[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

I wasn't much of a Dawn fan when I watched the show and I don't think I'm alone in that, either. However, that changed when I started reading fanfiction. Dawn's one of those characters that has highly benefited from some serious character exploration by fic writers because we can take her out of the context of simply being Buffy's sister or the catalyst of conflict for Season 5, and really delve into who she is as a person. Each of these fics take one aspect of her and run with it to full affect.

1. The Down Below by Devil Piglet
Spike & Dawn, R, S7 post "Lessons"
Summary: Spike and Dawn have some unfinished business.

Review: Devil Piglet was one of the finest early Buffyverse writers we had and I miss her work dearly. While perhaps best known for her Spuffy, DP also created a number of fics that featured Dawn and I think this is one of her best. The show only gave us a glimpse of the animosity that Dawn felt for Spike after the events of "Seeing Red," but this fics takes those feelings of betrayal, hurt and vengeance to the next logical level. When did Dawn become so scary? I'd say just about the time this fic was first posted. A lovely, dark read with a beautiful conclusion. 
 

 

There's more to her than meets the eye )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

I wasn't much of a Dawn fan when I watched the show and I don't think I'm alone in that, either. However, that changed when I started reading fanfiction. Dawn's one of those characters that has highly benefited from some serious character exploration by fic writers because we can take her out of the context of simply being Buffy's sister or the catalyst of conflict for Season 5, and really delve into who she is as a person. Each of these fics take one aspect of her and run with it to full affect.

1. The Down Below by Devil Piglet
Spike & Dawn, R, S7 post "Lessons"
Summary: Spike and Dawn have some unfinished business.

Review: Devil Piglet was one of the finest early Buffyverse writers we had and I miss her work dearly. While perhaps best known for her Spuffy, DP also created a number of fics that featured Dawn and I think this is one of her best. The show only gave us a glimpse of the animosity that Dawn felt for Spike after the events of "Seeing Red," but this fics takes those feelings of betrayal, hurt and vengeance to the next logical level. When did Dawn become so scary? I'd say just about the time this fic was first posted. A lovely, dark read with a beautiful conclusion. 
 

 

There's more to her than meets the eye )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Don’t you just love those random, seemingly inconsequential walk-on characters? Sometimes they become regulars (Harmony, Jonathan), sometimes they show up again a couple more times (Ethan Rayne, Sandy the vampire/victim from Doppelgangland), or maybe they just go on with their “lives” (Sheila from School Hard, my personal favorite). Don’t you want to know more about them? Now you can, with these delightful, mostly canon, fill-in-the-blank back-stories.

Five really good ones... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Don’t you just love those random, seemingly inconsequential walk-on characters? Sometimes they become regulars (Harmony, Jonathan), sometimes they show up again a couple more times (Ethan Rayne, Sandy the vampire/victim from Doppelgangland), or maybe they just go on with their “lives” (Sheila from School Hard, my personal favorite). Don’t you want to know more about them? Now you can, with these delightful, mostly canon, fill-in-the-blank back-stories.

Five really good ones... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Joss provided us with countless ploys to develop the universe he created: alternate dimensions, slayer dreams and memories, not to mention good old sci-fi technologies and, last but not least, characters worth exploring. Here are 5 stories based on unusual plot bunnies.

Nothing Ventured by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight
One-shot, NC-17, between Hell Bells and Seeing Red on BtVS and post-Couplet on AtS. Spike visits Angel in LA and talks with him about Buffy without naming her. Angel thinks they're talking about Dru and gives him some advices... Terrific idea and masterful execution: sharp dialogues, minimalist descriptions, spiced with lethal irony. A character-study-cum-tearjerker-par-excellence.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Joss provided us with countless ploys to develop the universe he created: alternate dimensions, slayer dreams and memories, not to mention good old sci-fi technologies and, last but not least, characters worth exploring. Here are 5 stories based on unusual plot bunnies.

Nothing Ventured by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight
One-shot, NC-17, between Hell Bells and Seeing Red on BtVS and post-Couplet on AtS. Spike visits Angel in LA and talks with him about Buffy without naming her. Angel thinks they're talking about Dru and gives him some advices... Terrific idea and masterful execution: sharp dialogues, minimalist descriptions, spiced with lethal irony. A character-study-cum-tearjerker-par-excellence.
four more )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
In an aging fandom like ours, it's always reassuring to see an influx of new blood every year or even every couple of months. Here are a few of 2008's enductees and fics of theirs that I enjoyed. The list includes a selection of gen and pairing fics of varying lengths.

1. A Man of Many Colors by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic 
Oz, G, through BtVS S2 "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered"
Summary: A character study through Oz's hair dying decisions.

