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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some rarepair femslash recs, by the request of [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll.

My Normal Girl by SharpestRose. Faith/Alonna Gunn in the Wishverse. Living on borrowed seconds. PG-13.

Naked Thoughts by Anna S ([livejournal.com profile] eliade). Anya/Tara UST. When good girls fantasized, they did it at night, alone, behind locked doors. PG-13.

House Full Of Women by wiseacress. Buffy/Tara and a bit of emotional hurt/comfort. PG.

Habits Real Girls Have by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle (or AO3 link). Dawn/Tara. Tara dies, Dawn learns. Never what you expect. PG-13.

Five Lovers Cordelia Chase Never Had by Roz Kaveney. So, what if Giles and Xander left Sunnydale, but Cordelia and Wesley didn't? Cordelia/Joyce, Cordelia/Glory preslash, Cordelia/Buffybot, Cordelia/Tara romance, Cordelia/Willow preslash. R-rated.
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Five non-scary (and mostly non-dark) stories for the Halloween. Arranged from shortest to longest (though even the longest one is just about 1800 words.)

C'tea for Cthulhu by [livejournal.com profile] lostboy_lj. Buffy, Spike, PG-13.
Buffy and Spike encounter Cthulhu and things don't go as you expect them, though everyone acts perfectly in character (including Cthulhu).

More here )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Connection by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Connection%20%28Season%209%20Xander%2FSpike%20Fic%29&filter=all
PG-13. WIP. Start of season 9. Xander dreamed about normal life when he couldn't have it. Now magic is dead, vampires are showbiz darlings and slayers are considered murderers. In this new strange world Xander tries to live a life of an average Joe, but it's hard to stay away from the good fight. Xander/Dawn, Xander/Spike, ensemble. Plotty, occasionally funny, occasionally heartbreaking story of a man caught between two worlds.
click for more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Connection by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=lusciousxander&keyword=Connection%20%28Season%209%20Xander%2FSpike%20Fic%29&filter=all
PG-13. WIP. Start of season 9. Xander dreamed about normal life when he couldn't have it. Now magic is dead, vampires are showbiz darlings and slayers are considered murderers. In this new strange world Xander tries to live a life of an average Joe, but it's hard to stay away from the good fight. Xander/Dawn, Xander/Spike, ensemble. Plotty, occasionally funny, occasionally heartbreaking story of a man caught between two worlds.
click for more )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
I've spent a lot of time this year reccing this story, and now I'm going to rec it again.

In the Morning of the Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] indri, Giles/Ethan, R. [livejournal.com profile] indri is one of the all time greats of the fandom, and this novel length fic shows you why. Set in London in the early 70s, it tells in brilliantly imagined detail of Ripper's first meeting with Ethan Rayne and of their catastrophic raising of Eyghon. The sense of place and period is just wonderful.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) If You Are Squeamish by [livejournal.com profile] justwolf: Rich text with so much depth. This gave me a new prospective to Spike's state of mind, opened my eyes to his age and experiences. It's a wonderful read that you will not regret.

Check out the rest! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
1) If You Are Squeamish by [livejournal.com profile] justwolf: Rich text with so much depth. This gave me a new prospective to Spike's state of mind, opened my eyes to his age and experiences. It's a wonderful read that you will not regret.

Check out 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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[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 )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I read plenty of light-hearted fare, but that’s not all I love in a fanfic. Some stories involve real-life issues, the struggle to make a relationship work, facing your own shortcomings, or just plain bad timing. Here are a few stand-outs from 2009.

Script for the new Buffy movie! by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Imagine, if you will, a world where both realities of Normal Again coexist. Time passes, and the world has been without its Slayer for 15 years. Imagine what she finds when she is finally released from the mental institution. Imagine Christina Hendricks as a 30-something Buffy! (Hey! I can dream!) PG

Four more hard times... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I read plenty of light-hearted fare, but that’s not all I love in a fanfic. Some stories involve real-life issues, the struggle to make a relationship work, facing your own shortcomings, or just plain bad timing. Here are a few stand-outs from 2009.

Script for the new Buffy movie! by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Imagine, if you will, a world where both realities of Normal Again coexist. Time passes, and the world has been without its Slayer for 15 years. Imagine what she finds when she is finally released from the mental institution. Imagine Christina Hendricks as a 30-something Buffy! (Hey! I can dream!) PG

Four more hard times... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Five Times People Noticed Xander's Bruises Didn't All Come from Patrol by [livejournal.com profile] dipenates
http://dipenates.livejournal.com/5993.html
R. Title says all. Xander/Cordelia, Xander/Faith, Xander and Angel, Xander and Spike, Xander and Oz
click 4 more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Five Times People Noticed Xander's Bruises Didn't All Come from Patrol by [livejournal.com profile] dipenates
http://dipenates.livejournal.com/5993.html
R. Title says all. Xander/Cordelia, Xander/Faith, Xander and Angel, Xander and Spike, Xander and Oz
click 4 more )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Five fun fics in which Spike and/or Buffy struggle against their attraction. But not that hard.

