[identity profile] thenewbuzwuzz.livejournal.com
Because nothing takes my mind off things like combinations of crack, fluff, smut, and Spuffy. When I think of every one of these fics, one of the first summaries that come to mind is "everything is happiness, and nothing hurts". None of the stories take themselves too seriously. Most of them are full of smut. All of them make me smile and laugh. (It's late. Sorry! I somehow thought the end time was midnight local.)

1. 10 Ways to Defrost Your Vampire Boyfriend by TerrusDacktellus (DactylGirl, [livejournal.com profile] lady_sybyl). I think the title says it all.

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[identity profile] thenewbuzwuzz.livejournal.com
The Carnivorous Carnival by [livejournal.com profile] bewilde
It's a few chapters in, but he's there. At least in every version of the story that I've read so far.
"This, Me of the Past, is what we in the Future call Pokémon Go. (..) With this Smart Phone, which I have through a clever mixture of magic and technology enabled to speak to servers in the Future, you can catch all of the Pokémon long before anyone else on Earth even has access to the game. You, my younger self, shall be the world’s first True Pokémon Master.”
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[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Brace Yourself by Enigmatic Blue. Spike / Buffy. A rewrite  of season 6 where Buffy more easily accepts her attraction to Spike. A ritual to free Spike of a curse has unexpected consequences. And, given this category, I’m pretty sure you know what those consequences are. *grin*

the rest of the recs listened to sappy 80s love songs and are balling their eyes out )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com

Okay, maybe not "we're all mad" but each of these features madness.

1. nwhepcat's Keeper of the Book is new to me so my comments are from my first read - Wow, the tension is amazing. Half-way through and I still don’t know what’s driving Xander. He tried to kill Cordelia. Giles, and in fact the entire Council in London, are missing. I have no idea what’s going to happen. … And I just finished it. Wow. Wow wow wow. Read this. Now.

the rest of the recs are taking one step beyond )
[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander put up a wishlist entry for some Xander/Larry. It’s a pairing that can work wonderfully and it’s a shame there’s not more of it about.

I’ve got to start with [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat’s Things We Never Talk About. Xander suffering from the “aspect of the demon” thing from Earshot while Larry finds himself having a shock initiation into the trials and tribulations of Scoobydom. And there’s a whole complication with Faith that always has me on the edge of my seat. Welcome to boy world…

More X/L fun this way... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. Dead!Giles 'verse by [livejournal.com profile] thea_bromine. Spike helps a dying Giles. Things get strange.

2. Of Old Mystics by Omphalos and [livejournal.com profile] wolfling. After the Council has fallen, Giles rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to learn that together they have a destiny. One of my long-time faves.

3. Responsible Adults by mydiera and [livejournal.com profile] sadbhyl. Giles/Ethan/Joyce. On the night Ethan would have pulled that Fyarl transformation spell on Giles, Joyce joins them. Things change from there.
Note: Sadbhyl wrote an essay: When You Girls Are Older You'll Understand (Rupert Giles/Joyce Summers/Ethan Rayne)

4. Bookends by [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano. Buffy/Giles. Mmm, a story that brightens my day when a new chapter is posted.

5. In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri. Ripper/Ethan back in the day. On of my favorite BtVS stories.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1. rebelrsr’s Forging Bonds - dom/sub ‘verse with Tara as the dom.

2. Naughty Fae’s Whitechapel - Spike/Xander in an all human AU based on Ripper Street

3. Deja Without a View - [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip’s masterful retelling of [livejournal.com profile] aadler’s amazing Dust Over Pompeii for the Circle of Friends remix. Willow/Riley. I could have chosen to remix this story but I looked at it and told myself it was an impossible remix. I was so very, very wrong.

4. [livejournal.com profile] booster17’s Sleeper - Xander/Faith. If I describe the story, I’ll give it away. This has been one of my faves since I first read it.

5. [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove’s New York - Xander/Giles. This is an amazing epic. I really can’t sum it up better than the author: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles?
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
I became inspired by [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll's classic recs wishlist. Among other things, she asked for rare pairs, Mr. Gordo, stories that explore the POV of voiceless victims, and overlooked characters. Some of these stories do double, or even triple duty!

