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Where "long" = "more than one chapter."

1. Better Late Than Never (11 chapters), by [ profile] cindergal
Spike and Buffy head back to the 1970s to retrieve an artifact to help them defeat Glory. Sweet and hopeful and very quietly romantic. Plus: time travel! and Ripper!

2. The Indefinite Article (2 chapters), by [ profile] rahirah
Barbverse; NC-17
After losing his temper one time too many, and afraid of doing his family further damage, Spike decides it's time to get himself one of those soul things. It goes badly. Full of angst, soul exploration, and Barb's usual wonderful prose.

3. Fin Amour (6 chapters), by [ profile] angearia
Buffy never wanted to be pregnant with a mystical Key, but nobody asked her. Meanwhile, Spike's just trying to help, and getting nowhere. Emmie says she began this piece as "as a dare to write a powerful love story that had no sex in it," and she does a marvelous job. Angsty but also joyful (despite the major character death). Just gorgeous.

4. To Apprehend Air (3 chapters), by [ profile] quinara
One morning, Spike wakes up without his soul. He wants it back. This launches a quest to a faraway fantasy dimension with lots of soul exploration along the way. Also has lots of Anya being awesome.

5. Something (4 chapters), by [ profile] gryfndor_godess
Absolutely gorgeous Spuffy suggestion of how things might have turned out post-S7 if Spike hadn't burned to death in "Chosen," but also very clever in subverting certain standard fannish expectations. Just excellently written. SEVERE ANGST WARNING.

Date: 2011-01-02 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! I haven't read all of these! The time travel one with Ripper is extremely tempting. :D

Buffy never wanted to be pregnant with a mystical Key, but nobody asked her. Meanwhile, Spike's just trying to help, and getting nowhere.

Perfect summary. I may need to hire your services in future...

Date: 2011-01-02 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just realized that I've mentioned you in every one of these so far. I must like your work, or something...

It's all part of my (completely coincidental) masterplan to seduce you with mpreg, Faith/Giles, and babyfic.

Date: 2011-01-03 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Now I am curious how exactly Faith/Giles is possible... o_O

Date: 2011-01-05 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why thank you :)

Date: 2011-01-02 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because you come up with all these fabulous lists every year, I like to pretend you have open tabs from February, just so you remember different posts, because that's the only way I can imagine you keeping everything in order.

Date: 2011-01-02 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Excellent choices, thanks for posting.

Date: 2011-01-02 12:46 pm (UTC)
quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
From: [personal profile] quinara
One morning, Spike wakes up without his soul. He wants it back.

:D Thanks so much for the rec! And for putting me in such good company!

Date: 2011-01-02 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have only read three of these (all wonderful choices), so have something to look forward to. Thanks!

Date: 2011-01-02 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for those - 4 of the 5 I somehow missed ... you can't have too much Spuffy, can you?

Date: 2011-01-02 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for reccing me! ::is flattered::

Date: 2011-01-02 05:12 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Heh to the qualification of long :D That first one sounds so intriguing, I must try that out soon.

Date: 2011-01-03 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I have read a couple of these so I can tell by your choices that you have very good taste :)

Date: 2011-01-03 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much for reccing me! :)

Date: 2011-01-03 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*blushes* Thank you for your kind words. I have written some happy Spuffy before, actually. And most of the stories in my head are happy/schmoopy and/or funny; unfortunately most of them are also novella length and I just haven't had the time to write them yet (although it's one of my 2011 goals...); I have my verse plotted out for at least a decade, so goodness knows there are enough plot bunnies.

Two happy Spuffy stories I've written are "Superlative" for Seasonal Spuffy ( and "In Progress" (, which is just on my LJ. The first is my attempt at humor, and the second is future-happy-Spuffy-family-with-child fic, if you like that sort of thing.

Thank you for the encouragement! It is very motivating. :)

Date: 2011-01-03 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooooh! Long fics! ♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2011-01-08 12:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Great collection.

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