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

The rest after the cut )
[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 )
[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!

Read more... )
[identity profile] draconin.livejournal.com
The HP 'verse is the commonest one for fics where the author re-writes history by inserting a character (internal or external) who knows what's supposed to happen and is determined to change things but the Buffy 'verse has its examples too...

1. Martian Manhunter by Mediancat
Rating: PG, Worksafe
As the result of a bet that we spend most of the story waiting to find out the nature of, Veronica Mars is in the Buffyverse, knowing what's coming and unable to do anything about it... or can she? If you're familiar with mediancat's work then you're probably already anticipating wonderful writing. If you're a fan of the Veronica Mars series then look no further: this is for you! :-)

Read more... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
And continuing towards the other end of the spectrum:

[livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies remains the queen of dark character insight, and Who Am I? (The Warm Champagne Remix) is no exception. Faith in Buffy's body decides to make good on her suggestion to Spike, and... well. Just look at that punchline.

4 more )
[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... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Back today with five of my favourite stories by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast. I love her stories so much. She writes the best Spander (not a pairing I otherwise read) and can, when she wants, deliver a killer punch to the emotional gut.

Sunshine, Spike/Xander, NC17 for one short, but explicit sex scene. Thirteen years have passed since Spike mysteriously disappeared in Africa. What's he been doing all that time? On a visit to London for a happy occasion, Xander gets to find out.

Read more... )
[identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com
Time's Fool by Lady Jane at the Bloodshedverse, or at Elysian fields (may need to register to read at EF) Spike/ Buffy "eventually NC17" though it hasn't gotten there yet.

Future fic. Decades down the road Spike and Buffy meet up again for the first time since Sunnydale. Plotty goodness. A really interesting and believable future for Our Heroes. Great characterizations, and believable motivations. Also, the author gets the medical details right. I appreciate that! Warning: still a WIP

long, plotty, spuffy goodness! )
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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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[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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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
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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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
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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[personal profile] snickfic
[livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni has been one of Buffydom's most prolific and varied authors this year; she's written tons of fics and all sorts of pairings. Here are my five favorites of hers this year (and a bonus). Mostly Buffy-centric, not all angsty despite the icon.

The fics )
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[personal profile] snickfic
[livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni has been one of Buffydom's most prolific and varied authors this year; she's written tons of fics and all sorts of pairings. Here are my five favorites of hers this year (and a bonus). Mostly Buffy-centric, not all angsty despite the icon.

The 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'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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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
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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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
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] 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

Read more... )
[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

Read more... )
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com

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.
ext_418434: (willow)
[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com

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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[personal profile] snickfic
Three Spuffy, two not, all things that had new chapters this year and that I'll be really excited to see finished!

1. The Vampire in the Basement, by [livejournal.com profile] beneficia - (7/16? chapters)
post-BtVS, AU Sherlock
Dawn Summers, latest vampire with a soul, wants 221A Baker Street for her very own. Only there's this obnoxious guy from upstairs who will not quit snooping, and damn if Dawn's going to let that slide. I would never in a million years have thought that the world needed a Dawn/Sherlock crossover, but I am so glad there is. If anyone's going to put Sherlock in his place, it's Dawn.

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Three Spuffy, two not, all things that had new chapters this year and that I'll be really excited to see finished!

1. The Vampire in the Basement, by [livejournal.com profile] beneficia - (7/16? chapters)
post-BtVS, AU Sherlock
Dawn Summers, latest vampire with a soul, wants 221A Baker Street for her very own. Only there's this obnoxious guy from upstairs who will not quit snooping, and damn if Dawn's going to let that slide. I would never in a million years have thought that the world needed a Dawn/Sherlock crossover, but I am so glad there is. If anyone's going to put Sherlock in his place, it's Dawn.

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Where "long" = "more than one chapter."

1. Better Late Than Never (11 chapters), by [livejournal.com profile] cindergal
post-Intervention
Spike and Buffy head back to the 1970s to retrieve an artifact to help them defeat Glory. Sweet and hopeful and very quietly romantic. Plus: time travel! and Ripper!

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Where "long" = "more than one chapter."

1. Better Late Than Never (11 chapters), by [livejournal.com profile] cindergal
post-Intervention
Spike and Buffy head back to the 1970s to retrieve an artifact to help them defeat Glory. Sweet and hopeful and very quietly romantic. Plus: time travel! and Ripper!

and 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... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Longest. Day. Ever. by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast
http://community.livejournal.com/fall_for_sx/198574.html
Completed, R, post-Him.Spike/Xander. The only way to stop the next doomsday device is to find the right combination on the magic lock. The only way to find it is to send somebody one day back in time after every failed attempt. The only way to check all the combinations is to use somebody who doesn't age - because it takes about 80 years to do it... Wildly inventive premise, tight plotting, a lot of spicy details and absolutely natural and convincing characters' reactions in absolutely impossible situations. Have you ever wondered how Groundhog Day would look from Andie MacDowell's POV? Here's a chance to find out.
click 4 more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Longest. Day. Ever. by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast
http://community.livejournal.com/fall_for_sx/198574.html
Completed, R, post-Him.Spike/Xander. The only way to stop the next doomsday device is to find the right combination on the magic lock. The only way to find it is to send somebody one day back in time after every failed attempt. The only way to check all the combinations is to use somebody who doesn't age - because it takes about 80 years to do it... Wildly inventive premise, tight plotting, a lot of spicy details and absolutely natural and convincing characters' reactions in absolutely impossible situations. Have you ever wondered how Groundhog Day would look from Andie MacDowell's POV? Here's a chance to find out.
click 4 more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Thought You Should Know by [livejournal.com profile] angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/53356.html
35 chapters so far. R. Middle of BtVS season 8. A sprawling epic about Buffy's adventures as she leads her slayer army against a mysterious nemesis. (Hopefully recent Twilightgate won't impede Angearia's plans). Gen; the main pairing is Buffy/Spike.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Thought You Should Know by [livejournal.com profile] angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/53356.html
35 chapters so far. R. Middle of BtVS season 8. A sprawling epic about Buffy's adventures as she leads her slayer army against a mysterious nemesis. (Hopefully recent Twilightgate won't impede Angearia's plans). Gen; the main pairing is Buffy/Spike.
four more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander/Spike Fics!

