[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
Last year, I posted five historical fics, and promised I would post five more. I didn't get around to it then, so here they are now:

1. Sacred, by Valancy -- An encounter between Angel, Spike, and Dru, set sometime after the events of the Boxer Rebellion. This is one of those stories that makes you think, "Oh, of course that would have happened." A beautifully written, emotionally authentic story with spot-on voices and characterization. I've only recently discovered this story, and unfortunately have been able to find very little of the author's other work.

Read more... )
ext_1707915: (Default)
[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... )
ext_1707915: (Default)
[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Some historical fics that surprised me - either by the choice of setting or by the use of it.

A Lost Letter of Jane Austen and Darla's Letter by [livejournal.com profile] hello_spikey. A clergyman's daughter writes her sister about two new acquaintences, a Mr. and Mrs. Angelus.
Read more... )
ext_1707915: (Default)
[identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
For some mysterious reason I get a kicks out of AUs, where one character is replaced by another. So there are some of my faves...
Any bad English in summaries is mine and shouldn't be blamed on fic authors.

'Awake' (Buffy, Illyria, PG) by [livejournal.com profile] drizzlydaze. What if Illyria got in contact with Buffy on Spike's behalf after ten years apart?
Read more... )
[identity profile] baudown.livejournal.com
I adore historical fics, and it was really hard to narrow this list down to five. You may be getting a "Five More" list soon!

1. Sweet William, by Peasant -- The early days of William and the Fanged Four. One of my favorite buffyverse fics, historical or otherwise.

2. A Winter's Tale, by Coquette -- The Fanged Four on a Northern journey. Beautiful writing, engrossing plot.

3. Delight Becomes Pictorial, by glossiolalia -- William/Angelus. Dark, hot.

4. Many Loves, by Anonymous -- The loves of William (and Spike), from turning until after The Gift.

5. Thicker Than Water, by Tara R. -- Shanghai, 1900. An encounter between Angelus and William. Or is it Angel and Spike?
shapinglight: (Spuffy destroyer)
[personal profile] shapinglight
Honestly, I could have chosen any of the ficlets [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni posted on [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends in 2013, because they're all brilliant, but here are five of my absolute favourites.

Since they're all written for prompts, make sure you read the author's notes as well as the ficlets. Needless to say, Fag Ends being a Spuffy short fics comm, all of them are Spuffy in some way.

Well...I sing, PG.
An hilarious AU, in which the Fanged Four are a vampire rock band seriously in need of a drummer.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslay)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
When I Ruled the World by kallysten. Pretty apt choice for the Fanged Four, and a nice "story of us" to remember them by.

Read more... )
[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... )
ext_418434: (Default)
[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Pawn (Willow & Angelus) 
An alley. A stalemate between a frightened Slayerette and a persistent vampire. Can Willow match wits with Angelus in his deadly game? [part one of the Chess series]

Read more... )
ext_418434: (willow)
[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Pawn (Willow & Angelus) 
An alley. A stalemate between a frightened Slayerette and a persistent vampire. Can Willow match wits with Angelus in his deadly game? [part one of the Chess series]

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Default)
[personal profile] shapinglight
I couldn't find all the ones I wanted to find, even using the Wayback Machine. These links all appear to work, though.

Five golden oldies, no particular connection between them, except maybe get it while you can (except for the last one, which is probably safe at the moment).

Secrets and Lies by Lynn. NC17, Spike/Buffy, set during BtVS season 2.

This was the first long fanfic story I was so enthralled by I couldn't stop reading it. Until I read it, I'd never even conceived of Spike/Buffy as a 'ship. It's an uncompleted WIP and may seem very dated now, but back in the day I loved it. This is the only copy I could find out there, archived on Saber Shadowkitten's Buffyverse fanfiction site. Speaking of whom...

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Default)
[personal profile] shapinglight
I couldn't find all the ones I wanted to find, even using the Wayback Machine. These links all appear to work, though.

Five golden oldies, no particular connection between them, except maybe get it while you can (except for the last one, which is probably safe at the moment).

Secrets and Lies by Lynn. NC17, Spike/Buffy, set during BtVS season 2.

