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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
And another spangel rec list, this time it's comedy/fluff. Because one list was clearly not enough.

This Is It by Foxinator ([livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh). Spike and Angel move on. Maybe. Kinda. PG-13.

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[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
For [livejournal.com profile] chasingdemons, who requested some Spangel. All By Anna S.

1. Untitled --Melancholy, poignant, beautiful.

2. Sleepy -- Short, but it packs a wallop.

3. Gift -- "Once it would have taken force to drive Spike to his knees."

4. Untitled -- The L.A. gang discusses the relationship.

5. Untitled -- This piece just gets to the heart of who they are, and who they are to each other. Quite possibly my favorite Spangel story ever.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some of my favorite past year's long fic, arranged from shortest to longest.

signifying nothing by [livejournal.com profile] kwritten (Dawn-centric, PG-13, ~31 000 words). Season six character study. After her sister's death and resurrection, Dawn grapples with her own humanity and tenuous grasp on reality; as her depression swings her from reckless to numb, she reaches out to new friends for help and a new perspective.
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[identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
To contrast the last post, here are five fics of varying degrees of seriousness that I liked.

What if? by [livejournal.com profile] mej_lj. The Council is very good at finding and training girls. What happens to all the ones who aren't chosen?

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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Bobby, Roger and Eileen by [livejournal.com profile] double_dutchess (Angel/Buffy/Spike). The most adorable resolution for those pesky Bangel vs Spuffy wars, that never cease in Buffyverse fandom. No one have to cry tonight, right?

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[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I’m a sucker for stories that say ‘what happens next’ post series, because there are so many possibilities. Here are five ‘what ifs..
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Half a Sky of Stars by [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat has my all time bullet proof kink – strong, confident Xander who has found his place in the world. Just gorgeous. Oh and this is het.

Drops a trail of breadcrumbs... )
[identity profile] singedbylife.livejournal.com
I often gravitate towards hurt/comfort fics which in turn often gravitate towards pain, angst, and bittersweetness.
I have a lot of fics that I'd like to recommend but had to find five examples only. Hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. Note that I had accidentally posted a fic by TheSigyn which was a Harmony/Spike fic but that ones is actually too new to be a classic. My bad.

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[personal profile] endeni
FANVIDS:
Tightrope by fray-adjacent12 - Boy, the movement and the rhythm of this vid! So amazing!
Born To Kill by thedothatgirl - Such an intense Faith vid! Love the B&W style and the explosive ending!
Final Hour (10th CHOSEN anniversary) by narvinek - OMG, I keep rewatching this new version and I keep comparing it to the old one and, yes, they're pretty different, the focus here is more tightly on Buffy but I really can't choose which one I like best... *_*

META:
Spike in ats s5 by coalitiongirl - This post makes such an interesting point about Spike!
Why We Fight: An Essay on Truth and Purpose by lynnenne - This meta made me really re-valuate the episode "Why We Fight"! ♥
[identity profile] coalitiongirl.livejournal.com
Who doesn't love that place? This is just the tip of the iceberg, but these five were particularly memorable for me.

In order posted:


1) Room Service by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy . (Clem)

2) Prompt- Answer by [livejournal.com profile] theantijoss . (Buffy, Spike, Angel)

3) This Second Front by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba . (Buffy, Spike, Angel, and AtS S5 ensemble)

4) Somewhere Safe to Sea by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane . (Spike, Dawn)

5) Forever by [livejournal.com profile] ouronlylight . (Xander, Anya)
[identity profile] coalitiongirl.livejournal.com
Who doesn't love that place? This is just the tip of the iceberg, but these five were particularly memorable for me.

In order posted:


1) Room Service by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy . (Clem)

2) Prompt- Answer by [livejournal.com profile] theantijoss . (Buffy, Spike, Angel)

3) This Second Front by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba . (Buffy, Spike, Angel, and AtS S5 ensemble)

4) Somewhere Safe to Sea by [livejournal.com profile] readerjane . (Spike, Dawn)

5) Forever by [livejournal.com profile] ouronlylight . (Xander, Anya)
[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Fics I loved which I haven't seen recc'ed yet, but oh, for a linking theme... it's mainly Giles in a number of guises, but one Darla-fic sneaked in. My favourite characters being written well, in relationships of varying states of happiness and snark: a joy.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans, very, very sweet human AU, Giles/Wesley in their cautious, repressed selves. Not a vampire in sight, but a great deal of bookbinding talk, which is utterly in character.

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[identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Fics I loved which I haven't seen recc'ed yet, but oh, for a linking theme... it's mainly Giles in a number of guises, but one Darla-fic sneaked in. My favourite characters being written well, in relationships of varying states of happiness and snark: a joy.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl, Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans, very, very sweet human AU, Giles/Wesley in their cautious, repressed selves. Not a vampire in sight, but a great deal of bookbinding talk, which is utterly in character.

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Thought You Should Know by [livejournal.com profile] angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/53356.html
35 chapters so far. R. Middle of BtVS season 8. A sprawling epic about Buffy's adventures as she leads her slayer army against a mysterious nemesis. (Hopefully recent Twilightgate won't impede Angearia's plans). Gen; the main pairing is Buffy/Spike.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Thought You Should Know by [livejournal.com profile] angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/53356.html
35 chapters so far. R. Middle of BtVS season 8. A sprawling epic about Buffy's adventures as she leads her slayer army against a mysterious nemesis. (Hopefully recent Twilightgate won't impede Angearia's plans). Gen; the main pairing is Buffy/Spike.
four more )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Who even knew there were any Faith/Gunn fics, right? What I love most about Faith/Gunn is the idea of them - two rough, urban kids finding meaning in the mission. They're similar personalities in many ways and, as most of these fics explore, understand each other and the lifesyle choices they've made based on the places they came from. Also, they look pretty together.

