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Dawn Meets Cordy by onegirlinalltheworld. So this isn't a fic about pre-series Dawn but I thought it was a nifty idea about how Dawn and Cordelia might have bonded in S2.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
And another list based on the request by red_satin_doll - five stories about voiceless victims.

An Unexpected Afterlife by [livejournal.com profile] settiai. Tara was surprised to discover that being dead wasn't really that different from being alive. And even thoug story is from Tara's POV, she is not speaking just for herself. Tara/Cassie Newton, G.

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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... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Samantha Winning’s Asylum - Buffy, Faith, and Cordelia are in a mental institution and something’s really wrong in a horror movie kind of a way. I’m very, very disappointed this isn’t a real movie even though it’d be too scary for me to watch with the sound on.
the recs are wondering if they could live in a Barbie world )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com

  1. gloss' Theses on a Philosophy of Power - this one is just brilliant. The Slayer, during the Bolshevik Revolution, is a Red. The oppression of Slayers through the writings of Karl Marx.

the rest of the recs are scratching their heads, wondering what the heck a drop bear is )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite Buffy vids of the past year.

High by the Beach by [livejournal.com profile] big_n_happy (Cvalda). Vid about Buffy and Lily (aka Anne), about growing up and moving on. Flawless post-Becoming character study.

See more... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
To contrast the last post, here are five fics of varying degrees of seriousness that I liked.

What if? by [livejournal.com profile] mej_lj. The Council is very good at finding and training girls. What happens to all the ones who aren't chosen?

Four more )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Peers over the parapet and waves at everone. Wow, where did 2015 go!

I admit to shameless pillaging from my end of year review, but then why reinvent the wheel. There were a lot more than five gen fics that I loved this year, so this is just a cross-section of them.

Last Man Standing by [livejournal.com profile] thea_bromine finds a potential trainee watcher having a chat with the head of the Council. This is lovely, vivid storytelling and well worth a read.

And there's more... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Okay, I'm not exactly sure what to call this category but they're not chipper, that's for sure.
These are all worksafe.

1. Brave New World by Kaydee Falls asks if we are sure that the real world actually is better than the Wish!verse.

2. Quinara's in the dark / sometimes / i hear you gives a great feel of Spike's insane in the high-school basement PoV.

3. Losing Your Memory by Tay Marie has me in tears each time I watch.

4. Aycheb's Scarlet Ribbons: Yeah, I apologize for inflicing this on you right after Losing Your Memory. Also, I think it's awesome she quoted Alice Sheldon (aka James Tiptree Jr.).

5. Laura Shapiro's Transparent: Eeeeee! Amazing Willow character study.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite vampire stories from the past year, arranged from longest to shortest.

The Perfect Present by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Spike/Drusilla, Angelus/Darla, PG-13). Murders and presents: a perfect Christmas celebration, Fanged Four-style.

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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.

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite character study vids (picked from playlist by randomizer, 'cause I was unable to chose between them otherwise).

Scarlet Ribbons by [livejournal.com profile] aycheb aka hazelk62. Eerie and hypnotizing Slayers vid.
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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] 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] 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 ...  )
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[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
We had some excellent long fics in 2012, because our fandom is full of talented people. Many of those fics have been mentioned on other lists. Here are some for which I am (patiently) awaiting updates.

Safeverse by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Spike/Giles with plot) NC17
A Season 7 Giles juggles a chipped/souled/triggered Spike, a secretive and hostile Council, and the Potential Slayers who depend on him. It’s even harder when The First keeps popping up wearing the face of his allies. 8 chapters posted.

Some gen, some AU, some Spuffy. It's all good... )

[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
These stories encompass a variety of moods and styles, but all end up revealing something you never realized you needed to know.

losing farther, losing faster  by [livejournal.com profile] teaotter PG
Joyce’s brain tumor diagnosis only explains part of why she sees something else when she looks at Dawn.


You'll laugh, you'll be inspired, you'll wipe away a tear... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Just five 100-word flashes of brilliance.

Escape by [livejournal.com profile] garnigal. A Slayer and a Watcher, as things have always been.

Learning Curve by [livejournal.com profile] gilescandy. There really are no controlled circumstances in Sunnydale.

(Not) In Her Element by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane. In Sunnydale, the jump-rope songs teach self-defense.

Someone by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom. She is no one.

In Which Owl Discovers An Office Key In His File by [livejournal.com profile] graycardinal. Come on. It's a Winnie The Pooh crossover, what else do you want?

And a bonus, since I'm partly responsible for it but didn't actually write it:
Substitute by [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs. Well, it's one way to fix "The Gift"...
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories which don't feature popular ships and so might have flown under your radar. Give them a chance, because they're really worth reading!

1) Le Petit Mort (First Slayer/OFC; NC-17) by [livejournal.com profile] snogged - I realize that the First Slayer isn't the most well known of Buffyverse denizens, but this ficlet features her in the most intriguing way. An angsty-sexy take on the beginnings of a primal battle that will surely satisfy.