Review: Talk about bang for your buck. Snickelish takes one facet of Oz's personality - his ever changing hair color - and goes the distance with it by digging deep and creating a backstory that does a lot to shed some light on a character whose past and inner workings were barely even touched on in canon. I felt very satisfied after reading this and more than once thought, "Yes. That makes so much sense." Creative, deep, and somewhat sad, this shot definately makes you wonder what other hidden worlds there are to explore within Buffy and Angel's large ensemble cast.

Read more... )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
In an aging fandom like ours, it's always reassuring to see an influx of new blood every year or even every couple of months. Here are a few of 2008's enductees and fics of theirs that I enjoyed. The list includes a selection of gen and pairing fics of varying lengths.

1. A Man of Many Colors by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic 
Oz, G, through BtVS S2 "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered"
Summary: A character study through Oz's hair dying decisions.

Review: Talk about bang for your buck. Snickelish takes one facet of Oz's personality - his ever changing hair color - and goes the distance with it by digging deep and creating a backstory that does a lot to shed some light on a character whose past and inner workings were barely even touched on in canon. I felt very satisfied after reading this and more than once thought, "Yes. That makes so much sense." Creative, deep, and somewhat sad, this shot definately makes you wonder what other hidden worlds there are to explore within Buffy and Angel's large ensemble cast.

Read more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I am in awe of writers who can keep it up over the long haul. I bow to those who can do so, and make it interesting and in character, with pacing and dynamism, and who manage to throw in something unforgettable. So, before I forget:

Forget and Smile by [livejournal.com profile] missmurchison R, at the end
After the NFA-battle, Spike shanshues, but loses all memory of being a vampire and of his former friends and allies. They don’t forget him, however, and Willow whisks him off to teach at her new School for Slayers in Iowa, where he fascinates and terrifies the students. When Buffy drops in for a visit, what will it take to keep her from playing the martyr and walking away? Could it be… a llama? Sweet, funny, exciting and sexy.

So much more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I am in awe of writers who can keep it up over the long haul. I bow to those who can do so, and make it interesting and in character, with pacing and dynamism, and who manage to throw in something unforgettable. So, before I forget:

Forget and Smile by [livejournal.com profile] missmurchison R, at the end
After the NFA-battle, Spike shanshues, but loses all memory of being a vampire and of his former friends and allies. They don’t forget him, however, and Willow whisks him off to teach at her new School for Slayers in Iowa, where he fascinates and terrifies the students. When Buffy drops in for a visit, what will it take to keep her from playing the martyr and walking away? Could it be… a llama? Sweet, funny, exciting and sexy.

So much more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Joss swore many times that he'll never use time-travel in his stories until he finally caved for a while in Timebomb (AtS5x19). But ficwriters love time-travel stories. Why? Obviously, because Buffyverse characters change and time-travel fics are the best way to highlight these changes. Also - because it's fun and it tests authors' skills in plotting and character development.

1. Brave New World by [livejournal.com profile] jamesmfan

http://www.spikeluver.com/SpuffyRealm/viewstory.php?sid=19153

WIP, AU post-GID. After the confrontation with Shadow Men Buffy gets back only to find herself in 2033 where vampires are accepted as members of human society. When she stakes a vampire, she gets arrested and is accused of the murder. Spike, who works in a Humanoids United organization, is charged with her prosecution. The author focuses on characters but manages to create a very consistent and logical picture of the world in 2033.
Read more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Joss swore many times that he'll never use time-travel in his stories until he finally caved for a while in Timebomb (AtS5x19). But ficwriters love time-travel stories. Why? Obviously, because Buffyverse characters change and time-travel fics are the best way to highlight these changes. Also - because it's fun and it tests authors' skills in plotting and character development.

1. Brave New World by [livejournal.com profile] jamesmfan

http://www.spikeluver.com/SpuffyRealm/viewstory.php?sid=19153

WIP, AU post-GID. After the confrontation with Shadow Men Buffy gets back only to find herself in 2033 where vampires are accepted as members of human society. When she stakes a vampire, she gets arrested and is accused of the murder. Spike, who works in a Humanoids United organization, is charged with her prosecution. The author focuses on characters but manages to create a very consistent and logical picture of the world in 2033.
Read more )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Top5angelconnor-kathyh)
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1. Scream by [livejournal.com profile] engravedheart - All – If you’re going for creepy, you can’t get better than the Gentlemen.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Top5angelconnor-kathyh)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Scream by [livejournal.com profile] engravedheart - All – If you’re going for creepy, you can’t get better than the Gentlemen.
Read more... )
[identity profile] pesha.livejournal.com
Apparently Troika!love is alive and blazing from the response to my Warren list, so I'm offering you five Andrew fictions to try out some more extras!fiction.

