[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] deird1, Just the Four of Us: complicated, ambitious, waaay outside the author's comfort zone (or so she writes, anyway), and she pulls it off beautifully.

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[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
The description kinda says it all. Each of these fics had really ridiculous premises that worked on so many levels. Much laughter ensued.

1. Nicollette Says Jump by Kalima
Spike/Nicollette/Xander, NC-17, Season 4
Summary: Spike has a yen for a big girl. Xander eats too many brownies. Hijinks ensue.

Review: Oh my Lord, how I love this fic. This is the penultimate Spike/Xander buddy fic for me. Strapped with having to babysit Spike, Xander accompanies him to the Bronze where Spike sets his sights on picking up a hefty chick with tons of spunk. Nicollette is a wonderfully realized OC. She's got confidence, sex appeal and a fun-loving spirit that proves to be too infectious for Xander to ignore. The ridiculous antics they get up to at Nicollette's apartment followed by the pickle they find themselves in afterward is just too good. The characterizations are amazing, the plot is delightfully funny, and I just couldn't stop laughing the whole way through. This fic is a total joy. Also nice to see Spike diversifying his taste in women beyond emotionally unstable waifs!

 

Put a smile on your face )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
The description kinda says it all. Each of these fics had really ridiculous premises that worked on so many levels. Much laughter ensued.

1. Nicollette Says Jump by Kalima
Spike/Nicollette/Xander, NC-17, Season 4
Summary: Spike has a yen for a big girl. Xander eats too many brownies. Hijinks ensue.

Review: Oh my Lord, how I love this fic. This is the penultimate Spike/Xander buddy fic for me. Strapped with having to babysit Spike, Xander accompanies him to the Bronze where Spike sets his sights on picking up a hefty chick with tons of spunk. Nicollette is a wonderfully realized OC. She's got confidence, sex appeal and a fun-loving spirit that proves to be too infectious for Xander to ignore. The ridiculous antics they get up to at Nicollette's apartment followed by the pickle they find themselves in afterward is just too good. The characterizations are amazing, the plot is delightfully funny, and I just couldn't stop laughing the whole way through. This fic is a total joy. Also nice to see Spike diversifying his taste in women beyond emotionally unstable waifs!

 

Put a smile on your face )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
The First Slayer was always a point of fascination for me on the series because of her established link to the past. The show gave us so little information about the girls that came before Buffy or even what slayers were by nature until the Primtive's introduction in "Restless." Each of these fics offer different interpretations of who she might have been, how she was created, and what role her creator(s) had in her existance.

1. Hiywan's Story by [livejournal.com profile] stormwreath
First Slayer & OCs, PG-13, pre-series
Summary: "I have no speech. No name. I live in the action of death. The blood-cry, the penetrating wound. I am destruction. Absolute. Alone."
Hiywan's Story gives the First Slayer back her voice, and allows us to hear her story in her own words for the first time.

Review: What's so incredible about this fic is stormwreath's dedication to its internal continuity. This carefully researched story set during the Stone Age is a lesson in how compelling world building and OCs can be in skilled hands. Hiywan's struggle to find her place in society, navigate it's rigid social structure, and make difficult moral choices beautifully fleshes out a character that was treated as more of a symbol on the show than a living, breathing woman with struggles and obstacles.    

Death is your gift )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
The First Slayer was always a point of fascination for me on the series because of her established link to the past. The show gave us so little information about the girls that came before Buffy or even what slayers were by nature until the Primtive's introduction in "Restless." Each of these fics offer different interpretations of who she might have been, how she was created, and what role her creator(s) had in her existance.

1. Hiywan's Story by [livejournal.com profile] stormwreath
First Slayer & OCs, PG-13, pre-series
Summary: "I have no speech. No name. I live in the action of death. The blood-cry, the penetrating wound. I am destruction. Absolute. Alone."
Hiywan's Story gives the First Slayer back her voice, and allows us to hear her story in her own words for the first time.