1. Little Red Riding Hood, by Circe -- This is a rare pair, and an overlooked character, and it's from the POV of a voiceless victim. And it's fantastic. Spike/Janice

2. Stars and Crosses, by Emelye -- This is definitely a rare pair; it fits in another wished for category as well, but I'm not saying more -- there's a surprise, and it made me grin from ear to ear when I first read it.

3. Untitled ficlet, by Anna S -- This one explains itself: Spike/Lorne (the ficlet is in the second half of the linked post)

4. The Wall Series, be Debechan,Teland,and TheSpike -- Xander/Ethan -- this qualifies as a rare pair, right? Dark and dirty.

5. Domestic Bliss, by nomelon -- Spike/Riley, which I think qualifies as a rare pair, too. This is a must-read, even if you think this pairing is a non-starter for you (as it was for me, until I read it, and then WOW). It's original and captivating and emotional and hot. Trust me on this one.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
This may have been the most difficult category to select from.

I didn’t track stories I like back when I first got heavy into Spander so I ended up skimming through a whole list of Spander epics. I do find it interesting that the Spander stories I like now are ones I either did keep track of or did recall once I started reading them.

These aren't out-and-out porn but it is Spander so expect some sex, that is, don't count on them being completely worksafe but they mostly are.

  1. James and Wolfling’s Sands of Time - in season 1, Giles takes Xander in and his life changes completely. It’s just so great to see Xander have a wonderful life and then the courage it takes for him to save his friends in the end. This story rocks.

I'd tell you what the other recs are up to but I'm already blushing! )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
So, sparrow2000, now you know why I've been reading - and commenting - on your stories lately! For the rest of you, some of the stories are dark - I'm looking at you Memento Mori - but I believe they're all worksafe.

  1. We could have quite a lively debate about which of sparrow2000’s stories are the best, but I believe any such list would have to include Magpie. The incredible writing, the detailed descriptions … I don’t know if I can describe what makes sparow2000’s stories so great, but this one has it all.

the rest of the recs will give you chocolate if you click them )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite past year's long fic, arranged from shortest to longest.

signifying nothing by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten (Dawn-centric, PG-13, ~31 000 words). Season six character study. After her sister's death and resurrection, Dawn grapples with her own humanity and tenuous grasp on reality; as her depression swings her from reckless to numb, she reaches out to new friends for help and a new perspective.
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I forgot to bookmark things I wanted to rec this time around, which was stupid of me. So I'm just going from memory here and have probably forgotten loads of great things. But anyway, here are five random fandom things I enjoyed in 2015.

First some fic.

Ipseity by [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_luvr. Buffy/Spike, Teen and up. A wonderful long, plotty fic, featuring an amnesiac post-Chosen Buffy and her friends', and Dawn's, attempts to help and restore her. Lots of angst ensues.

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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!

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[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 )
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
This round of Buffyverse Top 5 just wouldn't be complete without:




Conclusive Etymology of a Summers by [livejournal.com profile] clockwork_hart1 (Lucy). I love this story so much it inspired my very first fanfiction poster for another author. One of my favorite Buffy character studies, delicately etched and sympathetically observed. When it comes to Buffy Summers and the Summers sisters, Lucy owns my soul: She loved to watch her sister write. As Dawn scribbled and scrawled her soul down into books, she knew that the monks had given her a gift.

Civilian by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip (WIllow, Riley, mentions of Willow/Tara, Willow/Kennedy, Buffy/Riley and Riley/Sam, canon-compliant post-series)  A story aching with regret in every word as a chance encounter brings the terrible weight of memory crashing down about WIllow's ears. One of the best, most devastating endings of any fic I've read this year; packs an incredible wallop. If it doesn't hit you in the gut, we may need to check you for a pulse. There’s a story there and a painful one, but she’s not one to go poking at wounds to watch them bleed, so she puts a solicitous hand on his arm.

