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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*
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[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
LJ coms are exactly that: communities. Places where we come together to share the fandom with people who are on our friends list and people who are not. Without communities, I would not have met a lot of wonderful people on LJ. I want to give a shout out to five +1 communities that brought fandom to our little corner of the world in 2016. (I simply couldn’t limit the list to five, so I’ve added a bonus.) This is also an expression of gratitude to the moderators of all communities who give of their time to create a fandom experience for the rest of us.


[livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends
Created in August 2010, this community promotes Spike/Buffy fanfic and meta up to 1,000 words in length (as well as limited postings of artwork). It's a great concept, especially for those of us who really enjoy the opportunity to participate in brief spurts. The community is moderated by [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch, [livejournal.com profile] quinara, and [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight. I have to say their annual Halloween challenge has been one of the highlights of my fandom year. As of the end of 2016, the community will sadly no longer have active mods, but it remains open for anyone who wants to showcase their work. Thank you for your contribution to the fandom!

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five favorite scary stories. Just keep in mind that some of these go with major character death warning. Won't tell which ones, because I'm evil like that. And because spoilers.

Truly and Forever by [livejournal.com profile] thuviaptarth. What if Willow managed to resurrect Tara? Rated NC-17, and not exactly for the smut.

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[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
I'm a big fan of fics where a well-timed spell, a friend stepping in to help, or someone asking the right question at the right time can solve a problem from canon.

Here are five short classic fics in that category:

1. Apotheosis by Ephemeral Night (Willow/Tara, General Audiences). Willow stumbles upon the secret for carrying out the Thy Will Be Done Spell in a more effective manner, and comes up with some clever and audacious to eliminate nearly every threat the Scooby Gang will ever face, and then takes it even further into the ultimate fix-it fic territory. Tagged as "fluff and crack" in AO3, and it's high quality fluff and crack.

The rest under the cut )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
And another spangel rec list, this time it's comedy/fluff. Because one list was clearly not enough.

This Is It by Foxinator ([livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh). Spike and Angel move on. Maybe. Kinda. PG-13.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Sad That You Can't Hear by [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix (G, ~500 words). After Jenny's death, Giles talks to her.

The road never travelled; for which we yearn by [livejournal.com profile] kerkevik_2014 (G, 100 words). During the Burning Man Jenny seeks the answers and gets more than she bargained for.

This Isn't A Kingdom by ilovehowyouletmefall (NC-17, ~35 000 words). It's beautifully crafted longfic set in Wishverse, where Rupert Giles and Jenny Calendar unexpectedly find themselves working with a group of students, struggling to hold back the forces of darkness.
Story is a bit dark, as you expect from the wishverse fic, but it's not hoplessly dark.

And some fanart:
Pictures under the cut )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
I love seasonal coms, don’t you? It gives everyone a reason to show off their best work. Here are five of my favorite seasonal com posts in 2015:


Lies My Lover Told Me
fiction posted by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight at [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles
Post-Chosen, Giles and Olivia meet and talk about then and now. The conversation goes in a direction that is not what Giles expected. As usual with shapinglight’s work, the characters are realistic and the dialogue is searing and brilliant.

See my pics below the cut )
[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
The [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends Halloween Challenge happens in the last week of October. Participating writers compete to fill the most prompts with short Spuffy stories of 1,000 words or less. It’s actually more complicated, but I can never figure out the rules. The important thing is the results. Whimsical, eclectic and comedic themes expertly written. One of the most fun fandom events of the year. Here are just a few of my favorites:


Party Hard
by [livejournal.com profile] drizzlydaze
On Buffy’s 16th birthday, one week after she’s first told she’s the slayer, she meets Spike.

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

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

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

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

More here )
[identity profile] xspike4evax.livejournal.com
Some of my fave Spike, Willow and Spillow art work from this year.

Some nudity but nothing shocking. Enjoy!

In no particular order

1. Spillow by [livejournal.com profile] blondebitz

2. Willow by [livejournal.com profile] emmatheslayer

3. Spike by [livejournal.com profile] chasingdemons

4. And two Spike's by [livejournal.com profile] comlodge

Spike

Spike
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Five random fics from 2014 that have no real connection other than that they stayed in my head after I'd read them...

