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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] 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
Here are five Giles/Xander fics, which is my second favourite ship. These range from the ridiculously cute to the ridiculously angsty.

Starting with cute, The Beginning of Knowledge by [livejournal.com profile] mireille719 is some lovely incremental snapshots of Giles and Xander’s relationship in which Xander buys post Valentine’s Day chocolate and Giles folds laundry.

This way for the pretties... )
[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. 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 )
[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] 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] awaal.livejournal.com
In no particular order...

Title: Happy Xmas (War is over)
Author: Seraphcelene
Rating: Mature
Summary:"Against the tide we struggle with the skin we're in." Dawn, after.
Why I chose it: The characterization of Dawn is so much more than what was explored in cannon. Dawn has never been a character I particularly like, but this made me sympathize with her. It's also BAngel friendly.

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Okay, here I am too! I wish to thank everyone who recommended other fics, especially the Spangel ones. I know some of them, since I did some time lurking the English fandom but saying nothing (Because I didn't know how to write), but it's really nice to discover other classics. It makes me feel part of the group.

So, my list: 5 fics with Spike as major character I love so much (There are too many Spike-centric fics in this fandom that I love and it's hard to pick just 5)


Beggars would Ride by [livejournal.com profile] wiseacress This is one of the first Spike/Angel fics I've ever read. It's painful, dark and gorgeously written. I love the dynamic between Angel and Spike and how they hurt each others. I'm a sucker for Spangel h/c.

19 Hours by Annie Sewell-Jennings. First English Spuffy fic. Just glorious. It's a post Chosen fic, it's Spike/Buffy-centric and there is a lot of glorious happy sex involved. If you love Spike and Buffy together you have to read this.

To Come Home To by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic Recently discovered and it's a series. Again with the Spuffy post-Chosen kinda happy place. This one is also about mpreg and believe me when I say that it's the greatest thing ever.

Stick Shift by [livejournal.com profile] stultiloquentia Spike. Buffy. Pegging. Hot. If you like hot Spuffy porn this is the thing for you.

A Raising in the Sun by [livejournal.com profile] rahirah I guess that everybody knows this one. It's actually my favorite part of the saga. I love it because it really feels S6-like and it's all Spike's POV and it's excellent.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite horror fics.
Any bad English and awkward phrasing in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

Cicatrix by Teland & [livejournal.com profile] debchan (Ensemble, NC-17) Buffy dies during "Prophecy Girl". Permanently. And though Willow still manages to close the Hellmouth, it's not such a good news...
Thing that I love the most about this extremely dark story is that it doesn't use the obvious way to bring hell to Sunnydale (that would be Master rising). It choses more subtle path, based on character's natural urges, flaws and insecurities - and that's much more scary.
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[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
All of these meta posts are part of a "series" (minimum of two entries) in which at least one entry was posted in 2013.

Dawn Summers: Fighting for an Alternative Feminist Narrative - by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten This link takes you to "part 4" (really 5 parts including the introduction), which in turn has links to all the previous entries in the series. I don't know if this is the very first meta ever written about Dawn, but it's the first one I've come across; which is astonishing when you consider her importance and impact to BtVS. Winner of Best Meta in round 10 of the No Rest for the Wicked Awards, and deservedly so.

Of course you want to read more.... )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Originally, I was going to include one story by [livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy in the fanfiction.net list, but I realized that there was so much great work it deserved its own post.

[livejournal.com profile] elviswhataguy writes thoughtful, subtle Buffyverse stories that offer fascinating insights into the character's minds. I love all of the little details about what demon-fighting tasks they're working on, the books they read, the odd little incidents that they remember.

1. Let It Bleed Willow/Faith, Rated M.
The first story in the Wickedgeekyverse trilogy. There's an intriguing plot, and along the way both Willow and Faith are struggling through the hard work of redemption--and find themselves unexpected allies, friends, and eventually lovers.

The way we see the relationship through the point of view of the other characters (Kennedy, Buffy, Dawn and Xander) is also terrific. Nobody is in the story just to be a one-dimensional cheerleader for the relationship, or a jerk about it. Xander in particular is well-drawn in this story; the story explores both his worst qualities and his best. He's a complex person who has his reasons to be less-than-thrilled about a Willow/Faith relationship.