Review: What's so incredible about this fic is stormwreath's dedication to its internal continuity. This carefully researched story set during the Stone Age is a lesson in how compelling world building and OCs can be in skilled hands. Hiywan's struggle to find her place in society, navigate it's rigid social structure, and make difficult moral choices beautifully fleshes out a character that was treated as more of a symbol on the show than a living, breathing woman with struggles and obstacles.    

Death is your gift )
[identity profile] riccadonna.livejournal.com
There's all flavours of fanfiction, but at this time of year I think sweet treats are classic...I want to offer magic brownies, buttered crumpets, cookie monsters, fancy donuts, and chocolate muffin doll vampires!

here they are )
[identity profile] riccadonna.livejournal.com
There's all flavours of fanfiction, but at this time of year I think sweet treats are classic...I want to offer magic brownies, buttered crumpets, cookie monsters, fancy donuts, and chocolate muffin doll vampires!

here they are )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (AnyaTop5-kathyh)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Explosion by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom - G – I loved this view of how people Buffy doesn't even know have benefited from her actions.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (AnyaTop5-kathyh)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Explosion by [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom - G – I loved this view of how people Buffy doesn't even know have benefited from her actions.

Read more... )
[identity profile] sueworld2003.livejournal.com
Trust me to drag the side down again. *g*

Five fics that I've thoroughly enjoyed reading in 2008 and which all had one thing in common. Varying degrees of 'kink' as well as some darn good writing and characterization. Read more... )
[identity profile] sueworld2003.livejournal.com
Trust me to drag the side down again. *g*

Five fics that I've thoroughly enjoyed reading in 2008 and which all had one thing in common. Varying degrees of 'kink' as well as some darn good writing and characterization. Read more... )
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[personal profile] deird1
There have always been Slayers. There have always been their Watchers. And there have always been those who are never Called...

five fics )
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[personal profile] deird1
There have always been Slayers. There have always been their Watchers. And there have always been those who are never Called...

five fics )
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I like crossovers, and make no apology for it. Here are five completed favourites. For convenience I've gone for stories that are archived at Twisting The Hellmouth, home of the Buffyverse crossover, and Fanfiction.net, but in most cases you'll find the author on Livejournal too.

NB - edited to replace a couple that weren't posted in 2008.

The Return of the Key by [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat - Dawn ends up in Middle Earth post the War of the Ring and finds love. Buffy is not happy about it.

And four more )

All of these authors have written several other good stories, I strongly recommend checking out all of their work.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I like crossovers, and make no apology for it. Here are five completed favourites. For convenience I've gone for stories that are archived at Twisting The Hellmouth, home of the Buffyverse crossover, and Fanfiction.net, but in most cases you'll find the author on Livejournal too.

NB - edited to replace a couple that weren't posted in 2008.

The Return of the Key by [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat - Dawn ends up in Middle Earth post the War of the Ring and finds love. Buffy is not happy about it.

And four more )

All of these authors have written several other good stories, I strongly recommend checking out all of their work.
[identity profile] antennapedia.livejournal.com
Here are my five favorite fics from 2008's edition of [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles, my favorite of the seasonal fests.

[livejournal.com profile] twilightofmagic: "And No Birds Sing" - Giles/Spike, FRT
You can read this as friendship or as pre-slash: the vampire and the Watcher, sharing a flat and not getting on so well. That is, until Giles starts to explore some clues dropped about who Spike is, beneath the leather duster and the braggadocio, and softens a little.

Four more behind the cut... )
[identity profile] antennapedia.livejournal.com
Here are my five favorite fics from 2008's edition of [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles, my favorite of the seasonal fests.

[livejournal.com profile] twilightofmagic: "And No Birds Sing" - Giles/Spike, FRT
You can read this as friendship or as pre-slash: the vampire and the Watcher, sharing a flat and not getting on so well. That is, until Giles starts to explore some clues dropped about who Spike is, beneath the leather duster and the braggadocio, and softens a little.

