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As usual, I can't collect five things in a particular category and time is running out, so here are five of my favourite fandom things from 2016.

First some wonderful fan art.

Venus and Mars by [livejournal.com profile] rbfvid (Restfield). This piece was inspired by one of my fics (of the same name) but that's not why I'm reccing it. I'm reccing it because it's beautiful and clever, and in all ways absolutely superb.

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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.

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[livejournal.com profile] rebcake asked for pre-series fic focused on Darla or Dru, and I'm happy to oblige (though I doubt I can offer anything new to her). All stories rated PG to PG-13 (yes, I'm shocked, too!)

Traveller by [livejournal.com profile] selenak. Darla might not know the rules yet, but she had always known how to make men break them. Darla and the Master, in the beginning.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five classic Angel/Spike stories, arranged from shortest to longest.

Victrola by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey. William, Angelus and that terrible modern music.

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[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
It’s a known fact that I have a mild predilection for young Mr Harris, so I challenged myself that I would do at least one list where Xander is nowhere in sight! *g*

Arrhizal by [livejournal.com profile] sunnyd_lite is a terrific look inside River’s head as she thinks about Simon and the rest of the crew. Beautiful evocative use of imagery makes this one a keeper.

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Dead!Giles 'verse by [livejournal.com profile] thea_bromine. Spike helps a dying Giles. Things get strange.

2. Of Old Mystics by Omphalos and [livejournal.com profile] wolfling. After the Council has fallen, Giles rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to learn that together they have a destiny. One of my long-time faves.

3. Responsible Adults by mydiera and [livejournal.com profile] sadbhyl. Giles/Ethan/Joyce. On the night Ethan would have pulled that Fyarl transformation spell on Giles, Joyce joins them. Things change from there.
Note: Sadbhyl wrote an essay: When You Girls Are Older You'll Understand (Rupert Giles/Joyce Summers/Ethan Rayne)

4. Bookends by [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano. Buffy/Giles. Mmm, a story that brightens my day when a new chapter is posted.

5. In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri. Ripper/Ethan back in the day. On of my favorite BtVS stories.
[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?
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
As I was waiting for Buffyverse Top 5 to begin this month, these came to mind as in I didn't go looking at my bookmarks.

1. Indri's In the Morning of the Magicians. This is totally my head-canon for how Ripper and Ethan met. It has so many things going for it. Bourgeois Ripper who is put off by his friends' lifestyle. The story Ripper is telling himself keeps changing as he realizes he's not going to make it big as a musician. How Eyghon would not have been invoked without both Ripper and Ethan in the mix, but Ripper denies all blame, putting it all on Ethan. This is what breaks Ethan, taking the blame onto himself and thinking that he doesn't know how to have friends and that's what turns him into the Ethan from BtVS. It's a marvelous tale.

the rest of the recs are at the halloween party / samhain ritual that I'm late for )
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
Last year, I posted five historical fics, and promised I would post five more. I didn't get around to it then, so here they are now:

1. Sacred, by Valancy -- An encounter between Angel, Spike, and Dru, set sometime after the events of the Boxer Rebellion. This is one of those stories that makes you think, "Oh, of course that would have happened." A beautifully written, emotionally authentic story with spot-on voices and characterization. I've only recently discovered this story, and unfortunately have been able to find very little of the author's other work.

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Some historical fics that surprised me - either by the choice of setting or by the use of it.

A Lost Letter of Jane Austen and Darla's Letter by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey. A clergyman's daughter writes her sister about two new acquaintences, a Mr. and Mrs. Angelus.
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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, I'm pretty sure I've read Bit Parts before but I did just rediscover it.

1. Wolfling's and Wesleysgirl's All the Wrong Places. I've only read Part 1 so far but it is delightful. Doyle's trapped in a computer, about three years after he's died, talking or e-mailing actually with Wesley.

the other recs are exhausted and wondering if signing up for NaNoWriMo wasn't a mistake )
[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] rebcake.livejournal.com
These might be obvious choices, but the classics are classic for a reason, and the first couple of these aren't even that old! And c'mon! I know some of you have skipped a couple of these. I did too, once upon a time.

West of the Moon, East of the Sun by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic (NC17, Ensemble) Over 400,000 words, complete.
On LJ / On BSV / On SR / On EF (members only) / On FF.net
Strap in for an entirely alternate S5 from the POV of the characters. It features dreamscape rendevous, silencing spells, dimension hopping, tall towers, and very bad weather, among other things.

