[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
1. The Heart Stone, by [livejournal.com profile] carlyinrome, (Kendra/OFC) is a tale of a budding romance between Kendra and an unforgettable OFC. It's short but manages to pack in heart-thumping action, humor, and all the feels in the world.

The rest after the cut )
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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.

Read more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Today my Tumblr feed included Alkeni's meta Amy Madison: A Dark Mirror and a Distant Echo. I'm not always big on meta but I did like this. It inlcuded a link to two of her stories, also about Amy Madison. I followed one of Alkeni's bookmarks and discovered stories by ScienceOfficerWillowRosenberg. So all of these recs come from me browsing off of a meta.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I’ve said many times before, but it bears repeating that I love [livejournal.com profile] baudown’s ability to tell a big story so economically. What Gives is a series of drabbles in which Xander tends to Spike’s injuries and Spike allows himself to be tended to.

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five favorite pre-series shorts of the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Prodigal Son by [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix (or here is AO3 link). Giles, three encounters after Randall's funeral. Three incredibly powerful insights on how young Ripper was turning into Giles.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five fluffy or/and funny short stories from 2016, arranged from shortest to longest.

Arrival by yeahyeahno. Giles is facing the biggest horror of his life (no kidding, I can relate).

A Slayin' Song Tonight by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy. Five holiday decorations that can be used to slay vampires, and one vice versa. AKA the Scooby Holiday Meet-Up is about as peaceful as you'd expect.
And can I just say - the Giles' one. *uncontrollable giggling*
Read more... )
[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… )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
And another list based on the request by red_satin_doll - five stories about voiceless victims.

An Unexpected Afterlife by [livejournal.com profile] settiai. Tara was surprised to discover that being dead wasn't really that different from being alive. And even thoug story is from Tara's POV, she is not speaking just for herself. Tara/Cassie Newton, G.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some rarepair femslash recs, by the request of [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll.

My Normal Girl by SharpestRose. Faith/Alonna Gunn in the Wishverse. Living on borrowed seconds. PG-13.

Naked Thoughts by Anna S ([livejournal.com profile] eliade). Anya/Tara UST. When good girls fantasized, they did it at night, alone, behind locked doors. PG-13.

House Full Of Women by wiseacress. Buffy/Tara and a bit of emotional hurt/comfort. PG.

Habits Real Girls Have by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle (or AO3 link). Dawn/Tara. Tara dies, Dawn learns. Never what you expect. PG-13.

Five Lovers Cordelia Chase Never Had by Roz Kaveney. So, what if Giles and Xander left Sunnydale, but Cordelia and Wesley didn't? Cordelia/Joyce, Cordelia/Glory preslash, Cordelia/Buffybot, Cordelia/Tara romance, Cordelia/Willow preslash. R-rated.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. rebelrsr’s Forging Bonds - dom/sub ‘verse with Tara as the dom.

2. Naughty Fae’s Whitechapel - Spike/Xander in an all human AU based on Ripper Street

3. Deja Without a View - [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip’s masterful retelling of [livejournal.com profile] aadler’s amazing Dust Over Pompeii for the Circle of Friends remix. Willow/Riley. I could have chosen to remix this story but I looked at it and told myself it was an impossible remix. I was so very, very wrong.

4. [livejournal.com profile] booster17’s Sleeper - Xander/Faith. If I describe the story, I’ll give it away. This has been one of my faves since I first read it.

5. [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove’s New York - Xander/Giles. This is an amazing epic. I really can’t sum it up better than the author: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles?
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite AU stories from the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

No Take-Backs (Buffy/Faith, PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni. Dark AU, in which Scooby gang loses and the Mayor ascends and is now ruling Sunnydale as a big snake.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite Tara-centric shortfic of the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Same Mistakes by [livejournal.com profile] aliceinkinkland (Buffy/Tara, PG-13). Inspired by Whedon quote, where he admitted considering having the Powers That Be grant Buffy a wish at the end of Chosen to bring Tara back.
As you already guessed from the title, it's not a fluffy story, and a lot of painfully accurate parallels are made.

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
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 )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
To contrast the last post, here are five fics of varying degrees of seriousness that I liked.

What if? by [livejournal.com profile] mej_lj. The Council is very good at finding and training girls. What happens to all the ones who aren't chosen?

Four more )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Bobby, Roger and Eileen by [livejournal.com profile] double_dutchess (Angel/Buffy/Spike). The most adorable resolution for those pesky Bangel vs Spuffy wars, that never cease in Buffyverse fandom. No one have to cry tonight, right?