Four more behind the cut... )
[identity profile] debris4spike.livejournal.com

These are all shorter fics, and are all for those who love Spuffy. They are put together for this post in celebration of some of the amazing authors I have on my f-list!

4 of them are actually presents that I received this Christmas, while the other 2 are in celebration of the art of the Drabble... in fact the first one I have to share is a drabble -

1 Deck The Halls by  [info]deird1


There are 2 shorts here, but the first is a Spuffy Christmas drabble - that just sums up Spike!

Read more... )
[identity profile] debris4spike.livejournal.com

These are all shorter fics, and are all for those who love Spuffy. They are put together for this post in celebration of some of the amazing authors I have on my f-list!

4 of them are actually presents that I received this Christmas, while the other 2 are in celebration of the art of the Drabble... in fact the first one I have to share is a drabble -

1 Deck The Halls by  [info]deird1


There are 2 shorts here, but the first is a Spuffy Christmas drabble - that just sums up Spike!

Read more... )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
This isn't a perfectly coherent group, but I think they all have something in common: taking a strong format/theme/gimmick and running with it successfully. Each one made me think 'I would never have done that - but I wish I could!' (Several are not rated, but nothing seriously over PG-13).

In no particular order:

Pentimento: 52 moments that never happened to Dawn (and one that probably will) by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat- an amazing run of drabbles inserting Dawn into seasons 1-4. Funny, sad and insanely clever - the best kind of fic.

four more to knock your socks off... )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
This isn't a perfectly coherent group, but I think they all have something in common: taking a strong format/theme/gimmick and running with it successfully. Each one made me think 'I would never have done that - but I wish I could!' (Several are not rated, but nothing seriously over PG-13).

In no particular order:

Pentimento: 52 moments that never happened to Dawn (and one that probably will) by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat- an amazing run of drabbles inserting Dawn into seasons 1-4. Funny, sad and insanely clever - the best kind of fic.

four more to knock your socks off... )
[identity profile] crow-girl-74.livejournal.com
My first post here, hope I did it right.

I'm fairly new to the Buffyverse fandom, and only discovered the fandom slash about three months ago. WooBoy, there is so much amazingly well written stuff, I couldn't begin to pick five favorites. So, I decided to just give you the five slash WIPs, I'm avidly following into 2009. [Please note, I'm really bad at summaries!]

The slash fic I'll be following in 2009 ... )


[identity profile] crow-girl-74.livejournal.com
My first post here, hope I did it right.

I'm fairly new to the Buffyverse fandom, and only discovered the fandom slash about three months ago. WooBoy, there is so much amazingly well written stuff, I couldn't begin to pick five favorites. So, I decided to just give you the five slash WIPs, I'm avidly following into 2009. [Please note, I'm really bad at summaries!]

The slash fic I'll be following in 2009 ... )


[identity profile] lycomingst.livejournal.com
I didn't do much reading this year, especially after the beginning of the year but I managed to bookmark a few things I liked. As always for me, no particular 'ships, just writing I liked.

Item Title or Description: Haircut (a drabble)
Creator’s Name: [livejournal.com profile] deird1
Rating: PG

Read more... )
[identity profile] lycomingst.livejournal.com
I didn't do much reading this year, especially after the beginning of the year but I managed to bookmark a few things I liked. As always for me, no particular 'ships, just writing I liked.

Item Title or Description: Haircut (a drabble)
Creator’s Name: [livejournal.com profile] deird1
Rating: PG

Read more... )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Each of these fics will forever be standouts for me for their style, plot creativity, and impact. Athough the pairings differ, they each pack a powerful, angsty, emotional punch that will leave you breathless, hopeful, and anxious. In no particular order...

1. Of Infinite Space by [livejournal.com profile] redbrickrose 
Rating: R
Setting: Post-NFA ignoring comics canon
Pairing: Angel/Buffy/Spike/Faith and every permutation thereof 
Summary: In the chaos and uncertainty following NFA, both vampires and Slayers must break free of past hurts and habits if they ever hope to make a future for themselves... with or without each other. 