The thing that takes it over the top for me is Faith: she is alternately hilarious, idiotic, aggravating, endearing, and insightful, and her journey to something approaching a real relationship is a joy to read. The sequel, Beggar's Banquet, is less plotty, and includes a Giles point-of-view chapter where Faith and Giles hunt a dragon in Cleveland.

The other four after the cut )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
1) Beer Good Foamy wrote a crossover between Buffy and Welcome to Night Vale Radio Silence that outdoes even the usual awesomeness of a Beer Good story.
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the crisscrossing, interlocking, violently conflicting paths of other equally righteous men. Welcome to Night Vale.

the rest of the stories are looking for flights to the anyplace warm ...  )
[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] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Xander/Oz was the very first piece of slash I ever read and while at the time the slash itself got me hot under the collar, as time went by I came to realise that there was something about this pairing that is truly wonderful when done well. To me, these five stories are examples of them done brilliantly.

The Summer Sun and That Boy’s Look by [livejournal.com profile] entrenous88 is just beautiful. Oz looks out of the window of a bookshop and Xander is there. The imagery is this is just breathtaking and these boys will make you want to sigh.

Step this way for the rest of the Xander/Oz goodness )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Ms Summers Goes To Washington
by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
PG-13, post-series. Buffy/The West Wing. The American people need protection from vampires. Buffy needs funding. The American government has money. You'd think there'd be an obvious solution to this. And so, one day, Buffy, Giles and Willow dressed up in their best business suits and dropped by the White House.Comedic gem.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Ms Summers Goes To Washington
by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
PG-13, post-series. Buffy/The West Wing. The American people need protection from vampires. Buffy needs funding. The American government has money. You'd think there'd be an obvious solution to this. And so, one day, Buffy, Giles and Willow dressed up in their best business suits and dropped by the White House.Comedic gem.
four more )
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
My computer died, and in the ensuing chaos, I forgot.  Drat!  *kicks at ground*

Since I don't see a closed posting, I'm going to see if I can sneak in my five recs:

Sleeper by booster17: Xander Harris never thought he’d end up in a place like this, and certainly not with Faith. When the past comes crashing back into his life, what future will he have left?

Mr. Spike by lilithbint: Spike has a place he goes to do something nobody would expect of him. It started when he had the chip. He doesn’t know why he’s still goes because it hurts sometimes, but Mr Spike is the one who does good because it’s good and not for any other reason.

The Lamb by Tara the Phoenix: Tara is a hospice nurse in Los Osos, California about to get a new patient: Willow Rosenberg, the sole survivor of the Sunnydale implosion.

Of Old Mystics by Wolfling and Magpie: After the fall of Sunnydale, Rupert rescues Ethan from the Initiative only to find they have a destiny of their own.

Amnesia!Spike: The title rather says it all...
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Doyle Investigations (Doyle & Faith)
What if the Wishverse continued to exist as a parallel reality once Giles destroyed Anya's power center after the massacre of "The Wish"?

Read more... )
Happy Halloween!

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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Doyle Investigations (Doyle & Faith)
What if the Wishverse continued to exist as a parallel reality once Giles destroyed Anya's power center after the massacre of "The Wish"?

Read more... )
Happy Halloween!

[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories I revisit whenever I need cheering up.

1) The Key to Her...Heart? by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:
What do you get when you mix a pretty girl, a chastity belt with a missing key, and two sexy vampires? A delightful Willow/Spike/Angel romp filled with romance, smut, and a lot of humour. Feen outdoes herself here.This one is adults only, so bear that in mind.

Click the cut to see the rest of the list )
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
These are five stories I revisit whenever I need cheering up.

1) The Key to Her...Heart? by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen:
What do you get when you mix a pretty girl, a chastity belt with a missing key, and two sexy vampires? A delightful Willow/Spike/Angel romp filled with romance, smut, and a lot of humour. Feen outdoes herself here.This one is adults only, so bear that in mind.