Four more, from Halloween to the Future... )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
Spike can be good or evil and everything in between... and still be in character. Here are 5 wonderful fics by very accomplished writers. I found each of these stories fascinating for a number of reasons, one of them being the authors’ interpretations of Spike and how each one rang true to me.

Please be warned, some of these stories contain upsetting subject matter including issues of nonconsensual and/or underage sex. I will leave it to the authors to provide the exact warnings they feel are appropriate.

SEE MORE BEHIND THE CUT )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Buffyverse vampires are interesting in any era, don't you think? They've been all over the world, and had loads of adventures. Below are just a few of the things written about them in 2012:

The Third Defenestration of Prague (Spike/Dru) by Kairos [livejournal.com profile] perpetual PG13 — One shot
Spike and Dru are in the fight of their (un)lives.

More Tales of the Vampyres... )
[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... )
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Some writers just kept on bringing the good stuff in 2012, and [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni is one of the chief among them. Whether long or short, her work is always varied and wonderful. Here are five of my favourites of her short fics. The first one, I only read for the first time a minute ago.

Ca Ira. Pre-series, set in the heady (or should that be headless?) days of the French Revolution, and featuring an OC Slayer and her lover, both with a way with words. PG-13. Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis.

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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
For Want of A Back Porch by [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess
http://gryfndor-godess.livejournal.com/72632.html
PG. Completed, ~21,000 words. Post-season 8. Spike's occasional visits to Buffy's place are all about business, aren't they? :) [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess focuses on Buffy and Spike's tentative, small steps towards each other; her story is poignant, funny, with outrageous breaks through the fourth wall. ( The story was written a year ago, when fandom tried to guess what happens to Buffy and Spike in season 9; after the last batch of spoilers this story reads as a nostalgic "what-if").
four more )
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For Want of A Back Porch by [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess
http://gryfndor-godess.livejournal.com/72632.html
PG. Completed, ~21,000 words. Post-season 8. Spike's occasional visits to Buffy's place are all about business, aren't they? :) [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess focuses on Buffy and Spike's tentative, small steps towards each other; her story is poignant, funny, with outrageous breaks through the fourth wall. ( The story was written a year ago, when fandom tried to guess what happens to Buffy and Spike in season 9; after the last batch of spoilers this story reads as a nostalgic "what-if").
four more )
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Dust by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=knifeedgefic&keyword=DUST&filter=all
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6958651/1/DUST
http://www.bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=chapters&no=12728
WIP, 31 chapters, PG so far, NC-17 later. Alternate season 4. Buffy wakes in a Sunnydale that went utterly wrong... Everybody's asleep; the phones are dead; and there is no way out of the town. Buffy's only hope is a certain vampire who managed to stay awake and who was persistent enough to wake her up. Intriguing premise, genre storytelling par excellence, witty dialogues, funny insights into Buffy's and Spike's minds, overall creepy atmosphere -- the story's vitality and finesse make "Dust" one of the most exciting and gripping stories of the year.
four more )
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Dust by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=knifeedgefic&keyword=DUST&filter=all
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6958651/1/DUST
http://www.bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=chapters&no=12728
WIP, 31 chapters, PG so far, NC-17 later. Alternate season 4. Buffy wakes in a Sunnydale that went utterly wrong... Everybody's asleep; the phones are dead; and there is no way out of the town. Buffy's only hope is a certain vampire who managed to stay awake and who was persistent enough to wake her up. Intriguing premise, genre storytelling par excellence, witty dialogues, funny insights into Buffy's and Spike's minds, overall creepy atmosphere -- the story's vitality and finesse make "Dust" one of the most exciting and gripping stories of the year.
four more )
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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.

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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] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
    Hmmm, lets's see: Spander, Spander, non-specific in terms of relationships but VERY funny, Spander, and Spike.  I'm sensing an almost-theme.  ;-)

  1. naughty_fae's The Eagle of the Ninth: Very AU Spander. This is the story of two men, Roman Master and his Brigante slave. The Roman embarks on a crusade to clear his family name and restore honor, the slave fights for his freedom. They move from mutual hatred to understanding, acceptance, friendship and love.

  2. sparrow2000's Mockingbird: In Magpie, Spike had seemingly foiled Drusilla's plans for Xander, but now Dru is back.

  3. beer-good-foamy's Ms Summers Goes to Washington: A crossover with 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.

  4. skuzzbopper's Three Dog Night series: Spike catches Xander reading a book on seducing non-mortals, and offers three nights of hands-on "lessons" in the subject-- which is just wonderful, since the non-mortal Xander had been hoping to seduce was Spike.

