[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
The Final Cut by [livejournal.com profile] aadler: Dru is going after Jenny and Angelus is playing taunt the watcher. It’s Jenny, Giles, Ethan and Xander on a wicked adventure set in S2 after Angel lost his soul.
Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Again, Forgetting by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip (aka Gabrielle) or AO3 link. What if getting a soul didn't make Spike just temporary crazy? And Buffy was the one who had to deal with it.

Read more... )
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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... )
[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

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] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
In 2014 I wrote The Perfect Cup of Tea and I learned that Brits really don’t like it when you get tea making wrong. Note: I have since corrected my mistake and promise to never, ever do anything so heinous to tea, even if only in a story, again.

1. Gill O’s Tea Parties Suck, was written as a response to my story. I like to think my error, in that it produced such a delightfully humorous response, was almost worth making.
the rest of the recs are having a cup of tea and then having another one. Because they're small. )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
So, sparrow2000, now you know why I've been reading - and commenting - on your stories lately! For the rest of you, some of the stories are dark - I'm looking at you Memento Mori - but I believe they're all worksafe.

  1. We could have quite a lively debate about which of sparrow2000’s stories are the best, but I believe any such list would have to include Magpie. The incredible writing, the detailed descriptions … I don’t know if I can describe what makes sparow2000’s stories so great, but this one has it all.

the rest of the recs will give you chocolate if you click them )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite gen stories of the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Distractions by [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano (Giles, Xander, PG). A library horror drabble that could really give you chills.

Parent Traps by [livejournal.com profile] aliceinkinkland (Willow, Anya, Xander, Tara, G). After "The Gift," Willow, Tara, Xander, and Anya discuss how they’re going to raise Dawn without turning into their own not-so-perfect parents.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite Dawn and Spike shortfic of the past year. Stories arranged from shortest to longest.

Pretty Little Liars by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Dawn & Spike, PG). Post-Gift ficlet. Spike notices one thing, at which Dawn is much better than him. (And it's not applying black nail polish.)

Read more... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
I tried to pick fics that [livejournal.com profile] sparrow2000 didn't rec already but I had to mention [livejournal.com profile] aadler's awesome remix.

All the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile by cori_the_bloody: Post-Chosen. Xander’s been reeling from all the change in his life. New city, new job…it’s all a bit overwhelming. He’s still got a lot to be thankful for, though, and his friends are determined to remind him of that fact. One-shot written for a Christmas fic exchange.
More Xander goodness )
[identity profile] baphrosia.livejournal.com
Since [livejournal.com profile] rebcake stole part of my list (stole, I tell you!) as I was writing this, I had to modify it some.  In no particular order, here are five new contributors to fandom for whom I will drop whatever I'm doing and check out their latest work:

[livejournal.com profile] lady_sybyl, also known elsewhere as Dactylgirl and TerrusDacktellus (and SoulfulSpiketheKiller on Tumblr).  Dactylgirl gives good comic!fic, delivering wonderfully fun, in character, perceptive, touching, sometimes smutty, stories.  They are always well-written, and her character voices are amazing.  I highly recommend her Lost Continent series (Spuffy, S10).  She's also shown she can do angsty, serious storytelling in one of my new, personal all-time favorite fics: Empty Hearts and Heavy Hands (S5, Spuffy).  Even if Spuffy is not your favorite pairing, check that one out.  You won't be disappointed.

Read more... )
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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] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Well, I said that I would probably have to do a second set of Gen recs, because there had been so much good stuff last year, so here it is.

Letters Never Sent (the Crumpled Sheets Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] nothorse just killed me. Xander tries to write to Jesse’s parents. I defy you not to at least sniffle a bit with this one. This is a remix of [livejournal.com profile] texanfan’s equally great Lonely Burden.

And the rest of the goodies... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Or, it's "Buffy-centric angsty shortfic", to be more specific. Stories arranged from longest to shortest.

Third Wheel by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight aka Glassdarkly (Angel/Buffy & Darla, PG-13). Set during 'Surprise', this is a slightly AU BtVS season 2, in which Ethan Rayne's costume spell in Halloween had rather different consequences.
I'm a sucker for relationship studies where main focus is not romance per se but Buffy's development, and this one absolutely nails it.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Peers over the parapet and waves at everone. Wow, where did 2015 go!

I admit to shameless pillaging from my end of year review, but then why reinvent the wheel. There were a lot more than five gen fics that I loved this year, so this is just a cross-section of them.