Click the cut to see the rest of the list )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
A Warm and Fuzzy Tale by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://penny-lane-42.livejournal.com/133641.html
PG. Post-"Angel". Buffy/Spike, Illyria, Dawn. There is a third party in Buffy and Spike's bedroom, and Buffy is not happy about it. Writer uses a funny situation to reflex on serious questions: how our prejudices are born? how we hate? how we love? Delightful yarn - sweet but not saccharine.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
A Warm and Fuzzy Tale by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://penny-lane-42.livejournal.com/133641.html
PG. Post-"Angel". Buffy/Spike, Illyria, Dawn. There is a third party in Buffy and Spike's bedroom, and Buffy is not happy about it. Writer uses a funny situation to reflex on serious questions: how our prejudices are born? how we hate? how we love? Delightful yarn - sweet but not saccharine.
four more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Bewitched by [livejournal.com profile] thismaz: When Valentine's Day arrives, Dru dips her finger in the brew and gives it a stir. The fic starts in 2009 but ends in 2010. One of the best Spander writers out there, her fics always make sense that they can pass for canon in a heartbeat.
Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) Bewitched by [livejournal.com profile] thismaz: When Valentine's Day arrives, Dru dips her finger in the brew and gives it a stir. The fic starts in 2009 but ends in 2010. One of the best Spander writers out there, her fics always make sense that they can pass for canon in a heartbeat.
Check out the rest! )
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[personal profile] snickfic
1. Winds Blowing Chill, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Rulesverse
Buffy starts thinking about babies, but in the Rulesverse there are no quick fixes for the vampire reproduction problem, which leads to one of the more emotionally complex pieces of Spuffy babyfic I’ve ever read. Also: excellent Buffy voice.

and the rest )
snickfic: Spuffy Smashed kissing (Spuffy sexy)
[personal profile] snickfic
1. Winds Blowing Chill, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Rulesverse
Buffy starts thinking about babies, but in the Rulesverse there are no quick fixes for the vampire reproduction problem, which leads to one of the more emotionally complex pieces of Spuffy babyfic I’ve ever read. Also: excellent Buffy voice.

and the rest )
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I love seeing Our Heroes and Our Buffyverse from the outsiders' points of view. Here are five fics that do just that, with quite varied results.

1. Orbital Debris, by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
post-series
AKA What the Poor Souls on the ISS Saw During Buffy Comics #34. Hilarious; unmissable.

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
I love seeing Our Heroes and Our Buffyverse from the outsiders' points of view. Here are five fics that do just that, with quite varied results.

1. Orbital Debris, by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
post-series
AKA What the Poor Souls on the ISS Saw During Buffy Comics #34. Hilarious; unmissable.

and the rest )
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
To Love is to Bury (Gunn/Fred, PG)

Gunn still pines for Fred in season five.

Tattoos and Memories (dead skin on trial)  (Gunn & Angel, PG-13)


Post- NFA, Gunn and Angel start again in this sad and touching fic.

Best Served Hot (Gunn/Dawn, G)

This is a cute cooking fic with mentions of Spike/Buffy and fun dialogue.

Cirrostratus (Gunn/Wes/Fred, NC-17)


A beautifully written and bittersweet fic about a poly relationship between the trio.

The Front Lines (Gunn & Robin Wood, G)

Robin Wood remembers Charles Gunn in this contemplative fic.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
To Love is to Bury (Gunn/Fred, PG)

Gunn still pines for Fred in season five.

Tattoos and Memories (dead skin on trial)  (Gunn & Angel, PG-13)


Post- NFA, Gunn and Angel start again in this sad and touching fic.

Best Served Hot (Gunn/Dawn, G)

This is a cute cooking fic with mentions of Spike/Buffy and fun dialogue.

Cirrostratus (Gunn/Wes/Fred, NC-17)


A beautifully written and bittersweet fic about a poly relationship between the trio.

The Front Lines (Gunn & Robin Wood, G)

Robin Wood remembers Charles Gunn in this contemplative fic.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com

Hi,

      here are five fics by the Fanfic Author I loves the mostest, Jet Wolf who, with her The Chosen S8 continuation, gave me back Tara, for which I will be eternally grateful. RL has stalled much in the way of new fic-writing for some time now, but the world she created in The Chosen is the one that captures that illusive magical quality that drew me to a show where, if I'm honest, none of the main characters; including Spike initially, seemed to draw any empathy from me (also be aware - No Spike! in The Chosen).

