[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 )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite angsty shortfic of the year, arranged from shortest to longest.

Wrong Number by TheFoxinator aka [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh (Harmony's POV, but it's all about Cordelia, G). The day after Cordelia's death, Harmony and Angel struggle to make sure all of her friends know.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five short stories that made me smile.
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Dark and Fruity... And all mine! (Giles, Buffy/Spike, PG-13) by [livejournal.com profile] quinara where is some passionate claiming, but not of the kind you are used to see in a spuffy fic.
Read more... )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Since my last list was Willow-centric, I thought I should post a list of five fics I love which don't feature her (I know... didn't think I read anything like that, did you? Surprise!)


1) For My Pain, A World of Sighs (Spike/Xander) by [livejournal.com profile] baudown: This is an exquisitely-wrought cold-chill of a tale - an AU where Spike arrives in Sunnydale earlier than we see in canon... and alone. This is the Spike who rained death and destruction in Europe in all his merciless glory and I am awed anew every time I read this story.

More of the Willow-less tales ahead )
[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.
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
So who here doesn't like rec lists? That's what I thought. I try to keep track of good fic for characters that aren't part of the core group, both here and at [livejournal.com profile] fantas_magoria. Here are a few of my favorites, in order of appearance:

Lydia Chalmers, Watcher — Lydia first appeared in Checkpoint, and made Watcherdom adorable. Presumed dead in the bombing of the Council by the First.

Buffybot — Introduced in Intervention, this charming creation can do comedy and tragedy with equal panache. Destroyed by Hellions.

Holden Webster, Vampire — A one-episode vampire who gets to Buffy in entirely new ways. Risen and dusted in the course of Conversations with Dead People, but not forgotten

Harmony, Vampire Personal Assistant — AtS Season 5 Harmony is the poster girl for "Evil, Soulless Things Try Harder". Still ticking, but without, you know, a heartbeat.

Dana, Slayer — Our first hint that the Slayer Empowerment Spell wasn't going to cure all ills. Dana only appeared in Damage, but we know her existence is creating ripples throughout the Slayer organization.

Be sure to check the comments of each post for additional links!
[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] 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! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
The little gals often have big stories, sadly hidden from the viewer. Fortunately, we have many talented writers who can spotlight them beautifully. Here are a few of the many standouts from 2011:


Lydia, Sunday, Buffybot, Harmony, Vi, Newbie and Future Slayers on Parade! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
The little gals often have big stories, sadly hidden from the viewer. Fortunately, we have many talented writers who can spotlight them beautifully. Here are a few of the many standouts from 2011:


Lydia, Sunday, Buffybot, Harmony, Vi, Newbie and Future Slayers on Parade! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl: Spoilers to #39. This fic is set after the issue. A heartbreaking Buffy and Angel ficlet that deals with the pain and conflict both of them are feeling.

Check out the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl: Spoilers to #39. This fic is set after the issue. A heartbreaking Buffy and Angel ficlet that deals with the pain and conflict both of them are feeling.

Check out the other four... )
[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
These stories are light and filled with lovely humor and happy endings.  And zombies.  And memory spells.  And blackmail.  And unicorns.  And gay (mis)understandings.

Five Heartwarming Spike/Buffy Tales )
[identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
These stories are light and filled with lovely humor and happy endings.  And zombies.  And memory spells.  And blackmail.  And unicorns.  And gay (mis)understandings.

Five Heartwarming Spike/Buffy Tales )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (AnyaTop5-kathyh)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Explosion by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom - G – I loved this view of how people Buffy doesn't even know have benefited from her actions.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (AnyaTop5-kathyh)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Explosion by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom - G – I loved this view of how people Buffy doesn't even know have benefited from her actions.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Fans of Buffy the show and Buffy the character often look at Twilight saga with irony. Hopefully Twilight fans won't get offended. These fics are funny but not harsh.

Vampires and the Women Who Love Them by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
G, post-NFA. Part 1, in which Buffy Summers, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse have a little chat with an inquisitive talk show host. Part 2, in which Spike, Edward and Bill tell their sides of the story.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Fans of Buffy the show and Buffy the character often look at Twilight saga with irony. Hopefully Twilight fans won't get offended. These fics are funny but not harsh.

Vampires and the Women Who Love Them by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
G, post-NFA. Part 1, in which Buffy Summers, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse have a little chat with an inquisitive talk show host. Part 2, in which Spike, Edward and Bill tell their sides of the story.
four more )
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[identity profile] mabel-marsters.livejournal.com

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme never pimps her work so I thought that I'd pick my top five of the fics/artwork that she did in 2008. 

She'll probably tell me off for doing this but what the hell...I'm safe in England and she's in California. Why can I never write that without hearing it in my head as Calli-forn-nye-ay?.  I digress - click on the cut to find the gems that I've selected!


click here to find out what! )

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[identity profile] mabel-marsters.livejournal.com

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme never pimps her work so I thought that I'd pick my top five of the fics/artwork that she did in 2008. 

She'll probably tell me off for doing this but what the hell...I'm safe in England and she's in California. Why can I never write that without hearing it in my head as Calli-forn-nye-ay?.  I digress - click on the cut to find the gems that I've selected!


click here to find out what! )

yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Spike-andemaiar)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. A Snippet in Time
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi by [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha - All – Just a few moments during the final battle in NFA.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (HarmSmileTop5-katekat1010)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. A Snippet in Time
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi by [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha - All – Just a few moments during the final battle in NFA.
Read more... )
[identity profile] lillianmorgan.livejournal.com
By virtue of the fact, that I'm a timezone way ahead, I'm kicking things off with my top five gen fics* (that is, non-romantic pairing fics) of 2005. My Top 5 Gen Fics of 2005 )
[identity profile] lillianmorgan.livejournal.com
By virtue of the fact, that I'm a timezone way ahead, I'm kicking things off with my top five gen fics* (that is, non-romantic pairing fics) of 2005. My Top 5 Gen Fics of 2005 )
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[identity profile] lmbossy.livejournal.com
Probably the least obscure of the categories I'll be listing in the next few weeks ... I have so many favourites, it's hard to stick to 5 without being a bit creative :)
And I'm sure there are more of these out there, so please point me to them :)
gigglesome icons this way )
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[identity profile] lmbossy.livejournal.com
Probably the least obscure of the categories I'll be listing in the next few weeks ... I have so many favourites, it's hard to stick to 5 without being a bit creative :)
And I'm sure there are more of these out there, so please point me to them :)
gigglesome icons this way )

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