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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.

Date: 2016-10-28 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
I looked at those rec lists and thought "I can't do five for any category so I can't do them at all." Recs from different categories! You are so brilliant.

I especially liked the first two. Eee! Emelye Miller! She writes some great stories.

Date: 2016-10-28 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Excellent choices, thanks for posting.

Date: 2016-10-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Classic Recs-eyesthatslay)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
You hit the rare pairs, alright, almost all of these are the first recs here! And I've seen the last recced before but didn't know it was at AO3, so I'm downloading now!

Date: 2016-10-28 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snogged.livejournal.com
Ooh! These look really good.

Date: 2016-10-29 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
I just read the first two. Little Red Riding Hood was absolutely chilling... and amazing. Domestic Bliss looks really good too. I just have a feeling it might be a little too long for me.

Date: 2016-10-29 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
It's not the length it's self, Sometimes it's just hard to get the time, so I have to make choices when it comes to fandom activities. When I am very old and retired, I envision myself spending lots of time reading fanfic.

But I am going to try to get to this, because it does sound like it's right up my alley. Riley/Spike is a little side-kink of mine. :)

Date: 2016-10-29 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Oh yes, these definitely press my rare pairings button.

Date: 2016-10-30 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
Yep, I did and it was as terrific as you said it would be. I love a good rec!

Date: 2016-10-30 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
They are totally rare. I adore Xander/Ethan! Okay that Spike/Riley one sounds so interesting.

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