Last Man Standing by [livejournal.com profile] thea_bromine finds a potential trainee watcher having a chat with the head of the Council. This is lovely, vivid storytelling and well worth a read.

And there's 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] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
So to prove that I don’t just read Xander-centric fic, here are five that I really like that don’t have a Xander anywhere in sight!

In The Time of Wolves by [livejournal.com profile] valyssia is a brilliant study of Willow’s grief after Joyce’s death. There’s just something about this one that gets right under my skin.

And there’s more... )
[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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[personal profile] endeni
So, it was hard to narrow down to just five but here's my pick: five Buffyverse podfics, from five different readers:

- American Girls, written by impertinence and performed by podklb / gen, Buffy-centric, over 3 minutes long. Also, full discolure: I created the cover for this podfic, I just love it so much! ♥

more )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five of my favorite parody fics, arranged from shortest to longest.

Spike's Fury by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl. Buffy, Angel, Spike, PG-13. The alternate ending of season 8 comics. Much better than canon one.

There are more! )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite gen short stories from 2014 (and the hardest part here was to chose just 5).
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Building Character by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy (Ensemble, PG-13). Unusual version of "Buffy came back wrong" and at the same time - genial meta-story about writing fanfiction. In order to fix Buffy scoobies are "rewriting" her backstory.
Read more... )
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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.
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[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
I couldn't come up with any unifying theme other than "I liked these."

Moon Gods by pug. Oz/Willow, Rated Teen.
This is a gorgeous description of a few moments for Oz and Willow on a full moon night in Season Four. Pug has a really different take on Oz/Willow than I’ve seen before, using evocative language and imagery to create something stark and poetic and beautiful.

Four more below the cut )
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com

Because I couldn't leave well enough alone and Lucy wrote way too many good things to leave off for just one post. The superlatives remain the same. More shippiness here than the last post. In no particular order.

"Lover, I Think We're Falling" (NC-17, Buffy/Angel(us), AU of Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, warnings for non-con) For the IWRY Marathon 2013 Very good, very, very dark, it reminds me if anything of [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies's "Innocence (the if you love me remix)" .

"Shadows and Light" (Gen; Tara, Glory, episodic of "Tough Love") A look inside what Tara's thoughts, including her fears and the temptation to make it all "go away", during one of the most horrifying scenes in the entire series. Has a special place in my heart because Tara's heroism and sacrifice while she was tortured to protect Dawn is almost entirely taken for granted by fandom because she's a "good person".

"Wearing the Pants" (PG-13, Jenny/Giles, S2) Inspired by a prompt on <lj user=dragonyphonix>'s journal: "Jenny & Giles + pants". So much fun. Reminds me why I adored that pairing with a scene I wish we had seen, and could well have; once again, it reads like a scene that landed on the cutting room floor, thanks to crackling humor and spot-on character voices.

"Cut up Angels" (PG, Buffy, Faith, implied B/F, AtS S2 post-Sanctuary) - Another entry for [livejournal.com profile] kwritten's lady-love fest, this time in response to a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral: "Buffy/Faith: I don't like you human. You remind me of things I hate in me." Can be read as gen or shippy. Buffy visits Faith in prison. The thick glass that separates them is nothing to the barriers they've throw up between one another even as they crack and break.

"Just Another Small Fracture" (R, Willow/Spike, S3, AU of Lovers' Walk) In response to a request from [livejournal.com profile] snogged; Spike kidnaps Willow and things go...a bit differently. Simultaneously compassionate and disturbing, as it should be.

[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.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Forget-me-not by [livejournal.com profile] mierke: Ten years have passed since Chosen. Buffy, Xander, Willow and Giles meet by the crater where Sunnydale used to be every year to catch up on what's happening in their lives. Bittersweet and sad, shows you how the Scoobies have drifted apart yet still make time to see each other and catch up. Just like blood-related families on Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Check out the rest! )
[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
I think of livejournal as my fanfic center of the universe, but branching out from LJ can be rewarding as well. Fanfiction.net had many great stories posted in 2013. Here are five great stories from there (that weren't also posted to LJ as far as I know.)

1. Repercussions by Jinxgirl. Buffy, Faith, Angel. Rated T.
This is a gut-wrenching depiction of what would have happened if things had gone according to Buffy’s plan in Graduation Day, Part One.