[livejournal.com profile] baudown has been a very welcome addition to our fandom over the last few years. She has a wonderful command of character and language and a new story from her always makes my day. Basement, 1999 is a lovely slice of Spike, Xander pre-slash in which Spike realises that just because he has a chip doesn’t mean he can’t torture Xander just a little. I really wish she’d write more in this ‘verse.

And the rest... )
[identity profile] xspike4evax.livejournal.com
I've come across some great BTVS & Angel fanvids over the years and this year has been no exception for some great videos. It's hard to chose just 5.

My top 5 include:
Spike/darkwillow
Angelus/Willow
Spike alone
Giles/Drusilla
Team Angel (season 5) Mostly features Spike.

Top 5 Vids )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite LJ fanart from the past year (or probably, "favorite non-Spike fanart" would be more correct).
Click either on the links or on the thumbnails to get to full-size images.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
After last year's Top 5, I decided I'd keep track of stories I liked so I'd have tons of choices when making my list. I October, when I was going through my list of fanfic faves, I found I had enough for one set of five stories written in 2015. Since then I've come up with another seven. I have to conclude I could have been paying better attention in the earlier part of 2014. For example, I just reread aadler's Maxima Culpa, and that totally would have been on my rec list if I'd been paying more attention.

1) Rahirah's Black Friday. I personally can't imagine shopping on Black Friday but Spike and Buffy do seem made for it.

The other four stories have a hand raised and are calling out "Oh, oh, Mr. Kotter. Mr. Kotter." )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
My last list, which I'm doing now because I may be away this weekend.

Five fannish things I really enjoyed in 2013, in no particular order.

First, some wonderful meta from [livejournal.com profile] lostboy_lj, The Monomythology of Buffy. Buffy on Campbell's 'classic' hero's journey, all explained in pretty pictures. Brilliant!

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5 Apocafics

Nov. 2nd, 2013 05:26 pm
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
Because I love them.  And they're not all Spander.  But some are.

1. Babylon, by Tabaqui.  Richly detailed, original world.  The language and imagery are beautiful.  This story always gives me a pang.

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[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] sueworld2003 contributes awe-inspiring art to the community, sets a standard of excellence for the rest of us, and always has an encouraging comment for other would-be manippers.

Here are 5 works by [livejournal.com profile] sueworld2003 that I think are a good representation of her art. I have written my thoughts about the each piece (and hopefully I am not too far off from the artist’s intent). You can see much more of her beautiful work at her flickr site here.


Always Young (Worksafe)

I am affected as soon as I open this piece. I can sense the stillness of the woods and the chill in the air. I could look at this one for hours and continue to marvel at the choices in composition, color, and blending. How did she know to place each branch so perfectly or to choose just the right shade? The way she uses the space takes my breath away. It's easy to get lost in this one.

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[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
For Halloween!

It was difficult to narrow it down to five.  Also, it made me realize that Willow is very often the star player when it comes to scary tales.  Hope there are some on this list that you haven't read.

1. Here Comes a Candle , by wiseacress.  Spike asks for a favor...on Halloween.  The ultimate in creepy.

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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
I ran across so many awesome storie by Beer Good Foamy that I gave them their own category!
Worksafe

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

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

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

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

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[personal profile] shapinglight
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
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] snickfic
1. Alternative Lifestyle, by A.C. Chapin.
Buffy/Giles.
"Her Watcher captured, the Slayer finds herself in a strange place where her parents are still alive, Drusilla's soul was never restored, and Rupert Giles doesn't even wear leather." A cracky yet grim yet sexy-like-whoa AU that sits just this side of canon. I only wish there were more of it.

