New Game (Spike/Dawn)
A Turning changes things.

Shallow Cuts
These shallow cuts, they'll slice away at you until there's nothing left.

Surviving Ophelia
Seldom is there a suicide in Sunnydale.
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Fics I loved which I haven't seen recc'ed yet, but oh, for a linking theme... it's mainly Giles in a number of guises, but one Darla-fic sneaked in. My favourite characters being written well, in relationships of varying states of happiness and snark: a joy.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans, very, very sweet human AU, Giles/Wesley in their cautious, repressed selves. Not a vampire in sight, but a great deal of bookbinding talk, which is utterly in character.

Read more... )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Fics I loved which I haven't seen recc'ed yet, but oh, for a linking theme... it's mainly Giles in a number of guises, but one Darla-fic sneaked in. My favourite characters being written well, in relationships of varying states of happiness and snark: a joy.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans, very, very sweet human AU, Giles/Wesley in their cautious, repressed selves. Not a vampire in sight, but a great deal of bookbinding talk, which is utterly in character.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- Unexpected by [personal profile] bethynyc: Xander/Wesley. Wesley's been undercover for three years. Then Xander shows up on his doorstep. So much love and hearts for this fic, you guys should really read it. Xander/Wesley has a specially place in my heart, especially when done right.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- Unexpected by [personal profile] bethynyc: Xander/Wesley. Wesley's been undercover for three years. Then Xander shows up on his doorstep. So much love and hearts for this fic, you guys should really read it. Xander/Wesley has a specially place in my heart, especially when done right.

Check the other four... )
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[personal profile] lynnenne
In no particular order )

Thank you to everyone who wrote them, everyone who read them, and everyone who shipped them in 2009. Please continue in 2010. :)
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[personal profile] lynnenne
In no particular order )

Thank you to everyone who wrote them, everyone who read them, and everyone who shipped them in 2009. Please continue in 2010. :)
[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Here are five fics that explore all that is grim and gritty in a world gone dark.
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[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Here are five fics that explore all that is grim and gritty in a world gone dark.
Read more... )
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Thriller by [livejournal.com profile] buffyanne - All – Really, what song could be better for the horror side of the Buffyverse? Even better (for some of us) buffyanne skillfully weaves together both Buffy and Supernatural here, making this an awesome recruiter vid. And the narrator? Genius.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Thriller by [livejournal.com profile] buffyanne - All – Really, what song could be better for the horror side of the Buffyverse? Even better (for some of us) buffyanne skillfully weaves together both Buffy and Supernatural here, making this an awesome recruiter vid. And the narrator? Genius.

Read more... )
[identity profile] rachaelagh.livejournal.com

Here are 5 Xander/Angel(us) fics that I really enjoyed. They range from the innocence of

[livejournal.com profile] lit_gal s “Kin of the Heart” to the darkness that is Angelus in The Dark World series (follows on from The Dark Verse) by [livejournal.com profile] strickens_girl .

 

Kin of the Heart by

[livejournal.com profile] lit_gal  Rating: PG13

 

[identity profile] rachaelagh.livejournal.com

Here are 5 Xander/Angel(us) fics that I really enjoyed. They range from the innocence of

[livejournal.com profile] lit_gal s “Kin of the Heart” to the darkness that is Angelus in The Dark World series (follows on from The Dark Verse) by [livejournal.com profile] strickens_girl .

 

Kin of the Heart by

[livejournal.com profile] lit_gal  Rating: PG13

 

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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
There is not a lot that these fics have in common, other than wonderful writing and all having Spike and Buffy in them to some extent, but RL has been very busy this last year, so I don't have any nicely-sorted-into-category type lists to offer. If I get time I will try to pop back with some more lists.

Five fabulous fics, in no particular order... )
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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
There is not a lot that these fics have in common, other than wonderful writing and all having Spike and Buffy in them to some extent, but RL has been very busy this last year, so I don't have any nicely-sorted-into-category type lists to offer. If I get time I will try to pop back with some more lists.

Five fabulous fics, in no particular order... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I love a good, plotty fic. I'm also partial to a well-written piece of erotica. If it has some semblance of plot, great, but of course it doesn't have to. Not really the point.

Erotica, of course, is very much in the eye of the beholder (as it were), and these five fics won't appeal to everyone, but they're all well-written, (and hot IMO). Having said which, please heed ratings/warnings etc posted here, as well as on the fics themselves.

Empty Rooms, Shuttered and Dank, by [livejournal.com profile] nomelon, Angel/Spike/Riley, Hard R/NC17. The author makes this rather unlikely threesome all too believable, with her trademark gritty prose. I swear you can almost smell the sweat.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I love a good, plotty fic. I'm also partial to a well-written piece of erotica. If it has some semblance of plot, great, but of course it doesn't have to. Not really the point.

Erotica, of course, is very much in the eye of the beholder (as it were), and these five fics won't appeal to everyone, but they're all well-written, (and hot IMO). Having said which, please heed ratings/warnings etc posted here, as well as on the fics themselves.

Empty Rooms, Shuttered and Dank, by [livejournal.com profile] nomelon, Angel/Spike/Riley, Hard R/NC17. The author makes this rather unlikely threesome all too believable, with her trademark gritty prose. I swear you can almost smell the sweat.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sueworld2003.livejournal.com
Trust me to drag the side down again. *g*

Five fics that I've thoroughly enjoyed reading in 2008 and which all had one thing in common. Varying degrees of 'kink' as well as some darn good writing and characterization. Read more... )
[identity profile] sueworld2003.livejournal.com
Trust me to drag the side down again. *g*

Five fics that I've thoroughly enjoyed reading in 2008 and which all had one thing in common. Varying degrees of 'kink' as well as some darn good writing and characterization. Read more... )
[identity profile] crow-girl-74.livejournal.com
My first post here, hope I did it right.

I'm fairly new to the Buffyverse fandom, and only discovered the fandom slash about three months ago. WooBoy, there is so much amazingly well written stuff, I couldn't begin to pick five favorites. So, I decided to just give you the five slash WIPs, I'm avidly following into 2009. [Please note, I'm really bad at summaries!]

The slash fic I'll be following in 2009 ... )


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