   Jet Wolf is my master now!

   Oh, and yes, the funniest is last again - I know, tiresomely predictable, ain't it?

The Thought Was Nice
http://www.jetwolf.com/buffy/dolphins/thought.php
 
Stains


 
Slices of Life Two: Growing Up on a Saturday Afternoon
http://www.jetwolf.com/buffy/dolphins/slice02.php

Slices of Life Three: Anywhere but Here
 
 
   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com

Hi,

      here are five fics by the Fanfic Author I loves the mostest, Jet Wolf who, with her The Chosen S8 continuation, gave me back Tara, for which I will be eternally grateful. RL has stalled much in the way of new fic-writing for some time now, but the world she created in The Chosen is the one that captures that illusive magical quality that drew me to a show where, if I'm honest, none of the main characters; including Spike initially, seemed to draw any empathy from me (also be aware - No Spike! in The Chosen).

   Jet Wolf is my master now!

   Oh, and yes, the funniest is last again - I know, tiresomely predictable, ain't it?

The Thought Was Nice
http://www.jetwolf.com/buffy/dolphins/thought.php
 
Stains


 
Slices of Life Two: Growing Up on a Saturday Afternoon
http://www.jetwolf.com/buffy/dolphins/slice02.php

Slices of Life Three: Anywhere but Here
 
 
   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


Hi,

       here are five of my all-time favourite "missing scene" fics, although none of them were, I think, written that way. As previously, funniest last :-)

If That Mockingbird Won't Sing by Doyle
http://doyle-sb4.livejournal.com/192812.html

Talk About Love  by  Mad Poetess
 
Morituri Te Salutamus  by  Annakovsky
 
The Carton  by  BK the Irregular
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/irregularities/fanfiction/carton.html

No Faith, a New Hope and it'a all for Charity by mythichistorian
http://community.livejournal.com/tweedandtea/99805.html

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
 

[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


Hi,

       here are five of my all-time favourite "missing scene" fics, although none of them were, I think, written that way. As previously, funniest last :-)

If That Mockingbird Won't Sing by Doyle
http://doyle-sb4.livejournal.com/192812.html

Talk About Love  by  Mad Poetess
 
Morituri Te Salutamus  by  Annakovsky
 
The Carton  by  BK the Irregular
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/irregularities/fanfiction/carton.html

No Faith, a New Hope and it'a all for Charity by mythichistorian
http://community.livejournal.com/tweedandtea/99805.html

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
 

[identity profile] jack-shaftoe21.livejournal.com
Title: The Chosen
Author: Jet Wolf
Rating: PG
Summary: This is a very ambitious project which follows the episode format of BtVS and its story begins a few months after the end of the end of the TV show. It's more of a general fic which is a spiritual successor of the early seasons, despite being set after season seven but eventually Willow/Tara becomes its main 'ship.
Why I chose this: Because it has it all - brilliant characterization, long story-arcs, interesting original characters, humour, plot twists, etc. It combines my favourite couple, Willow/Tara, with loads and loads of terrific Scooby friendship scenes, not just between the usual suspects - Buffy, Xander and Willow but between say Kennedy and Dawn. Unfinished as of now but if one really demands closure they can always stop at the end of Season 8.
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[identity profile] jack-shaftoe21.livejournal.com
Title: The Chosen
Author: Jet Wolf
Rating: PG
Summary: This is a very ambitious project which follows the episode format of BtVS and its story begins a few months after the end of the end of the TV show. It's more of a general fic which is a spiritual successor of the early seasons, despite being set after season seven but eventually Willow/Tara becomes its main 'ship.
Why I chose this: Because it has it all - brilliant characterization, long story-arcs, interesting original characters, humour, plot twists, etc. It combines my favourite couple, Willow/Tara, with loads and loads of terrific Scooby friendship scenes, not just between the usual suspects - Buffy, Xander and Willow but between say Kennedy and Dawn. Unfinished as of now but if one really demands closure they can always stop at the end of Season 8.
Read more )
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[personal profile] endeni
- The Five Stages of Grief by Jedi Buttercup
Wesley/Illyria, Buffy/Spike, FR15
The legends rise; the heroes fall. Of course, there's more to the story than that.

