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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Monsters Are Due in Washington Square by [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs
PG-13. Post-series. 22,000 words. Xander faces a new apocalypse. Told from a OC's POV, this gripping horror story reads like original fiction in the grand traditions of Stephen King.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Monsters Are Due in Washington Square by [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs
PG-13. Post-series. 22,000 words. Xander faces a new apocalypse. Told from a OC's POV, this gripping horror story reads like original fiction in the grand traditions of Stephen King.
four more )
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The Girl with Flaxen Hair by [livejournal.com profile] unbridled_b
http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/the%20girl%20with%20flaxen%20hair
R, 9 chapters so far. After his mother's death William Pratt lives a quiet life alone. He suffers from consumption and knows that his days are numbered. One day he overdoses laudanum and sees a beautiful girl in his garden. Her clothes are unusual; her behavior is weird; her name is Buffy Summers. William is sure that she's just a figment of his imagination so he's relaxed and comfortable around her... Intriguing premise (the author assures that it's not an AU and all the BtVS events have happened), expertly written William's POV and great details of the Victorian age make this story a total winner. (I've already have a theory what has happened and why William hasn't been turned... )
four more )
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The Girl with Flaxen Hair by [livejournal.com profile] unbridled_b
http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/the%20girl%20with%20flaxen%20hair
R, 9 chapters so far. After his mother's death William Pratt lives a quiet life alone. He suffers from consumption and knows that his days are numbered. One day he overdoses laudanum and sees a beautiful girl in his garden. Her clothes are unusual; her behavior is weird; her name is Buffy Summers. William is sure that she's just a figment of his imagination so he's relaxed and comfortable around her... Intriguing premise (the author assures that it's not an AU and all the BtVS events have happened), expertly written William's POV and great details of the Victorian age make this story a total winner. (I've already have a theory what has happened and why William hasn't been turned... )
four more )
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The Rose by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl
http://coalitiongirl.livejournal.com/tag/rose
http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=3006&warning=NC-17
NC-17 ~165,000 words. Buffy/Spike, Spike/other.
What if Buffy's slayer potential has been discovered by The Watchers Council in due time? What if she'd been sent to The Watchers Academy where the potential slayers get education and training? What if The Council had caught the members of The Fanged Four and kept them as prisoners and sparring partners for future slayers?
There definitely are some elements of Hogwarts template in the set-up, but the story itself is fresh and original. This unique AU-verse is based on the premise that in the middle of XX century The Watcher Council and The Initiative joined forces, and one of the consequences was the modernization of the Slayer system. As a result, we see all the familiar faces in the new circumstances. Complex, inventive plotting, spot-on voices, fast-moving narrative, paradoxical morality and fascinating choices make "The Rose" a must-read.
four more )
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The Rose by [livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl
http://coalitiongirl.livejournal.com/tag/rose
http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=3006&warning=NC-17
NC-17 ~165,000 words. Buffy/Spike, Spike/other.
What if Buffy's slayer potential has been discovered by The Watchers Council in due time? What if she'd been sent to The Watchers Academy where the potential slayers get education and training? What if The Council had caught the members of The Fanged Four and kept them as prisoners and sparring partners for future slayers?
There definitely are some elements of Hogwarts template in the set-up, but the story itself is fresh and original. This unique AU-verse is based on the premise that in the middle of XX century The Watcher Council and The Initiative joined forces, and one of the consequences was the modernization of the Slayer system. As a result, we see all the familiar faces in the new circumstances. Complex, inventive plotting, spot-on voices, fast-moving narrative, paradoxical morality and fascinating choices make "The Rose" a must-read.
four more )
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Or at least, groups of two or more people ready to embark on plot. Mostly ensemble, mostly fics in which things happen. :)

1. Dreamchain, by [livejournal.com profile] erimthar
S5 - Scoobies, almost-OCs
Vampire plague is about to, er, plague Sunnydale, and the Scoobies are on the case -- as are the Korean Slayer of 1933 and her gumshoe sidekick Sid. Excellent character voices, but what I love most about this fic are Sid and Cho, whom I'd happily read whole fics about. Barbara Stanwyck glamour and the Slayer burden, plus Sid "cracking wise": what's not to like?

and the rest )
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[personal profile] snickfic
Or at least, groups of two or more people ready to embark on plot. Mostly ensemble, mostly fics in which things happen. :)

1. Dreamchain, by [livejournal.com profile] erimthar
S5 - Scoobies, almost-OCs
Vampire plague is about to, er, plague Sunnydale, and the Scoobies are on the case -- as are the Korean Slayer of 1933 and her gumshoe sidekick Sid. Excellent character voices, but what I love most about this fic are Sid and Cho, whom I'd happily read whole fics about. Barbara Stanwyck glamour and the Slayer burden, plus Sid "cracking wise": what's not to like?

and the rest )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Every fan has his/her own idea on how Buffy and Spike have met after he has been resurrected, and the stories about their reunions are written again and again. Fluffy, angsty, with different plot twists like amnesia, prophecies, videoblog reports, reincarnations and other genre archetypes.

so, how some of their reunions happened in 2009? )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Every fan has his/her own idea on how Buffy and Spike have met after he has been resurrected, and the stories about their reunions are written again and again. Fluffy, angsty, with different plot twists like amnesia, prophecies, videoblog reports, reincarnations and other genre archetypes.

so, how some of their reunions happened in 2009? )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Epic - not all epic in length, but in scope they certainly are, these are fics with ambition, stuffed with plot and thinky thoughts.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, All the Sky You Need (Angel/Spike, NC17): Spangel in the Fireflyverse, fulfilling everything you might think that might be.