This was the first long fanfic story I was so enthralled by I couldn't stop reading it. Until I read it, I'd never even conceived of Spike/Buffy as a 'ship. It's an uncompleted WIP and may seem very dated now, but back in the day I loved it. This is the only copy I could find out there, archived on Saber Shadowkitten's Buffyverse fanfiction site. Speaking of whom...

Read more... )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I don't think I'm alone in wanting stories of the Aurelian vampires before Sunnydale. Preferably stories with something other than (or in addition to) horror, gore, and cruelty. 2010 did not lack for choice:

Whispering Death by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni  (PG13)
Spike, Dru, and Darla enjoy the Spanish Civil War, each in their own way.

Spike’s Victims: Victim no. 10,876, cir. 1895 by [livejournal.com profile] dampersnspoons  (NC17) (First person POV)
The title is the summary. There is also another in the series, take a look.

This Thing of Earth and Darkness by [livejournal.com profile] gillo  (PG)
It takes the whole family to raise a vampire, when the vampire’s mummy is Dru.

New York (1970) by [livejournal.com profile] duh_i_read  (PG)
It all comes down to style.

Theatre of War by [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose (PG13)
Spike and Dru harvest the battlefields of Europe. (Yes, another war story. I like to see how our vamps interact with the sweep of history. It's a thing.)

Bonus NC-17 offering, not for everyone:
The Body Electric by [livejournal.com profile] sevendeadlyfun  (NC17)
Unexpected uses for new technologies!
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
I don't think I'm alone in wanting stories of the Aurelian vampires before Sunnydale. Preferably stories with something other than (or in addition to) horror, gore, and cruelty. 2010 did not lack for choice:

Whispering Death by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni  (PG13)
Spike, Dru, and Darla enjoy the Spanish Civil War, each in their own way.

Spike’s Victims: Victim no. 10,876, cir. 1895 by [livejournal.com profile] dampersnspoons  (NC17) (First person POV)
The title is the summary. There is also another in the series, take a look.

This Thing of Earth and Darkness by [livejournal.com profile] gillo  (PG)
It takes the whole family to raise a vampire, when the vampire’s mummy is Dru.

New York (1970) by [livejournal.com profile] duh_i_read  (PG)
It all comes down to style.

Theatre of War by [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose (PG13)
Spike and Dru harvest the battlefields of Europe. (Yes, another war story. I like to see how our vamps interact with the sweep of history. It's a thing.)

Bonus NC-17 offering, not for everyone:
The Body Electric by [livejournal.com profile] sevendeadlyfun  (NC17)
Unexpected uses for new technologies!
elisi: (Marilyn by immobulus_icons)
[personal profile] elisi
I made this list earlier this year, but recycling is good, y/y? Enjoy! :)

Buffy Summers’ Diary by Lori. (Older And Far Away in diary form if Buffy sounded like Bridget Jones)

Gay Me Up by caia. (AU from near end of First Date - why Spander would never happen. Priceless!)

There may have been some sketches by [livejournal.com profile] hecatehatesthat. (Spike and Buffy post-LMPTM. Possibly the best use of a throw-away line ever.)

Swing Low by [livejournal.com profile] paratti. (Set in a universe maybe a millimetre to the left of after ATS 5.8. Also for the Rugby World Cup 2003. Drunk Team Angel, you can't go wrong!)

Something Completely Different by [livejournal.com profile] paratti. (Monty Python meets The Fanged Four. Words can't do it justice.)
elisi: (gratification by buttersideup.)
[personal profile] elisi
I made this list earlier this year, but recycling is good, y/y? Enjoy! :)

Buffy Summers’ Diary by Lori. (Older And Far Away in diary form if Buffy sounded like Bridget Jones)

Gay Me Up by caia. (AU from near end of First Date - why Spander would never happen. Priceless!)

There may have been some sketches by [livejournal.com profile] hecatehatesthat. (Spike and Buffy post-LMPTM. Possibly the best use of a throw-away line ever.)

Swing Low by [livejournal.com profile] paratti. (Set in a universe maybe a millimetre to the left of after ATS 5.8. Also for the Rugby World Cup 2003. Drunk Team Angel, you can't go wrong!)