More under the cut )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite angsty shortfic of the year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Wrong Number by TheFoxinator aka [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh (Harmony's POV, but it's all about Cordelia, G). The day after Cordelia's death, Harmony and Angel struggle to make sure all of her friends know.
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... )
[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. )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite vampire stories from the past year, arranged from longest to shortest.

The Perfect Present by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Spike/Drusilla, Angelus/Darla, PG-13). Murders and presents: a perfect Christmas celebration, Fanged Four-style.

Read more... )
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[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.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite angsty shortfics from the past year.
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Diner at the end of the apocalypse (Spike, Willow, Wesley, PG) by [livejournal.com profile] lilithbint. A witch, a watcher and a vampire meet in a diner, and - as you already guess - this isn't a funny story...
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[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] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
A Half-Formed Thing by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni (Willow/Tara)
There's probably dozens of fics on the the topic "What if character X got split in two in 'The Replacement'", but this one is excellent - picking Willow apart, the good and the bad sprinkled liberally all over, refusing to pretend that either half is expendable.

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] ladycallie.livejournal.com
If you had asked me 14 years ago if I thought Willow and Faith would make a good couple, I would have laughed in your face. W/T 4EVA BB. But I got older, and wiser, and now I find this pairing (strictly post series) to be one of my all time favorites.

In no specific order:

Title: In Darkness, Their Absence
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lily_lovely
Genre: Crazy, Angst
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: descriptions of violence, swearing
Summary: You don’t like the dark. You’re not supposed to.
Link: http://lily-lovely.livejournal.com/31840.html

Why read it? I love dark stories and this one combines insanity with it. Very rich, very real, very sad. This one will stick with you.

Reformed murderer seeking lesbian companion to fight evil with. Applicants apply within. )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Here are five classic stories that involve Dawn's role as The Key in some fashion.

Humanity’s Enduring Asset by [livejournal.com profile] flurblewig Dawn/Kate, implied past Dawn/Faith, R-ish. Kate is fighting demons with Dawn, who is not quite human and has suffered losses, in this dark tale.

The Rest Under the Cut )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
I read so many great Fred/Willow fics in the course of making my femslash_minis list that I decided to make a separate post about the Fred/Willow pairing in general. It's not a pairing I'd thought much about except "Oh, they'd be cute together", but there are a lot of fantastic stories out there that go beyond that.

Tikkun Olam: The First Time (the She Blinded Me With Science Remix) (AO3 link) Rated M, by linman, explores the darkness and the good qualities of both women, and why they'd fit together well, in under 1200 words.

The other four behind the cut )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis has been around since 2005, and has led to hundreds of Jossverse stories being written. The pairings range from the popular to extraordinarily rare, and the tone of the stories runs the gamut from the lightest of fluff to the pitch-dark. Here are five classic stories from femslash_minis that I liked:

Salt on a Briar Rose by [livejournal.com profile] voleuse, Willow/Illyria, PG-13. Willow and Illyria exploring L.A., post-NFA apocalypse. Both women's voices are perfect, and there's more beauty and warmth than you'd expect under those circumstances.
The other four behind the cut )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Since my last list was Willow-centric, I thought I should post a list of five fics I love which don't feature her (I know... didn't think I read anything like that, did you? Surprise!)


1) For My Pain, A World of Sighs (Spike/Xander) by [livejournal.com profile] baudown: This is an exquisitely-wrought cold-chill of a tale - an AU where Spike arrives in Sunnydale earlier than we see in canon... and alone. This is the Spike who rained death and destruction in Europe in all his merciless glory and I am awed anew every time I read this story.

More of the Willow-less tales ahead )
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
I've already rec'd Lucy's Buffy & Tara friendship fic "Talk to Me"; This year she vowed to be Anya, a "vengeance demon" for oft-neglected women of the 'verse and their relationships to each other and she's kept that promise in a big way by creating marvelous must-read stories. These are just a sample: one shippy, the rest gen-friendship, all female-centric.


"Putting the Check in Checkpoint" (Buffy, Anya, Ensemble, S5 episodic of "Checkpoint") - For [livejournal.com profile] snickfic's lady-love fest prompt: "Buffy and Anya. A moment when they understood each other perfectly." This fic is my headcanon now -  the way it should have been. It feels like a true "deleted scene" from that episode in every way. Perfection. I can't imagine anyone improving on this.


"Holding on to Forever" (Buffy, mentions of Dawn, midS5, post-The Body) - written for [livejournal.com profile] lynzie914's prompt for a Buffy fic: "My friends assure me my heart will heal, but they also believe that CPR works like on TV. (Six broken ribs and a cracked sternum. Good as new.)" at [livejournal.com profile] kwritten's lady-love fest. An achingly lovely portrait of Buffy's struggles to function in the face of overwhelming loss.

