[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
The Prompt: Write about changes in relationships (friend to enemy or vice versa), or introduce characters that have never met, or something else that fits the theme.

Party Demons by [livejournal.com profile] kantayra - The world might be ending but at least Clem’s made a new friend. Hee!

Sleeping Arrangements by [livejournal.com profile] gwynnega - given that they're drabbles, it can be hard to describe the story without ruining the surprise

Unconventional by [livejournal.com profile] glassslipper - ditto

All in the Retelling by [livejournal.com profile] xmirax - rescuing the world from Angelus as told by one who lived to tell the tale

Hubris by [livejournal.com profile] knotted_rose - I don’t want to ruin the surprise. Angel story.

Edited on 30 Oct to include author names,
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
I'd be the world's biggest liar if I claimed I could actually whittle down [livejournal.com profile] foxstarreh's stories last year to "five best" because
there are too many and all of them excellent; this is just a small sampling


"Those Things" - (Buffy/Angel/Spike; Dawn, post-NFA) This is the fic that turned me into a B/A/S shipper. Just lovely.


"On the Edge" - (Buffy, early-mid S6, canon compliant) "Buffy's afraid of drowning. She figures she should be afraid of heights now, too." Character study for a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba.

"White Wedding" - (Willow/Tara, AU) One of the most chilling character studies of Willow I've ever read; controlling things (and people) has become all too easy.

"Ash" (Buffy, Angel, Spike; Buffy/Spike, post-Chosen) Spike left her nothing to hold onto after the Hellmouth; Angel offers a way to help. The numbness of grief before the damn of emotion breaks.

"Save the World" (Gen, Tara, Kennedy, AU episodic of Chosen) Exactly what I always imagined Tara's role would have been in Chosen, had she lived.  AWESOME. (Why aren't there more AU S7 fics with Tara in them? Get on it, fandom, pretty please.)

Bonus - yes, I'm cheating; but "Survivor's Reunion" (Gen, Buffy, Xander, Spike, Harmony, ensemble; post-Chosen) was one of my favorite comedic fics of the year. The gang meets up for their tenth year class reunion; Harmony is organizing the event. There will be monsters - and awkward conversations with ex-boyfriends.
[identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
I've already rec'd Lucy's Buffy & Tara friendship fic "Talk to Me"; This year she vowed to be Anya, a "vengeance demon" for oft-neglected women of the 'verse and their relationships to each other and she's kept that promise in a big way by creating marvelous must-read stories. These are just a sample: one shippy, the rest gen-friendship, all female-centric.


"Putting the Check in Checkpoint" (Buffy, Anya, Ensemble, S5 episodic of "Checkpoint") - For [livejournal.com profile] snickfic's lady-love fest prompt: "Buffy and Anya. A moment when they understood each other perfectly." This fic is my headcanon now -  the way it should have been. It feels like a true "deleted scene" from that episode in every way. Perfection. I can't imagine anyone improving on this.


"Holding on to Forever" (Buffy, mentions of Dawn, midS5, post-The Body) - written for [livejournal.com profile] lynzie914's prompt for a Buffy fic: "My friends assure me my heart will heal, but they also believe that CPR works like on TV. (Six broken ribs and a cracked sternum. Good as new.)" at [livejournal.com profile] kwritten's lady-love fest. An achingly lovely portrait of Buffy's struggles to function in the face of overwhelming loss.

"A Lesson in Understanding" (Joyce, Giles, early S3, episodic of "Anne") - Inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip. Another "it should and COULD have been this way" that gives Joyce Summers her due, and the series only occasionally offered us: the humanly-flawed but very real complexity, love and quiet strength inherited by both her daugthers. Summers blood, indeed.

"Corruption's Only A Sin When it Doesn't Get Finished" (NC-17, Cordelia/Lilah, AtS) - Something on the lighter side for the Fifth Annual Femslash Kink Meme on Dreamwidth. I don't read NC-17 fics, I'm not into sex scenes, I haven't watched AtS (what happens to Cordy? *sniffle* I just can't) ergo this fic isn't anything I'm into...except when it's this sexy, funny and just plain damn delightful?  I can be seduced.

"Through Dirt" (Kennedy, S7 post-Get it Done; character death) - Another fic that "fills in the holes" inspired by a prompt, this one from [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix, who felt that Chloe's suicide was brushed off far too easily on the show. Lucy takes the tantalizing hints of a greater complexity to Kennedy's character that are hinted at on the series, but never really developed, and burrows deep beneath the surface in this character study. Haunting from start to finish.
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
I ran across so many awesome storie by Beer Good Foamy that I gave them their own category!
Worksafe

Bavarian Fire Department: BtVS crossover with Scrubs. Kennedy isn't getting along with the new Watcher. He doesn't care. Note: There are a group of stories here so you'll have to scroll down.

