[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] buffyversetop5

The Joss!verse is peopled (or "creatured") with lots of characters with their own motivation and dreams. Here are a few fics that tell a part of their stories.

Snyku Shorts (Snyder, Joyce, Giles) by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
The events of Band Candy through Snyder’s eyes, in haiku. Hai-larious! G

One Friday Night (Spike, Willie, Buffy) by [livejournal.com profile] winsomeone
A Willie’s-eye-view of a badly beaten Spike and the Slayer. Part of the tension is not knowing when this story is set. Shhh. PG

Family Matters (Spike, OCs from the Barb!verse) by [livejournal.com profile] rahirah (Barb C)
Two runaways meet, but as their fathers attempt to retrieve them, it becomes clear that nobody can understand your family from the outside. PG

Bureaucracy (OCs) by [livejournal.com profile] deird1
Two conflicting vengeance wishes against Parker Abrams lead to a bureaucratic nightmare in Arashmahar. PG

Procrastination (Larry, Jonathan) by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic
On the eve of graduation, one Sunnydale High student considers his future. PG


Curse you, FOX, for tricking me thrice!
(Joss, Buffy) by [livejournal.com profile] angearia

The ultimate alternate POV! The Creator urges his uncooperative creation to do his bidding. We’ve all been there. PG

Date: 2010-01-17 02:42 am (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
A bunch of great ideas! And aw to #5.

Date: 2010-01-17 02:47 am (UTC)
snickfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] snickfic
Aw, thank you for the rec! I confess, I'm inordinately fond of that particular drabble - it's not something I ever dreamed I'd write.

Date: 2010-01-17 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Ooo nifty list! I love Snickfic's drabble. *sniffles* And Deird's Bureaucracy is wonderful fun.

And your description of "Curse you" is inspired. See how you're aces at summaries? Proof positive. (Seriously, how would you summarize TYSK? Because I think your summary would be better than mine.)

Date: 2010-01-17 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Although I think I might just borrow my own words for Season 8 and fit them to it:

"An epic fairytale of lovers reunited amidst a world shrouded in lies and betrayal."

Date: 2010-01-17 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com
What a great idea, and what a great list! I've read several of these and loved them all. Off to check out the ones I missed!

Date: 2010-01-17 06:47 am (UTC)
rahirah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rahirah
Thanks for the rec!

Date: 2010-01-17 10:30 am (UTC)
ext_7259: (Duster_by_awmp)
From: [identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Oh, what a great list! I read only one of the stories you rec and I'm looking forward to the rest of them!

Date: 2010-01-17 10:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Ooh, I like [livejournal.com profile] snickfic's drabble, which is new to me.

Of course, thank you for the Snyku rec too - I love those poetic yet weaselly lines.

Date: 2010-01-17 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
That's very sweet of you! I don't know about [livejournal.com profile] deird1 but for me, coming late to fandom makes it seem less enticing to ship in a big way, and more to try and write round the edges of what's gone before. I mean, I do do both, but Spuffy is well catered for - 'Snyder is a person too' fic is a little less frequent!

Date: 2010-01-19 04:00 am (UTC)
deird1: Fred looking pretty and thoughful (Default)
From: [personal profile] deird1

With all the big ships, there are thousands of stories already. I want to do something different.

Date: 2010-01-17 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hello-spikey.livejournal.com
These all sound really neat! I'd read the Barb one, but not the others.

Date: 2010-01-17 11:44 pm (UTC)
katekat: (buffyverse top5)
From: [personal profile] katekat
brilliant idea for a list and awesome that the authors were exploring these perspectives!!

Date: 2010-01-18 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
I forgot to add that you might enjoy these (http://forum.slayalive.com/index.cgi?board=scribes&action=display&thread=9668), Rebcake. I ran an Outsider POV writing challenge at SlayAlive and some of the entries are so entertaining. One is from the POV of Buffy's neighbor who thinks they're all crazy. Another is from a waitress who meets Oz in a cafe - it's wonderful seeing Oz through her eyes.

Date: 2010-01-18 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
I'd love to hear what you think of them! Enjoy!

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