[identity profile] freecat15.livejournal.com
These are very different fics, from hilarious to angsty there's something for everyone, but they are all good for a quick read, all between ~600 and ~2,300 words. All rated PG13 and less.

http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=4675
Requiem for a Poodle by zabjade
A week after Chosen, Buffy thinks about unlikely heroes. Angsty, bittersweet, but wonderfully written. 590 words.

More goodness under the cut )
[identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
There were so many amazing fanworks in 2016 that I wish I'd taken better notes! Off the top of my head, I give you five fantastic pieces of artwork from five artists:

Artwork: Mr. Trick
By [livejournal.com profile] chasingdemons
The hardest part was picking only one image by the amazing Danna. But! I don't think I've ever seen another artwork of Mr. Trick! I couldn't be happier seeing this fashionable, retro glamor shot of Mr. Trick, a minor yet memorable BtVS demon. (Who alone, as a bonus, commented on the unnatural lack of POC in this supposedly SoCal town. Joss, was that your conscience speaking?) Anyway, this artwork is just gorgeous! (Also, whatever skincare regimen Mr. Trick's using to get that glowing-from-within look, I want it.) ;)

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[personal profile] shapinglight
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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[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] 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] 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] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Open on Sunday hasn’t had a post since July. As a memorial, I found five great - I went through a bunch but I didn’t read them all -  drabbles written for an Open on Sunday prompt.

1. [livejournal.com profile] punch_kicker15’s If You Are What You Say You Are because I’m a sucker for a happy ending.

2. [livejournal.com profile] romanyg’s Woman of Property because I’m also a sucker for angst

3. [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy’s Advant Gardener because no one writes humor like Beer Good Foamy

4. [livejournal.com profile] baudown’s Parlour Games because awesome Spander

5. [livejournal.com profile] nihilistbear’s Kiss from “Once More With Feeling” because ouch!

And while I’m here, the first prompt since April has recently been posted at Giles Shorts. Go. Write.
[identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
Hello, gentle readers of this lovely fandom. First-time poster here, because...I have recs! Now the challenge is to group them by five and somehow come up with creative categories for them. :)

1. Answering Prayers (Joyce/Angel, R) by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip. Buffyverse is deep and wide, but have you ever expected to find stories shipping Joyce/Angel? I confess I hadn't. The character of Joyce, who is not as fleshed out in canon as I'd have liked, absolutely comes alive with Velvetwhip's well-paced and restrained story-telling. It's an interesting POV that will have you question your previous opinions of Buffy, who is, in comparison, just a child. This nuanced, angsty story is full of both sense and sensibility, simultaneously clever and plausible, such that it's made a convert out of me! Rejoice for Joyce!

But wait, there are FOUR more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite crossover stories of the past year, arranged form shortest to longest.

All In A Day's Work by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy (Buffy-centric, crossover with the song "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots", PG-13).
To be fair, Buffy wasn't entirely sure how she was supposed to stop a giant robot about to attack Tokyo. But still, being told that someone else would handle it felt a bit weird.
Yes, it's crossover with a song. Yes, it works. Go read it!

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[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
I can't top the Narwhal!verse (how did I not now about this?) but here are five fics that made the crackfic fan in me grin like a loon this year.

Based on a True Story by Oxnate. Mayor Richard Wilkins III isn't afraid of anything... but his shadow. Of all the werecreatures in the world, here's a hole I haven't seen anyone poke their head out of before.

Four more )
[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 )
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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 )
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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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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
I Belong to You by restfield. After so many years of fanworks it's not often one comes across something truly different but a video of Angel/Buffy/Mr. Gordo? That qualifies :D

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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] 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 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] rebcake.livejournal.com
Spike and Xander are a great odd couple, if you like that sort of thing. Obviously lots of people do like it, and here is just a small sampling of some of the classics of the genre, in order of length:

Rehearsal by [livejournal.com profile] thebratqueen
A S4 basement of doom story in which Spike gives Xander instruction on the proper delivery of dirty talk. Pre-slash.
On LJ / On Author's Site / On Spanderfiles

Hilarity ensues... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite AU fanvids.
Cut by [livejournal.com profile] spikesredqueen - (Faith, Willow; R for drug use and blood). Dark all-human AU where Faith and Willow experienced pretty much the same things as in 'Buffy' canon. But in all-human 'verse it's even more painful.
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[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Oh dear, another year where I read a lot of good fic and completely forgot to tag it so I could find it again, but here goes:

[livejournal.com profile] local_max's Making a Good Entrance and [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni's Connected both take on "Chosen", from very different perspectives, and both end up giving me a huge smile while still making some interesting commentary on the show. We critique because we love.