Three Coins in a Fountain by [livejournal.com profile] rahirah (POM-verse; Buffy/Spike, the Immortal; POM/Barbsverse). She stood, five foot two of righteous Slayer fury, and the Immortal actually took a step backwards. Told you she was out of your league, mate. This one is so much fun -  60-something Buffy  and Spike Summers-Pratt are given an assignment by the Immortal to fetch some rare coins. There are...complications. This was one of the fics that made it safe for me to be a Spuffy shipper again this year. I love that our heros are older, a little plumper, comfortable in their fuller bodies, still fully sensual and sexual beings; still as snarky, sarcastic and witty as ever. And chapter 1 inspired a very meta conversation between Barb and [livejournal.com profile] quinara re: Buffy and Spike's late seasons body issues and representation; how cool is that? Chapter 2; Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.

PIece of Cake by [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_luvr; (Buffy/Spike, Buffy/Angel, Drusilla, Willow, Faith; mentions of Spike/Drusilla, and Angel/Dru). Lorelei's return to writing btvs fanfiction was one of the happiest events of the year, IMO.  If you haven't checked out her fag_ends ficlets, let [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight's rec list get you started. Piece of Cake was the winner of Best NC-17 at the last Round of Sunnydale Memorial fanfiction awards, deservedly so.  I don't read porn. I don't read NC-17. I sure as heck don't read all-human AU fics except...if anyone can get me to read one, it's [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_luvr. Superb characterization, sex that is genuinely sexy but she pulls no punches on issues of non-consent. My favorite chapters are actually the two featuring Willow, who is beautifully drawn here in a supporting role; she's becoming a Willow-writer to watch.

And finally one more from [livejournal.com profile] kwritten: taxes? - also complete here on AO3 (Buffy/Tara, Anya, Olivia, Dawn, AU S6) The remaining piece of the Finding a Balance B/T 'verse (more, please?) written for [livejournal.com profile] kikimay's prompt: taxes, Buffy S6 AU. Because I'm curious to see what you would do if you were Marti Noxon. This is the fic that opened up the Buffy/Tara, Dawn 'verse to the other ladies and introduced Olivia to it, which makes even richer. Anya gets to be the true hero, working on Buffy's taxes post-resurrection as she should have in the series, and negotiating with the WC on Buffy's behalf. A gem.
[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... )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
All of these are either part of a series or a rec for the series as a whole.
None of these are worksafe, but none are terribly squicky either.

1) Of Old Mystics by omphalos and Wolfling: Giles/Ethan - Giles, now head of the Council, rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to learn that they are a bonded pair, Order and Chaos, who must work together to save the world. One of my favorite go-back-to stories.

The other five recs are eyeing each other and wondering who's going to clean up the mess from that Halloween bash ... )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Willow is a fascinating and complex character to me, and I really enjoy fiction that reflects that. Here are five classic Willow fics. I'm going to be cautious and label them all not worksafe.

1) The Power and The Other Thing by [livejournal.com profile] mosca.Willow/Tara, Willow/Glory (not really the focus of the story) Gorgeous Wishverse story, with Nerdy Willow, Super-witch Willow, and Scary Willow all wrapped up into one. I really enjoy the way the characters from Angel were worked in. The tone is a bit chilly and remote and matches the world-building wonderfully. This is one of the most hopeful Wishverse stories I've read, but the hope seems earned. This is one of those stories that I think should get a lot more recognition than it has.

The other four below the cut )
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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 )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) New York by [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles? [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove is the awesomest writer out there! She manages to hook so many fans up on her fics and she writes Xander/Giles! It's a hard pairing to sell, but she does it so well. I've always been a fan of Xander/Giles, but I've never been a huge fan of it until I read [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove's fics. She knows how to make an impossible pairing believable.

Also, what makes [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove a great writer is how her fics aren't just about the main pairing, but expand to their relationships with other characters which creates a very complex character driven story.

Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) New York by [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles? [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove is the awesomest writer out there! She manages to hook so many fans up on her fics and she writes Xander/Giles! It's a hard pairing to sell, but she does it so well. I've always been a fan of Xander/Giles, but I've never been a huge fan of it until I read [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove's fics. She knows how to make an impossible pairing believable.

Also, what makes [livejournal.com profile] drsquidlove a great writer is how her fics aren't just about the main pairing, but expand to their relationships with other characters which creates a very complex character driven story.