1- Longest. Day. Ever. by [personal profile] shadowscast: She plays with the Groundhog Day trope. Spike and Xander live with the consequences.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander/Spike Fics!

1- Longest. Day. Ever. by [personal profile] shadowscast: She plays with the Groundhog Day trope. Spike and Xander live with the consequences.

Check the other four... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dawn is a great character *as well as* a great plot device. She's a teenager, hence, pretty inpredictable. She's a Key, so she can have unusual hidden powers. She's a creative person - ergo, she can indulge in unexpected hobbies. She's a Slayer's sister, literally made from Buffy - so she can be self-sacrificing, petty, courageous, bossy, sweet...

Dawn of the Dead by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Ensemble, PG-13. What if Dawn had been vamped in All the Way? First of all, it would be incredible fun. Second, it's a chance to reimagine BtVS and AtS mythology. Thirdly, such plot twist gives us a fresh look at moral dilemmas in Buffyverse. Four: the story is written in drabbles and practically each drabble delves into a situation worthy of a separate fic. Dense, compact and, may I repeat again - uproariously funny!
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dawn is a great character *as well as* a great plot device. She's a teenager, hence, pretty inpredictable. She's a Key, so she can have unusual hidden powers. She's a creative person - ergo, she can indulge in unexpected hobbies. She's a Slayer's sister, literally made from Buffy - so she can be self-sacrificing, petty, courageous, bossy, sweet...

Dawn of the Dead by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Ensemble, PG-13. What if Dawn had been vamped in All the Way? First of all, it would be incredible fun. Second, it's a chance to reimagine BtVS and AtS mythology. Thirdly, such plot twist gives us a fresh look at moral dilemmas in Buffyverse. Four: the story is written in drabbles and practically each drabble delves into a situation worthy of a separate fic. Dense, compact and, may I repeat again - uproariously funny!
four more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
In this post, I've linked to what I think are great fics by these individual writers, and which I hope will spur people on to read more of their work, if they haven't already.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
In this post, I've linked to what I think are great fics by these individual writers, and which I hope will spur people on to read more of their work, if they haven't already.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Friday by [livejournal.com profile] girlpire
NC-17, Spike/Angel. Angel's Friday never segues into Saturday - but it's only Spike who knows about it. An idea that works great as a plot twist *and* as a metaphor of Angel's state of mind in season 5.
click for more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Friday by [livejournal.com profile] girlpire
NC-17, Spike/Angel. Angel's Friday never segues into Saturday - but it's only Spike who knows about it. An idea that works great as a plot twist *and* as a metaphor of Angel's state of mind in season 5.
click for more )
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[personal profile] quinara
These are five fics I associate with the time before I got my LJ in 2003, when the world of Spuffy fanfic was a very different place (or so it seems to me now). They've stuck with me to such an extent that it seems odd people haven't read them and they've probably influenced me more than I realise.

Action/Adventure FTW! )
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[personal profile] quinara
These are five fics I associate with the time before I got my LJ in 2003, when the world of Spuffy fanfic was a very different place (or so it seems to me now). They've stuck with me to such an extent that it seems odd people haven't read them and they've probably influenced me more than I realise.

Action/Adventure FTW! )
[identity profile] reremouse.livejournal.com
Five WIPs worth waiting for in 2008 and beyond. My criteria are great writing, memorable plots and super in-character characterizations. Also WIPness.

Item Title or Description: So Crazy It Just Might Work
Creator’s Name: [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle
Pairing: Xander/Spike, ensemble
Rating: Mature
Why: Because it's Angel: The Series with Xander in Los Angeles instead of Cordy and [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle is the master of the form. Gay!Xander fits surprisingly well into Cordy's shoes (only not literally - because hello, male) and banters with Angel better than anyone. I'd be reading this story even if Xander's wiles hadn't convinced a newly chipped Spike that fighting the good fight at Angel's side (or - y'know - a few feet to the left, possibly above or ahead of him. Wherever the excitement is) sounds like a good idea. Each part is a rewritten episode complete in itself. There's no truffle quite like this truffle for reminding me why I love Buffy.

Four more )
[identity profile] reremouse.livejournal.com
Five WIPs worth waiting for in 2008 and beyond. My criteria are great writing, memorable plots and super in-character characterizations. Also WIPness.

Item Title or Description: So Crazy It Just Might Work
Creator’s Name: [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle
Pairing: Xander/Spike, ensemble
Rating: Mature
Why: Because it's Angel: The Series with Xander in Los Angeles instead of Cordy and [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle is the master of the form. Gay!Xander fits surprisingly well into Cordy's shoes (only not literally - because hello, male) and banters with Angel better than anyone. I'd be reading this story even if Xander's wiles hadn't convinced a newly chipped Spike that fighting the good fight at Angel's side (or - y'know - a few feet to the left, possibly above or ahead of him. Wherever the excitement is) sounds like a good idea. Each part is a rewritten episode complete in itself. There's no truffle quite like this truffle for reminding me why I love Buffy.

Four more )

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