  5. hello spikey's Porny Advent #8:A drabble written to the prompt of wrapping paper; Spike gets ready for his night.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
    Hmmm, lets's see: Spander, Spander, non-specific in terms of relationships but VERY funny, Spander, and Spike.  I'm sensing an almost-theme.  ;-)

  1. naughty_fae's The Eagle of the Ninth: Very AU Spander. This is the story of two men, Roman Master and his Brigante slave. The Roman embarks on a crusade to clear his family name and restore honor, the slave fights for his freedom. They move from mutual hatred to understanding, acceptance, friendship and love.

  2. sparrow2000's Mockingbird: In Magpie, Spike had seemingly foiled Drusilla's plans for Xander, but now Dru is back.

  3. beer-good-foamy's Ms Summers Goes to Washington: A crossover with 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.

  4. skuzzbopper's Three Dog Night series: Spike catches Xander reading a book on seducing non-mortals, and offers three nights of hands-on "lessons" in the subject-- which is just wonderful, since the non-mortal Xander had been hoping to seduce was Spike.

  5. hello spikey's Porny Advent #8:A drabble written to the prompt of wrapping paper; Spike gets ready for his night.
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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]

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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
I don't think I'm alone in wanting stories of the Aurelian vampires before Sunnydale. Preferably stories with something other than (or in addition to) horror, gore, and cruelty. 2010 did not lack for choice:

Whispering Death by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni  (PG13)
Spike, Dru, and Darla enjoy the Spanish Civil War, each in their own way.

Spike’s Victims: Victim no. 10,876, cir. 1895 by [livejournal.com profile] dampersnspoons  (NC17) (First person POV)
The title is the summary. There is also another in the series, take a look.

This Thing of Earth and Darkness by [livejournal.com profile] gillo  (PG)
It takes the whole family to raise a vampire, when the vampire’s mummy is Dru.

New York (1970) by [livejournal.com profile] duh_i_read  (PG)
It all comes down to style.

Theatre of War by [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose (PG13)
Spike and Dru harvest the battlefields of Europe. (Yes, another war story. I like to see how our vamps interact with the sweep of history. It's a thing.)

Bonus NC-17 offering, not for everyone:
The Body Electric by [livejournal.com profile] sevendeadlyfun  (NC17)
Unexpected uses for new technologies!
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I don't think I'm alone in wanting stories of the Aurelian vampires before Sunnydale. Preferably stories with something other than (or in addition to) horror, gore, and cruelty. 2010 did not lack for choice:

Whispering Death by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni  (PG13)
Spike, Dru, and Darla enjoy the Spanish Civil War, each in their own way.

Spike’s Victims: Victim no. 10,876, cir. 1895 by [livejournal.com profile] dampersnspoons  (NC17) (First person POV)
The title is the summary. There is also another in the series, take a look.

This Thing of Earth and Darkness by [livejournal.com profile] gillo  (PG)
It takes the whole family to raise a vampire, when the vampire’s mummy is Dru.

New York (1970) by [livejournal.com profile] duh_i_read  (PG)
It all comes down to style.

Theatre of War by [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose (PG13)
Spike and Dru harvest the battlefields of Europe. (Yes, another war story. I like to see how our vamps interact with the sweep of history. It's a thing.)

Bonus NC-17 offering, not for everyone:
The Body Electric by [livejournal.com profile] sevendeadlyfun  (NC17)
Unexpected uses for new technologies!
[identity profile] chaoskir.livejournal.com
I'm sorry! In my last post I recced 3 fics from 2009 from [livejournal.com profile] whichclothes. That wasn't allowed. Instead of that I now have to recc three more of 2010.
Sorry, again!

three of her 2010 fics )
[identity profile] chaoskir.livejournal.com
I'm sorry! In my last post I recced 3 fics from 2009 from [livejournal.com profile] whichclothes. That wasn't allowed. Instead of that I now have to recc three more of 2010.
Sorry, again!

three of her 2010 fics )
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Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

Read more... )
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Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