"A Lesson in Understanding" (Joyce, Giles, early S3, episodic of "Anne") - Inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip. Another "it should and COULD have been this way" that gives Joyce Summers her due, and the series only occasionally offered us: the humanly-flawed but very real complexity, love and quiet strength inherited by both her daugthers. Summers blood, indeed.

"Corruption's Only A Sin When it Doesn't Get Finished" (NC-17, Cordelia/Lilah, AtS) - Something on the lighter side for the Fifth Annual Femslash Kink Meme on Dreamwidth. I don't read NC-17 fics, I'm not into sex scenes, I haven't watched AtS (what happens to Cordy? *sniffle* I just can't) ergo this fic isn't anything I'm into...except when it's this sexy, funny and just plain damn delightful?  I can be seduced.

"Through Dirt" (Kennedy, S7 post-Get it Done; character death) - Another fic that "fills in the holes" inspired by a prompt, this one from [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix, who felt that Chloe's suicide was brushed off far too easily on the show. Lucy takes the tantalizing hints of a greater complexity to Kennedy's character that are hinted at on the series, but never really developed, and burrows deep beneath the surface in this character study. Haunting from start to finish.
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I freely admit to not reading as widely in the fandom as I used to. These days, I tend to stay in my comfort zone, which in my case, means I stick with tried and trusted authors. Very bad of me, and I hope there'll be more posts on the comm featuring new writers. But anyway, my tried and trusted authors are all very good and I don't feel guilty about reccing them repeatedly, so there.

So, five fics featuring Faith, all of them fabulous.

In Remission by [livejournal.com profile] quinara, post-series, PG. This was [livejournal.com profile] quinara's entry for [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy. Being [livejournal.com profile] quinara, though, it's very far from typical Spuffy (if there is such a thing), featuring an older and more careworn Buffy, a Spike who has got himself into a spot of bother (to put it mildly) while trying to be a good citizen (it's all Angel's fault really), and a truly fabulous, not to mention awesome, vampire Faith. I'd so love to see more.

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[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
Five fannish "love letters" to my favorite underappreciated and overlooked friendship in the Buffyverse. Only two of these stories include Dawn "onscreen" but all of them mention her in some way, echoing S5's "Family". In a world defined by violence and certain death, Love is the most courageous possible choice, their gift to one another. Alphabetical by authors' pennames.

"Talk to Me (That's What Friends Are For)" by [livejournal.com profile] clockwork_hart1 - (Gen; Buffy, Tara, implied B/S & W/T; S6 episodic of "As You Were") Lucy's responded to my prompt for a Buffy and Tara friendship fic in which Tara "is a complex human being, NOT a perfect angel or saint". This lovely deleted scene that was everything I wanted and more. Buffy and Tara offer each other comfort, solace and support after Buffy breaks up with Spike and Tara reluctantly confesses her own anger towards Willow. Bonus: ([livejournal.com profile] comlodge's gorgeous banner for the story.)



"Re-Make, Re-Model" by [livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy - (Buffy, Tara; implied B/T, early S6) Somewhat darker and more explictly "shippy" than "Warmth" (below); Buffy struggles with feelings of depression, anger, attraction to Tara as they try to bond with Tara via mundane things: schoolwork and soup. Deftly explores multiple similarities and parallels between the two characters that run deep beneath the apparent differences; an accurate portrayal of what depression actually feels like. (Credit, gratitude and a plate of warm home-made brownies to [livejournal.com profile] punch_kicker15 for introducing me to this author in their rec list.)

"Blurring the Lines" by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten - (Buffy/Tara; AU) The author's summary reads: AU- Tara doesn't die in "Seeing Red"; use of Key-canon. This is the one I'm having the hardest time describing (my brain is coming up with "Virginia Woolf?") Full disclosure: the first time I read this delicate, almost abstract open-ended prose-poem I didn't "get" it. It's not plotty in any traditional sense, it could be set almost anytime between the moment Buffy knows Dawn is the Key; it's probably S6 but could be the summer before S7. It feels like the seed of or a snippet from a true 'verse of it's own. MORE, PRETTY PLEASE? ETA: Kwritten just made my wish come true and added chapter two. *SQUEES*

"Take a Moment" by [livejournal.com profile] lanoyee - (Gen; Buffy, Dawn and ensemble, S6 post-Grave)  Buffy, Dawn, Giles and the Scoobies grieve for Tara at her funeral in this "deleted scene" fic that's part narrative, part prose-poem that satisfies what I want and need: proper tribute paid to Tara after her death and acknowledgement of her importance to beyond "Willow's partner". Spare and melancholy with a surprising warmth beneath the sadness, it gave me what I wanted AND needed. (Inspired this meta post that is one of my favorite things I have ever written.)