3 more )
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
I'd be the world's biggest liar if I claimed I could actually whittle down [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh's stories last year to "five best" because
there are too many and all of them excellent; this is just a small sampling


"Those Things" - (Buffy/Angel/Spike; Dawn, post-NFA) This is the fic that turned me into a B/A/S shipper. Just lovely.


"On the Edge" - (Buffy, early-mid S6, canon compliant) "Buffy's afraid of drowning. She figures she should be afraid of heights now, too." Character study for a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba.

"White Wedding" - (Willow/Tara, AU) One of the most chilling character studies of Willow I've ever read; controlling things (and people) has become all too easy.

"Ash" (Buffy, Angel, Spike; Buffy/Spike, post-Chosen) Spike left her nothing to hold onto after the Hellmouth; Angel offers a way to help. The numbness of grief before the damn of emotion breaks.

"Save the World" (Gen, Tara, Kennedy, AU episodic of Chosen) Exactly what I always imagined Tara's role would have been in Chosen, had she lived.  AWESOME. (Why aren't there more AU S7 fics with Tara in them? Get on it, fandom, pretty please.)

Bonus - yes, I'm cheating; but "Survivor's Reunion" (Gen, Buffy, Xander, Spike, Harmony, ensemble; post-Chosen) was one of my favorite comedic fics of the year. The gang meets up for their tenth year class reunion; Harmony is organizing the event. There will be monsters - and awkward conversations with ex-boyfriends.
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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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[personal profile] shapinglight
Again, couldn't think of an overrarching theme except the above.

It doesn't look like anyone else is going to rec these, so I am.

The Act of Losing, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, Spike/Buffy, PG. Warnings for major character death. I had to miss this out from my previous post of [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends ficlets by this author, but as I said before, I could have chosen any of her work for the comm, because they're all wonderful. This one is just too good to miss. Very, very sad, though.

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[personal profile] shapinglight
Honestly, I could have chosen any of the ficlets [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni posted on [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends in 2013, because they're all brilliant, but here are five of my absolute favourites.

Since they're all written for prompts, make sure you read the author's notes as well as the ficlets. Needless to say, Fag Ends being a Spuffy short fics comm, all of them are Spuffy in some way.

Well...I sing, PG.
An hilarious AU, in which the Fanged Four are a vampire rock band seriously in need of a drummer.

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Bit of a feeble title, but these fics don't have an overarching theme, except that I enjoyed them all a lot.

Broken English by [livejournal.com profile] estepheia. Giles/Ethan, rated R.
Not only do I love this fic, but there was a long stretch of time when it looked like it wouldn't be finished (the first part was posted way back in 2007), but [livejournal.com profile] estepheia, despite being very busy in RL, came back and finished it. So pleased! A terrific story from a Buffyverse fandom legend.

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[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
For all the depictions of mental illness and emotion dysfunction, there isn't a ton of Buffyverse fic showing our beloved (and not so beloved) characters getting professional help. Here are a few that go there:

Once in a Lullaby (Five Things That Happened Somewhere Else) by [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 (PG13, Normal Again-verse Buffy)
Buffy has a disconcerting habit of killing her doctors. Therapeutically speaking.

Four more, in different moods... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, I had a bunch of stories left over and no great way to group them! They are still awesome stories.

1) Amnesia!Spike by Mahaliem
Whenever I rec it I get a bunch of people agreeing it's wonderful but I hardly ever see it recced

Spike nodded in agreement. He was just getting used to hearing his name. Whatever had happened earlier in the evening had wiped his memory clean. He didn’t know who he was, and to hear the lot of them talk, he didn’t know what he was, either. In fact, he only knew one thing about himself. Luckily it was a very important thing.

He had a really cool coat.


the other recs are busy agreeing that Spike's coat really is cool )
[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] 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 )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
A Softer Sunnydale is witty, snarky, and perfectly suited for the Buffyverse. Take a peek at a few of my favorites and maybe wander over to the site and make your own!





See the rest... )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
A Softer Sunnydale is witty, snarky, and perfectly suited for the Buffyverse. Take a peek at a few of my favorites and maybe wander over to the site and make your own!





See the rest... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com


I think that is just an adorable video! The maker paced everything so well that its like the actors are singing the song. It made me want Amy Acker and J. August Richards to have a Russian singing career and make lots of cute music videos. 
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