[identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
I'm a fan of the [livejournal.com profile] giles_shorts community, especially the "first line last line" challenge, where the last line from someone else's drabble becomes your first sentence. It takes a lot of discipline, something our favorite Watcher would surely have approved.

For your divertion, may I present five drabbles inspired by prompts from Giles-shorts:

Inherited Skill by [livejournal.com profile] quaggy_mire

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[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
The Final Cut by [livejournal.com profile] aadler: Dru is going after Jenny and Angelus is playing taunt the watcher. It’s Jenny, Giles, Ethan and Xander on a wicked adventure set in S2 after Angel lost his soul.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five favorite pre-series shorts of the past year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Prodigal Son by [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix (or here is AO3 link). Giles, three encounters after Randall's funeral. Three incredibly powerful insights on how young Ripper was turning into Giles.

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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... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite complete longfics from the past years.
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Gently Down the Stream by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast (Ensemble, with some Buffy/Spike, PG-13). Here's Buffy's life in a nutshell: dead mom, dead-beat dad, dead end job, dependent sister. She's pulling double shifts at the Double Meat Palace to make ends meet.
And yet, she's actually pretty happy! She's got supportive friends and a sexy English boyfriend. Her life is full of love, and frankly after that accident last year and the coma, she's grateful just to be alive.
Oh, and the main point - it's NOT all-human AU.

Read more... )
[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." )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
If you've been following you'll notice I went a bit overboard with recs this year.
;-)

I basically found a bunch of stories I adore and then put them into categories. Here are five that are awesome but didn't get put into any of the other categories. I marked the two that are not worksafe.

1) Dealing by estephia
Not worksafe.
Ethan/Lindsey
Ever wonder how Lindsey got those tats?

The rest of the recs are sharing a joint and gazing about at all the pretty fall leaves ...  )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
For a supposed horror-influenced series, BtVS was rarely truly horrifying. Luckily, there are fans willing to correct that. Here are five fics that have stuck in my head for years.

The Twelfth Sister/The Twelfth Sister Revisited (AO3 link thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rebcake) by Rowan. What if the Watchers' Council had managed to put Faith in custody and keep her? This fic is truly disturbing and sad... and then you get to the end, which will stay with you forever.

4 more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
[livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the best writers in the fandom. Here are five of her wonderful stories from the last ten years (her most recent stories can be found on LJ, but I've linked to her website)

Foreign Devils. PG-13. Written in 2002, before the character was given a name, this is the story of the Chinese Slayer.

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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... )

[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
...that is, five fics that, as I believe the kids call it these days, "punched me in the feels" and made me think at the same time.

Unanswered and In This Garden, Verdant And Bright by [livejournal.com profile] snowpuppies. Two very different looks at what happens to Dana after "Damage" - because I'm just a sucker for good Dana fic, and snowpuppies is one of the best writers in the fandom.

4 more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
No overarching theme with these. I just thought they were all wonderful.

Ethan Rayne vs America by [livejournal.com profile] indri. Ethan's time with the Initiative. PG. Anything new by [livejournal.com profile] indri is a treat. This is just superb.

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[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] 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?
[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?
[identity profile] later-tuesday.livejournal.com
Unfortunately Remix the Drabble hasn't held a round in quite some time.
:(
There's still some good stuff there though. Hopefully they'll have another go soon.

All this has happened before, and all this will happen again )
[identity profile] later-tuesday.livejournal.com
Unfortunately Remix the Drabble hasn't held a round in quite some time.
:(
There's still some good stuff there though. Hopefully they'll have another go soon.

All this has happened before, and all this will happen again )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Some Enchanted Evening by [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs
PG, During "All the Way", the Trio decided to repeat Ethan Rayne's trick with enchanted costumes. The result was quite unexpected... A brilliant and funny re-imagination of BtVS mythology; a smart culturological essay on the BtVS influences and roots; seemingly fluffy "what if" that reflects on notion of a hero and ponders how thin the line between heroes and villains is. The idea behind Andrew's transformation is particularly inspired. A must.
click for more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Some Enchanted Evening by [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs
PG, During "All the Way", the Trio decided to repeat Ethan Rayne's trick with enchanted costumes. The result was quite unexpected... A brilliant and funny re-imagination of BtVS mythology; a smart culturological essay on the BtVS influences and roots; seemingly fluffy "what if" that reflects on notion of a hero and ponders how thin the line between heroes and villains is. The idea behind Andrew's transformation is particularly inspired. A must.
click for more )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I am in awe of writers who can keep it up over the long haul. I bow to those who can do so, and make it interesting and in character, with pacing and dynamism, and who manage to throw in something unforgettable. So, before I forget:

Forget and Smile by [livejournal.com profile] missmurchison R, at the end
After the NFA-battle, Spike shanshues, but loses all memory of being a vampire and of his former friends and allies. They don’t forget him, however, and Willow whisks him off to teach at her new School for Slayers in Iowa, where he fascinates and terrifies the students. When Buffy drops in for a visit, what will it take to keep her from playing the martyr and walking away? Could it be… a llama? Sweet, funny, exciting and sexy.