"Warmth" by thedissociation - (Buffy, Tara, Dawn, implied B/T; S6 episodic of Dead Things.) - Buffy's confession and breakdown to Tara in DT has been one of the most frequent and convenient starting points for Buffy & Tara fics; this is one of my favorite versions. Can be read as friendship or 'shippy' depending on which way you squint. The label or catagory isn't what matters here; the most important thing is the sense of "family"; the interweaving of sadness, love, confusion and hope; of emotional comfort freely given and reluctantly received.
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Originally, I was going to include one story by [livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy in the fanfiction.net list, but I realized that there was so much great work it deserved its own post.

[livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy writes thoughtful, subtle Buffyverse stories that offer fascinating insights into the character's minds. I love all of the little details about what demon-fighting tasks they're working on, the books they read, the odd little incidents that they remember.

1. Let It Bleed Willow/Faith, Rated M.
The first story in the Wickedgeekyverse trilogy. There's an intriguing plot, and along the way both Willow and Faith are struggling through the hard work of redemption--and find themselves unexpected allies, friends, and eventually lovers.

The way we see the relationship through the point of view of the other characters (Kennedy, Buffy, Dawn and Xander) is also terrific. Nobody is in the story just to be a one-dimensional cheerleader for the relationship, or a jerk about it. Xander in particular is well-drawn in this story; the story explores both his worst qualities and his best. He's a complex person who has his reasons to be less-than-thrilled about a Willow/Faith relationship.

The thing that takes it over the top for me is Faith: she is alternately hilarious, idiotic, aggravating, endearing, and insightful, and her journey to something approaching a real relationship is a joy to read. The sequel, Beggar's Banquet, is less plotty, and includes a Giles point-of-view chapter where Faith and Giles hunt a dragon in Cleveland.

The other four after the cut )
[identity profile] snogged.livejournal.com
Today I am celebrating the remix. The premise of a remix is simple. You take someone else's story (with their permission, of course) and write it differently. Disney films are an oddly great example of the remix concept, but personally, I think these authors do it better. These are five stories that mixed up this year and of course, each one has a link to the original that inspired it. (I'm not going to lie...there's a lot of femslash here.)

1) Same Strokes, Different Folks by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni - This Willow/Sandy tale is a remix of one of my stories, actually. BMB takes the original tale and turns it on it's timeline. She captures both characters extremely well and I promise she delivers a sting that will make your heart hurt a little for both ladies.

More Remixes )
[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] 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] rebcake.livejournal.com
We all make mistakes. To err is human, as well as demonic. Lucky for us, laughing when other people blow it is one of life’s great joys. Following are five short and sassy examples:

Love the One You’re With by BarbC [livejournal.com profile] rahirah (Willow/Harmony) PG13
Just look at the pairing. What more do I need to say?


Let's see if they can wriggle out of these situations... )

yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslay)
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Faith by [livejournal.com profile] valyssia - #18 - There are a number of nice pairing icons in this post of Faith and Buffy or Willow and Buffy but this solo one of Faith is a stunner.
Read more... )
[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 )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
...that is, five fics that, as I believe the kids call it these days, "punched me in the feels" and made me think at the same time.

Unanswered and In This Garden, Verdant And Bright by [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies. Two very different looks at what happens to Dana after "Damage" - because I'm just a sucker for good Dana fic, and snowpuppies is one of the best writers in the fandom.

4 more )
[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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No overarching theme with these. I just thought they were all wonderful.

Ethan Rayne vs America by [livejournal.com profile] indri. Ethan's time with the Initiative. PG. Anything new by [livejournal.com profile] indri is a treat. This is just superb.

Read more... )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories which don't feature popular ships and so might have flown under your radar. Give them a chance, because they're really worth reading!

1) Le Petit Mort (First Slayer/OFC; NC-17) by [livejournal.com profile] snogged - I realize that the First Slayer isn't the most well known of Buffyverse denizens, but this ficlet features her in the most intriguing way. An angsty-sexy take on the beginnings of a primal battle that will surely satisfy.

More to be found under the cut )
[identity profile] catbirdfish.livejournal.com
A list of five fics I enjoyed in 2011.

Read on... ) P.S. Mods, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tag my entry, but either way it won't allow me to.

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