Unfortunately, I've run out of steam, so my reviews of are pretty sparse. This bears no reflection on the fics themselves or their quality.

1. Scar Tissue by idyll
Faith/Gunn, PG-13, AtS Season 4
Summary: Post-Orpheus Faith is feeling sapped. Gunn offers to be her distraction for the rest of the evening until she heads off to Sunnydale.  

Review: A dance, a few beers, conversation and kisses sum up this fic. The lovely comraderie between the two resonates deeply as Faith tries to find her feet for the first time since being sprung from the Big House.

They took the midnight train going anywhere )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Who even knew there were any Faith/Gunn fics, right? What I love most about Faith/Gunn is the idea of them - two rough, urban kids finding meaning in the mission. They're similar personalities in many ways and, as most of these fics explore, understand each other and the lifesyle choices they've made based on the places they came from. Also, they look pretty together.

Unfortunately, I've run out of steam, so my reviews of are pretty sparse. This bears no reflection on the fics themselves or their quality.

1. Scar Tissue by idyll
Faith/Gunn, PG-13, AtS Season 4
Summary: Post-Orpheus Faith is feeling sapped. Gunn offers to be her distraction for the rest of the evening until she heads off to Sunnydale.  

Review: A dance, a few beers, conversation and kisses sum up this fic. The lovely comraderie between the two resonates deeply as Faith tries to find her feet for the first time since being sprung from the Big House.

They took the midnight train going anywhere )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Believe in what, you may ask? Believe in the possibility. There were so many characters between BtVS and AtS who just missed their chances with each other and even more still that didn't get a fair shake or were gone within an episode. This post lists some of the best rare pairings and, in some cases, truly unexpected pairings that writers tackled this year using the seeds of the relationships we were given on the show. In no particular order:

1. Fresh by [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72 
Faith/Lindsey, R, AtS S2
Summary: You don't quit Wolfram & Hart without being smart about it...

Review: This twosome got a grand spanking total of one shared scene together in the entire series in the AtS S1 episode "5x5." Not a whole lot to go on, truthfully. But Eurydice does it and does it well. Although she's best known for her Spuffy work, Eurydice's rare pairing and ensemble characterization is just a strong as her Spuffy, which is a rare and wonderful thing. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Lindsey fan, but this one shot definately makes you wish that the possibility between he and Faith had turned to a reality. 

Lawson, Nina, and Dana get their swan song ) 
   
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
Believe in what, you may ask? Believe in the possibility. There were so many characters between BtVS and AtS who just missed their chances with each other and even more still that didn't get a fair shake or were gone within an episode. This post lists some of the best rare pairings and, in some cases, truly unexpected pairings that writers tackled this year using the seeds of the relationships we were given on the show. In no particular order:

1. Fresh by [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72 
Faith/Lindsey, R, AtS S2
Summary: You don't quit Wolfram & Hart without being smart about it...

Review: This twosome got a grand spanking total of one shared scene together in the entire series in the AtS S1 episode "5x5." Not a whole lot to go on, truthfully. But Eurydice does it and does it well. Although she's best known for her Spuffy work, Eurydice's rare pairing and ensemble characterization is just a strong as her Spuffy, which is a rare and wonderful thing. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Lindsey fan, but this one shot definately makes you wish that the possibility between he and Faith had turned to a reality. 

Lawson, Nina, and Dana get their swan song ) 
   
[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] 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... )    
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DawnTop5-ruuger)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1 . Two Fusilliers by [livejournal.com profile] tabaqui - NC-17 – One of the great things about the S/A relationship is that sense of long association that gives things between them a certain inevitability. I think that’s played with a lot here, as well as their fundamental differences.

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yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DawnTop5-ruuger)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1 . Two Fusilliers by [livejournal.com profile] tabaqui - NC-17 – One of the great things about the S/A relationship is that sense of long association that gives things between them a certain inevitability. I think that’s played with a lot here, as well as their fundamental differences.

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[identity profile] sl-podcast.livejournal.com
I love drabbles. Mostly because I'm ADD and have to really focus when I read long fanfics. But drabbles give me my favorite characters in a short situation that really hits home. Some of my favorite drabbles this year come from [personal profile] aurey09 - some of them even made me cry!

[identity profile] sl-podcast.livejournal.com
I love drabbles. Mostly because I'm ADD and have to really focus when I read long fanfics. But drabbles give me my favorite characters in a short situation that really hits home. Some of my favorite drabbles this year come from [personal profile] aurey09 - some of them even made me cry!

[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/woman_of_/
Some Spangel fic, Meduim size, so should be possible to read a couple on a quiet Sunday.

Under the Shield by BuffyWatcher

This was the first Slash fic I read, and it was great. I couldn't resist the summary. It is AU Human, with Liam in a Cop in L.A., and William....well how to describe William!

Part 1 here
Part 2 here

Rest behind Cut )
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/woman_of_/
Some Spangel fic, Meduim size, so should be possible to read a couple on a quiet Sunday.

Under the Shield by BuffyWatcher

This was the first Slash fic I read, and it was great. I couldn't resist the summary. It is AU Human, with Liam in a Cop in L.A., and William....well how to describe William!

Part 1 here
Part 2 here

Rest behind Cut )

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