So much more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I am in awe of writers who can keep it up over the long haul. I bow to those who can do so, and make it interesting and in character, with pacing and dynamism, and who manage to throw in something unforgettable. So, before I forget:

Forget and Smile by [livejournal.com profile] missmurchison R, at the end
After the NFA-battle, Spike shanshues, but loses all memory of being a vampire and of his former friends and allies. They don’t forget him, however, and Willow whisks him off to teach at her new School for Slayers in Iowa, where he fascinates and terrifies the students. When Buffy drops in for a visit, what will it take to keep her from playing the martyr and walking away? Could it be… a llama? Sweet, funny, exciting and sexy.

So much more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Here are five fics that, when I read them, made me say to myself, "That is just amazing!" I hope you enjoy them.

I think this story has been recced already, but never mind. It can't be recced too often IMO.

Of All the Wonders I Have Yet Lived, Angel/Darla R by [livejournal.com profile] girlpire. A heartbreaking look at what might have happened if a human Darla hadn't died after all when Connor was born.

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[personal profile] shapinglight
Here are five fics that, when I read them, made me say to myself, "That is just amazing!" I hope you enjoy them.

I think this story has been recced already, but never mind. It can't be recced too often IMO.

Of All the Wonders I Have Yet Lived, Angel/Darla R by [livejournal.com profile] girlpire. A heartbreaking look at what might have happened if a human Darla hadn't died after all when Connor was born.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- Enchained Bedlam by [personal profile] lusciousspike: Set during The Long Way Home. How was it that Ethan got into Buffy's mind? He sure seemed like an expert jumping through her dreamspace.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- Enchained Bedlam by [personal profile] lusciousspike: Set during The Long Way Home. How was it that Ethan got into Buffy's mind? He sure seemed like an expert jumping through her dreamspace.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] zandra-x.livejournal.com
This is the second part of things I've saved throughout the year.

Point of Convergence by [livejournal.com profile] _beetle_. Spike, Connor. She made me read Connor and like it. Read more... )
[identity profile] zandra-x.livejournal.com
This is the second part of things I've saved throughout the year.

Point of Convergence by [livejournal.com profile] _beetle_. Spike, Connor. She made me read Connor and like it. Read more... )
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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Here are my top five Spike/Buffy works in progress for 2006 (in no particular order)...


Brace Yourself by [livejournal.com profile] enigmatic_blue
Rating: PG-15
Summary: The sequel to Collide. There are unexpected consequences to the ritual Buffy did to break the curse on Spike, Dawn is trying to figure out what it means to be the Key, and Willow is coming home. And that’s just the beginning.

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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Here are my top five Spike/Buffy works in progress for 2006 (in no particular order)...


Brace Yourself by [livejournal.com profile] enigmatic_blue
Rating: PG-15
Summary: The sequel to Collide. There are unexpected consequences to the ritual Buffy did to break the curse on Spike, Dawn is trying to figure out what it means to be the Key, and Willow is coming home. And that’s just the beginning.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
All of these fic involve slash relationships between more than three of the AtS/BtVS guys. Oh, and they're all long as all get-out too!

Cut to the orgy-tastic fic! )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
All of these fic involve slash relationships between more than three of the AtS/BtVS guys. Oh, and they're all long as all get-out too!

Cut to the orgy-tastic fic! )
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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
I have a terrible soft spot for dear old Mr Rayne so here are my top 5 Ethan-centric fics.

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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
I have a terrible soft spot for dear old Mr Rayne so here are my top 5 Ethan-centric fics.

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[identity profile] bookishwench.livejournal.com
All the links actually go to Charm School, my Dru archive, rather than lj since some of these aren't up on lj that I'm aware of.

Flatshare by Alixtii - Drusilla/Ethan - PG - a pairing that makes so much sense it's wonderfully frightening.

Four more beneath )
[identity profile] bookishwench.livejournal.com
All the links actually go to Charm School, my Dru archive, rather than lj since some of these aren't up on lj that I'm aware of.

Flatshare by Alixtii - Drusilla/Ethan - PG - a pairing that makes so much sense it's wonderfully frightening.

Four more beneath )
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[identity profile] lmbossy.livejournal.com
Okay, I have a unhealthy interest in Sunday ... she's spunky, kicks Buffy into gear, and she delivers killer snarky lines (which reminds me of someone else as well *g*) ... but she doesn't appear often, so here are the five places I found her ... but point out others if you have them!

Sunday, Bloody Lovely Sunday )
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[identity profile] lmbossy.livejournal.com
Okay, I have a unhealthy interest in Sunday ... she's spunky, kicks Buffy into gear, and she delivers killer snarky lines (which reminds me of someone else as well *g*) ... but she doesn't appear often, so here are the five places I found her ... but point out others if you have them!

Sunday, Bloody Lovely Sunday )
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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com

My top 5 non-shippy

Ok I started with the (fairly) easy ones and will be back later with some more lists.

These are fics in which, while there may be mentions of relationships in them, the ‘ship is far from being the focus of the fic.

Listed in Alphabetical order

Read more... )

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[identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com

My top 5 non-shippy

Ok I started with the (fairly) easy ones and will be back later with some more lists.

These are fics in which, while there may be mentions of relationships in them, the ‘ship is far from being the focus of the fic.

Listed in Alphabetical order

Read more... )

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