1. Big Rock Candy Mountain by Basingstoke

Rated Approximately R this is a huge story detailing "five things that never happened to Andrew Wells." It's another shining example of why "five things" stories should be more prolific these days.

the rest of the stories )

Enjoy some Andrew recs for the Classics Weekend!
[identity profile] pesha.livejournal.com
Apparently Troika!love is alive and blazing from the response to my Warren list, so I'm offering you five Andrew fictions to try out some more extras!fiction.

1. Big Rock Candy Mountain by Basingstoke

Rated Approximately R this is a huge story detailing "five things that never happened to Andrew Wells." It's another shining example of why "five things" stories should be more prolific these days.

the rest of the stories )

Enjoy some Andrew recs for the Classics Weekend!
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Since tomorrow is the big day, I thought I'd post some scary icons. Read more... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Since tomorrow is the big day, I thought I'd post some scary icons. Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (TheOne-spikes_sway)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Like most of my lists these choices could go on and on, but I settled on a group that were pretty different from one another.

1. Spectacle by Shrift - All – Spike may have been rescued but he’s not safe.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (ClassicBuffy2006-eyesthatslay)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Like most of my lists these choices could go on and on, but I settled on a group that were pretty different from one another.

1. Spectacle by Shrift - All – Spike may have been rescued but he’s not safe.

Read more... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
It took me a while to find these and there's one I only have in my own hard copy, however Read more... )
[identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
It took me a while to find these and there's one I only have in my own hard copy, however Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Crazy: andemaiar)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Here are some orphans looking for a category that would include a crossover, a continuing series, gap fic, a WIP, and Spuffy ::throws up hands::

(1) The Man Who Wasn’t There by [livejournal.com profile] chase820 - NC-17 – Just so very good. Crosses over two of my favorite verses, QaF and AtS and manages some stellar stuff with a variety of characters. I’ve really been enjoying the Firefly crossovers I’ve come across, but in general I have a hard time getting into this genre. So it’s fabulous finding a crossover that can keep my attention and nail the characters to boot.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (WhoIAm: maiaj)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Here are some orphans looking for a category that would include a crossover, a continuing series, gap fic, a WIP, and Spuffy ::throws up hands::

(1) The Man Who Wasn’t There by [livejournal.com profile] chase820 - NC-17 – Just so very good. Crosses over two of my favorite verses, QaF and AtS and manages some stellar stuff with a variety of characters. I’ve really been enjoying the Firefly crossovers I’ve come across, but in general I have a hard time getting into this genre. So it’s fabulous finding a crossover that can keep my attention and nail the characters to boot.

Read more... )
[identity profile] amavel-bel.livejournal.com
Once again, a list with layouts. Guess it's my last one (at least, about layouts).

Top 5 episodic layouts )
[identity profile] amavel-bel.livejournal.com
Once again, a list with layouts. Guess it's my last one (at least, about layouts).

Top 5 episodic layouts )
[identity profile] kseenaa.livejournal.com
I am sorry about the last post. It seemed like I broke a rule or something. I am glad that the post with the Dru-pictures was apriceated none the less. Right.

On with my next post then. And this is very much fanart, nothing else. I stumbled upon [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty not to long ago. Within 2005, I think, even. :-) He is an exellent artist. Draws wonderfully. And is a Buffyfan. Can't go wrong then, can one? Not to mention he is a great person to. I am proud to have him on my F-list. :-)

Right. I am here listning my top five Buffy-drawings made by [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty:

List of wonderful lil_fatty Buffy drawings! )

I think [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty is a wonderfu artist, and I think more should find him, and mavel at the skill that is his. It doesn't hurt that he is very friendly to. He has done some slash work in the Buffyverse as well. And some wonderful work of the more obskure X-Men in the Marvel-universe. I HIGHLY suggest you people check out his gallery at his website here:
MikeSegawa.Com
[identity profile] kseenaa.livejournal.com
I am sorry about the last post. It seemed like I broke a rule or something. I am glad that the post with the Dru-pictures was apriceated none the less. Right.

On with my next post then. And this is very much fanart, nothing else. I stumbled upon [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty not to long ago. Within 2005, I think, even. :-) He is an exellent artist. Draws wonderfully. And is a Buffyfan. Can't go wrong then, can one? Not to mention he is a great person to. I am proud to have him on my F-list. :-)

Right. I am here listning my top five Buffy-drawings made by [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty:

List of wonderful lil_fatty Buffy drawings! )

I think [livejournal.com profile] lil_fatty is a wonderfu artist, and I think more should find him, and mavel at the skill that is his. It doesn't hurt that he is very friendly to. He has done some slash work in the Buffyverse as well. And some wonderful work of the more obskure X-Men in the Marvel-universe. I HIGHLY suggest you people check out his gallery at his website here:
MikeSegawa.Com

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