Check out the rest! )
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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] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I haven't noticed much Willow in this year's recs, so I figured I would step up and rectify that with a list of five Willow-fics I really enjoyed this year (all of which are not for the kiddies):

1) Sex 101 (Willow/Spike) by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:

How would any Willow-centric list be complete without a fic from the inimitable Feen? And this deliciously naughty WIP is a corker. Anya plays fairy pornmother and manipulates an insecure Willow into asking Spike for sex lessons. In the meantime, she also has a side bet with Spike. Want to know more? Well you'll just have to read this tasty and terrific tale for yourself...so go do that right now! Then beg Feen for an update.


Click the cut to see the next four )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I haven't noticed much Willow in this year's recs, so I figured I would step up and rectify that with a list of five Willow-fics I really enjoyed this year (all of which are not for the kiddies):

1) Sex 101 (Willow/Spike) by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:

How would any Willow-centric list be complete without a fic from the inimitable Feen? And this deliciously naughty WIP is a corker. Anya plays fairy pornmother and manipulates an insecure Willow into asking Spike for sex lessons. In the meantime, she also has a side bet with Spike. Want to know more? Well you'll just have to read this tasty and terrific tale for yourself...so go do that right now! Then beg Feen for an update.


Click the cut to see the next four )
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[personal profile] molly_may
There's a little bit of fic here, a little bit of meta, even some graphics, and no overriding theme aside from all of these being things that I enjoyed...though it's fair to say that much of what I enjoy has a Buffy/Spike perspective to it.

1. [livejournal.com profile] crazydiamondsue's Meta Recs Post - Lots of great links here, going back to earlier times in Buffy fandom. If you want to explore some of the best Jossverse scholarship out there, this is a perfect list to start from.

2. [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42's Buffy/Spike Shipper Manifesto - A gorgeous summing up of why many fans find Buffy and Spike's relationship to be so compelling, followed up with a terrific list of fanfiction recommendations.

3. [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic's West of the Moon, East of the Sun - An EPIC Spike/Buffy story, set in an AU S5 (no Dawn, no Glory), with great character voices and a compelling, fairy-tale influenced plot.

4. [livejournal.com profile] stultiloquentia's Take Five, Everybody - Smutty and sweet Buffy/Spike post-NFA reunion fic.

5. [livejournal.com profile] _jems_'s a cap a day project - Okay, this project is not exclusively Buffyverse (though I'm linking to only the Buffy entries), but there is a lot of Buffy represented. Basically, [livejournal.com profile] _jems_ posts one of her favorite screencaps every day. But stating it like that doesn't quite express the happiness I feel when I'm scrolling down my friend's list and suddenly see this or this.
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[personal profile] molly_may
There's a little bit of fic here, a little bit of meta, even some graphics, and no overriding theme aside from all of these being things that I enjoyed...though it's fair to say that much of what I enjoy has a Buffy/Spike perspective to it.

1. [livejournal.com profile] crazydiamondsue's Meta Recs Post - Lots of great links here, going back to earlier times in Buffy fandom. If you want to explore some of the best Jossverse scholarship out there, this is a perfect list to start from.

2. [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42's Buffy/Spike Shipper Manifesto - A gorgeous summing up of why many fans find Buffy and Spike's relationship to be so compelling, followed up with a terrific list of fanfiction recommendations.

3. [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic's West of the Moon, East of the Sun - An EPIC Spike/Buffy story, set in an AU S5 (no Dawn, no Glory), with great character voices and a compelling, fairy-tale influenced plot.

4. [livejournal.com profile] stultiloquentia's Take Five, Everybody - Smutty and sweet Buffy/Spike post-NFA reunion fic.

5. [livejournal.com profile] _jems_'s a cap a day project - Okay, this project is not exclusively Buffyverse (though I'm linking to only the Buffy entries), but there is a lot of Buffy represented. Basically, [livejournal.com profile] _jems_ posts one of her favorite screencaps every day. But stating it like that doesn't quite express the happiness I feel when I'm scrolling down my friend's list and suddenly see this or this.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Singularity  (Cordelia/Gunn/Wesley, R)

A lighthearted ficlet about the trio after patrol in season three.

