[identity profile] chasingdemons.livejournal.com
I love seasonal coms, don’t you? It gives everyone a reason to show off their best work. Here are five of my favorite seasonal com posts in 2015:


Lies My Lover Told Me
fiction posted by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight at [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles
Post-Chosen, Giles and Olivia meet and talk about then and now. The conversation goes in a direction that is not what Giles expected. As usual with shapinglight’s work, the characters are realistic and the dialogue is searing and brilliant.

See my pics below the cut )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some favorite vampire stories from the past year, arranged from longest to shortest.

The Perfect Present by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight (Spike/Drusilla, Angelus/Darla, PG-13). Murders and presents: a perfect Christmas celebration, Fanged Four-style.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Favorite dark or angsty videos from the last year.

Bad Moon Rising by Robins Revenge (Ensemble). BtVS horror vid. Great reminder that sometimes this show was very scary.
See more... )
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[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some amazing buffyverse cosplay from the past year.
Click either on the links or on the thumbnails to get to the full photosets.

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[personal profile] shapinglight
I freely admit to not reading as widely in the fandom as I used to. These days, I tend to stay in my comfort zone, which in my case, means I stick with tried and trusted authors. Very bad of me, and I hope there'll be more posts on the comm featuring new writers. But anyway, my tried and trusted authors are all very good and I don't feel guilty about reccing them repeatedly, so there.

So, five fics featuring Faith, all of them fabulous.

In Remission by [livejournal.com profile] quinara, post-series, PG. This was [livejournal.com profile] quinara's entry for [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy. Being [livejournal.com profile] quinara, though, it's very far from typical Spuffy (if there is such a thing), featuring an older and more careworn Buffy, a Spike who has got himself into a spot of bother (to put it mildly) while trying to be a good citizen (it's all Angel's fault really), and a truly fabulous, not to mention awesome, vampire Faith. I'd so love to see more.

Read more... )
[identity profile] punch-kicker15.livejournal.com
Willow is a fascinating and complex character to me, and I really enjoy fiction that reflects that. Here are five classic Willow fics. I'm going to be cautious and label them all not worksafe.

1) The Power and The Other Thing by [livejournal.com profile] mosca.Willow/Tara, Willow/Glory (not really the focus of the story) Gorgeous Wishverse story, with Nerdy Willow, Super-witch Willow, and Scary Willow all wrapped up into one. I really enjoy the way the characters from Angel were worked in. The tone is a bit chilly and remote and matches the world-building wonderfully. This is one of the most hopeful Wishverse stories I've read, but the hope seems earned. This is one of those stories that I think should get a lot more recognition than it has.

The other four below the cut )
[identity profile] ladycallie.livejournal.com
So, this is a completely gratuitous list, but here are 5 prompts that were either requested by moi, or were requested by others but caught my eye. Note the rating/warnings, as I lean towards the dark side.



Title: Fractured Mirror
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shakensilence
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairing: Dark!Willow/Vamp!Willow
Summary: Halfrek grants Xander a wish in the episode “Two to Go.”
A/N: These are just a couple deleted scenes... in theory they could fit right into the episode without changing anything.
Warnings: dub-con, bloodplay, breath play, character death
Prompts: threading a needle, broken glass, bootlaces, "every me in every you", candle wax, spanking, pain/pleasure. I fit in what I could.

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The rest under the cut..... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Buffyverse vampires are interesting in any era, don't you think? They've been all over the world, and had loads of adventures. Below are just a few of the things written about them in 2012:

The Third Defenestration of Prague (Spike/Dru) by Kairos [livejournal.com profile] perpetual PG13 — One shot
Spike and Dru are in the fight of their (un)lives.

More Tales of the Vampyres... )
[identity profile] gryfndor-godess.livejournal.com
First time posting here, so I hope it's done correctly!  The tags won't load when I try to select them.  I don't know if that's a common problem, but I can come back later to try to fix them.

Hourglass by [livejournal.com profile] smells_corrupt
Rating: PG-13/R
These post-NFA drabble-ish-length vignettes from Spike's first week as a Shanshu-d human are absolutely beautiful- realistic, romantic, and with an ending that still makes me go adflkajdlfkjaldk.
"First she reminds him that just because it can’t kill him anymore, the sun can still hurt like hell and maybe it’s not such a good idea to fall asleep shirtless on the balcony. Then she peppers every inch of burned skin with kisses and whispers that the sun lit up his hair like a halo."