More to be found under the cut )
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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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The Monsters of 54th Street by staringiscaring - "Because I'm the god-damned Slayer, that's why" (PG, gen, Nikki Wood-centric)
My Heart Was Never Pure by smellslikecorruption - Hard things/soft things. (K+, gen, Wesly-centric)
Life, Continuing by bruttimabuoni - An AU from mid-Not Fade Away, in which Wesley goes onwards, somehow. (Teen And Up Audiences, Wesley/Illyria)
Seasons Keep On Marching by bruttimabuoni - Just before Chosen, someone offers Giles a choice. He tries to choose wisely. But taking anything from Wolfram & Hart has consequences, no matter how wisely you choose. More people than just Giles will share those consequences, for good or ill. (Teen And Up Audiences, Giles/Lilah)
Memory has left me with that name alone by tigriswolf - Not everyone is born with a name on their hand – only the lucky ones. (PG, Spike/Xander)
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Here are five short fics I really enjoyed in 2011. It's by no means an exhaustive list - for a start, I could say go and read everything by [livejournal.com profile] bruttimabuoni and [livejournal.com profile] readerjane on [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends - but I've tried to make it as diverse as possible.

A First Time For Everything, by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey, Spike/Riley, NC17. This is a follow up to a Spike/Riley fic [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey wrote a while back, called Riley Large and In Charge, which I loved. Lucky me, I got to challenge her to write a sequel.

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Here are five short fics I really enjoyed in 2011. It's by no means an exhaustive list - for a start, I could say go and read everything by [livejournal.com profile] bruttimabuoni and [livejournal.com profile] readerjane on [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends - but I've tried to make it as diverse as possible.

A First Time For Everything, by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey, Spike/Riley, NC17. This is a follow up to a Spike/Riley fic [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey wrote a while back, called Riley Large and In Charge, which I loved. Lucky me, I got to challenge her to write a sequel.

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I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

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I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

Read more... )
[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! )
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1) Bite You by [livejournal.com profile] astartexx - All – What caught my attention about this Darla/Lindsey vid was what it looked like when framed as just another relationship, minus Angel, the supernatural, and Wolfram and Hart's plans. Read more... )
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1) Bite You by [livejournal.com profile] astartexx - All – What caught my attention about this Darla/Lindsey vid was what it looked like when framed as just another relationship, minus Angel, the supernatural, and Wolfram and Hart's plans. Read more... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
These are a few of my favorite guaranteed to make me giggle things, in no order :
[livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's Wedding from Hellverse series - just consider making Drusilla a bridesmaid...

[livejournal.com profile] the_visitor's Mrs.Cuddlesworth the Vampire Slayer - thought all the chosen were young things did you?

[livejournal.com profile] james_translate's Spike's story for dummies - need I say more...

[livejournal.com profile] awmp's Cuddling : a Spike/Buffy cartoon - the illustrations alone are worth the visit.

and lastly, my all time favorite :

[livejournal.com profile] st_salieri's Art Project aka Cordelia and Wes make a chart of Angel's love life - no liquids near keyboard please.
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
These are a few of my favorite guaranteed to make me giggle things, in no order :
[livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's Wedding from Hellverse series - just consider making Drusilla a bridesmaid...

[livejournal.com profile] the_visitor's Mrs.Cuddlesworth the Vampire Slayer - thought all the chosen were young things did you?

[livejournal.com profile] james_translate's Spike's story for dummies - need I say more...

[livejournal.com profile] awmp's Cuddling : a Spike/Buffy cartoon - the illustrations alone are worth the visit.

and lastly, my all time favorite :

[livejournal.com profile] st_salieri's Art Project aka Cordelia and Wes make a chart of Angel's love life - no liquids near keyboard please.
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] deird1 is one of my favorite Buffyverse writers. She's very prolific, and I can't choose only 5 fics - so I make three separate lists. Here's the first one.
No Words
http://deird1.livejournal.com/256747.html
PG. Season 7 through the eyes of Chao-Ahn. Brilliant continuation of ideas of non-verbal communication, started in Hush.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] deird1 is one of my favorite Buffyverse writers. She's very prolific, and I can't choose only 5 fics - so I make three separate lists. Here's the first one.
No Words
http://deird1.livejournal.com/256747.html
PG. Season 7 through the eyes of Chao-Ahn. Brilliant continuation of ideas of non-verbal communication, started in Hush.
four more )
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Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

Read more... )
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Halfway There by [livejournal.com profile] indri - PG-13 – Wonderfully spare account of Giles' journeys to rescue the Potentials in S7. She gives these many near nameless and faceless girls (and the ones who didn't make it) some real meaning, and makes Giles' life's work resonant.

Read more... )
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The Monsters Are Due in Washington Square by [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs
PG-13. Post-series. 22,000 words. Xander faces a new apocalypse. Told from a OC's POV, this gripping horror story reads like original fiction in the grand traditions of Stephen King.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Monsters Are Due in Washington Square by [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs
PG-13. Post-series. 22,000 words. Xander faces a new apocalypse. Told from a OC's POV, this gripping horror story reads like original fiction in the grand traditions of Stephen King.
four more )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] snickfic: Oz, After the Apocalypse
What it says. Oz, as a wolf, irresistibly Oz like and near indestructible. You'll find yourself willing him to find a better place.

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