Read more )
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


 
Hi,

       and here are five of the most imaginative buffyverse fics I have ever read; most recent first; funniest last - again :-)


(metem) Psychosis by mabus101 (Alt-S6)
http://mabus101.livejournal.com/2009/05/17/

Toy Soldiers by Perri Smith(S3 Wesley)
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/suns/fanfic/perri/toysoldiers.html

techsupport@demon.com  (Pre S5 BtVS / S2 AtS)
http://rhiannon.dreamhost.com/angel/fanfic/techsupport.html

The Waking by Mad Poetess (adult content warning)  (Alt S7)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/96662?view_adult=true

Private Conversations by CN Winters (adult content warning) (S4?)
http://cnscaldron.com/cannon/wt/private.htm


   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com


 
Hi,

       and here are five of the most imaginative buffyverse fics I have ever read; most recent first; funniest last - again :-)


(metem) Psychosis by mabus101 (Alt-S6)
http://mabus101.livejournal.com/2009/05/17/

Toy Soldiers by Perri Smith(S3 Wesley)
http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/suns/fanfic/perri/toysoldiers.html

techsupport@demon.com  (Pre S5 BtVS / S2 AtS)
http://rhiannon.dreamhost.com/angel/fanfic/techsupport.html

The Waking by Mad Poetess (adult content warning)  (Alt S7)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/96662?view_adult=true

Private Conversations by CN Winters (adult content warning) (S4?)
http://cnscaldron.com/cannon/wt/private.htm


   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com

Hi,

       these are ordered in, IIRC, I discovered them. Marcus Rowland's are both xover's with shows I don't watch (I restarted watching Who with S5). Recently dear 'ol auntie beeb has started re-showing Due South from the very beginnning, and I can't believe I forgot just how very good those early episodes were; and how brilliant a character Diefenbaker the deaf wolf was.

Edit  by  Marcus L. Rowland (Dr.Who)
 
Fourteen Hundred  by Marcus L. Rowland (West Wing)
 
Can You Tell Me How To Get  by  A. Lite (Sesame Street)
 
Misunderstandings  by  Don Sample (Stargate SG-1)
 
Chicago Mountie  by  Don Sample (Due South)

   The music I'm listening to? Suitably xover-y I feel :-)

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
[identity profile] kerkevik.livejournal.com

Hi,

       these are ordered in, IIRC, I discovered them. Marcus Rowland's are both xover's with shows I don't watch (I restarted watching Who with S5). Recently dear 'ol auntie beeb has started re-showing Due South from the very beginnning, and I can't believe I forgot just how very good those early episodes were; and how brilliant a character Diefenbaker the deaf wolf was.

Edit  by  Marcus L. Rowland (Dr.Who)
 
Fourteen Hundred  by Marcus L. Rowland (West Wing)
 
Can You Tell Me How To Get  by  A. Lite (Sesame Street)
 
Misunderstandings  by  Don Sample (Stargate SG-1)
 
Chicago Mountie  by  Don Sample (Due South)

   The music I'm listening to? Suitably xover-y I feel :-)

   Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
   Ray.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Little Blue Bottles (Kendra)
I would go back home, but I am not welcome there.

Doin' It (Nikki Reed)
What Nikki learned from being the Slayer.

Knowledge (Kennedy)
Kennedy is painfully aware.

Bloodlines (Original)
Remember all those Potential girls? Well, not all of them were prepubescent athletes.

Naming the Demons (Original)
A nation bowed under oppression, where the footsteps of demons cross the streets both night and day.
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[identity profile] staringiscaring.livejournal.com
Little Blue Bottles (Kendra)
I would go back home, but I am not welcome there.

Doin' It (Nikki Reed)
What Nikki learned from being the Slayer.

Knowledge (Kennedy)
Kennedy is painfully aware.

Bloodlines (Original)
Remember all those Potential girls? Well, not all of them were prepubescent athletes.

Naming the Demons (Original)
A nation bowed under oppression, where the footsteps of demons cross the streets both night and day.
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
These fanfic writers never failed to make me amused and interested is all the fics I've read by them. They made me go "Wow" and their characters are very true to canon. Their works are a must-read.

Check them out... )
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
These fanfic writers never failed to make me amused and interested is all the fics I've read by them. They made me go "Wow" and their characters are very true to canon. Their works are a must-read.

Check them out... )
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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... )

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