His Seers (Cordelia/Drusilla, PG)

Drusilla mulls over Cordelia and Angel in this drabble that packs a punch.

Switching Sides (Cordelia/Kennedy, PG-13)

Kennedy and Cordelia make a deal over drinks in an AU season five. This one has fun banter between the two.

Girl's Night In (Cordelia/LIlah, NC-17)


Cordelia and Lilah commiserate after Billy as only HBIC can.

Skyclad (Cordelia/Buffy, PG-13)

Cordelia and Buffy cross paths in the wishverse.

BONUS REC:

Got Yourself A Gunn


The longest Cordelia/Gunn fic has just been completed in 2010 at around 83k.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Singularity  (Cordelia/Gunn/Wesley, R)

A lighthearted ficlet about the trio after patrol in season three.

His Seers (Cordelia/Drusilla, PG)

Drusilla mulls over Cordelia and Angel in this drabble that packs a punch.

Switching Sides (Cordelia/Kennedy, PG-13)

Kennedy and Cordelia make a deal over drinks in an AU season five. This one has fun banter between the two.

Girl's Night In (Cordelia/LIlah, NC-17)


Cordelia and Lilah commiserate after Billy as only HBIC can.

Skyclad (Cordelia/Buffy, PG-13)

Cordelia and Buffy cross paths in the wishverse.

BONUS REC:

Got Yourself A Gunn


The longest Cordelia/Gunn fic has just been completed in 2010 at around 83k.
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Nothing the Same by [livejournal.com profile] orchidluv: Wow! Seriously, wow!! A long, thrilling epic! It's a rewrite of BtVS from S1 in which Jesse's death makes Xander curious about vampires. He doubts what Giles told him about Jesse being gone and replaced by a monster and starts studying and researching about vampires. The best part about this fic is how complex the characters are. There's no character bashing, just character flaws getting the best of characters, and it's nice reading the story from different, unreliable point of views. If you're a Spander fan and haven't read this, then shame on you. If you're not a Spander fan, then this is the story I recommend for you.

The fic is really long and written in four books. The link above is for book 1. And here are the links for the next books: Book 2, Book 3, and Book 4.

Note: The fic was first written in 2007 and completed in 2010. The second half of Book 4 was written in 2010.
Check out the rest... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Nothing the Same by [livejournal.com profile] orchidluv: Wow! Seriously, wow!! A long, thrilling epic! It's a rewrite of BtVS from S1 in which Jesse's death makes Xander curious about vampires. He doubts what Giles told him about Jesse being gone and replaced by a monster and starts studying and researching about vampires. The best part about this fic is how complex the characters are. There's no character bashing, just character flaws getting the best of characters, and it's nice reading the story from different, unreliable point of views. If you're a Spander fan and haven't read this, then shame on you. If you're not a Spander fan, then this is the story I recommend for you.

The fic is really long and written in four books. The link above is for book 1. And here are the links for the next books: Book 2, Book 3, and Book 4.

Note: The fic was first written in 2007 and completed in 2010. The second half of Book 4 was written in 2010.
Check out 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... )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
These five stories are some of the finest epic length W/T centric fics I've read. I have all of these printed and bound and they have brought me much joy. I should note that some of these fics deal with the canon events of Seeing Red, but all ultimately end happily.


Title/Link: The Gift of Sorrow
Author: The Rainbow Writers
Rating: PG, later chapters NC-17, all clearly noted
Pairing(s): Willow/Tara, gen
Spoilers: Everything up to and including all of season six.
Warnings/Triggers: Psychic trauma, depression, use of medication
Summary: It would be fair to say that the events in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Six created a schism in the fan base of this popular show. Not only did it divide all of the existing couples, it killed one of the most recent popular members of the cast, dragged one of the shows most beloved characters to the very depths of her soul, making her someone that people hardly recognized and made fans watch the moral demise of the slayer herself. It was a very hard season to watch, and caused many long term fans turn away from the show. We, like many were unhappy with the progress this season began, and decided to write our own next season, to address some of the issues that we felt needed righting. This story is the result.

The other chapters can be found HERE, towards the bottom.