Read more... )
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The Girl with Flaxen Hair by [livejournal.com profile] unbridled_b
http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/the%20girl%20with%20flaxen%20hair
R, 9 chapters so far. After his mother's death William Pratt lives a quiet life alone. He suffers from consumption and knows that his days are numbered. One day he overdoses laudanum and sees a beautiful girl in his garden. Her clothes are unusual; her behavior is weird; her name is Buffy Summers. William is sure that she's just a figment of his imagination so he's relaxed and comfortable around her... Intriguing premise (the author assures that it's not an AU and all the BtVS events have happened), expertly written William's POV and great details of the Victorian age make this story a total winner. (I've already have a theory what has happened and why William hasn't been turned... )
four more )
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The Girl with Flaxen Hair by [livejournal.com profile] unbridled_b
http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/the%20girl%20with%20flaxen%20hair
R, 9 chapters so far. After his mother's death William Pratt lives a quiet life alone. He suffers from consumption and knows that his days are numbered. One day he overdoses laudanum and sees a beautiful girl in his garden. Her clothes are unusual; her behavior is weird; her name is Buffy Summers. William is sure that she's just a figment of his imagination so he's relaxed and comfortable around her... Intriguing premise (the author assures that it's not an AU and all the BtVS events have happened), expertly written William's POV and great details of the Victorian age make this story a total winner. (I've already have a theory what has happened and why William hasn't been turned... )
four more )
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The Rose by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl
http://coalitiongirl.livejournal.com/tag/rose
http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=3006&warning=NC-17
NC-17 ~165,000 words. Buffy/Spike, Spike/other.
What if Buffy's slayer potential has been discovered by The Watchers Council in due time? What if she'd been sent to The Watchers Academy where the potential slayers get education and training? What if The Council had caught the members of The Fanged Four and kept them as prisoners and sparring partners for future slayers?
There definitely are some elements of Hogwarts template in the set-up, but the story itself is fresh and original. This unique AU-verse is based on the premise that in the middle of XX century The Watcher Council and The Initiative joined forces, and one of the consequences was the modernization of the Slayer system. As a result, we see all the familiar faces in the new circumstances. Complex, inventive plotting, spot-on voices, fast-moving narrative, paradoxical morality and fascinating choices make "The Rose" a must-read.
four more )
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The Rose by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl
http://coalitiongirl.livejournal.com/tag/rose
http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=3006&warning=NC-17
NC-17 ~165,000 words. Buffy/Spike, Spike/other.
What if Buffy's slayer potential has been discovered by The Watchers Council in due time? What if she'd been sent to The Watchers Academy where the potential slayers get education and training? What if The Council had caught the members of The Fanged Four and kept them as prisoners and sparring partners for future slayers?
There definitely are some elements of Hogwarts template in the set-up, but the story itself is fresh and original. This unique AU-verse is based on the premise that in the middle of XX century The Watcher Council and The Initiative joined forces, and one of the consequences was the modernization of the Slayer system. As a result, we see all the familiar faces in the new circumstances. Complex, inventive plotting, spot-on voices, fast-moving narrative, paradoxical morality and fascinating choices make "The Rose" a must-read.
four more )
[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
True to the tradition of la doleur exquise, these fives stories broke my heart and left me in love with the pain.


A Shadow Flits Before Me by [livejournal.com profile] ladyofthelog 

In this love affair that spans centuries and knows no limit, Buffy and Spike are forever missing their moment.  Verity captures the essence of the Victorian period in this beautiful award-winning one-shot that explores the concept of love and Spiritualism.  The effect of this story is, quite simply, profound.

The sun is so bright, and he wants to pull her into the shade, back with him, where it's safe, where he can keep her whole, or at least no more broken than he is. "I know enough of heaven," he says, at last. "No other place could hold you."


and the rest... )
[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
True to the tradition of la doleur exquise, these fives stories broke my heart and left me in love with the pain.


A Shadow Flits Before Me by [livejournal.com profile] ladyofthelog 

In this love affair that spans centuries and knows no limit, Buffy and Spike are forever missing their moment.  Verity captures the essence of the Victorian period in this beautiful award-winning one-shot that explores the concept of love and Spiritualism.  The effect of this story is, quite simply, profound.

The sun is so bright, and he wants to pull her into the shade, back with him, where it's safe, where he can keep her whole, or at least no more broken than he is. "I know enough of heaven," he says, at last. "No other place could hold you."


and the rest... )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Or at least, groups of two or more people ready to embark on plot. Mostly ensemble, mostly fics in which things happen. :)

1. Dreamchain, by [livejournal.com profile] erimthar
S5 - Scoobies, almost-OCs
Vampire plague is about to, er, plague Sunnydale, and the Scoobies are on the case -- as are the Korean Slayer of 1933 and her gumshoe sidekick Sid. Excellent character voices, but what I love most about this fic are Sid and Cho, whom I'd happily read whole fics about. Barbara Stanwyck glamour and the Slayer burden, plus Sid "cracking wise": what's not to like?