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
1. Alternative Lifestyle, by A.C. Chapin.
Buffy/Giles.
"Her Watcher captured, the Slayer finds herself in a strange place where her parents are still alive, Drusilla's soul was never restored, and Rupert Giles doesn't even wear leather." A cracky yet grim yet sexy-like-whoa AU that sits just this side of canon. I only wish there were more of it.

and the rest )
[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 )
[identity profile] chaoskir.livejournal.com
I want to rec [livejournal.com profile] whichclothes fanfiction. All of them! I will list 5 but the list doesn't say anything about my favorites because all of her fics are awesome, wonderful written and undescribeable good! And all of them are my favorites and have adult content. Look here for all of her fics:
http://whichclothes.livejournal.com/154288.html#cutid1

her verses )
[identity profile] chaoskir.livejournal.com
I want to rec [livejournal.com profile] whichclothes fanfiction. All of them! I will list 5 but the list doesn't say anything about my favorites because all of her fics are awesome, wonderful written and undescribeable good! And all of them are my favorites and have adult content. Look here for all of her fics:
http://whichclothes.livejournal.com/154288.html#cutid1

her verses )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Campfire Story by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane: If Christmas happened between Hush and A New Man, this is how Xander and Spike will spend it. Fantastic missing scene. I especially love how in character both of them are. I've always been attracted to the similarity between Xander and Spike, but the idiots won't allow themselves to bond over the billion things they have in common.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Campfire Story by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane: If Christmas happened between Hush and A New Man, this is how Xander and Spike will spend it. Fantastic missing scene. I especially love how in character both of them are. I've always been attracted to the similarity between Xander and Spike, but the idiots won't allow themselves to bond over the billion things they have in common.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Oh, that naughty costume spell! Tsk. It’s the sort of thing that could lead to anything at all, so naturally our beloved fic writers made sure it did!

Bit Parts by [livejournal.com profile] spuffyduds , Fluffy Hard-R
Harmony/Jonathan. Jonathan chooses to go as a red shirt (Star Trek) for Halloween, but Ethan’s spell changes his luck. Featuring Ethan, Andrew, Tucker, Spike, and Buffy. One-shot.

But wait! There's more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Oh, that naughty costume spell! Tsk. It’s the sort of thing that could lead to anything at all, so naturally our beloved fic writers made sure it did!

Bit Parts by [livejournal.com profile] spuffyduds , Fluffy Hard-R
Harmony/Jonathan. Jonathan chooses to go as a red shirt (Star Trek) for Halloween, but Ethan’s spell changes his luck. Featuring Ethan, Andrew, Tucker, Spike, and Buffy. One-shot.

But wait! There's more... )
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


Hi,

       here are five of my all-time favourite "missing scene" fics, although none of them were, I think, written that way. As previously, funniest last :-)

If That Mockingbird Won't Sing by Doyle
http://doyle-sb4.livejournal.com/192812.html

Talk About Love  by  Mad Poetess
 
Morituri Te Salutamus  by  Annakovsky
 
The Carton  by  BK the Irregular
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/irregularities/fanfiction/carton.html

No Faith, a New Hope and it'a all for Charity by mythichistorian
http://community.livejournal.com/tweedandtea/99805.html

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
 

[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


Hi,

       here are five of my all-time favourite "missing scene" fics, although none of them were, I think, written that way. As previously, funniest last :-)

If That Mockingbird Won't Sing by Doyle
http://doyle-sb4.livejournal.com/192812.html

Talk About Love  by  Mad Poetess
 
Morituri Te Salutamus  by  Annakovsky
 
The Carton  by  BK the Irregular
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/irregularities/fanfiction/carton.html

No Faith, a New Hope and it'a all for Charity by mythichistorian
http://community.livejournal.com/tweedandtea/99805.html

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
 

[identity profile] later-tuesday.livejournal.com
1.Rupert Giles tells lies by Ruth
Rating:PG13
Definitely what it says on the tin. A very sad look at all the characters, through Giles' interactions with them

2.Magnificat by Kindkit
Rating:R, for threats of rape, and mentioned torture.
Ethan's time in purgatory AKA the Initiative

3. 25 Occassions People have celebrated in the Jossverse by Minnow1212
Rating: PG13, for some light violence and light sexuality

4. Holiday Spirit by Kindkit
Rating: PG
Angelverse. I could see something like this happening in the show. Very in character.

5.Watcher's Cup by Crevan Fox
Rating:PG13, for obscure references to something gross
I laughed while making an ew face, what more can I say than that?

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