Reccers Note: Sadly, this story is unfinished. The duo that is the Rainbow Writers were finally reunited several years ago and have since made a home together, yet struggle with health and real life issues that hinder the creative process. The story does stop at a stable point and is well worth your time. This is arguably my favorite fanfic ever.



"Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now? " )
 
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
These five stories are some of the finest epic length W/T centric fics I've read. I have all of these printed and bound and they have brought me much joy. I should note that some of these fics deal with the canon events of Seeing Red, but all ultimately end happily.


Title/Link: The Gift of Sorrow
Author: The Rainbow Writers
Rating: PG, later chapters NC-17, all clearly noted
Pairing(s): Willow/Tara, gen
Spoilers: Everything up to and including all of season six.
Warnings/Triggers: Psychic trauma, depression, use of medication
Summary: It would be fair to say that the events in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Six created a schism in the fan base of this popular show. Not only did it divide all of the existing couples, it killed one of the most recent popular members of the cast, dragged one of the shows most beloved characters to the very depths of her soul, making her someone that people hardly recognized and made fans watch the moral demise of the slayer herself. It was a very hard season to watch, and caused many long term fans turn away from the show. We, like many were unhappy with the progress this season began, and decided to write our own next season, to address some of the issues that we felt needed righting. This story is the result.

The other chapters can be found HERE, towards the bottom.

Reccers Note: Sadly, this story is unfinished. The duo that is the Rainbow Writers were finally reunited several years ago and have since made a home together, yet struggle with health and real life issues that hinder the creative process. The story does stop at a stable point and is well worth your time. This is arguably my favorite fanfic ever.



"Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now? " )
 
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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
1- The Giles Thing by [personal profile] drsquidlove: Finally, this awesome fic has an ending. Now, if you've never read Xander/Giles and want to venture into this pairing, this is the fic for you. I think what makes it so special is the parts where the writer focused on the Scoobies/Joyce/Tony's reaction to the ship, the relationship between the characters, growing up for Xander and his friends. And her Tony Harris will always be one of my favorites.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1- The Giles Thing by [personal profile] drsquidlove: Finally, this awesome fic has an ending. Now, if you've never read Xander/Giles and want to venture into this pairing, this is the fic for you. I think what makes it so special is the parts where the writer focused on the Scoobies/Joyce/Tony's reaction to the ship, the relationship between the characters, growing up for Xander and his friends. And her Tony Harris will always be one of my favorites.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Five crossover stories I've enjoyed this year, all pretty long; three are complete, the other two are WIP. Sorry, can't seem to access the tags for this!

My Immortal by Elisi (83,300 words, FR13) is probably going to make everyone's crossover list this year, and win a shedload of awards. It's a Torchwood crossover which asks "What if the Immortal was Captain Jack Harkness?" Set pre-Torchwood S1 and post Chosen, and fully canon compliant with both of them. There are two short sequels linked to it on the same site.
Muppets, Lions, Orcs, Elves and Harry Potter )

MUCH later - apologies, for some reason I was sure that Counts of Blood was complete. It isn't, it's WIP.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Five crossover stories I've enjoyed this year, all pretty long; three are complete, the other two are WIP. Sorry, can't seem to access the tags for this!

My Immortal by Elisi (83,300 words, FR13) is probably going to make everyone's crossover list this year, and win a shedload of awards. It's a Torchwood crossover which asks "What if the Immortal was Captain Jack Harkness?" Set pre-Torchwood S1 and post Chosen, and fully canon compliant with both of them. There are two short sequels linked to it on the same site.
Muppets, Lions, Orcs, Elves and Harry Potter )

MUCH later - apologies, for some reason I was sure that Counts of Blood was complete. It isn't, it's WIP.
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Price of Grace by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Post-NFA. 15 chapters so far. Buffy discovers that there is a conspiracy against her and, possibly, all the slayers. She joins forces with Spike, Angel and Faith to find out who's behind it. They travel cross-country, pursued by unknown enemy.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Price of Grace by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Post-NFA. 15 chapters so far. Buffy discovers that there is a conspiracy against her and, possibly, all the slayers. She joins forces with Spike, Angel and Faith to find out who's behind it. They travel cross-country, pursued by unknown enemy.
four more )

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