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Or at least, groups of two or more people ready to embark on plot. Mostly ensemble, mostly fics in which things happen. :)

1. Dreamchain, by [livejournal.com profile] erimthar
S5 - Scoobies, almost-OCs
Vampire plague is about to, er, plague Sunnydale, and the Scoobies are on the case -- as are the Korean Slayer of 1933 and her gumshoe sidekick Sid. Excellent character voices, but what I love most about this fic are Sid and Cho, whom I'd happily read whole fics about. Barbara Stanwyck glamour and the Slayer burden, plus Sid "cracking wise": what's not to like?

and the rest )
[identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
Okay, here we go. Three fics that got Slay Me Awards in 2010 and one that didn’t, but could have. (Considering how many ficlets fit into that category, I could probably do another whole post. LOL) And one rec for a community that was chock full of wonderful fic.


West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge – a new writer to our fandom, she took us all by happy surprise with her long, plotty Spuffy fic. Based on a fairytale format, it sucks you in and keeps you coming back for more. She had me at “hello”, or, well, okay, the minute Buffy woke up in that dark room with only a bed and a vampire. If you think that means smutty pwpw fic, you are oh, so very wrong! You can find it here

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Okay, here we go. Three fics that got Slay Me Awards in 2010 and one that didn’t, but could have. (Considering how many ficlets fit into that category, I could probably do another whole post. LOL) And one rec for a community that was chock full of wonderful fic.


West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge – a new writer to our fandom, she took us all by happy surprise with her long, plotty Spuffy fic. Based on a fairytale format, it sucks you in and keeps you coming back for more. She had me at “hello”, or, well, okay, the minute Buffy woke up in that dark room with only a bed and a vampire. If you think that means smutty pwpw fic, you are oh, so very wrong! You can find it here

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In no particular order:

Mechanics of the Act by [livejournal.com profile] nomelon, Spike/Illyria, NC17. Illyria is curious about her new form and enlists Spike to...well, no one instructs the God-King, but Spike does his best.

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In no particular order:

Mechanics of the Act by [livejournal.com profile] nomelon, Spike/Illyria, NC17. Illyria is curious about her new form and enlists Spike to...well, no one instructs the God-King, but Spike does his best.

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Time Stitches You (Spike/Willow, R)

After a long haitus, the author has continued to update this long time traveling saga featuring Spike and Willow in 2010. Spike wanted to go back and stop himself from getting chipped... He went more than a little too far back in time- 1753 to be exact.

This Is The End For Which We Are Twain Met (Willow & Angel, PG-13)

Well written in vivid description of grief and solace between Willow and Angel. Set at the end of season five/two, Willow comes to tell Angel about Buffy while carrying a grief of her own. A heartbreaking and bittersweet story about friendship.

Graham's Computer Woes (Willow/Graham, PG)

A rare fic from Graham Miller's point of view, this lighthearted story, set in season four, stays true to the canon while maintaining a hopeful tone.

Awakening (Willow/Tara, R)
 
Written in Willow speak, this fic combines prose and poetry to display the evolution of Willow in season four. Its a wonderful character study of Willow.

i burned warm and safe in your arms (Willow/Faith, NC-17)

Sexy and sweet, this fic shows a more vulnerable side of Faith and Willow as they find themselves coming together in season three.
The writing is lively to read.
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Time Stitches You (Spike/Willow, R)

After a long haitus, the author has continued to update this long time traveling saga featuring Spike and Willow in 2010. Spike wanted to go back and stop himself from getting chipped... He went more than a little too far back in time- 1753 to be exact.

This Is The End For Which We Are Twain Met (Willow & Angel, PG-13)

Well written in vivid description of grief and solace between Willow and Angel. Set at the end of season five/two, Willow comes to tell Angel about Buffy while carrying a grief of her own. A heartbreaking and bittersweet story about friendship.

Graham's Computer Woes (Willow/Graham, PG)

A rare fic from Graham Miller's point of view, this lighthearted story, set in season four, stays true to the canon while maintaining a hopeful tone.

Awakening (Willow/Tara, R)
 
Written in Willow speak, this fic combines prose and poetry to display the evolution of Willow in season four. Its a wonderful character study of Willow.

i burned warm and safe in your arms (Willow/Faith, NC-17)

Sexy and sweet, this fic shows a more vulnerable side of Faith and Willow as they find themselves coming together in season three.
The writing is lively to read.

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