Read more... )
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Epic - not all epic in length, but in scope they certainly are, these are fics with ambition, stuffed with plot and thinky thoughts.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, All the Sky You Need (Angel/Spike, NC17): Spangel in the Fireflyverse, fulfilling everything you might think that might be.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] quinara
These are five fics I associate with the time before I got my LJ in 2003, when the world of Spuffy fanfic was a very different place (or so it seems to me now). They've stuck with me to such an extent that it seems odd people haven't read them and they've probably influenced me more than I realise.

Action/Adventure FTW! )
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[personal profile] quinara
These are five fics I associate with the time before I got my LJ in 2003, when the world of Spuffy fanfic was a very different place (or so it seems to me now). They've stuck with me to such an extent that it seems odd people haven't read them and they've probably influenced me more than I realise.

Action/Adventure FTW! )
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Distance by [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc
NC-17, post-NFA. Buffy discovers amnesiac and crazy Spike in a slayer Council facility in Los-Angeles. Although he may be dangerous, she brings him into her new slayer headquarters. Note to Xander and Giles' fans: in the beginning these characters are very harsh and distrustful toward Spike, but their attitude gradually changes.
four more )
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Distance by [livejournal.com profile] herself_nyc
NC-17, post-NFA. Buffy discovers amnesiac and crazy Spike in a slayer Council facility in Los-Angeles. Although he may be dangerous, she brings him into her new slayer headquarters. Note to Xander and Giles' fans: in the beginning these characters are very harsh and distrustful toward Spike, but their attitude gradually changes.
four more )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander Fics:

1- The Last Tin Solider by [personal profile] liz_marcs: Alex Hill is an ordinary man with an ordinary life, until the day Spike rescues him from an army of demons who think he’s someone named Xander Harris.
Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander Fics:

1- The Last Tin Solider by [personal profile] liz_marcs: Alex Hill is an ordinary man with an ordinary life, until the day Spike rescues him from an army of demons who think he’s someone named Xander Harris.
Check the other four... )
[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... )    
[identity profile] spikendru.livejournal.com
I both read and write all over the map, so my recs tend to reflect that variety. Following are five stories I have read and enjoyed over and over. Hopefully, you'll find something to your taste among these classics.

And on to the recs: )
[identity profile] spikendru.livejournal.com
I both read and write all over the map, so my recs tend to reflect that variety. Following are five stories I have read and enjoyed over and over. Hopefully, you'll find something to your taste among these classics.

And on to the recs: )
[identity profile] xlivvielockex.livejournal.com
I figured that this might be something that people weren't familiar with and when I saw the RPG tag in the tag list, it inspired me. (I use the tag list...a lot.) Not sure how many people are familiar with RPGs (Role playing games) but the 'verse has some of the most active and longest running games, especially on Yahoo. These are PBeM (Play By E-Mail) more so than a message board, chat, or communities settings.

So I picked out five great ones that I play in that have strong characterization, great voices, fabulous plots, and just really fun people. They are great to join if you are into RPing or if you just want to lurk to see great stories unfold.

I am starting off with the big momma of them all...

Let's Play Pretend )
[identity profile] xlivvielockex.livejournal.com
I figured that this might be something that people weren't familiar with and when I saw the RPG tag in the tag list, it inspired me. (I use the tag list...a lot.) Not sure how many people are familiar with RPGs (Role playing games) but the 'verse has some of the most active and longest running games, especially on Yahoo. These are PBeM (Play By E-Mail) more so than a message board, chat, or communities settings.

So I picked out five great ones that I play in that have strong characterization, great voices, fabulous plots, and just really fun people. They are great to join if you are into RPing or if you just want to lurk to see great stories unfold.

I am starting off with the big momma of them all...

Let's Play Pretend )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Ok, so some of these are total WTF pairings for me, personally, but RPGs can be incredibly addictive even for non-participants and the quality writing and/or crafty story lines herein so completely sucked me in that I found myself checking daily for updates.
Note: these are all, pretty much, rated Adult


This way to RPG crack! )
[identity profile] lirm35m.livejournal.com
Ok, so some of these are total WTF pairings for me, personally, but RPGs can be incredibly addictive even for non-participants and the quality writing and/or crafty story lines herein so completely sucked me in that I found myself checking daily for updates.
Note: these are all, pretty much, rated Adult


This way to RPG crack! )
[identity profile] desoto-hia873.livejournal.com
Five favourite authors and fics I discovered through judging the Raison D'être Awards in 2005:

Five Great Spike Writers )

I discovered alot of great new-to-me authors through the RDAs - these are just a few of my faves. You can find your own favourites here: [livejournal.com profile] rda_awards.

Kristina
[identity profile] desoto-hia873.livejournal.com
Five favourite authors and fics I discovered through judging the Raison D'être Awards in 2005:

Five Great Spike Writers )

I discovered alot of great new-to-me authors through the RDAs - these are just a few of my faves. You can find your own favourites here: [livejournal.com profile] rda_awards.

Kristina

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