She Will Remember Him? by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher
Season 2 with Dawn and Andrew! Might be my favorite story from all of 2009! Irreverent and filled with Ideas both big and small. R

But wait! There's more! )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Five fun fics in which Spike and/or Buffy struggle against their attraction. But not that hard.

She Will Remember Him? by [livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher
Season 2 with Dawn and Andrew! Might be my favorite story from all of 2009! Irreverent and filled with Ideas both big and small. R

But wait! There's more! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander/Spike Fics!

1- Longest. Day. Ever. by [personal profile] shadowscast: She plays with the Groundhog Day trope. Spike and Xander live with the consequences.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander/Spike Fics!

1- Longest. Day. Ever. by [personal profile] shadowscast: She plays with the Groundhog Day trope. Spike and Xander live with the consequences.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five S8 Fics:

1- The Gap by [personal profile] snowpuppies: Xander/Spike: Dracula gets two visitors. And a headache. Contains vague spoilers through BtVS S8:13 - Wolves at the Gate, Part II.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five S8 Fics:

1- The Gap by [personal profile] snowpuppies: Xander/Spike: Dracula gets two visitors. And a headache. Contains vague spoilers through BtVS S8:13 - Wolves at the Gate, Part II.

Check the other four... )
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[personal profile] snickfic
These would be for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, who specifically requested them, except that I'm fairly sure she's read them all already (not to mention having written two of them herself). Alas. There clearly just isn't enough F/G or F&G fic out there...

All post-series.

Faith/Giles! And Faith&Giles! )
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[personal profile] snickfic
These would be for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, who specifically requested them, except that I'm fairly sure she's read them all already (not to mention having written two of them herself). Alas. There clearly just isn't enough F/G or F&G fic out there...

All post-series.

Faith/Giles! And Faith&Giles! )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander fics:

1- In a Lifetime by [personal profile] sparrow2000: Post-Chosen. My favorite Xander-centric fic for the year 2009. A rich launguage with a very powerful and sad plot about a very weary and bitter Xander. Filled with unexpected and intriguing twists. A must read.

Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five Xander fics:

1- In a Lifetime by [personal profile] sparrow2000: Post-Chosen. My favorite Xander-centric fic for the year 2009. A rich launguage with a very powerful and sad plot about a very weary and bitter Xander. Filled with unexpected and intriguing twists. A must read.

Check the other four... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
A bit of a mishmash, this list. In the end, I just picked some favourites and then went 'large' at the end.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
A bit of a mishmash, this list. In the end, I just picked some favourites and then went 'large' at the end.

Read more... )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
At least, this Spuffy shipper did. Love them or hate them, Buffy/Angel was the 'ship that started it all and I have nothing but respect for it because of how it influenced the characters' journies, their choices over the course of the show, and their future relationships. As it turns out, I like my Bangel the same way I like my Spuffy - with lots of angst. A majority of the following fics go AU from canon at some point, are creative, hauntingly beautiful and well written. You won't find any cotton candy romance here.

1. and every breath we drew was (hallelujah) by [livejournal.com profile] biggrstaffbunch 
Hard R, covers BtVS S3 - AtS S5
Summary: Angel, Buffy, and reunion. Happy endings don't come easy. Sometimes they don't come at all. Six times our star-cross'd lovers never made it to their final act.

Review: I love thoughtful, canon character studies and this is one of the best I've seen. You not only come away understanding Buffy and Angel as a pairing better, but also as individuals who are deeply flawed. The writer alternates between POVs in each vignette using the 2nd person, which could be distancing or confusing, but only adds to the intimacy and sad reflection these characters undergo in this piece. Her prose is beautiful, dramatic, and captivating as she takes us through some pivotal moments in the Bangel relationship. She's the type of writer I look at and wonder, "Where have you been all my life?" Clearly dabbeling in the Bangel waters, that's where.

Cause there's beauty in the breakdown )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com
At least, this Spuffy shipper did. Love them or hate them, Buffy/Angel was the 'ship that started it all and I have nothing but respect for it because of how it influenced the characters' journies, their choices over the course of the show, and their future relationships. As it turns out, I like my Bangel the same way I like my Spuffy - with lots of angst. A majority of the following fics go AU from canon at some point, are creative, hauntingly beautiful and well written. You won't find any cotton candy romance here.

1. and every breath we drew was (hallelujah) by [livejournal.com profile] biggrstaffbunch 
Hard R, covers BtVS S3 - AtS S5
Summary: Angel, Buffy, and reunion. Happy endings don't come easy. Sometimes they don't come at all. Six times our star-cross'd lovers never made it to their final act.

Review: I love thoughtful, canon character studies and this is one of the best I've seen. You not only come away understanding Buffy and Angel as a pairing better, but also as individuals who are deeply flawed. The writer alternates between POVs in each vignette using the 2nd person, which could be distancing or confusing, but only adds to the intimacy and sad reflection these characters undergo in this piece. Her prose is beautiful, dramatic, and captivating as she takes us through some pivotal moments in the Bangel relationship. She's the type of writer I look at and wonder, "Where have you been all my life?" Clearly dabbeling in the Bangel waters, that's where.