The rest beneath the cut )
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[personal profile] endeni
AKA Joss Whedon: the best thing to happen to Natasha Romanoff, yay! Have some of my favorite fics (and podfics):

I have seen nearly every city by pprfaith - Buffy Summers and Natasha Romanov keep meeting. Eventually, they stop questioning it. (Avengers/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover, R, gen) / With podfic by reena_jenkins

the rest )
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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
These stories encompass a variety of moods and styles, but all end up revealing something you never realized you needed to know.

losing farther, losing faster  by [livejournal.com profile] teaotter PG
Joyce’s brain tumor diagnosis only explains part of why she sees something else when she looks at Dawn.


You'll laugh, you'll be inspired, you'll wipe away a tear... )
[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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[personal profile] shapinglight
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 )
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[personal profile] endeni
The Monsters of 54th Street by staringiscaring - "Because I'm the god-damned Slayer, that's why" (PG, gen, Nikki Wood-centric)
My Heart Was Never Pure by smellslikecorruption - Hard things/soft things. (K+, gen, Wesly-centric)
Life, Continuing by bruttimabuoni - An AU from mid-Not Fade Away, in which Wesley goes onwards, somehow. (Teen And Up Audiences, Wesley/Illyria)
Seasons Keep On Marching by bruttimabuoni - Just before Chosen, someone offers Giles a choice. He tries to choose wisely. But taking anything from Wolfram & Hart has consequences, no matter how wisely you choose. More people than just Giles will share those consequences, for good or ill. (Teen And Up Audiences, Giles/Lilah)
Memory has left me with that name alone by tigriswolf - Not everyone is born with a name on their hand – only the lucky ones. (PG, Spike/Xander)
endeni: (Timebomb)
[personal profile] endeni
FANVIDS:
Changes by thedothatgirl (Worksafe, gen) - A great ensemble overview of BtVS Season 4, thedothatgirl's vids are always gorgeous.
Mah Na Mah Na by kallysten & lynnenne (Worksafe, Angel/Spike) - The vid is so funny and it masterfully highlights the parallels between Spike and Angel.
Maybe Sparrow by fray-adjacent12 (Worksafe, Wesley/Fred) - So epic and moving! :)

PODFICS:
The Future, Soon by tieleen - read by reena_jenkins (Worksafe, gen) - An imaginative and haunting look at the slayers future, read by the talented reena_jenkins.
A Buffyverse Alphabet by shadowscast - read by reena_jenkins (Worksafe, gen) - "A Buffyverse Alphabet" is a great classic and it's fantastic to be able to enjoy it in podfic form, too.
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Connection by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Connection%20%28Season%209%20Xander%2FSpike%20Fic%29&filter=all
PG-13. WIP. Start of season 9. Xander dreamed about normal life when he couldn't have it. Now magic is dead, vampires are showbiz darlings and slayers are considered murderers. In this new strange world Xander tries to live a life of an average Joe, but it's hard to stay away from the good fight. Xander/Dawn, Xander/Spike, ensemble. Plotty, occasionally funny, occasionally heartbreaking story of a man caught between two worlds.
click for more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Connection by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Connection%20%28Season%209%20Xander%2FSpike%20Fic%29&filter=all
PG-13. WIP. Start of season 9. Xander dreamed about normal life when he couldn't have it. Now magic is dead, vampires are showbiz darlings and slayers are considered murderers. In this new strange world Xander tries to live a life of an average Joe, but it's hard to stay away from the good fight. Xander/Dawn, Xander/Spike, ensemble. Plotty, occasionally funny, occasionally heartbreaking story of a man caught between two worlds.
click for more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

Read more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
The little gals often have big stories, sadly hidden from the viewer. Fortunately, we have many talented writers who can spotlight them beautifully. Here are a few of the many standouts from 2011:


Lydia, Sunday, Buffybot, Harmony, Vi, Newbie and Future Slayers on Parade! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
The little gals often have big stories, sadly hidden from the viewer. Fortunately, we have many talented writers who can spotlight them beautifully. Here are a few of the many standouts from 2011:


Lydia, Sunday, Buffybot, Harmony, Vi, Newbie and Future Slayers on Parade! )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
This year's [livejournal.com profile] whichwillow ficathon elicited truly superb fiction from the participating authors, so choosing just five was sort of arbitrary. But these were especially swell by my way of thinking:

1) Equinox (Willow/Angel; PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies: Yes indeed - Snowy has written her very first Willow/Angel fic and it's a ring-tailed boomer. In a dystopian future, Willow and Angel find themselves on opposite sides but soon meet in the grey middle. What happens between them and how this tale ends are involving and affecting in every way.

The Next Four )

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