Four more )

[identity profile] gryfndor-godess.livejournal.com
First time posting here, so I hope it's done correctly!  The tags won't load when I try to select them.  I don't know if that's a common problem, but I can come back later to try to fix them.

Hourglass by [livejournal.com profile] smells_corrupt
Rating: PG-13/R
These post-NFA drabble-ish-length vignettes from Spike's first week as a Shanshu-d human are absolutely beautiful- realistic, romantic, and with an ending that still makes me go adflkajdlfkjaldk.
"First she reminds him that just because it can’t kill him anymore, the sun can still hurt like hell and maybe it’s not such a good idea to fall asleep shirtless on the balcony. Then she peppers every inch of burned skin with kisses and whispers that the sun lit up his hair like a halo."


Four more )

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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Doyle Investigations (Doyle & Faith)
What if the Wishverse continued to exist as a parallel reality once Giles destroyed Anya's power center after the massacre of "The Wish"?

Read more... )
Happy Halloween!

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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Doyle Investigations (Doyle & Faith)
What if the Wishverse continued to exist as a parallel reality once Giles destroyed Anya's power center after the massacre of "The Wish"?

Read more... )
Happy Halloween!

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[personal profile] molly_may
More early season S/B fun! However, the fact that Spike is only in one S3 episode made it a little tougher to find fic for this category. So, I cheated.

All Over It, by Nautibitz - More proof that the "Buffy and Spike have to have sex to save the world" genre really exists! Also of note, in a weird coincidence, this was originally written a few months before "Chosen" aired, but has Spike wearing a gaudy necklace as part of the world-saving ritual.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] molly_may
More early season S/B fun! However, the fact that Spike is only in one S3 episode made it a little tougher to find fic for this category. So, I cheated.

All Over It, by Nautibitz - More proof that the "Buffy and Spike have to have sex to save the world" genre really exists! Also of note, in a weird coincidence, this was originally written a few months before "Chosen" aired, but has Spike wearing a gaudy necklace as part of the world-saving ritual.

Read more... )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
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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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Sullen Disposition (Dawn/Wesley)
The skin is unblemished. "Well, you're not shooting up," Wesley says. "At least that's something."

Test Subject
Dawn tries another theory. 

A Dangerous New Game (Spike/Dawn)
A Turning changes things.

Shallow Cuts
These shallow cuts, they'll slice away at you until there's nothing left.

Surviving Ophelia
Seldom is there a suicide in Sunnydale.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Sullen Disposition (Dawn/Wesley)
The skin is unblemished. "Well, you're not shooting up," Wesley says. "At least that's something."

Test Subject
Dawn tries another theory. 

A Dangerous New Game (Spike/Dawn)
A Turning changes things.

Shallow Cuts
These shallow cuts, they'll slice away at you until there's nothing left.

Surviving Ophelia
Seldom is there a suicide in Sunnydale.
[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I am big fan of Willow and I thought I would share five fics featuring her which I enjoyed this year.


1)Sex 101 (Willow/Spike; NC-17) by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen: While it's still a work-in-progress, this is already a delightful tale. It features a deliciously scheming Anya, a bet involving Spike's duster, Willow looking for sex lessons, and Spike being...Spike. What more could you possibly want? This one's a treat!

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[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I am big fan of Willow and I thought I would share five fics featuring her which I enjoyed this year.


1)Sex 101 (Willow/Spike; NC-17) by [livejournal.com profile] purplefeen: While it's still a work-in-progress, this is already a delightful tale. It features a deliciously scheming Anya, a bet involving Spike's duster, Willow looking for sex lessons, and Spike being...Spike. What more could you possibly want? This one's a treat!

Click to see the rest )
[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 )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dawn is a great character *as well as* a great plot device. She's a teenager, hence, pretty inpredictable. She's a Key, so she can have unusual hidden powers. She's a creative person - ergo, she can indulge in unexpected hobbies. She's a Slayer's sister, literally made from Buffy - so she can be self-sacrificing, petty, courageous, bossy, sweet...