Cause there's beauty in the breakdown )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

Each of the following fics (and authors) left an indelible impression on me as a reader years ago, but I also credit them with heavily influencing my own work. I have always been interested in the interplay between sexuality-as-plot-device and how intimate encounters can work to reveal hidden truths about characters. These stories do just that while also exploring a theme near and dear to me - the value memory and rememberance.

1. By Way of Pain by AmyB
RATING: NC-17 for heavy BDSM and bloodplay
SETTING: Season 6
PAIRING: Spike/Buffy, Spike/Drusilla
SUMMARY: During Dead Things, Spike muses on his experiences with bondage through the years and its effects on who he has become.

More recs... )
[identity profile] clawofcat.livejournal.com

Each of the following fics (and authors) left an indelible impression on me as a reader years ago, but I also credit them with heavily influencing my own work. I have always been interested in the interplay between sexuality-as-plot-device and how intimate encounters can work to reveal hidden truths about characters. These stories do just that while also exploring a theme near and dear to me - the value memory and rememberance.

1. By Way of Pain by AmyB
RATING: NC-17 for heavy BDSM and bloodplay
SETTING: Season 6
PAIRING: Spike/Buffy, Spike/Drusilla
SUMMARY: During Dead Things, Spike muses on his experiences with bondage through the years and its effects on who he has become.

More recs... )
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[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
1. Absolution - Part I and Part II by [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre (R) - This is my all-time favorite Wesley story (which is why it's above the cut). It's definitely in the Top 10 Best Buffyverse fan fictions I've ever read--probably in My Top Ten Best Fanfics Ever, in any fandom, actually. It also has the distinction of being the first baby!fic I'd read that I thought actually *worked*. This is particularly surprising, considering that it's the Chosen One herself who is pregnant (given the heading of this post, you likely can already guess who the father is). However, this story actually deals with the implications of the Hellmouth being sans Slayer. I mean, you really can't do a roundhouse kick in the third trimester. Without this fic, I probably would have never dared to read any other baby!fics, since it is a genre that is so rarely well-done.
What's a Rogue Demon? )
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[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
1. Absolution - Part I and Part II by [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre (R) - This is my all-time favorite Wesley story (which is why it's above the cut). It's definitely in the Top 10 Best Buffyverse fan fictions I've ever read--probably in My Top Ten Best Fanfics Ever, in any fandom, actually. It also has the distinction of being the first baby!fic I'd read that I thought actually *worked*. This is particularly surprising, considering that it's the Chosen One herself who is pregnant (given the heading of this post, you likely can already guess who the father is). However, this story actually deals with the implications of the Hellmouth being sans Slayer. I mean, you really can't do a roundhouse kick in the third trimester. Without this fic, I probably would have never dared to read any other baby!fics, since it is a genre that is so rarely well-done.
What's a Rogue Demon? )
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[identity profile] lyrstzha.livejournal.com
Zoë's strong, loyal, cunning, and one of the most kickass characters ever. And here are five stories from 2007 that reminded me why I love her so much:

top 5 Zoë fics )
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[identity profile] lyrstzha.livejournal.com
Zoë's strong, loyal, cunning, and one of the most kickass characters ever. And here are five stories from 2007 that reminded me why I love her so much:

top 5 Zoë fics )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five 2007 Fics:

1- So Crazy It Just Might Work by [profile] savoytruffle: Xander joins Angel to LA instead of Cordelia. Each Chapter is a re-write of one of AtS episodes, with Xander instead of Cordelia.
Check the other four... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Top Five 2007 Fics:

1- So Crazy It Just Might Work by [profile] savoytruffle: Xander joins Angel to LA instead of Cordelia. Each Chapter is a re-write of one of AtS episodes, with Xander instead of Cordelia.
Check the other four... )
[identity profile] chrisleeoctaves.livejournal.com
Every November for the past three years, I have hosted the I Will Remember You Fic Marathon. The marathon was originally started by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba, and those stories are also linked at the site.

Here is a list of my five favourite fics from 2007. (I have linked to the stories at the site.)

5 Great B/A fics )
[identity profile] chrisleeoctaves.livejournal.com
Every November for the past three years, I have hosted the I Will Remember You Fic Marathon. The marathon was originally started by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba, and those stories are also linked at the site.

Here is a list of my five favourite fics from 2007. (I have linked to the stories at the site.)

5 Great B/A fics )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
The fandom continued to attract new, talented writers in 2007, which is great. It also continued to inspire established writers in various fanfic sub-genres. The following are five fics which I thought were outstanding in their respective genres. Some may have been recced before but IMO they can't be recced too often.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shapinglight
The fandom continued to attract new, talented writers in 2007, which is great. It also continued to inspire established writers in various fanfic sub-genres. The following are five fics which I thought were outstanding in their respective genres. Some may have been recced before but IMO they can't be recced too often.

Read more... )

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