Comments: When I first read this story I was enchanted by the style of the prose and the clever use of past, present and future parallels that [livejournal.com profile] redbrickrose was able to draw between the A/B/S/F dynamic and that of the Fanged Four. A beautiful, thoughtful read that believably explores the relationships and roadblocks that exist between the shows forefront heroes.

More recs... )    
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Each of these fics will forever be standouts for me for their style, plot creativity, and impact. Athough the pairings differ, they each pack a powerful, angsty, emotional punch that will leave you breathless, hopeful, and anxious. In no particular order...

1. Of Infinite Space by [livejournal.com profile] redbrickrose 
Rating: R
Setting: Post-NFA ignoring comics canon
Pairing: Angel/Buffy/Spike/Faith and every permutation thereof 
Summary: In the chaos and uncertainty following NFA, both vampires and Slayers must break free of past hurts and habits if they ever hope to make a future for themselves... with or without each other. 

Comments: When I first read this story I was enchanted by the style of the prose and the clever use of past, present and future parallels that [livejournal.com profile] redbrickrose was able to draw between the A/B/S/F dynamic and that of the Fanged Four. A beautiful, thoughtful read that believably explores the relationships and roadblocks that exist between the shows forefront heroes.

More recs... )    
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Not really a theme here, just five very, very good stories.

Sock Puppet Spike/Xander, Xander/OC NC17, by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast, a wonderful, heartwrenching post-series story, in which Xander encounters a very changed Spike.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
Not really a theme here, just five very, very good stories.

Sock Puppet Spike/Xander, Xander/OC NC17, by [livejournal.com profile] shadowscast, a wonderful, heartwrenching post-series story, in which Xander encounters a very changed Spike.

Read more... )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
You know those little stories that manage to get inside you and then either punch you in the gut or make you laugh until it hurts, all within a 100 words? And you know that delightful little community [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday that gives people a specific prompt once a week? Obviously, choosing only five drabbles out of literallly hundreds is barely scratching the surface, but... here's five favourites.

click )
[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
You know those little stories that manage to get inside you and then either punch you in the gut or make you laugh until it hurts, all within a 100 words? And you know that delightful little community [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday that gives people a specific prompt once a week? Obviously, choosing only five drabbles out of literallly hundreds is barely scratching the surface, but... here's five favourites.

click )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DawnTop5-ruuger)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Do Not Go Gentle by [livejournal.com profile] calove - NC-17 – Spike acquires a prized possession in the late 70s, and not the one you're thinking of. Fabulous Spike voice, a truly great read.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DawnTop5-ruuger)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Do Not Go Gentle by [livejournal.com profile] calove - NC-17 – Spike acquires a prized possession in the late 70s, and not the one you're thinking of. Fabulous Spike voice, a truly great read.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Spike-andemaiar)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. A Snippet in Time
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi by [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha - All – Just a few moments during the final battle in NFA.
Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (HarmSmileTop5-katekat1010)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. A Snippet in Time
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi by [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha - All – Just a few moments during the final battle in NFA.
Read more... )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Of all the lists I've made for this community, I think this is my favourite one... hee hee. All of these fics are waay AU long, majorly, plot-driven fantasy lands, which incorporate a ton of 'ships each. Of course there are het 'ships within each of the fics *if you squint hard enough*, but the main parings are all slash (and I'm not even going to try to be anal and list every 'ship within, 'cuz I know I'll miss some), so that's what I called the list slash multi-ship. I think most of thse fics are underappreciated, so give 'em a chance, check-em out and send lots of positive feedback to their authors, cuz, well, they deserve it!

So many ships so little time )
[identity profile] amybnnyc.livejournal.com

Moving right along, the top 5 original characters that I've adored in fanfiction this year:

Top 5 Original Characters )

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