Dawn of the Dead by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Ensemble, PG-13. What if Dawn had been vamped in All the Way? First of all, it would be incredible fun. Second, it's a chance to reimagine BtVS and AtS mythology. Thirdly, such plot twist gives us a fresh look at moral dilemmas in Buffyverse. Four: the story is written in drabbles and practically each drabble delves into a situation worthy of a separate fic. Dense, compact and, may I repeat again - uproariously funny!
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Dawn is a great character *as well as* a great plot device. She's a teenager, hence, pretty inpredictable. She's a Key, so she can have unusual hidden powers. She's a creative person - ergo, she can indulge in unexpected hobbies. She's a Slayer's sister, literally made from Buffy - so she can be self-sacrificing, petty, courageous, bossy, sweet...

Dawn of the Dead by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy
Ensemble, PG-13. What if Dawn had been vamped in All the Way? First of all, it would be incredible fun. Second, it's a chance to reimagine BtVS and AtS mythology. Thirdly, such plot twist gives us a fresh look at moral dilemmas in Buffyverse. Four: the story is written in drabbles and practically each drabble delves into a situation worthy of a separate fic. Dense, compact and, may I repeat again - uproariously funny!
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Price of Grace by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Post-NFA. 15 chapters so far. Buffy discovers that there is a conspiracy against her and, possibly, all the slayers. She joins forces with Spike, Angel and Faith to find out who's behind it. They travel cross-country, pursued by unknown enemy.
four more )
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[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
The Price of Grace by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
Post-NFA. 15 chapters so far. Buffy discovers that there is a conspiracy against her and, possibly, all the slayers. She joins forces with Spike, Angel and Faith to find out who's behind it. They travel cross-country, pursued by unknown enemy.
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 )
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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] hello-spikey.livejournal.com
These are all in my (can I say expert? certainly not "humble") opinion exceedingly well-written.
They make me cry and sob "I'm a hack!"
But, you know, in a good way.

Last Known Address by Girlpire. Superb pacing, characterization, scene-setting, plot, horror elements that give a real frission down the spine! She even manages to have a "kid who never talks" without making one roll ones eyes! Every minor character feels fully-fleshed and every scene is grounded in rich human emotion. If she weren't so nice I'd have to hate her with an undying jealous passion for being better than me!!!

More under the cut )
[identity profile] hello-spikey.livejournal.com
These are all in my (can I say expert? certainly not "humble") opinion exceedingly well-written.
They make me cry and sob "I'm a hack!"
But, you know, in a good way.

Last Known Address by Girlpire. Superb pacing, characterization, scene-setting, plot, horror elements that give a real frission down the spine! She even manages to have a "kid who never talks" without making one roll ones eyes! Every minor character feels fully-fleshed and every scene is grounded in rich human emotion. If she weren't so nice I'd have to hate her with an undying jealous passion for being better than me!!!

More under the cut )
[identity profile] remember-nomore.livejournal.com
Alright, I have been stalling 'cause I have so much that I have going on not to mention there's so much goodness out there. Here's my first top 5 list of '06...
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[identity profile] remember-nomore.livejournal.com
Alright, I have been stalling 'cause I have so much that I have going on not to mention there's so much goodness out there. Here's my first top 5 list of '06...
Read more... )
[identity profile] earth-vexer.livejournal.com
Here's a selection of some of my favourite icons that are based on some sort of AU or fantastical scene in canon. This is a weird one, I know.

Basically what I'm thinking of is scenes/episodes in which reality has been messed with or when we see something from the mind of one of the characters that differs substantially from reality.

Obviously I'm missing tons of scenes that would fit these criteria (like say, all of Superstar)...

and the icons are )
[identity profile] earth-vexer.livejournal.com
Here's a selection of some of my favourite icons that are based on some sort of AU or fantastical scene in canon. This is a weird one, I know.

Basically what I'm thinking of is scenes/episodes in which reality has been messed with or when we see something from the mind of one of the characters that differs substantially from reality.

Obviously I'm missing tons of scenes that would fit these criteria (like say, all of Superstar)...

and the icons are )

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