Something Completely Different by [livejournal.com profile] paratti. (Monty Python meets The Fanged Four. Words can't do it justice.)
ext_7259: (Default)
[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Venus and Mars by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight
http://shapinglight.livejournal.com/916661.html
Standalone, PG-13; London, October 1874. Darla and Drusilla visit the National Gallery and encounter a gentleman who is intrigued by them. Clever, inspired, twisted story told by an clueless OC.
click 4 more )
ext_7259: (Buffyversetop5)
[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Venus and Mars by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight
http://shapinglight.livejournal.com/916661.html
Standalone, PG-13; London, October 1874. Darla and Drusilla visit the National Gallery and encounter a gentleman who is intrigued by them. Clever, inspired, twisted story told by an clueless OC.
click 4 more )
[identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
Those wacky Aurelians! They sure do get up to some shenanigans. Take a look at some of their adventures before they ever made it to the sunny Hellmouth.

They laughed, they cried, they got spanked, and they thought deep thoughts… )

quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
[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! )
quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
[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! )
[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. Spike on AtS – It’s All About Angel by [livejournal.com profile] elisi - All – Lengthy discussion of the various Spike and Angel issues. I particularly enjoyed her discussion of Spike and Connor.

Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DawnTop5-ruuger)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1. Spike on AtS – It’s All About Angel by [livejournal.com profile] elisi - All – Lengthy discussion of the various Spike and Angel issues. I particularly enjoyed her discussion of Spike and Connor.

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Spuffy destroyer)
[personal profile] shapinglight
I'm hoping to do a post for WIPs I'm enjoying that were started last year before the 20th, and in the meantime here are five more completed fics I particularly liked in 2007. Lots of different pairings and none.

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Buffyversetop5)
[personal profile] shapinglight
I'm hoping to do a post for WIPs I'm enjoying that were started last year before the 20th, and in the meantime here are five more completed fics I particularly liked in 2007. Lots of different pairings and none.

Read more... )
shapinglight: (Spuffy destroyer)
[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... )
shapinglight: (Buffyversetop5)
[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... )
[identity profile] zandra-x.livejournal.com
I'm not a shipper (though I have a weakness for Spander), so this is a mixed bag of writing. When I see something I like, I sling it into my memories. I have a couple of postings worth and it's a generally chronological order of my reading them.

Sex Pollen by [livejournal.com profile] fangrrl, Spike/Xander, FRAO

Read more... )
[identity profile] zandra-x.livejournal.com
I'm not a shipper (though I have a weakness for Spander), so this is a mixed bag of writing. When I see something I like, I sling it into my memories. I have a couple of postings worth and it's a generally chronological order of my reading them.

Sex Pollen by [livejournal.com profile] fangrrl, Spike/Xander, FRAO

Read more... )
katekat: (BuffyverseTop5)
[personal profile] katekat
Pretty icons?  I adore them.  People who do things with color and style.  I want to grow up and make graphics like these people ...

so come see the pretty )
katekat: (BuffyverseTop5)
[personal profile] katekat
Pretty icons?  I adore them.  People who do things with color and style.  I want to grow up and make graphics like these people ...

so come see the pretty )
ext_7259: (Default)
[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Here are 5 LJ fandom posts that defy categories.

1. Angel Relationships Chart by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
http://st-salieri.livejournal.com/184415.html
In Offspring Fred asks if a chart of Angel's relationships exists. St_salieri fills the lacuna (as of middle of AtS season 3). Totally hysterical.

Read on )
ext_7259: (Giles)
[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
Here are 5 LJ fandom posts that defy categories.

1. Angel Relationships Chart by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri
http://st-salieri.livejournal.com/184415.html
In Offspring Fred asks if a chart of Angel's relationships exists. St_salieri fills the lacuna (as of middle of AtS season 3). Totally hysterical.

Read on )

What's the Sitch

buffyversetop5: (Default)
Buffyverse Top 5

What's the Sitch

1) Top 5 is a seasonal recs community.
2) We're open for posting in January, April, and October.
3) Search our archives through tags or the Visit the Library link.

September 2017

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526 27282930

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Tags

Follow Us Elsewhere

RSS Atom