- Awakening by Pam
Angel/Wesley, NC-17
When Angelus awoke, the soul was gone.

- Angel: Cyber Season Six: episode 1 and 2 by crazywritinfool & way2busymom
gen, PG13
“And so beneath the weight lay I
And suffered death, but could not die.”
--Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence


- No Rest for the Wicked by justhuman
Wesley/Lilah, PG
"Lilah, can't you even let a man rest in peace. I'm dead."

- Going On by applecameron (And its sequels Going On, Part II, Going On, Intermission, Going On, Part III)
Angel/Wesley, PG
Wes Lives!
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- The Five Stages of Grief by Jedi Buttercup
Wesley/Illyria, Buffy/Spike, FR15
The legends rise; the heroes fall. Of course, there's more to the story than that.

- Awakening by Pam
Angel/Wesley, NC-17
When Angelus awoke, the soul was gone.

- Angel: Cyber Season Six: episode 1 and 2 by crazywritinfool & way2busymom
gen, PG13
“And so beneath the weight lay I
And suffered death, but could not die.”
--Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence


- No Rest for the Wicked by justhuman
Wesley/Lilah, PG
"Lilah, can't you even let a man rest in peace. I'm dead."

- Going On by applecameron (And its sequels Going On, Part II, Going On, Intermission, Going On, Part III)
Angel/Wesley, PG
Wes Lives!
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Prism by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://community.livejournal.com/seasonal_spuffy/356065.html
PG-13, Season 7, episodes "Bring on the Night" through "Chosen". Buffy and Spike as seen by Potentials and Faith. Sharp, insightful character study; inventive use of POVs; great voices - Potentials have more interesting personalities in this fic than they have in canon. From Molly, who initially thinks that

Spike must be a dog ("Buffy talks about Spike being the only one strong enough to protect everyone and Xander’s jibes about him attacking people combined with Dawn’s sarcastic
comment about him needing to be put down made her really think it must have been a dog") to Faith who tries to convince Buffy that she shouldn't run away from her emotions ("I know you think anything that feels good is big-time evil. But that ain’t true."), it's a powerful and gripping story.
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Prism by [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
http://community.livejournal.com/seasonal_spuffy/356065.html
PG-13, Season 7, episodes "Bring on the Night" through "Chosen". Buffy and Spike as seen by Potentials and Faith. Sharp, insightful character study; inventive use of POVs; great voices - Potentials have more interesting personalities in this fic than they have in canon. From Molly, who initially thinks that

Spike must be a dog ("Buffy talks about Spike being the only one strong enough to protect everyone and Xander’s jibes about him attacking people combined with Dawn’s sarcastic
comment about him needing to be put down made her really think it must have been a dog") to Faith who tries to convince Buffy that she shouldn't run away from her emotions ("I know you think anything that feels good is big-time evil. But that ain’t true."), it's a powerful and gripping story.
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[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
To restate: I read plenty of light-hearted fare, but that’s not all I love in a fanfic. Some stories involve real-life issues, the struggle to make a relationship work, facing your own shortcomings, or just plain bad timing. Here are a few stand-outs from 2009.

The Fall of the Year by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Ten years after Chosen, bad plumbing and the day-to-day threaten a relationship that has withstood multiple deaths. R

The bad times just keep on coming... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
To restate: I read plenty of light-hearted fare, but that’s not all I love in a fanfic. Some stories involve real-life issues, the struggle to make a relationship work, facing your own shortcomings, or just plain bad timing. Here are a few stand-outs from 2009.

The Fall of the Year by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Ten years after Chosen, bad plumbing and the day-to-day threaten a relationship that has withstood multiple deaths. R

The bad times just keep on coming... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Jossverse characters are so rich they can easily cross over to other universes without losing their identities.

Living on a Prayer by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
http://archive.shriftweb.org/archive/36/livingon.html
Completed, R, post-series. BtVS/Supernatural. Faith has a slayer dream which sends her on a reluctant journey to her old territory, on a quest to save a new ally. Faith, Castiel, Dean, Sam, with appearances by Xander, Giles, Uriel and Bobby. Seamless blend of two universes.
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